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Topic - Pipes
Jul 30, 2015
Transnet’s expansion plan for iron-ore exports through the Port of Saldanha is progressing well.
Jul 29, 2015
Zambia has increased imports of finished petroleum products to prevent a fuel shortage as its only oil refinery is expected to persistently break down, its energy minister said on Tuesday. Zambia's 24 000 bl/d Indeni refinery was shut on July 14 after it was fed...
Jul 23, 2015
Imagine that you run a canned-food factory and you decide to extend the plant by 25%. You will have to find a design team and building contractors.  Or imagine that you are tasked with extending the Richards Bay harbour substantially and the estimate is that this...
Jul 21, 2015
In order to be able to cope with the current and future demands of modern motorcars and commercial vehicles, the automotive supply industry depends on efficient processes and technical innovations. The rational production of hollow profiles for body and chassis...
Jul 20, 2015
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...
Jul 16, 2015
Energy Engineered Products founded by Hugh Whitty in 1992, is a group of industrial product suppliers that offers a range of industrial metals, from stainless steel through to special alloys, in the form of round bar, pipes, tubes, fittings, valves, studbolts and...
Jul 16, 2015
If you do not know where you are going, then any road will take you there. Technology is a scary word to most people because it immediately conjures up images of highly complex machinery with silicon chips and flashing lights.  That certainly is technology, but so is...
Jul 14, 2015
Damaging your pipe purging systems due to high temperatures can be a thing of the past now that accessory Argweld® Heat Covers are available to protect them. Although Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®’s HotPurge™ Systems are very popular for heat-treated pipework, it...
Jul 07, 2015
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Jun 25, 2015
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...
Jun 25, 2015
SUPERIOR MATERIAL Polyvinyl chloride is a more cost effective material with a longer life expectancy compared with industry standard steel, concrete and high-density polyethylene
A comprehensive range of Durodrain unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) pipes valued at R4.4-million have been supplied by water reticulation, drainage pipe and fitting systems manufacturer DPI Plastics to the City of Matlosana, in the North West, for its...
Jun 25, 2015
OVERSUPPLY ISSUE If demand continues to be unfavourable, the sustainability of manufacturers will be under pressure
A current oversupply of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes in the domestic and export markets is leading to fierce competition between local suppliers and manufacturers, says Pretoria-based plastic pipes manufacturer Pipeflo.
Jun 25, 2015
VOID-FREE FITINGS Void-free fittings are essential in complex piping systems
Driven by the need to provide a holistic quality piping solution, plastic pipes manufacturer Marley Pipe Systems is focusing on the manufacture, supply and guarantee of void-free fabricated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fittings.
Jun 25, 2015
With 46 years of expertise in the pipes field, wholesale carbon- and mild-steel pipes, fittings and flanges wholesaler Process Pipe has established a national footprint in South Africa, with branches in Sebenza, Johannesburg; Jacobs, Durban; and Bellville South and...
Jun 25, 2015
RECYCLING POTENTIAL Plastic pipes are being recycled on a large scale because of the high value of polymer used in the manufacturing process
When comparing manufacturing costs, long-term maintenance, transportation costs and recyclability of various piping systems, plastic pipes have come out on top, according to a recent study conducted by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association’s...
Jun 25, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
The University of Stuttgart and IAS GmbH have developed an innovative powerful cooling system for sensor systems in high-temperature areas – applications in the metal processing industry up to 800°C. A cooled sensor system for high-temperature areas up to 800°C –...
Jun 23, 2015
Morgan Advanced Materials, after continued research and development in its technical ceramics manufacturing capabilities, now has the capability to manufacture balls up to DN250 in diameter for severe service valves from its acclaimed Nilcra® Zirconia-based material...
Jun 22, 2015
With a 16% jump in visitors from 28 countries, the second SA Industry and Technology Fair (INDUTEC) held at Gallagher Convention Centre in May  produced excellent results for exhibitors and visitors. The three-day, 12-shows-in-one industrial expo proved to be the...
Jun 18, 2015
The eThekwini projects include a Water and Sanitation project, an Asbestos-Cement water-pipe replacement project and the Western Aqueduct project.
Jun 11, 2015
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Steinmüller Africa replaced the Synthol Reactor internal coil U section and structurally replaced and welded the pipe components at PetroSA's GTL refinery, in Mossel Bay
Engineering company Steinmüller Africa, a subsidiary of Germany-based international engineering and services group Bilfinger, completed a planned maintenance project in March for State-owned national oil company PetroSA’s Mossel Bay-based Gas-To-Liquids refinery, in...
Jun 11, 2015
Kusile’s recently appointed contractor, ABB SA, has stated that it is confident it will meet the deadlines set by Eskom and that labour issues will be averted going forward.
Jun 11, 2015
Jun 11, 2015
Level 1 black economic-empowerment contributor Southern Pipeline Contractors (SPC) has been a precast concrete manufacturer of reinforced pipes since 1965. SPC manufactures pipe for drainage, stormwater sewer and jacking applications, ranging in diameter from 300 mm...
Jun 11, 2015
DECIDING FACTOR Fabricon was awarded the new multiproduct pipeline and Vopak projects because of its project execution methods, adaptability and rapid delivery
Following the completion of several local projects showcasing engineering and labour-broking services provider Fabricon Pipe & Labour Hire’s knowledge about welding processes and its swift project execution methods, the company has been awarded several new contracts...
Jun 09, 2015
Companies looking for vertical industrial turbine pumps need not search abroad for a supplier; these machines are made locally. This reminder was issued recently by Gauteng-based APE Pumps, a company long acknowledged as a leading supplier of this type of machine to...
Jun 04, 2015
The construction of R250-million in urgently needed bulk water infrastructure in the northern part of the eThekwini region is nearing completion.
Jun 04, 2015
WATER-CLEANING MACHINE Bohle released its first sedimentor machine onto the South African market in 2008
Glass-manufacturing facilities tend to use a lot of water during processing, as fine glass dust mixes with water to form a sediment that needs to be cleaned out regularly. This is one of the biggest challenges that the industry has been facing because the process of...
Jun 02, 2015
Rocla and Technicrete joined forces with the Concrete Manufacturer’s Association to co-sponsor an information stand at the recent Totally Concrete Exhibition and Conference, 12-14 May at the Sandton Conference and Exhibition Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg. The theme...
May 29, 2015
Get a clear picture with the Hilti PS 1000 X-Scan detection system. With its ability to provide clear, 2D or 3D images of virtually all kinds of objects concealed in concrete structures. Hilti’s easy-to-use PS 1000 X-Scan system takes the non-destructive inspection...
May 29, 2015
Hilti introduces the new HIT HY-170 injection mortar system solution featuring the HDE dispenser. The new HIT HY-170 mortar from Hilti is the ideal solution for day to day fastenings. This truly versatile, VOC-free mortar offers unparalleled reliability for...
May 28, 2015
SKILLS TRANSFER Rexus shares its experiences and research in all aspects of pipeline design and often provides technical seminars and on-site training
Local pipeline systems manufacturer Rexus completed a project to supply pipes, valves, fittings and couplings to the value of R21-million for an Eastern Cape municipality water project in January. Rexus director Allistair Balutto tells Engineering News that the...
May 28, 2015
CONSTRUCTION SPECIFIC The X-Stop PVC Waterstops are manufactured from a high-quality virgin polyvinyl chloride compound to provide substantial flexibility and durability
Tiling installation materials, tiling tools, building solutions and construction adhesives manufacturer and supplier Tal has supplied its largest order of X-Calibur X-Stop polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Waterstop extruded water bars to date to the lower Thukela bulk water...
May 28, 2015
BULK WATER SUPPLY The R513-million Valdezia-Makhado project aims to solve water challenges in the Makhado West area
The supply of steel pipes, fittings and valves to the value of R97-million to the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) Valdezia-Mowkop water line project, in the Makhado local municipality, in Limpopo, is well under way, says pipe supplier Incledon, noting...
May 28, 2015
Established in 2006, Gauteng-based RamPiping Systems is a supplier, fabricator and installer of HDPE and fibreglass epoxy pipe, with customers in South Africa and beyond the country’s borders.
May 28, 2015
Level 1 black economic-empowerment contributor, Southern Pipeline Contractors (SPC) has been a precast concrete manufacturer of reinforced pipes since 1965. SPC manufactures pipe for drainage, stormwater sewer and jacking applications, ranging in diameter from 300...
May 28, 2015
DTI deputy director-general Garth Strachan
A senior Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official has admitted that the roll-out of South Africa’s industrial policy has, to date, been “suboptimal”, partly owing to a lack of coordination within government on key elements of the policy, including local...
May 28, 2015
A survey on the 2014 performance of the South African plastics industry has shown that 1.4-million tons of plastics from domestic production and imported materials were converted over the year, remaining flat on volumes seen in the prior year. The results, released...
May 25, 2015
The Competition Commission has referred a case of alleged collusion against JSE-listed construction materials company Dawn, along with its subsidiaries DPI Plastics, Ubuntu Plastics and Sangio Pipes, to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution. The commission alleged...
May 21, 2015
The construction division of minerals processing projects specialist Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) is an integral part of the offering that the company has to offer. Not only is this division the largest in the company, it is probably the most important, as no...
May 21, 2015
The local manufacturing industry has generally been supportive of moves by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to designate specific products for local procurement by the public sector. However, industry has also repeatedly questioned whether the strategy is...
May 21, 2015
Phillip Barton
South Africa’s De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) on Thursday announced its intention to dispose of its Kimberley Mines as a going concern by competitive tender to a new owner able to extend the life of the historic operations beyond 2018 and preserve 650 jobs in the...
May 19, 2015
With trial mining, stockpiling and a new plant now completed, 18 months of hard work have come to fruition as Aim-listed diamond miner BlueRock Diamonds accelerates commercial production at its Kareevlei tenements, in the Northern Cape. With a new £300 000 fully...
May 19, 2015
IronPlanet, the world’s leading online auction platform for buying and selling used construction equipment, has been demonstrating its flexible service approach through a partnership with DTP Terrassement in Gabon, Africa. DTP Terrassement – a division of Bouygues...
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