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Electricity + Control January 2018

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Electricity and Control January 2018 OFCFiddling – while Eskom burns

Greetings to everyone from the Electricity+Control team and may it be a wonderful 2018 – all round!

No one wants to start the year on a ‘down’ … but how can the downfall of a once respected entity – Eskom – be ignored?

One of the many farces that exists in the organisation was highlighted on Twitter by civil activist and OUTA chairman, Wayne Duvenage, who points out that Eskom’s legal manager, who exposed alleged executive misconduct and fraud within the organisation, is being intimidated by Eskom; while executives with Big question marks over their heads have resumed their positions, employees having welcomed their return in song and dance.

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Face value smallAs we are all aware, the spoken word often includes nuances that are not obvious in writing.

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Electricity + Control: Latest News

Africa Energy Indaba celebrates its 10th edition in 2018

Published: 15 January 2018

The Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) celebrates its 10th edition on 20-21 February 2018, at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This flagship annual event on the African business calendar...

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A world in transformation: World Energy Outlook 2017

Published: 15 January 2018

The resurgence in oil and gas production from the United States, deep declines in the cost of renewables and growing electrification are changing the face of the global energy system...

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SAVE THE DATE: High School Career Expo in association with SABC Education!

Published: 15 January 2018

‘The High School Career Expo’ is South Africa’s only national public exhibition that is designed to provide both primary and middle school kids looking for a High schools.

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Get Wise when using Variable Speed Drives

Published: 15 January 2018

The benefits of variable speed drives (VSDs) are making this technology a popular choice among users of electric motors; now, with the introduction of the WEG Insulation System Evolution (WISE)...

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Massive Motors Installed at Cobre Panamá

Published: 15 January 2018

Marthinusen & Coutts, a division of ACTOM, recently executed the sub-assembly of six gearless mill drives for Minera Panamá’s remotely situated Cobre Panamá project in record time, and as a...

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Renewable electricity from traffic

Published: 15 January 2018

The urban life has two seemingly unrelated but predictable certainties, namely high electricity demand and unbearable traffic congestion. By Clement Mokoenene, Epitome Consulting.

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Simplifying the IIoT landscape

Published: 11 December 2017

Are there ‘quick wins’ to be had in implementing a Connected Enterprise? Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director Barry Elliott unpacks the value of incremental, self-sustaining informational upgrades on IIoT...

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Conveyor belt fire disrupts coal supply to Kendal

Published: 11 December 2017

On Friday 8 December, late morning, a fire was detected in an area around the two conveyer belts that supply coal to the Kendal Power Station in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. Although...

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First Energy Efficiency Intern achieves CEM

Published: 11 December 2017

Making history for the Limpopo Province, Vera Maditsi is the first LEDET Energy Efficiency Intern to receive full Certified Energy Manager (CEM) status since the program started in 2015. Vera...

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From Economic and Water Poverty to Prosperity

Published: 11 December 2017

Dr. Shafick Adams, Water Research Commission We need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in our existing supplies to stimulate the economy and job growth.

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GE reaches half way point of Medupi power plant construction with Final Acceptance of Unit 4

Published: 04 December 2017

Once completed in 2020, Medupi will be the fourth-largest coal-fired power plant in the world and the largest in Africa.

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Mitigation of GHG Emissions

Published: 30 November 2017

By Silvana Claassen, CES South Africa Following the promulgation of the National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations during April 2017, the National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations were announced in the Government...

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Skid-mounted substations for Panama

Published: 28 November 2017

Heavy engineering and fabrication specialist Parnis Manufacturing has successfully completed a fast track project to supply skids and enclosures for three skid-mounted substations for Schneider Electric. The large mining skids...

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Consulting Engineers stand tall in tough times

Published: 28 November 2017

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period January to June 2017 just released indicate that there has been some improvement with...

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Portable lighting systems

Published: 28 November 2017

Denver Technical Products offers an extensive range of free-standing portable lighting systems optimised for construction, civil defence, railway maintenance, fire brigades, open cast mining, etc.

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New Channel Power Monitor launched

Published: 28 November 2017

COMTEST Solutions recently hosted Bird Technologies’ sales manager Mike Gathergood, at their Gauteng offices – South Africa being the latest of 14 countries he has visited so far this year...

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Solve 9 common production identification challenges!

Published: 28 November 2017

Products and components often have several distinct identification challenges. Depending on their size, their specifications and the environment they are exposed to, a variety of identification solutions are needed. This...

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Electra Mining Africa is coming around again

Published: 13 November 2017

Benefitting from 46 years of experience accumulated since the inaugural event, Electra Mining Africa has a proven track record for driving sales, sales leads and building brand awareness. For many...

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Cast resin transformers designed for low environmental impact

Published: 13 November 2017

Legrand’s extensive range of products and systems for electrical installations and building infrastructures encompasses cast resin transformers, designed for low environmental impact.

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WEG MPW Electric motor protection range – ideal for harsh environments

Published: 13 November 2017

The WEG MPW range of motor protection circuit breakers offer customers reliable operation in the harsh operating environment found on the African continent. All motor protection circuit breakers in the...

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Encoders with Energy Harvesting Technology

Published: 13 November 2017

Turck has expanded its encoder offering with the release of Compact Magnetic Absolute Multiturn Encoders.

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Why your most valuable energy source might be your parking lot

Published: 13 November 2017

by Rudi Fourie, Sizwe IT Group Fibre and Facility Management The world is in dire need of sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions – and solar energy is the light at the...

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Protecting critical infrastructure in Africa

Published: 31 October 2017

 By Goran Novkovic, Valiver As industrial cybersecurity attacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, we need to do everything to stay protected.

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M&C Refurbishes massive mill motor for Freda Rebecca, Zimbabwe

Published: 30 October 2017

The largest ac electric motor operating in Zimbabwe drives a reduction mill, and this synchronous motor was recently refurbished by leading rotating machinery repairer, Marthinusen & Coutts, a division of...

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Leveraging experience to provide sensor solutions in packaging

Published: 30 October 2017

Modern packaging plays an important role in preserving, protecting and selling a host of products, from items tiny enough to need tweezers to be picked up to those that need...

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Simple, high quality, flexible and safe circuit breakers by Schneider Electric

Published: 30 October 2017

Schneider Electric offers the EasyPact CVS range of Class II, moulded case circuit breakers, which are precision engineered to help make installations safer and more reliable, while offering essential capabilities...

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CESA developing Business Skills for future Industry Leaders

Published: 30 October 2017

A lack of investment in the development of skills for consulting engineering human resources over many years has resulted in a skewed and unbalanced scenario in the industry. When a...

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Cummins breaks ground to build state-of-the-art premises at Waterfall City

Published: 26 October 2017

Cummins Southern Africa is pleased to announce the relocation of their Southern Africa Distribution Business to Waterfall Logistics Precinct - Gauteng’s new innovative work, live and play destination in Waterfall...

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Accolade for Eskom as Thava Govender becomes President of GO15 steering board

Published: 25 October 2017

Thava Govender, Eskom Group Executive for Transmission and Acting Group Executive for Risk & Sustainability has stepped in as the President of the GO15 steering board for 2017/2018.

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Is modernisation a must for South African mines?

Published: 19 October 2017

On 18 October Siemens hosted a Mining Technology Day in Sandton. The keynote address was given by Sietse van der Woude, Head of Modernisation and Safety, Chamber of Mines.

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New BradyPrinter i7100: When accuracy meets precision

Published: 16 October 2017

The new BradyPrinter i7100 Industrial Label Printer is an accurate, reliable, heavy-duty printer that quickly prints on durable sleeves, printed circuit board labels and asset & component labels. It offers...

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Omron introduces Programmable Multi-Axis Controllers

Published: 16 October 2017

OMRON and OMRON's Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc. (hereinafter ‘DT’) have worked together to develop the PMAC controllers with global leading motion control technology from DT. PMAC achieves sophisticated fine-tuning...

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Making renewable power more viable for the grid

Published: 16 October 2017

Rob Matheson, MIT News Office This battery could be used to make sporadic renewable power a more reliable source of electricity for the grid.

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An intelligent approach to Africa’s promising mobility revolution

Published: 16 October 2017

Despite the continent’s transport infrastructure lagging behind global standards for decades, Africa is bracing itself for a transport revolution as more countries embrace the onset of new technology.

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Mitigation of GHG emissions now an obligation for South African companies

Published: 16 October 2017

Silvana Claassen, CES South Africa Following the promulgation of the National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations during April this year, the National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations were announced in the Government...

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Industry specialist to help BI grow the agricultural market

Published: 16 October 2017

Food production security is of utmost importance, especially given how harsh and dynamic an environment the South African agricultural industry operates in at present. Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) continues...

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