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An Roth is a special interest group for those with a passion for the Irish Language, providing CPD and networking events for engineers.

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Low carbon cement and its role in sustainable construction

  Author: Susan McGarry, civil engineer and LEED Green Associate, environmental manager with Ecocem Ireland for the past four years Since its pioneering use in the construction of the Jack Lynch Tunnel in 1999, Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag - or GGBS - has become well established in Irish construction. With six sources in the market, two producers and four import facilities, GGBS is now widely available nationwide in readymix concrete, precast concrete and 25kg bags. GGBS is used ...

Design and development of a pig milking device that will cut piglet mortality

  Authors: Emma O’Leary, Kelly Lane and Nicolle Dunphy, Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering - Level 7 Piglet mortality in Ireland is significant – thereby driving the need to find a viable alternative to reduce death rates. The aim of our project is to reduce piglet mortality by a significant amount. We wish to make the living environment of both sow and piglet a safer and more desirable place. The main causes of piglet deaths are starvation, crushing, contamination ...

Seveso III: issues and challenges for operators

  Author: Maeve McKenna, principal risk consultant, AWN Consulting The Seveso III Directive has now come into operation in Ireland (as of June 1, 2015), via the Chemicals Act, Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations 2015. The Seveso III Directive (and 2015 COMAH Regulations) align the dangerous substances covered by the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation which replaces risk phrases with hazard statements and introduces a new system for classifying and labelling ...

Carbon capture and storage: a necessary transition or an expensive distraction?

  Author: Professor Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS, Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a proven method of enabling utilisation of fossil fuel to produce electricity, heat and industrial products, but without the dis-benefits of greenhouse gas emissions. Economic analysis shows that CCS is the least costly method to decarbonise across an economy. CCS is particularly suitable to operate gas-fuelled power ...

David McMurtry interview: Ireland's greatest inventor and most successful engineer

  Author: John Reynolds is a freelance business journalist; Twitter username: @JohnReynlds  Dubliner Sir David McMurtry, co-founder and CEO of the €2.5bn precision manufacturing equipment maker Renishaw, is Ireland’s greatest living inventor and our most successful engineer. The 75-year-old Clontarf native, who has many letters after his name, made model planes and modified their engines as a young boy. Now his company makes equipment used to make real jet engines and parts. He ...

Alexander Mitchell: the blind Irish engineer who enabled seafarers to see in the dark

  Author: Kenneth L Mitchell explores the life of one of Ireland's greatest ever engineers [caption id="attachment_21699" align="alignright" width="217"] Sand Key Lighthouse on the Florida coral reef, USA[/caption] It sounds like the beginning of a distasteful joke; “Did you hear the one about the blind Irishman who built a lighthouse?” But it’s not a joke, instead it’s the true story of an Irishman who overcame some amazing personal obstacles to become one of our greatest ever ...

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