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Pipes, Tubes and Hoses

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... 

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... 

ZEROING IN ON ZIMBABWE Reinforced Hosing is finalising plans to open a product depot in Harare, Zimbabwe, in this quarter
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... 

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
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,... 

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
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... 

INDUSTRY ORIENTATED The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association’s conferences are tailored for consulting engineers, specifiers, installers and contractors
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... 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jan Venter, Hein Momberg, Toney Dean, Gerhard Kotzee and Ronnie Krüger
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... 

Marley Pipe Systems

1st August 2014 Marley Pipe Systems is the leading manufacturer and supplier of plastic pipe systems, serving the needs of the mining and industrial segment with superior quality products and turnkey solutions to improve efficiency, solve key industry challenges, and ensure safe and sustainable operation in a... 

Marley  Pipe Systems

Piping industry lacks necessary infrastructure

By: Jonathan Rodin     1st August 2014 Industry body the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) is hosting the Pipes VIII Conference, which will take place on September 2, at the Bytes Conference Centre, in Midrand. “Several papers pertaining to this year’s theme, Plastic Pipe in Infrastructure, will be... 

Company offers hydrostatic testers guide

1st August 2014 Pump specialist Australian Pump Industries announced in May that it offers a simple guide for the use of hydrostatic testers, which it makes available free of charge. Locating leaks and proof-testing gas and oil pipelines is made easier with portable hydrostatic testers, says the company. 

PVC pipes supplied to Mozambique irrigation system

By: Jonathan Rodin     1st August 2014 Following the installation of the German-engineered Krauss Maffei extrusion line in mid-2013, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe manufacturer DPI Plastics became the only plastic pipe manufacturer in Africa capable of producing 630-mm-bore PVC pipes. Industrial water treatment company Aquserv placed... 

South Africa warms to the use of gas energy

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th January 2014 South Africa has reached a state of sophistication in using gas as an alternative to using electricity as a source of energy for domestic use in residential developments, says local pipe manufacturer Marley Pipe Systems. The company was recently awarded a long-term contract by environment... 

Pipe fittings improved to increase service life span

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th January 2014 Mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic says the launch of its Extended Life (XL) fittings and couplings range, in October 2013, offers greater longevity than ever before. “The fittings have an extra 6.4 mm of lining, which extends the service life by up to three times, compared... 

Company delivers drainage system to Sierra Leone mine

17th January 2014 UK-based pipe manufacturer Polypipe has supplied over 4 000 m of 300 mm perforated twinwall pipes for the construction of a drainage system at African Minerals’ Tonkolili iron-ore mine, in Sierra Leone. The mine presents one of the largest iron-ore resources in the world and contributes... 

Local boiler manufacturer completes improvements to factory pipeline

17th January 2014 Industrial soot blower manufacturer Agram reports that it has installed nine electrically operated blowers, three electrical valves and an automated control panel at Ford Motor Company’s manufacturing plant in Silverton, Pretoria, to improve the plant’s pipeline system. These improvements will... 

Partnership to support training and skills development

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th January 2014 South African plastic pipe industry facilitator, the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) has signed a memorandum of uderstanding (MoU) in November 2013 with the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) to expand its reach to the new generation of... 

African market helping local pipe manufacturer recover  

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th January 2014 South African plastic pipe manufacturer Pipeflo has been expanding its presence in the African market to recover from the financial downturn that resulted from the high incidence of labour unrest in the mining industry in 2012, which has been recurring since, company founder and director Stefanus... 

PIPEFLO FACTORY
Part of the company’s success is its willingness to invest in human resources development
Pipeflo business manager Lizl du Preez discusses the effects of the Marikana tragedy on the pipes industry.

Emergency R52m pipeline comes to the rescue in water crisis

By: Zandile Mavuso     2nd August 2013 A 14 km, R52-million temporary, emergency bulk raw water pipeline, commissioned in Ermelo in June, was supplied with R12-million of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping, steel fittings and valves from fluid conveyance and pumping solutions provider Incledon. 

R2m contract for hydraulic hose component assembly workshop

2nd August 2013 A contract worth about R2-million a year for two hydraulic hose component assembly workshops has been awarded to hoses and fittings supplier Genflex Hydraulics by a mining plant in the North West. 

Product for joining small-diameter piping systems

2nd August 2013 Mechanical pipe-joining systems company Victaulic has introduced to the market Vic-Press, a press system that joins pipe in a matter of seconds, providing an industrial-grade solution for quick and reliable joining of small-diameter piping systems. 

Pipe-lining trial completed successfully in Australia

2nd August 2013 The trial, completed in February, took place at the Sonoma coal mine about 6 km south of Collinsville at the northern end of the Bowen basin, in Queensland, Australia. The mine produces high-quality coking and thermal coal, states FLSmidth Ludowici. 

Major contract for CrC pipe lining awarded

By: Zandile Mavuso     2nd August 2013 Long-life liner manufacturer Rio-Carb received a large order in June for 190-mm- to 2 m-diameter chromium carbide (CrC) lined dust extraction ducting for a BHP Billiton plant from air pollution control specialist Genair Pollution Projects, the main design and installation contractor of the project. 

Pipe lining solution protects against wear, reduces downtime

By: Zandile Mavuso     2nd August 2013 Engineers are moving away from using traditional rubber-lined steel pipes towards using linings that will reduce downtime and avoid plant abrasion through wear-protection products, such polyurethane wear solutions, polyurethane expert company UMP tells Engineering News. 

Govt’s infrastructure expansion plan for water supply, sanitation delayed – Sappma

By: Zandile Mavuso     2nd August 2013 Government’s delivery of basic water supply and sanitation services to all South Africans by 2014 seems to be delayed, says the South African Plastic Pipes Manufacturers Association (Sappma). 

SUPPLY CAPACITYThe plastic pipes industry is well developed and capable of handling much higher volumes of work than disclosed by government as it boasts about R3-billion in output sales a year
SUPPLY CAPACITYThe plastic pipes industry is well developed and capable of handling much higher volumes of work than disclosed by government as it boasts about R3-billion in output sales a year

Pipe diameters available in Africa for first time

By: Zandile Mavuso     2nd August 2013 Water reticulation and drainage pipe manufacturer DPI Plastics last month introduced its new range of 560-mm- and 630-mm-diameter polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, the biggest PVC pipe sizes to be manufactured in Africa. 

EXPANDING MARKETWith the larger diameter polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes range, DPI Plastics hopes to expand into the bulk water market and other markets that can benefit from using PVC pipes
EXPANDING MARKETWith the larger diameter polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes range, DPI Plastics hopes to expand into the bulk water market and other markets that can benefit from using PVC pipes

Plastic pipe production capacity exceeds demand

By: Gia Costella     18th January 2013 The plastic pipe manufacturing sector is feeling the economic pinch, with domestic plastic pipe production capacity outweighing demand, says Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) chairperson Jan Venter. “This is both ironic and concerning, as existing steel and asbestos... 

Solutions provider supplies pipes for Mpumalanga water project

By: Gia Costella     18th January 2013 Fluid conveyance and pumping solutions provider Incledon has supplied more than 15 km of ductile iron and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) piping products for the R41-million Mbuzini bulk water augmentation scheme, in Mpumalanga.   

Fluid conveyance company completes R16.5m Zambian project

By: Gia Costella     18th January 2013 Fluid conveyance solutions provider Rare completed and commissioned a R16.5-million high-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping project for African mining company Chambishi Metals on September 30, expanding the refinery plant’s output to 50 000 t/y of London Metal Exchange (LME) Grade-A copper. 

PVC-u gutters and downpipes range hail resistant 

By: Gia Costella     18th January 2013 The recent spate of heavy and destructive hailstorms that caused severe damage to property in Gauteng has proved to be no match for a range of Rainflo unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (PVC-u) gutters and downpipes, says water reticulation, drainage and pipe-fitting systems manufacturer DPI... 

Glass-reinforced plastic pipe the future, says manufacturer

By: Gia Costella     18th January 2013 Pipe manufacturer and supplier Fiberpipe says glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) pipes are the future of pipes in South Africa. “GRP pipes were introduced onto the civils market in South Africa during June 1992 and have been used worldwide in the civils market since the late 1960s. 

Pipes, tubes manufacturer replaces anticorrosion system

18th January 2013 Steel pipes and tubes manufacturer Robor’s galvanising division Robor Galvanizers has replaced the anticorrosion system at its galvanising plant.   

Fishing line pilot project successful, next phase starts

By: Gia Costella     18th January 2013 Following the successful implementation of a pilot project to use polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes as bins for discarded fishing line along the Overberg–Gansbaai shoreline, bins are being placed at Western, Northern and Eastern Cape beaches, where fishermen can dispose of their broken or used... 

Quality of pipes, regulation of industry important – industry body

By: Sashnee Moodley     3rd August 2012 While national standards are sufficient to ensure the quality of pipelines, the regulating thereof could be improved, the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) reports. 

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