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Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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New and used driers added to hire fleet

11th July 2014 Air-treatment equipment company Artic Driers International’s compressed-air drier hire fleet was expanded during May and June with the addition of three units – each with a capacity of 56 m3/min – the company reports. 

Water and particles removed with latest technology

11th July 2014 The Dropout water and particle removal filter, designed to produce clean dry air at point of use or during stages in a compressed air line, was launched onto the South African market in August last year, following development and testing by its overseas manufacturer, filter company Dropout... 

Energy savings with smaller compressors

11th July 2014 Compressed air products distribution company Goscor KLG recently performed a series of energy audits at various Barloworld facilities, including at Barloworld Power’s main Boksburg campus, which indicated that significant energy savings could be achieved by replacing existing oversized... 

Africa expansion driven by mining clients

11th July 2014 Compressor, generator and tool hire company Rand-Air reports that it has recently expanded its range of products and services to mining clients in other African countries. 

Counterfeit parts threaten motorists’ safety

20th June 2014 The greatest risk for the automotive components industry is counterfeit critical parts, such as brake pads and shoes, fuel pumps and suspension components, which put the lives of drivers and passengers at risk, says legal firm Spoor & Fisher. 

Imports made easy with one point of contact

20th June 2014 Import and working capital company Blue Strata reports that importing automotive components can be easier if one point of contact is used, as it eliminates the need to deal with five or more services providers, including banks, overseas suppliers, freight forwarders, clearing agents and local... 

Exports drive local manufacturing capabilities

20th June 2014 Hot-forge-based components manufacturer SP Metal Forgings currently has a large contract to supply South African commercial vehicle manufacturers with more than 500 000 vehicle components a year, including drive-train parts, the company reports. 

Industry committed to green development

20th June 2014 Owing to significant increases in the cost of energy over the past four years, some sectors, such as the automotive component manufacturers and high-intensity energy users, have made a commitment to improving energy efficiency at plants, according to government programme the National Cleaner... 

Wireless control for boiler maintenance

6th June 2014 Maintenance and testing procedures on power plant boilers can be monitored with engineering consulting company Carab Tekniva’s U-Fi wireless communication solution that was released in South Africa last year. 

Boiler fuel dominance is changing

6th June 2014 The popularity of coal-fired boilers is slowly losing momentum to the rise in cleaner burning fuels such as natural gas, according to heat generation company Steam Generation Africa. 

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