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Mia Breytenbach

Mia Breytenbach

Mia Breytenbach is Deputy Editor: Features for Mining Weekly.

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Greening projects encouraging industry to adopt circular economy

15th August 2014 Local industry is starting to implement projects using the principles associated with the ‘circular economy’ with a specific focus on developing a greener industry, says consulting engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV. A circular economy entails industry transitioning to a restorative perspective... 

Industry needs to expand resource efficiency areas

15th August 2014 Although there is significant focus currently on energy efficiency in industry, there is an increasing need for industry to expand its participation in the green space beyond just energy, government programme National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) tells Engineering News. The... 

LSFB reduces energy wastage

15th August 2014 Light steel frame building (LSFB) offers the construction industry and its clients the opportunity to reduce energy wastage by using the high performance alternative building solutions offered by construction group Silverline Group. “It not only produces only 2% of waste during construction... 

Fleet management reduces carbon footprint

15th August 2014 Owing to a carbon tax, expected to come into force by 2016, a key focus of global fleet and mobile asset management solutions provider MiX Telematics is to encourage industry to become more efficient in their fleet management, thereby reducing its carbon footprint. “While about 17% to 18% of... 

Mechanical slurry seals sales increase

8th August 2014 Sealing solutions company EagleBurgmann Seals South Africa (SA) has registered a 20-fold increase in sales for its slurry application mechanical seals in the past two years and aims to increase its sales by another 25% this year, says EagleBurgmann Seals SA engineering manager Francois Botha.... 

Polyurethane material offers benefits to seal manufacturing

8th August 2014 Seal and gasket manufacturer Seal & Gasket Supplies now uses large-diameter semifinished raw materials in nitrile butadiene rubber and hydrolysis-resistant polyurethane (HPU) in the manufacture of its seal products. “As customers are realising the importance of using high-quality products with... 

Bushing restores gland sealing in pump

8th August 2014 Mechanical seals company Aesseal has supplied a specialised PFR-throat bushing to restore the gland seal to specification in a wastewater pump serving the Umhlatuzana Inlet sewage pumpstation (SPS), in Durban. The bushing fitting forms part of eThekwini Water and Sanitation’s current extensive... 

Industrial exhibition to showcase sealing demonstrations

8th August 2014 South Africa-based bearing supplier Bearing Man Group (BMG), which will celebrate its fortieth anniversary this year, will host the first BMG Expo next month. This industrial productivity exhibition will be held at the BMG Park, in Johannesburg, from September 18 to 19.  

Seals growth of 16% trumps last year’s performance

8th August 2014 Global technology company SKF’s Southern African Seals division has registered a 16% growth in the first six months of this year, compared with the same period in 2013, SKF Southern Africa platform manager André Weyers tells Engineering News. “The growth this year has been phenomenal, considering... 

New cable entry seals launched for underground applications

8th August 2014 Cable- and pipe-sealing mechanisms manufacturer Roxtec has developed and launched a new solution, the Roxtec UG cable entry seals for underground sealing against constant water pressure. “The modular-based multi-cable entry seals are designed to resist constant and catastrophic water pressure.... 


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