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YEP field trip 2017: Day 3
Hope you've enjoyed the last two bloggposts, because here is the next entry!
On the third day of the field trip, we got the opportunity to see some biomechanical related areas in Israel through the hospital Hasaddah medical centre. The hospital is the biggest one in Israel, and close to their capital of Jerusalem. At the location, we got to observe how the electrical grid is constructed in such a manner that it could supply the energy to the hospital even during failure and breakdowns. While the presentation itself contained a great deal of information, it was unfortunently a bit to confusing to give you the same level of detail as you have seen in previous blogg posts. There was also a lack of insight into biomedical technology used in Israel, which unfortunently we where looking forward to.
After we left the hospital, we continued on to the next company: SATEC. SATEC is a company which specialises in creating power equipment control and measurement systems, and is a major competitor to, for instance, ABB. The company was founded in 1987, as a way to integrate people which came to the western world after the iron curtain fell, and could therefore use a lot of the expertise that was blocked by this political barrier andt the cold war.
SATEC works on a lean based model, using modules which can be applied to many different systems in order for the customer to make valid conclusions about their own power consumtion. This ranged from cases where companies wanted to increase their efficiency, to how the police in the Netherlands try to implement their technology to detect when solar LEDs are used, to discover where there might be illegal plantations. In short, a global company with many interesting ideas, and anyone interested in electrical power systems should not hestitate to look further into the company: SATEC
Finally, the day ended with a visit to the capital of Jerusalem, where we visited many of the big religious sites of the city. Exploring this, we got to the see the "Dome of the rock" and the western wall. At this place, the people of the hebrew faith write their prayers on notes and put them inside the wall, as they are not allowed to enter the temple grounds. A very interesting and spectacular sight to behold.
We then continued on to the small place known as Masala, close to the dead see, where we will stay before heading to Eilat tomorrow and the conference Electricity 2017. Hope you stick around for this to hear about all of what the conference has to offer.
Anton ter Vehn