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SAIMC: Secunda branch

May 2019 SAIMC

Technology evening

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.
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.

Petrochemical Roadshow

PJ Truter demonstrates our robotic manoeuvres at the stand.
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.


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