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Air, Gas, Fumes and Dust Control

Partnership brings dust extraction, filtration techniques to Southern Africa

1st May 2015 Researched and tested dust-extraction, filtration, ventilation and waste-transfer techniques that enable companies to effectively combat the pollution caused by operating processes are now available to South African companies, owing to a partnership between local engineering, pumping and... 

Companies meet new emissions standards with smoke, dust solution

By: Bruce Montiea     1st May 2015 In response to the Department of Health’s new emissions standards that will come into effect this year, air-pollution control and dust extraction systems supplier Kentech is supplying smoke and dust control solutions that will help companies comply with the new requirements, says Kentech director... 

Companies meet new emissions standards with smoke, dust solution
LOCAL PRODUCTON Kentech plans to start manufacturing antipollution filters in South Africa

Fine-particle engineering solution cost-effective for industry

By: Bruce Montiea     1st May 2015 Dust-suppression solutions provider 88Chemco is saving costs for clients in the mining, oil and gas, and plantation industries with its chemical technologies and engineering methods, including fine-particle engineering, which was launched in July last year, says 88Chemco CEO Sebastian Karsas. He... 

Fine-particle engineering solution cost-effective  for industry
TOTAL DUST MANAGEMENT 88Chemco uses appropriate chemistry for each project to ensure the solution fits performance and economic parameters

Detector headed to market

9th May 2014 Gas detection and environment monitoring company Trolex has announced that it has launched a carbon monoxide (CO) detector, the Sentro D, which is capable of giving precise CO level readings in the presence of diesel nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The company states that it was asked to develop a... 

Southern Africa on par with international dust management trends

9th May 2014 International mobile equipment solutions supplier Pilot Crushtec International states that the Southern African region has been keeping pace with stringent global regulations regarding the management of dust pollution. Pilot Crushtec International sales director Graham Kleinhans says that despite... 

Compressed-air purifier an effective air-control method

By: Pimani Baloyi     9th May 2014 South African industrial instrumentation and control equipment supplier Etest says its compressed-air-sourced Air Amplifiers – manufactured by US-based compressed-air product manufacturer Exair – remains one of the most effective methods for air, gas, fumes and dust control available to industry... 

Protection of chemists from gas emissions prioritised

By: Pimani Baloyi     9th May 2014 South African laboratory equipment supplier Labotec says its supply of air- filtration protection equipment for laboratory personnel, which is manufactured by global laboratory equipment manufacturer Erlab, ensures chemists’ safety in laboratories. Labotec product manager Ashmita Rajkumar tells... 

Increasing demand for air-pollution-control systems

By: Pimani Baloyi     9th May 2014 Tenova Takraf Africa, part of the global Tenova Mining & Minerals Group, reports that it has seen an increase in demand for air pollution control systems from businesses that operate within South Africa and other regions. The company designs and supplies globally sourced air-pollution-control... 

Company delivers hot gas filtration system in South Korea

9th May 2014 Filtration and separation technology group Porvair Filtration Group has successfully completed the delivery of an energy char filtering system for South Korean business Gwangyang steel plant, in South Korea, in collaboration with South Korean construction company Posco Engineering and... 

First facial air curtain to be launched this month  

By: Pimani Baloyi     9th May 2014 South African air filtration solutions company Aircure has advanced the country’s innovative product development capacity by designing and developing the first facial air curtain, the Airhead – to be attached onto hard hats of workers who are exposed to fumes, dust, gas and polluted air – to... 

First facial air curtain to be  launched this month
How the Airhead works and in which Darren Bibby discusses the product.

Industry becoming more receptive to cost-effective air-filtering technology

By: Pimani Baloyi     9th May 2014 Pretoria-based specialised engineering solutions company Rand Technical Services (RTS) reports that its industrial cyclone air-filtering technology has experienced a boost in market share after being introduced to the South African market about 15 years ago.  “In its basic form, the cyclone... 

Industry becoming  more receptive to cost-effective  air-filtering technology
Photo by RTS
Rand Technical Services offers robust, highly-effective inertial spin filter technology for industrial dust and exhaust separation

Valve components offer mines environment-friendly dust management solutions

10th May 2013 Pneumatic solutions provider, Pneumax, reports that it is well-positioned to meet pending legislative changes, in the National Environmental Management Act, related to dust control regulations for mining operations. 

Looming air-quality standards facing industry

By: Sashnee Moodley     10th May 2013 Critical deadlines for the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (NEM: AQA) No. 39 of 2004 have either passed or are looming for activities listed under Section 21 of the Act and operators need to be aware of and meet the remaining deadline by handing in their licence applications or... 

Dust-control helmet to be launched onto market in June 

By: Sashnee Moodley     10th May 2013 Air filtration solutions company Aircure expects to release its 360° air curtain helmet next month to reduce the amount of harmful contaminants to which workers are exposed. 

Third-generation filtration system offers great health benefits

By: Sashnee Moodley     10th May 2013 The Filterbox, a mobile dust- and fume-extraction and filtration system used for at-source extraction, has been introduced onto the South African market by industrial products supplier Dowson & Dobson. 

Ultrasonic leak detector reduces strain on national electricity grid 

By: Sashnee Moodley     10th May 2013 Welding solutions firm Shield Technologies says significant electricity and maintenance savings can be achieved using Belgium company Special Detection Tools (SDT) International’s SDT ultrasonic leak detector. 

Bag filter contract to be commissioned next month

11th May 2012 Air cleaning and dust control company Actom Air Pollution Control will commission its turnkey bag filter contract, next month, at South African cement producer Pretoria Portland Cement’s (PPC’s) De Hoek cement manufacturing plant near Piketberg, in the Western Cape. 

Seventh bag filter system installed at local lead smelter

By: Chantelle Kotze     11th May 2012 Air pollution control equipment specialist Air & Liquid Filtration Accessories (Alfa) has installed a seventh compartmentalised, off-line cleaning bag filter system at a local lead smelter for filtration of lead fumes from its 10 t and two 20 t furnaces, leading to emissions lower than the... 

Cleanroom technologies improve health in Africa

By: Chantelle Kotze     11th May 2012 Controlled-environment solutions provider Clean Room Maintenance is engaged in an ongoing collaboration with a number of local heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) installation and servicing firms, as well as teams from the African arm of the World Health Organisation (WHO), to... 

Silencer manufacturer delivers last of three ordered units

By: Chantelle Kotze     11th May 2012 Steam and air control equipment manufacturer Applied Vacuum, in March, delivered the last two of three silencers ordered by an engineering and construction contractor for use on a South African petrochemicals project.  

Standards-approved single-stage regulator range introduced

11th May 2012 Industrial gases, welding and safety products group African Oxygen (Afrox) says its new-generation Saffire Series 6000 single-stage regulator range is the only such range on the South African market that conforms to the SANS 2503 standard, as set out by the South African Bureau of Standards.  

Dust suppression solution supplied to South African mining industry

11th May 2012 Specialist fire fighting equipment supplier DoseTech, in January, supplied a mobile remote-controlled water monitor, specifically designed for extended dust suppression, to specialist mine vehicle builder Cobra Petro Products for dust control of mine heaps and road surfaces at a local iron-ore mine. 

R40m gas cleaning contract awarded by ferromanganese producer

11th May 2012 Air cleaning and dust control company Actom Air Pollution Control will commission a R40-million gas cleaning equipment installation contract for secondary fume extraction at a local ferromanganese-producing plant, in Gauteng, by the middle of the year. 

Wireless monitoring system launched

11th May 2012 International analytic instrument company Thermo Scientific has introduced its Smart-Vue wireless monitoring system to the South African controlled-environment market through local laboratory equipment supplier Labotec. 

Department highlights air quality improvement strategy

By: Chantelle Kotze     11th May 2012 There is growing concern in South Africa about the levels of air pollution – mainly from industrial and commercial emissions; the domestic use of wood, coal and paraffin; vehicle exhaust emissions; biomass burning and energy production, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) highlights in... 

gas analysis system 

11th May 2012 International vacuum solutions provider Pfeiffer Vacuum has released two new gas analysis products to the market, namely the Sputter Process Monitor (SPM) 220 and High Pressure Analyser (HPA) 220. 

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