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Image of Shanghai financial centre, Physical Vapor Deposition stainless steel in rose gold
Suppliers vital to supply chain
22nd October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

The current shortages of raw materials, which are required for stainless steel fabrication, have highlighted how stainless steel raw material suppliers are vital for the company’s supply chain and... 

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Association supports resilient industry through master plan
22nd October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the impact of Covid-19 and a weak economy, the local stainless steel sector has shown its resilience, as the South African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) continues to... 

China commodity prices tumble after planner mulls coal intervention
20th October 2021 By: Reuters

China's commodities markets slumped on Wednesday, led by sharp declines in thermal coal prices, after the state planner said it was looking at ways to intervene to cool off record high prices of... 

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Components improve joint reliability
1st October 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Vibration and shock can quickly impair joint integrity and negatively affect overall product performance, especially in demanding applications, such as vibrating screens in the mining sector, says... 

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New drone tech improves inspection capabilities
1st October 2021 By: Darren Parker

Work-at-height company Skyriders has added the Zenith robotic inspection device –a new vertical inspection technology – to its portfolio of services. The winch-operated pan-tilt-zoom camera drone... 

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Forces combine to study CCUS opportunities in the NT
29th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government has joined forces with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and a number of oil and gas companies to develop a path towards... 

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S Africa steps into its global hydrogen potential
17th September 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With moderate estimates suggesting that South Africa could secure 10% of the global export market share in the green hydrogen economy (GHE), the local industry will undoubtably experience a boom,... 

Tom Marsicano, CEO of change management consulting and training company and Change
Tom Marsicano
13th August 2021 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Tom Marsicano, CEO of and Change, a change management consulting and training company 

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New camera used in inspection project
6th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

In a first for Southern Africa and possibly the whole of Africa, rope access specialists Skyriders has used Zenith – a new confined-space inspection camera system – at a petrochemicals plant, in... 

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Control tower effectively monitors transport of chemicals
6th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist transport company Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions has noted a 42% improvement in driver awareness, while distracted driving incidents have decreased by 45%, since the launch of its... 

A large silver screw like instrument used in a thermowell application
Unique thermowell design on offer
6th August 2021

Measuring instruments supplier Wika Instruments offers its ScrutonWell as an alternative to a standard thermowell. The ScrutonWell, manufactured by Wika, is typically used in applications commonly... 

EFFICIENCY IS KEY BMG’s valves meet stringent quality and safety specifications and are highly efficient at mines to control and isolate abrasive slurries
Valve products reliable in harsh conditions
30th July 2021

Engineering Solutions provider BMG and valves manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS), which are part of the specialist distributor Engineering Solutions Group (ESG), play a significant role in... 

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Carlisle TyrFil - Manufacturer of polyurethane tyre fill
30th July 2021

Year of Formation and Background to Founding: For the past 50 years, Carlisle TyrFil has been the definitive leader in tyre flatproofing systems. The TyrFil™ Flatproofing brand, which was... 

If done responsibly, coal mining can add value to economies – panel
27th July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed coal trader Thungela Resources CEO July Ndlovu says it has been a polarising year for the coal industry, with many opposing views on the commodity and the way forward for the industry.... 

Sasol sells cyanide business to Czech chemicals company
12th July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed petrochemicals giant Sasol has entered into an agreement to sell its sodium cyanide business, in Sasolburg, to Czech Republic-based chemicals company Draslovka Holding Company for... 

The use of drones to conduct non-destructive testing on taller installations and hard to reach areas is even more possible
Drone and NDT firm join forces
9th July 2021 By: Halima Frost

Materials testing and inspection service provider Dekra Industrial has joined forces with aerial solutions and drone services company Sky Africa Drones to offer a drone inspection service that... 

The new Comtest vibration meter picks up vibration in mechanical and high end processing facility applications
Vibration meter serves industries
9th July 2021

Testing technology provider Comtest offers its Fluke 805 vibration meter which measures overall vibration, bearing vibration and temperature simultaneously for clients such as frontline mechanical... 

Primary flow element used in oil and gas industry applications
Flow measurement tech still key in industry
9th July 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Despite electronic control systems and measurement instrumentation dominating applications in the processing and manufacturing industries, pressure, temperature, level, flow measurement and... 

Renewable hydrogen piloting site at HySA North-West University, including LOHC hydrogenation system.
South Africa helping hydrogen down cost curve, giving it greater zip
9th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is part of a crucial international project aimed at taking key hydrogen technology down the cost curve and lowering the energy it requires to facilitate catalytic reactions. The focus... 

Industrial sector to drive platinum demand in 2021
7th July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum industrial demand has exhibited strong growth in recent years, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% between 2013 and 2019. The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) says this... 

Public finance institutions can play key role in just transition to sustainable industries - CER
6th July 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Environmental advocacy organisation the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) conducted a case study of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as part of efforts to assess the role public... 

Forming the backbone of the broader South African economy, the steel, fabrication and metal processing sectors are essential
Service, product offering expansion creates market opportunities
2nd July 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Cutting and precision tool manufacturer and distributor First Cut has recently expanded its cutting and grinding range of product and service offerings to include welding solutions. This expansion... 

Itochu partners with Shell to lower its mining sites’ carbon footprint
1st July 2021 By: Donna Slater

Petrochemicals company Shell International and Tokyo-headquartered investment firm Itochu Corporation have agreed to collaborate to accelerate the digitalisation and decarbonisation of Itochu’s... 

Outgoing RBPlat CFO Hanré Rossouw
RBPlat’s Hanré Rossouw appointed CFO designate at Sasol
1st July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-and NYSE-listed petrochemicals group Sasol has announced that its CFO and executive director Paul Victor will step down from his roles at the end of June next year. He will be succeeded by... 

The Sykes diesel driven pump set is ideal for dewatering open pit operations.
Solutions address challenges from rains
18th June 2021 By: Anna Moross

Heavy rains in recent months have caused the water table to rise, which, in turn, has resulted in “unparalleled issues” for openpit and underground mining operations, with the ingress of water... 

Admixtures and additives used in the manufacture of cement is is short supply globally
Producers under pressure
11th June 2021 By: Halima Frost

South Africa’s concrete and cement additive suppliers are under severe production pressures, owing to a global shortage of many of the primary raw materials used in the chemicals industry essential... 

PPC Lime manufacturing facility, in the Northern Cape
Kgatelopele Lime to focus on developing new markets
4th June 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The new owner of PPC Lime, Kgatelopele Lime, will focus on developing new markets for its product and expanding its customer base. Kgatelopele is a consortium made up of mineral resources trader... 

The advancement of Advent One
The advancement of Advent One
28th May 2021

Independently owned SMEIPP construction company Advent One Group recently finalised a complete management buyout of Tubular Group’s two operating entities, Tubular Engineering Services South Africa... 

The world economy is suddenly running low on everything
17th May 2021 By: Bloomberg

A year ago, as the pandemic ravaged country after country and economies shuddered, consumers were the ones panic-buying. Today, on the rebound, it’s companies furiously stocking up. Mattress... 

PPC Lime manufacturing facility, in the Northern Cape
PPC Lime’s new owners to focus on developing markets, community wellbeing
17th May 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The new owner of PPC Lime, Kgatelopele Lime, will focus on developing new markets for its product and expanding its customer base. Kgatelopele is a consortium made up of mineral resources trader... 

First ever Shanghai Platinum Week to be held next month
30th April 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

To develop a stronger domestic platinum-group metals (PGMs) market and to improve domestic and international communication and cooperation, the Precious Metal Industrial Committee at the China... 

This emergency system is hydraulically operated in case of a power failure. The hydraulic system was designed and manufactured by the BMG team in KZN
Solutions for all sectors provided in KZN
30th April 2021

Equipment supplier BMG’s regional service centre (RSC) in Riverhorse Valley, KwaZulu-Natal, plays a critical role in the province by providing engineering solutions – including hydraulics and... 

Growing calls for circular economy to be placed at heart of economic recovery
Growing calls for circular economy to be placed at heart of economic recovery
30th April 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

As the world moves from a state of crisis to gradual recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a unique, but narrow, window of opportunity to transform the global economy and accelerate the... 

Value chain as outlined by Professor Dmitri Bessarabov, the director of the Department of Science and Innovation's National Centre of Competence.
Value of iridium in electrolysis seen topping R90bn mark in years ahead
23rd April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The value of iridium for proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis technology alone could exceed R90-billion in the next ten to 20 years. This is the view of Professor Dmitri Bessarabov,... 

China to strengthen raw material price supervision, crack down on speculators
20th April 2021 By: Reuters

China will take steps to stabilise raw material prices and strengthen supervision of the market after a spike in prices for commodities such as steel, nonferrous metals and petrochemicals, the... 

AGES LIKE A FINE WINE Over the recommended life span of a structure, stainless steel becomes more economical because of reduced maintenance and refurbishment required
Increase in tanks demand presents challenges
9th April 2021 By: Darren Parker

Despite a global increase in stainless steel tanks production over the past 12 months – particularly for the food and beverage sectors – some subsectors are facing challenges, says stainless steel... 

Tools suitable in many industries
2nd April 2021

Tools and equipment distributor BMG’s versatile Slogging Hammers and Wheel Sloggers are used in many industries to loosen and tighten bolts and nuts quickly and easily. “The Slogging Hammer and... 

Sasol, Eskom achieve dismal results in emissions benchmark study
24th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

Investor engagement initiative on climate change Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) issued its first Net Zero Company Benchmark of the world’s biggest corporate emitters, including petrochemicals and... 

VERTICAL SUSPENDED PUMP The routine maintenance on these pumps can be overlooked
Pumps an essential asset
19th March 2021

Used throughout the water, petrochemicals and power generation sectors to move large volumes of water, vertical suspended pumps are essential assets, says fluid engineering specialist Sulzer... 

Phalaborwa rare earths project, South Africa
Phalaborwa rare earths project, South Africa
19th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Australian State-owned mineral sciences and services company ANSTO Minerals has been appointed to advance the flow sheet process optimisation at the Phalaborwa project. 

Rainbow Rare Earths appoints ANSTO for flow sheet optimisation in Phalaborwa project
15th March 2021 By: Schalk Burger

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has appointed Australian State-owned mineral sciences and services company ANSTO Minerals to advance the flow sheet process optimisation at the Phalaborwa rare... 

South Africa is a good location for water-based coolants because ambient temperatures seldom drop below freezing point
Production plant upgrade heralds next-gen coolant
12th March 2021 By: Darren Parker

Local petroleum and petrochemical products manufacturer African Oil Blending Corporation (AOBC) has secured about R130-million to repurpose and upgrade its Harrismith lubricant blending production... 

Jet Demolition holds a number of highly specialised cold-cutting demolition tools and attachments for its fleet of demolition machines.
Petrochemicals plant demolition under way
12th March 2021 By: Darren Parker

Demolition contractor Jet Demolition is wrapping up a petrochemical demolition project valued at about R20-million. Jet Demolition project manager André Botes tells Engineering News that the... 

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