Thu, 30 Jun 2022
22.7 C
Durban

Petro Chemicals

‘Greedy and arrogant’: Mantashe slams Durban refinery freeze

IN a third major blow for South Africa’s fuel refining capacity in recent years, the shareholders of SAPREF in South Durban, have announced an...

Tanks a million! Water windfall for tapped out school

AFTER a pipe failure in Coronationville, Randburg left the Bernard Isaacs Primary school with a radically reduced water supply, even after it was repaired,...

Beat boiler breakdown blues with a rental

RAND-Air, a supplier of air, nitrogen, power, pumps and lighting solutions, has earmarked steam boilers as a vital rental solution for the local market. “Steam,...

More efficient motors save money, take a load off national grid

IN the face of rapidly rising electricity costs in South Africa, Zest WEG is phasing in IE4 super‑premium efficiency motors in its WEG W22...

On-site work-at-height and confined-space training

ROPE-access specialist Skyriders, which also operates the Heightwise Training Academy in Midrand, recently conducted a basic fall-arrest course on-site for the Idwala Industrial Holdings...

Pump repair project keeps Nigeria oil operation afloat

BOSCH Rexroth Ghana recently completed repairs to contaminated HPU double pumps on the Framo Crude Oil Pumping System belonging to Shell Oil and Exploration...

Acquisition adds sootblowers to industrial boiler offering

BABCOCK’S Ntuthuko Engineering business recently completed the acquisition of Diamond Power Speciality from Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) and will now be responsible for the...

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...

Most Read

The rollercoaster and exhilaration of being a demolition specialist

TODAY is International Women in Engineering Day. To celebrate, Jet Demolition contracts and project manager Kate Bester highlights what it's like being in close...

Financial reports won’t save local government crisis, warns town and regional planners

By Burgert Gildenhuys: Director, BC Gildenhuys & Associates IT is unclear whether South Africa has the will or guts to confront issues contributing to the...

N3 truck blockade: It’s ‘economic sabotage’, say ministers and business

ANOTHER truck blockade saw Van Reenen's Pass on the N3, the country's main domestic trade route, being closed on Thursday 16 June. This protest...

Factory of the Year competition returns as economy bounces back

FOLLOWING a challenging two years in the manufacturing sector, Kearney, a leading management consulting firm, is excited to announce the return of the Factory...