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Forward-thinking municipality uses pumps to generate electricity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th October 2018 A technical team serving the requirements of the Drakenstein Municipality in the Western Cape has designed one of the country’s largest pump and turbine stations to be used for water reticulation to the nearby town of Paarl in dry periods, and as turbines to generate electricity for the city... 

Emerson Introduces Powerful Diagnostics For Flow Meter Intelligence And Measurement Confidence

21st June 2018 Advanced Smart Meter Verification diagnostics to deliver real-time intelligence and calibration of Coriolis and magnetic flow meters for a complete process overview and greater operational certainty Emerson has launched the latest version of its Smart Meter Verification software for Coriolis and... 

Improving water management through deployment of IoT devices

By: Schalk Burger     18th May 2018 The use of low-power wide-area (LPWA) Internet of Things (IoT) devices and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) provide significantly greater water management capabilities and highly detailed water information across the value chain, says multinational mobile network operator Vodacom IoT director Deon... 

Entrained Gas Management EGM

5th February 2018 The Coriolis method, a technology used to measure mass flow, is a growing market for Krohne, despite it being a relatively new technology. Added to this is a specifically patented algorithm unique to KROHNE, known as Entrained Gas Measurement (EGM). Since the introduction of EGM technology for... 

Technology set to unleash mining innovation – Anglo’s O’Neill

By: Martin Creamer     16th August 2017 In the next ten years, technology is set to unleash a wave of mining innovation, with the sweet spot centred on changing the thinking around orebodies and processing plants rather than much-spoken-about automation. “Our focus has changed from hunting technologies to hunting value,” Anglo American... 

Commissioning activities under way at pipeline

By: Simone Liedtke     7th July 2017 Packaging company Nampak Glass in May commissioned a 1-km-long, high-pressure underground gas pipeline that was constructed by multidisciplinary corporation Saiyl. 

New measuring devices available through local company

30th June 2017 Instrumentation engineering business Kobold – represented locally by instrumentation and measurement product supplier Instrotech – now offers the highly precise pressure measuring devices the HND-P121 or P231 up to the HND-P127, which has integrated pressure sensors.  

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

22nd March 2017 • Higher downstream process yields - throughout the pressure range • Accurate flow linearity independent of back-pressure • Simple to replace cartridge technology reduces time and cost for validation Quantum redefines peristaltic pump performance for single-use downstream bioprocessing 

Easy-to-install clamp-on ultrasound flowmeters

26th September 2016 The WD series of clamp-on ultrasound flowmeters from FLEXIM, available locally from Actum Industrial, can be installed single-handedly without the need for lifting or cutting tools. The installation of conventional flow meters, such as magnetic inductive meters, can be a cumbersome and... 

Moloto Road upgrades get Zuma’s nod

By: African News Agency      10th June 2016 President Jacob Zuma on Friday reassured Mpumalanga residents that government would deliver to them necessary services and infrastructure to improve their livelihoods. He said the delivery of these services would begin with the upgrading of the deadly Moloto road and the building of water... 

Yokogawa Releases Plant Resource Manager (PRM®) R3.30

4th March 2016 Yokogawa announces release of version R3.30 of its Plant Resource Manager (PRM®) software tool for the centralised management of large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment. PRM R3.30 is an upgrade to R3.20 and includes an improved management... 

Yokogawa Releases Plant Resource Manager (PRM®) R3.30

3rd March 2016 Yokogawa announces release of version R3.30 of its Plant Resource Manager (PRM®) software tool for the centralised management of large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment. PRM R3.30 is an upgrade to R3.20 and includes an improved management... 

Yokogawa to Supply Turbine Control Systems for Mongolia’s Largest Thermal Power Plant

22nd February 2016 Yokogawa announces that it has received an order to supply turbine control systems for thermal power plant No. 4, the largest thermal power plant in Mongolia. This 2.1 billion yen project is being undertaken to improve the efficiency of this facility’s operations. Located in Mongolia’s capital... 

Yokogawa Acquires Cloud Data Service Provider Industrial Evolution Inc.

12th January 2016 Yokogawa announces the acquisition of Industrial Evolution Inc. to strengthen its provision of advanced solutions to the process industries. The acquisition of Industrial Evolution, a provider of cloud-based plant data sharing services, was carried out through Yokogawa Venture Group Inc., a... 

Yokogawa Acquires Distributor in Turkey as Major Step Forward in Emerging Markets

11th January 2016 Yokogawa announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Europe B.V. has acquired 100% of the shares of its distributor in Turkey, Birleşik Endüstriyel Sistemler Ve Tesisler A.Ş. (BEST), which is based in Izmir. The acquisition of shares was carried out on November 25. With this acquisition, Yokogawa... 

Packaged heating system to reduce heavy fuel oil’s viscosity

23rd October 2015 Oil and gas specialised equipment supplier Energas Technologies this month commissioned a packaged heating system for a local oil storage facility upgrade – the first type of this installation for the oil storage facility. Heavy fuel oil (HFO) is stored in large tanks at the local oil storage... 

Yokogawa Releases Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution

30th June 2015 Yokogawa announces the release of the Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution, a modular software suite that is the product of our over 20 years of practical experience in implementing pipeline management solutions globally. Developed for deployment at the heart of the pipeline operations... 

Yokogawa Releases FAST/TOOLS® R10.02 Web-based Enterprise Automation Solution

29th May 2015 Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of FAST/TOOLS® R10.02, the latest version of a web-based real-time operations management and visualization software package that brings revolutionary changes to real-time process information intelligence. This release is designed to... 

Yokogawa Releases the WEBFREX NV Online Thickness Gauge

19th May 2015 Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the development of the WEBFREX NV, an online gauge that measures and controls the thickness of films and sheets, thereby ensuring uniform thickness. The WEBFREX NV features an operator station with improved operation and monitoring functions. Scheduled for... 

Traceability and Validation of liquid flow measurands

13th May 2015 Dr. Nicolaus Mathies, Krohne Messtechnik GmbH, Duisburg Measurement of flowing liquid in closed conduits is present in many different applications in our daily life, e.g. water or heat metering, gas metering, filling stations, in the chemical industry, the food industry, for batching or for... 

Process automation specialist improves flow-measurement solution

By: Kimberley Smuts     24th April 2015 Instrumentation and process automation specialist Endress+Hauser is developing a new-generation change to its Proline flow-measurement solution platform. “The launch started three years ago and will cotinue for the next two years,” says Endress+Hauser product manager Frans van den Berg. Proline... 

Yokogawa Wins DCS Orders for Two Large Combined Cycle Power Plants in Saudi Arabia

13th March 2015 Momentum builds for Yokogawa’s power plant control business in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern Markets. Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Saudi Arabia, has received orders to deliver distributed control systems for the PP13 and PP14 combined cycle power... 

PSV ends year with R80m-plus order book

By: Natalie Greve     27th January 2015 Industrial engineering group PSV Holdings said on Tuesday that it had been awarded several contracts that would bring “welcome relief” as it headed towards the end of its financial year on February 28. “We have spent time ensuring group tender processes and interactions with clients are enhanced... 

Yokogawa Introduces Release 2 of SMARTDAC+® GA10 Data-logging Software

19th January 2015 Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the development of an enhanced version of the GA10 data-logging software for the SMARTDAC+® data acquisition and control system. The GA10 software can collect, display, and record data from multiple data acquisition and recording devices and measuring... 

Higher-quality lubrication reduces maintenance

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th November 2014 Wear control, lubrication and filtration company Filter Focus has assisted Germiston-based precious metals refiner Rand Refinery in significantly reducing its operational expenditure from R2.4-million to about R1-million in the past eight months by changing the refinery’s lubrication and... 

Kobold’s gear wheel flow meter for viscous liquids

28th October 2014 Kobold Instrumentation, represented in South Africa by Instrotech – a Comtest Group company – presents it’s Oval Wheel Flow Meters Model DOM, specifically for fuel consumption measurement in diesel engines using the dual flow inputs and the 'A-B' setting. A pair of DOM flowmeters is used with a... 

Water projects progressing on schedule, within budget

By: Dylan Slater     10th October 2014 Bulk water and sewerage service projects in Midvaal (Sicelo) and Vaal Marina (Mamello), undertaken by consulting engineering firm Gibb, are progressing according to plan and within budget. 

Engineering firm on track to deliver sanitation to informal settlements

By: Sashnee Moodley     25th July 2014 Consulting engineering firm GIBB is on track to deliver sewerage services to 12 700 indigent residents of the Sicelo informal settlement and 10 000 future low-cost houses, in the Sedibeng district of Gauteng, by 2017, says GIBB professional engineer and project leader Carel Davids. 

GIBB provides bulk water and sewerage services to Midvaal and Mamello

25th June 2014 GIBB, South Africa’s leading black-owned consulting engineering firm will bring desperately needed relief to the community of the Midvaal and Vaal Marina (Mamello) low cost housing areas by providing multi-disciplinary engineering services for bulk water and an aged sewerage infrastructure. As a... 

Metering specialist offers local municipalities water loss solution 

By: Samantha Herbst     8th November 2013 While water-scarce South Africa requires R670-billion for its water sector over the next ten years to keep up with growing demand, inefficiencies in the country’s water systems need to be dealt with as a matter of urgency, says water metering and smart grid specialist Sensus Metering Systems... 

Wearcheck, Letaba Dewatering And Meter Systems At Bauma AFRICA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th September 2013 As the doors of the inaugural Bauma Africa open at 09h00 on 18 September 2013, three of the seven Set Point Group divisions occupy exhibition space. Bauma Africa, the premier international Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction... 

Company imports Italian automotive lifts

By: Anine Kilian     19th April 2013 Flow measurement equipment company Meter Systems, a division of  mining and industrial distribution and support-services company Set Point Group,  reports that it has received its first order of 14 Italian-manufactured two-post and four-post vehicle lift posts from automotive lift column... 

Company Announcement: Nitrogen inflated tyres run cooler & reduce tyre wear & tear

15th February 2013 Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s cost effective Membrane Nitrogen Generator uses membrane air separation to produce pure nitrogen which is ideally suited to tyre inflation and can realise substantial savings for vehicle and commercial fleet operators 

Company Announcement: Meter Systems Launches Popular Ravaglioli Vehicle Lifting Equipment

12th February 2013 Meter Systems, a leader in the provision of flow measurement equipment, announced today that they will add the popular Italian vehicle lifting equipment brand, Ravaglioli, to their product stable 

New gas flow meters certified, efficiency increase

By: Sashnee Moodley     1st February 2013 Flow metering solutions provider FLEXIM’s new FLUXUS G608 portable gas flow meters are now ATEX certified for use in hazardous areas. 

Company imports full-lift automated valve test rig

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Pumps and valves reconditioning company Enserve, a subsidiary of engineering firm VBV Holdings, imported a full-lift automated safety valve test rig from Netherlands-based valve test rig manufacturer Ventil to expand its service offering. Enserve MD Steve Bannister says that the safety valve test... 

New central controller helps save energy in compressor rooms

13th July 2012 Compressor manufacturing company Atlas Copco has launched its latest ES 16 central controller, which can be connected with up to 16 compressors.  

Systems integration can help improve industrial operations

By: Schalk Burger     11th May 2012 Consistent control and operation across different plants and systems can be accomplished by networking existing systems and controls into a single industrial operation control platform, ensuring that operations can be managed in a sustainable and profitable manner, says process control and... 

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