Training of its staff for this dedicated field commenced in 2012 and IeP is now ready to operate as an independent professional services provider. Isinyithi Electrical Protection (IeP) has working relationships with the following companies:
Nnete Consulting Engineers: Years of experience in bulk water conveyance systems and detailed designs in medium to large diameter steel pipes available to assist in planning; and
Isinyithi Cathodic Protection (ICP): Cathodic protection and corrosion engineering consulting company with more than 35 years of experience.
Isinyithi Electrical Protection (IeP) staff are company members at the Corrosion Institute of South Africa (CorrISA).
Although Isinyithi Electrical Protection (IeP) is based in Polokwane (Limpopo Province), it is available to operate within South Africa and internationally.
Daniel Hovy (IeP) is the founding member and a director of Isinyithi Electrical Protection. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PrEng #910247) with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and has been a practicing consulting engineer in the water services business since 1985. He holds a B Eng (Honours) degree from the University of Pretoria. As design engineer for a number of large diameter steel pipe projects (over R350M at 2015 value 1400mm dia and smaller exceeding 63km) in South Africa, he understands the dynamics of a typical steel pipe project.
Daniel Hovy has been involved in Cathodic Protection since 2012. He is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International (446000) and the Corrosion Institute of South Africa. He has passed the cathodic protection courses of NACE for CP1, CP2 and CP3 and has attended the CP4 (specialist) course. Daniel is a NACE certified Cathodic Protection Technologist and is a NACE apprentice level instructor for CP1 and CP2. Exposure to training in the electromagnetic interference field entailed:
- NACE CP Interference (Cathodic Protection) in 2014 - Course passed in Texas USA
- SES Technologies course in Canada on Power System Grounding & Electromagnetic Interference for use of CDEGS suite of programmes (2015)
- Electromagnetic Coupling Between Power Lines and Pipelines course by Terratech.
Leo Middelberg (In association with IeP) is a registered professional engineer in the electrical field. Leo holds a BEng (Hons) degree in electrical engineering. He has a wealth of experience in the field of industrial electrical engineering and has been involved in stand-alone power generation, non-grid electrification and work on remote sites. His experience is in the design, documentation and supervision of a number of electrical, control, instrumentation and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitioning (SCADA) as well as mechanical installations for industrial systems, including the cogeneration and utilisation of waste products to fulfil part of the energy needs of the process plant. His work included planning substations up to a capacity of 400kV as well as standby and non-grid power generation utilising diesel generators and photovoltaic sources. He has vast experience in motor control, including medium voltage motors and variable speed drives, together with the instrumentation, control and auxiliary systems required for power stations. His areas of expertise can therefore be divided into the categories of general, water and industrial process plant, petrochemical and gas, control and instrumentation and lastly demand side management and energy efficiency.
Peet Hartman (Contract to IeP) is a registered professional technologist. He holds a diploma in civil engineering and a BTech degree. Peet has been active in the consulting engineering environment since 1989. His interest in Project Management resulted in course attendance of project management, advanced project management and spreadsheet use as an engineering tool from the University of Pretoria and other institutions. Peet has practical experience in executing the large bulk water master planning that he was involved with - this experience adds an advantage to any planning of major infrastructure projects. He has been involved in detailed as well as overhead construction supervision for all types of civil and water engineering type projects. He has extensive experience in supervising the construction of medium to large diameter steel pipes.
Isinyithi Electrical Protection (IeP) is registered or has a professional affiliation with the following organisations:
- ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa): By means of professional registration of individual staff
- NACE International (National Association of Corrosion Engineers): By means of individual staff membership
- CorrISA (Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa): By means of company and individual staff membership
Certificates and Other Downloadable Documents
Certificates issued to Isinyithi Electrical Protection (IeP) and its staff are obtainable in this section.