Company wins “Contractor of the Year” award

John Thompson’s utility boiler and environmental equipment business unit, based at Isando, has been named “Contractor of the Year” for 2012/2013 by Eskom’s Tutuka power station in Mpumalanga. The unit has a three-year boiler-contract with Tutuka. The company was commended for its high technical performance, quality control and safety record on the contract as its […]

Transformer factory wins SANAS accreditation

Powertech Transformers is pleased to announce that its Pretoria factory’s test department recently received SANAS accreditation conforming to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. The company is the first transformer OEM within South Africa to receive this particular accreditation. The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) is recognised as the single national accreditation body that awards formal […]

Festive season power cuts to impact retail businesses

Power outages may well play a key role in festive season shopping, with retailers bracing themselves for disruptions in the wake of traditional electricity consumption spikes and increased cable theft in the upcoming holiday period. This is the view of Jack Ward, MD of Powermode, a power provisioning company. Ward underlines the seriousness of cable […]

City rolls out smart meters

City Power has installed 153 smart meters in Ferndale and 2500 with large power users in Johannesburg as part of a project business trial. At the same time, meter data management software was deployed to collect meter reading information and provide it to the City of Johannesburg’s billing system, enabling the city to compile key […]

Brochure outlining contactors

Gigavac have released a new brochure outlining their expanding range of contactors. This includes: GX series of commercial contactors (800 V/600 A); MX Series (military specified contactors, 48 V up to 1000 A); MiniTactor (low cost sealed contactors up to 1500 V/50 A); HX series (high voltage contactors, 1500 V/350 A); Sensing contactors (voltage sensing […]

Protection for wound rotor motors

Wound rotor motors are typically used in applications requiring high starting torques, a limited number of operating speeds, or a stepped acceleration to achieve a soft start. Designed to protect wound rotor motors used on winches or overhead cranes, NewElec’s 330 Series low voltage electronic motor protection relay, when placed in the crane operator’s cabin, […]

Radiation monitors for Angolan custom officials

The OEN Enterprises’ section representing ThermoScientific radiation detection instrumentation recently supplied various radiation monitors to the Angolan Customs Department for use at their entry points to detect radioactive material. The order included interceptors, personal dosimeters, and sensitive radiation detectors. The company’s electronic personal dosimeter (EPD) reliably alerts personnel of potentially dangerous ionising radiation when working […]

Atomeco 2013 international forum

A panel discussion on the environmental issues of the civil application of nuclear energy took place in Moscow on 30 October as part of the AtomEco 2013 International Forum. The forum is aimed to create a platform for discussions on environmental security of nuclear industry both in Russia and worldwide, particularly in respect of radioactive […]

Auto-focus thermal imaging cameras

Comtest has announced the release of a trio of new Fluke high-definition, industrial-performance digital cameras, the Ti400, Ti300 and Ti200, which are equipped with LaserSharpTM Auto Focus. While not new technology, Fluke has taken it a step further, producing perfectly focused images, every time.  Users of infrared camera technology rate focus as the single most […]

Foreign-funded solar park in the Free State

SunEdison announced the groundbreaking and financial closure of the 66 MW Boshof Solar Park, which the company was awarded from round two of the REIPPP. Pashupathy Gopalan, the company’s president and managing director, told a press conference recently that the company had received R2,4-billion in funding for the project from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation […]