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Pipes, Tubes and Hoses

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... 

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

Engineering specialist supplies pipes to Engen

26th June 2015 The stability of fuel supply in Southern Africa is set to increase significantly, following the completion of petrochemicals company Engen’s depot terminal upgrade project, which involved connecting a pipeline from the Engen depot in Beira, Mozambique to the Companhia Do Pipeline... 

Engineering specialist  supplies pipes to Engen
PIPING INFRASTRUCTURE Incledon was contracted to supply a range of products to Engen’s depot terminal upgrade project

Glass-reinforced plastic pipes ensure prolonged life span

26th June 2015 Abrasion-resistant pipes made from glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), can prolong a piping system’s life span in many high-abrasion piping applications, most notably slurry pumping, says evaporative water cooling company and GRP solutions provider Industrial Water Cooling (IWC). 

Glass-reinforced plastic pipes ensure prolonged life span
GLASS-REINFORCED PLASTIC Pipes made from glass-reinforced plastic can be designed to withstand abrasion that occurs externally

Pipes manufacturer guarantees void-free HDPE fittings

26th June 2015 Driven by the need to provide a holistic quality piping solution, plastic pipes manufacturer Marley Pipe Systems is focusing on the manufacture, supply and guarantee of void-free fabricated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fittings. 

Pipes manufacturer  guarantees void-free  HDPE fittings
Photo by Duane Daws
VOID-FREE FITINGS Void-free fittings are essential in complex piping systems

Study finds plastic pipes have lowest environmental impact, energy costs

26th June 2015 When comparing manufacturing costs, long-term maintenance, transportation costs and recyclability of various piping systems, plastic pipes have come out on top, according to a recent study conducted by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association’s (Sappma’s) technical committee. 

Study finds plastic pipes  have lowest environmental  impact, energy costs
RECYCLING POTENTIAL Plastic pipes are being recycled on a large scale because of the high value of polymer used in the manufacturing process

Process Pipe

26th June 2015 With 46 years of expertise in the pipes field, wholesale carbon- and mild-steel pipes, fittings and flanges wholesaler Process Pipe has established a national footprint in South Africa, with branches in Sebenza, Johannesburg; Jacobs, Durban; and Bellville South and Montague Gardens, Cape Town.... 

Process Pipe

Manufacturer upgrades municipal sewerage line with PVC pipes

26th June 2015 A comprehensive range of Durodrain unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) pipes valued at R4.4-million have been supplied by water reticulation, drainage pipe and fitting systems manufacturer DPI Plastics to the City of Matlosana, in the North West, for its R16-million sewerage upgrade project. 

Manufacturer upgrades municipal sewerage line with PVC pipes
Photo by Duane Daws
SUPERIOR MATERIAL Polyvinyl chloride is a more cost effective material with a longer life expectancy compared with industry standard steel, concrete and high-density polyethylene

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow

20th March 2015 To provide mine and general industry technical staff with the opportunity to view the inside working and dynamics of a slurry pumping system, pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has produced and showcased a fully transparent operational slurry pump loop model. The working model that was... 

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow
RICHARD INGLETT AND MOHAMED TRABELSI The transparent operational slurry pump loop model shows the inside working and dynamics of the slurry pumping system

Deadline for heavy-metal-free PVC pipes approaches

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 Local manufacturers of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes have only six months left to ensure that their products are compliant with provider of standards, management systems, business improvement and regulatory approval information the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) ruling that all locally... 

Deadline for heavy-metal-free PVC pipes approaches
PENALTIES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE Companies found to be noncompliant could have steps taken against them by the South African Bureau of Standards

Company focused on African expansion plan

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 Hose and tubing products manufacturer Reinforced Hosing (REH) aims for Africa to account for about 30% of the company’s sales over the next three to five years, particularly as it forsees a stagnation of the South African market over this period, owing to the weak economic climate. REH MD Gavin... 

Company focused on African expansion plan
ZEROING IN ON ZIMBABWE Reinforced Hosing is finalising plans to open a product depot in Harare, Zimbabwe, in this quarter

Tubing supplier diversifies product offering

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 A range of antimicrobial copper products, including shower mats, toilet seats and light switches, as well as plug covers, has been developed by copper products manufacturer Copper Tubing Africa (CTA), particularly for use in hospitals, gyms and mine-site shower facilities. CTA MD Mark Wynn tells... 

Tubing supplier diversifies product offering
COPPER-TUBING ALTERNATIVES Copper Tubing Africa will officially launch the product range, which is made out of 99% pure copper, during the first half of 2015

Investment pays dividends for piping producer

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 Plastic piping solutions provider Marley Pipe Systems, a member of global plastic fluid handling systems manufacturer and distributor Aliaxis Group, invested in excess of R100-million to upgrade and rehabilitate operations at its Rosslyn manufacturing facility, in Tshwane. In February 2013,... 

Investment pays  dividends for piping  producer
MARLEY PIPE SYSTEM ROSSLYN FACILITY The facility employs about 200 employees and can manufacture in excess of 2 000 t/m of pipes using its state-of-the-art production lines

Association hosts successful conference, plans for next one

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 Following the successful running of the Pipes VIII conference, hosted by industry body the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) at the Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand, in September last year, the association has started planning its Pipes IX conference, which is... 

Association hosts successful conference, plans for next one
INDUSTRY ORIENTATED The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association’s conferences are tailored for consulting engineers, specifiers, installers and contractors

AGM injects new blood into body’s board of directors

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 In October, industry body the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) announced changes to its board of directors as well as the winners of its 2014 Merit Awards. The announcement was made during Sappma’s tenth annual general meeting (AGM), which was held in Midrand, in... 

AGM injects new blood into body’s board of directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jan Venter, Hein Momberg, Toney Dean, Gerhard Kotzee and Ronnie Krüger

Pumpstation upgrade due for completion

1st August 2014 Water treatment company Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies South Africa announced in April that it has been awarded the contract to upgrade Mangaung metropolitan municipality's Maselspoort low- and high-lift pumpstation. Maselspoort is a town in Mangaung in the Free State province. It is... 

Training programme rolled out across Southern Africa

1st August 2014 Caterpillar earthmoving-equipment dealer Barloworld Equipment has introduced an advanced Master Class hydraulic hose assembly training programme, being rolled out across all its operating centers in Southern Africa, ensuring that the highest levels of competency are maintained in accordance with... 

Steel water pipeline project on schedule

1st August 2014 Civil engineering and construction group Esor is on schedule to complete the installation of a 22.3 km DN600 cement mortar lined steel water pipeline from the Xonxa dam to Queenstown Water Treatment Works. The project was awarded in November 2012 by the Chris Hani district council, as part of the... 

Competition emphasises water sustainability

1st August 2014 Driven by the need to sustain the future of water and civil engineering, plastic pipes manufacturer and distributor Marley Pipe Systems has again made a valuable contribution to the eleventh Aqualibrium - the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Schools Water Competition.  The... 

Company increases product offering

1st August 2014 Hydraulic and hose fittings supplier Genflex Hydraulics is now able to supply hoses and cylinders for utility maintenance vehicles (UMVs), used for railway maintenance as well as hydraulic fittings for yellow metal machinery across various sectors of the mining and construction industries.... 

R1.8m steel piping supplied for replacement project

By: Jonathan Rodin     1st August 2014 Fluid conveyance products and solutions expert Incledon has successfully completed the supply of R1.8-million worth of pipeline materials for the replacement of a water pipeline in Tembisa, Gauteng. The project, which took eight months to complete, entailed replacing a heavily corroded 1.1km... 

Marley Pipe Systems

1st August 2014 Marley Pipe Systems is the leading manufacturer and supplier of plastic pipe systems, serving the needs of the mining and industrial segment with superior quality products and turnkey solutions to improve efficiency, solve key industry challenges, and ensure safe and sustainable operation in a... 

Marley  Pipe Systems

Piping industry lacks necessary infrastructure

By: Jonathan Rodin     1st August 2014 Industry body the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) is hosting the Pipes VIII Conference, which will take place on September 2, at the Bytes Conference Centre, in Midrand. “Several papers pertaining to this year’s theme, Plastic Pipe in Infrastructure, will be... 

Company offers hydrostatic testers guide

1st August 2014 Pump specialist Australian Pump Industries announced in May that it offers a simple guide for the use of hydrostatic testers, which it makes available free of charge. Locating leaks and proof-testing gas and oil pipelines is made easier with portable hydrostatic testers, says the company. 

PVC pipes supplied to Mozambique irrigation system

By: Jonathan Rodin     1st August 2014 Following the installation of the German-engineered Krauss Maffei extrusion line in mid-2013, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe manufacturer DPI Plastics became the only plastic pipe manufacturer in Africa capable of producing 630-mm-bore PVC pipes. Industrial water treatment company Aquserv placed... 

South Africa warms to the use of gas energy

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th January 2014 South Africa has reached a state of sophistication in using gas as an alternative to using electricity as a source of energy for domestic use in residential developments, says local pipe manufacturer Marley Pipe Systems. The company was recently awarded a long-term contract by environment... 

Pipe fittings improved to increase service life span

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th January 2014 Mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic says the launch of its Extended Life (XL) fittings and couplings range, in October 2013, offers greater longevity than ever before. “The fittings have an extra 6.4 mm of lining, which extends the service life by up to three times, compared... 

Company delivers drainage system to Sierra Leone mine

17th January 2014 UK-based pipe manufacturer Polypipe has supplied over 4 000 m of 300 mm perforated twinwall pipes for the construction of a drainage system at African Minerals’ Tonkolili iron-ore mine, in Sierra Leone. The mine presents one of the largest iron-ore resources in the world and contributes... 

Local boiler manufacturer completes improvements to factory pipeline

17th January 2014 Industrial soot blower manufacturer Agram reports that it has installed nine electrically operated blowers, three electrical valves and an automated control panel at Ford Motor Company’s manufacturing plant in Silverton, Pretoria, to improve the plant’s pipeline system. These improvements will... 

Partnership to support training and skills development

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th January 2014 South African plastic pipe industry facilitator, the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) has signed a memorandum of uderstanding (MoU) in November 2013 with the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) to expand its reach to the new generation of... 

African market helping local pipe manufacturer recover  

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th January 2014 South African plastic pipe manufacturer Pipeflo has been expanding its presence in the African market to recover from the financial downturn that resulted from the high incidence of labour unrest in the mining industry in 2012, which has been recurring since, company founder and director Stefanus... 

African market  helping local pipe  manufacturer  recover
Pipeflo business manager Lizl du Preez discusses the effects of the Marikana tragedy on the pipes industry.

Emergency R52m pipeline comes to the rescue in water crisis

By: Zandile Mavuso     2nd August 2013 A 14 km, R52-million temporary, emergency bulk raw water pipeline, commissioned in Ermelo in June, was supplied with R12-million of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping, steel fittings and valves from fluid conveyance and pumping solutions provider Incledon. 

R2m contract for hydraulic hose component assembly workshop

2nd August 2013 A contract worth about R2-million a year for two hydraulic hose component assembly workshops has been awarded to hoses and fittings supplier Genflex Hydraulics by a mining plant in the North West. 

Product for joining small-diameter piping systems

2nd August 2013 Mechanical pipe-joining systems company Victaulic has introduced to the market Vic-Press, a press system that joins pipe in a matter of seconds, providing an industrial-grade solution for quick and reliable joining of small-diameter piping systems. 

Pipe-lining trial completed successfully in Australia

2nd August 2013 The trial, completed in February, took place at the Sonoma coal mine about 6 km south of Collinsville at the northern end of the Bowen basin, in Queensland, Australia. The mine produces high-quality coking and thermal coal, states FLSmidth Ludowici. 

Major contract for CrC pipe lining awarded

By: Zandile Mavuso     2nd August 2013 Long-life liner manufacturer Rio-Carb received a large order in June for 190-mm- to 2 m-diameter chromium carbide (CrC) lined dust extraction ducting for a BHP Billiton plant from air pollution control specialist Genair Pollution Projects, the main design and installation contractor of the project. 

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