What’s happening in the world of engineering?

Below you’ll find a series of articles that are pertinent to our company and the engineering industry. If you are interested in Xi submitting an article for publication please contact our Managing Director, Dr Mark Paul Buckingham

Onshore Wind Policy Statement

Published in January 2017 the Scottish Government’s Onshore Wind Policy Statement directly references Xi Engineering Consultants report that was produced on behalf of the Eskdalemuir Working Group. 'Seismic vibration produced by wind turbines in the Eskdalemuir region Release 2.0 of Substantial Research Project'

Xi to present NASA Tech Brief on January 25th 2017

Xi's Technical Director Dr. Brett Marmo will be presenting a NASA Tech Brief and demonstrating how Xi utilise COMSOL Multiphysics to create a more streamlined and interactive design processes for our clients. Xi have been listed as Certified COMSOL Consultants for many years and have been working with a large number of clients to help overcome complex engineering issues.

COMSOL are Hosting Xi's Online Tutorial Video

Since the introduction of COMSOL's web based application, the team at Xi have been working closely with COMSOL to utilise this new online, web-accessible version of their multi-physics simulation software. The system allows our clients control of their models without the years of experience necessary to construct them. Murray Snaith, one of Xi’s project engineers, has created a video tutorial showing how the process works.

Xi WindEnergy Hamburg 2016

Xi will be at the Wind Energy conference in Hamburg this September. We will be showcasing some of the innovations we have been bringing to the wind sector as part of the Scottish Development International stand at Hall B2, GF, Stand 237.20. Xi will also be bringing our own Xi beer which will be available for a tasting on Wednesday 28th at 5pm.

Congratulations Jutta!

Congratulations to Dr. Jutta Stauber one of our bright engineers. In 2016 Jutta has been nominated as a finalist for this year's Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards, and has now also completed her Environmental Noise Measurement course in association with the Institute of Acoustics.

Using Simulation Software To Decide Where to Put a Wind Farm

Wind turbines are popping up all over the planet. From massive offshore wind farms to single turbines, the choice of where to put these structures, and how to optimise their power output, is based on a vast range of variables. Find out what Xi are doing to help plan sites with respect to noise.

ICOE 2016 comes to Edinburgh

The International Conference on Ocean Energy 2016 is coming to Xi Engineering’s home town of Edinburgh this week. The team at Xi will be making the short walk from their offices nearby to find out about the latest technology and developments within the sector.

Reactec Launches New Wearable HAV Monitoring System

Congratulations to Reactec who recently launched their HAVWEAR wrist-borne vibration meter. Hand-arm vibration syndrome is an industrial injury caused by continuous use of vibrating hand-held machinery. The HAVWEAR is an important health and safety tool that calculates real-time HSE vibration exposure points to inform the wearer of their exposure to vibration produced by hand tools.

Predicting the environmental noise

Operational noise from tidal turbine provides a vital early warning to marine animals that helps them avoid potentially fatal collision with the turbine’s moving parts. Read about it in the Summer edition of Wave & Tidal Network magazine.

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Science and Technology

Dr Mark-Paul Buckingham will be attending the CTBTO Science and Technology conference at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna from June 22-26th. The conference provides a forum for international scientists and engineers to share advances in technologies to monitor and verify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.