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Industrial Filters & Filtration News

Paper-mill contract awarded

19th March 2004 The contract to design, supply and install a new 50 m3/hr water filtration plant at the Mondi Felixton Paper Mill in Kwazulu-Natal has been awarded to Best Water Technology (BWT). 

Countering filter contaminants

By: Steven Chiaberta     17th October 2003 Many filters are prematurely blocked because of problems associated with water contamination. ?This is the view of hydraulics director Philip Johnson of the multinational filter technology company Donaldson. 

Kelvin retrofit programme on schedule

By: Martin Czernowalow     19th September 2003 Independent electricity producer Kelvin Power Station announced earlier this month that the first phase of a multimillion-rand retrofit programme is on schedule and will be completed by November, following the completion and commissioning of the first two units last month. 

Wastewater membrane means no more money down the drain

By: Karel Smrcka     29th August 2003 The constituents of some effluents can also be valuable and, if not properly treated, wastewater can literally throw money down the drain. 

SA company’s export success reaches Nepal

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 A South African engineering and manufacturing company, Fluidex Engineering, has been exporting transformer oil purification plants since 1985, and regeneration plants since the early 1990s. 

Helicopter filters now used in ploughing farmlands

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 South African air-filter technology is making an impact on the locomotive industry both locally and overseas. 

Turnkey ability secured preferred supplier position, says firm

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 The South African arm of international company Freudenberg Group, Freudenberg Nonwovens, was selected as the preferred supplier of air-purification technology and systems to Sasol Synfuels, Secunda. 

Dual-filtration product is introduced locally

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 The reduction of the wear of automatic transmission and power-steering technology is an area that is fast developing in the automotive sector. 

Technology focuses on combating fuel deterioration

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 Mobile tank-cleaning (MTC) units are becoming more widely used in the Southern African region as large consumers of fuel realise the cost-implications of fuel deterioration and the accumulation of tank-sludge on fuel consumption and poor engine performance. 

Membranes to meet ‘green’ standards

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 With the proliferation of emission control standards across industry worldwide, dust control has become a necessary part of any process. 

Company clinches contract at two waste incinerators

By: candice haase     21st March 2003 Stringent emission control legislation has forced a number of companies engaged in incineration activities to reduce the emissions from their facilities. 

Home-made filter tackles problem of reduced injector wear-life

14th March 2003 A locally-designed final polishing filter is providing a solution to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) experiencing reduced injector wear-life in their diesel engines. 

Global takeover affects local market

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 The international takeover of Ultrafilter International by Donaldson will impact directly on the South African market. 

New system increases filter's surface area

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 Donaldson Filtration Solutions will be releasing a new filtration system which allows for an increase in the surface area of the filter. 

SA firm secures UK and German ranges

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 Hydraulics and pneumatics company Ernest Lowe, of Johannesburg, has recently added products from Casappa, Ikron and Linde to its range. 

New combined filter regulators and lubricators

3rd May 2002 Johannesburg-based D & D Pneumatics, a division of Dowson & Dobson Industrial, has announced the launch of a new range of combined filter regulators and lubricators (FRLs) made from stainless steel. 

Dust-control, wind protection grow productivity

22nd March 2002 East Rand steel manufacturer Scaw Metals has installed Apex Strip Curtains’ general-purpose curtains. 

Continuous hydraulic filtration made easy

22nd March 2002 The Mahle Duplex filter is designed especially for hydraulic applications where 24-hour operation is critical and the system cannot be stopped for maintenance. 

Energy efficiency improves with new design

22nd March 2002 The design of the new range of high-quality, user-friendly air filters from Ingersoll-Rand Air Solutions claims to offer proven filtration performance with the lowest pressure drop available for increased energy efficiency and filter lifetime. 

R6m filtration system for ethylene plant

22nd March 2002 A R6-million contract for the installation of two Taprogge debris filtration systems with a continuous tube-cleaning facility has been awarded to IMS Engineering by Sasol Synthetic Fuels (SSF), in Secunda. 

Filtration to facilitate smoking legislation

22nd March 2002 The results of ElektroServe’s smoking and non-smoking proximity integration project have been announced. 

Self-cleaning filter a hit at platinum-mine

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 Johannesburg filter manufacturer Bona Filters could receive orders for anything up to 28 spin-filter systems from a platinum mine in the North West province, the filter distributor reports. 

Dust-collection system for cement mill

22nd March 2002 Increasing dust emissions at the number one cement mill at Alpha Cement’s Dudfield works in Lichtenburg, North West province, have necessitated the upgrading of the dust-collection system serving the mill, resulting in a R2-million fast-track contract being awarded to dust-control... 

S African product eclipses European filter at auto plant

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 Fine-filter systems supplier Antonair Consulting reports that its locally-developed product has outperformed a benchmark German filter at a Rosslyn automotive plant. 

Delivery of clean compressed air is ensured

22nd March 2002 Clean compressed air, covering capacities from nine litres a second to 7 200 l/s is ensured by Atlas Copco’s range of filters, the company claims. 

World first at Witbank colliery

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 In what is believed to be a world first, the installation of the first automatic filter press of its type at a colliery has been completed by Johannesburg firm Latham Engineering Africa at a colliery in Witbank, reports MD Stuart Clarke. 

Dust-collectors for Botswana nickel-mine

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 The dust-control division of Donaldson Filtration Systems will commission three Reliable Fire baghouse collectors at a nickel mine, in Botswana, this month (March). 

SA division turns global centre of excellence

22nd March 2002 The pure-water systems division of Pall South Africa is set to become a centre of excellence within the Pall Corporation. 

Fine-particulate filter is ideal for mining

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 West Rand-firm Crosible SA Filtration is excited about its Tetratex polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) products, which will continue to be sold to South Africa’s mining and cement industries. 

Filtration to cut loss of valuable metals

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd March 2002 Filtration-equipment supplier Filteg Solutions hopes to double its turnover this year through adding new technologies to its existing range, as well as catering specifically for the requirements of the mineral-separation sector. 

US-bestseller dust collector arrives in SA

22nd March 2002 The Downflo range of modular dust collectors is specifically designed for filtering very fine particles from large air volumes. 

Evaporation technology to stop enviro pollution

By: Karel Smrcka     9th November 2001 Environmental issues have a substantial effect on the treatment and disposal of industrial effluents and landfill leachate. The environmental movement is gaining momentum to minimise water usage and wastewater volume is increasing daily. 

SA filter industry lagging behind

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Industrial filters & filtration 

Improving the filtration industry through training

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Industrial filters and filtration 

Industry to pick up

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Industrial filters and filtration 

Australian filters to be manufactured in SA

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Industrial filters and filtration 

Manufacturers meet market demand for local filter bags

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Industrial filters and filtration 

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