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African Petrochemicals is renowned as the most trusted independent source for the latest essential news articles on developments in research and technology in the petrochemical industry for over a decade. Read about current issues affecting the industry and related sub-sectors. Obtain instant access to suppliers of petrochemical products and equipment, just click on the heading link above each article to read more!

African Petrochemicals welcomes professional contributions for publication in upcoming issues of the magazine. We encourage the submission of short articles dealing with leading-edge technological developments, project case studies and relevant industry news that will be informative to our readers. In each issue, we provide coverage on selected industry sectors, products & services according to a yearly features schedule.

Doctored diesel is dangerous

In response to an article that appeared in Fin 24 on June 15th of this year, Gwede Mantashe, the Minister of Mineral resources and Energy, warned of the use of illuminating paraffin (IP) to doctor diesel in an attempt to defraud the revenue services and increase profits. The following article by WearCheck diagnostics manager, John […]

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Zutari appoints two female Non-Executive Directors

Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari has appointed Dr Ngao Motsei and Ms Althea Discala as Non-Executive Directors with effect from 1 July 2022.  Dr Motsei is an ICF-certified and accredited integral coach. She lectures and consults in the fields of leadership and culture in various corporate executive education programmes. She brings academic rigour and an applied people and ethics-centred approach […]

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Innov-X Africa, as of March 2022 Celebrating 15 Years in the business of ensuring our customers have the best XRF Analysers

Our Story Innov-X Africa, are proud to announce that we have been in business for 15 years as the sole distributors for Olympus XRF and XRD equipment in Sub-Saharan Africa.  We supply Handheld XRF Analysers of the highest quality and most robust into various industries, such as; Mining and Exploration, Alloy and Steel, Precious Metals, Recycling […]

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Single point of access for industry standards and regulations across Africa

Compliance and regulation are critical elements for the successful implementation of any project across the world. Imagine having a single point of access to international industry standards for projects – this is now all possible through an innovative online platform called Engineering Workbench from BWA (Bateman, Watling & Associates).  Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, BWA is the […]

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Boiler Maintenance And Troubleshooting Best Practices 

Boilers systems are an integral part of a commercial building’s central energy plant, typically comprising several devices located together, allowing for easy monitoring and services like water and electrical systems. The devices are chillers, cooling towers, piping and distribution systems, and boilers. Boiler types Like other central energy plant equipment, boilers and auxiliaries have variations. […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 01 JULY 2022

VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here Application report by Air Liquide, Flexim and Sasol at Air Liquide… Enserve- Front runner in the reconditioning &… SA Institute of Steel Construction: Forging a strong future for… ASP Fire HALSTED Your Trusted Supplier Of All PPE, Chemical & Industrial Supplies Since 1952 Youth see career growth in SA’s chemicals sector- Young […]

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Calculate, indicate, count:  Volume counting for smart savers…

INSTROTECH is offering Kobold’s electronic unit ZOE, specifically designed for the calculation and display of flow rates and volume flow of flowmeters. Whether users have an external power supply or need a battery-powered device, and when a back-lit display is required (or not), the ZOE can be set for an extensive range of applications. The electronic […]

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Hytec Fluid Technology’s vacuum dehydrators enable high performance of hydraulic systems

Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) is the official distributor of the Hy-Pro vacuum dehydration units, manufactured in the USA by Hy-Pro Filtration. These units continuously and efficiently remove contaminants – including the “invisible enemy”, water – from hydraulic oil. This reduces the need for costly maintenance of filter systems and machinery, extending the life of the hydraulic […]

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Dealing with fire risk in a mining environment

Mining vehicle fire-protection systems are based on a Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) Mining vehicles such as excavators, haul trucks and even drag lines are high-value assets that operate in arduous conditions where there is a high fire risk. This means that pre-shift and weekly inspections on mining vehicles are essential to ensure that […]

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IZA Africa Desk raises red flag over steel industry masterplan

Urgent call for a broader Metals Industry Roadmap for steel, base metals, and value-added metal products A lack of proper industry consultation is likely to hamper the effective implementation of the steel and metal fabrication sector masterplan, warns the Africa Desk of the International Zinc Association (IZA). “The plan contains problematic proposals such as a steel […]

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Doctored diesel is dangerous

In response to an article that appeared in Fin 24 on June 15th of this year, Gwede Mantashe, the Minister of Mineral resources and Energy, warned of the use of illuminating paraffin (IP) to doctor diesel in an attempt to defraud the revenue services and increase profits. The following article by WearCheck diagnostics manager, John […]

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Zutari appoints two female Non-Executive Directors

Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari has appointed Dr Ngao Motsei and Ms Althea Discala as Non-Executive Directors with effect from 1 July 2022.  Dr Motsei is an ICF-certified and accredited integral coach. She lectures and consults in the fields of leadership and culture in various corporate executive education programmes. She brings academic rigour and an applied people and ethics-centred approach […]

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Innov-X Africa, as of March 2022 Celebrating 15 Years in the business of ensuring our customers have the best XRF Analysers

Our Story Innov-X Africa, are proud to announce that we have been in business for 15 years as the sole distributors for Olympus XRF and XRD equipment in Sub-Saharan Africa.  We supply Handheld XRF Analysers of the highest quality and most robust into various industries, such as; Mining and Exploration, Alloy and Steel, Precious Metals, Recycling […]

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Single point of access for industry standards and regulations across Africa

Compliance and regulation are critical elements for the successful implementation of any project across the world. Imagine having a single point of access to international industry standards for projects – this is now all possible through an innovative online platform called Engineering Workbench from BWA (Bateman, Watling & Associates).  Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, BWA is the […]

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Boiler Maintenance And Troubleshooting Best Practices 

Boilers systems are an integral part of a commercial building’s central energy plant, typically comprising several devices located together, allowing for easy monitoring and services like water and electrical systems. The devices are chillers, cooling towers, piping and distribution systems, and boilers. Boiler types Like other central energy plant equipment, boilers and auxiliaries have variations. […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 01 JULY 2022

VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here Application report by Air Liquide, Flexim and Sasol at Air Liquide… Enserve- Front runner in the reconditioning &… SA Institute of Steel Construction: Forging a strong future for… ASP Fire HALSTED Your Trusted Supplier Of All PPE, Chemical & Industrial Supplies Since 1952 Youth see career growth in SA’s chemicals sector- Young […]

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Calculate, indicate, count:  Volume counting for smart savers…

INSTROTECH is offering Kobold’s electronic unit ZOE, specifically designed for the calculation and display of flow rates and volume flow of flowmeters. Whether users have an external power supply or need a battery-powered device, and when a back-lit display is required (or not), the ZOE can be set for an extensive range of applications. The electronic […]

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Hytec Fluid Technology’s vacuum dehydrators enable high performance of hydraulic systems

Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) is the official distributor of the Hy-Pro vacuum dehydration units, manufactured in the USA by Hy-Pro Filtration. These units continuously and efficiently remove contaminants – including the “invisible enemy”, water – from hydraulic oil. This reduces the need for costly maintenance of filter systems and machinery, extending the life of the hydraulic […]

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Dealing with fire risk in a mining environment

Mining vehicle fire-protection systems are based on a Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) Mining vehicles such as excavators, haul trucks and even drag lines are high-value assets that operate in arduous conditions where there is a high fire risk. This means that pre-shift and weekly inspections on mining vehicles are essential to ensure that […]

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IZA Africa Desk raises red flag over steel industry masterplan

Urgent call for a broader Metals Industry Roadmap for steel, base metals, and value-added metal products A lack of proper industry consultation is likely to hamper the effective implementation of the steel and metal fabrication sector masterplan, warns the Africa Desk of the International Zinc Association (IZA). “The plan contains problematic proposals such as a steel […]

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Youth see career growth in SA’s chemicals sector

Young South Africans have been urged to consider careers in the chemicals sector by their peers in the sector, who believe the opportunities are vast. As we mark Youth Month, several young people who’ve been assisted by CHIETA, the chemical industries’ Seta, say they believe the chemicals sector can help South Africa position itself as […]

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Cummins celebrates women engineers and the women in STEM

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is celebrated on June 23 every year to honour the exceptional achievements of women engineers worldwide. The theme for 2022 celebrates Inventors and Innovators. On this INWED, we spoke to Magdolin Mikhail, Business Manager at the Cummins New Power business unit, to hear about her journey as a woman in […]

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Key customer makes a complete change over to SKF pulleys, belts and grease following a CNA-Lubrication Audit

Following hot on the heels of a successful turnkey lubrication solution recently supplied by SKF South Africa’s Authorised Distributor, Bearing Services Springs, to a leading building materials manufacturing company, the customer took the decision to completely change over to SKF pulleys, belts and grease. During an on-site CNA-Lubrication Audit at the customer’s Alrode plant, Johannesburg […]

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HALSTED Your Trusted Supplier Of All PPE, Chemical & Industrial Supplies Since 1952

Halsted is a family-owned business, founded in 1952 as a mining supply company that has developed into a national supplier of PPE, cleaning, paper, chemical, plumbing and industrial products. Originally establishing its first branch in Welkom, Halsted subsequently expanded its geographical footprint to a total of 13 branches, enabling us to serve our customers nationwide.  […]

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Bosch Rexroth Africa Development appoints new Business Development Manager

Bosch Rexroth Africa Development has appointed Craig Walkden as Business Development Manager. With 14 years’ experience in various positions at Hytec South Africa, Craig brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position. Promoted from Systems Sales Technician at Hytec SA, Craig will now develop and support new business in the Democratic Republic of the […]

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SA Institute of Steel Construction: Forging a strong future for the local steel sector 

Despite the current turmoil in the Ukraine / Russian war zone, South African steel supplies have not been badly affected, even though these warring countries are two of the world’s largest steel producing and exporting countries – together accounting for some 20 percent of the European Union’s imports of finished steel products. Nonetheless, the local […]

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Today Only! Visit the Secunda Petrochemical & EPC Roadshow- 9am until 3pm

Time: Company: Speaker: Topic: 10h00 Proconics Elizma van der Walt Energy2- How human energy and supplier ecosystems will support the energy transition. With case studies on South African supplier and customer partnerships for success 11h00  SAEEC  Mark Taylor TBA 12h00  LeadEPC Owen Marais Introduction to LeadEPC.New Construction Opportunity at Sasol Secunda.Our disciplines 13h00  IDC  Paul Nyathi  […]

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Application report by Air Liquide, Flexim and Sasol at Air Liquide Large Industries (ALLI) Train 17 and Sasol Secunda

High-precision oxygen measurement  “To measure the input (utility) and output (oxygen) is a key challenge for successful business with our partners. The team has demonstrated that clamp-on ultrasonic technology can accurately be used as contractual measurement for high pressure oxygen.” Jean-François Rauch, Smart & Innovative Operation // Senior Oxygen System Expert at Air Liquide  Measuring Task  […]

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Front runner in the reconditioning and supply of Valves

Enserve Engineering Services exhibited at the Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 23 June 2022. Enserve Engineering Services Pty Ltd has been a front runner in the reconditioning and supply of Valves since inception in 1994. Having built up a trusted reputation within the Oil and Gas, Power, Pulp and paper, as well as the Haz […]

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Opinion Piece: Welcome to a world where avatars simplify machine building

By Kamogelo Makwana, Offer Manager – Power Products at Schneider Electric. In the world of machine building, core components, and the ease with which it can be selected and installed, form a vital part of overall efficiency.  Thanks to the continued proliferation of Industry 5.0 and IIoT, machine builders are now benefiting from simplified design […]

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Zutari shines the spotlight on its exceptional women engineers

In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June, Zutari highlights the achievements of two exceptional women. The engineering design and advisory services company values contrasting voices, alternative perspectives, and insights into cultures different from our own. It fully supports the vision of a non-racial and non-sexist inclusive democracy by creating opportunities for all. Biance Huysamen completed […]

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LeadEPC leads from the front, in service, excellence and commitment

We are a Level 1 BBBEE fast growing EPC turnkey and Multi-disciplined company; active in Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation & Control as well as Piping projects.  Over the past 10 years, we have grown from a regional company into a global technology solutions powerhouse! We have taken leaps and bounds into; Energy, Renewable Energy, […]

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Accommodation solution for Africa from Africa

Bushtec Originals is the official brand for our Canvas and PVC Fabric Range of products and offer solutions not only to Oil and Gas Sectors, but also the Mining, Military, Medical, Commercial Industry and Disaster Management. Our tentage and containerised products are manufactured at our factories in Ladysmith by Canvas and Tent Manufacturing and Steelworx. […]

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Afrox Gas Reach with Miller ArcReach: A 360° construction site solution

Johann Pieterse of Afrox talks about welding solutions for safely and reliably getting gas, power and welding applications to multiple welders working at height or in difficult to reach locations on construction sites. On-site welding solutions for petrochemical plants Afrox’s Multi-User Pressure Panel (MUPP) was developed in response to welding at height constraints during general overhauls on boilers. […]

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Adding Engineering Value To Grindex Pump Solutions

Pumping solutions are all about adding value through the right technical expertise and resources, including design, engineering and construction capability, according to Integrated Pump Technology general manager Jordan Marsh.  “Customers don’t come to us for a pump-in-a-box; rather, they have a specific application that must be served, and are looking for a cost effective solution,” […]

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WearCheck acquires Set Point Water Laboratories

Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has brought their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, adding a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure. The water analysis company is now integrated fully into WearCheck, and forms yet another area of expertise along with WearCheck’s other services, which include scientific used oil analysis, asset […]

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E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 17 JUNE 2022

Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow- Updated Details… Actum Group, specialised importer and distributor of industrial and… Entrepreneurial skills development must drive job creation for SA youth  Celebrating Youth – Engen’s Sameerah Khan is determined to make her mark  Hitachi Energy and Schneider Electric collaborate to speed up the energy transition SANEDI releases its first technical assessment toward a […]

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Entrepreneurial skills development must drive job creation for SA youth 

By Yershen Pillay, CEO, CHIETA (chemical industries SETA) Empowering youth to become successful entrepreneurs delivers a multiplier effect, with sustainable SMMEs creating jobs for other unemployed youth. This in turn also contributes to Setas with their levies, enabling further support of small businesses. CHIETA’s experience underpins the strong premise that entrepreneurship is undeniably one of […]

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Hytec Secunda to showcase new technology at the Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow

Hytec Secunda will be attending the Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow, taking place on 23 June 2022 at the Sasol Recreation Club in Secunda, Mpumalanga. The company’s service technicians, technical sales, system engineers, and various product specialists will showcase Hytec’s new product technology, solutions and service offerings, all designed to deliver cost-savings and optimum hydraulic performance. Roadshow guests will have […]

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Integrated Air Solutions enhances compressed air system efficiencies through a partnership with a global piping and fittings specialist

Integrated Air Solutions recently signed a partnership agreement with Italian piping and fittings manufacturing specialist, AIRCOM Piping Systems, in a bid to offer Southern African customers best-in-class compressed air solutions.     Headquartered in Jet Park, Johannesburg, and a member of the GiGi Group of Companies, Integrated Air Solutions is an exclusive regional sales and service partner […]

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Actum Group, specialised importer and distributor of industrial and electronic products

Visit Actum Group at the upcoming Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow, more details on the ticket below. Actum Group is a specialised importer and distributor of industrial and electronic products in Southern Africa. We are fanatically focused on quality and proudly represent only the very best international and local companies and brands. Our world touches everything from […]

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Celebrating Youth – Engen’s Sameerah Khan is determined to make her mark 

“Youth Month is an opportunity to celebrate how young people can make an impact on the world…but only if we put our minds to it!”   This is the rallying cry of Sameerah Khan, a passionate environmental scientist and emerging business leader who is currently developing her skills as an Engen Graduate Trainee.  The Parlock […]

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Hitachi Energy and Schneider Electric collaborate to speed up the energy transition

Collaboration to accelerate the deployment of sustainable and smart energy management solutions Complementary portfolios in medium and high-voltage technologies to provide greater customer value Hitachi Energy, a market and technology leader in transmission, distribution and grid automation solutions, and Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, have announced that […]

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Bearing mounting, installation and replacement as easy as 1, 2, 3, with SKF’s new mobile Bearing Assist App   

Bearing Assist is a new mobile app developed by SKF in collaboration with customers to simplify the process of mounting, installing and replacing bearings. The app delivers a host of benefits including minimising the possibility of incorrect mounting, reducing installation time and costs, increasing uptime and extending the operating life of bearings for low operating […]

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First electric minibus taxi coming to South Africa – project team aims to accelerate green mobility adoption

As the fuel price hits historic highs, commuters are starting to feel the pinch in increasing transport fares. The typical South African commuter already spends up to 40% of their income on transport and the minibus taxi sector is still struggling from the impact of the last two years on their operations.  However, relief could be […]

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SANEDI releases its first technical assessment toward a Clean Coal Roadmap

A new report on clean coal technologies has presented a case for potential opportunities and challenges associated with adopting these in a roadmap towards 2030. The report constitutes phase I in a roadmap towards providing an overview of the current energy carbon landscape in South Africa, the fossil fuel value chains and a high-level qualitative […]

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Atlas Copco keeps customers pumped with specialist after-market solutions

Atlas Copco is a trusted service partner that assists customers, through the delivery of professional after-market solutions, maximising machine performance, availability, efficiency and lifecycle, while minimising operating costs. “When customers buy Atlas Copco products, they are making an investment,” states Douw van Schalkwyk, Business Line Manager for Power Technique’s Service Division. “The best way to protect […]

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Why Measure Well Water Levels?

There are few industries as diverse as the water and environmental industry. KELLER, locally represented by INSTROTECH, has sensorscan, found in many varied applications. For instance, Keller senscorscans are used to measure the sea depth, monitor the water pressure at the bottom of dams, calculate flow quantities and regulate water levels. Keller level sensors are also used to […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 09 JUNE 2022

VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here Petrochemical Roadshow- Updated Details… Sasol and Uzbekistan GTL continue to cooperate for next generation catalysts Entrepreneurial skills development must drive job creation for SA youth Engen fuel support helps local NPO with flood relief efforts  New Curve Slurry Pump Surpasses All Expectations GE Leads Industry Discussions on Africa’s Energy Future at… ZEST […]

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GE Leads Industry Discussions on Africa’s Energy Future at Enlit Africa Conference

As Africa balances its need for more access to power with the global drive for a just transition to a clean energy future, a combination of renewables and gas power on the continent could lead to significant emissions reduction while delivering reliable, affordable, and sustainable power.  Although approximately 600 million Africans remain without access to […]

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Sasol and Uzbekistan GTL continue to cooperate for next generation catalysts

Hamburg, Germany – On 2 June 2022, Sasol (JSE: SOL, NYSE SSL) and Uzbekistan GTL’s ongoing cooperation took a significant step forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the supply of Low Temperature Fischer Tropsch TM (LTFT™) catalysts.  The signing took place during Baku Energy Week, one of most prestigious events in the energy […]

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Entrepreneurial skills development must drive job creation for SA youth

By Yershen Pillay, CEO, CHIETA (chemical industries SETA) Empowering youth to become successful entrepreneurs delivers a multiplier effect, with sustainable SMMEs creating jobs for other unemployed youth. This in turn also contributes to Setas with their levies, enabling further support of small businesses. CHIETA’s experience underpins the strong premise that entrepreneurship is undeniably one of […]

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Opinion Piece: When your cloud is compromised by ransomware, can your backup strategy recover?

By Kate Mollett, Regional Director at Commvault Africa Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and the pay-out for a successful breach is growing as data becomes more and more valuable. The potential of falling victim to ransomware is escalating, and such an occurrence could end up costing billions in downtime and recovery. As we become more firmly […]

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“An organic solution could replace chemicals in solving South Africa’s mining waste problem” 

This year’s Mining Indaba cast a renewed focus on sustainability in the mining sector, which is known to generate enormous volumes of solid and liquid waste.   Decarbonisation and circular economy goals took centre stage, with major players who have committed to or already have implemented a company-wide zero waste to landfill regime.   But the question […]

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New Curve Slurry Pump Surpasses All Expectations

Pump and Abrasion Technologies (PABT) unveiled its new CURVE range of slurry pumps in September 2016.  A prominent South African ferrochrome processing plant was among the first companies to adopt this new technology by implementing a project to change all their pumps to the CURVE range. The conversion project commenced with the installation of the first CURVE slurry pump on 1 November […]

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Easy Access To Pump And Hose Flotation Devices

Every dewatering project is different, but most do require the using of accessories such as hosing and flotation systems. While these accessories may seem to be just that, it is essential that when selecting the hosing and flotation system it is correctly matched to the dewatering pump and the application to ensure optimum operation. IPR carries […]

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Bosch Rexroth Africa Development appoints new Business Development Manager

Bosch Rexroth Africa Development, formerly Hytec Services Africa (HSA) has promoted Lennox Joubert to Business Development Manager, effective 1 March 2022. Joubert joined the group in 2012 as an Internal Sales Representative and was promoted to Technical Service Representative two years later. In 2016, he was promoted again to Internal Sales Supervisor where he additionally […]

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Steinmüller Africa transforms lives at Vukanini Primary School in Bethal, Mpumalanga

Steinmüller Africa recently sponsored the refurbishment of Vukanini Primary School, neighbouring the company’s Bethal-based facility. The official handover, attended by one of Steinmüller Africa Directors, Mohamed Khan, took place on 8 of April 2022.  Steinmüller Africa provided project management and financial support for the initiative, extensively sub-contracting local businesses for the much-needed refurbishment of the school’s […]

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Shell completes acquisition of Landmark fuel and convenience network

Shell Retail and Convenience Operations LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell Oil Products US (Shell), has completed the acquisition of certain company-owned fuel and convenience retail sites from the Landmark group of companies (Landmark). The acquisition also includes supply agreements for the independently operated fuel and convenience sites. Building on the strength of its […]

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BI launches new e-commerce platform to drive sales and growth

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is entering the fast-growing realm of e-commerce by expanding its current website to provide more detailed information. “The aim is to create a 24/7 access experience for our existing customers, as well as reach out to new customers, including those in remote areas,” says BI MD Bart Schoevaerts. The e-commerce platform was launched in […]

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ABB unveils future of process automation

ABB has released its White Paper entitled “The DCS of tomorrow: ABB’s process automation system vision,” which outlines how process automation systems will evolve to support industries as they undergo digital transformation and shift to sustainable energy sources. For more than a century, automation systems have been central to empowering industries that provide the basic […]

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Engen fuel support helps local NPO with flood relief efforts 

Engen has stepped up with fuel support to assist local humanitarian organisation, Ashraful Aid with its relief work in KwaZulu-Natal.  Engen’s R10 000 fuel donation will be used to power Ashraful Aid’s delivery vehicles, which have been called into heavy service following the recent flooding in the province.  Founded 25 years ago, Ashraful Aid helps the needy […]

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Technology To Remotely Monitor, Manage Pumps

Digital technology is taking the reliability of water pump solutions to another level, with remote monitoring and control now giving users more insight into operations than ever before.  The result, according to Nicolette Gomes, senior service sales specialist at Grundfos, is that users have the ability to assess their equipment performance at all times – […]

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Bearing Services Africa unlocks future potential with new shareholder, Advanced Mechanical

Advanced Mechanical recently acquired 70% shareholding in Bearing Services Africa. The shareholders agreement, which was formalised on 25th April 2022, will see a significant expansion of the SKF Authorised Distributor’s product and service portfolio, opening up vast new market opportunities within the bearings and industrial space and delivering added value to its customer base.  Bearing Services was first established […]

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E-Powerline Newsletter- 02 June 2022

VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow- Exhibitor & Visitor Invite Astron Energy donates 120 tablets to Gauteng schools and non-profit ‘Art Beyond Imagination’ – Entries Now Open For Sasol New… Secunda Roadshow 2022 Ticket with Presentations Opinion Piece: There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to enabling the remote workforce Steinmüller Africa’s specialised explosive welding benefits… […]

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Astron Energy donates 120 tablets to Gauteng schools and non-profit

JOHANNESBURG – Two Gauteng schools and a non-profit organisation in Pretoria were the grateful recipients of a state-of-the-art mobile digital library, each containing 40 computer tablets, a laptop and a printer. The digital libraries were donated to the Simunye Primary School and Landulwazi Comprehensive School in Thokoza in Johannesburg, and the Kea Mpane Foundation in […]

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AECOM to provide consulting services for the Uganda-Democratic Republic of Congo Power Interconnection Line project 

The project aims to connect the region to the national grid under the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program, which works to eradicate poverty, promote economic growth, and support environmental efforts in the Nile Basin AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it has been awarded a contract to provide consulting services for […]

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Longstanding SKF customer improves critical equipment monitoring and boosts mine production by switching to online data collection

A leading nickel mine in Madagascar had been using a manual vibration data collection process on its critical equipment for many years. Fed up with frequent breakdowns and subsequent costly unplanned downtime, the mine heeded SKF’s sound advice on the cost-saving advantages and added value of an online solution. Since switching from manual vibration data collection to SKF’s online system, the mine […]

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Zutari Associate appointed as South African Chair for global technical institute

IABSE promotes the exchange of knowledge and advances the practice of structural engineering worldwide The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) has announced that Zutari Associate Prof. Pierre van der Spuy is its new National Group Chair for South Africa. “Having South African representation on a global technical committee is not only a singular achievement nationally, but testament to […]

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Stationary* Battery Basics: Jars & Straps

There is so much terminology related to stationary batteries and it’s hard to know what everything means. So, what’s the difference is between jars and straps? What is a jar?A stationary battery jar is a container that holds the cell or group of cells and electrolytes. It is also commonly referred to as a battery […]

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Opinion Piece: Intelligence at the edge drives business optimisation and increased efficiency

By Navinder Singh, General Manager at In2IT Technologies Businesses today must be more agile, efficient and proactive than ever, a feat that can only be successfully achieved through digital technologies that deliver enhanced intelligence, including the intelligent cloud, and the ability to process and analyse data at source, also known as the intelligent edge. By […]

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Babcock to bring boiler units into the 2020s and meet new emission regulations

Babcock has come full circle at a major power station where it will be upgrading electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) on six boiler units that Babcock designed and built in the 1980s. Using technology not available at the time, Babcock will bring the boiler units into the 2020s, enabling the power station to comply with latest emission […]

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Talking Transformer Testing

by Corné Dames,  WearCheck transformer consultant Introduction Condition monitoring is the frequent collecting, measuring, recording, and analysis of the relevant data regarding an asset’s operation. If we interpret the data correctly, it can give us great insight into the asset’s condition.  Frequent monitoring of the asset can result in less maintenance required or more extended […]

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Higher performance and connectivity features with new SACE Tmax XT

Industry-leading electrical and mechanical features deliver safety, reliability, and quality Extreme performance and protection features up to 1600A Designed for maximum ease of use, integration, and connectivity Higher performances, protection, metering, and connectivity features up to 1600A are features of the newly launched SACE Tmax XT, which extends ABB’s range of moulded case circuit breakers […]

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Steinmüller Africa’s specialised explosive welding benefits industries across South Africa

Explosive welding presents optimal fabrication, maintenance and repair solutions for high-pressure vessels. With an almost naked-to-the-eye explosive process, this weld occurs at a speed of more than 8000 m/s and forms a permanent bond that delivers a host of benefits in comparison to other welding methods. Steinmüller Africa has offered explosive welding since 2012 and is the only […]

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Opinion Piece: There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to enabling the remote workforce

By Amritesh Anaand, Associate Vice President – Pre Sales at In2IT Technologies The dramatic shift in the world of work over the past two years has seen many more people moving to a remote workforce model at least part of the time. Technology has been a key enabler in this ‘new normal’ with the adoption […]

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E-Powerline Newsletter- 26 May 2022

VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here SKF Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow- Exhibitor & Visitor Invite A melting pot of skills goes a long way in the world of work Shell Fleet Solutions to drive fleet decarbonisation with… Secunda Roadshow Invite Are counterfeit bearings a growing concern in South Africa? SMART Skills Centres can bridge the digital skills divide “Africa’s greenfield opportunity”- Latest […]

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Shell Fleet Solutions to drive fleet decarbonisation with new Accelerate to Zero programme

Combining consultancy, innovative mobility solutions and deep industry knowledge this new programme will support fleets to build a net-zero emissions journey and ultimately be more successful. Today, Shell Fleet Solutions has formally launched its Accelerate to Zero programme, to support fleets in meeting their sustainability targets. It brings together a mix of solutions Shell has […]

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A melting pot of skills goes a long way in the world of work

A diversified skills set as well as work experiences are key to being employed and to have a fulfilling and rewarding career. Key skills include digital literacy, problem solving, adaptability, critical thinking and being able to communicate effectively. While many of these essential skills which are touted for the future of work can be studied […]

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“Africa’s greenfield opportunity”

Global trends unearthed and analysed indicate that the chemicals sector is increasingly being driven by Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations. It also indicates that decarbonisation is often a key rationale behind the investments (and divestments) in the sector, except for Africa where investments understandably lagged again this year. These are the findings of the […]

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Constructing towards success 

Ratolani Construction was established in April 2019 as a scaffolding management service contractor for a well-known multi industrial contracting company in the following industry as a BEEpartner/subcontractor Power generation, Petro chemical plant and coal mining. As we all know that the efficient techniques and up to date technology has been developed our company will purchase and […]

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Efficiency In Electric Motors Drives Savings, Sustainability

In the absence of legislation to drive energy efficiency in South Africa, it is vital that local industries recognise the commercial benefit of converting to high efficiency motors, says Zest WEG sales manager for electric motors Francois Labuschagne. In pursuit of global targets to reduce the pace of climate change, many countries have legally enforced […]

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Full extent of flood damaged KZN infrastructure only likely to be revealed by repeat inspections

It can be reasonably anticipated that the full extent of the damage caused to structures during the unprecedented flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal from 11 to 12 April may only be revealed over time. This is because the potential for water ingress through damaged concrete could result in spalling over time. “It is important that […]

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Evolving cyberthreats mean enterprise storage is essential for a comprehensive corporate cybersecurity strategy

By Eric Herzog, Chief Marketing Officer, at Infinidat The sophistication and scale of cyber-attacks will continue to increase exponentially around the globe, with experts expecting to see a huge increase in the number of ransomware and mobile attacks in the coming months. Research by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that global cybercrime costs will reach $10.5 trillion annually by […]

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Are counterfeit bearings a growing concern in South Africa?

The reality of counterfeit bearings is definitely on the increase in South Africa. In fact, the Hawks team has recently discovered a large quantity of fake bearings – valued at over R5-million – being stored at a warehouse in Johannesburg.  “As global trade increases, the issue of counterfeit goods continues to affect all aspects of […]

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Talking and practising safety at work

Dekra Industrial celebrates World Day For Safety and Health at Work with employees around the country Dekra Industrial recently celebrated the annual ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ on 28 April, showcasing its commitment to employees around the country in entrenching a culture of safety.  Carina Kleinhans, Dekra Industrial’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager, […]

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World Metrology Day 2022 – Metrology in the digital era

World Metrology Day, May 20th 2022, commemorates when in 1875 the Treaty of the Meter was signed by representatives of 17 nations who agreed on one, uniform measurement system – a global system for common measurements, based on constants of nature.   Over the years this system has been adjusted and adapted to changes in technology. Throughout the first three industrial revolutions, […]

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SMART Skills Centres can bridge the digital skills divide

Last year, Qatar launched its first ‘Education City’ in an ambitious attempt to revolutionise education infrastructure development. The city houses 50 local and international education-related institutions offering education from basic kindergarten level to doctoral programmes, all in one, centralised space. Qatar’s Education City is located on the western edge of its capital city, Doha, and […]

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Engen helps Bluff Athletics Club go the distance 

The Bluff Athletics Club is set to stage their annual Vets 21km Race later this year after receiving support from Engen.   According to Engen Third Party Sales Manager and chairman of the Bluff Athletics Club, Vee Maharaj the club is a non-profit organization whose only income is from membership fees.  “We are extremely grateful […]

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Steinmüller Africa transforms lives at Vukanini Primary School in Bethal, Mpumalanga

Steinmüller Africa recently sponsored the refurbishment of Vukanini Primary School, neighbouring the company’s Bethal-based facility. The official handover, attended by one of Steinmüller Africa Directors, Mohamed Khan, took place on 8 of April 2022.  Steinmüller Africa provided project management and financial support for the initiative, extensively sub-contracting local businesses for the much-needed refurbishment of the school’s […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 19 May 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here In this newsletter: Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow Invitation Why youth development programmes are critical to the SA success story TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa announces the winners of… SKF ‘Art Beyond Imagination’ – Entries Now Open For Sasol New… South Africa has untapped potential for off – grid biogas energy Moving A Production […]

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TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa announces the winners of the 3rd edition of the Startupper of the Year Challenge by TotalEnergies 

Following the selection of the Startupper of the Year Challenge winners by a local jury comprised of experts, the winners of this 2022 edition were awarded during an official award ceremony organised on 22 April 2022 at the Marriott Hotel at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. The three winners of the Startupper of the Year Challenge in […]

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Why youth development programmes are critical to the SA success story

Even as South Africa slowly emerges from the suffocating economic grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, recently released employment statistics continue to make for grim reading, with nearly eight million people unemployed. South Africa actually recorded improved economic activity in the fourth quarter of 2021, including an expansion in real GDP of 1.2% compared to the […]

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Dewatering Experts Grow IPR From Rental To Custom Builds

The success of IPR is rooted in its evolution from just renting diesel-driven dewatering pumps to designing and manufacturing fit-for-purpose solutions that are reliable and cost effective.  According to Lee Vine, managing director of IPR, the traditional approach in the pump rental sector has been ‘take it or leave it’ – which does not address […]

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Sean Swarts appointed as Drawing Office Manager for Hytec South Africa

Hytec South Africa, a Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group company, has promoted Sean Swarts to Drawing Office Manager, effective February 2022.  Swarts joined the Group in 2006 as a Draughts Person. He was later promoted to the role of Installations Planner, and then to Drawing Office Supervisor in 2013. He brings extensive technical knowledge and experience […]

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Commvault expands West and Central African operations with strategic new appointment

Commvault, the leading global provider of Data Protection and Information Management Solutions, has appointed Rasheed (Ola) Jimoh as Senior Director for West and Central Africa (WCA). This appointment will expand the company’s presence in this strategically important region. Jimoh is tasked with leading Commvault’s business and operation in the WCA region. Jimoh has over 20 years […]

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BMG’s Tsubaki power transmission chain and Fenner sprockets offer life time cost savings

BMG’s total plant management solutions encompass a technical advisory service for maintenance programmes, that includes correct chain and sprocket selection, which is a critical factor in any power transmission system. “We at BMG believe that by investing in quality branded power transmission chain, significant cost savings are achieved. Although the global trend is focussed towards cost […]

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Moving A Production Line 

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE                                                                       Moving or reconfiguring a production line can disrupt a complex and finely tuned system. When a line is moved, electrical distribution systems, variable frequency drives (VFDs), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), lighting, communication circuitry, controls, emergency stop systems, and more are susceptible to unanticipated changes ranging from glitches to outright failures. Glitches and failures […]

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Cleaner and alternative energy solutions crucial for future of mining

Mining is a power-intense industry. And because sites are often in remote areas, the potential shortfall of available grid power introduces further complexity into operations. This has resulted in mines relying on fossil-based fuel sources such as diesel or coal and supplement those with massive on-site diesel generators. But to counteract the high cost and […]

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SANDVIK Offers Flexible Parts Management Options

With a corporate focus on facilitating predictive maintenance through the flow of real-time data on its equipment, Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions offers various parts supply and management options to suit customers’ needs. Among the options, according to Amith Ganasram, business line manager – parts commercial at Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions, is Vendor Managed […]

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Fluke’s All-in-One document process calibrator 

COMTEST, local representative of Fluke is offering the Fluke 750 Series Documenting Process Calibrators, specifically designed for process professionals in the gas and oil refining; chemical production; pulp and paper; food and beverage; water-wastewater industries.  The 750 Series combines all of the process calibration tools into one very powerful calibrator that simply does everything. Process professionals […]

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Weir Minerals Africa Benefits As Mining Surges 

Weir Minerals Africa, part of the LSE-listed Weir Group, is currently performing strongly, more than maintaining its share of the African market and also moving into new geographies on the continent such as Nigeria. “Overall, we have a healthy order book,” says Rajen Govender, interim Regional Managing Director of Weir Minerals Africa. “The current surge […]

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South Africa has untapped potential for off – grid biogas energy

Ahead of the launch of the South African Waste to Energy Roadmap in 2022. A new report has found that the micro-digester sector has significant opportunities to grow if it can strengthen partnerships within the sector and with stakeholders in allied sectors. This study, commissioned by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), has […]

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The E-Powerline Newsletter- 12 May 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here In this newsletter: SKF  ‘Art Beyond Imagination’ – Entries Now Open For Sasol New Signatures 2022 bp and Clean Planet Energy reach agreement to help advance the circular plastics economy Sasol Steps Up Vital Flood Relief Support To KZN With Donation Of Mobile Clinics And Emergency… ZEST Energy Efficient Water Pumps Save […]

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Filtration system boosts oil lifetime

SKF’s oil filtration system, which removes nano-sized impurities, is now available in compact form – helping a wider range of users to reap the benefits of cleaner oil SKF RecondOil’s technology, which removes even the smallest impurities from circulating oil, is now available in a compact form. RecondOil Box is a smaller version of SKF’s […]

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Sasol Steps Up Vital Flood Relief Support To KZN With Donation Of Mobile Clinics And Emergency Vehicle

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol is stepping up its flood relief support in KwaZulu-Natal with the donation of mobile clinics and an emergency vehicle as part of its infrastructure reconstruction efforts in the province as well as enabling access to much-needed healthcare services.  Sasol’s support of distressed families the last couple of weeks since the company […]

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Energy Efficient Water Pumps Save Costs And Planet 

Energy costs continue to rise, and the pressure is on for the private sector to create a more sustainable, low-carbon economy; what better time for companies to optimise energy usage on their water pumps?  “Original equipment manufacturers like Grundfos have been working hard for many years to make our pumps more energy efficient,” says Nicolette […]

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Goodbye to the Manometer Needle!

INSTROTECH is offering Keller’s electronic ECO 2 manometer – an instrument that can perform all standard measuring jobs at an exceptionally low price.  Compared to its mechanical predecessors. Keller’s digital technology offers high resolution, excellent repeatability at very similar prices. The ECO 2’s dual display updates twice every second, showing the measured value and the minimum […]

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Zutari fast-tracks its disaster response in flood-ravaged KwaZulu-Natal

Expert team mobilised to help repair damaged critical infrastructure With the vital N2 corridor in Durban damaged to the extent that the road is impassable in certain sections following the recent flooding in KwaZulu-Natal, an existing contract related to settlement repair of the route has been fast-tracked by the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd. […]

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COENG Celebrates Commissioning of Moretele South Bulk Water Supply Scheme (Water Pipeline)

Moretele, 10 May 2022. Multi-disciplinary Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCm) firm, COENG Consulting and Construction Engineers, is excited to be associated with the Moretele South Bulk Water Supply Scheme Pipeline Project. The project was officially commissioned in Hammanskraal in the North West Province, on Thursday, 5 May 2022. Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr Senzo […]

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Managing ESG critical to the future of mining in Africa

ESG (environmental, social, and governance) has emerged as one of the most important acronyms in today’s business environment. While there is an understanding of what these terms mean individually, the ability to implement them in an integrated manner across the organisational footprint has been found wanting. Where no sector is feeling this pressure to change […]

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Unclaimed retirement benefits in the mining industry

By Nicci van Vuuren, Senior Associate, Minenhle Shabalala, Candidate Attorney & Diyajal Ramrajh, Candidate Attorney from Webber Wentzel Union Funds in the mining industry are holding particularly large sums in unclaimed benefits, for several reasons, including poor record-keeping A substantial amount of unclaimed benefits lie idle in trade union funds, one of the two most-common […]

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‘Art Beyond Imagination’ – Entries Now Open For Sasol New Signatures 2022

Johannesburg, South Africa – Entries are now officially open for the annual Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2022. Being the longest-running competition of its kind in South Africa, Sasol New Signatures plays a pivotal role in unearthing new South African talent and providing a platform from which emerging artists can launch their artistic careers. Chairperson, Sasol […]

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bp and Clean Planet Energy reach agreement to help advance the circular plastics economy

·  Clean Planet Energy will process hard-to-recycle waste plastic into naphtha, a petrochemical feedstock that can be used in plastic production to support a circular supply chain. Clean Planet Energy will also be producing Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel  ·  bp will receive the output of Clean Planet Energy’s first facility which is under construction in Teesside and […]

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Scanning technologies: A useful tool for thyssenkrupp Uhde to enhance service offerings, adding value to the customer experience 

thyssenkrupp Uhde combines available laser/thermal scanning technologies with its renowned plant engineering know-how to enhance service offerings. “We have over a decade of experience in laser/scanning technology,” says Ranka Sofijanic, Manager Plant Layout and Piping – Uhde. “The professional use of this technology as a tool delivers countless value adding benefits for our customers. It assists us […]

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The E-Powerline Newsletter- 06 May 2022

Astron Energy Sasol Completes Divestment From Central Térmica De bp to invest up to £18 billion in UK energy system by 2030 Zutari offers its expertise for mandatory EPC compliance for buildings ASP Fire President Cyril Ramaphosa opens Corobrik’s Kwastina factory Broadening the reach of ESD initiatives  making the circle bigger ZEST WEG E-House Solution Powers Large […]

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Skyriders strikes gold at Syama in Mali

Continuing its longstanding relationship with Resolute Mining’s Syama in Mali for client Goudhurst of Australia, Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. has completed yet another major contract at the gold mine. Originally earmarked for October 2021, the project was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our team was finally able to mobilise in February this year and completed […]

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Sasol Completes Divestment From Central Térmica De Ressano Garcia (CTRG)

Sasol is pleased to announce that the divestment of the Company’s full shareholding in Central Térmica de Ressano Garcia (CTRG), the 175MW gas-to-power plant located in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique, reached completion effective 29 April 2022. In December 2020, Sasol announced that a Sale Securities Purchase Agreement had been signed with Azura Power Limited for the […]

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President Cyril Ramaphosa opens Corobrik’s Kwastina factory

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the public sector and private business can come together to form productive partnerships which can accelerate South Africa’s economy and create jobs. The President was speaking at the opening of the Corobrik Kwastina Brick Manufacturing factory at Driefontein, in Gauteng, on Tuesday. Corobrik’s new R800 million Kwastina (‘Home of the Brick’) factory in […]

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Zutari offers its expertise for mandatory EPC compliance for buildings

According to new regulations for the mandatory display of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) of buildings, it is the responsibility of building owners to publicly display an EPC at the entrance of their buildings, within two years of the regulations coming into effect. The new regulations were promulgated in the Government Gazette on 8 December 2020. […]

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Stevens Lumber Mills reports 80% increase in productivity thanks to SKF’s holistic solutions  

Stevens Lumber Mills was one of SKF’s first customers to reap the benefits of their innovative online Quick Maintenance Review (QMR) introduced by the bearing and rotating technology specialist in March this year with the aim of adding value to customers’ bearing maintenance practices. SKF Territory Sales Engineer, Reinhardt Joubert, explains that this advancement in maintenance practices, which […]

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ZEST WEG E-House Solution Powers Large Platinum Hig Mill 

A purpose-designed electrical house (E-House) from Zest WEG is driving one of the largest new High Intensity Grinding (HIG) mills in the southern hemisphere, which was recently installed at a platinum mine in South Africa’s North West province. The size and operational parameters of the mill place demanding requirements on the equipment in the E-House, […]

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Broadening the reach of ESD initiatives – making the circle bigger is no longer optional

Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) in rural and peri-urban areas has largely been under-prioritised. With most corporate ESD initiatives focusing on Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in close proximity to metropolitan hubs, many promising SMMEs in rural or peri-urban areas have been overlooked. This results in lower income and fewer employment opportunities, which is […]

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 New hygiene and environmental solutions survey offering from Dekra Institute of Learning allows employers to ‘keep it clean’ 

A dynamic new partnership with LenExcCo now allows the Dekra Institute of Learning (IOL) to offer occupational health-related hygiene and environmental surveys to clients across all industries, including processing and manufacturing. The importance of these surveys is underscored by the fact that employers are actually required by law to conduct these, in order to protect […]

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Flexi Soft© – the solution to brewery’s valve controllers 

SICK Automation Southern Africa recently provided a safety controller solution to the South Africa Breweries (SAB), whose relay controllers for the valves at its Rosslyn plant brewhouse kettle section had been discontinued. The relay controllers were experiencing intermittent breakdowns, exacerbated by the fact that the manufacturer no longer provided support or spares for the range. […]

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Zutari celebrates Earth Day 2022 with its inaugural sustainability report

Earth Day theme for 2022 is #InvestInOurPlanet In celebration of Earth Day on 22 April, Zutari is showcasing its 2021 Sustainability Report, which is aligned to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Core Option. “As a proud member of the GRI community, we contribute to many of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through our projects,” says CEO Teddy Daka. […]

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bp to invest up to £18 billion in UK energy system by 2030

bp intends to invest up to £18 billion in the UK’s energy system by the end of 2030, demonstrating bp’s firm commitment to the UK, and helping the country to deliver on its bold ambitions to boost energy security and reach net zero.  As one of the largest oil and gas producers in the UK, […]

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Roadshow Update: EPC Roadshow

EPC Roadshow merged with the Secunda Roadshow: Focus: ED & SD Due to an overwhelming response from the ED (Enterprise Development) and SD( Supplier Development) component of the show. The decision was taken to merge the EPC Roadshow with our Flagship Exhibition the African Petrochemical & Energy Roadshow 23 June 2022 at the Sasol Recreational […]

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African Petrochemicals Secunda Roadshow Exhibition a highlight in the industry’s calendar 

A highlight of the petrochemical and energy sector’s calendar is always the African Petrochemical Roadshow travelling exhibitions, which showcase products, services and expertise available to the petrochemical, engineering, mining and power generation industries. Print and digital trade magazine for the sector in South Africa, African Petrochemicals & Energy, which hosts these special exhibitions, has announced a not to […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 29 April 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here Astron Energy Sasol ecoFT and Sweden’s Uniper partner to produce… Embrace Your Future With The Sasol Bursary Programme Volkswagen Group and bp launch strategic partnership to rapidly… WearCheck KZN flooding a ‘wake-up call’ for integrated… WearCheck offers free drinking water tests… Turning on Earth Day with digital switchgear Air Products “Not […]

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A Wellness Wednesday trio for Atlas Copco employees in celebration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work 

Once again living up to its proud reputation as an ‘employer of choice’, Atlas Copco introduced some wonderful initiatives during the month of April that focused on employees’ mental and physical well-being.  Leading up to 28th April World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 6th, 13th and 20th were certainly no ordinary Wednesdays at Atlas Copco. Aptly named […]

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Volkswagen Group and bp launch strategic partnership to rapidly roll-out EV fast charging in Europe

Rapid roll-out of EV fast chargers across Europe Flexible battery-based chargers can be installed rapidly, as they do not require high power grid connections First charging unit now live and open to the public in Dusseldorf, Germany, with up to 4,000 charge points planned within 24 months in Germany and the UK bp’s growing charging […]

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Sasol ecoFT and Sweden’s Uniper partner to produce sustainable aviation fuel through SkyFuelH2 

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol ecoFT has signed a letter of intent with Sollefteå municipality in collaboration with Sweden’s energy company Uniper, to investigate the possibility of establishing an industry-scale production facility for sustainable aviation fuel. Once built, this highly innovative industrial plant, will contribute to the decarbonisation of the aviation industry.  Taking place under the joint venture SkyFuelH2, […]

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Embrace Your Future With The Sasol Bursary Programme

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol, the employer of choice in the chemical and energy sector (as voted for by graduates in the SAGEA employer of choice survey) has announced that applications for its corporate bursary programme are now open for the 2023 academic year.  High-performing mathematics and science learners currently in Grade 12 are invited to […]

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SEW-EURODRIVE delivers for WWTP upgrade

A Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in the Western Cape is undergoing a R1.7-billion upgrade. Currently treating 72 Ml/day, the new plant will be more reliable and efficient with a further 18 Ml/day of additional capacity. Willem Strydom, Sales Manager, highlights SEW-EURODRIVE’s contribution to the project. The Western Cape’s wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are being upgraded as […]

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Bosch Rexroth Africa Development appoints Tanzanian distributor

Bosch Rexroth Africa Development has appointed a Tanzanian company as their in-country distributor. Transec Limited is a general mining equipment supplier with an established countrywide presence. In line with the distributor agreement, Transec Limited will have access to the full range of components and services offered by the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of companies, for […]

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“Not Just Rust”

Corrosion is often viewed as a “necessary evil” to be tolerated and ignorance often the cause of many premature, unexpected and expensive failures.  Research has shown the economic loss of corrosion costs in South Africa is ±4% of its GDP. That means the direct cost of corrosion to each of us is around R250 per month. […]

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Cleanliness a key factor in attracting customers

Attracting shoppers to walk through your front door takes hard work and dedication. The tough economic trading conditions make it even more important than ever before for retailers and business owners to create an environment that makes customers want to visit their stores.  “An easy place to start is to create a clean environment. Shoppers […]

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Turning on Earth Day with digital switchgear

ABB recognises that new solutions are needed to manage the pressures being placed on our environment The reliability of switchgear is directly linked to the reliability of the entire power supply system The latest trend is digital switchgear from ABB, which combines proven technologies with digital components and software solutions ABB recognises that new solutions […]

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WearCheck offers free drinking water tests to flood-ravaged KZN

Some of the worst floods in living memory wreaked havoc on KZN last week, leaving nearly 500 people dead, many more still missing, thousands of people displaced and causing extensive damage to infrastructure, land, homes and possessions. Thousands of people in the greater Durban area still have no access to potable water, exacerbating the tragedy […]

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KZN flooding a ‘wake-up call’ for integrated planning and resilient infrastructure

Social and environmental impact of disaster needs to be looked at holistically, says AECOM The catastrophic flooding in KwaZulu-Natal is a wake-up call for local and national government to ensure that future urban development is integrated and resilient to extreme weather events. “The effects are widespread, and I do not think anyone has a proper […]

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AFS celebrates its first year of business with a launch function at its manufacturing plant in Benoni

The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) team celebrated the company’s first year of business recently (March 2022) by hosting a two-day launch function at its manufacturing plant in Benoni, Gauteng. AFS, which specialises in the design and manufacture of slurry-related valves, was established by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited, as part of the […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 21 April 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here Schroeder – New Welding Robot for Pump Protection Valves Automated… Latest African Petrochemicals & Energy Publication Thyssenkrupp Drive-based solutions enhance operational efficiency and safety… High-performing filter aid is the new benchmark for filtration KOBOLD Flowmeters: Phosphate Precipitation… WearCheck Young Artisans Being Trained to Help Rate Energy Efficiency… 3D machine vision camera gives robots […]

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TotalEnergies Exploration & Production South Africa 

TotalEnergies commits to extensive engagement with key stakeholders as it launches a comprehensive environmental application process for drilling activities offshore the South- Western coast of South Africa  As part of its application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) to support exploration activities on the south-western coast of South Africa in Block 5/6/7, TotalEnergies Exploration & Production South […]

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Schroeder – New Welding Robot for Pump Protection Valves

Automated surfacing of rotationally symmetrical parts  Everything from a single source – it‘s more than just a marketing promise! Over 50 drawings of various components served as the basis for the automation solution developed by EWM for pump protection valve manufacturer, Schroeder Valves GmbH in Germany. All of the leading specialist’s components did have one […]

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Drive-based solutions enhance operational efficiency and safety of machines

BMG’s NORD predictive maintenance solutions offer fast, efficient and comprehensive evaluation of analogue and digital data, to enhance the operational efficiency and safety of machines. The intelligent PLC in NORD drive technology forms the basis for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. “BMG specialists use predictive maintenance as a methodical continuation of condition maintenance, with the prime […]

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High-performing filter aid is the new benchmark for filtration

Filtration is the separation of solids from liquids by forcing the liquid to flow through a filter aid. The fundamental problem posed by filtration is how to maximise clarity and flow rate, which are two desirable yet conflicting parameters. Percolite® filter aid from Pratley achieves just that, highlights Pratley Marketing Director Eldon Kruger. “The accurate size classification and […]

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 SASOL Donates R7,5 Million Towards Flood Relief Efforts In Kwazulu-Natal

Sasol is donating R7,5 million to support emergency relief efforts in KwaZulu-Natal, following the devastating floods that have resulted in significant loss of life and damage to property and infrastructure.  Sasol Executive Vice President: Human Resources and Stakeholder Relations, Charlotte Mokoena, conveyed Sasol’s deepest condolences to all those who have lost loved ones in the […]

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Correct Screen Media Selection Is Key To Lowering TCO

Screen media is a critical part of the metallurgical process, and it is therefore essential that the appropriate screen panel or screen panel combinations are selected, not only to improve efficiencies, but also to lower the overall cost of operation.    This is according to Gerrit van den Heever, sales director at Multotec, who says that […]

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Launching Sasol Rewards, a new rewards programme for Sasol’s fuel customers and South African motorists at large

Today, Sasol launches a new and leading customer rewards programme called Sasol Rewards which will offer instant points to customers and South African motorists at large. Sasol wants to reward its loyal customers with an opportunity to save on fuel purchases and enjoy other benefits by signing up to its rewards programme. With a Sasol Rewards membership, […]

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KOBOLD Flowmeters: Phosphate Precipitation in Wastewater Treatment Plants

KOBOLD was tasked to provide a solution for the problem of phosphate precipitation in wastewater treatment plants.  By adding Iron (III) Chloride (FeCl3) into the aeration basin, the phosphates dissolved in excess wastewater are chemically mixed with sludge flocculants and transferred with sludge to the sludge treatment stage. This process reduces phosphate concentration in waterways and to minimize […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 14 April 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here In this newsletter: Midrand EPC Roadshow 2022- Presentation Update: Pre-register now SASOL joins concrete chemicals international consortium, focusing… SASOL invites interested parties to participate in a Biogas request.. Latest African Petrochemicals & Energy Publication ZEST WEG Rolls-Royce SMR entering regulatory assessment process Low-Maintenance Option For SA’s Ageing Mini Substations  Optimise portable air […]

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CHIETA partnership delivers Extended Reality Development to sector

As 4IR rapidly becomes integral to an increasing number of industries throughout South Africa, the need to fast-track skills development in wide-ranging 4IR focus areas is growing. CHIETA, the chemical industries SETA, and CXI-Africa, which provides 4IR training focused on Extended Reality (Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality) are partnering to deliver training in the exciting […]

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Optimise portable air compressor performance, efficiency and lifecycle with first class after-market solutions from Atlas Copco

Mining and industry are under increasing pressure to produce more. Uninterrupted uptime and production is fundamental to sustainably achieving this while remaining profitable. Operators therefore rely heavily on machine reliability to optimise productivity, and this is where service plays a crucial role. Atlas Copco portable air compressors are used by countless industries, from construction and […]

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Young Artisans Being Trained to Help Rate Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Government’s programme to make thousands of buildings in South Africa more energy efficient and able to contribute multiple economic and environmental benefits to the country is being stepped up. The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is leading an initiative in which 50 qualified, and mostly unemployed, young electricians will be trained to enable […]

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SASOL joins concrete chemicals international consortium, focusing on sustainable air transport and cement production

Global chemicals and energy company Sasol has joined Concrete Chemicals project, an innovative consortium of Sasol’s new business unit Sasol ecoFT, global cement producer CEMEX and German renewable energy company ENERTRAG. The international consortium sets course for climate-neutral cement production by converting CO2 into sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with use of hydrogen, thus presenting an […]

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Milestone at Msikaba Project with jacking of South Pylon Legs

The Msikaba Bridge Project on the new N2 toll road between Port Edward and Umtata achieved an engineering milestone this month, as the legs of the bridge’s south pylon were hydraulically jacked apart. The 580 metre long, stay cable bridge – which will span the 198 metre deep Msikaba Gorge – forms part of the N2 […]

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Opinion piece: How digital thinking is unlocking 4IR revolution and accelerating growth opportunities

By Johan Potgieter, Johan Potgieter, Software Leader Anglophone Africa, Schneider Electric Moving at speed towards 4IR, spurred on by climate change and the net zero imperative, has brought immense challenges. However, with these challenges we are also seeing industry players becoming more innovative, embracing artificial intelligence (AI), cloud technologies, using digital twins, and ultimately integrating […]

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Rolls-Royce SMR signs £3.7m contract with Sheffield Forgemasters

Rolls-Royce SMR has signed a contract with Sheffield Forgemasters to enable the first development forgings to be manufactured to support the deployment of Rolls-Royce SMRs. The £3.7m contract will be delivered by the UK business, Sheffield Forgemasters, kick-starting the UK nuclear renaissance and the development of commercial Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in the UK. The […]

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SASOL becomes the only private institution to be green drop certified

Sasol has become the only private institution with a wastewater treatment system to be Green Drop certified. This is revealed in the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS) long-awaited 2022 Green Drop Certification Programme Report, which was published on Friday, 1 April 2022. The Blue Drop and Green Drop Certification Programmes forms an integral part […]

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Rolls-Royce SMR entering regulatory assessment process

Rolls-Royce SMR’s nuclear power plant design is entering the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process with its regulators – the Office for Nuclear Regulation, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales.  This is the most significant step so far in securing consent for the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) design to operate in the UK and follows successful completion […]

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Low-Maintenance Option For SA’s Ageing Mini Substations 

As South Africa’s many thousands of oil-cooled mini substations reach the end of their operating lives, there is scope to replace them with a safer and more economical option, according to Trafo Power Solutions managing director David Claassen. “These mini substations are located all along our urban streets, in shopping centres and around industrial areas […]

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E-Powerline Newsletter- 07 April 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here In this newsletter: Astron Midrand EPC Roadshow 2022-Presentation Update: Pre-register now Proconics proudly announces Sasol PEI&T partnership Steinmüller Africa creates up to 2 400 new jobs with four-year Eskom Contract ASP Fire SASOL Chemicals and Holiferm Sign Agreement to Expand the Market… Seamless Plant Switchovers on Zest Weg Genset Solutions CHIETA […]

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SKF on a clear path towards a circular economy, helping customers achieve economic and environmental sustainability goals

Ever-increasing global demand, driven amongst other factors, by an accelerating population growth, places business and industry under extreme pressure to produce more. They also face ever-stringent environmental regulations to counter the subsequent enormous stress that increased production places on the planet’s climate and finite resources. This conflict between economic growth and environmental protection is simply […]

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Zutari appoints new Managing Director of Transport

CEO of SAICE since 2020, Vishaal Lutchman has played a key role in the advancement and oversight of the engineering profession Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari has appointed Vishaal Lutchman as its new Managing Director of Transport, with effect from 1 April 2022. Vishaal joins Zutari from the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), where […]

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National Treasury launches the Green Finance Taxonomy Paper

By Patrick Heron and Joon Chong from Webber Wentzel National Treasury has launched South Africa’s first Green Finance Taxonomy, which will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions on “green” projects On 1 April 2022, National Treasury (NT) launched South Africa’s first Green Finance Taxonomy (GFT). This is an official classification that defines a […]

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CHIETA signs MOU with South African Nuclear Energy Corporation to reduce unemployment

The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) for collaboration on skills development programmes that will assist in alleviating the unemployment rate especially amongst the youth in South Africa.  The collaboration between the two entities is anchored on their mandates. CHIETA is legislated towards […]

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Proconics proudly announces Sasol PEI&T partnership

Proconics and Sasol concluded a historic partnership agreement in March. This is a commitment to shared value creation through partnership, positively impacting sustainability within the South African Engineering, Procurement, and Construction market. “I’m incredibly excited about Sasol’s decision to partner with local Engineering Talent, building a decarbonized future for South Africa brings uniquely South African […]

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Eaton Oxalis CCTV camera solutions

We are very pleased to announce that Extech Safety Systems Pty Ltd have been appointed by Eaton to sell the Oxalis CCTV cameras in Southern Africa. These products complement the Industrial Networking products from Eaton MTL & Extronics Ltd. and the i.safe MOBILE communications products The Oxalis range of camera stations are made at our Eaton Sutton facility in the UK […]

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New Collaboration Opens International Doors for Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics will quickly transition into a fully-fledged international service provider of proximity detection systems (PDS) in 2022. This follows the conclusion of a collaboration agreement with global smart technology solutions specialist Wenco International Mining Systems (Wenco). The agreement will see both companies work in partnership to deploy Level 9 PDS systems across the global […]

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Steinmüller Africa creates up to 2 400 new jobs with four-year Eskom Contract

Steinmüller Africa, a specialist in the design and maintenance of power plants, has become the successful tenor of Eskom’s four-year contract, effective 1 January 2022. Steinmüller Africa will provide maintenance and repair services for the Arnot, Camden, Duvha, Kriel, Majuba, Hendrina, Kendal, and Kusile Power Stations. This contract will retain 600 jobs and create approximately […]

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SASOL Chemicals and Holiferm Sign Agreement to Expand the Market for Biosurfactants

HAMBURG, Germany, March 31, 2022 – Sasol Chemicals, a business unit of Sasol Ltd. (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL) and Holiferm Limited announced today a partnership to jointly develop new biosurfactants and enable the broad commercialisation of sophorolipids. Sasol Chemicals has agreed to purchase the majority of sophorolipids produced at a new Holiferm manufacturing facility in the […]

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Seamless Plant Switchovers on Zest Weg Genset Solutions

As power outages and loadshedding continue to plague the optimal performance of industrial and mining process plants, Zest WEG is providing standby power solutions that ensure no power loss when these disruptions strike.  According to Damian Schutte, electrical engineering team leader at Zest WEG, many plants face complex and lengthy restart routines if there is […]

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CHIETA confirms commitment to the green hydrogen economy with comprehensive study focusing on skills development and economic growth

By Yershen Pillay, CEO, CHIETA With projects such as a recently completed hydrogen production proof of concept (PoC) initiative in Vredendal in the Western Cape, it’s safe to say that South Africa is well on its way to producing green hydrogen as part of its renewable energy posture. To this end, the Chemical Industries Education […]

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COENG celebrates 14 years of engineering excellence

COENG Consulting and Construction Engineers recently celebrated its 14th birthday celebration at a company event where the firm’s growing team of professionals came together. COENG has done extremely well in terms of market growth in recent years, having significantly increased its market share while fostering on-going business relationships with big businesses in South Africa. Takalani Mbedzi, […]

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E-Powerline Newsletter- 31 March 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here In this newsletter: You’re Invited- Midrand EPC Roadshow 2022 bp and Uber to drive delivery growth… Do you need evidence of competence in… WearCheck A few quick hacks to drive longer between visits to the petrol station SKF West Africa’s lubrication and condition monitoring… Sustainable water resource management calls for smart […]

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You’re Invited- EPC Roadshow 2022

Using local talent to provide local solutions to local problems #ProudlySouthAfrican  We would like to invite you to participate at the Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Roadshow 2022 Date: 5th May 2022 Venue: Midrand FREE Visitor Entry- From 9:30 until 15:00 10h00 – IDC – Rika Gopichund Topic: How we fund businesses in the Chemicals, Medical & […]

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Sustainable water resource management calls for smart solutions

The International Water Association (IWA) estimates that, out of an anticipated global population of 9.7 billion people by 2050, 66% will reside in urban areas. One out of five people are at risk from floods, while 40% of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity. “We really need to think differently about the future […]

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SKF West Africa’s lubrication and condition monitoring solutions boost uptime, delivering significant savings for Guinean ore mine

SKF West Africa identified a number of lubrication issues while conducting  a paid lubrication audit for a long-standing mining customer in the Republic of Guinea.  “Our objective with the audit process was to gain a better understanding of our customer’s existing lubrication and maintenance strategy, their lubricant purchasing and Automatic Lubrication System (ALS) management process as well as their environment […]

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Bosch Rexroth South Africa says “YES” to youth employment

The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group has participated in local government’s 2021 Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme, which took place from 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2022. This experiential learning programme is a joint venture between government and the private sector, with the aim of creating one million work opportunities for unemployed youth. Through this programme, Bosch Rexroth […]

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bp and Uber to drive delivery growth with global strategic partnership

bp and Uber sign a new global strategic convenience partnership aiming to make more than 3,000 retail locations available on Uber Eats by 2025 The partnership extends current local arrangements in Australia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa and the west coast of US, adding the UK and eastern US in 2022 and with plans to […]

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A few quick hacks to drive longer between visits to the petrol station

As South Africans come to terms with increasing fuel prices, higher inflation and interest rates, running a vehicle has never been more expensive. This is true for a taxi, bus or private vehicle, says Petrocam CFO Ridwan Gany, and while the pressure isn’t likely to subside soon, there are steps, or quick hacks, we can […]

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Landmark licencing of private electricity trader set to transform SA energy

A new South African private electricity trading company is set to transform the country’s power market after recently being awarded a landmark licence that allows it to transport energy from independent power producers (IPPs) to private end-users in any location across the municipal and national electricity grid. Awarded in February 2022, Enpower Trading is the […]

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Ceramic Ball Valves Lower Costs and Improve Longevity in Water Treatment Applications

Compared to solenoid valves, ceramic ball valves offer improved longevity and wear resistance, and lower costs. According to Anelia Hough, water treatment consultant at Allmech, a leading South African manufacturer of boilers and supplier of water treatment components, they’re ideal for water-saving systems, industrial automatic control systems, automatic sewage systems, environmental protection projects, water supply […]

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Fluke Calibration 5128A RHapid-Cal Humidity Generator

Humidity Generator calibrates probes with accredited 1,0% RH system accuracy Portable humidity generator delivers fast, accurate multi-point calibration of humidity probes and loggers COMTEST is offering the Fluke 5128A RHapid-Cal Humidity Generator, a portable, versatile humidity generator for calibrating a large workload of probes and loggers in the field or laboratory. The 5128A is ideal for corporate […]

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MULTOTEC’S SA-Made Pumps Delivered to Kazakh Mine

The global reach of mineral process equipment specialist Multotec has been highlighted by the recent supply of its South African-manufactured slurry pumps to a chrome project in Kazakhstan. According to Gerhard Hendriksz, general manager responsible for slurry pumps at Multotec, an order of 38 slurry pumps was delivered in mid-December 2021 through a collaboration of […]

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Atlas Copco’s innovative new HiLight S2+ Solar-powered light tower scores four zeros!

The new cutting-edge, ultra-efficient HiLight S2+ LED light tower from Atlas Copco uses solar radiation as an energy source to deliver optimum performance and 2 000 m2 light coverage.  “The fact that the HiLight S2+ is powered by a renewable energy source, i.e. the sun, not only means zero noise, zero fuel consumption and zero emissions, […]

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Kobold’s Flow Meters for Very Low Flows

INSTROTECH is offering Kobold model KSV flow meters and switches for very low flows with and without control valves – so even the lowest possible liquid or gas flow rates can be measured. Specifically for liquids or air, the KSV operates on the suspended float principle. The direction of flow is from bottom to top, and the installation position […]

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Do you need evidence of competence in Hazardous Areas?

Extech Safety Systems Pty Ltd are pleased to announce a partnership with Trainor to offer online training courses for hazardous areas. We hope this will assist with competence in hazardous areas & the successful student will receive a certificate. https://www.extech.co.za/training 3 courses are offered. Although the courses are ATEX/IECEx based, the SANS standards are exactly the same and the […]

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SOLA Group and Tronox sign 200 MW of wheeling Power Purchase Agreements to power mining operations in South Africa and alleviate grid constraints

Tronox Holdings plc (NYSE:TROX) (“Tronox” or the “Company”), the world’s leading integrated manufacturer of titanium dioxide pigment, today announced that it has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with the South African independent power producer, SOLA Group, to provide 200 MW of solar power to Tronox’s mines and smelters in the Republic of South […]

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Following 3 months of gruelling underground testing, SKF MUDBLOCK seals the deal

SKF recently secured an order for 600 MUDBLOCK cassette seals after these reliable products delivered excellent results during a punishing underground mining field test over a three-month period. SKF was asked by a long-standing customer, who is a leading supplier of braking systems for off-highway, industrial and underground mining equipment to end-users, to identify particular […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 24 March 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here In this newsletter: EPC Roadshow FFS Refiners partners with Rubis Asphalt to ensure security of bitumen supply w Veolia Services Southern Africa: sustainable solutions for water management ‘Next-generation’ engineering consumables and tooling supplied with expertise, enthusiasm… Comtest bp and Marubeni form strategic partnership… Momentum Metropolitan again certified as Top… Epiroc creates a […]

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FFS Refiners partners with Rubis Asphalt to ensure security of bitumen supply

Bitumen – commonly used in road construction and maintenance –  is now more widely available to the Western Cape market after a landmark partnership agreement between FFS Refiners and Rubis Asphalt South Africa.  The agreement has already seen the arrival of the first bulk bitumen import into land-based tanks. The first shipment arrived on 3 March, […]

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HOT high temperature infrared thermometer

COMTEST is offering the highly accurate Fluke 572-2, high temperature, infrared thermometer for extreme heat conditions over long distances.  Typical applications are: ·        Manufacturing: repair and maintenance of motors, pumps with data logging; ·        Electrical HVAC installation: repair and maintenance of panels, fuses, circuit breakers, compressors, ducts, and remote access vents; ·        Power utility: measurement of nodes between power transmission and distribution; ·        Metals: maintenance […]

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bp and Marubeni form strategic partnership to pursue offshore wind in Japan

bp is partnering with Marubeni, the major Japanese integrated trading and investment conglomerate, to explore a selected offshore wind development opportunity in Japan. The two have agreed to form a strategic partnership for offshore wind and potentially other decarbonisation projects, including hydrogen.   As part of their agreement, bp will join with Marubeni in their proposal for an offshore wind project off the […]

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Momentum Metropolitan again certified as Top Employer in 2022

International recognition for people strategies for 2nd consecutive year Momentum Metropolitan Holdings has for the second consecutive year earned Top Employer Certification from the International Top Employer Institute, the global HR authority on certifying excellence in employee conditions.  The certification is based on employers that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent across all levels of […]

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Epiroc creates a future of safety behaviour for all employees!

“When it comes to ‘safety always’ behaviour, Epiroc’s values are clear – we want to protect what we value most, our people,” says Johnny de Mesquita, Epiroc Regional SHEQ Manager for Southern Africa. “The health and safety of all our employees, our customers and our business partners remain paramount. Our strict compliance to SHEQ legislation, […]

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CHRYSO grows its labs to push cement technology

In its quest to help customers generate more sustainable construction materials, CHRYSO Southern Africa has continued to enhance its laboratory facilities – even during the disrupted years following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The latest expansion within its Centre of Excellence in Jet Park near Johannesburg has been a cement laboratory, in which the […]

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Raubex Relies on Afrisam for New Beitbridge Border Post

The new border post at Beitbridge, one of Zimbabwe’s first public-private partnerships, is making good progress toward completion by JSE-listed contractor Raubex, on behalf of its client Zimborders Consortium. When completed, the facility will provide three new immigration facilities, each custom designed to speed up the flow of traffic, according to Raubex construction manager Herkie […]

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Tectra Automation appoints new Operations Manager

Tectra Automation has promoted Cobus Snyman to Operations Manager, effective January 2022. Snyman began his career at Tectra Automation in 2010 as a workshop technician, building cylinders. Over the next few years, he gleaned substantial product knowledge in a project sales role until 2020, when he was appointed the divisional manager, responsible for product divisions.    In his […]

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Veolia Services Southern Africa: sustainable solutions for water management

Ahead of World Water Day (22 March), water treatment specialist, Veolia Services Southern Africa prompts government and local municipalities to consider the implementation of water reuse solutions, to protect our freshwater and groundwater resources respectively. There is a growing necessity for these interventions, as it is predicted that by 2025, there will be water shortages in 50 […]

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Empower your maintenance workforce with WearCheck training courses

The condition monitoring sector is one which is constantly evolving and developing to incorporate innovation and boost efficiency. It is for this reason that ongoing training is essential to keep the maintenance crew at the forefront of technological advancements within the industry. WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley, who oversees the company’s training programme, believes that […]

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BMG’s range of HEKO components for submerged chain conveyors to drain ash from a boiler discharge

BMG’s extensive power transmission range encompasses HEKO conveyor components, including round link chains and components for submerged chain conveyors, which have been designed for dependable use in many harsh environments. “High wear-resistant HEKO components for bulk material conveyors, which are manufactured in Germany to pristine quality standards, enhance BMG’s extensive range of chain products,” explains Gavin Kirstein, business […]

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JTB Solutions: ‘next-generation’ engineering consumables and tooling supplied with expertise, enthusiasm and energy

By recognising the country’s engineering pioneers, as well as being prepared to pivot as quickly as required, JTB Industrial Solutions (‘JTB’) intends to move forward and make its mark by offering ‘next generation’ engineering solutions to fast-growing base of loyal customers. This is according to JTB Managing Director Joash David, who heads up this young, […]

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Skyriders uses US vertical inspection solution for tank farm maintenance

When a large petrochemical tank farm depot in Germiston was investigating alternative maintenance methods that are cost-effective as well as quick and flexible, it turned to leading rope access specialist Skyriders Access Specialists Pty Ltd. The two-phase project involved moving large plant and equipment off of these big storage tanks to facilitate access. This was followed by […]

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WorldsView offers cybersecurity solutions for the hard hat community

Cyber security is well-known and highly used in the broad financial services, medical, pharmaceutical, and communication industries, among others. What is not well known is the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) sector is at high risk for cyberattacks. This is proven by the increase of cyber attacks on AEC small businesses over the past several years, […]

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Hitachi Energy to accelerate sustainable mobility in Germany’s biggest city

Grid-eMotion™ Fleet smart charging solution to help the City of Berlin reach its goal of a zero-emission bus fleet by 2030 Hitachi Energy has won an order from Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Germany’s biggest municipal public transportation company, to supply its Grid-eMotionTM Fleet smart charging infrastructure to help BVG transition to sustainable mobility in Berlin, the country’s capital. […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 17 March 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here In this newsletter: Comtest SANDF takes a green leap ahead of Global Recycling Day Standard Bank unveils climate targets to support Africa’s… Steinmüller Africa’s specialised induction bending solutions… ST energies establishes critical energy fuel supply chain for South Africa PCI’S Wastewater Plant Expansion Relies on WEG Motors 3D machine vision camera […]

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SANDF takes a green leap ahead of Global Recycling Day

On Friday 18 March the world will mark Global Recycling Day to bring to light the benefits of recycling waste for the environment, businesses and people. The day was first recognised by the United Nations in 2018 and has since birthed countless initiatives by governments, civil society groups and the private sector that have impacted […]

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Standard Bank unveils climate targets to support Africa’s sustainable development

The Standard Bank Group today publishes its climate policy, setting out progressive short, medium, and long-term targets to reduce its contribution to carbon emissions and accelerate its sustainable finance commitments with a focus on renewable energy projects across Africa. The Group has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions from its own operations by 2040 […]

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PCI’S Wastewater Plant Expansion Relies on WEG Motors

Water purification specialist PCI Africa has expanded the treatment capacity of a wastewater plant south of Johannesburg, installing over 65 WEG motors for optimal performance, reliability and energy efficiency.  The project involved the addition of an extra module to the existing wastewater treatment plant, allowing it to treat another 50,000 cubic metres of water each […]

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Happy St Patrick’s Day from all at Combilift

Check out the video in the link below to see our 2022 celebrations! About Combilift Combilift is the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and an acknowledged leader in long load handling solutions.  Innovation, Flexibility and Service is the ethos on which Combilift’s success is built and has seen us become the world’s fastest-growing forklift […]

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Air Products – a trusted supplier and reliable partner in welding processes

True to their promise of outstanding customer service and a secure supply of products, Air Products has become a trusted partner to their customers and plays an integral role in ensuring that their production processes are efficient, cost-effective and delivers a quality end product. These solid relationships have been formed as the result of a […]

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Steinmüller Africa’s specialised induction bending solutions benefit industries across South Africa

Steinmüller Africa, a specialist in the engineering and fabrication of high-pressure components, offers exclusive induction bending solutions to the South African market. It’s Cojafex PB 850 induction bending machine is the only one of its kind on the African continent, enabling paper and pulp, power, petrochemical and mining plants to source custom bends locally, as […]

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3D machine vision camera gives robots human eyesight

SICK Automation, a leading producer of sensor automation solutions, now offers local industries a 3D machine vision camera that enables automated management of products or goods in any factory or warehouse environment. Called the Visionary-S CX, it integrates with robotic handling systems (e.g. depalletisation or picking systems) or quality control solutions to enable the real-time […]

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New SKF Cooper E-Series – making two halves so much better than a whole

SKF is pleased to announce the upgrade of the highly successful and renowned Cooper roller split bearings. With the new Cooper E-Series, SKF has managed to make an already excellent product even better to deliver a host of additional cost-, time- and safety-related benefits that will optimise machine availability and uptime, reduce operational costs, ultimately […]

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Comprehensive energy logging and reporting

Dedicated energy logger for performing energy surveys and load studies COMTEST is offering Fluke 1730 logger specifically designed for energy conscious consumers – the Fluke 1730 Three-Phase Electrical Energy Logger – rated for its simplicity in discovering sources of electrical energy waste. Its ability to profile energy usage across facilities allows the user to identify opportunities […]

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The new Combi-MR4 with Dynamic 360° ™ Steering

Since Combilift launched its first C4000 model in 1998, multidirectional capability has been one of the major hallmarks of the company’s wide range of handling solutions. Twenty-four years and thousands of R&D hours later, its latest product takes multidirectional capability to the next level. The Combi-MR4 is a 4-wheel electric powered multidirectional reach-truck, which incorporates […]

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ST energies establishes critical energy fuel supply chain for South Africa

ST Energies invests into a supply and storage contract with Matola in Mozambique to embed sustainable energy supply chains in South Africa The establishment of a new supply chain from Matola in Mozambique into South Africa by ST Energies is designed embed diversity of supply for energy fuel to the country and to provide sustainable […]

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Adjustable chocks allow easy mounting

SKF’s expanded range of adjustable chocks helps improve the technical and economic performance of rotating equipment – from engines and generators to motors and gearboxes SKF has developed a new range of adjustable chocks with higher load capacity and an increased adjustment range. The chocks can be used in many industries, including food & beverage, […]

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bp & Goldacre- Grid Edge appoints new CEO to drive next phase of growth and scale

Cleantech start-up Grid Edge, who recently closed a £2m Series A+ funding from bp ventures, Goldacre (part of the Noé Group) and Aston University has today announced its new CEO.  Paul McCorquodale, an experienced business leader who has scaled fast growing start-ups through business transformation, has been appointed as the new Grid Edge CEO effective immediately.  Tom Anderson, Co-Founder of Grid Edge took […]

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A determined woman makes significant inroads in the Qatar power generation industry to enlarge Cummins’ footprint

Mireille Geha has forged a path for Cummins in the region in terms of diversity and inclusivity One of the employees who assisted in launching Cummins Qatar in 2012 was Mireille Geha, the very first woman in the Power Generation Business Leader role in the region. From her initial role as Business Development Manager to where […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 10 March 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here In this newsletter: EPC Roadshow  Sakhumnotho Group Holdings Invests in Green Hydrogen Energy in SA Shell announces intent to withdraw from Russian oil and gas Industry at the edge: Secure Power at Schneider Electric Comtest BI drives its adversity agenda as female talent grows Cummins enables the advancement of female talent ASP […]

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Hot Compact IR Camera for Molten Metals

INSTROTECH is offering the Optris PI 05M compact IR thermal imaging camera. The PI 05M works at a spectral response of 500…540 nm which is ideally suited to all applications with molten metal. Another advantage of this spectral range is the lower dependency on changing emissivities. In addition, this camera model is dedicated to all laser […]

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Engen Computer School closing in on 2 500 South Durban graduates

The Engen Computer School has been transforming lives in South Durban for 13 years and is fast approaching 2 500 graduates who have had their prospects of finding employment enhanced after receiving the basic computer skills training offered by the school.  At an awards ceremony on 25 February, Engen celebrated the graduation of 47 more […]

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Industry at the edge

By George Senzere, solutions architect: Secure Power at Schneider Electric Edge computing is fast becoming essential part of industrial environments, bringing compute, storage, and analytics closer to where content is created or consumed. The edge now enables real-time processing and decision-making by eliminating cloud latency. In essence, industrial edge computing is now a subset of edge […]

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Hytec SA donates 10th containerised library with the Mandela Day Library project

Hytec South Africa has again combined forces with Participate for Good’s Mandela Day Library Project to donate a containerised library, this time to Machadam Combined School, situated near Marikana in the North West province. This is the 10th containerised library that Hytec SA has donated, as part of its commitment to the upliftment of local communities.   The […]

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Multotec’s Rama™ is a Giant Step in Precision Sampling

With its latest sampling system that aligns with metallurgical accounting standards, minerals processing equipment leader Multotec now offers unprecedented levels of accuracy for effective plant optimisation. The company’s Realtime Automated Metallurgical Accounting (RAMA™) system promises to deliver significant value by unlocking higher mineral content through improved grade control and recovery, as well as by optimising […]

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Full Water Management Offering From Weir Minerals Africa

Optimising water usage is a priority for Weir Minerals Africa – it is an area that can often be overlooked but contributes significantly to a mine’s Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) drive as well as its bottom line. “Our product and service offering aims to assist mines reduce their overall water consumption while optimising their […]

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Tsubaki ‘Match and Tag’ service for high accuracy in paired chain

Modern machinery often requires chains, of precisely the same length, to be used in pairs or other multiples. For these applications, BMG specialists recommend Tsubaki ‘Match & Tag’ chains – which guarantee a maximum chain length difference of 0.50 mm, independent of the total chain length. Advanced Tsubaki chain length measurement technology ensures smooth, accurate […]

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Local manufacturer offers unique construction range

From designing to manufacturing, and DIY projects to construction masterpieces, choosing the right materials and products ensures quality end results. Local producer Pratley has a range of construction and adhesive products that will help deliver the highest possible standard for any project. The ideal solution for preparing surfaces prior to plastering, painting, or tiling is Pratley Plaster-Grip […]

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Shell announces intent to withdraw from Russian oil and gas

Shell plc (Shell) today announced its intent to withdraw from its involvement in all Russian hydrocarbons, including crude oil, petroleum products, gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a phased manner, aligned with new government guidance. As an immediate first step, the company will stop all spot purchases of Russian crude oil. It will also […]

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ASP Fire turns up the heat on gender diversity and inclusivity

ASP Fire has made great progress in empowering women and providing opportunities in the male-dominated field that is engineering consulting. This is according to Fire Engineer Nanzi Bika, who specialises in consulting and projects. “Our work environment is structured so that all voices are heard, and great ideas recognised and credited, with the engineers having the opportunity […]

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Prioritise The People Aspect In PDS Installations, Urges Booyco

As the implementation of proximity detection systems (PDS) takes centre stage at surface mining operations ahead of the yet-to-be-announced compliance deadline, leading PDS and CPS developer Booyco Electronics has encouraged mining companies to give equal impetus to both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-people installations.   According to Anton Lourens, CEO of Booyco Electronics, traffic management planning has come […]

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Hitachi Energy celebrates its Diversity 360 in Southern Africa

The theme for International Women’s Day on 8 March is  #BreakTheBias: Imagine a gender-equal world In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March, global technology leader Hitachi Energy is highlighting Diversity 360,its promise to create a brilliant employee experience, to attract and retain people, welcome and embrace differences, and create a workplace where everyone can be at […]

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Chamber Market Day 2022- Invitation

The Zululand Chamber is delighted to invite you to their Market Day on the 27th April 2022, Wednesday [Public Holiday], from 8am until 17:00pm. 

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Cummins enables the advancement of female talent

Cummins employees come from diverse backgrounds and experiences and aspire to a workforce representative at every level of the communities in which it operates globally. In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March, three female employees from South Africa, Morocco and Nigeria reflect on how having diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces allows Cummins to attract and […]

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Hydraulic Deadweight Tester For Calibrating Pressure Measuring Instruments

Deadweight testers are accepted as the most accurate method for the calibration of electronic or mechanical pressure measuring devices. INSTROTECH is offering the LR-Cal LDW series of deadweight testers, which are available in the ranges from 10 bar up to 1400 bar. The direct measurement of pressure (according to its definition as a quotient of force and […]

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BI drives its adversity agenda as female talent grows

Colleen’s role is to partner with the organisation in driving a holistic people experience to support its business strategy. She adds that during her tenure, BI has made significant progress, especially in the arena of young female talent both in the support and sales environment. “Empowerment, just like diversity, is a broad term. For us, […]

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FUCHS rolls out a brand-new bottle design for its small pack automotive lubricants

New small packs for the automotive sector have been introduced globally by FUCHS to maximise customer benefits by means of new labels, ergonomic design and added sustainability thanks to the use of recycled materials. “The small pack retail sector is a very important growth area for us in Africa at the moment,” comments FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH […]

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Malosia- Your in-house solution to any electrical problem

Malosia (Pty) Ltd is an electrical company and was established in February 2018. Malosia (Pty) Ltd was established by 4 friends who had the objective to utilise their different electrical knowledge and skills. Due to the nature of our business i.e. electrical and instrumentation service offering, we aimed to establish our business.  Our service offering entails […]

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Local assembly of MACC drives to slash lead times

SEW-Eurodrive’s expanded local capability out of its new Aeroton facility will include the assembly of SEW MACC air-cooled condenser drives for delivery at a rate of three units per week, slashing current lead times from overseas OEMs by approximately 36 weeks. Built as part SEW-Eurodrive’s M-Series modular industrial gear (IG) units, the MACC is a […]

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Bosch Rexroth Africa Development appoints New Manager

The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies has appointed Petrus Viljoen as Manager of Bosch Rexroth Africa Development , effective January 2022.  Viljoen has been part of the Bosch Rexroth SA Group since 2013 where he played a significant role in the development of the Group’s distribution network outside the borders of South Africa. In his […]

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Sakhumnotho Group Holdings Invests in Green Hydrogen Energy in South Africa

The electricity crisis that South Africa is currently experiencing has shone a spotlight on the urgent need for reliable, sustainable alternatives to the coal generated power that the country relies so heavily on. Within this context, Sakhumnotho Power, a business unit of Sakhumnotho Group Holdings, has partnered with Keren Energy Investments to undertake a Proof-of-Concept (POC) […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 03 March 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click here In this newsletter: Comtest Sasol invites interested parties to participate in a Biogas request for information (RFI) process Aurex Constructors construct solar plant in Sedibeng- Aurex was awarded… VEGA ushers in a new era in level sensing with the radar sensor VEGAPULS 6X Astron Energy Growrite- Your Suppliers And Maintenance Group- Based […]

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Gauteng Engen Maths and Science Awards Ceremony celebrates top learners

Engen held an awards ceremony on the 26th February, 2022 at Zakarriya Combined School to honour Grade 10-12 learners and name the top Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) achievers in Gauteng where classes are held at Zakarriya Combined School.  Overcoming Covid related grief, lockdown induced class disruptions, and the added stress and anxiety of social unrest, 64% of the […]

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Sasol invites interested parties to participate in a Biogas request for information (RFI) process

Secunda, Mpumalanga – Sasol invites all interested parties to participate in a biogas utilisation Request for Information (RFI) process. The purpose of this RFI process is to provide those who are interested in, or involved in biogas handling technologies, an opportunity to partner with Sasol on biogas beneficiation. Safety, sustainability and compliance is of the utmost […]

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Bentley Park Goes Green With Its Own Solar Farm

Taking forward its sustainability agenda while safeguarding operational performance, Murray & Roberts Cementation is now powering its Bentley Park site near Carletonville using solar energy. The move puts the multi-purpose training and engineering facility on a stable and reliable energy platform, according to Murray & Roberts Cementation engineering services executive Hercilus Harmse. It is also […]

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Aurex Constructors construct solar plant in Sedibeng

Sedibeng, Gauteng, February 2022 – Aurex Constructors began works on the photovoltaic (PV) solar plant in Sedibeng in mid-October last year. Aurex was awarded the Sub-Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (Sub-EPC) contract to execute the 7.5MW plant build.  When performing projects of this nature in the past, Aurex has traditionally subcontracted the piling, structure, and PV module […]

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Growrite- Your Suppliers And Maintenance Group

Growrite Suppliers and Maintenance (PTY) LTD was founded in 2018 by three directors, it is a BWO company with 51% black woman owned and 49% white owned.  We are based in Secunda. Our core business is providing quality and custom designed (electrical and mechanical) products for underground, open cast mines as well as Plants.  Growrite strives to […]

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VEGA ushers in a new era in level sensing with the radar sensor VEGAPULS 6X

With VEGAPULS 6X, VEGA radar “thinks” in a new way. The result: A new radar sensor that can measure in every conceivable level application. The times when users had to choose the right level measuring instrument from a multitude of different ones are now history. With VEGAPULS 6X, VEGA has turned the traditional way of […]

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WearCheck Cape Town moves to Brackenfell

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently relocated their Cape Town transformer laboratory, their sales office to Brackenfell in CT. The company’s sister operation –  Set Point Water laboratories – also moved to the same premises.  WearCheck Cape Town’s laboratory and offices are  now at Unit 25, The Reserve 3 Business Park,  2 Capricorn Way, Brackenfell, and their phone number […]

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Greater precision and improved safety for bolted connections

BMG’s Fasteners, Tools & Equipment division has extended its range of wrenches to include a new generation of cordless torque wrenches from Gedore Torque Solutions, with optional process reliable documentation software and advanced features for higher torque, greater precision and improved safety.  “Our new Gedore LDA/LAW Solution series for bolted connections – which ensures the […]

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X.e Industrial Gear Units to be assembled in Johannesburg

Greg Perry of SEW-EURODRIVE highlights the advantages of Generation X.e industrial gear units and the benefits of assembling these units locally in SEW’s new 26 000 m2 factory in Aeroton, Johannesburg. “To cater for our growing customer base in markets across Africa, it has become necessary to increase local production capacities. Our new SEW-EURODRIVE building in […]

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Rand Air’s Northern Cape Kathu Depot celebrates a decade of rental success!

February 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of Rand Air’s Northern Cape Kathu Depot. This is also a celebration of the dedicated and passionate Kathu team and the Depot’s exponential growth over the past five years. The can-do attitude of Sales Representative, Denise Olivier, and skilled technicians Joseph Masiga, Lekunutu Tlhasedi, Nicholaas de Koker, Reuben Nkosi […]

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TLT-Turbo Africa Accelerates Growth & Reach Heading into 2022

Following unprecedented resilience throughout the past 18 months, TLT-Turbo Africa now accelerates its growth globally with the signing of six new major clients and the retention of 20 existing clients who have submitted new orders to be filled in the year ahead. TLT-Turbo Africa has secured orders from six new major clients in the copper, […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 24 February 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE:  In this newsletter: https://comms21.evlink21.net/public/messages/view-online/D22tdtS0wYNCZao3/TQOjM1bIktGzuq6h/e62e0db6d21d5c33 Astron Energy Port of Cape Town Customer Appreciation Letter WEIR MINERALS Marks Great Decade For Warman® Dirty Water… Meet Engen Lesotho’s new MD- Engen has appointed… SKF  Women in Mechanical Works, taking the industry to the next level The SAIMC Golf Day 2022- Join the SAIMC team on the 26th of […]

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Port of Cape Town Customer Appreciation

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BMG’s Lock Bolt pins and collars give the assurance of long-term joint reliability in heavy-duty, high-vibration applications

According to BMG specialists, vibration and shock can quickly impair joint integrity and negatively affect overall product performance, especially in demanding applications, like vibrating screens. “BMG’s Lock Bolt pins and collars – which are designed to replace bolted and welded joints -provide high-strength, vibration-resistant fastening that reduces downtime and improves safety standards, by removing sheet gap and […]

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Bosch Rexroth South Africa extends its hands to help fight hunger and give hope

Employees of Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies gathered to help fight hunger and give hope with Operation Anti-Freeze (an inner-city upliftment project) throughout 2021. Through this initiative, Group employees sourced and assembled Feed-A-Family food packs for the underprivileged communities in the East Rand of Gauteng. In April 2021, volunteers were hands-on with Operation Anti-Freeze when they measured, sealed, labeled, and […]

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Blue skies ahead for MMC with Volvo A40G

To mark Mbuyelo Mining Contractors’ purchase of their 30th Volvo truck, Babcock presented the mining contractor with a uniquely branded Volvo A40G articulated hauler, sporting MMC’s signature blue and company logo on the ‘nose’ of the truck.  MMC has been steadily increasing its fleet of Volvo Construction Equipment over the last six years and has […]

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Cutting ties with fossil fuels critical to SA’s future

Amidst blackouts, rampant electricity tariff hikes, and the mounting economic costs of air pollution, South Africa urgently needs to begin cutting its ties with fossil fuels and speed the transition to renewable energy to secure a better future for the country, says Alumo Energy Managing Director Rein Snoeck Henkemans.  “Despite President Ramaphosa’s commitment to new […]

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Fluke’s 1664 FC Installation tester with Fluke Connect®

Installation testing that protects appliances, wirelessly shares data  Growing concern for public safety and the increasing complexity of today’s fixed electrical installations in domestic, commercial and industrial premises places extra responsibility on electrical test engineers who are charged with verifying conformity to South Africa’s Certificate of Compliance (COC) safety standards. SA’s Electrical contractors are well […]

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CHIETA launches skills development programme for retrenched workers

CHIETA, the chemical industries SETA, in partnership with Options in Personnel recruitment and development agency, has launched a Retrenched Workers Support Programme that is equipping retrenched workers to find formal employment or become entrepreneurs.  The launch was marked with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on 1 December 2021 that outlines the terms, conditions, and […]

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Rising electricity price drives demand for higher-efficiency motors

With electricity prices increasing rapidly, the justification for adopting more efficient motors is that much greater. To achieve this improved efficiency, such motors are designed to run cooler, which prolongs the insulation lifespan for added reliability. Although most First World and many local end users specify higher-efficiency motors, the South African market still largely opts […]

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Protecting Reverse Osmosis Plants Through Water Pre-Treatment

Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a separation technique that is suitable for a wide range of applications, especially when salt and/or dissolved solids need to be removed from a solution. It is one of the most common types of water treatment. According to Anelia Hough, water treatment consultant at Allmech, leading South African manufacturer of boilers […]

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Effective implementation of PPPs is critical to address infrastructure deficit in Africa

The African Union (AU) has noted the clear impact of infrastructure deficits on African competitiveness, recognising this as “a continental problem that requires a continental solution”. Regional integration through infrastructure programmes is expected to overcome constraints imposed by scale and location, and improve the competitiveness of African producers, connecting consumers and enhancing intra- and inter-regional […]

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Dekra Industrial: industry stalwart spearheads multi-project opportunities and NDT market leadership in the Western Cape

Johann Dorfling has recently taken over as head of the Dekra Industrial NDT (non-destructive testing) division in the Western Cape area, based at the company’s Cape Town branch. A highly experienced company stalwart and veteran, Dorfling has been working for Dekra Industrial since 2003, and has risen through the ranks since his first appointment as […]

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WEIR MINERALS Marks Great Decade For Warman® Dirty Water Pump

It has been 10 years since Weir Minerals Africa sold its first Warman® DWU (dirty water unit) pump, with the locally developed and manufactured innovation achieving success in Africa and abroad. According to Weir Minerals Africa head of engineering Christian Stehle, the Warman® DWU pump was designed to fill a gap in the market between […]

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“Gold standard” of industrial temperature calibration

COMTEST, local representative of Fluke is offering the Fluke 1551A Ex and 1552A EX “Stik” Thermometers, engineered to give temperature calibration specialists the durable, intrinsically-safe digital instrument they need for precision temperature calibration. The Fluke 1551A and 1552A “Stik” thermometers provide a highly precise and durable digital replacement for mercury-in-glass thermometers.   They are intrinsically safe […]

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Meet Engen Lesotho’s new MD

Engen has appointed Tebogo Mosehla as their managing director in Lesotho, with his focus being to grow and strengthen the business in the kingdom.    “I’m passionate about making a positive difference to the Lesotho community through Engen’s CSR programmes, innovation and people capability development,” comments Mosehla, whose distinguished journey with Engen began in 2010 when he […]

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Heavy-duty seals protect bearings and are easy to fit

SKF’s HFS radial shaft seals, which protect large bearings in demanding applications, are easy to retrofit and are available as stock items to allow fast replacement. SKF’s new HFS radial shaft seals protect large bearings from contamination in industries such as metals, mining and pulp & paper. Typical applications include heavy-duty gearboxes and drives, construction […]

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The SAIMC Golf Day 2022

Join the SAIMC team on the 26th of May 2022. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled day with networking at its best. If your company might not be able to participate in the Golf Day, you can also sponsor prizes to have your company logo as part of the event, or you can host a waterhole. […]

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Women in Mechanical Works, taking the industry to the next level

Womech is a workshop that was established by two dynamic and enthusiastic young black ladies who have realised the opportunities that exist in the industry. The business was born in concept in January 2017 and officially opened shop in October 2017. The vision was conceived through the passion of the two mechanical expert sisters who […]

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Natural mineral is an ideal soil conditioner

In recognition of World Water Day on 8 March, Pratley is highlighting the benefits of its Vulture Creek Clino for a range of agricultural and horticultural applications. These include a slow-release fertiliser, improving the root zone and fertiliser uptake on golf courses and turf construction, as a soil conditioner that reduces nutrient loss and enhances growth, and […]

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Building momentum for innovative engineering solutions

Finding smart solutions for a sustainable future With innovation as a cornerstone value, SRK Consulting encourages its engineers and scientists to share and evolve their technology tools – many of which leverage the power of big data.  Pushing these boundaries achieves: More productive work processes Improved industry practice Accurate and reliable data Smart solutions  Insights […]

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Hitachi Energy brings 5G connectivity to mission-critical indus-trial and utility operations

Integration of 5G in TRO600 series routers enables a fast, secure, and reliable hybrid wireless network for superior operational efficiency. Hitachi Energy has today announced the launch of its new TRO600 series wireless routers with 5G capability, which are purpose-built to help industrial and utility customers achieve high reliability and resiliency in mission-critical operations.  With the […]

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The E-Powerline Newsletter- 17 February 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click on the link-  https://comms21.evlink21.net/public/messages/view-online/D22tdtS0wYNCZao3/RFEmuuSZEA8YlxVe/d47ba14d0d1b632a In this newsletter: Astron Energy education initiatives go from STEM to full STEAM ahead SKF Lemaitre Safety Footwear- Driven by passion, dedication… Measurement Technology For Sun-Tracking Systems  Promoting Women As Agents Of Change In Stem Sectors*  Rockwell Automation Announces Second Cycle of its Popular TechEd… Complete Solutions […]

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Astron Energy education initiatives go from STEM to full STEAM ahead

Astron Energy is expanding its commitment to educational development in South Africa, particularly in the sphere of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) through programmes which reach thousands of learners each year. Astron Energy, South Africa’s second largest petroleum network with over 850 Caltex-branded service stations in South Africa, has realised that the development of […]

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Lemaitre Safety Footwear

As a BBF Safety Group product, Lemaitre Safety Footwear is driven by passion, dedication, pride and a commitment to high-quality products that keep those who build South Africa safe. For over 30 years, Lemaitre has continued to cater for all industries. Our hand-made safety shoes help the tough South African workforce to continue building a […]

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KBC to roll out virtual reality safety training in 2022

The latest technological advances in training are being introduced locally by KBC Health & Safety in the form of virtual reality. This allows learners to experience a simulated version of real-life dangerous scenarios where they can learn to mitigate the associated risks with the benefit of being in a safe place, explains Innovation Manager Natalie Pitout. KBC is […]

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Sky is the limit for Gqerberha top Engen Maths and Science School learner

Overcoming the passing of his beloved grandmother as well as the general havoc that the Covid-19 pandemic had on the school year may have been a bridge too far for some. Not for Engen Maths and Science School learner, Anganathi Oyamangaye Cushe who pushed the adversities aside to bag four distinctions for matric – including 87% for […]

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Measurement Technology For Sun-Tracking Systems

In solar-thermal power plants, sensors are used for precise measurement of angle and position to enable the system to capture the maximum amount of sunlight. The downstream control system receives the required feedback of position, from the sensors, and then adjusts the actual value to the corresponding setpoint. The required angle (or set point) is […]

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Locally manufactured clean energy solutions

Creslow Energy Solutions – a local manufacturer of clean energy storage systems– has recently been established in South Africa.  “By utilising the latest technology in our clean energy storage products, we provide an environmentally friendly and sustainable solution for the safe and efficient storage of renewable energy that can be used when required,” explains Kriban Govender, […]

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Rockwell Automation Announces Second Cycle of its Popular TechEd Tuesdays – Interactive Digital-Capabilities Training

Virtual learning platform delivers comprehensive training program, giving attendees a strong foundation in digitalization and smart manufacturing Rockwell Automation has announced the second cycle of its free TechEd Tuesdays digital training experience, starting on 1st March 2022. Registration is now open. The first round, which ran in September 2021, proved to be incredibly popular, with more than 300 […]

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Complete Solutions for Electrical and Lifting Equipment

Managing Director and CEO of Mareletse Electrical and Lifting Equipment, Mpho Mareletse, is a qualified electrician who followed his dream by establishing his own business and building a legacy he will be proud to leave behind. Mareletse Electrical and Lifting Equipment specialises in all aspects of electrical equipment and material handling. The team designs, installs and […]

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FUCHS Phase 1 expansion is on track

Isando site will see a new warehouse, head office, blending plant and tank farm The new head office and warehouse for FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA is on track to be completed this month. “It will be completed on time and within budget, which is a significant achievement not only for such a complex industrial project, but also […]

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Exciting opportunity for black entrepreneurs in the vehicle tracking industry

MiX Telematics Africa has launched its Ithuba Excelerator Programme, an enterprise development project to assist young entrepreneurs establish their own fitment centre businesses. It provides opportunities for young black entrepreneurs with a technical certificate and/or a qualification in autotronics to start their own business in the vehicle tracking industry. “This is a unique opportunity to support yourself […]

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Promoting Women As Agents Of Change In Stem Sectors

By Yershen Pillay, CEO, CHIETA (chemical industries SETA) We are in an era where significant action must be taken through all phases of education to ensure that women are represented at every level of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) careers. In commemorating the United Nation’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science on […]

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SKF allocates EUR 300 million to green investments

SKF has reached a significant milestone, with a total of EUR 300 million now allocated to investments in accordance with SKF’s Green Finance Framework. The funding comes from the Group’s 10-year Green Bond and is an important part of SKF’s focus on reducing its own emissions as well as increasing investments in R&D, production, testing […]

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Steinmüller Africa to include multiple industries in numerical analysis service offering

Steinmüller Africa (South Africa’s steam generation and heat exchange experts) is now positioned to take its suite of process, mechanical & piping engineering services to a wider range of industries. The company’s numerical analysis, part of its process engineering offering for boilers and heat exchange equipment in power plants countrywide, is used to accurately analyse the fluid dynamic […]

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Used oil pioneer BME grows its green partnerships

Leading the field in the way it incorporates used oil into its emulsion explosives, Omnia Group company BME is extending the benefits of this growing sustainability initiative to mining customers and other approved partners. With its innovative culture and decades of successful blasting operations, BME has become the leading consumer of used oil in the […]

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The E-Powerline Newsletter- 10 February 2022

👉VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE: Click on the link- https://comms21.evlink21.net/public/messages/view-online/D22tdtS0wYNCZao3/l1LCqssNL8ha3iuX/e62e0db6d21d5c33 In this newsletter: SKF bp and Oman form strategic partnership to progress significant… Envirotech® pumps popularity continues in Africa Special Invitation- The SAIMC Technology Evening Astron Energy Elios SkyEye drone makes light work of boiler inspection at major power station ZEST WEG Delivers Its Biggest Mobile Substation […]

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SPECIAL INVITE- The SAIMC TECHNOLOGY EVENING

SAIMC Secunda will be hosting a technology evening and request the pleasure of your presence at no charge. As always at SAIMC technology evenings, bring your technical concerns, bring colleagues and friends, and come for the cocktail of friendship, business alliances and like-minded people, united by the desire to be the best in the world of […]

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Sekelisizwe Trading- Your Mechanical and industrial cleaning solution

Sekelisizwe Trading is a business that primarily serves its customers in meeting their service delivery needs as well as contracting services to opportunities presented by the private sector. Our services include  bidding and tendering for opportunities presented by Local and Provincial Government as well as bidding and tendering for opportunities presented by the BBBEE charter in […]

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Elios SkyEye drone makes light work of boiler inspection at major power station

The benefits of using advanced drone technology for inspecting boiler internals at a power station were on full display when rope access specialist Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. recently undertook a project in the Nkangala district of Mpumalanga. The Elios SkyEye drone clearly demonstrated not only how accurate and efficient this technology is, but also highlighted its […]

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Bosch Rexroth appoints new Ghana branch Country Manager

Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies has announced the appointment of Jacobus Claassens to the position of Country Manager: Bosch Rexroth Ghana Limited, effective September 2021.  After obtaining his national diploma in mechanical engineering (DME), Claassens worked in the chrome mining industry. He was then appointed to a managerial position at the Sadiola Gold Mine in […]

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Emerson introduces silencer to help protect workers from gas process noise

Fisher WhisperTube modal attenuator provides noise reduction in compressible fluid service to improve worker safety, with no impact to process flow. Emerson has introduced the Fisher™ WhisperTube Modal Attenuator for noisy gas or vapor applications in a wide range of industries. The modal attenuator is a full-bore device offering 15 decibel sound suppression to reduce […]

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bp and Oman form strategic partnership to progress significant renewable energy and hydrogen development

bp and Oman partner to progress world-class scale renewable energy and green hydrogen development in support of Oman’s 2040 Vision Integrated project expected to include onshore wind, solar and green hydrogen production Successful execution could trigger significant investment in Oman, and support creation of newindustries and skilled jobs The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mohammed […]

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Zutari appoints new Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari has appointed Zipporah Maubane as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Africa and the Middle East (AME). The company renamed its Africa operations Zutari following its demerger from Australian partner the Aurecon Group in January 2020. “Since the demerger, we have re-engineered how we partner with our clients to strengthen our […]

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ZEST WEG Delivers Its Biggest Mobile Substation Yet

Leveraging its considerable in-house expertise and local manufacturing capability, Zest WEG recently custom designed and manufactured one of the largest mobile substations ever built in South Africa.  The 50 MVA mobile substation – destined for Guinea – includes a dual voltage rated mobile transformer produced by WEG in Brazil, according to Bernard Mitton, engineering team […]

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True Grit – Engen salutes its 2021 matric class

Resilient. Courageous. Determined. Words that suitably describe the Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) matric class of 2021.  Overcoming Covid related grief, lockdown induced class disruptions, and the added stress and anxiety of social unrest, 64% of the 429 EMSS learners who sat their matric final examinations attained bachelor passes, proving yet again the crucial role of the Engen […]

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Customer standardises on SKF bearings and grease thanks to the astute eye of SKF South Africa’s Authorised Distributor, Bearing Services Springs (Pty) Ltd

The professionalism and thoroughness of SKF South Africa’s Authorised Distributor, Bearing Services Springs, during a basic lubrication inspection, has resulted in the supply of lubrication solutions, grease as well as SKF bearings to a leading building materials manufacturing customer. “While we were assisting with on-site demonstrations of our Mapro products on the customer’s request, we […]

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GLTC appoints new General Manager for Johannesburg Branch

Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) has announced the appointment of Ronald Ryan as General Manager – JHB Branch, effective 1 February 2022.      “It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of our current Johannesburg Sales Manager, Ronald Ryan, to a new role as General Manager of our Johannesburg branch,” says Cecil Oates, MD of […]

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ENVIROTECH® PUMPS POPULARITY CONTINUES IN AFRICA

Underpinning the popularity of Envirotech® pumps is Weir Minerals Africa’s ongoing investment and support, as well as the pumps’ integration into various pumping solutions that the company offers. According to Marnus Koorts, general manager pumps at Weir Minerals Africa, Envirotech® pumps are especially popular in the gold mining sector, where up to 200 of these […]

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Full Stainless Steel Pump Set From Local Specialist

Pump specialist and local Sykes distributor Integrated Pump Rental is breaking new ground for customers in corrosive environments, offering a pump solution that is built entirely from stainless steel. According to Steve du Toit, rental development manager at Integrated Pump Rental. while the pumps themselves or pump components are commonly available in stainless steel, the […]

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E-Powerline Newsletter- 03 February 2022

👉VIEW NEWSLETTER: Click on the link- https://comms21.evlink21.net/public/messages/view-online/D22tdtS0wYNCZao3/wPqAJuWnYbTpx4ow/e62e0db6d21d5c33 In this newsletter: Astron Energy Hitachi Energy achieves 100% fossil free electricity in own operations  Why specialists recommend synthetic lubricants in modern… Why Atlas Copco Power Technique’s after-market service solutions… ZEST WEG Apply PDS with Planning and Engagement, Urges Booyco  2021 a record year for ENEL GREEN POWER […]

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Testing at Multotec Improves Manganese Recoveries

Using its extensive in-house testing facility for material from a South African manganese producer, Multotec has defined a solution that will upgrade the quality of saleable concentrate while reducing the content of manganese in tailings.  According to Faan Borman, technology manager : research and development at Multotec’s technology division, the customer had specific targets they […]

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Why Atlas Copco Power Technique’s after-market service solutions deliver low cost of ownership

Atlas Copco Power Technique’s professional and comprehensive after-market service solutions help to optimise machine and equipment performance, boosting productivity and production for ultimate business profitability. “Our service solutions incorporate general maintenance and repairs to all Atlas Copco mobile equipment including pumps, compressors and light towers,” confirms Business Line Manager for Power Technique’s Service Division, Douw […]

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SKF acquires additive manufacturing company

SKF has completed the acquisition of Laser Cladding Venture n.v. (LCV), an additive manufacturing company based in Belgium. LCV is a niche engineering start-up specialized in various additive manufacturing technologies and processes, which can be applied to support SKF’s service and remanufacturing offering. Additive manufacturing will play an important role in developing tomorrow’s value proposition […]

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Robust couplings for high speed/high vibration applications in pumps

BMG’s Timken Quick-Flex couplings, which require minimal maintenance, are able to withstand extreme applications, including pumps, hydraulics, gearboxes, compressors, vibrator screens and fans. Timken Quick-Flex couplings are designed to transmit torque from a driving shaft to a driven shaft and to accommodate shaft misalignment within the drive. These maintenance-free couplings also dampen vibration and torque fluctuations […]

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10 years of Anton Paar Italia

 Corporate: In addition to Anton Paar’s 100th anniversary, a subsidiary is also celebrating a major birthday this year – Anton Paar Italia turns ten. On the occasion of the anniversary celebration, the team plans a special project, as General Manager Fabrizio Scoffone explains: “In 2022, a tree will be planted for every instrument we sell. This will […]

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WEBA’S Swing Door Stops Chute Damage From Large Rocks

Faced with a challenge of large rocks in the run-of-mine (ROM) feed regularly damaging main support structures, chutes and grizzly feeder a diamond mine in Botswana reached out to Weba Chute Systems to custom design an innovative solution to overcome this costly challenge, which included major safety hazards. According to Hilton Buys, regional manager at […]

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Houses of Parliament blaze highlights need for fire protection for heritage buildings

The fire that broke out at the Houses of Parliament in central Cape Town on 2 January has again raised the issue of protecting heritage structures and other buildings containing priceless artefacts or documents from fire risk. The fire is believed to have started on the third floor of the National Council of Provinces building […]

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Hytec Fluid Technology appointed distributor of Femco oil drain equipment

Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) has been appointed a distributor of Femco oil drainage equipment in South Africa. Femco oil drain plugs, developed over 30 years, are designed to deliver spill-free toolless oil changes. They are ideal for use across multiple sectors, from transport and agriculture to energy and earth moving, in any mobile or industrial fluid change […]

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2021 A RECORD YEAR FOR ENEL GREEN POWER IN TERMS OF RENEWABLE CAPACITY BUILT IN A YEAR, ENERGY GENERATED AND PROJECT PIPELINE

With more than 5 GW of renewable capacity built around the world in 2021, including 220 MW of battery storage for the first time, Enel Green Power has set a new record, therefore reaching a total managed capacity of around 54 GW In 2021, Enel Green Power set two other records: energy generated from renewable […]

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Shumani diversifies into port-handling equipment in KZN

The largest black-owned and managed industrial equipment supplier in South Africa, Shumani aims to become a significant player in the provision of port equipment to the public and private sector. “Durban has the biggest port in Africa. Now that our business has evolved to offering port equipment, Durban is the place to be. It also has an […]

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Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group learns the ‘nuts and bolts’ of SKF products at training day

As one of the largest SKF authorised distributors, Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group (B.E.D.) understands the vital importance of having a comprehensive and intricate understanding of their long-standing supplier SKF’s world-class agri-bearing and bearing products.  This imperative was the motivation behind a sales training day for the B.E.D. sales team that was held recently at […]

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Apply PDS with Planning and Engagement, Urges Booyco

Putting a proximity detection system (PDS) or collision prevention system (CPS) in place in a mining operation is a process that cannot be rushed, says Anton Lourens, CEO of leading PDS and CPS developer Booyco Electronics.  Rather, it needs solid risk assessment, planning, broad engagement and an integrated approach that considers the myriad details involved. […]

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Hitachi Energy achieves 100% fossil free electricity in own operations

The global technology and market leader in power grids has achieved the first-step target in its Sustainability 2030 plan and steps up the pace towards carbon-neutral                 Hitachi Energy today announced that it has achieved the first-step target set out in its Sustainability 2030 plan – the use of 100% fossil-free electricity in its own operations1. The company […]

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Calog and Instrotech are moving

INSTROTECH and CALOG Instruments, are moving into Comtest House Group Headquarters, in Linbro Park, Gauteng, at the end of January 2022. Instrotech distributes and manufactures a range of process control instrumentation and specialised systems to the South African and international markets.  Calog Instruments creates high quality process control instrumentation and industrial electronics designed to control one or more […]

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Why specialists recommend synthetic lubricants in modern engineering

“The use of synthetic lubricants as a viable alternative to traditional hydrocarbon lubricants is gaining momentum in the industrial sector. Previously, the use of synthetic lubricants was only an option when mineral or conventional lubricants had reached their performance limit and could no longer meet specific application requirements,” says Willie Lamprecht, Business Unit Manager, Fluid Technology Low Pressure, […]

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Zutari assists FirstRand to achieve a 4 Green Star rating at 8 Merchant Place

Identifying the need to improve the quality of its employees’ work-life balance, financial group FirstRand planned to achieve this by providing wellness and lifestyle facilities within the existing Merchant Place campus in Sandton, Johannesburg. Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari played a crucial role in bringing this three-storey building to fruition by providing civil, structural […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 27 January 2022

 👉VIEW NEWSLETTER: https://comms21.evlink21.net/public/messages/view-online/D22tdtS0wYNCZao3/HxlJ1CvE5sEhGjfc/e62e0db6d21d5c33 In this Newsletter:  Vega Upcoming Johannesburg EPC Roadshow- Invitation  Particle counter delivers highly accurate indoor air quality measurements New 650 model expands the innovative Cavex® 2 Hydrocyclone range thyssenkrupp Zutari debates the challenges of sustainable development Merits of mechanical and digital options in dosing pumps Mohammed bin Rashid honours 10 Winners of 2022 […]

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Upcoming EPC Roadshow 2022

Join us at the next African Petrochemical EPC roadshow Johannesburg The African Petrochemicals EPC Roadshow – which offers exciting networking opportunities for suppliers, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and engineering consultants – has become an import event in the diaries of key decision makers, technical experts and artisans. EPC Roadshow is held in Midrand Johannesburg […]

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Bosch Rexroth Africa Development empowers DRC-based partner with product training

In its commitment to provide ongoing support and training to its partners across Africa, Bosch Rexroth Africa Development facilitated training to its distributor NAMAF Consulting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The training included an introduction to Bosch Rexroth company, Hägglunds Drive Systems, as well as its product portfolio and applications. This session, which […]

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New 650 model expands the innovative Cavex® 2 Hydrocyclone range

When the Cavex® hydrocyclone was introduced to the industry over 20 years ago it set the benchmark for the rest of the market. The recently launched Cavex® 2 took this product range a step further with enhanced performance and design. It marked a new era in separation technology, with its LIG+™ advanced laminar spiral inlet […]

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Nonwoven fabrics for wipes have been developed for safe use in many sectors

Fibertex high-performance nonwoven materials used in the manufacture of wipes, are developed for safe use in diverse applications, including food service, medical attention, patient care and general cleaning. “Fibertex specialists work closely with customers globally, to produce customised materials for advanced wipes that ensure dependable and cost-efficient cleaning solutions for specific requirements, including critical cleaning,” […]

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Mohammed bin Rashid honours 10 Winners of 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, presented awards to the 10 winners of the 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize today. The Prize’s Awards Ceremony coincided with the start of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The ceremony was also attended by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin […]

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Merits of mechanical and digital options in dosing pumps

Dosing pumps play an important role in many industries from mining and wastewater treatment to pharmaceuticals and food production – and are available in a growing range of mechanical and digital options. “Choosing the right pump starts with understanding the respective areas where mechanical and digital dosing pumps excel,” says Tshephang Sithole, sales engineer – […]

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Fluke Calibration 9190A Ultra-Cool Field Metrology Well delivers best-in-class stability

Comtest is offering the Fluke 9190A Ultra-Cool Field Metrology Well, a small, lightweight, and accurate dry-block calibrator with best-in-class stability.  The 9190A is ideal for pharmaceutical, biomedical and food processing applications that demand strict quality control and regulatory process compliance, including on-location validation and calibration of RTDs, thermocouples, thermometers, and other temperature sensors. The 9190A conforms to […]

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Developing a quality culture across South Africa’s Solar PV value chain

By 2030, total installed PV capacity in South Africa is expected to reach 8,400 MW. However, if we want sustainable growth, we need to ensure that we develop and implement quality infrastructure for solar PV systems. “Embedding a culture of quality is vital if we want to unlock the huge economic potential of solar technologies”, […]

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SKF remains brand of choice for two-times Dakar winners TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing continued its remarkable Dakar history with Qatari driver, Nasser Al-Attiyah, and Andorran co-driver, Mathieu Baumel, taking their new Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+ to victory at this year’s Saudi Arabia Dakar Rally, in a winning margin of 27min 46sec. This accomplished duo also took overall top honours in 2019 and placed 2nd overall in 2020 and in 2021.  The 44th edition of the gruelling Dakar Rally, which was […]

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SA business on track to benefit from consumer and industrial recovery, says Henkel

The manufacturer and marketer famous for bringing Pritt, Loctite, Pattex and Shwarzkopf to SA, celebrates 70 years in the country  By Dominik Anderhofstadt, CFO for Henkel South Africa Bedfordview, Johannesburg – South Africa’s consumer, industrial and export-led sectors are expected to recover as global and local demand returns, says Henkel South Africa, recently celebrating 70 years […]

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Particle counter delivers highly accurate indoor air quality measurements

Comtest is offering the Fluke 985 Particle Counter, a rugged, highly accurate meter that measures airborne particles to troubleshoot and monitor indoor air quality (IAQ). The 985 is ideal for facility maintenance, HVAC and IAQ professionals to monitor cleanroom and conduct HVAC filter testing and IAQ commissioning and investigations in buildings.  Other applications include: contamination and quality control; energy assessment; indoor […]

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Zutari debates the challenges of sustainable development

Sustainable development must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. “How do we ensure that the infrastructure we invest in is delivered in the correct manner so as to generate both fixed and human capital? The end product must make life easier for the […]

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The E-Powerline Newsletter- 20 January 2022

👉VIEW NEWSLETTER: In this Newsletter: https://comms21.evlink21.net/public/messages/view-online/D22tdtS0wYNCZao3/u8FKnqZkoNxdaWNT/d47ba14d0d1b632a thyssenKrupp Hitachi Energy partners with National Grid on world’s first… CHIETA and SAPREF boost skills development in chemical sector The metamorphosis of Uhde – from small engineering start-up to… VEGA bp and Schneider Electric collaborate on low carbon energy solutions to… ZEST WEG is key supplier of motors and […]

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Top award for Multotec’s export excellence

In the face of worldwide logistical and supply chain challenges, leading South African minerals processing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Multotec has had a stellar export year – emerging as a co-winner in the large business category of the 2021 Exporter of the Year Awards last month. Hosted by the South African Capital Equipment Export Council […]

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Lifting and rigging solutions for high efficiency and optimum safety

BMG’s Tools & Equipment Lifting team offers a specialist service to diverse sectors throughout Africa, including automotive and tyre manufacturing, paper and pulp, sugar, forestry and agriculture, as well as marine and mining.  “BMG’s dedicated Lifting and Rigging division, which was established in August last year, supplies a broad range of quality branded equipment, that […]

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Skyriders to focus on African partners, new inspection technology in 2022

Ongoing inspection, repair and maintenance for a major petrochemical producer, in addition to work at various pumped storage schemes and even a hydro power station for Eskom, was a major focus for Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. in 2021, comments Marketing Manager Mike Zinn. In terms of the former, a highlight for Skyriders last year was using the […]

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Vulco® R67 mill lining rubber compound is revolutionising mine site mill operations

Melbourne, Australia – Vulco® rubber is renowned throughout the mining industry for its exceptional wear life and reliability in mill lining systems. These abrasion- and impact-resistant rubber compounds have been developed with advanced technologies by the Weir Minerals’ team of expert engineers and material scientists who are continually refining Vulco® rubber products to keep them at the […]

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Chemicals Sector reshaping towards innovation as a necessity

In the modern age, ‘disruption’ has been defined as ‘radical change to an existing industry or market due to technological innovation’. With the advent of Industry 4.0, we have seen this termed ‘digital disruption’. However, the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned disruption on its head. We are not just innovating for competitive advantage; […]

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Locally built diesel pumps for every application

With its expertise and experience in custom-building diesel driven pumps locally, Integrated Pump Rental ensures their customers get exactly what they need with a short lead time. “Our in-house capability allows us to design and build pumps to any required specification,” says Steve du Toit, rental development manager at Integrated Pump Rental. “Part of our […]

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There’s more to transformers than meets the eye

While it might seem at first glance that there is little to distinguish one transformer from another in terms of design and construction (other than size), the differences can in fact be substantial and potential buyers need to be aware that there is certainly far more to a transformer than initially meets the eye. David […]

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Hytec SA promotes Kane Herbert to the role of Sales Manager

Hytec South Africa (Hytec SA) has announced the promotion of Kane Herbert to Sales Manager of its Pretoria branch, effective January 2022.  Kane joined the group in 2018, as a Technical Sales Representative responsible for sales and service to the company’s distributor in Johannesburg’s West Rand. In his new role, he reports to Hytec SA Regional […]

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Steinmüller Africa’s specialised explosive welding benefits industries across South Africa

Explosive welding presents optimal fabrication, maintenance and repair solutions for high-pressure vessels. With an almost naked-to-the-eye explosive process, this weld occurs at a speed of more than 8000 m/s and forms a permanent bond that delivers a host of benefits in comparison to other welding methods. Steinmüller Africa has offered explosive welding since 2012 and is the only […]

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Epiroc releases Mobius for Drills

Garland, Texas, USA: Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, in partnership with ASI Mining LLC, introduces Mobius for Drills, a new platform to convert data into useful, actionable information. Mobius for Drills will lead mines toward automation and connectivity. “We think of it as a tool to directly support making quick and effective interrelated decisions. Mines can […]

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ZEST WEG is key supplier of motors and VSDS for KAMOA-KAKULA

Zest WEG is supplying an extensive range of motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) for the second phase of the Kamoa-Kakula project, one of the world’s most exciting new copper developments, located on the Central African Copperbelt in the DRC.  Phase one produced its first copper concentrate on 25 May 2021, and is expected to produce […]

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BMG World Goes Green

BMG has commissioned a 450 kW solar plant at BMG World, the company’s central distribution and manufacturing site and head office, in Johannesburg.  “The first phase of BMG’s new solar plant – which was installed by Emergent Energy, a specialist provider of green energy solutions – forms part of the company’s three phase solar project,” […]

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Hot or cold, keep HVAC reliable with good maintenance

Reliable air conditioning systems in large mobile equipment on mines, quarries and bulk earthworks sites can make the difference between profit and loss; it all comes down to good maintenance, according to Booyco Engineering. Weather and humidity can be extreme in many parts of southern Africa, with temperatures fluctuating from minus 10 degrees to 40 […]

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Hitachi Energy partners with National Grid on world’s first replacement of SF6 in existing high-voltage equipment

The innovation called EconiQ™ retrofill uses eco-efficient gas mixture to support National Grid in achieving their sustainability targets Hitachi Energy and National Grid have successfully energized a pilot project replacing SF6 in installed high-voltage gas-insulated lines with an eco-efficient fluoronitrile based gas mixture. This retrofill solution, in Richborough, UK is part of Hitachi Energy’s EconiQTM portfolio which is […]

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Innovative spillway design put to the test as Garden Route Dam overflows

Ingenious duckbill design by Zutari significantly increases the discharge capacity of the spillway to boost dam safety by preventing overtopping A unique spillway project undertaken by leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari to raise the Garden Route Dam, the main supply for George in the Western Cape, was finally put to the test towards the […]

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CHIETA and SAPREF boost skills development in chemical sector

The long-standing partnership between CHIETA, the chemical industries SETA, and SAPREF, South Africa’s largest crude oil refinery, has delivered strong skills development programmes to the sector, at an investment of R6 million by CHIETA. SAPREF, which is one of the SETA’s top levy paying contributors, is providing opportunities for about 160 students each year through bursaries […]

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The metamorphosis of Uhde – from small engineering start-up to proud, globally-renowned centenarian

From humble beginnings as a small family-owned engineering firm, Uhde proudly celebrates 100 years as a global leader in chemical technology and plant EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) solutions.  Uhde’s fascinating 100 history comprises an extraordinary tapestry of innovations, technology acquisitions and projects. It all started in 1921 when engineer and visionary, Friedrich Uhde, opened […]

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Dekra Industrial SA set to make a splash with expansion of services in the water sector

Dekra Industrial SA, well-known across a multitude of industries including power generation, nuclear, oil and gas, construction, petrochemical and renewable energy, is braced and ready to expand its existing services to the water industry.  With 96 years in the industry through its global parent company, Dekra Industrial has established a formidable reputation as a leader […]

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bp and Schneider Electric collaborate on low carbon energy solutions to help customers to decarbonise

Help commercial and industrial enterprises to decarbonise with integrated energy and technology and solutions Focus on carbon-intensive sectors to address most complex energy challenges bp, the global integrated energy company and Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, recognised as the World’s Most Sustainable Corporation in 2021 by Corporate Knights Global 100 […]

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Steinmüller Africa’s specialised induction bending solutions benefit industries across South Africa

Steinmüller Africa, a specialist in the engineering and fabrication of high-pressure components, offers exclusive induction bending solutions to the South African market. It’s Cojafex PB 850 induction bending machine is one of only two induction bending machines on the African continent, enabling paper and pulp, power, petrochemical and mining plants to source custom bends locally, […]

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Werner Pumps’ Boiler Tube Cleaning Equipment to the Rescue

To keep power plants (and other equipment) operating efficiently, it’s important to undertake regular cleaning of the boilers. Over time, ash build-up forms slag deposits on the boiler tubes, which act like a layer of insulation over them. This means more and more fuel is required to get the boilers up to temperature and to […]

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WearCheck embraces communication tech

One of the latest technological innovations employed by condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, is enabling the company’s sophisticated online system to send customers their reports via WhatsApp. Managing director, Neil Robinson, says WearCheck is constantly exploring how technology can enhance the customer experience as well as continuously improving condition monitoring techniques. WearCheck’s IT manager Eddie Perumal […]

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Concor Progresses with Majuba Ash Disposal Facility

Leading black-owned contractor Concor is over halfway with extending the continuous ash disposal facility (ADF) at Eskom’s Majuba power station near Amersfoort in Mpumalanga. This project will ensure that Majuba can continue generating electricity while complying with ever-stricter environmental regulations regarding the responsible storage of waste. According to Mabandla Dlamini, contracts director at Concor, the […]

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Steinmüller Africa upgrades Eskom’s high-pressure heaters

Steinmüller Africa, turnkey solution provider for high-temperature and pressure static equipment, has received two orders to upgrade Eskom’s Mpumalanga-based sister plants, Tutuka and Duhva power stations, with a total of 14 new high-pressure (HP) heaters.  As specified by Eskom’s requirements, these header-type HP heaters will range from 12 to 14 meters long, with 2 m […]

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Hitachi Energy partners with National Grid on world’s first replacement of SF6 in existing high-voltage equipment

The innovation called EconiQ™ retrofill uses eco-efficient gas mixture to support National Grid in achieving their sustainability targets Hitachi Energy and National Grid have successfully energized a pilot project replacing SF6 in installed high-voltage gas-insulated lines with an eco-efficient fluoronitrile based gas mixture. This retrofill solution, in Richborough, UK is part of Hitachi Energy’s EconiQTM portfolio which is […]

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Professional Quick Response Thermometer For All Industries

“The newly designed G 1200 professional thermocouple quick response thermometer from Greisinger offers excellent performance at a low price while delivering high-quality temperature measurements via the devices wide range of interchangeable probes” says GHM Messtechnik South Africa Managing Director, Jan Grobler. “Greisinger has, through its re-design of the G 1200 thermocouple thermometer, improved the performance, […]

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E-Powerline Newsletter- 9 December 2021

👉VIEW NEWSLETTER: https://comms21.evlink21.net/public/messages/view-online/D22tdtS0wYNCZao3/tsvRMh5DIjODRxkN/e62e0db6d21d5c33 In this Newsletter: Pepperl+Fuchs WearCheck offers free transformer Industry looks to ACS580MV drive VEGA SA How to ensure your Festive Season is not a fiery one Always on the level?- KOBOLD SZM bypass level indicator ZEST WEG Why a commercial UPS should never be used in an industrial application Hytec South Africa donates another […]

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WearCheck offers free transformer

Was your transformer negatively impacted by the civil unrest that decimated many businesses in KZN and Gauteng in July? If so, condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, are offering free transformer oil testing for the next six months, until February 2022, for any businesses whose buildings were vandalised during the riots. Gert Nel, transformer division manager for […]

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Why a commercial UPS should never be used in an industrial application

By Ivor Becks, Sales Specialist, UPS Systems, Southern Africa, ABB South Africa Many process industries often create harsh environments due to various factors. These include mechanical vibration and chemical vapour contamination. The latter results in corrosion, high levels of dust (which can be corrosive and/or conductive) and vermin ingress (rodents, reptiles, insects). Other factors are […]

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Engen gives children with disabilities a memorable experience

Courtesy of Engen, children living with disabilities celebrated International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) on 3 December 2021, grooming and riding horses at The EARTH Centre.  The EARTH Centre is a non-profit company made up of individuals who are passionate about strengthening and educating special needs and disabled people through horses.  The Centre in Ruimsig, Roodepoort specialises in interactive […]

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Hytec South Africa donates another vehicle to TT Thermal Suppliers

As part of its ongoing commitment to its Supplier Development Program, Hytec South Africa has recently donated a new Ford Ranger 2.2 to TT Thermal Suppliers, Bosch Rexroth South Africa’s Lephalale-based reseller.  “We are always appreciative to receive such beneficial and useful donations from Hytec South Africa,” says TT Thermal Owner, Alfred Masekoameng. “Last year, we received a TATA […]

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How to ensure your Festive Season is not a fiery one

With the Festive Season almost upon us, homeowners are urged to ensure that basic fire-risk mitigation measures are in place if they are going away on holiday, highlights ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. The situation is also compounded by the current spate of load-shedding instituted by electricity utility Eskom. If you are planning on going away, it […]

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Always on the level?

INSTROTECH offers Kobold a bypass level indicator SZM as an indicator of levels in small and medium-sized, upright or horizontal, round vessels.  The SZM is particularly suited for use in the food industry (oil & milk), water treatment and the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Following the principle of communicating tubes, the liquid level in the glass tube […]

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Big manufacturers need to redesign our (circular) economy

COP26 last month saw the UK government call on all businesses to sign up to the globally recognised UN Race to Zero Climate Commitment, by pledging to go One Step Greener. With 45% of global greenhouse gas emissions coming from the way we make and use products and food, local business needs to start looking […]

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Industry looks to ACS580MV drive to reduce energy consumption, and cut costs

Interest in energy-efficient technologies at all-time high in region Low and medium voltage drives reduce energy usage by 30%-50% Range of industries benefit from ease of use, cost-effectiveness  The growing need to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions, while cutting operational costs, is seeing ‘unprecedented levels’ of interest in energy-efficient technologies – including low and […]

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Cummins invests in Sion Power to develop lithium metal technology

Columbus, Indiana – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has entered into an agreement with Sion Power Corporation, a leading developer of high-energy rechargeable battery technology, to design and supply battery cells based on their proprietary lithium metal technology for commercial vehicle applications. In connection with the agreement, Cummins has made an investment in Sion Power. The investment provides […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 2 December 2021

👉VIEW NEWSLETTER: https://comms21.evlink21.net/public/messages/view-online/D22tdtS0wYNCZao3/NPHc11RGBnrkxbXl/e62e0db6d21d5c33 In this Newsletter: • ZEST WEG • Afrox’s extended 360° construction site solution • New FLUKE CAT III 1500 V Clamp Meter is a big deal for Solar • Wear Check • SKF commits to net zero supply chain by 2050 • IZA Africa Desk calls for Sishen-Saldanha ore rail link to […]

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Differential Transmitter Performs under Pressure

INSTROTECH offers Kobold differential pressure transmitter models PAD & PAS.  These microprocessor-based, high-performance transmitters have flexible pressure calibration and output, with automatic compensation of ambient temperature and process variable configurations of multiple parameters and HART® protocol communication. Applications are varied and include media like steam, gases, liquids and other critical media.  Pressure, flow and level measurement […]

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Engen’s Andile fights GBV through 16 km x 16 days initiative

Andile Sibaya is a man on a mission to enrich the lives of those around him.  When not performing his technical management duties at the Engen refinery in Durban, Andile is focused on making a positive societal difference.  As the passionate founder of MyActive16, Andile uses his spare time to champion the fight against Gender-Based Violence […]

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Afrox’s extended 360° construction site solution

Initially designed for GTAW, Afrox’s MUPP solution has proven effective for any gas shielded welding process, including GTAW, GMAW, FCAW and MCAW. In addition to solving the cylinder clutter problem in power generation boilers, the system provides a much safer solution to cylinder handling in other industries, where welding is often done on suspended platforms […]

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New FLUKE CAT III 1500 V Clamp Meter is a big deal for Solar

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Branded products from BI offer motorists peace of mind during the Festive Season

With the Festive Season just around the corner, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is warning motorists about the unforeseen consequences of using counterfeit bearings in terms of maintenance and road safety. Downtime, consequential damage, reduced lifespan and poor performance are just some of the dangers, warns Product Manager Andrew Altree. “Customers’ main motivation seems to be buying good […]

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Tough Conditions Call For Grindex Drainage Pumps

Tough pumping applications such as on mine and construction sites need a proven range of drainage pumps that are heavy-duty but offer low total cost of ownership – these characteristics have been well proven in Grindex units.  The Grindex range of drainage pumps handle water with abrasive solids up to 12 mm in size, and […]

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IZA Africa Desk calls for Sishen-Saldanha ore rail link to be privatised and expanded

South Africa’s only zinc refinery closed down in 2011, while Africa’s only other zinc refinery stopped operating in early 2020. In recent years, South Africa imported up to 86 000 tons of refined zinc per annum at a current cost of R3.99 billion. Thus, South Africa has to depend on costly dollar-denominated refined zinc imports from […]

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Bosch Rexroth SA Group of Companies appoints new CEO

The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies has appointed Chris Riley, current General Manager of Tectra Automation, as the new Group CEO, effective 1 January 2022. In addition to this role, Chris has been appointed as the Bosch Rexroth Group Leader of Sales Unit for Africa. He succeeds Tillmann Olsen, who has been at the helm […]

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Digital pressure gauge for refrigeration performance monitoring

Instrotech is offering Keller’s digital pressure gauge for refrigeration systems. The exact vapour pressure curves of five different refrigerants are stored in Keller’s dV-2 Cool digital pressure gauge. This enables the prevailing cooling temperatures in closed cooling circuits to be derived and displayed by the integrated microprocessor. Two versions of the digital pressure gauge with […]

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Cummins offers a range of solutions for load shedding and back-up power

Cummins’ technology is particularly suited to dealing with load shedding due to features such as full load acceptance for critical equipment. A full range of alternative power solutions is available from mines to factories and even the small business and residential sector. “Our key differentiator is that we can supply a small 17 kVA genset for […]

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SKF commits to net zero supply chain by 2050

SKF announced its commitment to have a supply chain with net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO, says: “Having already made significant progress on our journey to reducing emissions from our own operations to net zero by 2030, we are today committing to an even more ambitious goal, spanning our […]

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BMG Fluid Technology – industrial filters and filtration solutions – spin-on elements

BMG’s Fluid Technology division provides essential filtration, separation and purification solutions that improve operational efficiencies for customers in all sectors. These industries include fuel distribution, offshore and aviation services, mining, power generation, agriculture and earthmoving, as well as chemical, petrochemical and military. “With the growing trend for diesel-fuelled equipment, we have recognised a greater demand for […]

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Valve & Automation opens New Valve Repair Centre in Secunda

On 1st November 2021 our Secunda Valve Repair Centre opened at 18 Kingfisher Street, EXT 57, Mpumalanga, just behind Builders Warehouse. This expansion forms part of our strategy offering our customers a more complete service from application sizing and selection, to new equipment sales through to valve repairs and service contracts. With our significant installed base […]

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Engen continues to fuel Gift of the Givers efforts to make a difference

Engen has committed a further R2 million worth of fuel to Gift of the Givers to help the non-governmental disaster response organisation bring hope and restore dignity to South Africa’s most vulnerable.   This brings Engen’s total fuel contribution to Africa’s largest disaster response organization to R6-million over the past three years (2019-2021).    The official handover of […]

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Bosch Rexroth South Africa delivers customised & plant-specific training across Africa

As Africa’s largest hydraulics, pneumatics and automation company, Bosch Rexroth South Africa is committed to upskilling personnel with its training courses. These Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Validation and MerSETA accredited training courses are available at the Group’s training facilities based in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Recognising that not all processes require the same type of training, the […]

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Dekra Industrial’s ‘one-stop’ service further elevated with the addition of lifting inspections division

As a fully registered Lifting Machine Entity (LME), Dekra Industrial SA is able to provide registered Lifting Machine Inspectors (LMIs) in various approved categories, to conduct comprehensive inspection and load testing services of lifting and rigging equipment. This includes overhead cranes, truck-mounted (TM) cranes, lifting tackle, mobile elevating work platforms (or ‘cherry pickers’ as they […]

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Fluke’s Simplified Safety Compliance Testing

Reduces the risk of shock and arc flash Comtest is offering Fluke unique tester to the market, in that it sources both ac and dc steady-state voltage for Hi-Z and Lo-Z instruments, thus simplifying safety compliance testing. The Fluke® PRV240 Proving Unit provides a safe and convenient method for “test before touch” TBT verification of electrical test […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter-25 November 2021

👉VIEW NEWSLETTER: https://comms21.evlink21.net/public/messages/view-online/D22tdtS0wYNCZao3/CSUdXCnwH5mj2Gvq/e62e0db6d21d5c33 In this Newsletter: • Black Friday Special  • Astron Energy’s New Brand Identity, A Game Changer In Fuel Industry • Partners for more than 50 years: Bilfinger and Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam extend contract • Downtime is the right time for digitalization • Wearcheck • TotalEnergies further invests in Entrepreneurs […]

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Partners for more than 50 years: Bilfinger and Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam extend contract

Current contract extended by five more years Maintenance, turnarounds and project work for Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam in Pernis, the Netherlands Bilfinger also providing integrated services and alternative access solutions  Up to 400 Bilfinger employees on site  Bilfinger and Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam are continuing their long-standing successful partnership through the […]

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CHIETA and MICT SETA sign MOU to boost digital transformation

CHIETA, the Chemical Industrial Education & Training Authority, and MICT (Media, Information & Communication Technologies) SETA signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last  week, to encourage greater cross-SETA collaboration on digital transformation initiatives. Wezi Khoza, CHIETA Chairperson says, “Because the Fourth Industrial Revolution impacts a steadily growing portion of the chemical industries sector, it is becoming more imperative to stay […]

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Efficient Motors Vital For Desalination Plants

With concern growing that climate change will exacerbate South Africa’s vulnerability to drought, the country is likely to see more desalination plants being installed along our coastline. Coastal provinces such as the Western Cape and Eastern Cape have been experiencing intense droughts in recent years, and about 10 desalination plants have already been built. According […]

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Astron Energy’s New Brand Identity, A Game Changer In Fuel Industry

Here it is! New times call for new energy and Astron Energy revealed its new brand identity and a sneak peek into what its network of Caltex service stations Here it is! New times call for new energy and Astron Energy today revealed its new brand identity and a sneak peek into what its network of Caltex […]

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BME wins industry award for safe disposal of used oil

Omnia group company BME has been recognised by the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) for its contribution to a cleaner environment – winning the CAIA Responsible Care® initiative of the year award, in the company projects: Category A segment, during an online award ceremony last week. The award was for BME’s incorporation of used […]

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Downtime is the right time for digitalization

One consolation of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 was the economic slowdown, allowing manufacturers time to begin upgrading existing production systems and embark on their digital-transformation journeys. But coming out of the shutdown, a shortage of skilled workers and a crippled supply chain have hampered the ability to capitalize on those upgrades in many […]

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Rockwell Automation operator terminals now support richer, more robust content

PanelView 5510 terminals now support up to 500 screens, display video and other content following updates to Studio 5000 View Designer software Machine builders can now create richer, more advanced human-machine interface (HMI) applications on the PanelView 5510 operator terminals from Rockwell Automation. New versions of the Studio 5000 View Designer software and PanelView firmware expand the amount and […]

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Bolt and Engineering Distributors: championing the pivotal role of fasteners in industry

Industries often re-evaluate and improve upon process efficiencies through the procurement of new products and technologies, which is most efficiently applied when supported by complementary knowledge.  As such, Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group (B.E.D.) stands fast in the conviction that product supply, complemented with the associated, extensive knowledge, is a powerful element that is required […]

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South Africa At Forefront of PDS And CPS Technology Evolution

Proximity detection systems (PDS) or Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) have come a long way in the  last decade, with South Africa‑based Booyco Electronics at the centre of key technological advances.  “When we were established in 2006, PDS was an exciting technology helping address mining companies’ heightened concern with health and safety – arising from incidents of […]

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Babcock achieves significantly lower emission levels with NOx abatement solution roll-out

Since implementing one of the first nitrogen oxide (NOx) abatement projects in the country in 2019, Babcock International has completed a further three boiler installations at a large industrial petrochemical plant, reaching emission levels of almost 40% lower than the legal requirements.  Nitrogen oxides are harmful gases that form when fuel is burned at high […]

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TotalEnergies further invests in Entrepreneurs with the 3rd Startupper of the Year Challenge

“Ideas need energy to grow!“ Following the success of the two last challenges, TotalEnergies is relaunching the Startupper of the Year Challenge in 32 countries across the African continent.  The Startupper of the Year Challenge will support and reward young local entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35, that have a business creation project or a […]

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SKF Zambia proudly welcomes Baby Rhino Zlatan to the family!

Rhinos are disappearing at an alarming rate and Zambia’s Rhinoceros population was sadly completely wiped out in 1989 as a result of poaching. “The SKF Zambia team is committed to bringing awareness to this poaching scourge and to doing our part in protecting and saving these majestic animals for future generations,” declares Mel Patel, Key Accounts Manager […]

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The Value of Proper Engineering in Fire Protection Design

 By Dr Niel Jordaan, – B. Eng (Mechanical), M. Eng (Mechanical), PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Professional Registration: Pr. Eng, Engineering Manager at Sperosens. Fire protection systems are some of the most important, but often overlooked, undervalued, and underestimated parts of complex mining and industrial facilities. In many instances, these systems are treated as afterthoughts in the long design […]

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Optimise your plant’s performance with thyssenkrupp’s condition-based maintenance solutions

While there can be no argument against the crucial role that maintenance plays in optimizing your plant’s overall performance, adopting the correct maintenance strategy is equally important. Although preventative and corrective maintenance can add value, they also have limitations: Preventative maintenance favours your maintenance team by enabling the advanced planning of maintenance activities. But it […]

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Introducing Bosch Rexroth Africa Development

Hytec Services Africa, a Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group company, has been renamed Bosch Rexroth Africa Development, effective October 2021. Bosch Rexroth Africa Development brings the full range of the Group’s hydraulic, pneumatic and automation products to customers across Africa through its strong distribution and partner networks.  The new name aligns Bosch Rexroth Africa Development with the Group’s ethos: Move Now, Drive […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER-18 NOVEMBER 2021

18th November 2021- Click here to read the articles on the newsletter Pepperl+Fuchs  Caltex rated no.1 among petrol station networks in SA Multi-Disciplinary Artist Andrea Du Plessis Wins Sasol New Signatures. Hitachi Energy launches IdentiQTM digital twin for sustainable, flexible… Wearcheck Anton Paar presents: XRDynamic 500- The innovative automated  SKF in collaboration to speed up development of fossil-free bearing […]

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Hitachi Energy launches IdentiQTM digital twin for sustainable, flexible and secure power grids

Further to its press release on October 13, 2021, announcing its evolution to Hitachi Energy, the global technology and market leader in power grids today launched IdentiQ™, its digital twin1 solutions for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and power quality solutions. IdentiQ2 will help to advance the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure, accelerating the […]

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Making agility count in the power sector: Rand-Air’s rental equipment solutions ensure optimal productivity

Rand-Air, a recognised leader in the provision of portable air and power to the local market, has been supplying rental equipment to the South African power sector for over 20 years. Rand-Air is part of the Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division and an established provider of air, nitrogen, power, flow (pumps), steam boiler and lighting […]

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Hot dip galvanized reinforcing steel for concrete

Most cost-effective and efficient method to minimise the risk of rebar corrosion By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association Africa Desk One of the most widely used modern construction materials, reinforced concrete is inexpensive, readily available, has a range of attractive properties and characteristics, and is suitable for a variety of building applications. It is also used in […]

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Anton Paar presents: XRDynamic 500

The innovative automated multipurpose powder X-ray diffractometer was launched. XRDynamic 500: Already in August 2021, selected customers and partner companies were able to take a look at the new product of the MCX product line, followed by the official market launch in mid-October. For five years, colleagues from Anton Paar GmbH, Anton Paar ShapeTec GmbH […]

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SKF in collaboration to speed up development of fossil-free bearing steel

SKF is supporting the development of fossil-free bearing steel through a collaboration with Luleå University of Technology’s CH2ESS initiative. As part of the collaboration, SKF will participate in and fund research within hydrogen use in industrial processes and energy systems, speeding up the development of fossil-free bearing steel. Victoria Van Camp, President, SKF Technology, says: […]

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Caltex rated no.1 among petrol station networks in SA

Astron Energy, which operates the network of Caltex service stations across South Africa and Botswana, has been ranked number one for customer service in the Petrol Stations Industry in the prestigious Ask Afrika Orange Index survey. The winners in the 2021/2022 Ask Afrika Orange Index were announced this week and the Caltex retail network emerged […]

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Biggest Sykes Pump Yet From Integrated Pump Rental

In another milestone for southern African Sykes distributor Integrated Pump Rental, the company recently delivered its largest unit to date – a Sykes MH300 pump with stainless steel pump end was built at the company’s Jet Park facility Driven by a Kirloskar DV8 engine, this auto-prime Sykes pump unit was fitted with a custom engineered […]

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Power generation remains the dominant market segment for Cummins in the Middle East

From dense urban areas to remote locations, communities and operations of every application and industry rely on robust, flexible and fully integrated power systems on demand or full-time, especially in a global economy where the power is required 24/7. Cummins’ power system products include diesel and gas-powered gensets ranging from 15kVA to 3750kVA, alternators, diesel […]

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Specialised In-house Skills Underpin Engineering Success

Technical excellence in large diesel and gas engine component remanufacturing relies as much on top-class artisan expertise as it does on advanced and specialised equipment, says Andrew Yorke, operations director at Metric Automotive Engineering. “This is why our ongoing investment in our people and their skills creates the real asset underpinning our technical capability,” says […]

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New Level Switch For Storage Of Granules, Dust, Powders And Solid Products

Val.Co has introduced a new LPM level switch specifically designed to control the storage of dusts, granules and solid products. Particularly suited for the pharma, food, plastics and agri markets, the reliable level switch is of robust construction and consists of a stainless steel rotating shaft with sealed self-lubricating bearings. The shaft is driven by […]

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Probe launches revolutionary new solar solution – the FOX ESS

chemical business Leading homegrown supplier ACE Chemicals has 1 600 line items ex stock, with access to more than 10 000 products worldwide Technological development such as automated chemistry phasing out wet chemistry is transforming the laboratory chemical business, presenting an opportunity for an entirely new product range. This is good news for the leading […]

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Hitachi Energy releases global updates to Grid Edge Solutions portfolio including new services

Latest e-meshTM battery energy storage and digital solutions are engineered for fast, modular execution and high renewable penetration Share this page Hitachi Energy has today launched the next generation of its e-mesh portfolio of energy storage and digital automation solutions.  The release delivers the energy industry’s most comprehensive set of digital energy solutions. It tightly integrates advanced analytics […]

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTIST ANDREA DU PLESSIS WINS SASOL NEW SIGNATURES 2021

Cape Town-based artist, Andrea du Plessis, 40, has been announced as the winner of the 2021 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. Du Plessis won the coveted title for her mixed media work  Paloceae Lupantozoa.  The work is inspired by Martin Johnson Heade’s “Orchids and Hummingbirds” series. The artwork consists of a painting created through the traditional oil […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER-11 NOVEMBER 2021

11th November 2021- Click here to read the articles on the newsletter BMG ZEST WEG Supplies SA’s New Gas, Helium Project Successful solar wheeling project launches a new era for SA Minimum effort, maximum efficiency Wear Check Reap all the benefits of on-site oxygen production with Atlas Copco’… BMG extends its range of bearings to include the […]

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Skyriders, Vee-Jays collaborate on silo clean-up at Booysendal

Partnering with specialised service providers is a sure-fire recipe to not only gain experience in different industries and market segments, but also expands the business opportunities for all stakeholders. An example is the successful partnership between leading rope access specialist Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. and Vee-Jays Mining & Engineering Supplies. Vee-Jays provides engineering support to Northam Platinum’s Booysendal […]

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Reap all the benefits of on-site oxygen production with Atlas Copco’s efficient OGP+ oxygen generators

Atlas Copco proudly unveils its latest range of cutting-edge OGP+ Oxygen Generators that seamlessly, efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively produces oxygen (O2) on-site, requiring only a supply of dry compressed air. These environmentally-friendly machines deliver significant across-the-board savings through lower total cost per cubic meter of oxygen, optimised uptime due to continuous oxygen supply and the delivery of […]

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BMG extends its range of bearings to include the new Rexnord RN series

BMG’s bearings portfolio extends from precision miniature bearings used in machine tools and electronics applications, to giant size bearings that meet high demands in steel and mining. This range has been enriched with the addition of the new RN series, which was launched recently by Rexnord, leading global bearing manufacturers.  “What’s impressive about the new […]

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Minimum effort, maximum efficiency

VEGAPOINT 24 level switches master sticky and viscous substances Many food and pharmaceutical products have a distinctive texture: “melt-in-your-mouth” like some processed cheeses, grainy like peeling cream or also tough, sticky, crunchy and soft.  Depending on the consistency, the demands on the level measurement technology used in production increase. VEGA has developed the new front-flush level […]

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Specialist utility management services ensure a better life for everyone

Bosch Munitech provides specialist utility services, which include underground utility detection, 3D laser scanning and leak detection.  “The company’s professional, solutions-driven team works closely with clients to balance sustainable and technical requirements, in both the private and public sectors,” says Keshan Moodley, Director, Bosch Munitech. The company’s Underground Utility Detection (UUD) division offers advanced detection and […]

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ZEST WEG Supplies SA’s New Gas, Helium Project

South Africa’s exciting onshore natural gas and helium project Tetra4 is being supplied with transformers, switchgear and containerised modular substations by local electrical equipment specialist Zest WEG. Developed by emerging producer Renergen, Tetra4 is the country’s first and only holder of an onshore petroleum production right. Located near Virginia in the Free State province, the […]

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Engen helps people with disabilities get behind the wheel

Engen has partnered with the Disability Economic Empowerment Trust (DEET) to launch a training programme for people with disabilities that will assist them with all the requirements and skills required to pass their driver’s license and enter the job market.  Engen and the DEET have worked together since 2019 on initiatives aimed at enhancing the […]

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Successful solar wheeling project launches a new era for South African electricity provision

A first-of-its-kind 10 MW solar plant in the Northern Cape has reached commercial operation three months ahead of schedule, providing clean energy to Amazon Web Services via the Eskom grid in a new model of private energy procurement called energy wheeling. The project, developed by the SOLA Group, will provide over 28 million kWh of […]

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Hitachi Energy advances a sustainable energy future for all

Beyond technical innovation, Hitachi Energy also looks at its impact on societies and how it can improve lives and inspire others By 2050, global electrification will near‐double in demand and electricity will be the backbone of the entire energy system. Hitachi Energy has pioneered many of the technologies needed for advancing a sustainable energy future […]

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Scope grows for renewable energy in SA

As the deadline approaches for the ‘financial close’ phase of the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP), it is clear that renewable energy technologies have caught up with their fossil fuel competitors – which is good news for South Africa’s sustainability aspirations. The awarding of preferential bidder status to eight companies earlier this […]

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Rugged and reliable SKF Agricultural solution for every stage of the crop cycle

Agriculture can be considered as the world’s most essential industry as it provides the food that sustains all life on earth. Rapid population growth means that agriculture must continuously develop to keep up with demand. Growth in this industry is also is fundamental to global food security and economic growth. SKF’ wide range of quality […]

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Volvo A30G ADTs maximise productivity on landfill sites

With less than 10% of all general waste being recycled in South Africa, almost 100-million tonnes of municipal waste is dumped at hundreds of landfill sites across the country every year, according to the Department of Energy. Jay Moodley, Regional General Manager at Babcock, explains that once full, many of these landfill sites will be […]

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Tough valves for tough conditions

Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) – specialists in the design and manufacture of slurry related valves – celebrates its first year of business. “AFS was established by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited, as part of the Group’s strategy to strengthen its position in the valves sector. The team works closely with sister […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER-04 November 2021

Zest Weg Energy Council of South Africa Launched TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa celebrates… Engen’s Computer School continues to… Dekra Industrial Expect more from your kinematic viscometer. SVM 3001 Cold Properties Not all mineral oils are equal and lower LSM markets… BI field service, engineering division adds extra value to… Vega Invicta Holdings Limited’s Engineering Solutions […]

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Hitachi Energy launches an advanced service program to enhance power grid resilience, security and safety

Reliability Space™ analyzes substation health and pinpoints potential risks to grid reliability and availability Hitachi Energy today announced the launch of Reliability Space, an advanced service program that uses digital tools to provide detailed snapshots and in-depth expert analysis to determine the current status and vulnerabilities of substations. This equips users with the information needed […]

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Energy Council of South Africa Launched

2 November 2021- the Energy Council of South Africa was launched by founding members from across the energy value chain, both public and private. The Council will play a leading and collaborative role in the development and transition of the country’s energy sector. The initiative is led by CEOs from Anglo American, Central Energy Fund […]

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Not all mineral oils are equal and lower LSM markets shouldn’t have to settle

JOHANNESBURG – As technology has evolved many of us drive high-performance masterpieces today that would have been unimaginable just a generation ago. However, in South Africa there are still many vehicles, not least in the older taxi and lower LSM sectors, that use previous-generation engines which makes the lubricant market for these vehicles highly competitive, […]

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TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa (Pty) Ltd celebrates its service station rebranding with a new identity

TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa (Pty) Ltd officially celebrated its service station rebranding to align with the new TotalEnergies identity on 7 October, with TotalEnergies Northriding service station in Johannesburg as one of the sites. This rebranding goes hand in hand with the resolution to change the mother company’s name from Total to TotalEnergies, thereby anchoring its strategic transformation into a broad energy company in […]

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Bosch Rexroth SA’s first virtual Africa Sales Meeting an outstanding success

15 September 2021 saw Bosch Rexroth South Africa host its annual Africa Sales Meeting (ASM) virtually. The maiden virtual ASM brought sales personnel from Bosch Rexroth Botswana, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia together to plot the way for a successful 2022. The virtual platform hosted 213 Bosch Rexroth delegates from […]

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Osmotic Engineering Group aims to be the driving force behind sustainable infrastructure in Africa

Unique combination of engineering excellence and project funding partnerships underpins new company The African Development Bank (ADB) estimates that Africa will require infrastructure funding of up to $170 billion a year by 2025, with an estimated shortfall of around $100 billion a year. This is against the background of the Covid-19 pandemic, which saw the […]

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AWC widens distribution of Böhler Welding range

Head of AWC, Gerhard van Wyk, talks about advancing the availability of the Böhler Welding product range in South Africa and across the African continent. While owned by Afrox, AWC is a totally separate entity that is solely responsible for the Böhler Welding product range in South Africa. Officially registered as the African Welding Company, […]

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Engen’s Computer School continues to offer hope to job seekers

Another group of job seeking South Durban residents have had their chances of securing employment boosted after completing free computer skills training offered by the Engen Computer School.  The group of 60, who enrolled in June and graduated in late October, are all excited to put their newly acquired skills into practice.   “At Engen, we believe that continuous community upskilling will ensure resilience […]

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Expect more from your kinematic viscometer. SVM 3001 Cold Properties – the smartest solution for your low-temperature fuel measurements

Anton Paar takes the SVM Smart Viscometer series one step further. The new SVM 3001 Cold Properties provides more parameters than ever before, including freeze point, cloud point, kinematic viscosity and density, making it the most flexible and economic viscometer on the market. SVM 3001 Cold Properties is compliant with ASTM D1655, D2880, D7566, DEF […]

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Invicta Holdings Limited’s Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) – has achieved recognition as a Level 2 contributor to B-BBEE

Invicta Holdings Limited’s Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) – distributors of engineering consumables, automotive components, technical services and related solutions – has achieved recognition as a Level 2 contributor to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE). ESG has been formally assessed by Ingkwazi, an accredited B-BBEE verification agency that bases ratings on the Codes of Good Practice […]

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BI field service, engineering division adds extra value to customer operations

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is establishing a field service and engineering division to be able to offer its large mining and industrial customer base a structured, tailor-made value proposition for all of their service and repair requirements, explains GM Christian Chipamaunga. The division affords BI the opportunity to offer complete bundled solutions that go […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER-28 October 2021

View online- Click here THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER-28 October 2021 Vega thyssenkrupp Service Centre completes ROM Bridge Reclaimer… Inspection, repair, maintenance is bread-and-butter work for Skyriders Bolt & Engineering Gauteng: A ‘yes’ mind set ensures… Wear Check Total drive solutions from Hudaco Power Transmissions Upcoming Workshop- The Asphalt Workshop taking place in November Bosch Rexroth SA […]

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Autodesk Plant 3D achieves SANS accreditation

Autodesk’s latest version of AutoCAD, the Plant 3D 2022 Toolset, has been accredited to South African National Standards (SANS) and is available on the App Library. Autodesk released the toolset in March 2021, which has proven a 74% productivity gain when compared to basic AutoCAD. This upgrade facilitates more efficient creation and editing processes of […]

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“Energy transition-a new path to power in Africa”

Africa currently sits on the cusp of a transition into a new energy paradigm, one in which technological and commercial innovations are delivering increasingly decentralised power to the people of the continent in new ways.  A recent White Paper released by global management consultancy company Kearney outlines the overarching strategic considerations for African utilities to […]

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Bosch Rexroth South Africa leads the way with renewable energy investment

Bosch Rexroth South Africa has recently partnered with solar energy company Green Wave for a large solar panel project designed to assist with reduction in power consumption at the company’s 16 000 m2 facility in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The solar panels were installed to reduce municipal energy usage and lower the company’s carbon footprint. The solar […]

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thyssenkrupp Service Centre completes ROM Bridge Reclaimer Revamp project on time for Sasol’s Twistdraai Export Plant

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa’s Service Centre recently successfully completed a ROM (Run Of Mine) Bridge Reclaimer revamp project for Sasol’s Twistdraai Export Plant. The order was secured in January 2021 and thyssenkrupp commenced with the project in mid-June 2021. Owing to thyssenkrupp’s experience and knowledge, expert capabilities, thorough planning skills and understanding of mitigating […]

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Inspection, repair, maintenance is bread-and-butter work for Skyriders

What do a leisure complex, a 50-storey skyscraper and shopping centre and a major food-processing plant have in common? These are all unusual projects where leading rope access specialist Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. was called upon to carry out a range of inspection, repair and maintenance services. “This is a major growth area for […]

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Bolt and Engineering Gauteng: A ‘yes’ mind set ensures service excellence and success!

As South Africa’s richest province and the economic powerhouse of the country, Gauteng is home to a vast number of industries – from finance, government, industry, mining and construction and petrochemicals, to mention a few – all generating substantial operational output for critical gross domestic product. These industries’ continuous operations and new developments drive the […]

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Energas supplies gas gensets to power new residential development

Amid a growing migration to gas-to-power solutions in South Africa, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in sub-Saharan Africa, Energas Technologies, is supplying three gas generators to a new residential development.     Amid an incessant energy crisis in South Africa, Energas has seen a growing appetite for gas-to-power […]

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Genuine SKF products for optimum machine availability and plant uptime

Purchasing high quality, renowned-brand products from a reputable company is fundamental to a mine or plant’s operational efficiency as well as to worker safety. Using quality products that deliver reliability, long lifecycle and low maintenance will contribute to optimised uptime and productivity, reduced costs, improved total cost of machinery ownership, and ultimately, profitability. This is […]

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Anton Paar : Upcoming Workshop- The Asphalt Workshop taking place in November

In collaboration with Anton Paar Southern African and the Society for Asphalt Technology (SOSCAT), join us for our upcoming Asphalt Workshop taking place on the 16th to 17th of November 2021, at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. Day one will comprise of four industry experts, discussing various aspects of the PG specification. Day […]

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Total drive solutions from Hudaco Power Transmissions

Hudaco Power Transmissions (formerly Bauer Geared Motors South Africa) is delivering total drive solutions to customers across the Southern African region. The company has Southern Africa distributor agreements with leading international Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) Bauer, I-Mak, Elecon and GSM, and complements its high quality, comprehensive industrial gearbox portfolio with local content, assembly, testing, commissioning […]

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FUCHS Lubricants South Africa sees major growth in Africa

Move to a new centralised head office and packaging rebrand are key to expansion strategy Moving to a centralised new head office in Isando, Johannesburg and launching a new unified product brand image in mid-November is all part of a long-term strategy for sustained growth and expansion going forward at FUCHS Lubricants South Africa, the […]

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Cummins South Africa achieves Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor status

Cummins Employee Empowerment Scheme (CEES) established to aid the transformation journey Cummins South Africa (Pty) Ltd. is now officially a Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor, having progressed from its previous Level 8 B-BBEE Contributor status. “It is a significant milestone for both Cummins South Africa, as well as our employees, who stand to benefit from the […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 14 October 2021

View online- Click here Macsteel Upcoming Petrochemical Roadshows- Visitor Entry is FREE thyssenkrupp Uhde Africa to study Underground Pumped Energy… Improve plant efficiency, production and safety and reduce costs… Wear Check The global technology and market leader in power grids Minister Blade Nzimande launches CHIETA rural development programme Severe Polar conditions no match for Atlas Copco’s […]

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thyssenkrupp Uhde Africa to study Underground Pumped Energy Storage at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Driefontein gold operation

Leading international mining company, Sibanye-Stillwater, has appointed thyssenkrupp Uhde Africa to undertake an Underground Pumped Energy Storage Pre-Feasibility Study at Driefontein Gold Mine.  thyssenkrupp Uhde Africa is undertaking the study in collaboration with Wismut GmbH, a specialist mine closure and remediation company, that is federally owned by the German government.  The project involves repurposing unused […]

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Minister Blade Nzimande launches CHIETA rural development programme

Twenty co-operative members from Ulundi, who received training to manufacture beauty products using the natural resource of Aloe, were recognised at a certification ceremony in Ulundi yesterday. They are part of a total of forty individuals who are being upskilled to earn a sustainable living. The second group of trainees will begin the course in […]

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The global technology and market leader in power grids is committed to advancing a sustainable energy future for all

Further to its press release on July 1, 2021, the global technology leader today announced its evolution to Hitachi Energy. Formerly Hitachi ABB Power Grids, the business has renewed its Purpose to ‘advancing a sustainable energy future for all’. Speaking from its global headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy, commented, “At […]

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South Africa and PIMCO conclude first issuance in groundbreaking UNECA green energy programme

As part of its Sustainable Development Goal Seven Programme (the ‘SDG7 Programme’), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (‘UNECA’) is pleased to announce that the Development Bank of Southern Africa (‘DBSA’) and PIMCO have reached terms on their issuance of 3 Billion Rand (approximately 210 Million US Dollars) of debt securities, which signals the […]

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Improve plant efficiency, production and safety and reduce costs with SKF Enlight Collect IMx-1 automated machine health monitoring system

The ever-increasing demand for more infrastructure, goods, food, basically anything that consumers around the world require, is driven largely but a growing global population coupled with rapidly advancing technologies. This, in turn, puts mounting pressure on mines and industrial plants to produce more, faster and cheaper. High machine availability and worker productivity are key to […]

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Hazards and fire risk in the chemical-processing industry

A fire that broke out at the KZN Resins factory in Durban at the end of August has placed the spotlight on the extreme hazards associated with the chemical-processing industry (CPI), comments ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. These hazards can quickly lead to a cascading sequence of events, resulting in a potentially catastrophic loss. […]

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SKF Kenya relocates to focus on core competencies and expand the distributor network to boost customer service

SKF Kenya Ltd. recently relocated to new premises in a bid to increase efficiency, pass better value on to SKF Authorised Distributors and improve its service offering to customers. “It is our objective to add value to our customers so as to drive better performance from their installed assets with minimal operating costs,” states Managing […]

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Africa is ripe for investment

Yesterday, the South African Department of Trade and Industry met with SEW-EURODRIVE to discuss its R200 million investment into the country on site at the organisations new head quarters in Aeroton, Johannesburg. Critical conversation ahead oft he German Africa Investment Conference taking place next week. According to Deputy Minister Fikile Majola, a dynamic manufacturing base […]

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Severe Polar conditions no match for Atlas Copco’s rugged air compressor and nitrogen generator

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique was able to supply a complete solution when key customer, ProProcess, needed a high quality, rugged air compressor and nitrogen generator that would be able to deliver optimum and reliable operation at a plant located in the Polar Region. ProProcess was founded in 2009 as an engineering consulting firm by business […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 07 October 2021

View online- Click here WearCheck Upcoming Petrochemical Roadshows- Invite ZEST WEG Customers can now buy Online… WearCheck – condition monitoring specialists Sasol announces lead role in feasibility study for the Boegoebaai Exemplary service from SKF Zambia secures extension… Load Cells and Weigh Modules – VPG (VISHAY) Transducers Technical… VEGA Hytec Rustenburg establishes permanent site in Marikana […]

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Sasol announces lead role in feasibility study for the Boegoebaai Green Hydrogen Project

The Boegoebaai “green hydrogen” development has been designated a Strategic Integrated Project (SIP) in the South African National Development Plan and is located in the Namakwa Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The project’s location and classification as a SIP are key enablers to exploring Boegoebaai’s potential as a global green hydrogen hub. Sasol has been engaging […]

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WearCheck – condition monitoring specialists

Who provides expert condition monitoring? If that’s your question, then WearCheck is your answer. They offer a host of reliability solutions to keep plant operating at its peak, including the scientific analysis of used oil and other industrial fluids, and evaluation techniques including thermography, vibration analysis, balancing, laser alignment, motor current analysis and milling, to […]

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Upcoming Petrochemical Roadshows

We will help you reach your sales and marketing goals, allowing you the opportunity to: •             Meet active new buyers •             Boost your profile in the industry and add value to your brands •             Show your full product range in real life •             Without the liability of hotel, travel, fuel and not forgetting the most […]

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Engen upskills teachers with essential e-learning and AI skills

Engen, in partnership with Leap Africa, is upskilling its Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) teachers to prepare them for our rapidly evolving digital world.  With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing education systems to adapt and find alternatives to face-to-face teaching, mastering e-learning methods is becoming an increasingly important part of a teacher’s skillset.  “As the […]

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Zutari assists African cities to respond to climate change

In Africa and the developing world, there is increasing acknowledgement of the importance of mitigating climate-change risk The recent release of the Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) once again confirms the risks and opportunities associated with climate change, particularly for Africa. A key finding highlighted in […]

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Atlas Copco’s cutting-edge compressor room optimisation solutions help users gain full benefit from their compressed air systems

Atlas Copco’s cutting-edge analysing, optimising and monitoring service solutions assist users in gaining the full benefit from their air compressor systems by maximising the overall efficiency of their compressed air installations through improved reliability and availability and significant reductions in energy consumption and CO² emissions. “The production of compressed air is one of the biggest […]

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Exemplary service from SKF Zambia secures extension of NDT Service Contract at leading copper mine

SKF Zambia Ltd was recently awarded a 12-month extension to their Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Services Contract by one of Zambia’s largest copper mines located in the country’s North-Western Province. SKF Zambia was also able to tie in Vibration Analysis (VA) services into the contract for over 44 mobile machines from the mine’s heavy equipment workshop. […]

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Cummins appoints new dealers in the Southern Africa region

Regional distribution network in Southern Africa boosted from six to 12 as Cummins continues to expand its Dealer network model Consistent with its strategic vision of innovating for customers to power their success, Cummins is constantly looking for new ways to serve its customer base. Therefore, it has implemented the Dealer model in Angola, Mozambique […]

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Southernwood Buy-Back Centre Officially Launched

Call-2-Action, a partnership between the Border-Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB), Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM), POLYCO and the Buffalo City Metropolitan Development Agency (BCMDA) officially launched the Southernwood Buy-Back Centre on Friday, 1 October 2021 at the St. George’s Park in Southernwood. This is an initiative that was conceived in 2016, in an effort to […]

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ZEST WEG Customers can now buy Online – Anytime

Zest WEG has become one of only a few industrial companies to pioneer an E-Commerce facility linked to its new website, allowing its customers to make purchases online. Incorporated into the online purchasing facility on the new website are functionalities which include features such as technical tools and other capabilities including access to stock availability […]

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Kim Timm clinches major award at The Big 5 Women in Construction Awards 2021

Passionate about the role of women in civil engineering, Timm clinches Woman in Leadership of the Year title A dedicated structural engineer who is passionate about the role of women in civil engineering, Kim Timm (Pr. Eng.), Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places at AECOM was announced as the Woman in Leadership of the Year […]

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Atlas Copco celebrates 75 years of industrial excellence, innovation, and growth

A story of over seven decades of innovation leadership within the industrial sector and the journey of growth In modern business environments it is fundamental for businesses to pivot and for organisations to be extremely agile in their responses to market change. Companies must remain flexible in terms of their responses to market forces such […]

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Load Cells and Weigh Modules – VPG (VISHAY) Transducers Technical Note

WIND FORCES The effects of wind are very important in selecting the right load cell capacity and determining the correct amount to use in outdoor applications. In analysis, it must be assumed that the wind can (and does) blow from any horizontal direction. The Figure shows the effects of wind force on a vertical tank. […]

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International study verifies energy savings potential of Standards and Labelling Programmes – and SA is on track

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and 4E Technology Collaboration Programme (4E TCP) have released a report on the effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling (EES&L) programmes. Labelling electrical equipment such as, among others, residential appliances, electric motors, streetlighting, etc. according to their energy performance helps consumers to make informed purchasing decisions, saving them billions of dollars […]

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Rand-Air’s Megawatt Masters: power product training for value-driven solutions

Rand-Air, part of the Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division and an established leader in the field of air, nitrogen, power, flow (pumps), steam boiler and lighting solutions, has recently participated in a Competence Development Programme (CDP) aimed at upskilling sales and marketing teams, product specialists and sales engineers across the division globally, in the field […]

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Hytec Rustenburg establishes permanent site in Marikana

Hytec Rustenburg, part of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group, established its first 24/7 satellite mine site at a prominent mine in the North West province. This enables Hytec SA to provide a tailored maintenance programme and stock a selection of critical hydraulic components, cylinders and consumables on site. This satellite branch caters for a […]

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Cape Town gets 2nd Engen Maths and Science School as national footprint hits 10

A second Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) has opened in Cape Town, pushing the total number of these Engen backed schools to 10 across South Africa.  Based at Manzomthomobo Secondary School in Mfuleni, it joins the EMSS based out of CPUT as the second school in the Mother City that offers free supplementary Maths, […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 30th September 2021

View online- Click here Astron SASOL commits to expanding its convenience and mobility offerings… Engen, eThekwini Parks and local community partner to green South Durban Petrocam Lubricants shakes up status quo – goes with Takealot to consumer Dekra Industrial BI launches new Rexnord RN series for demanding applications Thief Hatch Monitoring- Equipment monitoring Warning to Operators […]

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SASOL commits to expanding its convenience and mobility offerings for customers, announcing strategic partnership with Mcdonald’s South Africa

Sasol’s ambition is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future, while simultaneously growing its business and creating value for its stakeholders. Mobility is key to achieving this, and Sasol has an ambitious customer centric strategy to win in the market. This strategy is rooted in deep commitment to building a leading value proposition for […]

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Warning to Operators of Process Dams to Desilt as soon as possible

As the rainy season approaches, Integrated Pump Rental has issued a dire warning to operators of water storage and process dams to make sure that these are desilted as soon as possible and ready to accept additional rainwater. Managing director, Lee Vine says that the progressive build-up of silt over time would have caused many […]

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Thief Hatch Monitoring

Nearly half of all emissions in major oil basins come from storage tanks. Equipment companies and producers have been working together to install better and tighter sealing thief hatches – hatches used on tanks for manual access to product- for decades, but even the best thief hatch won’t seal if it isn’t closed. This may […]

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Materials Informatics: Industry Activity Steps Up to Accelerate R&D, Says IDTechEx

The ability to develop new materials and bring them to market ever faster is an obvious goal. There continues to be countless developments that improve chemistry and materials science R&D, but perhaps none represent the same paradigm shift that materials informatics offers. Major industry players are waking up to this as the technology matures. Overlooking this transition could be costly.  Materials informatics (MI) is based on using data infrastructures and leveraging machine learning solutions […]

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Top Four Tactics for DNS Infrastructure Defense

For something so important, we take a lot of the services provided by Domain Name System (DNS) for granted. But DNS availability is critical for anyone providing services or content across the internet, and there have been a number of high-profile, high-impact attacks against DNS over the years. For example, the 2016 Mirai attacks against DNS […]

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Petrocam Lubricants shakes up status quo – goes with Takealot to consumer

When hit with a global pandemic and the associated lockdowns mere months after launching in South Africa, coupled with a traditional dealer network unresponsive to new entrants and challenger brands, Petrocam Lubricants adopted an innovative approach to challenging the status quo and started selling its premium lubricants direct to the public through online store Takealot.com. Petrocam […]

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BI launches new Rexnord RN series for demanding applications

Industries include cement, fertiliser, power generation, steel, aggregates, mining and mineral processing The latest bearing solution for the most arduous and demanding industries is being launched by leading supplier Bearings International. The new Rexnord RN series of metric bearings offers cutting-edge design with unmatched ease of use, performance and durability. As a drop-in replacement for […]

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BMG’s Tsubaki SJ3™ sealed chains endure the harshest environments

BMG’s extensive range of Tsubaki high performance chains comprises engineering class SJ3 sealed joint chains, with improved sealing technology, designed to improve the reliability of many mechanical components exposed to harsh environments. “An important feature of the Tsubaki SJ3 series, is that extended bushing barrier seals prevent abrasive materials from entering and attacking chain joints, […]

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No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands

In a world facing challenges ranging from climate change to social inequality, every business sector will experience rising demands on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. “The importance of ESG issues has grown steadily in recent decades – building momentum from concerns around environmental and human rights, which are now front-of-mind for consumers and […]

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Engen, eThekwini Parks and local community partner to green South Durban

Engen has heeded the South Durban community’s call for assistance to help create safe spaces that are environmentally friendly.  In partnership with eThekwini Parks and local community representatives, Engen officially launched a project on 22 September 2021 that will help ‘green’ mutually agreed areas close to the Engen Refinery.  The launch was attended by eThekwini […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 23 September 2021

View online- Click here Astron Sasol and Imperial to Formalise Partnership to Co-Develop Southern Africa’s Hydrogen Mobility Ecosystem First-class solution for automatic high-precision flash point testing in the petroleum industry – Pensky-Martens flash point tester: PMA 500 Investing in our future means investing in skills development and apprenticeship SEDA Eplan Platform 2022 – Experience the New […]

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Ground-breaking Engen App delivers convenience to motorist’s fingertips

In a first for the Namibian petroleum industry, Engen have brought retail convenience to the fingertips of their customers by introducing a ground-breaking new mobile app.  Available for download from Google Play, the Apple App Store and the Hauwei App Gallery, the Engen App enables customers to order groceries and take outs at the click […]

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Sasol and Imperial to Formalise Partnership to Co-Develop Southern Africa’s Hydrogen Mobility Ecosystem

Sasol and Imperial Logistics have entered into an agreement to collaborate in exploring options and solutions for improving freight sustainability and efficiency in Southern Africa. The two companies will also be evaluating potential cross-border collaboration.  South Africa’s transition to a low carbon future requires bold innovation and investment in transformative technologies. A green hydrogen sector […]

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Pulse welding with Fronius TransSteel Pulse

Fronius is upgrading its TransSteel series with the addition of the pulse function. Not only does the pulsed arc allow faster welding speeds on thicker materials, but rework is reduced as the pulsed arc causes less welding spatter. The pulse mode makes it possible to bypass the intermediate arc, which is difficult to control and […]

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Working with Stainless Steel

Stainless steel (INOX) is often a first choice material to work with because of its corrosion resistance, longevity and cost-effectiveness. Working with INOX, however, does pose some challenges—especially if incorrect tools and processes are used. As part of their service to customers, PFERD South Africa offers guidance on working with stainless steel and ensure customers […]

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Investing in our future means investing in skills development and apprenticeship

By Yeshen Pillay, CEO, CHIETA Just like the people of South Africa, the chemicals industry has been shaped by the challenges of our past and strives for continued growth and prosperity. Heritage Month – a time where we celebrate our cultural diversity and history – strikes me as a suitable time to reflect on the […]

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Industrial Communication products that fit your application

Digitalisation has many faces. The networked industry is dynamic, flexible, and organised. IT systems at the office level are merging with the industrial level and create new demands on your company network. Application solutions from LAPP accompany you in your digitalisation process. We offer you our expertise for every application in your Industrial Communication. Main […]

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Energy efficiency ‘service providers’: A simple solution to going green, without capital outlay

Many businesses and individuals are aware of the importance of reducing their energy consumption; doing so offers benefits for the environment and a decrease in one’s utility bill. However, one of the biggest barriers to wider adoption of energy efficient technology is the capital outlay required to purchase, install, and maintain these systems. This is […]

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Kwikspace helps Northern Platinum Zondereinde mine meet space requirements

Requiring additional office and board room space, a kitchen unit as well as male and female ablutions for its Zondereinde mine in Thabazimbi, Northern Platinum approached Kwikspace for a solution. Kwikspace delivered four single wide units, resulting in a 150 square meter office and boardroom, male and female ablution block units measuring 3 X 6 […]

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First-class solution for automatic high-precision flash point testing in the petroleum industry – Pensky-Martens flash point tester: PMA 500

Full compliance with international standards With PMA 500, the flash point of petroleum products, biodiesel, solvents, chemicals, and fluxed bitumen is determined precisely, meeting international standards. The automatic flash point tester is in full compliance with ASTM D93, ISO 2719, and IP 34. Premium technology for the highest sample throughput With PMA 500 you are able […]

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Eplan Platform 2022 – Experience the New Look & Feel

It’s finally here – the new Eplan Platform 2022. And with it, solutions provider Eplan is heralding the future of electrotechnical engineering, with a focus on ease of use for both experienced users and for newcomers to the software. The intuitive user interface, based on use concepts most will already be familiar with, offers a […]

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Traction Transformers from ZEST WEG for Rail Network

As an established supplier to South Africa’s rail sector, Zest WEG will be supplying specialised traction transformers for new substations serving rail lines in Gauteng and the Western Cape. According to Dillon Govender, sector specialist – public sector business development at Zest WEG, work on the eight transformers ordered is currently underway, for delivery by […]

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SKF acquires lubrication filtration business

SKF has completed the acquisition of EFOLEX AB, a Gothenburg-based manufacturer of the Europafilter-branded industrial lubrication and oil filtration systems. EFOLEX offers offline filtration systems used in process manufacturing and energy industries. They currently have approximately 10 employees. Thomas Fröst, President, Industrial Technologies, says: “In addition to being an interesting stand-alone product, the Europafilter technology […]

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BIODIESEL – A COMPLEX MINEFIELD

The subject of biofuel is vast and often controversial, and very topical right now as the world seeks more sustainable fuel sources. Biofuels are energy sources made from recently-grown biomass (plant/animal matter), are continually replenished and have been around a long time. Biofuels are making a resurgence due to increasing oil prices, dwindling fossil fuel […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 16 September 2021

View online- Click here Astron Energy Easing the Headache of Large Motor Interchangeability SASOL, Haldor Topsøe Expand G2LTM; Licensing Collaboration to Grow Sustainable Synthetic Fuels and Chemicals Globally A clear pipeline of innovation: Class 0 oil-free air for petrochemical pipelines Zest WEG Energas to supply turnkey natural gas power plant Real-time oil condition analysis equipment set […]

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SASOL, HALDOR TOPSØE EXPAND G2LTM; LICENSING COLLABORATION TO GROW SUSTAINABLE SYNTHETIC FUELS AND CHEMICALS GLOBALLY

Haldor Topsøe and Sasol have expanded collaboration to jointly license and develop their technologies for sustainable liquid fuels and chemicals production through Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology.  Sasol and Topsøe currently offer integrated end-to-end solutions to produce synthetic fuels and chemicals. Topsøe’s SynCOR™ and Sasol’s Low Temperature Fischer-Tropsch™ technologies have been licensed into Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) ventures, most […]

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Real-time oil condition analysis equipment set to reduce South African plant operation costs

Oil condition analysis equipment that monitors equipment oil in real-time, enabling any anomalies in the oil to be detected at a very early stage, is now available across Africa from Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT). Sourced from England-based OEM Tan Delta, the range of oil monitoring and analysis equipment helps to minimise plant equipment operating costs. […]

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SKF strengthens analytics capability through acquisition

SKF has completed the acquisition of Rubico Consulting AB, an industrial consultancy firm with 10 employees based in Luleå, Sweden.  Rubico Consulting AB specialises in visualisation and analysis of signal data. This expertise will be integrated into SKF’s offer around the rotating shaft, as well as powering new technology areas such as bearings with fiber-optic […]

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Contract for pumped storage scheme access and rescue teams

A successful project at the Ingula pumped storage scheme in the Little Drakensberg escarpment in KwaZulu-Natal has resulted in leading rope access expert Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. clinching a similar project at the Drakensberg and Ingula pumped storage schemes, as well as the Gariep hydro power station on the banks of the Orange River […]

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‘Heroes of safety’ Dekra Industrial scoop 7th consecutive NOSCAR safety award

It is with great pride that Dekra Industrial SA announces their achievement of yet another prestigious NOSCAR safety award. The company has furthermore retained its place in in the NOSA five-star system and the NOSA integrated five star system during the period under review. The award, coveted globally by any company serious about business ethics […]

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Hudaco Power Transmissions enhances its industrial gearboxes offering

Hudaco Power Transmissions is leveraging its solid reputation and grounding in the geared motors sector to offer its customers an extended range of large industrial gearboxes and transmission solutions. Formerly known as Bauer Geared Motors South Africa, the company was founded in 1984 as the sole distributor in Southern Africa of the Bauer range of […]

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A clear pipeline of innovation: Class 0 oil-free air for petrochemical pipelines

Rand-Air, part of the Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division and an established leader in the field of air, nitrogen, power, flow (pumps), steam boiler and lighting solutions, recently took a bold decision which has changed the way its customer – and Rand Air – will approach future hires of a similar nature. Working in the […]

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Energas to supply turnkey natural gas power plant

An international manufacturer has awarded a contract to Energas for the delivery of a turnkey natural gas power plant in South Africa.     Load shedding, unreliable power supply and increasing electricity costs are realities that businesses in South Africa must contend with. This was a key factor in the decision by an international manufacturer to […]

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Easing the Headache of Large Motor Interchangeability

When companies look at replacing large motors which were purchased and installed 20 to 30 years ago, they often find that frame sizes are smaller – which means the new models do not fit on the old bases. The good news is Zest WEG has the answer: a custom-engineered adaptor plate which allows a smaller […]

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Conditioning unit raises quality of lubrication oil

Plug-and-play unit cools and filters lubricant as it circulates, which helps to extend machine service life and