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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... 

Lesotho electrical contract

By: System Author     25th June 1999 AN electrical subcontract for the Matsoku tunnel and weir project – which forms part of the R1,2-billion phase 1B of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project – has been secured by electrical and instrumentation contractor B&W Electrical. The floodwaters of the Matsoku river will be... 

Ultrafiltration unit for Pretoria plant

By: System Author     25th June 1999 LOCAL company Pall South Africa has designed, installed and commissioned a three-bank ultrafiltration unit for the e-coat plant at Samcor, Pretoria, to remove water from the electrocoating liquid into which vehicle bodies are immersed in the painting or coating process. After the immersion and... 

Engineering giants join forces

By: System Author     18th June 1999 SOUTH African industry, municipalities and water authorities have gained access to the world’s most extensive and advanced range of control and automation technology following the merger of two international engineering giants, BTR and Siebe. “The merger has created Britain’s... 

So much complex technology hangs on a thread

By: System Author     18th June 1999 When you think about it, nuts and bolts play a vital, but seldom-recognised role in our lives. Although based on a simple helical thread, they represent a highly complex niche of technology, which impinges on virtually every facet of the manufacturing industry. The Greek mathematician Archimedes... 

Water scarcity threatens

By: System Author     18th June 1999 NEARLY a third of the world’s population, about 2,7 billion people, will experience severe water shortage within the next 25 years, according to a new study by a leading global water organisation. “Water scarcity is now the single greatest threat to human health, the environment and... 

R2,4m civil services contract awarded

By: System Author     18th June 1999 CIVIL engineering company Ruthcon Civil Contractors has been awarded a R2,4-million contract for the installation of civil services at Kamagugu in Mpumpalanga. The contract comprises the installation in two stages of water, sewer and stormwater reticulation as well as surfaced roads, and forms... 

Tap opens on R780m Western Cape dam

By: System Author     11th June 1999 Construction of the R780-million Skuifraam dam and Skuifraam supplement scheme on the upper Berg river in the vicinity of Franschhoek and Paarl are going ahead. The implementation of these two development options form part of an integrated water-resource management approach for the Greater Cape... 

Rising to challenge of water management

By: System Author     28th May 1999 s a relatively large- volume water con- sumer, Sasol has been rising increasingly to the challenges of continually improving its water-management systems and technologies, reports the 1999 Sasol Review. The group’s goal is to prevent all forms of water wastage and abuse, thereby helping to... 

Progress on water project flows on

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Electrical installations on various pumpstations and treatment plants on the estimated overall US$350-million North–South Carrier water project in Botswana is being executed by Johannesburg-based turnkey electrical projects company RBF Engineering. Work comprises a network of four... 

Phalaborwa projects ripe for the picking

By: System Author     21st May 1999 Despite being the ‘baby’ in South Africa’s family of spatial development initiatives (SDI) the Phalaborwa SDI, which covers the area from Tzaneen and Phalaborwa towards Nelspruit, promises to grow into a strapping array of agriculture, tourism, forestry and mining projects.... 

Constitution averts RDP water crisis

By: System Author     14th May 1999 The constitution is coming to the rescue of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry’s (Dwaf’s) multibillion-rand reconstruction and development programme (RDP) water schemes which are facing a looming cash-flow crisis. Since 1994, the department has rolled out some 1 300 projects... 

Bringing relief to the local thirsty masses

By: System Author     14th May 1999 The basic water requirements of more than 3,5-million people have been served at a cost of more than R2,7-billion since the start of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry’s community water-supply and sanitation programme (CWSS) in 1994, reports reconstruction and development... 

‘Smart’ pigging and partnerships

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Partnerships with local and foreign companies are the key point of CSIR’s strategy to secure large contracts both in South Africa and abroad, metallurgical and corrosion services manager Hans Schollenberger tells Engineering News. In the cathodic-protection field, significant strides have... 

User-friendly aid to determine water quality

By: System Author     7th May 1999 SOUTH African water consumers now have access to a user-friendly aid to enable them to determine whether the water used in their homes is of an acceptable quality. The Water Research Commission (WRC), in association with the departments of Water Affairs and Forestry, and of Health, has published... 

From infrastructure backlog to boom?

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The South African government is in the final stages of developing a strategy to begin containing the burgeoning backlog in infrastructure spending – the backlog has been estimated to be larger than R170-billion. An inter-ministerial team, embracing all ministers involved in infrastructure... 

Solar roof development

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A solar roofing system, jointly developed by Gapp Architects and Urban Designers and Solar Heat Exchangers, is being used to roof part of a public bathhouse built for the Katorus Market Society. This society is a non-governmental organisation representing the townships of Katlehong, Tokoza and... 

R97-million for two new pipelines

By: System Author     30th April 1999 More than R97-million has been set aside by the board of Rand Water for the construction of two new pipelines to meet the long-term needs of several areas in Gauteng into the new millennium. Rand Water chief engineer: pipelines Alan Tonks reports that the board has approved an amount of R97 368... 

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... 

Complete solution for power industry

By: System Author     30th April 1999 It is imperative that the quality of water in steam-generation plants is controlled to high standards. Burkert Contromatic has products suitable for this demanding environment, and it will be releasing 37 new products this year alone, one of which is Top Control. This is heralded by the company... 

New sand-supplier in foundry market

By: System Author     23rd April 1999 When and where was the project established? We formed the company in the spring of last year for the purpose of reclaiming, processing and marketing specialised silica-sand products. The dump-deposit is located at an area commonly known as the ‘Die Moot’ near Hekpoort in the North... 

Jana best bet for R6bn water-transfer option

By: System Author     16th April 1999 The dam sites and conveyance alternatives have been decided for the proposed R6-billion Thukela water project (TWP), one of the options for inter-basin transfer to supplement the Vaal River system, Engineering News can today report. The project was identified as an inter-basin transfer option... 

Damaged equipment rises from the ashes

By: System Author     16th April 1999 Local loss-recovery specialist Relectronic- Remech of Randburg, Gauteng, boasts an impressive track record of producing cost-savings for its clients ranging from 76% to 98% of the replacement value of electronic equipment, electromechanical equipment and computer hardware. The company is not only... 

R198-million loan agreement for Namibia

By: System Author     9th April 1999 A R198-million loan agreement has been signed between the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the government of Namibia, for on-lending to the Windhoek City Council. This is part of the DBSA’s fulfilment of its mandate to build foundations for development in the Southern African... 

Answer to problem of acid mine drainage

By: System Author     9th April 1999 A revolutionary new process for the purification of acid mine drainage or any effluent with a high sulphate content has been developed by Mintek in conjunction with Savannah Mining and the Wren group. The patented Savmin process is a simple, cost-effective process for producing water of potable... 

Sanitation for 400 000 users

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Despite budget constraints, the Eastern Gauteng Services Council (EGSC) has been able to provide 400 000 people with effective sanitation and water services in the past three years, water and sanitation manager Danie van der Merwe tells Engineering News. He adds that, in general, budgets are... 

Sampler eliminates errors

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Historically, reliable sampling of liquids has been impeded by the human element in sampling procedures. The new Endress+Hauser precision sampler ASP 2000 solves this problem by automating the process, and providing precise sample-dosing as well as cooled-sample storage, and can be used on... 

New pure-oxygen treatment system for SA

By: System Author     9th April 1999 More stringent legislation and concern for the environment have increased the awareness in South Africa for improving industrial and municipal wastewater disposal. Companies are looking at new ways to improve existing operations, or apply advanced technologies to new processes. Air Products, a... 

20-year sludge-processing contract for Pta

By: System Author     9th April 1999 In line with government’s intention to finance capital projects through the private sector using build, operate, transfer/build and operate, own, transfer (Bot/Boot) techniques, the Greater Pretoria Metropolitan Council (GPMC) is in the process of finalising enquiries for a 20-year Boot... 

R17m Cape Town pipeline

By: System Author     9th April 1999 A 3 800 m sewer pipeline being laid in Cape Town’s northern suburb of Goodwood at present, which is due to be completed in July, will make an important contribution to Cape Town’s utility facilities. The R17-million tender to replace the existing 500 mm sewer line was issued by the... 

Firms flow together to offer turnkey service

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Asubsidiary of Bate- man Project Hol- dings, Bateman Water, is well-positioned to compete strongly in the water-treatment market in Southern Africa and abroad. Bateman Water was established when Bateman acquired Bateman Water Treatment (BWT) from Bateman Industrial Corporation, and merged its... 

Electro-osmosis filter

By: System Author     9th April 1999 The first order to supply an electro-osmosis (E-O) belt filter for a wastewater-treatment plant has been received by Steinm 

New anti-pollution biocatalyst tested

By: System Author     9th April 1999 South African researchers are working on an innovative concept aimed at naturally purifying the widespread pollution in the country’s rivers. A research project financed by the Water Research Commission (WRC) has revealed that some of the biological aids already used to purify polluted... 

1964 gearboxes still going at wastewater works

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Four generations of Brook Hansen industrial gearboxes work seven days a week around the clock to assist with the purification of 35-million litres of water a day at the Baviaanspoort wastewater-purification works in Pretoria. Purification plants are notorious for the severe demands they make on... 

Valves for water, effluent services

By: System Author     9th April 1999 INNOVATIVE valves for water and effluent services have been released by BTR Flow Control of Jet Park, Gauteng. Effluents can contain chemicals which could cause corrosion problems in valves. To overcome corrosion, metal piping and valve systems often have to use special alloys, which are very... 

New range improves bearing load rating

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Manufacturer of split roller-bearings Cooper Bearings, of the UK, will be launching its new range of 01E series roller-bearings through local distributor Bearings International, a subsidiary of Hudaco, this month. “The new 01E range is an upgraded version of the 01 series, and will replace... 

SA can now drink its fog

By: System Author     26th March 1999 A project to build a fog-collecting system which provides drinkable water to Tshanowa Junior Primary, located in the Soutpansberg mountains in the Northern Province, was completed this month. Funded by the Water Research Commission (WRC), this project served as a pilot project aimed at assessing... 

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