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MechChem Africa May 2019 front coverON THE COVER

APE Pumps: submersible and fire suppression pumping solutions: A leader in fluid control solutions for the past 67 years, APE Pumps is extending its market penetration into new sectors by adding submersible dewatering and fire suppression pumps to its local offering.  Read more...

 

PETER’S COMMENT

The environment crisis demands a response: Climate change activists all around the world have expressed their concerns around global warming, concerns, which derive from a somewhat laissez-faire approach by government agencies to take action. Peter Middleton reacts to recent climate changes affecting southern Africa, a possible consequence of this environmental crisis.  Read more...

 

SAIChE News: Project risk management and compliance:

Brad Williams of EnviroPlus Design, and an active member of SAIChe and SAIMM highlights the importance of and processes involved in effective risk management and compliance.  Read more...

 

ASSET, MAINTENANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Why bother with failure analysis: MechChem Africa welcomes new columnist Tim J Carter, who will be presenting a quarterly column titled Failure and how to avoid it. Here he introduces failure analysis and why it offers value for money.  Read more...

Assessing bearing condition using CF+: Fluke, which is represented in South Africa by Comtest, presents a white paper that explains the use of a newly developed Crest Factor Plus (CF+) Fluke 805 vibration meter. This removes the need for trending associated with using the traditional Crest Factor analysis.  Read more...

Cost-effective maintenance free dust extraction solution: The managing director of Tshwane-based RTS Africa Engineering, Ian Fraser, highlights the company’s spin filtration solutions for the removal of fine dust particles from motor control centres and critical mining equipment such as compressors.  Read more...

Latest in ultrasound technology from SDT: Martec’s new release of the SDT340 Ultrasound detector and UAS4.0, will combine the power of ultrasound, vibration, temperature and RPM in one diagnostic package.  Click to read in the online magazine...

MATERIALS HANDLING

FLSmidth doubles size of Supercenter in Delmas: MechChem Africa reports on the opening of FLSmidth’s expanded Delmas Supercenter, along with the release of the company’s SAGwise™ process control solution for semi-autonomous grinding mills and its new cloud connected Raptor cone crushing systems. Read more...

Mato makes its mark: Multotec company Mato Products is now leading the charge in innovative belt cleaning systems. Its popularity has extended well beyond the coal sector into other materials handling and mineral processing applications, including diamond mining. Click to read in the online magazine...

Chemical powders de-lumped with bulk conditioner: DSM Coating Resins Spain is the world’s largest producer of polyester resins and one of the largest producers of specialty emulsions. The company is now using bulk conditioner to de-lump chemical powders, which previously required manual delumping/tools.  Click to read in the online magazine...

CDE unveils world’s first all-in-one wet processing system: CDE has launched a patented all-in-one processing system, the Combo™, in a move set to revolutionise the wet processing industry.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Plant efficiency at risk without careful chute design: Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, highlights the vital role of chutes in plant reliability and performance.  Click to read in the online magazine...

HPE offers McCloskey products for various applications: HPE Africa’s extensive range of McCloskey crushing and screening equipment encompasses mobile screeners, which offer high output, durability and extended service life in the most demanding conditions. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

CORROSION AND COATINGS

Electrocoating success for PE-based family business: MechChem Africa talks to Electrocoat MD, Angelique Adcock, about the process and the company’s business success.  Read more...

 

HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING

VSDs, magnetic bearings and low GWP refrigerants: Russell Hattingh of Johnson Controls highlights the advances driving innovation in the HVAC industry in the immediate future and how these come together in the most energy efficiency chiller in the world, the YORK YZ.  Read more...

Optimising datacentre cooling: This article, extracted from a white paper by Schneider Electric’s Paul Lin, investigates the challenges of data centre cooling, why traditional cooling controls do not work and the general characteristics of an effective cooling control system. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

WATER AND WASTEWATER PROCESSING

20 years in SA and future Ambitions for Africa: Veolia Water Technologies, which has been behind some of southern Africa’s most important and forward-thinking water and wastewater treatment plants, celebrates 20 years of business in South Africa this year with a renewed strategic focus.  Read more...

 

SPECIAL REPORT

Cummins launches state-of-the-art premises at Waterfall: To ‘Challenge the Impossible’ was the theme when Cummins Southern Africa recently launched its state-of-the-art premises in the Waterfall Logistics Precinct in Waterfall City, Gauteng.  Read more...

 

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING

Moving targets for aviation MROs: Mark Martin of Swedish software solutions provider, IFS, unpacks developments to help fleet management and maintenance companies in the aviation industry to succeed. Read more...

 

REGULARS

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

Back page: I4.0 partnership between MESA and AAF  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: Assistant Editor
Name: Phila Mzamo
Email: philam@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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