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Swiss place efficiency at heart of post-nuclear energy strategy

By: Terence Creamer     18th June 2018 Residents taking occupation of apartments at a new mixed-use property development on the site of a decommissioned paper mill in southern Zurich, Switzerland, are all encouraged to download a neighbourhood App to their mobile devices. The social media component, which allows Greencity residents... 

Surge protection for your residential appliances with DEHN

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th June 2018 Across South Africa, citizens will remember the rolling blackouts of 2014 and 2015 with varying shades of discomfort depending on whether they could, or could not, afford generators for their homes. When national utility provider Eskom was unable to match energy supply to demand, the result was a... 

DEHNacademy empowers second-year Wits students with hands-on training programme

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th June 2018 Lightning and surge protection specialist DEHN Africa, part of DEHN + SÖHNE, Germany, has recently finished a nine-month training course in lightning and surge protection for a group of Wits students. DEHNacademy, the training wing of DEHNAfrica, needs no introduction to those in the earthing and... 

BHP awards contract at newly approved South Flank

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th June 2018 Mining major BHP has awarded a A$260-million mining infrastructure works contract to ASX-listed Cimic, at the newly approved South Flank project, in Western Australia. BHP overnight approved the $3.4-billion South Flank project, which will replace production from the 80-million tonne a year... 

Electric thermometer launched for polar applications

By: Paige Müller     15th June 2018 Measuring instrument supplier WIKA launched a tailored electrical thermometer for applications in the crude oil, natural gas and petrochemicals industries in polar climates. WIKA Instruments sales GM Ralf Hesse states that the electrical thermometer can function in ambient temperatures down to... 

Arabiah condensate handling facility and sour-water disposal unit project, Saudi Arabia

By: Sheila Barradas     15th June 2018 SNC-Lavalin has been appointed by Saudi Aramco to install additional facilities for the Wasit gas plant. 

Equinox Gold says Brazil gold project past halfway mark

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th June 2018 The Aurizona gold project that Canadian junior Equinox Gold is building in Brazil has moved past the halfway mark, with the overall project now 55% complete and the engineering, procurement and construction management activities about 70% complete. In a project update on Thursday,... 

Epiroc proudly supports women in the workplace

13th June 2018 Epiroc opened its doors to welcome 27 female learners to experience corporate office life as part of the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work initiative. Placing focus on inclusivity and diversity, learners were invited from three schools in Gauteng; seven learners from Strathyre Girls Home in... 

Epiroc proudly supports women in the workplace

13th June 2018 Epiroc opened its doors to welcome 27 female learners to experience corporate office life as part of the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work initiative. Placing focus on inclusivity and diversity, learners were invited from three schools in Gauteng; seven learners from Strathyre Girls Home in... 

New FLIR InSite Mobile Application Simplifies Inspection Management

12th June 2018 Streamlines Thermal Inspection Process, Simplifies Data Collection & Result Sharing FLIR Systems announces the launch of FLIR InSite™, a new mobile application and web portal for organizing client information and thermal inspection data in one location that is easy to access, manage, and share.... 

Ruifeng orders continuous hot-dip galvanizing line from SMS group

12th June 2018 350,000 tons per year of galvanized steel strip for the Chinese construction and home appliances industries Ruifeng (Shandong Ruifeng Stainless Steel Co.), China, has selected SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to supply a continuous hot-dip galvanizing line for steel strip, which is to be erected in... 

Stefanutti Stocks Mechanical ‘shows its steel’ on Kwale Mineral Sands Phase 2: A milestone pan-African project, delivered on time

8th June 2018 Stefanutti Stocks Mechanical (SSM) have demonstrated their ability to compete in the pan- African mining sector by successfully executing Phase 2 of the Kwale Mineral Sands mine expansion project in Kenya (KP2). The project was awarded in June 2017 and scheduled for completion in April 2018.  SSM... 

Energy efficient lighting system pilot project completed

By: Donald Makhafola     8th June 2018 Electrical solutions and lighting specialists Magnet Group, in partnership with electronic multinational Philips, completed a pilot project for the design and installation of an energy efficient lighting system at property investment company Growthpoint Properties’ head offices, in Johannesburg,... 

VSD compressor saves up to 28% energy cost

By: Donald Makhafola     8th June 2018 Owing to its unlimited starts per hour without a decrease in motor life, the variable-speed drive (VSD) compressors of compressor supplier Tru Compressor have been designed to save up to 28% on energy costs in their motor life span. “In a conventional air-compressor, starting up the drive motor... 

Eltherm’s EHT regulates cold, prevents heat loss

8th June 2018 Electrical heat tracing (EHT) can provide significant cost reductions and energy conservation as it regulates temperature ensuring that during uncharacteristically cold days, other costly sources such as flange or gas heaters do not have to be used to compensate for unplanned heat loss, says EHT... 

Zest to enter renewables market

By: Shannon de Ryhove     8th June 2018 Local manufacturer of large electrical equipment and supplier of motors, drives and switchgear Zest WEG Group Africa has announced exclusively to Engineering News that it has recently restructured its business to include the renewable-energy industry. This move is strategically aligned with the... 

Malawi aviation safety and security equipment upgrade

By: Marcel Chimwala     8th June 2018 The Malawi government is inviting expressions of interest in upgrading and replacing aviation safety and security equipment at two of the country's major airports. for Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in the capital Lilongwe and Chileka International Airport (CIA) in the commercial city Blantyre. 

Cummins, Komatsu launch technical education programme at college

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th June 2018 Engine, filtration and genset manufacturer Cummins Africa Middle East and earthmoving, mining, construction and utility equipment manufacturer Komatsu Africa have teamed up to bring the first Technical Education for Communities (TEC) programme to South Africa. Inaugurated within the Sedibeng... 

TFR’s MMC business unit to conduct national maintenance in June

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th June 2018 Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) Mineral Mining and Chrome (MMC) business unit, which is responsible for yearly planned maintenance where major capital replacement activities are implemented, will hold its financial year shutdown from June 7 to 13.  

BIM is here to stay, says dormakaba South Africa

6th June 2018 Adopting building information modelling (BIM) solutions should be a priority if the construction sector is to keep pace with technological innovation, says dormakaba South Africa. Its range of customised BIM solutions comply with regulations and enable bespoke development to enhance design and... 

Engineering Optimal Energy Solutions For Africa

5th June 2018 Zest WEG Group combines its local manufacturing capability with WEG’s range of world class products to engineer energy solutions for customers around Africa, according to the group’s integrated solutions executive, Alastair Gerrard. Gerrard also emphasises Zest WEG Group’s extensive network of... 

Smooth commissioning and safe operation

5th June 2018 SMS group high-speed wire rod mills at Guangdong Guoxin operate at 120 meters per second Chinese Guangdong Guoxin Industrial Co., Ltd. has awarded SMS group (www.sms-group.com) the Final Acceptance Certificate after successful commissioning of the two single-strand wire rod mills for its Jieyang... 

How Smart Technologies Will Drive Africa’s Electrical Expansion

4th June 2018 The use of advanced metering technologies is steadily on the rise in Africa, but, to evolve the business models of the electrical utilities operating on the continent, utilities still need to harness the full digital potential of technologies such as smart metering. This is according to Abraham... 

OMRON Introduced Four Series of Condition Monitoring Devices

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd June 2018 OMRON Corporation have introduced on February 1, 2018, four series of condition monitoring devices to monitor operational status in manufacturing sites for workers. Motor Condition Monitoring Devices that predict a failure of 3-phase induction motors. Power Supplies with Network that can predict... 

New Wireless Pressure Gauge App Increases Convenience And Safety

1st June 2018 Emerson’s Plantweb™ Insight application provides streamlined view of networked Rosemount™ wireless pressure gauges, helping maintenance personnel stay informed and safe Emerson announces a new Plantweb Insight application for wireless pressure gauges that displays data in an easy-to-understand... 

Retail leads the way with solar PV installations

1st June 2018 JSE listed REIT SA Corporate Real Estate Limited will invest more than R30 million to install state-of-the-art rooftop solar PV plants to help curb ever climbing electricity tariffs at its malls and reduce their carbon footprint. Retail Asset Manager, Carmen Collison, said that the ongoing... 

Atlas Copco QES generators - fast, reliable predictable power at the touch of a button

1st June 2018 Whether paralleling, load sharing or power exporting, Atlas Copco’s QES mobile generator range is the most practical predictable power choice offering the perfect balance between performance and affordability to seamlessly meet the standby power requirements of the general construction and rental... 

JST to introduce Swarm in July

By: Melissa Zisengwe     1st June 2018 Local corrosion control solution provider JST in association with Total Heating Solutions, or THS, will introduce Swarm, a new corrosion-monitoring system, to the South African market next month, following its distribution agreement finalisation with US-based corrosion and erosion monitoring... 

SA HIPPO regarded as the safest flameproof submersible pump in the world

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st May 2018 Besides guaranteeing that the electrical motor winding of the HIPPO Flameproof Slurry Submersible Pump® will never burn out – provided that all the safety controls are connected the pump has earned the reputation of being the safest flameproof submersible pump in the world. When HAZLETON PUMPS®... 

Automation trend sees increased demand for Delta solutions from EM

31st May 2018 The Delta industrial automation product range, supplied exclusively by leading distributor ElectroMechanica (EM), is proving highly popular due to a trend towards increased automation in industry. Delta is one EM’s fastest-growing product ranges, as industry strives to contain costs and increase... 

Lerala diamond mine sells for more than $8m in online auction

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th May 2018 The Lerala diamond mine, in the Palapye region of Botswana, on Wednesday sold for more than $8-million in an online auction, confirmed liquidity services and auctioneers GoIndustry Dovebid South Africa associate director John Taylor.  

Get pumping with Atlas Copco’s portable and efficient dewatering pump solutions

30th May 2018 The pioneering range of open-frame PAS dry and VAR wet self-priming centrifugal pumps from Atlas Copco Power Technique delivers the perfect balance between performance, versatility, efficiency and portability. Over 140 years of industry experience combined with a sound understanding of customer’s... 

RS Components announces availability of Molex MUO 2.5 termination connectors targeting electrical appliances and systems

29th May 2018 New termination connectors can reduce cable assembly time and improve reliability and processing time RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of the Molex MUO 2.5 series of terminal connectors,... 

Heavy-duty pressure switch for superior applications

29th May 2018 From pumps, through hydraulic systems to autoclaves: WIKA's new heavy-duty pressure switch, model PSM-550, has been designed for superior industrial applications. The new instrument switches electrical loads up to AC 230 V / 10 A with a nonrepeatability of the switch point of ≤ 1 %. The high... 

Umoya study affirms social benefits of renewable energy IPPs 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th May 2018 A social impact study done by infrastructure investment managers Umoya Energy has found that the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) is effective in delivering on social benefits through meaningful initiatives.  

Auctioneer confirms interest in Botswana diamond mine auction

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th May 2018 Auctioneer GoIndustry DoveBid South Africa will be facilitating the sale of the Lerala diamond mine, in the Palapye region of Botswana, through an online auction, with final bids to close on Wednesday. 

Reunert posts marginal dip in H1 earnings

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th May 2018 JSE-listed Reunert has posted a dip in earnings for the first six months of the current financial year. During the six months ended March 31, the company maintained headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 275c, while normalised HEPS dropped 5% from 292c in the first half of 2017 to 276c in the... 

Careful selection and specification unlocks the potential of smart sensors in industrial motion control

28th May 2018 Franck Roussillon, Product Manager for Actuators, Pneumatic Division Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation. The term ‘smart sensor’ has been much used in recent years to describe a new breed of sensor that helps facilitate the manufacturing sector’s shift to Industry 4.0 ideology. While many might... 

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