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ElectricityandControl February 2018Best … we remember!

When the daily (or hourly) news focuses on cheating executives, fraud, corruption and scandal of the humongous kind, best we remember that occurring simultaneously are some wonderful acts of honesty and courage … one of the most recent being the rescue of 955 miners from Sibanye Gold Mine.

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Electricity + Control: Latest News

Birmingham (UK) students thrust magnesium back into the spotlight

Published: 19 February 2018

Students in Birmingham, UK, are being challenged to showcase the potential uses of magnesium within the aerospace sector as part of a competition being set by Birmingham City University and...

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Three key ‘rare earths’ in Western Cape in high demand

Published: 15 February 2018

The prices of neodymium, praseodymium and dysprosium, rare earths, representing 85% of the economic value of the rare earth deposits at the Steenkampskraal mine in the Western Cape, have increased...

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Power sector: Ghana draws inspiration from the Ivorian model

Published: 15 February 2018

Managing staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) made a 48-hour working visit to Côte d'Ivoire. Their aim was to draw inspiration from the economic model of Compagnie Ivoirienne...

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Lloyd’s Register Technology Radar 2018: Renewable Energy

Published: 15 February 2018

Towards the tipping point Welcome to the fourth edition of the Lloyd’s Register Technology Radar, and the second in the series to be dedicated exclusively to low carbon power. The 2017...

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CESA Infrastructure Indaba 2018

Published: 15 February 2018

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is hosting its annual Infrastructure Indaba from 5-6 March 2018 in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. The two-day session will bring together leading experts including government officials, consulting...

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They ‘won a trailer’ from Schneider Electric!

Published: 15 February 2018

At a Schneider Electric function on Monday, 12 February 2018, winners of the company’s Win-A-Trailer competition were announced.

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Digital upgrade with IO-Link

Published: 07 February 2018

by Andreas Biniasch, ifm electronic This FOGS-series portal machining centre is a machine that is used in mechanical engineering and in the aviation and automotive industries, for example, to manufacture body...

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ELPA empowers electrical engineers with SANS 62305-based CPD Programme

Published: 07 February 2018

By Trevor Manas, (ELPA) Established in June 2017, the Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA) is some eight months old and has already achieved a great deal in its short history.

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Endress+Hauser Congratulations on your 65th Anniversary!

Published: 06 February 2018

It was an unlikely pair that came together in 1953 to create a company: 29-year-old Swiss engineer Georg H Endress and 58-year-old German banker Ludwig Hauser. Despite their disparate backgrounds...

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Endress + Hauser South Africa’s MD, Rob MacKenzie, moving to Switzerland in April!

Published: 31 January 2018

Letter from Rob MacKenzie to customers, colleagues and friends It is almost a year since my last communication with our customer base. I write to you now in 2018 with some...

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CESA focuses on effective ethical leadership: 'Our future is now!'

Published: 30 January 2018

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) newly appointed President, Neresh Pather, presented his presidential message and theme for the year at a function held in Johannesburg this morning. Pather’s focus for...

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Easily identify electrical panels with just one printer

Published: 30 January 2018

The BSP41 Wire & Panel Identification Printer can efficiently identify electrical panels because it can print rigid identification tags for all major terminal block and component brands. The new printer...

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Rosatom signs contract for small scale hydro facility in RSA

Published: 30 January 2018

Ganz Engineering and Energetics Machinery (Ganz EEM), a Hungarian company, which forms part of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, and its South African partner, energy solutions provider Blue World...

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Wärtsilä and Schneider Electric join forces to create a new back-up power solution for data centres

Published: 30 January 2018

Wärtsilä and Schneider Electric have signed a global co-operation agreement to bring together their individual products and services, along with those of third parties, for the purpose of co-operating on...

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Women in Energy: A global perspective of women in Energy

Published: 30 January 2018

Africa Energy Indaba – 20-21 February 2018 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

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Combatting cybercrime

Published: 30 January 2018

From phishing to identity theft, the invasion of privacy, Internet/ATM/wire fraud, file sharing and piracy, counterfeiting and forgery, child pornography, and hacking – cybercrime is a chilling and imminent threat...

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VEGA World of Pressure

Published: 30 January 2018

‘Pressure for all media’ was the theme for the annual VEGA Golf Day held at the Roodepoort Country Club in Ruimsig (West of Johannesburg) on 18 January 2018.

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Is the new Eskom Board the beginning of the country’s turnaround?

Published: 22 January 2018

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a new board at Eskom on Saturday. The board has been tasked with appointing a permanent chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO)...

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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

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

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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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