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Testing, Inspection and Certification Services

Company encourages ISO 55000 certification

By: Kimberley Smuts     9th September 2016 Multidisciplinary and professional services engineering company Smec is encouraging its clients to become ISO 55000 certified, as this certification will enable companies to realise enhanced value from their assets. Smec explains that good asset management maximises value for money by ensuring... 

Company training ensures technical expertise

     9th September 2016 Global electrical, automation, mechanical and consumable products provider Elquip Solutions aims to ensure that its customers have access to quality tools and equipment by ensuring that its personnel are trained and certified to offer quality service. 

Early leak detection equipment installed at power plants

By: Kimberley Smuts     9th September 2016 Local engineering company RTS Africa Engineering is currently focused on the commissioning of manufacturing company Procon's boiler tube leak detection equipment, which tests and inspects the sound of leaking steam tubes within the boiler, at both the Medupi and Kusile power stations, owned by... 

Early leak detection equipment installed at power plants
IAN FRASER Early leak detection is essential as it prevents expensive secondary damage

Importance of nondestructive testing emphasised

By: Kimberley Smuts     9th September 2016 Regular testing and certification of equipment used in the engineering industry remains important to ensure that degradation of equipment is minimal, comments inspection and testing solutions provider Non-destructive Testing and Inspection Solutions (NIS). NIS spokesperson Jannie de Beer details... 

Importance of  nondestructive  testing emphasised
CERTIFICATION REMAINS CRUCIAL All pressure equipment has to be inspected by a competent person every three years

Investments integral to effective safety

     9th September 2016 The South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) notes that deeper conversations pertaining to legislation, education and safety processes are necessary to ensure that the industry advances the safety of motorists.  This is the motivation behind the SATMC’s collaboration with other... 

New brake test centre launched for South African market

By: Kimberley Smuts     9th September 2016 Powertrain components and vehicle-safety products developer, manufacturer and supplier Federal-Mogul launched its new brake test centre, which received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) last month. Federal-Mogul operations manager Reegan... 

New brake test centre launched for South African market
SANAS ACCREDITED Being SANAS registered ensures credibility as well as legitimate compliance reports

Vendor certification for resellers emphasised

By: Kimberley Smuts     9th September 2016 In the security industry, it is essential for resellers to undergo training and obtain certification from vendors to ensure that a security solution or product is correctly specified and installed, maintained and operated, says mobile and remote closed-circuit television specialist Graphic Images... 

Vendor certification for resellers emphasised
LAURENCE SMITH Training provided by vendors can change the way a system operates, effectively giving the end-user the full benefit of the product

Agricultural laboratory awarded ISO accreditation

By: Bruce Montiea     11th September 2015 Having been awarded the ISO 17025 accreditation in December last year for its precision agriculture laboratory, testing services provider Intertek now considers itself to be at the forefront of soil testing in Africa, says sub-Saharan Africa agri services regional manager Charles Botha. 

 The... 

Agricultural laboratory awarded ISO accreditation
UNFAILING RESULTS The accreditation of Intertek Agricultural Services’ precision agriculture laboratory provides the guarantee of reliable testing services

Customs benefiting from trade facilitation and revenue protection solution

     11th September 2015 To assist customs in their modernisation efforts and in enhancing their effectiveness, testing, inspection and certification company Cotecna offers an integrated platform of specifically designed technology based services named ValueQuest. Integrated within customs operations and operated by a... 

Customs benefiting from trade facilitation and revenue protection solution
TECHNOLOGY BASED SERVICES Cotecna supports authorities in their efforts to secure customs revenue collection and combat fraud

OHSA amendments ensure regular testing

By: Bruce Montiea     11th September 2015 The new amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) passed earlier this year require all lifting machines to be performance-tested at intervals not exceeding 12 months to ensure that unsafe lifting machines are not used, says lifting equipment specialist quality and safety service... 

OHSA amendments ensure regular testing
OPTIMAL OPERATION Lifting machines must be performance-tested to operate safely

Reputation management ensured by good quality control 

By: Bruce Montiea     11th September 2015 Optimising the quality and safety of products, processes and systems ensures good reputation management, which is a significant benefit for all companies, especially those in the manufacturing sector, says UK-based international testing, inspection and certification companies trade federation... 

Reputation management ensured by good  quality control
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GLOBAL COMPLIANCE The IFIA offers testing services to international companies

South Africans must insist on quality, says institute

By: Bruce Montiea     11th September 2015 Observing quality will be the foundation of South Africa’s economic success and a better quality of life for its people, as the need for quality can be found in all spheres of manufacturing and service delivery, says national quality awareness organisation the South African Quality Institute... 

South Africans must insist  on quality, says institute
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QUALITY CONTROL The need for quality can be found in all spheres of manufacturing

Testing company provides services to Eskom power stations

     11th September 2015 TÜV SÜD Pro-Tec, part of the global technical services provider TÜV SÜD, performs phased array testing, not only on large bore piping, but also on small tubes, at State-owned power utility Eskom power plants, where welds have been tested during scheduled outages. This technique can be used on... 

Testing company provides services to Eskom power stations
TEAMWORK TÜV SÜD South Africa provides dedicated service to clients
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