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Effective engineering of lightning safety and protection solutions

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‘It is well understood that a properly engineered lightning safety and lightning protection system (LPS) can limit damage and loss of life/injury. Whilst a standards-based technical approach has been found to be effective and to result in enhanced protection against the effects of lightning, a proper engineering approach to lightning protection is often not evident.’ This was noted by Ian McKechnie, CEO of project and engineering advisors and...

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Solar plants – managing the lightning risk

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Solar plants, particularly (but certainly not only) large facilities such as utility-scale PV plants, present particular challenges in respect of lightning protection.  Engenamic, with our team’s leading expert specialist professional engineering expertise in the field of lightning safety and lightning protection, observe that there are particular general characteristics of such sites and applications that contribute to their exposure and...

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Effectively manage lightning risks for complex applications

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“What do airports, mines, power generation plants (including renewables) and power infrastructure, communications/data infrastructure and large industrial plants like oil & gas have in common? They are all particularly exposed and vulnerable to the effects of lightning, and the consequences can be particularly severe.” According to Engenamic, with their team’s leading specialist professional engineering expertise in the field of lightning...

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Engenamic and Wits University drive electrical energy capacity-building agenda for Africa

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“Energy, and sustainable access to energy (in particular electrical energy), is a great development enabler, enabling other infrastructure and development, industrialization, and economic growth. It also facilitates access to the evolving global “digital or knowledge-based economy”, which access will be key to future African growth and development within the evolving global economic paradigm.” Ian McKechnie, CEO of management, project and...

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Project & Engineering Support, Forensic & Remedial Services

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“Troubleshooters and fixers”! Proven expertise and support. When you need it, where you need it, how you need it! At Engenamic, our management, project, engineering and operations support, forensic and remedial service solutions leverage our team members’ project and engineering expertise and experience to support our clients’ business activities throughout the project and engineering lifecycle. An independent or...

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Addressing the electricity crisis in South Africa

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The electrical power outages and events in South Africa since January 2008 have served to vividly highlight the nature and extent of the electricity problems currently faced in South Africa. Any doubt as to the severity of the situation and the actual and potential impact on the economy and on every aspect of day-to-day activities has surely been quelled over this period. The problems that we face in the electricity industry in South Africa are...

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