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Corrosion Control News

Innovative coatingproduct receives good market response

By: Jade Davenport     3rd June 2005 The majority of corrosion-protection coatings that are available on the South African market are standard epoxy-based coatings, which have always been susceptible to impact and abrasion damage. 

New training courses set for July

By: Jade Davenport     3rd June 2005 The Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa is a nonprofit organisation involved in corrosion control and prevention. 

Prepare before you paint

     3rd June 2005 The Kwazulu-Natal-based Rohm & Haas Paint Quality Institute (PQI) strives to create a more informed paint consumer and assists quality paint manufacturers in their efforts to produce and promote quality paints. 

Stainless for infrastructure

     3rd June 2005 In developing countries where financial resources are limited, it is important to create infrastructure using material that is inherently corrosion resistant and thus suitable for reducing the lifecycle costs associated with maintenance. 

Stainless steel in high demand for infrastructure projects

     3rd June 2005 In developing countries where financial resources are limited, it is important to create infrastructure using material that is inherently corrosion resistant and thus suitable for reducing the lifecycle costs associated with maintenance. 

Thermal ceramic coatings extend element life

     3rd June 2005 Distributor and applicator of microfilm high-temperature ceramic coatings Powerkote has recently introduced a microfilm corrosion and chemical-resistant coating for domestic and industrial elements, which is capable of withstanding thermal shock. 

Tribology applied to reduce equipment wear

     3rd June 2005 Wear is inevitable in the use of comminution equipment and a risk factor, which IMS Engineering is seeking to reduce by applying the science of tribology during the development of processing solutions for its customers. 

US rust-protection system now in South Africa

By: Jade Davenport     3rd June 2005 Durban-based Epure Coatings has been specialising in rust-prevention in the automotive industry for the past seven years and has recently introduced a new rust-protection system into the South African market called CarWell Rust Protection System. 

Fuel additive passes airport tests

By: Nicola Mawson     24th May 2005 Oil-based additive company Fuel Effect has completed tests at a ground power-unit at Fleet Africa, Swissport at Johannesburg International Airport. 

Drives for sewage treatment applications

     1st April 2005 Bearing Man’s gear products division, Power Drives, has a range of drives designed specially for sewage-treatment applications. 

75% increase in oil-analysis course attendance

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 What if your vehicle’s oil could tell you what was wrong with the engine? 

Adoption of water-based lubricants rather slow

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 Despite the current worldwide push to operate companies as environmentally-friendly as possible, Rothenberger South Africa GM Michael Fellendorf says that the company’s water-based threading lubricant is not receiving the reception that an environmental push suggest its should. 

Engine-condition monitoring kit launched

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 A revamped diagnostic kit for performing condition checks on engines was launched late last year, Engineering News has learnt. 

Grease is the word for high temperatures and speeds

     11th February 2005 Bearing company SKF has developed a new formulation for its LGLT 2 high-speed bearing grease to meet increasing demands for higher speeds. 

Institute to hold tribology course next week

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 Next week the South African Institute of Tribology will be holding its first course this year at the Science Park, in Kelvin, Gauteng. 

Opportunities flow from SA firm's alliance with global giant

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 In the middle of last year, ExxonMobil and Engen South Africa announced that Engen would be officially distributing Mobil lubricants in many sub-Saharan African countries. 

SA fluid-transfer firm wins Ghana contract

     11th February 2005 Lubrication-solutions provider FloSolve was awarded a global tender to fit Wiggins service systems on to a fleet of 42 CAT earthmoving machines for Gold Fields’s Tarkwa mine, in Ghana. 

Success requires more than just product differentiation

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 In the oils and lubricants industry, it is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to differentiate themselves on the basis of product. 

Synthetic-oils agency deal on the cards

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 Although Bearing Man has been buying lubricants from Habot in an informal, open-ended arrangement for about five years, it now seems that it will be appointed a formal distributor, Engineering News has learnt. 

Coatings company extends franchise to Kenya

     25th January 2005 Specialist coatings manufacturer for the construction industry Marmoran has signed up Galaxy Paints of Nairobi to be a blending agent in Kenya. This brings the number of Marmoran blending technology agencies operating in Africa to eight. 

Quick-fix solutions for damaged pipelines

By: abdul cook     19th November 2004 Pipeline corrosion and mechanical damage in the form of cracks, dents and gouges can cause costly downtime for processing and manufacturing industries. 

Refinery in six-week maintenance shutdown

By: abdul cook     19th November 2004 A six-week maintenance shutdown from October 14, following 20 months of forward planning, is being under taken by Sapref. 

Spray coatings extend valves' operating lives

     12th November 2004 Gauteng-based corrosion-resistant surface-alloy distributor Flame Spray Technologies (FST) has developed hard and corrosion-resistant coatings which have made it possible to increase the working life of valves. 

BEE spurs growth at lubrication equipment firm

By: Irma Venter     17th September 2004 Johannesburg-based Lubrication Equipment aims to double its turnover over the next three years, on the back of an empowerment deal which saw black-owned investor Links Capital acquire 51% of the company in August. 

Engines battle with SA diesel

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 Impending legislation to govern emissions will require action now to be compliant when official emission levels are regulated. 

New standard for diesel under negotiation

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 New-technology diesel engines, like racehorses, are fussy about the type of fuel that they consume. 

Coatings project team for China

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 Barloworld Coatings is devising a new strategy for doing business in China. 

New coating technology to benefit farmers

     14th June 2004 Coatings company Flame Spray Technologies has introduced a new technology to South Africa, which can significantly lengthen the life of agricultural implements, such as ploughshares and sweeps, by ten to 15 times. 

Aerospace corrosion product finds new applications

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 Randburg power transmission company Entramarc has introduced a new corrosion-protection product to the South African market. 

Centralised lubrication promoted

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The Safematic centralised lubrication systems, from John Crane, provides a comprehensive and reliable coverage, which eliminates the need for any manual lubrication. 

Chain series is corrosion resistant

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The power transmission division of Bearing Man distributes the full range of Tsubaki high-performance chain, that includes the new corrosion resistant DP roller chain series. 

Corroded walkway leads to accident

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 One of the often forgotten causes of wear is corrosion but this is a mechanism that not only reduces plant availability but also can lead to dangerous working conditions, says Multotec Wear Linings marketing manager Ken Tuckey. 

Empowered corrosion company established

     4th June 2004 A new empowered corrosion-engineering solutions company, Didier Corrosion Engineering (DCE), has been formed. 

Furniture coating product successfully received

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 In the area of foil coatings, BASF Coatings has developed a new product line for the manufacturing of highly water-resistant furniture foils and successfully put it on the market. 

Landmark continues to display corrosion protection

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The new Nelson Mandela Bridge has made a marked difference to Johannesburg’s skyline and pundits say it’ll become as well-known as such international landmarks like Paris’ Eiffel Tower, London’s Tower Bridge and Sydney’s Opera House. 

Lead in paint is dangerous for children

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 High blood-lead levels found in South African children have been attributed to, among other sources, the use of lead in paint. This finding is based on a study conducted by the Medical Research Council (MRC). 

New branding may grow business

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The South African-based International Chemical Corporation (ICC), which was acquired by Barloworld at the beginning of March this year, is one of the country’s only producers of pigment dispersions or colourants for the decorative and industrial-paint markets. 

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