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Corrosion Control News

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. 

Corrosion-prevention measures for bridge

5th July 2002 The cable ties and anchor support system for the Nelson Mandela Bridge, which is currently under construction and expected to be unveiled in July 2003, are the main components to support the bridge. 

Hotter the better for this rare pair

By: Marius Roodt     31st May 2002 Exactly ten years go to the month, Andr 

Plain sailing with lining systems range

By: marisa rodrigues     24th May 2002 The protection of concrete is a necessity in corrosive environments, such as those experienced in the chemical, food, fertiliser and power industries. 

Does corrosion industry need a surface-technology association?

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 Moves are currently under way to assess the need for a Surface Technology Association (STA) in South Africa to represent the surface technology and coating industry. 

New BEE firm to tackle corrosion

3rd May 2002 The collaboration between a number of established members of the corrosion industry to form Isinyithi Corrosion Engineering (ICE) has made it the first known black empowerment company within the corrosion industry in South Africa. 

SA-based firm to complete tank linings for Namibian zinc-mine by October

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 Surface-protection engineering company Steuler Bennett, of Johannesburg, is currently completing the largest project it has ever undertaken under its Steuler Africa name. 

Corrosion-prevention research results out

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 Corrosion is a considerable problem within South Africa’s mines, not only in terms of the cost of maintenance and replacement, but also because of the potential hazards associated with corroded materials. 

Faster-curing resins boost motor repair

3rd May 2002 Research and development in the electric motor industry is looking towards making the individual repair or manufacturing task quicker to process. 

R2m ceramic technology debuts in South Africa

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 Specialist manufacturer of high-density and alumina ceramics Multotec Wear Linings, part of the Multotec group, based in Kempton Park, is using technology and equipment reportedly never seen before in South Africa to maintain its position as a leader in the wear linings and protection industry. 

Hot-dip galvanised steel and mining

3rd May 2002 The Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of Southern Africa has released a paper entitled, “Evaluation of the use and performance of hot dip galvanized steel at a PGM concentrator facility”. 

Test kits reduce incidence of osmotic blistering

3rd May 2002 Research into the causes of osmotic blistering in coating products has shown that chloride retention on the substrate is often the reason for the problem. 

Training for surface preparation and coating

3rd May 2002 Specialist in industrial materials Blastrite will begin offering free training courses this year to the surface-preparation and coating industry. 

Comprehensive corrosion management and maintenance service is on offer

By: vanessa vasques     3rd May 2002 A unique service is being supplied by the corrosion management services of Midrand-based Xenith Management. 

Tubing to deal with 'sweet' corrosion

3rd May 2002 Five years of extensive laboratory tests, negotiations and trials have resulted in the successful introduction of Salmac Stainless Tube’s SQ28 stainless-steel tubing, which is resistant to stress corrosion cracking, to the South African market. 

Mining firm renews lubrication maintenance contract

3rd May 2002 Leading opencast mining company Scharrighuisen Mining has renewed its lubrication maintenance contract with IMS Industrial Products (IMS-I). 

Dry-running hermetic pump developed

By: nkolola halwindi     26th April 2002 Since the invention of the magnetically-driven pump more than 50 years ago, most of its developments occurred in terms of the magnets and the materials of construction. 

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