Engineering News | Quality Assurance & Standards http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/quality-assurance Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:42:21 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Industry needs a trade association to stabilise and grow http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/control-instrumentation-industry-needs-a-trade-association-to-stabilise-and-grow-2017-03-17 Victor Moolman Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445133 1489670190 1489701600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000630972_resized_controlinstrumentationcontrolsabeconstructionchemicalsbulktankcomputercontrolscumulus201703021022.jpg CONTROL A local instrumentation and control association is needed to help the industry grow in South Africa 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/67867_2017-03-01_petrusklopper_-_lio-hd_web.mp424642392Architects Integrating Industry MD Petrus Klopper explains the need for a control and instrumentation trade association. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva. Architects Integrating Industry MD Petrus Klopper explains the need for a control and instrumentation trade association. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva. Extensive scope for remanufacture of locomotive components http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/extensive-scope-for-local-remanufacture-of-locomotive-engine-components-2017-03-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443020 1488204606 1488492000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000625937_resized_railinfrastructuremetricautomotiveengineeringbloomberg0220171022.jpg LOCAL IS LEKKER South Africa’s developing its capacity to remanufacture locomotive engine components can enable it to become a hub to serve Africa 511 287 Increased awareness key to enhancing industrial water efficiency http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/increased-awareness-key-to-enhancing-industrial-water-efficiency-2017-03-03 Robyn Wilkinson Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443012 1488204605 1488492000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000625979_resized_ncpcwatermanagement022017jpg1022.jpg SAFEGUARDING SCARCE RESOURCE The Industrial Water Efficiency Project will guide a transformation of industry’s water use through a systematic and holistic approach to water management 511 287 KPMG at forefront of PRASA rail infrastructure upgrades http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/kpmg-at-forefront-of-prasa-rail-infrastructure-upgrades-2017-03-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443396 1488204607 1488492000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000627040_resized_railinfrastructureprasa390714022017duane1022.jpg PRASA PROJECT The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is replacing the entire metro rail fleet of South Africa through the provision of 3 600 new train car units 511 287 S Africa aims to improve poor maintenance of railway infrastructure http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-aims-to-improve-poor-maintenance-of-railway-infrastructure-2017-03-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 442992 1488522990 1488492000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000625897_resized_railinfrastructurewspparsonsbrinckerhoffbloomberg0220171022.jpg MANDATORY MAINTENANCE Several projects have been implemented or are under way to improve rail infrastructure in South Africa 511 287 Quality offering in a competitive market key http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/quality-offering-in-a-competitive-market-key-2016-10-14 Sascha Solomons Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 429566 1487661014 1487887200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000592742_resized_256889780131022.jpg REMAINING POPULAR Businesses that offer a good service, reliability and value are often in high demand at significant cost 511 287 SATMC emphasises need for tyre homologation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/need-for-tyre-homologation-emphasised-2017-02-17 Kimberley Smuts Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 441858 1487060617 1487282400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Airport upgrade project sees over a million LTI-free hours achieved http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/airport-upgrade-project-sees-over-a-million-lti-free-hours-achieved-2017-02-10 Tasneem Bulbulia Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 440872 1486723181 1486677600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000620508_resized_aecom2healthsafety012017jpg1022.jpg MEANINGFUL ACHIEVEMENT The achievement of over a million lost-time injury free hours by AECOM allowed the team to fulfil its goal of ‘no injuries under my watch’ 511 287 Circumventing the challenges of impaired drug tests http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/circumventing-the-challenges-of-impaired-drug-tests-2017-02-10 Tasneem Bulbulia Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 441073 1486390191 1486677600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000621116_resized_pills12801075x6051022.jpg INACCURATE TEST RESULTS Antiretroviral medication can affect the outcome of drug tests 511 287 Concern regarding standard disposable cylinders http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/concern-regarding-standard-disposable-cylinders-2017-02-03 Simone Liedtke Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 440420 1486108641 1486072800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000619315_resized_agas0120171022jpg.jpeg CYLINDER LEGALITIES Chris Phillips explains that there are currently no legalities around the banning of disposable cylinders, however A-Gas continues to lobby the DEA on this topic 511 287 Gas practitioners to adhere to DoL regulations http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gas-practitioners-to-adhere-to-dol-regulations-2017-02-03 Simone Liedtke Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 440082 1485846022 1486072800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Organisations need to have zero tolerance approach to alcohol abuse http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/organisations-need-to-have-zero-tolerance-approach-to-alcohol-abuse-2017-02-03 Victor Moolman Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 440306 1485846022 1486072800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000619090_resized_materialshandlingalcohol1115duane1022.jpg RESPONSIBLE USE Companies need to ensure that employees do not abuse alcohol 511 287 Company aligns with South Africa regulations http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-aligns-with-s-africa-regulations-2016-12-02 Sascha Solomons Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 435913 1480410059 1480629600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000607683_resized_transnetfreightrailcitydeep220809duane1022.jpg GOOD PRACTICE Companies are scored on a ranking scale of one to eight and scores are based on seven pillars linked to the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice 511 287 Freight and logistics company of the year named http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/freight-and-logistics-company-of-the-year-named-2016-12-02 Sascha Solomons Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 435973 1480410059 1480629600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000607880_resized_dachserbratislava1116jpg1022.jpg DACHSER SA Freight and logistics company of the year 2016 511 287 Need for centralised courier point made clear http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/need-for-centralised-courier-point-acted-on-by-e-commerce-warehouser-2016-12-02 Sascha Solomons Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 435943 1480410059 1480629600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000607773_resized_justinimage221022.jpg JUSTIN DRENNAN The company enables real-time integration with a variety of couriers 511 287 New technology enables control of express deliveries http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-technology-puts-customers-in-control-of-express-deliveries-2016-12-02 Sascha Solomons Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 435785 1480410058 1480629600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000607425_resized_dawn11161022.jpg CUSTOMERS IN CONTROL Dawn Wing provides high-quality services to its customers 511 287 SABS adopts international safety standard for the process sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-safety-standard-set-to-enhance-industrial-best-practices-2016-12-02 Dylan Slater Safety Standards Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 436301 1481183671 1480629600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Regional demand grows for safety science company’s services http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/regional-demand-grows-for-safety-science-companys-services-2016-11-18 Mia Breytenbach Safety Science Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200 433936 1479457577 1479420000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Analogue gauges outweigh benefits of electronic instrumentation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/locally-manufactured-analogue-gauges-outweigh-benefits-of-electronic-instrumentation-2016-11-04 Simone Liedtke Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200 432428 1477986067 1478210400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000598760_resized_vacuumgauges102016sagauge1022.jpeg GAUGE PRODUCTION All SA Gauge gauges are sent for quality control before distribution 511 287 Valves supplier to extend foothold in municipal market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/valves-supplier-to-extend-foothold-in-municipal-market-2016-11-04 Nadine James Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200 432707 1477986068 1478210400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000599438_resized_salvalvevalvesstewartslloyds10161022.jpg SALVALVE PRODUCTS The range includes several butterfly, gate, ball and resilient seal valves, strictly manufactured to local and international standards 511 287 Drug testing ensures industry health & safety http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/drug-testing-ensures-industry-health-and-safety-2016-09-16 Kimberley Smuts Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 426263 1473751400 1473976800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company encourages ISO 55000 certification http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-encourages-iso-55000-certification-2016-09-09 Kimberley Smuts Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 425437 1473149446 1473372000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000582298_resized_smec47581022.jpeg ASSET MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY I SO 55000 enhances the possibility of becoming a globally recognised asset management practitioner 511 287 Company training ensures technical expertise http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-training-ensures-technical-expertise-2016-08-25 Kimberley Smuts Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 425461 1473149446 1473372000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Early leak detection equipment installed at power plants http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/early-leak-detection-equipment-installed-at-power-plants-2016-09-09 Kimberley Smuts Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 425474 1473149446 1473372000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000582403_resized_ianfraser1022.jpeg IAN FRASER Early leak detection is essential as it prevents expensive secondary damage 511 287 Importance of nondestructive testing emphasised http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/importance-of-nondestructive-testing-emphasised-2016-09-02 Kimberley Smuts Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 425306 1473149446 1473372000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000582283_resized_nistestinginspectionequipmentimgp14171022.jpeg CERTIFICATION REMAINS CRUCIAL All pressure equipment has to be inspected by a competent person every three years 511 287 Investments integral to effective safety http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/investments-integral-to-effective-safety-2016-09-09 Kimberley Smuts Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 425372 1473149446 1473372000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Vendor certification for resellers emphasised http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/vendor-certification-for-resellers-emphasised-2016-09-09 Kimberley Smuts Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 425322 1473149446 1473372000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000582286_resized_gitlaurence1022.jpeg LAURENCE SMITH Training provided by vendors can change the way a system operates, effectively giving the end-user the full benefit of the product 511 287 Greater awareness of SA gas installation regulations needed http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/greater-awareness-of-south-african-gas-installation-regulations-needed-2016-08-26 Nadine James Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 423798 1471932876 1472162400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000578167_resized_gasheliummriphillipsnetherlands05201611022.jpeg SAFETY FIRST Anyone that works with gas installations needs to be a registered gas practitioner with the South African Qualification and Certification Committee for Gas 511 287 Cybersecurity against whaling attacks depends on vigilance, controls http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cybersecurity-against-whaling-attacks-depends-on-vigilance-and-controls-galix-2016-08-12 Schalk Burger Cybersecurity Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 422549 1470404167 1470952800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000574973_resized_galixmdsimeontassev1022.jpeg SIMEON TASSEV The best way to protect against these types of social engineering cyberattacks is to verify the information 511 287 From elevated inspections to stock analysis, drones begin making business impact http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/from-elevated-inspections-to-stock-analysis-drones-begin-making-business-impact-2016-08-05 Dylan Slater Unmanned Aviation Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 421519 1470045587 1470348000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000574955_resized_drones.jpg 511 287 Inspection device to provide safety in rail operations http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/inspection-device-to-provide-safety-in-rail-operations-2016-07-29 Simon Sonnekus Top Rail Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 420198 1469521961 1469743200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000568922_resized_201606281003481022.jpg DEBUT The CSIR's survey and inspection device (SID) was debuted at Africa Rail 2016 511 287 Specialised bushings used for tyre testing rig http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/specialised-bushings-used-for-tyre-testing-rig-2016-07-22 Nadine James Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 419317 1468914936 1469138400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000566462_resized_tyretestrigunivesityofpretoriamay20161022.jpg TYRE TEST RIG The rig forms part of a master’s degree project by University of Pretoria students 511 287 The real business value of pursuing best practice data governance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/best-practice-data-governance-provide-practical-business-value-pbt-group-2016-07-22 Schalk Burger Data Governance Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 419949 1468914938 1469138400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000568252_resized_yolandasmit1022.jpeg YOLANDA SMIT Data governance underpins the holistic transformation of the business 511 287 Institute moves to raise awareness of importance of nondestructive testing http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/saint-to-raise-nondestructive-testing-awareness-importance-to-industry-2016-07-15 Mia Breytenbach NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 419140 1468305661 1468533600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000565976_resized_nondestructivetestingcopy1022.jpeg INSTRUMENTAL FOCUS The South African Institute for Nondestructive Testing aims to be instrumental in producing highly qualified NDT personnel for the national and global markets 511 287 Possible change in NDT training http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/possible-change-in-ndt-training-2016-07-15 Simon Sonnekus Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 418434 1468305659 1468533600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000564032_resized_img18441022.jpg NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING South Africa and many other African countries have sustainable market capacity for only one NDT industrial sector 511 287 Procurement management pay-as-you-use solution launched http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pilog-launches-caas-offering-for-procurement-master-data-management-2016-07-01 Schalk Burger Procurement Management Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 417345 1467039099 1467324000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000560860_resized_pilogrussiaheadofconsultingtheoprinsloo1022.jpeg THEO PRINSLOO Companies can use the system to meet the changing demands of their market with high accuracy, increasing agility and reducing waste 511 287 New US products showcased at Africa Rail http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-us-products-showcased-at-africa-rail-2016-06-10 Victor Moolman Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 416028 1466490913 1466719200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000557571_resized_railinfrastructureimpduanedaws1022.jpg WELD TEST Testing equipment provided by IMP test the strength of welds 511 287