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Industrial Filters and Filtration

Filtration technology enables free-water removal

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Oil-quality maintenance and monitoring services provider to the South African energy market, Filtration Management Solutions (FMS) claims to be the only company in Africa using the Pall HCP200 turbine oil coalescer. Developed by global experts in filtration, separation and purification solutions,... 

Filtration companies collaborate on expansion

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Having established its coolant manufacturing plant in July 2015 in Woodmead, Johannesburg, global filtration products designer and manufacturer Cummins Filtration appointed hydraulic fluid specialist Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) as its ‘super dealer’ for the company’s Fleetguard range of engine... 

HFT is the ‘super dealer’ for Cummins Filtration’s Fleetguard range of products across Southern Africa
WORKING TOGETHER HFT is the ‘super dealer’ for Cummins Filtration’s Fleetguard range of products across Southern Africa

Filter felt with better service life introduced

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Dust filter bags supplier Crosible Filtration has introduced a new range of filter felt, comprising various polymers and manufactured using a unique method that improves the product’s quality, dust capturing efficiencies longevity and corrosion resistance, says managing member Sebastiaan Buisman.... 

New Spunlacing filtering felt improves filter efficiency and reduces emissions
Photo by Duane Daws
DUST RESISTANCE New Spunlacing filtering felt improves filter efficiency and reduces emissions

Engineering services help maintain mine profits

28th November 2014 The biggest threat to a sustainable water supply in South Africa is not the lack of storage, but the contamination of limited available water resources, says extractive metallurgy company Multotec environmental process engineer CJ Liebenberg. This takes place through mining pollution and acid... 

Industry initiative to benefit bag filter manufacturers

28th November 2014 The South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) hosted a cluster information session for the proposed Bag Filter Manufacturers Cluster in October, which will be an initiative of industry, managed under the auspices of SACEEC. In 2013, State-owned utility Eskom developed a bag filter... 

Bag filters supplied to State-owned utility

28th November 2014 Technology solutions company Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa has been awarded a contract by State-owned freight transport utility Transnet to supply three reverse pulse bag filters. Two of the filters are to be installed on multiproduct rail tipplers and one on a bottom discharge rail... 

Manufacturing depends on adequate planning

28th November 2014 The implementation of a dust collection system offers many benefits to a production facility, including increased manufacturing effectiveness and a generally cleaner and safer work environment for employees, says dedusting systems manufacturer and supplier Donaldson Torit regional sales engineer... 

Engineering services supply tailored air-filtering system

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th November 2014 As the mining industry faces growing pressure to contain costs and maintain profits, mining houses are looking towards the engineering industry to offer innovative ways of overcoming these challenges, says Pretoria-based specialised engineering solutions company Rand Technical Services (RTS) MD... 

Lowering emissions a legislative requirement

28th November 2014 Several companies, across numerous industries, are faced with the obligation to lower their emissions to meet legislative requirements coming into force on April 1, 2015, and again on April 1, 2020. This is the result of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (the Act), as a... 

Company launches new water filter

28th November 2014 Motion and control technologies company Racor, a division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, launched its new Racor GreenMAX fuel filter water separator in October. The GreenMAX cartridge fuel filter water separator removes dirt from water, to protect and extend the life of final high efficiency... 

Effective water filtration crucial for plant operations

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th November 2014 Evaporative water cooling  specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) has  become the official Southern Africa distributor for Italy-based water filtration systems manufacturer Sati Filters. An effective water filtration system is crucial to the smooth running of industrial cooling tower... 

Fuel contamination presents liability for industry

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th November 2014 Owing to the amount of dirt and dust in the South African air, combined with insufficient tank breathers, oil and fuel contamination is rife. However, industry is focusing on reducing sulphur and aromatics content in diesel fuel to reduce air pollution, says wear control, lubrication and... 

New double sensor transmitter launched

28th November 2014 Isolated pressure transducers and transmitters measuring technology manufacturer Keller, represented in Southern Africa by Instrotech, announced the launch of the Series PRD-33 X, in November. This differential pressure transmitter features a double sensor for measuring the differential and line... 

Energy efficiency leads to healthy return on investment

29th November 2013 A capital investment in power factor correction and harmonic filtering equipment can result in a healthy return on investment – depending on the utility’s demand rate structure, production quality cost owing to harmonics, and voltage fluctuations in the distribution system, says electricity... 

Importance of international standards being realised locally

By: Jonathan Rodin     29th November 2013 The South African filtration market is slowly following suit on international trends as it is realising the importance of using the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) cleanliness code 4406 to quantify particulate contamination levels per millilitre of fluid to determine its... 

Water treatment proves successful

29th November 2013 Water treatment company Water Purification Chemical & Plant (WPCP) has completed a water purification plant upgrade project, which included a contract to strip existing nonfunctional pressure sand filters and replace these with new coated steel sand filters, as mechanical and electrical... 

Company successfully showcases new product

29th November 2013 Filtration supplier and manufacturer Filter Focus COO Craig FitzGerald reports that the 2013 South African Sugar Technologists' Association (Sasta) Conference, which was held at the Durban International Convention Centre, served as the ideal event for the company to showcase the benefits of its... 

Cyclone technology replaces conventional dust and exhaust filters

By: Jonathan Rodin     29th November 2013 Current industrial filtration methods often require costly maintenance and filter membrane replacement on an ongoing basis. However, Rand Technical Services (RTS) has introduced to the market a robust, highly effective inertial spin filter technology for industrial dust and exhaust separation,... 

Oil cleanliness of paramount importance

29th November 2013 South Africa filtration company Filter Focus reports that although oil disposal - which in most cases is a completely unnecessary practice - often has harmful repercusions for the environment, which also, in most cases this is a completely unnecessary practice. Technologies do exist to make... 

Amalgamation proves successful

By: Jonathan Rodin     29th November 2013 Engineering products manufacturer and supplier Omsa, product manager Philip Craig says the company has expanded rapidly over the last three years, owing to its unique, complete, fully functional bulk fuel filtration system. 

Company promotes platinum recycling technology

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th November 2012 Rising filtration equipment costs and an increase in equipment maintenance problems are leading to increased interest in high-quality filtration technology, says industrial solutions provider Rand Technical Services (RTS) MD Ian Fraser. He notes that, while there are continuous improvements in... 

Frost prevention system to benefit fruit producer

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th November 2012 Local irrigation and agricultural solutions provider Agrico is implementing a frost-prevention system at fruit producer Karsten Group’s Hoogland farm, in Ceres, in the Western Cape. The company states that the project has enabled it to demonstrate the benefits of using filters manufactured by... 

Interest in filter bags increasing

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th November 2012 Local filtration provider Filcon Filters has imported absolute polypropylene matrix (APM) filter bags, ranging from 0.2 µm to 50 µm, from US-based manufacturer Sun-Central for distribution in South Africa. Filcon Filters technical sales director Vernon Clarke says there is increasing interest in... 

Enzyme filtration gaining popularity

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th November 2012 While enzyme and bacteria filtration products have separately been available to industries for natural filtration use, filtration company ZymeTech now offers a combined enzyme/bacteria solution to ensure a greener and more efficient approach to filtration, says ZymeTech MD Alan Badenhorst. The... 

Carbon footprint of filtration becoming increasingly important

11th March 2011 Environment-friendly filtration solutions developer Amiad Filtration Systems reports that water filtration technology will become more important, going forward, as fears of a water deficit as soon as 2025 loom. 

Industry focused on eliminating dust pollution

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     11th March 2011 Industry is becoming increasingly aware of how dust pollution affects industrial filters, moving machinery and productivity in general, industrial solutions provider Rand Technical Services (RTS) MD Ian Fraser says. 

Mining sector moves towards dry stacking of tailings

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     11th March 2011 The need for water conservation and safer disposal of tailings are driving a growing interest in the dry stacking of waste materials, says filtration solutions provider Outotec mineral processing engineer Ian Townsend. 

Expanded product line to offer wider application

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     11th March 2011 Filtration systems and parts manufacturer Donaldson Filtration Solutions has expanded its fuel filter offering through the launch of a new line of replacement fuel filters. 

New product range offers increased reliability

11th March 2011 Industrial consumables and engineering firm Bearing Man Group (BMG) reports that its filtration division has launched a range of explosion-protected purifiers that are designed for application in areas where explosive gases may be present. 

Filtration solutions reduce operational costs

11th March 2011 Water handling and treatment solutions provider ITT Water & Wastewater reports that its rapid gravity media filtration and clarification solutions, which form part of its Leopold range, will reduce operational costs at wastewater treatment plants.  

Units extend life span of oil, inline filters

11th March 2011 The use of centrifugal oil filtration units will extend the life of oil and inline filters on industrial and mining equipment, filtration systems supplier SA Centrifuge reports.  

Increased awareness of benefits of energy efficient equipment

By: Lindsey Berry     12th March 2010  

New inertial spin filter technology

12th March 2010 Tshwane-based Rand Technical Services (RTS) has developed a robust, highly effective inertial spin filter technology for industrial dust and exhaust separation, which is virtually maintenance free and offers an alternative to current industrial filtration methods that often require costly... 

Filtration company helps promote literacy development

12th March 2010  

Local distributor continues successful 
distribution of Danish brand

12th March 2010 Filtration product distributor IQ Oil Filtration, which is the approved and contracted sole local importer and distributor of Danish filtration manufacturer CC Jensen’s (CJC’s) oil filtration products has had a successful first year since it opened in January, last year.


Robust transfer trolley launched

12th March 2010 Filtration specialist BMG Filtration, a division of Bearing Man Group, has launched a new robust transfer trolley which transfers oil safely from the oil store to the plant, without the lubricator having to touch the fluid. 

Exclusive distribution agreement secured

By: Lindsey Berry     12th March 2010  

Alliance formed to distribute, market diesel exhaust fluid

12th March 2010 International industrial filtration system manufacturer Cummins Filtration and international specialty chemicals company Ashland, which manufactures Valvoline, reports that it has formed an alliance to package, market and distribute diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in North America. 

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