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Air, Gas, Fumes and Dust Control

Valve components offer mines environment-friendly dust management solutions

10th May 2013 Pneumatic solutions provider, Pneumax, reports that it is well-positioned to meet pending legislative changes, in the National Environmental Management Act, related to dust control regulations for mining operations. 

Looming air-quality standards facing industry

By: Sashnee Moodley     10th May 2013 Critical deadlines for the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (NEM: AQA) No. 39 of 2004 have either passed or are looming for activities listed under Section 21 of the Act and operators need to be aware of and meet the remaining deadline by handing in their licence applications or... 

Dust-control helmet to be launched onto market in June 

By: Sashnee Moodley     10th May 2013 Air filtration solutions company Aircure expects to release its 360° air curtain helmet next month to reduce the amount of harmful contaminants to which workers are exposed. 

Third-generation filtration system offers great health benefits

By: Sashnee Moodley     10th May 2013 The Filterbox, a mobile dust- and fume-extraction and filtration system used for at-source extraction, has been introduced onto the South African market by industrial products supplier Dowson & Dobson. 

Ultrasonic leak detector reduces strain on national electricity grid 

By: Sashnee Moodley     10th May 2013 Welding solutions firm Shield Technologies says significant electricity and maintenance savings can be achieved using Belgium company Special Detection Tools (SDT) International’s SDT ultrasonic leak detector. 

Bag filter contract to be commissioned next month

11th May 2012 Air cleaning and dust control company Actom Air Pollution Control will commission its turnkey bag filter contract, next month, at South African cement producer Pretoria Portland Cement’s (PPC’s) De Hoek cement manufacturing plant near Piketberg, in the Western Cape. 

Seventh bag filter system installed at local lead smelter

By: Chantelle Kotze     11th May 2012 Air pollution control equipment specialist Air & Liquid Filtration Accessories (Alfa) has installed a seventh compartmentalised, off-line cleaning bag filter system at a local lead smelter for filtration of lead fumes from its 10 t and two 20 t furnaces, leading to emissions lower than the... 

Cleanroom technologies improve health in Africa

By: Chantelle Kotze     11th May 2012 Controlled-environment solutions provider Clean Room Maintenance is engaged in an ongoing collaboration with a number of local heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) installation and servicing firms, as well as teams from the African arm of the World Health Organisation (WHO), to... 

Silencer manufacturer delivers last of three ordered units

By: Chantelle Kotze     11th May 2012 Steam and air control equipment manufacturer Applied Vacuum, in March, delivered the last two of three silencers ordered by an engineering and construction contractor for use on a South African petrochemicals project.  

Standards-approved single-stage regulator range introduced

11th May 2012 Industrial gases, welding and safety products group African Oxygen (Afrox) says its new-generation Saffire Series 6000 single-stage regulator range is the only such range on the South African market that conforms to the SANS 2503 standard, as set out by the South African Bureau of Standards.  

Dust suppression solution supplied to South African mining industry

11th May 2012 Specialist fire fighting equipment supplier DoseTech, in January, supplied a mobile remote-controlled water monitor, specifically designed for extended dust suppression, to specialist mine vehicle builder Cobra Petro Products for dust control of mine heaps and road surfaces at a local iron-ore mine. 

R40m gas cleaning contract awarded by ferromanganese producer

11th May 2012 Air cleaning and dust control company Actom Air Pollution Control will commission a R40-million gas cleaning equipment installation contract for secondary fume extraction at a local ferromanganese-producing plant, in Gauteng, by the middle of the year. 

Wireless monitoring system launched

11th May 2012 International analytic instrument company Thermo Scientific has introduced its Smart-Vue wireless monitoring system to the South African controlled-environment market through local laboratory equipment supplier Labotec. 

Department highlights air quality improvement strategy

By: Chantelle Kotze     11th May 2012 There is growing concern in South Africa about the levels of air pollution – mainly from industrial and commercial emissions; the domestic use of wood, coal and paraffin; vehicle exhaust emissions; biomass burning and energy production, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) highlights in... 

High-pressure 
gas analysis system 
released

11th May 2012 International vacuum solutions provider Pfeiffer Vacuum has released two new gas analysis products to the market, namely the Sputter Process Monitor (SPM) 220 and High Pressure Analyser (HPA) 220. 

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