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Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Containers

SA pressure vessels for a Seychelles desalination plant

By: marisa rodrigues     14th June 2002 Local company Wren Fibreglass completed an order last month for 11 glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) pressure vessels for four different desalination plants in the Seychelles. 

Key acquisition marks 10 years of business success

By: Marius Roodt     31st May 2002 An East Rand company is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its founding by acquiring a complementary business that will immediately increase its yearly sales turnover by more than a third. 

System solves tank blanketing problems

17th May 2002 Tank blanketing is the injection of a gas into the vapour space of a liquid storage tank. 

Steel fuel tanks enjoy renaissance

By: Karel Smrcka     8th March 2002 Many do not want steel to be bypassed by aluminium and plastics and there are several new developments that speak for ‘good old steel’. 

Call for effective tank monitoring

9th November 2001 While provincial authorities have developed differing guidelines for the installation and operation of underground storage tanks (USTs), monitoring to ensure compliance with requirements is seldom practised. 

Firm inaugurates new tank-production plant

10th August 2001 Over the past 15 years UK company Forbes has been developing an increasing range of competitive Chop Hoop Wound glassfibre reinforced tank, vessels and scrubbers for the chemical, water-treatment, food, and other industries as diverse as microchips to North Sea oil. 

Vendor-managed inventory's popularity on the increase

10th August 2001 Concepts such as vendor-managed inventory (VMI) and consignment stock are becoming increasingly popular in the South African bulk product delivery industry. 

Neglected vessels threaten worker safety 

10th August 2001 Pressure vessels are not being inspected as required by South Africa’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Engineering News can today report. 

Firm develops from mailboxes to tanks

10th August 2001 Today, aboveground and underground storage tanks, oil water separators, pressure vessels, interceptors, and pump systems comprise the main business activity of US company Highland Tank. 

Chemicals giant brings hope to fabricators

10th August 2001 The local fabricating industry has an abundance of work thanks to projects eminating from companies such as petrochemical giant Sasol. 

Containers are sound investment, says firm

10th August 2001 The South African investment community has increasingly taken a view that tank containers are an investment with unacceptable risks and unknowns. 

Aluminium gas cylinders safety debate

10th August 2001 Aluminium high-pressure gas cylinders are safe, reliable and can last a lifetime. Earlier this year, an aluminium carbon dioxide fire extinguisher exploded in Cape Town. 

SA firm receives US accreditation

10th August 2001 Cannery equipment manufacturer HG Molenaar (HGM) has become one of only four other South African companies accredited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as an authorised user of the ASME code symbol. 

US firm's green tanks

10th August 2001 Indiana, US firm SuperSafe Tank’s containers has evolved from years of research and development to become a premier aboveground fuel storage system, the company reports. 

Firm celebrates 30 years in tank business

10th August 2001 UK company Neil Vessey 

Tank readings done through the Internet

10th August 2001 US company Veeder-Root has announced the introduction of Poll Now, a Web-based application that enables customers to get tank inventory readings on demand through any Web-enabled device. 

Hope for SA tank-container industry

10th August 2001 Working together with the South African Tank Containers Association (Satca), the tank container industry has shown itself to be a progressive and innovative leader. 

Argentinian gas-plant

10th August 2001 US company Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) and its subsidiary Howe-Baker Engineers have been awarded a turnkey contract for a turbo-expander natural gas liquids recovery plant in Argentina by Pioneer Natural Resources. 

Sound helps detect faults

10th August 2001 An acoustic emission is a sound wave, or more properly, a stress wave that travels through a material as the result of some sudden release of strain energy. 

New type of vessel on offer to SA

By: System Author     15th September 2000 A leading German shipbuilding company is marketing an unusual ship design to South Africa’s Department of Sea Fisheries to meet the country’s fisheries inspection and protection needs. 

Almost 300 competent persons have registered in terms of new regulations

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Vessels, tanks & containers 

R15-m upgrade near completion

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Vessels, tanks & containers 

Tank contract for plant completed

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Vessels, tanks & containers 

Double standards in air-receiver industry

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Vessels, tanks & containers 

Vessels breakthrough realised

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Approval of the use of locally-invented 3CR12 steel for the fabrication of pressure vessels is set to provide a lower-cost alternative for users. 

Revamp for new container design

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Vessels, Tanks & Containers 

Tank-containers are a guaranteed investment

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Vessels, Tanks & Containers 

Standards to be outlined by early next year

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Vessels, Tanks and Containers 

R30m-a-year used-container market

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Vessels, Tanks & Containers 

Pressure goes out of SA tank-container sector

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Vessels, Tanks & Containers 

Container stacking given a lift

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Empty container stacking is being taken to new heights by United Container Depot (UCD), the Paarden Eiland company which stores and repairs containers for shipping lines and leasing companies. 

Contract secured for 12 gravity sand filters

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Gauteng water-treatment systems and components supplier ASW Engineering has secured a significant contract for the refurbishment of 12 rapid gravity sand filters at Umgeni Water’s Wiggins road water-purification works. The water authority has been experiencing severe filter media loss... 

Maritime vessel traffic under the spotlight

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 In line with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) traffic separation scheme which has been introduced around the world to reduce the risk of collision and, in turn, the risk of pollution, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) is looking to establish a vessel traffic... 

Export critical to ensure industrial growth

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 ocal demand for stain- less steel should equal or surpass international growth figures of between 5% and 6% for this year, says Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) executive director Dave Slater. Although this picture is decidedly rosier than the outlook for the... 

Ship deal puts the wind in SA’s sales

By: System Author     9th July 1999 The unbundling and sale of Safmarine’s container line division to the Copenhagen-based AP Moller group, effective from last month, has already resulted in improved benefits for customers of Safmarine Container Lines (SCL). Although SCL will continue to independently market its Southern... 

State set to commercialise coal-conversion technologies

By: System Author     9th July 1999 The State-owned Central Energy Fund (CEF) will shortly be appointing consultants to advise it on how best to commercialise proprietary technology which is able to convert coal into value-added products. CEF’s Dr Howard Roberts tells Engineering News the technology is currently housed in... 

One of SA’s largest single structures

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Towering 114 m above sea level and extending 105 m below, the FA production platform is one of the largest single structures ever constructed in South Africa. Supporting it all is a steel-lattice structure or ‘jacket’, itself 124-m-high and weighing nearly 14 500 t. The jacket is... 

Largest single GRP vessel completed

By: System Author     18th June 1999 THE detailed design, manufacture and erection of the largest single glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) vessel in Southern Africa has been completed by Speedmark Plastics. Comprising a scrubbing tower designed and specified by Lockwood Green Petersen, the vessel was supplied to Palabora Mining, and... 

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