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    Non Explosive Blasts for Rock Excavation

    Fully certified as a non-explosive device; the Cardox CO2 System is extensively used for rock breaking, concrete breaking, tunnel excavation, trench excavation, general open cut excavation, foundation excavation, underwater excavation and quarrying.

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    Benefits of Glass Furnace Hot Repairs

    Glass furnace hot repairs are preventive maintenance interventions made on a glass furnace (in a hot state) to restore it to acceptable operating conditions.

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    Personalised Solutions for Rotary Kilns, Dryers and Ball Mills

    Dickinson Group of companies offers a full range of tailor-made services for rotary vessels that are employed in various industrial processes (including rotary kilns, dryers, coolers, granulators, trommels and mills).

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    Furnace Refractory Demolition in a Hot State

    Mechanised Refractory Demolition Technics can be employed while the furnace is still in a hot state at the beginning of a maintenance shutdown. This drastically reduces the overall duration of the furnace shut down.

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    Turnkey Services for Your Furnace Shutdown in Brief

    Furnaces constantly operate under extremely harsh conditions characterised by intense levels of heat, chemical attack and mechanical stress.

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    Services For Rotary Kilns, Rotary Dryers And Mills

    Rotary Kilns, Rotary Dryers and Ball Mills generally form the heart of the pyro processing, drying and grinding processes respectively in the cement, lime and mineral processing industries.

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    Industrial Corrosion Protection

    Due to its high strength and ductility, steel is widely used in industrial and engineering structures. However, corrosion of steel often leads to degeneration in its properties, waste of resources, safety problems, and environmental issues.

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    The Bricking Solutions Circle of Refractory Solutions

    Several research and development breakthroughs in the field of refractories have led to advancements that have seen significant improvements in the reliability of refractory linings in furnaces across different mineral processing sectors.

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    Services for the Copper and Non Ferrous Smelter Industries

    Dickinson Group of Companies’ Copper Smelter Services Division has executed numerous copper smelter projects for different leading global copper mines and smelters around the globe including; South Africa, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Philippines.

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    Refractory Anchors

    Since the development of monolithic refractory products, metal anchoring systems have been utilized in supporting monolithic materials.

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    Remote Controlled Mechanised Mining Services

    Our Remote Controlled Mechanised Mining Services are specially tailored for high risk areas in underground mining and may assist miners in managing their safety profile while maximising their efficiencies and productivities.

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    What is involved in Hot and Cold Kiln Alignment?

    Rotary kilns and dryers normally play extremely crucial roles in the processes that employ them, hence the need for high levels of the machinery’s reliability can never be overemphasised.

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    The Dos and Don’ts of Effective Silo Management

    Whether silos are used for intermediate storage, bottleneck management, material blending or final product storage; their effective management is very important to ensure the smooth running of industrial processes.

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    Refractory Anchor Installation Basics

    Since the development of monolithic refractory products, metal anchoring systems have been widely utilized in supporting the monolithic materials around the insulated vessels.

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    Thermal Oxygen Lancing in Furnace Demolition

    Thermal oxygen lancing is a very popular, highly effective heavy duty demolition tool that has been widely applied in furnace and heavy industrial demolition.

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    Silo Whip or Cardox Blasts

    The silo whip and Cardox blasting are two revolutionary silo cleaning techniques that both significantly improve the safety profile of silo cleaning operations by eliminating the need for human entry into the silos at any point during the cleaning process.

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    Precast Refractories for the cement industry

    Every plant manager is constantly faced with the challenge of increasing overall equipment effectiveness through better availability, higher plant runtime and reduced downtime.

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    Endoscopy in Furnaces

    Furnace endoscopy allows for the real time, remote visualisation of the interior of a furnace during normal operations, enabling the assessment of the state of the refractories inside the unit.

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    Safety during Refractory Demolition Works

    Whether for reasons of preventive, predictive or breakdown maintenance, furnace relines are constantly sought throughout the service lives of furnaces in various industries.

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    Refractory Armour Systems at a Glance

    Refractory armour systems have found a number of applications in process plants; particularly in areas which are subject to the passage of erosive, high temperature gas streams.

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    Silo Cleaning Procedures

    Silos are widely employed to play various key roles in different industrial sectors including agriculture, mining, mineral processing and manufacturing.

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    A brief overview of the Industrial Vacuumation Process

    Industrial Vacuumation generally involves the pneumatic conveyance of spilled or stored material within a production facility.

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    Catalyst Handling in Brief

    Modern day smelting processes for ores containing sulphides, make use of air enriched with oxygen, the processes generate sulphur dioxide and sulphur trioxide off gases as by-products.

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    Ceramic Fibre Anchors

    One of the fastest growing materials for heat conservation is high temperature insulation in the form of ceramic fibre blankets, modules, and boards.

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    Effective Refractory Management

    Refractory materials are essentially heat-resistant materials, such as refractory bricks, castables, ramming or gunning materials, which are designed to maintain their strength in high-temperatures.

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    Downtime is the Enemy

    Major industrial processes are the engine by which world economies are driven, they sustain livelihoods and have in the past resulted in the establishment of fully fledged towns.

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    Tap into Free Energy: Smelter Waste Heat Recovery

    The advent of the Green Industrial Revolution, largely driven by climate change, sustainable development, stringent energy management regulations and greenhouse emission reduction, has enabled organizations around the globe to adopt sustainable business models that aim at meeting emissions targets.

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    The Brokk Machine in Commercial Demolition

    Whether for reasons of compromised foundations, age, structural damage, dangerous material content, change of zoning legislations, severe forms of infestation, etc. the demolition of commercial structures may become inevitable at times.

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    What Quality Means To Us

    As an industrial service provider to the to the mining, metals smelting, mineral processing, power generation and petrochemical refining industries we are involved in several projects of different magnitude throughout every year.

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    21st century Business Values and Ethics

    The world we live in is changing at an accelerated pace, driven by technological development and globalization.

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    Get Turnkey Services for Your Furnace

    Furnaces constantly operate under extremely harsh conditions; in order to ensure their efficiencies remain at acceptable levels and to prolong their service life proper maintenance has to be done.

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    Drawing a roadmap to 2020

    In the present day dynamic, fast changing business environment that is characterised by recession, increased competition, globalization and ever increasing quality demands; business agility is the key to survival.

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    Cement Production in sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa is currently the fastest-growing cement market in the world with consumption per capita significantly below the global average of 513kg

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    Are we considering the environment enough?

    The concept of ‘development’ in our perspective as human beings is generally aimed at exploiting, controlling, or otherwise “improving” upon nature for our benefit.

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    What can go wrong while manually cleaning silos?

    Silos form an integral part of many processes in farming, mining and other industries. However these bulk storage vessels are prone to developing dead material which may be both wasteful in capacity and misleading in inventory.

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    What to Manage as a Project Manager

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    Pre-Shutdown Plant Analysis

    Planned plant shut downs can be very complex, with a significant number of tasks to be completed within the very solid time, engineering, safety and budgetary constraints.

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    Benefits of using Wear Studs.

    Wear studs are used in the earth moving industry where excessive wear is experienced on steel parts.

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    Is our rate of coal consumption sustainable?

     The world’s forests are a net carbon “sink,” trees absorb carbon dioxide to synthesize carbon compounds in the presence of sunlight and water through the process of photosynthesis.

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    Future Trends

     The end is in sight for the machine that changed the world; the internal combustion engine will imminently give way to Electric Vehicles (EV) in the future.

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    Coke Oven Repair Innovation

    Coke is widely used in various industrial processes, coke ovens like any other furnace regularly require refractory maintenance.

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    Kiln Access Made Easy

    The kiln is an island without access to it, as such the ­first consideration in Kiln Maintenance is a means to get personnel and equipment in and out of the kiln safely.

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    Silo cleaning safety profile increased

    A great number of plant operations personnel and management are knowledgeable of the detrimental effects of clogged up and blocked Silos that result in overall process inefficiencies, material handling problems, storage capacity reduction and product contamination.

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    Cement Plant Analysis?

    Operations management, personnel’s judgement and decision making is usually shrouded by cognitive dissonance and habituation.

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    Revamp Your Metallurgical Accounting

    Metallurgical accounting reports are delivered to a variety of stakeholders who use them for internal as well as for external management purposes; the need for reports’ accuracy of the reports can never be overstated.

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    Rotary Kiln Repairs

    Rotary kilns and dryers are the hub of the pyro processing and material drying systems respectively.

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    All You Need To Know About Precast Refractories

    Even high quality refractory monolithic material can give poor performance if adequate care is not taken to ensure proper water addition, mixing and initial dry-out.

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    Specialised Demolition

    Mishaps and accidents during the execution of demolition tasks often lead to catastrophic consequences.

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    The Precast Lining for Casting Ladles

    A patent on precast lining for casting ladles was registered on the 15th April 2016, the invention comprises of a securely releasable and engage able base with at least one interconnecting and stackable precast ring.

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    Brokk Maintenance and Repairs

    Brokk demolition machines are popular workhorses in mechanized demolition works of furnaces, construction and the heavy industry.

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    How Hot Kiln Alignment is done

    The majority of problems associated with rotary kilns can be attributed to misalignment. As such, comprehensive hot kiln alignment ensures that rotary kilns are able to achieve maximum efficiency throughout their service lives and help users avoid unforeseen breakdowns.

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    Heat Stress Prevention

    When work is carried out within areas with high temperatures, the hazards linked to the extreme temperatures cannot be ignored.

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    Plant Consultancy

    Whether you are in the metal smelting, mineral processing, power generation or petrochemical refining industries, in order to achieve and maintain superior levels of plant performance, consulting with the experts of your relevant field is always a worthy investment.

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    Silo Cleaning Ameliorated

    Loss in capacity, fluctuations in material flow rates, system blockage etc. these are some of the signs of the accumulation of compacted material in material storage vessels that are used to store raw materials, partially processed material and final products within various production processes across different industries.

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    Benefits of Industrial Vacuumation

    Industrial vacuumation has been widely used and accepted across different mining and manufacturing industries worldwide.

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    Mining and Rehabilitation

    Simply stated, mining activities generally involve the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials in the form of ores from the earth.

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    Glass Furnace Hot Repairs 

    The simplified version of the biggest challenge to glass manufacturing was traditionally defined as finding a container to economically hold and melt glass at the required temperatures (1204oC to 1593oC) as to convert batch materials to a molten product suitable for forming.

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    Refractory Materials Handling Onsite

    Onsite Refractory Materials handling involves the movement, protection, storage and control of refractory materials throughout the various stages of warehousing, distribution, consumption and disposal.

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    Refractory Materials Handling Offsite

    Refractory Materials handling involves the movement, protection, storage and control of refractory materials throughout the various stages of manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and transportation.

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    Refractory Life

    Over the years, it has been generally believed and well accepted that the furnace or kiln of any processing plant is the “heart” of that plant.

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    Automated Anchor Manufacturing

    Anchor systems are widely used for various types of monolithic, ceramic fibre and brick refractory linings.

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    Shear Connectors for Construction Industry

    Shear Connectors are used as an essential component in steel-concrete composite structures, beam design and construction.

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    Turnkey Projects

    It is generally known and accepted that different classes of projects are unique in their nature and they need different approaches.

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    INCOTERMS

    The INCOTERMS (International Commercial Terms) is a universally recognized set of definitions of international trade terms.

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    Precast Refractories Overview 

    Precast blocks have been widely employed in different industries to replace monolithic refractories and refractory bricks.

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    Contracting Vs Partnership

    The practice of contracting the services of maintenance specialists during planned and unplanned outages is wide spread amongst manufacturers.

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    Loss in Silo Capacity?

    Whether it be Cement, Clinker, Slag, Coal, Raw Meal, Soda Ash Or Clay, silos are prone to developing dead material, which is both wasteful of capacity and misleading for inventories.

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    Kiln Refractory Maintenance Reinforcement

    An effective refractory maintenance program is critical to maximise the energy efficiency and durability of any rotary kiln.

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    Why Dickinson Group of Companies

    With the rapidly growing number of industrial service providers coming into the market with different levels of knowledge and experience in the field.

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    Engaging a refractory contractor

    An emergency shutdown emanating from unexpected or premature failure of a furnace’s refractory lining often results in severe productivity and revenue losses.

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    Tyre & Roller Grinding

    Rotary kilns and dryers operate under harsh extreme conditions characterised by heat, dust, chemical, mechanical stresses and long running hours during their service life.

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    Waste Heat Recovery For The Cement Industry 

    Dickinson Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of Dickinson Group focuses on Waste Heat Recovery technology development, engineering consultation, engineering design, general contracting and engineering services to provide manufacturers with personalized solutions for the WHR technology.

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    Remote Controlled Demolition

    Furnace demolition services are employed to remove refractories in the furnaces after their service life has been achieved.

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    Benefits of Industrial Vacuuming

     Dickinson Group of Companies provides industrial vacuum services for industrial, plants and mining applications that assures the quickest, most efficient and safest means of recovering a variety of both wet and dry material.

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    Clogged up silo?

    Substances kept in bulk storage silos generally attract moisture which eventually causes the material to bind and adhere to the walls or form clumps, consequently resulting in blockages of the valve outlets, build-up along the sidewalls and the base of the vessel.

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    Monolithic Refractory Anchors

    The design of high performance, reliable furnaces and pyrometallurgical vessels is incomplete without inclusion of monolithic refractory linings and anchoring.

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    Precast Bull Nose for Clinker Cooler

    The integrity and performance of a Cooler Bull Nose is subject to many factors directly and indirectly linked to its design and installation process.

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