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March/April Edition 14.2 2017

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DO YOU KNOW HOW HARMFUL

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARMFUL DUST IS FOR PEOPLE AND PRODUCTION? DUST is one of the single most frustrating issues that plant managers globally have to deal with. Dust collection systems and dust control is common practice in all industries and excellent solutions and procedures are available on the market. However, monitoring the efficiency of dust collection system and monitoring for unexpected events can save a lot of time, money and headaches. The DUMO provides information on the concentration level of particulate matter in different industrial workplaces. The DUMO is a compact dust monitoring device developed to continuously measure solid particles in ambient air. High dust concentration in the workplace affects human health. Dust causes problems for machines and can cause low product quality. Dust explosions are environmentally harmful and can cause loss of human life. The Sintrol Dumo is the premier trend monitor to improve worker health and protect industrial equipment. The new DustLog 8 is a revolutionary data logging system and reporting tool that gives the user greater access to the monitor than ever before. Reports can be generated to see historical trends in the measurement with the ability to generate monthly, daily or hourly averages charted on nice graphs. Additionally, the easy user interface gives the plant full control of the device’s parameters so they can be read, transmit or configure directly from the control room. After installation of the monitor, almost all access to the monitor can be done remotely using the DustLog 8. With the new IECEX/Atex certified instrument, the Dumo can now be used in higher risk areas to detect abnormal levels of potentially explosive dust concentrations. Dumo monitors total suspended particles (TSP) in ambient air based on particle charge transfer. Particles interact with a sensor in the device’s sampling channel causing an electrical signal which is detected. Test measurements in the laboratory and in the field showed that Dumo is capable of monitoring dust concentrations below 1mg/m3 and particle sizes as small as 0.3 micrometres. Structure and Measuring Principle DUMO has an in-built fan to draw ambient air through the measuring chamber producing a steady constant flow. Particulate flowing through the chamber will interact with the sensor rod causing a small electrical charge to pass between the particulate and sensor. The small electric charges provide the signal monitored by the electronics. The generated signal is proportionate to the ambient dust levels. Domo is easy to commission, easy to use and virtually maintenance free Application Examples • Mines, Foundries, Wood Industry, Cotton Processing Industry, Textile Mills, Food and Tobacco Industries, Chemical Industry, Paper Mills Features • Low-Maintenance real-time dust monitoring • No sample handling required • Fast response to changes in process conditions • Long-term trend monitoring • Practically NO Drift Sperosens www.spero.co.za 2

IN THIS EDITION Engen Donation helps boost skills for people with disabilities Edition 14.2 Durban factory inferno raises importance of Fire-Detection Systems Mar / Apr 2017 African Petrochemicals is published bi-monthly by Direct Publications cc Edition 14.2 March / April 2017 Guided Wave and Free Space Radar 113GHZ+ YOUR WAVELENGTH From the sum of 113GHz, we respond to any of your applications with the appropriate radar frequency. In terms of engineering, we supply the complete portfolio of radar instruments to you and optimise your process automation. On a personal note, we tune into your wavelength to understand what exactly it is that you need for your specific processes. Direct Publications Find out more about our complete level portfolio on www.yourlevelexperts.com/en/ Publisher Richard Scott richard@africanpetrochemicals.co.za Sales Nicola Whitehead sales@africanpetrochemicals.co.za Accounts and Admin Ashni Padiachie accounts@africanpetrochemicals.co.za Graphic Designer Linda Graae production@africanpetrochemicals.co.za The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily express the views and opinions of Direct Publications cc. We do not endorse any of the products , services or expertise offered by any of our advertisers or contributors. No liability will be accepted for artwork supplied incorrectly or slight colour deviations. Editorial contributions relevant to any section of the magazine are more than welcome. Email submissions to production@africanpetrochemicals.co.za Direct Publications reserves the right to cut and alter editorials recieved for publication. Reproduction No part of this magazine may be reproduced without written permission from the editor or publisher. Subscription Service For address changes, subscriptions or missed issues, please call 011 083 5125 or email: accounts@africanpetrochemicals.co.za CONTENTS Do You Know How Harmful Dust is for People and Production?.........................................2 Automation University in South Africa May 2017..................................................................... 4 FRONT COVER STORY The Right Wavelength ..........................................5 XCell Sensor Technology brings Improved Efficiency in Gas Detection................................... 6 VA Purgemeters with Surface Passivation for Trace-Level Analysis........................................ 8 GHM Messtechnik expands the SA Team..... 10 Unique Pump Design Specially for Fire-Fighting With Foam..................................... 11 Imagine 10 000 Temperature Readings monitored at one Central Point Using one Fibre Optic Cable! ........................................ 12 FireDos Monitor and Foam Dosing Proportioner Delivered to Petrochemical Storage Facility........................................................14 Launch of latest Radar Sensor VEGAPULS WL S 61................................................ 15 Durban Factory Inferno Raises Importance of Fire-Detection Systems......... 16 Humidity Generator Calibrates Probes with Accredited 1,0% RH System Accuracy........... 17 Honeywell and SEEQ collaborate to help Industrial Customers become Safer, more Efficient and more Reliable.................... 17 Rockwell Automation drives Power Emergency Borehole Pumps in Namibia .....18 Engen Donation helps boost Skills for People with Disabilities ......................................19 Kira Valves and Engineering has grown – 4000Sq² ....................................................20 Taking the Pulse of your Measurement ........22 Thermal Spray Coating Solutions for Turbomachinery and Rotating Equipment from Thermaspray.......................... 24 Cummins C&G Limited Targets Strong Growth in East Africa ...........................................25 GHM Messtechnik SA Introduces Delta OHM............................................................................ 26 Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow ................28 Fit-for-Purpose Solar Cables ..............................29 Radiation Survey Meter .......................................30 The SAIMC Tshwane Golf Day........................... 31 Visit African Petrochemicals online: www.africanpetrochemicals.co.za African Petrochemicals IOS App is now available for download on your iPhone! African Petrochemicals Magazine African Petrochemical Mag... Direct Publications t/a... + GET Magazine Overview All the latest industry related news on one page! 3

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