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Compact valve position indicator is a breeze to commission

EMERSON announced its new TopWorx DVR Switchbox, an entry-level addition to the DV Series of valve position indicators. It combines a durable resin enclosure,...

Amatola Water misses deadline to fix Makhanda’s water woes yet again

UPGRADES to water treatment works are more than six years behind schedule. The new deadline is April 2024, reports Loyiso Dyongman for GroundUp. Makhanda’s water...

Savvy farmers on the Fish River harness hydropower

WITH an adequate head of water, sufficient flow rates and minimal seasonal variation, the Fish River system is generating power for farmers to run...

Survey reveals the high cost of downtime and a shift to outcomes-based agreements

ACCORDING to the new ‘Value of Reliability’ survey from ABB, 72% of industrial businesses experience unplanned outages at least once a month, compared to...

Bulk water storage supplements NMBM supply

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality has been experiencing water challenges for several years. As part of one of nine initiatives implemented by the...

Minister inspects progress on water supply interventions in NMBM and other municipalities

THE minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu returned to the Eastern Cape in mid-August to assess the state of water supply and water...

Five ways to start fixing SA’s deteriorating water quality

OPINION | POOR water quality in South Africa is becoming a major crisis across many municipalities in our country, putting at risk our health...

Cone penetration testing identifies soil liquefaction risks

WALKING along a wet beach, it’s easy to notice how the damp sand wobbles like jelly when stepped on several times. This may be...

Infrared measurement and cameras add safety to scrap recycling

INSTROTECH, the local representative of Optris, offers fire protection through Infrared cameras and IR measurement technology. A shredding facility operates unmanned for an extended...

Automation technology and software enable recycling of valuable materials from incinerator flue gas residue

GLOBAL software and technology leader, Emerson, is helping the Swedish cleantech company, HaloSep, to optimise its unique process that turns hazardous incinerator flue gas...

Tank provider introduces a fully-automated in-house powder coating line

ABECO Tanks has invested in a multimillion rand state-of-the-art automated powder coating line which is now operational at its manufacturing plant in Johannesburg. “We are...

Kouga Municipality: Fining bulk water solutions underground

KOUGA Municipality recently commissioned four water purification plants at Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, St Francis Bay and Hankey. Like many municipalities, it is taking steps...

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Malaysian energy company’s share transfer creates a pan-African group

PETRONAS has sold its 74% shareholding in Engen to Vivo Energy. Engen and Vivo Energy announced the completion of the transaction on 21 May...

Truck heavyweight launches more electric options in SA

IN line with Daimler Truck’s global ambition to offer 100% CO2 neutral trucks and buses by 2050, DTSA introduced its first fully battery electric...

Construction of Coega automotive plant to begin ‘shortly’

STELLANTIS, the world’s third-biggest automotive manufacturer by volume, and South Africa’s largest development funder, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have concluded key milestones that...

SA’s auto sector notes decline in exports, increase in (low) NEV sales

THE domestic automotive industry is celebrating the centenary of vehicle manufacturing in the country in 2024. In the Automotive Business Council (naamsa) Q1 2024...