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MechChem Africa June contents pagePETER’S COMMENT

Raising food-safety standards: Following the ‘world’s worst ever’ listeriosis outbreak, Peter Middleton looks at the ever-shifting nature of such crises, calls for the food industry to raise its standards and urges consumers to use their spending power to favour safety-focused producers.  Read more...

 

PUMP SYSTEMS, PIPES, VALVES AND SEALS

Warman pumps: 80-years of continuous development:  In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Charles Harold Warman’s first Warman® Pump, Pieter Jordaan talks about the history and evolution of Warman slurry pumps.  Read more...

Slurry pumps for University of Pretoria laboratory: A success story from KSB about pumps for heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamic research at UP.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Landlords and pumping systems: Harry Rosen compares his pump system optimisation approach to securing a refund for overbilling from his previous landlord.  Read more...

The liquid ring vacuum pump: a piece from Air & Vacuum Technologies. Click to read in the online magazine...

Stainless steel submersible pumps added to rental fleet: Integrated Pump Rental talks about the Faggiolati slurry pump.  Click to read in the online magazine...

 

LOCALISATION, MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION AND FOOD PROCESSING:

Turbo machines and reverse engineering: We visit ACTOM Turbo Machines in Sasolburg, and talk to Mark Gulbis about his division’s expertise in the maintenance repair and reverse engineering of high-speed rotating machines.  Read more...

SA-manufactured mine winder for Canada: A success story from Parnis Manufacturing.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Food safety: Winning consumer confidence: Afrox’s Hendrik Pretorius talks about the use of food gas mixtures to improve food safety and extend shelf life.   Read more...

 

POWER GENERATION, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Electrical heat tracing for energy conservation: Dirk Venter of eltherm highlights the energy savings and reliability advantages of using electrical heat tracing (EHT) solutions.  Read more...

Towards a sustainable energy mix for Africa: Gibb engineering’s Paul Fitzsimons and Louwrens van der Merwe summarise emergent challenges and opportunities associates with sustainable energy solutions in Africa.  Click to read in the online magazine...

 

PETROCHEMICAL, OIL AND GAS

Biorefinery facility to address waste challenges: The CSIR has launched a R37.5-million biorefinery facility in Durban to enable extraction of maximum value from biomass resources. MechChem Africa talks to Bruce Sithole.  Read more...

Oil & gas industry poised for revenue growth: A summary from PwC’s 20th annual Global Survey of CEOs.  Click to read in the online magazine...

On-site oil treatment saves transformers: A story from WEG Transformers African about its oil regeneration service.  Click to read in the online magazine...

 

ENVIRONMENTAL, WASTE MANAGEMENT AND CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES

The evolution of recycling processing equipment: EvoQuip’s new range of ELB crushers and screens offer recycling and waste management opportunities.  Click to read in the online magazine...

ROSE Foundation: protecting our dwindling water resources from oil contamination. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING

Are hydrogen-powered trains the future of rail? A hydrogen-powered train that uses off-gas from industrial processes could hold the key for sustainable transport of the future: writes Robin Whitlock for World Steel.  Read more...

 

REGULARS

SAIChE IChemE News: Biomimicry: learning from evolution in nature.  Read more...

Product and industry news: Nadjar expands beyond grinding. Click to read in the online magazine...

Back page: Robot car leaps towards automatic driving.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Contact MechChem Africa

Title: Editor
Name: Peter Middleton
Email: mechchemafrica@crown.co.za or peterm@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622 4770
Fax: +27 11 615 6108

Title: Editor
Name: Glynnis Koch
Email: mechchemafrica@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622 4770
Fax: +27 11 615 6108

Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Brenda Karathanasis
Email: brendak@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
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