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Spindle screw pumps SEIM like a great idea

BMG – exclusive distributor of SEIM screw pumps throughout Africa – supplies and supports the full range of SEIM spindle screw pumps, flow meters...

Are robots about to revolutionise storage tank inspections?

ELECTROCOMPONENTS PLC is working with UK-based consortium Project nautilUS on a robot project they believe will revolutionise inspections of petrochemical storage tanks. Project nautilUS has...

Could this spell the end for the ball valve-actuator combo?

THE recently launched co-axial VIP EVO Valve from Italy-based OMAL provides the lowest cost of ownership with a life expectancy 10 times that of...

Genset failure can cost companies dearly during load-shedding

A back-up power supply such as gensets is critical to reduce overall electricity demand during load-shedding. However, it is vital that such important equipment...

Oxygen shortage hits industrial production

IN recent weeks, there have been news reports of the high demand for medical oxygen putting significant pressure on oxygen suppliers and affecting industrial...

Nifty nitrogen generators offer agile advantages to industry

IT is crucial for companies, whether they specialise in chemical manufacturing, electronics, fabrication, food and beverage or other sectors, to have a reliable and...

Durban refinery could be closed for months after fire

IT is likely to be several months before the Engen refinery in Durban, shut down after a fire on 4 December 2020, is operating...

Cranes orders a big lift for Richards Bay company

NORTH Coast Cranes & Lifting, the Richards Bay-based lifting equipment company, has won separate orders for Condra cranes to be installed in a chemical...

Oil spill shocker River clean-up may take 2 years

TRANSNET says it may take as long as two years to fully clean up the estimated 60 000 litres of crude oil which spilled...

Why this electricity industry ‘saviour’ is now a pariah

By Marcel Buckner SOMETIMES today’s hottest new product is tomorrow’s problem child, and this is true for sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), a man-made colourless, odourless gas...

Enhanced data collection for better lubrication management

SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or...

Energy industry award for NOx abatement solution

BABCOCK’S Ntuthuko Engineering business recently implemented one of the first nitrogen oxide (NOx) abatement projects in the South Africa, notching up a prestigious energy...

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Municipality opens multi-million rand automotive hub

TRADING conditions for 33 informal traders and entrepreneurs who were previously operating under makeshift stalls have been transformed for the better following the official...

April / May 2021

The KZN Industrial & Business News is the only industrial publication of its kind dedicated to the region providing suppliers to industry with a...

Pothole patcher hailed a ‘game changer’ for SA roads and SMEs

KWAZULU-Natal-based Shisalanga Construction, known for road building innovations like using recycled plastic in asphalt, has now turned its attention to the nationwide pothole problem,...

Custom cluck trucks transport chicks in style

THE largest independent, non-integrated, day-old chick supplier in Southern Africa, Eagles Pride Hatchery, has taken delivery of two Serco-built truck bodies designed specifically for...