Sparks Electrical News

Following the success of his first two webinars, ‘The Pitfalls of Tendering’ and ‘The Pitfalls of Contract Administration’, Herman Kriel, group managing director of the Cape Town-based Brand Engineering group of companies, will present the next free live webinar in the series: ‘The Pitfalls of Project Management’ from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm on 15 August, 2017.

Lindsay van den Berg, managing director of Bergstrom Industries, has been in the lighting business for three decades. She thrives on the dynamic landscape of the electrical industry and enjoys working with her staff for their distinctive sense of humour and their passion for what they do.

By Erika van Zyl, national communications manager, ECA(SA)

Fraudulent requests for quotations (RFQs) and orders, supposedly from government departments, are costing South African business owners hundreds of thousands of rands. Scammers send fictitious RFQs from what appears to be a government email address, using a fake RFQ form with the government department’s logo and contact details.

Unmanned aerial systems, or drones, are offering a cost-effective alternative to manual inspections of often hard to reach infrastructure, and are promising a future in which reactive maintenance makes way for predictive operations. While this may sound like a solution employed only by extremely high-tech and well-funded companies, drones are already being used by South African utilities, mines, renewable energy companies and civil engineering firms.

Getting to grips with SANS 10142-1 by Hannes Baard

We have slowly but surely worked our way through SANS 10142-1:2012 Edition 1.8, spending time on the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) – the Act itself, its regulations and a few related issues too.

Working knowledge by Terry MacKenzie Hoy

I once worked at a plant where the system voltage was 525 volts. The calculation was, if the motor is rated 500 V then if the busbar voltage is 525 volts, one loses 25 volts as they drop in the cable.

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