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The South African Pump Systems Development Association (SAPSDA) has a main focus to develop the pump industry, not only in South Africa but in all Southern African countries. The large pool of members of SAPSDA, have the expertise to assist in solving problems covering all facets of the industry and raise the bar when it comes to strategies that will enable the development of transitional values that will enhance the level of employment especially amongst the youth.

The South African Pump Manufacturers Association (SAPMA) was established 54 years ago and was registered as an employers’ organisation in 1981, and is federated to the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA). One of the primary objectives is to look after the interests of the pump manufacturing
companies in South Africa.

Pipes, Pumps and Valves Africa hosted a successful Golf day on the 14th of September 2017 at ERPM Golf Course Boksburg. A fun filled day spent with suppliers and manufacturers of the pipes, pumps and valves industry. We would like to thank all players and sponsors for attending the day, without you it wouldn’t have been possible! Four Balls: In-Quest Investigations, Integrated Pump Rentals x 2 , AfriValve, Zest WEG Group x 2 , First Seal – Controlled Liquid Systems x 3 , Process Pipes, SAM Engineering, FLSmidth Krebs, Grundfos, Aintsworth, Levi’s Trio Engineering, Gauteng Pumps, Prochem Pump Manufacturing, Buccaneer Pumps, Rapid Allweiler , Pipes, Pumps and Valves Africa. Sponsors: Invincible Valves, SPP Pumps, SAM Engineering, AfriValve, Integrated Pumps, FLSmidth Krebs, Controlled Liquid Systems, In-Quest Investigations, Supply Networx Africa

To allow each mining customer to choose the most effective maintenance strategy for its particular conditions, Weir Minerals is offering ‘infinite flexibility’ in its range of solutions to keep its equipment operating at the lowest cost per ton over its full life cycle. According to Kobus Fourie, Global Services Manager for Weir Minerals, there is a refocus in the world of maintenance, as the mining industry gains a better understanding of the value of total asset management carried out by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

On February 4, 1896 Paul Andrag arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, having left Germany to work for the Moravian Mission near Caledon. His task was to manage the trading store at Genadendal. During 1904 he started his own
business in Cape Town and subsequently transferred to Saron, situated between Gouda and Porterville in the Cape and continued with a trading store.

PMPS, leading packaged metering and pumping solution provider in South Africa, is soon to launch Italian OBL Polisol automatic polymer preparation plant to the South African market. Used in water and waste water treatment plants, the system’s unrivalled wetting-in capabilities mean better, higher quality yields of the world’s
most precious resource: water.

BMG marked the official opening of the recently upgraded ‘BMG World’ distribution and engineering facility in Johannesburg, by hosting a two day expo in September for suppliers, customers, the press and staff. “This high profile event, which included site tours, product exhibits and working demonstrations, showcased how BMG integrates its vast product range and extensive technical services, into tangible operational efficiencies,” says Gavin Pelser, managing director, BMG, part of Invicta Holdings Limited.

Integrated Pump Rental reports that one of its surface coal mining customers recently purchased eight Sykes CP 150 self-priming diesel driven pumps from the company. Lee Vine, managing directors of Integrated Pump Rental, says that most significantly the order was placed following a short term rental solution provided to the mine during the rainy season.

New to Magnet’s range of variable speed drives (VSDs) are Altivar™ Easy 610 VSDs, which improve equipment performance – particularly fans and pumps - and reduce operating costs by optimising energy consumption and enhancing user comfort. Fit-for-purpose Altivar Easy 610 VSDs are IP 20 frequency inverters for controlling three
phase synchronous motors, with a power range from 0,75 to 160 kW and a main voltage range between 380 and 415 V.

An Australian company that specialises in both on-site and off-site pump refurbishment is finding that energy efficiency is an im-portant driver in its refurbishment packages - and has included Vesconite bushings as part of its energy-reducing refurbishment package. FITT Resources’ Daniel Hechter says that electricity costs in
Australia, at 25+ AUS c/kWh, are among the highest costs globally.

Economical & Eco-friendly Solenoid Metering Pumps

eP2 electronic control brings new standard of productivity to existing line. The Pump & Motor Division of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has announced an extension to its axial piston pumps product line with a new electronic control concept, eP2.

Verder Pumps South Africa stock a variety of peristaltic pumps that is specifically designed to be used in mining. Verder has been supplying pumps to the mining sector in South Africa for the past 15 years and is a brand synonymous with quality and durability. 

The question that was recently posed during an international webinar to Grundfos’ senior technical training specialist, Kevin Anderson. This might seem like a pretty basic question, said Anderson, but in reality
not so much. “In the past, the only solution in many cases was to trim the impeller to make it work properly
or to close a valve to achieve the right flow.

A global company dedicated to the manufacture, sales and service of fluid-handling equipment has commented on the ease with which it installed a total of 12 Vesconite Hilube line-shaft bushings and two Vesconite Hilube stuffing box bushings in two 18-m-length pumps. The tough construction and proven operating principle of AWS, AWD & AWL liquid ring vacuum pumps from Atlas Copco make them suitable for use in the most demanding of environments across all sectors, from food processing and petrochemical to construction.

Aqua Services & Engineering (ASE), the Namibian subsidiary of Veolia Water Technologies, has been sub-contracted to supply, install and commission mechanical and electrical works for two Greenfield sewage treatment plants (STP) in Helao Nafidi municipality, northern Namibia. The sewage treatment plants are designed to treat domestic sewage originating from the municipality’s amalgamated towns of Oshikango and Ohangwena.
Treated water will be re-used for various irrigation projects.

The application of thermal spray coatings from South Africa’s surface engineering and coating technology specialist, Thermaspray, helps to reduce erosion damage to components, equipment and systems which can lead to costly downtime and even failure. Erosion is caused when a gas or liquid carries entrained solid particles that impinge on a surface with velocity.

Wastewater aeration is the process of adding air into wastewater to allow aerobic biodegradation of the pollutant components.

There are an increasing number of pinch valves being supplied for high pressure slurry applications. Corflex believe that in the interest of safety Engineers should be made as fully aware as possible of the forces required to not only close pinch valves but to ensure that they do not leak when closed.

The trend to pump slurries over longer distances at higher solids concentrations is putting slurry valves to the test, as these severe applications have high pressures and are very abrasive, according to AR Controls Director Julien van Niekerk. Another factor to be taken into consideration is that the media conveyed is often corrosive. In general, engineers designing for process efficiency find that material and equipment capabilities pose the most serious limitations on allowable process conditions.

A milestone of Bosch Ulwazi’s ‘Enterprise and Supplier Development’ (ESD) program for Transnet Pipelines, which commenced in 2015, was the presentation of ISO certificates to nine emerging enterprises. The Transnet Pipelines ‘Business Breakthrough Initiative’ supports enterprise development initiatives that create and expand opportunities for black owned enterprises, with a turnover of less than R35-million.

Zululand District Municipality is currently in the process of expanding its Usuthu Water Purification Plant to increase output by 20 mega-litres per day. Plasti-Tech Piping Systems, supplier of world class thermoplastic piping systems and related products to industry in southern and sub-Saharan Africa, has been commissioned to supply the expansion project with a range of piping, custom fittings and flanges.

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