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African Fusion August 2019 Covervoestalpine repair welding specialist, UTP Maintenance, features on our front cover for August with solutions for the sugar industry. In the cover story Kenneth Labuschagne talks about voestalpine Böhler Welding’s purpose designed range for repairing and arcing cane crushing rollers.

We highlight an African welder training success from Kenya and the EAIW as the SAIW lead story and include two SAIW Member Profiles, from FP Engineering and Turnmill Proquip Engineering.

The technical paper by Louise Petrick makes the link between quality and safety and this month’s industry articles come from, Air Products, Fronius, Air Liquide, Apex Strip Curtains and Afrox, while Welding and Cutting includes news from ESAB, Cosmo Welding and more.

African Fusion August contents pageFront cover story: Specialised welding consumables for the sugar industry: UTP Kenneth Labuschagne of voestalpine Böhler Welding presents the company’s purpose designed offering for the better protection of cane rollers in the sugar industry. Read more...

Morris Maroga’s message: In current tough economic times for the fabrication and construction industries, Morris Maroga calls for an end to short-term thinking and suggests that there is no better time to upskill employees than now. Read more...

SAIW and EAIW partner to develop Kenyan welders: The East African Institute of Welding (EAIW), with the support of SAIW, has launched a welder training programme to make local skills available for the crude oil pipeline connecting the Lokichar oilfields and the Lamu seaport on Kenya’s East Coast. Read more...

FP Engineering: a quality focused and proudly South African local fabricator: African Fusion talks to Mark Potter of FP Engineering about his company’s proudly South African attitude and the increasing focus on raising service levels and quality standards. Read more...

Welder-driven fabrication quality: African Fusion visits the fabrication facilities of engineering, manufacturing, fabrication, machining, welding and refurbishment specialist, Turnmill Proquip Engineering and talks to the company’s welding engineer, Renko Huisamen about current and recent fabrication successes. Read more...

Quality is safety: In this paper from the Bali IIW International Conference of 2018, Louise Petrick of Weld Australia draws from some catastrophic weld failures to show how ethics, weld quality management and engineering interact to ensure weld safety. Click to read in the online magazine...

The role of gas for laser and plasma cutting: Air Products’ welding specialist for bulk and packaged gas, Sean Young, talks about laser and plasma cutting processes and the critical role of the gas mixture in achieving required cutting speeds and edge qualities. Read more...

Fronius expands TPS/i platform with Steel Edition: Fronius is launching its TPS/i Steel Edition, which has been optimised for manual steel welding and impresses with an attractive price/performance ratio. Read more...

SE Steel chooses Arcal Speed: Mwali Kawawa and Lebohang Molotsi of Air Liquide visit the fabrication facilities of SE Steel Fabrication to find out about the advantages of using of ArcalTM Speed shielding gas. Read more...

Easy OHS compliance: Zero tolerance is being exercised by the Department of Labour towards companies that do not comply with the health and safety regulations stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act. Wim Dessing, sales executive of Apex Strip Curtains and Doors, says this is particularly with regard to welding environments. Read more...

SSP: an integral part of Afrox’s 360-degree solutions: Afrox’s Business Manager for Manufacturing Industries, Johann Pieterse, describes how Afrox’s full Safety Solutions Programme (SSP) has been incorporated into its 360-degree Solutions offering. Read more...

Welding and cutting forum: Product and industry news from ESAB, Skyriders, Cosmo Welding and Kemppi. Click to read in the online magazine...

Today’s technology: LIBS analyser: The new Z-200C+ LIBS analysers offers a world-first for carbon content analysis. Read more...

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