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Babcock displays staying power during half-station shutdown

14th June 2018 Babcock recently completed a mammoth and highly successful half-station shutdown at a power station in the Free State. Meticulous risk management resulted in no lost-time injuries throughout the 1.7 million man-hours clocked on the project. Comprehensive planning ensured that the scope of work... 

Gas Practitioners -Ensuring safety

13th June 2018 The increasing availability of gas in South Africa has impacted many households and commercial spaces as homeowners and business owners migrate to gas as an energy alternative. The increase in availability has impacted the increase in demand, however, this could have also initiated an increase in... 

Flsmidth Offers Economic Options For Large Thickeners

11th June 2018 Finding the optimal design and delivery solution for a large thickener at a remote gold mine in the West African state of Mauritania meant considering a complex range of technical, transportation and assembly options, according to FLSmidth senior account manager Ricus van Reenen. The cost of... 

IFPA Announces Steps To Qualify Welding Procedures And Welds

11th June 2018 Ensuring Consistent Quality Installations And Peace Of Mind The Installation and Fabrication Plastics Pipe Association (IFPA) has announced that it will be qualifying welding procedures and weld jobs performed by its members going forward. 

The Principles for Effective Combustion Control in Fired Heaters

11th June 2018 The Principles for Effective Combustion Control in Fired HeatersFired heaters are integral to hydrocarbon processing. Specifically designed for the reaction of fuel and air to produce extremely high gas temperatures, heaters transfer this energy to potentially highly flammable process fluids via... 

Diligence in selecting slab-construction methods saves costs in the long run

8th June 2018 Deciding on whether to use hollow-core slabs or rib-and-block systems to construct concrete floor slabs for residential projects cannot be taken lightly. Jaco de Bruin, CoreSlab’s managing director, therefore, urges homebuilders and their professional teams to exercise diligence in selecting... 

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... 

Patagonia’s Argentina mine produces 10 662 gold-equivalent ounces in Q1

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th June 2018 Aim-listed gold and silver miner Patagonia Gold’s Cap Oeste gold mine, in Argentina, produced 10 662 oz of gold equivalent at an average cash cost of $693/oz in the first quarter of the year.  

Northern Vertex secures right of way for construction at Moss mines

By: Simone Liedtke     8th June 2018 TSX-V-listed Northern Vertex Mining has received certified grant letters for right of way (ROW) for the powerline, fibre-optics and access road construction for the Moss gold and silver mine, in Arizona. The letters and ROW, from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), signal a “milestone which... 

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,... 

Laser machine in full production at fabrication company

By: Halima Frost     8th June 2018 Machine tool supplier Puma Machine Tools completed the supply of its high-end laser profile JinFangYuan (JFY) 4020 machine to a Wadeville metals fabrication company last month. The machine, with a Trumpf TruDisk 3001 laser source, will be used to cut processing plates for the manufacturing of... 

Balance between mechanisation, job creation must be maintained

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     8th June 2018 Specialist equipment supplier Multotec believes that a balance between the mechanisation of manufacturing operations and job creation must be maintained, says COO Jannie de Jonge. He tells Engineering News that it is something Multotec believes and practices. 

Technology revolutionises machine tools industry

By: Halima Frost     8th June 2018 Additive manufacturing, which includes the use of three-dimensional and computer-aided-design to make stronger and more reliable components for the machine tool industry, has revolutionised the machine tool industry, says machine tools supplier Reliable Technical Consultants (Retecon). Retecon... 

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. 

Bailonggang wastewater treatment plant expansion, China

By: Sheila Barradas     8th June 2018 Andritz has been awarded a contract to supply a complete drying and incineration system for the expansion of the Bailonggang wastewater treatment plant. 

Cairo West natural gas and heavy fuel oil-fired thermal power plant renewal project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     8th June 2018 Cairo Electricity Production Company is renewing four existing power generation boilers at the Cairo West natural gas and heavy fuel oil-fired thermal power plant. 

Jubilee sets another operational record

By: Anine Kilian     7th June 2018 Dual-listed Jubilee Platinum’s North West-based Hernic project achieved record production of 2 101 oz of platinum-group metals (PGMs) in May, a 12% increase on the previous record. The company has already produced 3 972 oz of PGMs in the second quarter, with a target of 6 000 oz for the full... 

Band-It helps Fox Signage make a name for itself with its clients

6th June 2018 The Band-It Grade 304 stainless steel strapping and buckle system from Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa has allowed Fox Signage from Alberton to reduce the total cost of erecting signage substantially, while simultaneously speeding up installation times. The signage and branding... 

A Bright Future Awaits Trained Thermoplastic Welders

4th June 2018 Plastics|SA equips learners with welding skills that are in high demand in a growing industry Plastics|SA put welding skills, learnership programmes, technology and the latest welding equipment in the spotlight at its third Thermoplastics Welding Technology Day that took place at its head office... 

Worldwide Orders Make For Bullish Mood

4th June 2018 Condra has received an order for a further overhead crane from Kamoto Copper Company, the copper and cobalt mine in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the eighth machine to be ordered by Kamoto Copper from Johannesburg-headquartered Condra in just over a year and, like its... 

Build your own electricity connection to the power grid

4th June 2018 The huge demand for new electricity connections in the business sector caused a backlog in infrastructure delivery at Eskom in the past and, resulting in longer waiting periods for some customers.  Having now addressed the backlog, and committed to facilitating faster connections going forward,... 

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... 

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... 

Outsourcing Refrigeration Could Improve Your Bottom Line

1st June 2018 Why Sa Companies Are Moving Away From Owning Their Own Cooling Systems Refrigeration represents a substantial cost to companies operating in South Africa’s food and beverage industry. Additionally, the operation and maintenance of modern refrigeration systems often diverts precious resources and... 

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... 

Property sector increasingly embracing solar PV plants

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st June 2018 JSE-listed real estate investment trust South African Corporate Real Estate (Sacre) will invest more than R30-million to install rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) plants to help curb ever-rising electricity tariffs at its malls and reduce their carbon footprint.  

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... 

Sharp launches new trade hub in Johannesburg

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st June 2018 Global electronics giant Sharp has opened a new business subsidiary and experience centre in Boksburg, Gauteng, in an effort to avail its entire product range – and increase its brand presence – to the Southern African region. Previously leveraging the capacity of legacy third-party distribution... 

Roggeveld Wind Farm, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st June 2018 Local installation work at the project is expected to start in 2019. 

Bhuj Wind Farm, India

By: Sheila Barradas     1st June 2018 Alfanar is building a 300 MW wind farm in Gujarat. 

Alliance Sensors Group expands linear position sensor line

31st May 2018 Alliance Sensors Group, a div of H.G. Schaevitz LLC, has expanded its linear position sensor line with the new LA-19-A series of industrial AC-LVDTs (Linear Variable Differential Transformers). These high precision linear sensors are contactless inductive devices designed for industrial and... 

How the application of proper construction site management techniques can reduce your impact on the community and environment

31st May 2018 Any construction site has a million moving parts to it, so this means that there is a lot that can go wrong. Construction sites and projects are incredibly dynamic and they change constantly, sometimes on an hourly basis.  This article focuses on just a few of the basics of how you can minimise... 

Ivanhoe installs new crusher at Kipushi mine

By: Anine Kilian     30th May 2018 Canadian exploration and development company Ivanhoe Mines has installed a large-capacity rock crusher 1 150 m below surface at its upgraded Kipushi zinc/copper/silver/germanium mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The crusher has a maximum capacity of 1 085 t/h. After the 54 t... 

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.  

EPSON South Africa Appoints Intellistor As Sole Distributor Of Its Labelworks Range

29th May 2018 Epson, the global innovators in printing and visual technologies, has announced that Intellistor will be the sole and official distributor for its LabelWorks range of label printers and consumables. Based in Midrand Johannesburg, Intellistor is a value-added importer and distributor of... 

Modern electromechanical machine design

29th May 2018 Frank Durban, Division Marketing & Commercial Manager – Parker EMDE Division   

Kolok improves efficiencies with Citrix

28th May 2018 Kolok, a division of the Bidvest Group and one of South Africa’s largest IT distributors, has deployed Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN to improve its customer service, speed of response and business efficiencies.
 
With an operation as complex as Kolok’s, a reliable and secure network is paramount to... 

Engen owner builds own desalination plant in response to water crisis 

By: Simone Liedtke     28th May 2018 In response to the water crisis in Cape Town, Engen False Bay 1Stop owner Kobus Pretorius has built his own desalination plant to ensure customers have access to purified water. The rationale behind the project, Pretorius explained, is owing to the current water shortage in the Western Cape and... 

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