I am constantly impressed by the smorgasbord of engineering know-how out on the web - freely available – although admittedly varying in quality from the utterly useless to the enormously valuable. We persistently collect whitepapers and useful materials, so if you come across anything of interest please let us know by email and we will add these to our whitepaper collection and endeavour to circulate them to everyone. We did this recently for software and were gratified by the incredible generosity of people and their contributions. Some really valuable programs were discovered.
An important aspect of our mission, we believe, is the spreading of ‘know-how’, as frictionlessly as possible, to the engineering community - this is another great way of achieving this.
Many of you are perhaps unaware of our recently published complimentary pocket guides (non-commercial – no advertising et al, and really useful we think) that we have freely available on our web site. Click to download them:
Engineering Formulas (90 odd pages - physical quantities, maths and engineering formulas)
Automation pocket guide (170 pages – I&C drwings, process control, data comms, Hazops, safety instrumentation, hazardous areas, SCADA, instrumentation, project management and forecasts)
In conclusion, please send us details of equivalent books/guides/whitepapers which you find useful in your engineering work. We will make these available to everyone else and add them to our collection.
Just remember, however, although we are pushing the need to spread knowledge, at the end of the day, as Albert Einstein remarked so wisely: ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’
Yours in engineering learning