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Protecting pipelines from overvoltage interferences

     15th September 2017 Pipelines operate under high pressure, meaning that the material used (such as steel) can rapidly reach its maximum lifespan. In extreme cases, heavy corrosion can damage the pipeline and result in leakage that may impact both on the material used and the environment. Thus it is clear that... 

DEHN Africa pays tribute to local partners at annual awards ceremony

     15th September 2017 Lightning and surge protection solutions provider, DEHN Africa has once again acknowledged local distribution partners, recently awarding top associates at its fourth annual African partner awards ceremony, which was held at the Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg. The big winner for the evening... 

DEHN Africa upholds lighting protection installation standards with twice-yearly two-day HVI Cable workshop

     15th September 2017 DEHN Africa (PTY) LTD recently trained a number of local partners on the installation of the company’s high-voltage-resistant insulated (HVI®) cable, in a two-day workshop which was run by the company’s technical director, Hano Oelofse. DEHN Africa is the local subsidiary of Germany-based... 

Mitigate summer lightning strike risk and tick insurance compliance boxes for your thatched roof with DEHN Africa

     15th September 2017 It is no longer necessary to install a 30-metre long mast as the only option for lightning protection for residential or commercial thatched roof structures. This is thanks to DEHN’s external protection system for installation on thatched buildings, the High Voltage resistant Insulated (HVI)... 

Webb Earns DEHN Accolade

     30th August 2017 Leading telecommunications solutions provider, Jasco’s Webb Industries, has been named by lightning and surge protection solutions specialist, DEHN Africa, as its “Most Up and Coming” re-seller in South Africa. Webb MD Paul Richards says the DEHN partnership is significant for Webb in the... 

Minimising arc fault damage with DEHNshort

     7th July 2017 Arc faults have the potential to cause severe personal injury, death and excessive damage to infrastructure, which can result in high revenue losses for businesses due to production downtime. Even in the most modern switchgear assemblies, the risk of an arc fault is imminent, as they can be... 

Public address systems require surge protection

     21st June 2017 Public address systems consist of microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers. They are used to transmit speech or music in a large building or at an outdoor gathering. At most, this equipment requires an electrical connection to function to its utmost ability, making it prone to lightning strikes.... 

Five safety rules recommended by DEHN Africa

     21st June 2017 Working on electrical installations can be dangerous as electrical installations that are not properly connected or maintained pose a serious risk to both people and property, and can lead to injuries or even death. For this reason, DEHN Africa has adopted five safety rules according to the... 

Afrox gas equipment to be manufactured in Europe

     12th June 2017 As part of the international Linde Group, Afrox is supplying the sub-Saharan market with innovative technology and solutions that are customised for local requirements, while at the same time providing the highest possible standards of quality. Innovating for customers is a core value for Afrox... 

Afrox gas equipment to be manufactured in Europe

     9th June 2017 As part of the international Linde Group, Afrox is supplying the sub-Saharan market with innovative technology and solutions that are customised for local requirements, while at the same time providing the highest possible standards of quality. Innovating for customers is a core value for Afrox... 

Find a multitude of industrial technology solutions at KITE 2017

     22nd March 2017 There are a number of common denominators for any manufacturing business when considering the sustainability and profitability of their operation and jargon like ‘just in time (JIT)’, ‘continuous workflow’ and ‘waste reduction’ is commonly used when referring to lean manufacturing processes.... 

DEHN Africa all-weather voltage detectors enhance safety of electrical installations

     13th March 2017 DEHN Africa has introduced the new PHE4 series of voltage detectors to improve safety during maintenance of electrical systems and installations. The detectors provide reliable information in all weather conditions – wet and dry – and can be used both indoors and outdoors. The voltage detector... 

DEHN Africa honours partners in third annual awards ceremony

     27th February 2017 DEHN Africa, a lighting and surge protection solutions provider, recently acknowledged its local distribution partners, hosting its third annual African partner awards ceremony in Johannesburg. The event started with a look into the company’s upward trajectory over the past few years, covered its... 

DEHN Africa extends CPD course to Kenya

     27th February 2017 Lighting and surge protection solutions provider, DEHN Africa recently hosted its first CPD seminar in Nairobi, Kenya, with the assistance of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya (IEK). DEHN Africa frequently holds seminars, training and workshops as part of its education institution, DEHNacademy.... 

DEHN Africa provides lightning protection components for thatched roofs

     27th February 2017 It’s a reality that thatched roofs are extremely popular in South Africa, both within many rural communities and a number of upmarket developments. Constructed of soft material, such as straw, reed, grass or coconut leaves, a thatched roof is more susceptible to catching alight as a result of a... 

Protect analogue camera systems with DEHNvario 3in1 surge arrester

     27th February 2017 Factors including low cost, compatibility with other components, a wide range of video signals and the protection of existing systems have made certain that analogue CCTV cameras are still widely used. A compact arrester ensuring the protection and availability of video transmission systems, the... 

DEHN Africa welcomes fresh new talent

     27th February 2017 DEHN Africa has grown its local team once again, with the appointment of Gerrit Meyer, as its new business development manager for Africa; Steven Weber, as an engineer; and Tatenda Gora, as a sales engineer. Meyer has a well-developed sales background and extensive work experience of more than 20... 

Sport ground lightning protection from touch and step potentials

     27th February 2017 The Rio Olympics 2016 serve as a reminder that sporting events can gather thousands of unsuspecting people from all walks of life together into one big space – an open sport field. Statistics show that the highest frequency (45%) of South African lightning strikes occur in open areas, including... 

DEHN Africa shields wind turbines from lightning and surges

     27th February 2017 The general public’s consumption of alternative fuels is growing including wind energy, which has been used since 2000 BC and is one of the greatest sources of safe and clean energy. Wind farms are fast developing and are created for the purpose of generating large amounts of electric power.... 

DEHN Africa introduces DEHNshort arc protection system to local market

     7th December 2016 DEHN Africa, a market leader in safety equipment, surge and lightning protection, recently launched its DEHNshort arc fault protection system to the local market, with an intensive training session held at its Johannesburg office. Overseen by Andreas Schumacher, product manager: safety equipment... 

MSA Africa invests R1.5 million in aftermarket service centre network

     19th October 2016 MSA Africa, a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products, supplements its total solutions approach with a comprehensive aftersales and technical support service. Based at its Johannesburg premises, MSA Africa’s main aftersales service centre offers in-house... 

EWN&S Enterprises

By: Zandile Mavuso     9th September 2016 Established in Nigel in 1976, EWN&S Enterprises has been suppliers of industrial gases, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), welding equipment and consumables and safety wear to various industries in Gauteng ever since. 

Focus on innovation provides opportunities for trade

By: Robyn Wilkinson     2nd September 2016 China’s thirteenth five-year plan – from 2016 to 2020 – includes a clear prioritisation of innovation, which is likely to increase the country’s interest in importing technologies from outside, including from South Africa, says advisory services provider KPMG local China practice in South Africa... 

DEHN Africa introduces earthing and short-circuiting device with aluminium cable

     5th August 2016 When using aluminium-cable earthing and short-circuiting devices instead of copper-cable for railway systems, switchgear installations or overhead lines, the advantage of the weight-reduced cables becomes immediately evident. The new aluminium earthing and short-circuiting device (single-pole, 50... 

DEHN Africa safeguards golf estates from lightning and surges

     1st August 2016 Golf courses usually extend over large areas and include facilities such as clubhouses, caddy sheds, change rooms, halfway houses, shelters, golf cart parking lots and widespread irrigation and sprinkler systems that ensure the quality of the greens. They are also often located in areas where low... 

Capitalise on huge investment in the manufacturing sector

     14th July 2016 The future for manufacturing in the KwaZulu-Natal region is looking especially bright, with a number of substantial recently completed projects and newly announced projects seeing a large cash injection from well-known companies. In mid-April, the second phase of the upgrade and expansion to... 

RS Components extends portfolio of high-quality affordable personal protection equipment with Weller ‘Zero-Smog’ filtration unit

     11th July 2016 RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, is extending its offering of high-quality safety equipment with the affordable Zero-Smog EL filtration unit from Weller, which provides protection for engineers working in soldering environments and... 

DEHN Africa reflects on Africa Utility Week 2016

     1st June 2016 DEHN Africa and local partner, Lightning Protection Services, collaborated and participated in the recent 16th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa. The only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals; this event took... 

Tackling Safety 'The Meerkat Way' Paying Dividends For Chryso Group

     27th May 2016 The Chryso Southern  Africa Group's "The Meerkat Way" occupational health and safety programme is paying substantial dividends with no incidents reported at the company's plants since the programme was launched in 2015, says Andries Marais, GM Operations for Chryso, which is this year celebrating... 

DEHN drives protection of electric vehicles charging infrastructure

     26th May 2016 South Africa’s first commercially available fully electric car was introduced in October 2013. Despite the frequently asked question of whether the country was ready for the electric car, for obvious reasons, the world is going green and so must we; it is merely an adaptation of the environment... 

Port of Durban appoints first female deputy harbour master 

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th April 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed Port of Durban’s first black female deputy harbour master – nautical, effective May 1. Pinky Zungu, who was one of the first three women in Africa to obtain a marine pilot open licence in 2011, would now be tasked with managing marine pilots,... 

DEHNcheck camera enables technicians to see the hidden

     18th April 2016 Tracing electrical wiring in walls or anywhere else can be a tricky task, one that involves more than just looking for the visible and non-visible wires. To figure out exactly where the wires are, one would also have to look for the outlets and appliances to which each wire connects. Furthermore,... 

KITE 2017 – driving increased manufacturing industry turnover

     7th April 2016 In his 2016 Budget Speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that spending programmes over the next three years include R10.2 billion for manufacturing development incentives. This bodes extremely well for local industry and is indicative of the great potential that resides in this... 

The importance of periodically testing portable earthing and short-circuiting equipment

     15th March 2016 Reduced cable cross-sections of portable earthing and short-circuiting devices (EaS devices), resulting from copper corrosion and breakage of conductor strands or increased resistances in the connections, may have fatal consequences when subjected to short-circuit currents. It is therefore... 

The importance of testing and monitoring surge protective devises for IT systems

     10th March 2016 Lightning, which is categorised into distant, nearby or direct lightning strikes, may cause transient over voltages. Even if the point of strike is several kilometres away, the energy entering the buildings via the conductors might still destroy electrical and electronic consumers. Lightning... 

US Demand for Midstream Oil & Gas Equipment Will Decline

     2nd March 2016 Demand for equipment used in midstream oil and gas applications in the US is expected to decline to $10.5 billion in 2019 as a low oil and gas price environment limits production growth and US midstream infrastructure becomes better adapted to the recent shifts in energy production within the... 

Resources Watch 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th February 2016 This week: AMCU claims substandard safety equipment, procedures led to fatalities at Implats And, Power generation is still driving uranium demand, but environmental, health concerns persist 

Business matchmaking sessions to be a hit again at exhibition

     29th January 2016 Following last year’s success, after it was launched at the co-located Securex and A-OSH EXPO exhibitions, the Business Matchmaking Programme expected to be an attraction at this year’s event, says exhibitions organiser Specialised Exhibitions director Joshua Low.  

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