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SAIMC: Durban branch

September 2023 SAIMC

The August technology meeting of the Durban branch of the SAIMC was held as usual at the Premier Splendid Inn in Pinetown and was kindly sponsored by Yokogawa. The topic of the evening was gas analysers and the environment, and was presented by Renier van Rooyen.

He discussed energy efficiency, industrial emissions and greenhouse gases, what they are, and why we want to manage them. He then went on to briefly explore the technology applicable to each of these topics. This included the measuring principles, the advantages, the drawbacks, and where they can be applied for optimal benefit.

Renier completed a computer systems engineering degree at Vaal University of Technology in 2004 after which he joined Sasol to complete his apprenticeship. He joined Sasol Secunda in the central analyser department as an analyser artisan on all the refinery plants, before being promoted in 2009 to technician to work on analyser projects and give advanced support on analyser maintenance issues. In 2016 he joined Yokogawa South Africa as an analyser service engineer before taking over as a product specialist for gas analysers, where his core focus is on gas chromatography, TDLS and zirconia analysers. He is also involved in gas density and CEMS projects.

With over 16 years in the instrumentation field, Renier was well qualified to present to us on this very relevant topic. The Durban branch would like to thank him for presenting and Yokogawa for sponsoring the evening.


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