View icon maroon

African Fusion July 2020 Cover

This midyear issue of African Fusion puts ESAB on the front cover, with Eugene van Dyk of ESAB South Africa introducing the company’s latest ‘cutting marvel’, the Cutmaster® 60i, air plasma cutting machine.

The SAIW news section of the magazine introduces the Institute’s new Webinar series and Business Development Manager, Etienne Nell, champions SAIW’s new work‐based QCTO-accredited welding apprenticeship programme.

This month’s technical paper is about using thermal spray coating processes to line concrete drinking water storage tanks, while we include welding industry articles from Air Liquide; Lesedi; Zetec and Gammatec; Air Products; Kemper; Afrox; and First Cut.

This issue’s technology story highlights the use of modern IIoT concepts to NDT data collection and analysis. It is by Grant Meredith, who now works in Australia for the asset integrity services company, Applus+.


African Fusion July 2020 contents page


On the front cover: The Cutmaster 60i: ESAB’s cutting marvel

The new Cutmaster® 60i from ESAB is “the most powerful air plasma cutting machine on the market today,” says Eugene van Dyk of ESAB South Africa. This story reinforces his argument. Read more...

A message from John Tarboton

SAIW Executive Director, John Tarboton, describes how the Institute has responded to the COVID‐19 pandemic and outlines his vision for rebuilding our businesses and growing the economy. Read more...

SAIW webinars offer new learning opportunities

To maintain contact with its members during the COVID‐19 lockdown, the SAIW has produced a series of webinars delivered by SAIW specialists, which could become a ‘new normal’ for effective communication and training. Read more...

Welding apprenticeship programme to boost SA skills base

Etienne Nell describes and champions SAIW’s new work‐based apprenticeship learning programme for the welding industry, which is now available through the SAIW Foundation and the Quality Council for Trade and Occupation (QCTO). Read more...

Thermal spray protective coatings for drinking water reservoirs
This month’s paper describes work on the use of thermal spray coating processes to improve the lining quality of concrete‐based drinking water reservoirs. Click to read in the online magazine...

Air Liquide and Harris: A collaboration synonymous with quality
Michael Ashley, product manager for Hardgoods at Air Liquide in South Africa, talks about the relationship between Air Liquide and Harris Products, which is built around providing fabricators with the highest possible safety and quality levels. Read more...

A flexible approach to eddy current weld inspections

Bill Ziegenhagen of Zetec talks about eddy current testing (ET) and the use of ergonomic, powerful and light weight modern instruments, such as Zetec’s MIZ‐21C. Read more...

Managing welding costs by optimising shielding gas mixtures

Air Products welding specialist, Sean Young, offers expert advice on optimising the selection of shielding gases for welding. Read more...

Lesedi demonstrates confidence in EPC business

Lesedi, a leading South African EPC company and nuclear services specialist, expresses confidence in the future, while urging South Africa to take note of renewed global interest in small and medium nuclear power reactors. Read more...

Afrox-sponsored LIV Welding Academy receives QCTO Accreditation

African Fusion talks to Afrox’s Johann Pieterse and Anne Meyer, campus and training manager of the Afrox-sponsored LIV Welding Academy, about the facilities’ recent QCTO accreditation. Read more...

Sharpening the SA supply chain with ‘proudly local’ consumables
Gary Willis, director of First Cut’s Consumables Division, talks about local consumables manufacture as the “lifeblood” of his company’s approach. Click to read in the online magazine...

Transforming NDT with artificial intelligence and machine learning

Grant Meredith of Applus+ talks about the drive towards smarter inspection processes and report delivery. Read more...

KEMPERbeats takes welding fume extraction to a personal level

KEMPER has unveiled its new extraction hood with integrated Bluetooth speaker sets, KEMPERbeats, a fume extraction system that sets new standards of personal safety and wellbeing. Click to read in the online magazine...

SAIW Bulletin board:  Click to read in the online magazine...

Welding and cutting forum:  Click to read in the online magazine...

Click to download and read this issue in PDF format.

Pin It


Peter Middleton
Phone: (011) 622 4770
Fax: (011) 615 6108

Advertising Manager
Helen Couvaras
Phone: (011) 622 4770
Fax: (011) 615 6108

More Info

crown publications logo reversed

Crown Publications, one of South Africa’s largest business-to-business publishing houses, came into existence in 1986. Since then, the company has grown from producing a single magazine, Electricity SA (renamed Electricity+Control), to publishing six monthly magazines, three quarterlies, and a number of engineering handbooks.