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Recognising the efforts of asset management professionals, the Southern African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) has announced Johannes Coetzee as the 2020 Individual Achievement Award winner. “SAAMA is the pivot point for asset management in Southern Africa. To get this award from such a prestigious association is an honour. I’m passionate about asset management and to […]

We are very pleased to introduce the South African market to the SonaVUTM. SDT has once again produced a groundbreaking product that will not only greatly enhance your hearing but as you will find out in the rest of the article, combine your senses to take ultrasound inspections to the next level. How Does Super-Human […]

A wave of load shedding is hitting the country again, as you would have experienced, no doubt. This has resulted in incidents where service providers such as OR Tambo International Airport, Chris Hani Hospital and many others have been unable to operate at full capacity. We ourselves have suffered a generator failure at our head […]

Evaluate the risk the shutdown posed to Critical Electrical Equipment (CEE) before you start up your plant after lockdown. During normal circumstances, a plant shutdown is a thoroughly planned event where several processes are precisely orchestrated to take equipment out of service, maintained and then meticulously returned to service. This process is usually conducted by […]

Condition monitoring has gained prominence over the years as equipment owners continually prioritise asset utilisation and productivity. For condition-based maintenance to be possible, it is essential to have knowledge of the machine condition and its rate of change with time. Thus the main function of condition monitoring is to provide this knowledge, Munesu Shoko. The […]

Asset Health Portal and Reliability Nerve Centre to complement service offering. Condition Monitoring specialists Martec have announced two new services to complement their range of Condition Monitoring (CM) solutions. The Asset Health Portal and Reliability Nerve Centre (RNC) will form the backbone of their in-time monitoring services and reliability improvement initiatives, in support of sustained […]

Mario Kuisis of Martec talks about the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 and why maintenance professionals need to sit up and take notice. IoT and Industry 4.0 are creating a stir, in fact, quite a stir. You might be asking, what’s all the fuss and hype about? Is it another […]

Martec has announced the release of the SDT340 Ultrasound detector and UAS4.0, which will be available to view at the African Utility Week conference and exhibition from the 14 to 16 May 2019 at the Cape Town ICC. The SDT340, together with UAS4.0, is a cloud-connected condition monitoring solution that combines the power of ultrasound, […]

Martec (Machine Assessment and Reliability Technology), formally ushered in a new era with a holistic suite of intelligent condition monitoring products and engineered solutions. Heralding the companies’ new strategic direction and innovative approach to condition monitoring, Martec’s brand now also boasts a fresh new look. Managing Director, Johannes Coetzee and Pragma CEO Adriaan Scheeres unveiled […]

An innovative solution involving the deployment at the Mokopane Platinium mine in Limpopo of non-intrusive optical process flow metering from Silixa – represented in South Africa by the Pragma company, Martec – has won a sustainability award for Anglo American. Late last year, Anglo American received the prize for ‘Best use of smart technologies in […]