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Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Containers

Steel giant cuts ship parts production as yards delay delivery

By: Bloomberg     31st July 2009 Japanese steel giant Kobe Steel cut production of ship parts by about 10% and forecast that it will miss a sales target after the global recession ended a five-year boom in marine transportation. This is owing to shipowners holding back purchases of new vessels from the fourth quarter of last... 

Filtration company supplies degreasing bath

1st August 2008 Global filtration solutions provider Pall Corporation, available in South Africa from the industrial supplies company Bearing Man, includes a degreasing bath regeneration system for coil coating lines in its industrial filtration- and separation-line. 

Demand grows for containerised motor control substations

By: Loni Prinsloo     1st August 2008 The container industry is experiencing a boom in the demand for containerised motor control centres for mines and general industry, says container company PD Nixon Containers. 

Heat exchanger preventive maintenance reduces energy, costs

By: Loni Prinsloo     1st August 2008 Well-planned maintenance of plate heat exchangers (PHEs) can assist companies to save energy, and reduce operational costs by up to 30%, says industrial process technologies supplier Alfa Laval. 

Dished-end manufacturer automating production

By: Loni Prinsloo     1st August 2008 Specialist tank-end manufacturing company Tank Ends Engineering will install a R5-million, three-dimensional computer numerical control (CNC)-robotic profiler at it factory in Booysens, Johannesburg, in August this year. 

Temperature control company launches new product

1st August 2008 Temperature sensores specialist Temperature Controls has grown its product range and has announced the release of one of its product range, RKC Instrument's, new RB series digital temperature controller. 

New design produces robust liquid drainer

1st August 2008 Control and instrumentation company Spirax Sarco says design improvements to its liquid drainer have resulted in a robust liquid drainer, suited for the rigorous environment of any air or gas system. 

Petroleum company adapts acoustic system to monitor storage tanks

1st August 2008 One of South Africa’s largest petroleum company refineries, based on the coast of Durban, has adopted the Tancpac programme to assist with its tank management system. 

Waterproofer seals rescue tank

1st August 2008 Supplier of specialised construction products abe Construction Chemicals was recently approached by Seal Alert in Hout Bay for technical advice on an effective way to waterproof the holding tanks in which seal pups are housed before being released to the sea. 

Engineering firm launches maintenance hoist

1st August 2008 Diversified engineering company Becker Engineering, part of the Becker group, has launched the Tirak maintenance hoist. 

Shipping company enters the Asia–West Africa breakbulk, project cargo trade

1st August 2008 Multitrade shipowner Safmarine has started a regular, multi-purpose vessel (MPV) service between Asia and West Africa in June this year. 

Refrigerated container use heats up

By: Loni Prinsloo     1st August 2008 The global percentage of refrigerated container-use will rise every year to represent 60% of all global refrigerated transport by 2015, says international shipping company Safmarine. 

Equipment supplier launches new container handling range

By: Loni Prinsloo     1st August 2008 Rough terrain equipment specialist Manitou, has announced its appointment as the distributor for automotive company Ferrari’s container handling products in southern Africa. 

Biofuels industry pushes technology conversion

By: Chanel de Bruyn     3rd August 2007 Evaporation and condensation is part of almost every process industry, but in the ethanol industry, there is a clear technology conversion from traditional shell-and-tube technology towards more effective plate heat exchangers, says heat transfer, separation and fluid handling technology company,... 

Boilermaker manufactures new coal-fired shell range

3rd August 2007 Boiler and environmental solutions company and subsidiary of Alstom South Africa, Alstom John Thompson, under its brand name John Thompson Boilers (JTB), has started production of its new Europac coal-fired shell boiler range. 

Hydraulic manhole cover makes for easy access

3rd August 2007 A new hydraulically operated manhole cover designed for easy access to underground fuel storage tanks has been launched by Colvic Petroleum Products. 

Pressure vessel manufacturer offers high certification

3rd August 2007 Pressure vessel manufacturer specialising in gas tank containers, road tankers and static pressure vessels GasCon is currently the highest certified pressure vessel manufacturer in South Africa, according to the company. 

Stainless steel plate heat exchanger handles extreme temperatures, fatigue

3rd August 2007 Heat transfer, separation and fluid handling technology company, Alfa Laval says its Alfa Nova plate heat exchanger is the first 100% stainless steel plate heat exchanger and can handle extreme temperatures and pressure fatigue conditions. 

Low container stock to ease soon

By: Chanel de Bruyn     3rd August 2007 The container industry is currently facing a low stock of available containers, but this should ease soon, says container company PD Nixon Containers. 

Large orders for local steelwork company

By: Chanel de Bruyn     3rd August 2007 Manufacturing company South African Compensators (SAC) in Heidelberg is currently busy with two contracts for Komati and Rooiwal power stations. 

Far-reaching changes affect tank container investment

3rd August 2007 Tank container investment company Paynter Trade Services (PTS) says that two far-reaching changes have occurred in the past few years, which has affected the benefits available to those investing money in tank containers. 

Water filtration system makes heat exchangers more efficient

By: Chanel de Bruyn     3rd August 2007 Water treatment systems supplier Water Engineering Systems Unlimited (WESU) uses a new water filtration system to keep heat exchangers working efficiently. 

Containers converted to kitchens for underprivileged schools

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 Local firm AS Containers is ready to deliver 120 converted containers, to be used as kitchen to disadvantaged schools in the Gauteng area. 

Volatility prevails in container market

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 The global container market revealed its volatility this year when it moved form a position of oversupply to undersupply in the space of two weeks. 

Tank-container investments still viable

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 Changes in exchange control regulations, tax legislation and rand strength have not undermined the value of tank containers as lucrative long-term investments, according to Paynter Trade Services (PTS) MD Alan Paynter. 

Mobile crane lifts containers from stranded vessel

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 South African crane supplier Johnson Crane Hire was contracted by Smit Salvage to remove containers from the stricken 16 800-t Safmarine Agulhas that ran aground in June off the coast of East London. 

Stagnant wine market bears on storage-tank makers

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 The wine storage-tank industry has experienced little growth in recent years, owing to the wine industry reaching a point of little expansion, as a result of strong competition in local and international markets. “Although some additional storage tanks were needed to house the volume of new... 

‘Electrical trace heating a viable alternative’

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 International engineering firm Bartec, is promoting the use of electrical trace heating in large industrial plants as a viable alternative to traditional steam trace heating. 

Container handlers supplied to shipping firm

4th August 2006 Materials-handling specialist Barloworld Equipment Handling has delivered two Hyster H18.00-12EC empty container handlers (ECHs) to Unitainer, a division of freight and logistics firm Grindrod. 

New firm retakes lost ground

4th August 2006 South Africa has regained its place in the specialised world of intermodal gas tank container manufacturing with the launch of Cape Town-based Triple S Gas Tanks, trading as GasCon. GasCon, which started operations on 1 October 2005 after acquiring the gas tank manufacturing business of the... 

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.? 

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