Does a real-life version of Valyrian steel, popularised by the Game of Thrones series, have the potential to revolutionise automotive markets? Given ongoing interest, perhaps it could, says Rebecca Pool to MechChem Africa.
Janusz Luterek, a director of Pretoria-based Intellectual Property Practitioners, Hahn+Hahn, talks about the importance of seeking a provisional patent for an innovation before undertaking any research into its market potential.
Allied Steelrode’s steel processing technology is driving optimised efficiencies within South Africa’s automotive manufacturing sector. Allied Steelrode general manager for sales in the automotive sector, Lee-Ann Geyser, explains.
With the looming reality of further loadshedding across South Africa as we enter the winter months, the exploration of alternative energy sources and projects is high on the agenda particularly in response to the challenges the country’s power utility continues to face. Kate Stubbs, director: business development and marketing at Interwaste talks waste-to-energy for micro-generation.
Cummins’ debut of the HSK78G natural gas generator series during Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, represents a bold step into the gas arena for Cummins that pushes new levels of efficiency, transient performance and gas variation well beyond former natural gas generators.
Sustainable energy solutions, technology and management company, NOVO Energy has launched its large-scale Natural Gas Compression (NGC) facility at the Highveld Industrial Park in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, the most advanced compressed natural gas infrastructure in the world. MechChem Africa attended the launch.
WEG variable speed drives (VSDs) offer the agricultural sector reduced operating costs on automated water collection and irrigation systems with a reduction in energy consumption during periods when the pump motor speed can be reduced.
Energy Engineered Products, Multi Alloys and E-Metals Cape have joined forces to create a powerful new brand, EMVAfrica, which has leveraged and streamlined each of the founding company’s strengths, expertise and experience.
MechChem Africa talks to Marnus Koorts, product manager for the slurry product range at Weir Minerals Africa, about fit-for-application solutions and the role Weir Minerals can play in optimising the performance and life of processing plants by selecting the best possible component combination for every application.
Professor Thokozani Majozi of the University of the Witwatersrand has been named as a recipient of the National Order of Mapungubwe.
“At Festo, Industry 4.0 is more than just hype,” says Adrian Bromfield, head of the Industry 4.0 campaign at Festo. In this article he outlines why he can make this claim and some of the technologies and initiatives that are being rolled out.
I remember attending a press event at Interwaste in Germiston back in 2016 for the launch of South Africa’s first refuse derived fuel (RDF) plant. RDF, according to Mike Nicholls speaking at that time, is dry industrial waste, which Interwaste sources locally by sorting suitable waste from targeted industries: furniture manufacturers and generators of non-recyclable/single use plastic waste, for example. Interwaste had begun to manufacture two types of fuel from the waste collected from its partner customers: a pelletised solid fuel from wood-based waste, extruded logs and cardboard; and a fuel called ‘fluff’ produced by shredding and baling the pre-sorted plastic waste.
Mark Martin, director of the Aerospace and Defence Business unit for Swedish enterprise management software solutions provider, IFS, unpacks developments that will enable fleet management and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies to take advantage of growth opportunities in the aviation industry.
To “Challenge the Impossible”, that was the message by the global leader in engines, filtration and power generation products at its Centenary celebrations in February 2019 and the theme when it recently launched its state-of-the-art premises in the highly acclaimed Waterfall Logistics Precinct in Waterfall City, Gauteng.
Veolia Water Technologies celebrates 20 years of business in South Africa this year. The company behind some of southern Africa’s most important and forward-thinking water and wastewater treatment plants welcomes this landmark year with a renewed strategic focus serving newfound frontiers and a rapidly expanding geographic footprint.
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.
Russell Hattingh, engineering manager for Johnson Controls in South Africa, highlights the advances driving innovation in the HVAC industry in the immediate future and how these have already come together in the most energy efficiency chiller in the world, the YORK YZ chiller.
Electrocoat, co-founded by Joe and Gloria Bloem in 2007 and joined in 2008 by their daughter Angelique, is today one of the continent’s most reputable coaters. MechChem Africa talks to company MD, Angelique Adcock, about the process and the company’s success.
The efficiency of crushers, screens, mills and other large equipment in a minerals processing plant can be severely undermined if the chutes at transfer points are not doing a proper job. Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, highlights the vital role of chutes in plant reliability and performance.
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.