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African Petrochemicals Edition 16.2

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AIR PRODUCTS CONTINUES 50 TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS WITH PRESTIGIOUS GOLF DAY Air Products invited key customers and distributors to a prestigious golf day at the Glendower Golf Club in Edenvale on 18 September 2019 as part of the company’s 50 th birthday celebrations. Golfers received special treatment during the entire day and won great prizes. More importantly, it was an opportunity for guests and key Air Products employees to relax and enjoy some time outside the office and meeting rooms. During the prize giving ceremony, Managing Director, Rob Richardson thanked customers and distributors for their loyal support over the years. He emphasised the fact that the company is currently one of the largest suppliers of industrial gas in Southern Africa, which is largely as a result of their loyal support. Richardson further highlighted that Air Products has managed to build a reputation for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety, and the environment, resulting in the company being able to manufacture and supply products of the highest quality for 50 years. The winning four-ball. L – R: Clayton Tree (Special Steels), Ismail Abdul (Special Steels), Marco Steyn (Horizon Global), Jason Allen (Horizon Global) and Rob Richardson (Air Products) . Richardson concluded by saying: “I am honoured to be the MD as we celebrate this milestone in Air Products’ proud history – it is such an achievement for the company to have shown the growth and experienced the successes that we have celebrated over the years. Our aim with this event was to thank our customers and distributors for the role they have played in our business and to commit to providing an even better service and secure supply of gas in the future”. 24 Second place winners enjoying some oysters and champagne… L – R: Alan Glutz (EWN&S), Gavin Bryson (EWN&S), Jorg Scholz (Air Products) and Archie Woods (EWN&S). For more information on Air Products, visit About Air Products South Africa Air Products South Africa (Pty) Limited manufactures, supplies and distributes a diverse portfolio of atmospheric gases, specialty gases, equipment and services to the Southern African region. Air Products touches the lives of consumers in positive ways every day, and serves customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage, mining and petrochemicals, primary metal and steel manufacturers, welding and cutting applications to laboratory applications. Founded in 1969, Air Products South Africa has built a reputation for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety, quality and the environment. In addition the company aims to continue its growth and market position in the Southern African region.

HFT ADDS STATGUARD FUEL STORAGE TANK FILTRATION TO ITS AFRICAN OFFERING. Up to 85% of fuel system component failures are caused by contamination. The main attributable causes of engine failure are inadequate fuel filtration, diesel fuel contamination and water in the fuel system. According to the World Wide Fuel Charter, only 43% of the world diesel fuel supply meets the ISO cleanliness standard for diesel fuel delivered from the filling station nozzle. Keeping your engine running smoothly is critical to increasing fuel efficiency. To help fleet owners and managers minimise the risks of fuel contamination in their fuel storage tank systems, Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) has introduced the Fleetguard® StatGuard for bulk fuel cleanliness. It reduces electrostatic discharge through antistatic reducing media, and provides unique grounding solutions. Electrostatic discharge can be created when diesel passes through filter media at high flow rates. StatGuard has been engineered for use with single pass filtration for clean transfers, high efficiency kidney looping, inlet and outlet filtration at bulk storage tanks and mobile and stationary applications. “It features better dust holding capacity than competitor products and has a superior filter life. Additionally, the lower static build-up – at only 246 lpm – reduces filter media damage,” explains Sandor Bottyan, General Manager, HFT. StatGuard for bulk fuel cleanliness can be used on fuel islands or anywhere there is bulk fuel filtration. It is suitable for all remote sites such as farms and agricultural holdings, forestry commissions, mine sites and marina fuel stations, and is ideal for large fleet locations like bus, truck and rental depots. “Essentially there are three main diesel fuel contaminants,” Bottyan points out. “Organic contaminants; inorganic contaminants; and free and emulsified water.” The last is the most common form of diesel fuel contamination. StatGuard is designed to help overcome these component failure causes,” he says. He adds that the majority of tank systems, either new or existing, are fitted without any filter. Feetguard’s StatGuard is available as an up-fit solution or replacement, and existing competitor filters can be replaced with StatGuard using Fleetguard’s cross-reference table. Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) a member of Bosch Rexroth Group of Companies is a Mega Distributor of Fleetguard’s filtration products in South Africa and Africa. StatGuard from Fleetguard®, developed for bulk fuel filtration, features high dust holding capacity, superior filter life and low static build-up that reduces filter media damage. About Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies (previously the Hytec Group) is Africa’s largest fluid power and automation company. It comprises eight specialist companies: Bosch Rexroth South Africa (previously Hytec Holdings), Hytec South Africa, Tectra Automation, Hytec Fluid Technology, Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse, Hytec Engineering, Hytec Services Africa and HYSA, which collectively source, market and distribute over 30 international hydraulic, pneumatic and automation brands. The Group employs approximately 850 people through a network of 40 sales and service branches across sub-Saharan Africa. Enquiries: Sandor Bottyan, General Manager, Hytec Fluid Technology Tel: +27 (0) 11 976 7300 Email: Web: 25


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