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INNOVATIVE SURFACTANTS

INNOVATIVE SURFACTANTS ENHANCE FIREFIGHTING AND DUST SUPPRESSION Innovative surfactants developed by I-CAT boost the fire-extinguishing and dustsuppression capability and effectiveness of water. Known as iFire and iMist respectively, these new products are the end result of extensive research and development. The macromolecules function as an active surface agent to lower the surface tension of water and other liquids, Lourens Jansen van Rensburg, Marketing Director, explains. The properties of the liquid in question are effectively manipulated in order to reduce the magnetic charge of the constituent particles, thereby reducing the surface tension. “iFire is an ideal water-treatment agent to improve the wetting capability of water which, in turn, enhances its firefighting capability,” Jansen van Rensburg stresses. It also results in a dramatic reduction in the quantity of water used, thereby contributing to the conservation of this scarce resource. On the other hand, iMist results in water being adsorbed faster by substrates. This significantly improves the dust-suppression capabilities of water, as well as reducing the quantity of water needed for effective dust suppression. The application of wet dust suppression requires the formation of liquid films to increase the adhesion of dust particles by means of hydrogen bonding. The resultant large surface area adsorbs on the dust particles spontaneously and efficiently. Applications include iMist being used as an additive to dust mist systems, dust cannons and sprayers, and also for road-dust suppression. About I-CAT I-CAT is a leading environmental solutions company with a primary focus on supplying products and services that assist industrial and mining clients in various aspects of environmental compliance. The company is well positioned to assist all its clients’ needs in environmental management regarding; dust suppression solutions, water solutions, environmental management services, agroforestry products and fire solutions. I-CAT Contact Lourens Jansen van Rensburg Marketing Director Phone: 086 112 4228 Email: info@i-cat.co.za Web: www.i-cat.co.za iFire is an ideal water-treatment agent to improve the wetting capability of water which, in turn, enhances its firefighting capability. iMist results in water being adsorbed faster by substrates. This significantly improves the dust-suppression capabilities of water, as well as reducing the quantity of water needed for effective dust suppression. Applications include iMist being used as an additive to dust mist systems, dust cannons and sprayers, and also for road-dust suppression. 2

IN THIS EDITION Engen lends support to Knynsa and Plett fire-fighters Edition 14.3 Sasol breaks ground on new Alkoxylation Production Facility in Nanjing, China May / June 2017 African Petrochemicals is published bi-monthly by Direct Publications cc Edition 14.3 May / June 2017 Direct Publications Publisher Richard Scott richard@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 received 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 Innovative Surfactants enhance Firefighting and Dust Suppression...................2 IIOT Fuels the Spirit of Innovation.....................4 FRONT COVER STORY Higher Transmission Frequency means it’s time to econsider Radar for Level Measurement of Powders.....................................5 Microcontroller Condition Monitoring System..........................................................................7 Ai2SA Successfully Integrates Mitsubishi Q Series PLC to process automation UNIPRO 4 Scale via PROFIBUS DP............................................8 Gas Leak Detector Reduces Potential Utility Equipment damage due to Gas Leaks...........10 PEPPERL+FUCHS Launches the first Incremental Rotary Encoders with Blue Emitter Leds.............................................................12 Phoenix contact presents at SAIMC Rustenburg Branch 1st Tech Evening at Lasrust with talk about Industrial Wireless...14 2016 - STAFSJÖ VALVES Celebrate 350 years and are now stronger than ever.......................15 OPTIWAVE 1010: New Radar Level Transmitter for Bypass Chambers and Magnetic Level Indicators...................................16 SIEMENS’ Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Passed with the Highest Marks for LNG........17 KIRA Valves and Engineering has grown – 4000sq²...................................................................18 ENGEN lends support to Knynsa and Plett Fire-Fighters ..................................................19 MORPHO South Africa* releases ‘Toughest Ever’ Biometric Terminal for harsh conditions....................................................20 Fire Detection and Prevention in Server Rooms.........................................................................22 ARCA Anti Surge Valve Application in China’s Largest LNG Tanker.................................23 OPTISONIC 8300: New Ultrasonic Flowmeter for Superheated Steam.................25 ROCKWELL Automation introduces Stem Initiative to South Africa......................................26 Nurturing High-Performing Teams.................27 SASOL Breaks Ground on new Alkoxylation Production Facility in Nanjing, China ....................................................... 28 EMERSON Helps Life Science Manufacturers Achieve Right-First-Time Production with Upgraded Manufacturing Execution Software....................................................................29 SKF Participates in raids against Retailers of Counterfeit Bearings........................................30 FXA42 - Run the Supply Chain of Tomorrow..................................................................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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