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Maintenance News

Graphic display at rail exhibition

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Africarail 2000 

Twelve weigh-stations to beat overloaders on new N3 toll-road

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Overloaded trucks are adding R600-million a year to the backlog bill of maintenance and repairs of South African roads, which stands at R37-billion, but public–private partnerships could help solve the problem. 

Swiss company buys SA maintenance firm

By: System Author     28th April 2000 ABB Service worldwide has entered into a strategic alliance with local company Predict Engineering of Midrand, Gauteng, further spearheading its drive into Africa. 

Maintenance in a minute

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Pumps 

State utility striving to be the best

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Electricity power generation & transmission 

New valve cuts maintenance costs at power stations

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Electricity power generation & transmission 

Service contract to be awarded

By: System Author     7th April 2000 The jury is out on who will be awarded the contract or contracts for the maintenance and operation of services in the ex-Eskom townships of Komati, Pullenshope, Rietkuil and Wilge, of Mpumalanga, reportedly worth about R2,5-million collectively. 

Maintenance finalists named

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Finalists have been selected for the first yearly maintenance-excellence award, which will be presented by the Southern African Maintenance Association on March 29. 

Govt derails road finance

By: System Author     4th February 2000 Road, rail and airport infrastructure 

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

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

First-aid kit for hydraulic hoses

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

Maintaining professional status of practitioners

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Yearly award for maintenance excellence

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Thermal spray coatings are hot in maintenance

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Maintenance timer raises the alarm

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Authorised distributorship agreement finally sealed

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Electric-motor maintenance strikes sparks

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Maintenance tools detect potential problems

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Maintaining black-empowerment drive

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Piston maker takes charge of its market

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Floor-maintenance firm mops up opposition

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 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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,... 

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... 

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... 

‘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... 

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