Workers were evacuated after a fire broke out at a fibreglass factory in Ajman, UAE, according to the state news agency. Ajman Civil Defence teams on Saturday put out the blaze at the factory in Ajman’s industrial area, with no casualties reported.Read More
A new green initiative in the UAE aims to promote the use of LED lights and energy efficiency in an attempt to minimise negative environmental impacts. The nationwide “I LED the way” campaign was launched by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB). The 12-month eco-programme will use awareness campaigns, community engagement and green initiatives to achieve its objectives, according to a statement by its organisers.Read More
The UAE has one of the highest energy and water consumption rates per capita in the world. As many MEP consultants in Dubai know, large buildings can especially suffer with excessive cooling loads, lack of effective insulation and glazing, and inefficient energy or water conservation systems. Engineering companies in the UAE also know the country’s unique climate can create further challenges. For the owner or end user, this means steep operating costs that can ruin budgets and swallow profits. At a time when most organisations need to make budgets go further than ever before, cutting operating costs is an excellent way to achieve this goal.Read More
Independent Pipe Stress Analysis by Engineering Consultants in UAE Saves Organisations Time and Expense
All major pipe installations, such as chilled water, condenser water, hot water, and potable water represent significant investment for an organisation. Often, these critical pipework systems contain unknown stress points that will inevitably cause the pipe to fail, generally catastrophically.
A pipe stress analysis can save on installation time and assist with support system design, directing support to locations where it is required. Using correctly designed support systems, over-stressed pipework sections can be changed during installation to accommodate pipe expansion/contraction. Though pipe stress analysis is common in the oil and gas and process industries, the construction industry has only recently started to recognise the cost-saving benefits offered by this analysis.Read More