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FSP0023 – Elevators Part 1 – Facility Science Podcast #23

Notes for FSP0023 – Elevators Part 1 Mostly I’m talking about the modern automatic passenger or freight elevators we commonly see in commercial and residential buildings, although the basic concepts might apply to any kind of elevator. Types of elevators There are 2 basic types of elevators (Traction and hydraulic) (although in the last few… Read More »

FSP0019 – Blockchain and Bitcoin – Facility Science Podcast #19

This is about blockchain with contextual reference to Bitcoin Bitcoin white paper: https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf Abstract from the bitcoin white paper “A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution. Digital signatures provide part of the solution, but the main… Read More »

FSP0016 – Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) – Facility Science Podcast #16

Notes for FSP0016 – Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Note: I’m going to cover this topic in the context of the standard set by OSHA in the United States (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) because that is the applicable standard where I am. While other countries may have different regulatory agencies and standards, the general LOTO concepts are… Read More »

FSP0015 – LoRaWAN – Facility Science Podcast #15

Notes for FSP0015 – LoRaWAN LoRa = Long Range, low power communication technology. This is a proprietary technology owned by Semtech. Physical layer (see #1) communication mechanism uses a spread-spectrum modulation technique to communicate over a very long range (up to 15km (>9 miles) in rural areas and with good penetration on urban areas and… Read More »