South Africa’s steel industry master plan is a case of close, but no cigar

Opinionista • Ludovico Sanges The steel master plan is a good start, but certain key issues need to be addressed in order to revive the downstream steel industry. The steel industry master plan was signed on 11 June 2021, with the laudable aim of revitalising the country’s ailing downstream steel industry, which turns “raw” steel into products. The concept of a master plan has considerable merit, especially when it comes to saving a critical strategic industry, but important issues need to be resolved to make it a success. Duferco, which represents a…

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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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Which laser coder best suits your beverage packaging?

Amid changing times and with economic demands driving companies to operate as rapidly and efficiently as possible, the need for swift solutions to achieve this has become essential.   Rand-Air, part of the Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division and an established leader in the field of air, nitrogen, power, flow (pumps), steam boiler and lighting solutions, recently made the most of an opportunity to ‘shed some light’ on a customer’s operations in the Northern Cape:   “When a new customer walked into our Kathu depot, with the request for an…

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Bosch Rexroth is electrifying subsea process automation with the world’s smallest electric subsea valve actuator

Main pic: The Hermes Award 2021, the most important international industry prize, provided to Bosch Rexroth (from left to right) Dr. Jochen Köckler (Chairman of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG) and Thomas Fechner (Leiter Produktbereich New Business, Bosch Rexroth AG)     Bosch Rexroth has engineered a disruptive innovation for electrically actuating valves in the subsea process industry. Called the SVA R2 Subsea Valve Actuator, it is  the world’s first electric actuator that can replace conventional hydraulic cylinders with field-proven safety technology – and without taking up additional space.…

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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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Green’ industrial processes with Rand-Air steam boilers rental solutions’ environmental benefits

Local industry is increasing its efforts to achieve more effective carbon footprint reduction by using ‘greener’ equipment – or via the implementation of ‘green’ production processes. Rand-Air, an established leader in the field of air, nitrogen, power, flow (pumps), steam boiler and lighting solutions – and part of the global Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division – believes that advanced, energy-efficient ‘green’, carbon impact-reducing technology is vital.   Accordingly, the company’s environmentally-friendly steam boiler offering – earmarked as a pivotal new rental solution offering from the company earlier this year –…

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‘Full steam ahead’ with Rand-Air’s steam boiler rental solution

Steam, as a thermal energy source, has been integral in multiple industrial processes since the 17th century. As such, its application has extended to steam locomotives, processing facilities, refineries, chemical plants, hospitals; as well as the food and beverage and textile sectors.   The use of steam boilers is particularly popular in South African industry currently, with this versatile, flexible and cost-effective source of energy storage used in applications such as heating, sterilisation and turbine propulsion, among others.   As steam can also easily be distributed to each point of…

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Rand-Air provides efficient dewatering at Northern Cape mine

South Africa’s mining and industrial sector operates in diverse weather conditions: heat, cold, rainy or sunny.   While mining operations in the typically hot Northern Cape operate mostly in hot, dry conditions, the province has experienced unusual and prolific rainfall since late last year – with the resulting water volumes and flooding affecting several mining and industrial operations.   To mitigate the effects of this exceptional rainfall – and to ensure vital operational continuity – a Northern Cape mine recently required a fast and efficient dewatering solution on site.  …

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KBL launches energy-efficient SP coupled pump-set fitted with IE4 motor

    KBL launches energy-efficient SP coupled pump-set fitted with IE4 motor The pump-set has a lower life cycle and operating cost It is locally serviceable at the company’s service centres It consumes up to 14% less energy for pumping the same amount of fluid These are ready-to-use pumps designed for effluent treatment plants and dewatering applications   Mumbai, 15th October 2020: ct. Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) has launched a new range of energy-efficient, low maintenance SP Coupled pump-sets designed for effluent treatment plants and dewatering applications. This newly-launched SP…

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Stefanutti Stocks Ghana successfully completes AME Project at Newmont’s Ahafo Mine

Stefanutti Stocks Ghana, a subsidiary of Stefanutti Stocks (Pty) Ltd – an industry stalwart and South Africa’s foremost listed construction group – has added another successful African project to its track record, with the completion of a major plant expansion project for mining client Newmont Gold Ghana. The project achieved commercial production on schedule and within budget in October 2019. Ahafo mine, located in the Brong-Ahafo region of central Ghana, is one of the largest gold mines in the Republic of Ghana and in the world. The project objective was…

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