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Corrosion Control News

R2m ceramic technology debuts in South Africa

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 Specialist manufacturer of high-density and alumina ceramics Multotec Wear Linings, part of the Multotec group, based in Kempton Park, is using technology and equipment reportedly never seen before in South Africa to maintain its position as a leader in the wear linings and protection industry. 

Hot-dip galvanised steel and mining

3rd May 2002 The Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of Southern Africa has released a paper entitled, “Evaluation of the use and performance of hot dip galvanized steel at a PGM concentrator facility”. 

Test kits reduce incidence of osmotic blistering

3rd May 2002 Research into the causes of osmotic blistering in coating products has shown that chloride retention on the substrate is often the reason for the problem. 

Training for surface preparation and coating

3rd May 2002 Specialist in industrial materials Blastrite will begin offering free training courses this year to the surface-preparation and coating industry. 

Comprehensive corrosion management and maintenance service is on offer

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 A unique service is being supplied by the corrosion management services of Midrand-based Xenith Management. 

Tubing to deal with 'sweet' corrosion

3rd May 2002 Five years of extensive laboratory tests, negotiations and trials have resulted in the successful introduction of Salmac Stainless Tube’s SQ28 stainless-steel tubing, which is resistant to stress corrosion cracking, to the South African market. 

Mining firm renews lubrication maintenance contract

3rd May 2002 Leading opencast mining company Scharrighuisen Mining has renewed its lubrication maintenance contract with IMS Industrial Products (IMS-I). 

Dry-running hermetic pump developed

By: nkolola halwindi     26th April 2002 Since the invention of the magnetically-driven pump more than 50 years ago, most of its developments occurred in terms of the magnets and the materials of construction. 

Concrete shielded from sewage harm

By: marisa rodrigues     5th April 2002 Concrete, the major building material of sewage systems, is unavoidably affected by the stresses of being in contact with wastewater, therefore making protection essential. 

African Electroplating 

5th April 2002 African Electroplating specialises in metal finishing, including decorative and protective finishes. 

Corrosion protection for concrete and steel

By: Zonika Botha     29th March 2002 In the chemical industry, concrete and steel are to attack by various chemicals, especially acids. 

Underground lubrication goes mobile

15th February 2002 Lubrication equipment specialist IMS Industrial Products (IMS), in conjunction with Specpro Projects and Caltex Oil South Africa, has developed a mobile lubricant-dispensing unit for underground equipment, designed to increase efficiency and reduce downtime. 

R145m-deal for recovery of used oil

15th February 2002 A R145-million-deal has been signed between the Rose Foundation and Oilkol to ensure the collection of more than 200-million litres of used-oil in the next five years. 

Black gold brimming with black empowerment

By: nkolola halwindi     15th February 2002 Black economic empowerment (BEE) within South Africa’s lucrative oil industry will be pervasive, and will not merely involve a minority equity stake by black shareholders, predicted the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) in its yearly report published late last year. 

Heavy-loaded gear lubricant launched

By: nkolola halwindi     15th February 2002 Lubrication product and service specialist Geared Lubricants, of Johannesburg North, which is jointly owned by oil company Mobil and the Bafokeng Nation, is now the supplier of the Petron Corporation’s gear shield ‘NC’ and ‘NCW’ products for the lubrication of... 

Petrochem giant unveils all-purpose oil

By: nkolola halwindi     15th February 2002 A subsidiary of petro-chemical giant Sasol, Sasol Oil, has launched the Sapphire 15W-40 oil, an oil for naturally aspirated and turbo-charged petrol and diesel engines. 

Getting to grips with grease

15th February 2002 Grease and grease lubrication is all but forgotten by many plant engineers. Few lubricant suppliers have staff skilled enough to understand the technology of the mechanical equipment being lubricated with grease as well as the grease technology, says lubrication consultant Simon Norton. 

Expanded synthetic-lubricants range

15th February 2002 One of the leaders in synthetic lubricant technology Habot, of Krugersdorp, in Gauteng, has launched a range of priced-for-performance synthetic lubricants based on the world wide-accepted group III base-fluid technology. 

Affiliation of SA/US tribology institutions

15th February 2002 The South Africa Institute of Tribology (SAIT) will be signing an agreement with the US Society for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), which will result in the two associations becoming affiliates. 

Heavy-vehicle diesel multigrade

15th February 2002 An advanced high-performance SAE 15W/40 diesel multigrade has been launched by Engen for the heavy-vehicle market. 

Oil extends diesel-engine drainage intervals

By: nkolola halwindi     15th February 2002 Leading manufacturer of automotive lubricants Caltex has launched the Delo 400 multigrade, a diesel and gasoline oil intended to extend oil-drain intervals. 

Galvanised steel piping stands its ground

25th January 2002 Galvanised piping is one of the oldest and most common plumbing materials used for potable water conveyance, and form most of this century was the dominant material for domestic plumbing. 

Tubing a sweet deal for SA sugar sector

By: Deborah Spicer     14th September 2001 The sugar industry can buy locally-manufactured tubing, specifically for use in kestners, evaporators and juice heaters, now that Barloworld SST – previously known as Salmac – together with Columbus Stainless have developed the SQ28TMa dual-stabilised ferritic-stainless-steel tube for... 

New light-chrome pump material

By: Keith Campbell     27th July 2001 THE South African subsidiary of an international pumps and valves group is overseeing the manufacture in this country of a revolutionary new abrasion and corrosion resistant alloy, to a much higher standard than had previously been achieved from imports, and is consequently hoping to export... 

More contracts for corrosion-prevention firm

8th June 2001 Two significant contracts have been awarded to Paradigm Projects, of Pinetown, a company specialising in corrosion prevention. 


1st June 2001 Rebuff specialises in the manufacture of coated and non-woven abrasive products, polishing buffs and polishing compounds, made of cotton, sisal and various abrasives. 

Thermal-diffusion coating introduced

By: System Author     29th September 2000 A new company starting in Gauteng next month, TD Coating Centre, will introduce a thermal-diffusion coating process in South Africa, which ensures greater resilience of tools and dies used in manufacturing, and which is hoped to enable the tool- and die-making industry to compete more effectively... 

Germans invest in SA corrosion sector

By: System Author     12th May 2000 German firm Steuler Industriewerke has bought a 35% share in Johannesburg corrosion-protection company Gordon Bennett. 

Incorrect use costing billions

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

R4,2m bridge contract in progress

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

New centre left holding the torch

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

Same mistakes being made

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

Opportunities abound in market

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

Importance of tribology increasing

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Tribology, corrosion control & coatings 

New surface heat-treatment process

By: System Author     17th March 2000 New thermochemical heat-treatment processes to combat wear and corrosion are now available in South Africa. 

Lessons from the tribologists

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Oils & lubricants 

Italian lubricants slide into South Africa

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Oils & lubricants 

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