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Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Containers

Tank supplier intends to help S Africa navigate water crisis

By: Lumkile Nkomfe      19th April 2024 Leading water and storage solutions company JoJo asserts that its agility to innovate rapidly – stemming from in-house research and development capacity, 40 years of experience and deep local knowledge – will support South Africans as they face the current water crisis amid the significant decay... 

Firm acquires German heat exchanger producer

19th April 2024 Multinational boiler manufacturer Nexson Group says its acquisition of German quality-plate heat exchanger manufacturer Thermowave GmBH as a stand-alone entity will strengthen and complement its portfolio, particularly Thermowave’s gasketed and semi-welded plate heat exchangers, which the group... 

An image of the thermolineEco heat exchanger
COMPREHENSIVE PRODUCT OFFERING Nexson Group says its acquisition of Thermowave could supplement the further growth of its export business activity

Fog fluid product highlighted to prevent corrosion

19th April 2024 Global corrosion protection company Cortec Corporation highlights that its CorroLogic VpCI-339 fogging fluid is fast, effective and convenient in addressing the challenges of void and corrosion in equipment, piping and structures. This fogging fluid protects void spaces, complex internal... 

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INDUSTRIAL PRESERVATION Cortec Corporation asserts that the latest iteration of its fogging fluid is well-equipped to address the challenge of corrosion in industrial equipment

Company highlights innovative product offering

19th April 2024 Amid the country’s water crisis, packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite highlights the importance of treating wastewater and reintroducing it to the environment.  Calcamite, as a subsidiary of JoJo, adds that water placed back into municipal systems should be of the... 

An image of multiple Calcamite tanks
CRISIS REVISITED Calcamite emphasises the need to improve and maintain the country's wastewater treatment systems

Gold mine receives containerised water treatment plants

1st December 2023 Endeavour Mining Corporation’s Lafigué gold mine, which is located about 120 km northeast of Bouake, in Côte d’Ivoire, has been equipped with three water treatment plants that will be fed raw water from several boreholes situated at the mine. The three water treatment plants were designed,... 

An image of the feed tank used for softening potable water
FEED TANK A feed tank for the softening process of potable water

MetaleN

1st December 2023 Local manufacturer Metalen produces heat exchanger tubes in various alloy inner tubes with copper or aluminium fins in lengths of up to 15 m. An ISO9001 certification ensures controlled processes for the highest quality to EN specification. The highest quality materials ensure your final product... 

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App streamlines filling, exchanging processes

By: Trent Roebeck     1st December 2023 South Africa’s only approved 9 kg pressure vessel manufacturer Cylinders4Africa has developed a tech-forward application (app) for various contemporary industries and sectors that rely on portable gas pressure vessels, or cylinders, for business operations. The significance of this application... 

An image of a cylinder manufactured by CYLINDERS4AFRICA
CYLINDERS4AFRICA One of the app compatible pressure vessel cylinders manufactured by C4A

New machine aids component manufacture

By: Trent Roebeck     1st December 2023 Having accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the local manufacturing industry, specialised manufacturer and materials processing company MAXJET has commissioned the EnduroMAX – a water-jet cutting machine – at its facility in Wadeville, Germiston.  The machine – which is equipped with... 

An image of the EnduroMAX water-jet cutting machine in action
ENDUROMAX MAXJET'S EnduroMAX water-jet cutting machine with tilt function in action

New tanks acquired for fuel storage, transportation across Africa

By: Trent Roebeck     1st December 2023 Celebrating 40 years in business this year, South African tank and container supplier Container World last month bought 20 container tanks, which were delivered to the company’s Durban depot, in KwaZulu-Natal. “The 25 000-ℓ tank containers will help in us securing more projects in East Africa,... 

An image of one of the container tanks on offer from Container World
MULTIPURPOSE CONTAINER TANKS A Container World tank used to store an array of liquid products

M&D acquires specialist bulk tankage contractor Efficient TROTECH

21st April 2023 M&D Construction Group has acquired 100% of Efficient TROTECH, the country’s leading supplier of bulk tank design, procurement and construction services to the petrochemical and energy industries.    Established in 1993, Efficient TROTECH is the only recognised, local bulk tank builder in the... 

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Heat exchanger for fuel cell systems launched

21st April 2023 At centrifugal separation solutions provider Alfa Laval’s net-zero launch event in February this year, the company introduced the AlfaNova GL50, the first heat exchanger developed specifically for fuel cell systems. The company highlights that fuel cells will play a vital role in the global... 

Company to capitalise on demand for container solutions

By: Cameron Mackay     21st April 2023 There is currently a significant global demand for containerised and mobile engineered solutions. These solutions include fully equipped and tested motor control centres and substations. The containers are engineered to comply with local and international standards and conditions, taking into... 

New container handler launched

21st April 2023 Materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has launched the second-generation model Mobicon 2HL series container handlers carriers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Mobicon mini straddle carriers – key machines in BLT WORLD’s extensive range of container handling equipment - are designed for... 

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SECURE LIFTING SOLUTIONS BLT WORLD has launched the second-generation model Mobicon 2HL series container handlers carriers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands

Supplier provides fuel bunded tanks for efficient filtration

21st April 2023 A growing area of industrial equipment supplier BMG’s filtration services is in bulk fuel filtration. Self-bunded tanks, which are used on fuel farms, are fitted with BMG’s OMTEC spin-on filters that have been specially designed for installation in the pumping compartment. “Fuel farms are useful... 

BOOSTING FUEL FARMS
Self-bunded tanks are fitted with BMG’s OMTEC spin-on filters that have been specially designed for installation in the pumping compartment to ensure high quality fuel
BOOSTING FUEL FARMS Self-bunded tanks are fitted with BMG’s OMTEC spin-on filters that have been specially designed for installation in the pumping compartment to ensure high quality fuel

Manufacturing company stresses expert tanker control systems benefits

By: Cameron Mackay     21st April 2023 Automation and expert control systems can provide health and safety benefits for tanker filling practices, says engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron divisional manager Gerhard Greeff. “Expert control systems can make top-loading safer by implementing additional... 

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PRUDENT TANKER LOADING Both top-loading and bottom-loading for tankers are made more efficient and safer with expert control systems

New welding equipment, training significant contributors in growth strategy

By: Tracy Hancock     2nd December 2022 To assist its growth strategy in an evolving local market space, specialist fabrication company Efficient Engineering has made a significant investment by procuring a state-of-the-art automated welding machine, from France. 

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PRESSURE VESSEL A typical pressure vessel produced by Efficient Engineering

New dimple tube tech set to improve heat exchanger performance

2nd December 2022 Dimple Tube technology – developed and patented by Bosch Projects, part of the Bosch Holdings group of engineering, construction and operations management companies – is set to transform the production capacity of vacuum pans. 

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DIMPLE TUBE TECHNOLOGY The newly developed technology from Bosch Projects increases the heating surface area of an existing vacuum pan by 15% and improves the turbulence and heat transfer characteristics, compared with smooth walled tubes

ISO Tanks a solution for bulk liquids storage and transportation

By: Sabrina Jardim     22nd April 2022 Local container supplier Almar Container Group’s ISO Tanks are internationally approved, meet global safety standards, and are inspected by registered surveyors. The tanks go through a series of washes and leak detection tests after every use. Thereafter certificates are issued stating they are... 

An image depicting red and silver ISO Tanks by Almar Container Group
TANKS ABOUND The Almar Container Group is supplying its ISOtainers to Dynamic Brands, iSolvents and AECI

Local tank installer commissions projects throughout Africa

By: Sabrina Jardim     22nd April 2022 Local storage tank supplier and installer Tanks Connected has commissioned tanks for projects in Tanzania, Ghana, Eritrea and South Africa. The company has supplied and supervised six tanks for a wastewater treatment facility in Ghana. 

An image depicting the 8000 m³ portable water storage tank supplied and installed by Tanks Connected and commissioned for Glencore in Ogies, Mpumalanga
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Tanks Connected celebrated its tenth anniversary by reflecting on its milestones to date

Waterjet cutting services relevant for vessels, heat exchangers

By: Sabrina Jardim     22nd April 2022 Waterjet cutting service provider MAXJET processes baffle and tube plates up to a thickness of 50 mm, which are commonly used in vessels and heat exchangers. “Our process makes for simpler downstream works, while our cold cutting processes allow for materials to be processed without affecting... 

An image depicting a silver tube plate heat exchanger
SERVING THE INDUSTRY Waterjet cutting service provider MAXJET processes baffle and tube plates up to 50 mm thick

Local heat exchanger industry waning

By: Sabrina Jardim     22nd April 2022 The local heat exchanger industry is facing challenging times owing to factors such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the country’s economic state, says heat exchange solutions provider Kelvion operational manager Pieter Herbst and MD Alex Dreyer. “Not only is the heat exchanger industry facing a... 

An image depicting Kelvion's fully welded plate heat exchanger the K° Bloc
RENEWABLE FOCUS Kelvion's K° Bloc heat exchanger handles high pressures and high temperatures, and can be used in various energy industries such as hydrogen and renewable energy

Company guide to pressure vessels

26th November 2021 Whether it is wet or dry, indoor or outdoor storage, or even above or below 15 psi, pressure vessels manufacturer Tru Compressors advises that customers need to consult with a knowledgeable pressure vessel manufacturer when considering purchasing a pressure vessel.  

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PRESSURE VESSELS Pressure vessels are a type of industrial equipment used for storing vapours, gases or fluids

Geosynthetics implemented in oil storage facility

By: Anna Moross     26th November 2021 Fibertex South Africa has supplied geosynthetics for the reinforcement, protection and leak detection of the oil tanks at an oil storage facility in the Port of Saldanha, in the Western Cape. 

An image of the oil tank construction
Oil Tanks Once completed, the facility will consist of twelve 1.1-million barrels of crude oil storage tanks, which will all be interlinked, consequently allowing for the on-site blending of different crude oil

Manufacturer celebrates 10 years milestone

26th November 2021 Global manufacturer Tranter announces its tenth-year anniversary of providing parts and service for critical process heat exchangers to several well-known manufacturers in the dairy and juice industry.  

Exchanger Industries Limited acquires HRS Heat Exchangers

26th November 2021 Canadian market leader and globally recognised industrial and clean power generation sector designer and manufacturer Exchanger Industries Limited (EIL), has acquired manufacturer HRS Heat Exchangers.  

Wieland South Africa

3rd August 2021 Wieland South Africa (Pty) Ltd, situated in Edenvale, Johannesburg, South Africa produces high quality products according to DIN & BS specifications, accompanied by fast turnaround times. We boast two manufacturing divisions including: Finned Tubes:  

Wieland South Africa

Cylinder market expected to grow

9th April 2021 The global liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder manufacturing market is projected to reach a market size of about $4.7-billion by 2026, with an average growth rate of about 3.6% during the forecast period, according to a report issued by market intelligence provider Transparency Market Research... 

EXPANDING GAS
The growth in the global LPG cylinder manufacturing market is driven by increased disposable income, urbanisation and demand for convenience
EXPANDING GAS The growth in the global LPG cylinder manufacturing market is driven by increased disposable income, urbanisation and demand for convenience

Increase in tanks demand presents challenges

By: Darren Parker     9th April 2021 Despite a global increase in stainless steel tanks production over the past 12 months – particularly for the food and beverage sectors – some subsectors are facing challenges, says stainless steel supplier Columbus Stainless market development manager Lerato Mashigo. “The food and beverage sector... 

AGES LIKE A FINE WINE Over the recommended life span of a structure, stainless steel becomes more economical because of reduced maintenance and refurbishment required
AGES LIKE A FINE WINE Over the recommended life span of a structure, stainless steel becomes more economical because of reduced maintenance and refurbishment required

New range of air driers introduced

By: Darren Parker     9th April 2021 Compressed-air treatment supplier Artic Driers International has launched a new range of locally manufactured air driers – the SA Series – for cleaning and drying compressed air in food and beverage applications. The SA Series range of heatless desiccant pressure swing driers embodies a simple,... 

THE SA SERIES
The locally made range of heatless desiccant pressure swing driers embodies a simple and robust design
THE SA SERIES The locally made range of heatless desiccant pressure swing driers embodies a simple and robust design

Almar ISOTainers – the ultimate bulk liquid storage solution

9th April 2021 Almar have a wide range of ISO Tanks available in South Africa including food grade and chemical grade tanks which are internationally approved to meet global safety standards and are inspected before and after each use.  These bulk storage tanks have the capacity to carry up to 26 000 litres of... 

Almar ISOTainers – the ultimate bulk liquid storage solution

Pandemic negatively affects vessel testing

By: Cameron Mackay     27th November 2020 The negative impact of Covid-19 on the local economy has resulted in a significant decrease in the testing of air-pressure vessels, says air compression products and services provider Tru Compressor Solutions sales director Phillip Botha. The company has conducted 15 tests on air-pressure vessels... 

Business is booming for supplier

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Stainless steel vessels and tanks supplier Metal Tank Industries has noted a definite market upswing in the past eight months, particularly in the food and beverage sector, as well as in the industrial sector, in terms of mineral oils, petroleum oils, chemicals and agrochemicals production.... 

MAKING IT WORK
Metal Tank Industries’ streamlined production processes has helped it become more competitive in terms of costing
MAKING IT WORK Metal Tank Industries’ streamlined production processes has helped it become more competitive in terms of costing

Heat exchanger training offered by company

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Heat exchanger company Protherm Systems is planning to host its first heat exchanger training course in the coming months, in Gauteng, once the Covid-19 national lockdown has been lifted. The specific date and venue will be communicated to all interested parties and on Protherm System’s website... 

SOME LIKE IT HOT
Shell and tube heat exchangers are one of the three types of heat exchangers to be discussed in the training course
SOME LIKE IT HOT Shell and tube heat exchangers are one of the three types of heat exchangers to be discussed in the training course

Mozambique expansion key for gas supplier

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 JSE-listed gas supplier Afrox has committed a R75-million capital investment to establish and develop a new regional branch in Pemba and an on-site store in Palma, both in Mozambique, over the next few years. Afrox Mozambique currently has no presence in the northern region of the country, which... 

EXPANDING GAS
Afrox’s R75-million investment into Mozambique is aimed at taking full advantage of the country’s offshore liquid natural gas development
EXPANDING GAS Afrox’s R75-million investment into Mozambique is aimed at taking full advantage of the country’s offshore liquid natural gas development

Interior tank cleaning made easier through rope access

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Work at height company Skyriders is cleaning the interiors of large storage tanks for a major petrochemicals producer, in Mpumalanga, using rope access. Having completed its first cleaning scope of the year in February, it started its second cleaning in late March. 

ROPING IN THE PROS
In many cases, a client’s maintenance and inspection budgets can be stretched further by using rope access
ROPING IN THE PROS In many cases, a client’s maintenance and inspection budgets can be stretched further by using rope access

Demand for heat exchanger range increases

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th November 2019 Over the past decade, there has been an increase in demand for industrial heat exchangers manufacturer Vitherm’s WeldPack range, owing to the strength and durability that it offers, says Vitherm SA director Tristan McLaren. “We have seen increased demand for our WeldPack in diverse industries.... 

LOCK AND LOADED
WeldPack model WP75/600 loading for delivery.
LOCK AND LOADED WeldPack model WP75/600 loading for delivery.

Equipment supplier overcomes vats challenge

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th November 2019 Industrial equipment supplier Turnmill Proquip Engineering mitigated challenges that were presented by the installation and manufacturing of four leaching vats at a vanadium mine. The vats form part of a chemical process to extract vanadium. The project was completed in August 2019, in... 

JOINING MODULES
The vertical and overhead welding to join these modules were done with all- positional Flux-Core welding
JOINING MODULES The vertical and overhead welding to join these modules were done with all- positional Flux-Core welding

Heat exchanger offers cutting-edge solutions

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th November 2019 Heat exchangers solution provider Kelvion’s new advanced diffusion bonded heat exchanger – K°Bond – offers a cutting-edge solution for the most challenging processes. Oil rigs, liquefied natural gas and regasification facilities, hydrogen and supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) stations depend on... 

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