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Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Containers

Engineering firm launches maintenance hoist

1st August 2008 Diversified engineering company Becker Engineering, part of the Becker group, has launched the Tirak maintenance hoist. 

Shipping company enters the Asia–West Africa breakbulk, project cargo trade

1st August 2008 Multitrade shipowner Safmarine has started a regular, multi-purpose vessel (MPV) service between Asia and West Africa in June this year. 

Refrigerated container use heats up

By: Loni Prinsloo     1st August 2008 The global percentage of refrigerated container-use will rise every year to represent 60% of all global refrigerated transport by 2015, says international shipping company Safmarine. 

Equipment supplier launches new container handling range

By: Loni Prinsloo     1st August 2008 Rough terrain equipment specialist Manitou, has announced its appointment as the distributor for automotive company Ferrari’s container handling products in southern Africa. 

Biofuels industry pushes technology conversion

By: Chanel de Bruyn     3rd August 2007 Evaporation and condensation is part of almost every process industry, but in the ethanol industry, there is a clear technology conversion from traditional shell-and-tube technology towards more effective plate heat exchangers, says heat transfer, separation and fluid handling technology company,... 

Boilermaker manufactures new coal-fired shell range

3rd August 2007 Boiler and environmental solutions company and subsidiary of Alstom South Africa, Alstom John Thompson, under its brand name John Thompson Boilers (JTB), has started production of its new Europac coal-fired shell boiler range. 

Hydraulic manhole cover makes for easy access

3rd August 2007 A new hydraulically operated manhole cover designed for easy access to underground fuel storage tanks has been launched by Colvic Petroleum Products. 

Pressure vessel manufacturer offers high certification

3rd August 2007 Pressure vessel manufacturer specialising in gas tank containers, road tankers and static pressure vessels GasCon is currently the highest certified pressure vessel manufacturer in South Africa, according to the company. 

Stainless steel plate heat exchanger handles extreme temperatures, fatigue

3rd August 2007 Heat transfer, separation and fluid handling technology company, Alfa Laval says its Alfa Nova plate heat exchanger is the first 100% stainless steel plate heat exchanger and can handle extreme temperatures and pressure fatigue conditions. 

Low container stock to ease soon

By: Chanel de Bruyn     3rd August 2007 The container industry is currently facing a low stock of available containers, but this should ease soon, says container company PD Nixon Containers. 

Large orders for local steelwork company

By: Chanel de Bruyn     3rd August 2007 Manufacturing company South African Compensators (SAC) in Heidelberg is currently busy with two contracts for Komati and Rooiwal power stations. 

Far-reaching changes affect tank container investment

3rd August 2007 Tank container investment company Paynter Trade Services (PTS) says that two far-reaching changes have occurred in the past few years, which has affected the benefits available to those investing money in tank containers. 

Water filtration system makes heat exchangers more efficient

By: Chanel de Bruyn     3rd August 2007 Water treatment systems supplier Water Engineering Systems Unlimited (WESU) uses a new water filtration system to keep heat exchangers working efficiently. 

Containers converted to kitchens for underprivileged schools

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 Local firm AS Containers is ready to deliver 120 converted containers, to be used as kitchen to disadvantaged schools in the Gauteng area. 

Volatility prevails in container market

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 The global container market revealed its volatility this year when it moved form a position of oversupply to undersupply in the space of two weeks. 

Tank-container investments still viable

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 Changes in exchange control regulations, tax legislation and rand strength have not undermined the value of tank containers as lucrative long-term investments, according to Paynter Trade Services (PTS) MD Alan Paynter. 

Mobile crane lifts containers from stranded vessel

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 South African crane supplier Johnson Crane Hire was contracted by Smit Salvage to remove containers from the stricken 16 800-t Safmarine Agulhas that ran aground in June off the coast of East London. 

Stagnant wine market bears on storage-tank makers

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 The wine storage-tank industry has experienced little growth in recent years, owing to the wine industry reaching a point of little expansion, as a result of strong competition in local and international markets. “Although some additional storage tanks were needed to house the volume of new... 

‘Electrical trace heating a viable alternative’

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 International engineering firm Bartec, is promoting the use of electrical trace heating in large industrial plants as a viable alternative to traditional steam trace heating. 

Container handlers supplied to shipping firm

4th August 2006 Materials-handling specialist Barloworld Equipment Handling has delivered two Hyster H18.00-12EC empty container handlers (ECHs) to Unitainer, a division of freight and logistics firm Grindrod. 

New firm retakes lost ground

4th August 2006 South Africa has regained its place in the specialised world of intermodal gas tank container manufacturing with the launch of Cape Town-based Triple S Gas Tanks, trading as GasCon. GasCon, which started operations on 1 October 2005 after acquiring the gas tank manufacturing business of the... 

New mobile system for shorter handling times

4th August 2006 One of the biggest problems associated with container handling is the damage caused by heavy equipment to pavements and yards.? 

Container industry refuses to tank

4th August 2006 South African tank-container manufacturer Welfit Oddy, of Port Elizabeth, has survived the near-total collapse of the sector and reported a 40% growth from June 2005, the company tell Engineering News.?? 

Contaminated containers pose environmental threats

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 “Together we can make a difference.” This is the optimistic belief of Responsible Container Management Association of Southern Africa (RCMASA) president Liz Anderson regarding the recycling, reuse and appropriate final disposal of containers. 

South African market eroded by cheap imports

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 The export market for high-pressure aluminium cylinders has shown some strong growth over the last few years, including niche opportunities. 

Coating SA's tanks, containers and vessels

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 Local company Saitek Coatings, founded in 1991, is recognised as one of the top ten applicators and access specialists in South Africa. 

Chemical tanks protected by waterborne coatings

5th August 2005 “Protective coatings have an important role to play in industrial cleaning and shutdown programmes in diverse industries because they extend the life of expensive industrial plant assets and also help reduce the risk of dangerous failures of chemical tanks and bridges,” says Tendai... 

Converted containers for Congolese mines

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 Business is booming for Johannesburg-based container-convertor company AS Containers with an upcoming project, entailing the delivery of containers to 17 mines in the Congo. 

A first for the tank gauging market

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 A first in cost-effective, accurate level measurements is the noncontact Endress + Hauser product, Micropilot S, which has already sold over 100 000 radar-level gauges.? 

Industry urged to put its money where the ‘heat’ is

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 The heat-exchange test centre at the CSIR, in Pretoria, established in 1982 and the only facility of its kind in South Africa, simulates conditions similar to those experienced in underground environments, enabling the testing of heat-transfer equipment. 

Acid tankers signed, sealed and delivered

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 The rolling-stock division (RSD) of DCD-Dorbyl has successfully completed 60 sulphuric acid-tank barrels for Transwerk, based in Germiston. 

Leading the way in heat transfer

5th August 2005 Modular shell-and-tube heat exchangers from Power Drives, designed for oil cooling applications, are especially suitable for the efficient and safe handling of hydraulic oil in large gearbox systems. 

Multimillion-rand contract completed for Sasol Turbo

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 Local company Elgin Engineering has recently completed a multimillion-rand contract for the supply of heat exchangers and vessels for installation on the Sasol Turbo Project. 

Product range expanded by rental fleets

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 Founded in 1980, Blastrite is the largest supplier specialising in the supply of surface preparation equipment and consumables to the corrosion prevention and industrial painting and cleaning industry. 

New software solution for container tracking

5th August 2005 Tracking containers, or any other shipments, is not a particularly simple task for software applications, particularly if the units are completely out of a company’s control. 

Shaping up and shipping out

5th August 2005 South Africa’s busiest port received a significant boost this year, when shipping lines began lifting a $100 charge they first imposed two years earlier in response to lengthy delays at the Durban container terminal. 

New pressure-vessel legislation gazetted

5th August 2005 The Department of Labour, in consultation with the Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Association, the South African Stainless Steel Fabricators Association (Sassfa), the Compressed Gases Association, the LPG Association, the users, Sasol, and other significant South African industry stakeholders, has... 

Ship-repair facility mooted for Cape Town

By: abdul cook     10th June 2005 Cape Town has a long history of ship repair and it has been considered, since 1994, 

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