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African Petrochemicals July/ Aug Edition 15_4 {2018}

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CHEVRON SOUTH AFRICA SAYS ITS B-BBEE TRANSFORMATION IS A DRIVER OF JOB CREATION • 82% of the workforce are Black South Africans with 65% of top and senior management comprising of Black employees. • Procurement, a major driver of B-BBEE strategy, aimed at creating entrepreneurs • Majority Black-owned Branded Marketers own 50% of Chevron’s Retail Network • R100 million provided towards Enterprise and Supplier Development • A flagship programme building capacity for Black unemployed youth living with disabilities has been implemented, with an intake of 66 learners to date. • 90% of procurement is with Black suppliers. • Approximately 50% of procured crude oil and petroleum products is through Black-empowered trading companies, of which roughly 35% are Black womenowned. • An Enterprise and Supplier Development programme has provided over R100 million in interest-free loans, credit lines and deferred marketing loans to designated B-BBEE beneficiaries within the procurement pipeline. • 50% of the retail network is owned by Black entrepreneurs through the Caltex Branded Marketer Programme, with average Black ownership of 73%. • Social investment partnerships impacting 50,000 direct beneficiaries each year in the areas of health, STEM education and economic development. Chevron South Africa’s executive chairman, Shashi Rabbipal, is strongly in favour of transformation in the oil and gas sector as a driver of job creation and value for the company and its various stakeholders. According to Rabbipal, the company views transformation as a key value enabler for business, achieving a newly minted Level 2 against the revised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes of Good Practice. Rabbipal outlined that the company has harnessed its procurement capacity and its Branded Marketer network to create an environment where entrepreneurship can thrive in the energy sector. The company said that creating new Black entrants for 50% of its retail network and channeling approximately 50% of its crude procurement through Black and Black Female-owned oil trading companies are two great examples of how an integrated oil company can support South Africa’s socio-economic transformation objectives. Chevron South Africa’s Level 2 achievement is most impressive, given that it is based on the company’s full value chain which includes its Cape Town refinery and its national network of Caltex retail service stations. Transformation embedded in business strategy “Our commitment to Transformation goes beyond compliance as we continue to seek opportunities which drive job creation and economic prosperity, cultivate mutually beneficial business relationships and demonstrate good business practice,” said Rabbipal. The following examples illustrate actions Chevron South Africa has taken to deliver on the country’s Transformation objectives: • 82% of the workforce is Black, with 27% Black Female. • 90% of the Board Directors are Black South Africans, with 30% Black Females. “We conduct business in a socially responsible and ethical manner, leveraging our ability to benefit the communities where we work. As such, Transformation is more than a scorecard to us and is deeply embedded in our business strategy,” Rabbipal concludes. For more information: 28

CLAMP-ON ULTRASONIC FLOW MEASUREMENT FROM DN 10 TO DN 6000 INSTROTECH has on offer Kobold’s portable DUC-MP and the stationary DUC-MF, designed for continuous flow measurement. They are highly accurate and drift-free operating flowmeters for liquids in filled pipes. The devices are hygienic, leak proof and monitor all aggressive and toxic liquids without problem. A special advantage is that the ultrasonic sensors are clamped onto the outside of the pipe, so cutting the pipe is not necessary for installation. Similarly, there is no requirement for process shutdown, significantly reducing the operating costs. The robust Quickfix mounting kit enables precise and quick sensor installation. With the Quick Setup option, the transmitter can be configured in less than one minute, and in less than two minutes, the sensors are mounted onto the pipe. By default, the transmitter operates at medium temperatures from -40 to + 150 ° C and flow rates of up to 30 m / sec. in pipe sizes from DN10 to DN6000. DUC works on the high-precision ultrasonic transit time method. The AND-Technology (anti-noise Deflector), results in the ultrasonic waves being guided and coupled in such a way that unwanted echoes and signal variations are avoided. The flow rate is measured periodically, typically 50-150 times per second. Because of the latest digital signal processing, DUC operates drift-free and reliable even under influence of EMC radiations or unwanted machine noises. Accurate measurements are possible even where conventional devices fail, for example in extremely unfavorable conditions, such as high particle and gas pollution situations. The clear menu-structure, easy operation via eight buttons and the large graphicscapable text display facilitate measurement. The battery as well as the 4 GB memory card make the portable version of DUC ideal for temporary measuring tasks. Overview of DUC’s significant characteristics: • Clear text based user interface with LED backlight QVGA display • User interface control with 6 soft buttons • Quick-Mount-System with space bar for ultrasonic transducers 1 MHz and 2 MHz • AFC compensation algorithm: compensates influences of changing media temperatures to the ultrasonic transducer distance • Reynolds compensation: compensates influences of media viscosity on the ultrasonic measurement • Ultrasonic transducers AND technology: reducing signal echoes and dispersion effects and having a positive effect on the signal to noise ratio • 2 channel operation (only with stationary transmitter) Application Areas • Power plants (cooling water), district heating, pump protection, condensate and boiler feed water measurements • Water and waste water industry (treatment plant inflow), treatment plant outflow, drinking water networks, verification of water meters, pump protection, distribution and consumption measurements, leakage detection • Facility management (hot and cold water, cooling systems and air conditioning systems, optimization of energy efficiency, pump control, optimization of heating and air conditioning) • Chemical and petrochemical industry (crude oil and light il), raw and waste water, aggressive and toxic media, measurement of heat carriers (e.g. thermal oils) • Food and beverage (correct hygienic measurement of media, heat volume measurement in energy supply) Contact INSTROTECH for more information on Kobold’s portable DUC-MP and the stationary DUC-MF, designed for continuous flow measurement Tel: 010 595 1831 Email: REFINERIES & MINES CONTROL HYDROGEN LEVELS IN CATALYTIC REFORMING AND RECYCLE GAS STREAMS HYDROGEN ACCUMULATION IN CONFINED SPACES HYDROGEN ANALYSERS ACCURATE & RELIABLE HY-ALERTA 600b SPACE HYDROGEN DETECTOR IDEAL FOR MINING APPLICATIONS RTS Africa Engineering (Pty) Ltd Ph: +27(0)12 433 6335 Email : Web: HY-OPTIMA Model 2700 ON-LINE HYDROGEN ANALYSER 29


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