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Industrial Filters & Filtration News

Emissions control gaining traction in Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th April 2016 The importance of emission control is gaining traction not only locally but also in sub-Saharan Africa, where it held little priority previously. This is especially true of international companies, says air filtration company Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (FFT). 

New opportunities, jobs in emissions control sector

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th April 2016 As a result of South African companies’ efforts to adhere to the standards of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act by 2020, many higher-end jobs are being created, especially in the associated fields of design and engineering, third-party compliance testing, airshed studies and... 

New opportunities,  jobs in emissions  control sector
DRY SORBENT INJECTION PILOT PLANT Lodestone Engineering uses its pilot plant to design various upgrades

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology

     22nd April 2016 Owing to economic necessities and new legal regulations dictating the course in the international water and sewage industry, trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management IFAT – taking place from May 30 to June 3 in Munich, Germany – will showcase how the environmental... 

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology
IFAT TRADE FAIR The water sector at IFAT will show how the industry is responding to water and sewage crises around the world

Hot water pumps range launched

     18th March 2016 German pumps manufacturer Wilo extended its range of domestic hot water pumps last month, by launching the Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z. The Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z is a glandless circulation pump that the company believes will enhance its domestic product offering. Similar to the Wilo-Stratos PICO, this pump... 

Hot water pumps  range launched
WILO-STRATOS The PICO-Z is suitable for use in small commercial buildings such as hospitals, hotels and flats

Pumps focus shifting from buying to MRO

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 Amid depressed commodity prices and expected increased interest rates, companies and government entities often spend less on capital projects, resulting in fewer new pumps being bought, but more focus on maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), says industrial components supplier RS Components... 

Pumps focus shifting from buying to MRO
ITT FLOWJET DIAPHRAGM PUMP One of the 400 pumps and accessories stocked by RS Components

Microfiltration key in equipment maintenance in African conditions

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Africa’s extreme environment calls for more effective microfiltration applications to remove wear particles and dirt contamination from lubricants says microfine filtration solutions and vacuum automated and dehydration systems provider Filter Focus, COO Craig FitzGerald. “When new oil that has... 

Microfiltration key in equipment maintenance in African conditions
FILTERING TO THE LAST PARTICLE Microfine filtering extends equipment life span and components by up to ten times

Filtration companies collaborate on expansion

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Having established its coolant manufacturing plant in July 2015 in Woodmead, Johannesburg, global filtration products designer and manufacturer Cummins Filtration appointed hydraulic fluid specialist Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) as its ‘super dealer’ for the company’s Fleetguard range of engine... 

Filtration companies collaborate on expansion
WORKING TOGETHER HFT is the ‘super dealer’ for Cummins Filtration’s Fleetguard range of products across Southern Africa

New industrial vacuums enter local market

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Industrial and mining vacuum company Hencon Vacuum Technologies launched its Robot Mole in South Africa last month and will also launch its underbelt cleaning vehicle (UBCV) onto the local market this month.  

New industrial vacuums enter local market
UBCV CLEANING MODE The vehicle has an integrated vacuum system for cleaning spillage, especially under conveyors

Seal-saving device worth its weight in gold

By: Dylan Slater     7th August 2015 A hydraulic cylinder- and seal-protecting device, which was destroyed during December 2014 in a gold-smelting accident attributed to hydraulic failure, prevented the hydraulic systems of Germiston-based precious metals refiner Rand Refinery from being damaged and the company from having to deal... 

Seal-saving device worth  its weight in gold
SEAL SAVING DEVICE Seal Savers take only 20 minutes to install, which is made easy using heavy-duty Velcro strips and built-in clamps

Singapore company appoints ASME inspector

     5th June 2015 Singapore-based fully integrated water solutions supplier Hyflux Membrane Manufacturing (Hyflux) has chosen engineering advisory firm and assurance services company Lloyd’s Register Energy as its American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) inspection services provider for boilers and pressure... 

Distributor signs strategic partnership with pneumatics manufacturer

By: Dylan Stewart     24th April 2015 Global electronic, mechanical and industrial equipment distributor RS Components has significantly expanded its pneumatics, hydraulics and power transmission portfolio by entering into a deep strategic partnership with pneumatic manufacturing company SMC Pneumatics. 

Engineering services help maintain mine profits

     28th November 2014 The biggest threat to a sustainable water supply in South Africa is not the lack of storage, but the contamination of limited available water resources, says extractive metallurgy company Multotec environmental process engineer CJ Liebenberg. This takes place through mining pollution and acid... 

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... 

Bag filters supplied to State-owned utility

     28th November 2014 Technology solutions company Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa has been awarded a contract by State-owned freight transport utility Transnet to supply three reverse pulse bag filters. Two of the filters are to be installed on multiproduct rail tipplers and one on a bottom discharge rail... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

‘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. 

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... 

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

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