Posts tagged as oil

Global energy spending stabilised last year, says IEA

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) annual benchmark for tracking energy investment, World Energy Investment 2019 reports that in 2018, global energy investment stabilised at over US$1,8-trillion after three years of decline. The report provides a full picture of today’s capital flows and what they might mean for tomorrow’s energy sector. It assesses whether the frameworks […]

Beware these engine killers

When reviewing oil analysis data, a forensic approach is required which incorporates a combination of science, experience and gut instinct. There is an explanation for every oil analysis result obtained, but that explanation is not always apparent and requires the abilities of a diagnostician. In this article, we go on a journey through the eyes […]

Localised production facilities for natural ester dielectric fluid in South Africa

The use of natural ester dielectric fluid instead of mineral oil in power transformers offers many advantages and the announcement that a local factory is to be set up to produce this fluid is a very important development in South Africa’s energy sector. Wilec, a division of Actom, currently imports natural ester dielectric fluid for […]

GIS platform to integrate blockchain

Geospatial Corporation will be integrating blockchain technology (the software behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency) with GeoUnderground, providing a cloud-based locational software platform allowing energy companies a secure way to manage contracts, assure provenance and track asset maintenance. The integration will allow the company to provide a seamless sharing of constantly updated locational data, status of […]

Transformer oil analysis contract awarded

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), the largest steel producer on the African continent, has awarded Wear Check the contract for the provision of the analysis of transformer oil samples at AMSA. Earlier this year, Wear Check bought Transformer Chemistry Services (TCS) and appointed Ian Gray, the managing director of TCS, to run the new transformer services […]