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Noise, Vibration and NDT

SA to get new NDT registering and licencing system

By: Mariaan Webb     14th October 2005 In a globally competitive market it is important for companies to maintain high standards of product quality, plant reliability and safety to people and the environment in which they operate. 

Training a priority for this BEE NDT service provider

14th October 2005 The fully black-owned De-Tect, a nondestructive testing (NDT) service provider in nuclear, places great emphasis on training and, over the last three years, it has invested substantially in training programmes. 

New NDT products expected to be a hit in local market

By: Mariaan Webb     14th October 2005 A new range of nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment and consumables has recently been introduced to the local market. 

Nuclear energy corporation delivers on NDT services

14th October 2005 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) serves the NDE fraternity through industrial isotope technology which is a rather unusual NDE service that the organisation has developed locally. 

Monitoring the integrity of large fabricated-steel storage tanks

15th October 2004 Large fabricated steel storage tanks are used to store bulk liquid petroleum and other chemical products. 

Low-noise drive chain available

15th October 2004 Seals and bearing company Bearing Man’s comprehensive range of Tsubaki chain products includes newly designed low noise drive chain that combats noise pollution, ensuring an improvement in the work environment. 

Licence agreement extends firm's vibratory portfolio

By: Liezel Hill     15th October 2004 Vibratory equipment specialist Vibramech has secured a licence agreement with Siebtechnik GmbH of Germany, with effect from March 2005. 

New low-noise air hoist launched

15th October 2004 Lifting and pulling equipment specialist Bellambie Mining & Industrial has launched a new, low-noise air hoist. 

Pure science:

By: Liezel Hill     15th October 2004 Palaeontologists from the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Geophysics Department are using nuclear neutron radiography, or tomography, to perform digital reconstruction of the skull of a fossil. 

Manipulator for holding of NDT probes

15th October 2004 Hout Bay-based engineering company Cape Residual Stress has developed a manipulator which can be used for the quick and easy holding of non-destrucive testing (NDT) probes for circumferential NDT evaluation of pipework or flat plate structures. 

Meters measure sound-level frequencies in real-time

15th October 2004 A new cost-effective range of real-time sound-level meters from the UK have been released locally by the local agent for the product, Ceatec. 

Component X-rays while you manufacture

By: Karel Smrcka     3rd September 2004 The components in cellphones and airbags are expected to operate with absolute reliability. 

Rapid scanner fast-tracks checks for faults in complex structures

By: Karel Smrcka     28th May 2004 A small and very smart wheel attached to a simple handle is set to bring significant improvements in time-saving, cost-reduction and safety for manufacturers and operators of aircraft worldwide. 

New NDT facility serves local and international markets

By: Luxolo Tyali     17th October 2003 Developed nine months ago, the advanced nondestructive testing (NDT) facility at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), is already serving local and international industries. 

Group believes in empowerment

17th October 2003 Nondestructive testing services company, Raysonics group, has an aggressive black economic empowerment (BEE) strategy with two of its six branches being BEE companies, reports MD Ivan Holden. 

SA lags in implementing environmental regulations

By: Luxolo Tyali     17th October 2003 The civil aviation industry in South Africa is about 15 years behind the rest of the world in implementing environmental recommendations by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao), South African Airlink MD Roger Foster tells Engineering News. 

Company highlights the importance of managing vibration in aircraft

17th October 2003 The aviation industry is perceived as a leader in technology because it often pioneers new technologies and techniques that become readily available to the industry at large. 

Spring systems on offer

17th October 2003 Distributed throughout Southern Africa by Bearing Man, Rosta spring systems have been designed to solve problems in the suspension, vibration, springing and damping of machines. 

Nondestructive testing centre to open in October

By: Martin Czernowalow     22nd August 2003 The first offset project of the South African Airways-Airbus deal is expected to start functioning in October, with an ambitious plan to bring French nondestructive testing expertise to South Africa. 

Advanced NDT testing service now available to industry

By: Keith Campbell     11th July 2003 A non-destructive testing facility that is currently unique in the Southern Hemisphere is available to South African industry at Necsa Safari-1 nuclear research reactor at Pelindaba, west of Pretoria. 

Small airlines will struggle to meet noise regulations

10th February 2003 Noise abatement procedures that are expected to be implemented by the South African government this year, to make aircraft quieter and safer, are expected to have serious implications for both local and international airlines. 

New NDT centre to open doors in Pretoria

18th October 2002 A new international industrial standards certification and training centre, specialising in non-destructive testing (NDT) is to be established at the CSIR in Pretoria. 

New device launched to monitor, measure vibrating equipment

By: nkolola halwindi     18th October 2002 A variation of the vibration amplitude or frequency of vibratory equipment can usually be an indication of malfunction. If this variation is not recognised and eliminated, the equipment might fail and stop the process, resulting in high-repair and downtime costs. 

High-tech NDT winning over conventional methods

By: nkolola halwindi     18th October 2002 The use of high-tech non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques using computer generated data is overtaking conventional NDT methods as it is considered to be a better detection and monitoring tool due to its efficiency and accuracy. 

Problem-solving spring systems available

18th October 2002 Distributed throughout Southern Africa exclusively by Bearing Man, Rosta spring systems have been designed to solve problems in the suspension, vibration, springing and damping of machines in any power transmission application. 

Institute introduces new hands-on course

By: nkolola halwindi     18th October 2002 The Vibration Institute of South Africa has introduced a machine vibration analysis course, which is a hands-on practical approach for operators and personnel wishing to test and apply their practical analysis skills using live case-history data. 

Local welding skills attain international recognition

By: candice haase     4th October 2002 As non-tariff barriers begin to assume a more prominent role in preventing South African-manufactured products from entering overseas markets, the Southern African Institute of Welding has taken precautionary steps to ensure South African qualifications meet international standards. 

Loudspeakers in a hall

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     28th June 2002 Hannes Bornmann wrote to ask if I would write something about stereo sound and the best place to put loud-speakers in a hall. 

Proposed nondestructive-testing centre in jeopardy

By: Deborah Spicer     10th May 2002 The lack of a functional, South African National Accreditation Service (Sanas)- accredited South African certification body (SACB) for non-destructive testing (NDT) may mean that an African NDT centre may be established in South Africa without the assistance of local specialists in this field. 

Detecting leaks with fibre optics

19th October 2001 A monitoring system based on fibre optics, which can detect leaks in pipelines, has been developed in the UK. 

New vibratory system patented

19th October 2001 Modular screening panel manufacturer Multotec Manufacturing has reported the patenting of a new high pressure water delivery system that generates ultrasonic waves for use in deblinding, or unclogging applications on vibrating screens. 

Coupling reduces vibration levels

19th October 2001 Mechanical power transmission firm Rexnord-Hansen South Africa has received an order from their Lichtenburg agent, Eagle Construction and Mining Supplies for the supply and installation of a Rex Magnelink infinite life coupling for a seperator fan at the Duffield, Lichtenburg, Alpha Cement factory. 

Technology that sees underground

19th October 2001 The difficult task of finding underground pipes and cables in need of repair could be made easier by virtual-reality technology. 

Profit seekers jeopardise public health

19th October 2001 For many years, the South African medical industry has made extensive use of ultrasonic equipment to assist in various analyses and treatments. 

Launch of new SA NDT unit imminent

19th October 2001 Continous research and development has led to the advancement of the vibration transmitter from IQ Instruments, reports executive member of research and development Fred Philpott. 

Noise-regulation need falling on deaf ears

19th October 2001 Enforcement of noise regulations in both the urban and industrial sectors is sorely lacking. This is the view of Pro Acoustic director Jean Knoppersen. 

Measurement system initiated

19th October 2001 Ultrasonic techniques used in industry allow engineers to obtain measurement information on flaws and possible defects in engineering materials. 

New gauges launched

19th October 2001 A new range of coating thickness gauges has been introduced on the market by Cape Town firm BAMR. 

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