Company extends its range of sensors and components

  Omron Electronics, which manufactures over 1-million cylindrical photoelectric sensors each year, has introduced a new range of sensors and components as part of a programme the company calls its 361-degree approach. This programme offers three distinct lines within each component (power supplies, temperature controllers, timers, industrial relays, and monitoring relays) or sensor (photoelectric, fibre-optic, […]

Boiler company grows and diversifies

John Thompson, a division of ACTOM, has entered the Australian market, as well as increasing sales into its traditional markets in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. The company’s first boiler sold into Australia was supplied in October last year. It was transported by road from the factory near Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, where it […]

Filtering dust by inertia

  Current industrial filtration methods often require costly maintenance, and filter membrane replacement on an ongoing basis. Tshwane-based Rand Technical Services (RTS) offers robust, highly-effective inertial spin filter technology for industrial dust and exhaust separation, which is virtually maintenance-free. Spin filter units are a high-efficiency application of cyclone technology. Air to be separated is blown […]

Combined dust sample probe improves measurements

  Durag’s D-RX 250 combined sample probe is used for continuous monitoring of dust concentrations in flue gas ducts, dust extraction pipes and similar applications. Besides measuring dust concentration, volume flow and temperature, the absolute pressure in the flue is also measured. These measurements enable the figures to be converted to normal conditions. The combined […]

Private sector investment in Nigeria’s power grid

  Standard Bank has helped to fund three power deals with the Nigerian government. These form part of the country’s seven power generating companies and its eleven electricity distribution firms, created out of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria. The first two deals, concluded by Standard Bank South Africa, involved the Federal Government of Nigeria […]

Company wins two contracts worth R1,32-billion

Alstom has signed two contracts totaling around R1,32-billion with PSP Investments for the supply of two 150 MW pump-turbines with the associated balance of plant equipment and the company’s distributed control system (DCS) for the 300 MW Gilboa pumped storage power plant in Israel. The company also signed an eighteen-year operation and maintenance agreement, covering […]

Nuclear power demystified

  The Nuclear Africa 2014 Congress, to be held from 18 to 20 March 2014 in Midrand, brings a cross-section of nuclear power players together to strengthen technological and economic discussion concerning the construction of the new nuclear power plants for South Africa. The Congress consists of a two-day conference, an exhibition, and a separate […]

Stationary fuel cell market shows outstanding growth

  The stationary fuel cell market is forecast to show massive growth, climbing from $390-million in 2012 to $7,52-billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 44,7%, thanks to increasing interest in this technology and the help of government subsidy programs, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. According to the company’s latest […]

Raw coal sampling system

When monitoring the efficiency of a combustion process, it is important to know and understand the nature of the coal being burned. Generally, a proximate analysis will include the following: heat value; moisture content; hardness (Hard Grove index); sulfur content; ash content and volatility. These parameters are essential when optimising the combustion process at coal-fired […]

Low voltage motor protection relay

The NewCode relay from NewElec is an ISO 9001:2000 compliant, locally designed and manufactured three phase electronic motor protection relay. The relay is fully configurable with the aid of free front-end software or a man-machine interface unit (MMI). An on-board data base stores fault and event records, which are date and time stamped. The front-end […]