Archive for July, 2013

Motor supply contract renewed

Sasol has contracted Zest Electric Motors, part of the Zest WEG Group, for the supply of low voltage electric motors. Gary Daines, the company’s director for sales and marketing, said that the contract covers Sasol’s sites in Sasolburg and Secunda, as well as Sasol Mining and includes products developed to meet the specific needs of […]

A modular safe

Rittal’s modular safe is said to provide IT infrastructure with reliable and flexible protection.  It is fully compatible with the company’s TS IT rack and effectively shields servers from physical threats. The modular safe can be upgraded, using a variety of accessories to create an extremely tough resistance Class 4 security room.  For the protection […]

Customisable power management and control system

SEL Powermax offers a  flexible, robust, cost-effective, and comprehensive system for power management and control.  The system performs wide-area control using reliable, field-proven hardware devices and universally accepted IEC 61131-3 software programmability.  The system is designed for industrial plants and utilities, including electricity generation; marine applications; oil, gas, and petrochemical plants; heavy industry; water supply […]

MCU technology for UPS

Launched in 2005 and superseding the highly regarded PHD IP series UPS, the T2 series benefits from the latest microprocessor control unit (MCU) technology, and now offers even greater value for money. The T2 is aimed at users that require protection from line voltage fluctuations and require a reliable and  constant power source.The T2 is a […]

Contract for onshore gas storage facility

Yokogawa Electric has announced that its subsidiary, Yokogawa United Kingdom has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by SSE Hornsea for the upgrade of one of the UK’s largest onshore underground gas storage facilities, located at Atwick, East Yorkshire. Yokogawa UK will supply an integrated control and safety system, together with a metering solution. The […]

China’s smart grid commitment

China’s focus on national smart grid development will drive massive revenue growth in the power transmission and distribution supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems market in the coming years, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report predicts the Chinese SCADA market to soar in value in the coming years, from $3-billion […]

WITS team to compete in solar challenge

A team of Wits University students are racing to find sponsorship and complete their ‘sun dog’ in time for the Sasol Solar Challenge. Every two years, teams of students from tertiary institutions in South Africa and overseas design and build solar powered vehicles to compete in the challenge which, at 5400 km of variable South […]

Setting the benchmark for accurate current measurement

To achieve very high precision LEMs IT current transducers do not use the Hall Effect but are based upon Flux-gate technology, an established and proven technology LEM has used for many years and is already the heart of several current and voltage transducer families. Today, LEM uses different versions of Flux-gate technologies, each providing different […]

Call for entries for 2014 innovation prize

The African Innovation Foundation (IPA) is calling for entries for the 2014 Innovation Prize for Africa. The prize aims at encouraging innovations that contribute to sustainable development in Africa. The winning submission will be awarded a prize of US$100 000, with two additional prizes of $25 000 each, one for the runner up presenting an […]

Yokogawa Wins Major Contract for One of the UK’s Largest Onshore Gas Storage Facilities

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa United Kingdom Ltd., has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by SSE Hornsea Ltd for the upgrade of one of the UK’s largest onshore underground gas storage facilities, located at Atwick, East Yorkshire. Yokogawa United Kingdom will supply an integrated control and safety system, together with a […]