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Pipe supply proves manufacturer’s metal

By: Halima Frost     1st July 2022 Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings have successfully delivered over 1.4 km of pipe to a project in Tshwane – cementing its position as a leading pipe supplier in Africa. The project entailed the supply of about 70 pipes of 800 nominal bore (NB) in lengths of 12.19 m, with... 

Association stresses quality control is imperative

1st July 2022 As part of its continuous education process, Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) continues to enlighten design engineers, contractors and all users of plastic pipe of the critical importance of getting the highest quality of polymers in the products they specify or... 

Porta Plinth™ Changes the Game of Traditional Pipe Support

30th June 2022 Traditional pipe support cradles made from steel or concrete are heavy and difficult to install. That’s the problem TSS Global set out to solve. To solve this problem, they created Porta Plinth™. The Porta Plinth™ 

Bill Gates-led fund backs startup with cheaper way to move hydrogen

By: Bloomberg     28th June 2022 A hydrogen molecule is tiny. So tiny, in fact, that trying to store and transport it via existing tanks and pipes can end up causing cracks in steel. If hydrogen is to become a clean fuel of the future, urgent technological solutions are needed to keep it in place and move it at will. Enter... 

Maintenance of ageing road network a top priority – JRA

By: Tracy Hancock     24th June 2022 The deterioration of Johannesburg’s roads is a key concern in terms of the general maintenance of the city, with inclement weather, vandalism and theft, as well as ageing infrastructure, the key challenges hindering service delivery, says Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) acting road infrastructure... 

Industry body assures job security for welders  

By: Halima Frost     24th June 2022 Despite a marked increase in the uptake of robotic welding systems, owing to Covid-19 and the fast-tracking of automation, artisanal welding will never be completely replaced, says Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) Certification CEO Herman Potgieter. “The Covid-19 pandemic has played a... 

Technicrete and Rocla chosen for Eye of the South Estate project

21st June 2022 Set amongst the unspoilt rolling hills, grass and woodlands that surround the Eikenhof, Midvaal area, south of Johannesburg, the Eye of Africa Golf and Residential Estate has been developed to offer the best that life can offer a homeowner – a quality lifestyle with quality residential finishes.... 

SAPPMA releases an exciting line-up of speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for pipes XIII

21st June 2022 The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has released an exciting line-up of local and international speakers who will be presenting at the PIPES XIII Conference that will be taking place on 6 &7 September 2022 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng.  Jan Venter, Chief... 

Innovative tech is changing industry trends

17th June 2022 The last half century has seen a massive shift in geological thinking, and technological innovation and developments, in all facets of diamond exploration, mining, processing, recovery, manufacturing, marketing and sales, says exploration, evaluation and mining geologist Dr John Bristow. He notes... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     17th June 2022 Eskom’s actions to rectify major boiler defects at its newly built Medupi and Kusile power stations are improving the plants’ energy availability factor. 

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