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Pipes & Tubes News

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.  

Alliances seen as crucial to reducing project risk

By: Terence Creamer     30th November 2007 State power utility Eskom has made it plain for some time now that it will be looking to partnerships and alliances as a way of softening the very real threat of price escalation in what could be a R1-trillion, 20-year investment programme. 

Work on R11,2bn fuel pipeline must start early 2008 to meet 2010 schedule

By: Terence Creamer     29th November 2007 Fuel pipeline operator Transnet Pipelines anticipates that work on its R11,2-billion, 24-inch multiproduct fuel pipeline, from Durban to Gauteng, should start during the first quarter of 2008, which would also be crucial in order for it to by completed by the third quarter of 2010. 

JSE-listed Rare subsidiary wins large West African maintenance contract

By: Christy van der Merwe     27th November 2007 Piping solutions provider Rare has, through its Angolan subsidiary Rare Petrochemicals, secured "arguably the single largest maintenance, repair and operations contract in oil-rich West Africa," group CEO David Scheepers said. 

Steel and tube resurrects training scheme in new guise

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     9th November 2007 Steel and tube distributor firm Stewarts & Lloyds opened a training facility at its Wynberg branch, in Gauteng, last month. 

Rare Holdings profit up 43%

5th September 2007 Pipe and related products manufacturer, distributor and fluid conveyance specialist Rare Holdings lifted operating profit for the 12 months ended June 30 by 43%, to R26-million, the company reported on Wednesday. 

SA weld-inspection tool in China foray

By: Terence Creamer     15th June 2007 The South African developer of radioscopic systems used for inspecting the quality of welds on tank-containers, Paul Bestbier of Cape Town, has made its first foray into the high-potential Chinese market, which has now eclipsed South Africa as the world’s leading tank-container... 

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. 

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. 

Rubber specialist saves the day for African mines

1st April 2005 Several mines throughout Africa have recently relied on rubber specialist Truco to resolve costly emergencies through the development and installation of custom hose. 

Garsin Engineering

4th March 2005 Garsin Engineering is a steel tube merchant and manufacturer of drawn round, square and rectangular steel tubes. 

Taking the wrap for corrosion protection

By: peter cromberge     21st January 2005 A R1,3-million pipe infrastructure for the reticulation and distribution of soft water has been installed in Ndodana, a rural region in Limpopo province. 

Supply of 100-kilometre Nigerian gas pipeline complete

By: peter cromberge     21st January 2005 Pipes for the 97-km-long Obajana gas pipeline, in Nigeria, have been supplied, with installation set to be completed within the next six to eight months. 

Local alternative to hose imports

21st January 2005 Following the successful completion of a seven-month test run, Transvaal Rubber Company’s (Truco’s) new feed hose for use on furnaces includes improved durability features, the company says. 

 

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