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Industrial Filters and Filtration

New double sensor transmitter launched

28th November 2014 Isolated pressure transducers and transmitters measuring technology manufacturer Keller, represented in Southern Africa by Instrotech, announced the launch of the Series PRD-33 X, in November. This differential pressure transmitter features a double sensor for measuring the differential and line... 

Energy efficiency leads to healthy return on investment

29th November 2013 A capital investment in power factor correction and harmonic filtering equipment can result in a healthy return on investment – depending on the utility’s demand rate structure, production quality cost owing to harmonics, and voltage fluctuations in the distribution system, says electricity... 

Importance of international standards being realised locally

By: Jonathan Rodin     29th November 2013 The South African filtration market is slowly following suit on international trends as it is realising the importance of using the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) cleanliness code 4406 to quantify particulate contamination levels per millilitre of fluid to determine its... 

Water treatment proves successful

29th November 2013 Water treatment company Water Purification Chemical & Plant (WPCP) has completed a water purification plant upgrade project, which included a contract to strip existing nonfunctional pressure sand filters and replace these with new coated steel sand filters, as mechanical and electrical... 

Company successfully showcases new product

29th November 2013 Filtration supplier and manufacturer Filter Focus COO Craig FitzGerald reports that the 2013 South African Sugar Technologists' Association (Sasta) Conference, which was held at the Durban International Convention Centre, served as the ideal event for the company to showcase the benefits of its... 

Cyclone technology replaces conventional dust and exhaust filters

By: Jonathan Rodin     29th November 2013 Current industrial filtration methods often require costly maintenance and filter membrane replacement on an ongoing basis. However, Rand Technical Services (RTS) has introduced to the market a robust, highly effective inertial spin filter technology for industrial dust and exhaust separation,... 

Oil cleanliness of paramount importance

29th November 2013 South Africa filtration company Filter Focus reports that although oil disposal - which in most cases is a completely unnecessary practice - often has harmful repercusions for the environment, which also, in most cases this is a completely unnecessary practice. Technologies do exist to make... 

Amalgamation proves successful

By: Jonathan Rodin     29th November 2013 Engineering products manufacturer and supplier Omsa, product manager Philip Craig says the company has expanded rapidly over the last three years, owing to its unique, complete, fully functional bulk fuel filtration system. 

Company promotes platinum recycling technology

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th November 2012 Rising filtration equipment costs and an increase in equipment maintenance problems are leading to increased interest in high-quality filtration technology, says industrial solutions provider Rand Technical Services (RTS) MD Ian Fraser. He notes that, while there are continuous improvements in... 

Frost prevention system to benefit fruit producer

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th November 2012 Local irrigation and agricultural solutions provider Agrico is implementing a frost-prevention system at fruit producer Karsten Group’s Hoogland farm, in Ceres, in the Western Cape. The company states that the project has enabled it to demonstrate the benefits of using filters manufactured by... 

Interest in filter bags increasing

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th November 2012 Local filtration provider Filcon Filters has imported absolute polypropylene matrix (APM) filter bags, ranging from 0.2 µm to 50 µm, from US-based manufacturer Sun-Central for distribution in South Africa. Filcon Filters technical sales director Vernon Clarke says there is increasing interest in... 

Enzyme filtration gaining popularity

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th November 2012 While enzyme and bacteria filtration products have separately been available to industries for natural filtration use, filtration company ZymeTech now offers a combined enzyme/bacteria solution to ensure a greener and more efficient approach to filtration, says ZymeTech MD Alan Badenhorst. The... 

Carbon footprint of filtration becoming increasingly important

11th March 2011 Environment-friendly filtration solutions developer Amiad Filtration Systems reports that water filtration technology will become more important, going forward, as fears of a water deficit as soon as 2025 loom. 

Industry focused on eliminating dust pollution

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     11th March 2011 Industry is becoming increasingly aware of how dust pollution affects industrial filters, moving machinery and productivity in general, industrial solutions provider Rand Technical Services (RTS) MD Ian Fraser says. 

Mining sector moves towards dry stacking of tailings

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     11th March 2011 The need for water conservation and safer disposal of tailings are driving a growing interest in the dry stacking of waste materials, says filtration solutions provider Outotec mineral processing engineer Ian Townsend. 

Expanded product line to offer wider application

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     11th March 2011 Filtration systems and parts manufacturer Donaldson Filtration Solutions has expanded its fuel filter offering through the launch of a new line of replacement fuel filters. 

New product range offers increased reliability

11th March 2011 Industrial consumables and engineering firm Bearing Man Group (BMG) reports that its filtration division has launched a range of explosion-protected purifiers that are designed for application in areas where explosive gases may be present. 

Filtration solutions reduce operational costs

11th March 2011 Water handling and treatment solutions provider ITT Water & Wastewater reports that its rapid gravity media filtration and clarification solutions, which form part of its Leopold range, will reduce operational costs at wastewater treatment plants.  

Units extend life span of oil, inline filters

11th March 2011 The use of centrifugal oil filtration units will extend the life of oil and inline filters on industrial and mining equipment, filtration systems supplier SA Centrifuge reports.  

Increased awareness of benefits of energy efficient equipment

By: Lindsey Berry     12th March 2010  

New inertial spin filter technology

12th March 2010 Tshwane-based Rand Technical Services (RTS) has developed a robust, highly effective inertial spin filter technology for industrial dust and exhaust separation, which is virtually maintenance free and offers an alternative to current industrial filtration methods that often require costly... 

Filtration company helps promote literacy development

12th March 2010  

Local distributor continues successful 
distribution of Danish brand

12th March 2010 Filtration product distributor IQ Oil Filtration, which is the approved and contracted sole local importer and distributor of Danish filtration manufacturer CC Jensen’s (CJC’s) oil filtration products has had a successful first year since it opened in January, last year.


Robust transfer trolley launched

12th March 2010 Filtration specialist BMG Filtration, a division of Bearing Man Group, has launched a new robust transfer trolley which transfers oil safely from the oil store to the plant, without the lubricator having to touch the fluid. 

Exclusive distribution agreement secured

By: Lindsey Berry     12th March 2010  

Alliance formed to distribute, market diesel exhaust fluid

12th March 2010 International industrial filtration system manufacturer Cummins Filtration and international specialty chemicals company Ashland, which manufactures Valvoline, reports that it has formed an alliance to package, market and distribute diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in North America. 

Cyclone, cross-flow filtration provides efficiency

12th March 2010 Cyclone and cross-flow filtration technologies are used in the turbocyclone system and reduces suspended solids in wastewater. The system reduces the particles in the water to provide a consistent stream that can be treated and processed more efficiently, says water treatment engineering company... 

Small-size filter range launched

12th March 2010 Manufacturer of inductive components Premo is offering a high performance, easy to install, small-sized new filter range to its customers suitable for a number of applications.  

Cold sterile filtration used in breweries

12th March 2010 As a part of its brewery portfolio, multinational engineering group Alfa Laval’s system uses sterile filtration membranes from international laboratory and process technology provider Sartorius, that are designed for beer filtration.  

New technologies highlighted at 
international conference

12th March 2010 Diversified global infrastructure company (GE) will highlight several new technologies at Medical Design and Manufacture West for medical and life science companies needing enhanced filtration and separation for various applications. 

New plant for local manufacturer

12th March 2010 South African manufacturer and supplier of industrial filters and lubrication systems Operational Marketing has moved to new and expanded offices with an adjoining manufacturing plant in Strydom Park, Gauteng.  

Production plant opened in China

12th March 2010 Designer, manufacturer and supplier of industrial filters Larox has opened a new production plant in Suzhou, in China. 

New filter vessel 
prevents spills

12th March 2010 Liquid filter company Eaton Filtration has launched a new filter vessel, the Flowline II, which the company reports provides high performance and is economically priced compared with other filter vessel products. 

Filtration system extends life of reverse-osmosis plant

By: Lindsey Berry     12th March 2010 Environmental solutions company Procon Environmental Technologies has delivered one of its Mycelx filtration units to a water treatment plant at South African ferrochrome producer Samancor Chrome’s Tubatse Ferrochrome smelting operation, in Steelpoort, Mpumalanga province. 

Fine filtration certification curtails dishonest practices

By: Fatima Gabru     13th March 2009 Independent certification body Eurovent's certification of fine filters in the F5 to F9 classes should become an industry standard, states Eurovent certified filter manufacturer MD Dr Daniel Schmitt. 

Large-scale pressure 
filter developed for 
mining applications

13th March 2009 Designer, manufacturer and supplier of industrial filters Larox has developed a large-scale pressure filter for mining applications in response to the increased need for tailings and fine iron-ore filtration. 

Ferrochrome client installs eight spin filter units

By: Fatima Gabru     13th March 2009 FiItration solutions company Rand Technical Services (RTS) is in the process of delivering eight spin-filter units for a client in the ferrochrome industry, states RTS MD Ian Fraser. 

Petrochemicals company aids fuel filtration system development

By: Fatima Gabru     13th March 2009 South African industrial filtration and lubrication engineering company Operational Marketing has been working closely with a global petrochemical client, for the design, manufacture and supply of its bulk fuel filtration systems and solutions, Operational Marketing technical sales engineer... 

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