Engineering News | Maintenance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/maintenance Sun, 22 Oct 2017 22:46:21 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Bicacon considers manufacturing acquisition opportunities http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bicacon-to-expand-into-manufacturing-2017-10-20 Schalk Burger Engineering Services Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467324 1508223555 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683841_resized_bicaconstrategyandplanningheadbornapartsibanda10171022.jpg BORNAPART SIBANDA Bicacon Group’s operations will provide its manufacturing company with a baseline demand for products and it can then pursue additional production for engineering-related industries 511 287 Buried utility locating facility essential for accurate information http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/buried-utility-locating-facility-essential-for-accurate-information-2017-10-13 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466184 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681155_resized_uslfacility092017boschmunitech1022.jpg NECESSARY SERVICE The Underground Services Location facility helps with the planning of new pipe designs, utility diversions and new construction 511 287 Supplier aims to change industry mindset http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/equipment-supplier-aiming-to-change-industry-mindset-2017-10-13 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465941 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680768_resized_kubotau306miniexcavator092017smithpowerequipment1022.jpg COMPACT EXCAVATOR The 3 t Kubota U30-6 mini excavator from Smith Power Equipment a compact machine 511 287 Product range to expand to construction industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/product-range-to-expand-to-construction-industry-2017-10-13 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466124 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681015_resized_ridgidutilitylocatinginstrument092017actum1022.jpg BUILDING ON THE PAST The SR-24 utility line locating instrument builds on the SR-20 feature set, adding a global positioning system and wireless communication 511 287 Well-maintained equipment ensures market competitiveness http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/well-maintained-equipment-way-to-stay-ahead-of-competitors-2017-10-13 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465653 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680053_resized_theunsjburgermanagingdirector092017burmaplanthire1022.jpg THEUNS BURGER The proactive approach involves maintenance of a company’s equipment 511 287 Groundwater a viable water saving initiative http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/firms-initiative-to-make-groundwater-a-viable-resource-2017-10-13 Nica Schreuder Maintenance Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466218 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681236_resized_markschapersjgafrika31022.jpg MARK SCHAPERS JG Afrika’s systematic approach is transferred to all activities involved in completing groundwater projects 511 287 Western Cape municipality begins master plan to combat water loss http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/western-cape-municipality-begins-master-plan-to-combat-water-loss-2017-10-13 Nica Schreuder Maintenance Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466165 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681120_resized_willemliebenbergandandrekowalenskiofdrakensteinmunicipality1022.jpg MASTER PLANNERS Willem Liebenberg and André Kowalewski (right) of the Drakenstein municipality are at the forefront of the master plan 511 287 Partnership creates complete truck stop service concept http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/partnership-creates-complete-truck-service-stop-concept-2017-10-13 Schalk Burger Freight Logistics Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466657 1507616815 1507845600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682237_resized_laserfasttrucktrailerwheelalignmentexxonmobilandmichelin60917duane1022.jpg TRUCK SERVICES The truck stop service station provides all major checks and services for heavy-duty vehicles during rest stops 511 287 Renewed focus for construction equipment supplier http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/renewed-focus-for-construction-equipment-supplier-2017-10-13 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466322 1507881107 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681524_resized_twinproweldergenerator092017renttechsa1022.jpg PREFERRED SUPPLIER Renttech SA is the preferred supplier of welding, power generation, lifting and rigging equipment to buy or rent in 511 287 Insurance plays vital role in construction project success http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/insurance-plays-vital-role-in-construction-project-success-2017-10-13 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467710 1507882250 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684736_resized_georgedavisheadconstructionandengineering102017rbsinsurance1022.jpg GEORGE DAVIS Every construction project is unique and has its own set of risks 511 287 Disregard for PPE one of biggest causes of fatalities in work-at-height environment http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/disregard-for-ppe-one-of-biggest-causes-of-fatalities-in-work-at-height-environment-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465666 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680033_resized_fallarrestheightsafetyrecognition092017instituteforworkingatheights1022.jpg CONTINUOUSLY EVOLVING Personal protective equipment is continuously evolving to ensure maximum safety 511 287 Company provides energy-saving pumps solution http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/s-african-pumps-company-provides-energy-saving-pumps-solution-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Maintenance Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465393 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680091_resized_vesconitebenefits1022.jpg VESCONITE BENEFITS Materials used by Vesconite swell significantly less when exposed to water than other materials 511 287 Customer awareness key to investment confidence http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/customer-awareness-key-to-investment-confidence-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Maintenance Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465174 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679993_resized_wilo540713versatility1022.jpg INNOVATION Wilo Pump products aim for efficiency, versatility and innovation 511 287 Predictive maintenance made portable http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/predictive-maintenance-made-portable-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Maintenance Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465387 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Companies to benefit from work apparel innovation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/companies-to-benefit-from-work-apparel-innovation-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465535 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679683_resized_personalprotectiveequipment092017bramhopegroup1022.jpg CLEAR UNDERSTANDING A clear understanding of health, safety and environmental (HSE) challenges is essential for proper HSE management and procedures 511 287 Exhibition marks firm’s international re-entry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/exhibition-signifies-companys-international-re-entry-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465384 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679378_resized_protectiveworkwear092017sweetorr1022.jpg CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Sweet Orr benchmarks its continuous improvement process in order to maintain national and international quality standards 511 287 Work apparel company sees further growth in sales http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/work-apparel-industry-company-sees-sales-growing-further-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465162 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679254_resized_personalprotectiveequipment092017totalblasting1022.jpg SPECIAL DESIGN The personal protective equipment was designed to not restrict operator movement and flexibility 511 287 Rules, regulations reinforced to minimise fatalities http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rules-regulations-reinforced-to-minimise-fatalities-2017-09-29 Victor Moolman Maintenance Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464692 1506412361 1506636000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678577_resized_projectmanagementbuildingbloomberg.jpg SCAFFOLDING DANGERS Workers that use scaffolding have to use harnesses secured to the correct anchor points 511 340 BMG invests R400m in Joburg distribution centre http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solutions-providers-r400m-world-site-facility-to-enhance-service-capability-2017-09-29 Mia Breytenbach Distribution Centre Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464912 1506948130 1506636000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678606_resized_bmgworldsite0920171022.jpg WORLD-CLASS FACILITY BMG’s R400-million investment to upgrade its existing Droste Park facilities into a leading-edge distribution centre, centralises functional and support operations 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71022_2017-09-15_bmg_-_hd_web.mp413548174BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Cooling vest reduces industrial heat stress http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cooling-vest-reduces-industrial-heat-stress-2017-09-22 Marleny Arnoldi Maintenance Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463613 1505744421 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675777_resized_totalblastingtstswedenhealthsafetycoolingvest20171022.jpg JUST CHILL TST Sweden’s cooling vest consists of nontoxic, nonflammable compound blends of salts, which are known to be an effective ingredient for temperature regulation 511 287 New technology improves quality of bitumen for local roads http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-technology-improves-quality-of-bitumen-for-local-roads-2017-09-15 Dylan Slater Roads Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463762 1505744423 1506031200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676108_resized_spraypavepic11022.jpg IMPROVING ROADS The new multistage bitumen converter enables SprayPave to enhance the penetration grades of bitumen required to produce asphalt 511 287 Local unit of helicopter group introduces electronic aid for pilots, maintainers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-subsidiary-of-helicopter-group-introduces-electronic-system-to-aid-pilots-and-maintainers-2017-09-22 Keith Campbell Aerospace Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464493 1505744423 1506031200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 BMG launches R400m World site facility in Gauteng http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bmg-launches-r400m-world-site-facility-in-gauteng-2017-09-15 Mia Breytenbach MANUFACTURING/ENGINEERING Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:22:00 +0200 464899 1506948141 1505478120 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678545_resized_bmgworldsite0920171022.jpg BMG World site, Johannesburg, Gauteng 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71266_2017-09-15_bmg.mp411126661BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Future of Denel’s aero engine and manned aircraft businesses clarified http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/denel-decides-on-future-of-its-aeroengine-and-manned-aircraft-businesses-2017-09-08 Keith Campbell Aerospace & Defence Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463143 1505199165 1505426400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Equipment manufacturer inaugurates new facility http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/equipment-manufacturer-inaugurates-new-facility-2017-09-15 Mia Breytenbach CAPITAL EQUIPMENT Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463804 1505199167 1505426400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676183_resized_capitalequipmentcaterpillarfacility0920171022.jpg SHEER ADVANTAGE The 60 000 m2 facility allows for the ability to work more efficiently while increasing capacity to provide unmatched parts availability for customers across Africa 511 287 Drones ensure effective tower inspection http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/drones-ensure-safety-during-cellphone-tower-inspection-2017-09-15 Robyn Wilkinson Maintenance Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463231 1505199164 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674823_resized_droneinspectionsofcellphonetowersdeltadrone0820171022.jpg NEW APPRAOCH The Delta Drone Group is responsible for inspecting 563 cellphone towers in France this year 511 287 Rope access ensures successful inspection of cyclone http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rope-access-ensures-successful-inspection-of-cyclone-2017-09-15 Robyn Wilkinson Maintenance Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463205 1505199164 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674776_resized_skyridersropeaccessinpsection0820171022.jpg TOTAL-SOLUTIONS APPROACH To perform the inspection of the cyclone, the Skyriders team had to gain access to the ducting from the top, at a height of 30 m 511 287 Rope access pivotal in enhancing NDT inspection http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rope-access-pivotal-in-enhancing-non-destructive-testing-inspection-2017-09-15 Tasneem Bulbulia Maintenance Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463165 1505199164 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Systems water intensive, but more efficient and environment friendly http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ultrahigh-pressure-water-blasting-systems-water-intensive-but-more-efficient-and-environment-friendly-2017-09-15 Victor Moolman Maintenance Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463244 1505463625 1505426400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674868_resized_pic.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/70728_2017-08-30_totalblasting-victor_1_-_hd_web.mp416660713Total Blasting sales director Bradley Storer explains what ultrahigh-pressure water blasting systems are used for. Video: Victor Moolman. Editing: Lionel da Silva. Total Blasting sales director Bradley Storer explains what ultrahigh-pressure water blasting systems are used for. Video: Victor Moolman. Editing: Lionel da Silva. Cost-effective workforce housing supports oil refinery shutdown http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cost-effective-workforce-housing-supports-oil-refinery-shutdown-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Maintenance Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462440 1504594093 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673152_resized_kwikspaceprefabricatedhousing0820171022.jpg SHORT-TERM SOLUTION Nearly 100 workers from various international locations needed to be trained and housed for the duration of the three-month project 511 287 Infrastructure expansion will boost oil rig traffic http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/infrastructure-expansion-will-boost-oil-rig-traffic-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Maintenance Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462437 1504594093 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673214_resized_oilrigmaitnenancecapetownbloomberg0620061022.jpg INCREASED CAPABILITY Expansions of South Africa’s port infrastructure will increase the number of oil rigs docking for maintenance and repairs in the country 511 287 Well-managed upgrades essential at African refineries http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/well-managed-upgrades-essential-at-african-refineries-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Maintenance Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462608 1504874658 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673499_resized_emissionsregulationsrequireoilrefineryupgradesbloomberg0820171022.jpg KEEPING UP Refineries are under pressure to become more environment-friendly in respect of their direct impact on the environment and the impact of the fuels they produce 511 287 Strategic planning ensures successful turnaround on refinery upgrades http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/strategic-planning-ensures-a-successful-turnaround-on-refinery-upgrades-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Maintenance Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462436 1504874774 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673134_resized_megchemchevronupgrade0820171022.jpg TEAM EFFORT The combined Chevron and MegChem teams worked together closely to complete the upgrades 511 287 LPG production steady and in demand, says supplier http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lpg-production-steady-and-in-demand-says-supplier-2017-09-01 Marleny Arnoldi Maintenance Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462109 1503989764 1504216800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000672416_resized_easigasjune2017davedewit1022.jpg DAVE DE WIT Easigas has the capability and experience to evaluate and assist in optimising a customer’s gas equipment 511 287 Advanced lighting technology boasts significant improvements http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/advanced-lighting-technology-boasts-significant-improvements-2017-09-01 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461921 1503989763 1504216800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671909_resized_magnetcenturionmallparkade082017magnetenergy1022.jpg TRADITIONALLY COMPLEX Lighting solutions for parkades are complex projects, as most of the installation work needs to be done outside of normal business hours 511 287 Extended component and solutions range ensures management and control http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/extended-component-and-solutions-range-ensure-management-and-control-2017-09-01 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461819 1503989762 1504216800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671663_resized_bmgsafetyswitches082017bearingmangroupbmg1022.jpg DISTRIBUTION VALUE The new distribution agreement is valued at R6-million in the first year 511 287 Load banks allow for variable power factor loading http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/load-banks-allow-for-variable-power-factor-loading-2017-09-01 Simone Liedtke Maintenance Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461900 1503989763 1504216800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671862_resized_vertenergyascofromentloadbank082017vertenergy1022.jpg FROMENT LOAD BANK Asco Froment load banks offer efficient power test solutions and also reduce the harmful effects of ‘wet stacking’ 511 287