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US EPA science panel raises fracking study questions

By: Bloomberg     22nd January 2016 A landmark study by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that concluded fracking causes no widespread harm to drinking water is coming under fire – this time, from the agency’s own science advisers. The EPA’s major finding in June’s preliminary report, that there’s no evidence fracking... 

Service ball valves increase valve service life at wax expansion project

By: Mia Breytenbach     23rd October 2015 Commercial and technical valve solution specialist Heaton Valves Africa (HVA) last month supplied 14 Titan severe service ball valves for the second phase of petrochemicals giant Sasol’s Fischer-Tropsch wax expansion project (FTWEP). The FTWEP involves the construction of a new wax plant at the... 

Yokogawa Releases Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution

     30th June 2015 Yokogawa announces the release of the Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution, a modular software suite that is the product of our over 20 years of practical experience in implementing pipeline management solutions globally. Developed for deployment at the heart of the pipeline operations... 

Fabricator completes retubing project

By: Ilan Solomons     24th October 2014 Local fabrication company ERD Fab, a division of Gauteng-based structural steel product manufacturer Structa Group, completed a heat-exchanger retubing project in July for energy and petrochemicals group Sasol subsidiary Sasol Polymers at its vinyl chloride monomer plant in Sasolburg, in the Free... 

Popularity of centrifugal pumps range rises

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Sales of the Sunflo range of medium-duty centrifugal pumps have been positive since independent pump supply and equipment repair company  AESPUMP South Africa was appointed as the new local distribution and service agent for the range in May 2013, the company reports. US-based pumps and... 

Reliability contract improves performance

By: Dylan Slater     5th September 2014 A second-term contract to enhance the reliability of 565 pumps at Cape Town-based oil refinery Chevron has been improved through training the site personnel and mechanical seals manufacturer John Crane’s constantly monitoring the pumps. 

Barnes Group Buys Steel Pipe Manufacturer

     25th March 2014 South African steel pipe maker Hall Longmore was recently sold to the privately owned Barnes Group following a successful conclusion to negotiations with seller Murray & Roberts and final approval by the Competition Commission. Says Kenny van Rooyen, newly appointed managing director of Hall... 

New US fuel standards aim to cut asthma, heart attacks

By: Reuters     3rd March 2014 The Obama administration on Monday announced new fuel and automobile rules to cut soot, smog and toxic emissions, which it says will reduce asthma and heart attacks in the US. The so-called Tier 3 rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been under development since... 

Quality management certification obtained

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Chinese valves designer and manufacturer Neway Valves, locally represented by Industrial and Designer Valves (IDV), obtained ISO/TS 29001 certification in June. IDV sales manager Peter Raubenheimer says this certification defines the quality management system requirements for valves used in the... 


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