In November 2008 Edina secured an order from Dornan Engineering to supply critical standby generation plant and fluid chillers for phase 1 of a new datacentre in Stockholm Sweden. Phase 1 would involve the complete fit out of a 400m2 data hall 1500 watts /m2. The data centre was scheduled to open in February and in order to facilitate the rapid build schedule Edina’s equipment needed to be on site by 5th January 2009. Although phase 1 would only remain in place until phase 2 was completed the entire installation needed to meet the same exacting standards as the permanent installation and would be operational for up to 12 months.
Major Considerations in Landfill Closure
Preparing for the closure and long-term care of a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) can be an inordinate undertaking. Whether public or private, all landfills eventually reach the end of their active lifecycle. Before closure, a landfill must meet a series of criteria as determined by Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Following closure, those same regulations also require a minimum 30-year care period of monitoring and maintaining the landfill after it no longer generates...
What you need to know about Lone Working
Staying safe and being prepared for the unexpected With lone working on the rise lately a lot of people may be wondering; exactly what constitutes this practice and what are the health & safety requirements? A lone worker is essentially defined as an employee who works by themselves without direct supervision, perhaps on a remote site, in their own home or on the move. It can be carried out in a variety of occupations with the following being some of the most likely examples: Site Security guards. Nurses...
How three U.S. mini-farms are sowing the seeds of global food security
Tiny, biointensive operations show smallholder farmers from around the world how they can grow far more food than conventional approaches. Her face shaded by a wide-brimmed straw hat, Olawumi Benedict is cheerfully tending to her “little babies” — kale seedlings growing in shallow wooden flats until they’re hardy enough for transplantation into soil beds. Three miles over the hills on another small farm, Jonnes Mlegwah is double-digging the soil with a spading fork, preparing to plant...
How to Keep Your SymphoniePRO Data Secure
Data matters. The accuracy, consistency, and yes, safety of measurement data keep many wind developers and analysts up at night. Customers often ask about the digital and physical security of RNRG instruments, so I sat down with Michael Fisher, product manager for our wind resource assessment (WRA) line, to get answers to the most common questions. Q: Why is data security important? Michael: Wind projects are built on the measurement data that are collected in the WRA stage, so the importance can’t be...
Noor II and Noor III eye cost savings from site integration
With similar timeframes and a shared site, the Noor II and Noor III CSP projects in Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex are expected to gain from multiple synergies during both construction and operations, Badis Derradji, ACWA Power’s managing director for Morocco, told CSP Today. Parallel construction on the two projects is bringing considerable cost benefits, even though they will use different CSP technologies, Derradji said. Sharing infrastructure and construction logistics and securing bulk...