The mining industry could be considered as one of the most competitive and the most hard-fought markets for suppliers of equipment and components. Achieving success in the industry requires dedication and forming long-term and lasting relationships which in many cases run into decades of business partnerships.

Over the past 60 years SAPSDA has been involved in offering training programmes to everyone involved in the pump industry. The course content has been drawn from experience within the pump industry and lecturers are all experts with many years of theoretical and practical experience.

Pipes, Pumps and Valves Africa recently attended NAMPO – Harvest Day just outside Bothaville. The excellent current season for summer crops has contributed to a new record of 78 648 visitors during Grain SA's recent NAMPO Harvest Day.

Pump, valves and pipes manufacturers exhibiting in Johannesburg are told their products are vital to the future water supply that will drive economic growth. The conference agenda set the tone for the second day of INDUTEC 2017 in Johannesburg as the preservation of this vital resource became the focus at INDUTEC 2017.

Mather & Platt/ APE Pumps on Their 65th Year Anniversary

Pipes, Pumps and Valves Africa would like to congratulate Mather & Platt/ APE Pumps on their 65th year anniversary. We had the pleasure to attend the celebration on the 3rd of May 2017 at their premises in Wadeville. We were welcomed warmly and really enjoyed the factory tour that was held on the day of the celebration.

Stewarts and Lloyds have been appointed sole agents to distribute a new 100% locally manufactured borehole pump range including the maintenance and distribution of spares. The Saltech Eco BG borehole pumps are manufactured by BEE company, Pamodzi Unique Engineering and according to Managing Director, Peet Hartman, “the decision to join forces with Stewarts and Lloyds to handle the national distribution will be highly beneficial for customers.

Heavy Duty Hard Core Pumping

A super heavy duty, sealless Diaphragm pump designed for continuous operation of the most demanding fluids. Whether it be sludge, abrasives, corrosives, or any combination of the three, RamParts pumps are built to take the punishment.

There is only one place to view and source industrial technology equipment from over 120 exhibitors in the KwaZulu-Natal region. With a history spanning over 36 years, the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) has been the launchpad for a number of best practice technologies over the years and has provided a diverse market with a multitude of solutions.

Thermally sprayed coating solutions, as provided by coating technology specialist, Thermaspray, ensures protection from wear, erosion and corrosion for a wide range of components found in the turbomachinery and rotating equipment industries. 

Chicago Pneumatic skid mounted air compressors are playing a vital role in new blast hole drilling machines being used for overburden removal in the coalfields of central India. M/s BGR Mining (P) and Infra Pvt. Ltd, one of the
biggest mining contractors in Hyderabad, with a fleet of 1600 dumpers, 200 excavators and 200 supporting vehicles, has placed an order for ten CPS 1100/300 high pressure compressors, with each forming part of a unique machine suitable for blast hole drilling.

The construction of the shaker is all-important too, if it is to provide a long trouble free life. One powered by an electromagnet has the distinct advantage of no mechanical parts that might need servicing or replacing.

Turnkey Vacuum Solutions from Atlas Copco Vacuum Technique

In a move to become a global leader in vacuum solutions, Atlas Copco established Vacuum Technique as a fifth business area on 1st January 2017. Vacuum solutions originally formed part of Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s product portfolio.

Integrated Pump Rental Blasts Its Way To Success On Copper Mine

Integrated Pump Rental, in JV with EC mining, secured the contract to desilt four acid ponds at a copper mine in the DRC. This recent project follows on the successful completion of the cleaning up of two similar dams by the company at the same mine.

Air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps are used in many different industries to transport a wide variety of liquids. In many industrial plants, transferring fluids is an essential and routine part of day-to-day operations, so an AODD pump’s reliability and performance have a large impact on the overall productivity of the plant.

There are many companies in the pump rental business that promise, but not all of them deliver, according to Integrated Pump Rental managing director Lee Vine. “Actually delivering a rental service all day, every day, to the
standards that the customer needs, is the core of our business model,” says Vine.

Pneumatic dewatering and solids-handling diaphragm pumps. ARO has taken the patented technologies and proven designs that made their brand famous and added features to make their dewatering and solids-handling
pumps the first choice for general industrial, mining, and construction professionals worldwide.

A liquid-ring pump is a rotating positive-displacement pump.

Crankshaft driven positive displacement pumps generate a fluctuating volumetric flow rate which, depending on the hydraulic response of the connected system, generates pressure pulsations. This may cause unbalanced loads in the piping system, especially when hydraulic resonances are present. When more pumps are connected in parallel, the likelihood for excitation of hydraulic resonances increases.

The Greyline Doppler Flow Meter is ideal for slurries and effluent – in liquids which contain air bubbles and particles. One of the most interesting and challenging applications was to measure concrete. The Gauteng project consumed a huge amount of concrete which charged on a volumetric basis.

AZ-Armaturen South Africa is proud to announce its achievement in obtaining a SIL (Safety Integrity Level) 3 certification on their 2-way, 3-way, and control valves from Exida. The certification assesses and certifies that the
organisations products have been developed and manufactured in accordance with the IEC 61508 standard.

SKF has taken a strategic decision to shift its global business focus back to the company’s core strength – bearings. As a leading global technology provider since 1907, SKF has over the years developed a holistic product and service offering that is integral to bearing performance and reliability.

Low-quality thermoplastics tend to give thermoplastics, in general, a poor reputation, with some melting when exposed to UV light, some offering limited resistance to solvents and some relaxing and weakening under long-term loading.

A preoccupation with customer needs, quality and technical capability has enabled PCS Foundry to this year celebrate its 32th anniversary as the leading castings supplier to the pump and valve industry. PCS Foundry Managing Director Ren Lubbinge says that at its inception the PCS team had the ambition to look beyond immediate product-linked issues and to rather develop a clear understanding of market needs.

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