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Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Containers

Projects in DRC keep local businesses afloat

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     12th April 2019 With a lack of investment and new projects locally, stainless steel fabricator Vessel Fab has expanded its offering into Africa and has been working on a few projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighbouring countries. Over the past decade there has been an exponential... 

Electrical heat tracing viable safety precaution

12th April 2019 With the maintenance at particular temperatures during transportation of various products – such as containers and tanks carrying oil and bitumen acids – having become a critical part of realising quality and insurance guarantees, electrical heat tracing (EHT) has emerged as a vital component for... 

Electrical heat tracing viable safety precaution
SAFETY FIRST The EHT cabling generates heat over the surface of the container, which in turn heats up the product inside the container

Company limit switches ideal for various applications

12th April 2019 With process and storage vessels incorporating limit switches to prevent overfilling of a tank or vessel or dry running of a pump, electronics manufacturer Anderson-Negele’s NCS series is ideally suited for the reliable measurement of limits in media with low water content, such as certain... 

Company limit switches ideal  for various applications
NOT FILLING TO THE BRIM Process and storage vessels have limit switches to prevent a tank or vessel from overfilling

Cost-saving focus prompts heat exchanger design

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     12th April 2019 The increased importance of reducing capital, operating and maintenance costs has made the assessment of multiple options and variable parameters for heat exchanger design essential to find the most optimum solution, says engineering company Steinmüller Africa boiler process group leader Warwick... 

Company adds two new products to its portfolio

12th April 2019 Heat exchangers solution provider Kelvion has developed solutions for how to recover waste heat with two new additions to its product portfolio – the Exhaust Gas Heat Exchanger and the EcoMi modular economiser. These products can transform waste heat into useful forms of energy, reducing... 

$22.59bn projected heat exchanger market value by 2023

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th November 2018 The heat exchangers market is projected to reach $22.59-billion by 2023, from $13.5-billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 9.0% during the forecast period, says research company Markets and Markets. 

Company unlocks trade corridors through vessels business

30th November 2018 JSE listed-Grindrod and its partners continue to build on its core freight management competence in improving and unlocking trade corridors. 

Tank blanketing key to prevent fire

30th November 2018 The storage of flammable liquids carries with it the need to put in place fire protection mechanisms, and tank blanketing is deemed one of the most effective ways of preventing fires in flammable liquid storage tanks by means of controlling the formation of explosive vapour or air mixtures above... 

Arc 1

13th April 2018 High-quality welding and cutting products and services supplier Arc 1 is focused on supporting the fabrication industry in Southern Africa. Based in Elandsfontein, Germiston, the company intends to be the supplier of choice for those fabrication customers wanting to procure high-quality welding... 

Arc 1

Controlled permeability formwork liners prevent tank degradation

13th April 2018 To reduce the formation of blowholes and other blemishes on concrete surfaces Formtex Controlled Permeability Formwork (CPF) liners, supplied by nonwoven roll goods supplier Fibertex SA, have been designed and manufactured for concrete surface enhancement in diverse applications, including highly... 

Controlled permeability  formwork liners prevent tank degradation
FORMTEX CONTROLLED PERMEABILITY FORMWORK LINERS Fibertex Formtex Controlled Permeability Formwork liners are designed and manufactured for concrete surface enhancement in diverse applications

Costs, downtime impede pressure vessel testing

By: Paige Müller     13th April 2018 Potential downtime and cost considerations are preventing industries from conducting essential pressure vessel testing, says air compression products distributor Tru Compressor Solutions product specialist and sales director Phillip Botha. “Air compressors and pressure vessels are used in... 

Costs, downtime impede pressure vessel testing
PHILLIP BOTHA In the current South African economic climate, companies are still extremely price sensitive

Agreement for two hydrogen fuelling units struck

13th April 2018 Global industrial gases company Air Products has signed an agreement with State-owned Chinese power generation company Shenhua New Energy, a subsidiary of China’s energy conglomerate China Energy Investment Group, to provide two hydrogen containerised dispenser units to China Energy’s first... 

Agreement for two hydrogen fuelling units struck
AIR PRODUCTS Air Products has more than 50 patents in hydrogen dispensing technology

Cape Town finalises new desalination plant project

By: Paige Müller     13th April 2018 With the Cape Town area suffering from one of the worst droughts in its history, tank manufacturer and supplier SBS Tanks marketing manager James Preston tells Engineering News that the City of Cape Town municipality has launched several alternative water source projects to mitigate the drought’s... 

Cape Town finalises new  desalination plant project
DESALINATION PLANT The new desalination plant project will be able to purify and supply two-million litres of fresh water a day

Container supplier sees opportunities despite market slump

By: Nica Schreuder     1st December 2017 The chemicals, power generation, oil and gas, and petrochemicals sectors have created a significant demand for tanktainers, says container industry provider Container World. Tanktainers, or tank containers, are intermodal containers used to transport liquids, gases and powders as bulk cargo. 

Container supplier sees opportunities despite market slump
TANKTAINER Container World’s tanktainers can store nonhazardous, semi-hazardous and hazardous materials and products

Engineer to unveil new industry technology

1st December 2017 High-pressure equipment and technology manufacturer Haskel has revealed that its product engineer Poova Mahmoudian will be unveiling new industry technology, as part of a collaborative technology and research alliance with the US Army. The technology is said to dramatically impact those... 

Engineer to unveil new  industry technology
NEW TECHNOLOGY Haskel engineers will explain solutions to mitigate hydrogen embrittlement in pressure vessels at the annual Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Energy Summit in 2018

Heat exchangers made compact

1st December 2017 Wisconsin-based shell and tube heat exchangers company Enerquip has added a new line of compact heat exchangers to meet growing demands from customers with low flow-rate applications. Enerquip is one of the leading providers of heating and cooling equipment for production plants and... 

Heat exchangers  made compact
U-TUBE Heat exchangers are available in U-tube and straight tube designs, and save a significant amount of space due to their size

Local company popularises electrical heat tracing

By: Nica Schreuder     1st December 2017 Amid escalating costs of heating containers using traditional methods, such as steam or gas, a more cost-effective, efficient and controlled method of ensuring the constant heating of containers is electrical heat tracing (EHT), says eltherm South Africa MD Peter Stone. EHT specialist eltherm... 

Local company popularises electrical heat tracing
EFFICIENT HEATING Eltherm’s EHT system makes controlled, efficient and constant heating solutions for tanktainers and road tankers

Metal Tank Industries

17th November 2017 Using new technologies enables turnkey process solutions provider Metal Tank Industries to construct storage vessels, steel walkways, platforms, gantries, pumps, pipelines, control panels, electrical cabling, load cells, cooling towers and boilers that are suitable for use at food and beverage... 

Metal Tank Industries

Container handling equipment well suited to African market

By: Nadine James     14th April 2017 Container handling equipment solutions provider Mobicon Systems’ mini straddle carriers have achieved significant success in African markets, specifically because of their low maintenance requirements, which ensure consistent functionality with minimal technical support, says materials handling... 

Container handling equipment well suited  to African market
COMPACT CONTAINER CARRIER The Mobicon 2T can carry containers safely inside a building, and under awnings to save operation time

Company seizes opportunities in power sector

By: Nadine James     14th April 2017 Many utility power plants are approaching the end of their design life, with engineers conducting life extension studies for boilers and related auxiliary equipment. To accommodate a changing operating environment, redesigning components and equipment to replace those which have reached the end... 

Company seizes opportunities in  power sector
VERSATILE OFFERING Steinmüller Africa offers turnkey solutions for header-type, tube sheet-type, shell and tube heat exchangers

HFO plant’s commissioning process under way

By: Nadine James     14th April 2017 Specialised oil and gas equipment supplier Energas Technologies started the commissioning process last month for the heavy fuel oil (HFO) storage facility it specifically designed for multidisciplinary engineering firm DRA Global. Energas’s scope for the project included the fabrication,... 

HFO plant’s commissioning process under way
HIGH FUEL OIL FACILITY he contract for the HFO storage facility design was was awarded to Energas in June 2016

Kenyan fabricator enters partnership with welding institute

14th April 2017 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) facilitated a visit for Kenya-based stainless steel fabricator Desbro Engineering to several South African counterparts, resulting in a training partnership between Desbro and the South African Institute of Welding (SAIW).... 

Kenyan fabricator  enters partnership  with welding institute
LESLEY SQUIRES South Africa needs to look at partnership opportunities which encourage investment in manufacturing and infrastructure

High-pressure heat exchangers becoming key in Africa

By: Kimberley Smuts     8th April 2016 Local manufacturer and maintenance service provider of utility-scale pulverised coal steam generators, Steinmüller Africa, is now offering turnkey solutions for both shell and tube heat exchangers; both the header-type and the tubesheet-type are offered. These heat exchangers are not only... 

High-pressure heat exchangers becoming key in Africa
INTEGRAL PLANT COMPONENTS Shell and tube heat exchangers are particularly prevalent in Rankine cycle power generation with regeneration, as used in most modern power stations

Container companies’ price hike announcements harm industry

8th April 2016 The European Commission announced its concerns that container liner shipping companies' practice of publishing their future price increase intentions may harm competition and customers by raising prices for their services to and from Europe, in breach of the European Union (EU) antitrust rules.... 

Container companies’ price hike announcements harm industry
ANNOUNCEMENTS RAISE CONCERN GRI announcements allow carriers to explore each other's pricing intentions and coordinate their behaviour

Heat exchanger market worth $21.8M by 2019

8th April 2016 India-based market research company Markets and Markets (M&M) predict that the heat exchanger market will be worth $21.08-million by 2019 owing to demand increase from Europe and Asia. The exchanger market report conducted by M&M is based on heat exchanger types such as shell and tube, plate and... 

Heat exchanger market worth $21.8M by 2019
MARKET DEMAND TO INCREASE A large number of emerging manufacturers is expected to drive the heat exchanger market in future

Molten salt energy storage used in S Africa CSP project

8th April 2016 The Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the Northern Cape is one of the few CSP projects that use heat exchanger as a diffusion medium for the energy stored inside the molten salt. The R5-billion project has one of the highest solar radiation footprints in the world and is being... 

Molten salt energy storage used in S Africa CSP project
CSP PROJECT LAUNCHED Projects uses heat exchanger as a diffusion medium for the energy stored inside the molten salt

Software developed to save container operators millions

8th April 2016 The StarConomy reefer control software designed by manufacturer of dry containers Maersk Container Industry (MCI), in conjunction with fruit multinational Dole, supports reefer  refrigerated container operators by allowing them to maximise the value of their refrigerated cargoes in MCI’s Star... 

Software developed to save container operators millions
REEFER CARGO VALUE MAXIMISED Dole eefer container transport preserves and transports the fruit safely using as little energy as possible

New heat exchanger launched at expo

8th April 2016 Pumps, valves and heat exchangers manufacturer Bell & Gosset (B&G) released its BPX 2″ Double-Wall brazed plate heat exchanger during the Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition in the US, in January. The patented double wall design offers the highest level of leak protection, safety... 

New heat exchanger launched at expo
THERMAL EFFICIENCY INCREASED The patented double wall design offers high levels of leak protection, safety and thermal efficiency for commercial building and water heating applications

System designed to store significantly more natural gas at lower pressures

8th April 2016 Cylinders and conversion kits providers Cenergy Solutions is working with compressed natural gas fuel station ReFuel, at CleanWorld’s biomethane plant, to store as much as four times more natural gas at low pressures with its adsorbent natural gas storage system. ReFuel currently stores... 

System designed to store significantly more natural gas at lower pressures
Photo by Bloomberg
STORAGE VOLUME INCREASED Cenergy Solutions ANG systems allow facilities and vehicles to store significantly more natural gas at lower pressures

Company delivers mayonnaise-mixing plant

By: David Oliveira     10th April 2015 Process equipment design and manufacturing company Anderson Engineering in January handed over a turnkey solution to Pietermaritzburg-based mayonnaise manufacturer Tasti Mayonnaise. Anderson Engineering CEO and managing member Hans Coertse tells Engineering News that the solution, which can... 

Company delivers mayonnaise-mixing plant
MAKING MAYO Anderson Engineering designed a turnkey solution for Tasti Mayonnaise, allowing the company to produce a 1 000 ℓ batch of mayonnaise

Energy solutions provider unveils fuel cell system at the CoM

By: David Oliveira     10th April 2015 Energy solutions provider Mitochondria Energy Company (MEC) last month unveiled its 100 kW fuel cell at the Chamber of Mines (CoM) building, in Johannesburg. The new technology promises to be the future of alternative electricity supply, particularly amid escalating grid prices, as well as... 

Energy solutions provider unveils fuel cell system at the CoM
POWERING THE CHAMBER OF MINES Mitochondria Energy Company’s fuel cell system will supply an average of between 30 kWh and 80 kWh during periods of peak demand

Bulk liquid storage specialist signs $60m contract

10th April 2015 Multinational energy infrastructure-focused company CB&I was last month awarded a $60-million contract by JGSK – a joint venture between global engineering company JGC Corporation and general contractor SK Engineering & Construction. The project scope includes the engineering, procurement,... 

Tracking solution improves traceability of reefer containers

10th April 2015 Wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions provider WAM Technologies announced, in November last year, the release of VesselConnect, a global system for mobile communication (GSM) tracking to monitor and control refrigerated containers on-board container and related ships.  The new system was... 

Life of perishable goods extended

10th April 2015 Global container refrigeration machinery supplier Daikin Reefer launched its new Active CA device, last month, which is a fast-working, simple and highly reliable unit that creates a controlled atmosphere (CA) inside refrigerated containers transporting perishable goods. CA slows down the aging... 

Container handler delivered to Transnet

10th April 2015 Container-handling equipment specialist BLT SA, which supplies and supports a range of materials handling equipment across various industries  delivered a loaded-container handler to Transnet Engineering, the engineering division of State-owned rail operator Transnet, in the last quarter of 2014.... 

Larger container vessels to increase W African congestion woes

10th April 2015 West African ports could face even greater congestion pressures from the cascading of larger container vessels into the region’s trades, delegates were told at a two day container supply chain conference TOC Market Briefing: West Africa, which took place on the largest of the Canary Islands,... 

SA vessels assist in propelling space-travel rocket

By: Ilan Solomons     1st August 2014 Local vessels manufacturer GasCon supplied six 250 m3 liquid oxygen storage tanks to US space transport services company Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX’s) launch site in California, in the US, in May 2013. SpaceX has developed the Falcon 9 two-stage rocket to transport satellites and the... 

SA vessels assist in  propelling space-travel rocket
LIQUID NITROGEN VERTICAL STORAGE TANKS Two 250 000 ℓ liquid nitrogen vertical storage tanks have been supplied to industrial gas supplier Afrox

Turnkey vessel and container solutions prove popular

By: Ilan Solomons     1st August 2014 Local vessels, tanks and containers supplier Metal Tank Industries (MTI) is commissioning a highly specialised turnkey process unit for a Johannesburg-based pharmaceutical company. “The specialised skid-mounted 1 m³ vessel possess specific types of mixing actions and is entirely self-contained,”... 

Turnkey vessel and container solutions prove popular
SPECIALISED VESSEL UNIT The specialised skid-mounted 1 m³ vessel is entirely self-contained, with specific types of mixing actions
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