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

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The MOVIGEAR® unit is highly integrated, comprising an electronic inverter connected to the servo motor which, in turn, is cone MOVIGEAR® DRIVE SYSTEM is ideal for hygiene and energy-saving in the food and beverage industry 19 September 2017: MOVIGEAR® drive systems are particularly suited for the food and beverage industry, with its dual demands of high hygiene levels and energy saving, combined with the need to limit any downtime. SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa recently supplied a total of 65 MOVIGEAR® units to a major abattoir, representing one of the largest projects of its kind it has supplied to date. The units for the abattoir project are being assembled locally at the SEW-EURODRIVE Cape Town manufacturing facility, which means fast and reliable delivery, in addition to quick service back-up and repairs if need be. The partial delivery allows for the project to flow smoothly, without the MOVIGEAR® units having to be in storage too long. “The main requirement was that we adhere to the strict delivery timetable on the project, while the main technical challenge was to select the correct unit that could be integrated with the customer’s current choice of PLC,” SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa Sales Engineer Sean Tibbott elaborates. This is of particular importance, as the MOVIGEAR® units comprise different communications topologies, namely DBC, DSC, DAC, or SNI, which allows for effortless integration with existing PLC programs. “The main contributing factor in SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa securing this project was that we had the correct product that suited the customer’s specific requirements,” Regional Sales Manager Clive O’Reilly explains. Customer benefits of the MOVIGEAR® units are ease of installation, combined with ease of communication between the various units. The MOVIGEAR® units reduce installation and start-up efforts and costs, as well as minimising energy and operational costs. In addition, the design complies with all of the necessary requirements in terms of hygiene-sensitive areas in the food and beverage industry. The MOVIGEAR® unit is highly integrated, comprising three different sections, namely an electronic inverter, which is connected to the servo motor and, in turn, connected to the gearbox section. “It is essentially a mechatronic drive system,” Tibbott highlights. The integration allows for minimal electrical and mechanical losses through direct contact or connection between the drive components. This low-noise drive system makes for reduced noise levels, meaning it is ideal for areas where workers are present. The MOVIGEAR® units are available in three different torque variants, namely 200 Nm, 400 Nm, and an extended torque version (representing a 16% increase over the largest torque output). Standard features include IP65 and IP69K rating, which makes them ideal for the demanding requirements of the food and beverage industry. “Another key differentiator is that more than 20 different ratios are available, allowing for maximum flexibility in selecting application speeds,” Tibbott points out. Connect with SEW-EURODRIVE on Facebook to receive the company’s latest news m3⁄h l/h fact Liquid flow measurement up to 600 °C or 490 bar OPTISONIC 4400 – technology driven by KROHNE • Ultrasonic flowmeter for high temperature and high pressure liquids, e. g. in vacuum distillation, visbreaking or coker unit • HT version: 45…+600 °C, DN25…1000 • HP version: ≤490 bar, DN25…200 • Flow range 0,5…20 m/s, bi-directional • Communication options with NAMUR NE 107 diagnostics m/s KROHNE South Africa 8 Bushbuck Close, Corporate Park South Randjiespark, Midrand, Tel.: +27 113141391 Fax: +27 113141681, Clayton Duckworth,, 19

FINDING SOLUTIONS TO MEET THE WORLD’S CHANGING RESOURCES AND ENERGY NEEDS Social writer Eric Hoffer wrote “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists”, a quote that resonates with Denver Dreyer, CEO of WorleyParsons RSA. As a company that helps customers meet the world’s changing resources and energy needs, WorleyParsons understands the need for agility and developing new solutions to ever-changing challenges. The company delivers projects and provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction management across the full asset lifecycle in the hydrocarbons, infrastructure, minerals, metals and chemicals sectors. Operating in a global environment that is leaner and fitter than it has ever been, with customers seeking ways to deliver more with less, Dreyer says that WorleyParsons RSA is focusing on finding cost-effective and innovative solutions to address the current challenges facing the mining sector. A key focus is on assisting emerging miners to access funding for their mining projects by helping to develop their studies to a point where obtaining funding is easier. Developed by Advisian, a WorleyParsons global business providing management and strategic advisory services, StepWise is a lowcost financial and technical process model that enables emerging miners, as well as Tier 1 companies, to evaluate a resource and identify risks upfront. “In a world of constrained capital, companies seek maximum return on investment, and the unique StepWise process very quickly and cost-effectively identifies whether or not an ore body or any other type of resource project will be viable or feasible,” says Dreyer. He explains that the methodology enables a significant number of options to be tested in a short period of time to determine the optimal outcome to pursue given the constraints. The StepWise process provides solid data to enable prospective funders to make strategic investment decisions, with a focus on maximising returns, while minimising and managing exposure to risk. While technology in the mining sector has remained relatively static over the last few decades, WorleyParsons has been cultivating a culture of innovation. Locally the company has been integrating latest developments in design and computing to create innovative tools that improve efficiencies and reduce risk in mining projects. WorleyParsons RSA began developing its integrated design project platform over six years ago, by integrating 3D intelligent design data mapping with over 20 different engineering design processes and programmes to create a visual 5D design scope that incorporates schedule and cost. The 5D integrated project design platform presents miners with the ability to look pre-emptively forward and create a scenario plan for their project, and engage in the right discussions with prospective shareholders. A recent development at WorleyParsons RSA which aims to provide highly skilled resources to the table in a cost-effective way is the Extended Consultant Programme (ECP). With access to subject matter experts on a contract basis, WorleyParsons is able to broaden its skill base across the African location and tap into years of specialised expertise and experience cost-effectively when required. Locally, transformation in the industry is a priority for service providers such as WorleyParsons. “Traditional markets are changing and service providers have to be proactive or else be at risk of becoming obsolete. As part of our unwavering commitment to transformation, we are leading this agenda in engineering across all sectors in South Africa,” says Dreyer. “We have identified and partnered with sustainable, empowered businesses that are capable of growing with us. As part of our Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) programme we are collaborating with SMEs to jointly deliver services in the mining, water, energy and infrastructure sectors. The partnerships that we are creating are mutually beneficial. We will evaluate the strengths that each party brings to the table and identify where we can help each other. These enterprises will benefit from skills transfer and gain an understanding of how to successfully deliver bigger projects with our support, while we do our part to transform the engineering sector in South Africa,” says Dreyer. The company also recently hosted the Supplier Grow Conference (in collaboration with South32) aimed at tackling the issues of access to the market for SMEs, and identifying opportunities and innovation in the mining and construction sector with transformation in mind. “The conference provided a forum for discussing the challenges that mining companies and SMEs are facing today. 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