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Industrial Filters & Filtration News

Energy efficiency strategy provides promising results

1st December 2023 Global air filtration expert Parker Hannifin has demonstrated substantial savings following the first full year of implementation of its carbon reduction strategy, aimed at achieving carbon neutral operations by 2024. In 2022, Parker Hannifin established a year-on-year emissions reduction target... 

Efficient filtration for transport

1st December 2023 Industrial supplier and distributor BMG’s filtration product specialist Hanli Schutte notes that BMG supplies and supports a comprehensive range of Fleetguard filters – manufactured by Cummins Filtration – that are especially designed for the transport sector, for both on- and off road... 

The above image depicts the range of filters provided by Cummins
Photo by BMG
FILTERING IN EXPERIENCE Cummins Filtration’s experience in the design and manufacturing of diesel engines, filters, coolants and fuel additives for heavy-duty diesel engines providing additional protection to the Fleetguard brand

Proper filtration improves profitability, productivity

By: Lynne Davies     1st December 2023 Fluid contamination occurs at every level of the production process, entering lubricants and acting as a “silent thief”, mostly undetected and resulting in increased operating costs and a reduction in plant profitability and productivity. Consequently, having the proper filtration systems can... 

The above image depicts the analysis of  lubricants in accordance with ISO-4406
Photo by ISO-Reliability
TESTING FOR CONTAMINANTS When analysing lubricants in accordance with ISO-4406, they are tested for contaminants in the size ranges of 4 μm, 6 μm and 14 μm as the contaminants found in new oil could result in a catastrophic breakdown of equipment

Researchers propose novel filtration for solar

1st December 2023 Tertiary institution Korea Maritime & Ocean University (KMOU) scientists proposed an innovative emulsion filter that can be used to improve the energy harvesting capabilities of de-coupled photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) systems. The KMOU team notes that photovoltaic (PV) modules suffer from a low... 

Company releases new products for cleaner air 

By: Sabrina Jardim     8th August 2023 Having spent 30 years researching and developing original products to reduce particulate matter (PM) from global industrial sources, air filtration solutions provider Aircure is launching three “revolutionary” products in July – the Cycloduct, the Cyclogrit and a shipping container baghouse – the... 

Company releases new products  for cleaner air
Aircure owner Darren Bibby discusses the release of three new products designed to drastically reduce particulate-matter emissions and dust control.

Cleaner fuel crucial – specialists

By: Bridget Lepere     28th July 2023 International Organisation for Standardisation- (ISO-) compliant tribology and lubrication specialist and supplier ISO-Reliability Partners is unlocking the hidden and lost value in business operations using its “world-class technology” to remove contaminants from fuels and lubricating oils.... 

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
ISO-Reliability laments the casual approach to fuel cleanliness and handling
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE ISO-Reliability laments the casual approach to fuel cleanliness and handling

Supplier provides fuel bunded tanks for efficient filtration

21st April 2023 A growing area of industrial equipment supplier BMG’s filtration services is in bulk fuel filtration. Self-bunded tanks, which are used on fuel farms, are fitted with BMG’s OMTEC spin-on filters that have been specially designed for installation in the pumping compartment. “Fuel farms are useful... 

BOOSTING FUEL FARMS
Self-bunded tanks are fitted with BMG’s OMTEC spin-on filters that have been specially designed for installation in the pumping compartment to ensure high quality fuel
BOOSTING FUEL FARMS Self-bunded tanks are fitted with BMG’s OMTEC spin-on filters that have been specially designed for installation in the pumping compartment to ensure high quality fuel

Group stresses importance of correct lubrication

17th February 2023 Industrial products provider BMG stresses that to achieve optimum performance and extended life of components like bearings, mill gear and industrial chain, correct lubrication is as important as the appropriate selection of each part. Although a general multipurpose grease or oil is adequate in... 

A pile of bearings stacked together with oil being poured over them for a visual shot
SMOOTH RUNNING The correct oil or lubricant can keep components like bearings, mill gear and industrial chain running at optimum levels

Hydraulic systems need filtration

2nd December 2022 “Hydraulic systems - which operate under extremely high pressures with tight tolerances - are susceptible to wear from abrasive particles and therefore require efficient filtration to offer adequate protection of equipment,” explains industrial equipment supplier BMG product specialist industrial... 

An image of Filtration Group’s filter
Photo by BMG
FILTERS Filtration Group manufactures advanced filters that ensure that the fluid in the circuit of the process meets the required cleanliness class

Multipurpose filter guarantees ‘exceptional’ results

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     2nd December 2022 Triple R – a cellulose-based cartridge/filter for removing all oil impurities – manufactured in Triple R’s fully automated factory in Ohira, Japan, guarantees 100% filtration. The Triple R filter optimises production expenditures, provides cost savings, improves machine reliability, increases... 

An image of CT Hydraulics Mobile Triple R filter
TRIPLE R Triple R filter systems can remove all pollutants such as solid particles, varnish and water with one filter element, and is not only designed for oil impurities

Specialist introduces new filter bag

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     2nd December 2022 Filtration supplier and specialist Filcon Filters released its new Jumbo Titan Filter bag last month. The new Jumbo Titan Filter bag is the ideal product to fundamentally address an age-old industrial problem of getting maximum life without the danger of the bag bursting, says Filcon Filters... 

An image of Filcon Filters’ Jumbo Titan Filter bag housing
FILTER IT The Jumbo Titan Filter bag offers continuous operations with minimum replacement interruptions and, as a result, has an extended service life

ATEX-approved products provide safe solutions

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     2nd December 2022 To prevent the danger of combustible dust and gas explosions, and to create a safer environment, Nederman products sole distributor Envirox uses atmosphere explosible- (ATEX-) approved Nederman solutions to reduce the dangers associated with combustible dust. Combustible dust, also known as... 

An image of Nederman’s Dust Collector with explosion vent
Photo by Envirox
VENT Dust collectors must be fitted with an explosion vent to release the pressure and flames, should a dust explosion occur

Filters combat poor air quality

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     2nd December 2022 Sole distributor of Camfil filters, Air and Lab Products Africa (ALPA), and manufacturer of premium clean-air solutions, Camfil, have taken the initiative to provide two air filters – the Dynavane filter and the corrosion resistant molecular filter – to combat human health issues and poor air... 

An image of ALPA’s Dynavane filter
DYNAVANE The Dynavane filter is self-cleaning and does not require routine maintenance. It is designed to provide long, trouble-free service under the most difficult conditions

Company's X-600 filter element remains ‘unrivalled’

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     2nd December 2022 Sefar Group subsidiary and filtration company Sefar Filter Pure released its X-600 – a high-temperature pleated filter element – in January 2020. Despite being two years since its release, Sefar Filter Pure is the only manufacturer and distributor of the X-600, which is used in dust extraction... 

An image of Sefar Filter Pure’s X-600 filter
X-600 The X-600 offers a filtration area at least two to four times higher than that of conventional bags of the same diameter

Donaldson ‘still here, and here to stay’ 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 Filtration company Donaldson has dedicated laboratories for developing its own filter media. The technology-driven filtration company has led the industry in this regard, says engine air product management manager Ivan Botha. The company’s aftermarket products are classified as premium... 

Donaldson ‘still here, and here to stay’
Donaldson engine air product management manager Ivan Botha and Donaldson IAF division commercial manager Darren Naicker speak to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

Brasco emphasizes the importance of dust-control, filtration equipment management 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th September 2022 A combination of lost knowledge and the loss of skilled workers has caused many companies to neglect maintenance of dust-control equipment, which industrial filtration company, Brasco Group, stresses is “an unfortunate situation that most industrial companies find themselves in”. “Industrial dust... 

A photo of Brasco's logo
Brasco Industrial Filtration divisional manager Hanru Coetzee talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Compressors delivered to cement factory

By: Halima Frost     15th July 2022 Compressed air solutions provider Integrated Air Solutions (IAS) has successfully delivered and commissioned two compressors, from air-compressor manufacturer ELGi, to one of South Africa’s largest cement factories. The order consisted of one ELGi EG-90, 90 kW oil-injected air compressor and an... 

A group of compressors from the ELGi AB oil free range all stood together on display
GREENER OPTION The ELGi AB Series of oil free compressors offers a cleaner greener option to clients

Local assembly of MACC drives to slash lead times

3rd June 2022 Drive technology supplier SEW Eurodrive’s expanded local capability out of its new Aeroton facility will include the assembly of SEW M-Series Air Cooled Condenser (MACC) air-cooled condenser drives for delivery at a rate of three units a week 

An image of an air-cooled condenser.
AIR COOL CONDENSERS Air-cooled condenser (ACC) systems used in steam-driven power generation plants.

New filtration product developed

By: Claire O'Reilly     26th November 2021 Dust and liquid filtration systems manufacturer Crosible Filtration, in collaboration with afabric developer, have developed a product called Pyro-flo. 

Picture of pyro-flo being sown into a filter bag
INPENATRABLE FILTER FABRIC Pyro-flo can achieve 1 mg/Nm3 emissions in acidic, high-temperature baghouses that operate from 260 °C to 280 °C.

Wastewater use in desalination, a viable drought solution

By: Claire O'Reilly     26th November 2021 Water treatment supplier Quality Filtration Systems (QFS) has designed a solution-based technology – the Coastal Drought Buster – for coastal towns to augment their conventional water sources. 

PPE plan crucial to employee safety

22nd October 2021 Hi-tech protective clothing manufacturer Charnaud stresses that the safety of all employees depends on the creation and strict implementation of a personal protective equipment (PPE) plan. Elaborating on how to create a PPE management plan and put it into action, the company stresses that... 

A Charnaud stand at an event with Hazmat suits, Reflective clothing, corporate clothing, gloves, goggles and boots
ALL THE RANGE The range of Charnaud's PPE offerings should be incorporated into a company's PPE management plan

New valve breaking records on size

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 A mono-flanged large-bore Insamcor 1200 valve has been manufactured and delivered to Erongo desalination plant in Swakopmund, Namibia, by South African fluid technology manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) to allow greater volumes of sea water intake.... 

TUMI TSEHLO
The larger than normal valve manufactured for the desalinisation plant would generally be used in the mining sector
TUMI TSEHLO The larger than normal valve manufactured for the desalinisation plant would generally be used in the mining sector

Tech integrated in maintenance services

By: Cameron Mackay     30th April 2021 Filtration services provider Perfect Filtration is incorporating intelligent software technology and services into its filtration and preventive maintenance measures for hydraulic equipment. Perfect Filtration technical director Melvin Schmidt explains that, initially, Perfect Filtration used a... 

INTELLIGENT MONITORING
Incorporating intelligent and services will assist a technician by providing in-depth information on a machine, in real-time, when a technician arrives on site
INTELLIGENT MONITORING Incorporating intelligent and services will assist a technician by providing in-depth information on a machine, in real-time, when a technician arrives on site

Dryers used in fight against Covid-19

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     9th April 2021 Compressed-air treatment equipment importer Artic Driers has, in partnership with nongovernmental organisation Save-P, developed locally manufactured, low-dewpoint, heatless air dryers to combat Covid-19. These dryers were developed to be issued free of charge to hospitals and clinics where... 

Components create high efficiency in cooling towers

22nd January 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s electromechanical team plays an important role in ensuring the dependable operation of wet and dry cooling towers, through the supply and support of many power generation components. “Hansen gearboxes, which have been designed by diversified corporation... 

GEARED UP 
BMG’s Sumitomo gearbox brands also include Paramax large industrial gearboxes and Fenner Shaft Mounted Reducers
GEARED UP BMG’s Sumitomo gearbox brands also include Paramax large industrial gearboxes and Fenner Shaft Mounted Reducers

Company offers advanced solutions in filtration

27th November 2020 Together with dedicated partners and customers, geosynthetic products manufacturer and supplier Fibertex is setting a new standard in filter media by challenging the way filtration is used. “The local team works closely with customers to design filtration systems to suit exact requirements, by... 

MECHANICAL FILTRATION 
The Pleatex filter media range offers high-efficiency and a low pressure drop – through pure mechanical filtration
MECHANICAL FILTRATION The Pleatex filter media range offers high-efficiency and a low pressure drop – through pure mechanical filtration

New air filter ideal for eliminating bacteria, viruses

27th November 2020 Germany-based international filter manufacturer MANN+HUMMEL – with a local subsidiary based in Boksburg – launched a new high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) H13 air filter in accordance with EN 1822, the new test standard for filters. This new air filter filters more than 99.95% of viruses,... 

CIRCULATION AIR MODES 
Throughout the winter months, the Nanoclass Cube Pro membrane enables a return to systems using energy-efficient circulation air modes
CIRCULATION AIR MODES Throughout the winter months, the Nanoclass Cube Pro membrane enables a return to systems using energy-efficient circulation air modes

Range of solutions ensures clean fluids

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     27th November 2020 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s Fluid Technology division’s filtration solutions comprise a range of fluid power components and systems. These solutions are supported by the team’s broad technical capabilities to ensure fluids – including oil, fuel and lubricant oil – operate within the... 

FRESH AIR The Titan 
Power Breather is a high flow breather which is perfect for tank farms and large flow applications
FRESH AIR The Titan Power Breather is a high flow breather which is perfect for tank farms and large flow applications

Continuous R&D and filter trials ensure efficiency

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     27th November 2020 Filtration manufacturer Cummins Filtration continuously works with its parent company global engine supplier Cummins to ensure that it conducts product research and development (R&D) in conjunction with engine development. This enables Cummins Filtration to test its filters’ capabilities in many... 

PRESSURE TOLERANCE 
Fleetguard NanoNet fuel filters features NanoNet media, that are specifically designed for the higher pressures and tighter tolerances of an MCRS engine
PRESSURE TOLERANCE Fleetguard NanoNet fuel filters features NanoNet media, that are specifically designed for the higher pressures and tighter tolerances of an MCRS engine

LG affirms commitment to providing quality air purification solutions for MEA region  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th September 2020 The pandemic has heightened concerns over health and air quality and LG Air Solutions' latest portfolio of air purification solutions for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region aims to deal with the growing concerns about air quality inside buildings and facilities, as well as outdoors. This was... 

LG affirms commitment to providing quality air purification solutions for MEA region
LG Middle East and Africa Air Solutions Engineering Sales Team regional direction Iyad Jurdy, and MEA Air Solution Engineering Sales Team team leader Prabhjeet Singh Channa outline the company’s latest portfolio of air purification solutions for the Middle East and Africa.

Large-scale solutions for Indian companies

11th September 2020 Multinational conglomerate company General Electric Power India Limited (GEPIL) has been awarded three contracts in July for a combined value of $112.57-million to supply its best-in-class air quality control systems (AQCS) solutions to three companies. 

AIR QUALITY CONTROL
GEPIL has been awarded three contracts to supply its best-in-class air quality control systems solutions to three companies
AIR QUALITY CONTROL GEPIL has been awarded three contracts to supply its best-in-class air quality control systems solutions to three companies

HVAC system safety highlighted in the time of Covid-19

By: Donna Slater     2nd September 2020 Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems play a key role in mitigating the spread of airborne pathogens in an enclosed office environment, especially that of offices with few or no windows that can open, said HVAC systems services company SFI Group founder and CEO Edward Hector.... 

Locally made INEX mask reduces hazardous waste

By: Donna Slater     18th August 2020 Mask manufacturer INEX reports that its locally manufactured reusable Sola MR2 KN95-equavalent face mask, which was launched in March, is gaining market traction. The respirator is not only tested, but proven in the market, with thousands of masks in use every day, according to INEX.  

Locally made INEX mask reduces hazardous waste

Technology to mitigate water- treatment challenges

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     14th August 2020 The 2030 Water Resources Group - hosted by the World Bank - held a webinar last month to showcase three international technologies that can help the food and beverage sector rise above business continuity challenges amid diminishing resources within the sector. The webinar included partners such... 

DECREASE USE
The food and beverage sector faces increasingly stringent environmental legislation, with the consequent need to drive water demand down to a minimum
DECREASE USE The food and beverage sector faces increasingly stringent environmental legislation, with the consequent need to drive water demand down to a minimum

Locally manufactured PPE ensures peace of mind

17th July 2020 Durban-based packaging and materials handling designer and manufacturer Conceptainer has responded to government’s call for assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic and now supplies a full range of personal protection equipment (PPE) to enhance safety in the workplace. 

COVERED UP
Disposable coveralls provide the same degree of protection as standard washable coveralls without the need to decontaminate them after use
COVERED UP Disposable coveralls provide the same degree of protection as standard washable coveralls without the need to decontaminate them after use

3D printing combats mask shortage during Covid-19

22nd May 2020 Drive and automation technology leader SEW-Eurodrive has joined a national campaign to use three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to produce much needed face masks and shields for healthcare workers and first responders. 

COVERED UP
SEW-Eurodrive has joined a national campaign to use three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to produce much needed face masks and shields
COVERED UP SEW-Eurodrive has joined a national campaign to use three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to produce much needed face masks and shields

Local cloth mask copper drop-in filter launched to combat Covid-19

By: Donna Slater     5th May 2020 Local face mask manufacturer Aeris Mask has launched a new patent pending mask design for existing cloth masks, which feature a filter insert incorporating porous copper materials that it says provide antiviral properties. Aeris is a subsidiary of Somerset West-based energy research and... 

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