Wind Farm Layout and Visualisation Utilising OpenFAST

The design of industrial grade wind turbines and wind farms have been made possible utilising OpenFAST. Considering the increasing development in technologies, this application is opensource from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Unlike other purchased applications, the FAST application consist of several moving parts. It however lacks a simplified graphical user interface. See also: The… Read More Wind Farm Layout and Visualisation Utilising OpenFAST

Lifecycle Costing – Seeing the ‘a Bigger’ Picture

The job of a project manager is ‘simple’. Similar to the role of a leader, a PM is required to always see the bigger picture. For some, seeing the overall of situations comes easy, while for others it could be mind-boggling. At certain stages of a person’s career, it is necessary they familiarise themselves with… Read More Lifecycle Costing – Seeing the ‘a Bigger’ Picture

Vibrating Equipment Foundation – Checklist for Design Engineering or Construction Supervision

Equipment in used in petrochemical, energy processing and industrial facilities fall under two broad categories, namely: static equipment and rotating equipment. Some examples of static equipment are horizontal & vertical vessels, and pressure vessels while rotating equipment include turbines, compressors amongst others. Equipment which fall under the rotating category create a dynamic effect called vibration… Read More Vibrating Equipment Foundation – Checklist for Design Engineering or Construction Supervision

Interview Skills – Aptitude Test and Presentation Preparation

Prior to year 2002, high school students in Nigeria were tormented by the University Matriculation Exam, UME (UTME). There were stories of people writing JAMB, as it is popularly called, having to wait one full year to write an exam and then fail, some waited 3 to 7 years to enter a tertiary institution. Today… Read More Interview Skills – Aptitude Test and Presentation Preparation