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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... 


Dynamic Fluid Controls RF control valve.
Company’s products doing well in mining market
30th July 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) is supplying valves to several mine projects, mainly because technological advancements in valve and pipeline solutions offer an alternative to using... 


GF Piping Systems Barracude DN200 valve
Valves prove advantageous for local mining
30th July 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Manufacturing company GF Piping Systems launched its Plastic Butterfly Valve 565 in April at its headquarter in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The 565 valves, manufactured in Seewis im Prättigau,... 


Mining sector requires support from government
30th July 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The adoption of the Mining Charter III has led to some confusion in the mining sector, specifically on the local-content verification process, which means further insight and understanding of... 


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Chevron's CCS plans at Gorgon falter
19th July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

US energy major Chevron on Monday conceded that it had failed to capture sufficient greenhouse gas emissions at its Gorgon oil and gas project, and was now working with the Western Australian... 


NEW STANDARD 
BMG is currently waiting for approval to become listed as a standard on mine sites
Transfluid set to become standard in mining
16th July 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

While engineering solutions provider BMG’s Transfluid K Series is the most economical fluid coupling on the market, the only challenge it is currently facing is being listed as a “product standard”... 


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MRT Global
16th July 2021

Leading South African engineering company MRT Global specialises in providing multi-disciplinary engineering services including civil, structural, mechanical, piping, plate work, electrical and... 


LOOKING UP
Stewarts & Lloyds Projects supplied all the piping and fittings for the fire protection system, hanging material and fire water system for Steyn City
Pipes, tubes demand strong in housing sector
25th June 2021 By: Darren Parker

Demand for piping and tubing from the housing sector has remained buoyant throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, says pipe and tube manufacturer Stewarts & Lloyds sales manager Clayton Greer. He... 


Dryden Combustion heritage lives on through Energy Partners Steam
Dryden Combustion heritage lives on through Energy Partners Steam
4th June 2021

Dryden Combustion’s renowned heritage and trusted name has been strengthened through its acquisition by Energy Partners, part of the PSG group, acquired Dryden Combustion four years ago and it has... 


STRAIGHT FORWARD Local mining engineers like the tough, simple, local build because it is easier to service
New dryer range piques mining interest
28th May 2021 By: Darren Parker

The introduction of compressed-air equipment manufacturer Artic Driers International’s new SA Series heatless pressure swing air dryers has sparked significant interest in the South African mining... 


DECIDEDLY DESICCANT
Oxair supplies desiccant air dryers that can help combat condensation in pipelines and keep machinery running for longer
Air drying kit to maintain performance for mines
28th May 2021

Eliminating the build-up of moisture is an ongoing challenge in the mining and offshore sectors, where the harsh and hazardous environments make it daunting to maintain the integrity of key... 


COMPLETE SAFETY 
BMG works closely with its customers in all sectors to ensure that each plant is well-prepared to maintain full production
Quality stainless steel components supplied during pandemic
28th May 2021

Engineering solutions specialists BMG provided engineering components and support services to all sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic. “The BMG team is committed to making sure industry continues... 


Anglo explores 3D printing to boost supply chain efficiencies, support local businesses
27th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

Diversified miner Anglo American has partnered with the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and US-based technology company Ivaldi Group, to explore opportunities to... 


Prevent costly downtimes by selecting correct valves
14th May 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Selecting the correct type of valve for a given application is not only critical to plant uptime, but it will also assist in maintaining the lowest total cost of ownership on a plant or other... 


CHECK IT OUT The Unidelta check valve is now available in South Africa
New valves add to supplier portfolio
14th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist valve distributor Astore Keymak has added two new valves to its portfolio to offer ease of installation. Astore Keymak compression fittings and saddles product manager Aldrin Velan tells... 


PERFECTLY NESTED
The flanges and seals made on the new CNC waterjet machine are suited in design and material for perfect nesting
CNC machine bolsters company offering
14th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

Waterjet cutting service provider MaxJet Global has invested in a new computer numerical control (CNC) waterjet machine to bolster its specialised flange and seal offerings for the valves sector.... 


TUMI TSEHLO
The larger than normal valve manufactured for the desalinisation plant would generally be used in the mining sector
New valve breaking records on size
14th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

A mono-flanged large-bore Insamcor 1200 valve has been manufactured and delivered to Erongo desalination plant in Swakopmund, Namibia, by South African fluid technology manufacturer Dynamic Fluid... 


FLOOD GATE 
The Clarkson slurry knife gate valve range is being offered to the South African market by uNyasi Sales and Services
Distributor supplies new valve range
14th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

Valve and actuator supplier uNyazi Sales and Services, a technical partner of engineering, procurement and construction company Lesedi Nuclear Services, is an official distributor of the Clarkson... 


SLURRY SLURPER
The AFS range of valves are suited to harsh condistions such as that found in the moving of slurry
New valves add to supplier portfolio
14th May 2021

Valve manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) design and locally manufacture a comprehensive range of FPV and KLEP slurry related valves that complies with stringent quality and safety... 


FARTHER-TEST
Being able to test from a distance or remotely has become a reality during Covid-19
Pumps acceptance testing achieved remotely
7th May 2021

Local pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has launched an innovative online acceptance test procedure that no longer requires customers or their engineering teams to be present when acceptance... 


CARRY-ION
Being able to save water on a month to month basis is now possible subsequent an upgrade on a mines water treatment plant
Substantial water savings add up
7th May 2021

Solid liquid separation specialists Watercare Mining, in a case study published last month, highlighted cost savings of about R760 000 a month, following its upgrade of a mine’s water treatment... 


VALVE SHUT-OFF SYSTEM
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... 


HYBRID HYDRAULIC SOLUTIONS
Parker notes that heavy-duty machines with demanding work cycles which cannot embrace full electrification need to be safer, more energy efficient and emit less fumes
Internationally used products in demand and available locally
30th April 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Two of motion and control technologies supplier Parker Hannifin’s products have been used in overseas development projects this year and have received significant demand from the local market, for... 


Are you selecting the right pump materials for acid mine water?
Are you selecting the right pump materials for acid mine water?
29th April 2021

Darryl Macdougall, Managing Director, Verder Pumps South Africa Acid mine water occurs when water reacts with pyrite – what we commonly know as ‘fool’s gold’ – in mining cavities beneath the... 


Mlungisi Cele 
Only locally manufactured products should qualify as local content
Investment needed to revive industry
23rd April 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

South African metal fabricators and government have to invest in the industry to compete with cheap imports from countries such as China, says valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control executive... 


Break-down order? - No problem
21st April 2021

When Vesconite Bearings’ team visited knife-gate valve manufacturer A.C.Valves to fully understand how its client was using low-friction wear-resistant Vesconite polymer guide strips in knife... 


THE SA SERIES
The locally made range of heatless desiccant pressure swing driers embodies a simple and robust design
New range of air driers introduced
9th April 2021 By: Darren Parker

Compressed-air treatment supplier Artic Driers International has launched a new range of locally manufactured air driers – the SA Series – for cleaning and drying compressed air in food and... 


Sperosens
Sperosens
2nd April 2021

Fire protection infrastructure management in the mining industry. The Sperosens group of companies is an established and respected provider of Fire Protection and Telemetry solutions to the African... 


Dewatering solutions more than just the product
19th March 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Many challenges in dewatering require more than just standalone products, and the integrated solutions offered by original-equipment manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa have proven to be vastly... 


Solutions ensure cleanliness standards are met
19th March 2021

Engineering components provider BMG’s fluid technology filtration solutions comprise a range of fluid power components and systems, which are supported by the team’s broad technical capabilities to... 


ETALINE PUMP The pumps is designed with energy efficiency as a prime focus
Company introduces flexible in-line pumps
19th March 2021

Pumps manufacturer KSB has introduced the pump that industrial engineers and building managers have been asking for to reduce space requirements and ease of maintenance over traditional pump types... 


GEMÜ automation components receive UL certification mark
15th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

GEMÜ, the valve specialist, has had a further three of its intelligent automation components certified with UL approval: The GEMÜ 1235 and GEMÜ 1236 electrical position indicators and the GEMÜ 1436... 


SUPPLY AND DEMAND
Rand-Air is supplying a gold-processing and refinery plant with three electric oil-free compressors on a long-term rental basis
Compressors are worth ‘their weight in gold’
12th March 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Rand-Air recently secured a repeat hire with a long-standing customer in the mining industry; when underground compressors were required, Rand-Air met the customer’s specific requirements, explains... 


Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
Rio invests C$92m in hydroelectric station in Quebec
10th March 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto has announced a C$92-million investment in maintenance work and upgrades to improve the reliability and efficiency of its Isle-Maligne hydroelectric station, which is... 


Nornickel schedule for mine restarts to be considered by March 16
Nornickel schedule for mine restarts to be considered by March 16
9th March 2021 By: Reuters

Russia's Norilsk Nickel on Tuesday said it will consider a recovery schedule for its two main mines, where operations remain partly suspended because of a continuing inflow of groundwater, by March... 


DESIGNATING LOCAL VALVES
Brimis Engineering aims to offer locally manufactured valves, in some highly specialised applications, while ensuring that all global standards are met
Additional government support could boost industry growth
5th March 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Mpumalanga-based industrial valve specialists Brimis Engineering technical director Moeketsi Mpotu emphasises the significant growth opportunities available through government’s offering support to... 


RF PINCH VALVE
The RF pinch valve has a rubber sleeve with proprietary technology that includes a tube fold design
Support needed for black owned downstream players
5th March 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Black-owned businesses and industrialists in the local mining valves industry need better domestic coordination and support to protect them, while black industrialists who want to own and manage... 


GOING WITH THE FLOW
UCV supplies a range of ratio-reducing valves, which reduce pressure in a ratio between upstream and downstream pressures
Improved valve design, helps mine save water
5th March 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Local valve supplier Ultra Control Valves (UCV) is manufacturing a valve based on the Valvtron Titan design and has incorporated improvements to make “one of the most abrasive-resistant valves... 


EXTENSVE SUPPLY
Through BMG’s broad branch and distributor network, industry has easy access to a comprehensive portfolio of locally manufactured and imported valves
Specialised valves business established
5th March 2021

Consumable products distributor Engineering Solutions Group (ESG), which is part of Invicta Holdings, has established a new company – Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) – that specialises in the design... 


Tumi Tsehlo
After rocky start, empowered valves manufacturer sees green shoots
5th February 2021 By: Terence Creamer

After fulfilling, in November 2019, all the conditions precedent to finally consummate the R165-million acquisition of valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) from Aveng the new black owners... 


ALL CLEAR 
The design of these low-maintenance units prevents the possibility of pollutants being released into the medium
Pumps design to handle flow, pressure of liquids
5th February 2021

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s SEIM spindle screw pumps efficiently handle a range of liquids – such as oils – at different flows and various pressures. BMG is the exclusive distributor of... 


BREAKING IT DOWN 
Cavitation causes wear and tear and sometimes serious damage
Pump maintenance vital to minimise water leaks
29th January 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

As one pump can spill up to 8 820 kℓ of water a year, saving water is coming to the fore as one of the most important aspects of mining and the granting of mining permits and licences, highlights... 


Tumi Tsehlo
After baptism of fire, empowered valves manufacturer on road to recovery
19th January 2021 By: Terence Creamer

After fulfilling, in November 2019, all the conditions precedent to finally consummate the R165-million acquisition of valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) from Aveng the new black owners... 


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