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Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Containers

Cylinder market expected to grow

9th April 2021 The global liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder manufacturing market is projected to reach a market size of about $4.7-billion by 2026, with an average growth rate of about 3.6% during the forecast period, according to a report issued by market intelligence provider Transparency Market Research... 

Increase in tanks demand presents challenges

By: Darren Parker     9th April 2021 Despite a global increase in stainless steel tanks production over the past 12 months – particularly for the food and beverage sectors – some subsectors are facing challenges, says stainless steel supplier Columbus Stainless market development manager Lerato Mashigo. “The food and beverage sector... 

AGES LIKE A FINE WINE Over the recommended life span of a structure, stainless steel becomes more economical because of reduced maintenance and refurbishment required
AGES LIKE A FINE WINE Over the recommended life span of a structure, stainless steel becomes more economical because of reduced maintenance and refurbishment required

New range of air driers introduced

By: Darren Parker     9th April 2021 Compressed-air treatment supplier Artic Driers International has launched a new range of locally manufactured air driers – the SA Series – for cleaning and drying compressed air in food and beverage applications. The SA Series range of heatless desiccant pressure swing driers embodies a simple,... 

THE SA SERIES
The locally made range of heatless desiccant pressure swing driers embodies a simple and robust design
THE SA SERIES The locally made range of heatless desiccant pressure swing driers embodies a simple and robust design

Almar ISOTainers – the ultimate bulk liquid storage solution

9th April 2021 Almar have a wide range of ISO Tanks available in South Africa including food grade and chemical grade tanks which are internationally approved to meet global safety standards and are inspected before and after each use.  These bulk storage tanks have the capacity to carry up to 26 000 litres of... 

Almar ISOTainers – the ultimate bulk liquid storage solution

Wieland South Africa

9th April 2021 Wieland South Africa (Pty) Ltd, situated in Edenvale, Johannesburg, South Africa produces high quality products according to DIN & BS specifications, accompanied by fast turnaround times. We boast two manufacturing divisions including: Finned Tubes:  

Wieland South Africa

Pandemic negatively affects vessel testing

By: Cameron Mackay     27th November 2020 The negative impact of Covid-19 on the local economy has resulted in a significant decrease in the testing of air-pressure vessels, says air compression products and services provider Tru Compressor Solutions sales director Phillip Botha. The company has conducted 15 tests on air-pressure vessels... 

Business is booming for supplier

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Stainless steel vessels and tanks supplier Metal Tank Industries has noted a definite market upswing in the past eight months, particularly in the food and beverage sector, as well as in the industrial sector, in terms of mineral oils, petroleum oils, chemicals and agrochemicals production.... 

MAKING IT WORK
Metal Tank Industries’ streamlined production processes has helped it become more competitive in terms of costing
MAKING IT WORK Metal Tank Industries’ streamlined production processes has helped it become more competitive in terms of costing

Heat exchanger training offered by company

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Heat exchanger company Protherm Systems is planning to host its first heat exchanger training course in the coming months, in Gauteng, once the Covid-19 national lockdown has been lifted. The specific date and venue will be communicated to all interested parties and on Protherm System’s website... 

SOME LIKE IT HOT
Shell and tube heat exchangers are one of the three types of heat exchangers to be discussed in the training course
SOME LIKE IT HOT Shell and tube heat exchangers are one of the three types of heat exchangers to be discussed in the training course

Mozambique expansion key for gas supplier

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 JSE-listed gas supplier Afrox has committed a R75-million capital investment to establish and develop a new regional branch in Pemba and an on-site store in Palma, both in Mozambique, over the next few years. Afrox Mozambique currently has no presence in the northern region of the country, which... 

EXPANDING GAS
Afrox’s R75-million investment into Mozambique is aimed at taking full advantage of the country’s offshore liquid natural gas development
EXPANDING GAS Afrox’s R75-million investment into Mozambique is aimed at taking full advantage of the country’s offshore liquid natural gas development

Interior tank cleaning made easier through rope access

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Work at height company Skyriders is cleaning the interiors of large storage tanks for a major petrochemicals producer, in Mpumalanga, using rope access. Having completed its first cleaning scope of the year in February, it started its second cleaning in late March. 

ROPING IN THE PROS
In many cases, a client’s maintenance and inspection budgets can be stretched further by using rope access
ROPING IN THE PROS In many cases, a client’s maintenance and inspection budgets can be stretched further by using rope access

Company installs leachate tank at landfill

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th November 2019 Industrial and commercial steel water-tank manufacturer SBS has recently installed a 500 m³ capacity landfill leachate storage tank with a floating cover at a landfill site in Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal. The ST21-03 SBS tank measures 14.33 m in diameter and 3.17 m in height.  

SAFELY CONTAINED
Once the leachate liquid is safely contained, it requires further processing to obtain an environmentally safe liquid
SAFELY CONTAINED Once the leachate liquid is safely contained, it requires further processing to obtain an environmentally safe liquid

Demand for heat exchanger range increases

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th November 2019 Over the past decade, there has been an increase in demand for industrial heat exchangers manufacturer Vitherm’s WeldPack range, owing to the strength and durability that it offers, says Vitherm SA director Tristan McLaren. “We have seen increased demand for our WeldPack in diverse industries.... 

LOCK AND LOADED
WeldPack model WP75/600 loading for delivery.
LOCK AND LOADED WeldPack model WP75/600 loading for delivery.

Equipment supplier overcomes vats challenge

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th November 2019 Industrial equipment supplier Turnmill Proquip Engineering mitigated challenges that were presented by the installation and manufacturing of four leaching vats at a vanadium mine. The vats form part of a chemical process to extract vanadium. The project was completed in August 2019, in... 

JOINING MODULES
The vertical and overhead welding to join these modules were done with all- positional Flux-Core welding
JOINING MODULES The vertical and overhead welding to join these modules were done with all- positional Flux-Core welding

Heat exchanger offers cutting-edge solutions

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th November 2019 Heat exchangers solution provider Kelvion’s new advanced diffusion bonded heat exchanger – K°Bond – offers a cutting-edge solution for the most challenging processes. Oil rigs, liquefied natural gas and regasification facilities, hydrogen and supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) stations depend on... 

Heat exchangers market value to grow by 2026

29th November 2019 The global heat exchangers market accounted for revenue of about $16.62-million in 2018 and is anticipated to generate about $29.31-million by 2026, according to a report published by global market research firm Allied Market Research. The market is projected to grow at a compound yearly growth... 

Big Vessels, Multiple Vessels Built Fast

27th November 2019 Metal Tank Industries is proud to offer its clients the latest automated vertical tank building and automated tank welding technology.  This new technology allows for very large vessels and multiples of vessels to be built and delivered far quicker than conventional tank building processes, while... 

Big Vessels, Multiple Vessels Built Fast

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... 

EXCLUSIVELY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
The company provides custom-built products based on client designs and specifications
Photo by Creamer Media
EXCLUSIVELY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS The company provides custom-built products based on client designs and specifications

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... 

SAFETY FIRST 
The EHT cabling generates heat over the surface of the container, which in turn heats up the product inside the container
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... 

NOT FILLING TO THE BRIM 
Process and storage vessels have limit switches to prevent a tank or vessel from overfilling
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... 

FORMTEX CONTROLLED PERMEABILITY FORMWORK LINERS
Fibertex Formtex Controlled Permeability Formwork liners are designed and manufactured for concrete surface enhancement in diverse applications
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... 

 	PHILLIP BOTHA In the current South African economic climate, companies are still extremely price sensitive
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... 

AIR PRODUCTS
Air Products has more than 50 patents in hydrogen dispensing technology
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... 

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

TANKTAINER
Container World’s tanktainers can store nonhazardous, semi-hazardous and hazardous materials and products
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... 

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
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... 

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

EFFICIENT HEATING
Eltherm’s EHT system makes controlled, efficient and constant heating solutions for tanktainers and road tankers
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... 

COMPACT CONTAINER CARRIER The Mobicon 2T can carry containers safely inside a building, and under awnings to save operation time
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... 

VERSATILE OFFERING Steinmüller Africa offers turnkey solutions for header-type, tube sheet-type, shell and tube heat exchangers
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,... 

HIGH FUEL OIL FACILITY he contract for the HFO storage facility design was was awarded to Energas in June 2016
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).... 

LESLEY SQUIRES South Africa needs to look at partnership opportunities which encourage investment in manufacturing and infrastructure
LESLEY SQUIRES South Africa needs to look at partnership opportunities which encourage investment in manufacturing and infrastructure
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