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Pumps News

13 petchem refineries get ‘marker’ pumps

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Injector pumps are in the process of being installed, at 13 South African petroleum refineries and terminals. 

Company’s prospects continue to evolve

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Pumps 

Pump-hiring service is promoted

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Pumps 

R1,2m Zambian process-pump contract

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Pumps 

Acquisition opens up market floodgates

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Pumps 

Local companies beat global foundries

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Pumps 

Sun shines brightly on new referral system

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Pumps 

Firm enters competitive wine-pump market

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Pumps 

South Africa to supply global pump market

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Pumps 

Company seals supply contract with paper mill

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Seals, Gaskets & Sealing Mechanisms 

R100-million Namibian water project begins

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Extensions worth R100-million to the Goreangab water-reclamation plant in Windhoek, Namibia, said to be the only one of its kind in the world, have started. The plant is renowned internationally for its achievements over the past 30 years in producing potable water from treated sewage effluent.... 

Powering into the 21st century

By: System Author     30th July 1999 What has been hailed as power-transmission technology for the twenty-first century and beyond has been unveiled by Rexnord of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the US. The company is a leading supplier of power transmission and conveying components to industries worldwide, including bearings, chains,... 

South Africa remains complacent about quality

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 A range of new products is being launched on to the pneumatic market by Pro-vost Africa, of Pretoria West, Gauteng. “They are state-of-the-art products that stand to revolutionise the industry,” claims director Michal Grobbelaar. The products include safety quick couplings for... 

New series of dry vacuum pumps launched

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 new series of dry vacuum pumps designed to perform in industrial applications has been launched by Edwards High Vacuum International. GV Drystar pumps have displacements of from 90 m3/h to 540 m3/h. The pumps have two pairs of claw-shaped rotors on two shafts, which rotate in opposite directions... 

R1,25m pump contract awarded

By: System Author     16th July 1999 Local company Orbit Pump Manufactur- ing has secured a R1,25-million contract from Techserve to supply four axial-flow pumps to Ilovo Sugar’s Kilombero One sugar mill in Tanzania. The pumps will form a key part of the mill upgrade being undertaken by Techserve. The Durban company ordered... 

New plant automation for vanadium company

By: System Author     9th July 1999 New plant automation has been implemented by Vametco Minerals Corporation, of the North West Province, technical manager Folke Berg-Mathiassen tells Engineering News. The company, which is involved in the manufacture of vanadium products, has installed an automated evaporator-crystalliser plant... 

Big control system contracts are awarded

By: System Author     9th July 1999 Several significant control system contracts have been awarded to automation and control specialist Siemens, of Halfway House, Gauteng, Automation and Drives automation product manager Cornu Perold tells Engineering News. These include a drying line for Sappi Swaziland and a contract for the... 

New SA transmission system developed

By: System Author     11th June 1999 New technology, destined to revolutionise the multibillion-rand power transmission industry worldwide, has been developed by engineering company Jupiter, of Durban. The stepless drive system has been successfully tested and is already attracting considerable local and international interest.... 

Fluid couplings for gold-mine

By: System Author     4th June 1999 Fluid couplings have been supplied to Siguri gold-mine in Guinea by Stratford Engineering. The couplings have been supplied to project manager Senet Projects, which will be responsible for the installation and commissioning, due for completion in the first quarter of this year. A variety of... 

Fluid couplings supplied abroad

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The first in a range of FST fluid couplings have been supplied to the Tar Sands oil-extraction plants in northern Alberta, Canada, by UK scoop-trimming, variable-filling and fluid-coupling company, Fluidrive. The tar deposits found in this area of Canada are extracted by excavator and transported... 

New pump column protection system

By: System Author     21st May 1999 A pump column pro- tection system which guards against pump-motor trip-outs and minimises pressure surges in pipelines has been developed by Hydro Power Engineering (HPE), of Honeydew, Gauteng. This innovation has been made possible through years of experience in ensuring the safety of... 

Fledgeling company pumping black gold

By: System Author     14th May 1999 As Exel Petroleum celebrates the opening of its 30th retail service station after only two years of operation, the company seems on track to become a significant player in the South African oil industry. The company’s commercial expansion has exceeded industry expectations, recording 92%... 

SA pumps industry is flowing together

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The need to export against strong, highly-competitive companies abroad is necessitating consolidation in the South African pump industry, reports Howden Pumps MD Dawie Swart. With the economy in recession, South African pump manufacturers are having to grow their sales in countries where they... 

R900 000 pump order for Kwazulu-Natal

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Twenty Isoglide vertical tank pump sets and spares valued at about R900 000 have been supplied to Bronx Engineering by Weir Envirotech for Huletts Aluminium in Kwazulu-Natal. The pump sets are ideal for the circulation of various process liquids in the paintshop and coil-coating lines, and the... 

Chinese joint venture announced

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A LEADING pump producer, ITT Industries, has announced a joint venture with Shanghai East Shanghai Petrochemical Industrial Company, part of Sinopec, the world’s largest petrochemical company, and China’s flagship petrochemical enterprise. “Our strategy is to increase our... 

Tailings-pump contract for diamond-mine

By: System Author     30th April 1999 In a world-first for Svedala, its South African pump division has landed a substantial contract with a diamond-mine in Botswana to supply a tailings-pump system comprising 30 pumps, pumps product manager Gary Moore tells Engineering News. He adds that the pumps should be commissioned towards the... 

Pumps for trucks

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A FURTHER seven progressing-cavity pumps have been delivered to Sasol Mining Explosive (SMX) of Witbank, Mpumalanga, for installation in the company’s down-the-hole explosive trucks. The pumps will be used for on-site mixing and dispensing of an emulsion-type explosive directly in to... 

South Africa is casting its influence abroad

By: System Author     30th April 1999 International pump manufacturers have identified South Africa as a competitive source of stainless-steel castings in their global sourcing programmes, Steloy MD Danie Slabbert tells Engineering News. He maintains that South African foundries have the production facilities, the people skills and... 

The costly legacy of ‘cheap’ pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The groundwater industry is losing about R20-million a year as a result of premature product failures through misapplication, bad workmanship and inefficient operation, maintains Franklin Electric submersible motor manager John Tonkin. He contends that this is a conservative figure, equal to 7%... 

New pump-sealant system is developed

By: System Author     30th April 1999 What is believed to be a unique pump-sealant system has been developed by South African company Chemplast to replace gland-packing rings in most applications. The Easi-feed system feeds a packing sealant directly into a pump’s stuffing box with a simple but effective system, maintains... 

Dutch pumps for local platinum mines

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Pumps designed originally for use in dykes in Holland are finding new applications in South African platinum mines. Bredel pumps have already been successfully installed by Walter Becker SA in the flotation plants of platinum mines near Rustenburg and Potgietersrus in the North West Province. The... 

From the Archimedes screw to multistage impeller pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The new release of All About Pumps is now available from the Animated Software Company. This program has received high praise from users and reviewers, and is quickly becoming a standard teaching tool in the pump industry. Available on CD-Rom for just US$59,95, All About Pumps teaches the... 

German pumps for SA

By: System Author     30th April 1999 CENTRIFUGAL pumps have been manufactured in South Africa for more than 35 years by Rapid Allweiler, which is licensed to manufacture and sell the product range of the German pump company. The range comprises centrifugal end-suction pumps, boiler feed multistage pumps, screw spindle pumps, gear... 

Continued evolution of local pump supplier

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Continuity of supply of high-quality pumps and the ongoing dissemination of technical information to the local groundwater industry is assured following the establishment of Evolution Pumps at the beginning of the year. Formerly the borehole-pump division of Horma Pumps, it is now a company in... 

Company is pumping up business in Africa

By: System Author     30th April 1999 With no real growth expected within the South African pumps industry, submersible pumps distributor ABS Pumps of Edleen, Gauteng, believes that the only way of compensating for the loss of business is to target the African market aggressively. “We believe that the only place to find the... 

Sweet Zimbabwe pump order for company

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Four Orbit axial-flow pumps have been installed at Zimbabwe’s Triangle Sugar Estates to transfer water from the Mutirikwi river into irrigation canals. The five-stage pumps are the largest yet manufactured in Orbit’s 600 mm nominal-bore range, and represent an order worth R800 000 to... 

Big breakthrough in heat-pump technology

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Generator-absorber heat exchange (GAX) is a breakthrough in thermally-activated heat-pump technology that promises to heat and cool more efficiently; that will last 20 years with minimal maintenance; and that is environmentally benign because it uses neither chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) nor... 

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