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2018 Open Enrolment Workshops Workshop programmes and delegate booking forms for the below planned workshops: Carey Evans, Tel: 031 764 7136, E-mail: carey@saimeche.org.za Requests for In-house workshops: Linda Robinson, Tel: 031 764 7136, Email: linda@saimeche.org.za Event Code

Event Title

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Date End

Region

Booking Closure Date

E0518

Fundamentals of Steam

17 Jan

17 Jan

East Rand

5 Jan

C8618

Machinery Failure Analysis and Prevention

23 Jan

25 Jan

Cape Town

12 Jan

C9418

Oil and Gas Piping

29 Jan

29 Jan

Cape Town

19 Jan

E4718

Pressure Equipment - An Effective Guideline to SANS 347

01 Feb

01 Feb

East Rand

22 Jan

C4718

Pressure Equipment - An Effective Guideline to SANS 347

14 Feb

14 Feb

Cape Town

2 Feb

A4718

Pressure Equipment - An Effective Guideline to SANS 347

21 Feb

21 Feb

Durban

9 Feb

A6418

Tank Design, Construction and Installation

07 Mar

08 Mar

Durban

23 Feb

E2918

Practical Lubrication and Lubricants

14 Mar

14 Mar

East Rand

2 Mar

E6918

Lubrication and Oil Monitoring

15 Mar

15 Mar

East Rand

2 Mar

E6418

Tank Design, Construction and Installation

04 Apr

5 Apr

East Rand

23 Mar

C6418

Tank Design, Construction and Installation

11 Apr

12 Apr

Cape Town

29 Mar

E3218

Lean Theory, Strategy and Implementation

17 Apr

17 Apr

East Rand

6 Apr

A0718

Pressure Equipment Regulations

18 Apr

18 Apr

Durban

6 Apr

E3318

Lean Principles to Reduce Waste

18 Apr

18 Apr

East Rand

6 Apr

E3418

Lean Techniques

19 Apr

19 Apr

East Rand

6 Apr

E0718

Pressure Equipment Regulations

03 May

03 May

East Rand

20 Apr

E8618

Machinery Failure Analyses and Prevention

08 May

10 May

East Rand

26 Apr

C6218

Technical Communication and Report Writing

09 May

10 May

Cape Town

26 Apr

E3118

World Class Corporate Maintenance Strategy, Maintenance Planning & Scheduling

15 May

17 May

East Rand

4 May

A2918

Practical Lubrication and Lubricants

16 May

16 May

Durban

4 May

A6919

Lubricants and Oil Monitoring

17 May

17 May

Durban

4 May

E9218

Pressure Safety Valves

05 Jun

07 Jun

East Rand

25 May

A6218

Technical Communication and Report Writing

06 Jun

07 Jun

Durban

25 May

E9418

Piping for Oil & Gas

13 Jun

13 Jun

East Rand

1 Jun

E9518

Piping for Water and Wastewater Sectors

14 Jun

14 Jun

East Rand

1 Jun

C7418

Root Cause, and Failure Mode, and Analysis

04 Jul

05 Jul 18

Cape Town

22 Jun

A9818

Leadership and Project Management in Engineering

11 Jul

12 Jul 18

Durban

29 Jun

E6518

Fans and Air Handling

11 Jul

12 Jul 18

East Rand

29 Jun

E7418

Root Cause, and Failure Mode, & Analysis

18 Jul

19 Jul 18

East Rand

6 Jul

C9818

Leadership and Project Management in Engineering

01 Aug

02 Aug

Cape Town

22 Jul

E0318

Steam Distribution, Pipeline and Ancillaries, Steam Flow Metering, and Desuperheating

01 Aug

02 Aug

East Rand

22 Jul

E3718

Pressure Vessel Design, Construction, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

15 Aug

15 Aug

East Rand

3 Aug

A1218

The Psychrometrics Toolbox- Its Principles, Uses and Applications

15 Aug

16 Aug

Durban

3 Aug

E0618

Engineer as Manager

05 Sep

06 Sep

East Rand

24 Aug

C2918

Practical Lubrication & Lubricants

12 Sep

12 Sep

Cape Town

31 Aug

C6918

Lubricants and Oil Monitoring

13 Sep

13 Sep

Cape Town

31 Aug

A0618

Engineer as Manager

19 Sep

20 Sep

Durban

7 Sep

E1218

The Psychrometrics Toolbox- Its Principles, Uses and Applications

19 Sep

20 Sep

East Rand

7 Sep

E4618

Value Engineering; Value Management

03 Oct

03 Oct

East Rand

21 Sep

C4618

Value Engineering; Value Management

10 Oct

10 Oct

Cape Town

28 Sep

E6218

Technical Communication and Report Writing

17 Oct

1 Oct

East Rand

5 Oct

E0418

Steam Trapping; Condensate Removal; Condensate Recovery

07 Nov

08 Nov

East Rand

26 Oct

E7018

Leadership and Management Roles in Engineering

19 Nov

20 Nov

East Rand

9 Nov

E6118

Leadership and Management Principles & Practice in Engineering

21 Nov

22 Nov

East Rand

9 Nov

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If you are selling Liquid Petroleum Gas energy, it is now not only essential to have a thorough understanding of one’s customers’ requirements, but also how the energy you supply them will be utilised, or the application thereof

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Global Lubricants Collaboration ExxonMobil is now a preferred global lubricants supplier for GE’s Jenbacher Type 2, 3 and 9 gas engines. As part of this new global collaboration, ExxonMobil will help owner-operators of Jenbacher gas engines enhance equipment performance through the use of its Mobil Pegasus family of premium gas engine oils. “We’ve built a strong working relationship with GE and many end users over the past two decades, but this new

collaboration validates the leadership of our Mobil Pegasus family of lubricants and underscores the many benefits they can help deliver to end users,” says Tim Hinchman, Strategic Global Alliance director at ExxonMobil. “Through this collaboration, we also look forward to working with GE to engineer new lubricant technologies for Jenbacher gas engines that will help their customers further protect their businesses in the years to come.”

For gas engine operators, these benefits include reducing the number of oil changes and oil purchases required, enhancements to the energy efficiency and reliability of their equipment, and increased engine availability while lowering operating costs. ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants www.centlube/mobil.co.za www.mobilindustrial.com GE Distributed Power www.gepower.com

Flexible Maintenance Packages To allow each mining customer to choose the most effective maintenance strategy for its particular conditions, Weir Minerals is offering ‘infinite flexibility’ in its range of solutions to keep its equipment operating at the lowest cost per ton over its full life cycle. According to Kobus Fourie, Global Services Manager for Weir Minerals, there is a refocus in the world of maintenance, as the mining industry gains a better understanding of the value of total asset management carried out by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). “The involvement of the OEM in ongoing plant maintenance can really make a difference to reliability while reducing maintenance costs in the long term,”

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says Kobus. “So, to ensure that every customer can take advantage of these benefits, we are extremely flexible in how we structure our support to suit any environment.” These maintenance arrangements include a cost-per-ton model, which allows mines to budget a set premium for a pre-determined production rate. Another option is the repair-and-exchange model, where the OEM keeps key stock related to the specific customer’s requirements, so it can supply what would normally be long lead time items in just a few hours. Kobus highlights that the OEM supplier is in the best position to understand and support their products optimally, and this is recognised by most mining companies, who will closely link their

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Empowerment

Mentoring apprentices, interns and trainees in various disciplines

Lucas Tseki

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Alan Will

Goscor Access Rental (GAR) has appointed industry stalwart Alan Will as KwazuluNatal Branch Manager, based in Westmead.

Keshan Moodley

Keshan Moodley has been appointed a director of Bosch Munitech (Pty) Ltd, part of Bosch Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

Tillmann Olsen

Tillmann Olsen, who hails from Bosch Rexroth in Germany, was appointed Hytec Group Deputy Chief Executive effective 1 August 2017. The position is temporary only, as Tillmann is groomed to succeed CEO John Wingrove, who retires on 31 December 2017 after leading the group for a successful 16 years.

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