Engineering News | Chemicals and Petrochemicals https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/chemicals-and-petrochemicals Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:19:09 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Company advances health and safety in petrochemicals industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-advances-health-and-safety-in-petrochemicals-industry-2019-05-31 Mamaili Mamaila Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 519277 1559026785 1559253600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Sector shows decline despite strong market growth https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sector-shows-decline-despite-strong-market-growth-2019-05-31 Mamaili Mamaila Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 519701 1559026786 1559253600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000799106_resized_cpschemicalschemicalspetrochemicals2017bloomberg1022.jpg RAW MATERIALS Domestic chemical firms face multiple challenges such as access to appropriately priced feedstock, as well as large volumes of raw chemical materials that continue to be imported and are subject to exchange rate fluctuations 511 287 Imported chemicals hamper growth of sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/imported-chemicals-hamper-growth-of-local-sector-2019-05-31 Mamaili Mamaila Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 519912 1559026788 1559253600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000799625_resized_isheconchemicalspetrochemicals2017bloomberg1022.jpg UNINSPIRED There is a low motivation to build new factories as the chemicals supplier market is shrinking 511 287 Valves supplier to launch new products https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/valves-supplier-to-launch-new-products-2019-05-31 Mamaili Mamaila Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 520075 1559026789 1559253600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000799717_resized_agrupe100astorekeymak02171022.jpg HIGHLY COMMITTED Astore Keymak remains committed to technology and solutions for the chemical, petrochemicals and industrial space 511 287 Bigger staff complements company’s growth strategy https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bigger-staff-complement-underlines-companys-profitable-growth-strategy-2019-05-31 Mamaili Mamaila Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 520078 1559305143 1559253600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000802529_resized_chemicalspterochemicalsclariantjohnathanchetty3105191022.jpg JONATHAN CHETTY The way in which specialist chemicals companies and their clients innovate, collaborate and operate does not “change overnight” 511 287 Companies collaborate for maintenance work at petrochem provider https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/companies-collaborate-for-maintenance-work-at-petrochem-provider-2019-05-31 Mamaili Mamaila Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 519541 1561716428 1559253600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Energy outlook sees GDP doubling by 2040 https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-outlook-sees-gdp-doubling-by-2040-2019-03-08 Thabi Madiba Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512417 1551767078 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Waipec focuses more on sub-Saharan Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/waipec-focuses-more-on-sub-saharan-africa-2019-03-08 Thabi Madiba Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512010 1551767075 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782220_resized_bankanthonyokoroaforopeningaddressatwaipec20191022.jpg BANK ANTHONY OKOROAFOR Gas should be an opportunity to create a viable economy and a vibrant way of growing Nigeria’s gross domestic product 511 287 Collision-resistant drone deployed on roof replacement project https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/collision-resistant-drone-deployed-on-a-roof-replacement-project-2019-03-08 Thabi Madiba Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512356 1551767077 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000783028_resized_ropeaccessaidedservicesskyriders02171022.jpg REACHING HEIGHTS Technicians used rope access to reach the 14-m-high roof, and carried out UT wall-thickness measurement on select steel members 511 287 Companies sign share purchase agreement worth $350-million https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/companies-sign-a-share-purchase-agreement-worth-350-million-2019-03-08 Thabi Madiba Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512414 1551767078 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000783127_resized_chevronoilrefinery0171022.jpg CHEVRON OIL REFINERY A refinery with a capacity to process about 110 000 bbl/d of light crude 511 287 Gas discovery potential indicator of more local resources https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gas-discovery-potential-indicator-of-more-local-resources-2019-03-08 Thabi Madiba Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 511820 1551767078 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000781816_resized_brulpaddadrillingrigodfjellallrightsreserved1022.jpg GAME CHANGER Brulpadda was drilled in a challenging deep-water environment 511 287 Growth boosts fuel distributor https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/growth-boosts-fuel-distributor-2019-03-08 Thabi Madiba Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512297 1551767077 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782797_resized_diesel1022.jpg GROWTH IN NUMBERS Hunger for taking up new changes in a demanding market will catalyse growth for Advent Oil 511 287 Hydrogen essential for chemicals sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hydrogen-essential-for-chemicals-sector-2019-03-08 Thabi Madiba Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512310 1551767077 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782847_resized_ianfraser1022.jpg IAN FRASER There are adequate, cost-effective solutions for generating high-volume hydrogen locally available 511 287 Pumps range eliminates leakage of corrosive chemicals https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pump-range-eliminates-leakage-of-corrosive-chemicals-2019-03-08 Thabi Madiba Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512225 1551767076 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782652_resized_verdermagpumpverderpumpssouthafrica02171022.jpg ONE OF A KIND Vedermag is the only magnetic drive pump that can handle up to 20% solids 511 287 Two new liquid analysers added https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/two-new-liquid-analysers-added-2019-03-08 Thabi Madiba Chemicals and Petrochemicals Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512443 1551767078 1551996000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000783213_resized_internetofthings10181022.jpg NEW TECHNOLOGIES This new solution also facilitates connection to the cloud and an industrial Internet of Things environment for improved field maintenance. 511 287 Rope-access service reduces maintenance costs https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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