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Better data collection from hazardous areas

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th May 2020 A sensor that monitors rotating equipment performance is now certified for use in hazardous areas, extending condition monitoring into new applications and industries.  SKF has gained hazardous area approval for its QuickCollect sensor, which collects vibration and temperature data. The new... 

KwaZulu-Natal vital for bearing distributor growth

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st May 2020 Power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) has earmarked KwaZulu-Natal as a key growth area for its business going forward. 

Supplier keeps valves flowing

By: Halima Frost     24th April 2020 Water treatment solutions provider Allmech assures clients that although South Africa is still reeling from the Covid-19 lockdown, implemented last month, the company will continue to supply its water treatment solutions and Runxin filter valves range in the coming months. Runxin valves are... 

Fabrication set for ISO 45001 accreditation

By: Cameron Mackay     11th April 2020 Engineering services company, Inkwali Fabrication and Maintenance is currently in the process of being accredited for ISO 45001, and maintains stringent safety standards that ensure zero harm to people, equipment and the environment. Inkwali’s aim is to continually improve on safety standards and... 

Interior tank cleaning made easier through rope access

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Work at height company Skyriders is cleaning the interiors of large storage tanks for a major petrochemicals producer, in Mpumalanga, using rope access. Having completed its first cleaning scope of the year in February, it started its second cleaning in late March. 

Greenpeace opposed to weakening of emission standards

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th March 2020 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy last week gazetted the doubling of minimum emission standards (MES) for sulphur dioxide, weakening the limit from 500 mg/Nm3 to 1 000 mg/Nm3. Greenpeace Africa climate and energy campaigner Bukelwa Nzimande has responded negatively to... 

Moody’s downgrades Sasol amid volatile market conditions

By: Simone Liedtke     6th March 2020 Ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has affirmed petrochemicals company Sasol’s BBB-/A-3 credit rating, but fellow ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Sasol’s credit rating to Ba1/NP, the latter reflecting the company’s elevated leverage in the context of volatile market conditions. The ratings... 

Lake Charles Chemicals Project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     20th December 2019 Sasol has said that it has resolved the issues with the acetylene removal system of the ethane cracker at the project. 

Kibo advances with reorganising arrangements for Botswana coal project

By: Simone Liedtke     6th December 2019 Africa-focused energy company Kibo Energy has signed the first of a series of agreements to implement the heads of agreement (HoA) with Shumba Energy to reorganise the arrangements for the Mabesekwa coal independent power project (MCIPP) and its associated coal asset in Botswana. The signed... 

CEO Circle selects BT Industrial as one of seven national champions

25th October 2019 Industrial solutions provider BT Industrial, with Kgomotso Lekola as Founder and Managing Director, recently received a prestigious CEO Circle Entrepreneurs 2019 Award. The adjudication panel consisted of Discovery CEO Adrian Gore as Chairman, Investec CEO Fani Titi, Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub,... 

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