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 […]

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 […]

Economical remote connection for controls

  Siemens has introduced three new communication modules for Simatic S7-1200 and two matching industrial routers with which remote terminal units (RTUs) can be implemented economically. The communication modules CP 1243-1, CP 1243-1 DNP3, and CP 1243-1 IEC connect the Siemens control via the telecontrol basic and telecontrol professional systems to higher-level systems or to […]

General purpose globe control valves available locally

  The PSV Mitech range of globe control valves includes two-port globe, three-way globe, two-port angle and sweep-angle types that are available in a choice of carbon steel, stainless steel, bronze, chrome molybdenum, or special alloy body materials. The valves’ modular design makes them easy to specify, reducing spares inventory requirements. The general-purpose globe control […]

Fuel cell technology launches SA into the future

  A smart new building at the top of the University of Cape Town’s upper campus is the backdrop for one of South Africa’s most exciting energy research projects, the HySA Catalysis Centre, part of the government’s flagship programme in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Dr Olaf Conrad, director of the HySA Catalysis Centre of Competence […]

Swiss want a say on nuclear phase out

  Nuclear energy is an essential part of Switzerland’s energy mix and more debate is needed about its planned phase out, a poll of attitudes towards nuclear power in the country shows. The poll questioned 2200 people in October 2013, approximately 64% of whom said that they considered Switzerland’s five existing reactors essential in meeting […]

Pressure transmitter series launched

  Vega has launched their new range of pressure transmitters in South Africa in Rustenburg, Sasolburg and Johannesburg. The company has re-engineered its VegaBar pressure transmitter series down to three innovative models. This is said to make it much easier for the user to choose the most appropriate instrument for their applications. These three transmitter variants can […]

Monitor for areas with high dust concentration

  The system comprises mounting flanges, measuring head, reflector, control and display unit and a purge air unit. The microprocessor-based monitor operates using the double-pass method according to the auto-collimation measuring principle. The D-R 290 has switchable measuring ranges: opacity 0 – 20% to 0 – 100%, extinction 0 – 0,1 to 0 – 1,6, […]