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New plant automation for vanadium company

By: System Author     9th July 1999 New plant automation has been implemented by Vametco Minerals Corporation, of the North West Province, technical manager Folke Berg-Mathiassen tells Engineering News. The company, which is involved in the manufacture of vanadium products, has installed an automated evaporator-crystalliser plant... 

New SA transmission system developed

By: System Author     11th June 1999 New technology, destined to revolutionise the multibillion-rand power transmission industry worldwide, has been developed by engineering company Jupiter, of Durban. The stepless drive system has been successfully tested and is already attracting considerable local and international interest.... 

Fluid couplings for gold-mine

By: System Author     4th June 1999 Fluid couplings have been supplied to Siguri gold-mine in Guinea by Stratford Engineering. The couplings have been supplied to project manager Senet Projects, which will be responsible for the installation and commissioning, due for completion in the first quarter of this year. A variety of... 

Fluid couplings supplied abroad

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The first in a range of FST fluid couplings have been supplied to the Tar Sands oil-extraction plants in northern Alberta, Canada, by UK scoop-trimming, variable-filling and fluid-coupling company, Fluidrive. The tar deposits found in this area of Canada are extracted by excavator and transported... 

New pump column protection system

By: System Author     21st May 1999 A pump column pro- tection system which guards against pump-motor trip-outs and minimises pressure surges in pipelines has been developed by Hydro Power Engineering (HPE), of Honeydew, Gauteng. This innovation has been made possible through years of experience in ensuring the safety of... 

Fledgeling company pumping black gold

By: System Author     14th May 1999 As Exel Petroleum celebrates the opening of its 30th retail service station after only two years of operation, the company seems on track to become a significant player in the South African oil industry. The company’s commercial expansion has exceeded industry expectations, recording 92%... 

Big breakthrough in heat-pump technology

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Generator-absorber heat exchange (GAX) is a breakthrough in thermally-activated heat-pump technology that promises to heat and cool more efficiently; that will last 20 years with minimal maintenance; and that is environmentally benign because it uses neither chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) nor... 

Chinese joint venture announced

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A LEADING pump producer, ITT Industries, has announced a joint venture with Shanghai East Shanghai Petrochemical Industrial Company, part of Sinopec, the world’s largest petrochemical company, and China’s flagship petrochemical enterprise. “Our strategy is to increase our... 

Company is pumping up business in Africa

By: System Author     30th April 1999 With no real growth expected within the South African pumps industry, submersible pumps distributor ABS Pumps of Edleen, Gauteng, believes that the only way of compensating for the loss of business is to target the African market aggressively. “We believe that the only place to find the... 

Continued evolution of local pump supplier

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Continuity of supply of high-quality pumps and the ongoing dissemination of technical information to the local groundwater industry is assured following the establishment of Evolution Pumps at the beginning of the year. Formerly the borehole-pump division of Horma Pumps, it is now a company in... 

Dutch pumps for local platinum mines

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Pumps designed originally for use in dykes in Holland are finding new applications in South African platinum mines. Bredel pumps have already been successfully installed by Walter Becker SA in the flotation plants of platinum mines near Rustenburg and Potgietersrus in the North West Province. The... 

End-suction pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The SFH end-suction centrifugal pump supplied by Hypower Pumps has been redesigned and revamped by Lowara using new laser-welding technology. Laser technology is used to weld parts of the pump together as this is more accurate, cleaner and quicker than spot-welding. It also prevents distortion of... 

From the Archimedes screw to multistage impeller pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The new release of All About Pumps is now available from the Animated Software Company. This program has received high praise from users and reviewers, and is quickly becoming a standard teaching tool in the pump industry. Available on CD-Rom for just US$59,95, All About Pumps teaches the... 

German pumps for SA

By: System Author     30th April 1999 CENTRIFUGAL pumps have been manufactured in South Africa for more than 35 years by Rapid Allweiler, which is licensed to manufacture and sell the product range of the German pump company. The range comprises centrifugal end-suction pumps, boiler feed multistage pumps, screw spindle pumps, gear... 

Heavy-duty slurry seal from Oz

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The new John Crane type 5860 slurry seal was developed in Australia with the help of global original-equipment manufacturers, specifically for use on heavy-duty slurry pumps. It covers most slurry pumps, and is available in sizes from 50 mm to 220 mm in diameter. The seal was designed to... 

Liquid-ring vacuum pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 iquid-ring vacuum pumps and compres- sors from Nash have been in existence for more than 85 years. High reliability, ease of operation, low power requirements and environmental acceptability ensure that this type of pump is widely used in a broad range of industrial applications worldwide. Main... 

New pump-sealant system is developed

By: System Author     30th April 1999 What is believed to be a unique pump-sealant system has been developed by South African company Chemplast to replace gland-packing rings in most applications. The Easi-feed system feeds a packing sealant directly into a pump’s stuffing box with a simple but effective system, maintains... 

Participation in expo opens floodgates

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Submersible-pump distributor ABS has made major advances in its drive to expand its market outside South Africa through its participation in the Water Africa exhibition held in Kenya. The entire range of ABS products was on show at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi. Special... 

Pump company boosts quality

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Extensive applications knowledge and technical expertise has seen MAH Pump Sales & Installations maintain its solid reputation for consistently-high quality standards on all its installations. MD Michael Hartridge maintains that attention to detail on an installation, as well as a commitment to... 

Pumps for trucks

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A FURTHER seven progressing-cavity pumps have been delivered to Sasol Mining Explosive (SMX) of Witbank, Mpumalanga, for installation in the company’s down-the-hole explosive trucks. The pumps will be used for on-site mixing and dispensing of an emulsion-type explosive directly in to... 

Pumps supplied to weir station

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A leading local manufacturer of submersible pumps, Pumpmaker, has supplied three 112 kW and two 56 kW pumps, with motors from Franklin Electric, for two pumpstations at the Nondwini weir on the Groot Letaba river. The two pumpstations will serve the 300 ha block of land on the left bank of the... 

R900 000 pump order for Kwazulu-Natal

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Twenty Isoglide vertical tank pump sets and spares valued at about R900 000 have been supplied to Bronx Engineering by Weir Envirotech for Huletts Aluminium in Kwazulu-Natal. The pump sets are ideal for the circulation of various process liquids in the paintshop and coil-coating lines, and the... 

SA pumps industry is flowing together

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The need to export against strong, highly-competitive companies abroad is necessitating consolidation in the South African pump industry, reports Howden Pumps MD Dawie Swart. With the economy in recession, South African pump manufacturers are having to grow their sales in countries where they... 

South Africa is casting its influence abroad

By: System Author     30th April 1999 International pump manufacturers have identified South Africa as a competitive source of stainless-steel castings in their global sourcing programmes, Steloy MD Danie Slabbert tells Engineering News. He maintains that South African foundries have the production facilities, the people skills and... 

Streamlining slurry

By: System Author     30th April 1999 THE transportation of abrasive and corrosive solids is often coupled with a costly maintenance budget. The GIW works of KSB Pumps has developed a unique problem-solving solution that maximises the capital investment of slurry pumps. This approach begins by analysing the system and pump... 

Sweet Zimbabwe pump order for company

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Four Orbit axial-flow pumps have been installed at Zimbabwe’s Triangle Sugar Estates to transfer water from the Mutirikwi river into irrigation canals. The five-stage pumps are the largest yet manufactured in Orbit’s 600 mm nominal-bore range, and represent an order worth R800 000 to... 

Tailings-pump contract for diamond-mine

By: System Author     30th April 1999 In a world-first for Svedala, its South African pump division has landed a substantial contract with a diamond-mine in Botswana to supply a tailings-pump system comprising 30 pumps, pumps product manager Gary Moore tells Engineering News. He adds that the pumps should be commissioned towards the... 

The costly legacy of ‘cheap’ pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The groundwater industry is losing about R20-million a year as a result of premature product failures through misapplication, bad workmanship and inefficient operation, maintains Franklin Electric submersible motor manager John Tonkin. He contends that this is a conservative figure, equal to 7%... 

Cost-effective pulveriser provided

By: System Author     9th April 1999 The solution to the Cape metropolitan council’s need for a cost-effective pulveriser to prevent solids from entering and damaging the treatment equipment at its Wildevo 

Pump service centre

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Pumps company Sulzer officially opened a new R8-million service centre on 3 200 m2 in Elandsfontein, Gauteng, in March. The aim of the investment was to consolidate and take the company’s level of customer communication and efficiency to new heights. Customers were addressed by the... 

Sewer-catchpit cleaner launched

By: System Author     9th April 1999 THE tender for the supply of a novel sewer catchpit/stormwater cleaner machine has been clinched by Goscor Industrial. A specialised machine manufactured in the US, the Vactor meets the requirements of this broad description. The unit is the latest in the Goscor range of specialised equipment for... 

Teflon finds increasing favour as bushing material

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Contrary to common belief, teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE) is not only used for covering frying pans to ensure a non-stick surface, but is widely used as a bushing material in various industries. The aircraft, automotive, chemical, civil engineering, dairy, electrical, electronic,... 

Construction of state-of-the-art wine cellar

By: System Author     12th March 1999 IN a project valued at R68-million, Durbanville Hills wine cellar in Cape Town is constructing a new state-of-the-art wine cellar. The cellar was designed by internationally-acclaimed cellar designer Johann Biesenbach. A prerequisite for making high-quality wine is a winemaker’s ability to... 

Oil-dispensing system ensures control

By: System Author     19th February 1999 A study conducted by Mercedes-Benz of Germany revealed that traditional oil-dispensing methods in its workshops and factories left 16% of its lubricants unaccounted for. However, the installation of a complete Lubex MDS system resulted in more precise control of expensive oils. “Lubrication... 

Oil-submerged motors

By: System Author     19th February 1999 Specialist in electromechanical engineering Leroy-Somer manufactures a range of motors for special applications, including the Oildrolec range, which consists of three-phase asynchronous motors submerged in hydraulic oil. “Oildrolec motors have been specially designed for direct coupling... 

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