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From the President’s desk

First Quarter 2020 SAFPA

Greetings,

I trust all the readers had a pleasant festive season and managed to recharge for 2020, I hope this year will be a prosperous one for you.

The SAFPA subcommittee chaired by Chris Arbour has delivered a draft version of the ‘Guide to pressure equipment in the fluid power industry’ which has been presented to the fluid power committee for review and comment. The pressure vessel legislation pertaining to the OHSACT, Mine Health and Safety Act, and Merchant Shipping Act is overviewed, showing its impact on the following fluid power products: accumulators, hydraulic piping, hydraulic cylinders, pneumatic cylinders, air receivers and manifold blocks.

Once the draft version of the ‘Guide to pressure equipment in the fluid power industry’ has been reviewed and edited by the SAFPA committee and a discussion of the changes by the Pressure Vessel Sub committee has been held, the draft will be released to the fluid power industry, and any further comments will be tabled for a later revision, so watch this space.

Regarding the Hose Safety Training course, an external resource has been contracted to update the training material based on the British Fluid Power Association and edited to South African/Metric specifications. This will extend the offering of the training course to a multiple day requirement and offer the learner an extended portfolio of information. The new course dates and venue will be rolled out during the course of 2020.


I wish you a great 2020,

Kind Regards

Dustin Pereira


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