Buyers Guide: Wedge wire screen quality vs screen pricing

A wedge wire screen from one manufacturer may “look” similar to that from another. However, there can be significant quality differences between the two which will not only influence their relative selling price but may determine the suitability of one wedge wire screen over another for a particular application.

“Mascual” pump on all magma and massecuite applications

Our “Mescual” pumps are of local manufacture and are extremely robust. We recommend that all due consideration be given to the utilisation of the “Mascual” pump on all magma and massecuite duties as the pump, whilst a bit more expensive than opposition pumps, has a short payback period in terms of maintenance expense. Wear strips can be manufactured and replaced in the Mill Workshops as opposed to buying expensive spares for other makes of pumps.

K.M.E. Partner with Enerproject as oil & gas industry continues to show growth throughout Africa.

The new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019) recently announced by Mineral & Energy Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe; highlighted an urgent need for added energy generation capacity in South Africa’s energy supply, to meet our current energy supply shortfalls.

Silver Weibull Centrifugals in South Africa

With the recent appointment of Kirton Mechanical Equipment as regional agents for Silver Weibull Sweden, we are pleased to announce our participation at this years SASTA Congress

K.M.E. and Silver Weibull at annual SASTA Sugar Congress

We were pleased to represent Silver Weibull at the annual SASTA Congress held this year at the ICC in Durban. 

Wedge Wire – The Modern Alternative To Drain Covers

Wedge wire stainless steel grates have no equal in craftsmanship, strength, aesthetics, and function. Replace your existing outdated metal grid drain covers and run off trenches with a solution that provides an abundance of benefits.

Kirton Turbo Machinery

Our USA based principal has approximately a 120,000 square feet facility under roof and is located on a 19.4 acre site in the center of one of the Gulf Coast’s highest-density Petrochemical Complexes near Houston, Texas.

vacuum pump for Filter station duty

Systems vary from mill to mill and thus it is important to have a clear starting point and evaluate the system conditions, including pipe work, number of fittings, elevation changes and process requirements to ensure that your system operates at its best efficiency with reduced total cost of ownership.

K.M.E. Offer trusted solutions for Steam Turbine parts, repairs & refurbishment.

Kirton Mechanical Equipment are a trusted supplier of replacement parts, repairs and other solutions for Steam Turbines. Our technical team have sound experience in all makes and models, where we offer quality replacement parts with favourable delivery turnaround.

Snifter Valves

In researching failure of liquid ring vacuum pumps, operating on Vacuum Pan & Evaporator duties, Kirton Mechanical Equipment have established that at certain times the pumps operate at a very unfavourable duty point, often well within the cavitation zone. 

This is partly due to saturated vapour, at approx 55°C being carried over from the condenser & condensing out within the liquid ring, which is anywhere between 25°C (Winter) & 34°C (Summer) .

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P.O. Box 1742
Umhlanga Rocks
Durban - South Africa

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Tel +27 (0)31 561 8002
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SA - Head Office

45 Hilken Drive
Umhlanga Rocks
Kwa Zulu Natal
Durban - South Africa

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70 Clifton Road
CV21 3QL
Tel: 07875 844 743