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New soil stabiliser for SA roads

By: System Author     12th November 1999 A new soil stabiliser developed by Labat Binding Technologies in South Africa could offer a cost-effective solution for local government authorities in building roads. 

Making no bones about bioceramics

By: System Author     29th October 1999 World breakthrough in surface texture 

New coating-thickness gauge launched

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Noise, Vibration & NDT 

Dry-ice blasting for cleaning oil refineries

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Oil Refineries 

A UK physicist and Nobel prize winner

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Achievers Past & Present 

Company’s prospects continue to evolve

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Pumps 

Road construction, Malawi

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Tenders are invited for the backlog maintenance of 135 km of roads. 

Ultrasonic cleaning punted for oil coolers

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Heating & Cooling 

One-piece paper stapler remover

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Innovators’ Column 

Technological developments in machining

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Developments to Watch 

R250-million John Ross highway upgrade

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Tenders for the first contract of the R250-million upgrade of the John Ross highway could go out as early as November this year. 

German seal points the way to the future

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Seals, Gaskets & Sealing Mechanisms 

Material gain in universal gasket

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Seals, Gaskets & Sealing Mechanisms 

Flying by Dante’s Inferno on Jupiter moon

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Tech Track 

State enterprise looks set to make a profit

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 The commercial division of the Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa, Pelindaba Technology – consisting of a chemicals, nuclear technology products and a systems and engineering division – is developing and remains on track to produce profits for the State-owned company. 

Us access platforms for SA market

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 US access platform manufacturer JLG Industries has invested R9-million in South Africa in the opening and equipping of a sales-and-service operation in this country. 

SA joint-venture partners sought by US firm

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Waste-Management and Recycling 

Cobalt treatment facility, Zambia

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Anglovaal Mining (Avmin) has secured a US$70-million loan from Rand Merchant Bank to build a new smelting, leaching and refining operation at the Chambishi Metals site on the Copperbelt in Zambia. 

Friction stir welding for aluminium

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Developments to Watch 

Laminated fabrics for medical applications

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Textiles and clothing manufacture 

Harbour repairs, Western Cape

By: System Author     27th August 1999 The decaying harbours of Kalk Bay have been thrown a R5-million lifeline for emergency repairs. 

Renewed interest in Cape technopark

By: System Author     20th August 1999 The past two years have seen a renewed interest in Stellenbosch’s Technopark. 

Benefits flow from corrosion protection

By: System Author     20th August 1999 Agriculture engineering, irrigation & plant propagation 

New tech for long-wear agro components

By: System Author     20th August 1999 Agriculture engineering, irrigation and plant propagation 

New range of robust vibrators

By: System Author     6th August 1999 A new range of robust vibrators has been launched on to the local market. 

Search for groundwater tees off

By: System Author     30th July 1999 n investigation to secure a ground- water source for the residential golf course at Melkbosstrand, 40 km from Cape Town, has been undertaken by SRK Consulting. The consulting firm was appointed during the proposal phase of the development by Johnnic Properties to secure a groundwater source which... 

SA water facts

By: System Author     30th July 1999 South Africa is largely semi-arid, and the country’s main source of water is rivers. The country’s yearly rainfall is 470 mm, compared to the world average of 857 mm a year and, on average, only about 9% of rainfall reaches rivers. In addition to surface water, 5 400-million... 

Design challenge at Malawian dam

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Kamuzu Dam II is a 750-m-long earth-embankment dam which supplies water to Lilongwe, Ma-lawi. In April last year the Lilongwe Water Board called for tenders to raise the original full supply level (FSL) by 5 m in order to increase the storage capacity. The original design involved the placing of... 

Gear failure explained

By: Roelf Diedericks     30th July 1999 When it comes to gear failure, there is good news and there is bad news. The bad news is that the cause of gear failure can range from excessive wear to catastrophic breakage; the good news is that gear failure can be prevented. In order for gear failure to be prevented, however, one needs to... 

New UK machine improves fatigue life

By: System Author     30th July 1999 A purpose-designed machine that can improve fatigue life and torque performance has been introduced by Vacu-Blast of the UK, an internationally-recognised company with more than 50 years experience in its field. Designed specifically for shot-peening automotive gears and other transmission... 

South Africa to send laser to the moon

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 SOUTH African engineers and scientists are working together to construct a laser system by the end of the year that will be able to measure the distance from the earth to the moon at an accuracy of within 10 mm. A consortium of 13 companies, led by laser technology company LaserM of Midrand,... 

R330m television decoder orders secured

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Electronics giant Altech has exceeded budget for its locally-designed, manufactured and distributed digital satellite television (DSTV) decoders having received orders worth more than R330-million for the past three months. The most recent order, valued at R45-million, has been awarded to Altech... 

Search is hotting up for duff coal use

By: System Author     9th July 1999 The feasibility of using low-grade discard coal as a fuel source will begin within the next few weeks, chairperson of the joint study steering committee, comprising representatives from Eskom, Ingwe, Anglo Coal, government and the Chamber of Mines Eddie Khanda tells Engineering News. The study,... 

Undersea cable to link the world

By: System Author     9th July 1999 TELECOM utility Telkom has formalised its partnership with 40 nations in an undersea cable project aimed at linking Africa to Europe and Asia through telecoms. In a statement, Telkom said that this partnership will provide a telecom channel catering for Africa’s international connectivity... 

Spotlight on improved drilling methods

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on the application of technology in the field of drilling. The reason for the surge of activity in this direction has been the drop in crude-oil prices and corresponding profit reduction. As a result, companies have actively sought new and more... 

Melrose Arch to Bladerunner – the future of the city is here

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Is the R3-billion Melrose Arch project in Johannesburg, which embraces the concept of ‘new urbanism’, the forerunner to the science fiction (SF) concept of an arcology, a self-contained city in a single building? Perhaps the most famous SF rendering of this concept is in Ridley... 

Five-year outsourced fleet transport contract signed

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 TRANSPORT company PPC Transport has concluded an agreement with Corobrick to take over its existing motor transport fleet. The division traditionally serviced its sister company PPC in the transportation of cement goods, but plans to diversify half of its business. PPC Transport will move... 

Control buoy only second of its kind

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 A special unmanned control buoy, which is at the cutting edge of technology and only the second of its kind in the world, will be the only visible sign of EM gasfield activity once the development of the field has been completed. The bright yellow buoy, currently under construction by J Ray... 

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