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Training projects develop retail teams

28th November 2008 Gas and welding products group Afrox states that it has invested significant time and resources in enhancing training projects that will develop its retail teams. 

Industry gas demand inspires capacity expansion

By: Darren Parker     29th August 2008 Gas supply company, Air Liquide, is commissioning a nitrogen liquifier at the company's air separation plant in Isipingo, Durban, that will double the company's production capacity in KwaZulu-Natal.  

Trinidad gas company grows to meet SA demand

29th August 2008 To provide the feedstock for Durban-based food acidulent manufacturer Isegen's $75-million plant in Trinidad, the country's propane, methane and natural gas producer, Phoenix Park Gas Processors (PPGPL), has embarked on a major expansion programme to increase its storage capacity from one-million... 

Local supplier imports speciality gas equipment

By: Darren Parker     29th August 2008 Local high-quality gas supplier Puregas has commenced importation of speciality gas equipment items from speciality gas and equipment manufacturer Matheson Tri-Gas, in the US, for speciality applications in South Africa. Puregas will supply Matheson's extensive range of gas and gas equipment... 

Portable gas detection system offers new features

29th August 2008 Safety equipment provider MSA has developed the compact Altair portable multi-gas detection system that features the differentiated ability to sound an alarm if a worker carrying it collapses. 

Climate change could mean access to gas reserves

By: Darren Parker     29th August 2008 Gas solutions provider SureGas MD Simon Steward says that the melting of the polar ice-caps might mean easier access to the region’s possible gas reserves. 

Biogas plant manufacturer hopes to find foothold in SA

By: Darren Parker     29th August 2008 German biogas plant manufacturer Weltec BioPower hopes to have one of its plants in operation in South Africa soon, says Weltec BioPower South African representative Paul Reynolds. 

Cold box reaches final SA destination

29th August 2008 Gas equipment manufacturer Air Products’ new 54,7-m long cold box was offloaded from the ship Pantanal moored at Berth 58 in Richards Bay harbour, at the end of July.  

Yet more hospitals plan bulk storage-tank upgrades

By: Dennis Ndaba     1st August 2008 Welding gas and consumables company Afrox, which recently commissioned a bulk gas storage tank at Soweto’s Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, says it plans toupgrade bulk storage tanks at state hospitals across the country. 

Real prospect of CO2 shortages, gas group warns

By: Leandi Kolver     29th February 2008 Gases and welding products supplier African Oxygen (Afrox) revealed last week that there would be carbon dioxide (CO2) shortages in the next couple of months. 

Afrox describes State’s aspiration to swing towards LPG as a double-edged sword

By: Leandi Kolver     29th February 2008 Gases and welding products supplier African Oxygen (Afrox) predicts another shortfall in liquified petroleum gas (LPG) supply over the winter period. 

Gas safety training programme takes effect in South Africa 

By: Desislava Tzoneva     1st February 2008 The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGSASA) held a training programme for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) safety in December last year, manager Kevin Robertson tells Engineering News. 

Rural biogas programme could benefit 20 000 households 

By: Desislava Tzoneva     1st February 2008 A national biogas feasibility study, which was completed in November last year, will be used by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) to undertake planning for a national biogas programme, AGAMA Energy director Greg Austin tells Engineering News.  

Gas producer makes strides in hydrogen research

By: Desislava Tzoneva     1st February 2008 Industrial and medical gas producer Air Liquide has made significant commitments toward research and development of hydrogen gas as an alternative source of energy, and is increasing studies in desulphurisation of hydrocarbons in order to produce sulphur-free fuels, Air Liquide CEO Alain Larousse... 

Gas company awarded contract for German photovoltaic facility

1st February 2008 Worldwide supplier of industrial gases and equipment Air Products has signed an agreement with Signet Solar to supply turnkey installation of gas delivery systems and services and related gas needs for a new, thin-film photovoltaic (PV) module production facility in Mochau, Germany. 

Australian gas development project approved

1st February 2008 Diversified resources company BHP Billiton has announced that participants in the Kipper gas field development have approved the first phase of development of the Gippsland basin field, located offshore Victoria, to produce new supplies of natural gas and liquids, through new and existing Bass... 

Gas drilling to provide Perth with new gas supply

1st February 2008 Private gas developer and producer Latent Petroleum, has committed to bring a new drilling rig into Australia to drill the field in September this year. 

Fabricators reawaken to benefits of acetylene

1st February 2008 The need for improved efficiencies, the growth in the economy, and a greater scope of applications are driving renewed demand for acetylene as a fuel gas, says leading gas supplier, Afrox. 

Gas pipeline enters commissioning phase

By: Shannon de Ryhove     31st August 2007 The oil and gas division of local company Rare Holdings, Rare Energy, have been nominated as the vendors to provide all the carbon steel pipes for Sasol Gas's infrastructure of gas pipelines that network from Tarlton to Driefontein. The pipeline supplies gas resources to both Sasol's... 

New tank to increase butane, propane storage capacity

By: Shannon de Ryhove     31st August 2007 South African aerosol propellant supplier Puregas is in the process of completing the installation of its 385 000-l storage tank facility. The project, which is budgeted at R4-million, will increase the company's on-site butane and propane gas storage capacity by as much as 50%. 

Natural gas conversion unit ready for manufacture

By: Shannon de Ryhove     31st August 2007 Local combustion equipment supplier The Combustion Group (TCG) is in the final design phase of the conversion project from electrical to natural gas at a local industrial gases company. The R1,75-million project involves installing a hot gas generator to replace the electrically fired heater that... 

New technology to power up Africa�s great lakes region

31st August 2007 A new technology for the extraction of methane gas from Lake Kivu in Rwanda provides an opportunity to generate all the Great Lakes region's power needs. Power production is possible at one-quarter the cost of alternative power in the region. The technology has the potential to unlock large... 

Safety an imperative for local gas industry

By: Shannon de Ryhove     31st August 2007 The main challenge facing the South African gas industry at present is the safe handling of gas, the South African Pipeline Gas Association (Sapga) technical services manager Riaan van der Walt tells Engineering News. 

LPG market set to double in five years

By: Shannon de Ryhove     31st August 2007 Gas and welding company Afrox tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview that the size of the liquid petroleum gas (LPG) market in South Africa is growing at between 8% and 12% a year. Afrox GM for LPG Gavin Turner says the industry is expected to continue to expand and has the potential of... 

New exploration licensing round launched

31st August 2007 South Africa has launched a new licensing round for oil and gas exploration that will begin with a road show to attract foreign investors. The licence round was opened in March through information seminars held in Johannesburg, London, and Houston, as well as exhibitions which took place in... 

New gas-fired igniters light up South African market

31st August 2007 South African analyser and microwave component supplier OEN Enterprises recently introduced Hegwein's range of gas fired ignitors into the local market. 

Local company supplies gas to automotive industry

31st August 2007 Manufacturers of automotive catalytic converters, Cataler SA, has chosen Air Products as the argon supplier for the production of its automotive applications. 

Intaka Tech - A quest for engieering excellence in Africa

29th June 2007 Making a practical and meaningful difference in Africa is Intaka Tech, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, state-of-the-art equipment, in particular water purification plants and on-site oxygen and medical air generation plants. 

Gas products company offers efficient gas supply system

2nd February 2007 South African manufacturer, supplier and distributor of industrial, specialty gases and chemicals Air Products, is proud to have developed a new gas supply and delivery system that is flexible enough to cope under the most extreme operating conditions. 

Insufficient autogas is available for SA vehicles 

By: Nomzamo Dladla     2nd February 2007 Liquid petroleum gas (LPG) could be used as an alternative fuel source to petrol because it is clean and cheaper, but South Africa is not producing enough LPG to enable all car owners to convert their petrol vehicles to gas. 

Gas gains favour as an alternative energy supply

By: Nomzamo Dladla     2nd February 2007 “The gas industry in southern Africa is beginning to increase its areas of influence in the region,” says SureGas MD Simon Stewart. 

Gas detection system tackles refrigerant leaks

By: Nomzamo Dladla     2nd February 2007 International company MURCO has launched a new generation of gas detection equipment, to complement its comprehensive range of gas leak detection equipment. 

Local programme takes gas to the domestic market

By: Nomzamo Dladla     2nd February 2007 Local gas company Easigas has launched EasiCooka, a programme aimed atimproving people’s lives at the lower end of the domestic marketby replacing paraffin, coal and wood with gas, says marketing manager of Easigas Peter Kolarik. The EasiCooka programme was launched at the beginning of... 

Local supplier supports electricity-to-gas conversions

By: Nomzamo Dladla     2nd February 2007 Local combustion equipment supplier The Combustion Group (TCG) is assisting a large South African power utility Eskom with electricity-to-gas conversions as well as other electrical supply initiatives. 

Laser technology demands specialised gas knowledge

By: Nomzamo Dladla     2nd February 2007 The increasing demand and broader applications of laser technology in the fabrication industry requires specialist knowledge of laser processes, laser gases and gas supply modes, says laser gas supplier, Afrox. 

International association pledges to assist gas distribution in SA

By: Nomzamo Dladla     2nd February 2007 World LP gas Association (WLPGA) the international body which is the global voice of the LP Gas industry has committed to continue working in South Africa on a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partnership called the Rural Energy Challenge, which is aimed at distributing gas to the... 

Virtual gas pipeline brings CNG to Mozambique’s industrial areas

By: Nomzamo Dladla     2nd February 2007 Using a Virtual Pipeline system, Matola Gas Company is now able to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) to many businesses in the industrial area of Matola and Maputo in Mozambique. 

Project encourages cooking with gas

By: Nomzamo Dladla     2nd February 2007 The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGSASA) became involved in a project to try and get LP gas used instead of traditional dangerous and unhealthy energy sources such as wood, coal and paraffin.? 

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