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11.03.2014 12:43

Thesis on electrical design standards (2013)

Saara Harjula, Bachelor in Engineering, graduated from Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK) degree program in automation technology, electrical power technology specialization, in December 2013. Her thesis covers the reorganizing of the electrical standards into an explicit e-collection for a client organization. She entered the standards into an electronic database and created a search tool prototype so that the standards can be detected with the use of keywords.

In 2012, lecturer of electrical engineering, Pasi Puttonen invited SESKO to present electrical standards and standardization at JAMK. Saara was also present for the seminar. She had realized the importance of standards during her study period regarding electrical safety and SESKO’s seminar supported her understanding even more. While drafting her thesis, the world of standardization and regulations became more familiar to her, even though she still had a lot to discover.

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Saara Harjula (photo:Taavi Hölttä)

Made to order

The thesis was made for Rejlers Oy which has several offices in Finland and has also made some buyouts. Consequently, the separate offices don’t have a consistent way to purchase and handle their standards collections. The subject of Saara’s thesis “The regulations and standards in electrical design” met the actual needs of the client perfectly and it started to take shape with ease.

Initially, the thesis focused to presentably manage the electrical design standards for the office in Jyväskylä. The future aim is to combine the management practices regarding standards and regulations for all Rejlers offices and in the different fields of business as well.  Furthermore, this work resulted in employment for Saara and she is now in charge of standardization at Rejlers Jyväskylä office.

The thesis in Finnish:

This article was published in SESKO magazine 1/2014.

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