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Atlantic coast pipeline and supply header project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     20th October 2017 The project aims to deliver up to 43-million cubic metres of natural gas. 

Atlas Copco Condensate Separators – When less really means more

     11th October 2017 The OSC range of condensate separators for compressed air systems from global quality compressed air technology, equipment and systems specialist, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique, delivers high performance, versatility and low maintenance. Consisting of eight models, the OSC range can... 

Integrated heat pumps provide cost-effective energy efficiency

By: Nica Schreuder     6th October 2017 With the South African heat pumps market experiencing a high-growth phase, driven by the cost of energy, energy efficiency requirements for buildings, and overall cost and performance efficiency of the technology used, water heating solutions company HydraTherm has responded to the trend of wider... 

Better air flow, increased efficiency: why pneumatic systems should be optimised

     5th October 2017 Hermann Störk, European Product Manager for Air Preparation, Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Division Europe In the 21st century, we find pneumatics everywhere in manufacturing as one of the most universally adopted utilities. Compressed air is used in everything from cooling to controlling automated... 

Rand-air introduces the efficient pts 800 to their fleet

     5th October 2017 Recent research reports suggest that the market for oil-free compressors will increase by leaps and bounds in the next five years. With safety and convenience being a concern for most companies, especially those in the food industries, the new pts 800 is a welcomed addition to the oil-free... 

Automotive industry to phase out environmentally-unsafe refrigerants

     5th October 2017 In line with the latest legislation in Europe, which came into effect at the beginning of the year, the automotive industry is required to phase out current environment-damaging refrigerants being used, and replace these with green alternatives. Automotive air-conditioning systems currently run... 

Efficient drilling with Atlas Copco’s high-pressure diesel compressors

     4th October 2017 The new Atlas Copco XRH 1100 and XRV 1200 high-pressure portable diesel compressors are designed and engineered to reliably deliver quality air for a range of drilling applications including deep hole, water well and reverse circulation (RC) drilling. During the development of this... 

No early ‘re-tyre-ment’: NitraLife’s nitrogen tyre inflation - extending tyre life and improving cost-savings in the commercial transport sector since 1996

     29th September 2017 Nitrogen tyre inflation has over the years become well-known, and is no longer the sole preserve of specialist tyre users such as the international motorsport or commercial aviation sectors. In fact, it is even conveniently available today on the forecourts of many petrol stations in South... 

Product presentation showcases VRF technology

By: Nadine James     22nd September 2017 Last month, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) product distributor AHI Carrier South Africa – the official distributor for Japanese air-conditioning manufacturer Toshiba – hosted a product presentation and training event for the Toshiba SHRM-e variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system.... 

Northern gas pipeline project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd September 2017 The first sod has been turned at the Northern gas pipeline project. 

Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd September 2017 Construction is officially under way in Pennsylvania on the greenfield portion of the project. 

BRUA natural gas transmission corridor project – Romania

By: Sheila Barradas     15th September 2017 The project will ensure the interconnection of the gas transmission systems in Bulgaria and Hungary, with the gas transmission system in Romania. 

Mountain Valley pipeline project and Equitrans expansion project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     18th August 2017 The project aims to build and operate a new 489-km-long, 107-cm-diameter pipeline in West Virginia and Virginia. 

Atlas Copco Industrial Technique - First in Mind-First in Choice for Rail Industry

     8th August 2017 Rail Africa 2017 presented the ideal platform for Atlas Copco Industrial Technique to launch its ‘Disc to Wrist’ campaign as well as to showcase its comprehensive tool portfolio for the local rail industry. According to Paul Groves, Atlas Copco Industrial Technique Business Manager, the combined... 

Energy consumption halved with the Atlas Copco GHS VSD+ rotary screw vacuum pump series

     7th August 2017 Energy savings of up to 50%, dramatic reductions in life cycle costs and significant increases in productivity define the Atlas Copco GHS 350 – 5400 VSD+ oil-sealed, rotary-screw vacuum pumps for central vacuum supply systems.    In almost every production environment, the demand for vacuum... 

Doing away with dust damage: RTS Africa spin filters help compressors ‘breathe’ easier

     28th July 2017 Air compressors used in industry are, for the most part, well-proven, reliable pieces of equipment, able to operate for years with relatively little maintenance. But their very reliability can lead to problems when the quality of their intake air is neglected. “Many industrial air compressors... 

BMI AIR introduces the BOGE range of air compressor, technologies

     28th July 2017 Mining and Industrial machinery supplier BMI Group’s subsidiary BMI Air has been appointed as the Southern Africa distributor for BOGE compressed air systems and related technologies. “The BOGE compressed air range, from Germany, will complement our existing range of air and industrial products... 

CSP engineering specialist optimistic of technology’s inclusion in new IRP

By: Terence Creamer     24th July 2017 Global engineering and technology group SENER, which is active in three concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in South Africa, is optimistic that South Africa’s updated Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) will include an allocation for CSP, despite the technology’s exclusion from the draft Base... 

MSA Africa, Africa Fire Mission donate essential firefighting equipment

     19th July 2017 MSA Africa has teamed up with Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Africa Fire Mission and High Pressure Systems (HPS) to donate essential firefighting equipment to Machakos County in Kenya. The latest donation of an advanced, energy-efficient Bauer compressor to fill Self-Contained Breathing... 

New thermodynamic cycle to disrupt the renewables landscape

By: Robyn Wilkinson     14th July 2017 Thermodynamic technology developer Heat Recovery Micro Systems owner Johan Enslin will introduce a disruptive new avenue for renewable-energy generation that can significantly lower electricity costs for power utilities and smaller decentralised power generating systems at this year’s POWER-GEN &... 

Greener rotary compressor can deliver savings exceeding 20%

     14th July 2017 Compressor engineering firm Lontra founder Steve Lindsey devised a more efficient, oil-free rotary compressor that offers a greener solution to traditional compression technology, able to deliver energy savings of more than 20%. His efforts gained recognition of the European Patent Office (EPO)... 

Specialist to showcase latest international developments

     14th July 2017 Global engineering company Sulzer will be highlighting the specialist services it has on offer for gas turbines operators and other rotating equipment at this year’s POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa. 

New variable-speed drive showcased at European expo

     14th July 2017 Last month multinational industrial machinery manufacturer Voith exhibited power industry  solutions at the POWER-GEN Europe 2017 conference and exhibition, and  one of the main features was its new variable speed drive (VSD), the VECO-Drive, intended to enhance the efficiency of rotating... 

Atlas Copco product and training sponsorship empowers informal mechanics

     13th July 2017 Atlas Copco South Africa (Pty) Ltd has for the past five years been a proud supporter of the Filpro enterprise development programme, an inspirational initiative that empowers and upskills informal mechanics to become active participants in the country’s formal mainstream economy. Social... 

New Transair® aluminium pipework products ease installation and give weight, space and cost savings in technical room applications

     11th July 2017 The Transair® business unit of The Fluid System Connectors Division Europe of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has announced the launch of new Transair aluminium pipework products designed for compressed air, vacuum and inert gas applications in... 

Atlas Copco railway compressors are built to last

     10th July 2017 Atlas Copco Compressor Technique exhibited its world-class compressed air technology solutions for the railway industry at Rail Africa 2017. Atlas Copco oil-injected screw compressors as well as oil-free scroll, piston and pantograph compressors are used on railway vehicles throughout the world,... 

One is better than two with Atlas Copco UD+ single filter technology

     7th July 2017 Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s patent-pending UD+ compressed air single cartridge in-line filter solution gives a 40% lower pressure drop and removes contamination in compressed air down to 0.01 ppm. In-line filters are commonly used in industrial applications to decontaminate compressed air... 

A good disaster

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     7th July 2017 Do they still have, one wonders, the good old engineering Friday afternoon braai? For the sake of moral, it used to be that, at the end of every month, on a site, they would have a braai, usually starting at 15:00. The beers would be floating in a water-and-ice mixture in a galvanised bath (know... 

AWE completes BassGas upgrade on time, in budget

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th June 2017 The final phase of the mid-life enhancement (MLE) project works at offshore gas deposit BassGas, which includes the installation and commissioning of a compressor and condensate pumping unit at the Yolla-A platform, has been completed ahead of time and under budget, ASX-listed AWE said on Friday.... 

Northern gas pipeline project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     30th June 2017 Jemena plans to build a pipeline that will connect the existing Amadeus gas pipeline in the Northern Territory to the existing Carpentaria gas pipeline, in Queensland. 

Nitrogen partnership creates opportunities in local market 

By: Victor Moolman     16th June 2017 A distribution partnership between nitrogen filtration systems manufacturer NitraLife and cutting and bending solutions provider First Cut will see it become the exclusive distributor of NitraLife’s NitraCut nitrogen generators, allow its Swiss principal, sheet processing systems manufacturer... 

Johnson Lifts Big And Small At World’s Largest Air Sep Plant

     13th June 2017 Engaged by Stefanutti Stocks Oil & Gas Division in the construction of the largest air separation train ever built, Johnson Crane Hire has been providing heavy lift services as well as a range of smaller lifts at Sasol’s Secunda complex. This milestone plant under construction for Air Liquide,... 

Cost-saving protective coating solutions for hostile chemical & petrochemical environments

     8th June 2017 The unmatched protection and wear properties of Thermaspray’s range of superior quality, highly dependable coating and welding solutions offer excellent protection against surface wear and corrosion and assist in enhancing the lifespan of parts and components in the chemical and petrochemical... 

Coatings increase turbine efficiency

     2nd June 2017 Thermal barrier coatings can significantly increase the turbine efficiency of turbomachinery by allowing higher firing temperatures while reducing component thermal fatigue, warpage, oxidation and cracking, says thermal spray coatings supplier Thermaspray. 

Midstream oil and gas project, Colombia

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd June 2017 The project will increase TGI SA ESP's transportation capacity by 32-million standard cubic feet a day. 

Voith launches new VECO-Drive: Most Efficient Variable Speed Drive for Compressors and Pumps

     19th May 2017 Peak component efficiency of 97 percent saves energy costs Easy motor start protects the grid from high inrush currents Smaller main motor rating saves capital expenditures Crailsheim, Germany: Voith introduces the first member of a new product family in the field of speed control for... 

Eastern System upgrade project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     19th May 2017 The project is being developed to allow for the transport of 223 000 dekatherms a day of gas to New York. 

Northeast Supply Enhancement project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     12th May 2017 Transco has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the authorisation of its Northeast Supply Enhancement project. 

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