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

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.

Solar Eclipse 2015

Edinburgh was treated to a solar eclipse today and the Xi team went out to view the event on their pinhole cameras.

Prediction of Operational Noise from Tidal Turbines for the Assessment of Animal Collision Risk

Dr Brett Marmo, Technical Director at Xi Engineering Consultants will be speaking on day 2 of this year's Renewable UK Wave & Tidal conference. The conference will be held from the 25th to the 26th of February in Edinburgh - just a short walk for Brett from our new offices under Edinburgh Castle!

Xi Engineering Work Recognised by Scottish Renewables judges

A fantastic night at 2014's Scottish Renewables Award dinner and Xi Engineering Consultants are delighted to have won the Scottish Renewables Engineering Excellence Award.

Dr Brett Marmo to guest lecture at the IMechE on the topic of Eskdalemuir

Xi Engineering Consultants Technical Director Dr Brett Marmo will be this year's first guest lecturer at the Edinburgh & South East Area IMechE's lecture program. The event will take place at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh and is free to attend. So please come along if you wish to find out more about Eskdalemuir - a name already familier with most in the UK wind industry, and why it's important for Wind Industry and the Mininistry of Defence (MoD).

The Scottish Green Energy Awards Finalist

Xi are pleased to announce being nominated as a finalist for this year's Scottish Green Energy Awards in the category of Engineering Excellence.

Scottish Government publish Xi's report

The Scottish Government have published Xi’s report on the Seismic vibrations produced by wind turbines. This work is a bench mark for the industry and is evidence of the quality of our work. It paves the way from the development of over a GW of onshore power.

Seas of Change for Wind Turbines

Our very own Dr Brett Marmo was interviewed by Alexandra Foley for COMSOL blog on Xi's research of offshore wind turbines and the effect vibrations have on surrounding marine life...