Infrastructure Security Articles

  • New White Paper Describes How Verified Weight Identification Leads to Secure Traceable Balance Testing

    "Secure Traceability in Balance Testing - With Verified Weight Identification", the new White Paper from METTLER TOLEDO, explains how data entry errors and weight mix-ups can be avoided. WeightLink allows fast, secure balance testing with verified weight identification. Weights are the most important and most frequently used test equipment for the testing of balances. A ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • 5 Cloud Security Tips For Keeping Your Business Data Safe

    Cloud storage presents many benefits for the convenient availability of data, but confidentiality risks should be considered at all times. In the unfortunate event of a data breach, businesses are required to prove they had substantial Information Security measures in place to have avoided it; otherwise they could face prosecution and hefty fines. “When we talk ...


    By QMS International Ltd

  • 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 ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 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? ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • 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 ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Global Site Decommissioning - Case Study

    Challenge: A global oil and gas company required final decommissioning at a former terminal and blending facility that had been idle for almost a decade. The 2.5 acre site, located in South Africa, required the removal of all above and below ground structures, underground utilities, process equipment, buildings, concrete slabs and foundations. The objective of ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Dundee University CHP Plant - Case Study

    The University of Dundee set the standard for the development of a university energy efficiency scheme two decades ago, allowing Clarke Energy to expand the technological reach of our business and install our first ever combined heat and power (CHP) plant. Not only was the University of Dundee Clarke Energy’s first natural gas ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Can mountains of animal bones boost food security in Ethiopia?

    By turning a wasted resource into fertilizer, researchers aim to help a hungry nation replenish depleted soils As unemployed young men pick through trash heaps near Jimma University in southwestern Ethiopia to find treasures to sell, they search for one of the hottest resources in demand at the moment: discarded animal bones. ...


    By Ensia

  • DCC Supplies Retail Sites from the Cloud

    Service Station Network is operated by using the Implico Global Operation Services (iGOS) Opportunities need to be recognized – and taken. When ExxonMobil announced in mid-2014 that the Group was considering divesting itself of its French retail sites network, Irish company DCC saw its chance and took it. It was a huge challenge, requiring the organization of supply and operational ...


    By Implico Group

  • COP21 and securing a global deal on climate – all eyes on Paris

    My last post took a look at climate change science. Here, with COP21 now underway, focus shifts to processes, procedures and possible outcomes from Paris. As I upload this, representatives of world governments have just convened in Paris and are due to hotly debate the fine details around a deal on climate to succeed the Kyoto Protocol – which is due expire in 2020. Diplomats and heads ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • How can we ensure water security for all?

    Wetlands International will be speaking about this issue at the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. The Clinton Global Initiative was established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton to convene global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. This year’s Annual Meeting will take place on 26-29 September in New ...


    By Wetlands International

  • How can I keep my samples secure and tamper proof?

    The first stage of any test is to collect a sample. Whether it’s water, biological tissues, or a sample from a production line, it must be representative of the bulk and not be altered in order to give accurate results. Most samples will have to be transported after they are collected – this might be just a few meters from a production line to the test room, or could be ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Evaluation of urban water resource security under urban expansion using a system dynamics model

    Because of rapid economic development and urbanization, water shortage has become a serious problem in the arid region of China. To investigate urban water resource security, the supply demand pressure of water resources and the urban expansion index were analyzed under different developing scenarios in this paper. Based on the economic data of Urumqi, a typical inland city in the arid area, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhancing Your Role as a Standards Professional - Part 1: The Elevator Speech

    You know your participation in standards development is critical to your company, but does your company recognize this? Do you have the support and resources you need? Here’s how to develop a quick summary of what you do and what you need that top-level executives will hear and understand. For years, standards professionals and organizations have extolled the benefits of standards and the ...


    By ASTM International

  • GROUP DOT EXAM PHYSICALS NOW AVAILABLE ON SITE

    GROUP DOT EXAM PHYSICALS NOW AVAILABLE ON SITE Save Money. Save Time. SAMEDAYDOT PHYSICALS Drug & Alcohol Testing Our On-site Group DOT Exam Services Increase Driver Productivity & Safety Keep Your Deadlines ...


  • Smart utilities and sustainable resource management

    With the increased availability of inexpensive micro-sensor technologies, everything is becoming “sensor-tagged”. Energy and water utilities are benefiting from this “sensorization” of our infrastructure and the associated smart technology advancements. These progressive utilities are employing innovative, real-time monitoring and control applications with high volume and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Designing critical policy infrastructures by participatory systems analysis: the case of Fukushima's reconstruction

    Recent developments in service science and social design have resulted in new policy design methodologies. On the service science side, the concept of co–creation has appeared. On the social design side, methodologies of participatory systems analysis have emerged. Based on these developments, this paper proposes a participatory systems analysis model for public policy design (PSP), a new ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban water reform in Australia: lessons from 2003–2013

    Extreme rainfall variability, record droughts, floods and high temperatures have had a major impact on social wellbeing, economic productivity and environmental functionality of urban settings in Australia. Compounded by urban growth and ageing water and wastewater infrastructure, Australia's urban water arrangements have undergone major reforms to effectively manage the challenges of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Metropolitana milanese reduces water loss on critical steel pipeline

    Assessing the condition of buried water infrastructure can yield a variety of outcomes that are difficult to predict. Sometimes, they even seem random. The common belief that the age of a pipe determines its condition is rarely correct – in many cases, a newer main can be in worse condition than one twice or three times as old. Instead, operational, environmental and installation factors ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Species of agricultural biodiversity with food security potential

    Agriculture is the main economic activity and source of livelihoods of ten communities located in the municipalities of Nahualá and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán in the Mazá river basin of Guatemala. The agriculture and forestry systems as developed by these small-scale farmers help to meet the basic needs of their families. They use farming practices based on traditional ...


    By Wetlands International

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