A delegation of local and international engineering professionals together with a line-up of thought-leaders in Africa’s extractive, construction, energy, food processing, agriculture, water and wastewater, and power generation industries will be at the Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa 2019 expo and conference in Johannesburg from 11 to 13 June to address latest technologies and proactive approaches to challenges in the operation and maintenance of pumps, valves and pipes.

The Industrial Internet of Things

The growing demand by processing and manufacturing plants for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions is testament to how important it is not to stay behind in this day and age. Connecting industrial assets like pumps, valves and pipes to the Internet and wireless technologies is a strategic enabler for improved manufacturing performance. When properly implemented, it can provide appropriate security and availability of services across multiple plants and facilities.

“It is against this background that INDUTEC will be hosting the 11th edition of Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa. For the first time ever, the event is set to be boosted by sharing the stage with two chief construction events: African Construction Expo and Totally Concrete Expo – ensuring a broader audience mix and larger platform for the involved industries to network and do business,” says programme manager, Nico Loretz.

The free-to-attend workshops and conference sessions will look at standards and compliance; selection criteria; energy- and cost-saving solutions; reconditioning; as well as the efficient operation and maintenance of pumps, valves, pipes, tanks, vessels and drums.

The high-level joint keynote plenary session will look at how the PVP industry could leverage off fast growing economies and be best positioned to meet Africa’s construction boom needs. Localisation and skills for industrial development and engineering as well as strategic sourcing and supply of industrial assets for the conveyance of liquids, gases & slurries will also be addressed.

“The Advisory Board for the programme includes representatives from PetroSA, SAPREF, Eskom, AngloGold Ashanti, Rand Water and Astral Foods and the South African Irrigation Institute – ensuring a most relevant and current programme designed by the industry for the industry”, concludes Loretz.