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The real and virtual worlds are integrating at a steadily increased pace, the Internet of Things is pushing the evolutionary journey towards the fourth industrial revolution with various far-reaching consequences.

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  • First of its kind hi-tech fire trailer supplied to local crude oil depot
    by webmaster on August 16, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Cape Town based fire protection specialists, DoseTech, have recently supplied one of the most advanced firefighting trailer mounted units to a local crude oil storage depot, for quick and effective knock-down in the event of fire at the facility. The combined proportioner and monitor unit is fully portable and uses no external power source to deliver between 5,000 – 22,000ℓ/min of fire suppressing foam and water at distances up to 120m. […]

  • Fire-water monitors enhance fire protection at local fuel tanker wharf
    by admin on October 22, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Cape Town-based fire- protection technology provider DoseTech Fire aims to complete the installation of a fire protection upgrade system at the Cape Town harbour’s fuel tanker unloading wharf by the end of this year, says company MD Mike Feldon. The order, received in June from Cape Town harbour, involves the supply of nine Akron Conquest electric remote-controlled fire-water monitor systems – the largest Akron order from Southern Africa to date. […]

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  • Thanksgiving Travelers Smash Records
    by Haley Zaremba on November 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    As we all know from the personal experience of enduring long lines at the airport and inching along frosty highways in bumper-to-bumper holiday traffic, Thanksgiving week is unquestionably one of the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. Long-distance trips increase by 54 percent around Thanksgiving, a huge number, especially when considering that the increase for Christmas is just 23 percent compared to the average for the rest of the year. The average mileage for these long-distance Turkey Day trips (classified by the U.S. Department […]

  • Bidding Action Heats Up In UK’s Continental Shelf
    by Zainab Calcuttawala on November 22, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    This week, the British Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) reported that 68 companies had applied to operate one or more of 239 different blocks located off the United Kingdom’s coast. “With 68 companies bidding, many of which we know to be new entrants, this response can be viewed as a vote of confidence in the UK Continental Shelf,” said Oil & Gas UK’s upstream policy director, Mike Tholen. “It offers early signs that the $8 billion of merger and acquisition activity highlighted in our Economic Report is translating […]

  • South Africa delays decision on LNG imports to next year
    by RWilliams on November 13, 2017 at 11:03 am

    General NewsSouth Africa delays decision on LNG imports to next year Monday, 13 November 2017 | 00:00 The development of South Africa’s LNG import projects is facing another delay because a document that will define the level of the country’s gas demand is yet to be finalised, sources said. An integrated... […]

  • SAOGA AGM Presentation
    by RWilliams on November 2, 2017 at 8:49 am

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  • Yokogawa Releases ISA100 Wireless Gateway Module - Ideal for construction of small-scale field wireless systems -
    on November 21, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Tokyo: 6841) announces that it has developed an ISA100 Wireless gateway module for field wireless communications that integrates the functions of an access point and a gateway, and will release it on November 29. Compact in size and easy to set up, this gateway module is ideal for building small-scale field wireless systems for upstream (oil and gas field development and production) and other types of applications where data is typically collected from a small number of devices distributed across a wide area. […]

  • Yokogawa Releases Enhanced Version of the STARDOM Network-based Control System - Highly reliable and scalable -
    on November 20, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will release an enhanced version of the STARDOM network-based control system in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. This new version of the STARDOM system will include a new E2 bus interface module that has been developed for use in FCN-500 autonomous controller extension units. This enables the construction of systems that have more I/O points and cover a wider area. […]

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