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KSB assists UP in building of controlled-temperature test unit

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd May 2018 KSB Pumps and Valves has assisted the University of Pretoria (UP) in the construction of a large controlled-temperature test unit, which will form the backbone of ongoing research into heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. This unit will allow students to plug directly into hot,... 

KSB Pumps for University of Pretoria laboratory

22nd May 2018 KSB Pumps and Valves has assisted the University of Pretoria in the construction of a large controlled-temperature test unit, which will form the backbone of ongoing research into heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The impressive unit will allow students to plug directly into hot,... 

The Principles for effective combustion control in fired heaters

11th April 2018 Fired heaters are integral to hydrocarbon processing (HP). Specifically designed for the reaction of fuel and air to produce extremely high gas temperatures, heaters transfer this energy to potentially highly flammable process fluids via heat exchangers. They consume large quantities of fuel,... 

The Principles for effective combustion control in fired heaters

28th March 2018 Fired heaters are integral to hydrocarbon processing (HP). Specifically designed for the reaction of fuel and air to produce extremely high gas temperatures, heaters transfer this energy to potentially highly flammable process fluids via heat exchangers. They consume large quantities of fuel,... 

Clean energy, hi-tech sectors drive demand for high-quality silica

15th March 2018 The race to develop more effective and efficient solar panels has resulted in an increased demand for relatively rare raw materials such as high-grade quartz silica. To meet this demand, Suricate Minerals is fast-tracking its development of high-quality quartz deposits in Mauritania. The mining... 

Eltherm South Africa Lands Kathu Solar Plant Heat Tracing Contract

1st March 2018 eltherm South Africa has been awarded the electrical heat tracing (EHT) system design and installation contract for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) plant in the Northern Cape. The contract also confirms eltherm’s dominance in the provision of EHT for CSP plants... 

Eltherm South Africa Lands Kathu Solar Plant Heat Tracing Contract

20th February 2018 eltherm South Africa has been awarded the electrical heat tracing (EHT) system design and installation contract for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) plant in the Northern Cape. The contract also confirms eltherm’s dominance in the provision of EHT for CSP plants... 

New tool ensures accuracy for transition flow of gas

2nd February 2018 Industrial automation multinational Endress+Hauser’s new integrated pressure measurement tool, the Prowirl F/R/O 200 (Prowirl) is able to record energy and mass flows with maximum accuracy for transition flow of gases or liquids up to Re ≤ 10 000. The Prowirl is a central measuring point for... 

Economisers the key to boiler success

26th January 2018 Fitting an economiser on a boiler is a small addition that can provide big results in terms of helping companies reduce their operating costs and decrease their environmental impact, says heat and energy generation equipment provider Steam Generation Africa MD John Rundle. 

SMS group strengthens its position as service provider in Japan

7th December 2017 Cooperation between Japan Engineering Network, Co. (JEN) and SMS group K.K. bundles competences in repair service for continuous casting plants Japan Engineering Network, Co.(JEN) and SMS group K.K., based in Tokyo, Japan, have signed a business partnership agreement on repair services for... 

Heat exchangers made compact

1st December 2017 Wisconsin-based shell and tube heat exchangers company Enerquip has added a new line of compact heat exchangers to meet growing demands from customers with low flow-rate applications. Enerquip is one of the leading providers of heating and cooling equipment for production plants and... 

Company providing a package for complete heat containment

11th August 2017 Johannesburg-based incineration technology company Saubatech (formerly a division of Safurnco) is now offering a total heat containment package. Saubatech’s total heat containment package starts with the heat transfer service. Saubatech enlightens that a common problem is where companies put too... 

Preserve freshness with CRYOLINE® freezing solutions from Afrox

28th July 2017 Afrox is meeting ever-increasing consumer demands in the frozen food industry with its family of CRYOLINE® freezers, designed to improve efficiency, quality and safety of food preservation while minimising cost of ownership and enhancing operational flexibility. Hendrik Pretorius, Applications... 

Computational fluid dynamic simulation in steam and power generation plants

By: Nica Schreuder     21st July 2017 Numerical modelling of bulk processes using computer-based models provides a quicker and more beneficial method than manual calculations for complex steam generation systems 

Red Metal Mining offers bespoke cast resin transformers

21st July 2017 Diversified project engineering house, Red Metal Mining (RMM), is focused on the specialised design of cast resin dry-type transformers, mini substations, transformer enclosures and electrical automation systems required by mining and associated industries. “Wherever electricity is generated,... 

Computational fluid dynamic simulation benefits industry

9th June 2017 Numerical modelling of bulk processes using computer-based models provides a quicker and more beneficial method than manual calculations for complex steam generation systems, says engineering, construction and maintenance service provider Steinmüller Africa. Recently, full computational fluid... 

Slurry Kiln 9 project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     10th March 2017 The project involves the construction of a one-million-tonne-a-year clinker production line. 

PPC says R1.7bn kiln revamp to improve enviro compliance, market position

By: David Oliveira     3rd February 2017 JSE-listed cement producer PPC last month invited media to a tour of its Slurry operation, in the North West, and the construction site of the R1.7-billion Slurry Kiln (SK) 9 project, which is scheduled for first clinker production at the beginning of next year. The brownfield project, which... 

LINDOFLAMM from Afrox for optimal heating applications

1st December 2016 Whether preheating, postheating, flame straightening, flame hardening, flame brazing, fusing or hot forming, LINDOFLAMM flame solutions from Afrox ensure optimum performance at the lowest processing costs for precision manufacturing processes. LINDOFLAMM is a range of innovative preheating, flame... 

Expert Assistance And Service Provided By M&C

28th November 2016 The ability to implement enhancements during the repair or refurbishment of critical electrical rotating machinery is a major advantage to end users. Through the level of skills and expertise that resides within this leading electrical machinery service provider, Marthinusen & Coutts, a division... 

Ozone depleting gas smugglers face clampdown

3rd November 2016 Industries using imported ozone depleting HCFC refrigerants face escalating retrofit and recycling costs and should not be tempted to use illegal alternatives, warned leading industrial gases company Afrox. The South African government has launched a campaign to clamp down on the smuggling of... 

Cooler reduces nitrogen oxide emissions from marine engines

21st October 2016 Exhaust gas recirculation coolers manufactured from durable stainless steel are resistant to the effects of temperature and corrosion, according to heat exchangers solution provider Kelvion. There are two stainless steel cooler solutions available for four-stroke engines.  High-temperature... 

Ensuring uninterrupted service for energy sector pumps

30th September 2016 Owing to the requirement for technologically advanced systems on modern-day renewable energy plants, in order to obtain every available kilowatt of power out of a plant and thereby ensure the utmost efficiency and the projects’ success, pumps, valves and related systems producer KSB Pumps and... 

Agility In Custom Engineering

13th September 2016 HVAC systems in the military and rolling stock sectors have very specific operating requirements and could include anything from the ability to operate in extreme climates to severe space constraints to ergonomic issues such as low noise tolerance. In addition, there are typically all sorts of... 

Company supplies single chamber melting, casting furnace

5th August 2016 Mechanical engineering company Hertwich Engineering will supply a melting and casting furnace with a capacity of 55 000 t of aluminium a year, as well as a charging machine, to Austrian aluminium product supplier AMAG. Commissioning of the new furnace is scheduled for mid-2017. The move to... 

Concentrated solar plants valuable for South Africa 

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th July 2016 As baseload plants, concentrated solar plants (CSPs) are highly sought after in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), says infrastructure operations and maintenance (O&M) company Invest in Africa Holdings (IIAH) director Gabriel Reeder. 

Biofuels tested for boiler efficiency

By: Sebastian Whyle     3rd June 2016 Owing to growing global demand for a cleaner and more sustainable environment, boiler and environmental solutions provider John Thompson has, over the past few years, carried out a series of tests by firing a variety of biomass fuels on boilers installed at the company’s Boiler Development and... 

DAY & NIGHT

27th May 2016 Some 125 km southeast of Upington, in the Northern Cape, the solar collectors of the 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar thermal plant warm the heat transfer fluid that, in turn, heats the molten salts to create a giant battery. This makes it possible for the plant to produce electricity day and... 

Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     6th May 2016 Bokpoort, which was inaugurated in April this year, has set a new African record for the continuous supply of electricity. 

Molten salt energy storage used in S Africa CSP project

8th April 2016 The Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the Northern Cape is one of the few CSP projects that use heat exchanger as a diffusion medium for the energy stored inside the molten salt. The R5-billion project has one of the highest solar radiation footprints in the world and is being... 

Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st April 2016 The project was officially inaugurated on March 14 this year. 

Corobrik installs quality-enhancing robotic technology at Lawley Factory

29th March 2016 Improved productivity, environmental efficiency, flexibility and enhanced manufacture quality are some of the massive benefits associated with Corobrik’s new robotic technology at its Lawley Factory. Following the introduction of this unique robotics’ system at its Rietvlei factory, Corobrik... 

Robust, nonclogging materials extend life of cooling towers

5th February 2016 The upgrading of a cooling tower’s fill media with components constructed out of robust and non-clogging materials such as polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or stainless steel can lead to cost-effective ways of extending the life of a cooling tower. According to cooling tower... 

Northern Cape concentrated solar power farm reaches full capacity 

By: Mia Breytenbach     5th February 2016 Power developer ACWA Power Solafrica’s Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant reached full operation capacity – ahead of schedule. The R5-billion project, near Upington, in the Northern Cape, has one of the highest solar radiation footprints in the world. 

TFR’s locomotives to receive advanced HVAC systems

5th February 2016 Custom made mobile air-handling systems designer, developer and manufacturer Booyco Engineering is currently working on the manufacturing of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that will be delivered to train manufacturer Bombardier Transportation in 2018. The HVAC systems... 

SMEs benefiting from cost-saving steam boilers

22nd January 2016 Small and medium steam applications are benefiting from Cape Town-based boiler manufacturing company Cape Boiler & Heater’s flash-type steam boilers, Steamatic. 

Booyco Engineering Wins Prestigious International Hvac Contract

23rd November 2015 The award of a contract to supply HVAC systems for the 240 Bombardier TRAXX Africa, TFR’s Class 23E locomotives being built by Bombardier Transportation for Transnet Freight Rail for General Freight Business is testimony to Booyco Engineering’s international reputation for engineering specialised... 

Redstone concentrated solar thermal power plant, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     30th October 2015 The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (Opic) has signed an agreement recognising its $400-million commitment of debt financing to support the development of the Redstone project. 

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