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Why this electricity industry ‘saviour’ is now a pariah

By Marcel Buckner SOMETIMES today’s hottest new product is tomorrow’s problem child, and this is true for sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), a man-made colourless, odourless gas...

Enhanced data collection for better lubrication management

SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or...

Energy industry award for NOx abatement solution

BABCOCK’S Ntuthuko Engineering business recently implemented one of the first nitrogen oxide (NOx) abatement projects in the South Africa, notching up a prestigious energy...

New TLBs help keep pipeline project green during the lockdown

KEEPING its customers up-and-running during the lockdown and providing them with the same level of service and support that they are accustomed to has...

Wireless tech boosts automated machine monitoring

SKF has teamed up with connectivity experts LumenRadio to create a new wireless monitoring system, measuring vibration and temperature. The “SKF Enlight Collect IMx-1...

Helping refiners keep workers and surrounding communities safer

EMERSON’S new DataManager software v8.2 helps refiners monitor corrosion of hydrofluoric (HF) acid alkylation units which, the company says, helps to prevent costly, unplanned...

Managing welding costs by optimising shielding gas mixtures

Manufacturing costs have increased significantly in the last few years due to a number of external factors. The current challenge for manufacturers is to...

Mobile modular unit to disinfect streets in COVID-19 hotspots

THYSSENKRUPP Industrial Solutions South Africa (TKISSA) is to provide low cost, robust, mobile units to dilute and spray disinfectant for use in COVID-19 hotspots. That’s...

Water company lands plum treatment chemicals contract

AQUAMARINE Water Solutions has been appointed sole distributor of the Aquatech range of MEMGARD water treatment chemicals in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. According to...

Understanding fibre-reinforced plastic vents

LIQUID storage tanks are a crucial part of the chemical industry. With different types of chemicals having different characteristics and behaviours – it’s important...

Compact butterfly valves for demanding industrial use

BMG’s Fluid Technology division supplies and supports an extensive range of components for fluid technology systems and general industrial applications. These products include valves,...

Turbo-charged service earns award from petrochem giant

PETROCHEMICAL heavyweight Sasol has recognised Actom Turbo Machines with one of its top 2019 awards for exceptional service in repair, refurbishment and ongoing maintenance. The...

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