New lightning, surge protection range

  Surgetek has launched the Saltek range of lightning and surge protection devices. Based in the Czech Republic, Saltek designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of LV surge protection devices and lightning current arresters for power supplies, signal, measurement, data and telecom lines, as well as surge protection for photovoltaic applications. Founded in 1995, Saltek’s […]

Local temperature certification and testing

  Endress+Hauser Pyrotemp is home to the companyy’s local temperature calibration laboratory. Established to international standards, in July it received the ISO17025 accreditation by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS).(Facility accreditation number is 367). The local production centre was accredited as an ISO9001 facility in April 2011 by the Swiss management quality assessment company […]

Protecting motors from phase rotation errors

  It is frequently necessary to ensure that motors in pumps, compressors and fans do not turn in the wrong direction. In some cases doing so can result in serious damage to equipment and high cost of repair. Phase rotation protection is available with the NewELec MA, the entire “K” range and the latest NewCode […]

Local firm wins switchgear contract for diamond mine

  JB Switchgear Solutions recently won a contract for the design, manufacture and supply of low voltage switchgear equipment for the new Red Area Tailings treatment plant for Venetia Diamond mine in Limpopo province. The contract came through DRA, the well-known project house based in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. The entire plant is built as a modular […]

Local oil company launches products in Cameroon

  Energy company Blessing Petroleum, the official Cameroonian distributor of Engen Lubricants, has announced the availability of Engen’s Dieselube 700 Super lubricating oil for diesel engines operating under high load. The launch took place at a customer event in Douala, attended by delegates from various industries, including mining, food and beverage, pulp and forestry, marine, […]

Generating demand despite changing market conditions

  Rand-Air reports that there is an ongoing demand for its generators as projects are still going ahead, although demand patterns have changed over the past few years in the generator and standby power sector. The company’s fleet manager, Craig Swart, says that a definite shift has come about where its generators are most in […]

Meeting the challenging demands of today’s electrical grid

  Power management company Eaton provides a portfolio of products and services to help customers meet the challenging demands of today’s electrical grid. The company’s solutions and products were demonstrated at the 2014 DistribuTech Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, USA, in January. Visitors to the company’s booth interacted with products and consulted with application […]

Strategic partnership agreement on energy storage signed

  Areva and Schneider Electric have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop energy management and storage solutions based on hydrogen fuel cell technology. Under the terms of this agreement, both groups will combine their expertise in order to design and propose energy storage solutions that guarantee the reliability of electrical grids for isolated sites […]

Complete power distribution solution

  With the new combination of BreakerVisu software and display, Eaton is offering machine and system builders a cost-efficient and ready-to-use complete solution for modern power distribution. The software system can visualise the data of up to 48 circuit-breakers and measuring devices on a colour display and stores it in log files. The package solution offers […]

Energy storage to reach 40 GW by 2022

  The rapid growth of intermittent renewables, especially solar PVs, has made energy storage a pressing priority. While consumers with rooftop PVs look forward to the day when they can store their excess generation during sunny periods for later use, utilities fear that the fate the landline telephone companies, which lost millions of customers to […]