http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.93Change: 0.00
R/$ = 12.67Change: -0.01
Au 1095.49 $/ozChange: 0.31
Pt 984.00 $/ozChange: 2.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jan 15, 2009

Pipe company lends support to industry

Back
Expertise|Slurry|Africa|Gas|Installation|Mining|Petrochemicals|Pipe|Pipelines|Pipes|Projects|Systems|Water|Africa|Oil And Gas|Petrochemicals|Pipes|Product|Products|Services|Solutions|Steel|Systems|Drilling|Water|Pipe|Pipelines
Expertise|Slurry|Africa|Gas|Installation|Mining|Petrochemicals|Pipe|Pipelines|Pipes|Projects|Systems|Water|Africa|Oil And Gas|Petrochemicals|Pipes|Products|Services|Solutions|Steel|Systems|Drilling|Water|Pipe|Pipelines
expertise|slurry|africa-company|gas|installation|mining|petrochemicals-company|pipe-company|pipelines-company|pipes|projects|systems-company|water-company|africa|oil-and-gas|petrochemicals|pipes-industry-term|product|products|services|solutions|steel|systems|drilling|water|pipe|pipelines
© Reuse this

With the increase in activity in the mining, petrochemicals and water industries, steel tube and pipe manufacturer Robor Pipe Systems is focusing on providing innovative solutions and advice to the market.

Robor Pipe Systems uses its research capabilities and rela-tionships with international partners to develop and deliver solutions that continuously meet the needs of demanding applications.

“The company’s three main market segments are the water, mining and petrochemicals sectors, industries that are active and are always looking for cost-effective, long-term solutions to problems,” says Robor Pipe Systems solutions GM Gavin Fait.

The company’s product offering includes value-added steel pipe and complete pipe systems for conveying water, slurry, air, oil and gas in the mining, petrochemicals and water indus- tries.

“As far as Robor’s product offering goes, it offers solutions that assist in corrosion protection, abrasion and cathodic protection, and addi- tional products that add life and functionality to pipe lines, such as the Tosa range,” he adds

The Tosa range includes Tosaguard, a cementitious coating, the Tosatape series of products and shrink sleeve joint protectors, as well as Tosawrap.

“Tosawrap was developed locally, in 1999, and is Robor’s patented and proven external shrink wrap product that is self-healing. “This means that if the coating is damaged in any way, it will seal itself, preventing oxygen or water making contact with the pipe surface. “This prevents corrosion and deterioration of the steel pipeline,” says Fait.

Robor’s Tosawrap is ideally suited to small-bore steel pipelines used mainly in rural water supply. The solution exhibits a high resistance to soil stress, external corrosion and offers cathodic protection.

Robor Pipe Systems has an established relationship with a leading international supplier of 100% solid epoxies and high-performance shrink sleeves for joint protection and directional drilling, as well as continuous diodes for cathodic protection for buried pipelines.

The company also owns a significant segment of the tape wrapping market for water and petrochemical applications. Robor Pipe Systems, being the only approved stockist in sub-Saharan Africa, uses its experience and market expertise to provide additional value and solutions for its customers.

“The pipe systems division works closely with the company and receives a high level of technical support from the team, ensuring that it is always able to find the best solution for a particular application or pro-ject. All the products meet the highest international standards in terms of both quality and performance,” notes Fait.

He says that the company’s latest offering, Powercrete, an epoxy coating sourced from an international supplier, is also in demand. “This protection product can be applied to new pipes and is used in the rehabilitation of existing pipelines. “It is applied to both the inside and outside of the pipe and is also used to protect field joints.”

Powercrete is a solvent-free epoxy that is completely solid with no volatile organic carbons, making it safe and environ- ment friendly. It is nontainting and can be used in the conveyance of potable water, and also features the patented Novalac technology, which makes it high-temperature, chemical and abrasion resistant.

In addition to products, Robor also offers application services and certain installation ser- vices at its factory or in the field. He says that there is increasing demand for these services in pipeline rehabilitation projects.

“Corrosion protection is the way forward in safeguarding the kind of capital asset that a pipeline represents. Robor is constantly striving to meet the highest possible standards and ensure that these pipelines are enduring. In light of the skills shortage, Robor Pipe Systems also has the experience to offer advice and consultation to customers, as well as recommendations on easy-to-install solutions,” says Fait.

He concludes that Robor Pipe Systems’ versatile product offering provides a good base for the company to further its growth in the market.

Edited by: Laura Tyrer
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Pipes and Tubes News
Sasolburg-based pipes manufacturer Africa Pipe Industries (API), which supplies helical welded pipes used in the water and oil and gas industries, has started the construction phase of a new manufacturing facility in Mokopane, Limpopo. API sales and marketing...
PIPING INFRASTRUCTURE Incledon was contracted to supply a range of products to Engen’s depot terminal upgrade project
The stability of fuel supply in Southern Africa is set to increase significantly, following the completion of petrochemicals company Engen’s depot terminal upgrade project, which involved connecting a pipeline from the Engen depot in Beira, Mozambique to the...
GLASS-REINFORCED PLASTIC Pipes made from glass-reinforced plastic can be designed to withstand abrasion that occurs externally
Abrasion-resistant pipes made from glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), can prolong a piping system’s life span in many high-abrasion piping applications, most notably slurry pumping, says evaporative water cooling company and GRP solutions provider Industrial Water...
More
 
 
Latest News
Embattled South African steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has offered insight into the “fair pricing model” it has tabled before government in return for tariff protection and a government stipulation that locally manufactured steel be designated for...
Telecommunications group Telkom on Friday said it had posted a 1.7% uptick in net revenue for the three months to June 30, on the back of a strong performance by mobile on data revenue and higher fixed-line subscription revenue. Mobile net revenue for the first three...
Dangote Cement revised its 2015 spending plans to $1-billion from the $700-million estimated nine months ago after it commissioned two new African plants this June, Nigeria's biggest listed company said on Friday. The company, majority owned by billionaire Aliko...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Daimler truck test engineer Dirk Stranz pushes one button, and then retracts his hands from the steering wheel of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. “And now the truck is driving itself.”
The statutory body responsible for skills development and support in the banking sector, BANKSETA, was investing R68-million in the capacity building project of the University of Venda (UniVen), announced Bankseta company secretary Caroline King at a media event in...
LIONEL MOYAL Cloud services providers must compete against other cloud services providers for business by providing up-to-date systems and services
Legacy information technology (IT) systems are becoming increasingly obsolete because of the maturity, efficiencies and cost effectiveness of cloud-based IT services, says information and communication technology major T-Systems subsidiary Intervate head Lionel...
ARMANDÉ KRUGER Balancing the collection and processing of data must be aligned to strategy
Many complementary services enable companies to derive broad value from data inside and outside them. The complexity of data management means that companies’ strategies determine the various data systems and functions they will use, says PBT Group regional sales...
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced that it had awarded the country’s first remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) pilot’s licence. It was issued on Friday, July 10, to SACAA employee and qualified commercial pilot Nicole Swart,...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96