The branch had visited the Metso Secunda valve shop on Friday 2 November. Johan van den Heever and the Metso Secunda team gave members a detailed tour of their site and the equipment they use to give their products the necessary support, mainly Metso valves, but also other valves which they are accredited to service and repair.
The technical team uses equipment that caters for the products they need to certify for use on a site like Sasol Synfuels and Sasol Chemical Operations. It was interesting to witness the pressure testing of a valve that had to be released to the Sasol Secunda site. One of the rigs can test for pressure up to 110 bar.
The Metso team have also made adaptions to the current system to cater for larger sizes, which would then also pass the criteria for valve pressure testing. The branch thanks the Metso Secunda team for taking the time to share their knowledge with us.
Technology evenings in 2019
All instrumentation and control mechanicians, technicians and engineers are welcome to attend our monthly technology evenings in 2019, the dates will be communicated shortly.
All presentations earn CPD points for ECSA-registered persons and any enquiries can be directed to branch chairman, Johan Maritz, at email@example.com or +27 82 856 3865.
SAIMC: From the President’s desk May 2019, SAIMC
The SAIMC branches are doing very well this year. If you as a member have not been able to get to a technology evening to learn something new regarding technology and network with your peers, I urge you ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch May 2019, SAIMC
There have been some changes at the branch and Morne Maree has taken over from Petrus Klopper. Petrus will move to a new portfolio for which more information will be communicated later. Nico Marneweck ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch May 2019, SAIMC
The April technology evening was held as usual at the Durban Country Club. The subject of ‘Taking the next step in automation using collaborative robots’ elicited great attendance and interest, and presenter ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch May 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Technology evening On 7 February, Ian Janse van Rensburg, valve specialist from Mitech, gave a very informative presentation on control valve actuator selection.
Valve actuators are a differentiating ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch May 2019, SAIMC
What is flow measurement, why is it important and how do we measure it?
Those were the questions asked of members at the March Technology evening, hosted at WIKA Instruments and presented by Sagadevan ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch May 2019, SAIMC
At the last technology evening, SMC Pneumatics, in partnership with Staro Process Control, presented on the topic “Energise your efficiency: Transform energy into a boost for your competitiveness”.
Read more...SAIMC: From the President’s desk April 2019, SAIMC
In the pursuit of betterment, in an ideal world, we would like to think that every person, can, as a minimum, choose to leave this world in a better state than they found it. For each of us this might ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch April 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Is your data really yours?
This question was posed by Mark Dilchert of Integr8. With cloud-based storage and communication, a company’s data goes in one end, (usually) comes out the other, without ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch April 2019, SAIMC
The branch technology evenings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at our new venue – the offices of IoT.nxt, with invites sent via e-mail. Unfortunately, at present only around 30% of subscribers ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch April 2019, SAIMC
Industrial process control is normally achieved by manipulating operating temperatures, pressures, levels and flow rates, with the aim being to produce an end product of proven quality while optimising ...