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Pumps

Dewatering needs new integrated approaches

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th March 2020 Engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa has evolved its homegrown innovations to fit any dewatering requirements worldwide. Backed by strong development expertise, significant capital injection, continuous product improvement and a sharp focus on integrated solutions, the company now... 

Cluster emphasises importance of local manufacturing

By: Halima Frost     20th March 2020 It is of utmost importance to be able to draw a definitive line between locally manufactured and imported products in the South African pumps sector, as locally manufactured products need to take precedence over imports in projects, says industry association South African Pump Cluster chairperson... 

Cluster emphasises importance of local manufacturing
HOWARD JONES There is a need for a definitive line between locally manufactured and imported products in the South African pumps sector

Facility upgrades help to ramp up supply

By: Halima Frost     20th March 2020 Local high pressure pump supplier Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment has successfully improved its turnaround time from between four and six months to between two and three months to manufacture a truck mounted pump system, depending on the unit ordered. “This is subsequent to the... 

Facility upgrades help to  ramp up supply
UNDER THE PUMP Werner Pumps has managed to increase its turnaround time, to relieve the pressure of increased demand, by upgrading its facilities

Large pumps fleet offers fast turnaround for rental customers

By: Shannon de Ryhove     20th March 2020 Specialist pump rental company Integrated Pump Rental has reported a steady increase in the demand for rental pumps over the last four months, mainly owing to the start of the rainy season. Integrated Pump Rental MD Lee Vine also attributes the increase in demand to the company’s fleet diversity... 

Pump failures at mine addressed

20th March 2020 Last month, mechanical seal and pump supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) was asked to address the multiple failures experienced by a coal mine in Mpumalanga as a result of coupling misalignment between the pump shaft and the motor shaft. MRS MD Franscois Steenkamp suggests that after... 

Pump failures  at mine addressed
SHAFTED A misalignment between the pump and motor shafts had been causing failures at a coal mine

Integrated Pump Rental

24th January 2020 Integrated Pump Rental is a specialist pump rental organisation that caters to the needs of all sectors, including mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater, energy and general industry across Africa. The company has the agility to offer cus­tomers quick and easy access to a comprehen­sive... 

Integrated Pump Rental

Panel systems order fast-tracked for Zimbabwe delivery

By: Darren Parker     4th October 2019 Local industrial component supplier ElectroMechanica delivered pre-assembled irrigation pump panel systems for use in agricultural applications last month. The panels are scheduled for installation and commissioning, in Zimbabwe, by the end of this month. 

Panel systems order fast-tracked for Zimbabwe delivery
OPEN AND SHUT CASE The pump panels were assembled, wired and packaged in seven days

Drought relief for Karoo sheep farmers

By: Darren Parker     4th October 2019 Pump manufacturer Grundfos, in association with humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, is assisting nonprofit organisation Save the Sheep in providing relief for drought-stricken sheep farmers in Sutherland, in the Northern Cape. Borehole water in the area is usually lifted using wind... 

Drought relief for Karoo sheep farmers
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS The ongoing drought in Sutherland is killing the livelihoods of the sheep farmers in the region

Fuel pumps supplied to revamped filling station

By: Darren Parker     4th October 2019 Local fuel pump manufacturer and supplier Prowalco Tatsuno completed the refurbishment of a filling station, in Pretoria, for private owner and developer Marius Smith last month. The project is worth about R6-million. 

Fuel pumps supplied to revamped filling station
FUEL-FILLING SUPPLY The Icon 1000 series’ state-of-the-art technology keeps the fuel flowing

Local pumps manufacturing industry under pressure

By: Darren Parker     4th October 2019 A need to upskill industry newcomers, increasing labour costs and decreasing foundry capacity continue to place the local pump manufacturing industry under pressure, says industry association South African Pump Cluster chairperson Howard Jones. “Greater incentives need to be made available to... 

Local pumps manufacturing industry under pressure
A HOT MESS South Africa’s pump manufacturing industry is dying owing to high energy costs, high labour costs, an underskilled workforce and increased international competition.

Pumps supplied to Zambian project

By: Darren Parker     4th October 2019 Local pumps manufacturer Brehnor Pumps has been contracted to supply axial flow pumps for a bulkwater application at the Chiansi Irrigation Infrastructure project, in Zambia. The project is situated on the Kafue river, 45 km from Lusaka. 

Pumps innovation can solve raw sewage challenges

By: Darren Parker     4th October 2019 Most tender specifications for local raw sewage pump stations tend not to be sufficient to cope with the harsh conditions in which they have to operate. Therefore, local pump designer and manufacturer Fluid Pumps has developed the VX range of submersible pumps. “South Africa’s wastewater... 

Pumps innovation can solve raw sewage challenges
BRING ON THE ROUGH STUFF The VX range of submersible pumps can deal with raw unscreened sewage without clogging

NICA Pump & Electric Works

4th October 2019 NICA Pump and Electric Works (Pty)Ltd is a B-BBEE level 1 contributor operating in the Engineering Sector focussing on Rotating Machinery – “Pumps and Associated Electric Equipment” servicing all major markets aiming to always provide expert advice, superior quality, reliable service, products... 

NICA Pump & Electric Works

KSB expands its aftermarket services

22nd March 2019 Local pump manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves is intensifying its focus on aftermarket services that add value to customer operations far beyond the supply and maintenance of its own products, under the umbrella of the SupremeServ division. SupremeServ division manager Grant Glennistor says in the... 

KSB expands its aftermarket services
GRANT GLENNISTOR The company will extend its services and engineering expertise in the future to include maintenance, reverse engineering and system optimisations

Selecting the right pump for the job

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     22nd March 2019 When selecting a pump, numerous factors have to be taken into consideration, says pump manufacturer Verder Pumps South Africa MD Darryl Macdougall.  He tells Engineering News that one should look at the chemical compatibility of materials of construction to the product being pumped, whether the... 

Selecting the right  pump for the job
PUMP DESIGN Pump systems’ design must allow for efficient operation

Company adds hydraulic submersibles to rental fleet

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     22nd March 2019 Last month, pump solutions specialist Integrated Pump Rental  became the exclusive distributor of the UK Quax pump range in Africa. “These mobile, hydraulically driven submersible pumps are particularly suited to instances where power is not readily available,” explains Integrated Pump Rental MD... 

Company adds hydraulic submersibles to rental fleet
LEE VINE MD of Integrated Pump rental standing next to a Quax hydraulic submersible pump

Weir Minerals online store in demand, increases offering

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     22nd March 2019 Engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa launched its e-commerce platform to the market in 2016. Dewatering product manager and person responsible for launching the platform Afzal Chothia says the e-commerce site has evolved significantly over the past two years and today has about 2... 

Weir Minerals online store in demand, increases offering
AFZAL CHOTHIA Dewatering product manager and person responsible for launching

Coated pumps offer long-term benefits

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     22nd March 2019 Although the thermal spray coating of pumps can  add about 20% more to the capital costs of the pumps, Olifantsfontein-based thermal spray coating technology specialist Thermaspray production manager Paul Young says this will save significantly on operational costs in the long term. “A thermal... 

Coated pumps offer  long-term benefits
ENVIRONMENT CONSCIOUS The type of coating used on the pumps will depend on the environment the pumps are used in

Demand prompts company expansion

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     22nd March 2019 Owing to the high demand for its products in the US and Canada, local pumps manufacturer Hazelton Pumps will expand its pumps manufacturing facilities by extending work space in Sunderland Ridge, Centurion, says Hazelton Pumps marketing director Niel Wehmeyer. “We are erecting a 12.5 t crane,... 

Demand prompts company expansion
UP-SKILL The company continuously up-skill employees on all levels by offering the opportunity for training

Vesconite Bearings

22nd March 2019 Self-lubricated polymer bearings and bushings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings last month took delivery of a Haas ST25 lathe, bringing the number of computer-numerically controlled lathes and machining centres in its Free State machine shop to 74. This should further increase its machining... 

Vesconite Bearings

Pumps distributor sees increased demand for stainless steel pumps

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     22nd March 2019 Since being appointed as sole distributor of Faggiolati submersible heavy-duty wastewater and industrial pumps in sub-Saharan Africa in 2016, pump distributor Integrated Pump Technology has noted an increase in demand for these pumps. Integrated Pump Technology MD Colin Adams says the stainless... 

Pumps distributor sees increased demand for stainless steel pumps
CORROSION RESISTANCE Faggiolati stainless steel pumps are popular because of the range's excellent corrosion resistance features

Putting pressure on pumping costs

5th October 2018 Pumps supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) in July this year completed the installation of a DAB 2-NKVE MCE pump and constant pressure booster set at a change house at one of South Africa’s major coal mines. The installation will enable the constant supply of pressure to 55 showers, 40... 

Putting pressure  on pumping costs
PUTTING PUMPS TO WORK The installation of the DAB pump system under way on site

CR range increases pumping efficiency

By: Thabi Madiba     5th October 2018 To improve pump reliability and increase performance limits, Grundfos, the world’s leading manufacturer of energy efficient water pumps launched its new and extended generation of booster pumps, the CR range, during Electra Mining Africa 2018, held at Nasrec Expo Centre, in Johannesburg, from... 

CR range increases  pumping efficiency
Photo by Dylan Slater
LIMITLESS The Grundfos CR in-line booster pumps range comes with multipump solutions

Distribution partnership expands pumps supply to Mpumalanga

5th October 2018 Pump distributor Verder Pumps South Africa has appointed pipes manufacturer and supplier Flo-Tek Nelspruit as its exclusive pump distributor in Nelspruit and surrounding areas. This comes after it realised that its major gross domestic product contributors for Mpumalanga comprise 21.8% for... 

Distribution partnership expands pumps supply to Mpumalanga
MASSIVE The world's largest hose pump provides solution for pumping liquids and dosing chemicals

Grindex pumps’ warranty extended by 12 months

5th October 2018 In an unprecedented move in the local pump industry, pump distributor Integrated Pump Technology (IPT) announced the extension of the warranty on Grindex submersible pumps from 18 months to 30 months at Electra Mining Africa 2018. IPR MD Colin Adams says as the official sub-Saharan distributor of... 

Grindex pumps’ warranty extended by 12 months
OPERATIVE Grindex Bravo pump at a platinum mine plant in Rustenburg

New impeller boosts quality of suction

5th October 2018 To improve the quality of suction of its Movitec multistage centrifugal high-pressure pumps, pump manufacturer KSB Group developed a new impeller that can be used with a number of Movitec variants without modifying the outer pump casing. The new impeller, which is offered as an alternative to the... 

New impeller boosts quality of suction
EFFICIENT PUMPS The newly designed KSB impeller delivers improved features for centrifugal high-pressure pumps

Pumps offer safe bolting solutions to industries

By: Thabi Madiba     5th October 2018 With several drill ready prospects and potential for more discoveries in the oil and gas industry, hydraulic tools and bolting equipment manufacturer and supplier Hi-Force states that the South African market is constantly in need of new technologies and solutions to support growth. The TPA and... 

Pumps offer safe bolting solutions to industries
RAPID SPEED The TWH-N low-profile hydraulic torque wrench being operated by the TPA air-driven torque pump

System approach optimises pumps performance

By: Thabi Madiba     5th October 2018 Owing to pumps having a significant impact on national and industrial energy consumption, the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa’s Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) project says pump efficiency can be improved if an approach that optimises pump system performance is implemented.... 

System approach optimises pumps performance
ALF HARTZENBURG The system approach reduces pumping inefficiency

Treasury places obligation on SOEs to buy locally manufactured pumps

By: Donald Makhafola     23rd March 2018 The South African Pump Cluster (SAPC) welcomes the decision of the National Treasury to place an obligation on State-owned enterprises (SOEs) to buy designated pumps and medium-voltage (MV) motors from local manufacturers. National Treasury issued a practice instruction note in terms of... 

Treasury places obligation on SOEs to buy locally manufactured pumps
Photo by Bloomberg
PUMP MANUFACTURING The South African Pump Cluster believes that the country has established a robust pump manufacturing industry

Association to revive local pumps manufacturing industry

By: Donald Makhafola     23rd March 2018 The Southern African Pump System Development Association (SAPSDA) has developed a local manufacturing plan that will revive the South African Pump Cluster and include all companies that can manufacture components required by industry, as well as encourage member companies to support local... 

Association to  revive local pumps  manufacturing industry
DEVELOPMENT The Southern African Pump System Development Association is repositioning itself to develop the local pumps industry

Longer-lasting, superior-quality pumps set bar high

By: Donald Makhafola     23rd March 2018 With speed, discharge pressure and temperature influencing hose fatigue, pumps solutions supplier Verder Pumps South Africa says its Verderflex hose pump series has several design features that provide longer hose life than that of its competitors. Hose life is determined by pump speed, pressure,... 

Longer-lasting, superior-quality pumps set bar high
STRENGTH AND DURABILITY Verderflex hoseware is manufactured with more fibres for maximum hose life and better resistance to high temperatures

New chillers and heat pumps with improved performance

23rd March 2018 The newly launched York Amichi series of chillers and heat pumps in the South African market meets growing demand in the chiller and heap pump mid-capacity segment with its improved performance, says global diversified technology company Johnson Controls Africa GM Neil Cameron. He points out that... 

New chillers and heat pumps with improved performance
IMPROVED PERFORMANCE The York Amichi heat pumps comes with integrated smart equipment technology

Pumps feature specialised protective standard

By: Donald Makhafola     23rd March 2018 The Hippo submersible slurry pump range from Centurion-based pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps is regarded as the safest range the company has developed, with specialised protective features standard. "There is currently no other submersible slurry pump range that can be compared to the... 

Pumps system integration key to industry future

By: Donald Makhafola     23rd March 2018 The future of pump technology may be in optimal system integration as opposed to the pump itself, says pumps solution company Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) MD Franscois Steenkamp. This being the case, MRS now offers improved motor and variable-speed drive technology that provide solutions... 

Pumps system integration key to industry future
MOBILITY Mechanical Rotating Solutions newly launched mobile borehole trailer

Quality brands needed to counter cheap imports

By: Donald Makhafola     23rd March 2018 Quality brands and reliable aftermarket support are key to combat the surge in price-sensitive products entering the local market, especially Chinese imports, according to fluid conveyance solution provider Incledon engineering sales director Bruce Crystal. The company is a preferred importer and... 

Quality brands needed to counter cheap imports
BRUCE CRYSTAL Incledon is a preferred importer and distributor of the Italian Pentax pump range as well as locally produced

Retrofits improve pump systems performance

By: Donald Makhafola     23rd March 2018 South Africa-based global pump supplier Sulzer is considering innovative ways to assist its clients to save time, decrease costs and mitigate carbon emissions while also working on complying with national environmental, health and safety regulations, says Sulzer retrofit segment manager Richard... 

Retrofits improve pump systems performance
PUMPS MODERNISATION Sulzer's retrofits improves existing pumping equipment and systems

Atlas Copco

23rd March 2018 A world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, Atlas Copco is characterised by focused businesses, a global presence with direct sales and service, a strong, stable and growing service business, professional people and an asset-light and flexible manufacturing setup. “We are... 

Atlas Copco

China pumps supplier to support SA business partners

6th October 2017 China-based heat pump supplier PHNIX announced that it will deploy more market resources to support business partners in South Africa, most specifically to new water heater distributors. 

China pumps  supplier to support  SA business partners
ALLROUND EFFICIENCY PHNIX’s water heat pump applications have constant hot water volumes, and are energy and cost-efficient
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