The Southern African Society for Trenchless Technology (SASTT) is celebrating its 21st anniversary, and with age has come a certain maturity for the society, SASTT honorary director, Joop van Wamelen, tells Chantelle van Schalkwyk.
"Safe work creates no obstacles to being competitive and successful. In fact, no country - and no company in the long run - has been able to jump to a high level of productivity without making sure that the work environment is safe." - International Labour Organisation.
We live in a world of choices and when it comes to pipes and pipelines, these choices are critical as they impact not only the stability of water, but on the earth itself. In terms of lifetime impact (a phrase that's becoming increasingly important in the world of sustainability), plastic certainly has a lot going for it.
Process plants - whether water or wastewater - are reliant on various technologies for successful production. The reality is that these technologies are often forced to work under extremely harsh conditions. Related products such as pipes, pumps and valves must therefore be of uncompromising quality and backed by excellent service.
The African division of MSA has introduced its new Workman range of self-retracting lanyards (SRL) to the local market. Emmanuel Manaka, fall protection product manager at MSA Africa, says that the SRL was designed to improve worker comfort and safety across various industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical and construction.
Caterpillar's new Premium High Output (PHO) batteries have been designed for harsh climate, delivering consistent start-up. According to Reuben Phasha, group product specialist for Barloworld (local Cat dealer), PHO covers earthmoving and power generation systems and adheres to demanding specifications.