RHO-TECH has for many years now highlighted inherent risk associated with clients purchasing sub–standard pipe. We are finding that many customers lack the required product knowledge and market understanding to effectively identify any short comings in the possibly flawed pipe.
Due the ever changing economic climate we are finding that the clients aren’t aware that virgin raw material has increased in cost by over 20% for 2016 alone. In some cases Rho-Tech has identified that various customers are still buying pipe at pre-increase price levels suggesting that external recycled materials are possibly being used, this automatically makes the pipe non-SABS compliant nor SAPPMA approved. While thinking they are getting a bargain effectively enabling short term gain for a long-term problem.
Out-sourced recycled material is often contaminated with other plastics and fillers. This can create brittleness and can affect the pipes ability to handle pressure and in the case of the picture above, the pipe splits longitudinally at low pressure or way before the designed life of the HDPE pipe product
Rho-Tech is proud to announce that the HDPE pipe supply and welding project in Central Africa is ahead of schedule and is expected to be signed off early May ‘16.
The project required high levels of co-ordination between logistics and the end client. Although some challenges were experienced, Rho-Tech has overcome these to demonstrate that our market leading approach and welding technology truly can deliver top results anywhere on the African continent.
We also believe that with our attention to detail and focus on both pipe and welding quality has enabled the customer to achieve complete peace of mind and that the end goal of the project will be sustainable for the long term.
Rho-Tech deployed 5 Welding teams and 7 McElroy machines of various sizes which were used to weld the various pipelines across the project area.
Rho-Tech has already begun the ramp down process and is looking forward to signing off this prestigious project.