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Corrosion Control News

Petrochem giant unveils all-purpose oil

By: nkolola halwindi     15th February 2002 A subsidiary of petro-chemical giant Sasol, Sasol Oil, has launched the Sapphire 15W-40 oil, an oil for naturally aspirated and turbo-charged petrol and diesel engines. 

R145m-deal for recovery of used oil

     15th February 2002 A R145-million-deal has been signed between the Rose Foundation and Oilkol to ensure the collection of more than 200-million litres of used-oil in the next five years. 

Underground lubrication goes mobile

     15th February 2002 Lubrication equipment specialist IMS Industrial Products (IMS), in conjunction with Specpro Projects and Caltex Oil South Africa, has developed a mobile lubricant-dispensing unit for underground equipment, designed to increase efficiency and reduce downtime. 

Galvanised steel piping stands its ground

     25th January 2002 Galvanised piping is one of the oldest and most common plumbing materials used for potable water conveyance, and form most of this century was the dominant material for domestic plumbing. 

Tubing a sweet deal for SA sugar sector

By: Deborah Spicer     14th September 2001 The sugar industry can buy locally-manufactured tubing, specifically for use in kestners, evaporators and juice heaters, now that Barloworld SST – previously known as Salmac – together with Columbus Stainless have developed the SQ28TMa dual-stabilised ferritic-stainless-steel tube for... 

New light-chrome pump material

By: Keith Campbell     27th July 2001 THE South African subsidiary of an international pumps and valves group is overseeing the manufacture in this country of a revolutionary new abrasion and corrosion resistant alloy, to a much higher standard than had previously been achieved from imports, and is consequently hoping to export... 

More contracts for corrosion-prevention firm

     8th June 2001 Two significant contracts have been awarded to Paradigm Projects, of Pinetown, a company specialising in corrosion prevention. 


     1st June 2001 Rebuff specialises in the manufacture of coated and non-woven abrasive products, polishing buffs and polishing compounds, made of cotton, sisal and various abrasives. 

Thermal-diffusion coating introduced

By: System Author     29th September 2000 A new company starting in Gauteng next month, TD Coating Centre, will introduce a thermal-diffusion coating process in South Africa, which ensures greater resilience of tools and dies used in manufacturing, and which is hoped to enable the tool- and die-making industry to compete more effectively... 

Germans invest in SA corrosion sector

By: System Author     12th May 2000 German firm Steuler Industriewerke has bought a 35% share in Johannesburg corrosion-protection company Gordon Bennett. 

Importance of tribology increasing

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

Incorrect use costing billions

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

New centre left holding the torch

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

Opportunities abound in market

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

R4,2m bridge contract in progress

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

Same mistakes being made

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

New surface heat-treatment process

By: System Author     17th March 2000 New thermochemical heat-treatment processes to combat wear and corrosion are now available in South Africa. 

Italian lubricants slide into South Africa

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Oils & lubricants 

Lessons from the tribologists

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Oils & lubricants 

Nine years of R&D revealed to the international and local markets

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Oils and lubricants 

Oven chain lubricant cooks the competition

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Oils and lubricants 

Thermal spray coatings are hot in maintenance

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Corrosion protection, Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Cape

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Tenders are invited for the corrosion protection of a bridge. 

New coating-thickness gauge launched

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Noise, Vibration & NDT 

Metal alloys with high corrosion resistance

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Developments to Watch 

Baffling corrosion problem unsolved – can you help?

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Electically Speaking 

Gear failure explained

By: Roelf Diedericks     30th July 1999 When it comes to gear failure, there is good news and there is bad news. The bad news is that the cause of gear failure can range from excessive wear to catastrophic breakage; the good news is that gear failure can be prevented. In order for gear failure to be prevented, however, one needs to... 

New series of dry vacuum pumps launched

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 new series of dry vacuum pumps designed to perform in industrial applications has been launched by Edwards High Vacuum International. GV Drystar pumps have displacements of from 90 m3/h to 540 m3/h. The pumps have two pairs of claw-shaped rotors on two shafts, which rotate in opposite directions... 

Greasing the wheels of lubrication awareness

By: System Author     16th July 1999 What is your brief? It is to create an awareness of tribology that has been sorely lacking in the South African context. Until now, nobody has given much thought to the cost of wear, and how it can be minimised through correct lubrication and an informed choice of wear materials. I started out in... 

New turnkey lubrication service

By: System Author     16th July 1999 A revolutionary integrated business solution for South African industry is being provided by lubricant and fuel company Mobil SA, of Sandton, Gauteng. Although the phrase ‘business solution’, has traditionally been reserved for the information technology sector, Mobil development... 

Smooth new wire-rope coating system

By: System Author     16th July 1999 The days of the bitumen-coated wire rope are numbered – an alternative to the somewhat cumbersome coating has been found in the form of LE 2001 and LE 2002 oil- and petroleum-based lubricants, which are fast gaining credibility in mining and industry. Developed by Lubrication Engineers SA... 

Sought-after ‘fit and forget’ material

By: System Author     16th July 1999 South African industry needs to rid itself of the prejudice against polymer materials if it is to benefit from technological advances in the field of tribology, says Vesco Plastics marketing and projects manager Mark Opperman. “Many people can simply not believe that polymers can do a more... 

Mail-box production being outsourced

By: System Author     9th July 1999 The Post Office’s technical department in Pretoria is in search of competent engineering firms to assist it in the manufacturing of transportable mail-collection units (TMCUs). “For the past six years we have been manufacturing these units, which are made from mild steel and painted... 

Local company wins madagascar wheel contract

By: System Author     25th June 1999 LOCAL company Rely Precision Casting has been awarded a contract to cast 1,4-m-diameter Pelton-wheels for Madagascar’s Mandraka power station. Through main contractors Sulzer, the company has been contracted to cast four stainless-steel wheels, which are required to build the two... 

Lowest-cost aluminium corrosion control

By: System Author     25th June 1999 The new Sulzer Metco SmartArc arc spray system has been designed to produce the lowest-cost aluminium corrosion-control coatings available in industry today. This has been achieved by the redesign of the arc head to ensure a low-turbulence air flow, resulting in higher deposit efficiencies, lower... 

Composite benefits

By: System Author     18th June 1999 EVIDENCE of change is everywhere today, and composite grating is playing a big role in technology change. The relationship between steel grating and fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) is often misunderstood. The only true reason for the existence of composite grating is that steel fails to perform... 

R7-million pulp-bleaching plant refurbishment complete

By: System Author     18th June 1999 The R7-million refurbishment of a pulp-bleaching plant, aged about 40 years, at the Sappi Enstra mill in Gauteng has been completed. With corrosion damage affecting its structural steel work, Trade Fin projects replaced several structures using SGB-supplied scaffolding worth more than R500 000,... 

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