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Industrial Filters & Filtration News

Company launches new water filter

     28th November 2014 Motion and control technologies company Racor, a division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, launched its new Racor GreenMAX fuel filter water separator in October. The GreenMAX cartridge fuel filter water separator removes dirt from water, to protect and extend the life of final high efficiency... 

Effective water filtration crucial for plant operations

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th November 2014 Evaporative water cooling  specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) has  become the official Southern Africa distributor for Italy-based water filtration systems manufacturer Sati Filters. An effective water filtration system is crucial to the smooth running of industrial cooling tower... 

Engineering services supply tailored air-filtering system

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th November 2014 As the mining industry faces growing pressure to contain costs and maintain profits, mining houses are looking towards the engineering industry to offer innovative ways of overcoming these challenges, says Pretoria-based specialised engineering solutions company Rand Technical Services (RTS) MD... 

Fuel contamination presents liability for industry

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th November 2014 Owing to the amount of dirt and dust in the South African air, combined with insufficient tank breathers, oil and fuel contamination is rife. However, industry is focusing on reducing sulphur and aromatics content in diesel fuel to reduce air pollution, says wear control, lubrication and... 

Industry initiative to benefit bag filter manufacturers

     28th November 2014 The South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) hosted a cluster information session for the proposed Bag Filter Manufacturers Cluster in October, which will be an initiative of industry, managed under the auspices of SACEEC. In 2013, State-owned utility Eskom developed a bag filter... 

Lowering emissions a legislative requirement

     28th November 2014 Several companies, across numerous industries, are faced with the obligation to lower their emissions to meet legislative requirements coming into force on April 1, 2015, and again on April 1, 2020. This is the result of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (the Act), as a... 

Manufacturing depends on adequate planning

     28th November 2014 The implementation of a dust collection system offers many benefits to a production facility, including increased manufacturing effectiveness and a generally cleaner and safer work environment for employees, says dedusting systems manufacturer and supplier Donaldson Torit regional sales engineer... 

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... 

Higher-quality lubrication reduces maintenance

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th November 2014 Wear control, lubrication and filtration company Filter Focus has assisted Germiston-based precious metals refiner Rand Refinery in significantly reducing its operational expenditure from R2.4-million to about R1-million in the past eight months by changing the refinery’s lubrication and... 

Higher-quality lubrication reduces maintenance
MAINTENANCE ACHIEVEMENT Many industries have reported a 2% to 10% productivity increase, owing to the correct use of predictive maintenance practices and use of correct lubrication

Detailed industrial engineering training materials available

By: Schalk Burger     31st October 2014 Master engineer and engineering consultant Bert Chapman has created an educational disc of engineering training materials based on real engineering problems, including their solutions, for engineers entering industry. The disc covers more than 35 electrical, mechanical and thermal engineering... 

Filter firm expands manufacturing, distribution infrastructure

By: Sashnee Moodley     9th May 2014 Filter product manufacturer Balwin Filters relocated and upgraded its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Cape Town in March, in a move aimed at promoting continued company growth following the similar upgrade to the company’s distribution centre in Johannesburg.  

First facial air curtain to be launched this month  

By: Pimani Baloyi     9th May 2014 South African air filtration solutions company Aircure has advanced the country’s innovative product development capacity by designing and developing the first facial air curtain, the Airhead – to be attached onto hard hats of workers who are exposed to fumes, dust, gas and polluted air – to... 

First facial air curtain to be  launched this month
How the Airhead works and in which Darren Bibby discusses the product.

Tanker offers instant purified water solution

By: Schalk Burger     25th April 2014 The Slovak-made Strazan water purification tanker truck can purify 50 ℓ of water a minute to provide clean drinking water using any source of water during droughts, emergencies or military operations, says local distributor Zero7Health CEO Tatiana Lhotsky. The versatile 6 x 6 truck is able to... 

‘Dry’ flue-gas desulphurisation possible on combustion installations

By: Schalk Burger     29th November 2013 A dry flue-gas desulphurisation (dry FGD) system uses a lime-based reagent to remove sulphur oxides (SOx) from the flue gases of any combustion installation without using water, says gas and energy specialist engineering company Tractebel Engineering South Africa business development manager Yves... 

   ‘Dry’ flue-gas desulphurisation possible on combustion installations

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 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,... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Manufacturer installs ultrafiltration technology, significantly improves quality of wastewater 

By: Samantha Herbst     1st November 2013 Adhesive technologies specialist and product manufacturer Henkel South Africa has set a benchmark in sustainability for the global Henkel brand by replacing its old chemical treatment plant with a new R2-million effluent plant that uses ultra-filtration technology in ceramic filters to treat the... 

Manufacturer installs ultrafiltration technology, significantly improves quality of wastewater
Henkel adhesives technologies operations GM Manie Botha speaks about the company’s newly-installed ultrafiltration plant. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Shane Williams.

Local distributor partners with global company

     18th October 2013 Engineering components provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has extended its range of pneumatic and hydraulic filtration products and systems to include Parker motion and control technologies, says BMG executive director Gavin Pelser. BMG signed a distribution deal with global motion and control... 

BMG expands offering as it enters new partnership 

By: Sashnee Moodley     11th October 2013 Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) announced the expansion of its range of pneumatic and hydraulic filtration products and systems to include technologies from global motion and control specialists Parker Hannifin Corporation last month at its open day, in Johannesburg.  

  BMG expands offering as it enters new partnership
Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group sales director Ian King discusses the company’s new products and future plans.

Pharmaceuticals manufacturer in final phase of R80m plant upgrade

By: Samantha Herbst     11th October 2013 South Africa’s largest pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Wrapsa has embarked on the final stage of an R80-million refurbishment project, initiated in July, 2007, which has focused on increasing the capacity and upgrading the facilities of the company’s 13 000m² packaging and manufacturing... 

Pharmaceuticals manufacturer in final phase of R80m plant upgrade
THE LAST LEGThe final phase of Wrapsa’s R80-million refurbishment project – which will result in the upgrade and refurbishment of the oral solid dosage (OSD) plant – is due for completion in July 2014

Company not impressed with purity of SA fuels, further filtering required

By: Ilan Solomons     26th July 2013 Wear control specialist Filter Focus South Africa says consumers should be aware that the fuels they are putting into their vehicles’ tanks contain high-levels of contamination and require more effective methods of filtration. Filter Focus South Africa COO Craig FitzGerald tells Engineering News... 

Company not impressed with purity of SA fuels,  further filtering required
MEDIUM CAPACITY FILTEREssentially, when refineries remove sulphur from fuel, they have to be careful not to affect the lubricity of the diesel

Industrial gas group invests R200m in Pretoria West air-separation unit

By: Joanne Taylor     3rd May 2013 Gas products and services company Africa Oxygen (Afrox) launched its new 200 t/d, R200-million Pretoria West air-separation unit (ASU) this month. 

Rare-earth filters extend oil life in quench oil industries

By: Chantelle Kotze     8th February 2013 Wear control and filtration specialist Filter Focus has launched a new range of rare-earth magnetic filters, Magna-pure, to provide quench oil industries with significantly extended oil life. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Bag filter to be installed at Hotazel mine sintering plant

By: Tracy Hancock     5th August 2011 Air pollution control specialist Genair is installing a 180 000 m3/h bag filter system for the sintering plant at a BHP Billiton mine, at Hotazel, in the Northern Cape.  

R52,5m injection for Western Cape abalone farm

     1st April 2011 Local private equity firm Inspired Evolution’s environmental and new energy technology fund has invested R52,5-million in Western Cape-based abalone farm Abagold. 

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. 

Hudaco expects better 2011, as mining spending picks up

By: Petronel Smit     28th January 2011 JSE-listed Hudaco Industries sees definite signs of mining investments picking up in 2011, in response to higher commodity price, although electricity shortages will slow down the growth. Group CE Stephen Connelly said on Friday that firmer trading conditions at the end of the 2010 financial... 

Filtration system aims to 
improve system performance

     6th August 2010 Engineering equipment manufacturer Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) filtration division reports that its reservoir vent filter dryers provide optimum protection against water and particulate ingression into vented fluid systems. 

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