Understanding friction, lubrication and wear

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3 October 2017 at 16:00
"Report Back from the World Tribology Congress in Beijing in September" by Patrick Swan Webinar

Tuesday 7 November 2017

“Simplifying the Waste Act and Waste Regulatory Requirements” by Belinda Berry

6 February 2017 at 16:00

“Quenching” by Gregory Tarr - Fuchs


Wednesday 19 September 2017 at 17:30

“The Essentials of Formulating and Blending Synthetic Lubricants and PAO vs GRP III”

by Sven Meinhardt


Marketing Technical Support Chemist

Synthetics Business Unit

Science Park, 1 Northway, Kelvin, Johannesburg

The evening was sponsored by Unichem Services Pty Ltd.

Our thanks to ExxonMobil, Sven Meinhardt and Unichem for a successful and informative evening. The attendance and support of Tribologists and their colleagues was much appreciated.

Please participate in our next Technical Webinars, as listed below.

The events are open to all, SAIT Members, their Guests and Non-Members.

3 October 2017 at 16:00



by Patrick G Swan

Aswan Consulting cc

Patrick will be attending the World Tribology Congress “WTC VI” in Beijing during September. As one of the Keynote Speakers at the Conference this is quite an honour for the SAIT and South Africa. Patrick will recount some of the more important and interesting presentations, as a webinar, on his return, and report back on international activities and liaison.

Please register by clicking here


Instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to you after registration. Please check your system and log in 15 minutes before the start time.

7 November 2017


“Simplifying the Waste Act and Waste Regulatory Requirements”

by Belinda Berry


Presenter’s Background

Belinda is a registered professional scientist with a BSc(Hons) (Chemistry) and a post graduate diploma in Environmental Law. Belinda has spent most of her working career (25 years) in the field of hazardous waste and chemicals management and set up ConnectMe consulting in 2014 focused on regulatory compliance for waste and chemicals and has since specialized in chemical safety and in particular the UN GHS. ConnectMe was incorporated into LISAM South Africa from April 2017.

Lisam is a global software company specializing in regulatory compliant EHS software and in particular SDS authoring and distribution for all the major regions globally. Lisam has offices in 18 countries and can provide authoring solutions in more than 50 languages.

Lisam South Africa also offers regulatory compliance services such as waste compliance requirements, environmental impact assessments, auditing and authoring of Safety Data Sheets.

Belinda will provide an overview of the following:

  • Outline of the legal requirements for waste management in South Africa:
  • A look at some typical waste streams generated by the industry and the legal requirements associated with these wastes
  • Summary of the Waste Legal Framework in South Africa
  • Waste Information System (SAWIS)
  • Storage of Waste
  • Document and Manifest Requirements
  • Landfill Classes and Waste Types
  • Assessment and Classification of waste – Analytical and GHS requirements
  • Contaminated Land Requirements

If you would like to attend, please register by clicking the link: Register here

You will then receive an email with the login details and instructions on how to join.

6 February 2017 at 16:00


Gregory Tarr - Fuchs


Details to be provided

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Understanding lubrication, friction and wear


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