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Industrial Filters & Filtration News

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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