appropriate technology

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appropriate technology

forms of technology which best utilize the resources and human skills available in a given society The term has been applied particularly to poorer countries where the transfer of high technology may act to the disadvantage of the receiving country. Instead, less capital intensive and more ‘environmentally friendly’ technologies may be better utilized for production. Use of such technologies rejects the widespread assumption that technological advance determines general societal ‘progress’. See also INTERMEDIATE TECHNOLOGY.
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In addition, appropriate engineering controls will need to be installed (e.g., eye wash, fire extinguisher, master power switch, etc.) and personal protective equipment (PPE) (e.g., ANSI Z87.1 rated safety goggles, latex-free gloves, aprons, etc.) will need to be readily available for the activities to be performed in this space.
'We have to be aggressive in finding appropriate engineering solutions and new technologies for landslide-prone areas,' Villar said at the 14th national conference of district engineers held at Camp John Hay.
CDA officials said the authority decided to develop an appropriate engineering solution in the form of a grade separation facility in view of anticipated traffic bottlenecks at the location.
A spokesman for the Department of Education said: "An appropriate engineering solution, to be implemented during the mid-term break, will allow the ground floor of this building to reopen after the break.
The employment can serve as source of capital to help me acquire the technical requirements such as appropriate engineering tools and equipment.
Simultaneously, the construction of other multi-apartment residential buildings continues, and works are also carried out to provide the territory with appropriate engineering communications.
-Occupational Safety: In the industries and factories, to avoid exposure to the noxious gases, adopting appropriate engineering and protective gear reduces this risk factor.
This methodology helps to simplify complex technical challenges and systematically address them using the appropriate engineering tools available in MAGMASOFT[R].
Choosing a provider with the appropriate engineering skill is important, because developing the algorithms, GUI, database, or real-time embedded control takes different skills.
The overall aim is that - by the end of their training - the apprentices will have the appropriate engineering skills to contribute productively to their employers from day one, working as part of the team with positive work ethics and an improved capability and awareness to cope with employment of life's demands and challenges.
Yokogawa's success in winning this order from Yanchang Petro can be attributed to the reputation of our control systems for being highly reliable and our rich engineering experience and ability to provide appropriate engineering services on time.

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