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Tragedy of Italian Bridge Collapse

The Italian port city of Genoa experienced a terrible bridge collapse just one day before Italy’s major summer holidays on 14 August. A large section of the Morandi bridge collapsed amid heavy rainfall. Dozens of vehicles plunged 45m amid heavy … Continue reading

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It is not personal but business data !

   Business data is being used in our factories and services industry to decrease maintenance costs. There are two types of maintenance: ‘condition based’ and ‘predictive’. The former tends to be reactive, repairing faults & failures as they occur over … Continue reading

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Engineering Oversights !

Trains Too Wide !   In France 341 new trains intended to be rolled out over two years were too wide for the platforms in nearly 1,300 stations because railway network engineers “forgot to go and measure the actual distance … Continue reading

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Trust me I’m an Engineer !

A sample of images of how we sometimes get things wrong – enjoy ! Plus below a link to video clip of Peter Kay as a light way to end the year ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH5vSHiAOAE Happy & Prosperous 2017 All the … Continue reading

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HSE get wind of turbine failures !

Five wind turbines crashed to the ground during unexceptional weather conditions leading to an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive. The fifth collapse at Winsdon Farm in north Petherwyn, Cornwall triggered the inquiry in 2013, a 40m Gaia Wind … Continue reading

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