Engineering with the Community

As 2015 begins to wind up, all of us at EIT and IDC Technologies would like to wish you a safe and pleasant year end. Traditionally this is a time of good cheer so here are a couple of engineering tales which embrace the concepts of sustainability, generosity and ingenuity. For many of us urban dwellers it is often difficult to imagine life in small and isolated communities, particularly outside of our familiar cultural parameters. But it is within these environments that a South African company makes a difference...

Arc Flash & Low Voltage Standards Conference - Johannesburg, South Africa

IDC Technologies hosted the Arc Flash & Low Voltage Standards Conference at the Gallagher Convention Centre on the 25th and 26th of November. The main objective of this conference was to provide delegates with the latest developments and best practice to deal with arc flash hazards in South Africa.

Boilers and Pumps Conference - Sydney, Australia

IDC Technologies hosted the Boilers & Pumps Conference at the Rydges Hotel in North Sydney on the 24th & 25th November 2015. The conference offered delegates the opportunity to gain access to the most up-to-date information on the design, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and management of two key interconnected and often challenging components – boilers and pumps.

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!

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).