As a result of the increasing demand from its customers, US-based tubular corrosion prevention and control com-pany National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Fiber Glass Systems is establishing a business partnership with South Africa-based thermoplastic and ferrosteel piping solutions provider RamPiping Solutions to offer innovative fibreglass piping technology, particularly in mining applications.
“Our partnership with RamPiping Systems will provide fibreglass technology, which will help our clients increase their operational efficiency in multifaceted mining projects across Southern Africa,” says NOV Fiber Glass Systems corporate Africa VP Mark Tooley.
As one of the key initiatives to introduce its customers to the company’s available fibreglass technology and familiarise them with the technology, NOV Fiber Glass Systems, NOV Process & Flow Technologies and RamPiping Solutions hosted the Applied Fibreglass Piping Systems Solutions seminar, which was held from September 15 to 17 at the Palazzo Montecasino Hotel, in Johannesburg.
The seminar provided mining industry representatives with presentations on advanced mining solutions that combine innovation and proven technology. The focal point of the seminar was fibreglass piping technology, its features, performance and advantages, as well as pumps, stress and surge analysis, and comparisons of glass-reinforced epoxy, high-density polyethalene and steel installation.
Offering networking and learning oppor-tunities, the technical programme included presentations, which focused on discussions on applied piping system solutions, with an emphasis on advanced materials selection, design attributes and engineering solutions.
The presentations covered advanced non- metallic pipes for mining and mineral proces- sing; benefits and surge analysis of piping systems; solutions for the mining and mineral processing industries; and an comparisons of piping systems materials installation.
RamPiping Systems provides piping solutions and construction service for the platinum, gold, coal and diamond sectors. RamPiping Systems is also the sole distributor of NOV Fiber Glass Systems and, NOV Process & Flow Technologies products.