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On the cover: Engineering excellence from Process Industries

MechChem Africa visits thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa and talks to Bruce Bassett, and Neville Eve. Read more...

Peter’s Comment: Commitment and optimism in Africa 

From a video interview with Thierry Pimi of Cummins, Peter Middleton finds reasons to be optimistic about Africa’s future. Read more...

SAIChE News: Attainable Region Theory 

Summarising his new book, principal author, David Ming, outlines a theory for chemical and plant engineers to help them to optimise reactors. Click to read in the online magazine...


Featured contents 

MechChem Nov contentsPlant maintenance, lubrication and filtration

FILTECH 2018: targeted solutions for filtration and separation tasks

MechChem Africa previews the largest filtration event in the world, FILTECH 2018, which takes place from 13 to 15 March 2018 in the German city of Cologne. Read more...

Mario on Maintenance: Maintenance, IoT and Industry 4.0  

Balanced decision making for sustainable plant maintenance  Click to read in the online publication...

Infinite flexibility from total solutions maintenance packages Click to read in the online publication...

Maintenance savings sweeten Zambia’s sugar industry Click to read in the online publication...


Materials handling

Modular RCs for chromite tailings beneficiation

On October 23, FLSmidth showcased its modular Reflux™ Classifier solution for gravity separation of minerals and coal. MechChem Africa attends and takes the tour.

Shiploaders restored and configured on new quay  Click to read in the online publication...

Extra high and deep cold storage solution  Click to read in the online publication...


Corrosion control and coatings

Oxygen: an essential ingredient for stainless passivation  

John Tarboton, executive director of sassda, talks about stainless piping and the need to remember that stainless steel surfaces need oxygen in order to maintain their protective passivation layer. Read more...


Heating, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning

MechCaL expands sub-Saharan reach  

Under the TLT-Turbo umbrella, local ventilation firms, TLT MechCaL and TLT ACTOM have embarked on an ambitious expansion strategy for sub-Saharan Africa. Click to read in the online publication..

Latest in water-heating solutions  Click to read in the online publication...


Water and wastewater processing

Advanced local solutions for mine affected water 

MechChem Africa talks to Martin Pryor, process manager for South African water and wastewater specialist, Prentec, along with Peter Günther, managing director of Prentec’s sister company, Prentec Technical Services. Read more...

Veolia projects at Global Water Awards 2017 

Tracking industrial trends: Water on the mind 


Innovative engineering

Keyless access for better protection of equipment enclosures 

MechChem Africa talks to Gavin Coetzer, MD of KAG Technical Solutions about its proudly South African "Bluelock" Keyless Access Solution, an innovative approach to managing access to deployed network infrastructure. Read more...

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

Back page Remote AR offers real-time expert assistance  Click to read in the online magazine...

Contact MechChem Africa

Title: Editor
Name: Peter Middleton
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Phone: +27 11 622 4770
Fax: +27 11 615 6108

Title: Editor
Name: Glynnis Koch
Phone: +27 11 622 4770
Fax: +27 11 615 6108

Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Brenda Karathanasis
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