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MechChem Africa September 2018 contents imageCOVER STORY

Filtration Solutions for efficient contamination control: David Dyce of Fluid Technology at BMG, talks about the company’s comprehensive filtration solutions offering. Read more...

 

PETER’S COMMENT

Mining Charter III, B-BBEE and localisation: positive engagements: Following several interviews before and after Electra Mining Africa, Peter Middleton finds a positive attitude emerging towards the draft Mining Charter III and B-BBEE. Read more...

 

SAIChE IChemE

Member Group News: A summary of the Institute’s Western Cape, Gauteng and KZN Member Group activities. Read more...

 

PUMP SYSTEMS, PIPES, VALVES AND SEALS

The benefits of holistic engineered solutions for pumping slurry in mill circuits: Weir Minerals Africa’s Marnus Koorts talks about the need to select optimal circuit components surrounding a slurry pump in order to achieve best possible wear life. Read more...

Moving sand slurries with ease using correct pumps: An article about the use of Grindex pumps from Integrated Pump Technology. Click to read in the online magazine...

Solar water pumps reduce electricity use: A piece from Schneider Electric. Click to read in the online magazine...

Foam dosing trailer guards against surface fires: Mike Feldon of Dosetech talks about foam fire dosing systems. Click to read in the online magazine...

Pump rental operator showcases products: A summary of the Integrated Pump Rental exhibition at Electra Mining Africa. Click to read in the online magazine...

Industrial efficiency initiatives: An AMSA success story: We talk to Louis Bosch of ArcelorMittal SA and Greg Adcock of TAS Online about some pump optimisation successes. Read more...

 

LOCAL MANUFACTURING AND FOOD PROCESSING

Local content verification for Mining Charter III: Multotec CEO, Thomas Holtz tells us about the localisation of manufacturing and his company’s pioneering approach to local content verification. Read more...

China invests in SA stainless metallurgical complex: Sassda’s John Tarboton comments on the news of a US$10-billion investment and its likely impact on the local stainless industry. Click to read in the online magazine...

Quality inspection for food and beverage lines: A piece about Omron’s initiatives for food processing. Click to read in the online magazine...

Upgraded sawing machines for faster cutting of larger sections: First Cut has extended its range of Everising sawing machines. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

POWER GENERATION, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Fast, reliable and predictable mobile power: David Stanford of Atlas Copco Power Technique talks about the QES mobile generator range. Read more...

Engineering optimal energy solutions for Africa: Some recent success stories from Zest WEG Group. Read more...

Infrastructure specialist welcomes return of renewable energy: Raubex Africa’s Ean Steenkamp looks to revitalise the renewable energy sector. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

CHEMICAL, PETROCHEMICAL, OIL AND GAS

Compact PSA biomethane plants for France: ETW Energietechnik GmbH is achieving success with its smaller, more cost-effective SmartCycle® PSA plants. Click to read in the online  magazine...

Oil-and-gas boom in East Africa benefits local company: AECOM’s Bridget Ssamula from Uganda talks about project delivery in her region. Click to read in the online magazine...

Women power prepares to pay it forward: Engen’s Nhlokomo Mhlophe tells of her experience of Engen’s Graduate Development Programme. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES

Do you really know where your used oil lands up? Bubele Nyiba of the ROSE Foundation urges generators not to sell used oil on to unscrupulous and unlicensed recyclers. Click to read in the online magazine...

SA hits new recycling high: 2.15-billion bottles: Good news from PETCO’s latest recycling figures. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING

Bio-based disinfectants: a development journey: MechChem Africa talks to Burt Rodrigues from Biodx, a proudly South African company that has developed a cost-effective disinfectant technology that comes from nature and works with nature. Read more...

 

REGULARS

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

Back page: Weir Minerals’ Synertrex IIoT platform announced  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
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

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