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Industrial Filters & Filtration News

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... 

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... 

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... 

Bag filter to be installed at Hotazel mine sintering plant

By: Tracy Hancock     5th August 2011 Air pollution control specialist Genair is installing a 180 000 m3/h bag filter system for the sintering plant at a BHP Billiton mine, at Hotazel, in the Northern Cape.  

R52,5m injection for Western Cape abalone farm

1st April 2011 Local private equity firm Inspired Evolution’s environmental and new energy technology fund has invested R52,5-million in Western Cape-based abalone farm Abagold. 

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. 

Hudaco expects better 2011, as mining spending picks up

By: Petronel Smit     28th January 2011 JSE-listed Hudaco Industries sees definite signs of mining investments picking up in 2011, in response to higher commodity price, although electricity shortages will slow down the growth. Group CE Stephen Connelly said on Friday that firmer trading conditions at the end of the 2010 financial... 

Filtration system aims to 
improve system performance

6th August 2010 Engineering equipment manufacturer Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) filtration division reports that its reservoir vent filter dryers provide optimum protection against water and particulate ingression into vented fluid systems. 

Hudaco buys filter products distributor FHS

By: Loni Prinsloo     23rd June 2010 JSE-listed industrial products company Hudaco announced on Wednesday that it had acquired a distributor of filter products, Filter and Hose Solutions (FHS), effective from the start of September. Hudaco CEO Stephen Connelly said that the company had made its intentions of growth through... 

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  

Cyclone, cross-flow filtration provides efficiency

12th March 2010 Cyclone and cross-flow filtration technologies are used in the turbocyclone system and reduces suspended solids in wastewater. The system reduces the particles in the water to provide a consistent stream that can be treated and processed more efficiently, says water treatment engineering company... 

Small-size filter range launched

12th March 2010 Manufacturer of inductive components Premo is offering a high performance, easy to install, small-sized new filter range to its customers suitable for a number of applications.  

Cold sterile filtration used in breweries

12th March 2010 As a part of its brewery portfolio, multinational engineering group Alfa Laval’s system uses sterile filtration membranes from international laboratory and process technology provider Sartorius, that are designed for beer filtration.  

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. 

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