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Industrial Filters & Filtration News

New technologies highlighted at 
international conference

12th March 2010 Diversified global infrastructure company (GE) will highlight several new technologies at Medical Design and Manufacture West for medical and life science companies needing enhanced filtration and separation for various applications. 

New plant for local manufacturer

12th March 2010 South African manufacturer and supplier of industrial filters and lubrication systems Operational Marketing has moved to new and expanded offices with an adjoining manufacturing plant in Strydom Park, Gauteng.  

Production plant opened in China

12th March 2010 Designer, manufacturer and supplier of industrial filters Larox has opened a new production plant in Suzhou, in China. 

New filter vessel 
prevents spills

12th March 2010 Liquid filter company Eaton Filtration has launched a new filter vessel, the Flowline II, which the company reports provides high performance and is economically priced compared with other filter vessel products. 

Filtration system extends life of reverse-osmosis plant

By: Lindsey Berry     12th March 2010 Environmental solutions company Procon Environmental Technologies has delivered one of its Mycelx filtration units to a water treatment plant at South African ferrochrome producer Samancor Chrome’s Tubatse Ferrochrome smelting operation, in Steelpoort, Mpumalanga province. 

Revamped engineered-products distributor eyes prospects in Australasia and South America

By: Terence Creamer     26th September 2008 The recently re-branded Bearing Man Group, now BMG, is considering ways to globalise its successful industrial-component sourcing and distribution model, and is eyeing, in particular, entry into the resources-heavy markets of South America and Australasia.  

Howden Africa buys remaining stake in emissions-control firm

By: Matthew Hill     6th July 2007 JSE-listed Howden Africa said on Friday that it has bought the 50,01% of gas-cleaning systems firm Bateman Howden South Africa (BHSA) for R26,3-million from Bateman Projects.  

Cleanroom for biotech lab

By: Shannon de Ryhove     6th July 2007 Cleanroom specialist Deryck Smith Consulting Engineers, the cleanroom division of Stewart Scott International (SSI), has completed the design, implementation and validation of the cleanroom environmental control systems as part of a R25-million project for a highly sensitive biotechnology quality... 

Filtration relations extended to capex

By: Guy Copans     29th June 2007 Filtration company Donaldson Filtration Systems is responsible for a large portion of the filtration work at Mittal Steel�s Vanderbijlpark facility, says sales engineer Deon Cilliers, who provides technical support to the site. 

Industrial-filter education requires more attention

By: Mischa Drotsky     17th March 2006 Creating awareness about the importance of filters for the protection of equipment and a safe working environment, as well as pollution control, is one of the major challenges that the air-filtration industry faces, Airventfil MD Lerato Makgalemele tells Engineering News. 

Importer offers extended guarantee on US filters

By: Mischa Drotsky     17th March 2006 A long-standing importer and wholesaler of industrial filters has committed itself to exceeding international service benchmarks by offering a seven-year guarantee on the filters it is importing from the US. 

Big push to improve pollution control at South African smelters

By: Mischa Drotsky     17th March 2006 Company offers custom-engineered in-house design As a supplier of electric-arc smelting furnaces and related technology to the ferroalloys and base-metals industries, Pyromet Technologies also designs its own in-house gas-cleaning systems for smelter applications, embracing wet and dry systems.... 

Rebranded firm focuses on product innovation

By: Mischa Drotsky     17th March 2006 A name change in 2004, a unique product development in 2005 and the rebranding of three of its filters, placed SPX Vokes-Air firmly on the industrial filters and filtration map. 

Acquisition underpins move to enhance industrial range

17th March 2006 For more than 40 years Donaldson Filtration Systems has served the South African market in the trucking, mining, civil engineering and agricultural sectors, and is world renowned as leaders in filtration solutions. 

Design database a key advantage

17th March 2006 Based in the UK and represented locally by OEN Enterprises, Micro Metalsmiths manufactures filters, diplexers, multiplexers and associated components. 

New filter range unveiled

17th March 2006 A brand-new range of filters, regulators and lubricators has just been released by Ernest Lowe under its own Elco label. 

Breakthrough limestone-wash solution installed

17th March 2006 Gauteng-based engineering firm, Thuthuka Group, has designed an innovative limestone wash plant for Metlime using a revolutionary vacuum filter process. 

Empowerment filters through

17th March 2006 Private equity firms RMB Corvest and Tandem Capital have concluded a major empowerment transaction with the introduction of an empowerment shareholder into Filter Flow, First Filtration and Francol. 

Acquisition to help firm expand into new markets

17th March 2006 The acquisition of Hayward Industries by Eaton Corporation was officially completed late last year. 

The benefits of bag prefilter systems

By: peter cromberge     18th March 2005 Because filtration can be an expensive process, most filtration functions will benefit from the use of pre-filter systems. 

Local firms bag opportunities in pharmaceutical industry

By: peter cromberge     18th March 2005 New demand by local pharmaceutical companies for fluid-bed drier bags has created an opportunity for certain local companies to supply these bags. 

No bending under pressure for titanium cartridge filters

By: peter cromberge     18th March 2005 A new range of titanium cartridge filters was introduced into the local market from the US in October last year. 

Local product could replace imports

By: peter cromberge     18th March 2005 A range of in-line basket strainers, previously only available through import, is being manufactured by a local filtration, lubrication and pump company. 

Correct filter can save millions

18th March 2005 Operators of large diesel machines, steam and gas turbines should be careful to fit only manufacturer-approved filters as opposed to choosing inferior filters motivated by lower prices. 

Enviro upgrade at Lydenburg smelter

18th March 2005 An environmental upgrade of the furnace charge points of two furnaces at Xstrata Alloys’ Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, chrome smelter is being undertaken by gas-cleaning and dust-control company MikroPul of Johannesburg. 

R1,3m water-treatment facility for mining town

By: peter cromberge     18th March 2005 A complete water-treatment facility valued at R 1, 3-million, complete with four filtration vessels, has been installed in a remote part of Mali to supply clean water to the mining town of Sadiola. 

Filter press for platinum plant

18th March 2005 The first Ishigaki Lasta filter press to be supplied to the local platinum industry has been installed at Lonmin’s smelter operations, and forms part of the plant extension project at this mine. 

Spark arrestor increases filterbag life 

By: abdul cook     5th November 2004 The latest development from Genair Pollution Control – the spark arrestor/prefilter – reduces filtration costs and increases lifter life, and is claimed by director Wynard Schoeman to be “the most reliable system on the market”. 

The challenge of online effluent testing

5th November 2004 Increasingly strict environmental legislation makes the reliable measurement of waste-water parameters essential for the effective treatment of effluents. 

Firm clinches pioneering flue-gas plant contract

5th November 2004 A local firm was awarded a contract earlier this year by leading pulp-and-paper maker Mondi Paper to instal a novel integrated desulphurisation (NID) dry flue-gas plant to serve two coal-fired boilers at the company’s Merebank mill north of Durban. 

Fresh air for smokers in restaurants

5th November 2004 Guidelines issued by the Department of Health for the construction of designated smoking areas fit well with the Seasonmaster Intercept, a product designed specifically to clean smoke from the atmosphere. 

Filters and bin vents meet emission targets

5th November 2004 Bag filters and bin vents supplied by gas cleaning and dust control specialists MikroPul of Johannesburg between 2000/3 for site-wide installation at BHP Billiton’s Mozal 1 & 2 aluminium smelters near Maputo, Mozambique, are operating successfully and meeting minimum emission targets as... 

SA dust filters for Angolan cement plant

24th September 2004 Dust control specialists Air Cleaning Equipment of Gauteng, a division of MikroPul, reported that it was recently awarded a contract to manufacture and supply dust control and collection systems for a major revamp of Angolan cement producer Nova Cimangola's cement plant near Luanda. 

Filter delivery to take place in August

By: zeena isaacs     25th June 2004 Industrial filtration specialist Filteg Solutions has been awarded a R2,5-million contract to supply filters and coalesces to Sasol’s Project Turbo. 

Filter copes at high temperatures

By: renay de     19th March 2004 A significant challenge that faces many hot-gas-filtration installations is acid hydrolysis on filter bags, Crosible South Africa Filtration sales manager Sebastian Buisman tells Engineering News. 

Gas-cleaning and dust-recovery system is now complete

19th March 2004 One of the largest gas-cleaning and dust-control and -recovery projects implemented in Southern Africa to date was recently completed at the Dudfield plant of Holcim South Africa. 

Filter brand continues to be used in most industries

By: renay de     19th March 2004 Turnkey lubrication and filtration installations supplier, Operational Marketing thrives in providing high-quality products and exceptional service, reports filtration manager Marty Welman. 

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