MechChem Africa March 2019





Special Report 8 In-time condition monitoring and diagnostics On the evening of March 21, 2019, condition-monitoring specialist, Martec unveiled its new brand and outlined its future strategy. MechChem Africa reports. Pump systems, pipes, valves and seals 10 Dewatering with a difference Atlas Copco has solidified its place at the forefront of the pumps industry with the introduction of WEDA 50+ and 60+ dewatering pumps, designed for enhanced performance, improved efficiency and hassle-free maintenance. 11 Innovation-packed liquid ring vacuum pump 12 KSB expands aftermarket services 13 Grindex slurry pump perfect for Africa 15 Industrial IoT fuels growth for intelligent pumps 16 The ABCs of steam system inspections Localisation, manufacturing, production and food processing 18 MAP packaging for good-looking red meat Hans Strydom, Afrox’s Production Quality manager, talks about the unusual requirements for packaging red meat. 20 ECDriveS for SA automotive manufacturers 21 Assembly line production with smart connectivity Power generation, sustainable energy and energy management 22 Africa Energy Indaba 2019: Employment the key energy driver Minister of Energy,Jeff Radebe delivered the keynote address for theAfrica Energy Indaba 2019 at the Sandton International Convention Centre. 24 Energy saving in the agri-sector 25 Genset choices for surviving load shedding Petrochemical, oil and gas 26 Natural gas set to grow across Africa Just ahead of Africa Gas Forum, 2019, Total announced the discovery of gas condensate at Brulpadda, 175 km off the Mossel Bay coast of South Africa. This article unpacks the importance of the find and the potential of natural gas as a cleaner hydrocarbon fuel for our Power Stations. 28 Mokveld Typhoon Valve system receives innovation award 31 VEGAPULS monitor to track molten polyethylene levels Environmental, waste management and cleaning technologies 32 Decontaminating soil using bioremediation Croatian company CorteCros, which is part of Cortec Corporation Group, describes environmentally safe bioremediation solutions using Bionetix products. 33 Potential ground-breaking changes for mine closure 34 The ugly truth about climate change 35 South Africa’s used oil re-refining challenges Innovative engineering 38 Skyriders puts an eye in the sky Industrial rope access company, Skyriders, has introduced a collision resistant drone technology to access areas that may pose health, safety and environmental risks. REGULARS 2 Comment: Keeping the IIoT real 4 On the cover: Weir Minerals: a world-class local manufacturer MechChemAfrica visits the Isando manufacturing facilities ofWeir MineralsAfrica and finds out about the transformational approaches being adopted. 6 SAIChE iCHEMe Water management: a book launch lecture 36 Products and industry news 40 Back page: Wacker Neuson zero-emission boulevard at Bauma


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