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R188m solar project lights up rural towns

By: System Author     11th June 1999 Twinkling lights, the sound of up-to-the-minute television news broadcasts and lilting radio music are becoming part and parcel of nights in the rolling hills of rural northern Kwazulu-Natal. This follows the launch of a R188-million solar power project that is set to provide power to 60 000... 

Nine upgrade projects at Cape Town harbour

By: System Author     11th June 1999 Nine upgrade projects are under way at present at Cape Town harbour which will greatly enhance the capacity of the port. A deed of sale has been signed, finalising Portnet’s purchase of the old Eskom power station site adjacent to the harbour, and the parastatal has applied for funds with... 

Sports village an energy-efficiency model

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The athletes’ village being built for the seventh All Africa Games, in Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg, could serve as a model for future low-cost housing developments. The R80-million, 1 799-unit athletes’ village, situated on a 52 ha site located on the far east bank of... 

Fly ash producer is one of world’s largest

By: System Author     4th June 1999 Producing 1,2-million tons of fly ash a year from three plants based at Eskom’s Matla, Kendal and Lethabo power stations, Ash Resources is one of the world’s largest, GM Bert Dijkema tells Engineering News. Fly ash is used as a partial replacement (or extender) for cement in concretes... 

Instrumentation company measures up

By: System Author     4th June 1999 Leading South African supplier of ac electrical transducers, dc signal conditioners and measurement systems Measurtronic was acquired by the Stratcon group of companies in 1993. Stratcon comprises Measurtronic, Stratford Engineering, a mechanical power transmission company which is celebrating... 

Stray-current damage combated

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Gauteng firm Westward Electric has embarked on an exercise with Sasol Synthetic Fuels to monitor the company’s rotating machines on all electrical equipment in the gas circuit, air-separation and oxygen plants, reports technical director Sherwin Jerrier. The company will assist the... 

R19m reactor contract strikes sparks

By: System Author     28th May 1999 With the successful completion of the instrumentation and electrical installations of all seven Sasol Advanced Synthol (Sas) reactors in February, Gauteng firm Apollo E&I Construction has established itself as a competitive participant in the petrochemical industry, reports MD Piet van Rensburg.... 

R16m wastewater-works upgrade motors ahead

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Independent motor control centre (MCC) manufacturer and turnkey electrical-services company Electron, of Bramley, Gauteng, is busy with the R16-million Wildevo 

A leading pioneer celebrates 100 years

By: System Author     28th May 1999 leading supplier of equipment in the field of electrical and electronic engineering, including motor control centres (MCCs), celebrates its hundredth anniversary this year. The year has also brought a change in the names of group companies worldwide from the previous name of Klockner Moeller.... 

New electric-motor company opened in Gauteng

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Cape Town-based electric-motor imports and distribution company Motorelli has decided to spread its wings, and has opened a branch in Gauteng. Director Mark Schell reports that Motorelli has also awarded subdistributorships to a number of companies at the beginning of the year, including... 

Progress on water project flows on

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Electrical installations on various pumpstations and treatment plants on the estimated overall US$350-million North–South Carrier water project in Botswana is being executed by Johannesburg-based turnkey electrical projects company RBF Engineering. Work comprises a network of four... 

R1-million equipment for large chrome mine

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Rosslyn-based buyer and seller of new and reconditioned electric motors, Benco Machines, has supplied a contracting chrome mine with equipment to the value of R1-million. Regional manager Johan van Vuuren reports that the contract entailed the supply of rebuilt electric motors, reduction... 

New gearbox, motor firm

By: System Author     28th May 1999 The recent acquisition of Fenner Power Transmission (FPT SA) by Bearing Man has resulted in the significant extension of the company’s existing geared-motors division. An entirely new gearbox and geared motor company, Power Drives, has been established, with a new corporate identity under... 

International exhibition for Jhb

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Drives and controls are invaluable tools to industry because they act as a vital interface between the power supply and industrial processes, be they manufacturing or mining. Without them, industry simply could not function. With a market value of around R160 million, drives and controls are... 

R40-million electrical contract secured

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Electrical and electronics company Standard Electrical Group has been awarded a R40-million electrical contract for the commercial re-development of Old Mutual’s Menlyn Park shopping centre in Pretoria. The Stantronic Group arm will reroute and install an entire high-tension reticulation... 

New vector control for traction applications

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Johannesburg variable-speed drive (VSD) manufacturer Motor Control Systems (MCS) has completed development on its new vector-control drives, which will be used for traction applications. This is intended to complement its existing range of scalar control drives, and will focus on underground... 

Range of electro-pneumatic valves

By: System Author     21st May 1999 A NEW range of electro-pneumatic pressure-regulating valves from Mannesman Rexroth Pneumatic is being marketed by Tectra Automation, of Maraisburg, Gauteng. These valves have a range of functions, offering the user a valve for every application. Process variables such as power, quantity and speed... 

Tied up in big cost-conversion dilemma

By: System Author     21st May 1999 Local copper manufacturers have applied a rod conversion cost which is determined in US dollars, causing a dilemma in the South African cable-manufacturing industry. “We fail to understand how local producers of copper can quote certain prices in an international currency,” comments... 

Hi-tech system to boost air-passenger safety

By: System Author     21st May 1999 The safety of air passengers, the cost of energy and the health of premature babies could all benefit from the application of chromatic sensing, a technique developed in the department of electrical engineering and electronics at the University of Liverpool in north-west England. The technique is... 

New power station technology punted

By: System Author     21st May 1999  

R22-million-worth of contracts secured

By: System Author     21st May 1999 Cable manufacturer African Cables has actively pursued new markets for its products and, as a result, it has experienced phenomenal growth in its exports in the last six months. Orders totalling more than R22-million have been secured during this period for contracts in the Far East and the... 

Low-quality imports abound

By: System Author     21st May 1999 Greater use should be made of local manufacturers due to the proliferation of low-quality imported products being dumped on the South African market, says Republic Transmission joint MD Joachim Livonius. The 19-year-old gearbox and actuator manufacturer, which deals mainly with the valve... 

Digital villages to empower communities

By: System Author     14th May 1999 The hi-tech world of information technology (IT) is opening up for South Africa’s historically-disadvantaged communities through the establishment of ‘digital villages’ by Gauteng IT leader Microsoft SA. The company’s community investment programme aims to bring the... 

African radiation protection centre set up

By: System Author     14th May 1999 South Africa is set to strengthen its position at the forefront of global radiation protection following a decision by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the Council for Nuclear Safety (CNS), with strong support from parastatal power... 

Regional power trade nets R150m for SA

By: System Author     7th May 1999 In an extremely difficult economic climate Eskom’s traders last year managed to make a gross profit of more than R150-million, simply by buying and selling electricity in Africa. The power utility reports that South Africa is the largest producer and consumer of electricity in the... 

Pneumatic system for trenchless piping

By: System Author     7th May 1999 A range of pneumat- ic equipment used to install underground pipes and cables without digging trenches is available from Reef Trenchless Technology SA (RTT), a wholly-owned company of Reef Pneumatics and Industrial Supplies. “The conventional method of digging trenches when one needs to... 

SA to receive R15m in foreign aid

By: System Author     7th May 1999 South Africa is to receive a total of US$2,5-million (about R15-million) from the World Bank this year for projects to help bring efficient lighting technology to consumers. This will assist the international community to meet its goals of reducing greenhouse emissions, but, more importantly,... 

Turnkey hydraulic package offered in SA

By: Deborah Spicer     7th May 1999 The range of hydraulic equipment manufactured by Denison, and imported from the US and Europe to South Africa through the Denquip group, has a stronger-than-ever presence in the country. “With some changes taking place in the group itself, as well as a change of agency in South Africa, some... 

Image of stainless steel as a corrosion panacea

By: System Author     7th May 1999 SUCH is the image of stainless steel that it is usually viewed as the panacea to every problem of metal degradation in a corrosive environment. However, according to the Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) spokesperson Dave Rowlands, it would be na 

Cracking the problem of caustic corrosion

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Corrosion by caustic materials (sodium or potassium hydroxide) at all concentrations is easily handled at room temperature with a variety of metals and alloys, including carbon steels, reports The Hendrix Group Reporter. It becomes increasingly more corrosive with increasing temperature and... 

From the Archimedes screw to multistage impeller pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The new release of All About Pumps is now available from the Animated Software Company. This program has received high praise from users and reviewers, and is quickly becoming a standard teaching tool in the pump industry. Available on CD-Rom for just US$59,95, All About Pumps teaches the... 

Collapsible towers for powerline repair

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Electrical-maintenance crews who need to bypass existing powerlines for repairs or restore power in areas where lines are down due to severe storms, accidents or vandalism now have a new tool available in the form of collapsible emergency towers. Developed and tested in Canada by SBB... 

SA power innovations galvanise the world

By: System Author     30th April 1999 South African technology for innovative applications and developments in the electric power-generation and transmission industry is typically leading-edge and highly-regarded internationally, says South African Institute of Electrical Engineers president Alf Schulze. “These latest... 

Power applications exhibition

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The broader profile of the Electrics Power Electronic Africa (Epea) ’99 exhibition has led the Indian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association to book a national pavilion for its participating companies at this year’s show. The power-applications section of the show is a... 

Greasing up on electrical contact

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A range of greases especially formulated to protect electrical contact surfaces is being marketed by electro-mechanical manufacturer Contact Engineering of Boksburg. Sourced from SBB International of Canada on an exclusive agency basis, the CTX dielectric compounds have been formulated... 

Hand-tool industry powering up changes

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The biggest challenge facing the power-tool industry at present is fly-by-night companies that import under their own, or assumed, names to and from the Far East, including countries such as China, Taiwan, Singapore and Korea, reports South African Power Tool Association (Sapta) chairperson Armin... 

Voltage is upped on thriving expansion drive

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Medium-voltage (MV) specialist Marqott Holdings is conducting a thriving expansion drive, which is the culmination of more than 12 years experience in the industry. A contributing factor to this initiative is the fact that, through its subsidiary Marqott Power Industries, Siemens awarded the... 

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