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Pipes, Tubes and Hoses

Significant pipe supply contract ongoing

By: Dimakatso Motau     29th July 2011 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe manufacturer DPI Plastics is supplying pipes for a significant water supply project in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal. 

Manufacturer invests in local manufacture of chromium carbide-lined pipes

By: Dimakatso Motau     29th July 2011 Chromium carbide- (CrC-) clad liner plate manufacturer Rio-Carb says it is focusing on distributing its range of abrasion-resistant CrC-lined pipes into the South African mining market. 

New high-density barricade offers durability during blasting

29th July 2011 Diversified engineering company Unique Engineering has launched a new cost-effective blast barricade, which is constructed from extruded pipes, to compliment its superior virgin high-density polyethylene (HDPE) product. 

Company plans to expand product offering

29th July 2011 Industrial equipment supplier Dowson & Dobson Industrial says that the market is starting to show strong signs of recovery again, and that it plans to introduce a number of new products to the market this year. 

Company develops affordable compound liner-clad pipe range

29th July 2011 Industrial large diameter pipe producer Erndtebrücker Eisenwerk (EEW) has, in a recent project with its research and development (R&D) team, been working on producing a new economic type of clad pipes, -the compound liner-clad (CLC) steel pipe.  

Tube fabricator continues switch to all-electric machinery

29th July 2011 Continuing investment in versatile all-electric bending machinery is helping US tube and pipe fabrication specialist, Sharpe Products, to meet the evolving business challenges in its sector of the metal working industry.  

Company focuses on product expansion

By: Dimakatso Motau     29th July 2011 Steel distributor Alert Steel is focusing on diversifying its product range as part of a relaunch strategy that was introduced in June. 

New technologies, products emerge in steel tube and pipe industry

By: Jessica Hannah     14th January 2011 The Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers (ASTPM) of South Africa reports that there are new technologies and products emerging in the industry.  

Skills deficit a concern for the pipes industry

By: Jessica Hannah     14th January 2011 The local pipes industry continues to feel the effects of the skills deficit being experienced throughout industries in South Africa, reports precast concrete manufacturer Rocla 

Pipe manufacturer develops new pipe coupling

By: Jessica Hannah     14th January 2011 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe manufacturer DPI Plastics has developed a new pipe coupling, the Ultralok, which it expects to release into the market in February 2011. 

Hosing company enters partnership with equipment manufacturer

14th January 2011 Mining and construction equipment manufacturer Komatsu and hydraulic hose fittings and adaptor supplier Pirtek entered into a partnership in June 2010. 

Trenchless technology makes the rehabilitation of pipelines easier

14th January 2011 The collapse that is slowly eroding South African infrastructure is not a unique problem, it is happening all over the world, says pipe and related products manufacturer, distributor and fluid conveyance specialist Rare Holdings. 

New polyamide 6 tube introduced

14th January 2011 Specialty chemicals group Lanxess has introduced a new soft polyamide 6 tube, the Durethan BC 700 HTS, which has increased softness. 

R&D in pipes industry is ongoing 

By: Jessica Hannah     14th January 2011 South African Plastic Pipes Manufacturing Association (Sappma) CEO Jan Venter tells Engineering News that the association is focused on research and development (R&D) for the plastic pipe industry. 

Hose industry faces quality disintegration

By: Jessica Hannah     14th January 2011 Poor quality and cheap products remain a challenge in the hose industry, says supplier of hoses Chick Henderson branch manager for Benrose Robert Dye. 

Construction company makes progress on pipe jacking contracts

14th January 2011 Two pipe-jacking projects, which together comprise 44 jacks totalling 1 456 m, have further boosted civil engineering and construction company Esor Africa’s reputation as one of South Africa’s leading pipe-jacking companies, the company reports. The projects involve a complex sewer reticulation... 

Tube fittings for pneumatic systems launched

15th January 2010 Supplier of hydraulic hose and fittings Genflex Hydraulics has introduced a range of nylon quick-connecting tube fittings for use on pneumatic systems. 

Jacking pipes supplied to potable water project

15th January 2010 Manufacturer of precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions Rocla, which is part of the Murray & Roberts group, has delivered specialised jacking pipes for the eThekwini municipality’s Western Aqueduct pipeline extension project. 

Wet-ash disposal pipeline completed for Eskom

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     15th January 2010 Manufacturer of polyurethane mouldings and pipe linings Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) recently completed a wet-ash disposal pipeline replacement project for State-owned power utility Eskom’s Matla power station. 

Merger aims to spur growth 

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     15th January 2010 Polyurethane products manufacturer Uretech merged with high-temperature solution specialists Insulcon and metal engineering company Dot Steel late last year. 

Materials transport through pipelines gains prominence

15th January 2010 In a globalised world, the transportation of all types of material is critical, and while transport by ship, rail or road is most commonly used, another important type of transport is flourishing - materials handling through pipelines. 

Smoke detection devices provide early warnings 
of potential fire

15th January 2010 An important component of fire suppression specialists Vesda’s aspiring smoke detection devices, which give early warning of a potential fire, is the network of sampling pipes which actively transports air from a protected area to the detector. Vesda’s aspiring smoke detector devices are... 

Product diversity, geographical reach help local company to survive the downturn

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     15th January 2010 Fluid conveyance solutions company Rare Holdings reports that it has managed to pull through the current economic downturn as a result of the diversity of its products and its geographical outreach. 

Civil engineering company wins technical excellence award

15th January 2010 Civil engineering and construction company Esor Africa, part of the Esorfranki group, has won a South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) award for technical excellence for the work they did on the Umgeni 61 pipeline pipejack. 

Imported flanges and couplings enter market

15th January 2010 Manufacturer and distributor of rubber products Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco) has announced the addition of two new products to its manufacturing range. The imported flanges and couplings introduced to their product range allows the company to offer customers a complete solution. 

New materials and installation to benefit industry

By: Schalk Burger     27th November 2009 Modern polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) products coupled with innovative installation methods could improve the lifetime of pipe systems and decrease the impact of installation, says PVC internal restraint designers Bulldog Systems president Jim Jones and PE product... 

Association aims to develop standards for quality control laboratories 

By: Jacqueline Holman     27th November 2009 One of the most recent projects undertaken by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) is to develop up a set of minimum standards for the quality control laboratories of its members. This will cover the minimum equipment required, as well as the skills to operate it. 

Plastic pipes could prevent leaks, reduce maintenance costs

By: Schalk Burger     27th November 2009 Plastic pipes could be used as a slip lining to rehabilitate existing pipelines, preventing leaks without the need to replace the old pipe system, says Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) CEO Jan Venter. 

Merit found in continued use of project houses

23rd January 2009 The South African mining sector has evolved in terms of its acceptance of project houses, and both major and junior mining companies have aligned themselves with project management professionals, says project management company Read, Swatman and Voigt (RSV) chairperson and CEO of corporate... 

Plant upgrade set for commissioning

By: Fatima Gabru     16th January 2009 The Amandelbult 75-210 ktpm plant upgrade for platinum miner Anglo Platinum, valued at about R140-million, is scheduled for commissioning by the end of January, says construction solutions company Tubular Holdings MD Tony Trindade. 

Slowdown challenges the steel tube, pipe industry

By: Fatima Gabru     16th January 2009 Members of the Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers (ASTPM) have reported a definite slowdown in the sales of steel tubes and pipes in the third quarter of 2008, ASTPM executive director Mike Robertson tells Engineering News. 

Second pipelining order secured for Ghana gold mine

By: Fatima Gabru     16th January 2009 Piping and fluid conveyance management company, the Rare Group, has secured a second order for global engineering consultancy Advantica’s Swagelining plastic pipe-lining technology for a gold mine in Ghana. 

Imported range to reduce supply lead time

By: Fatima Gabru     16th January 2009 Rubber solutions company, the Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco), has imported a large stock and range of rubber bellows, from 32-mm diameter to 600-mm diameter, to substantially decrease the lead time for the supply of these products to its clients, says Truco small-bore-hose division manager... 

Pipe company lends support to industry

16th January 2009 With the increased in activity in the mining, petrochemical and water industries, steel tube and pipe manufacturer Robor Pipe Systems is focusing on providing innovative solutions and advice to the market. 

Domestic pipes industry buoyant in 2007

By: Shannon de Ryhove     18th January 2008 The Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa (ASTPMSA) says that the first three quarters of 2007 have seen a fairly buoyant tube and pipe market, owing to increases in mining activity, as well as infrastructure and construction work in the build up to 2010. 

Local company manufactures piping in-house

By: Shannon de Ryhove     18th January 2008 Mining and industrial supplies company Flexicon Piping Specialists (Flexicon), a division of the First Tech Group, has begun manufacturing its own high-density polyethylene (HDPE), or thermoplastic, piping and fitting systems for use in the mining and power generation sectors, as well as in steel... 

New pipe replacement technology reduces infrastructure disruption

By: Shannon de Ryhove     18th January 2008 Piping solutions provider Rare, together with British Gas, has developed a pipe replacement technology that reduces the need to disrupt infrastructure to refurbish corroded pipelines.  

Hose manufacturer develops different application hose linings

By: Shannon de Ryhove     18th January 2008 Rubber hose manufacturer Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco) has developed five different types of rubber linings to suit a number of rubber hose applications.  

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