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Issue 5 • Date 12 May 1988

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  • Delivering the goods. The responsibilities of engineers in contracts

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):199 - 201
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    The purpose of this article is to assist professional engineers when their day-to-day duties for their employers involve work with representatives of the 'other side' in the fulfilment of contracts. While primarily addressed to engineers employed by suppliers, much of what is said applies with equal force to those employed by customers. While this article makes no pretence at being a legal treatis... View full abstract»

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  • The all-electric ear

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):195 - 198
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    From an engineering perspective, the human ear can be viewed as an elaborate signal-processing device, converting variations in air pressure into electrical signals on the auditory nerve. This signal conversion is effected in two distinct stages: a mechanical-mechanical conversion in the middle ear, and a mechanical-electrical conversion in the inner ear, or cochlea. Some 3000 patients throughout ... View full abstract»

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  • Mini CHP systems-a small price to pay for bigger profits

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):192 - 193
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    The use of combined heat and power systems in the UK has traditionally lagged behind that in the United States and the rest of Europe-to some extent due to legislation and to the attitude of the gas and electricity authorities. The 1983 Energy Act created a measure of freedom in the UK so far as electricity was concerned, in that any generator of electricity can contract to sell power to the local... View full abstract»

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  • The Class 91 locomotive. Learning from the APT

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):188 - 189
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    British Rail's new Class 91 25 kV electric locomotive combines the performance potential of the advanced passenger train with the best of conventional locomotive engineering. The author examines the innovative mechanical design of the locomotive and discusses the relatively conventional electrical system employed in the Class 91.<> View full abstract»

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  • RF and microwave energy hots up

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):185 - 187
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    Radiofrequency and microwave heating spanning the frequency range 10-3000 MHz has, long since its birth just after the Second World War, embraced areas such as industry, catering, domestic and medicine. The author shows that the advantages of RF and microwaves (such as volumetric heating, rapid and selective heating, compactness of equipment and ease of operation) offer sound economic alternative ... View full abstract»

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  • The intelligent instrument. Its role in factory automation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):203 - 206
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    The technologies associated with manufacturing have undergone several changes in the past decades; the primary business objective forcing these changes has always been the need to increase profitability by improving products and raising productivity. Current management thinking, in order to achieve these objectives, centres on the concept of an automated factory incorporating computer integrated m... View full abstract»

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