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Instrumentation and Control

Designing for process-control efficiency

By: Laura Tyrer     17th March 2006 A carefully thought-out and comprehensive process-control and supervisory system is now viewed as an essential ingredient to operating an efficient, modern mineral-processing plant. 

Wide range covers industrial breadth

17th March 2006 Instrumentation and control company Bellambie Mining & Industrial offer an extensive range of devices including weighing, measuring and load limiting equipment, designed for a variety of applications. 

Specialist firm mulls over BEE options

17th March 2006 Instrumentation-and-control specialist B&W is approaching black economic empowerment (BEE) on multiple fronts, says chairperson John Barrow. 

Solution to dusty, noisy level applications

17th March 2006 The patented End-of-Probe (EOP) Algorithm incorporated into the Levelflex M device from Endress+Hauser enables accurate and reliable level measurement of low dielectric solids (flour, cement, PE and PP granules, powders, hops, lime) even during pneumatic silo filling, and fluidised emptying... 

Machine-protection instrument prevents costly breakdowns

2nd September 2005 Providing reliable power monitoring with overload and underload protection for single and three-phase ac motors is the Fenner Monitor 360 Mk III from Power Drives. 

Company conquers I&C contracting in Africa

2nd September 2005 Contracting in Africa is tough. Remote locations, little or no infrastructure, complex logistics, a harsh climate and disease are among the challenges testing the ingenuity of contractors striving to deliver world-class technology against the odds. 

A breakthrough in bulk-solids level measurement

2nd September 2005 Radar has been the widely-accepted standard measuring technology for reliable measurement in liquids. 

New tensiometer measures force in wire ropes

2nd September 2005 A tensiometer from Bellambie Mining & Industrial is designed for force measurement in pretensioned wire ropes, like aerials, pylons, shrouds, masts and supports, that cannot be dismantled, but where tension has to be measured or confirmed. 

Controlling household electronic devices away from home

2nd September 2005 New to Legrand's range of electrical products and accessories is an innovative automated system which controls electrical functions from any part of a home, or remotely through a Web browser from a mobile phone or computer – even from another country. 

SABS certification for custody transfer granted

2nd September 2005 Recently the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) officially approved Krohne for custody transfer for its OPTIMASS Coriolis mass flowmeters. 

Automation giant active in power-generation sector

By: sarah-leigh paul     2nd September 2005 One of the world’s largest power and automation technology companies ABB opened its doors in South Africa in 1992, once the country was on a path to democracy. 

Instrumentation specialist involved in Spoornet diesel-depot upgrade

By: sarah-leigh paul     2nd September 2005 Founded in Switzerland in 1953, Endress + Hauser has grown into one of the world leaders in measurement instrumentation and automation solutions. 

Increasing SA's safety standards

By: sarah-leigh paul     2nd September 2005 Over the last few years, South African industries have begun to wake up to the importance and necessity of safety equipment in the work place. 

R12m expansion boosts valve company's capacity

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Randburg-based valves supplier OMSA Valves and Instrumentation (OMSA) has invested some R12-million into expanded and upgraded facilities, which include additional offices, larger storerooms and a new testing facility. 

Customised samplers and dosers suitable for various applications

29th April 2005 Approved by major petrochemical companies, Mitech’s high-performance positioners have three take-off options, making them suitable for almost all applications. 

Company expands flow-metering range

By: Mariaan Webb     1st April 2005 With water being an important commodity in South Africa, N&Z Instrumentation and Control has further expanded its range of flow metering instrumentation. 

Online process sulphur analyser new to SA

By: abdul cook     25th March 2005 Three analysers that can accurately measure and analyse information in the chemical and petrochemicals industries have been introduced by OEN Enterprises. 

Indicators facilitate accurate load management

18th March 2005 Three devices that meet international commercial and weights measurements standards have recently been released. 

Automation project engineering has been standardised

18th March 2005 Honeywell announced last month that it has signed an agreement to standardise its automation project engineering on SmartPlant Instrumentation, an instrumentation engineering solution powered by INtools, from Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. 

Attack choppe's enviro-control system being upgraded

By: abdul cook     14th January 2005 Gauteng-based Booyco Engineering is upgrading the environmental-control system (ECS) of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF) Rooivalk attack helicopter, in collaboration with Denel Aerospace. 

Firm introduces high-tech air-traffic management

By: abdul cook     10th December 2004 Johannesburg-based company Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) has introduced in this country an innovative way of managing air-traffic services, known as the South African Advanced Air Traffic System (Saats). 

Most upgrades will be complete in next 4 years

By: abdul cook     10th December 2004 A big portion of a R3,8-billion programme being implented by Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) to upgrade the country's national and international airports in preparation for the 2010 soccer World Cup will be completed over the next four years. 

Infrared camera improves inspection of materials

By: abdul cook     19th November 2004 The use of infrared cameras in predictive maintenance is becoming increasingly common, says H Rohloff sales manager Johan Jansen van Vuuren. 

Aluminium plant's costs fall as breakdowns are slashed

By: abdul cook     19th November 2004 After eight months of response work and attending to breakdowns at Bayside Aluminium in, Richards Bay, Crane Aid, a subsidiary of Morris Material Handling, has landed a contract to maintain the Reduction B and C cranes at the plant. 

Fingerprint-access to Sasol gym

By: Nicola Mawson     5th November 2004 Information and telecommunications company MarPless installed a 

Technical training, support offered by PROFIBUS Competence Centre

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 A software solutions company specialising in industrial communications and enterprise solutions is providing local industry with Profibus training and expertise. 

Five panels being manufactured for petrochemical firm

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Heating company Bartec Barlian is currently manufacturing and assembling five stainless-steel instrumentation and control panels, each measuring 2 m by 3 m, for Sasol compressors operating in Zone 1 hazardous areas. 

Domestic control units improve security

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Audio and video door-entry control kits manufactured by Legrand are effective security devices, designed to enhance safety and provide peace-of-mind in almost any application. 

Two instrumentation and electrical contracts completed

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Two high-profile contracts at cross-border diamond mines have been completed by B&W Instrumentation and Electrical. 

Electromagnetic measurement now more affordable

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Over the past few years, the electromagnetic measuring principle has established itself as the first-choice solution where the flow of aqueous media had to be determined in a precise manner. 

Safety hinge suitable for many industries

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Hinged machinery guards and covers as well as safety fence doors may be found in many industry. 

Partnership provides troubleshooting solutions

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Industrial intelligence can no longer be described as an added benefit, but rather as a requirement for successful operations. 

Load-out system contract completed this month

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 East Rand mining logistics company Siemag Blanes is currently extending a load-out system at Tanzanian gold-mine Bulyanhulu, which is owned by Canada’s Barrick Gold Corporation. 

Importing sensor products is a viable option, says supplier

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 With the emerging need for increased productivity, instrumentation and control requirements have become an essential component for successful businesses. 

Project house upgrades winders in Africa

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Project house Dowding, Reynard and Associates Technical Services (Drats), specialising in all areas of winder engineering, has developed a sound reputation, both locally and internationally, for rebuilding and modernising existing winders. 

Software ensures sea life’s well-being

By: elizabeth rebelo     23rd July 2004 Ensuring a clean, oxygenated aquatic environment is essential to the health?and well-being of the many priceless sea creatures at Durban’s billion-rand?tourism destination, uShaka Marine World. 

SA emerging as hub for oil-equipment group

By: Helene Le Roux     23rd April 2004 One of the world’s largest instrumentation companies, Krohne, plans to turn South Africa into its worldwide manufacturing hub for skid-mounted fiscal metering stations and Venturi tubes, which are used in the oil and gas industry.?The company’s local fabrication joint-venture... 

Equipment continues to ensure safety in drives

By: elizabeth rebelo     19th March 2004 The joint MD of H 

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