Thermoplastic pipe standards will lead to a more sustainable infrastructure

Johannesburg, 24 January 2022: The debate surrounding standards is a political hot potato. And as the great potato debate rages on, it should not be too difficult to acknowledge why there is a need for every industry, from food processing to furniture manufacturing to pharmaceuticals, to have a set of standards that governs both products and services and identifies best practices. The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) correctly states that standards help to ensure that products and services are fit for their desired purpose and that they comply with accepted…

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Water management key to Kenya’s mining sector

Johannesburg, (SA), 25 November 2021: Kenya’s mining industry, which generated an estimated Ksh22.7 billion in 2020, is expected to grow as more operators are set to begin production next year. The western part of Kenya is undoubtedly going to attract large-scale gold mining in 2022 after Shanta Gold, a mining company with operations in Kenya and Tanzania, said additional visible gold has been identified in seven different intersections. Another mining company, Lakeside Limited has also begun prospecting for gold in Bondo, Siaya County. The projects are expected to create highly…

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Outsourcing the manufacturing compliance process makes audits a far less daunting prospect

Opinion Piece   By Gean Botha, MD at Programmed Process Outsourcing   The manufacturing sector is diverse and highly regulated, subject to numerous checks, standards and laws governing quality control. This can make compliance – and the relevant audits that go along with it – a challenging prospect. Outsourcing not only the processes themselves, but the audit as well, can aid manufacturers in assuring quality, complying with all relevant standards, and streamlining operations for maximum output, productivity and profitability.   Many audits, different requirements Organisations within manufacturing are subject to numerous…

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KBL introduces NEO Series 4-inch Borewell Submersible Pumps

These pumps are highly efficient, ensuring 30% higher discharge and 60% more life over current offerings in the market The energy-saving features ensure 60% savings on electricity bills Innovative Sand Fighter Design that restricts the entry of sand protects the pump-set brushes in sandy borewells   Mumbai, September 2021: Kirloskar Brothers Limited, one of the global market leaders in fluid management solutions and services, has launched new series of time-tested Borewell Submersible Pumps—NEO Series 4-inch. This new series of Borewell Submersible Pumps are versatile. They have been designed to effectively cater…

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Young people urge leaders to protect the most vulnerable against climate change

More than 2,000 young leaders and youth-led organisations from across the Commonwealth are  urging governments to respect the needs and contributions of the world’s most vulnerable groups, in the lead up to global climate talks in Glasgow in November. The Commonwealth Youth Statement on Climate Change, released today, appeals to governments to include youth, women, the elderly and people with disabilities in decision-making on climate change-related policies. Noting that 1.5 billion people in the Commonwealth are under the age of 30, young people call on leaders to ensure additional, predictable…

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KBL introduces a new line of its Self-Priming Coupled Pumpset fitted with KBL make Ultra-Premium Efficiency IE5 motor

The KBL-make of indigenously developed Ultra-Premium Efficiency IE5 motor makes it a highly energy-efficient product. It consumes up to 16.5% less energy for pumping the same amount of fluid It offers ultra-premium efficiency with a lower life cycle (LLC) and operating cost AC induction motor design offers ease of operation, maintenance, and service as there is no use of permanent magnets and accessories or control equipment   Mumbai, September 2021: Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) – a world-class pump manufacturing company with expertise in engineering and manufacturing systems for fluid management–is…

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Danfoss formally completes US$3.3 billion acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business

   Danfoss’ acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business has fully closed. ·        Danfoss grows by a third and establishes itself as a global leader in mobile and industrial hydraulics. ·        Eaton’s hydraulics business will be combined with the Danfoss Power Solutions business segment, doubling the size of Danfoss’ hydraulics operations. NORDBORG, DENMARK – Danfoss has officially finalized its US$3.3 billion (approximately €3 billion) acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business following confirmation of all necessary regulatory approvals and closing conditions. The move will see the Danfoss Group…

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Glencore to Reopen One of World’s Biggest Cobalt Mines in Congo

Glencore Plc could reopen its Mutanda Mining copper and cobalt project in Democratic Republic of Congo by the end of 2021, about two years after idling the mine. Congo’s new mines minister, Antoinette N’Samba Kalambayi met with representatives from the Swiss company Monday to discuss the restart of the mine, which closed in November 2019, the ministry said in a statement sent to reporters. Mutanda “will start the commissioning of operations towards the end of this year in order to allow the return to production in 2022,” Glencore said in a separate emailed statement.A…

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In the lead up to Youth Day – is drinking responsibly a challenge to tackle with SA’s youngsters?

By Rhys Evans, Director at Alco-Safe Opinion Piece   With Youth Day coming up on June 16, South Africans will be commemorating the lives lost in the Soweto student uprisings and the role played by the youth in our country’s liberation. It will also be a time to reflect on the challenges and issues faced by today’s youth. One such issue is excessive alcohol consumption, which South Africa is well known for and our drinking culture and youth are no strangers to overindulgence. The challenge with this is that excessive…

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Be Monsoon Ready with KBL’s Flood-Control Autoprime Pump Unit

Mumbai, 31st May 2021: The Autoprime pump sets of Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) is among the most preferred and ideal solutions for prompt dewatering or flood-control or wastewater management. This high-capacity, mobile flood-control and inland water-management unit is vastly used for dewatering the flood-affected areas in India and abroad during flood-like situations in monsoons. Water logging in cities, towns and many other areas, during monsoon is a grave concern as it not only affects business operations, resulting into economic loss, but also brings public movement to a stand-still and sometimes…

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