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Clement Deane

Local smelting specialist scoops R140m contract

8th December 2006 Just over a year ago, Pyromet was awarded a R140-million project to design, construct and commission two 63 MVA closed-type furnaces for Xstrata’s Lion ferrochrome smelter in the Steelpoort area. 

Integrated automation system supplied

8th December 2006 Electrical engineering supplier Siemens was commissioned to supply ferrochrome producer Xstrata with a total integrated automation (TIA) solution at its Lion ferrochrome plant in Steelpoort. 

'Unprecedented growth' in aggregate and sand demand

1st December 2006 The aggregate and sandsector is experiencing unprecedented growth, says chairperson of the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) Harley Dent. He attributes this to large-scale infrastructural development leading up to the 2010 soccer World Cup, to be hosted in South... 

Conservation body appeals to energy sector

3rd November 2006 In order to tackle the issue of climate change, WWF, the conservation organisation, is calling for the energy sector, as well as industry in general, to lower its greenhouse-gas emissions through ‘wedging in’ effective elements to curb predicted climate instability. 

Fire suppression system boasts improved efficiency, reduced harmful emissions

3rd November 2006 Gas manufacturer Afrox in 2005 became involved with an Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL)-listed fire-suppression system called Afrox FS 125. 

Demand swells for analytic services

3rd November 2006 There has recently been a noticeable growth in the demand for environmental services, says global supplier of professional laboratory and commodity inspection services M&L Laboratories. 

Emission control not strict enough – burner supplier

3rd November 2006 South Africa is gravely behind with regard to emissioncontrol and the policing thereof, burner equipment supplier The Combustion Group (TCG) tells Engineering News. Representatives of the company explain that, with the government looking into controlling gas emissions through the Air Quality Act... 

New high-compression unit set for launch next year

20th October 2006 Air and power supplier Rand Air says that it is set to release a 30-bar compressor unit in early 2007. GM Louwrens Erasmus says that the high-compression units are used mostly in mining exploration. The company also has several other new compressors in the pipeline. “We usually hire our... 

Environment-friendly system decontaminates, replaces refrigerants

20th October 2006 Gas producer and supplier Afrox says that, with the introduction of its new Zugibeast product into South Africa, mines now have an opportunity to keep their systems running more efficiently and to prevent contaminated gases from entering the atmosphere. 

Locally-designed ‘mag drive’ range experiences global success

6th October 2006 Owing to a shift in local market requirements from conventional sealing methods to magnetic drive couplings, KSB South Africa has developed a locally-designed and -manufactured petrochemicals ‘mag-drive’ pump range. 

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