IDC Technologies – Conference Update

In the past fortnight IDC Technologies was happy to have hosted three technical conferences in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia.

2nd Arc Flash & Isolation Safety Conference in Manchester - May 10th & 11th 2017

IDC Technologies are pleased to announce we have opened registrations for the 2nd Arc Flash & Isolation Safety Conference in Manchester on May 10th & 11th 2017. If you're an professional working within the electrical industry, you would be well aware of an arc flash and the horrible impacts it can cause. At this conference you will hear local and international case studies detailing the latest arc flash mitigation strategies. You will also learn about International Standards for Electrical Safety, and the developments for UK and EU Standards.

25th Anniversary Promotion

We are celebrating 25 years in the training industry, having helped over 500,000 engineers, technicians and technologists advance their careers.

To celebrate we are giving you a massive 25% discount on IDC’s Live Online, Classroom Workshops, Video Courses and Technical Manuals booked before 31st December 2016.
Just use coupon code IDCAN25 at checkout to receive your discount.

3rd Low Voltage Conference - 2nd & 3rd November 2016 - Melbourne, Australia

IDC Technologies finished the year of conferences with the 3rd Low Voltage Conference. The event was held in Melbourne on the 2nd & 3rd November 2016 – the Melbourne Cup After Party.

HAZCHEM Conference – 27th October 2016 – Sydney, Australia

IDC Technologies recently hosted the inaugural HAZCHEM Conference in Sydney on the 27th October 2016. The purpose of the conference was to enable delegates to understand how to comply with the Globally Harmonised System (GHS).

6th Hazardous Areas Conference – 27 & 28 September 2016 – Brisbane, Australia

IDC Technologies recently hosted the 6th Hazardous Areas Conference in Brisbane on September 27th & 28th 2016. This important industry event provided participants with an understanding and knowledge of the hazards involved in using electrical (and now mechanical) equipment in potentially volatile environments. The event featured the new Standards ISO 80079-36, 37 and 38 for non-electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres which were released in February 2016.

Automatic Circuit Reclosers Deployed in Congo

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) around 1.2 billion people on the planet did not have access to electricity in 2013 and of these 95% are in Sub-Saharan Africa and developing countries in Asia.  There is therefore an incredibly challenging task ahead for many governments, multilateral development banks and electrical utilities in these parts of the world to ramp up their efforts to provide access to reliable and safe electricity to these underprivileged communities.

Understanding the need for protection from lightning induced surges

Without question, the feat of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth, has been one the greatest engineering accomplishments in history. The complexities of escaping gravity, entering orbit, and then travelling on to Earth’s ethereal rock companion still boggle the mind nearly fifty years later. Along with thrust, propulsion, astrophysics, and zero gravity considerations, perhaps the most critical element to be considered in the success of the lunar missions was circuit protection.

No excuses for electrical accidents

While the standard of equipment and legislation designed to combat and mitigate electrical-related accidents in industrial applications has never been better, serious injuries – and fatalities – persist because shortcuts in approaching high-current electrical work continue to be taken. These are most commonly the result of improper or inadequate training, complacency and perceived time constraints leading to mistakes onsite.

This Concrete Ping Pong Table Is A Perfect Monument To Silicon Valley Striking minimalism meets the most cloying office trend.

Despite all of the investment Silicon Valley companies put into the interior design of their offices—from private James Turrell rooms to Dutch waffle-cookie ceilings—foosball and ping pong tables still make make our modern workplaces look like some set out of Big. Games! Tournaments with prizes! Work 80 hours a week and never grow up!

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