African Utility Week

on Monday, 16 May 2016. Posted in Events and Exhibitions


EON Consulting is looking forward to African Utility Week and will have an exhibition stand for the fifth consecutive year. We have had presenters and/or panellists at each of these five years’ events and are proud to be a silver sponsor in 2016 with the following participation at the event:

Nuclear Africa Conference and Exhibition 2016

on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. Posted in Engineering, Events and Exhibitions


The Nuclear Africa Conference and Exhibition 2016 is taking place on 16–18 March 2016. The conference will be held in collaboration with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA).

EON Consulting will be sharing our insight and nuclear service capabilities through a presentation focusing on localisation readiness and fabrication code opportunities, and we invite you to meet our team before or after the presentation on 17 March at 15:30.

The EON team:

  • John Fletcher - Presenter
  • Larry Kloppenborg
  • Mark Mitchell

To attend the conference, click here.

EON Consulting in partnership with Nuclear Africa proudly presents ASME PD684 BPV Code, Section III, Division 1: Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components

on Thursday, 11 February 2016. Posted in Engineering, Events and Exhibitions

The Dept. of Energy has announced the imminent launch of the procurement phase for South Africa’s next nuclear power plant. Its significant localisation requirement represents a major opportunity for the local nuclear industry in both the design and fabrication sectors to gain a nuclear skills set.

ASME Section III is a widely used and internationally recognised code for the construction of nuclear components.

EON invites you to be part of the industry, ready to deliver on the demands of the construction of a nuclear power plant, by attending the ASME PD684 BPV training sessions.

QMS - Product and Process Nonconformities

Written by Larry Kloppenborg on Friday, 15 January 2016. Posted in Articles, Engineering

Prepared by Larry Kloppenborg and Hennie Bekker.

With the recent release of the 2015 version of ISO 9001 and the new emphasis areas for business management, the fundamentals of nonconformity management have remained.  The management of nonconformities for both products and processes (i.e. cause, correction, corrective action and preventive action) throughout the 1994, 2000 and 2008 versions has been an important tool for continual improvement.  But, sadly, in many organisations the nonconformity management processes and procedures are often confused or poorly implemented.

So, whether you are updating your management system to meet the ISO 9001:2015 requirements or remaining with your 2008 version for the next 2 to 3 years, you still need to check that your nonconformity management processes are integrated and properly managed.

Construction Industry Incidents

Written by Larry Kloppenborg on Monday, 02 November 2015. Posted in Articles, Engineering

Construction industry incidents always attract high public interest and media coverage, for example the recent M1 Grayston Bridge collapse, the Ingula lift failure and the Tongaat Mall collapse, especially when these incidents result in injuries and fatalities.  The construction industry remains a focal point for the Department of Labour’s (DOL) Chief Inspector and Inspectorate due to recurring incidents, especially excavation collapses and collapsing structures.  The Chief Inspector in recent years published the specific Construction Regulations to provide greater guidance to the industry about the minimum requirements for construction safety.

Planning construction work – risk assessment

The importance of a comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation plan, as prescribed in Construction Regulation 9, is paramount for identifying and understanding the risks of the construction activities, and ensuring that these activities are executed according to complete procedures/instructions.  The reasonable practicability of the risk assessment is based on the best knowledge available at the time by appointed persons having the sufficient knowledge, training and experience.  The implementation of the risk assessment plan provides assurance that the work procedures are relevant and effective.