Engineering News | Refineries & Retail http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/refineries Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:49:49 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 South Africa expects to renew Total's offshore exploration right http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-expects-to-renew-totals-offshore-exploration-right-2017-10-20 Reuters PETROLEUM Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:10:00 +0200 468442 1508491915 1508490600 1511128800 Reuters 0 0 Empowered lubricants firm seeks to raise market share with blending plant investment http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lubricants-2017-10-20 Irma Venter LUBRICANTS Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467235 1508223555 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Zambia energy regulator hikes fuel price for retail consumers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/zambia-energy-regulator-hikes-fuel-price-for-retail-consumers-2017-10-17 Reuters FUEL Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:02:00 +0200 468086 1508252913 1508248920 1510869600 Reuters 0 0 DA to report minister Brown to public protector and ethics committee over Eskom contract http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/da-to-report-minister-brown-to-public-protector-and-ethics-committee-over-eskom-contract-2017-10-16 African News Agency ELECTRICITY Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:43:00 +0200 467815 1508162268 1508136180 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Energy Minister Kubayi denies her secondment of Zulu to fuel fund was illegal http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-minister-kubayi-denies-her-secondment-of-zulu-to-fuel-fund-was-illegal-2017-10-10 African News Agency ENERGY Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:09:00 +0200 467282 1507645376 1507644540 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Work apparel company sees further growth in sales http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/work-apparel-industry-company-sees-sales-growing-further-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Refineries & Retail Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465162 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679254_resized_personalprotectiveequipment092017totalblasting1022.jpg SPECIAL DESIGN The personal protective equipment was designed to not restrict operator movement and flexibility 511 287 Sale of South Africa’s strategic fuel stocks heads to court http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sale-of-south-africas-strategic-fuel-stocks-heads-to-court-2017-10-05 African News Agency ENERGY Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +0200 466793 1507186629 1507186560 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Transnet upgrades fuel pipeline from Durban to Johannesburg http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/transnet-upgrades-fuel-pipeline-from-durban-to-johannesburg-2017-10-05 African News Agency FUEL PIPELINE Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:52:00 +0200 466791 1507186492 1507186320 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Petrol price to increase by 29c a litre in October http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/petrol-price-to-increase-by-29c-a-litre-in-october-2017-10-02 Reuters FUEL Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:13:00 +0200 466480 1506946575 1506946380 1509573600 Reuters 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681832_resized_petrolfuelstation308111022duane.jpg 511 287 Blue Chip Lubricants opens plant, seals empowerment deal as it aims for fifth of the market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/blue-chip-lubricants-opens-plant-seals-empowerment-deal-as-it-aims-for-fifth-of-the-market-2017-09-28 Irma Venter LUBRICANTS Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:36:00 +0200 466237 1506684851 1506605760 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681477_resized_0015v1.jpg Lutramart director Sandile Koza 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71214_2017-09-29_q8oils_-_hd_web.mp416427427Lutramart director Sandile Koza chats to Engineering News Online about the benefits of the new Johannesburg-based blending plant Lutramart director Sandile Koza chats to Engineering News Online about the benefits of the new Johannesburg-based blending plant Fuel retailers need to consider rapidly changing industry dynamics http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fuel-retailers-need-to-consider-rapidly-changing-industry-dynamics-2017-09-27 Natasha Odendaal FUEL RETAILERS Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:18:00 +0200 466027 1506520216 1506518280 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Nigeria unlikely to cut fuel sulphur level anytime soon – Rainoil http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nigeria-unlikely-to-cut-fuel-sulphur-level-anytime-soon-rainoil-2017-09-22 Reuters FUEL Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:44:00 +0200 465701 1506077334 1506077040 1508623200 Reuters 0 0 ARA recommits to 2020 clean fuels policy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ara-recommits-to-2020-clean-fuels-policy-2017-09-21 Natasha Odendaal CLEAN FUELS Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:52:00 +0200 465537 1505988082 1505987520 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Cost-effective workforce housing supports oil refinery shutdown http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cost-effective-workforce-housing-supports-oil-refinery-shutdown-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462440 1504594093 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673152_resized_kwikspaceprefabricatedhousing0820171022.jpg SHORT-TERM SOLUTION Nearly 100 workers from various international locations needed to be trained and housed for the duration of the three-month project 511 287 High-quality weld preparation for oil and gas industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-quality-weld-preparation-for-the-oil-and-gas-industry-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462439 1504594093 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673144_resized_actumg4saw0820171022.jpg SAFETY AND PRECISION The cold cutting process eliminates the risks associated with torch cutting and produces a stronger weld joint 511 287 Mobile units ensure flexible fire protection at oil refineries http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mobile-units-ensure-flexible-fire-protection-at-oil-refineries-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462434 1504594093 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673127_resized_dosetechmobileunit0820171022.jpg SAFETY MADE EASY DoseTech has seen eager demand from South African oil refineries for its mobile fire-protection equipment 511 287 Retractable spray injectors important cost savers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/retractable-spray-injectors-important-cost-savers-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462432 1504594093 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673115_resized_injectornozzlesmonitorengineering0820171022.jpg KEY COOLING Spray injectors inject liquids or gases into process streams, providing critical cooling, mixing, quenching, washing, humidifying, gas cooling or chemical reactions 511 287 Thermal spray coatings provide protection for refineries http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/thermal-spray-coatings-provide-protection-for-refineries-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462442 1504594094 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673156_resized_thermalsprayprotectionforrefineries0820171022.jpg PROTECTIVE LAYER Coatings produced with thermal spraying are formed when millions of particles are deposited on top of each other and are bonded to the substrate 511 287 Well-managed upgrades essential at African refineries http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/well-managed-upgrades-essential-at-african-refineries-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462608 1504874658 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673499_resized_emissionsregulationsrequireoilrefineryupgradesbloomberg0820171022.jpg KEEPING UP Refineries are under pressure to become more environment-friendly in respect of their direct impact on the environment and the impact of the fuels they produce 511 287 Importing refined fuels quicker and more financially viable for Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/importing-refined-fuels-quicker-and-more-financially-viable-for-africa-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462428 1504874683 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673217_resized_rodricknaidoorockwellautomation0820171022.jpg RODRICK NAIDOO Countries that have their own crude resources and established mega-refineries could never be outpriced by a South African refinery 511 287 Strategic planning ensures successful turnaround on refinery upgrades http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/strategic-planning-ensures-a-successful-turnaround-on-refinery-upgrades-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462436 1504874774 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673134_resized_megchemchevronupgrade0820171022.jpg TEAM EFFORT The combined Chevron and MegChem teams worked together closely to complete the upgrades 511 287 LPG production steady and in demand, says supplier http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lpg-production-steady-and-in-demand-says-supplier-2017-09-01 Marleny Arnoldi Refineries & Retail Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462109 1503989764 1504216800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000672416_resized_easigasjune2017davedewit1022.jpg DAVE DE WIT Easigas has the capability and experience to evaluate and assist in optimising a customer’s gas equipment 511 287 BP Southern Africa appoints first black female CEO http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bp-southern-africa-appoints-first-black-female-ceo-2017-08-28 African News Agency APPOINTMENT Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:11:00 +0200 462896 1503922395 1503922260 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Still much uncertainty as LPG stakeholders grapple with market inquiry findings http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/still-much-uncertainty-as-lpg-stakeholders-grapple-with-market-inquiry-findings-2017-08-18 Mia Breytenbach GAS Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460901 1502785130 1503007200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671095_resized_foot.jpg 511 287 Local manufacturer looks to bridge skills gap http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-manufacturer-looks-to-bridge-skills-gap-2017-07-27 Nadine James Refineries & Retail Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459844 1501769219 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000667063_resized_klingermzansitrainingacademy2507171022jpg.jpeg KLINGER TRAINING ACADEMY The trainees have access to a fully equipped workshop, and gain both practical and theoretical knowledge 511 287 Legal and policy certainty required if gas economy is to be realised http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mprda-lng-import-clarity-key-to-establish-gas-economy-2017-08-04 Mia Breytenbach GAS Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459472 1501850650 1501797600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666183_resized_lpgreuters1022.jpg INDUSTRIAL ROLEMODEL Liquefied petroleum gas industry could play a strategic role in the establishment of a gas economy as key lessons can be learnt from this industry  511 287 Particulate matter a national concern http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/particulate-matter-a-national-concern-2017-07-07 Simone Liedtke Refineries & Retail Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 456286 1499090158 1499378400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000658711_resized_philiphoffmanagingdirector062017mipprocesstechnologies1022.jpg PHILIP HOFF MIP invests in young engineers and has, in the past, offered bursaries to chemical engineering students 511 287 Thermometer designed and tested for industry use http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/thermometer-designed-and-tested-for-industry-use-2017-07-07 Simone Liedtke Refineries & Retail Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 456360 1499090158 1499378400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000658969_resized_fluke64maxirthermometer062017flukecomtest1022.jpg THERMOMETER APPLICATIONS Applications include the industrial maintenance, the electrical as well as the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industries 511 287 Need for accurate designs of dosing systems http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/need-for-accurate-designs-of-dosing-systems-2017-07-07 Simone Liedtke AIR, GAS & FUMES Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 456410 1499418723 1499378400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000659067_resized_systemwithsolarpanelsbenergy062017pmps1022.jpg EXPANDING PRODUCT OFFERING PMPS partnered with solar system integrator Solar Injection Australia to import complete units that include a solar power unit 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/69604_2017-06-22_pmps_-_hd_web.mp420223524Packaged Metering and Pumping Solutions’ David O’Neill talks about the company’s strategies with regards to the fracking process. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Packaged Metering and Pumping Solutions’ David O’Neill talks about the company’s strategies with regards to the fracking process. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. IRP draft hinders cogeneration opportunities http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/irp-draft-hinders-cogeneration-opportunities-2017-06-09 Tasneem Bulbulia Refineries & Retail Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 453361 1496672630 1496959200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000651572_resized_bloombergbusinessconferences25800994817012017jpg1022copy.jpg OVERLOOKED ENTITY The impact of the DoE IRP draft excludeing cogeneration as a viable, green technology raises concerns forpulp and paper industry 511 287 Energy Minister mulls criminal charges over sale of S Africa’s strategic fuel stocks http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-minister-mulls-criminal-charges-over-sale-of-safricas-strategic-fuel-stocks-2017-05-30 African News Agency ENERGY Tue, 30 May 2017 14:22:00 +0200 453866 1496147803 1496146920 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000652831_resized_mmamolokokubayi21022.jpg Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi 511 287 Renewed interest in delayed Uganda oil refinery plan http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/uganda-2017-05-12 John Muchira FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450938 1494582336 1494540000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Internship academy launches young professionals platform http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/internship-academy-launches-young-professionals-platform-2017-05-05 Nadine James Refineries & Retail Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450015 1493196470 1493935200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000643321_resized_ncpctrainee2016recpinternshipprgramme02171022.jpg NURTURING POTENTIAL The launch intends to establish a network of graduates attempting to solve Africa’s power and energy issues 511 287 Fuel price to rise next week http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fuel-price-to-rise-next-week-2017-04-27 African News Agency FUEL PRICES Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:38:00 +0200 450744 1493318439 1493318280 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645160_resized_petrol1022reuters.jpg 511 287 Bunkers improve product quality http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-valve-testing-bunkers-will-improve-overall-quality-safety-of-product-offering-2017-04-21 Nadine James Refineries & Retail Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448573 1492075738 1492725600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Pressure, temperature transmitter launched for downhole applications http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pressure-temperature-transmitter-launched-for-downhole-applications-2017-04-21 Nadine James Refineries & Retail Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448561 1492075738 1492725600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000639540_resized_paine328120010downholetransmitteremerson04171022.jpeg PAINE 328-12-0010 It measures pressure and temperature with full-scale accuracy of about 0.05% and is able to withstand operating temperatures from -40 °C to 175 °C 511 287 Expect more oil price volatility over the coming months – Vitol http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/expect-more-oil-price-volatility-over-the-coming-months-vitol-2017-03-15 Kim Cloete OIL & GAS Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:37:00 +0200 446566 1489585125 1489585020 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0