Originally developed for use in space--where conventional techniques for rock splitting are either not functional or dangerous to attempt--the Shape Memory Alloy Rock Splitters (SMARS
) system offers an environmentally friendly method for splitting apart rock formations in a controlled manner without the use of explosives or hydraulics.
"BMC Software and VMware are collaborating to deliver a common vision that will provide enterprise environments with consolidated workloads and enhanced scalability at lower total costs using VMware software and BMC Software's leading enterprise management solutions," said Mary Smars
, vice president and general manager, enterprise systems management, BMC Software.
The Black & Veatch Safety and Risk Unit has developed an audit tool titled SMARS
which gives a clear indication of how a company's safety management system scores with regard to compliance against relevant safety legislation.