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Pipes, Tubes and Hoses

Hammerhead benefits in replacing Gauteng’s ageing pipelines

19th January 2018 Aging water infrastructure in cities throughout Gauteng is leading to a loss of millions of litres of potable water, while sewerage leaks silently contaminate the province’s waterways and ground water. With thousands of pipelines already well over the 50-year mark and equally many over 100 years... 

AGM highlights major 2017 accomplishments

19th January 2018 Representative of the plastic pipe business the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) used the occasion of its thirteenth annual general meeting (AGM) held in Johannesburg recently to celebrate the successes achieved by this nonprofit association over the past 12... 

AGM highlights major 2017 accomplishments
MERITORIOUS Ian Venter, George Diliyannis and Jacques van Eck were recognised for their hard work and dedication on Sappma’s Technical Committee by receiving this year’s Merit Awards

Hose company effects transformation, achieves results

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th January 2018 Industrial hose and allied products provider Chick Henderson is propagating and successfully executing transformation, and is reaping the benefits of implementing these ideals. Established in 1968, Chick Henderson will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary during the year. Chick Henderson Benrose... 

Hose company effects  transformation, achieves results
EXPANSION Chick Henderson’s move to a new distribution centre this year will allow the company to streamline its provision of industrial hose and allied products

New, effective pipe joining method announced

19th January 2018 Producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions Victaulic last month announced the European premiere of its Refuse-to-Fuse solution. This new technique enables high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes to be coupled without the need for fusion.  HDPE pipes are widely known and popular for their... 

New, effective pipe joining method announced
PIPE JOINING SOLUTION Victaulic’s new Refuse-to-Fuse technique enables coupling of large and small-diameter pipes without fusing in just a matter of minutes

New hydraulic hose launched

19th January 2018 Global leader in motion and control technologies Parker Hannifin introduced the GlobalCore 187 High Performance Hydraulic Hose, a 7 MPa / 1 000 psi constant working pressure hose, to enhance its GlobalCore product line. Announced towards the end of last year, the 187 Hose is designed to provide... 

New hydraulic hose launched
NEW PRODUCT Parker Hannifin’s GlobalCore 187 High Performance Hydraulic Hose is made to meet the needs of evolving higher pressure hydraulic systems

Acquisition creates larger industry opportunities

30th June 2017 In April, construction and civil engineering contractor Esor acquired trenchless technology specialist Tuboseal, renaming it to Esor Tuboseal, which creates larger industry opportunities. 

Acquisition creates larger industry opportunities
CIPP PIPE A pipeline after CIPP has been installed using trenchless technology

Company provides pipes for various industries

30th June 2017 Geosynthetic products manufacturer and comprehensive supplier Fibertex supplies a range of components for advanced subsoil drainage systems, designed for use in various industries, including civil engineering, construction and agriculture. 

Company provides pipes for various industries
WOVEN PIPES Drainex pipes are available in several different sizes

First local policy for gas pipes released

30th June 2017 Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturer’s Association (Sappma) has released the local industry’s first policy statement for the supply of gas fuels using polyethylene (PE) pipes, in order to ensure that the application and use of PE pipes conforms to South African National Standards (SANS) ISO... 

First local policy for gas pipes released
GAS PIPELINE New policy will act as a guideline for any new gas pipelines being built

New factory increases monthly production

By: Victor Moolman     30th June 2017 14 new plastic extruder machines have been moved to plastic pipes manufacturer DPI Plastics’ new factory in Roodekop, Johannesburg, which is next to the already existing Roodekop polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe factory. The extruders can produce 2 200 t/m of new high-density polyethylene (HDPE). 

New factory increases monthly production
PELLETS Waste material from the production is being recycled in the factory

New measuring devices available through local company

30th June 2017 Instrumentation engineering business Kobold – represented locally by instrumentation and measurement product supplier Instrotech – now offers the highly precise pressure measuring devices the HND-P121 or P231 up to the HND-P127, which has integrated pressure sensors.  

New measuring  devices available through local company
KOBOLD The HND-P121 or P231 up to the HND-P127 from Kobold is available locally

Pipe supply for Tekwane project ongoing

By: Victor Moolman     30th June 2017 Fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon is supplying 6 km of PE100 800 mm steel-reinforced, spirally wound high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for the Tekwane South integrated human settlement project in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, which will cost about R12-million upon completion. 

Pipe supply  for Tekwane project ongoing
MANAGEABLE LENGTHS The pipes are manufactured to be 6 m or 12 m long

High-quality products and superior service provide competitive edge

By: Victor Moolman     30th June 2017 As a means to overcome competition from larger plastic pipe providers, plastic pipes, fittings and welding machines company Plastitech offers superior service levels and a complete range of high-quality pipe products. 

High-quality products and superior service provide competitive edge
LARGE RANGE The company can deliver pipes anywhere in Southern Africa given enough time

Growth in HDPE market boosts manufacturer production

20th January 2017 Fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon notes a growing trend towards the use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe solutions in the water infrastructure sector, which presents a major growth opportunity that the company has begun to grasp. 

Growth in HDPE market boosts manufacturer production
PRODUCT APPROVAL The products manufactured by Incledon are all approved to strict certifications

New range to ensure clean tube and pipe welds

20th January 2017 Pipe welding purging systems specialist Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) has introduced the PurgElite low-cost range of tube and pipe purging systems to achieve a clean, oxide free, zero colour weld in tubes and pipes, which can be used in any other industry where stainless steel or titanium is... 

New range to  ensure clean tube  and pipe welds
SAFER WELDING The new system will allow welders to create higher quality welds by sealing certain parts of pipes

Pipe strainers inexpensive option to protect equipment

20th January 2017 Pipeline strainers can be seen as an “inexpensive insurance policy” as they help to protect piping systems, say liquid filtration manufacturers Flow Clear Filtration. 

S African manufacturer of steel tube and pipes commissions new mill

By: Victor Moolman     20th January 2017 The new capital expenditure (capex) project to replace two older mills with one new mill at steel tube and pipe manufacturer Robor’s plant, in Elandsfontein, in Johannesburg, will be concluded in early 2017 with the installation of a fully automated mill capable of producing 60 000 t/y of pipe at... 

S African manufacturer  of steel tube and pipes  commissions new mill
PIPE MILLING The new mill will manufacture structural, mechanical and conveyance products between 114 and 219 outer diameter

Market needs education on plastic pipe advantages

20th January 2017 The South African market is not well educated to look for, and know, the difference between high-quality plastic pipes and low-quality plastic pipes, says plastic producer DPI Plastics technical and product manager Renier Snyman. 

Market needs  education on plastic pipe advantages
PIPE THICKNESS The thickness of a pipe influences the overall quality of a pipe

Appeals for pipeline upgrades unheeded

By: Victor Moolman     20th January 2017 Despite numerous appeals to government by the plastics industry, not enough has been done in the past year to improve South Africa’s pipeline infrastructure, says the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma). 

Appeals for pipeline upgrades unheeded
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE PIPE Polyvinyl chloride pipes are more cost-effective to use for infrastructure than cement or steel pipes

International company sees local potential

24th June 2016 Earlier this year Reelcare was proud to announce the expansion of its successful UK business as the company now have an operation based in South Africa. The company has set up its hose and cable reel business in a fully stocked warehouse facility located in Wadeville in Gauteng. Reelcare sales... 

No-dig pipeline renovations an efficient alternative

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Needle punch products manufacturer Fibertex asserts that the Fibertex KAVI felts, which is a textile that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibres together, has numerous advantages over conventional open trench pipe repair procedures. Fibertex South Africa business development... 

No-dig pipeline renovations an efficient alternative
FIBERTEX KAVI FELTS Manufactured from polyester fibres, which form the basis for effective coating, and installation of cured-in-place pipe

New technology tailored to clients’ needs

24th June 2016 Tailored fluid solutions and line systems hose components supplier ContiTech has developed a high-temperature Conti Excelsus hose with external reinforcement which can be precisely tailored to relevant applications.  ContiTech explains that flexibility allows the new Conti Excelsus... 

Confusion regarding certification explained

24th June 2016 Owing to the confusion within municipalities and the general public regarding the meaning of a certification body within the pipes industry,  Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association CEO Jan Venter highlights the misperceptions by explaining the differences between the South... 

Confusion regarding  certification explained
JAN VENTER Most of the pipes specifications are now done by SANS and are either nationally developed or adopted from International Organisation for Standardization standards

Damage to tube and pipe weld purging systems eliminated

24th June 2016 Welding metallurgy and gas physics specialists Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) have designed Argweld heat resistant covers to eliminate damaging or bursting inflatable dams on tube and pipe weld purging systems owing to exposure to high temperatures. HFT distributor support Luke Keane notes... 

Damage to tube and pipe weld purging systems eliminated
HEAT RESISTANT COVERS Eliminate damaging or bursting inflatable dams on tube and pipe weld purging systems

Application emphasised for efficient use

24th June 2016 Hose and coupling products manufacturer and supplier of Dixon Group Europe, based in the north-west of England, points out that when industrial hose and couplings are properly specified for the task, these assemblies perform their function flawlessly. However, the company warns that potential... 

Innovative technology boosts productivity and job site safety

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Mechanical pipe manufacturer Victaulic has introduced the FireLock Installation-Ready Fittings system to the pipe and fire protection industry, which reduces installation time and job site inventory, boosting productivity and safety. Victaulic Africa regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld asserts... 

Innovative technology boosts productivity  and job site safety
FIRELOCK INSTALLATION-READY Reduces installation time and job site inventory, boosting productivity and safety

Company’s new design opens more doors for pipe manufacturers

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Amid government spend on big water projects and the ongoing, urgent need for water infrastructure development, pipes manufacturer DPI Plastics’ latest addition to its existing 630-mm-diameter range, the new 630 Class 16 modified polyvinyl chloride (mPVC) pipe, has enabled the company to make... 

Stringent specs for plastic pipes in gas pipelines

24th June 2016 South Africa’s gas industry is on the cusp of great growth and expansion in light of a potential global oversupply of shale gas. As a result, local plastic pipe manufacturers have to ensure that the pipes used in gas pipelines have been manufactured according to stringent specifications and... 

Stringent specs  for plastic pipes  in gas pipelines
HDPE High-density polyethylene pipes are widely used for the distribution of natural gas

Ensuring relevancy by remaining competitive

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Apart from being heavily committed to educating various industries on the benefits of using high-quality branded and approved products, engineering supplies specialist Incledon also strives to remain abreast of the latest trends and developments in the industry by remaining competitive. Incledon... 

Ensuring relevancy by remaining competitive
LEADING EDGE Represents the top brands, the longevity of the company, and the active role it assumes in the industry

Sinvac Piping

10th June 2016 Original-equipment manufacturer Sinvac Mining & Engineering is capable of supplying its South African Bureau of Standards-approved Sinvac Piping Systems not only across South Africa but into other areas of Africa. 

Sinvac Piping

New HDPE coupling joins pipes in seconds

15th January 2016 Mechanical pipe joining systems producer Victaulic has launched the Style 905 Refuse-to-Fuse high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) coupling. The new installation-ready coupling, launched locally in November installs up to ten times faster than traditional fusing systems and is installed with an... 

New HDPE coupling joins pipes in seconds
QUICK JOIN The Style 905 Refuse-to-Fuse coupling joins high-density polyethylene in seconds

Manufacturer partners with industry bodies to improve standardisation

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th January 2016 Most of the South African national standards for plastic pipe manufacturing are considerably outdated, which is why plastic pipes manufacturer Marley Pipe Systems has decided to partner with key organisations in South Africa to assist in formulating the manufacturing standards specific to the... 

Manufacturer partners with industry bodies to  improve standardisation
QUALITY PIPING Marley Pipes is playing an integral role in trying to improve manufacturing standards in the plastic pipe industry

Equipment suppliers bring tube-bending tech to local market

15th January 2016 Local industrial equipment, electrical and mechanical components supplier Elquip Solutions together with Taiwanese manufacturer YLM, is bringing the best in global tube-bending technology to the local industry. YLM is a specialised computer numeric control (CNC) and conventional tube, pipe... 

Piping systems provider offers comprehensive HDPE solution

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th January 2016 Over the past three years, piping systems provider Sinvac Piping has emerged as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all high-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping solutions, which has provided the South African piping manufacturing company a significant competitive advantage over other manufacturers in the... 

Piping systems provider  offers comprehensive HDPE solution
HDPE PIPING SOLUTIONS Sinvac Piping supplies its HDPE products and services to the market through a number of distribution channels

RamPiping

15th January 2016 Established in 2006, Gauteng-based RamPiping Systems supplies, fabricates and installs high-density polyethylene (HDPE) carbon steel, stainless steel and a new imported glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) piping for all applications, with customers in South Africa and beyond the country’s borders. The... 

RamPiping

Pipe manufacturing body looks into independent mark scheme

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th January 2016 Representative body of the precast concrete industry the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) says, it has decided to investigate the possibility of starting an independent mark scheme for its members in response to their battling to renew their South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) marks... 

Pipe manufacturing body looks  into independent mark scheme
Photo by Bloomberg
MARK OF APPROVAL The Concrete Manufacturers Association's proposed independent mark scheme could alleviate SABS mark renewal woes for concrete pipe manufacturers

Association pushes for water-saving solutions using plastic pipes  

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th January 2016 The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Associations (Sappma) has been pushing for long-term water-saving solutions over the past four years through its promoting that the existing water pipeline network infrastructure, which comprises old cement, steel and asbestos pipes should be... 

Association pushes for water-saving solutions using plastic pipes
WATER PIPELINE UPGRADING PVC and HDPE pipes provide long-term water-saving solutions, reducing the impact of insufficient rainfall

Pipe oversupply creates fierce competitiveness

By: Dylan Slater     26th June 2015 A current oversupply of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes in the domestic and export markets is leading to fierce competition between local suppliers and manufacturers, says Pretoria-based plastic pipes manufacturer Pipeflo. 

Pipe oversupply creates  fierce competitiveness
OVERSUPPLY ISSUE If demand continues to be unfavourable, the sustainability of manufacturers will be under pressure

High-pressure hose meets expectations

26th June 2015 Power management company Eaton’s Aeroquip X-Flex high-pressure spiral hose has been meeting performance expectations, helping manufacturers that service continuous miners in South Africa – which operate in highly abrasive environments – to meet their contracted coal-extraction rate by increasing... 

High-pressure hose meets expectations
SIGNIFICANT COST Downtime on continuous miners could cost a mine up to $10 000/h in lost production
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