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Industrial Filters & Filtration News

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... 

S African product eclipses European filter at auto plant

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 Fine-filter systems supplier Antonair Consulting reports that its locally-developed product has outperformed a benchmark German filter at a Rosslyn automotive plant. 

Delivery of clean compressed air is ensured

     22nd March 2002 Clean compressed air, covering capacities from nine litres a second to 7 200 l/s is ensured by Atlas Copco’s range of filters, the company claims. 

World first at Witbank colliery

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 In what is believed to be a world first, the installation of the first automatic filter press of its type at a colliery has been completed by Johannesburg firm Latham Engineering Africa at a colliery in Witbank, reports MD Stuart Clarke. 

Dust-collectors for Botswana nickel-mine

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 The dust-control division of Donaldson Filtration Systems will commission three Reliable Fire baghouse collectors at a nickel mine, in Botswana, this month (March). 

SA division turns global centre of excellence

     22nd March 2002 The pure-water systems division of Pall South Africa is set to become a centre of excellence within the Pall Corporation. 

Fine-particulate filter is ideal for mining

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 West Rand-firm Crosible SA Filtration is excited about its Tetratex polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) products, which will continue to be sold to South Africa’s mining and cement industries. 

Filtration to cut loss of valuable metals

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 Filtration-equipment supplier Filteg Solutions hopes to double its turnover this year through adding new technologies to its existing range, as well as catering specifically for the requirements of the mineral-separation sector. 

US-bestseller dust collector arrives in SA

     22nd March 2002 The Downflo range of modular dust collectors is specifically designed for filtering very fine particles from large air volumes. 

Evaporation technology to stop enviro pollution

By: Karel Smrcka     9th November 2001 Environmental issues have a substantial effect on the treatment and disposal of industrial effluents and landfill leachate. The environmental movement is gaining momentum to minimise water usage and wastewater volume is increasing daily. 

SA filter industry lagging behind

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Industrial filters & filtration 

Improving the filtration industry through training

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Industrial filters and filtration 

Industry to pick up

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Industrial filters and filtration 

Australian filters to be manufactured in SA

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Industrial filters and filtration 

Manufacturers meet market demand for local filter bags

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Industrial filters and filtration 

High-pressure compressor

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 A compressor has been launched by High Pressure Systems, of Jet Park, Gauteng, which is sole agent in Southern Africa for Bauer Compressors, sales and marketing manager Renee Tay-lor tells Engineering News. The compressor, which is used for breathing pure air for diving and high-pressure... 

Move into the electrode boiler segment

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Industrial boiler manufacturer John Thompson Africa (JTA) has established an electrode boiler division following its acquisition of the Steamcor patent, designs and technology and the right to use the company name. The new division will be headed by Jan Malan, former MD of Steamcor and a 30-year... 

Big filter contracts clinched down under

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Two Australian contracts, together worth US$801 000, have been awarded to filtration-system manufacturer, Flosep, a division of the Atomic Energy Corporation (AEC), and its Australian partner, Flosep Australasia, business manager Ockert Kotz 

Dewatering filter-press installation for steel giant

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Design engineering company Delkor Technik, of Gauteng, has been awarded a multimillion-rand contract for the construction of a filter-press installation to dewater scrubber dusts generated by the wet-scrubbing of the off-gases from the blast furnace at Iscor Vanderbijlpark Works. The filter press... 

Spin-filter module cleans up industry costs

By: System Author     26th March 1999 South African industry could save hundreds of thousands of rands in maintenance costs with the introduction of a self-cleaning spin-filter module manufactured by US company Dollinger, Bona Filters MD Mike Ellis tells Engineering News. He explains that, in South Africa, the bulk of industry uses... 

UK product enables filtration upgrade for higher performance and efficiency

By: Archivist     26th March 1999 Filtration specialist Filpro has introduced Repak replaceable pleat-pack elements manufactured by UK company PTI Techno-logies, which enable upgrading of existing applications to a higher filtration performance and efficiency, hydraulic, lube and air product manager Frans van der Merwe tells... 

Joint venture is signed with Italian leader

By: Archivist     26th March 1999 From humble beginnings in a garage, fabric filtration specialist GI Filtration, of Johannesburg, looks set to become one of South Africa’s top filtration companies with the signing of a joint venture with Italian company Testori, a world-leader in filtration. “The deal, which was... 

Oil-filtration benefits are punted

By: System Author     26th March 1999 South African industry needs to be made aware of the monetary and other advantages of oil filtration instead of simply throwing out used oil, reports Chemilite GM Craig Allport. He explains that the company applies a process whereby machines are used to recycle and purify oil by removing solids,... 

Novel portable filter system introduced

By: System Author     26th March 1999 A revolutionary new mechanically-oper- ated portable filter system known as the Bewasan Classic, which is especially suited for use in the mining industry for purifying battery water, has been introduced to South Africa by Pure Water Technology. Marketing manager Franco Diederiks explains that... 

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