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Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Containers

New mobile system for shorter handling times

4th August 2006 One of the biggest problems associated with container handling is the damage caused by heavy equipment to pavements and yards.? 

Container industry refuses to tank

4th August 2006 South African tank-container manufacturer Welfit Oddy, of Port Elizabeth, has survived the near-total collapse of the sector and reported a 40% growth from June 2005, the company tell Engineering News.?? 

Contaminated containers pose environmental threats

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 “Together we can make a difference.” This is the optimistic belief of Responsible Container Management Association of Southern Africa (RCMASA) president Liz Anderson regarding the recycling, reuse and appropriate final disposal of containers. 

South African market eroded by cheap imports

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 The export market for high-pressure aluminium cylinders has shown some strong growth over the last few years, including niche opportunities. 

Coating SA's tanks, containers and vessels

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 Local company Saitek Coatings, founded in 1991, is recognised as one of the top ten applicators and access specialists in South Africa. 

Chemical tanks protected by waterborne coatings

5th August 2005 “Protective coatings have an important role to play in industrial cleaning and shutdown programmes in diverse industries because they extend the life of expensive industrial plant assets and also help reduce the risk of dangerous failures of chemical tanks and bridges,” says Tendai... 

Converted containers for Congolese mines

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 Business is booming for Johannesburg-based container-convertor company AS Containers with an upcoming project, entailing the delivery of containers to 17 mines in the Congo. 

A first for the tank gauging market

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 A first in cost-effective, accurate level measurements is the noncontact Endress + Hauser product, Micropilot S, which has already sold over 100 000 radar-level gauges.? 

Industry urged to put its money where the ‘heat’ is

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 The heat-exchange test centre at the CSIR, in Pretoria, established in 1982 and the only facility of its kind in South Africa, simulates conditions similar to those experienced in underground environments, enabling the testing of heat-transfer equipment. 

Acid tankers signed, sealed and delivered

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 The rolling-stock division (RSD) of DCD-Dorbyl has successfully completed 60 sulphuric acid-tank barrels for Transwerk, based in Germiston. 

Leading the way in heat transfer

5th August 2005 Modular shell-and-tube heat exchangers from Power Drives, designed for oil cooling applications, are especially suitable for the efficient and safe handling of hydraulic oil in large gearbox systems. 

Multimillion-rand contract completed for Sasol Turbo

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 Local company Elgin Engineering has recently completed a multimillion-rand contract for the supply of heat exchangers and vessels for installation on the Sasol Turbo Project. 

Product range expanded by rental fleets

By: thamashni naidoo     5th August 2005 Founded in 1980, Blastrite is the largest supplier specialising in the supply of surface preparation equipment and consumables to the corrosion prevention and industrial painting and cleaning industry. 

New software solution for container tracking

5th August 2005 Tracking containers, or any other shipments, is not a particularly simple task for software applications, particularly if the units are completely out of a company’s control. 

Shaping up and shipping out

5th August 2005 South Africa’s busiest port received a significant boost this year, when shipping lines began lifting a $100 charge they first imposed two years earlier in response to lengthy delays at the Durban container terminal. 

New pressure-vessel legislation gazetted

5th August 2005 The Department of Labour, in consultation with the Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Association, the South African Stainless Steel Fabricators Association (Sassfa), the Compressed Gases Association, the LPG Association, the users, Sasol, and other significant South African industry stakeholders, has... 

Ship-repair facility mooted for Cape Town

By: abdul cook     10th June 2005 Cape Town has a long history of ship repair and it has been considered, since 1994, 

Diving solutions for coastline and offshore industries

By: abdul cook     10th June 2005 Durban-based Dive Solutions – founded 20 years ago and formerly known as Propshine Diving – operates worldwide, specialising in the provision of accredited commercial diving solutions to many different industries based inland, along the coastline or offshore. 

Raising offshore container handling standards

10th June 2005 In an important reversal from the common practice of allowing foreign operators to use West Africa as a ‘dumping ground’ for inferior products, the Angolan authorities have taken a giant step in improving the safety in the handling of offshore containers by introducing the Luanda... 

Specialised services are in great demand

10th June 2005 An upturn of activity in the Southern African offshore oil and gas industry has increased demand for specialised offshore services that are essential to the overall safety and integrity of operations. 

JV specialises in ship-repair services

10th June 2005 The East London Shipyard (ELSY) is a joint venture between two of South Africa’s leading ship-repair firms, Elgin Brown & Hamer and Dorbyl Marine. 

Software switch increases tanker specialist's output

3rd June 2005 Leading participant in the provision of tankers for the bulk-transport industry GRW Engineering commands more than 40% of the local market and its goal is to increase its market share to more than 80%, but outdate software solutions hampered the company in increasing market share. 

Safety torches operate in potentially-explosive conditions

By: abdul cook     25th March 2005 Gauteng-based Denver Technical Products have introduced one of the first ATEX directive compliant safety lights to South Africa. 

South Africa's tanktainer meltdown

By: Jill Stanford     18th February 2005 THE meltdown of Murray & Roberts’ liquid and gas tank container manufacturer Consani Engineering has left South Africa with just one tank container manufacturer. 

New concept in vehicle self protection for peacekeeping

14th January 2005 A South African company owned jointly by Grintek (South Africa) and Saab (Sweden), Avitronics has launched a revolutionary new system at African Aerospace and Defence 2004. 

SA firm to supply vessels to Angola cooking-oil plant

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th October 2004 Johannesburg-based Interfab has been awarded a R5-million export contract to supply stainless-steel vessels for a plant making edible oils in Luanda, Angola. 

SA firm begins work on R200m Angola oil contract

By: Zonika Botha     17th September 2004 Broad-based infrastructure company Group Five and tank and pressure-valve specialist CB&I Constructors South Africa have started work on their R200-million contract for the Malongo Greater Tukula Area (GTA) expansion project in Cabinda, Angola. 

Containers evolve into portable training facilities

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 The traditional role of shipping containers has evolved into something which can now make a significant contribution to social upliftment. 

R3-million contract for heat-exchanger supplier

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 A contract valued at more than R3-million has been awarded to Randburg-based Krisch-Wecam Engineering for the refurbishment of eight high-pressure feed-water heaters at Kelvin B power station. 

The strong rand reduces revenue

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 The revenue of the local stainless-steel tank container industry is decreasing significantly due to the strong rand. 

60 minutes to construct

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 A Proudly South African company has achieved a world first by designing and developing?a mobile, container-based building that can be unloaded and made fully functional within ?60 minutes. 

Retired containers a boon for schools

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 A remote rural school in the Tyityane village near Port St Johns, in the Eastern Cape, has eight new classrooms constructed from retired sea-freight containers, thanks to a donation from multi-trade shipping?company, Safmarine. 

Contaminated drums result in children’s deaths

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 Three children died in Soweto after drinking contaminated water from a 25-l plastic drum at the beginning of July this year. 

Fibreglass is suitable for vessels, says manufacturer

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 Having received accreditation in terms of ISO900:2000, Gauteng-based fibreglass manufacturer Famsystems is expanding its vessel-manufacture activities. 

Nine tank companies are involved in 150 service stations 

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 The Johannesburg- and New York-listed petrochemicals giant Sasol has already rolled out 118 service stations and plans to have 150 by the end of the year. 

Containers house US research team

By: Deborah Spicer     6th August 2004 A specialist scientific research barge is currently being fitted out by a South African company, before it is launched on Lake Malawi later this year to conduct historic rainfall research for the African Rift Valley looking back tens of thousands of years. 

Famous SA tug refurbished by engineering firm

5th August 2004 In a critical marine engine overhaul contract, the starboard main engine of Cape Town’s famous deep-sea salvage tug, the Wolraad Woltemade, has been refurbished and reassembled successfully by IMS Engineering. 

Stainless-steel gas cylinders soon

5th March 2004 Heavy gas cylinders for domestic and recreational use manufactured from carbon steels may soon be no more, announced the South African Stainless-Steel Development Association (Sassda) late last month. 

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