Mining Safety Newshttps://www.arrivealive.co.za/Mining Safety(c) 2017, www.arrivealive.co.zaRio-Carb repositions itself as a total wear-solutions providerRio-Carb of Alrode, Johannesburg is repositioning itself as a total solutions provider, based on promoting Chromium Carbide as providing the lowest total cost of ownership for complete wear solutions in the mining industry. The manufacturer will also focus on ceramic and rubber products, in addition to Chromium Carbide, in a bid to offer hybrid wear solutions that offer the least maintenance and longest equipment uptime, newly-appointed General Manager Sias Suurd explains. “We look holistically at the problem of wear in the mining industry. Instead of just selling liners to help combat or reduce wear, our new mindset is to offer a total solution based on the client’s specific needs and applications,” Suurd elaborates. “Our aim is to expand our product range in order to be able to cater for a total spectrum of wear solutions in the mining industry, from bulk materials handling to earthmoving equipment. There are some applications where Chromium Carbide on...http://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/5014/Rio-Carb-Repositions-Itself-As-A-Total-Wear-Solutions-Provider5014Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:03:36 GMTCall for mining industry to update its refrigerant systemsWhile the bulk of the mining industry uses HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) in their refrigerant systems, these are on the cards to be phased-out in accordance with the Montreal Protocol and Kigali Agreement to significantly phase-out ozone-depleting substances. While chlorofluorocarbons were used traditionally in the past, these were phased-out by the Montreal Protocol in the late 1990s, paving the way for the advent of HFCs. Now the Kigali Agreement is looking to the future phase-out of the latter, and their replacement with HFOs (hydrofluoro-olefins), the fourth generation of fluorine-based gases. “When mines’ reach the stage of needing to invest in new refrigerant systems, or to refurbish existing ones, our suggestion is to opt for the latest technology and move straight to HFOs, rather than the interim HFC stage, as this will prove much more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly in the long run,” A-Gas South Africa National Sales Manager Michael Labacher stresses. A-Gas...http://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/5013/Call-For-Mining-Industry-To-Update-Its-Refrigerant-Systems5013Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:32:07 GMTSEW-EURODRIVE supplies MOVITRANS Contactless Energy Transfer system to Sasol WaxSEW-EURODRIVE has supplied its MOVITRANS® Contactless Energy Transfer system to Sasol Wax, a major manufacturer of a comprehensive range of mineral-oil based and synthetic paraffin waxes, petroleum jellies, and liquid paraffins, using a proprietary gas-to-liquid (GTL) process. Sasol Wax produces a range of hard and medium waxes, all with different product codes, colours, hardness, and other special properties. As soon as a pallet is loaded, it is conveyed towards the aligned transfer trolley. The pallet then moves across to align with the exit conveyor, which takes it to the pallet-wrapping machine. The two transverse trolleys each service conveyor lines from one of the packing robots, which were powered traditionally by drag chains in the centre of the rails. The transverse pallet trolleys each have two motors, one to drive the conveyor rollers, and the other to move the trolley along the rails. These were powered traditionally via a drag chain that carried the power and communication...http://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/5012/SEW-EURODRIVE-Supplies-MOVITRANS-Contactless-Energy-Transfer-System-To-Sasol-Wax5012Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:02:14 GMTRope access enhances cost-effectiveness of NDT inspectionNon-Destructive Testing (NDT) is an ideal form of preventative maintenance, and is used extensively by electricity utility Eskom during shutdowns. The effectiveness of NDT is enhanced even further by rope access, which ensures the rapid deployment of skilled technicians to carry out such critical inspection work. Rope access is the most cost-effective and efficient means of gaining access to difficult-to-reach areas such as boilers during shutdowns, Skyriders Marketing Manager Mike Zinn explains. These are categorised as either intermediate shutdowns (of nine to ten days’ duration for inspections) or general outages (which can take up to 16 days for the inspections). In general, power-station shutdowns have a limited duration, during which time critical components are inspected, in addition to any trouble spots identified from previous inspections. Following this, the necessary repairs or maintenance is carried out. “The first step is understanding the client’s...http://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/5011/Rope-Access-Enhances-Cost-Effectiveness-Of-NDT-Inspection5011Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:52:17 GMTChains and sprockets for bulk materials handling, cement applicationsEngineered and standard chains, sprockets, and ancillary products such as outboard rollers, scrapers, and carrier pans used in conjunction with chains from leading manufacturer KÖBO are distributed exclusively by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). Target industries are bulk materials handling, steel, pulp and paper, wood, automotive, escalators, food and beverage, and water treatment. “With international supply to global OEMs, as well as industry-specific support companies, BI is well-positioned to support the local market with KÖBO’s high-quality, reasonably-priced product range,” Product Manager Gavin Kirsten comments. KÖBO’s focus on replacement chains and sprockets for the OEM sector in particular means that end users are assured of fit-for-purpose, cost-effective replacement options. As the sole manufacturer and distributor of its product range, KÖBO is able to keep tight control over the end quality and consistency. This...http://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/5010/Chains-And-Sprockets-For-Bulk-Materials-Handling-Cement-Applications5010Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:40:16 GMTMIP Process Technologies supplies equipment to global iron-ore giantMinerals-processing equipment manufacturer MIP Process Technologies of Sandton, Johannesburg has established a successful collaboration with Ehya Sepahan Iron Ore Mines Company, which owns and operates the Sangan and Khaf mines. Ehya Sepahan CEO Hadi Golzar and Technical and Planning Manager Saiwan Mohammadi were in South Africa recently to inspect the latest batch of equipment on order for the company. “We have a long-standing relationship with MIP Process Technologies, based on successfully exploiting the synergies between the two companies,” Golzar comments. The latest equipment supplied comprises a 30 m thickener, three mixers (one large and two smaller units), and a flocculant plant. Equipment supplied previously to Ehya Sepahan was a 15 m thickener, two mixers, and five centrifugal pumps. MIP Process Technologies Managing Director Philip Hoff explains that it provided installation guidelines for Ehya Sepahan, in addition to assisting with final commissioning....http://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/5009/MIP-Process-Technologies-Supplies-Equipment-To-Global-Iron-Ore-Giant5009Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:21:57 GMTBobcat Equipment SA launches pothole-busting Pavijet MG7 paverThe ‘pothole-busting’ Pavijet MG7 paver, representing the latest technology in the asphalt-finishing sector, has been launched in South Africa by Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the Goscor Group. This internationally-patented paver is ideal for tough local maintenance jobs such as patching roads, sidewalks, pavements, and parking lots, among others, Bobcat Equipment South Africa National Sales Manager Andre Steenkamp explains. Not only is the Pavijet MG7 compact and easy to use, it also has the capability to bypass any obstacles such as advertising signs and trees, due to its retractable screed. In addition, this new paver is extremely versatile, capable of laying both hot and cold asphalt, as well as cement, sand, and even crushed stone. A central auger brings the material to the screed, with the speed of the auger determined by the loader motor. All functions such as the auger, screed lifting and lowering, telescopic screed, hopper opening and closing, are...http://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/5008/Bobcat-Equipment-SA-Launches-Pothole-Busting-Pavijet-MG7-Paver5008Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:18:50 GMTWirtgen Group at Steinexpo 2017 with world premiere from KleemannThe Wirtgen Group will be showcasing tailored solutions for recycled material processing and quarry applications when it exhibits products from Kleemann and Benninghoven at the industry trade fair in Homberg/Nieder-Ofleiden, Germany, from August 30 to September 2. The world premiere of the Kleemann MC 120 PRO jaw crusher will be center stage. Both the jaw crusher – operating as part of an interlinked machine combination additionally comprising the MCO 11 PRO cone crusher and MS 953 EVO screening plant – and the MBRG 2000 granulator will show off their high productivity at a live demonstration.   Heavy-duty MC 120 PRO jaw crusher for quarry applications Industry professionals will get their first glimpse of the new MOBICAT MC 120 PRO mobile jaw crusher from Kleemann. Developed for use in quarries, the plant is extremely durable and engineered for a high throughput of up to 650 t/h. The heart of the system is the...http://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/5007/Wirtgen-Group-At-Steinexpo-2017-With-World-Premiere-From-Kleemann5007Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:16:59 GMTCarrier Launches AquaEdgeTM 19DV Centrifugal Chiller With Green RefrigerantCarrier has officially launched the new AquaEdgeTM 19DV centrifugal chiller with GreenspeedTM inverter technology and PUREtecTM low Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerant. The chiller was previewed at the China Refrigeration Expo from 12 to 14 April in Shanghai by Shanghai Yileng Carrier Air Conditioning Equipment Company Ltd. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The breakthrough technology is now available commercially for the first time. It delivers on customer demands for excellent performance, leading efficiency, and environmental responsibility, due in part to the use of environmentally-sustainable R1233zd(E) refrigerant, which has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 1.34. “The AquaEdge 19DV centrifugal chiller is illustrative of Carrier’s ongoing commitment to innovation and technology leadership through the development of energy-efficient, reliable and environmentally-responsible solutions...http://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/5006/Carrier-Launches-Aquaedgetm-19DV-Centrifugal-Chiller-With-Green-Refrigerant5006Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:55:17 GMTData and digitisation spur on innovation in the mining industryBig data and analytics stand to play an increasingly important role in the future of the mining industry as latest trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT) spurs on continuous innovation. Only 1% to 5% of the data generated by the mining industry is actually used for prediction and optimisation, said Jeanne Els, Regional Director, Digital Mining Australasia at the Hatch Intelligent Mining Conference 2017 at the Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg recently. Typically, not all the correct data is being collected, and neither is it being stored properly. If it is stored at all, then it is invariably difficult to extract and use to perform analytics. Data is also unavailable in real-time, making the actual decision-making process more challenging. “The bottom line is that there are tremendous opportunities to use data in the mining industry, and much of it is low-hanging fruit,” Els said. A paradigm shift is being driven in the mining industry by the Fourth Industrial Revolution...http://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/5005/Data-And-Digitisation-Spur-On-Innovation-In-The-Mining-Industry5005Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:19:34 GMT