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S Africa steps into its global hydrogen potential

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 With moderate estimates suggesting that South Africa could secure 10% of the global export market share in the green hydrogen economy (GHE), the local industry will undoubtably experience a boom, says engineering consultancy WSP. The country will be exposed to opportunities in the green hydrogen... 

Sasol, CEF partner on gas development in South Africa

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th September 2021 Petrochemicals company Sasol and the Central Energy Fund (CEF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of gas solutions in South Africa. This agreement brings together two of the country’s pioneers in the gas industry that possess deep experience in... 

Tom Marsicano

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     13th August 2021 This week we profile Tom Marsicano, CEO of and Change, a change management consulting and training company 

New camera used in inspection project

By: Halima Frost     6th August 2021 In a first for Southern Africa and possibly the whole of Africa, rope access specialists Skyriders has used Zenith – a new confined-space inspection camera system – at a petrochemicals plant, in Gauteng, for inspection. The Zenith system is manufactured by US-based inspection technology developer... 

Control tower effectively monitors transport of chemicals

By: Halima Frost     6th August 2021 Specialist transport company Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions has noted a 42% improvement in driver awareness, while distracted driving incidents have decreased by 45%, since the launch of its centralised control tower in January 2017. The control tower manages Unitrans’ chemical, petrochemical,... 

Unique thermowell design on offer

6th August 2021 Measuring instruments supplier Wika Instruments offers its ScrutonWell as an alternative to a standard thermowell. The ScrutonWell, manufactured by Wika, is typically used in applications commonly found in the chemicals and petrochemicals industry, where high flow velocity and aggressive process... 

Valve products reliable in harsh conditions

30th July 2021 Engineering Solutions provider BMG and valves manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS), which are part of the specialist distributor Engineering Solutions Group (ESG), play a significant role in the local valves sector through the design, distribution, supply and support of a range of... 

Carlisle TyrFil - Manufacturer of polyurethane tyre fill

30th July 2021 Year of Formation and Background to Founding: For the past 50 years, Carlisle TyrFil has been the definitive leader in tyre flatproofing systems. The TyrFil™ Flatproofing brand, which was originally founded in 1971 and marketed for many years by ArncoPathway, has blazed trails within the industry... 

If done responsibly, coal mining can add value to economies – panel

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th July 2021 JSE-listed coal trader Thungela Resources CEO July Ndlovu says it has been a polarising year for the coal industry, with many opposing views on the commodity and the way forward for the industry. For him, the “just transition” represents not simply a switch from fossil fuels to renewables for... 

Initiative launched for corporates to 'adopt' riot-affected SMMEs

By: Schalk Burger     23rd July 2021 Women-owned local technology company One Linkage has launched the #RiseUpSA Campaign, which aims to enable corporates to connect with and "adopt" small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) that need support following last week's riots and looting. Corporate South Africa is invited to help... 

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