Safety in Design Conference - Perth, Australia

The inaugural Safety in Design Conference was held by IDC Technologies at the Mercure Hotel in Perth on the 18th & 19th November 2015. The conference focused on the most effective pre-emptive design techniques used to mitigate all forms of loss in the future. Topics included human factor analysis, conducting an effective risk assessment, linking risk and reliability, and avoiding vibration induced failures to name a few.

An Invention and Tips from the Inventor on Inventing

One does wonder how many millions of ideas and indeed inventions fail to see the light of day.

The topic raises some interesting questions. Are there traits typical to inventors, for example and does the commercial successes of an invention (and its protection) always rely on a great deal of money? Or is marketing expertise the key?

IDC Technologies in a Nutshell

Get a break down of the type of training IDC offers!

IDC’s workshops and engineering short courses are not merely academic; they are designed to deliver relevant and current information in particular fields. More importantly they provide practical skills and hands-on applications...

Safety in Design Conference: Early Bird Extended


Two popular engineering conferences are coming up in Australia during November. The topics are Safety in Design and also Boilers and Pumps. Register your place by the early bird date (extended until next week) to save 10% off the fees!

IDC Video – The learning platform that works for you

Welcome to IDC Video - Flexible video-based eLearning

"We are proud to present our new video-based eLearning platform covering a broad range of topics. It is ideal for professional development and for those seeking to up-skill or cross-skill in an efficient way. Complete courses with ease, thanks to our brand new user-friendly platform." Dr Steve Mackay, PhD

Engineering through Thick and Thin

Although they vary in intensity and length economic booms and busts seem to see-saw along.

Walking through the business area of West Perth in Western Australia this week it is clear that the effects of the latter persist, with the potent resources sector suffering damagingly low commodity prices. Professional office space for sale or for lease abound. The cafes are lacklustre and the retailers which had ably supported this vibrant mining hub, are either shuttered, or if open, are using extravagant sales to tempt shoppers in off the quiet streets.

High Voltage Equipment: keeping it safe and operational via insulating material testing

Transformers, tap changers and circuit breakers can fail catastrophically and the consequences can be disastrous from a financial, operational and safety point of view. Their insulating materials provide a powerful diagnostic tool since they contain a record of all of the events that have occurred in the system. This presentation provides...

High Voltage Conference - Perth, Australia


IDC Technologies’ High Voltage Conference was held at the Mercure Hotel in Perth on the 7th & 8th October 2015. Two pre-conference workshops were also held on the 6th October by the keynote speakers Barrie Moor (Power System Protection Training) and Karl Haubner (Doble Engineering Company).

7 quiz questions on power distribution

So you think you know power distribution? Prove it by joining more than 150 engineers and technicians who have already completed the quiz.

Engineer, Physicist and Mathematician puzzle

A group of no-good communists order an engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician to build a wall to block off the largest amount of area using........