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Pipes, Tubes and Hoses

No-dig pipeline renovations an efficient alternative

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Needle punch products manufacturer Fibertex asserts that the Fibertex KAVI felts, which is a textile that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibres together, has numerous advantages over conventional open trench pipe repair procedures. Fibertex South Africa business development... 

New technology tailored to clients’ needs

24th June 2016 Tailored fluid solutions and line systems hose components supplier ContiTech has developed a high-temperature Conti Excelsus hose with external reinforcement which can be precisely tailored to relevant applications.  ContiTech explains that flexibility allows the new Conti Excelsus... 

Confusion regarding certification explained

24th June 2016 Owing to the confusion within municipalities and the general public regarding the meaning of a certification body within the pipes industry,  Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association CEO Jan Venter highlights the misperceptions by explaining the differences between the South... 

Confusion regarding  certification explained
JAN VENTER Most of the pipes specifications are now done by SANS and are either nationally developed or adopted from International Organisation for Standardization standards

Damage to tube and pipe weld purging systems eliminated

24th June 2016 Welding metallurgy and gas physics specialists Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) have designed Argweld heat resistant covers to eliminate damaging or bursting inflatable dams on tube and pipe weld purging systems owing to exposure to high temperatures. HFT distributor support Luke Keane notes... 

Damage to tube and pipe weld purging systems eliminated
HEAT RESISTANT COVERS Eliminate damaging or bursting inflatable dams on tube and pipe weld purging systems

Application emphasised for efficient use

24th June 2016 Hose and coupling products manufacturer and supplier of Dixon Group Europe, based in the north-west of England, points out that when industrial hose and couplings are properly specified for the task, these assemblies perform their function flawlessly. However, the company warns that potential... 

Innovative technology boosts productivity and job site safety

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Mechanical pipe manufacturer Victaulic has introduced the FireLock Installation-Ready Fittings system to the pipe and fire protection industry, which reduces installation time and job site inventory, boosting productivity and safety. Victaulic Africa regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld asserts... 

Innovative technology boosts productivity  and job site safety
FIRELOCK INSTALLATION-READY Reduces installation time and job site inventory, boosting productivity and safety

Company’s new design opens more doors for pipe manufacturers

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Amid government spend on big water projects and the ongoing, urgent need for water infrastructure development, pipes manufacturer DPI Plastics’ latest addition to its existing 630-mm-diameter range, the new 630 Class 16 modified polyvinyl chloride (mPVC) pipe, has enabled the company to make... 

Stringent specs for plastic pipes in gas pipelines

24th June 2016 South Africa’s gas industry is on the cusp of great growth and expansion in light of a potential global oversupply of shale gas. As a result, local plastic pipe manufacturers have to ensure that the pipes used in gas pipelines have been manufactured according to stringent specifications and... 

Stringent specs  for plastic pipes  in gas pipelines
HDPE High-density polyethylene pipes are widely used for the distribution of natural gas

Ensuring relevancy by remaining competitive

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Apart from being heavily committed to educating various industries on the benefits of using high-quality branded and approved products, engineering supplies specialist Incledon also strives to remain abreast of the latest trends and developments in the industry by remaining competitive. Incledon... 

Ensuring relevancy by remaining competitive
LEADING EDGE Represents the top brands, the longevity of the company, and the active role it assumes in the industry

Sinvac Piping

10th June 2016 Original-equipment manufacturer Sinvac Mining & Engineering is capable of supplying its South African Bureau of Standards-approved Sinvac Piping Systems not only across South Africa but into other areas of Africa. 

Sinvac Piping

New HDPE coupling joins pipes in seconds

15th January 2016 Mechanical pipe joining systems producer Victaulic has launched the Style 905 Refuse-to-Fuse high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) coupling. The new installation-ready coupling, launched locally in November installs up to ten times faster than traditional fusing systems and is installed with an... 

New HDPE coupling joins pipes in seconds
QUICK JOIN The Style 905 Refuse-to-Fuse coupling joins high-density polyethylene in seconds

Manufacturer partners with industry bodies to improve standardisation

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th January 2016 Most of the South African national standards for plastic pipe manufacturing are considerably outdated, which is why plastic pipes manufacturer Marley Pipe Systems has decided to partner with key organisations in South Africa to assist in formulating the manufacturing standards specific to the... 

Manufacturer partners with industry bodies to  improve standardisation
QUALITY PIPING Marley Pipes is playing an integral role in trying to improve manufacturing standards in the plastic pipe industry

Equipment suppliers bring tube-bending tech to local market

15th January 2016 Local industrial equipment, electrical and mechanical components supplier Elquip Solutions together with Taiwanese manufacturer YLM, is bringing the best in global tube-bending technology to the local industry. YLM is a specialised computer numeric control (CNC) and conventional tube, pipe... 

Piping systems provider offers comprehensive HDPE solution

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th January 2016 Over the past three years, piping systems provider Sinvac Piping has emerged as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all high-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping solutions, which has provided the South African piping manufacturing company a significant competitive advantage over other manufacturers in the... 

Piping systems provider  offers comprehensive HDPE solution
HDPE PIPING SOLUTIONS Sinvac Piping supplies its HDPE products and services to the market through a number of distribution channels

RamPiping

15th January 2016 Established in 2006, Gauteng-based RamPiping Systems supplies, fabricates and installs high-density polyethylene (HDPE) carbon steel, stainless steel and a new imported glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) piping for all applications, with customers in South Africa and beyond the country’s borders. The... 

RamPiping

Pipe manufacturing body looks into independent mark scheme

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th January 2016 Representative body of the precast concrete industry the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) says, it has decided to investigate the possibility of starting an independent mark scheme for its members in response to their battling to renew their South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) marks... 

Pipe manufacturing body looks  into independent mark scheme
Photo by Bloomberg
MARK OF APPROVAL The Concrete Manufacturers Association's proposed independent mark scheme could alleviate SABS mark renewal woes for concrete pipe manufacturers

Association pushes for water-saving solutions using plastic pipes  

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th January 2016 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 asbestos pipes should be... 

Association pushes for water-saving solutions using plastic pipes
WATER PIPELINE UPGRADING PVC and HDPE pipes provide long-term water-saving solutions, reducing the impact of insufficient rainfall

Pipe oversupply creates fierce competitiveness

By: Donna Slater     26th June 2015 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. 

Pipe oversupply creates  fierce competitiveness
OVERSUPPLY ISSUE If demand continues to be unfavourable, the sustainability of manufacturers will be under pressure

High-pressure hose meets expectations

26th June 2015 Power management company Eaton’s Aeroquip X-Flex high-pressure spiral hose has been meeting performance expectations, helping manufacturers that service continuous miners in South Africa – which operate in highly abrasive environments – to meet their contracted coal-extraction rate by increasing... 

High-pressure hose meets expectations
SIGNIFICANT COST Downtime on continuous miners could cost a mine up to $10 000/h in lost production

Engineering specialist supplies pipes to Engen

26th June 2015 The stability of fuel supply in Southern Africa is set to increase significantly, following the completion of petrochemicals company Engen’s depot terminal upgrade project, which involved connecting a pipeline from the Engen depot in Beira, Mozambique to the Companhia Do Pipeline... 

Engineering specialist  supplies pipes to Engen
PIPING INFRASTRUCTURE Incledon was contracted to supply a range of products to Engen’s depot terminal upgrade project

Glass-reinforced plastic pipes ensure prolonged life span

26th June 2015 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 Cooling (IWC). 

Glass-reinforced plastic pipes ensure prolonged life span
GLASS-REINFORCED PLASTIC Pipes made from glass-reinforced plastic can be designed to withstand abrasion that occurs externally

Pipes manufacturer guarantees void-free HDPE fittings

26th June 2015 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. 

Pipes manufacturer  guarantees void-free  HDPE fittings
Photo by Duane Daws
VOID-FREE FITINGS Void-free fittings are essential in complex piping systems

Study finds plastic pipes have lowest environmental impact, energy costs

26th June 2015 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 (Sappma’s) technical committee. 

Study finds plastic pipes  have lowest environmental  impact, energy costs
RECYCLING POTENTIAL Plastic pipes are being recycled on a large scale because of the high value of polymer used in the manufacturing process

Process Pipe

26th June 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 Montague Gardens, Cape Town.... 

Process Pipe

Manufacturer upgrades municipal sewerage line with PVC pipes

26th June 2015 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 R16-million sewerage upgrade project. 

Manufacturer upgrades municipal sewerage line with PVC pipes
Photo by Duane Daws
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

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow

20th March 2015 To provide mine and general industry technical staff with the opportunity to view the inside working and dynamics of a slurry pumping system, pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has produced and showcased a fully transparent operational slurry pump loop model. The working model that was... 

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow
RICHARD INGLETT AND MOHAMED TRABELSI The transparent operational slurry pump loop model shows the inside working and dynamics of the slurry pumping system

Deadline for heavy-metal-free PVC pipes approaches

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 Local manufacturers of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes have only six months left to ensure that their products are compliant with provider of standards, management systems, business improvement and regulatory approval information the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) ruling that all locally... 

Deadline for heavy-metal-free PVC pipes approaches
PENALTIES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE Companies found to be noncompliant could have steps taken against them by the South African Bureau of Standards

Company focused on African expansion plan

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 Hose and tubing products manufacturer Reinforced Hosing (REH) aims for Africa to account for about 30% of the company’s sales over the next three to five years, particularly as it forsees a stagnation of the South African market over this period, owing to the weak economic climate. REH MD Gavin... 

Company focused on African expansion plan
ZEROING IN ON ZIMBABWE Reinforced Hosing is finalising plans to open a product depot in Harare, Zimbabwe, in this quarter

Tubing supplier diversifies product offering

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 A range of antimicrobial copper products, including shower mats, toilet seats and light switches, as well as plug covers, has been developed by copper products manufacturer Copper Tubing Africa (CTA), particularly for use in hospitals, gyms and mine-site shower facilities. CTA MD Mark Wynn tells... 

Tubing supplier diversifies product offering
COPPER-TUBING ALTERNATIVES Copper Tubing Africa will officially launch the product range, which is made out of 99% pure copper, during the first half of 2015

Investment pays dividends for piping producer

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 Plastic piping solutions provider Marley Pipe Systems, a member of global plastic fluid handling systems manufacturer and distributor Aliaxis Group, invested in excess of R100-million to upgrade and rehabilitate operations at its Rosslyn manufacturing facility, in Tshwane. In February 2013,... 

Investment pays  dividends for piping  producer
MARLEY PIPE SYSTEM ROSSLYN FACILITY The facility employs about 200 employees and can manufacture in excess of 2 000 t/m of pipes using its state-of-the-art production lines

Association hosts successful conference, plans for next one

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 Following the successful running of the Pipes VIII conference, hosted by industry body the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) at the Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand, in September last year, the association has started planning its Pipes IX conference, which is... 

Association hosts successful conference, plans for next one
INDUSTRY ORIENTATED The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association’s conferences are tailored for consulting engineers, specifiers, installers and contractors

AGM injects new blood into body’s board of directors

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 In October, industry body the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) announced changes to its board of directors as well as the winners of its 2014 Merit Awards. The announcement was made during Sappma’s tenth annual general meeting (AGM), which was held in Midrand, in... 

AGM injects new blood into body’s board of directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jan Venter, Hein Momberg, Toney Dean, Gerhard Kotzee and Ronnie Krüger

Pumpstation upgrade due for completion

1st August 2014 Water treatment company Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies South Africa announced in April that it has been awarded the contract to upgrade Mangaung metropolitan municipality's Maselspoort low- and high-lift pumpstation. Maselspoort is a town in Mangaung in the Free State province. It is... 

Training programme rolled out across Southern Africa

1st August 2014 Caterpillar earthmoving-equipment dealer Barloworld Equipment has introduced an advanced Master Class hydraulic hose assembly training programme, being rolled out across all its operating centers in Southern Africa, ensuring that the highest levels of competency are maintained in accordance with... 

Steel water pipeline project on schedule

1st August 2014 Civil engineering and construction group Esor is on schedule to complete the installation of a 22.3 km DN600 cement mortar lined steel water pipeline from the Xonxa dam to Queenstown Water Treatment Works. The project was awarded in November 2012 by the Chris Hani district council, as part of the... 

Competition emphasises water sustainability

1st August 2014 Driven by the need to sustain the future of water and civil engineering, plastic pipes manufacturer and distributor Marley Pipe Systems has again made a valuable contribution to the eleventh Aqualibrium - the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Schools Water Competition.  The... 

Company increases product offering

1st August 2014 Hydraulic and hose fittings supplier Genflex Hydraulics is now able to supply hoses and cylinders for utility maintenance vehicles (UMVs), used for railway maintenance as well as hydraulic fittings for yellow metal machinery across various sectors of the mining and construction industries.... 

R1.8m steel piping supplied for replacement project

By: Jonathan Rodin     1st August 2014 Fluid conveyance products and solutions expert Incledon has successfully completed the supply of R1.8-million worth of pipeline materials for the replacement of a water pipeline in Tembisa, Gauteng. The project, which took eight months to complete, entailed replacing a heavily corroded 1.1km... 

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