Lights out at Utility Week Live
If, like us, you had plans to attend Utility Week Live in Birmingham you may have been wondering if it would proceed in light of the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
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MWC20 – the end of the line
The GSM Association (GSMA) has announced the cancelation of #MWC20 in Barcelona due to continued concerns over the global Coronavirus outbreak following withdrawal over recent days by a number of the big-name exhibitors such as Ericsson, Sony and Amazon.
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Collaboration is preventing manhole explosions and fires
In America’s biggest cities, hundreds of manholes catch fire or explode every year, with the consequences ranging from serious injury to fatality. Even in the UK, more than 50 incidents a year are reported according to statistics supplied by the UK Health and Safety Executive.
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Overhead power lines are used to transmit and distribute electrical power across long distances, forming a power or national grid. Steel tower structures, pylons or wooden poles suspend electricity-carrying conductors across a range of operating voltages.
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New IoT system to prevent manhole cover explosions
UK engineering and design consultancy, Plextek has been working with US-based CNIguard to develop a new IoT-based system to prevent manhole explosions, primarily caused by bad weather and flooding interacting with aging underground power infrastructures.
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CNIguard’s Sentir improves manhole safety in NYC
Con Edison innovates to protect public safety and reduce manhole explosions in New York City by deploying CNIguard’s Sentir remote sensoring system using the alias SOS (Structure Observation System).
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Benefits of deploying drones as 1st responders
Drones are un-piloted aircraft or missiles controlled by an operator from the ground. They were originally designed for military reconnaissance purposes, away from the public eye.
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Regions that regularly or seasonally experience temperatures below the freezing point of water will have their roads treated with halite, more commonly known as rock salt.
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Most gases fall into one or more categories of inert, flammable, oxidizing, toxic or cryogenic. Those that are classified as inert or reactive generally don’t undergo chemical reactions under particular conditions and include nitrogen and argon.
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Stray voltage appears where there is electric potential between two objects that would normally not have any voltage difference between them. Metallic electrical equipment enclosures or street furniture may possess large voltages due to a variety of faults in the electrical distribution system.
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