barometer Articles

  • Diversity and convergence: the 2016 Energy Barometer

    Energy professionals are a pretty diverse lot: engineers, managers, planners, finance people, lawyers and others. Lots of different perspectives but some remarkably convergent views have emerged from the 2016 Energy Barometer survey of 438 members of the Energy Institute. And the points on which they agree could be seen ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Enabling Multiple Serial Ports on dataTaker Data Loggers

    Versatile Automated Solutions for Serial Logging Applications CAS DataLoggers engineers identify the best methods for enabling a dataTaker to read multiple serial devices. These methods are useful for serial logging applications that require data logger users to record data from multiple sensors by means of sending a dataTaker retrieval command to each. Common serial logging applications ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Hitting the ground running…

    It’s great for a new President to have two big hits in a single day. We launched the Energy Barometer in Parliament on 23 June at an event hosted by Neil Parish MP, recently installed as Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. A large audience filled the splendid committee rooms in the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Moving energy management forward

    Energy efficiency is increasingly valued at all scales. ESOS has brought awareness, and possibly action, to large organisations. SMEs are increasingly aware of the benefits, from both a cost perspective and a reputational one of managing energy to achieve greater efficiency. The EI’s recently published Energy ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Fluorescent Lamp Recycling: Lighting the Future

    An analysis of the lighting industry shows a trend shifting from the usage of incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more fossil fuel energy, are more costly and are less effective than fluorescent bulbs in the amount of artificial light they produce as fluorescents produce more lumens than incandescents. Usage of fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk ...


  • Minding the gap in the energy industry

    The energy industry is currently facing a large skills gap, caused in particular by an ageing workforce and limited investment in training and development. Energy Institute members have highlighted the supply of skilled workers as one of the biggest issues facing the UK energy industry this year. The skilled worker shortage is one of many challenges and opportunities that have been ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Early warning system for home users and small- and medium-sized enterprises: eight lessons learned

    This paper outlines how early alert systems can help home users and Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in improving their security hygiene (culture of security). The viability of our framework and concepts are evaluated using www.CASEScontact.org as a case study. The latter offers its services to targeted groups of home users and SMEs supporting them in better protecting their information ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • We don’t want energy storage

    Claiming that we don’t want energy storage seems like a provocative thing to say. For example, the Energy Institute (EI)’s 2015 Energy Barometer report, a survey of professionals in the energy industry, rated storage as the area most in need of innovation. My point isn’t that energy storage isn’t ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • The first quarterly report: machinery industry showed signs of recovery trend

    As of April 11, a quarterly disclosure of listed companies big screen recently opened. The two cities a total of 13 companies disclosed a quarterly 697 companies to disclose the performance forecast for the first quarter of pre-hi accounting for more than 54%. Among them, the 157 listed companies pre-growth, a slight increase of 173, 47 losses. Industry analysts believe that the ...

  • It’s time the brand police got tough on the causes of brand crime

    Is your brand value at risk? Why brand guardians must stay on top of what's going on in their wider business from a reputational and environmental risk perspective. A small but critical role of a Head of Brand has forever been to ensure that their business and its associated partners are adhering to correct, consistent and proper use of the brand assets available to them. If necessary we or one ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Example of water level data logger use - case study

    Geo Kamp Limited is pleased to present a typical hydrogeologic project using Heron Water Level Data Loggers (referred to as the dipperLog). The accompanying hydrographs represent the data collected for a Test Well located near Lake Simcoe (north of Toronto) in 2010. It was difficult to coordinate the schedule of the water well contractor due to inclement weather (bitterly cold) and the project ...


    By HERON Instruments Inc.

  • What`s Happening? AWWA State Of The Industry Report Now Available

    Since 2004 the American Water Works Association has been tracking issues and trends in the water industry. The Association continues to conduct this annual survey in order to identify significant challenges facing the water industry, as well as provide analysis to support water professionals as they develop and communicate strategies to address current and future issues. In ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Three Takeaways from NAEM Planning for a Sustainable Future

    The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) recently published its annual trends report – Planning for a Sustainable Future. This report documents the key issues on the minds of corporate environmental, health & safety and sustainability leaders today. These trends are a ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Net Positive Suction Head

    The topic of this bulletin is arguably one of the least understood issues of pump application and operation. Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) is not difficult to calculate and is very important to successful pump and system design and operation. NPSH should be calculated during the design of all pumping systems or revisions to existing systems. This bulletin will discuss definitions, what is ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

  • Cleaning & maintenance magazine

    An analysis of the lighting industry shows a trend away from incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more energy and are more costly and less effective than fluorescent bulbs in the amount of artificial light they produce, as fluorescents produce more lumens than incandescents. Using fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk because they contain mercury, a ...


  • L.A. mercury spill provides opportunity for education

    The uncertainty surrounding a mercury spill on a Los Angeles subway platform this past December was reported by many leading news organizations, including coverage by the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Fox News, among others. Many of these news stories focused on the slow response to the incident and the potential for this to have been associated with terrorism. While these are valid concerns that ...

  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

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