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From the President’s desk

Third Quarter 2019 SAFPA

I’m back to serve another term as the SAFPA president, thank you to the council for electing me to stay on for another year, I am honoured.

Unfortunately, SAFPA will not be running the industry survey this year as some major players within the fluid power industry have elected not to participate, therefore the results of the survey would not be reliable and worth the investment. Other avenues are currently being investigated to measure the industry size and express this in a meaningful quantitative manner.

By the time you read this, the sub-committee for pressure vessels will have been formed and pushing ahead with compiling a meaningful document available to SAFPA members regarding pressure vessel legislation in South Africa. The aim is to have this report in a draft phase for peer review by the end of 2019.


Dustin Pereira (SAFPA President)

SAFPA would still like to continue with the awareness of ISO standards available within the hydraulic and pneumatic industry for various product lines and system engineering. We shall endeavour to create awareness of these standards to ensure equipment manufacture and sourcing is in line with global standards and equipment is safe for operation. Upcoming technical evenings will focus on familiarising the industry with these standards.

On a personal note, I would like to thank the SAFPA council, CTR and Hydac for the generosity received by my wife and I celebrating the birth of our first child, Tristan Pereira born 29/05/2019.

Regards

Dustin Pereira


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