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.
Construction site health and safety failures
As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing HSE failures and implementing measures to reduce risks and control common hazards. In line with this thinking, in an effort to help...
Solar Light Towers for Remote Security
Lights are the most important components of security systems. Well-lit locations are generally avoided by trespassers, because such areas can disrupt stealthy movements. The isolated nature of far-flung locations, such as military bases, mining sites, agricultural operations and manufacturing plants, can be made secure with solar perimeter lighting, coupled with other security devices. Remote and Security Capabilities Solar light towers that are used to enhance security systems in remote locations are...
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...