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Temperature, Pressure and Process Control

Local firm unveils a compact ultrasonic level-measurement device

By: nkolola halwindi     10th May 2002 A new range of compact transmitters for non-contact level measurement of fluids, pastes, and coarse bulk materials, known as ultrasonic level measurements prosonic M, has been launched by instrumentation specialist Endress+Hauser, of Johannesburg. 

Pollution control with new gas-measurement device

By: nkolola halwindi     10th May 2002 There is now a need for devices that can measure chemicals in humid applications as government has tightened legislation on the release of toxic gasses into the air. 

Secunda detergent alcohol project heats up

By: nkolola halwindi     10th May 2002 Specialist supplier of electrical heating systems, controllers, sensors, components and dispensing systems Bartec Barlian has completed the design, manufacture and assembly of the first series of surface-heating control panels for Sasol Olefins and Surfactants’ new detergent alcohol project... 

Control system elevates cement factory's technological status

By: nkolola halwindi     10th May 2002 Local cement manufacturer PPC Cement’s Dwaalboom factory, in the Northern Province, is now one of the most technologically-advanced cement plants in the world. 

Handheld flue-gas analyser is now available in S Africa

10th May 2002 The South African distributor for the German-manufactured Afriso range, Instrotech, of Johannesburg, has added another product to its range. 

Nigeria to benefit from SA revenue management systems

1st June 2001 The Nigerian market is regarded as having greater potential than the South African by Pretoria-based Grintek Energy Technologies (GET) marketing and sales manager Alwyn van Jaarsveld. 

Companies urged to mentor graduates

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Temperature, pressure & process control training 

Gas sensors now available in SA

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Temperature, pressure & process control training 

Building on the local skills base

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Temperature, pressure & process control training 

New device allows for better measurement solutions

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Temperature, pressure & process control training 

Acceptance of digital fieldbus technology on increase in SA

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Temperature, pressure & process control training 

Solar power solution in barrow

By: System Author     27th August 1999 An innovative solution has been found for previously-disadvantaged communities to obtain hot, purified water; a necessity to most people. 

Compact temperature controller

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Optimum accuracy is possible with the EGE TN 552 temperature controller from Countapulse Controls. 

Range of electro-pneumatic valves

By: System Author     21st May 1999 A NEW range of electro-pneumatic pressure-regulating valves from Mannesman Rexroth Pneumatic is being marketed by Tectra Automation, of Maraisburg, Gauteng. These valves have a range of functions, offering the user a valve for every application. Process variables such as power, quantity and speed... 

Restructuring leads way to ‘one-stop’ shop

By: System Author     21st May 1999 Reorganisation of management and a progressive restructuring at all levels by valve distributor GC Baars and its affiliate companies will allow the group to consolidate its position as market leader and show above-average growth this year, says MD Mynhardt Baars. The revamp has resulted in the... 

Control valve is developed for skid-steer loaders

By: System Author     21st May 1999 A NEW control valve for skid-steer loaders has been developed by Casappa, represented in South Africa by Ernest Lowe. The SDM 141/3 is a three-port monobloc control valve with a series circuit, while the new SDM 140/3 series has a parallel circuit. Both products are equipped with interspool check... 

New pump column protection system

By: System Author     21st May 1999 A pump column pro- tection system which guards against pump-motor trip-outs and minimises pressure surges in pipelines has been developed by Hydro Power Engineering (HPE), of Honeydew, Gauteng. This innovation has been made possible through years of experience in ensuring the safety of... 

Call for quality standards to be recalibrated

By: System Author     14th May 1999 uality needs to become a buzz- word in the South African temperature, pressure and process-control industry if it wants to compete in the international arena, Lenton MD Jon Hughes tells Engineering News. “I believe that the temperature-control industry in South Africa has reached an... 

Mentorship infuses process industry with new blood

By: System Author     14th May 1999 The South African Institute of Measurement and Control (SAIMC) has introduced a mentorship programme aimed at giving young graduates, and even pregraduates, practical experience in the measurement and control industry, president John Immelman tells Engineering News. He continues that the... 

Fine-tuning the logic behind pressure control

By: System Author     14th May 1999 The proportional integral derivative (PID) controller is used in many industries to control variables like temperature, flow, level and pressure. Even where multivariable control and optimisation are used, the base layer still depends on the PID controller. Johannesburg-based engineering company,... 

Brave new world of process intelligence

By: System Author     14th May 1999 In keeping with the company’s goal of being a world leader in technology, Yokogawa’s local branch in Southdale, Gauteng, has introduced the new YTA. This combines the digital accuracy of the DPharp pressure transmitters with the reliability of the YT series, resulting in a temperature... 

Africa is engine of growth for company

By: System Author     14th May 1999 The identification of Africa beyond the borders of South Africa by Endress+Hauser as a future growth area has seen the company appoint a number of distributors throughout the region. “It became apparent in the mid-1990s that a number of South African engineering companies were becoming more... 

Company comes clean

By: System Author     12th March 1999 THE use of conventional diesel-heated high-pressure cleaners in the food and food-processing industry has always been problematic due to exhaust-gas emissions caused by the fuel-combustion-type burners. However, the presence of fat, grease, oil and other sticky, difficult-to-remove substances... 

Humidity and temperature monitor released

By: System Author     12th March 1999 A HUMIDITY and temperature monitor marketed by local agent Protectaire has been released by Ryan Instruments. This monitor provides the user with critical information on environmental conditions needed to manage perishables throughout the supply chain. The unit can be programmed to monitor in one... 

New oil heater range reduces fuel bills

By: System Author     26th February 1999 New equipment which has the ability to reduce industrial fuel bills by 20% has been introduced by oil heater specialist Safurnco. “The sharp rise in the price for light oils, such as diesel, prompted us to take a good look at our range. “Using heavier oils can halve the fuel bill, but... 

Automatic lubricators destined for matla

By: System Author     19th February 1999 Supplier of automatic lubricators Perma Lubrication, of Johannesburg has secured a contract to supply lubricators to Eskom’s Matla power station through an agent. Perma will supply a number of the Perma Classic 3, Classic 6 and Star units to Eskom over two years. The Perma Star is a new... 

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