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Corrosion Control News

New US product range launched in SA

     14th February 2003 The sole importer of the Lincoln lubrication systems for Southern Africa, Lincoln Lubrication SA, has announced the launch of the new Fast Fill System product range that is manufactured in the US, reports Lincoln Lubrication SA’s Patrick Sandker. 

Partnership formed to provide technical support

     14th February 2003 Engine distributor Cummins Diesel SA has forged a new technology partnership with filter specialists Fleetguard and lubricants manufacturer Valvoline, to provide a dedicated technical support network for users of the most advanced generation of low-emission Cummins engines. 

Online corrosion repair method introduced to SA

     24th January 2003 A cost-effective method of conducting online corrosion repairs to pipelines transporting sensitive or hazardous liquids and gases has been introduced to South African industry by FedHak Industrial Services, in conjunction with Gammatec Engineering. 

Beware backyard merchants

     11th October 2002 The use of plated fasteners in corrosive environments is a common practice today and is more cost effective than using bolts made of stainless steel or other exotic metals, says SA Bolt Manufacturers GM John Robbins. 

New development promises improved performance

     11th October 2002 East Rand-based Prolong Pumps and Valves takes pride in its ability to recondition pump components that will outperform the original equipment. 

East Rand firm makes inroads into China's big paint market

By: Deborah Spicer     27th September 2002 South Africa’s third-largest paint producer has shipped a-million-rands worth of paint to China, following successful negotiations between the local company and Quanlitona SA, the Chinese buyer’s South African subsidiary which is best known for its switchgear equipment. 

Prevention technique for rope corrosion

     20th September 2002 A wire rope grease applicator, reduce product wastage and ensure less downtime for underground mining operations has been developed by Shell South Africa (SSA), in a bid to extend rope life. 

Corrosion engineering systems now on offer

     13th September 2002 Systems supplier Steuler Africa provides a complete line of corrosion engineering solutions for the protection of concrete and steel structures in refineries, including ceramic, brick and tile linings, resinous membranes, liquid sheetings, coatings, monolithic toppings and anchored plastic sheet... 

Bearings ideal for steel milling

     19th July 2002 Bearing Man’s bearings division distributes a range of NSK bearings that provides efficient performance and reduced maintenance costs in many steel mill processes, including casting, rolling, finishing, raw materials handling and iron making. 

Diamond-treatment plant steel coating completed

     19th July 2002 StonCor Africa products have played an important role in the construction of a new combined treatment plant (CTP) at De Beers Kimberley mine. 

Steel-shot, grit manufacturer commissions fourth furnace

By: candice haase     19th July 2002 In the wake of the increased demand for steel-shot and grit products, Thor Foundry, an East-Rand steel-abrasives manufacturer, has begun commissioning its fourth furnace, which cost the foundry an estimated $300 000 to install. 

Corrosion-prevention measures for bridge

     5th July 2002 The cable ties and anchor support system for the Nelson Mandela Bridge, which is currently under construction and expected to be unveiled in July 2003, are the main components to support the bridge. 

Hotter the better for this rare pair

By: Marius Roodt     31st May 2002 Exactly ten years go to the month, Andr 

Plain sailing with lining systems range

By: marisa rodrigues     24th May 2002 The protection of concrete is a necessity in corrosive environments, such as those experienced in the chemical, food, fertiliser and power industries. 

Comprehensive corrosion management and maintenance service is on offer

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 A unique service is being supplied by the corrosion management services of Midrand-based Xenith Management. 

Corrosion-prevention research results out

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 Corrosion is a considerable problem within South Africa’s mines, not only in terms of the cost of maintenance and replacement, but also because of the potential hazards associated with corroded materials. 

Does corrosion industry need a surface-technology association?

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 Moves are currently under way to assess the need for a Surface Technology Association (STA) in South Africa to represent the surface technology and coating industry. 

Faster-curing resins boost motor repair

     3rd May 2002 Research and development in the electric motor industry is looking towards making the individual repair or manufacturing task quicker to process. 

Hot-dip galvanised steel and mining

     3rd May 2002 The Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of Southern Africa has released a paper entitled, “Evaluation of the use and performance of hot dip galvanized steel at a PGM concentrator facility”. 

Mining firm renews lubrication maintenance contract

     3rd May 2002 Leading opencast mining company Scharrighuisen Mining has renewed its lubrication maintenance contract with IMS Industrial Products (IMS-I). 

New BEE firm to tackle corrosion

     3rd May 2002 The collaboration between a number of established members of the corrosion industry to form Isinyithi Corrosion Engineering (ICE) has made it the first known black empowerment company within the corrosion industry in South Africa. 

R2m ceramic technology debuts in South Africa

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 Specialist manufacturer of high-density and alumina ceramics Multotec Wear Linings, part of the Multotec group, based in Kempton Park, is using technology and equipment reportedly never seen before in South Africa to maintain its position as a leader in the wear linings and protection industry. 

SA-based firm to complete tank linings for Namibian zinc-mine by October

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 Surface-protection engineering company Steuler Bennett, of Johannesburg, is currently completing the largest project it has ever undertaken under its Steuler Africa name. 

Test kits reduce incidence of osmotic blistering

     3rd May 2002 Research into the causes of osmotic blistering in coating products has shown that chloride retention on the substrate is often the reason for the problem. 

Training for surface preparation and coating

     3rd May 2002 Specialist in industrial materials Blastrite will begin offering free training courses this year to the surface-preparation and coating industry. 

Tubing to deal with 'sweet' corrosion

     3rd May 2002 Five years of extensive laboratory tests, negotiations and trials have resulted in the successful introduction of Salmac Stainless Tube’s SQ28 stainless-steel tubing, which is resistant to stress corrosion cracking, to the South African market. 

Dry-running hermetic pump developed

By: nkolola halwindi     26th April 2002 Since the invention of the magnetically-driven pump more than 50 years ago, most of its developments occurred in terms of the magnets and the materials of construction. 

African Electroplating 

     5th April 2002 African Electroplating specialises in metal finishing, including decorative and protective finishes. 

Concrete shielded from sewage harm

By: marisa rodrigues     5th April 2002 Concrete, the major building material of sewage systems, is unavoidably affected by the stresses of being in contact with wastewater, therefore making protection essential. 

Corrosion protection for concrete and steel

By: Zonika Botha     29th March 2002 In the chemical industry, concrete and steel are to attack by various chemicals, especially acids. 

Affiliation of SA/US tribology institutions

     15th February 2002 The South Africa Institute of Tribology (SAIT) will be signing an agreement with the US Society for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), which will result in the two associations becoming affiliates. 

Black gold brimming with black empowerment

By: nkolola halwindi     15th February 2002 Black economic empowerment (BEE) within South Africa’s lucrative oil industry will be pervasive, and will not merely involve a minority equity stake by black shareholders, predicted the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) in its yearly report published late last year. 

Expanded synthetic-lubricants range

     15th February 2002 One of the leaders in synthetic lubricant technology Habot, of Krugersdorp, in Gauteng, has launched a range of priced-for-performance synthetic lubricants based on the world wide-accepted group III base-fluid technology. 

Getting to grips with grease

     15th February 2002 Grease and grease lubrication is all but forgotten by many plant engineers. Few lubricant suppliers have staff skilled enough to understand the technology of the mechanical equipment being lubricated with grease as well as the grease technology, says lubrication consultant Simon Norton. 

Heavy-loaded gear lubricant launched

By: nkolola halwindi     15th February 2002 Lubrication product and service specialist Geared Lubricants, of Johannesburg North, which is jointly owned by oil company Mobil and the Bafokeng Nation, is now the supplier of the Petron Corporation’s gear shield ‘NC’ and ‘NCW’ products for the lubrication of... 

Heavy-vehicle diesel multigrade

     15th February 2002 An advanced high-performance SAE 15W/40 diesel multigrade has been launched by Engen for the heavy-vehicle market. 

Oil extends diesel-engine drainage intervals

By: nkolola halwindi     15th February 2002 Leading manufacturer of automotive lubricants Caltex has launched the Delo 400 multigrade, a diesel and gasoline oil intended to extend oil-drain intervals. 

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