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Explosion Protection and Flameproofing

Flameproof trucks supplied to ink manufacturer

6th October 2006 Local distributor Goscor Lift Truck Company recently supplied three flameproofed Daewoo fork trucks to global ink-manufacturing firm, Coates Brothers, of Isipingo in Durban and a Sun Chemical company. 

Pumps designed for use in arduous environments

6th October 2006 Becker Alert Pumpmor manufactures a range of flameproof submersible and slurry pumps, designed for use in arduous environments that include mining, sewage and industrial applications. 

Enrolments for explosion protection training are on the increase

By: Nelendhre Moodley     7th October 2005 In the wake of increased explosion-related incidents that have occurred recently, companies have become more involved 

New explosion-barrier project under investigation

By: Nelendhre Moodley     7th October 2005 As the only testing facility in Africa devoted to mine-related dust-explosion simulation, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Kloppersbos facility, 40 km north of Pretoria, is currently working on a project that investigates the effectiveness of a triggered... 

Innovative new product finds favour in mining sector

By: Nelendhre Moodley     7th October 2005 Renowned for its high-strength adhesives, with its putty being the only South African product to have been taken to the moon, Pratley – located in Krugersdorp, on the West Rand – is also well known for its explosion protection and flameproofing equipment. 

Body provides explosion-protection alternative

8th October 2004 A relatively new private test and certification body is offering a broad-range of services related mostly to hazardous location equipment and associated challenges. 

Flameproof lighting supplier offers a durable range

By: ongezwa manyathi     8th October 2004 Flameproof and water or dust proof lighting supplier Azolite has, since 1975, promised its customers durability, quality and safety. 

Explosion-protection core to equipment group's business model

8th October 2004 Global underground mining equipment specialist Joy Mining Machinery views the design of flameproof equipment as core to its business. 

Flameproof first for gold sector

8th October 2004 Diesel flameproof specialist Elgin Flameproofing scored an important coup when it became the first company to undertake full flameproof conversions to SANS 868 specifications on diesel equipment used in South Africa’s gold mining industry. 

Efforts under way to standardise explosion-protection training

By: candice haase     10th October 2003 The Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) and the South African Flameproofing Association (Safa) have begun investigating methods to standardise training in explosion protection. 

Flameproof the new requirement

By: candice haase     10th October 2003 As a result of legal requirements and a number of methane ignition-related tragedies underground, gold-mines are reported to be going flameproof. 

The relationship between variable speed drives and Ex certification

10th October 2003 The explosion protection (Ex) certification of any motor is said to be no longer valid when the motor is supplied from a variable speed drive (VSD). 

Infrared military technology finds use in mining industry

By: candice haase     11th October 2002 An East Rand-based company was commissioned by a UK defence company to develop an explosion detection and suppression system for military applications. 

Flameproof plug and socket is proving popular with coal-miners

By: candice haase     11th October 2002 The coal mining industry has reacted positively to a 250 A flame proof plug and socket introduced to the market in June. 

Explosion prevention divisions merge

By: candice haase     11th October 2002 Where it was aimed originally at focusing on coal-dust explosions, the CSIR Kloppersbos facility now also caters for industrial dust explosion prevention. 

Five million products to 14 countries

11th October 2002 Electricity and explosive atmospheres are a dangerous combination, a situation which necessitates the use of well-designed explosion protected equipment. 

Cameroon order for control stations

11th October 2002 Local company Bartec Barlian has received an order from Cameroon for ComEx explosion-protected local control stations and junction boxes for use in zones one and two hazardous areas. 

New flameproof skidsteer loader introduced

11th October 2002 In July the Agricultural and Industrial Mechanisation (Aim) Group introduced the new Gehl SL 3935 Skidsteer Loader to the South African market. 

US fire-detecting cable available in South Africa

11th October 2002 US-based Protectowire Fire Systems has appointed Fire & Dynamics as its distributor in South Africa. 

Change in legislation on the cards

12th October 2001 Although technologies used in the manufacturing and development of explosion-protected products have not seen fundamental shifts over the last decade, legislation regarding the use of these products is subject to change. 

Flameproof switches for lights

12th October 2001 A manufacturer of light fittings for hazardous areas has standardised on Bartec micro limit switches for fluorescent light diffusers. 

Fire-detection system installed

12th October 2001 An infrared fire-detection and warning system has been installed at a fuel depot in Botswana using a combination of South African and Italian technologies. 

Flameproof motors offered

12th October 2001 The flameproof Brook Cromptons W flameproof motor range from Rexnord-Hansen South Africa, offer a number of benefits such as low lifetime cost and mechanical adaptability to users and original-equipment manufacturers. 

Explosion-protected computers now available

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Explosion protection & flameproofing 

Diesel set to replace electrically-powered cars in coal-mines

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Explosion protection & flameproofing 

Redesign of earth-leakage testers completed

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Explosion protection & flameproofing 

World to SA: Catch up!

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Official explosion-protection and flameproofing training for South African engineers and technicians appears to be sparse, and compares poorly internationally, says South African Flameproof Association (Safa) chairperson Ken Bryant. He points out that a generalised approach to education is... 

Haulers for coal mine

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Diesel-engine flameproof specialist Explosion Protected Equipment (EPE) of Wynberg, Gauteng, has supplied three dry-system flameproofed underground-hauler engines to Ingwe Coal’s Khutala mine in Mpumalanga. EPE is the sole South African distributor of the Pyroban Minepower Dry System, which... 

Retrofit system is no damp squib

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Diesel-flameproofing equipment specialist Elgin Flameproof of Kempton Park, Gauteng, has developed and is manufacturing a dry flameproof system with retrofit capabilities on to commonly-used wet scrubbing systems, reportedly making it considerably cheaper than the imported dry flameproof systems... 

R13m Ugandan contract

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Industrial electrical contractor B&W Electrical of Alberton, Gauteng, is completing a R13-million electrical contract for a process plant in Uganda in line with stringent flameproof standards. MD John Barrow explains that a section of the plant is a classified area, and therefore has to comply... 

Hazardous-area spec defined

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Engineering-inspection company SGS of Olifantsfontein, Johannesburg, is collaborating with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) to write a specification for a more economical diesel vehicle for underground use outside Zone 1 hazardous areas of mines where there is a possibility of methane... 

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