On 7 February, Ian Janse van Rensburg, valve specialist from Mitech, gave a very informative presentation on control valve actuator selection.
Johan Maritz (left) thanks Ian Janse van Rensburg.
Valve actuators are a differentiating element of a control valve, and there are many options available to meet industrial automation requirements.
While simple in concept there are actually quite a few considerations when choosing the best option. Proper selection involves process knowledge, valve knowledge and actuator knowledge. A control valve can perform its function only as well as the actuator can handle the static and dynamic loads placed on it during operation. Therefore, proper selection and sizing are important because the actuator plays a significant role in a valve’s overall performance in the control loop.
The branch thanks Ian for his informative presentation.
PJ Truter demonstrates our robotic manoeuvres at the stand.
The annual Petrochemical Roadshow was hosted at the Sasol Recreation on 28 March, where it showcased the various products, services and expertise available to the petrochemical, engineering, construction, mining and power industries. The branch manned the SAIMC stand on the day and we received visitors across the industry.
All instrumentation and control mechanicians, technicians and engineers are welcome to attend our monthly technology evenings the planned dates for the rest of the year are: 16 May, 6 June, 11 July, 1 August, 5 September, 3 October and 7 November. All presentations earn CPD points for ECSA registered persons. Enquiries can be directed to Johan Maritz on 082 856 3865.
SAIMC: Secunda branch July 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC May Technology Evening
On 16 May 2019 Kevin Preston from Phoenix Contact gave a very interesting and explanatory presentation on SIL (functional safety).
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On behalf of the SAIMC, I am proud to announce that there are multiple initiatives that have progressed well within our organisation: Automation as an engineering discipline in South Africa
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The May Technical Evening was presented by Krzyszstof Lapacz from ifm – South Africa. He is responsible for business development and industrial networking.
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The committee wishes to thank Nico Marneweck from Endress+Hauser for serving on the committee since the branch’s inception. Unfortunately Nico’s work commitments have changed and he is not available to ...
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Durban branch held its June technology meeting at the Durban Country Club on Wednesday 5th June. It was another well-attended meeting with over 45 people in attendance.
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The May technology evening was moved out a day to accommodate the public holiday on 1 May and the topic of IO-Link attracted an excellent attendance at the Durban Country Club, in spite of the disruption ...
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On 4 April, Theo Wassenaar from Emerson Automation Solutions gave an informative presentation on ‘Steam trap monitoring with pervasive sensing and plantweb insight’.
Over the years, steam traps have ...
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At the last technology evening, Jacques Parrot, a project engineer from SICK Automation, gave an in-depth presentation on “Greenhouse phenomena and the looming legal requirements that emission producing ...