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Pipes, Tubes and Hoses

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.  

Steel pipe manufacturer increases capacity

18th January 2008 Welded steel pipes manufacturer Hall-Longmore, a wholly-owned Murray & Roberts company, has invested about R245-million to increase production capacity at its Wadeville, Germiston, and Duncanville, Vereeniging, pipe manufacturing facilities.  

Pipe manufacturer extends services to include pipeline management

18th January 2008 Steel pipe and tube specialists Robor has extended its range of services beyond the supply of pipes and pipe-protection products to include pipeline management and involved customer support.  

Engineering consumables company extends product range

18th January 2008 Engineering consumables specialist Bearing Man’s specialist seals division distributes a comprehensive range of quality branded seals, which includes rotary shaft, torric, hydraulic and pneumatic seals, as well as allied products like O rings, single spring mechanical seals, gland packing, waved... 

Supplier launches new range of multispiral hose

18th January 2008 Hydraulics supplier Genflex Hydraulics of Alrode South, Gauteng, has introduced a new, stronger, multi-spiral hose, the DIN8564SP, with a grey cover for easy identification, to the South African market, that accommodates greater working pressures than the previous SAE 100R12 hose.  

New hydraulic hose suits high-pressure applications

18th January 2008 Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that it is introducing a new six-spiral Aeroquip hydraulic hose with a constant working pressure of 420 bar.  

New guillotine system to cut hose-breakage costs

19th January 2007 The ‘Guiloswage’, a locally designed and manufactured machine that will reduce downtime and costs associated with breakages in the mining, engineering, mechanical handling and construction sectors, is being launched by Genflex Hydraulics, of Alrode South, Johannesburg. 

New product receives top technology award

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     19th January 2007 The newly launched Water Angel, a product designed to mitigate the risk of geyser and pipe bursts, received an award from the Da Vinci Institute in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, for attaining a position in the top ten for the most promising emerging technology top 100... 

Pipe producer invests in products to tackle mining sector demands

19th January 2007 Polyethelene pipe system producer KWH Pipe as invested heavily in developing products to suit the needs of the mining industry. 

Pipe insulation product sales sky-rocket

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     19th January 2007 Foam manufacturer Air-o-thene recorded a 215% sales increase this year in its Air-o-therm division, a growth rate the company attributes to its Air-o-therm pipe insulation product. 

Pipe product plays a part in the move towards greener energy

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     19th January 2007 The Department of Minerals and Energy’s (DME’s) vision is to promote the effective use of South Africa’s alternative energy sources. 

Pipe and hose producer anticipates industry growth

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     19th January 2007 Producers of plastic pipeand hose systems in South Africa Petzetakis Africa’s black economic-empowerment partner (BEE), Sekunjalo MD Ronnie Dennison, says that theoutlook for the pipes and hose industry for the next few years is positive. He anticipates that theindustry will reap financial... 

Steel tube division sold for R480m

19th January 2007 Following the recent announcement of its 32% rise in headline earnings, industrial brand management company Barloworld has finalised the sale of its steel tube division (Robor) for net asset value of approximately R480 million. 

Supply contract for Mozambique gas line

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     27th October 2006 Wholly-owned Murray & Roberts company Hall Longmore has had a continued relationship with Sasol for nearly four decades. 

German piping group enters SA's resurgent energy sector

By: peter cromberge     3rd February 2006 German pipe construction company Essener Hochdruck-Rohrleitungsbau (EHR) launched a branch office in South Africa in January to supply the country�s growing energy infrastructure requirements. 

Empowerment firm breaks into plastic piping market

27th January 2006 RMB Corvest, a private equity business within the Firstrand Group, has facilitated the entry of empowerment investor Tandem Capital into one of the country’s leading piping manufacturers, Gazelle Plastics. 

Automation unit doubles piping plant’s productivity

20th January 2006 Leading importer and distributor of high-end automation products and capital equipment in South Africa, Elquip Solutions, has recently installed a custom-built automation unit for Robor Pipe Solutions, a subsidiary of Barloworld Robor specialising in tube and pipe manufacture. 

Pressure and level monitoring made simple

20th January 2006 Monitoring of pressure and level in pipes and containers should be a simple task, and the EGE range of pressure and level controllers are designed to accomplish this with absolute accuracy and ease. 

Catalytic-converter growth to boost pipe and tube industry

By: Laura Tyrer     20th January 2006 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) views the current threat to the South Africa’s catalytic converter industry as a potential opportunity for growth, provided that sufficiently-attractive incentives are offered to raise the substantial investment that this... 

Water project to revitalise pipe sector

By: Laura Tyrer     20th January 2006 The pipeline manufacture contract for the proposed Vaal River Eastern Sub-sytem Augmentation Project (Vresap), which carries an estimated value of R500-million, was awarded to the Vulindlela joint venture in October last year. 

Water industry to benefit from successful project completion

By: Laura Tyrer     20th January 2006 The repair and renovation of the B4 pipeline by Rand Water, which was due for completion in September 2005, should have reached final closure in December last year after unexpected underground service delays. 

Innovation to revolutionise local steel water-pipe industry

20th January 2006 The research and development team of Barloworld Robor Tube division has recently developed and patented a new pipe that is set to revolutionise the steel water-pipe industry. 

Flowtite pipe used for reclaimed water

20th January 2006 The water crisis in the South Western Cape in recent years has had such a devastating effect on the Durbanville region’s wine-producing estates that alternative measures had to be put in place to re-establish the yields achieved in previous years. 

New mining invention relies on rubber specialist

20th January 2006 Rubber specialist Truco (Transvaal Rubber Company), through its associate company Table Bay Rubber Company in Cape Town, has supplied various custom solutions during the prototype and final development stages of a new diamond-mining platform. 

Giant SA couplings for Libya water scheme

9th August 2005 Manufacturer of pipe couplings Klamflex Pipe Couplings of Chamdor has completed a supply contract for the Great Man-Made River Project in Libya. 

Hydraulic pipebursting machine is in a class of its own

By: Mariaan Webb     29th April 2005 A hydraulic pipebursting machine, the Grundoburst 800G, working with quick-lock rods, has been introduced to the South African market about a year ago when Jacked Pipelines, a division of WK Construction, used it for rehabilitation works on pipelines. 

Pump supplier boasts a large customer base

22nd April 2005 Pumps have been part of the Stewarts & Lloyds’s product portfolio virtually since inception. 

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