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Dubai’s transformer oil testing laboratory wins international recognition

Yesterday, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Transformer Oil Test laboratory has become the first government laboratory for transformer oil testing in the UAE to achieve the international ISO/IEC 17025 certification.

The ISO/IEC 17025 is a key international certification to measure the efficiency of public laboratories, following the ISO system, a recognised standard in measuring the quality, efficiency, and safety of products and services offered.

The laboratory tests oil used to cool DEWA’s main transformers and to provide electrical insulation between internal live parts. Since this must remain stable at high temperatures and for an extended period, regular checking of the stability and quality of the oil used is important to ensure highest possible levels of safety and security for electricity distribution.

The laboratory conducts over than 24,000 tests annually. Its operations cover all transformers (generation, transmission, and distribution) in the DEWA network, accounting for more than 40,000 units in addition to external transformers for various clients.

“In line with its vision to become a sustainable world class utility, DEWA follows best international standards in safety and regular testing operations. The tests conducted by the laboratory are part of our asset management strategy, to optimise asset performance, value, risk, and to achieve highest levels of reliability of electricity to our customers,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

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ENOC and UAE University promote occupational health and safety

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) signed an agreement with the UAE University yesterday to undertake training programmes and collaborative research to promote occupational health safety.

The agreement at the Dubai Joint Industry International Occupational Health Conference organised by ENOC for the fifth year.

UAE University will work with ENOC professionals as part of the MoU to hold training sessions, seminars and conferences on various aspects of occupational health. The two entities will also collaborate on research and development initiatives to further strengthen health and safety at the workplace.

More than 18 papers on occupational health and safety were presented at the conference by regional and international experts focusing on occupational health management, occupational health medicine, EHS systems and industrial & occupational hygiene, among others.

Other topics discussed at the panel discussions included: investing in employee well-being and occupational health; occupational health in the GCC region; psychosocial issues in migrant workers; risk management; worker well care; stress at work; occupational health nursing; and disability management, among others.

The participants came from over eight countries including the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Finland and Singapore. As part of the Conference, the delegates toured the site of DUBAL and Dubai Dry Docks to explore best practices in occupational health.




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