Posts tagged as SANAS

New testing and conformity services laboratory for industry

Testing and Conformity Services Laboratories (TACS Laboratories) is a Johannesburg-based laboratory, accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) to ISO/IEC 17025 to conduct electrical safety and performance testing. Founded in 2015 by former SABS employees George Mashinini, Frederick Nkosi and Khakhane Motaung, the laboratory became effectively accredited the following year and has maintained […]

Is renewable energy really the future? Industry bodies say it is

In a presentation to the Regenesys Business School in Johannesburg recently, Busi Nxumalo, the vice chair of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), said that renewable energy is a key element in South Africa’s economic growth plan. Renewable energy has been included in the Department of Energy’s integrated resource plan (IRP) for electricity from […]

Industry outrage at unilateral directive ending partial testing by SABS

  An internal directive by South African Bureau of Standards CEO Dr. Boni Mehlomakulu in 2015 requires that SABS Test House only perform “full testing” in future, and puts an end to “partial testing” by the SABS. This has elicited outrage from a wide range of industry associations in the electrical engineering sector. The affected […]

Approved Inspection Authorities for Occupational Health and Hygiene

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act of 1993 makes provision for the registration and functioning of Department of Labour (DoL) Approved Inspection Authorities (AIAs) for Occupational Health and Hygiene (OHH). These companies may be contracted to conduct surveys on, among others, noise, illumination and hazardous chemical substance exposure. The new legislation requires that these […]

Energy transformed is power

  Information from Powertech Transformers Powertech Transformers (PTT) consists of three world class operations involved in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning  of transformers. The company supplies a full range of transformers, from generator step-up to transmission and distribution transformers, including three- and single-phase units, auto-transformers, arc-furnace, locomotive and traction transformers, miniature sub-stations, NECRT’s as […]