SAIMC


Secunda Branch

July 2005 SAIMC

The month of May is probably the busiest month for the Secunda branch and a huge effort is made by the committee to make all events possible.

Monthly meetings

When Vivian from Endress+Hauser suddenly became ill, Johan van Jaarsfeldt took over the duty and presented the history of flow to our members. He did very well considering he had only two days to prepare for a presentation compiled by someone else. This again shows the depth of knowledge that still persists within the instrument trade.

The coming month will be a presentation on temperature measurement with emphasis on the difference between RTDs and thermocouples. Wika, one of our leading manufacturers for these products, will sponsor the evening and make the presentation.

Newsletter

The first issue for this year is out and already our president contacted me to state that he got the answer to the question right first time. Denis is getting better and better with every issue. If you have not received your copy please contact him at dennis.hoffman@sasol.com.

Instrument Expo

This was a great success. We wonder who were the organisers for the event. Endress + Hauser hosted a display almost on every corner of every lane, and there was also the free car wash in the parking lot. The Profinet launch was also something not to be missed. The Secunda branch were the hosts for the SAIMC stand on the Wednesday. Thanks to all the members that took the time off to assist us with this. We enrolled several new members for the institute and hope they will obtain the benefit of being a member of one of the most sought-after institutes in South Africa.

Golf Day

'The best one ever' - this is what you hear in the tearooms and when talking to people that attended the day with us. 34 teams entered their 4-balls for the competition and a further 11 companies sponsored water holes around the course. From nowhere came SMS and for the first time that they sponsored a team they took the winner's trophy for the best team. Mitec this year put in a great effort to win the best water hole trophy from Dresser - with the smallest of margins.

SMS were the winners. Pictured from left to right in the foreground are: Steve Niven, Paul Mulder, Piet van Rensburg of SAIMC Secunda (presenting the trophy), Shaun Taylor, and Andrew Gough
SMS were the winners. Pictured from left to right in the foreground are: Steve Niven, Paul Mulder, Piet van Rensburg of SAIMC Secunda (presenting the trophy), Shaun Taylor, and Andrew Gough

Considering the weather early in the morning presented fog so thick you could cut it with a knife, the day turned out to be very nice. This year we did not require lights at the last hole to finish the course. Everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Our thanks to all our sponsors who made the day possible for the SAIMC.

Anton Perriera Dresser (centre – last year’s winner), presents the trophy to Mitec employees Ali Alberts (left) and Neels Klopper (right), this year’s waterhole winners
Anton Perriera Dresser (centre – last year’s winner), presents the trophy to Mitec employees Ali Alberts (left) and Neels Klopper (right), this year’s waterhole winners

Other events

Several of our members were invited to the Wika annual braai and again they really enjoyed the event. They were treated to an excellent dinner with a genuine Oompah atmosphere. Every year Renier brings some German hospitality to his clients, who are not so fortunate to be able to visit overseas. We thank Wika for this great opportunity.

Until next time keep the temperature up and the pressure under control.

Piet van Rensburg,

piet.jvrensburg@eskom.co.za





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