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MechChem Africa May June 2022 coverOur May-June issue features BMG on the front cover with the associated story highlighting the company’s comprehensive range of maintenance, service and repair offerings. “We believe the introduction of a structured maintenance management programme is critical to maximising production efficiencies in industry,” argues Carlo Beukes, group sales development manager for BMG.

MechChem Africa May 2022 contentsON THE COVER

Structured BMG programmes for reliability, optimised productivity and extended life

BMG provides the engineering components and support services that, if coupled with a structured maintenance programme, will ensure high productivity, reduced energy consumption, minimal downtime and long service life of systems.Read more…

PETER’S COMMENT

World class innovations launched in SA

Following the introduction of the world’s first 510 t ultra-class load haul mining truck to be fuelled by hydrogen and electrically driven via hydrogen fuel cells, Peter Middleton celebrates this and other South African world-first innovations.Read more…

 

MAINTENANCE AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Metso Metrics: for maximising uptime and asset value

Pilot Crushtec’s Jorge Abelho talks about the role played by Metso Metrics in protecting crushing and screening machines, preventing unplanned downtime and delivering value for money. Read more…

Bearing remanufacture supports circular economy

SKF is seeing rapid double-digit growth for bearing remanufacturing services compared to two years ago as companies seek more sustainable production processes to support a circular economy. Click to read in the online magazine…

WearCheck: Empowering the maintenance workforce

Steven Lumley of WearCheck presents an outline of the company’s training offering and urges companies operating in all industries to invest in their maintenance staff. Click to read in the online magazine…

Complex breakdown repair of 30 MW generator rotor

Marthinusen & Coutts’ (M&C) recently repaired the rotor of an aging 30 MW generator from Sappi’s Saiccor pulp mill. Rudi Els tells the story. Read more…

A new benchmark for filtration

Pratley Marketing Director Eldon Kruger, talks about the new company’s Percolite® filter aid, a new benchmark for a host of food-grade and industrial fluids. Click to read in the online magazine…


WATER, WASTEWATER AND PUMPING SOLUTIONS

Pumping innovations from Verder Pumps South Africa

MechChem Africa talks to Darryl MacDougall, Managing Director of Verder Pumps South Africa, about recent innovations, most notably the newly designed Verderflex Dura 65 peristaltic hose pump. Read more…

Full water management offering from Weir Minerals Africa

Weir Minerals Africa’s product and service offering aims to assist mines to reduce their overall water consumption while optimising usage requirements. Read more

IPT gets pumps and support closer to customers

Revamping its distributorship base in recent years has given submersible pump specialist Integrated Pump Technology a solid foundation to support customers around sub-Saharan Africa. Click to read in the online magazine…

SEW-EURODRIVE delivers for WWTP upgrade

A Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in the Western Cape is undergoing a R1.7-billion upgrade. Willem Strydom highlights SEW-EURODRIVE’s contribution to the project. Click to read in the online magazine…

 

MINERALS PROCESSING AND MATERIALS HANDLING

MULTOTEC’S RAMA: a giant step in precision sampling

Multotec’s Realtime Automated Metallurgical Accounting (RAMATM) unlocks higher mineral content through improved grade control and recovery, while optimising reagent consumption. Read more…

Kwatani screens support golden opportunity in Namibia

An innovative expansion at a Namibian gold mine is to boost production by 50%, with vibrating screen specialist Kwatani on hand with its world class vibrating screens and feeder solutions. Read more…

Master Drilling projects showcase state-of-the-art

Master Drilling CEO, Danie Pretorius, talks about his company’s recent success in completing the world’s deepest raised-bore shaft construction project. Read more…

SA research on new ways to refine zinc

The Africa Desk of the International Zinc Association (IZA) has secured funding from Vedanta SA and Duferco Steel Processing for research on new clean, green and low-energy zinc refining, which may result in a new zinc refinery in the Saldanha Bay IDZ. Click to read in the online magazine…

A customised Bonfiglioli mining solution for flotation cells

As an example of its customised drive solutions offering to the mining industry, Bonfiglioli has recently developed and installed a purpose-built impeller drive for the flotation cells of a local mine’s processing circuit. Read more…

Laser scanning enhances TK Uhde modularisation offering

The thyssenkrupp Uhde (TK Uhde) management team explains how laser scanning technologies and the company’s renowned plant engineering know-how are being combined to enhance brownfield plant modularisation. Read more…

 

HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING

Ventilation and cooling in Mexico’s mines

Director and Senior Engineer at BBE, Ross Wilson, talks about the application of the South African company’s deep mine ventilation expertise in Mexico. Read more…

TLT-Turbo Africa accelerates growth & reach

Following unprecedented resilience throughout the past 18 months, TLT-Turbo Africa is now accelerating global growth. Click to read in the online magazine…

Local HVAC expert works to global rail standards

While Booyco Engineering has been designing HVAC systems for South Africa’s rail industry for over three decades, it has also been serving the world’s largest rail players by meeting their exacting standards. Read more…

 

POWERGEN, PETROCHEM AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT

OceaniQTM: an innovation for the offshore environment

Hitachi Energy recently launched a new transformer solution into its OceaniQ portfolio to address the unique challenges of the offshore environment. Read more…

CHIETA confirms commitment to green hydrogen economy

Yershen Pillay, CEO of the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA), outlines CHIETA’s role in promoting the use of green hydrogen. Click to read in the online magazine…

Making heating and cooling energy efficient

South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) outlines how switching to solar might take pressure off our energy grid while reducing carbon emissions. Click to read in the online magazine…

Low-maintenance mini substations for SA’s ageing infrastructure

Equipped with traditional oil-cooled technology, many of ageing ‘mini subs’ need replacement each year. Trafo Power Solutions asks: “why not replace them with a safer dry-type transformer option that costs less to maintain?” Click to read in the online magazine…

LOCAL MANUFACTURING AND FOOD PROCESSING

Orion Engineered Carbons makes Coega its Home

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has announced a R200-million investment in infrastructure to secure the supply of Carbon Black for the Tyre manufacturing industry in the Eastern Cape province. Click to read in the online magazine…

EPR legislation a benefit, not a burden

As companies navigate the new extended producer responsibility (EPR) landscape, a leading recycler in the plastics reveals unexpected ease in managing its new reporting and compliance requirements. Click to read in the online magazine…

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING

Automation technology for sustainable packaging

OMRON, a global leader in industrial automation, presents some of the changes and technologies that offer sustainable solutions for the packaging industry. Read more…

 

REGULARS

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

Back page: Now is the time for BEVs in mining  Click to read in the online magazine…

 

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