Engineers use many technical jargon, complex terminology, and obscure terms. Even though many non-engineering professionals do not speak a native language, the language used in this industry can be impenetrable to them.
With technological advancements in the engineering field, in technicalities have also increased. Translators who have a scientific background have become more efficient in this field. Ordinary people may be confused by the variety of terms offered in this field. It may prove disastrous if one tries to translate the terminology into another language, and unnecessary grammatical errors may happen. Machine translations are not reliable since they can introduce errors. There are currently standards for translating tough technical language.
The most common Electric Engineering Translation content that requires professional translation includes:
- Functional specifications
In this type of document, components are described according to their functions. The system user can plan by knowing what needs input and what will be expected. A wrong translation could lead to catastrophic risks, such as personal injury, loss of income, and work stoppages.
- Warning labels
A warning label indicates the danger and possible risks of improper handling of a specific piece of equipment and is usually attached by the manufacturer. Instruction manuals also usually contain these warnings. When handling heavy equipment used in the engineering sector, you should ensure that nothing is lost in translation, especially since some heavy equipment can cause severe or fatal injuries to their operators if mishandled.
- Design requirements
The design requirements for every project are unique, resulting in successful development. A professional translation service with strong engineering translation capabilities will be able to capture accurately the intent of your project, the systems to be used in it, and the product that your project will deliver. Getting the product translated accurately is vital to satisfy your project’s backers.
- Safety data sheets
Occupational safety and health are mainly addressed in safety data sheets (SDSs) for users handling various products and materials throughout a project. Some of these materials could be toxic due to their chemical nature if ingested, swallowed, or in contact with the eyes. In SDSs, all chemicals and products need to have their safety information translated correctly.
An engineering firm must communicate information about products, services, and equipment to its employees and potential clients using technical translations. As technical translation requires specific skills, your only choice is to find an expert in your target market who possesses those skills. The Electric Engineering Translators from La Classe Translation can help you produce quality documentation.