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Wireless galvanic cathodic protection now being used across the ditch

Australia’s first use of wireless remote monitoring and testing of galvanic cathodic protection installations. David Celine, managing director at cathodic protection specialist Omniflex, discusses the latest use of using remote monitoring technology to monitor and test a galvanic cathodic protection (CP) system in Australia and the benefits it brings.

Local solutions: Kiwi composite rebar builds stronger

Kiwis are more tuned into the impact of failing infrastructure and the effects it has on their lives than ever before. This is not just a New Zealand phenomenon, it is a view shared worldwide says Pete Renshaw, director of business development for Pultron Composites, particularly in countries where there have been ongoing struggles with aging infrastructure, corrosion, and failures caused by the extreme effects of climate change.

Bucket list item… Cleaner air in the workplace

Excavator accessory manufacturer Robur Attachments from Mt Wellington in Auckland, improves the air quality of its large factory, with a solution allowing it to dig itself out of any changes or increases to production in the future.

Engineering sustainability: Rising to the challenge

Rising temperatures, flooding and wildfires – the climate challenge is becoming more and more evident, and with it the necessity for many industries to move to more sustainable practices. The engineering sector is no exception and while some resist, others are leading the way.

Taking off… No surprises when machining composites for aerospace and more

One-third of manufacturers say they will accelerate investments into automation tools, according to a recent survey. But how will this apply to the difficult business of machining composite materials? Here, Aaron Howcroft, global product manager at Sandvik Coromant explains how its own CoroDrill 863-O cutting tool could help manufacturers rethink their approach to machining composites – thanks to chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technology.

Good questions get better results

Sometimes they may look pretty familiar and insignificant – but seals and gaskets are rapidly advancing fields of technology that perform functions vital to safety, testing, manufacturing, mining, energy and liquid and gas reticulation operations.

Stepping up in steel sustainability

We already know steel can be endlessly reused, helping to play a part in New Zealand achieving its climate change goals. Every year billions of dollars are spent worldwide on steel research and development. It’s no surprise then, that new technologies that are further helping the steel industry in the fight towards sustainability are presenting themselves.


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