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Industrial Cleaning and Shutdown

Silo cleaning service expands into sub-Saharan Africa

     26th August 2016 Furnace and industrial service Dickinson Group of Companies offers a highly specialised service for cleaning contaminated and clogged up bulk storage containers to manufacturing companies across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia.  

Manufacturer hires external company for machine cleaning

     26th August 2016 Multinational Voith Industrial Services has supplied a team of 40 employees to take over the machine cleaning responsibilities at the headquarters of compaction technology and manufacturer Bomag, in Boppard, Germany. 

Manufacturer hires external company for machine cleaning
MACHINE MAINTENANCE Voith will be providing maintenance to Bomag

Implats sees off-gas cleaning system upgrade

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 JSE-listed Altron subsidiary Powertech System Integrators (PTSI) is undertaking a R30-million wet electrostatic precipitator (Wesp) replacement project at platinum major Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Rustenburg smelter, in the North West, which is expected to be commissioned by December. 

Implats sees off-gas cleaning system upgrade
SECONDARY WESPS Implats' sulphuric acid plant is currently running on the secondary Wesps

New industrial vacuums enter local market

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Industrial and mining vacuum company Hencon Vacuum Technologies launched its Robot Mole in South Africa last month and will also launch its underbelt cleaning vehicle (UBCV) onto the local market this month.  

New industrial vacuums enter local market
UBCV CLEANING MODE The vehicle has an integrated vacuum system for cleaning spillage, especially under conveyors

Industrial vacuum delivered to aluminium smelter

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Local furnace and industrial services company Dickinson Group last month delivered its new MegaVac Cyclone Loader to resources company South 32, where the machine will be used for a large basement cleaning project for the company’s Mozal aluminium smelter, in Mozambique. 

Industrial vacuum delivered to  aluminium smelter
MEGAVAC CYCLONE LOADER The unit will be used in South 32’s smelter for the recovery of 90 t/d of bath material

Enzymatic cleaning gains traction as ecofriendly tech

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Cleaning solutions company Green Worx senior marketing, technical and sales manager Clinton Smith says enzymatic cleaning, or cleaning in place (CIP), is increasingly being used in the industry, as more companies focus on green and ecofriendly cleaning technology.  

Enzymatic cleaning gains traction as ecofriendly tech
CLINTON SMITH Most industries have production waste and when they use chemicals, it presents a threat to nature

Company launches new product as diamond-media maintenance pads gain local traction

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Flooring solutions supplier Superb Flooring has launched the latest Blue Twister pad, with diamond media, onto the local market earlier this year. 

Company launches  new product as  diamond-media  maintenance pads  gain local traction
BLUE TWISTER PAD The pad has a layer that contains billions of microscopic diamonds that clean and polish the floor mechanically

Local launch of ice-blasting machine imminent

By: Dylan Slater     29th August 2014 A locally developed and manufactured industrial cleaning machine that uses dry ice to clean and prepare surfaces is undergoing testing before being launched onto the South African market at the Electra Mining Africa trade show, in Johannesburg, next month. 

Local launch of ice-blasting  machine imminent
BEFORE AND AFTER The company has experienced a keen interest in dry-ice blasters being used to clean sensitive electrical components such as stators and rotors in generators

Professionalism drives credibility and employment

     29th August 2014 Creating a professional industry standard within the industrial and commercial cleaning industry serves to enhance industry role-players credibility and drive further employment opportunities, according to services group Bidvest. 

Professionalism  drives credibility  and employment
JOHAN DU TOIT Specialised industries best understand the economic benefits of using an outsourced cleaning company

Principles key to success in industry

By: Dylan Slater     29th August 2014 Industrial and commercial cleaning industries can achieve better results using advanced technology and modern equipment designs, and by monitoring consumer behaviour, says contract cleaning and supplies company Easy Chem. 

Principles key to  success in industry
KEY TO SUCCESS Employing staff who are proud of the business and who want to excel is key to success in the industrial cleaning industry

Industry demand pushes expansion

     29th August 2014 Multi-service group the Goscor Group is extending its offering of cleaning services with the expansion of two of its Port Elizabeth operations, which include Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) and Goscor Cleaning Company (GCC), with the official launch to its new headquarters in Deal Party, Port... 

Industry demand pushes expansion
CLEANING UP ITS ACT Increasing growth in the business meant the company had grown too large for its old premises

Trained cleaners improve health and safety

By: Dylan Slater     29th August 2014 Cleaners who are trained in the basic principles of health and safety, such as fire fighting and first-aid, can be the first line of defence to mitigate risk at any workplace or during an event, according to Servest Cleaning, a division of multiservices outsourcing group Servest. 

Trained cleaners improve health and safety
SKILLED STAFF Specialised training will enable Servest staff to use their skills in the field at other companies and at home

New cleaner returns to nature after use

By: Dylan Slater     29th August 2014 Stellenbosch-based probiotic product developer and manufacturer Probio launched a new biodegradable cleaning product – Deep Impact – last month. 

New cleaner returns  to nature after use
DEEP CLEANING Microbes in Deep Impact occur naturally without having to be genetically modified, making them nonpathogenic to humans, animals and plants

Green products to be launched

By: Dylan Slater     29th August 2014 Pretoria-based cleaning products manufacturer Tecno Chem plans to launch two new green products onto the South African market early next year. 

Green products  to be launched
EXPANSION Tecno Chem completed the expansion of its premises by adding a retail outlet

NCCA appoints additional compliance auditor

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th August 2013 Outsourced services provider Servest Group was appointed by the National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) last month as one of the parties who will conduct yearly compliance audits for NCCA member companies over the next two years. 

NCCA appoints additional compliance auditor
Photo by Reuters
FACING CHALLENGES The major challenge influencing the industrial cleaning sector in South Africa is the unpredictable economic situation (Source: Reuters)

Chemical-free, multisurface cleaning solution  

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th August 2013 For many years, cleaning contractors and various markets have had to deal with the risk of damaging various surfaces, owing to incorrect chemical use and dilutions, which subsequently created a need in the cleaning industry for a sustainable and green cleaning solution. 

Biological cleaning solutions gain ground in South Africa

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th August 2013 The use of biological cleaning products has been increasing in South Africa in the last ten years as more users are becoming aware of the environmental impact of traditional chemical cleaners and, thus, are demanding greener alternatives, says biological cleaning solutions provider Green Worx... 

Ultrasonic component cleaning machine improves turnaround time

     30th August 2013 Remanufacturers of diesel engines and components Metric Automotive Engineering invested, in the second quarter of the year, in a MOT 750 ultrasonic component cleaning machine manufactured by ultrasonic cleaning systems manufacturer Tierra Tech, to ensure the cleanliness of engine components prior... 

Solutions provider launches healthier workplace project

By: Chantelle Kotze     31st August 2012 In response to significant employee absenteeism, which costs the South African economy as much as R4-billion a year, provider of hygiene and health solutions Kimberly Clark Professional has launched its Healthy Workplace Project, end-user marketing manager Nthato Malope tells Engineering News. 

Cleaning equipment supplied to contract cleaning companies

     31st August 2012 Industrial cleaning equipment supplier Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) has supplied machines to two large South African contract-cleaning companies, Tsebo Cleaning Services and Bidvest Prestige Industrial. 

Association aims to level the cleaning industry playing field

By: Chantelle Kotze     31st August 2012 The National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) aims to level the cleaning industry playing field in ensuring that big and small companies operate on a regulated basis, Gauteng chairperson Patrick Makhubela tells Engineering News. 

Cleaning association forms international alliance

By: Sinette Goosen     26th August 2011 National Contract Cleaners’ Association (NCCA) has formed an alliance with the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association (ISSA) to draw up various policies for the local cleaning industry. 

Equipment supplier expands, diversifies product offering

By: Sinette Goosen     26th August 2011 Local industrial cleaning equipment supplier Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) has introduced a new industrial vacuum-cleaning product range to its existing equipment offering. 

Manufacturer launches hybrid diamond floor cleaning system in SA

By: Sinette Goosen     26th August 2011 Local concrete equipment manufacturer and supplier Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA), in partnership with one of its newly established trading companies Galileo Trading introduced a new, hybrid floor-cleaning system to its range of HTC floor-cleaning products. 

Product specialist introduces environment-friendly industrial cleaner

     26th August 2011 Industrial cleaning products specialist Dreumex has introduced an environment-friendly industrial cleaner to its product range. 

Company develops subsea water blasting system

     26th August 2011 Texas-based subsea tooling solutions provider Seanic Ocean Systems has developed a unique subsea water blasting system, the ECB pump, which incorporates cavitation technology capable of being used with most work-class remote-operated underwater vehicles. 

Supplier introduces line of disinfecting vacuum cleaners

     26th August 2011 Massachusetts-based commercial supplier of industrial-grade cleaning equipment Daimer Industries has added a new line of disinfecting equipment to its KleenJet range. 

Industrial cleaning is an increasingly specialised industry

By: Henry Lazenby     27th August 2010 Industrial cleaning is a specialised industry that requires contracted services from experts in their field, reports industrial cleaner Industrial Vacuums (IndVac) MD Dr Clive Roffey. Industrial cleaning comprises a large variety of services including dealing with hazardous spills, general... 

Diamond pads give 
floors a sparkle

By: Henry Lazenby     27th August 2010 Local construction equipment manufacturer and retailer Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) has introduced a new detergent-free, diamond-coated floor scrubber, developed by Swedish company HTC, to the South African market. 

New range of energy efficient equipment launched

By: Henry Lazenby     27th August 2010 In a drive to make its products more energy efficient, cleaning equipment manufacturer Numatic International reports that its range of NuSave vacuum cleaners will enable clients to save on electricity through the vacuum motors’ variable electricity use capability. 

National standard for commercial and industrial cleaning to be established

By: Henry Lazenby     27th August 2010 The National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) is assisting in the process of establishing a national standard for the commercial and industrial cleaning industry, NCCA chairperson Clive Damonze says. 

First international congress for cleaning heads for Germany

     28th August 2009 The International Congress for Cleaning within the Production Process will form part of the Parts2Clean Congress that will be held in Germany in October. This is the first time that such a conference is being held and it aims to answer questions regarding the various markets involved, the... 

Fluid-driven tank cleaning nozzle launched

     28th August 2009 Spray technology company Spraying Systems has released the TankJet 4 Tank Washers that provide high-impact cleaning of tanks up to 30 m. 

Industrial cleaning 
company signs marine 
service contract

     28th August 2009 Industrial cleaning, mechanical and maintenance services and environmental waste management solutions company Veolia ES lndustrial Services’ (VES) marine offshore division has signed a contract with petroleum exploration, production and refining company Petrobras America, to provide industrial... 

New stress resistant technology enters the local market

By: Amanda Strydom     28th August 2009 A division of industrial consumables and engineering firm Bearing Man Group (BMG), BMG Filtration, has launched the new Pall Ultipleat stress resistant technology (SRT) range of industrial filtration and separation systems, which includes special units for the enhanced performance of flushing. 

Montreal Protocol calls for firming up on 
compliance

By: Amanda Strydom     28th August 2009 Black empowered enterprise Fine Organics Chemicals reports that with the serious re-enforcement of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, export-oriented companies are starting to comply with the market specifics needed to sell products to Europe and the US.

Fine... 

Specialist develops heat exchanger cleaning method

By: Loni Prinsloo     29th August 2008 Industrial cleaning systems specialist Proctor Industrial Cleaning Systems (Proctor Systems) has manufactured a new cleaning system used for cleaning heat exchanger tubes. 

Cleaning division nominated a top managed company

By: Loni Prinsloo     29th August 2008 Midway Two services group was nominated as one of South Africa's Top 300 national Companies in 2008, and its industrial cleaning division Democratic Industrial Services (Democratic) was nominated as one of the top five best-managed companies in the contract-cleaning service sector in South Africa. 

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