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The Engineers Ireland Electrical division is for engineers with an interest in electricity, electronics, and electromagnetics.

The division has links with other professional associations and organisations such as the Conseil International des Grand Reseaux Electriques (CIGRÉ) and NSAI’s Electro-technical committee under the direction of the CRU.

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Crumlin's hybrid cardiac cath lab - essential health infrastructure for Ireland

The new Hybrid Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin is the only fully equipped paediatric cardiology service on the island of Ireland to treat young children with heart defects. It is a new design build project by Clancy Construction delivered on time and within budget in 2016 through the use of building information modelling (BIM) by an interdisciplinary project team including RPS as mechanical and electrical consulting engineers. The project was ...

Problematic pacemakers – how electrical interference can affect medical devices

During the French Revolution, the period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799, beheading was the preferred method of execution. The guillotine was used for thousands of executions, meaning that there was no shortage of experimental material for Marie François Bichat, the French anatomist and pathologist who became known as ‘the father of histology’. Bichat tested the electrical stimulation of hearts, which was instrumental in the ...

Engineer unveils new spin on future of transistors with novel design

An electrical engineer has designed a novel computing system made solely from carbon that might one day replace the silicon transistors that power today's electronic devices. "The concept brings together an assortment of existing nanoscale technologies and combines them in a new way," said Dr Joseph S Friedman, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas. The resulting ...

Wind power after 2020 - beyond the conventional electricity perspective

Ireland’s renewable-energy target for 2020 is based on some significant innovations in the electricity sector, particularly in relation to the integration of wind power. The 16% renewable energy target for 2020 contains a 40% renewable electricity target, with wind power providing the majority of this, placing Ireland amongst the world’s elite when it comes to the integration of variable renewable electricity production. Significant progress has been made to date, with over 25% of ...

Ireland needs €35 billion to reach EU 2030 carbon emissions targets

[caption id="attachment_34897" align="alignright" width="300"] CLICK TO ENLARGE Fig. 1 Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions by sector in 2015[/caption] The EU Council agreed in October 2014 to a 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework with a binding target of 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990. This was subsequently recast as a 43% reduction in ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme) sector emissions and a 30% reduction in non-ETS emissions, both compared to 2005. The ...

Don’t let harmonics get you down: top tips for choosing the right harmonic filter

In 1976, it was discovered that the bacteria causing Legionnaire’s disease, an atypical strain of pneumonia, had always been present in water, but it was the precise temperature of the water in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that facilitated the bacteria’s maximum reproduction levels. This is just one example of the unintended consequences of technology. A similar and more recent story comes from the world of industry and features the growing problem of harmonic ...
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