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Sep-Oct- African Petrochemicals Edition 14_5 {2017}

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An artist’s impression of SICK Automation’s new premises in Lanseria Corporate Estate. Five times larger than its current premises, it provides several advantages to clients’, from an increased stockholding to modern training facilities. SICK AUTOMATION RELOCATES TO ACCOMMODATE ITS EXPANDING FOOTPRINT SICK Automation Southern Africa has relocated and is operating from Lanseria Corporate Estate, number 24 Eagle Lane, effective 4 September 2017. The new premises, five times larger than its current premises, are the result of organic expansion. Operating from Lanseria, a centralised location midway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, the new premises allows capacity for further enhancement of support levels, response times and services for our customers and partners. The in house training facilities will enable SICK to offer high quality in depth training of the company’s extensive product range. “SICK’s investment in this custom designed, state-of-the-art building is testimony to the strong long-term commitment to its customers and partners in Africa. We thank our loyal customers for providing us with the confidence to embark on such an infrastructure improvement and the new premises will provide a whole new experience for our customers,” says Luxy Moodley, Managing Director, SICK Automation Southern Africa. “The new premises will help facilitate our commitment to ’Sensor Intelligence’, which draws on all of SICK’s system expertise, supplemented by our experience in a variety of sectors,” she adds. “We combine our detailed application knowledge with reliable software architecture to optimally integrate our sensors into your system – because intelligence is the only way. This creates value for our customers.” “This new facility, a milestone for the company, is an important prerequisite in the company’s next growth phase as we continue to expand our footprint in the local and southern Africa markets, and follows on from the success that SICK has experienced in South Africa,” Moodley concludes. About SICK Automation SICK Automation Southern Africa, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SICK AG, headquartered in Waldkirch, Germany. SICK is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. SICK offers high-quality sensor technology and solutions as well as applications, system integration and service expertise for the factory automation, logistics automation and process automation industries. Enquiries Mark Madeley Marketing / Div 8 Manager SICK Automation South Africa Tel: 011 472 3733 Email: Website: For almost 20 years PAC has been at the forefront of fuel analysis with its robust PetroSpec products. By using powerful and more versatile FT-IR technology, we are now combining the best of our GS PPA, TD PPA and QuickSpec capabilities into one analyser, and adding many more features. OptiFuel is not a mere replacement of our legacy products; it is the best FT-IR dedicated fuel analyser in the market. The new OptiFuel can measure physical & chemical properties of Gasoline, Diesel or Jet Fuel in seconds, all in one system, with a one push of a button. With its vibration-resistant advanced cube corner design and humidity-resistant ZnSe optics, OptiFuel provides high and reliable performance crucial for quality control checks. The spectral shift is virtually non-existent, due to its extreme temperature controlled laser reference design. Its calibration is quickly done through a one-step transfer/cloning procedure and it lasts for years. Preventive maintenance can be easily done on-site. OPTIFUEL Spectrometer Technologies Website: Email: OptiFuel is delivered from the factory with high quality chemometric models, built using hundreds of real samples acquired from top oil & gas producers across the globe. Thanks to its advanced FT-IR technology and user-friendly GUI, the opportunities for future expansion of these models are endless. Optifuel comes with an industry leading 10-year warranty on its modern Michelson interferometer and a 5-year warranty on its IR light source, so users can rest assured that they will have near zero downtime on the analyser. 11

JOHN T. RYAN TROPHY WINNERS UNVEILED AT MINESAFE 2017 SKF LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICE PACKAGES New service packages from SKF will help manufacturers and users of rotating equipment excel in their sectors and integrate technologies to enable business success. SKF has taken another leading position within its sector by creating two new and innovative service packages that address the rapidly changing needs of customers facing skills shortages, the challenges of global competition and market volatility, and the need to implement new manufacturing paradigms such as Industry 4.0. 12 The 2017 John T. Ryan Trophy for Surface Operations was awarded to Exxaro’s North Block Complex. Safety achievements in the mining industry were celebrated at the MineSAFE 2017 Industry Day on Friday 1 September 2017 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng. MSA Africa Sales Manager Christiaan Hugo presented the John T. Ryan Trophy for the best surface and underground operation respectively. MineSAFE aims to advance the achievement of zero harm in the South African mining industry by bringing together management, the Department of Mineral Resources, the Chamber of Mines, trade unions, and health and safety practitioners at all levels of the industry to share best practice and strategies in this regard. MSA Africa in particular has been involved with MineSAFE since 2011. “This is testament to our ongoing commitment to improve safety records in all sectors of the South African mining industry continually,” Hugo stresses. The winners are determined by an impartial panel of judges representing the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa (AMMSA), the South African Colliery Managers Association (SACMA) and the Metallurgical Mine Managers’ Association (MMMA). The award is named after the original founder of MSA, and introduced to the Canadian mining industry in 1941, before expanding globally. It is sculpted to represent a father safely home from work, with his arms around the shoulders of his son and daughter. This symbolises that the mineworker is the most important commodity, together with the embodiment of safety best practice in the mining industry. The 2017 John T. Ryan Trophy winners are: • Surface Operations: Exxaro NBC Coal, Lazarus Ramashilabele (Mine Manager), no fatalities since 1925 when operations commenced. • Underground Operations: Assmang, Black Rock Mine, Pierre Becker (Mine Manager), 5.59 million fatality-free shifts as at 30 June 2015 About MSA MSA been the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality safety products since 1914. MSA products may be simple to use and maintain, but they are also highly-sophisticated devices and protective gear: the result of countless R&D hours, relentless testing, and an unwavering commitment to quality that saves lives and protects thousands of men and women each and every day. Many of MSA’s most popular products integrate multiple combinations of electronics, mechanical systems, and advanced materials to ensure that users around the world remain protected in even the most hazardous of situations. MSA’s dedication to safety has been the key to its impressive year-over-year growth. In eight of the past ten years, MSA has achieved record growth numbers, with annual revenues of more than US billion. MSA Africa Contact Details Christiaan Hugo, Sales Manager Tel: 082 679 4411 Customer Service: 0861 723 389 Email: Web: The SKF Premium programme helps SKF bearing customers identify their maintenance and operational needs leading to a possible expenditure reduction. SKF Premium enables these customers to adopt the best maintenance practices for their critical assets, resulting in machine reliability and uptime improvement. The initial offering rewards SKF bearing customers by providing a free Client Needs Analysis plus a free starter value pack of SKF Rotating Equipment Performance technology & services, subject to certain qualifying criteria. Further SKF Rotating Equipment Performance technology & services can also be added to the programme as required, offered on a fixed, monthly fee basis, removing the need for Capital investment. The SKF Rotation For Life programme guarantees the reliability and availability of selected critical rotating machinery assets, reducing the Total Cost of Ownership for the customer over an agreed contract period. Delivered under a fixed monthly fee, the Rotation For Life service package focusses on agreed performance targets, and may include a spare parts and inventory management strategy review and a reliability engineering evaluation of the selected critical rotating equipment, as well as the long term supply of bearings. SKF Rotation For Life incorporates a wide range of SKF capabilities, customised within a unique package for the specific customer need, which may include: bearing supply, lubrication management; seals; machine health products, remote diagnostic service and root cause failure analysis; quality inspection; mechanical services (e.g. bearing mounting/dismounting, remanufacturing); and training etc. Both the SKF Premium and SKF Rotation For Life offers are designed to help SKF bearing customers develop their digital and IoT strategies without placing demands on restricted capital investment programmes. Commenting on the new offerings, Roberto Tommasi, Product Line Manager, Industrial digitalisation and solutions at SKF says: “Companies are operating in a climate of change and uncertainty; restrictive capex budgets mean that critical production assets are not easily replaceable, so effective operation and maintenance is vital. These new programmes from SKF are designed to our bearing customers to deliver every facet of a well planned maintenance strategy with expert guidance available at every stage of the process.” SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2015 were SEK 75 997 million and the number of employees was 46 635.


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