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Furnaces, Kilns, Ovens and Dryers

Flash dryer contract marks movement into copper sector

By: zeena isaacs     14th May 2004 Industrial drying and materials-handling specialist Drytech reports that, among other projects, it is currently handing over a copper flash dryer for a contract in Zambia. 

New burner bought for Lichtenburg kiln

16th May 2003 The decision by Lafarge Cement to purchase a Pyro-Jet burner for the No 6 kiln at its Lichtenburg works, was reportedly based on the anticipated increase in efficiency and lifespan that this type of burner would offer the large cement producer. 

Ferrochrome furnace to be completed in 2004

By: Marius Roodt     16th May 2003 A second ferrochrome furnace is currently under construction at ASA Metals’ works in Steelpoort, Limpopo, as part of a R160-million expansion project. 

Reactor manufacture and supply agreement signed

16th May 2003 A local company engaged in diverse activities in the minerals field, Fer-Min-Ore, late last year signed a license agreement with Torftech of the UK for the local manufacture and supply of Torbed reactors to the minerals and metallurgical industries within Southern Africa. 

KZN equipment manufacturer records double-digit growth

By: Marius Roodt     16th May 2003 Starting with three employees in 1988, Zululand Engineering Enterprises (ZEE) is now the only specialist electrically-heated equipment manufacturer in Kwazulu-Natal, and has an average yearly turnover growth of 38 %, says managing member Gideon Coetzee. 

SA subsidiary to built wet scrubbing plant

16th May 2003 The South African subsidiary of Voest-Alpine Industrieanlagenbau (VAI), Voest-Alpine Industries SA, received an order from Assmang for the turnkey installation of a standby wet scrubbing plant for the No. 6 arc furnace at the Cato Ridge works. 

South African research body supplies two furnaces to Peru

By: Marius Roodt     16th May 2003 State-owned mineral research organisation Mintek is supplying two Minfurn carbon regeneration furnaces to Cia Minera Aurifera Santa Rosa (Comarsa) gold-mine in Peru, says marketing manager Willy Cilengi. 

Atmosphere monitor to reduce maintenance costs

16th May 2003 The Novatech Controls model 1638 dew-point and oxygen analyser measures the concentration of oxygen in furnace atmospheres down to extremely low levels. 

75th anniversary for refractory specialist

16th May 2003 Founded in 1910, the Dickinson Group established its refractory business in 1928, which is this year celebrating its 75th anniversary, and has grown to be one of Africa’s leading refractory specialists. 

Chrome company considering a $100m furnace expansion

By: Marius Roodt     16th May 2003 A $100-million furnace expansion is being investigated by South African Chrome and Alloys (SA Chrome) in partnership with a Chinese concern. 

Tube heating system increases furnace temperature

16th May 2003 A Tubothal heating system supplied by furnace heating specialists, Kanthal, to Japanese commercial heat treatment and furnace building company, Dowa Mining Company, has increased this company’s furnace temperature capability, and added 30% carburising capacity. 

International trade fair to be held in Germany next month

16th May 2003 The manufacturers of industrial furnaces, burners and firing equipment are largely unaffected by economic developments. 

High-tech pusher-type furnace available

16th May 2003 Prestige Furnaces and Engineering (PFE) is the supplier of a multizone pusher-type furnace, complete with a hot-zone formed from a fully encapsulating silicon carbide muffle. 

Exports now 45% of turnover, says company

By: Marius Roodt     16th May 2003 High-tech wholly-owned South African company, UV+IR Engineering, says it has become a leading force in mining and industrial drying. 

South Africa, Italian partnership completes several local projects

16th May 2003 Specialist electrical engineering consulting company Redwing Technologies, acting on behalf of Tamini Trasformatori of Italy, have recently completed a number of turnkey projects for its Southern African clients. 

High-temperature furnaces range offers 50 models

16th May 2003 Stringent demands have been placed on the design and quality standards of furnaces, and for the past 60 years this has been UK company Carbolite’s speciality. 

Local furnace supplier's growing export order book

24th May 2002 Since the beginning of 2002 Efco Furnaces has secured orders worth more than R2-million from established customers. 

SA firm targets Gulf countries

24th May 2002 Established in 1910, the Dickinson group has grown to be on of Africa's largest refractory specialists in the supply of a turnkey service to the refractory consuming industries of Africa and the Middle East. 

Measurement system optimises rotary kilns 

24th May 2002 A high-accuracy opto-electric system that measures the geometrical data of rotary kilns precisely, fast, reliable and without disrupting operation have established Krupp Polysius as a first port of call for companies looking to cut costs and optimise operation. 

Scrap tyre recycling yields carbon black 

24th May 2002 A new system to recover high-grade carbon product from scrap tyres, which will be manufactured locally, has been introduced into South Africa by international group, Metso Minerals. 

Chrome smelter's R550m furnaces near completion

By: nkolola halwindi     24th May 2002 About 90% of the the Horizon project involving the construction of two ferrochrome smelters situated in Boshoek for SA Chrome has been completed. 

Novel technology treats fines, discard materials

24th May 2002 The CSIR Tunnel-Kiln technology is a novel and alternative method of treating fine and discard materials to unlock hidden value that has so far been inaccessible. 

Slag-cleaning furnace passes halfway mark

By: nkolola halwindi     24th May 2002 In a joint venture with Murray & Roberts Engineering Solutions, specialist in smelting technology and equipment Pyromet Technologies has completed 60% of the project for Anglo Platinum’s slag-cleaning furnace at the Waterfall Smelter. 

SA dryers destined for Russian diamond-mine

By: nkolola halwindi     24th May 2002 In a R5,2-million contract with Alrosa Diamond mine project in Russia, Johannesburg-based company UV+IR Engineering will supply six infrared dryers. 

Refractory materials adapt to EU health standards

24th May 2002 The first firm to manufacture vacuum formed ceramic fibre products for temperatures up to 1 600 

Direct-current furnace fires up ferromanganese production

By: nkolola halwindi     24th May 2002 Specialist supplier of mineral and metallurgical technology, Mintek has produced 2 300 t of medium-carbon ferromanganese using the direct current (DC) arc furnace at its Randburg premises. 

Climbing base metal prices serve smelting industry

By: nkolola halwindi     24th May 2002 With the increase in prices for base metals, the smelting industry has seen the need for 

Induction furnaces a beneficial alternative

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Furnaces, kilns, ovens & dryers 

Thermal-processing plant to benefit SA mines

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Furnaces, kilns, ovens & dryers 

Local kiln for Morocco

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Furnaces, kilns, ovens & dryers 

Induction furnaces supplied to gold-mines

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Furnaces, kilns, ovens & dryers 

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