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.
In June, the Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa 2019 expo and conference will feature free-to-attend workshops and conference sessions that will, among other issues, address cost savings through energy efficiency and efficient maintenance and repair of pumps, valves, pipes and components.
In his workshop: “Selection criteria for critical API 610 process pumps” scheduled for 11 June, Bheki Gumede, Machinery Engineer from Chevron South Africa’s Cape Town Refinery, will look at typical reasons for pump failures and how most chemical and utility plants could overcome the burden associated with high maintenance costs by enforcing API 610 compliance and refurbishment.
International polls show that energy efficiency and maintenance are some of the main concerns of industrial pump users. Focusing on these concerns makes sense – especially from an investment perspective.
Says Gumede: “The majority of the life-cycle costs of typical process pumps are made up of energy, maintenance and repair costs and the workshop will look at how Chevron has saved on their maintenance budgets and prevented lost opportunity costs.”
According to Project Manager, Nico Loretz, additional conference sessions, taking place 12-13 June, will feature case studies, presentations and think tank sessions that will address similar challenges around cost savings. Some of these include:
- Marchant de Kooker from AngloGold Ashanti on the benefits and cost savings associated with the use of Viable Speed Drive (VSD) technology in huge slurry pumping systems;
- A case study from Johannesburg Water that will look at how they manage leaks through detection, trenchless rehabilitation and replacement of pipes;
- Petrus Klopper from SAIMC on the reduction of water losses via Web Based IIOT Technology;
- A presentation on solar driven pump solutions in irrigation or other applications by S A W Africa’s Chief Executive Officer, Hannes van Niekerk
Leading solution and service providers will present their findings at the conference and showcase their offerings by exhibiting at the expo that is now also co-located with African Construction Expo and Totally Concrete Expo – jointly expecting more than 10 500 industry professionals from over 45 countries for 3 days of business networking.
In addition to the workshops and conference sessions, a high-level stakeholder engagement forum will address integrated urban planning and building with a roadmap to achieve Agenda 2063 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The ministerial address, delivered by Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, will look at how South Africa’s energy transition will address structural inequality and achieve goals towards Agenda 2063?
Entrance to the expo, workshops and conference is free. Visitors are requested to register and activate their free visitor passes online at www.pumpsvalvesandpipesafrica.com or contact the team at +27 11 783 7250.
Event dates and location:
Date: 11 – 13 June 2019
Location: Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Event website: www.pumpsvalvesandpipesafrica.com