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Pipes, Tubes and Hoses

Construction company makes progress on pipe jacking contracts

14th January 2011 Two pipe-jacking projects, which together comprise 44 jacks totalling 1 456 m, have further boosted civil engineering and construction company Esor Africa’s reputation as one of South Africa’s leading pipe-jacking companies, the company reports. The projects involve a complex sewer reticulation... 

Tube fittings for pneumatic systems launched

15th January 2010 Supplier of hydraulic hose and fittings Genflex Hydraulics has introduced a range of nylon quick-connecting tube fittings for use on pneumatic systems. 

Jacking pipes supplied to potable water project

15th January 2010 Manufacturer of precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions Rocla, which is part of the Murray & Roberts group, has delivered specialised jacking pipes for the eThekwini municipality’s Western Aqueduct pipeline extension project. 

Wet-ash disposal pipeline completed for Eskom

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     15th January 2010 Manufacturer of polyurethane mouldings and pipe linings Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) recently completed a wet-ash disposal pipeline replacement project for State-owned power utility Eskom’s Matla power station. 

Merger aims to spur growth 

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     15th January 2010 Polyurethane products manufacturer Uretech merged with high-temperature solution specialists Insulcon and metal engineering company Dot Steel late last year. 

Materials transport through pipelines gains prominence

15th January 2010 In a globalised world, the transportation of all types of material is critical, and while transport by ship, rail or road is most commonly used, another important type of transport is flourishing - materials handling through pipelines. 

Smoke detection devices provide early warnings 
of potential fire

15th January 2010 An important component of fire suppression specialists Vesda’s aspiring smoke detection devices, which give early warning of a potential fire, is the network of sampling pipes which actively transports air from a protected area to the detector. Vesda’s aspiring smoke detector devices are... 

Product diversity, geographical reach help local company to survive the downturn

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     15th January 2010 Fluid conveyance solutions company Rare Holdings reports that it has managed to pull through the current economic downturn as a result of the diversity of its products and its geographical outreach. 

Civil engineering company wins technical excellence award

15th January 2010 Civil engineering and construction company Esor Africa, part of the Esorfranki group, has won a South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) award for technical excellence for the work they did on the Umgeni 61 pipeline pipejack. 

Imported flanges and couplings enter market

15th January 2010 Manufacturer and distributor of rubber products Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco) has announced the addition of two new products to its manufacturing range. The imported flanges and couplings introduced to their product range allows the company to offer customers a complete solution. 

New materials and installation to benefit industry

By: Schalk Burger     27th November 2009 Modern polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) products coupled with innovative installation methods could improve the lifetime of pipe systems and decrease the impact of installation, says PVC internal restraint designers Bulldog Systems president Jim Jones and PE product... 

Association aims to develop standards for quality control laboratories 

By: Jacqueline Holman     27th November 2009 One of the most recent projects undertaken by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) is to develop up a set of minimum standards for the quality control laboratories of its members. This will cover the minimum equipment required, as well as the skills to operate it. 

Plastic pipes could prevent leaks, reduce maintenance costs

By: Schalk Burger     27th November 2009 Plastic pipes could be used as a slip lining to rehabilitate existing pipelines, preventing leaks without the need to replace the old pipe system, says Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) CEO Jan Venter. 

Merit found in continued use of project houses

23rd January 2009 The South African mining sector has evolved in terms of its acceptance of project houses, and both major and junior mining companies have aligned themselves with project management professionals, says project management company Read, Swatman and Voigt (RSV) chairperson and CEO of corporate... 

Plant upgrade set for commissioning

By: Fatima Gabru     16th January 2009 The Amandelbult 75-210 ktpm plant upgrade for platinum miner Anglo Platinum, valued at about R140-million, is scheduled for commissioning by the end of January, says construction solutions company Tubular Holdings MD Tony Trindade. 

Slowdown challenges the steel tube, pipe industry

By: Fatima Gabru     16th January 2009 Members of the Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers (ASTPM) have reported a definite slowdown in the sales of steel tubes and pipes in the third quarter of 2008, ASTPM executive director Mike Robertson tells Engineering News. 

Second pipelining order secured for Ghana gold mine

By: Fatima Gabru     16th January 2009 Piping and fluid conveyance management company, the Rare Group, has secured a second order for global engineering consultancy Advantica’s Swagelining plastic pipe-lining technology for a gold mine in Ghana. 

Imported range to reduce supply lead time

By: Fatima Gabru     16th January 2009 Rubber solutions company, the Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco), has imported a large stock and range of rubber bellows, from 32-mm diameter to 600-mm diameter, to substantially decrease the lead time for the supply of these products to its clients, says Truco small-bore-hose division manager... 

Pipe company lends support to industry

16th January 2009 With the increased in activity in the mining, petrochemical and water industries, steel tube and pipe manufacturer Robor Pipe Systems is focusing on providing innovative solutions and advice to the market. 

Domestic pipes industry buoyant in 2007

By: Shannon de Ryhove     18th January 2008 The Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa (ASTPMSA) says that the first three quarters of 2007 have seen a fairly buoyant tube and pipe market, owing to increases in mining activity, as well as infrastructure and construction work in the build up to 2010. 

Local company manufactures piping in-house

By: Shannon de Ryhove     18th January 2008 Mining and industrial supplies company Flexicon Piping Specialists (Flexicon), a division of the First Tech Group, has begun manufacturing its own high-density polyethylene (HDPE), or thermoplastic, piping and fitting systems for use in the mining and power generation sectors, as well as in steel... 

New pipe replacement technology reduces infrastructure disruption

By: Shannon de Ryhove     18th January 2008 Piping solutions provider Rare, together with British Gas, has developed a pipe replacement technology that reduces the need to disrupt infrastructure to refurbish corroded pipelines.  

Hose manufacturer develops different application hose linings

By: Shannon de Ryhove     18th January 2008 Rubber hose manufacturer Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco) has developed five different types of rubber linings to suit a number of rubber hose applications.  

Steel pipe manufacturer increases capacity

18th January 2008 Welded steel pipes manufacturer Hall-Longmore, a wholly-owned Murray & Roberts company, has invested about R245-million to increase production capacity at its Wadeville, Germiston, and Duncanville, Vereeniging, pipe manufacturing facilities.  

Pipe manufacturer extends services to include pipeline management

18th January 2008 Steel pipe and tube specialists Robor has extended its range of services beyond the supply of pipes and pipe-protection products to include pipeline management and involved customer support.  

Engineering consumables company extends product range

18th January 2008 Engineering consumables specialist Bearing Man’s specialist seals division distributes a comprehensive range of quality branded seals, which includes rotary shaft, torric, hydraulic and pneumatic seals, as well as allied products like O rings, single spring mechanical seals, gland packing, waved... 

Supplier launches new range of multispiral hose

18th January 2008 Hydraulics supplier Genflex Hydraulics of Alrode South, Gauteng, has introduced a new, stronger, multi-spiral hose, the DIN8564SP, with a grey cover for easy identification, to the South African market, that accommodates greater working pressures than the previous SAE 100R12 hose.  

New hydraulic hose suits high-pressure applications

18th January 2008 Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that it is introducing a new six-spiral Aeroquip hydraulic hose with a constant working pressure of 420 bar.  

New guillotine system to cut hose-breakage costs

19th January 2007 The ‘Guiloswage’, a locally designed and manufactured machine that will reduce downtime and costs associated with breakages in the mining, engineering, mechanical handling and construction sectors, is being launched by Genflex Hydraulics, of Alrode South, Johannesburg. 

New product receives top technology award

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     19th January 2007 The newly launched Water Angel, a product designed to mitigate the risk of geyser and pipe bursts, received an award from the Da Vinci Institute in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, for attaining a position in the top ten for the most promising emerging technology top 100... 

Pipe producer invests in products to tackle mining sector demands

19th January 2007 Polyethelene pipe system producer KWH Pipe as invested heavily in developing products to suit the needs of the mining industry. 

Pipe insulation product sales sky-rocket

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     19th January 2007 Foam manufacturer Air-o-thene recorded a 215% sales increase this year in its Air-o-therm division, a growth rate the company attributes to its Air-o-therm pipe insulation product. 

Pipe product plays a part in the move towards greener energy

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     19th January 2007 The Department of Minerals and Energy’s (DME’s) vision is to promote the effective use of South Africa’s alternative energy sources. 

Pipe and hose producer anticipates industry growth

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     19th January 2007 Producers of plastic pipeand hose systems in South Africa Petzetakis Africa’s black economic-empowerment partner (BEE), Sekunjalo MD Ronnie Dennison, says that theoutlook for the pipes and hose industry for the next few years is positive. He anticipates that theindustry will reap financial... 

Steel tube division sold for R480m

19th January 2007 Following the recent announcement of its 32% rise in headline earnings, industrial brand management company Barloworld has finalised the sale of its steel tube division (Robor) for net asset value of approximately R480 million. 

Supply contract for Mozambique gas line

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     27th October 2006 Wholly-owned Murray & Roberts company Hall Longmore has had a continued relationship with Sasol for nearly four decades. 

German piping group enters SA's resurgent energy sector

By: peter cromberge     3rd February 2006 German pipe construction company Essener Hochdruck-Rohrleitungsbau (EHR) launched a branch office in South Africa in January to supply the country�s growing energy infrastructure requirements. 

Empowerment firm breaks into plastic piping market

27th January 2006 RMB Corvest, a private equity business within the Firstrand Group, has facilitated the entry of empowerment investor Tandem Capital into one of the country’s leading piping manufacturers, Gazelle Plastics. 

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