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Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Containers

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... 

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

Demand grows for heat exchangers

By: Ilan Solomons     1st August 2014 Fluid-handling design and supply company Mechinox South Africa (SA) has recorded a downturn in the demand for custom-built shell and tube heat exchangers, while more energy efficient shell and plate, as well as modified- plate and modified-frame plate heat exchangers have gained popularity.... 

Demand grows for  heat exchangers
WIDELY USED Alfa Laval heat exchangers are being used locally in, for example, food and beverage, engineering and manufacturing sectors

Tank-water storage units’ popularity increases

By: Ilan Solomons     1st August 2014 Water-storage solutions provider SBS Water Systems installed a 94 kℓ SBS tank in November last year at the Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Museum and Documentation Centre, in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal, which was commissioned for use in May. SBS Water Systems MD Delayne Gray says the SBS tank will store... 

Tank-water storage units’ popularity increases
TANKED WATER SECURER The SBS tank stores rainwater for use at the Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Museum and Documentation Centre

Local pressure vessel industry hard pressed

By: Ilan Solomons     1st August 2014 The local pressure vessel industry has been under significant strain for the past several years and there are no signs of improvement, at least not for the remainder of this year, industry body the Pressure Equipment Manufacturers Association (Pema) executive director Ken Dewar tells Engineering... 

Local pressure vessel industry hard pressed
PRESSURE TEST The major challenge facing the industry has been the decline in capital expenditure projects

Multimillion-rand fabrication contracts boost company operations 

By: Ilan Solomons     1st August 2014 Local metal fabrication and refurbishment company Starplex 393 is manufacturing 33 pressure vessels, in which to store ammonia, for local gas distributor Pro Gas Solutions. Company co-owner Robbie Roberts says the construction of the vessels, ranging in capacity from 1.3 m3 to 6.5 m3, will take... 

Multimillion-rand  fabrication contracts  boost company operations
Starplex 393 co-owner Robbie Roberts discusses the company's product and service offering.

Thermal storage and heat exchangers slash hospital costs 

By: Ilan Solomons     1st August 2014 Air-conditioning solutions provider Airco MD Greg Ball says the innovative use of air-conditioning systems, such as heat exchangers and thermal storage units, will provide significant cost savings for Southern African private hospital group Mediclinic’s Morningside Hospital, in Sandton. Airco has... 

Thermal storage  and heat  exchangers slash hospital costs
Airco national sales manager Andrew Ross discusses the reasons for the installation of the heat exchanger and heat recovery systems at the Mediclinic Morningside Hospital.

Increased demand for containerised steam plants

By: Ilan Solomons     1st August 2014 Heat generation company Steam Generation Africa will soon be delivering two containerised mobile steam plants to mining projects in North and Central Africa, respectively. “There is an increasing demand for saving space and ensuring the mobility of boilers units in Africa. We are seeing this... 

Increased demand  for containerised  steam plants
MODIFIED CONTAINER BOILERHOUSE Steam Generation Africa supplies the containerised boiler units to customer specifications

Beira port terminal upgrade to boost massive supply to Southern Africa

By: Anine Kilian     2nd August 2013 African downstream petroleum multinational Engen Petroleum is currently undertaking first-phase revamp work on Beira Terminal, an import and storage facility in the Port of Beira, Mozambique. When complete, the terminal will be able to supply Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and the... 

SA companies inspect 700 MW unit at Indonesian power station

By: Anine Kilian     2nd August 2013 Rope access specialist Skyriders and plant care engineering consulting experts Carab Tekniva completed the inspection of a 210-m-high smokestack and various boiler pressure components at the Paiton coal-fired power station in East Java, Indonesia. The two South Africa-based companies undertook... 

Pre-engineered heat exchanger solution available

2nd August 2013 US-based Technology and engineering company Emerson Process Management announced the release of an integrated Heat Exchanger Monitoring Solution that improves operations performance and reduces energy costs. The solution is part of Emerson’s new suite of Essential Asset Monitoring applications.... 

Curbing impact on the oceanic environment

By: Anine Kilian     2nd August 2013 Global shipping company Maersk Line (ML) has reduced its energy consumption and has registered a corresponding environmental-impact reduction of 105.000 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) for all its vessel operations since its environment-friendly software programme, the quality and energy efficiency in... 

SA company manufactures tank for Asia

2nd August 2013 South African tank design and installation company Steelfab Water Solutions Africa completed the installation of a two-million-litre polyvinyl chloride- (PVC-) lined panel Aquadome water storage reservoir in Subic Bay, in the Philippines, in March. The reservoir is backed by the company’s... 

Tank maintenance imperative to industry

By: Anine Kilian     2nd August 2013 Tank maintenance is key to securing sustainable  business in various industries locally and globally, states head of engineering  for Fluor mining and  metals group South Africa Andries Bester. He notes that  for the  mining and petrochemical industries, the regular maintenance of tanks, heat... 

Tank maintenance imperative to industry
Photo by Christo Greyling
TANK MAINTENANCE With aging capital equipment, tank maintenance something that is becoming increasingly important worldwide

R10m project in Mozambique awarded to SA supplier

By: Anine Kilian     2nd August 2013 A four-month contract to supply four fire water tanks at a fuel terminal in Maputo and Beira, Mozambique, was awarded last month to South African bulk liquid and dry bulk storage tank supplier Tank Connected. The erection of the tanks will start at the end of the year, says Tank Connected... 

Insulation specialist introduces new developments to SA

By: Gia Costella     3rd August 2012 Hot and cold insulation specialist IPC Industries has started manufacturing prefabricated dome heads for vessels from rigid polyurethane foam (PIC), which it says is faster, compared with the materials previously used. The company focuses on developing new products and technologies from four core... 

Local group to launch new fully welded heat exchanger in SA

By: Gia Costella     3rd August 2012 Local heat exchanger group HGF Plate Heat Exchangers (HGF-PHE) plans to launch a new range of plate heat exchangers that are manufactured by French engineering group Vitherm in South Africa. “These products have gained significant traction in the global market in a short time, owing to... 

Manufacturer promotes steel reservoirs

3rd August 2012 To improve its competitive position, reservoir manufacturer Rainbow Reservoirs has started the local manufacture of several reservoir component parts and plans to soon start the local rolling of the Zincalume steel panels that are used to construct the reservoir walls. The panels are currently... 

Government approved inspection authority under new management

By: Gia Costella     3rd August 2012 Government-approved pressure equipment inspection company Genrox Management Services is under new management as of July. The company specialises in all types of boiler and pressure-vessel inspections in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) within the framework of the South... 

Rubber company develops new pressure vessel lining method

By: Gia Costella     3rd August 2012 Rubber company 1st Wear Corrosion Protection Rubber and Paint (WCP Rubber) MD Andre van Rooyen says he has developed a new method for rubber-lining pressure vessels and plans to develop the use of this method in South Africa. The method involves putting uncured rubber into the vessel and using... 

Supplier notes growing demand for energy, heat efficiency

By: Gia Costella     3rd August 2012 Rising energy costs, paired with demand for renewable-energy sources has spurred the growing demand for energy recovery through the efficient use of heat exchangers. This is according to heat transfer, fluid separation and sanitary fluid-handling design and supply company Mechinox South Africa... 

New company to empower women

By: Gia Costella     3rd August 2012 Supplier of container-handling equipment and support services for the shipping sector BLT SA, which was established in January, is planning to expand its reach. The predominantly women-owned company, based at the Durban harbour, is focused on servicing the South African shipping sector. 

SA company to construct, install R2.8m tank in Mozambique

By: Gia Costella     3rd August 2012 South African bulk liquid and dry bulk storage-tank manufacturer Tanks 4 Africa, which is part of the global US-based tank manufacturer Tank Connection Affiliate Group, is preparing for the construction and installation of a R2.8-million 1 000 m3 fire-protection tank at a fuel depot in Beira, in... 

Engineering specialist opens two new workshops

29th July 2011 Vanderbijlpark-based engineering company Turnmill Proquip Engineering has opened two new workshops, one in Vereeniging and the other in Naledi, Sasolburg. 

Water storage company’s reservoirs certified for firefighting duty

29th July 2011 Polokwane-based water storage facilities provider Rainbow Reservoirs reports that its range of water reservoirs has been certified as suitable for firefighting duty. 

Distributor plans to bring US hydraulic tank jacking system to SA

By: Sinette Goosen     29th July 2011 US-based liquid and dry bulk-storage applications specialist Tank Connection Affiliate Group’s (TCAG’s) hydraulic jacking system, which is used to ensure the safety of field crews when constructing field-erected bolted tanks, is expected to be made available in South Africa in future. 

Hot water tank insulation foam reduces energy costs

29th July 2011 International diversified chemicals company BASF reports that its new versatile open-cell Basotect foam is increasingly being used for the external insulation of stainless steel tanks to reduce energy costs. 

Container vandalism results in higher demand for protection device

29th July 2011 Security provider Vikela Aluvin reports that the demand for the Keeper Sealock security seal is increasing and the company is focusing all its attention on meeting that demand. 

Local forklift company expands container lift fleet

29th July 2011 Local independent forklift company Avis Forklift Centre has expanded its container lift fleet by purchasing a SB361 Steelbro sidelifter to provide faster customer service. 

New dishing press improves vessel manufacturer’s capabilities

By: Sinette Goosen     29th July 2011 Newly established dished end manufacturer The Dished End Company reports it has imported the country’s only dishing press with a manipulator. 

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