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Oils & Lubricants

Clean bearings and lubricants ensure improved productivity

3rd December 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom) Ensuring bearing and lubricant cleanliness is critical to preventing unnecessary maintenance, plant downtime, productivity losses and increased energy costs. According to leading bearings manufacturer NSK, a particle of just five microns or less (smaller than a... 

Managing water contamination of lubricants

26th November 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom) Water contamination is a source of bearing failure that is often overlooked but may significantly affect bearing life. Ensuring the prevention of water contamination helps to optimise bearing effectiveness and extend the lifespan of equipment. An important part... 

Image of a GreaseMax continuous lubrication installation, to help prevent bearing damage caused by water
GreaseMax continuous lubrication helps prevent bearing damage caused by water

Effective lubrication for HVAC systems

12th November 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom) Large buildings, such as offices, hotels, shopping malls, hospitals and sports venues use heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) plants and equipment in order to maintain temperature-controlled environments. Components used in these HVAC systems require... 

Image to show GreaseMax continuous lubrication improves HVAC plant reliability
GreaseMax continuous lubrication helps improve HVAC plant reliability

Benefits of improving labyrinth seal lubrication

5th November 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom):Labyrinth seals provide extremely efficient sealing of housings, contributing to improved bearing life when properly grease purged. However, if this is not done correctly then maintenance and productivity can be negatively affected because of bearing failures,... 

Image of Greasemax lubricators significantly improve labyrinth seal greasing
Greasemax lubricators significantly improve labyrinth seal greasing

Continuous lubrication ensures reliable pumps

14th October 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom) GreaseMax automatic lubricators are designed to provide continuous lubrication, ensuring improved pump reliability and performance. 

Image of pump with GreaseMax automatic lubricators – help ensure effective pump lubrication
GreaseMax automatic lubricators help ensure effective pump lubrication

Ensuring effective fan bearing lubrication

7th October 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Fans are essential components for the effective and efficient functioning of a range of industries. Sectors such as mining, mineral processing, food processing, petrochemical production and office, hotel and shopping mall heating ventilation and air-conditioning... 

Image of GreaseMax that offers a continuous automatic lubrication solution to ensure effective fan bearing lubrication
GreaseMax offers a continuous automatic lubrication solution to ensure effective fan bearing lubrication

Real-time oil condition analysis improves plant competitiveness

1st October 2021 Oil condition analysis equipment that monitors equipment oil in real-time, enabling any anomalies in the oil to be detected at a very early stage, is now available across Africa. Sourced from UK-based original-equipment manufacturer Tan Delta, the range of oil monitoring and analysis equipment... 

Image of The Tan Delta oil quality display express kit is available from Hytec Fluid Technology
The Tan Delta oil quality display express kit is available from Hytec Fluid Technology

Improving pump lubrication

22nd September 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom) Automatic lubricators are said to provide an effective solution for pump lubrication, helping to improve pump reliability and performance. GreaseMax is a chemically operated, single point, automatic lubricator, available in four discharge models of one month,... 

Image of pump, GreaseMax helps ensure effective pump lubrication
GreaseMax helps ensure effective pump lubrication

Conditioning unit improves lubricant performance

16th September 2021 Premature bearing failures are often caused by incorrect lubrication and contamination. Cleaning lubrication oil and bringing it to the optimum temperature helps to reduce the risk of failure. A plug-and-play unit that cools and filters lubricant as it circulates helps to extend machine service... 

Image of SKF’s Oil Conditioning Unit helps to prolong bearing life by improving lubricant performance
SKF’s Oil Conditioning Unit helps to prolong bearing life by improving lubricant performance

Multi-purpose lubricant offers variety of options

10th August 2021 An ‘all-in-one’ aerosol lubricant that displaces moisture and damp-induced faults, lubricates moving parts to keep them working smoothly and effectively, and penetrates and releases seized parts and fasteners is now available in a number of formulations. The multi-purpose Action Can AC-90... 

Image of The Action Can AC-90 multi-purpose lubricant
The Action Can AC-90 multi-purpose lubricant is available from Vermont Sales

Abrasion protection in the toughest environments

11th December 2020 Harsh operational environments and tough heavy-duty surface and underground mining processes can lead to the early failure of slurry pumps used in the transportation of abrasive solids in large volumes. Despite significant progress in the mechanical design of slurry pumps, they are still... 

Belzona products are formulated to repair and protect equipment in the mining and quarrying industry
Belzona products are formulated to repair and protect equipment in the mining and quarrying industry

New transformer monitoring technology gives speedy results

30th October 2020 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Condition monitoring specialists WearCheck recently invested several million rands in four brand new laboratory instruments for their flourishing transformer division laboratories in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. WearCheck MD Neil Robinson says the... 

Senior analytical chemist, Lynette Pillay, feeds samples into the new high performance liquid chromatography machine at WearCheck’s transformer laboratory in Durban
Senior analytical chemist, Lynette Pillay, feeds samples into the new high performance liquid chromatography machine at WearCheck’s transformer laboratory in Durban

Battery-operated grease gun simplifies lubrication

14th October 2020 A battery-operated grease gun offers a solution for a wide variety of manual lubrication tasks such as the lubrication of bearings and machines in industrial and manufacturing environments as well as agricultural and construction vehicles and equipment. Featuring a simple design, the SKF TLGB 20... 

The SKF TLGB 20 battery-operated grease gun
The SKF TLGB 20 battery-operated grease gun

CG53A Contact Treatment Grease

17th June 2020 CG53A Contact Treatment Grease is part of the ‘CG’ series of Contact Lubricants, designed as an extension of the extremely popular 2X range.  

CG53A Contact Treatment Grease

BMG

18th November 2019 BMG's extensive range of environmentally-friendly lubricants is suitable for use in diverse sectors, including automotive, industrial and marine.  

BMG

Engen Petroleum Ltd

15th November 2019 Engen offers a comprehensive lubricant product range under the Engen and PETRONAS brands. Our differentiator is product excellence, developed by world-class technology centres, and is brought to you with local expertise. We also provide technical services and innovative on-suite lubrication... 

Engen Petroleum Ltd

Nynas South Africa

15th November 2019 Nynas is the world’s leading supplier of transformer oils, offering a range of high performance oils developed to optimise transformer performance under the most challenging conditions. Nynas South Africa is based in Johannesburg, with product lines stored in Durban. Drummed product can be... 

Nynas South Africa

BP Castrol

15th November 2019 CASTROL is the leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing company in the globe providing technically superior synthetic, conventional engine oils and specialty lubricant for your car, truck & tractor, equipment and industrial. 

BP Castrol

Fuel coalescer cleans contaminated fuel

26th September 2019 Engine problems can be the result of contaminated fuel. Condensation, leaking filler pipes, caps, inspection covers, breathers and emulsified water generated during the filling process or movement of the fuel in the storage tank, can result in water contamination. Water contamination can cause... 

Digitised inspection service for the oil and gas industry

1st August 2019  A digitised inspection service is set to enhance and revolutionise the inspection process for the oil and gas industry.   The inspection technology digitises the entire inspection workflow by leveraging automation and overhauling the current paper-based manual process. The creators of the... 

Drone technology for pipeline monitoring

16th July 2019 Solutions to the challenges of pipeline monitoring are being found through the use of sensors on drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. The magnitude of pipelines makes it difficult to identify leaks and prevent damage to the pipeline or to the environment. Oil pipelines are... 

Drone technology for pipeline monitoring

Nynas South Africa

6th November 2018 Nynas is the world’s leading supplier of transformer oils, offering a range of high performance oils developed to optimise transformer performance under the most challenging conditions. Nynas South Africa is based in Johannesburg, with product lines stored in Durban. Drummed product can be... 

Nynas South Africa

Chemplus

6th November 2018 Chemplus produces mould release oils for the food and concrete industries, designs and installs automated spray systems for mould release application. Chemplus also produces lubricants for wire-drawing, upsetting, deep-drawing, stamping and metal-cutting. 

Chemplus

BP Castrol

6th November 2018 Instead of making multiple Lubricant decisions, MAKE A SMART ONE. You may not have time to choose the perfect Lubricant for every key stage of your process. As your Lubricant Partner, we would like to do that for you. 

BP Castrol

SA Oil Refiners

15th November 2017 SA Oil is an independent energy company offering supply of fuel products, as well as logistical and fuel storage solutions to industry across Africa. We’re the preferred partner of many mining groups, thanks to a reputation for providing reliable fuel products and dependable services, including... 

SA Oil Refiners

Caltex Lubricants South Africa

8th November 2017 Proven lubrication products to fit your needs - on highway and off road. The Delo family of products with ISOSYN technology  provide extended service protection, maximize engine durability and minimize operating costs all at an outstanding value. 

Caltex Lubricants South Africa
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