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Industrial Filters and Filtration

Cleaner product demands bulk fuel filtration

By: Chanel de Bruyn     14th March 2008 Soaring diesel, petrol and oil prices has led, and will continue to lead, to the production and demand for cleaner fuels, as these cleaner fuels are more efficient. The fuel supply industry will need to adopt bulk fuel filtration methods in order to ensure that it can supply these cleaner fuels,... 

New filtration division for local company

By: Chanel de Bruyn     14th March 2008 South African industrial supplies company Bearing Man has signed a distributorship agreement with global filtration solutions provider Pall Corporation South Africa, to form a new filtration division within the Bearing Man group of companies. 

Industrial filter manufacturer receives orders worth €26,2-million

By: Chanel de Bruyn     14th March 2008 Finish developer, designer and manufacturer of industrial filters Larox, which has a local subsidiary, Larox South Africa, have received orders from a number of mining companies in South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India, Japan, Russia, and Chile worth a total of about... 

New concept suction filter to save time, costs

By: Chanel de Bruyn     14th March 2008 Local filter manufacturer and supplier Compressor & Filter Marketing (CFM) has developed a new suction filter that will save clients time and costs. 

On-site monitor oversees filter breakthrough

16th March 2007 D-FW 230/231 filter monitors from Durag are designed for continuous on site monitoring of filter installations in flue gas ducts, ductwork for dust extraction and similar applications. The instrument is placed on the clean gas side behind a filter, and reports any defect in the operation, which... 

Legislation to boost air pollution control in South African

By: Guy Copans     16th March 2007 The enactment of the South African Air Quality Act (SAQA) in 2004, has placed the microscope on air quality,to which industrial emissions is a significant contributor, says Howden Projects MD Francois Steyn 

Two new filters for local steel producer

16th March 2007 Hydraulic equipment suppliers Hytec Fluid Technology have completed a multi-million rand contract for the supply of two automatic back-flushing filters to a major local steel producer. 

New manufacturing technique for submicron particle filters

16th March 2007 Filtration specialists Freudenberg have developed a new technique in the manufacture of Viledo High Efficiency Particulate AirFilters (HEPA filters) and Ultra-Low Penetration Air Filters (ULPAfilters), using a patented thermal embossing process. HEPA and ULPA are air filters with particularly... 

Filtration company offers personalised service strategy

By: Guy Copans     16th March 2007 Hands-on service through its filter press technology, is theadvantage offered by filtration company, Filtaquip, a division ofthe International Quadrant Engineering Group, says product managerStephen James. 

Wedgewire creates artificial barrier for media filtration system

16th March 2007 The retaining screen in the Bateman Engineered Technologies’ Pinned Bed Clarifier (PBC) makes use of stainless steel wedgewire from Multotec Wedgewire. It is used to form an artificial barrier to prevent the escape of the beads used as the media for filtration. 

New product enhances particle separation, contamination retention

16th March 2007 Hydraulic manufacturers Hydac Germany, have released the much-anticipated new Hydac Betamicron 4 element. Hydraulic equipment suppliers Hytec Fluid Technology believes that the release of Betamicron 4, represents a significant leap in filtration technology. It enhances particle separation,... 

Liquid filter company expands range through acquisition 

By: Guy Copans     16th March 2007 Liquid filter company Eaton Filtration plans to expand its product range through the recent acquisition of Ronningen and Petter, specialists in process technologies that use cleanable filter media. Immediate benefits from this acquisition are also expected through the reduction of infiltration... 

Compact dust collectors offer flexible solutions

By: Guy Copans     16th March 2007 Industrial filter company, Dust Control Projects, has introduced a new range of convenient and compact dust collectors to South Africa. The company has been awarded the tender as the sole distributor for Dust Control Projects in South Africa for South Korean industrial filter company, Chung Ho... 

Industrial-filter education requires more attention

By: Mischa Drotsky     17th March 2006 Creating awareness about the importance of filters for the protection of equipment and a safe working environment, as well as pollution control, is one of the major challenges that the air-filtration industry faces, Airventfil MD Lerato Makgalemele tells Engineering News. 

Importer offers extended guarantee on US filters

By: Mischa Drotsky     17th March 2006 A long-standing importer and wholesaler of industrial filters has committed itself to exceeding international service benchmarks by offering a seven-year guarantee on the filters it is importing from the US. 

Big push to improve pollution control at South African smelters

By: Mischa Drotsky     17th March 2006 Company offers custom-engineered in-house design As a supplier of electric-arc smelting furnaces and related technology to the ferroalloys and base-metals industries, Pyromet Technologies also designs its own in-house gas-cleaning systems for smelter applications, embracing wet and dry systems.... 

Rebranded firm focuses on product innovation

By: Mischa Drotsky     17th March 2006 A name change in 2004, a unique product development in 2005 and the rebranding of three of its filters, placed SPX Vokes-Air firmly on the industrial filters and filtration map. 

Acquisition underpins move to enhance industrial range

17th March 2006 For more than 40 years Donaldson Filtration Systems has served the South African market in the trucking, mining, civil engineering and agricultural sectors, and is world renowned as leaders in filtration solutions. 

Design database a key advantage

17th March 2006 Based in the UK and represented locally by OEN Enterprises, Micro Metalsmiths manufactures filters, diplexers, multiplexers and associated components. 

New filter range unveiled

17th March 2006 A brand-new range of filters, regulators and lubricators has just been released by Ernest Lowe under its own Elco label. 

Breakthrough limestone-wash solution installed

17th March 2006 Gauteng-based engineering firm, Thuthuka Group, has designed an innovative limestone wash plant for Metlime using a revolutionary vacuum filter process. 

Empowerment filters through

17th March 2006 Private equity firms RMB Corvest and Tandem Capital have concluded a major empowerment transaction with the introduction of an empowerment shareholder into Filter Flow, First Filtration and Francol. 

Acquisition to help firm expand into new markets

17th March 2006 The acquisition of Hayward Industries by Eaton Corporation was officially completed late last year. 

Fibreglass solution making inroads into African market

By: Mischa Drotsky     17th March 2006 Arguably the longest-standing fibreglass manufacturer in South Africa, Collins Fibreglass Plastics says its filtration business has made a material shift from the consumer to the industrial market over the past few years and that its solutions are now also beginning to penetrate markets outside... 

The benefits of bag prefilter systems

By: peter cromberge     18th March 2005 Because filtration can be an expensive process, most filtration functions will benefit from the use of pre-filter systems. 

Local firms bag opportunities in pharmaceutical industry

By: peter cromberge     18th March 2005 New demand by local pharmaceutical companies for fluid-bed drier bags has created an opportunity for certain local companies to supply these bags. 

No bending under pressure for titanium cartridge filters

By: peter cromberge     18th March 2005 A new range of titanium cartridge filters was introduced into the local market from the US in October last year. 

Local product could replace imports

By: peter cromberge     18th March 2005 A range of in-line basket strainers, previously only available through import, is being manufactured by a local filtration, lubrication and pump company. 

Correct filter can save millions

18th March 2005 Operators of large diesel machines, steam and gas turbines should be careful to fit only manufacturer-approved filters as opposed to choosing inferior filters motivated by lower prices. 

Enviro upgrade at Lydenburg smelter

18th March 2005 An environmental upgrade of the furnace charge points of two furnaces at Xstrata Alloys’ Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, chrome smelter is being undertaken by gas-cleaning and dust-control company MikroPul of Johannesburg. 

R1,3m water-treatment facility for mining town

By: peter cromberge     18th March 2005 A complete water-treatment facility valued at R 1, 3-million, complete with four filtration vessels, has been installed in a remote part of Mali to supply clean water to the mining town of Sadiola. 

Filter press for platinum plant

18th March 2005 The first Ishigaki Lasta filter press to be supplied to the local platinum industry has been installed at Lonmin’s smelter operations, and forms part of the plant extension project at this mine. 

Industries make use of filtration solution

18th March 2005 Various complete filtration systems have been supplied to local paper mills and aluminium plants by a local filtration company. 

Spark arrestor increases filterbag life 

By: abdul cook     5th November 2004 The latest development from Genair Pollution Control – the spark arrestor/prefilter – reduces filtration costs and increases lifter life, and is claimed by director Wynard Schoeman to be “the most reliable system on the market”. 

The challenge of online effluent testing

5th November 2004 Increasingly strict environmental legislation makes the reliable measurement of waste-water parameters essential for the effective treatment of effluents. 

Firm clinches pioneering flue-gas plant contract

5th November 2004 A local firm was awarded a contract earlier this year by leading pulp-and-paper maker Mondi Paper to instal a novel integrated desulphurisation (NID) dry flue-gas plant to serve two coal-fired boilers at the company’s Merebank mill north of Durban. 

Fresh air for smokers in restaurants

5th November 2004 Guidelines issued by the Department of Health for the construction of designated smoking areas fit well with the Seasonmaster Intercept, a product designed specifically to clean smoke from the atmosphere. 

Filters and bin vents meet emission targets

5th November 2004 Bag filters and bin vents supplied by gas cleaning and dust control specialists MikroPul of Johannesburg between 2000/3 for site-wide installation at BHP Billiton’s Mozal 1 & 2 aluminium smelters near Maputo, Mozambique, are operating successfully and meeting minimum emission targets as... 

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