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Industrial Cleaning and Shutdown

5 years to a cleaner city

3rd September 2004 The Mayor of Johannesburg, Amos Masondo, has a vision to create a world-class city by the year 2030. ? 

Reducing shutdown periods remains important

3rd September 2004 Industrial cleaning company the TMS Group pays special attention to its staff and level of expertise and training. 

R160 000 plant to be commissioned this month

By: andrea marais     3rd September 2004 Ultrasonic cleaning systems company Integral Systems, in cooperation with Ultrasonic Manufacturing, is currently in the process of developing an oil-cooler cleaning system for Clean Core Radiators, in Empangeni. 

A sweet site for cleaning

By: andrea marais     3rd September 2004 Johannesburg industrial cleaning solutions company Mopping Equipment has recently supplied its biggest Powerboss sweaper-scubber machine to the Coca Cola ABI bottling plant in Pretoria West. 

Local cleaning company adopts group ownership scheme

3rd September 2004 Local company Ruff and Tuff Equipment mobilises and motivates the unemployed people for manual job SMME opportunities in cleaning townships, CBD areas in towns, taxi ranks, parks, pavements and streets in a group ownership scheme similar to a franchise agreement. ? 

Range continues to be sold for surface cleaning

3rd September 2004 The effective removal of surface contaminants is critical to the cleaning of heavy industrial equipment. 

Data losses from static electricity can ruin a company

By: andrea marais     3rd September 2004 It has been estimated that global losses in the electronic industry due to static electricity discharge, are in excess of $45-billion each year.? 

Local company builds second vacuum truck

By: andrea marais     3rd September 2004 Industrial cleaning company Hornlee Specialised Cleaning, a subsidiary of JCM Industrial Cleaning, is currently constructing a second vacuum truck using a Belgian design, adapted for South African conditions using South African parts. 

EAfrica seeks common economic voice at summit

30th October 2003 East Africa presidents met yesterday to forge a consensus on key development goals so their region can lobby with a common voice under an economic rescue plan for the continent. 

Company emphasises the importance of ready component availability

5th September 2003 “When a machine is stripped down during maintenance or breakdown programmes, the ready availability of the correct components and efficient repair procedures significantly reduces downtime and ensures efficiency,” says Bearing Man bearings division divisional director Mahomed Kardar. 

Maintenance work requires safety equipment

5th September 2003 Safety should be of utmost concern when undertaking cleaning and maintenance work at heights. 

Manufacturer moves house

By: Helene Le Roux     5th September 2003 Continued growth has prompted manufacturer of industrial and household cleaning products, Eisco, to move its manufacturing facility from Benrose, Johannesburg, to larger premises in Midrand, Gauteng. 

Chemical company develops new roof coating

5th September 2003 International speciality chemical company Rohm and Haas reports that it has developed an efficient weather-resistant liquid roof coating that can be applied over an existing roof, or used in a new construction. 

Abrasive-manufacturer upgrades its factories

5th September 2003 To meet the increase in demand in the metal finishing industry, local specialist manufacturer of abrasive products, buffs and compounds, Rebuff, is to invest more than a million rand in general upgrades and automation at its factories in Polokwane, Limpopo, and Isando, Gauteng. 

Petrochem plant shutdowns have evolved, says firm

5th September 2003 The safety of personnel and minimising downtime are these days regarded as some of the most important criteria during a petrochemical plant shutdown and maintenance turnaround. 

SA’s shutdown schedule

By: Helene Le Roux     5th September 2003 During large project and shutdowns, companies in South Africa use resources, such as skilled labour and engineering services, from the same pool. 

New chemical disposal system for Swartklip

21st May 2003 Defence company, Denel has confirmed that one of its divisions, Swartklip Products, is to conclude whether it has gained government approval for the installation of a chemical waste disposal system on May 30. 

SA-made floor-care products available

18th April 2003 A global speciality chemical company, Rohm and Haas, says it has been a leader in the development of products and processes in the floor-care industry for over 40 years. 

Firm gears up for learnership drive

By: vanessa vasques     11th October 2002 By April next year about 2 000 young South Africans will have gone through learnerships being carried out by TMS-Shezi Industrial Services to prepare them for employment in several industrial sectors. 

Shutdowns can be minimised

By: nkolola halwindi     6th September 2002 Although shutdowns may be necessary, worldwide cleaning equipment and solutions company Nilfisk-Advance sales manager Stephen Tregoning believes they can be avoided by investing in equipment maintenance programmes. 

New range of cleaning products launched for food industry

By: nkolola halwindi     6th September 2002 A new range of SABS 1853 and 1828 certified cleaning chemicals for the food industry has been launched on the South African market. 

These solvents not to be phased out

By: nkolola halwindi     6th September 2002 An industrial chemical and equipment manufacturer has disputed claims by some chemical companies saying that trichloroethylene and tetrasolve solvents will be phased out. 

Rapid changes in store for contract cleaning industry

6th September 2002 Founder and MD of Mopping Equipment Guy Williams believes South Africa’s contract cleaning industry is undergoing rapid change and that the future of the industry, at least in the short term, is likely to be focused on labour-only contracts where work forces are effectively redeployed as... 

High-pressure cleaner developed for mining industry

6th September 2002 A custom-made range of high-pressure cold-water cleaners specifically for the mining industry has been developed by Wap Alto SA, with the first contingent being exported to a Zambian copper mine. 

Painting guide to shutdown projects

6th September 2002 Experts at the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute have compiled a guide on how to enhance industrial cleaning and shutdown projects with a perfect, long lasting paint job. 

Access equipment gives ease of cleaning and maintenance

6th September 2002 Equipment supplier Bellambie Mining and Industrial says it has a range of access equipment that ensures greater stability for efficient maintenance operations at heights, as well as enhanced safety and peace of mind for workers. 

Possible contract for 'pig'-manufacturer

6th September 2002 After several discussions with interested parties, Johannesburg-based company Protea Pipeline Services is well-positioned to supply pigs to Sasol’s Temane Gas project in Mozambique. 

Beware over-maintenance, says company

6th September 2002 Maintenance of machinery can be an expensive exercise, not only in terms of the cost of spare parts and labour, but also lost production due to machinery breakdowns or plant stoppages for unscheduled maintenance, says Bearing Man MD Greg Till. 

Evaporation technology to stop enviro pollution

By: Karel Smrcka     9th November 2001 Environmental issues have a substantial effect on the treatment and disposal of industrial effluents and landfill leachate. The environmental movement is gaining momentum to minimise water usage and wastewater volume is increasing daily. 

Industrial cleaning product

7th September 2001 Specialist in electrical insulation materials and industrial laminates, Calidus Von Roll Isola, has an industrial cleaning product, Sunclean, that is designed to decontaminate equipment during maintenance and repair procedures. 

Outsourcing an opportunity for cleaners

7th September 2001 Busswords in the industrial and mining sector, such as ‘outsourcing’, ‘core competence’ and ‘facilities management’, have created opportunities for cleaning companies to offer their services in increasingly specialised industries. 

Shutdown contractor celebrates 50 years

7th September 2001 Canadian company Delta Catalytic has specialised in industrial contract maintenance, maintenance management technology, turnaround, shutdown, revamp, construction, construction management, commissioning, start-up, and decommissioning for nearly 50 years. 

Platinum slag sales take off

7th September 2001 Following new technological developments which have drastically increased blasting productivity, Blastrite platinum slag sales are taking off internationally. 

Accurate inspection system

7th September 2001 Technology company EPRI’s new transmission inspection and maintenance (TIM) system V3,0 introduced last year, collects, maintains, and analyses line inspection and maintenance data with increasing efficiency and accuracy. 

Product gives cleaning a lift

7th September 2001 Equipment company JLG Industries has supplied two mobile ‘cherry pickers’ to cleaning company Prestige Cleaning Services. 

SA cleaning product demand outstrips world

7th September 2001 The South African cleaning equipment market is expected to grow by some ten percent this year, substantially more than global demand which is expected to increase by between three and eight percent. 

Planned maintenance can reduce downtime

7th September 2001 Maintenance of machinery can be a very expensive exercise, not only in terms of the cost of spare parts and labour, but also lost production due to machinery breakdowns or plant stoppages for unscheduled maintenance, says Bearing Man MD Greg Till. 

Firm attempts biggest shutdown ever

By: Joanne Delaurentis     7th September 2001 South African synthetic fuels (synfuels) giant Sasol Synthetic Fuels (SSF) is gearing up for the largest shutdown it has ever executed consisting of more than 80 000 activities and 600 000 workhours, reports shutdown co-ordinator Raymond Owen. 

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