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Industrial Filters & Filtration News

Microfiltration key in equipment maintenance in African conditions

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Africa’s extreme environment calls for more effective microfiltration applications to remove wear particles and dirt contamination from lubricants says microfine filtration solutions and vacuum automated and dehydration systems provider Filter Focus, COO Craig FitzGerald. “When new oil that has... 

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... 

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

New industrial vacuums enter local market

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Industrial and mining vacuum company Hencon Vacuum Technologies launched its Robot Mole in South Africa last month and will also launch its underbelt cleaning vehicle (UBCV) onto the local market this month.  

New industrial vacuums enter local market
UBCV CLEANING MODE The vehicle has an integrated vacuum system for cleaning spillage, especially under conveyors

Seal-saving device worth its weight in gold

By: Donna Slater     7th August 2015 A hydraulic cylinder- and seal-protecting device, which was destroyed during December 2014 in a gold-smelting accident attributed to hydraulic failure, prevented the hydraulic systems of Germiston-based precious metals refiner Rand Refinery from being damaged and the company from having to deal... 

Seal-saving device worth  its weight in gold
SEAL SAVING DEVICE Seal Savers take only 20 minutes to install, which is made easy using heavy-duty Velcro strips and built-in clamps

Singapore company appoints ASME inspector

5th June 2015 Singapore-based fully integrated water solutions supplier Hyflux Membrane Manufacturing (Hyflux) has chosen engineering advisory firm and assurance services company Lloyd’s Register Energy as its American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) inspection services provider for boilers and pressure... 

Distributor signs strategic partnership with pneumatics manufacturer

By: Dylan Stewart     24th April 2015 Global electronic, mechanical and industrial equipment distributor RS Components has significantly expanded its pneumatics, hydraulics and power transmission portfolio by entering into a deep strategic partnership with pneumatic manufacturing company SMC Pneumatics. 

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... 

Higher-quality lubrication reduces maintenance

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th November 2014 Wear control, lubrication and filtration company Filter Focus has assisted Germiston-based precious metals refiner Rand Refinery in significantly reducing its operational expenditure from R2.4-million to about R1-million in the past eight months by changing the refinery’s lubrication and... 

Higher-quality lubrication reduces maintenance
MAINTENANCE ACHIEVEMENT Many industries have reported a 2% to 10% productivity increase, owing to the correct use of predictive maintenance practices and use of correct lubrication

Detailed industrial engineering training materials available

By: Schalk Burger     31st October 2014 Master engineer and engineering consultant Bert Chapman has created an educational disc of engineering training materials based on real engineering problems, including their solutions, for engineers entering industry. The disc covers more than 35 electrical, mechanical and thermal engineering... 

Filter firm expands manufacturing, distribution infrastructure

By: Sashnee Moodley     9th May 2014 Filter product manufacturer Balwin Filters relocated and upgraded its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Cape Town in March, in a move aimed at promoting continued company growth following the similar upgrade to the company’s distribution centre in Johannesburg.  

First facial air curtain to be launched this month  

By: Pimani Baloyi     9th May 2014 South African air filtration solutions company Aircure has advanced the country’s innovative product development capacity by designing and developing the first facial air curtain, the Airhead – to be attached onto hard hats of workers who are exposed to fumes, dust, gas and polluted air – to... 

First facial air curtain to be  launched this month
How the Airhead works and in which Darren Bibby discusses the product.

Tanker offers instant purified water solution

By: Schalk Burger     25th April 2014 The Slovak-made Strazan water purification tanker truck can purify 50 ℓ of water a minute to provide clean drinking water using any source of water during droughts, emergencies or military operations, says local distributor Zero7Health CEO Tatiana Lhotsky. The versatile 6 x 6 truck is able to... 

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... 

‘Dry’ flue-gas desulphurisation possible on combustion installations

By: Schalk Burger     29th November 2013 A dry flue-gas desulphurisation (dry FGD) system uses a lime-based reagent to remove sulphur oxides (SOx) from the flue gases of any combustion installation without using water, says gas and energy specialist engineering company Tractebel Engineering South Africa business development manager Yves... 

   ‘Dry’ flue-gas desulphurisation possible on combustion installations

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. 

Manufacturer installs ultrafiltration technology, significantly improves quality of wastewater 

By: Samantha Herbst     1st November 2013 Adhesive technologies specialist and product manufacturer Henkel South Africa has set a benchmark in sustainability for the global Henkel brand by replacing its old chemical treatment plant with a new R2-million effluent plant that uses ultra-filtration technology in ceramic filters to treat the... 

Manufacturer installs ultrafiltration technology, significantly improves quality of wastewater
Henkel adhesives technologies operations GM Manie Botha speaks about the company’s newly-installed ultrafiltration plant. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Shane Williams.

Local distributor partners with global company

18th October 2013 Engineering components provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has extended its range of pneumatic and hydraulic filtration products and systems to include Parker motion and control technologies, says BMG executive director Gavin Pelser. BMG signed a distribution deal with global motion and control... 

Pharmaceuticals manufacturer in final phase of R80m plant upgrade

By: Samantha Herbst     11th October 2013 South Africa’s largest pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Wrapsa has embarked on the final stage of an R80-million refurbishment project, initiated in July, 2007, which has focused on increasing the capacity and upgrading the facilities of the company’s 13 000m² packaging and manufacturing... 

Pharmaceuticals manufacturer in final phase of R80m plant upgrade
THE LAST LEGThe final phase of Wrapsa’s R80-million refurbishment project – which will result in the upgrade and refurbishment of the oral solid dosage (OSD) plant – is due for completion in July 2014

BMG expands offering as it enters new partnership 

By: Sashnee Moodley     11th October 2013 Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) announced the expansion of its range of pneumatic and hydraulic filtration products and systems to include technologies from global motion and control specialists Parker Hannifin Corporation last month at its open day, in Johannesburg.  

  BMG expands offering as it enters new partnership
Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group sales director Ian King discusses the company’s new products and future plans.

Company not impressed with purity of SA fuels, further filtering required

By: Ilan Solomons     26th July 2013 Wear control specialist Filter Focus South Africa says consumers should be aware that the fuels they are putting into their vehicles’ tanks contain high-levels of contamination and require more effective methods of filtration. Filter Focus South Africa COO Craig FitzGerald tells Engineering News... 

Company not impressed with purity of SA fuels,  further filtering required
MEDIUM CAPACITY FILTEREssentially, when refineries remove sulphur from fuel, they have to be careful not to affect the lubricity of the diesel

Industrial gas group invests R200m in Pretoria West air-separation unit

By: Joanne Taylor     3rd May 2013 Gas products and services company Africa Oxygen (Afrox) launched its new 200 t/d, R200-million Pretoria West air-separation unit (ASU) this month. 

Rare-earth filters extend oil life in quench oil industries

By: Chantelle Kotze     8th February 2013 Wear control and filtration specialist Filter Focus has launched a new range of rare-earth magnetic filters, Magna-pure, to provide quench oil industries with significantly extended oil life. 

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... 

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