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Corrosion Control News

Adoption of water-based lubricants rather slow

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 Despite the current worldwide push to operate companies as environmentally-friendly as possible, Rothenberger South Africa GM Michael Fellendorf says that the company’s water-based threading lubricant is not receiving the reception that an environmental push suggest its should. 

Grease is the word for high temperatures and speeds

11th February 2005 Bearing company SKF has developed a new formulation for its LGLT 2 high-speed bearing grease to meet increasing demands for higher speeds. 

Opportunities flow from SA firm's alliance with global giant

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 In the middle of last year, ExxonMobil and Engen South Africa announced that Engen would be officially distributing Mobil lubricants in many sub-Saharan African countries. 

Institute to hold tribology course next week

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 Next week the South African Institute of Tribology will be holding its first course this year at the Science Park, in Kelvin, Gauteng. 

Engine-condition monitoring kit launched

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 A revamped diagnostic kit for performing condition checks on engines was launched late last year, Engineering News has learnt. 

Synthetic-oils agency deal on the cards

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 Although Bearing Man has been buying lubricants from Habot in an informal, open-ended arrangement for about five years, it now seems that it will be appointed a formal distributor, Engineering News has learnt. 

Coatings company extends franchise to Kenya

25th January 2005 Specialist coatings manufacturer for the construction industry Marmoran has signed up Galaxy Paints of Nairobi to be a blending agent in Kenya. This brings the number of Marmoran blending technology agencies operating in Africa to eight. 

Quick-fix solutions for damaged pipelines

By: abdul cook     19th November 2004 Pipeline corrosion and mechanical damage in the form of cracks, dents and gouges can cause costly downtime for processing and manufacturing industries. 

Refinery in six-week maintenance shutdown

By: abdul cook     19th November 2004 A six-week maintenance shutdown from October 14, following 20 months of forward planning, is being under taken by Sapref. 

Spray coatings extend valves' operating lives

12th November 2004 Gauteng-based corrosion-resistant surface-alloy distributor Flame Spray Technologies (FST) has developed hard and corrosion-resistant coatings which have made it possible to increase the working life of valves. 

BEE spurs growth at lubrication equipment firm

By: Irma Venter     17th September 2004 Johannesburg-based Lubrication Equipment aims to double its turnover over the next three years, on the back of an empowerment deal which saw black-owned investor Links Capital acquire 51% of the company in August. 

Engines battle with SA diesel

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 Impending legislation to govern emissions will require action now to be compliant when official emission levels are regulated. 

New standard for diesel under negotiation

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 New-technology diesel engines, like racehorses, are fussy about the type of fuel that they consume. 

Coatings project team for China

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 Barloworld Coatings is devising a new strategy for doing business in China. 

New coating technology to benefit farmers

14th June 2004 Coatings company Flame Spray Technologies has introduced a new technology to South Africa, which can significantly lengthen the life of agricultural implements, such as ploughshares and sweeps, by ten to 15 times. 

Aerospace corrosion product finds new applications

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 Randburg power transmission company Entramarc has introduced a new corrosion-protection product to the South African market. 

Skills development enhances product and service delivery

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 There are numerous applications where hot dip galvanizing could and in many instances should be used but where other traditional methods of corrosion protection are still being applied, says the technical consultant of the Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Southern Africa Walter Barnett. 

New branding may grow business

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The South African-based International Chemical Corporation (ICC), which was acquired by Barloworld at the beginning of March this year, is one of the country’s only producers of pigment dispersions or colourants for the decorative and industrial-paint markets. 

Lead in paint is dangerous for children

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 High blood-lead levels found in South African children have been attributed to, among other sources, the use of lead in paint. This finding is based on a study conducted by the Medical Research Council (MRC). 

Chain series is corrosion resistant

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The power transmission division of Bearing Man distributes the full range of Tsubaki high-performance chain, that includes the new corrosion resistant DP roller chain series. 

New corrosion-resistant material’s products by Q1 2004

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 When it comes to available materials engineered to combat wear, most provide?either for good abrasion resistance or for good corrosion resistance, but few for?both abrasion and corrosion resistanc 

Resin vessel gets new coating

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 Corrosion coatings company Corrocoat’s polyglass VEF material, a vinyl ester/acrylic co-polymer loaded with three-micrometre thick glass flakes, has been used at a sugar refinery, says Corrocoat director Ian Gordge. 

Furniture coating product successfully received

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 In the area of foil coatings, BASF Coatings has developed a new product line for the manufacturing of highly water-resistant furniture foils and successfully put it on the market. 

Centralised lubrication promoted

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The Safematic centralised lubrication systems, from John Crane, provides a comprehensive and reliable coverage, which eliminates the need for any manual lubrication. 

R6m Egyptian contract awarded to local firm

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 Manufacturer of specialist coatings for the construction industry Marmoran has celebrated its 34-year anniversary by winning one of the largest specialist coatings contract to be awarded in Africa. 

Corroded walkway leads to accident

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 One of the often forgotten causes of wear is corrosion but this is a mechanism that not only reduces plant availability but also can lead to dangerous working conditions, says Multotec Wear Linings marketing manager Ken Tuckey. 

Paint institute continues to educate clients

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute (PQI), that was launched in this country two years ago, has played an important role in creating a more informed paint consumer and in assisting quality paint manufacturers in their efforts to produce and promote quality paints. 

Landmark continues to display corrosion protection

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The new Nelson Mandela Bridge has made a marked difference to Johannesburg’s skyline and pundits say it’ll become as well-known as such international landmarks like Paris’ Eiffel Tower, London’s Tower Bridge and Sydney’s Opera House. 

Empowered corrosion company established

4th June 2004 A new empowered corrosion-engineering solutions company, Didier Corrosion Engineering (DCE), has been formed. 

New lubrication technology on offer

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 With a new technology from Flosolve, distributor of Vogel lubricating systems, it is now a relatively simple task to retrofit the LubriLean digital minimal quantity lubrication (MQL) unit to existing equipment. 

Newly-established grease plant aims for significant market share

By: Zonika Botha     7th May 2004 As one of only five grease plants in South Africa, and indeed the only plant of its kind in the Vaal Triangle, Grease Manufacturing South Africa (GMSA) is poised to become a significant participant in the local grease-supply industry. 

Equipment lasts longer with uncontaminated lubricants

By: zeena isaacs     13th February 2004 Sole supplier of CSI condition monitoring equipment in Sub Saharan Africa Andersen & Hurley Instruments reports that it has undertaken a drive to increase awareness of lubricant-monitoring equipment. 

SA diesel sometimes contaminated

By: zeena isaacs     13th February 2004 The quality of some South African diesel is substandard, containing high-levels of dirt contamination and low-lubricity due to illegal spiking of fuel with illuminating paraffin (IP). 

New oil lubrication system

13th February 2004 Supplier for grease lubrication systems Lincoln Lubrication South Africa has introduced a precise and economical solution for the oil lubrication of chains found on machines and agriculture equipment such as balers. 

Threading lubricant protects drinking water

13th February 2004 Local plumbers and pipe professionals are not making sufficient use of the environment-friendly pipe-threading lubricants available to them for drinking water applications, says Rothenberger Tools South Africa GM Michael Fellendorf. 

Lubricator ensures continuous and automatic lubrication

13th February 2004 The bearings division of Africa’s leading distributor of bearings, seals and power transmission components Bearing Man has launched a new automatic single-point refillable lubricator, the Simalube system. 

Tribology conference will probe renewable oils

By: zeena isaacs     13th February 2004 The South-African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) will be hosting a conference, Tribology 2004, on March 24 to March 26 at the University of Pretoria’s conference centre, De Vaal reports. 

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