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MechChem Africa February 2020South Africa-based Thermaspray features on the cover of MechChem Africa’s February 2020 issue, discussing the company’s history, application technology and the unique combination of properties offered by genuine Teflon™ coating formulations.

Other featured articles include Tim Carters failure column about the perils of ignoring known failure risks; FLSmidth’s launch of a new generation of site management information systems for cement and mining; HUBER’s customised solutions for water treatment in the dairy industry, and for the Innovative engineering feature, a piece on the successfully developed and tested technologies for lighter aircraft wings.

Contents page MechChem Africa February 2020On the cover: Thermaspray adds Teflon to its surfacing offering: Chemours, the world leader in titanium technology, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, approached South Africa-based Thermaspray to become the sole distributor and only licenced applicator of Teflon™ coatings in Southern Africa. Read more…

Peter’s comment: Ride the wave of African free trade: Peter Middleton highlights the positive impact European investments, specifically from the United Kingdom, have played in the African continent. He urges, for real change to occur, investors and those who stand to gain from African’s economic potential need to be generous with their financial contributions. Read more…

 

ASSET, MAINTENANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT       

Planning for failure: Tim J Carter talks about the perils of ignoring known failure risks; the value of monitoring equipment condition for signs of deterioration; and the role ‘what if’ failure response scenarios can play. Read more...

Empowering women through B-BBEE: Working to embrace the spirit of transformation and development, Metric Automotive Engineering has affirmed its Level 4 status in terms of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) requirements. Click to read in the online magazine...

Quick repair of ArcelorMittal turbine: A quick repair by ACTOM Turbo Machines put a 40 MW turbine generator for ArcelorMittal’s Vanderbijlpark works back into service on a fast track schedule. Read more...

 

MATERIALS HANDLING

Real-time operations intelligence – digital, direct and on the go: FLSmidth launches a new generation of site management information systems for cement and mining. Click to read in the online magazine...

Process plant optimisation realised with FLSmidth SmartCyclone: Process plant optimisation techniques have become a necessity for mines looking to maximise their operating performance. FLSmidth’s automated SmartCyclone™ system is keeping costs low, throughput high and downtime to a minimum. Read more...

Trommel screen provides simple classification for large volumes: Multotec’s locally manufactured SAG mill trommel screens provide a viable alternative to vibrating screens in SAG mill scalping applications, offering a reliable and efficient. Click to read in the online magazine...

Multotec expertise cuts wear at phosphate plant: In one of its largest scrubber installations to date, a phosphate mine in Morocco is benefitting from Multotec Rubber’s depth of expertise and experience in the field of scrubber liners. Click to read in the online magazine...

Designing smarter and lighter mining equipment with Hardox: Using HardoxR wear plate and StrenxR performance steel from SSAB, Australian Taurus Mining Solutions has managed to lower the weight of its mining buckets; increasing the capacity of the buckets by up to 10% while keeping their durability. Read more...

Bulk bag filling system fills 30 tonnes/h of copper concentrate: Vale Canada Limited’s Sudbury mining complex has been in operation for over 100 years. Since 2012, the Sudbury plant has undertaken a billion-dollar Clean Atmospheric Emissions Reduction (AER) project to reduce sulphur dioxide stack emissions by 85%. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

CORROSION AND COATINGS

Unleash the migrating inhibitor power of MCI water repellents: With an in-house technology, Cortec is able to slow down corrosion on concrete structures, using its MCI water repellents. Read more...

Biobased, biodegradable rust preventative outdoor protection: Cortec is committed to using sustainable materials where possible, which meets government requirements. The company meets these requirements with the addition of EcoLine® 3690, a USDA Certified Biobased Product that can be used to replace solvent and mineral-oil based RPs. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING

Redesigned TLT-Turbo fan range meets mining needs: TLT-Turbo GmbH has announced the redesign of its Auxiliary and Booster fan range. Developed in close collaboration with clients, the new designs address efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Read more...

 

WATER AND WASTEWATER PROCESSING

Customised solutions for water treatment in the dairy industry: HUBER was tasked with verifying the operation of a membrane bioreactor system at a dairy company using the HUBER BioMem plant. Click to read in the online magazine...

Realigning water industry assets in digitally enhanced operations: Ageing assets present a major threat to organisations that treat and deliver water. Improving asset performance through digitalisation is one of the most effective strategies a water and wastewater plant or network can take to reduce costs, protect quality, and alleviate scarcity. Click to read in the online magazine...

Veolia supplies water purification for pharmaceutical plant: Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities require process water that meets strict standards of purity. Veolia Water Technologies has supplied such a plant to Aspen Pharmacare’s SVP2 plant expansion in Korsten, Port Elizabeth. Read more...

Water reuse schemes offer win-win investment opportunities: In the water and wastewater treatment industry, proven technologies are paving the way for a strong business case for bulk water reuse. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING

First flight for super-efficient aeroelastic wing: Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have successfully developed and tested technologies for lighter aircraft wings that are still extremely stable. Read more...

 

REGULARS

Products and industry news.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Backpage: Sasol Solar Challenge: innovation beyond boundaries.  Click to read in the online magazine...

 

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