Engineering News | Chemicals and Petrochemicals http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/chemicals-and-petrochemicals Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:03:14 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Rope-access service reduces maintenance costs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rope-access-service-reduces-maintenance-costs-2018-05-30 Paige Müller Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 488113 1528711297 1529013600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729637_resized_chemicalsandpetrochemicalsskyriderstankrepair05181022.jpg ACCESS REMAINS COSTLY Petrochemical plants are spending a disproportionate amount of their maintenance budgets trying to access areas that require maintenance 511 287 Consciousness needed for chemical use http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/environmentally-conscious-chemical-usage-in-refrigeration-2018-05-31 Paige Müller Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 488250 1528711297 1529013600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729946_resized_chemicalsandpetrochemicalsagasr3205181022.jpg ENVIROMENTALLY INNOVATIVE COMPOUND R32 has higher pressures than many mainstream refrigerants, in addition to mild flammability 511 287 Carbon-content waste disposal rethought http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/carbon-content-waste-disposal-rethought-2018-05-30 Paige Müller Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 488187 1528711297 1529013600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729781_resized_chemicalsandpetrochemicalsinterwaste05181022.jpg WASTE-DERIVED FUEL Interwaste has invested a significantly in the development of alternative waste solutions aimed at turning harmful waste into waste-derived fuel 511 287 Company invests in new petrochemicals complex http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-invests-in-new-petrochemicals-complex-2018-05-30 Paige Müller Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 488212 1528711297 1529013600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729854_resized_capturedcarbondioxidefordmotorcompany1022.jpg INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT Qatar Petroleum has invited leading international companies to submit proposals for partnering on the development of a new Petrochemicals Complex 511 287 Electric thermometer launched for polar applications http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/electric-thermometer-launched-for-polar-applications-2018-05-30 Paige Müller Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 488104 1528711297 1529013600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729648_resized_chemicalsandpetrochemicalswikapolarthermometer0518jpg1022.jpg ELECTRICAL THERMOMETER WIKA launched an electrical thermometer capable of functioning in ambient temperatures down to -60 °C 511 287 Petroleum conference renewed for a third year http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/petroleum-conference-renewed-for-a-third-year-2018-05-30 Paige Müller Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 488106 1529049688 1529013600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729644_resized_bankanthonyokoroaforspeakingatwaipec20181022.jpg BANK-ANTHONY OKOROAFOR The West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference will start closing the collaboration gaps within the West African region and enable it to harness its resources 511 287 Global industry leaders to address World Petrochemical Conference http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/global-industry-leaders-to-address-world-petrochemical-conference-2018-03-09 Jessica Oosthuizen Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 479089 1520318916 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709397_resized_chemicalsandpetrochemicalswpc032018chemicalsandpetrochemicalswpc0320181022.jpg DIVERSE ATTENDANCE There will be 1 300 attendees from more than 40 countries at this year’s World Petrochemical Conference 511 287 Conference to shed light on CO2-based production technologies http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/conference-to-shed-light-on-co2-based-production-technologies-2018-03-09 Jessica Oosthuizen Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 479228 1520318917 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709721_resized_capturedcarbondioxidefordmotorcompany1022.jpg CAPTURED CARBON-DIOXIDE It is only a matter of time before carbon dioxide is an important feedstock of the chemicals and energy industries 511 287 Analysers provide optimised refinery operations and quality http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/analysers-provide-optimised-refinery-operations-product-and-quality-2018-03-09 Jessica Oosthuizen Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 478976 1520318916 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709060_resized_chevronoilrefinery0171022.jpg METICULOUS MONITORING There are up to 23 points in an oil refinery where the level of hydrogen needs to be very accurately monitored 511 287 BP and Renault Sport Racing strengthen strategic relationship http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bp-and-renault-sport-racing-strengthen-strategic-relationship-2018-03-09 Jessica Oosthuizen Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 478998 1520318916 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709139_resized_chemicalsandpetrochemicalstufanerginbilgicbp0320181022.jpg TUFAN ERGINBILGIC BP is looking forward to its continued relationship with Renault Sport Racing 511 287 Energy company launches new product, expands operation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-company-launches-new-product-expands-operation-2018-03-09 Jessica Oosthuizen Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 478964 1520318916 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709038_resized_chemicalsandpetrochemicalsgarypullensaoil0320181022.jpg GARY PULLEN SA Oil is entering the agricultural market, with a client-centric service offering 511 287 Mintek to develop technologies to selectively recover PACs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mintek-to-develop-technologies-to-selectively-recover-pacs-2018-03-09 Jessica Oosthuizen Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 479096 1520318917 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709414_resized_chemicalsandpetrochemicalsmarkuserweemintek0320181022.jpg MARKUS ERWEE Mintek wants to develop technology that could be used by communities around smelters 511 287 Rope access company using new technology at petrochemicals giant http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rope-access-company-using-new-technology-at-petrochemicals-giant-2018-03-09 Jessica Oosthuizen Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 478757 1520318916 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000708625_resized_chemicalsandpetrochemicalsskyriders0320181022.jpg DYNAMITE DRONES The collision-tolerant drones can enter confined spaces indoors and ensure that conditions are safe and adequate for the rope access team to inspect 511 287 Spending on innovation in industry inadequate http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/spending-on-innovation-in-industry-inadequate-2018-03-09 Jessica Oosthuizen Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 478997 1520318916 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709125_resized_chemicalsandpetrochemicalsmalindinkambuleastorekeymak0320181022.jpg MALINDI NKAMBULE The chemicals and petrochemicals industry is in a fairly good state in relation to the challenges being faced 511 287 Transport company awarded contract for Africa’s largest oil refinery http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/transport-company-awarded-contract-for-africas-largest-oil-refinery-2018-03-09 Jessica Oosthuizen Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 478975 1520318916 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company focuses on total cost of ownership http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/focus-on-total-cost-of-ownership-for-chemical-industry-2017-06-16 Marleny Arnoldi Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454058 1497253647 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000653335_resized_cpschemicalschemicalspetrochemicals2017bloomberg1022.jpg SHARING KNOWLEDGE CPS Chemicals Oil-Tech offers training on friction, wear and lubrication for engineers 511 287 Newly developed chemical on trial in S Africa and Zim http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/newly-developed-chemical-on-trial-in-s-africa-and-zim-2017-06-16 Marleny Arnoldi Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454057 1497253647 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Regulation changes for chemicals industry next year http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/regulation-changes-for-chemicals-industry-next-year-2017-06-16 Marleny Arnoldi Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454146 1497253647 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000653577_resized_isheconchemicalspetrochemicals2017bloomberg1022.jpg SAFETY ABOVE ALL Ishecon’s training helps engineers to build and operate safe chemical plant installations 511 287 Oil still main energy source in 2035 – petroleum company http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/oil-still-main-energy-source-in-2035---petroleum-company-2017-03-10 Nadine James Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444213 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000629098_resized_bpspurifiedterephthalicacidpurifcationunitinchina1022.jpg NEW KID IN TOWN Petrochemicals will take over as the main source of growth for oil demand by the early 2030s 511 287 Global economics, politics cause uncertainty in chemicals manufacture http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/global-economics-politics-cause-uncertainty-in-chemicals-manufacture-2017-02-23 Nadine James Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444176 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000628888_resized_cementnormanseymoreceochrysosouthernafrica1022.jpg NORMAN SEYMORE Chemicals manufacturers and companies in general are trading in unprecedented volatile and uncertain conditions 511 287 Glycol ether market worth $10-billion by 2024 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/glycol-ether-market-worth-10-billion-by-2024-2017-03-10 Nadine James Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444184 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000629101_resized_thecleaningcompany70805duane1022.jpg CLEANING UP THE MARKET The glycol ether cleaners segment will increase in value to more than $1.8-billion by 2024 511 287 Pumps range optimal for conveying acidic substances http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/verdermag-pump-range-optimal-for-conveying-acidic-substances-2017-03-10 Nadine James Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444175 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000628884_resized_verdermagpumpverderpumpssouthafrica02171022.jpg VERDERMAG The cast iron pump casing is bonded with ethylene tetrafluoroethylene lining that has a minimum thickness of 3 mm 511 287 Water scarcity increases need for water treatment chemicals http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/water-scarcity-increases-need-for-water-treatment-chemicals-2017-03-10 Nadine James Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444177 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000628918_resized_randwaterwaterpurificationandpumpingstationzuikerboschvereeniging70812duane1022.jpg MAKING A CLEAN SWEEP Industrial water and wastewater treatment chemicals market s expected to reach $199-million by 2020 511 287 Software provider renews refinery service agreement http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/software-provider-renews-refinery-service-agreement-2017-03-10 Nadine James Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444173 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000628873_resized_sasolnatref21005duane1022.jpg OPERATIONS REFINED The technology has improved the refinery's processes, increasing throughput and reducing the overall carbon footprint 511 287 Rope access company continues maintenance for petrochemicals giant http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rope-access-company-continues-maintenance-for-petrochemicals-giant-2017-03-10 Nadine James Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444174 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000628877_resized_petrochemicalsstoragetankskyriders02171022.jpg HIGH STAKES Finding appropriately skilled personnel able to conduct maintenance procedure for Skyriders clients is a challenge 511 287 Supplier delivers products for chemical conveyance system http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/supplier-delivers-products-for-chemical-conveyance-system-2017-03-10 Nadine James Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444219 1517490336 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000629095_resized_proteachemicalswadeville02171022.jpg PROTEA CHEMICALS The installation project is the result of a long-standing working relationship between Astore Keymak and Protea Chemicals 511 287 Process Pipe http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/process-pipe-2016-03-04 Zandile Mavuso COMPANY PROFILE Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401620 1473762237 1472162400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000521000_resized_0000516518processpipe80216duane1022.jpeg 511 287 Rope access maintenance more cost effective than traditional access http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rope-access-maintenance-more-cost-effective-than-traditional-access-2016-03-04 Malusi Mkhize Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401568 1456755218 1457042400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000516657_resized_afunctionalfireprotectionsystemisvitalinthesehighhazardchemicalprocessingandstorageareas1022.jpeg MAINTAINANCE EXPERTS ROPED IN Skyriders provides cost-effective rope access for petrochemical tank maintenance solutions 511 287 New malaria-combat insecticide to infiltrate market by 2017 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-malaria-combat-insecticide-to-infiltrate-market-by-2017-2016-03-04 Malusi Mkhize Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401570 1456755218 1457042400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000516663_resized_mos25089142431022.jpeg FIGHTING MALARIA Bayer’s two-way insecticide Fludora Fusion aims to be an effective solution for African disease control programmes to address the challenge of insecticide resistance 511 287 Portfolio refocused to lean on chemicals business http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-and-chemical-major-refocuses-portfolio-to-lean-more-on-chemicals-business-2016-03-04 Malusi Mkhize Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401685 1456755218 1457042400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000516727_resized_sassysasolsecundanight081022.jpeg CHEMICAL NETWORK Sasol’s chemical business has a footprint in more than 23 countries 511 287 JV refinery boosts skills development http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/jv-refinery-boosts-skills-development-2016-03-04 Malusi Mkhize Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401567 1456755218 1457042400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000516690_resized_websapref1022.jpeg PROVIDING OPPORTUNITY SAPREF provides training opportunities to 70 pupils as part of its R18-million skills and development program 511 287 Innovative water-based dispersions to be introduced http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/speciality-emulsion-polymers-supplier-set-to-introduce-innovative-water-based-dispersions-2016-03-04 Malusi Mkhize Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401927 1456755218 1457042400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000517578_resized_synthowebm8093841022.jpeg NEW WATER-BASED TECHNOLOGY Synthomer makes a return to the American Chemical Society Exhibition 511 287 Business units strengthen customer focus http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/chemicals-producer-merges-business-units-to-strengthen-customer-focus-2016-03-04 Malusi Mkhize Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401765 1456755218 1457042400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000517503_resized_basfwebm6377321022.jpeg CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING The merging of business units will enable BASF to achieve efficiency gains and create additional market opportunities 511 287 Local chemicals group reshuffles board with new appointment http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-chemicals-group-reshuffles-board-with-new-appointment-2016-03-04 Malusi Mkhize Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401838 1456755218 1457042400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000517506_resized_khotsowebmokhele021022.jpeg IN WITH THE NEW Dr Khotso Mokhele joins AECI as a nonexecutive director 511 287 Institute backs whistle blowing in professional conduct regulations http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/chemical-institute-backs-whistle-blowing-in-professional-conduct-regulations-2016-03-04 Malusi Mkhize Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401808 1456755218 1457042400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000517509_resized_ichemwebm784311022.jpeg BLOWING THE WHISTLE Institution of Chemical Engineers aims to end malpractice within the chemicals industry through supporting whistle blowing 511 287 Legislation prompts refineries to employ safer seal technology http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/legislation-prompts-refineries-to-employ-safer-seal-technology-2016-03-04 Malusi Mkhize Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401841 1456755218 1457042400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000517512_resized_websecsealaaessealscartridgeapicapimechanicalseal1022.jpeg DOUBLING UP Specifications indicate the fitting of double mechanical seals to pumps transferring hazardous fluids 511 287 Global chemicals production growth continues to slow http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/global-chemicals-production-growth-continues-to-slow-2016-03-04 Malusi Mkhize Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401926 1456755218 1457042400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000517604_resized_caiaweb22002073111022.jpeg EXPANDING AGROCHEMICALS PORTFOLIO AECI recently acquired 100% of Malawi-based agricultural company Farmer Organisation Limited from Rendale Holdings 511 287 Maintenance strategies key to SA industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/maintenance-strategies-key-for-sa-petrochemicals-and-chemicals-industry-2016-03-04 Malusi Mkhize Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 401571 1456755218 1457042400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000516666_resized_webaespumpsnewworkshopforsundynehmdandansimagmachinesnewroom10221022.jpeg MAINTENANCE IS KEY Effective maintenance reduces capital expenditure of equipment 511 287