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Electricity + Control August 2017

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Electricity and Control August 2017Such important messages were relayed at the recent PowerGen & DistribuTECH Africa 2017 held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. With 75 international exhibitors and over 2 800 delegates in attendance, only good – surely – will come out of it.

Host utility Eskom's new Interim Chairman, Zethembe Khoza, said that the spirit of progress, innovation, partnership and integrated advancement of our industry will help us unite as a single African super grid.

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Electricity + Control: Latest News

Rosatom highlights its solutions for Africa

Published: 07 August 2017

Rosatom recently participated in the Power-Gen Africa, where it exhibited and presented its latest nuclear and renewable technologies. The conference gathered more than 3 000 attendees from the local and...

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Staying online despite extreme lightning hazards

Published: 07 August 2017

The subtropical climate of the greater Johannesburg area brings with it regular rain showers during the summer and this, in combination with its high elevation above sea level, makes the...

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Electricity Safety Month launched - Keeping your community and your children safe

Published: 07 August 2017

Eskom is embarking on a month-long countrywide campaign, the National Electricity Safety Month, in an effort to reduce electricity-related injuries and deaths across the country.

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Towards perpetual equipment by avoiding batteries

Published: 07 August 2017

By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx Stone Age implements were passed between generations. Then the abacus and the Singer sewing machine were passed between generations so cost per operation approached zero...

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Compact IP67 Controller with Codesys 3

Published: 07 August 2017

Turck, locally supplied by RET Automation, has released its TBEN-PLC Codesys 3 compact IP67 PLC for controlling small or modular machines. Thanks to its robust housing and high degree of...

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ABB opens office in Namibia

Published: 07 August 2017

ABB has entrenched its commitment in Southern Africa by opening a new 2 200 m² facility in Windhoek, Namibia, which increases the company’s capacity to supply, maintain and service products...

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CTR technology: Efficient, low risk

Published: 27 July 2017

By Peter Middleton, Crown Publications Crown Publications editor, Peter Middleton, discusses Cast resin transformer technology with Mervyn Low, Managing Director of Greenergi.

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7 technology trends that influence how data centres are monitored

Published: 25 July 2017

by Victor Avelar, Schneider Electric Data centre monitoring methods have undergone a dramatic change over the last several years. Consider data centre power and cooling infrastructure monitoring as an example. These monitoring...

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Self-generated power needs special focus on efficiency

Published: 25 July 2017

Remote projects that are far from national power grids will tend to pay a premium for generating their own energy; so they need to plan carefully to use it as...

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Effectively manage lightning risks for complex applications

Published: 25 July 2017

“What do airports, mines, power generation plants (including renewables) and power infrastructure, communications/data infrastructure and large industrial plants like oil & gas have in common? They are all particularly exposed...

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Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA) kicks off first certification cycle

Published: 25 July 2017

The recently launched Earthing and Lighting Protection Association (ELPA), created to protect consumers, establish a uniform interpretation of the codes of practice, and help to regulate and advise the lightning...

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Cybersecurity Experience Centre and Academy launched

Published: 25 July 2017

Globally, there were more than a million job openings in cybersecurity in 2016 and the demand for cybersecurity experts has grown three times faster than any other IT role. The...

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Visions of African super grid at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa – Speaker quotes

Published: 20 July 2017

Urging faster, more innovative power generation and distribution, pan-African power experts attending POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa this week predict that Africa could share infrastructure, knowledge and skills to take affordable...

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Rockwell Automation seeks manufacturers committed to safety excellence

Published: 17 July 2017

Nominations for annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards due 18 August 2017. For the fifth year, Rockwell Automation is accepting nominations for its Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards. Each year, the awards celebrate...

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E-direct: Simple selection of the instruments you need

Published: 11 July 2017

Switches, sensors, components, displays and a recorder – equipping a simple measuring point must not be complicated!  Whether you want to fit your application with a level, pressure, flow, temperature...

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ELPA examination dates announced

Published: 10 July 2017

Dates have been announced for the first round of ELPA (Earthing, Lightning & Protection Association) examinations. These will take place on 16, 17 and 22, 23 August 2017.

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Eskom signs a US$1,5 billion loan agreement with the China Development Bank

Published: 06 July 2017

Eskom today signed a US$1,5 billion (approximately R19,6 billion) loan agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB) at a signing ceremony held at Eskom’s head office Megawatt Park in Sunninghill...

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Turnaround time for ESKOM

Published: 06 July 2017

After a two-day board induction session in which Eskom’s key performance targets were assessed, the company’s Board of Directors led by Interim Chairperson Zethembe Khoza expressed its support on the...

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Technical Excellence award for Main Road 577

Published: 06 July 2017

Royal HaskoningDHV was victorious at the recent South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) KwaZulu Natal Regional Awards. In the category for Technical Excellence, Royal HaskoningDHV in joint venture with...

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Temporary Power as a Free Agent in Complex Adaptive Systems

Published: 05 July 2017

By Nalen Alwar, Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Rental Power Temporary power – as a free agent – is assistive in terms of a fast-tracked decentralised source of power.

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Efficient solution for simple safety tasks

Published: 05 July 2017

Easy configuration of the Leuze RSL Series safety laser scanner via Bluetooth and Ethernet TCP/IP makes this device easy to set up and use. Further, despite the large number of...

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Write @ the Back

Published: 05 July 2017

Silvana Claassen of CES South Africa discusses reducing one’s carbon footprint in security complexes.

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New condition monitoring app

Published: 05 July 2017

WearCheck Managing director, Neil Robinson, believes that the company is one of a handful of condition monitoring companies in the world, and possibly the first in Africa, to develop and...

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Eskom investigating technologies for deployment in the fight against electricity theft

Published: 28 June 2017

Eskom is investigating an arsenal of new technologies to deploy in its ongoing fight against electricity theft.

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Johnny Dladla appointed as acting Group Chief Executive of Eskom

Published: 22 June 2017

The Eskom Board wishes to announce the appointment of Mr Johnny Dladla as Acting Group Chief Executive with immediate effect. This follows intense consultations between the Minister and Eskom Board...

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New building inaugurated for company anniversary

Published: 21 June 2017

The market for high-quality flowmeters has been growing for decades, with the name Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG in Reinach, Switzerland, closely linked to the last 40 years. “The new facility, finished...

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POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa to share light for Nelson Mandela Day

Published: 21 June 2017

Africa’s premier power sector conference will light up rural areas of Africa, when it comes out in support of SolarAid to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day.

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ELPA (Earthing & Lightning Protection Association) launches

Published: 21 June 2017

As a country, South Africa experiences 24 million lightning strikes annually, with a related death toll of more than 500 officially recorded every year. This fatality rate from lightning is...

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Eskom Expo learners receive top prize at Kenya Science and Engineering Fair

Published: 20 June 2017

Andries Els and Christofel Barnard (both 17), from Hoërskool Lydenburg in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, won most innovative science project overall at the Kenya Science and Engineering Fair which concluded on Saturday...

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AAF 2017: Were you there?

Published: 08 June 2017

Africa Automation Fair 2017 is everything that it promised to be − the platform where industrial automation and the digital revolution converge; and where operations technology and information technology blend...

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Fighting workplace fatigue – in the spotlight at A-OSH EXPO 2017

Published: 07 June 2017

Some of the worst environmental and travel disasters of the past few decades have been ascribed at least partly to sleep deprivation in the workplace, and its subsequent wider impact...

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Sustainable development enabled through decolonisation of knowledge

Published: 07 June 2017

At the height of #FeesMustFall, disgruntled students challenged leaders of the University of Johannesburg on what it is that universities are doing to decolonise knowledge. When they started discussing it...

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Containerised substations – thinking inside the box

Published: 07 June 2017

More than ever before, businesses are under pressure to reduce their operational costs and maximise their profits. One key area where big industries can make significant cost savings is by...

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Hot topic in beverage production

Published: 07 June 2017

Today nearly every liquid sold in stores is pasteurised to prevent the growth of bacteria and the potential for illness due to these unwanted microorganisms. Milk is one of the...

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Innovations for greener homes

Published: 05 June 2017

by Cala van der Westhuizen, Energy Partners Home Solutions Today is World Environment Day, which is about encouraging worldwide awareness for the need to preserve and enhance the environment. With carbon...

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NMU brings PV course to Johannesburg

Published: 05 June 2017

The Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in Port Elizabeth’s short learning program on solar PV will be presented by the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) in Johannesburg on:

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