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Maintenance News

First-aid kit for hydraulic hoses

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Local pipe-freezing maintenance is proving to be a real hot item

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Authorised distributorship agreement finally sealed

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Electric-motor maintenance strikes sparks

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Floor-maintenance firm mops up opposition

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Maintaining black-empowerment drive

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Maintaining professional status of practitioners

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Maintenance timer raises the alarm

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Maintenance tools detect potential problems

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Piston maker takes charge of its market

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Thermal spray coatings are hot in maintenance

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Yearly award for maintenance excellence

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

New maintenance service centres up and running

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Bearings & Bushes 

Computerised turbine data

By: System Author     24th September 1999 To enable electricity utility Eskom to undertake preventive maintenance on turbines in its power stations, all its turbine equipment data is being computerised. 

Local electronic ‘ears’ for corvettes

By: System Author     27th August 1999 When final approval is given for government’s purchase of corvettes, Grintek-owned company Avitronics Maritime, of Cape Town, will supply the vessels with their complete electronic warfare systems. 

Trucking-logistics company formed

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Materials-handling and logistics 

Big industrial show scheduled for Dubai

By: System Author     30th July 1999 The Big Five show will once again take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in October of this year offering literally billions of dollarsworth of opportunities to suppliers in the key industry sectors served by the show, namely building, water technology and environment, air-conditioning... 

Correct maintenance critical for performance

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Correct maintenance is critical for the performance and optimum safety of any mechanical rotating equipment, says Leroy-Somer MD Grant Robertson. To ensure that users adhere to appropriate procedures, the company has published recommendations for storing, installing and maintaining ac and dc... 

Keeping one’s motors running

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Since a motor is a fundamental component of mechanical power transmission, knowing how to maintain it is invaluable. The correct maintenance of a motor can extend its service life, and ensure more efficient performance. Correct motor selection, storage, installation, operation and maintenance is... 

Project dearth boosts maintenance trend

By: System Author     30th July 1999 With a scarcity of projects and investment in South Africa, Flender Power Transmission, of Isando, Gauteng, is intensifying its focus on maintenance and servicing of transmission products. “Due to the economic situation in this country over the last three to four years, the availability of... 

Software boosts revenue flow of utilities

By: System Author     30th July 1999 By employing modern metering technology, optimising the accuracy of water meters supplying bulk consumers, and employing the latest data-capture and transfer technology, water utilities could increase revenue, reports Meinecke Meters MD Basil Bold. “Through the implementation of these... 

SA economy making ‘all the right moves’

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 South Africa’s economy is making all the right moves to aid growth in its embattled steel industry, says British Steel International Distribution SA (Bsidsa) MD George Shaw. The sales arm of British Steel, the world’s sixth-largest steel producer, is enjoying sustained growth since... 

The ins and outs of blast-furnace operation

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 The purpose of a blast-furnace is to chemically reduce and physically convert iron oxides into liquid iron called ‘hot metal’. A blast-furnace is a huge steel stack lined with refractory brick, where iron ore, coke and limestone are dumped into the top, and preheated air is blown into... 

Cassava research drive launched

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The Southern African Development Community has established the Southern African Root Crops Research Network (Sarrnet), which is a network under the Southern African Centre for Co-operation in Agricultural & Natural Resources, Research & Training. The network’s specific aims for cassava... 

‘Transparent’ factory leads way in virtual technology

By: System Author     25th June 1999 The main focus of Schneider Automation is to build long-term strategic partnerships with its customers, both authorised system integrators (SI) and end-users. Within the realm of a complete turnkey solution in terms of electrical distribution, industrial control and automation, the company... 

Customer demand for innovative solutions

By: System Author     25th June 1999 A worldwide specialist in electrical distri- bution, industrial control and automation, Schneider Electric is active through a highly-skilled network of local and international partners, reports marketing manager Dudley Miller. These include distributors, systems integrators (SIs), panel builders... 

Meters for R29m Eastern Cape water scheme

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Community standpipe water meters will be supplied to the Peddie regional water supply scheme in the Eastern Cape by Conlog, one of Africa’s leading manufacturers of prepayment electricity, water and solar dispensing systems. Worth R29,1-million, the scheme will eventually supply about 62... 

South African–German navy equipment deal

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Midrand-based high-tech company Analysis, Management & Systems (AMS) has signed a co-operation agreement with one of Europe’s key navy equipment suppliers, Signaal Germany. The agreement will enable AMS to supply submarine and ship equipment to the SA Navy, as well as provide maintenance,... 

Training project becomes fully-fledged centre

By: System Author     25th June 1999 training project begun by Fluor Daniel in the early 1980s to ensure a sufficiently-skilled workforce has developed into a fully-fledged, highly-certificated training centre providing better-trained individuals to work in the construction and maintenance industry in South Africa. Located in... 

Solids-free sewage system solves SA sanitation problem

By: System Author     18th June 1999 Asolids-free sewage system first used by a South African engineer in Zambia more than four decades ago, has been used successfully as a solution to sanitation problems in South Africa. Several solids-free systems in Zambia, known as aqua-privy systems, were designed by UCT professor G Marais and... 

Transport sector urged to brake hard for bug

By: System Author     18th June 1999 South Africa’s transport industry should take great care to ensure that computers and systems can handle the year 2000 (Y2K) format, warns Cargo Carriers information technology (IT) director Dawid van Rensburg. The consequences of failure may include delays, lost productivity, spoilt goods,... 

Second large toll-road project revs up

By: System Author     11th June 1999 The second of three large toll-road projects being pursued in South Africa is approaching implementation stage. The N3 toll concession contract has been signed between the South African National Roads Agency (NRA) and the consortium chosen to fulfil the contract, N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) –... 

Black empowerment on the right track

By: System Author     4th June 1999 WHAT is believed to be the largest black-owned company in the railway construction and rail maintenance business, Zomba Civils & Building, has bought a 50% interest in Racec Gauteng, a leading private railway contractor. Effective as of May 1, the deal will see Zomba CEO Charles Modise assuming... 

Repair vehicles delivered

By: Archivist     4th June 1999 IN line with its policy of predictable service, transport operator Spoornet has taken delivery of three Nissan Diesel UD55s for their newly developed in-service maintenance repair vehicles. “The concept of predictable service urged us to concentrate more on maintaining rail wagons... 

Stainless-steel fabrication seminar

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The latest global developments in the fabrication of stainless steel will be tackled in a free seminar to be conducted in Durban by the Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda). Sponsored by Sassda in the interests of promoting cost-effective use of stainless steel, the... 

Ticket machine contract

By: System Author     4th June 1999 A feature of Reunert Communication Systems’ (RCS) exhibit at Africa Rail ’99 will be its redevelopments of ticket-issuing machines. One of the activities of the company is the development, integration and maintenance of ticket-issuing devices, as well as communication networks for... 

Multimeasurement system

By: System Author     28th May 1999 A new portable electronic multimeasurement system, the MMS6000, has been launched by Kandu. The systems allows highly accurate measurements of a commutator surface, dc current of 0 A to 1 000 A, and temperatures of between –10?C and 1 000?C in a few minutes. “It is vital that... 

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