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Topic - Pipes
May 03, 2016
LionSteel South Africa has, after extensive negotiations with Capital Africa Steel, acquired the steel pipe manufacturing mill Capital Star Steel SA, located in Matola, Mozambique. The acquisition worth in excess of R500 million, involved a comprehensive debt...
Apr 26, 2016
DPI Plastics has developed a ‘how to’ guide on field pressure testing to ensure that the integrity of a pipeline is not compromised. A field pressure test is used to test the integrity of pipe joints completed on site. This test is covered by the SANS 2001:DP2 –...
Apr 22, 2016
Blocking pipes in order to carry out routine maintenance, repair work or even for weld purging is easy with Pipestoppers®. The Pipestoppers® Division at Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® design and manufacture a range of Mechanical and Inflatable Pipestoppers® and...
Apr 22, 2016
The project comprises the development, construction, operation and maintenance of an integrated gas-to-power project on Telfers Island.
Apr 22, 2016
ELECTROFUSION WELDING The electrofusion welding uses a smaller machine and requires less time to weld
Plastic pipe specialists Marley Pipe Systems has throughout 2015 and in 2016 supplied high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Megatuff pipes that are suitable for electrofusion in sewage system upgrades throughout South Africa.
Apr 22, 2016
NEW MEMBERS Close to 90% of all plastic pipes produced in South Africa are now represented by Sappma
Supply and installation specialists plastic pipe manufacturer Pexmart, which manufactures pipes of between 20 mm and 800 mm and fits high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes for the water, sewage and industrial pipes industries has joined the Southern African Plastic...
Apr 22, 2016
To develop smart cities that can provide the services demanded of a population expected to be 80% urbanised by 2050, South African cities and local governments must begin with smaller, focused projects to gain traction, says Germany-based information technology...
Apr 21, 2016
Flexibility, versatility and recyclability of vinyl takes center stage during the biggest sporting event taking place in Rio de Janeiro, South America, later this year During the next few months, the 2016 Olympic Games will once again be on everybody’s lips when the...
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Apr 12, 2016
Scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered new technology which could mean that instead of being detected a billion light years away, gravitational waves may be identified throughout ‘the observable universe’. Professor David Blair from the...
Apr 08, 2016
Babcock’s new flagship branch in Middelburg has been described as one of the most advanced yellow-metal facilities of its kind, and for good reason. The design team spent several months planning the infrastructure of the facility to ensure that every detail was...
Apr 08, 2016
South Africa’s new nuclear build, which is expected to add about 9 600 MW of capacity to the national grid, will offer significant employment and growth opportunities for local industries and should not be viewed as a “mysterious and fearsome” industry, independent...
Apr 06, 2016
Explorer Kennady Diamonds has appointed industry veteran Dr Rory Moore as its new president and CEO effective May 1, to replace Patrick Evans who had held the positions since the company’s spin-out in 2012 from project-developing parent Mountain Province Diamonds....
Mar 30, 2016
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
The Department of Trade and Industry on Wednesday said that over 160 tenders to the value of R54-billion had been awarded to local manufacturers and suppliers over the past year. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies, addressing the Buy Local Summit, in Sandton,...
Mar 30, 2016
Kgosientso Ramokgopa
The Tshwane municipality is currently pursuing residents who have perennially defaulted on municipal services payments, now standing at a staggering R6-billion, Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa said on Wednesday. “There are those we are going to pursue...
Mar 30, 2016
Spalling or deterioration of reinforced concrete does not inevitably signal the end of concrete structures. With Cortec’s High Performance Repair System (HPRS®), it is possible to greatly reduce a structure’s corrosion rate and extend useful service life. Cortec’s...
Mar 29, 2016
When welding stainless, duplex, chrome steel and titanium tubes or pipes, it is important to purge the welding zone with an inert gas to prevent oxidisation, discolouration and to ensure a good internal weld profile. After 40 years of innovation, design and...
Mar 22, 2016
News Highlights: • HID Global’s new RFID tag options for mounting on metal surfaces expands the potential of Internet of Things and NFC applications. • Four new Brick Tag Ceramic UHF transponders include the smallest UHF/RAIN® tags available for discretely embedding...
Mar 18, 2016
Goscor Access Rental is the preferred supplier of access rental equipment to assist with various materials handling requirements during the construction of Mr. Price’s new national Distribution Centre in Keystone Park, Hammersdale, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The rental company...
Mar 18, 2016
SOLID COMMITMENT Chinese pump manufacturer Atlas has decided to commit to the African market by establishing a regional base
Chinese slurry pump manufacturer Atlas Pump Group opened an office and warehouse facility in Johannesburg, Gauteng, in January, which will cater for the mining and industrial sectors across the African market. Though Atlas supplied parts and pumps to companies on the...
Mar 16, 2016
DTI DG Lionel October
South Africa missed a golden opportunity by not manufacturing its own boilers and transformers for the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations, which are currently under construction. This is according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) director general...
Mar 14, 2016
When welding sheets, pipes, tanks and other vessels made from metals such as stainless, carbon, duplex and chrome steels, it is important to support weld roots and provide even profiles. As an international leader and manufacturer of weld purging technology,...
Mar 11, 2016
World's First 1 Ring Solution 5 years and millions of rands later the new 'Earthrings 350 high current ring' will be launched later this month. Its unique benefit is that only one Earthring will be required to protect AC motors all the way up to 350 kilowatts, no...
Mar 11, 2016
I have stressed time and again that the new nuclear programme is not a ‘purchase’. People in the media love to say how much the nuclear power plants will ‘cost,’ as if someone is going to take a truckload of cash and just pay it over to a foreigner and then return...
Mar 09, 2016
IAS GmbH develop an innovative powerful cooling system for off-the-shelf microwave sensors – applications in pyrometallurgy for metal and glass industries A cooled sensor system for high-temperature areas up to 800°C – this is the result of a development project by...
Mar 04, 2016
With 47 years of expertise in the pipe industry, wholesale carbon and mild steel pipes, fittings and flanges wholesaler Process Pipe has established a national footprint in South Africa, with branches in Gauteng (Alrode), KwaZulu-Natal (Jacobs) and two branches in...
Mar 04, 2016
RUDY ROBERTS South Africa will have to consider decentralised water treatment
With meteorologists claiming that the current drought in South Africa is because El Niño is preventing moisture reaching the sub-Saharan Africa region, water service provider Mega Water states that the country will have to consider decentralised water treatment, the...
Mar 02, 2016
Ensuring that your stainless steel tubes and pipes are welded without oxidation, which leads to loss of corrosion resistance, it is vital in industries such as oil and gas, nuclear, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and dairy that in order to achieve a...
Feb 26, 2016
Situated in Boksburg, in Gauteng at a 25 000 m² processing operation plant, steel processing company Augusta Steel’s plant has the capacity to handle coils of rolled steel of up to 30 tons.
Feb 26, 2016
KATSE DAM The Lesotho Highlands Water Project delivers water to South Africa at an average rate of 25 m³/s, or 780-million cubic metres of water a year
Despite allegations by disgruntled Lesotho residents, the country’s water problems are because of the prevailing drought and not as a consequence of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), says Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LDHA) public relations...
Feb 24, 2016
Failure to remove water vapour from factory air can quickly become a costly maintenance headache. According to SMC Pneumatics South Africa product manager Brian Abbott, water vapour and the resulting water condensate are the foremost causes of costly downtime and...
Feb 19, 2016
The West African country of Angola has been badly hit by the decline in oil prices. In 2012, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), Angola was responsible for 2% of global oil output and oil accounted for 90% of the country’s exports, 80% of government...
Feb 19, 2016
Work is progressing at the project.
Feb 12, 2016
ABB is on schedule to complete the automation for the first 800 MW generating unit at Eskom’s Kusile power station.
Feb 12, 2016
South Africa is in the throes of its worst drought in decades, with the South African Weather Service announcing last month that 2015 was the driest year on record since 1904. To combat this, government has implemented water restrictions in Gauteng, Cape Town and...
Feb 12, 2016
Feb 05, 2016
South Africa is in the throes of a water crisis as it faces drought and water scarcity across the country. Committed to assisting the drought-stricken area of Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal, Engen Petroleum has joined forces with Cargo Carriers, Oasis Water and Water...
Feb 02, 2016
Despite efforts by diamond majors De Beers and Rio Tinto to curb global diamond supplies, lower output is forecast to be offset by stable Russian production, new mines, and production increases by Dominion Diamond Corp and Petra Diamonds, according to independent...
Jan 29, 2016
South Africa is currently experiencing its worst drought since 1992. Overall, there has been a marked decrease in stored water in the country’s dams over the last year. Saving electricity has been the focus for quite a few years now due to the constraints on the...
Jan 29, 2016
The exciting South African nuclear power development programme has taken a few major strides over the past few months. The environmental-impact assessment team have submitted their report concerning nuclear power sites.  They have recommended that the best site to...
Jan 26, 2016
South Africa is in the grips of its worst drought in decades, with the South African Weather Service recently announcing that 2015 was the driest year on record. Those records date back to 1904. To combat this, the Government has implemented water restrictions in...
Jan 22, 2016
GOING DIRECT Solar Beam’s new direct solar water heating system functions in all weather conditions
Local solar water heating solutions provider Solar Beam has provided the market with a patent low pressure direct and frost free solar water heating system capable of being installed anywhere in the country. Solar Beam founder and owner Graham Mundy tells Engineering...
Jan 21, 2016
Diamond recovery from tailings at Kimberley Mines
The sale of all the assets of Kimberley Mines to Ekapa Minerals is through, despite union opposition to the transaction. De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) said in a media release to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online on Thursday that its disposal of Kimberley...
Jan 15, 2016
WATER PIPELINE UPGRADING PVC and HDPE pipes provide long-term water-saving solutions, reducing the impact of insufficient rainfall
The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Associations (Sappma) has been pushing for long-term water-saving solutions over the past four years through its promoting that the existing water pipeline network infrastructure, which comprises old cement, steel and...
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