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African Petrochemicals Edition July/August Edition 14.4 {2017}

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CENTA GROUP- FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION-QUALITY AND SAFETY-NATIONAL MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME 2017 Centa Group – a group of fire protection specialists providing complete fire protection throughout South Africa and the Indian Ocean islands – has been a major contributor to uplifting the quality and safety standards of fire protection equipment for over 25 years. 8 “Centa is the only fire company in South Africa to locally manufacture a range of fire extinguishers and hose reels – all with the ‘Proudly SA’ stamp of approval The company’s portable fire equipment includes fire fighting powders, fire hoses, cabinets and signage,” says Duncan Boyes, chairman of the Centa Group. “We have a thorough understanding of the science of fire and are equipped with the knowledge of the legal requirements of fire protection equipment. “Centa’s commitment to providing dependable fire protection that saves lives and protects property, is confirmed by accreditation from various standards authorities, including SABS and ISO 9001: 2015 certification, SAQCC-Fire, as well as coveted ‘Proudly SA’ approval. “We are concerned about fire protection equipment – below international quality and safety standards – that is being imported into South Africa, in an attempt by suppliers to keep prices down. Sub-standard fire extinguishers may not be effective in an emergency situation. “The Centa factory adheres to stringent international manufacturing standards which stipulate that all fire extinguishers must extinguish minimum sized fires, in relation to the size of the extinguisher. Although the design and construction of a fire extinguisher is important, a critical factor in determining its effectiveness is the chemical composition of the fire fighting powder. Higher quality powders attain higher fire ratings than lower quality fire fighting powders. “ “Consumers are encouraged to look out for the genuine SABS mark and to check that the extinguisher rating meets international minimum ratings.” Centa’s turnkey solutions are custom designed to suit specific environments and include design layout, installation and maintenance. Areas of expertise include electronic fire detection, water systems (sprinklers and water reticulation), gas and bus suppression systems, passive fire protection (fire doors and fire retardants), kitchen systems and room integrity testing. The company also supplies fire protective gear and a range of specialised fire equipment. Centa’s range of environmentally friendly, fluorine free foams, which are internationally approved, can be applied to hydrocarbon and polar solvent fires and have a shelf life of up to 25 years. An important part of Centa’s service is a national maintenance programme and barcoding scanning system, which ensures fire protection equipment maintenance and location are verified at the click of a button and that they are ready for use at all times, in case of an emergency. Customers are able to log onto a user friendly Internet based system at any time, to access relevant information about the status of fire protection equipment installed at various sites around the country. Centa Group, which is BEE Compliant and currently a Level 2 Contributor, prides itself on being a 51% Black owned company. For further information Kim Botha Business Development Manager, Centa Group Telephone: (031) 569 1175 Email: Web:

ARCA ECOTROL ® 8C now available in ANSI Class 600 and PN 63 The ARCA ECOTROL® 8C control valve has proven itself in the process chemical, oil & gas as well and power generation industries for many years. The unique cage retainer / clamping seat system enables simple maintenance to be done without the need for special tools. The ECOTROL offers a wide range of process tailored valve internals, including standard parabolic plugs (either metal seated or with the patented Arca soft seal system), multistage low-noise perforated as well as double guided valve plugs. The gland packing system is certified according to TA Luft respectively ISO15848 Class B for a temperature range from -46 up to +200°C. ARCA of Germany have now extended the range to include valves with ANSI 600 and PN63 flanges or butt-welded ends. The valves meets ASTM and ASME standards applicable to the chemical and oil & gas industries. With the associated ARCA actuator type 812 with its innovative multi-spring field reversible diaphragm and associated intelligent positioners and optional spring chamber blanketing with instrument air, the ARCA ECOTROL® 8C is a technically, eco-friendly and economical process control valve solution. For more information on ARCA products and services: Website:, or contact Valve & Automation (Pty) Ltd Vereeniging: +27-11-397 2833 Durban: +27-31-579 2593 9


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