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Sorghum cultivar sweetens prospects for biofuels

 Until recently, the biofuels industry in South Africa was based on maize and jatropha as feedstock. This changed when biofuels were limited to non-food...

Fire resistant transformers for food processing installations

From the ICMEESA Archive In food processing applications, pyroclor-filled transformer units save space and curb the costs involved with cable installations. In a modern food factory...

Compressed air: The new stationary battery?

Lead acid stationary batteries have been in use since 1859 and despite several disadvantages, such as their low energy-volume-ratio their low cost still makes...

Noise considerations: machines and the design factory

From the ICMEESA Archive A synopsis of an original lecture delivered on 15 December 1965 on the dangers of industrial noise, as well as on...

The mash-lap welding process

Mash welding is a form of resistance seam welding where the sheets to be joined are overlapped by a distance of roughly 1,5 times...

Inspection and the operating engineer Part 2

A discussion on vessel pressure testing, the instrumentation needed and the advantages and disadvantages of crack detection methods. From the ICMEESA Archive Part 1 of this...

Providing multi-pollutant flue gas treatment

Activated carbon can remove all flue gases including carbon dioxide. Coal fired power stations will be around for a number of years, and with increasing...

Energy saving in HVAC systems

The main power consumers in most buildings are lighting and the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. Substantial savings can be achieved by optimising the heating,...

Inspection and the operating engineer Part 1

From the ICMEESA Archive A discussion on vessel pressure testing, the instrumentation needed, and the advantages and disadvantages of crack detection methods. The ultimate objective of...

Mitigating the harmful effects of noise: Machine and factory design

From the ICMEESA Archive This article is based on a lecture on noise pollution and its harmful effects, delivered on 15 December 1965 at the...
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