An Engineer’s Story: Tackling Safety at Ichthys Gas Field
Ensuring one of the world’s largest gas production facilities is continuously safe is a huge task. Defining a strategy, implementing it, and deploying the right safety applications is a megaproject. HIMA has been this doing at Ichthys gas field since 2009. What does it take to succeed at a project of this size? HIMA engineer Nalini Kanth provides insights based on his experiences on site.
Five Safety Risks Facing the Rail Industry of Tomorrow
Rail transportation in the future will be dynamic, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly thanks to digital networks. But this interconnectivity also increases the number of hazards.
COTS Fact Check: Perception and Truth in the Rail Sector
COTS is now fully established in the rail safety market. Richard Ogilvie, Director of Rail Control Systems (RCS) Australia, recalls that things were very different just a few years ago. Today, his company can be seen as a pioneer in terms of COTS safety solutions, dispelling many misconceptions.
Time for a Revolution: Why Signaling Technology Needs Standardizing
An internationally consistent basis for signaling and interlocking technology could make rail transportation safer, more effective, and cheaper. This is why the EULYNX initiative is committed to standardization. But not all users are aware of this.
Video: What Are the Benefits of COTS Controllers?
System integrators and OEMs are getting on board with the global megatrend of commercial off-the-self (COTS) technology. What are the benefits of COTS controllers in the digital age? We asked top decision makers from the rail industry at the HIMA Smart Rail Summit.
Stricter Requirements: Safety Expertise in the Digital Age
Plants have become much more complex in the past few years, as have legal requirements. How does this affect operators and safety engineers? Are their qualifications still enough? Here we take a look at the situation and offer advice.
Sustainable Mobility: Luxembourg Sets an Example
According to the UN, two thirds of the population will live in cities by the year 2050. So how can traffic congestion be prevented in built-up areas? Luxembourg City has a groundbreaking solution: the Luxtram. The new tram will soon enter the streets. It is completely free of overhead wires and 100% powered by electricity. But how will it work?