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Corrosion Control News

Big component offset from SAA’s Airbus purchase

By: laurian clemence     6th August 2003 South African mechanical and aeronautical engineering group Aerosud, of Centurion, yesterday formally announced a new aircraft sub-assembly contract with European aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus. 

$250m to tackle organic pollutants

21st July 2003 The Global Environment Facility (GEF) announced on Friday that it is committing $250-million from 2003 to 2006 to help developing countries tackle persistent organic pollutants, a health and environmental threat that was addressed last week at an international meeting in Geneva. 

SA engineering for Czech wheels paint plant

By: Zonika Botha     18th July 2003 Local company Bendet Engineering Services is, in conjunction with Italian paintshop and material-handling specialist Olpi D 

R14,4m worth of SA tractors for Zim tobacco growers

13th June 2003 In its biggest single transaction to date, GMG Power, of Isando, Johannesburg, has clinched a deal to supply the Tobacco Growers Trust (TGT), of Zimbabwe, with 101 Same tractors valued at R14,4-million. 

Strong growth potential for powder metallurgy

By: nkolola halwindi     30th May 2003 The Powder Metallurgy Association of South africa claims that the cost of producing a motor vehicle can be reduced significantly with the use of powder-metallurgy technology. 

Pta firm commissions largest ceramics isostatic press

9th May 2003 Pretoria-based firm, Multotec Wear Linings has commissioned what is reportedly the largest high-alumina ceramics isostatic press in the country. 

New company enters the lubrication industry

2nd May 2003 A new company has been launched by IMS of Johannesburg. 

Distribution agreement sees company expand its product range

2nd May 2003 A major supplier of polyurethane products, solutions and systems to local industry, Industrial Urethanes, a Chemserve company, has signed a distribution agreement with Reef Industrial Trading that will enable it to complement its polyurethane products with a range of epoxy resins and curing agents. 

Thin-skinned support membrane is introduced

2nd May 2003 A new global company specialising in the development of environment-friendly composites technology, Rohm and Haas Composites, has launched a new thin-skinned support membrane, specifically for the mining industry. 

New range highlights needed for water-repellent coatings

2nd May 2003 There has been a positive response to the launch of Marmoran’s new Sirocco Cementitious coatings, says technical and production director Paul Terrey. 

Local company seals DRC bridge deal

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 The South African government recently completed brokering a peace deal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ending one of Africa’s most convoluted and bloody wars, and now a South African industrial painting company is assisting in the rebuilding of the former Belgian... 

Empowerment corrosion-control company established

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 The involvement of previously disadvantaged individuals in the fields of tribology and corrosion control is sadly lacking, believes ICE Corrosion Engineering consultant engineer Greg Combrink. 

Old technology able to provide new life

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 The use of old technology in combating corrosion can save the South African economy millions of rands a year, says Total Contamination Control (TCC) marketing and engineering manager Greg Combrink. 

Institute’s main aim is education

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 The main focus of the South African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) is to provide education for and about the industry, says institute president Rob Hodgson. 

SA linings firm secures Nigerian contract

2nd May 2003 The country’s largest distributor of spray-on polyurethane linings, Rhino Linings, has won an international contract worth over $900 000 to promote its brand and products in Nigeria, one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. 

Corrosion-resistant chains on offer

2nd May 2003 Kwazulu-Natal based Bearing Man’s power transmission division has a range of high performance IWIS corrosion-resistant (CR) chains with high fatigue and wear-resistance for optimum performance and extended service life in arduous conditions. 

R18m power station project to be completed in November

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 One of the biggest corrosion-control projects for electric power generation in South Africa is being undertaken by Steuler Africa. 

Tertiary education in corrosion is lacking

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 A recent survey performed by the Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa (CorriSA) revealed that South African universities only offer introductory courses in corrosion and corrosion control at undergraduate level. 

Corrosion-monitoring systems evaluated for Durban water network

2nd May 2003 The eThekwini municipality has appointed Paradigm Projects to evaluate various corrosion monitoring systems for the entire water pipeline network of Durban. 

Empowerment corrosion control firm seeks to expand

2nd May 2003 A new black-run corrosion consulting firm is making its way into the South African market, reports CP Anodes manager member Martin Lebenya. 

Low-friction coating to improve pumping efficiency

2nd May 2003 With a reputation for solving corrosion-related problems quickly, efficiently and economically, Corrocoat says it is one of the world’s leading names in anticorrosion technology. 

Firm calls for proactive control

14th February 2003 The implementation of a quality-management system for the proactive control of lubrication and tribology processes enables one to identify the real cost drivers involved in wear and poor lubrication. 

Firm appointed as sole distributor for US range

14th February 2003 Local company IMS Industrial Products has been appointed the sole and exclusive authorised distributor for Wiggins Service Systems and Fuelcom products for the whole of Africa. 

Middle East tension could boost African oil, lubricants

14th February 2003 The oil industry is set to become one of the boosts to African development in the twentyfirst century. 

New US product range launched in SA

14th February 2003 The sole importer of the Lincoln lubrication systems for Southern Africa, Lincoln Lubrication SA, has announced the launch of the new Fast Fill System product range that is manufactured in the US, reports Lincoln Lubrication SA’s Patrick Sandker. 

Partnership formed to provide technical support

14th February 2003 Engine distributor Cummins Diesel SA has forged a new technology partnership with filter specialists Fleetguard and lubricants manufacturer Valvoline, to provide a dedicated technical support network for users of the most advanced generation of low-emission Cummins engines. 

Food-grade lubricants minimise contamination risk

14th February 2003 The cost of implementing good hygiene practices and quality systems – including correct lubrication – is small compared with the value of food and beverage brands and the risk of damage in the event of a food safety disaster. 

German oil air lubrication system introduced locally

14th February 2003 Specialist in bearings, seals, power transmission components, gear products and belting, Bearing Man, has launched a new oil air lubrication system from Germany that has been installed in a number of local rolling mills. 

Online corrosion repair method introduced to SA

24th January 2003 A cost-effective method of conducting online corrosion repairs to pipelines transporting sensitive or hazardous liquids and gases has been introduced to South African industry by FedHak Industrial Services, in conjunction with Gammatec Engineering. 

Beware backyard merchants

11th October 2002 The use of plated fasteners in corrosive environments is a common practice today and is more cost effective than using bolts made of stainless steel or other exotic metals, says SA Bolt Manufacturers GM John Robbins. 

New development promises improved performance

11th October 2002 East Rand-based Prolong Pumps and Valves takes pride in its ability to recondition pump components that will outperform the original equipment. 

East Rand firm makes inroads into China's big paint market

By: Deborah Spicer     27th September 2002 South Africa’s third-largest paint producer has shipped a-million-rands worth of paint to China, following successful negotiations between the local company and Quanlitona SA, the Chinese buyer’s South African subsidiary which is best known for its switchgear equipment. 

Prevention technique for rope corrosion

20th September 2002 A wire rope grease applicator, reduce product wastage and ensure less downtime for underground mining operations has been developed by Shell South Africa (SSA), in a bid to extend rope life. 

Corrosion engineering systems now on offer

13th September 2002 Systems supplier Steuler Africa provides a complete line of corrosion engineering solutions for the protection of concrete and steel structures in refineries, including ceramic, brick and tile linings, resinous membranes, liquid sheetings, coatings, monolithic toppings and anchored plastic sheet... 

Steel-shot, grit manufacturer commissions fourth furnace

By: candice haase     19th July 2002 In the wake of the increased demand for steel-shot and grit products, Thor Foundry, an East-Rand steel-abrasives manufacturer, has begun commissioning its fourth furnace, which cost the foundry an estimated $300 000 to install. 

Diamond-treatment plant steel coating completed

19th July 2002 StonCor Africa products have played an important role in the construction of a new combined treatment plant (CTP) at De Beers Kimberley mine. 

Bearings ideal for steel milling

19th July 2002 Bearing Man’s bearings division distributes a range of NSK bearings that provides efficient performance and reduced maintenance costs in many steel mill processes, including casting, rolling, finishing, raw materials handling and iron making. 

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