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Johannesburg News:

Johannesburg News:

 

At the August Technology Evening, Clint Viviers of Vega walked us through the rights and wrongs of using ‘Nuclear Radiation for Level and Density Measurement’.

Clint covered practical as well as theoretical aspects of radiation theory and regulations. The basic principles of nuclear radiation as well as the electromagnetic spectrum and isotope decay were considered. Clint explained the difference between exposure and contamination and how the measuring instrument’s container should protects humans from the radioactive energy of the nuclear source in the device.

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July Technology Evening

July Technology Evening

 

At the July Technology Evening, Kevin Preston, business unit manager at Phoenix Contact, presented the full gambit of industrial wireless technology in the automation field and addressed the various technologies and topologies from Trusted Wireless, Industrial Bluetooth, Wireless LAN/ Ethernet, 3G/ GSM based systems and Wireless HART.

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April Technology Evening

April Technology Evening

At the April Technology Evening Gary Friend from Extech Safety Systems, presented on Cyber Security in a Modern Process Network and outlined the way in which the rapid growth of Ethernet has opened up the vulnerability of control systems, particularly when Wi-Fi is involved. With industrial plant networks being increasingly connected to the hostile IT world, and the frequency and sophistication of malware growing exponentially, industrial players must act vigilantly to protect their critical systems and investments. Whether it is a targeted attack like Stuxnet, or an accidental disruption, a single cyber incident can cost millions in lost revenue, jeopardise employee and public safety and potentially disrupt national critical infrastructure.

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