Tempo coordinato universale

Il tempo coordinato universale, conosciuto anche come tempo civile e abbreviato con la sigla UTC (compromesso tra l'inglese "Coordinated Universal Time" e il francese "Temps universel coordonné"), è il fuso orario di riferimento da cui sono calcolati tutti gli altri fusi orari del mondo. Esso è derivato dal tempo medio di Greenwich (in inglese "Greenwich Mean Time", GMT), con il quale coincide a meno di approssimazioni infinitesimali, e perciò talvolta è ancora chiamato GMT.
Il nuovo nome è stato coniato per non dover menzionare una specifica località in uno standard internazionale. L'UTC si basa su misurazioni condotte da orologi atomici invece che su fenomeni celesti come il GMT.
La sigla "UTC" è così formata: si tratta di una variante di tempo universale, abbreviato in UT, e modificato con l'aggiunta del suffisso C (che sta per "coordinato"), per rafforzare l'idea che si tratti di un'adozione da parte di tutti e per poter avere una codifica a 3 caratteri in modo da seguire lo standard per le indicazioni dei fusi orari (e.g.: CET per Central European Time in Europa, EST per Eastern Standard Time negli USA, ecc.). (fonte: Wikipedia)

$1 Billion Aero Engine and Landing Gear Agreement Signed Between Firth Rixson and United Technologies

"UTC demands high standards for quality, delivery, cost and performance and many of our sites have earned UTC Supplier Gold status. I am convinced this contributed to our ability to win new business.  We are delighted to have gained their customer confidence and secured Firth Rixson as a leading supplier in this globally competitive market," said David Mortimer, Chief Executive Officer of Firth Rixson. (PR Newswire - 15/07/2014) Leggi

Rwanda Seizes Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa's Investment in Tea Sector and Private Residence: UTC Founder

In a separate development, the Rwandan authorities seized Ayabatwa's personal residence in Gikondo, Kigali. In this case, the Rwandan police forced their way into the property, ejected security and staff and installed their own personnel. This private residence has been converted into a bar and lodge. (PR Newswire - 07/07/2014) Leggi

Rwanda seizes Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa's investment in tea sector and private residence: UTC Founder

Government claims that Ayabatwa's assets were taken over because they were abandoned since he does not reside in Rwanda. As Ayabatwa explains, however, this assertion is contrary to Rwandan and universal laws that protect shareholders regardless of whether they are domiciled inside or outside their native countries. "Rwanda seems to be saying that no investor residing outside the country may own shares in Rwandan-based companies - or to be more precisely, a native Rwandan not currently living in his/her homeland may not own assets of any kind in his/her country." (PR Newswire - 07/07/2014) Leggi

Carrier to Provide State-of-the-Art Solution to Help Preserve Michelangelo's Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel

The new system, which replaces a Carrier system installed in the early 1990s, is designed to deliver exceptional performance with twice the efficiency and three times the capacity of the previous system. The custom-engineered solution uses first-of-its-kind energy-saving technologies, as well as industry-leading approaches to minimize noise and limit air motion around the frescoes. In order to ensure outstanding reliability, highly controlled temperature and humidity levels, and optimal airflow management, the design team completed extensive modeling using a specially developed application. Once installed, the system is designed to be virtually unnoticeable to visitors. (PR Newswire - 19/06/2014) Leggi

Carrier suministra una solución de vanguardia para conservar los frescos de Michelangelo en la Capilla Sixtina

El nuevo sistema, que sustituye a un sistema de Carrier instalado a principios de los noventa, está diseñado para ofrecer un rendimiento excepcional con dos veces la eficiencia y tres veces la capacidad del sistema anterior. La solución personalizada utiliza tecnologías de ahorro de energía únicas así como enfoques líderes en la industria para minimizar el ruido y limitar el movimiento aéreo a través de los frescos. Para asegurar la fiabilidad destacada, temperatura altamente controlada y niveles de humedad así como la gestión óptima del flujo de aire, el equipo de diseño completó un modelo extensivo utilizando una aplicación desarrollada específicamente. Una vez instalado, el sistema está diseñado para ser prácticamente imperceptible para los visitantes. (PR Newswire - 19/06/2014) Leggi
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