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........

New Wave of Automation Sweeps the World

It is predicted that up to 70 per cent of Australian jobs could be at threat as new waves of automation sweep through workplaces over the next few decades. This was reported in a recent ABC News article...

Nuclear Power - such a dastardly option?

Energy from nuclear sources deserves further exposure and debate to deter the visceral and often irrational reaction most have to any discussion on the topic. We tend to respond to the significant and high profile disasters rather than getting our heads around the facts. I do, however, believe that I may be lecturing to the converted?

Arc Flash and Isolation Safety Conference - Perth, Australia

IDC Technologies’ Arc Flash & Isolation Safety Conference was held at the Novotel Langley Hotel in Perth on the 26th & 27th August 2015.

Self Assessment Quiz - configuration and tuning of industrial control loops

Currently working in the instrumentation or process industry? Have a go at IDC's 5 beginner industrial control loops questions and see how much you really know.

Business and engineering... Apples and Oranges?

These are two terms that are rarely used in the same sentence, and frequently demonstrate a disconnect between the engineering and business industries. Having spoken with countless engineers and technicians from a range of backgrounds, there are a few core reasons why THEY believe this is the case.

QUIZ questions - How much do you know about IEC 61850?

How much do you REALLY know as an engineering professional? If you have heard of the IEC 61850 architecture for electric power systems, then you should be able to answer the following questions.

The Renewable Energy Industry - the sustainable place to be

Employment, for most of us, is not something that can be debated – it is a necessity. Past articles have pondered why career choices are made and often remade along the way. The more apparent influences are capability and interest, remuneration and opportunity.

A Loaded Office Roof and Celebrations Below

Just before the 2014 Christmas break we installed a 22.88kW solar panel PV system onto the roof of our head office in Perth, Australia. Carolina Asenjo, our marketing manager, drove the project.  She strong-armed our CEO and the project was given the go-ahead.  By all accounts little coercion was necessary – the pros easily outweighed the cons.

Low Voltage Design & Maintenance Conference - Brisbane, Australia

IDC Technologies recently hosted the Low Voltage Design & Maintenance Conference. The conference was held at the Adina Apartment Hotel in Brisbane on the 21st and 22nd of July 2015.