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MechChem Africa March April 2022 cover smallMechChem Africa March-April 2022

Our March-April issue features the VEGAPULS 21 on the front cover with the associated story explaining how this new compact series of radar level sensors from VEGA is being used to minimise the risk of chromium-containing process wastewater overflows from collecting tanks.

MCA March April 2022 contents pageON THE COVER

Compact VEGAPULS 21 overcomes chromium overflow risk

Those responsible for handling chromium-containing process wastewater must take great care to prevent overflows in collecting tanks. Laurent Roumieux of Belgian water and wastewater service provider, ENGIE Solutions, talks about why his company chose the new VEGAPULS 21 compact radar level sensor to minimise this risk. Read more…

 

PETER’S COMMENT

War in Europe: a major global challenge

With the shadow of Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade the Ukraine, Peter Middleton looks to how the world, Africa and South Africa might react to minimise long-term damage. Read more…

 

PUMP SYSTEMS, PIPES, VALVES AND SEALS

Pumping systems 101: Advantages and pitfalls of VSDs

TAS Online pump expert, Harry Rosen explains the scenarios where variable speed drives (VSDs) are an excellent choice for realising substantial energy saving and those where a VSD will not improve energy efficiency or pumping performance. Read more…

Locally built diesel pumps for every application

Integrated Pump Rental development manager, Steve du Toit, talks about the company’s high performance diesel driven pumps, which give local customers fit-for-purpose pump solutions within short lead times. Read more…

Merits of mechanical and digital dosing options

Tshephang Sithole of Grundfos explains how to choose a suitable dosing pump. Click to read in the online magazine…

AQS: premium quality pumps for seamless onsite operations

Howard Jones of AQS Liquid Transfer/Axflow, talks about the pumps the company brings into Southern Africa for the food & beverage, agricultural, mining, industrial and utility markets. Read more…

Envirotech® pumps popularity continues in Africa

The success of Weir Minerals Africa’s Envirotech® range of pumps has been enhanced by leveraging the company’s technology base in design, engineering, materials and linings. Read more…

 

POWER TRANSMISSION, BEARINGS, BUSHES AND SEALS

Industrial conveyor chain for special applications

BMG’s comprehensive range of power transmission components incorporates ZMC industrial conveyor chains that offer dependable service in diverse applications, especially for use in food production. Click to read in the online magazine…

CAE at Bonfiglioli: an engineering service for special needs

Bonfiglioli South Africa’s has introduced a local Customer Applications Engineering Department (CAE) for the development of engineered gearboxes, drives and motion control solutions. Read more…

Customer standardises on SKF bearings and grease

Following a basic lubrication inspection, SKF South Africa’s Authorised Distributor, Bearing Services Springs, was awarded a supply contract for lubrication solutions, grease as well as SKF bearings. Click to read in the online magazine…

Rising electricity price drives demand for higher-efficiency motors

With electricity prices increasing rapidly, the justification for adopting more efficient motors is that much greater. Bearings International (BI) BU leader for Motors and Drives, Stephen Bekker, explains. Click to read in the online magazine…

 

MINERALS PROCESSING AND MATERIALS HANDLING

Ignite: Imagine the future and bring it to life

De Beers Group IgniteTM is now a unified global innovation arm for the De Beers Group, tasked with spearheading corporate and technology innovation initiatives. MechChem Africa talks to Sarandos Gouvelis, head of Incubation, and Gordon Taylor, head of Commercial Technologies. Read more…

Rubber lining protects equipment against wear, but choose carefully

Yatheen Budhu, product manager for rubber products, hoses and spools at Weir Minerals Africa, unpacks the importance of selecting the right rubber product for lining applications. Click to read in the online magazine…

West Africa opportunity for pioneering cement technology

With its range of equipment forging sustainability gains in the cement sector, FLSmidth is receiving global attention for its role in Europe’s first full-scale clay calcination installation in France. Click to read in the online magazine…

New iron ore mine added to Kwatani’s footprint

Kwatani will soon be installing a screening solution for an iron ore mine in the Northern Cape, where its equipment dominates the heavy-duty screen market. Click to read in the online magazine…

Testing at Multotec improves manganese recoveries

A recent project for a manganese producer has demonstrated how well Multotec’s ultra-fine spiral concentrator works in conjunction with the company’s magnetic separator. Read more…

 

HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS

Add-on CTS services for air compressors

MechChem Africa talks to Ian Ainsworth, of Atlas Copco Compressor Technique Service (CTS), about the company’s advanced add-on services for value, efficiency and reliability. Read more…

 

POWERGEN, PETROCHEM AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Zest WEG delivers its biggest mobile substation yet

Zest WEG has custom designed and manufactured a mobile substation solution for Guinea – its biggest such mobile unit yet manufactured in South Africa. The innovative 50 MVA substation for the Utility Company of Guinea delivers both emergency and standby power. Read more…

BMG World Goes Green

In the first phase of its three-phase solar project, BMG has commissioned a 450 kW solar plant at the company’s head office in Johannesburg, BMG World. Click to read in the online magazine…

 

AUTOMATION, PROCESS CONTROL, INSTRUMENTATION AND CAE

FHV7 smart camera delivers reliable GMP-compliant drug labelling

Steierl-Pharma, a pharmaceutical company from Bavaria, has modernised its labelling processes with an inspection system based on the OMRON FHV7 smart camera. Click to read in the online magazine…

MOVI-C: the all-in-one modular drive automation solution

MAXOLUTION engineer Dylan Enslin of SEW EURODRIVE SA introduces the new MOVI-C® range of drive automation solutions, which is now available in South Africa and will soon be one of the key product lines to be locally assembled in the company’s Aeroton premises in Johannesburg. Read more…

 

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING

The Trial Reservoir: accelerating the pace of water technology adoption

Xylem, in partnership with water consultancy Isle Utilities, has introduced an industry-first approach to funding and scaling for breakthrough water technologies. Called The Trial Reservoir, the initiative will tackle the pace of technology adoption. Read more…

 

REGULARS

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

Modular wastewater plants ideal for African Mines

WEC Projects, along with mineral processing plant specialist, Multotec, have joined forces to develop a customised modular solution to remove toxic arsenic from the wastewater of a mine in Mali, West Africa. Click to read in the online magazine…

 

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