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Industrial Filters and Filtration

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... 

SA dust filters for Angolan cement plant

24th September 2004 Dust control specialists Air Cleaning Equipment of Gauteng, a division of MikroPul, reported that it was recently awarded a contract to manufacture and supply dust control and collection systems for a major revamp of Angolan cement producer Nova Cimangola's cement plant near Luanda. 

Filter delivery to take place in August

By: zeena isaacs     25th June 2004 Industrial filtration specialist Filteg Solutions has been awarded a R2,5-million contract to supply filters and coalesces to Sasol’s Project Turbo. 

Filter copes at high temperatures

By: renay de     19th March 2004 A significant challenge that faces many hot-gas-filtration installations is acid hydrolysis on filter bags, Crosible South Africa Filtration sales manager Sebastian Buisman tells Engineering News. 

Gas-cleaning and dust-recovery system is now complete

19th March 2004 One of the largest gas-cleaning and dust-control and -recovery projects implemented in Southern Africa to date was recently completed at the Dudfield plant of Holcim South Africa. 

Filter brand continues to be used in most industries

By: renay de     19th March 2004 Turnkey lubrication and filtration installations supplier, Operational Marketing thrives in providing high-quality products and exceptional service, reports filtration manager Marty Welman. 

Conditioning system results in cleaner fuel

19th March 2004 New generation diesel engines, especially those running sophisticated electronic unit injection systems demand uncontaminated fuel to prevent performance deterioration and reduce high repair bills to sensitive components, Barloworld Equipment product analyst Nico Coetzer tells Engineering News. 

Mill filters commissioned by June or July

By: renay de     19th March 2004 International equipment supplier to the pulp and paper industry Groupe Laperri 

Paper-mill contract awarded

19th March 2004 The contract to design, supply and install a new 50 m3/hr water filtration plant at the Mondi Felixton Paper Mill in Kwazulu-Natal has been awarded to Best Water Technology (BWT). 

Twice-the-life filter bags launched

By: renay de     19th March 2004 A new line of filter bags, Dura-Life, was introduced into the country by Donaldson Filtration Systems.? 

Countering filter contaminants

By: Steven Chiaberta     17th October 2003 Many filters are prematurely blocked because of problems associated with water contamination. ?This is the view of hydraulics director Philip Johnson of the multinational filter technology company Donaldson. 

Kelvin retrofit programme on schedule

By: Martin Czernowalow     19th September 2003 Independent electricity producer Kelvin Power Station announced earlier this month that the first phase of a multimillion-rand retrofit programme is on schedule and will be completed by November, following the completion and commissioning of the first two units last month. 

Wastewater membrane means no more money down the drain

By: Karel Smrcka     29th August 2003 The constituents of some effluents can also be valuable and, if not properly treated, wastewater can literally throw money down the drain. 

SA company’s export success reaches Nepal

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 A South African engineering and manufacturing company, Fluidex Engineering, has been exporting transformer oil purification plants since 1985, and regeneration plants since the early 1990s. 

Helicopter filters now used in ploughing farmlands

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 South African air-filter technology is making an impact on the locomotive industry both locally and overseas. 

Turnkey ability secured preferred supplier position, says firm

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 The South African arm of international company Freudenberg Group, Freudenberg Nonwovens, was selected as the preferred supplier of air-purification technology and systems to Sasol Synfuels, Secunda. 

Dual-filtration product is introduced locally

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 The reduction of the wear of automatic transmission and power-steering technology is an area that is fast developing in the automotive sector. 

Technology focuses on combating fuel deterioration

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 Mobile tank-cleaning (MTC) units are becoming more widely used in the Southern African region as large consumers of fuel realise the cost-implications of fuel deterioration and the accumulation of tank-sludge on fuel consumption and poor engine performance. 

Membranes to meet ‘green’ standards

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 With the proliferation of emission control standards across industry worldwide, dust control has become a necessary part of any process. 

Company clinches contract at two waste incinerators

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 Stringent emission control legislation has forced a number of companies engaged in incineration activities to reduce the emissions from their facilities. 

Home-made filter tackles problem of reduced injector wear-life

14th March 2003 A locally-designed final polishing filter is providing a solution to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) experiencing reduced injector wear-life in their diesel engines. 

Global takeover affects local market

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 The international takeover of Ultrafilter International by Donaldson will impact directly on the South African market. 

New system increases filter's surface area

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 Donaldson Filtration Solutions will be releasing a new filtration system which allows for an increase in the surface area of the filter. 

SA firm secures UK and German ranges

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 Hydraulics and pneumatics company Ernest Lowe, of Johannesburg, has recently added products from Casappa, Ikron and Linde to its range. 

New combined filter regulators and lubricators

3rd May 2002 Johannesburg-based D & D Pneumatics, a division of Dowson & Dobson Industrial, has announced the launch of a new range of combined filter regulators and lubricators (FRLs) made from stainless steel. 

Dust-control, wind protection grow productivity

22nd March 2002 East Rand steel manufacturer Scaw Metals has installed Apex Strip Curtains’ general-purpose curtains. 

Continuous hydraulic filtration made easy

22nd March 2002 The Mahle Duplex filter is designed especially for hydraulic applications where 24-hour operation is critical and the system cannot be stopped for maintenance. 

Energy efficiency improves with new design

22nd March 2002 The design of the new range of high-quality, user-friendly air filters from Ingersoll-Rand Air Solutions claims to offer proven filtration performance with the lowest pressure drop available for increased energy efficiency and filter lifetime. 

R6m filtration system for ethylene plant

22nd March 2002 A R6-million contract for the installation of two Taprogge debris filtration systems with a continuous tube-cleaning facility has been awarded to IMS Engineering by Sasol Synthetic Fuels (SSF), in Secunda. 

Filtration to facilitate smoking legislation

22nd March 2002 The results of ElektroServe’s smoking and non-smoking proximity integration project have been announced. 

Self-cleaning filter a hit at platinum-mine

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 Johannesburg filter manufacturer Bona Filters could receive orders for anything up to 28 spin-filter systems from a platinum mine in the North West province, the filter distributor reports. 

Dust-collection system for cement mill

22nd March 2002 Increasing dust emissions at the number one cement mill at Alpha Cement’s Dudfield works in Lichtenburg, North West province, have necessitated the upgrading of the dust-collection system serving the mill, resulting in a R2-million fast-track contract being awarded to dust-control... 

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