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Pipes & Tubes News

Steel and tube resurrects training scheme in new guise

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     9th November 2007 Steel and tube distributor firm Stewarts & Lloyds opened a training facility at its Wynberg branch, in Gauteng, last month. 

Rare Holdings profit up 43%

     5th September 2007 Pipe and related products manufacturer, distributor and fluid conveyance specialist Rare Holdings lifted operating profit for the 12 months ended June 30 by 43%, to R26-million, the company reported on Wednesday. 

SA weld-inspection tool in China foray

By: Terence Creamer     15th June 2007 The South African developer of radioscopic systems used for inspecting the quality of welds on tank-containers, Paul Bestbier of Cape Town, has made its first foray into the high-potential Chinese market, which has now eclipsed South Africa as the world’s leading tank-container... 

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 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... 

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 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 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. 

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. 

Automation unit doubles piping plant’s productivity

     20th January 2006 Leading importer and distributor of high-end automation products and capital equipment in South Africa, Elquip Solutions, has recently installed a custom-built automation unit for Robor Pipe Solutions, a subsidiary of Barloworld Robor specialising in tube and pipe manufacture. 

Catalytic-converter growth to boost pipe and tube industry

By: Laura Tyrer     20th January 2006 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) views the current threat to the South Africa’s catalytic converter industry as a potential opportunity for growth, provided that sufficiently-attractive incentives are offered to raise the substantial investment that this... 

Flowtite pipe used for reclaimed water

     20th January 2006 The water crisis in the South Western Cape in recent years has had such a devastating effect on the Durbanville region’s wine-producing estates that alternative measures had to be put in place to re-establish the yields achieved in previous years. 

Innovation to revolutionise local steel water-pipe industry

     20th January 2006 The research and development team of Barloworld Robor Tube division has recently developed and patented a new pipe that is set to revolutionise the steel water-pipe industry. 

Pressure and level monitoring made simple

     20th January 2006 Monitoring of pressure and level in pipes and containers should be a simple task, and the EGE range of pressure and level controllers are designed to accomplish this with absolute accuracy and ease. 

Water industry to benefit from successful project completion

By: Laura Tyrer     20th January 2006 The repair and renovation of the B4 pipeline by Rand Water, which was due for completion in September 2005, should have reached final closure in December last year after unexpected underground service delays. 

Water project to revitalise pipe sector

By: Laura Tyrer     20th January 2006 The pipeline manufacture contract for the proposed Vaal River Eastern Sub-sytem Augmentation Project (Vresap), which carries an estimated value of R500-million, was awarded to the Vulindlela joint venture in October last year. 

Giant SA couplings for Libya water scheme

     9th August 2005 Manufacturer of pipe couplings Klamflex Pipe Couplings of Chamdor has completed a supply contract for the Great Man-Made River Project in Libya. 

Hydraulic pipebursting machine is in a class of its own

By: Mariaan Webb     29th April 2005 A hydraulic pipebursting machine, the Grundoburst 800G, working with quick-lock rods, has been introduced to the South African market about a year ago when Jacked Pipelines, a division of WK Construction, used it for rehabilitation works on pipelines. 

Pump supplier boasts a large customer base

     22nd April 2005 Pumps have been part of the Stewarts & Lloyds’s product portfolio virtually since inception. 

Rubber specialist saves the day for African mines

     1st April 2005 Several mines throughout Africa have recently relied on rubber specialist Truco to resolve costly emergencies through the development and installation of custom hose. 

Garsin Engineering

     4th March 2005 Garsin Engineering is a steel tube merchant and manufacturer of drawn round, square and rectangular steel tubes. 

Local alternative to hose imports

     21st January 2005 Following the successful completion of a seven-month test run, Transvaal Rubber Company’s (Truco’s) new feed hose for use on furnaces includes improved durability features, the company says. 

PetroSA calls for South Coast gas-project bids

By: jenny furness     21st January 2005 State-owned Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) and its field partner, Pioneer Natural Resources, have invited bidders for the supply and installation of subsea pipelines and umbilicals for the South Coast Gas (SCG) Development Project, which comprises the development of... 

Pipes, tubes and hoses for pneumatics

     21st January 2005 One must select the right piping, hoses, brackets and accessories for compressed-air reticulation systems, says Henk Schuiling, MD of Air Systems, the Pretoria-based compressed-air engineering company. 

Supply of 100-kilometre Nigerian gas pipeline complete

By: peter cromberge     21st January 2005 Pipes for the 97-km-long Obajana gas pipeline, in Nigeria, have been supplied, with installation set to be completed within the next six to eight months. 

Taking the wrap for corrosion protection

By: peter cromberge     21st January 2005 A R1,3-million pipe infrastructure for the reticulation and distribution of soft water has been installed in Ndodana, a rural region in Limpopo province. 

Quick-fix solutions for damaged pipelines

By: abdul cook     19th November 2004 Pipeline corrosion and mechanical damage in the form of cracks, dents and gouges can cause costly downtime for processing and manufacturing industries. 

Pipe supplier gets another crack at cost-cutting whip

By: Martin Creamer     29th October 2004 An Alberton pipes, flanges and fittings (PFF) company, which is 17 months into its second Sasol Netgain contract, is confident that it will be able to take the petrochemicals giant further down the PFF cost curve during the period to May 2008 when the contract is up for review. 

New steel-reinforced 'plastic' pipe!

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 A unique new thin-lined steel piping for water conveyance now being launched is expected to take the market by storm. 

Nondisruptive repair of deteriorating sewers

By: Karel Smrcka     13th August 2004 Most metropolitan sewage infrastructures are now between one and two centuries old and their brick, glazed clay, concrete and steel sewers are showing their age. 

R85m supply contract finishes in September

By: zeena isaacs     25th June 2004 One of the leading suppliers of carbon steel pipes, fittings and flanges (PFF) in South Africa The Rare Group has been awarded its single-largest project ever to supply PFF to Sasol’s Project Turbo. 

Diversifying engineering firm to launch a new valves company

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Within the next six months, family-owned Allsteam Engineering, which opened its doors in 1968, aims to establish a new valves company, says MD Peter Habib. 

Manufacturer continues to promote rubber-lined butterfly valves

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Last year Gauteng-based Premier Valves relaunched its range of concentric disc rubber-lined butterfly valves, previously known as the Rockwell BA butterfly valve, on the back of a new appreciation for the durability of the design, particularly in the power-generating industry. ? 

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