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In response to an article that appeared in Fin 24 on June 15th of this year, Gwede Mantashe, the Minister of Mineral resources and Energy, warned of the use of illuminating paraffin (IP) to doctor diesel in an attempt to defraud the revenue services and increase profits. The following article by WearCheck diagnostics manager, John Evans, gives a bit of background to this practice, the deleterious affects it can have and the various methods for testing diesel for the presence of illuminating paraffin.

The new ZR/ZT90-160VSD air compressor range incorporates three cutting-edge technologies - advanced screw element, oil-free and Variable Speed Drive (VSD) - to present yet another unrivalled smart air solution from Atlas Copco. Delivering 100% oil-free certified air at the highest reliability, combined with maximum energy efficiency, these rotary screw machines offer the most complete air compressor package for food & beverage, textiles, oil & gas, power plants, and pharmaceutical production and processing plants.

An extensive trial in the Kruger National Park recently found that the Triton Xerophyte* shower mixer saves 30% water compared to control showers. This saving increases to 50% in wintertime when ambient temperatures drop. The results from the study have just been published in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.

Contractors, as well as participants in the supply chain are collaborating to ensure the highest possible quality of workmanship in the South African roof repair and waterproofing industry. These efforts are being coordinated by the Professional Roof Repair and Waterproofing Association (PRAWA), which has already made significant strides towards introducing compulsory minimum quality standards for the industry and establishing a register of approved roofing repair and waterproofing products for professional teams and their clients.

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