Spec Hardware had a CHRISTMAS competition in December 2021
To stand a chance to win one of four amazing prizes, clients had to like and follow our Spec Hardware Facebook page, share the post with their friends and spend R350 or more in our Spec Hardware shop.
Winners were Sydney Ambier [1 st prize], Gerrie Terblanche [2 nd prize], Annelie Nel [3 rd prize] and John Brown [4 th prize]. Congratulations to our winners and Thank You very much for everyone’s support.
SPEC Hardware Cape Town - Eshaam Smith - Chesterton Reward
Eshaam Smith, Spec Hardware’s Product Specialist from our Western Cape branch, received an incentive award for the highest sales achieved in the EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa] region for Chesterton 650 AML.
Eshaam received a Canal Walk shopping voucher for this achievement. Congratulating him is Michael Moore, Chesterton’s Regional Manager for Sub Saharan Africa and Arnold Avenant, Spec’s Group CEO.
Spec Hardware congratulates Eshaam for this achievement and thank him for his diligence and hard work especially during the covid period.
Loerie dam Eastern Cape - Projects
On request from our client, SPEC did an electrical light installation in the gallery at Loerie dam. We did the research and the proper lights were designed and supplied by BEKA. The layout was done by the customer and SPEC’s electrical team under supervision of Johan Lemmer did the complete installation.
New cables and racking were installed and a supply point was installed at the control room.
This is a major upgrade as this will make it easier for proper maintenance to be performed. It will also make it safer when walking in the gallery as this will eliminate a trip risk.
As the tunnel is under the water , there are steps at the end of the tunnel to reach the control room. As is the picture it is clear that these lights will make it safer to climb and work.
On completion, the client did the necessary lux measurements and signed off on a great job done
SPEC Hardware (Pty) Ltd
SPEC Hardware had a Father’s Day Competition in June 2021.
For this competition clients and followers had to like, follow and share our Facebook page and to spend R200 or more in the Spec Hardware shop (Gqeberha/ Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape), in order to be entered into our competition to win one of 3 great prizes. The winners of our Father’s Day competition were Kevin Clarke, Jade Jayda Couts and Donovan Muller. Congratulations to our winners.
“Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father”
Chesterton 650 AML (SPEC Hardware (Pty) Ltd)
A client in the Bottling Industry was experiencing build-up on their chains and sprockets resulting dry running and a squeaking noise. To eliminate the build-up we applied Chesterton’s 650 AML unsurpassed, high performing lubricant designed to creep into the internal working parts of your equipment whilst cleaning and to remove gum and varnish as it lubricates.
Chesterton 630 Grease (SPEC Hardware (Pty) Ltd)
Our client in the Food Industry experienced continuous bearing failure. Our Product Specialist recommended Chesterton 630 Premier Synthetic, Corrosive resistant and extreme pressure grease that has a food grade H1 NSF classification in conjunction with Chesterton’s automated lubri-cup dispensers to prevent future bearing failures.
NMU South Campus - Sawdust Extractor system (SPEC Corrosion Protection (Pty) Ltd)
The sawdust extractor system required urgent repair work. After the client gave us the instructions/order, we immediately started the repairs having our Rigging team (with our Iveco 6x6 rigging Truck) on site to remove the tank and transport it back to our factory in Perserverance. After stripping the entire tank apart we started with mechanical repairs by removing all rusted areas and welded new plates in. After the mechanical work was completed we proceeded to blast the extractor tank to SA2.5 and coated the entire tank interior and exterior with Proguard CN200 at 400µm. On the exterior we applied an additional 40µm top coat of Sigmadur 550.
We continued to work on site and replace all fasteners and coated all structural support beams on site. After we completed the work on site we transported the newly refurbished tank back to site, installed and reconnected all piping. The Extractor system was completely refurbished and 100% operational.
Mthatha DWS Project (SPEC Corrosion Protection (Pty) Ltd)
In the mechanical department, our team has been hard at work on manufacturing of numerous sets of steel pipes for DWS Mthatha dam. This consists of cutting down pipes to the desired lengths, welding, grinding and repairing if needed and fit-up of flanges on more than 40x450NB pipes. Each pipe also goes through vigorous testing, to see if it adheres to DWS Standards & Specifications. All pipes for this Mthatha project, passed the Mechanical inspections and are ready for our Corrosion team to apply the required coatings.
Loerie Denso Wrapping (SPEC Corrosion Protection (Pty) Ltd)
On the weekend of 18 th April 2021, we sent our Corrosion team down to Loerie dam, to Denso wrap two pipe couplings. They prepped the desired area, by wiping down the surface to make sure there are no contaminates. The Mastic putty was applied, and pushed into all crevasses and around all the nuts and bolts. The Denso Wrap was then carefully applied layer by layer until the desired thickness was achieved. To fully secure the Mastic putty and Denso Wrap in place, a layer of ‘outer wrapping tape’ was applied. They also applied 2 Coats of Acrylic based white paint over the Outer wrapping, for an extra layer of protection.
SPEC Group - 50th Anniversary - 4 March 2021
Surface Preparations Equipment and Coatings (Pty) Ltd, or as it is known in the market as just SPEC (which is the Projects company and also the mother Company of the SPEC Group) will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary on 4 March 2021.
Over the past 50 years, SPEC Group has grown into a multi-disciplinary force supplying turn-key projects to our customers. This all started 50 years ago as a single small company and now the Group consists of 6 companies and a property trust. While SPEC’s services and operations have expanded, our underlying principles have remained constant. We are proud to celebrate our 50-year milestone with our employees, clients, and partners—and look forward to the next 50 years!
Supply of Chesterton products – Western Cape [December 2020]
Mechanical Seal replacement
Customer: Municipality in the Western Cape
Requirement: The client refurbished one of their bulk water supply pumps and wanted reliable sealing solutions for the newly refurbished pumps
Solution: Chesterton 442 split mechanical seal. The flagship product of the world leader in split seal technology. Patented, innovation in split seal technology, combining superior seal performance with the ease of installation of a cartridge split seal.
New seal installed
Position of the rotary seal
Parts of the Chesterton 442 Split Mechanical Seal
REFURBISHMENT OF ALICEDALE WATER TREATMENT WORKS (PHASE 1)
CONTRACT NO. MLM/2018-2019/INFRA/004
The Alicedale WTW Project was started on the 5th of April 2019 and completed on the 30th of July 2020 and the scope of the works were to upgrade and modernise the water treatment plant to supply clean potable drinking water to the community of Alicedale.
The scope of the works was extremely broad and challenging due to the fact that the water treatment works is spread out across the whole entire town of Alicedale, this included refurbishing, upgrading and installing completely new installations relating to the following dissiplines of water purification.
In a broad outline the following items were addressed, the upgrading and repairs to the Control Building, Settlement Tanks, Clarifiers, pipe lines, valves, valve boxes, pumps, electrical works including a new state of the art flocculation system to name but a few items addressed at the main Water Treatment Works.
All the existing water reservoirs were cleaned, repaired, upgraded and sanitised the acceptable water treatment standards.
The main final clean water reservoir was stripped of its old badly deteriorating roof, cleaned and a new Shukuma pre-stressed concrete roof was installed with a 250 ton crane. ( Please see photos herewith )
The old decommissioned water reservoir on the mountain providing water to the Kwanonzwakasi community was completely demolished and a new 360m3 HDG pressed metal reservoir was erected and commissioned in its place.
The existing sandfilters were completely refurbished and a new state of the art Gas Chlorination System was installed and commissioned and tested.
A new borehole was drilled outside town, including the construction of a Solar Panel Tower installation to supply power to the borehole pump station and a 1.80 km pipeline was laid from the borehole to the Water Treatment Works to be an extra supply of water to the community.
The Total Value of the project was R 16 810 491.65.
The Client Makana Municipality was extremely satisfied with the end result and commended SPEC as HIGLY RECOMMENDED in the post Contract Report.
SPEC Hardware 4th birthday 1 July 2020
SPEC Hardware celebrated its 4th birthday on 1 July 2020. To celebrate this day, we handed out free goodie bags with each purchase.
We had a Facebook competition where clients and followers had to like, comment and share our birthday post in order to be entered into our competition to win one of 2 great prizes. The winners of our Facebook competition were: Noleen Bouah and Belinda van der Bank. Congratulations to our winners.
Noleen’s husband collected her prize on her behalf.
SPEC Open day February 2020
On 21 February 2020 the SPEC Group had an Open Day for both client and public to come and see what services we offer at our premises in Perseverance (Port Elizabeth); we had so much fun. We had over 15 supplier stalls, 4 food stalls, live displays every 20 minutes and a lot of lucky draws throughout the day.
The feedback we received afterwards was very positive. “Luister FM” (an local radio station) also did a live broadcast from our premises on that day to do some Marketing and invite more visitors. There is so much photos we can share but below are some highlights of the day.
We as the SPEC Group would like to thank everyone once again for all the support on the Open day and for the past 50 years.
SPEC HARDWARE NEWS - October 2019
On 17 February 2019 SPEC Hardware (Pty) Ltd became the sole distributor of Chesterton Products for the areas of Eastern Cape and Western Cape. SPEC Hardware maintain complete inventory of Chesterton Products and also employs full-time knowledgeable Chesterton Specialists who are trained in the technical aspects of the business and in troubleshooting.
On 1 March 2019 Spec Hardware opened a branch in Cape Town to supply and service clients in the Western Cape.
Product Specialists (Sales & Technical Representatives) :
Western Cape :
Eshaam Smith (Cell no. 083 564 6009)
E-mail : Eshaam.firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEC Group Corumana dam, Mozambique - June 2019
SPEC Group extended its expertise and experience abroad for the first time with a contract at the Corumana dam in Mozambique. The project is funded by the Word Bank. SPEC is responsible for work on the Refurbishment of Corumana Outlet works Hydro Mechanical Equipment (Contract title). SPEC commenced work on the 21 st June 2019 with 3 teams working permanent on site.
SPEC Group SPCA Donations - May 2019
SPEC Group made a fantastic donation to show their support to our Furry Friends at the SPCA Uitenhage. We also gave them a R2000 voucher to use at our SPEC Hardware store. This was an amazing team effort and always nice to give back to our community.
SPEC Fleet Vehicles - 2018 & 2019
SPEC Group added more than 10 new Vehicles to our Fleet in 2018 & 2019. Most of the fleet are Ford Rangers because we use them on the project sites. Some other vehicles we added to our fleet is VW Polo & BMW x4. All of our vehicles are branded with our Company details.
Chesterton Open Day - March 2018
SPEC had a Ceramic Polymer Open day for some of our big Clients which was a practical session in our workshop where we showed the application of the different products by a representative of Ceramic Polymers from Germany.
Ceramic Polymer Award - January 2018
AW Chesterton Kick off meeting in Rome, Arnold Avenant (SPEC Group) and Woldemar Haak (Ceramic Polymer). SPEC receiving the Ceramic Polymer Top Sales and Distributor award for Sub Saharan Africa.