Age Technologies JHB‐ a member of the Age of Africa Technologies
Group ‐ were commissioned by ESKOM to come up with a simple
yet intelligent design for the ash conveyor protection system at
their Kendal Power Station in Mpumalanga.
The system, which took six months and comprised 66 man
months from conception to completion, is so efficient and
easy to maintain that AGE are pleased to report their client is
extremely pleased with the reliability of the plant.
AGE's brief included the overall project management, PLC
engineering using a Siemens Su110 PLC, equipment supply,
installation and commissioning.
Owing to the length of the ash handling conveyor, the
protection system had to incorporate enhanced fault finding
and accurate trip site location .
This unique design in long‐line conveyor protection is a world
first. All of ESKOM's criteria were met and incorporated all
the other aspects of conveyor related alarms such as belt rip,
misalignment, and blocked chute detection, yet there are no
electronics in the field.
The project, which was repeat business for AEG with ESKOM,
was completed on time and within budget.
AGE Technologies JHB
50 Charl Cilliers Ave, Alberton North, 1456
Tel: +27 11 869 3925/6/7
Fax: +27 11 869 6427