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Suppliers of pumps and valves to the mining and industrial sectors for over 60 years.

M+P Split Casing Pump

Multi-stage Pump

E.I.M.

Viking Gear Pump

Stockists of Tianjin small submersible, vertical multi-stage and close coupled water pumps. Suppliers of the following:

Tel: 011 824 4810 Fax: 011 824 2770 Web: www.matherandplatt.com 26 Nagington Road, Wadeville, 1422, Gauteng


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► EIA Process

► Environmental Risk Assessments

► Geographical Information Systems

► Agricultural Assessment and Advise

► Project Managment

► Wetland and Riparian Services

► Natural Resource Services

► Visual Impact Assessments

► Ecological/Biodiversity Services

► Public Participation Process

► Application Assistance

► Game Ranch Management

► Developement Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

N2 Mnini ECO Duties

Plant rescue

Durban Coal Terminal Site Inspection

Ohlanga Pump station ECO Duties

Freightpak Warehouse Site Audit

Public participation Makhabeleni

Ballito Interchange Botanical survey

Site assessment Sundumbili pipeline

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Council 2016 - 2018 Office Bearers President........................................... Prof JL van Niekerk (Wikus) Vice President ....................................................... A Roos (Andre) National Treasurer.................................. G van den Berg (Gideon)

Branch Chairpersons Central ................................................................ C Kruger (Carel) Eastern Cape .......................................... G van den Berg (Gideon) KwaZulu Natal ........................................ Dr J Padayachee (Jared) Mpumalanga Highveld ....................................N Lecordier (Noel) Vaal ........................................................ Prof LM Masu (Leonard) Western Cape .............................................. Dr M Venter (Martin)

Portfolios: Communications and Marketing .................G Bartholomew (Bart) Technology Programme .................................... SZ Hrabar (Steve) TBC...............................................................Dr D Blaine (Debby) TBC......................................................H Makwarela (Hangwane)

Chief Executive Officer: Vaughan Rimbault National Office Manager: Anisa Nanabhay PO Box 511, Bruma, 2026 Tel: (011) 615-5660 Email: info@saimeche.org.za Website: www.saimeche.org.za Membership Email: membership@saimeche.org.za

Company Affiliates Autodesk as represented by Worldsview Technologies Ainsworth Engineering (Pty) Ltd Alstom Power Service SA (Pty) Ltd

Mod-U-Flow CC Osborn Engineered Products SA (Pty) Ltd PaCMan Projects & Maintenance

Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering Pty Ltd

Plant Design & Project Services (Pty) Limited (PDPS)

Bosch Projects Pty Ltd

PPS Insurance Co Limited

Esteq Group (Pty) Ltd

Rotek Engineering

Exxaro Resources (Pty) Ltd

S.A.M.E Water (Pty) Ltd

Festo (Pty) Ltd

SA Power Services (Pty) Ltd

Fluor SA (Pty) Ltd Kelvion Thermal Solutions (Pty) Ltd Green Plan Consultants (Pty) Ltd Hatch Africa (Pty) Ltd Howden Power (a div of Howden Africa) Howden Projects (a div of James Howden) MBE Minerals (SA) (Pty) Ltd

Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd Siemens Ltd Simera Technology (Pty) Ltd Spirax Sarco (Pty) Ltd Tenova Mining and Minerals SA Thyssenkrupp Engineering (Pty) Ltd Vital Engineering (Pty) Ltd Weir Minerals Africa

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2018 Forthcoming Training Workshops SAIMechE Training Events should be viewed by members and the industrial community as service benefits. Only events which have attracted sufficient delegates will take place. Events which do not have sufficient delegates by their bookings closure dates will be cancelled and all relevant parties will be notified accordingly. Therefore, if you book on an event, we recommend that you delay making your travel arrangements until you have been notified that the event will take place as planned. Workshop programmes, 2018 Delegate registration forms, and Fees structure may be obtained from Carey Evans Tel: 031 764 7136 or carey@saimeche.org.za Event Code Event Title

Date Start Date End Region

Booking Closure Date

Courses developed and presented by: Dr. Herbert De Vries, B.Sc. (Mech.Eng), Pr.Eng., G.C.C., MSAIMechE, MBL, DBL A6418

Tank Design, Construction and Installation Workshop

7 Mar

8 Mar

Durban

23 Feb

E6418

Tank Design, Construction and Installation Workshop

4 Apr

5 Apr

East Rand

23 Mar

C6418

Tank Design, Construction and Installation Workshop

11 Apr

12 Apr

Cape Town

29 Mar

E3218

Lean Theory, Strategy and Implementation Workshop

17 April

17 April

East Rand

6 April

E3318

Lean Principles to Reduce Waste Workshop

18 April

18 April

East Rand

6 April

E3418

Lean Techniques Workshop

19 April

19 April

East Rand

6 April

C6218

Technical Communication and Report Writing Workshop

9 May

10 May

Cape Town

26 Apr

A6218

Technical Communication and Report Writing Workshop

6 Jun

7 Jun

Durban

25 May

E6218

Technical Communication and Report Writing Workshop

17 Oct

18 Oct

East Rand

5 Oct

E3118

World Class Corporate Maintenance Strategy, Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Workshop

15 May

17 May

East Rand

4 May

E3718

Pressure Vessel Design, Construction, Maintenance and Troubleshooting Workshop

15 Aug

15 Aug

East Rand

3 Aug

Courses developed and presented by: Mr. Jac Spies, B.Sc. Mathematics & Mathematical Statistics, Grad. Business and Project Management (UNISA Business School), MMCSA, MSAIMechE E6018

TRIZ & Inventive Problem Solving Workshop

7 Mar

8 Mar

East Rand

23 Feb

C7418

Root Cause & Failure Mode and Effects Analyses Workshop

4 Jul

5 Jul

Cape Town

22 Jun

E7418

Root Cause & Failure Mode and Effects Analyses Workshop

18 Jul

19 Jul

East Rand

6 Jul

E0818

How Technology Evolution Enables Inventive Engineering Designs Workshop

24 Oct

25 Oct

East Rand

12 Oct

Courses developed and presented by: Mr. Petr Vavruch, Pr. Eng., Ing. (Prague) E2918

Practical Lubrication and Lubricants Workshop

14 Mar

14 Mar

East Rand

2 Mar

A2918

Practical Lubrication and Lubricants Workshop

16 May

16 May

Durban

4 May

C2918

Practical Lubrication and Lubricants Workshop

12 Sep

12 Sep

Cape Town

31 Aug

E6918

Lubricants and Oil Monitoring Workshop

15 Mar

15 Mar

East Rand

2 Mar

A6918

Lubricants and Oil Monitoring Workshop

17 May

17 May

Durban

4 May

C6918

Lubricants and Oil Monitoring Workshop

13 Sep

13 Sep

Cape Town

31 Aug

Course developed and presented by: Mr. Mark Sloan, Pr Tech Eng, GCC, IWT, IPE, CP-B, CP-PV, SAIW, MSAIMechE A0718

Unpacking the Pressure Equipment Regulations Workshop

18 Apr

18 Apr

Durban

6 Apr

E0718

Unpacking the Pressure Equipment Regulations Workshop

3 May

3 May

East Rand

20 Apr

Courses developed and presented by: Mr. Denzil Bazley, B.Sc. (Mech.Eng.), Pr.Eng., MSAIMechE, GCC E8618

Machinery Failure Analysis & Prevention Workshop

22 May

24 May

East Rand

11 May

C8618

Machinery Failure Analysis & Prevention Workshop

19 Jun

21 Jun

Cape Town

11 Jun

E9218

Pressure Safety Valves Workshop

5 Jun

7 Jun

East Rand

25 May

C9418

Introduction to Oil and Gas Piping Workshop

12 Jun

12 Jun

Cape Town

1 Jun

E9418

Introduction to Oil and Gas Piping Workshop

13 Jun

13 Jun

East Rand

1 Jun

E9518

Introduction to Piping and Pipelines for the Water and Wastewater Sectors Workshop

14 Jun

14 Jun

East Rand

1 Jun

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Did you know:

Over a quarter of the 200 South African national key points published in 2015 are oil and petroleum hot spots. Pipelines, depots and refineries are on the list, including the interestingly named ‘Fort Mistake Pump Station,’ which you will find in KwaZuluNatal.

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The redesign wasn’t cumbersome and didn’t require a brand new pump system, just a new impeller that could very quickly replace an old one

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Your boutique business destination www.thepeartree.co.za e-mail: info@thepeartree.co.za Tel: 011 781 1401 41 St. Albans Ave, Craighall Park

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APE Pumps - Pumps at the heart of Africa Mining Institutions

Water Processing Utilities

Manufacturers of: Vertical industrial turbine pumps Multi-stage high pressure pumps Split casing pumps End suction pumps

Power Generation Authorities

Petrochemical Industries

Vertical sump pumps API 610 pumps

26 Nagington Road, Wadeville Germiston 1400, South Africa Tel +27 11 824 4810 | Fax +27 11 824 2770 PO Box 14733, Wadeville 1422, South Africa Email: apepumps@mweb.co.za Website: www.apepumps.co.za

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ROUGH, TOUGH & BUILT TO LAST NR- Natural Rubber Suitable for lightly corrosive chemicals, highly abrasive slurries & inorganic products. Temperature Range: -20°C to +80°C

NBR- Nitrile Buna Rubber Suitable for use with oily or fatty products & with organic materials. Temperature Range: -20°C to +80°C

EPDM Suitable for corrosive chemicals & inorganic products. Made totally from EPDM rubber. Temperature Range: -20°C to +100°C

Hypalon - CSM Suitable for highly corrosive products. CSM inner liner & an SBR/NR outer cover. Temperature Range: -20°C to +85°C

Food Grade - NBRF Verderprene FDA CFR21 & EC No. Good chemical resistance, 1935/2004 approved mechanical properities. food grade. Maximum Discharge Pressure - 3 Bar Temperature Range: Temperature Range: -20°C to +80°C 10°C to +85°C

+27 (0) 11 704 7500 • info@verder.co.za • www.verder.co.za

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Five Cavex 500CVX hydrocyclones prior to being retrofitted at the customer site

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New Pipeline for Nickel Mine TDS Projects Construction has been awarded the contract for the construction of a 13km tailing pipeline at Nkomati Nickel mine. Nkomati is situated 300km east of Johannesburg. It represents one of the largest nickel reserves in South Africa, having estimated reserves of 408.6 million tonnes of ore grading, containing approximately 1.35 million tonnes of nickel metal. The pipeline will connect to the cross valley tailings storage facility at Nkomati’s Onverwacht site. The planned pipeline will consist of a 13 kilometre long 400mm pipe column. The highest point will reach 1468 metres above sea level, and the lowest point will lie at 1200 metres above sea level. The pipe column design was drawn up to be suitable for pumping slurry at a pressure of 64bar. Construction on the project has already begun. TDS Projects Construction, www.tdsprojects.co.za

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It’s one of the most corrosive environments imaginable, only one material can tough it out

With stainless steel’s strength, versatility and over 200 grades, these are some of the reasons we call it the only man-made noble metal.

Stainless Steel. It’s Simply Brilliant. Call 011 883 0119 or see sassda.co.za. Your complete stainless information source.

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