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September contents pageOn the cover: BMG World revealed 

BMG held two open days on September 14 and 15 to showcase the culmination of a supply chain re-engineering strategy, which began nearly 10 years ago. Read more...

Grid parity now favours renewable investments 

Peter Middleton looks at grid parity based on the latest UK and South African IPP bid prices and argues for accelerating the adoption of renewables. Read more...

SAIChE column: What kind of engineering graduates are required today? 

SAIChE iCHEMe member Wolf Bernhardt of the University of KwaZulu-Natal identifies key attributes that are necessary for engineering graduated to be successful. Read more...


Featured contents

Pump systems, pumps, valves and seals

From pump rental to sales: the solution-driven approach

MechChem Africa visits the new expanded premises of Integrated Pump Rental (IPR) and Integrated Pumps Technology (IPT) and talks to IPR’s managing director, Lee Vine. Read more...

Pumping systems 101: What are pressure gauges actually telling us?  Read more...

Why pump slurries with a peristaltic pump?  Click to read in the online magazine.

Locally manufactured API pumps for Europe’s refineries 

High-flow models expand dewatering portfolio  Click to read in the online magazine.

Advantages of vertical turbine pumps for boiler use  Click to read in the online magazine.

Travaini: the all-technologies vacuum pump specialist  Click to read in the online magazine.


Power generation, sustainable energy and energy management

Legendary engine support and an African vision

MechChem Africa visits Cummins Southern Africa and talks to Meshach Kwegyir-Aggrey; Racheal Njoroge; and MD, Thierry Pimi about its engines in Africa. Read more...

SA ranks 10th for general RE investment conditions 

Containerised power solution drives Mali mill  Click to read in the online magazine.

Dry-type transformers for modular sub-stations  Click to read in the online magazine.

Drive technology seeks to optimise energy requirements  Click to read in the online magazine.


Petrochemical, oil and gas

Smarter cider production 

High-Tech Processing, a local brewery, beverage, alcoholic and soft drink plant solutions provider, chose Endress+Hauser to join with them to offer an international beverage manufacturer the most efficient and cost-saving operation possible. Read more...

Six new FMCW radar level transmitters  Click to read in the online magazine.

AI in the oil and gas sector  Click to read in the online magazine.


Environmental, waste management and cleaning technologies

Bioremediation in the petrochemical sector  

GK-IT Environmental Services, a local leader in bioremediation and environmental products, offers risk-averting solutions, particularly for hydrocarbon-contaminated soils in the petrochemical and oil refinery sectors. Read more...


Innovative engineering: Whereto for thermoelectrics? 

After several years of excitement, investment and growing interest in thermoelectrics and its potential in energy harvesting applications, Harry Zervos, principal analyst for IDTechEx in Florida, USA, calls for a clearer look at what’s hype and what’s reality. Read more...

Product and industry news  Click to read in the online magazine.

Back page: Virtual technology for blast training  Click to read in the online magazine.

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Name: Glynnis Koch
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Fax: +27 11 615 6108

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