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“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.

Silver Weibull Centrifugals in South Africa

Kirton Mechanical Equipment is pleased to announce that KME has been appointed, by Silver Weibull Sweden, as the regional agent for South Africa.

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

"Vent to suction" design

The "vent to suction" feature facilitates the draining of massecuite / magma or seed, that finds its way into the lantern ring within the stuffing box, back to the suction port via 25mm drain pipes.

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 Replace your existing outdated metal grid drain covers and run off trenches with a solution that provides an abundance of benefits.

KME Custom Manufacture Wedge Wire Screens

Kirton Mechanical Equipment manufactures a variety of screens using difference wire profiles and grades to suit the clients' specific needs.

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.

ADIPEC Expo in Abu Dhabi

We are very pleased to announce that the DTI in South Africa has selected Kirton Mechanical Equipment to host a stand at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC).

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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