– Deputy CEO of the VDMA Federal Association of Automation + Management for Houses + Buildings –
Interdisciplinary cooperation and digitization open doors to the smart building. Find out what approaches you may use to achieve your goal and how each works.
Providing, collecting, evaluating and using data: In addition to the PFC100 and PFC200 IoT Controllers, WAGO is expanding its digital performance portfolio with the new WAGO Cloud. This pioneering technology enables even the rather conservative shipping sector to function more efficiently.
It comes down to the crew: Interview with Hannah Ohorn, Superintendent for the Hamburg Süd shipping company.
Interview with Professor Dr.-Ing. Holger Watter from the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences about theory and practice in education.
Diesel engines are currently at the center of environmental debates – not only in the auto industry, but also in maritime shipping. This is because ocean-going vessels can generate substantial amounts of environmentally damaging pollutants. The nitrogen oxides (NOx) created specifically during the combustion of diesel fuels are considered hazardous to human health, as they can damage the respiratory tract and the cardiovascular system. Göteborgs Energy Systems AB (GESAB) manufactures systems with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) for use in diesel engines in larger ships. As a result, nitrogen oxide emissions are substantially reduced.
Efficiency, sustainability and safety define the maritime sector in practically every area – only the perspectives are changing due to the use of advanced digital networks. From the shipbuilder through the system integrator up to the ship owner and the classification societies: By attentively listening to these different maritime groups, it quickly becomes apparent that the focus is not only about saving fuel – maritime shipping is currently undergoing major structural changes.
Mathias Wambsganß is Professor of Lighting Design and Building Technology at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, sits on the board of the German Lighting Technology Association (LiTG) and is a founding partner of 3lpi, a lighting design studio in Munich. For the past 15 years, he has been involved in energy monitoring under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Economy, where he carves up buildings into “energy slices.” In this interview, Wambsganß talks about the use of carelessly selected lighting systems, missed savings potentials, and the absolute necessity of placing humans at the center of any design.