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Image of the diversion tunnel breakthrough at the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
27th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Lesotho Highlands Develeopment Authority has reached a milestone in the construction of Phase II LHWP, with the break through of two diversion tunnels on August 16. 


Image of Festo Automation System's CPX-E and Angle Seat Valve VZXA
Integrated offering for process and electric automation
26th August 2021

The combined benefits of process and electric automation offer a complete automation solution, with process automation solutions helping customers to control and transfer media from point A to B,... 


Flowrox sells valve and pump businesses to Neles
23rd August 2021

Flowrox, a Finland-based company sold its valve and pump businesses to Neles, a listed Finnish manufacturer of industrial valves. The deal also includes the Flowrox brand. Flowrox’s industrial... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
20th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of Kusile has reached the half-way stage. 


An image of a Starliner capsule on top of the Atlas V rocket in the VIF
Boeing spacecraft being returned to company facility after malfunctions on launch pad
16th August 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

The US space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), and giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing agreed on Friday that the latter’s CST-100 Starliner capsule had to be... 


Aerial view of the LHWP in Lesotho
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
13th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The construction tender process for the Polihali dam has marked the start of the final construction phase of the water transfer component under the project. 


LHDA calls for tenders for the construction of Polihali dam and appurtenant works
6th August 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has called for the submission of tenders for the construction of Polihali Dam and appurtenant works under phase 2 of the multibillion rand... 


An image of the Starliner capsule being integrated with the Atlas V rocket
Boeing’s Starliner space capsule programme suffers another delay
4th August 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

Giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing has suffered another delay with its element of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa’s) Commercial Crew Programme (CCP). Nasa... 


Company helps mines manage water
30th July 2021

Valves and allied product supplier Macsteel Fluid Control understands that water is a strategic natural resource for South Africa and for the mining sector and as such, equipment reliability, water... 


EFFICIENCY IS KEY BMG’s valves meet stringent quality and safety specifications and are highly efficient at mines to control and isolate abrasive slurries
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... 


Dynamic Fluid Controls RF control valve.
Company’s products doing well in mining market
30th July 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) is supplying valves to several mine projects, mainly because technological advancements in valve and pipeline solutions offer an alternative to using... 


GF Piping Systems Barracude DN200 valve
Valves prove advantageous for local mining
30th July 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Manufacturing company GF Piping Systems launched its Plastic Butterfly Valve 565 in April at its headquarter in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The 565 valves, manufactured in Seewis im Prättigau,... 


Mining sector requires support from government
30th July 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The adoption of the Mining Charter III has led to some confusion in the mining sector, specifically on the local-content verification process, which means further insight and understanding of... 


Image shows the Gorgon plant infrastructure
Chevron's CCS plans at Gorgon falter
19th July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

US energy major Chevron on Monday conceded that it had failed to capture sufficient greenhouse gas emissions at its Gorgon oil and gas project, and was now working with the Western Australian... 


NEW STANDARD 
BMG is currently waiting for approval to become listed as a standard on mine sites
Transfluid set to become standard in mining
16th July 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

While engineering solutions provider BMG’s Transfluid K Series is the most economical fluid coupling on the market, the only challenge it is currently facing is being listed as a “product standard”... 


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MRT Global
16th July 2021

Leading South African engineering company MRT Global specialises in providing multi-disciplinary engineering services including civil, structural, mechanical, piping, plate work, electrical and... 


Image of a firefighter on firetruck boom extension
Boom bounce on aerial fire trucks addressed
14th July 2021

Booms on aerial fire trucks are subject to oscillation, also known as boom bounce, as a result of quick movements and disturbances such as wind, the flow of pumped water or individuals on the... 


Image of the SVA R2 electric subsea valve actuator from Bosch Rexroth
Compact, safe and efficient electric subsea valve actuator
14th July 2021

A new innovation in electric actuator valves in the subsea process industry is set to disrupt the industry and replace conventional hydraulic cylinders. The SVA R2 Subsea Valve Actuator from Bosch... 


LOOKING UP
Stewarts & Lloyds Projects supplied all the piping and fittings for the fire protection system, hanging material and fire water system for Steyn City
Pipes, tubes demand strong in housing sector
25th June 2021 By: Darren Parker

Demand for piping and tubing from the housing sector has remained buoyant throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, says pipe and tube manufacturer Stewarts & Lloyds sales manager Clayton Greer. He... 


Dryden Combustion heritage lives on through Energy Partners Steam
Dryden Combustion heritage lives on through Energy Partners Steam
4th June 2021

Dryden Combustion’s renowned heritage and trusted name has been strengthened through its acquisition by Energy Partners, part of the PSG group, acquired Dryden Combustion four years ago and it has... 


Festo at the heart of absolute automation thanks to their intuitive industry solutions
3rd June 2021

Festo is renowned as one of the leading pneumatic automation suppliers. Over the years, they have also set the pace in both Process and Electric Automation. This is backed by their proven record of... 


PAH pumps from Danfoss
High-pressure water mist improves firefighting and preserves assets
28th May 2021

High-pressure water mist systems are designed to provide safe, efficient and immediately-activated firefighting solutions. The systems are said to provide better fire suppression while ensuring... 


STRAIGHT FORWARD Local mining engineers like the tough, simple, local build because it is easier to service
New dryer range piques mining interest
28th May 2021 By: Darren Parker

The introduction of compressed-air equipment manufacturer Artic Driers International’s new SA Series heatless pressure swing air dryers has sparked significant interest in the South African mining... 


DECIDEDLY DESICCANT
Oxair supplies desiccant air dryers that can help combat condensation in pipelines and keep machinery running for longer
Air drying kit to maintain performance for mines
28th May 2021

Eliminating the build-up of moisture is an ongoing challenge in the mining and offshore sectors, where the harsh and hazardous environments make it daunting to maintain the integrity of key... 


COMPLETE SAFETY 
BMG works closely with its customers in all sectors to ensure that each plant is well-prepared to maintain full production
Quality stainless steel components supplied during pandemic
28th May 2021

Engineering solutions specialists BMG provided engineering components and support services to all sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic. “The BMG team is committed to making sure industry continues... 


Anglo explores 3D printing to boost supply chain efficiencies, support local businesses
27th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

Diversified miner Anglo American has partnered with the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and US-based technology company Ivaldi Group, to explore opportunities to... 


Pace Valves
17th May 2021

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Prevent costly downtimes by selecting correct valves
14th May 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Selecting the correct type of valve for a given application is not only critical to plant uptime, but it will also assist in maintaining the lowest total cost of ownership on a plant or other... 


CHECK IT OUT The Unidelta check valve is now available in South Africa
New valves add to supplier portfolio
14th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist valve distributor Astore Keymak has added two new valves to its portfolio to offer ease of installation. Astore Keymak compression fittings and saddles product manager Aldrin Velan tells... 


PERFECTLY NESTED
The flanges and seals made on the new CNC waterjet machine are suited in design and material for perfect nesting
CNC machine bolsters company offering
14th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

Waterjet cutting service provider MaxJet Global has invested in a new computer numerical control (CNC) waterjet machine to bolster its specialised flange and seal offerings for the valves sector.... 


TUMI TSEHLO
The larger than normal valve manufactured for the desalinisation plant would generally be used in the mining sector
New valve breaking records on size
14th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

A mono-flanged large-bore Insamcor 1200 valve has been manufactured and delivered to Erongo desalination plant in Swakopmund, Namibia, by South African fluid technology manufacturer Dynamic Fluid... 


FLOOD GATE 
The Clarkson slurry knife gate valve range is being offered to the South African market by uNyasi Sales and Services
Distributor supplies new valve range
14th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

Valve and actuator supplier uNyazi Sales and Services, a technical partner of engineering, procurement and construction company Lesedi Nuclear Services, is an official distributor of the Clarkson... 


SLURRY SLURPER
The AFS range of valves are suited to harsh condistions such as that found in the moving of slurry
New valves add to supplier portfolio
14th May 2021

Valve manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) design and locally manufacture a comprehensive range of FPV and KLEP slurry related valves that complies with stringent quality and safety... 


Innovations in ceramic ball valves
Innovations in ceramic ball valves
7th May 2021

Automatic and manual ceramic ball valves offer a cost-effective alternative to solenoid valves and provide better wear resistance. Various innovations mean that these valves are now suitable for a... 


The TECWAT double-eccentric, flanged butterfly valve with dry shaft from TECOFI
New valves for water and mining sectors
7th May 2021

French company TECOFI has introduced two new valves for the water market as well as an adapted solution for the transport of abrasive fluids in the mining industry. Double-eccentric butterfly valve 


FARTHER-TEST
Being able to test from a distance or remotely has become a reality during Covid-19
Pumps acceptance testing achieved remotely
7th May 2021

Local pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has launched an innovative online acceptance test procedure that no longer requires customers or their engineering teams to be present when acceptance... 


CARRY-ION
Being able to save water on a month to month basis is now possible subsequent an upgrade on a mines water treatment plant
Substantial water savings add up
7th May 2021

Solid liquid separation specialists Watercare Mining, in a case study published last month, highlighted cost savings of about R760 000 a month, following its upgrade of a mine’s water treatment... 


Pepperl+Fuchs and Line Fault Transparency for Energised-to-Safe Functions
6th May 2021

In sensitive areas of the process industry, it must be ensured that pumps, valves, and active cooling systems are safely switched on in the event of a fault. This requires high availability of the... 


VALVE SHUT-OFF SYSTEM
This emergency system is hydraulically operated in case of a power failure. The hydraulic system was designed and manufactured by the BMG team in KZN
Solutions for all sectors provided in KZN
30th April 2021

Equipment supplier BMG’s regional service centre (RSC) in Riverhorse Valley, KwaZulu-Natal, plays a critical role in the province by providing engineering solutions – including hydraulics and... 


HYBRID HYDRAULIC SOLUTIONS
Parker notes that heavy-duty machines with demanding work cycles which cannot embrace full electrification need to be safer, more energy efficient and emit less fumes
Internationally used products in demand and available locally
30th April 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Two of motion and control technologies supplier Parker Hannifin’s products have been used in overseas development projects this year and have received significant demand from the local market, for... 


Mozambique Area 1 liquefied natural gas facility, Mozambique – update
Mozambique Area 1 liquefied natural gas facility, Mozambique – update
30th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Owing to the security situation in the north of Cabo Delgado province, in Mozambique, Total has confirmed the withdrawal of all project personnel from the Afungi site. 


Are you selecting the right pump materials for acid mine water?
Are you selecting the right pump materials for acid mine water?
29th April 2021

Acid mine water occurs when water reacts with pyrite – what we commonly know as ‘fool’s gold’ – in mining cavities beneath the Earth’s surface and in instances in coal processing plants where the... 


Mlungisi Cele 
Only locally manufactured products should qualify as local content
Investment needed to revive industry
23rd April 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

South African metal fabricators and government have to invest in the industry to compete with cheap imports from countries such as China, says valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control executive... 


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