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Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Containers

SA hands over patrol boats to angola

12th November 2002 Three Angolan patrol boats, that were refurbished and revamped by a Cape Town-based boat building company, Farocean Marine, were handed over to the Angolan Consul-General Mario Leonel Correia during a ceremony yesterday. 

Scorpions in illegal fishing sting

31st October 2002 The South African Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Valli Moosa, has praised the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) and the Scorpions for once again cracking down on illegal fishing activities by seizing a fishing vessel, worth R6-million in Cape Town yesterday,... 

Stainless industry in white-goods drive

By: marisa rodrigues     28th October 2002 The local stainless-steel industry continues to be one of the fastest-growing markets in the world and it is expected that local consumption will grow from 120 000 t last year to 300 000 t by 2006 and a million tons by 2010. 

Container company grabs world market share

By: marisa rodrigues     18th October 2002 Cape Town manufacturer Consani Engineering is the world’s leading supplier of liquid and gas intermodal tank containers. 

Company to expand tank range

By: marisa rodrigues     18th October 2002 Randburg-based manufacturer of four-wheel drive equipment makes long-range stainless steel tanks predominately for four wheel drive vehicles. 

Growing industry is moving closer to white-goods programme implementation

By: marisa rodrigues     18th October 2002 The local stainless steel industry continues to be one of the fastest growing markets in the world and it is expected that local consumption will grow from 120 000 t last year to 300 000 t by 2006 and one million tons by 2010. 

And the overall winner is . . .

18th October 2002 The overall winner of the Stainless Steel Awards programme, a category sponsored by Sassda, was drawn from all the winners and nominated finalists. 

Port operator puts in strike contingency plan

1st October 2002 South African Port Operations (Sapo) last week announced its comprehensive contingency plan ahead of the two-day nationwide strike by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) planned for October 1 and 2. 

Asbestos remains a concern

By: vanessa vasques     13th September 2002 It is hard to believe the material used to make artificial arteries and veins for the human body is the same material used to seal equipment flanges and vessels. 

Maize-products firm conquers export market

By: Joanne Delaurentis     30th August 2002 African Products was declared the winner of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce (JCCI)/Standard Bank 2002 Gauteng Exporter of the Year Award, as well as the winner in the large manufacturing category, at a function held in Johannesburg this month. 

Container management is automated

9th August 2002 South African Port Operations (Sapo) operates container terminals in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Richards Bay and Saldanha ports and services the entire Southern Africa. 

SA tank giant gets nod of approval from China

9th August 2002 The world’s leading supplier of liquid and gas containers Consani has achieved the Safety Quality Licensing Office of the People's Republic of China certification (SQLO Certification) for the use of its tank containers for the transportation of hazardous and food-grade liquids in China. 

Ghanaian gold-mines order SA vessels

9th August 2002 South African mixing technology company Lightnin Africa has been involved in three contracts in the gold-mining sector for vessels and mixing equipment. 

New scrubbing vessels for chemical manufacturer

By: candice haase     9th August 2002 Two air-scrubbing vessels fabricated by Wynberg-based company SG Plastic Construction will be installed at a chemical manufacturer on the East-Rand by the end of this month. 

Portable welding machine arrives in SA

9th August 2002 Weld-cut equipment has announced immediate availability of the Migatronic Mamba, a robust portable welding machine ideal for use in emergency maintenance applications, tank and containers, or where access is difficult or restricted. 

Gold-mine tank-farm is completed

9th August 2002 Supplier of products and services to Africa’s transport and mining industries IMS Industrial Products (IMS-I) has completed a lubricant and fuel installation to work in conjunction with automated fuel-management technology for the Afrikander Lease gold-mine in the Klerksdorp district. 

Liquid tank-container logistics firm gets award

9th August 2002 Specialised fourth-party logistics company Central Logistics handles all types of containerised cargo, both import and export, with particular emphasis on the movement of bulk liquids in tank containers. 

SA stays at the forefront of the global tank-container industry

By: candice haase     9th August 2002 In 2001, South Africa manufactured 60% of the 9 000 stainless-steel tank containers produced worldwide, according to the South African Tank Containers Association (Satca). 

R5m-worth of containers are destined for Moz gas pipeline

By: candice haase     9th August 2002 The supply of R5-million worth of converted containers to the Temane gas pipeline project began in June this year and is due for completion by September. 

Stainless-steel demand boosted

9th August 2002 The figure for domestic consumption of stainless steel would have been higher if it were not for the fall in demand for tank containers, which showed a sharp decline during 2001 to slightly below 13 000 t. 

Control stations standard for fuel tankers

9th August 2002 Bartec ComEx local control stations, industrial participation (IP) 66/67 rated for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, and Bartec junction boxes have been fitted to new fuel tankers to operate decanting pump and valve stations. 

R1m tank investment

9th August 2002 Polyurethane specialist Industrial Urethanes has increased bulk storage capacity at its polyols plant in Umbogintwini south of Durban by 150 t with the addition of three new storage tanks requiring an investment of R1-million. 

S African tanks bound for a Zanzibar sewage plant

By: candice haase     9th August 2002 East Rand-based vessel and tank manufacturer Famsystems has been awarded a R1,5-million contract to design, manufacture, supply, install and commission tanks for a sewage plant in Zanzibar, an island off the coast of Tanzania. 

The significance tariff classifications

By: Riaan de Lange     2nd August 2002 In the Engineering News of May 3 to 9, 2002, the standard international classification of products, the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System or HS, was introduced. The significance of the HS for South African importers is that it defines the rate of customs duty (duty), determines... 

SA pressure vessels for a Seychelles desalination plant

By: marisa rodrigues     14th June 2002 Local company Wren Fibreglass completed an order last month for 11 glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) pressure vessels for four different desalination plants in the Seychelles. 

Key acquisition marks 10 years of business success

By: Marius Roodt     31st May 2002 An East Rand company is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its founding by acquiring a complementary business that will immediately increase its yearly sales turnover by more than a third. 

System solves tank blanketing problems

17th May 2002 Tank blanketing is the injection of a gas into the vapour space of a liquid storage tank. 

Steel fuel tanks enjoy renaissance

By: Karel Smrcka     8th March 2002 Many do not want steel to be bypassed by aluminium and plastics and there are several new developments that speak for ‘good old steel’. 

Call for effective tank monitoring

9th November 2001 While provincial authorities have developed differing guidelines for the installation and operation of underground storage tanks (USTs), monitoring to ensure compliance with requirements is seldom practised. 

Firm inaugurates new tank-production plant

10th August 2001 Over the past 15 years UK company Forbes has been developing an increasing range of competitive Chop Hoop Wound glassfibre reinforced tank, vessels and scrubbers for the chemical, water-treatment, food, and other industries as diverse as microchips to North Sea oil. 

Vendor-managed inventory's popularity on the increase

10th August 2001 Concepts such as vendor-managed inventory (VMI) and consignment stock are becoming increasingly popular in the South African bulk product delivery industry. 

Neglected vessels threaten worker safety 

10th August 2001 Pressure vessels are not being inspected as required by South Africa’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Engineering News can today report. 

Firm develops from mailboxes to tanks

10th August 2001 Today, aboveground and underground storage tanks, oil water separators, pressure vessels, interceptors, and pump systems comprise the main business activity of US company Highland Tank. 

Chemicals giant brings hope to fabricators

10th August 2001 The local fabricating industry has an abundance of work thanks to projects eminating from companies such as petrochemical giant Sasol. 

Containers are sound investment, says firm

10th August 2001 The South African investment community has increasingly taken a view that tank containers are an investment with unacceptable risks and unknowns. 

Aluminium gas cylinders safety debate

10th August 2001 Aluminium high-pressure gas cylinders are safe, reliable and can last a lifetime. Earlier this year, an aluminium carbon dioxide fire extinguisher exploded in Cape Town. 

SA firm receives US accreditation

10th August 2001 Cannery equipment manufacturer HG Molenaar (HGM) has become one of only four other South African companies accredited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as an authorised user of the ASME code symbol. 

US firm's green tanks

10th August 2001 Indiana, US firm SuperSafe Tank’s containers has evolved from years of research and development to become a premier aboveground fuel storage system, the company reports. 

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