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Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Containers

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. 

Firm celebrates 30 years in tank business

10th August 2001 UK company Neil Vessey 

Tank readings done through the Internet

10th August 2001 US company Veeder-Root has announced the introduction of Poll Now, a Web-based application that enables customers to get tank inventory readings on demand through any Web-enabled device. 

Hope for SA tank-container industry

10th August 2001 Working together with the South African Tank Containers Association (Satca), the tank container industry has shown itself to be a progressive and innovative leader. 

Argentinian gas-plant

10th August 2001 US company Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) and its subsidiary Howe-Baker Engineers have been awarded a turnkey contract for a turbo-expander natural gas liquids recovery plant in Argentina by Pioneer Natural Resources. 

Sound helps detect faults

10th August 2001 An acoustic emission is a sound wave, or more properly, a stress wave that travels through a material as the result of some sudden release of strain energy. 

New type of vessel on offer to SA

By: System Author     15th September 2000 A leading German shipbuilding company is marketing an unusual ship design to South Africa’s Department of Sea Fisheries to meet the country’s fisheries inspection and protection needs. 

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