Fail Fast and Learn Quickly

Two women are shaking up predominantly male-dominated industrial occupations and doing so with flair and excellence. They offer encouragement to other women to make their mark in their chosen profession. Vuyisile Precious Kubheka at Werner Pumps has taken over the company’s TIG welding, while one of Werner Pumps’ customers, Vaneetha Govender, runs her own company […]

Detection is Better than Cure

Every incident on a mine can shut down operations. The right systems provide both early detection of problems and quick interventions to prevent and contain incidents of fire and fumes.

A Player and a Referee

“Water scarcity has a profoundly negative influence, impacting economic productivity, livelihoods, safety and security,” says Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director at SEW-Eurodrive.

Bigger Is Irrelevant

As the old joke goes, what should you do if your hammer isn’t suitable for a job? Get a bigger hammer! When managing clogging in wastewater pumps, the ‘bigger is better’ mentality often holds sway. But this is not correct. A recent whitepaper from Xylem, demonstrates that big is not the problem. The complexity of […]

Ozone – A Highly Effective Alternative

Chlorine and other chemical disinfectants have been popular for their price/performance ratio. However, ozone has proven to be a highly effective and useful alternative. On its own, ozone is a potent yet environmentally friendly disinfectant agent that outshines other choices. When using treatments that combine ozone’s immediate effects with long-term disinfectants, the results and savings […]

Finding Wastewater Solutions for Africa

As governments and municipalities across Africa grapple with ways of dealing with growing wastewater requirements, it has become increasingly evident that a “one-size-fits-all” approach does not work and that differing conditions, such as sand contents, water quality and existing infrastructure, plays a large role in the specification of future pumping infrastructure requirements.This has prompted the […]

Keeping The Water Flowing

Critical pumps in the provision of water and sanitation services, as well as pumps used in the generation of electricity continue to be fully supported during the nationwide Covid-19 lock down period.Major supplier, KSB Pumps and Valves company spokesman, David Jones, regional sales manager for sub-Saharan Africa, says the company supplies largescale pumps for the […]

Urgent Dewatering Solutions

Responding quickly with the right solutions, Integrated Pump Rental has continued as a secondary emergency supplier throughout the lockdown, including helping to dewater a coal mine in northern KwaZulu-Natal.“The customer urgently needed fit-for-purpose dewateringequipment to prevent flooding in the open pit,” says Henru Strydom, operations manager at Integrated Pump Rental. The unexpected failure of one […]

Expanded Water Treatment Solutions

Aquamarine Water Solutions, a wholly South African company and independent business unit within the Murray & Roberts stable, introduced its expanded water treatment solutions offering in late 2019.The company’s mission of empowering Africa with technology-driven water solutions is intended to help overcome water scarcity on the continent and simultaneously provide quality water tailored to customers’ […]

New Manganese and Iron Removal Device

Allmech is a South African manufacturer of boilers and supplier of water treatment components, and is bringing in the valve for a pilot project in the agricultural food processing industry. Lionel Maasdorp, GeneralManager, explains that iron and manganese can be effectively removed from water using a number of treatment processes, depending on both the form […]