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Simple errors cause major lab risks

International chemistry expert to deliver practical training on how to work in a lab at analytica Lab Africa in Johannesburg (more…)

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New research: biodegradable bags don’t actually biodegrade?

Researchers from the International Marine Litter Research Unit at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom have published new research in Environmental Science and Technology showing that biodegradable bags can hold a full load of shopping three years after being discarded in the environment. (more…)

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MESA aligns with Africa Automation Fair to promote the next level of industry automation

SA industry must advance beyond plant automation to become globally competitive, says MESA (more…)

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The first batch of TLT-Turbo Auxiliary Fans ready for delivery to Kamoa Copper.

TLT-Turbo Africa to provide energy efficient ventilation solution to Kamoa Copper SA

TLT-Turbo Africa has been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of a turn-key solution for underground ventilation and fumes extraction for Kamoa Copper SA, located 25km outside of Kolwezi, DRC. Kamoa Copper SA forms part of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project, which is a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines, Zijin Mining Group and the […]

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Streamlined portfolio of new OHAUS Navigator series portable balances

OHAUS® introduces newly redesigned Navigator™ series portable balances

Rugged, Multi-Purpose Balances Ideal for a Range of Weighing Applications (more…)

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PVP expo

PVP conference addresses cost savings through maintenance & repair

Industrial facilities across the globe have the same fundamental goals regardless of the market they serve or the product they manufacture or extract. Cutting costs while improving reliability and process control is just one of many examples.  (more…)

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Fluke vibration testers

Simultaneously measure vibration, bearing vibration and temperature

Vibration in rotating machinery is merely the back and forth movement or oscillation of a machine and components, such as drive motors, driven devices (pumps, compressors, etc.), and the bearings, shafts, gears, belts and other elements that make up mechanical systems. (more…)

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thyssenkrupps - a typical jet fuel storage arrangement

thyssenkrupp combines standard engineering with software development to offer a holistic Liquid Fuel Storage solution

Stepping into the Engineering 4.0 space, Process Industries, a business line within thyssenkrupp Industrials, delivers turnkey project solutions, from pre-feasibility studies through to full operation, for Africa’s Liquid Fuel Storage sector. “Having looked closely at this market, we have identified good growth potential not only in South Africa but also in countries with rapidly growing […]

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Earth day – it is time to look after our planet

Five ways to tread a little lighter this Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22 April. Now in its 49th year, Earth Day is one of the largest observances in the world with one billion people in 192 countries participating in activities each year1. ‘Protect Our Species’, the theme for this year’s Earth Day calls on all citizens around the world to be […]

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SANEDI and SOLTRAIN bring SANDF bungalows back to life

The upgrading of hot water supplies to two bungalows at a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) base in Limpopo will add multiple, habitable residences to its property portfolio. The project is being overseen by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and is partially supported by the Solar Thermal Demonstration and Training Initiative […]

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Veolia container on site

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa contracted to alleviate Mbombela’s water constraints

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa was contracted to alleviate Mbombela’s water constraints with three new water treatment plants. Addressing the need for low-footprint, portability and easily maintained water treatment solutions, Veolia supplied three Potable Water Treatment Plants (PWTP) to Mpumalanga’s capital city. (more…)

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New local website for Hach

Hach is delighted to announce the launch of its local website. Please visit us on line for all your water analysis needs at www.za.hach.com.  

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Big brands welcome analytica’s arrival in SA

Local and international firms clamour to be part of first-ever analytica Lab Africa. Over 120 leading brands and international exhibitors have welcomed the arrival of international trade fair, analytica, in South Africa, with a strong exhibitor turnout and expanded presence at the upcoming analytica Lab Africa. “The response has exceeded all expectations,” says Dain Richardson, […]

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Power crisis creates opportunities for efficiency and growth

As the electricity crisis continues to grip South Africa, with loadshedding and outages affecting individuals and industry alike across the country, opportunities are opening up in a number of areas, including business development, job creation, improved energy efficiency, and more, says Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager, Energy Efficiency, with the SA National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). (more…)

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Fast and accurate UV/VIS spectrophotometry

Mettler Toledo’s UV/VIS Excellence instruments can be used for a wide range of applications and are equipped with predefined methods for pharma, chemical, food and beverage, as well as life science and biotechnology industries. Enjoy easy operation with the One Click user interface and flexible operation on the standalone instrument, or with LabX 2019 software. Performance verification is […]

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NLA-SI

Revised SI Highlighted at NLA-SA T&M Conference

By Karen Hall In just a few months our measurement system, the International System of Units, the SI, will be changing to remove the last physical artefact and redefine the base units with respect to the fixed values of reference constants – thereby improving our knowledge of fundamental constants and in turn making lower uncertainties available […]

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thyssenkrupp Technical Training Academy enables the company to develop exceptional candidates for both its workshop and site team environments

It’s a 100% pass rate for thyssenkrupp apprentices

All third-year apprentices from thyssenkrupp’s training facility at its Service Centre in Chloorkop achieved a 100% pass rate on the first attempt of their trade tests. (more…)

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Nature Genetics publishes the findings of South African and international scientists on how immune genes are regulated

In a ground-breaking study published in Nature Genetics on 10 December 2018, a team of scientists from the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine – based in UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences –  and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), led by Prof. Musa Mhlanga, has […]

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This user-friendly platform offers high gene capture rates and a low cost per run and cell

Dolomite Bio maintains rapid growth trajectory and launches novel products throughout 2018

Dolomite Bio, part of the Blacktrace group, is helping to drive forward the single cell genomics revolution. Single cell analysis promises to transform drug discovery and disease research, enabling scientists to investigate cell diversity and quantify gene expression at the cellular level. This up and coming market sector is forecast to be worth $5.9bn by […]

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For pipes containing liquids, sonar and multi-sensor equipment is used to give detailed analysis of the condition of active pipelines.

Water crisis: Answer lies in successful infrastructure management

The water crisis in the Western and Eastern Cape regions is a stark reminder that South Africa is a water-scarce country. Businesses and individuals have responded to pleas from local government to reduce consumption, but damaged pipes are still resulting in the loss of millions of litres of water each month. (more…)

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