Test facility benefits from new safety tester

  The UK office of TÜV SÜD, a global testing, certification, inspection and training provider, has replaced its older testers with the HAL 103 multi-function safety tester from Clare, represented in South Africa by Test Instruments Africa (TIA). This instrument, which complies to the EN 50191 standard on test environments, performs earth bond, AC/DC high […]

Importance of voltage measurements in motor protection

  Unbalanced voltages are unequal voltage values on 3-phase circuits that can exist anywhere in a power distribution system. Unbalanced voltages can cause serious problems, particularly to motors and other inductive devices. Typically, these voltages may differ by a few volts or more. When voltages differ excessively, problems occur. For general motor protection, it is […]

Small investment brings significant energy and financial savings

  ArcelorMittal Saldanha Works in the Western Cape, a steel producer mainly for the export market, was recently praised by donor partners of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project (IEE Project) for the significant energy-efficiency improvements that it has achieved through its participation in the project. The plant served as a pilot site for the […]

Innovative solar powered electric geyser

  TFS Solar has developed a new concept in electric water heating: a dual element geyser. In this concept, the conventional geyser continues to be used, but with a new, specially designed and patented dual 220 V / solar element. This element requires no inverter or other control mechanism. In a typical application, four  photovoltaic […]

Computer for field use

  The SEL-3355 computer is built for speed, reliability, and security. With its solid-state design, no moving parts, and standard worldwide no questions asked ten year warranty, it offers the performance and flexibility you need for the most demanding rugged computing applications. Key feataures include: an operating temperature range from –40 to +75°C; fanless and […]

Small investment for significant energy and financial savings

  ArcelorMittal Saldanha Works in the Western Cape, a steel producer mainly for the export market, was recently praised by donor partners of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project (IEE Project) for the significant energy-efficiency improvements that it has achieved through its participation in the project. The plant served as a pilot site for the […]

Web-based solution for real-time process information

  Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of fast/tools R10,01 – the latest version of a web-based real-time operations management and visualisation software package for real-time process information. This solution introduces architectural features which enhance efficiency and security and improve the operational agility of remote process management infrastructure. The introduction of more smart devices, with […]

Large digit loop powered indicators introduced

BEKA  has introduced its fourth generation models of its intrinsically safe loop powered indicator. The range includes field and panel mounting models with a choice of four digits 34 mm high, or five digits 29 mm high with a 31 segment bargraph. All have an extended operating temperature of –40 to +70ºC and include a […]

Hygrometer with invertable display

Michell Instruments, represented in South Africa by Instrotech, has announced the unveiling of the MDM25, a new portable relative humidity hygrometer. The device is a hand-held, battery-operated meter and is available with five different types of probes. The sensor responds to the changes in humidity and a thermistor measures the optimum temperature. Additional derived parameters […]

Electrical engineering firm opens local factory

Electrical engineering company AMP Control has established a technology and manufacturing facility in Johannesburg. The company offers electrical equipment including flameproof gate end boxes, substations and a wide range of transformers for use in the mineral and metal mining, industrial and utility  sectors. The company currently operates from separate facilities in Denver and Wadeville, but […]