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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scottish substation gets an upgrade

  Efacec has been awarded a contract, resulting from the Supergrid Transformers contract which was signed during the second quarter of 2013, to supply a shell-technology transformer for Scottish and Southern Energy in the United Kingdom. The contract covers the installation of a 180/360 MVA, 275/132 kV autotransformer in the substation at Connagill in Strath […]

Massive growth in HVDC converters

The global HVDC converter market will expand significantly in the next few years, driven by the rising demand for electricity in the Asia-Pacific region and the growth in renewable energy generation. Revenues increased from $1,1-billion in 2006 to $8,3-billion in 2012. Following this trend, the market is expected to grow even further, reaching $89,6 billion […]