Posts tagged as SANS

SABS: Industry to use independently verified, type-tested switchgear only

Both local and international standards have been amended since 2015 and this has created confusion in term of the compliance requirements of low-voltage switchgear. Inadequate testing and purchasing of untested products can have dire consequences to the supply of electricity. The South African National Standards (SANS) that apply to switchgear have been adopted from the […]

14 October: World Standards Day

14 October is celebrated annually as World Standard Day across the world by national standards bodies, regulatory institutions and public and private economic organisations. The celebration of World Standards Day is a symbolic reminder that standards and associated conformity assessment are an indispensable tool supporting the quality of products, services, environmental protection and other indicators […]

SAIMC Johannesburg elects new chairperson

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC), Johannesburg branch elected a new chairperson at its AGM held in Bryanston on 10 February 2016. Outgoing chairperson Eric Carter handed over to former secretary Mike Banda. Other committee changes included; Alvin Seitz stepping down as treasurer and Cheryl Hird taking over as treasurer, with Elri […]

Explosive environments: fundamentals of area classification

A guide for plant management and technical staff on how to conduct an area classification, the process whereby the degree of exposure to explosive atmospheres for a plant area is determined. Area classification (called “classification of hazardous locations” in our mines) is the process whereby the degree of exposure to explosive atmospheres for a plant […]