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Corrosion Control, Coatings and Tribology

Water utility cathodic protection contract renewed

By: Eleanor Seggie     28th May 2010 Cathodic protection manufacturer Disa Anodes has been awarded a contract, worth R11-million, to supply 5 000 anodes to revamp State-owned water utility Rand Water’s corrosion prevention systems.  

Skills transfer, capacity building imperative in corrosion control industry 

By: Darren Parker     29th May 2009 The attraction, retention and development of necessary skills and knowledge within the field of corrosion is a significant challenge for the South African corrosion control industry, says Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa (CorrISA) president Deon Slabbert.  

Fibre-reinforced backing developed for polyurethane liners

By: Darren Parker     29th May 2009 South African polyurethane (PU) product producer Uretech has developed a fibre-reinforced backing for its range of PU liners, which allows the liners to be lighter compared with traditional steel-reinforced backing. It is also significantly less costly than steel-reinforced liners, yet just as... 

National tribology study forges ahead

By: Darren Parker     29th May 2009 The South African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) has acquired the necessary funding to initiate a study of the costs associated with not conforming to leading practice principles in the field of tribology, in the country.

 

Nanotechnology-based lubricant reduces 
gear wear

29th May 2009 Clean technology company, and provider of nanotechnology-based products, ApNano Materials, reports that its nanotechnology-based lubricant NanoLub, significantly decreases damaging wear pits on gear teeth. 

Energy crisis drives increased interest, research in tribology

By: Jacqueline Holman     30th May 2008 Energy supply shortages in South Africa and internationally have resulted in an increased focus on tribology, South African Institute of Tribology’s (SAIT’s) president Patrick Swan tells Engineering News. 

Value-add division supplies products for advanced corrosion protection products

By: Jacqueline Holman     30th May 2008 Value-add division of Robor, Pipe Systems, supplies piping solutions, in which corrosion protection plays a large part, to projects in the mining, water reticulation, gas and petrochemical industries. 

Conference emphasises the high costs of corrosion

By: Jacqueline Holman     30th May 2008 The direct cost of corrosion in South Africa equates to about R150-billion a year, Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa’s (CorrISA’s) president, Deon Slabbert, told industry participants at the second Annual Corrosion Control Conference in April. 

New advances improve waterborne maintenance coatings

30th May 2008 Performance levels of waterborne maintenance coatings are now equal to or even better than the capabilities of solvent-borne coatings, resulting from advances in polymer design and formulation, says chemical specialist Rohm and Haas. 

A corrosion solution to ‘pig-out’ on

By: Guy Copans     1st June 2007 Significant time and money could be saved in the mechanical and chemical cleaning, surface preparation and re-coating of underground water reticulation pipe lines in South Africa, through the use of on-site Pipe Pigging technology, says Corrosion Engineering Specialists, Corrocoat South Africa�s... 

Oil additive prevents corrosion 

By: Guy Copans     1st June 2007 Lubricant-manufacturer PS23 offers an oil additive to consumers that has a range of functions including an improved anticorrosive ability, reduced friction and fortified oil film strength, says PS23 director Sean Van Rij. 

Tribology carries latent economic potential

By: Guy Copans     1st June 2007 The application of tribology, which is the science and technology of friction, wear and lubrication, in South Africa, could improve the gap in potential of South Africa�s gross domestic product (GDP), says South African Institute of Tribology (Sait) executive committee member Patrick Swan. 

Galvanising a hot topic, says industry body

By: Guy Copans     1st June 2007 Hot-dip galvanizing in South Africa is currently experiencing a boom, says the Hot-Dip Galvanizers Association of Southern Africa (HDGASA) executive director Bob Wilmot. 

Lining systems protect steel, concrete surfaces

By: Guy Copans     1st June 2007 Engineering solutions specialist South African Industrial Linings (Sails) offer protective linings against the attack of acids and alkalis to protect steel or concrete surfaces, helping to prevent rapid destruction, says Sails MD Wulf Rusch. 

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