Saturday, July 17, 2010

Exceptional Achievement: S.A FIFA World Cup 2010

Never on Earth have we had such a FIFA World Cup like the one hosted be South Africa 2010.On behalf of the 3phasepower community, I would like to express my satisfaction to the FIFA Organaising Management and the Engineers respomsible for Lighting and Power Systems during the event.Kudos also goes to every other person involved on staging such a magnificent event:Architects, Civil Engineers, Support Staff e.t.c.
The Power Engineers at Eskom also provided us with perfect power free of surges and harmonics for each game throught the tournament.For the excellent lighting, GIBB deserve all the credit.The lighting at the Capetown Stadium was splendid.
Well, since this wc is over,we now focus on Brazil for another spectacular event 4 years into the future.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Stadium Power Supplies - FIFA World Cup 2010

Given the national and international exposure that each stadium in the FIFA World Cup 2010 receives, it is imperative that all efforts are made to ensure that electrical power supply in the venues is as reliable as possible. In this post according to “22nd AMEU Technical Convention110 AMEU Proceedings 2009 Stadium electricity supplies – an assessment of the specification and readiness” document I have outlined the various power aspects involved in Stadium Power Supplies.

The stadia and surrounding areas are fundamentally broken down into three
Main focus areas include:
1. Domestic/stadium power (stadium itself)
2. Technical Power (Media & Broadcasting)
3. Overlay or precinct (area immediately surround the stadium including ticketing offices, hospitality, Accreditation etc)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Green Point Stadium: Illumination

“It is practically impossible to switch on 360 floodlights, each producing 215 000 lumens of light, without people noticing. But apart from the inevitable complaints from some local residents, there was an overwhelmingly positive response to this important development” GIBB-A multidisciplinary engineering firm in  charge of the lighting of the Green Point Stadium.
Welcome to the Green Point Stadium locally known as the Cape Town stadium. With a seating capacity of 68000 fans, it stands as a marvelous work of engineering. As you approach the stadium one thing that most people can’t help noticing is the wonderful lighting system, whether at night in the reflection of the sun in the luminaries during the day. The illumination at the Cape Town stadium has been engineered to meet all FIFA standards, but with lamps ranging from 1kW to 3kW, these presents a nasty heavy load to the transformers feeding them and it is because of this that FIFA requires floodlighting be powered by uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) in South Africa and so a rotary UPS, engineered by BKS, was installed to fulfill this function.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited - Logo Design Competition

The Kenya Power & Lighting is inviting all Kenyans to participate in designing of a new logo.

Come up with a modern, customer friendly logo design inspired by our new Vision, Mission and Values statements below:

To provide world class power that delights our customers 
Powering people for better lives. 
Customer First, One Team, Passion, Integrity, Excellence.
The details are as follows...