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Noise, Vibration and NDT

US company provides leak detection training sessions

7th October 2011 Mining industry suppliers that use leak test instrumentation can now achieve higher quality and efficiency through improved training offered at no cost by US-based leak detector provider Uson. 

South Africa hosts international NDT conference

By: Eleanor Seggie     8th October 2010 The 18th World Conference on Nondestructive Testing (WCNDT) will be held on African soil for the first time, in Durban, from April 12 to 16, 2012.  

Phased system offers 
vibration monitoring

By: Eleanor Seggie     8th October 2010 Condition monitoring company Engineering Dynamics has launched a three-phased vibration monitoring and protection system, where clients choose the level of monitoring capabilities in their plants. 

Grooved piping systems reduce 
vibration and noise

By: Eleanor Seggie     8th October 2010 Traditional noise and vibration attenuation methods may be unnecessary for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and industrial utility piping and fire protection systems when using grooved mechanical piping systems, says US-based mechanical pipe joining systems manufacturer... 

Gautrain aims for low 
noise and vibration

9th October 2009 Substantial effort has been put into South Africa’s R35-billion Gautrain rapid rail project to contain noise and vibration. 

Vibration tester provides cost effectiveness 

By: Petronel Smit     9th October 2009 Machine monitoring solutions provider Engineering Dynamics offers a cost-effective, expandable, handheld vibration tester called the X-Viber, which measures overall vibration, bearing condition, rotation speed and temperature in one instrument. 

Vibration monitoring 
device launched 

By: Petronel Smit     9th October 2009 Vibration-monitoring solutions provider IQ Instruments has designed and manufactured the only two-wire loop-powered 4-20 MA vibration-monitoring device for critical machinery in South Africa, the model 2400 vibration transmitter. 

Training critical to enhancing safety in industry

By: Petronel Smit     9th October 2009 The School of Applied Non-Destructive Examination (SANDE) aims to assist, educate and improve all areas of nondestructive testing (NDT) in South Africa by providing specialised training courses in NDT, run by skilled NDT trainers. 

Vibration specialist expands product range

By: Loni Prinsloo     10th October 2008 Sound and vibration specialist Vibranalysis Instrumentation Southern Africa has released an all in one tri-axial accelerometer data collection and analysis system, the Svantek SV 100 human vibration meter, to the South African market. 

Noise made by industrial plants: Are we doing anything at all ?

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     10th October 2008 The short answer to : Noise made By Industrial Plants: Are We doing Anything At All ? Is in general, as relating to Southern African Plants, “No” 

NDT industry needs engineering sector recognition – Institute

By: Loni Prinsloo     10th October 2008 A significant shortage of non-destructive testing (NDT) personnel is envisaged in the near future if industry challenges are not tackled head-on, the South African Institute of non-destructive testing (Saint) president Manfred Johannes predicts. 

Air hoist reduces risk of noise-induced hearing loss

12th October 2007 The new Bellambie air hoist promises to reduce hazardous high noise levels in the industrial working environment reports equipment manufactures Becker Engineering. 

NDT Conference to consider industry challenges

By: Sylvester Haskins     12th October 2007 The Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Conference 2007 which will be held from October 24 to 26 later this month tackles the challenges facing the industry and provide practical solutions, reports conference host Institute for International Research (IIR). 

Welding institute builds SA�s NDT skills base

By: Sylvester Haskins     12th October 2007 The South African Institute of Welding's (SAIW's) South African Quality and Certification Committee-accredited training programme trains some 500 students a year in non-destructive testing (NDT). As a result, the institute plays a significant role in resolving the loss of skills that... 

Vibration analysis resolves vibration equipment problems

By: Sylvester Haskins     12th October 2007 Vibration analysis company, Vipro Vibration Products has introduced a novel approach to resolving vibration equipment problems through a high level review of the plant and equipment operating conditions, says business development manager Colin Abouchabki. 

Vibration analysis instrument gets a facelift

By: Sylvester Haskins     12th October 2007 The vb7 is the latest vibration analysis instrument developed by international vibration analysis hardware manufacturer Commtest Instruments. 

Industrial noise-monitoring system empowers the public

By: Sylvester Haskins     12th October 2007 A new manually activated timed recording of noise system, the Matron 3 will make the domestic noise monitoring and complaints process by environmental health practitioners more efficient, is set for release in this country by acoustics and vibration instrumentation supplier A & V Technologies. 

Condition monitoring system installed on gem-mining vessel

By: cheryl reddy     13th October 2006 An online condition-monitoring and remote-diagnosis system, the OneproD XPR, was commissioned for De Beers Marine Namibia last month by Cape Town-based firm Ideas Solutions. The company was also involved in the design and development of the system and the entire project was initiated and... 

‘Condition monitoring must be supported by proper skills, information’

By: cheryl reddy     13th October 2006 Condition monitoring without proper information limits the technology to a high-cost ‘fire-fighting’ tool in the vibration industry, says power and automation group ABB. 

New Zealand to host global NDT summit

By: cheryl reddy     13th October 2006 Worldwide participants in the nondestructive testing (NDT) field can look forward to a jam-packed conference at Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand, in November. 

Spring systems tackle vibration-related problems

13th October 2006 Rosta spring systems, which are distributed throughout Southern Africa by Bearing Man, have been designed to solve problems in the suspension, vibration, springing and damping of machines. 

Maintenance in SA ‘efficient but not effective’

13th October 2006 The small to medium sized manufacturing industry in South Africa is not fully focused when it comes to the maintenance of physical assets. These are the sentiments of an engineer at physical asset management company, Pragma Wyhan Jooste. 

Top companies merge to form the largest BEE, NDT and inspection company in South Africa

13th October 2006 In a move to form one of theleading specialist black economically-empowered companies in Africa, De-tect NDT Services and Unit Inspection SA, formally Oceaneering Unit Inspection, have now officiallymerged their companies andoperations. 

Regular inspections ensure efficient motor performance

14th October 2005 Electromechanical engineering specialist Leroy-Somer manufactures a range of vibrating motors that comply with international safety and quality specifications. 

New sound-intensity standard on the cards for industry

By: Mariaan Webb     14th October 2005 In the ever-advancing technological world of today, higher measurement accuracy has become part of most development criteria. 

Acquisition brings remote visual inspection to SA market

14th October 2005 The General Electric Company has completed the acquisition of Everest VIT (EVIT), a Welch Allyn subsidiary focused on remote visual inspection equipment for industrial applications, following receipt of the various regulatory approvals. EVIT will now become part of GE Inspection Technologies,... 

SA to get new NDT registering and licencing system

By: Mariaan Webb     14th October 2005 In a globally competitive market it is important for companies to maintain high standards of product quality, plant reliability and safety to people and the environment in which they operate. 

Training a priority for this BEE NDT service provider

14th October 2005 The fully black-owned De-Tect, a nondestructive testing (NDT) service provider in nuclear, places great emphasis on training and, over the last three years, it has invested substantially in training programmes. 

New NDT products expected to be a hit in local market

By: Mariaan Webb     14th October 2005 A new range of nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment and consumables has recently been introduced to the local market. 

Nuclear energy corporation delivers on NDT services

14th October 2005 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) serves the NDE fraternity through industrial isotope technology which is a rather unusual NDE service that the organisation has developed locally. 

Monitoring the integrity of large fabricated-steel storage tanks

15th October 2004 Large fabricated steel storage tanks are used to store bulk liquid petroleum and other chemical products. 

Low-noise drive chain available

15th October 2004 Seals and bearing company Bearing Man’s comprehensive range of Tsubaki chain products includes newly designed low noise drive chain that combats noise pollution, ensuring an improvement in the work environment. 

Licence agreement extends firm's vibratory portfolio

By: Liezel Hill     15th October 2004 Vibratory equipment specialist Vibramech has secured a licence agreement with Siebtechnik GmbH of Germany, with effect from March 2005. 

New low-noise air hoist launched

15th October 2004 Lifting and pulling equipment specialist Bellambie Mining & Industrial has launched a new, low-noise air hoist. 

Pure science:

By: Liezel Hill     15th October 2004 Palaeontologists from the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Geophysics Department are using nuclear neutron radiography, or tomography, to perform digital reconstruction of the skull of a fossil. 

Manipulator for holding of NDT probes

15th October 2004 Hout Bay-based engineering company Cape Residual Stress has developed a manipulator which can be used for the quick and easy holding of non-destrucive testing (NDT) probes for circumferential NDT evaluation of pipework or flat plate structures. 

Meters measure sound-level frequencies in real-time

15th October 2004 A new cost-effective range of real-time sound-level meters from the UK have been released locally by the local agent for the product, Ceatec. 

Component X-rays while you manufacture

By: Karel Smrcka     3rd September 2004 The components in cellphones and airbags are expected to operate with absolute reliability. 

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