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Cargo Carriers calls for a holistic approach to carbon reduction

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th June 2019 South Africa has implemented a carbon tax to honour its international commitment to reducing green-house gases (GHGs). While an important and commendable move by government, the premature taxing of businesses that emit carbon from industrial processes and through the combustion of fossil fuels... 

Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

26th June 2019 Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), explains in this article, originally published in the... 

Cutting-edge IoT and ICT solutions help eliminate carbon headaches

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th June 2019 Enterprising South African companies are harnessing the power of the internet of things (IoT) and information communications technologies (ICT) to significantly improve the measurement and management of their carbon (CO2) emissions. More have followed suit since the introduction of the first... 

Latest Socomec power-monitoring device available from EM

18th June 2019 A new panel-mounted power-monitoring device (PMD) from Socomec has been launched locally by leading supplier ElectroMechanica (EM). The Socomec DIRIS A-40 has been designed for measuring, monitoring, and reporting electrical energy. The latest PMD offers a range of functions for measuring... 

AECOM mentors the young professionals of tomorrow

14th June 2019 A candidacy mentoring programme run by integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM is playing a vital role in ensuring newly-employed graduates attain professional registration. The programme, which includes monthly touchpoint and quarterly progress sessions, tracks performance and nurtures... 

Comair expects financial hit from 737 MAX grounding, but is filling the fleet gap

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th June 2019 South African private-sector airline group Comair has suffered financially from having to ground its newly delivered Boeing 737 MAX airliner earlier this year, following two fatal crashes involving the type in just five months in late 2018 and early 2019, which killed 346 people. “We’re obviously... 

Siemens to acquire ESTEQ to accelerate digitalization for customers in Southern Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 Acquisition of distributor ESTEQ brings an experienced team and long-standing customer relationships to Siemens Siemens invests in Southern and Eastern Africa to promote Digital Industries Software portfolio 

Suzuki South Africa on the hunt for new sales record

By: Irma Venter     7th June 2019 Suzuki Auto South Africa (SASA) is on the hunt for another yearly sales record. Sales are already up 9.8% for the first five months of this year, to 5 114 units, compared with the same period last year. 

Plasma ignition for burners now available to South African market

7th June 2019 Industrial equipment supplier O.E.N. Enterprises has introduced the new Hegwein Microwave Plasma Ignition System manufactured by combustion technology firm Durag Group as part of its portfolio of igniters available to the South African burner market. O.E.N highlights that firing up large... 

Sensible steam system management a priority

7th June 2019 Establishing repair priorities based on safety, steam/energy loss and possible impact on production and quality is a sensible approach to a steam system management programme, says test and measurement tool supplier Comtest. Water boils at 100 °C making steam, which is routinely transmitted at... 

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