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Noise, Vibration and NDT

New building technology designed to reduce noise pollution

By: Zandile Mavuso     12th October 2012 Interior building solutions group Saint-Gobain Gyproc has launched its Gyproc SoundBloc plasterboard walling system, which is designed for high-impact resistance and the reduction of noise pollution. 

New Q2-Trim technology reduces noise

12th October 2012 Global technology and services provider Metso Corporation’s new Neles Q2-Trim technology reduces noise by up to 30 dB compared with a typical control valve, helping process industry customers improve personnel and plant safety, while simultaneously increasing efficiency and reliability. “For more... 

Lubricant reduces vibration, noise

By: Zandile Mavuso     12th October 2012 US-based lubricant manufacturer Lubricant Engineers’ Pyroshield open gear lubricant, which is distributed locally by wear control specialist Filter Focus, reduces friction, vibration and noise levels. “Higher vibration means higher friction, which results in higher electricity consumption.... 

Ultrasonic camera to enhance NDT in industry

By: Zandile Mavuso     12th October 2012 Aerospace and defence group EADS’ Innovation Works research and technology network has signed a cooperation agreement with Norway-based DolphiTech for the development of a new nondestructive testing (NDT) system based on an ultrasonic camera component used for composite inspection 

Institute to host world conference, improve NDT training

By: Joanne Taylor     7th October 2011 The South African Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Saint) is set to host the eighteenth World Conference on Nondestructive Testing, in Durban, from April 16 to 20 next year. 

Local NDT company performs testing on Airbus components

By: Joanne Taylor     7th October 2011 Training and inspection company African Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Centre says it is currently the only company in the country performing high-volume NDT testing on Airbus aircraft parts. 

Grooved mechanical piping systems reduce noise, vibration

7th October 2011 Traditional noise and vibration attenuation methods may be unnecessary for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems, as well as industrial utility piping and fire protection systems when using grooved mechanical piping systems. 

Vibrometer wins industry award

7th October 2011 Technology and laser-based measurement solutions company Polytec, based in Germany, received the 2011 Industry Prize at this year’s Hannover Messe trade fair for its ultra high frequency-120 (UHF-120) vibrometer. 

First VHF and UHF low-noise amplifiers released for mobile devices

7th October 2011 Semiconductor company Panasonic Corporation, based in Japan, has developed the industry’s first very high frequency (VHF) and ultra high frequency (UHF) low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) for mobile devices to operate at voltages as low as 1.7 V. The company began sample shipments in late March this year. 

New vibrometer with hand-held probe now available

7th October 2011 The Monitran model MTN/VM110, an entry-level vibration meter, is now available from instrumentation company Instrotech. The compact, lightweight and portable meter is designed to operate with a constant current type accelerometer, making vibration measurements simple and convenient. 

New noise and vibration analyser features user-inspired refinements

7th October 2011 Years after launching its three-series analysers, noise and vibration instrument manufacturer Oros has added user-inspired refinements to the product. 

Company launches low-noise amplifier transistor

7th October 2011 Provider of advanced semiconductor solutions Renesas Electronics has a new Silicon Germanium:Carbon (SiGe:C) heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT), which has a low-noise performance for wireless local area networks (LANs) and similar applications. 

US company provides leak detection training sessions

7th October 2011 Mining industry suppliers that use leak test instrumentation can now achieve higher quality and efficiency through improved training offered at no cost by US-based leak detector provider Uson. 

South Africa hosts international NDT conference

By: Eleanor Seggie     8th October 2010 The 18th World Conference on Nondestructive Testing (WCNDT) will be held on African soil for the first time, in Durban, from April 12 to 16, 2012.  

Phased system offers 
vibration monitoring

By: Eleanor Seggie     8th October 2010 Condition monitoring company Engineering Dynamics has launched a three-phased vibration monitoring and protection system, where clients choose the level of monitoring capabilities in their plants. 

Grooved piping systems reduce 
vibration and noise

By: Eleanor Seggie     8th October 2010 Traditional noise and vibration attenuation methods may be unnecessary for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and industrial utility piping and fire protection systems when using grooved mechanical piping systems, says US-based mechanical pipe joining systems manufacturer... 

Gautrain aims for low 
noise and vibration

9th October 2009 Substantial effort has been put into South Africa’s R35-billion Gautrain rapid rail project to contain noise and vibration. 

Vibration tester provides cost effectiveness 

By: Petronel Smit     9th October 2009 Machine monitoring solutions provider Engineering Dynamics offers a cost-effective, expandable, handheld vibration tester called the X-Viber, which measures overall vibration, bearing condition, rotation speed and temperature in one instrument. 

Vibration monitoring 
device launched 

By: Petronel Smit     9th October 2009 Vibration-monitoring solutions provider IQ Instruments has designed and manufactured the only two-wire loop-powered 4-20 MA vibration-monitoring device for critical machinery in South Africa, the model 2400 vibration transmitter. 

Training critical to enhancing safety in industry

By: Petronel Smit     9th October 2009 The School of Applied Non-Destructive Examination (SANDE) aims to assist, educate and improve all areas of nondestructive testing (NDT) in South Africa by providing specialised training courses in NDT, run by skilled NDT trainers. 

Vibration specialist expands product range

By: Loni Prinsloo     10th October 2008 Sound and vibration specialist Vibranalysis Instrumentation Southern Africa has released an all in one tri-axial accelerometer data collection and analysis system, the Svantek SV 100 human vibration meter, to the South African market. 

Noise made by industrial plants: Are we doing anything at all ?

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     10th October 2008 The short answer to : Noise made By Industrial Plants: Are We doing Anything At All ? Is in general, as relating to Southern African Plants, “No” 

NDT industry needs engineering sector recognition – Institute

By: Loni Prinsloo     10th October 2008 A significant shortage of non-destructive testing (NDT) personnel is envisaged in the near future if industry challenges are not tackled head-on, the South African Institute of non-destructive testing (Saint) president Manfred Johannes predicts. 

Air hoist reduces risk of noise-induced hearing loss

12th October 2007 The new Bellambie air hoist promises to reduce hazardous high noise levels in the industrial working environment reports equipment manufactures Becker Engineering. 

NDT Conference to consider industry challenges

By: Sylvester Haskins     12th October 2007 The Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Conference 2007 which will be held from October 24 to 26 later this month tackles the challenges facing the industry and provide practical solutions, reports conference host Institute for International Research (IIR). 

Welding institute builds SA�s NDT skills base

By: Sylvester Haskins     12th October 2007 The South African Institute of Welding's (SAIW's) South African Quality and Certification Committee-accredited training programme trains some 500 students a year in non-destructive testing (NDT). As a result, the institute plays a significant role in resolving the loss of skills that... 

Vibration analysis resolves vibration equipment problems

By: Sylvester Haskins     12th October 2007 Vibration analysis company, Vipro Vibration Products has introduced a novel approach to resolving vibration equipment problems through a high level review of the plant and equipment operating conditions, says business development manager Colin Abouchabki. 

Vibration analysis instrument gets a facelift

By: Sylvester Haskins     12th October 2007 The vb7 is the latest vibration analysis instrument developed by international vibration analysis hardware manufacturer Commtest Instruments. 

Industrial noise-monitoring system empowers the public

By: Sylvester Haskins     12th October 2007 A new manually activated timed recording of noise system, the Matron 3 will make the domestic noise monitoring and complaints process by environmental health practitioners more efficient, is set for release in this country by acoustics and vibration instrumentation supplier A & V Technologies. 

Condition monitoring system installed on gem-mining vessel

By: cheryl reddy     13th October 2006 An online condition-monitoring and remote-diagnosis system, the OneproD XPR, was commissioned for De Beers Marine Namibia last month by Cape Town-based firm Ideas Solutions. The company was also involved in the design and development of the system and the entire project was initiated and... 

‘Condition monitoring must be supported by proper skills, information’

By: cheryl reddy     13th October 2006 Condition monitoring without proper information limits the technology to a high-cost ‘fire-fighting’ tool in the vibration industry, says power and automation group ABB. 

New Zealand to host global NDT summit

By: cheryl reddy     13th October 2006 Worldwide participants in the nondestructive testing (NDT) field can look forward to a jam-packed conference at Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand, in November. 

Spring systems tackle vibration-related problems

13th October 2006 Rosta spring systems, which are distributed throughout Southern Africa by Bearing Man, have been designed to solve problems in the suspension, vibration, springing and damping of machines. 

Maintenance in SA ‘efficient but not effective’

13th October 2006 The small to medium sized manufacturing industry in South Africa is not fully focused when it comes to the maintenance of physical assets. These are the sentiments of an engineer at physical asset management company, Pragma Wyhan Jooste. 

Top companies merge to form the largest BEE, NDT and inspection company in South Africa

13th October 2006 In a move to form one of theleading specialist black economically-empowered companies in Africa, De-tect NDT Services and Unit Inspection SA, formally Oceaneering Unit Inspection, have now officiallymerged their companies andoperations. 

Regular inspections ensure efficient motor performance

14th October 2005 Electromechanical engineering specialist Leroy-Somer manufactures a range of vibrating motors that comply with international safety and quality specifications. 

New sound-intensity standard on the cards for industry

By: Mariaan Webb     14th October 2005 In the ever-advancing technological world of today, higher measurement accuracy has become part of most development criteria. 

Acquisition brings remote visual inspection to SA market

14th October 2005 The General Electric Company has completed the acquisition of Everest VIT (EVIT), a Welch Allyn subsidiary focused on remote visual inspection equipment for industrial applications, following receipt of the various regulatory approvals. EVIT will now become part of GE Inspection Technologies,... 

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