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Electrical heat tracing viable safety precaution

12th April 2019 With the maintenance at particular temperatures during transportation of various products – such as containers and tanks carrying oil and bitumen acids – having become a critical part of realising quality and insurance guarantees, electrical heat tracing (EHT) has emerged as a vital component for... 

New machine collection for floor preparation launched

By: Thabi Madiba     12th April 2019 Floor grinders and dust extractors manufacturer HTC Sweden AB launched a new line of smaller grinders and dust extractors, the Start and Grind collection, to assist flooring contractors when preparing floors, earlier this year in Sweden. The collection will be launched in South Africa in the... 

Hydrogen and platinum at centre of climate change solution – Anglo   

By: Martin Creamer     11th April 2019 Hydrogen is at the centre of the solution to climate change and platinum, in turn, is at the centre of hydrogen, London-based Anglo American executive head of market development Benny Oeyen emphasised when he spoke to Mining Weekly Online on the sidelines of this week’s Platinum Group Metals... 

Indian iron-ore production peaks, but imports continue to surge

By: Ajoy K Das     11th April 2019 Indian iron-ore production during last financial year has been provisionally pegged at an eight-year high, but the domestic market is plagued by the dichotomous dynamics of rising imports and unsold stockpiles across the regions. According to preliminary industry estimates, iron-ore production... 

Chryso To The Rescue As Quality Sand Becomes Scarce

9th April 2019 It is no secret that the quality of sand significantly affects the performance of concrete and the increased scarcity of clean washed filler sand from traditional sources, such as river beds, is a growing concern to South African concrete manufacturers. The shortage of good quality sand has been... 

Cost of decarbonising global energy system falls sharply, new report shows 

By: Terence Creamer     9th April 2019 Rapidly falling renewable-energy costs, together with emerging opportunities to electrify other energy end-uses such as transportation and heating, are continuing to reduce the investment premium associated with placing the world on a more climate-friendly path, a new international report... 

Nigeria to build seaports to ease gridlock on Lagos's shore

By: Bloomberg     4th April 2019 Nigeria is building a new deep-sea port and considering two additional facilities to ease congestion in the main harbors of the commercial capital, Lagos, which currently handle about 80% of all shipping traffic in Africa’s biggest oil producer. A new facility is already under construction in the... 

Babcock bears the load

4th April 2019 Defying the laws of gravity is all in a day’s work for Babcock’s plant hire business as their heavy lift mobile cranes continue turning challenges into triumphs. Most recently, Babcock put a 600-tonne Liebherr LG 1550 lattice boom crane to the test in a project involving the precise placement of... 

Incoterms®2020

By: Riaan de Lange     29th March 2019 Anyone involved in international is undoubtably familiar with Incoterms, the acronym for International Commercial Terms. But familiarity does not necessary imply in-depth understanding and appreciation. When respondents are pressed to name any of these, two tend to receive regular mention, namely... 

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