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Esmarie Iannucci

 

Esmarie Iannucci is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia for Mining Weekly.

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

Local supplier pumps up its range

15th June 2007 Local pump supplier Ecochem Pumps has added a new range of reagent dosing pumps to its already extensive range of Milton Roy equipment. The new Primeroyal range of industrial dosing pumps is designed around the concept of variable eccentric mechanism, for which the patent is still pending.... 

Pump manufacturer shuts off persistent challenges

15th June 2007 The manufacturing arm of Crown Group, Cemo Pumps feels that it has finally solved the persistent challenges of water-jetting dry shutoff systems. Cemo Pumps MD Brian Leib says although the dry shutoff system has been on the market for several years, none of the previous models, has been entirely... 

Pump replacement meets high static head demands

15th June 2007 Pump distributor Ian Dickie, supplier of Sykes High head pumps, recently fitted a number of Sykes Xtra High (XH) head pumps in a South African mine. Ian Dickie director Iain Fraser says the Sykes XH pumps replaced existing units, which were unable to function fully, within the strains and demands... 

Pump manufacturer offers first five-year warranty

15th June 2007 Peristaltic pump manufacturer Watson-Marlow has become the first manufacturer to offer a five-year warranty on its 520, 620 and 720 range of cased pumps. “The new warranty provides an extension to the existing three-year guarantee, and reflects the superior engineering of... 

Skills shortage still affecting draughting

1st June 2007 The South African Institute of Draughting will host the national conference for computer-aided design (Cad), called Computer-Aided Design and Draughting. The conference will focus on draughting and design in the workplace, in training institutions, and new application technologies. The one-day... 

Cad software builds chemicals plant

1st June 2007 Construction solutions group Cosira International are currently completing a project at the Sasol plant in Secunda, states Cosira International MD John da Silva. The project has made use of around 1 800 t of construction steelworks and made extensive use of computer-aided design (Cad), states... 

Power utility boosts capex plan

18th May 2007 In February 2007, State power utility Eskom approved the revised five-year capital expenditure plan. The revised plan showed an increase of R53-billion, taking the total amount of capital expenditure to R150-billion. The investment is aimed at upgrading South Africa�s power supply infrastructure,... 

Inga project opens the sluices to power generation

18th May 2007 In March 2007, the World Energy Council (WEC) hosted an international forum on the Grand Inga water project. During the forum, a draft action plan was drawn up to assure the continuation of the Inga project. The first phase of the action plan, the creation of Team Inga whose aim is to drive the... 

Demand-side management to tackle excess capacity loss

18th May 2007 The era of excess capacity is over for good, warned State owned power utility Eskom. “We are now in a risk management of excess capacity,” said Eskom outgoing CEO Thulani Gcabashe during a informational session earlier this year. This warning comes amidst Eskom’s announcement of... 

Power price increase looms

18th May 2007 Electricity users have been warned by State power utility, Eskom, that the country is heading for an electricity price spike. With the growing demand for electricity in South Africa, Eskom has announced a R150-billion capacity expansion programme which, it says will have an influence on the cost... 

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