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Driving performance to the next level: gas innovations for the food industry

MechChem Africa talks to Air Liquide’s product managers about gas solutions for improved efficiency and quality of food and beverage production. Read more...

PETER’S COMMENT

A declaration of energy independence

Peter comments on a modern approach being adopted by energy sector newcomer, Fusion Energy, which, out of the sector’s “murky past”, is blazing a cleaner and more cost effective energy future. Read more...

SAIChE NEWS

Wits dedicates Peter King Minerals Processing Laboratory.  Read more...

MechChem Afria December 2017 contents imagePUMP SYSTEMS, PIPES, VALVES AND SEALS

Proudly South African pump manufacturing 

MechChem Africa visits the South African manufacturing facility of KSB Pumps and Valves in Germiston and talks to members of the company’s senior management team about its cost-effective local pump production capability, which meets all of the KSB Group’s global quality standards.  Read more...

eDART valves and samplers enhance plant efficiency

eDART dual valves and poppet samplers continue to offer exceptional level control at Northam’s Booysendal plant near Leydenburg, Mpumalanga.  Read more...

Turnkey dewatering and slurry-sucking  Click here to read in the online publication...

Custom-designed gland service water system for Grootegeluk  Read more...

Through-port knife-gate valves for abrasive, scaling applications  Click here to read in the online publication...

 

POWER GENERATION, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Utility-scale floating wind production

Statoil is currently at the final commissioning stage of its Hywind Scotland Pilot Plant, the world’s first floating windfarm, which consists of five 6.0 MW, 170 m wind turbines floating on 78 m submerged steel cylinders anchored to the seafloor using a simple three-line mooring system.  Read more...

Containerised switchgear for DRC copper mine

In a first for the company, engineers at Shaw Controls, a Zest WEG company, have developed an innovative containerised optimal medium voltage switchgear solution, which has now been supplied to the Kamoa-Kakula mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Click here to read in the online magazine...

 

PETROCHEMICAL, OIL AND GAS

Natural gas: powering a revolution in SA’s industry

Virtual Gas Network, together with fellow CNG Holdings division, NGV Gas, is converting canneries, manufacturing and assembly plants in Gauteng to natural gas and will soon also be operative in KwaZulu-Natal.  Read more...

Feel equipped and safe from contaminants  Read more...

 

ENVIRONMENTAL, WASTE MANAGEMENT AND CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES

Bioenzymes revolutionising industrial cleaning

According to Managed Care Economical Solutions (MCES), biological action is always preferable to chemical action, as it is non-caustic, non-corrosive and offers maximum effectiveness in this tough environment.  Read more...

Green and efficient – the trend in wine farm cleaning

Gavin Herold, general manager of Africa and the Middle East for Nilfisk, talks about new-generation cleaning equipment that offers assistance to wine farmers in five key areas.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Washing green – no greenwashing  Click to read in the online magazine...

 

LOCAL MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION AND FOOD PROCESSING

African electrical and mechanical provider consolidates

Marthinusen & Coutts, a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd, is consolidating its role as an integrated electrical and mechanical services provider across Africa and internationally. Read more...

Quality remanufacturing and regular maintenance for multiple engine lives

Users of equipment driven by diesel engines can look forward to many more years of economical operation if they understand that these modern engines are designed for two, three or more ‘new lives’ between overhauls; but proper maintenance goes hand-in-hand with quality remanufacturing to make this possible.  Click to read in the online publication...

 

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING

Rockwell Automation Fair 2017: Bringing the Connected Enterprise to life

Peter Middleton attends Rockwell’s annual Automation Fair in Houston, conducts executive interviews and highlights the company’s exciting IIoT and Connected Enterprise innovations.  Read more...

 

PRODUCT AND INDUSTRY NEWS

Lifecycle costing for the Eiffel Tower

Based on a thorough costing analysis of the Eiffel Tower, Sassda’s 2017 Lifecycle Costing Competition winner, Amrish Punwasi proved that while the upfront costs of stainless steel can be higher than other materials, it can often deliver lower long-term costs across the complete lifecycle of a construction. Read more...

Back page: Gamification reaches the process industry  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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