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MechChem Africa August 2018 contentsCOVER STORY 

Innovative Pumps at the heart of Africa: MechChem Africa visits the Wadeville manufacturing facilities of APE Pumps and talks to Richard Harper and Norman Kroukamp about the refurbishment of concrete volute pumps at Lethabo Power Station and the company’s growing reach in Africa. Read more...



Maintenance, the IIoT and the fast changing workplace: Peter Middleton comments on how easy it now is to work remotely and how the IIoT is not only changing where we can work, but it is also likely to have a profound effect on the skills required in the workplace of the future. Read more...



Mixed matrix membranes: Promising materials for AMD treatment: Michael Daramola writes this opinion piece about membrane technology for treating AMD. Read more...


Asset, maintenance and risk management

Equipment reliability: a true-value IIoT opportunity: Johannes Coetzee, the new MD of condition monitoring specialist Martec, talks about the IIoT and urges adopters to focus on the true value that can be unlocked. Read more...

The high value industrial safety offering: Hans Strydom, technical services manager for special products and chemicals at Afrox, talks about Afrox’s HiQ range of innovative solutions for industry. Click to read in the online magazine...

Grease filling filter for automatic lubrication systems: An article about an SKF Lincoln Lubricant solution. Click to read in the online magazine...

Expertise and quality focus sees turbo machines expand: An article about ACTOM Turbo Machines’ capability from its Sasolburg facility. Click to read in the online magazine...

Scaling new heights for hotel waterproofing in Zambia: A Skyriders success story. Click to read in the online magazine...

KP2: a pan-African project success for SSM: Pan African milestones for Stefanutti Stocks Mechanical on the Kwale Mineral Sands Phase 2 project. Click to read in the online magazine...


Materials handling

Delivery solutions, thickeners, classifiers and the digital future: FLSmidth senior account manager, Ricus van Reenen, talks about the company’s range of technical, transportation and assembly options and commercial manager, Terence Osborn, unveils the company’s Electra Mining focus. Read more...

Global collaboration advances screening media solutions: Multotech’s vice president for screening media, Roy Roche, outlines his company’s screening media manufacturing capabilities. Click to read in the online magazine...

Management system mitigates negative outcomes of water extraction: An article about the CDE AquaCycle water management system. Click to read in the online magazine...

Vulco composite liner improves mill life and performance: Sherwen-Slater of Weir Minerals Africa presents the advantages new mill liner technologies and designs. Click to read in the online magazine...

Improved transfer points to conventional chute systems: A story from Weba Chute Systems about its alternative chute solutions. Click to read in the online magazine...


Corrosion control and coatings

Effective protection against graffiti and more: WACKER has developed a new, highly effective anti-graffiti product, which permanently protects surfaces with a thin film of silicone. Read more...


Heating, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning

Rapid refrigerant recovery launched in SA: A-Gas’ new Rapid Recovery service for the food and beverage industry promotes new refrigerants and assists end users to be compliant with local legislation. Click to read in the online magazine...

New entry-level chillers and heat pumps: Neil Cameron presents Johnson Controls’ new Amichi Series chillers. Click to read in the online magazine...


Water and wastewater processing

Realistically predicting separation behaviour of RO membranes: In this edited white paper, Uli Dölchow, Julien Ogier and Jens Lipnizki from chemical technology specialist, LANXESS, strive to better characterise the performance of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes. Read more...

Ambitions for Africa and a new blending plant: Patrick Couzinet, CEO of Veolia Water Technologies Africa, opens Veolia’s new chemical blending facility in Johannesburg. Click to read in the online magazine...

Smart solutions for separation and filtration: ANDRITZ presents its broad range of separation and filtration technologies and services from the ACHEMA fair in Frankfurt. Click to read in the online magazine...

Innovative engineering

Vibrating equipment and the development mindset: MechChem Africa visits the Spartan facilities of Kwatani and talks Kenny Mayhew-Ridgers about the company’s industrial offering, the research and development mindset and some key aspects of vibrating product design. Read more...



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

Back page: AI in future X-ray inspection systems Click to read in the online magazine...

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