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BMG’s fluid technology

BMG’s fluid technology services - Filtration Group’s filter elements BMG’s fluid technology services include solutions for hydraulics and pneumatics, lubrication, fuel and industrial filtration systems, hydraulic hose and fittings, as well as instrumentation, pumps and industrial valves. “Fluid power - which encompasses the use of fluids under pressure to generate, control and transmit power - comprises hydraulics using a liquid, such as mineral oil and pneumatics, using a compressed gas, for example, air,” explains David Dyce, business unit manager, BMG fluid technology. “With broad technical capabilities BMG is able to offer total process, filtration and lubrication management solutions throughout Africa, in applications where conventional products have failed after short periods of service. “BMG’s fluid technology team has a thorough understanding of the filtration process and offers solutions which ensure fluids - including oil, fuel and lubricant oil - are within the required cleanliness standards. Efficient filtration disciplines result in optimum performance, improved reliability and extended service life of machinery, equipment and vehicles. Without an efficient control and contamination prevention, premature equipment failure is likely, resulting in downtime and costly replacement of parts. “A key area of growth for BMG is in replacement components for hydraulic oil filtration systems. The company has recognised a growing demand from industries, including earthmoving, mining, transport, chemicals and petrochemicals, as well as shipping, for the supply of quality parts that ensure ‘cleaner’, non-contaminated diesel and lubricant oils.” BMG’s extensive range now encompasses EcoPart filter elements for stationary and mobile hydraulic systems from the Filtration Group. These components, with defined filter performance and purity class, comply with stringent DIN and ISO standards and have all other necessary standard industry approvals. FG EcoPart series, which includes a wide range of pressure filter and return filter elements, is available from BMG in different versions, with various grades of fineness. These components are suitable for diverse hydraulic applications, as well as gear oil treatment. FG Filter elements are designed to reduce the solid particle contamination to the prescribed contamination class, to prevent the ingress of dirt from the environment and maintain the properties of the hydraulic fluid for an extended time period. BMG also supplies FG desiccant breathers, which protect lubricants and machines from damaged caused by moisture and the ingress of particles. Breathers are suitable for use in hydraulic units, where there is high humidity and temperature fluctuations. The normal hazards of condensation - rapid ageing of hydraulic oil, degradation of additives and corrosion - are prevented. These desiccant breathers have an enlarged housing, which ensures up to 20% more absorption of moisture than conventional breathers. Typical applications include wind energy, power plants, tunnel construction, aerospace and manufacturing processes, as well as petrochemical and chemical plants. In addition, BMG supplies FG coalescer filters, which are used in the fuel line for the efficient operation of marine diesel engines. BMG also offers the design and commissioning of diesel and lubrication systems, in-line diesel and oil conditioning and particle monitoring and filtration training. Optimum filtration performance, combined with lower differential pressure of the system, significantly reduces energy consumption, which is critical to maximising production efficiencies. BMG’s national branch network supports an extensive range of fluid technology products and bespoke systems, with field services and a technical support facility to ensure optimum efficiency and extended service life of every product, even in hazardous environments. The company also offers a design and manufacturing service, according to exact requirements, for small installations and major projects. For further information: Steve Louw, National Product Manager – Filtration, Fluid Technology, BMG Tel: (011) 620 1607 Email: stevenl@bmgworld.net Web: www.bmgworld.net BMG’s extensive range filtration systems now encompasses EcoPart filter elements for stationary and mobile hydraulic systems from the Filtration Group. These components, with defined filter performance and purity class, comply with stringent DIN and ISO standards and have all other necessary standard industry approvals. 30

CUMMINS LAUNCHES SIMULATOR TO DEMONSTRATE COMPLETE POWER SYSTEMS The simulator essentially provides information related to electricity failure under varying circumstances. The PowerCommand® Control Panel PCC 3300 is an autonomous microprocessor-based control for paralleling, load sharing, and protection. Cummins Power Generation is now able to demonstrate how its range of master controls can be used to configure a particular generator. Cummins Africa Director Alok Joshi. Cummins Power Generation has officially launched a new simulator at the Cummins Training Centre in Kelvin, Johannesburg to demonstrate its entire product line-up as an integrated solutions approach, from genset controls to annunciators, remote monitoring, Digital Master Control (DMC), and transfer switches. The simulator covers the broader African market, joining a similar set-up in Dubai for the Middle East and North Africa, with another simulator mooted for Nigeria in order to cater for Central and West Africa, Cummins Africa Director Alok Joshi explains. “Our plan is to have these simulators located in key markets for consultants and contractors.” In particular, the PowerCommand® Control Panel (PCC 3300) will be showcased, which is an autonomous microprocessor-based control for paralleling, load sharing, and protection. DMCs come into play in complex systems such as data centres, healthcare facilities, and wastewater treatment plants. “These are all critical applications in terms of standby power. We are now able to simulate real-time scenarios, and how our products respond to those conditions,” Joshi highlights. The simulator is aimed specifically at customers in the power generation sector that specialise in back-up or prime power supply. The simulator essentially provides information related to electricity failure under varying circumstances. “If you have a single grid and it fails, and you need to share the load between different generators, for example, how do you simulate that?” Joshi questions. Cummins Power Generation is now able to demonstrate how its range of master controls can be used to configure a particular generator, and how that generator can be synchronised with other units on the grid. “It is a fantastic tool,” Joshi stresses. “Of course, the generator or grid is not live, but you are able to simulate particular conditions in order to see what might happen.” The technology behind the simulator has been developed by Cummins globally. “The architecture is something we discussed centrally, in terms of what we needed to demonstrate, and what do we need to showcase for customers. This is testament to both our flexibility and innovation in responding to our customers’ specific needs and applications,” Joshi elaborates. The simulator will be operated by internal Cummins Power Generation staff, which means additional training will not be required as they are already familiar with the extensive product range and its capabilities. In terms of application in the field, technicians have to be qualified to handle advanced products such as the PCC 3300 and our DMCs. Depending on the complexity of the system required, different types of master controls are also offered. “If you are talking about multiple generators on a single grid, we can offer one solution, and a slightly different solution if you have multiple generators on two grids, for example, in addition to load management. We can effectively customise any type of solution that a customer may need, depending on the criticality of the application,” Joshi points out. The benefits of the simulator for customers are twofold, namely to showcase the totalsolutions capability of Cummins Power Generation, and to familiarise customers with its products so they “feel comfortable working with us.” Joshi adds that a major competitive advantage of Cummins is its ‘Power of One’ philosophy, which means that Cummins designs and manufactures all system components itself, from the controls to the engines, alternators, and subsystems such as turbocharger fuel systems. “The bulk of the critical components are made by Cummins. Thus, we have the benefit of the knowledge and experience of everything that goes into a generator system. The simulator gives us a system overview from a controls perspective, and how we can synchronise a range of grids with different generators,” Joshi adds. “On the product side, the simulator can be tailored for the application in hand, from a fast transient response for a data centre, to prime power situations where fuel efficiency and low emissions are paramount. This is what Cummins Power Generation is able to do best.” Joshi concludes: “What we wish to achieve in the context of Africa with the new simulator is to educate our customers about our capabilities, and to ensure that they know who we are and what we can achieve for them. Cummins is a very strong brand globally. We want to bring that strength to bear in Africa as well.” About Cummins Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 54 600 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7 200 dealer locations. Cummins earned .65 billion on sales of .2 billion in 2014. Cummins Africa Middle East Pty Ltd. has oversight of Cummins’ operations in Africa and Middle East with a footprint in 68 countries, and has regional offices in Casablanca, Dubai, and Johannesburg. Contact: Deepa Rungasamy Communications Manager AME ABO Cummins Africa Middle East Tel: +27 11 589 8512 Cell: +27 72 630 7501 Email: deepa.rungasamy@cummins.com 31

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