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In today’s rapidly evolving asset management arena, achieving 100% uptime for critical systems is no longer an unattainable dream but an essential and formidable challenge, especially in regions grappling with adverse infrastructure conditions. In South Africa, engineering managers face the daunting task of maintaining an uninterrupted power supply amidst unreliable infrastructure and frequent power outages. […]

In the mining industry, the numbers are big. In monetary terms, the consequences of failure on critical assets can quickly run into the millions. Conversely, the value-add of effective online gas analysis monitoring on transformers will have a positive impact and improve the return on investment of critical assets. We recently completed the installation of […]

Engineering managers in South Africa have their work cut out for them when it comes to achieving 100% uptime for their MV switchgear. They face a daunting task with an infrastructure that has to withstand unreliable and frequent power outages that play havoc with critical systems. Most MV switchgear systems are designed for long or […]

The face of maintenance management is constantly evolving. For decades we ticked the “it is functional again box” after an equipment breakdown – and we were okay with it. Today, technology makes it possible to foresee when an asset will fail and what we can do to prevent it – often in realtime. The traditional […]

Achieving ISO 27001 certification is no small feat for any organisation. For the Pragma group, it took two years, significant financial investment and a massive company-wide effort – well worth it for the value that the certification will add to the company and its clients. Pragma is now celebrating this recent achievement and joins a […]

In this day and age, where technology is a great enabler in helping to predict equipment or plant downtime, one would reckon that most asset-intensive companies have condition monitoring as one of the arrows in their tactical maintenance quiver. With condition-based maintenance in place, you get a better understanding of the condition of your equipment […]

What we have always professed is now confirmed. Our work practices are extremely safe. In fact, the NOSA 5-star rating acknowledges our efforts as occupational risk management excellence. And what is really great is that the 5-star rating is now aligned with the ISO 45000 Occupational Health and Safety standard. This means that our practices […]

Juan Labuschagne of Martec, the Pragma Group’s condition monitoring company, describes how IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) technology and the use of smart sensors has helped to optimise on-site maintenance delivery and limit the adverse effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on plant operations. Since the arrival of COVID-19 we have experienced immensely negative impacts on […]

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