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Van Walt goes to Kenya

Kenya December 2021 As I complete my first full year at the helm of Van Walt I had the opportunity to support our South Africa office with the installation of…

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Why do Bees Build Hexagons?

Mathematician Thomas Hales explains the Honeycomb Conjecture in the context of bees. Hales proved that the hexagon tiling (hexagonal honeycomb) is the most efficient way to maximise area whilst minimising…

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Van Walt’s Window Sampling System in action

From the Sundarbans, the Congo and Kurdistan, to a Roman fortification at the Eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall in Northeast England, you can find our Window Sampling Systems. This is…

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Connection types and the Hex Quick Pin

There are straight threads and there are tapered threads, some are metric, some are imperial and some are bespoke to a particular manufacturer or organisation; the pitch of the thread…

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Geosub2, a 21st century Grundfos MP1 alternative

I’ve been in this game now for over 40 years and I don’t think I can remember the time when the Grundfos MP1 was not around. But then memory can…

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Soil Moisture Probes test Concrete

Van Walt has partnered IMKO for decades. IMKO, based near Karlsruhe in Germany was owned by the Koehler family. Kurt Koehler was always rather more interested in extracting every last…

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Van Walt Environmental Equipment

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