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Pipes & Tubes News

Derek Pitfield, Amiantit

8th February 2002 Derek Pitfield Amiantit 

Pipe crane progress

25th January 2002 Local mining-equipment manufacturer Steinmuller Mining and Piping Systems’ hydropower equipment division has developed a pipe crane for fast and safe installation of pipes in haulages. 

Galvanised steel piping stands its ground

25th January 2002 Galvanised piping is one of the oldest and most common plumbing materials used for potable water conveyance, and form most of this century was the dominant material for domestic plumbing. 

Four-pronged growth strategy

By: Deborah Spicer     25th January 2002 A four-pronged strategy developed by the Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa aims to increase industry sales of steel tube and pipe to 500 000 t in four years. 

Multihead cutting machine to treble tube capacity

25th January 2002 The installation of a multihead cutting machine designed for large-diameter, thin-walled tubing has allowed Bosal Industrial Division to treble its tube capacity. 

Eighth international tube and pipe fair

25th January 2002 Exhibitors will come from around the world to Tube 2002 between April 8 and April 11 next year to be part of the eighth international tube and pipe fair in D 

Steel tubing for export-destined tank containers

By: Deborah Spicer     25th January 2002 Local manufacturer Robor Tube has received two contracts to supply South African container manufacturers with a low-alloy, high-strength hollow section. 

Insecurity replaces optimism in tube and pipe forecast

25th January 2002 Rarely have economic forecasts been as difficult to make as today. 

Molasses exporter acquires rubber hoses

25th January 2002 Four rubber bunkering hoses have been supplied to The Pure Cane Molasses Company by Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco). 

Polyethylene compressed-air piping system arrives in Africa

25th January 2002 A compressed-air piping system manufactured from PE 100 high-density polyethylene material is now offered by Astore Africa. 

DRC coup for SA hose firm

By: Deborah Spicer     25th January 2002 Some R15-million worth of orders from beyond South Africa’s borders are pending for East Rand firm Hoses Industrial and Mining. 

Gas pipelines gain prominence in SADC

By: Deborah Spicer     25th January 2002 The potential is great for Hall Longmore to expand its influence in the gas-pipeline industry which is becoming increasingly important in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and elsewhere. 

Acquisition leads to new product development

25th January 2002 Local company Pipe Specials, which has become well known in the last 16 years for its fusion-bonded epoxy-coated pipe fittings, has acquired Aqualok Pipe Products to further expand its scope into world-class coupling and flange adaptor products. 

Good results from drillrigs

25th January 2002 Representatives of local mining companies report that hydropowered development end drillrigs are revolutionising underground mining. 

Greek pipe firm aims to lead in SA

By: Irma Venter     30th November 2001 In less than five years Petzetakis Africa aims to be the dominant supplier of plastic piping in Southern Africa. 

Saudi pipes firm invests R50m in SA

29th November 2001 The Saudi Arabian Amiantit group has expanded into the South African pipe market with a R50-million investment comprising acquisitions and the establishment of a new manufacturing facility in Alrode, Alberton. 

Plan to build Malawi–Moz oil pipeline . . .

By: Marcel Chimwala     12th October 2001 Malawi and Mozambique are pushing plans to construct an oil pipeline from the Mozambique Indian Ocean port of Nacala to Malawi. 

Mpumalanga firm establishes itself in Richards Bay

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Indian Ocean fertiliser 

Advanced steel piping introduced

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Steel 

Investment in people and equipment is paying off

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Steel 

Russians gush at gas pipeline

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Russian pipeline giant Stoytransgaz’s entry into the South African market this month could mean further work for local contractors. 

Info sharing vital in supply chain

By: System Author     10th March 2000 The supply chain is one of the last frontiers for profit improvement left in the race for international competitive advantage. 

Proposed export council should be up and fully running by March

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Hose company aims aggressive campaign at Africa

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Ghana bottling plant extended by South African company

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Local pipe-freezing maintenance is proving to be a real hot item

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

First-aid kit for hydraulic hoses

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

New hose player unfurls in Durban

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Company at high tide in sluggish market

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Pigging out at Durban gasification project

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Local pipe firm building a factory in Saudi Arabia

By: System Author     19th November 1999 A South African company is involved in a joint venture (JV) to establish a steel pipe manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia, Engineering News can today report. 

Cape Metropolitan Council

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Construction of two additional clarifiers, structures & pipework 

Non-payment worsens as fee income dwindles

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Consulting Engineers 

Spec being revised

By: System Author     30th July 1999 IN order to provide the end-user with better-quality products, the specification for small-bore steel water-piping specification, SABS 62, is undergoing revision at present, reveals Robor Tube technical market development manager Franco Mordini. Moreover, the government has now introduced a... 

New work in the pipeline from upgrade

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 An R80-million up-grade by Hall Longmore has enabled the company to tender on critical projects such as a 12-km gas pipeline for Mossgas, which it had been unable to do previously, MD Alf Non 

Skills training launched

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The partner of Mossgas in the Bredasdorp Alliance, Dresser Kellogg Energy Services (DKES), has brought another dimension to its involvement in the project. The UK-based company is simultaneously tackling the shortage of highly-specialised offshore skills in South Africa through a comprehensive... 

Meters for R29m Eastern Cape water scheme

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Community standpipe water meters will be supplied to the Peddie regional water supply scheme in the Eastern Cape by Conlog, one of Africa’s leading manufacturers of prepayment electricity, water and solar dispensing systems. Worth R29,1-million, the scheme will eventually supply about 62... 

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