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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The advantages of a rubber lined pump for wet sand applications

Mark Doyle, Global Product Manager for Linatex® Rubber, looks at the process of pumping fine aggregates and explains why rubber is the most suitable wear material for this application. The construction aggregate industry transports slurry in various forms, from fine sand to coarse aggregate. Fine particle sand can be extremely abrasive and often rapidly wear down a slurry pump. The properties of coarse aggregates that can affect the performance of the pump are size, shape and surface texture, and gradation of particle sizes, with fine materials developing excessive friction in…

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Tectra Automation boosts process industry with ex-stock OMAL ball valves

OMAL’s Thor split body stainless steel valves can handle extremely aggressive fluids in process applications.

Enhanced performance, greater reliability and longer life: that’s the reputation OMAL’s ball valves have built across the world’s process industries over the last 30 years. OMAL manufactures a complete range of ball valves for the process industry, which are distributed in sub-Saharan Africa exclusively by drive and control automation specialists Tectra Automation. The company maintains a number of these valves ex-stock, including wafer and split wafer valves and Thor Split Body valves in both carbon steel and stainless steel versions. The valves are ideal for a wide range of media,…

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Danfoss introduces enhanced VLT AutomationDrive

The VLT® AutomationDrive is designed to be modular and adaptable. Featuring the compact new generation D- and E-enclosures and a wider operating temperature range – from -25°C to +50°C (-13°F to +122°F) – without derating, the robust drive is engineered to operate reliably in the most demanding environments. The VLT AutomationDrive features both hardware and software enhancements that maximize performance. The integrated motion controller (IMC) provides advanced functionality to perform high-precision positioning or synchronization with asynchronous or PM motors with or without an encoder connection. The IMC is said to save cost…

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South African presence at DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi indicates strong interest in DRC mining sector

South African presence at DRC Mining Week

“Renewing the presence of the South African National Pavilion at the DRC Mining Week positions South African companies as leading players in the mining and power sectors and will allow them to enhance their presence in the region, and for new companies to increase the South African foothold in the DRC.” This is according to Eric Bruggeman, CEO of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), that is bringing a strong delegation of South African suppliers to the DRC Mining Week conference and exhibition, that is taking place in Lubumbashi, in the…

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Weir Minerals: Specialised Pumps for Processing and Transporting Mine Slurries

Weir Minerals

Weir Minerals is a global leader in delivering high-quality engineered products for slurry transportation, comminution and minerals processing applications in the mining sector. With over 140 years of experience, the company’s solutions aim to enhance productivity, operation longevity, capacity and efficiency by combining a hydraulic design and corrosion-resistant materials. Piston diaphragm pumps for handling abrasive materials The GEHO® TZPM pump is a crankshaft-driven piston diaphragm pump, which is designed to handle coarse mineral ores, minewater and tailings slurries. Designed for pumping solids and liquid mixtures, as well as high-pressures or…

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