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Molecor Expands its PVC-O Pipe Manufa...

by tubelinks on 05/30/2017 - 05:32 pm
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Molecor, leader in the development of Molecular Orientation Technology applied to the conveyance of water under pressure, has just expanded the production capacity of Oriented PVC Pipes (PVC-O) in South Africa, with the installation of a second manufacturing line.

Molecor and its partner Sizabantu Piping Systems Pty Ltd have already supplied thousands of kilometers of PVC-O pipelines on the African continent, pipelines certified according to the specifications of the South African Standard SANS 16422.

Molecor South Africa was inau ...

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Iran signs $630m deal to produce stra...

by tubelinks on 05/28/2017 - 10:38 am
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By signing a contract worth $630 million with an Iranian-Spanish consortium on Wednesday, Iran joined the world’s manufacturers of special pipes, which are of strategic importance in the oil and gas industry. The contract was signed in Tehran by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and the consortium, which includes Spain’s TUBACEX and Iran’s Mobarakeh Steel Company.

The project aims to produce pipes made of corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) for a network of 600 kilometers over three years. Corrosion resistant alloys (CRAs) are commonly used in the oil and g ...

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Tribunal Finds Pipe Manufacturers Gui...

by tubelinks on 05/27/2017 - 08:35 pm
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The Competition Tribunal has found Dawn Consolidated Holdings (DCH), through its subsidiary DPI Plastics, and Sangio Pipes guilty of colluding to divide markets in South Africa between 2007 and 2012.

The Competition Commission referred the collusion case against the two manufacturers of regular high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes to the tribunal for adjudication in May 2015.

The tribunal found that a shareholders’ agreement between DCH and Sangio, in which DCH held a 49% interest at the time, had the effect of dividing the market for the manufacture of regular HDPE pipes, in contravention ...

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$3.1B Underwater Pipeline Constructio...

by tubelinks on 05/27/2017 - 11:36 am
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South Texas-Tuxpan gas pipeline is an underwater natural gas pipeline planned between the Texas, US, and Veracruz, Mexico.The $3.1bn project is being developed by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) of Mexico, and will become the country's first subsea pipeline upon completion. The pipline will help the southern US to address its increasing demand for natural gas.A joint venture (JV) between TransCanada (60%) and Sempra Energy's Mexican unit IEnova (40%) known as Infraestructura Marina del Golfo (IMG) is constructing the project. The JV won a 25-year build, own a ...

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Pipemakers in Regina SK, Canada vote ...

by tubelinks on 05/26/2017 - 09:05 pm
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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has said Trans Mountain would help increase the value the province received for its oil because it would get it to the coast where it would gain access to world markets and better prices.

Hundreds of unionized workers at Evraz North America’s steel plant in Regina have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action to back contract demands.

 

The vote by members of United Steelworkers Local 5890 took place Thursday at a special meeting to discuss the company’s contract proposals.

The union’s website says more than 99 p ...

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The Finland-Estonia gas pipeline is a...

by tubelinks on 05/26/2017 - 12:25 am
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Time to break the Dependancy on Russia's LNG

The Baltic LNG Conference revealed just how critical the EU is to the Balticconnector project, and how important the project is for the EU.

The Balticconnector natural gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia will cost €250 million (US$281m) when it is commissioned in 2020, with an extraordinary 75% granted by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility fund. Finland and Estonia will finance the rest. The 50-centimetre diameter pipeline will eventually be 150 kilometres long connecting Continental Europe at Paldiski ...

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New tube-bending machine launched at ...

by tubelinks on 05/26/2017 - 11:22 am
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In collaboration with international tube-bending-technology specialist 'The BLM Group', cutting consumables and capital equipment supplier First Cut launched the latest version of the E-TURN32 tube-bending machine at trade exhibition Machine Tools Africa 2017, held in Johannesburg earlier this month.

Neil Labuschagne (First Cut) explains the E-TURN32, available in four models, is suited to any application in the general manufacturing industry, particularly in the automotive,  ...

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Circular approach demands 'dramatic c...

by tubelinks on 05/26/2017 - 07:27 pm
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Germany:  Europe's PVC industry is making real progress in its contribution to the circular economy through a united approach, it was highlighted at the fifth VinylPlus Sustainability Forum in the German capital Berlin.

Organised by VinylPlus, the European PVC industry's sustainability programme, this year’s forum was held against the backdrop of major decisions being taken on the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package, with presentations and panel discussions focusing on how the vinyl industry is tackling key sustainability issues - such as leg ...

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Lead in PVC Pipes affected human heal...

by tubelinks on 05/26/2017 - 07:46 pm
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The Green Panel also directed the MoEF Secretary to draw up a programme for phasing out lead from PVC pipes which is used to stabilize thermal degradation.

Water passing through PVC pipes commonly used in most buildings may contain toxic materials like lead, which has a hazardous effect on human health. This was told to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), which today directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to lay down standards within four months for using lead in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes, in consultation with Bureau of Indian Standards.

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Germany's 4 Mile Underground Beer Pip...

by tubelinks on 05/25/2017 - 10:25 am
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In all, the pipeline will push through about 105,000 gallons over the course of three days. Tickets for the Aug. 3-5 WOA festival are still available, starting at about $250. This August, pints of lager will flow like water when a small German town flips the switch on an underground beer pipeline.

More than 80,000 attendees are expected to descend on Wacken, a village of just 1,800 residents, in northern Germany this August. They’re metal-heads making an annual pilgrimage to Wacken Open Air (WOA), a three-day heavy metal music festival ...

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