Energas Technologies Company Profile

Energas Technologies (Pty) Limited, based in Jetpark, Boksburg, is a leading supplier of High End and Specialized Equipment to the Oil and Gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

Our main focus is to support and supply equipment to the Natural Gas Industry. Our products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipe and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid mounted high pressure pressure reduction and metering stations with gas fired or electric heaters.

We can offer a range of new products from our supplier HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C and heat recovery products.

Our secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents.

Our products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies (Pty) Ltd is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC.

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NAMPAK GLASS CREATES NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR GAS OPERATIONS

[Johannesburg, 27 June 2017]: Nampak Glass has commissioned a 1km-long high pressure underground pipeline, which feeds from the existing Sasol Gas Ltd.’s transmission network and ties into the newly constructed Nampak Pressure Reduction Station (PRS) in Germiston.

Implemented for strategic business decisions, the high pressure underground pipeline construction includes a pressure reducing and metering station with two parallel lines; one in service and the other on standby. Each of the lines boasts a filter separator to clean the gas, an electric heater to heat the gas prior to the Joule Thompson effect when the pressure is reduced, a flow meter to measure gas flow, a regulator and slam-shut valves for pressure reduction and control, and to protect the downstream equipment. The project encompasses all necessary civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation work.

According to Morkel du Preez, Saiyl Project Engineer, “This high pressure pipeline and metering station is one of the few in South Africa that is not owned by Sasol. Energas Technologies was commissioned to supply the electric heaters, filter separators, flow meters, insulation joints, isolation valves, control and slam-shut valves as well as relief valves.”

The construction of the high pressure underground pipeline was overseen by project management team, Saiyl, and commenced in April 2016 with basic engineering. Implemented from December 2016 and concluded, within deadline and budget in May 2017, commissioning activities on the project have already commenced.

Construction of the pipeline took place during the rainy season and over April, which was a much shortened month, due to the numerous public holidays that fell over this period. “Tight schedule controls and project acceleration methods were instituted to ensure that the project was completed by its original commissioning date,” du Preez explains.

“Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of specialised equipment to the natural gas industry since 2001 and has extensive experience in providing excellent support and after-sales service to its clients. Our technical expertise and wide range of products played a pivotal role in the awarding of the contract,” remarks Botha. “The success of our role in this project is underpinned by the quality of the equipment, service and commissioning support we provide. These are attributes that make Energas Technologies the go-to equipment supplier for new and existing gas metering stations across the country and further afield,” she concludes.

The high pressure underground pipeline and metering station was constructed by a workforce of around 50 people and represents new opportunities for gas operation experts at the Nampak Pressure Reduction Station facility.

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About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001 and is the distributor for Mokveld in South Africa.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include, next to the Mokveld axial valves, pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC, is 30% black woman owned and recently obtained its ISO 9001 accreditation.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Boitumelo Mogano
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494
Cell: +27 (0)76 733 2615
Email: boitumelo@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za



ENERGAS TECHNOLOGIES APPOINTED TO DESIGN AND SUPPLY FUEL GAS RECEIVING PACKAGE FOR KPONE IN GHANA

[Johannesburg, 27 March 2017]: A new power plant, Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP) in Tema, Ghana, will be independently owned by Cenpower Generation Company Limited (Cenpower) to provide safe, secure and reliable electricity supply to Ghana.

The power plant will comprise a multi-shaft combined cycle configuration comprising two gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators and a single steam turbine, and it will have a nominal installed capacity of approximately 350 MW. Power generated by the plant will be supplied directly to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the main distribution utility through the Ghanaian grid. The plant will be designed to be fuelled by any one of three fuel sources, that is, natural gas, distillate fuel or light crude oil.

Energas’ scope in design and supply of fuel gas receiving package

HP van Huyssteen, Energas Technologies Project Engineer comments, “Energas’ scope was to provide temperature and pressure controlled gas to the power plant. The incoming gas will be filtered to remove any droplets and particles larger than one micron before the gas is passed through a sophisticated gas meter. The gas is thereafter heated in a waterbath heater that uses a fraction of the piped gas as a fuel source before the pressure is reduced to within the limits as required by the power plant’s gas turbines. Pressure control is achieved by using fast acting precise dual regulators. It is imperative that the gas is maintained above its due point to avoid serious damage to the gas turbines. A unique aspect of the entire fuel gas receiving package, is that it is built on skids (including the waterbath heaters) to facilitate and shorten installation time on site and a dual run layout provides the required redundancy.”

One of the challenges Energas experienced was to fit the entire fuel gas station into a tight area and to design the station in such a manner that site installation can proceed as smooth as possible. Dimensions had to be tightly controlled, as skids made in South Africa and Germany has to fit precisely after installation.
Energas’ fuel gas receiving package was delivered at the port of export at the end of November 2016. The work involved piping, structural, mechanical, process, electrical and software engineers and was successfully delivered by the required contractual delivery date, and within budget.

With many years of experience in the supply and support of products to large industries concerned with natural gas, Energas can supply a complete range of products to the various stages of gas production, transportation, distribution and storage. This includes wellhead equipment, critical control and safety valves, pipeline valves, filter vessels, relief valves, meters, regulators as well as domestic gas regulating and safety equipment. Energas has been supplying equipment for metering and pressure reduction stations since 2001.

“With experienced consultants and reputable suppliers, Energas had the capability to deliver the entire project scope. It is imperative that the Energas portion of the plant operates very reliably, without much operator intervention due to the large distance that the plant is situated from South Africa. It is critical that these types of stations operate safely and successfully due to the potential hazards involved in the handling of high pressure flammable gas,” Huyssteen concludes.
Factors including rapid economic growth, the expansion of the electricity supply network and the initiative and encouragement of the Ghanaian Government to develop industries and services, contributed towards opening the door for the private sector to participate in the building of new power plants, such as the KIPP in Tema. The power plant is due for completion in 2017 and will provide permanent employment to the operating personnel.

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About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001 and is the distributor for Mokveld in South Africa.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include, next to the Mokveld axial valves, pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC, is 30% black woman owned and recently obtained its ISO 9001 accreditation.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Boitumelo Mogano
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494
Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: boitumelo@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za









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MOKVELD COMMISSIONS UNIQUE TEST BUNKERS

[Johannesburg, 17 February 2017]: Mokveld Valves BV in the Netherlands, for whom Energas Technologies is the South African distributor, provides expert knowledge and highly advanced engineered valve systems for critical control and safety applications to the gas and oil industries, and has recently commissioned two new test bunkers for testing critical, high quality valve systems.

Over the years, Mokveld has seen increasing customer demand in terms of both quality and safety and in order to answer to this demand and to better fulfil customer needs, Mokveld has designed and engineered two new unique test bunkers that were both developed internally by Mokveld and boast specifications that are unmatched in the industry.

Mokveld’s test bunkers have been engineered to the company’s exacting standards and in line with the industry’s demands for specific tests, such as fugitive emissions, PR2 or type approval testing combined with Mokveld’s large dimension, high pressure valves that offer extreme specifications that are not available in standard testing equipment.

By commissioning the test bunkers, Mokveld has placed itself on the forefront of what is possible in terms of both pressure and temperature testing of valve systems. “A great advantage of having these facilities in-house is that we no longer need to involve third parties in our workflow,” says Chris van Assem marketing and communication manager of Mokveld, adding, “We can now control the process from the beginning to the end and customers and inspectors can even watch the entire process in one visit.”

The bunkers allow pressure testing with Nitrogen and Helium up to 1200 bar and temperature testing is possible within a range of -196 ºC to 200 ºC. Furthermore, all tests carried out will conform to standard procedures and will be logged and documented in a complete digital workflow reducing for example the QHSE risks.
The bunkers are fully automatically controlled and meet the latest safety requirements, and after completion Mokveld intends to further expand its testing facilities with the construction of two more test bunkers which are expected be completed in 2016, and which will be used for smaller valve sizes, offering even more flexibility in testing and expedited delivery.

“Mokveld is a world-renowned leader in valve systems for critical control and safety applications and works tirelessly to keep growing this legacy. Commissioning two new state-of-the art test bunkers goes a long way in solidifying not only our offering to the market, but shows that we listen to our customers and adapt to their ever-changing needs. The high quality of Mokveld products demands high quality testing equipment, and we have delivered,” Chris van Assem concludes.

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About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001 and is the distributor for Mokveld in South Africa.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include, next to the Mokveld axial valves, pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC, is 30% black woman owned and recently obtained its ISO 9001 accreditation.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494
Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za



ENERGAS TECHNOLOGIES SUPPLIES HIGH FUEL OIL STORAGE FACILITY FOR ELANDSFONTEIN PHOSPHATE PROJECT

[Johannesburg, 21 February 2017]: Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, was commissioned by DRA Global for the design of a High Fuel Oil (HFO) storage facility for the Elandsfontein phosphate mining project in the Western Cape.
Elandsfontein is home to the biggest known sedimentary phosphate deposit in South Africa and ranks second in the country, with the igneous Phalaborwa deposit occupying top position. Currently, South Africa imports roughly 60% of its fertiliser requirements, which makes access to phosphate vitally important to the future of food security in the country.

Kropz – explorer, mine developer and miner of fertiliser feed minerals (mainly phosphates), is the majority shareholder, key funder and debt provider for the development of the Elandsfontein phosphate project on the West Coast. Kropz is investing R1.35 billion developing the Elandsfontein project and upon completion, as a consequence of the combined rehabilitation mining process, the affected area will be returned to a functional ecological state that can be included as part of the Elandsfontein Nature Reserve. In association with Heritage Western Cape, the Elandsfontein Dune Fields has been declared a Provincial Heritage site (Fossil Site).
A world leader in advanced flotation technology, Eriez Flotation Division (EFD), was appointed to supply a variety of proprietary process equipment to the Elandsfontein phosphate project. The equipment comprised CrossFlow separators for size classification, a rotary slurry powered distributor for stream splitting and ten flotation columns. The equipment was commissioned in 2016.

Design of HFO storage facility by Energas

The scope of the Elandsfontein phosphate project called for the design, including the process, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation, of a HFO (High Fuel Oil) Storage facility. This involved the fabrication, inspection, testing, coating, preparation for transportation and delivery to the Elandsfontein site. Also included in the project specification were two 80 cubic meter tanks (manufactured by Petrotank SA), an off-loading pump skid, and a pump and heating skid. The skids were manufactured by ERD Fabricators in Sasolburg.

Energas’s involvement in the project entailed the off-loading of HFO from the tanks via a dry-disconnect coupler. The HFO will be pumped into the storage tanks. A separate pump skid will then pump some of the HFO to an inline heater (ex-heat heater imported from England), and the remaining part will be re-circulated through the tanks to prevent an oil build-up in the tanks. If the oil in the tanks experiences a drop in temperature, the control system will respond by re-circulating the hot oil back into the tanks until the temperature is at expectable levels.

Breathing vents also known as pressure-vacuum vents are installed on the tank and this will allow the tank to operate at atmospheric pressure. The hot oil will then be used to fuel the burners, while the burners are used to dewater/dry the phosphate before it is conveyed to product handling. This is the last phase before it is loaded on to the trucks.

M. Lourens, Energas Technologies Project Engineer comments, “Energas has overseen the design, manufacture, assembly and testing, commissioning and on-time delivery to various projects in the oil and gas industry. The closest project in this field was the heater skid and heat exchanger for the HFO Depot at Pretoria West (Sasol Oil). Energas’ commissioned work in the Elandsfontein phosphate project was delivered by the contractual delivery date and within budget. The value of Energas’ contribution to the project is approximately R10 million and commissioning is scheduled to commence in mid-February 2017.”

“We believe that Energas secured the project work due to our capability to deliver the entire scope and having access to experienced consultants and reputable suppliers,” says Lourens. “The success of the Elandsfontein phosphate project will definitely highlight our reputation of providing excellent service and on-time delivery, and more so since this is our first project for DRA Global. It also allowed us to gain more exposure to HFO applications and we would like to do more of these types of projects in this field,” she concludes.

Mining at the site is expected to commence in March of this year. Approximately 1,100 people have been employed during the project’s construction phase with almost 50% local employment, and more than 450 people to be employed as part of the Elandsfontein operational workforce.

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About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001 and is the distributor for Mokveld in South Africa.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include, next to the Mokveld axial valves, pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC, is 30% black woman owned and recently obtained its ISO 9001 accreditation.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494
Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za





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ENERGAS TECHNOLOGIES SUPPLIES MOBILE HEATER SKID FOR THE COMMISSIONING OF A 127 KM NATURAL GAS PIPELINE

[Johannesburg, 01 February 2017]: Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, has completed a commission by VGI Consulting Africa, on behalf of Sasol Group Technology, to design and supply a mobile heater skid to a budgeted $210 M pipeline expansion project. The additional 127 km 26” pipeline sees an increase in transport capacity of a high pressure natural gas line between Mozambique and South Africa.

The existing 865 km-long Mozambique Secunda Pipeline (MSP) natural gas pipeline from Mozambique to South Africa is currently the only sustainable source of natural gas supply to South Africa, and, in order to meet the demand for natural gas in South Africa, the transport capacity of this line was significantly increased. In order to facilitate this increase, a combination of compressors and parallel lines – at approximately 128 km per section – had to be built.

Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investment Company (ROMPCO), owner of the existing pipeline, represents a joint initiative between Sasol, Companhia Mocambiçana de Gasoduto and South African Gas Development Company (iGas), and has played a pivotal role in commercialising Mozambique’s natural gas supply.

With the backing of a successful first project, Loop Line 1, Sasol Group Technology, who were spearheading this project at ROMPCO’s behest, appointed VGI Consulting Africa as the EPCM contractor for Loop Line 2’s (LL2) undertaking.

The 26” LL2 adds further capacity to the system by the installation of a 127 km parallel pipeline to the existing MSP line that ties back into the MSP. The importance of this gas supply cannot be understated. Much of the supply is fed to the Gauteng region in South Africa, a commercial and industrial hub that has earned the city of Johannesburg the title of Africa’s powerhouse. This feeder line supports residential, commercial, power generation and industrial heating requirements in the Gauteng area. Further to this, the supply also supports the operations of Sasol’s liquids and chemical plants in Secunda and Sasolburg as well as other large, energy-intense industries nearby.

Commissioning of LL2 with Energas mobile heater skid

For the commissioning of LL2, the new line was filled and pressurised from atmospheric pressure to a line pack pressure of 116 Bar. The filling gas had to be preheated to ensure the temperature did not drop below the pipeline minimum design metal temperature of zero due to the Joule Thompson cooling effect while the flow rate was controlled and monitored. A flow totaliser added the benefit of measuring the normalised volume of gas consumed to achieve the required line pack.

The project specification called for the design, manufacturing and supply of a transportable skid-mounted electrical gas heater with flow control in accordance with ASME 31.8, ASME VIII and SANS 10108. Design, fabrication, complete assembly and testing of the heater skid were done in South Africa before delivery to site in Mozambique.

Laetitia Botha, Energas Technologies Product Engineer comments, “Energas specialises in the design, manufacturing and supply of skid-mounted pressure reduction and metering stations to the natural gas industry. Most of these skids are for sites in remote areas and being able to complete the fabrication and assembly in South Africa reduces schedule risk, site establishment and workforce logistics significantly. Another benefit of the mobile heater skid is that it could be relocated and used at different site points or locations as the new pipeline sections were being constructed. The heater skid is only required once during the commissioning of a new section and therefore not required as a permanent installation. It’s a cost effective solution to invest in a mobile skid that can be relocated where needed.”

The heater skid comprises a thyristor control panel, 416k W heater with isolation valves, flow meter, filter, instrumentation and manually operated control valve to measure, heat and control the filling of LL2 during commissioning. The thyristor controller monitors the gas temperature at the outlet of the control valve and control the power to the heater’s elements in order to maintain an outlet gas temperature of 10 ˚C. During commissioning the electrical heater was powered by a diesel generator.

A Mokveld equal percentage axial flow manual control valve was chosen to control the flow of gas from 116 Bar to initially atmospheric pressure. This required a special trim that allowed precise control while noise and vibrations were very low. The control valve and heating capacity allowed the LL2 commissioning team to make effective use of the gas volumes made available by the pipeline operator, leading to the pipeline to be commissioned much sooner than originally anticipated.

“The natural gas industry both in South Africa and Africa is a growing one and has a bright future ahead. We have directly felt the effects of this growth just in the line of skid manufacturing projects on the go in Ghana, the Western Cape and Mozambique,” Botha concludes.

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About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001 and is the distributor for Mokveld in South Africa.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include, next to the Mokveld axial valves, pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80 °C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC, is 30% black woman owned and recently obtained its ISO 9001 accreditation.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494
Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za





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BETTER BUSINESS FOR ENERGAS TECHNOLOGIES

[Johannesburg, 11 July 2016]: Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, recently obtained its ISO 9001 accreditation and now holds a level 4 certificate along with 38% black-owned and 30% black woman-owned shareholding.

Laetitia Botha, Energas Technologies Product Engineer, says, “Obtaining ISO 9001 accreditation is a significant step forward for Energas Technologies, as it means that we’ve been successfully audited to have an acceptable quality system that meets the requirements of the accreditation. The certificate is issued for the design and supply of pressure reduction stations, metering stations and equipment to the gas industry, as well as selection, sizing and supply of petroleum storage tank safety equipment, as stated on the document. The ISO 9000 Quality Management System focuses on meeting customer expectations, delivering customer satisfaction, quality record-keeping and also ensures continuous improvement.”

The ISO 9001 standard requires that organisations implement and maintain documented procedures for its effective operation. There are a total of six mandatory procedures involved in obtaining accreditation and each organisation is required to establish, issue and communicate a documented quality policy, a quality manual and several sets of records. “An organisation applying for ISO 9001 certification is audited based on an extensive sample of its sites, functions, products, services and processes. Should there be no major non-conformities, the certification will be issued. We’re delighted to have obtained ours in March this year,” comments Botha.

“Customers often require proof of ISO 9001 accreditation to assure that quality control systems are in place and that both service and product delivery requirements will be met. It means that we have documented procedures in place to handle projects that will ensure quality delivery to customers. It also helps us, the ISO 9001 certified company, to ensure that customer requirements are met, thereby saving costs on preventable mistakes and rework, and also lends confidence to the buying process,” Botha reflects.

BEE certification

Energas Technologies has held a BEE certificate since 2011, but sought to enhance this standing in pursuit of business growth and development. “The aim of BEE certification should not merely be about compliance for the sake of it, but on finding ways to be a better BEE contributor and in so doing, supporting our commitment to the advancement of previously disadvantaged groups,” remarks Botha.

A company seeking BEE certification is rated by an approved auditing company on several scorecards elements, including:

• Direct Empowerment (Black Ownership & Management Control)
• Human Resources Empowerment (Employment Equity & Skills Development)
• Indirect Empowerment (Preferential Procurement, Enterprise Development & Socio-Economic Development)

Preferential procurement is a significant driver for transformation in South Africa’s economy by encouraging procurement from suppliers that are B-BBEE compliant. Comments Botha, “As a supplier of equipment to the natural gas industry, our B-BBEE contribution along with our shareholding status will not only contribute to the economy, but also positions Energas Technologies as a preferred supplier, that supports its clients’ own BEE scorecards, in this arena.”

“We now hold a level 4 BEE certificate along with 38% black-owned and 30% black woman-owned shareholding. This is something of which we are tremendously proud – and that gives us a more competitive edge in the market,” says Botha. “In addition, our ISO 9001 accreditation means that we will be able to monitor all our outlined objectives and be able to better align ourselves with our customers’ requirements. We pursued both our ISO 9001 certification and BEE status to better serve our customers – and to cement our position as leaders in the market place,” she concludes.

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About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC, is 30% black woman owned and recently obtained its ISO 9001 accreditation.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za



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ENERGAS SET TO LAUNCH TWO NEW PROTECTOSEAL EMERGENCY PRESSURE VENT PRODUCTS

[Johannesburg, 05 July 2016]: Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, is set to launch two new pressure vent products from Protectoseal, namely the Series 51700 Hinged Emergency Pressure Manhole Cover Vent and the Series 52600 Emergency Pressure/Vacuum Relief Vent.

While both provide emergency pressure relief for storage tanks exposed to external fire, the Protectoseal Series 52600 also provides vacuum relief. Ever since the sixth edition of API 2000 (API Standard for Venting Atmospheric and Low Pressure Storage Tanks) was launched, tank designers had to consider the more stringent tank vacuum relief requirements. The required tank in-breathing rate is often much higher than the required out-breathing rate, such that the in-breathing rate determines the conservation vent’s size.

According to Laetitia Botha, Energas Technologies Product Engineer, “The Protectoseal Series 51700 Hinged Emergency Pressure Manhole Cover is designed to be installed on the manhole openings of tanks and helps to relieve large volumes of vapours beyond the capacity of the regular operating conservation vent. In comparison, the Series 52600 Emergency Pressure/Vacuum Relief Vent is designed to offer similar capacity emergency relief, but has the added benefit of offering vacuum relief. This vacuum relief capacity supplements the existing vacuum relief capacity of the conservation vent and as a result a smaller conservation vent can be selected.”

Protectoseal vents are mostly used by petrochemical refineries and at fuel depots, but are also common in the chemical, pharmaceutical, paper and food industries. They can be supplied in exotic material or in fibreglass reinforced plastic for corrosive environments.

Protectoseal Series 51700

The Protectoseal Series 51700 emergency vent replaces the Series 51600 hinged type emergency vent. The weight package is now positioned in the horizontal plane and the new design features an extended set point range. It provides an effective vapour-tight seal when positioned on the flange seat. In an emergency situation, the cover is able to pivot open on its hinge, relieving the pressure and preventing associated damage, after which the cover automatically closes again.

Due to the design and lightweight properties of the Series 51700, the unit offers easy access through the manhole opening for tank inspection and maintenance. Its lever arm loading capabilities and hinged design allow for higher pressure settings than are available on other dead weight loaded vents of similar size. These vents are all factory-set by Protectoseal, are subjected to a leakage test and provide reliable emergency venting when required. The hinged type emergency vent automatically recloses once the conditions have returned to normal to minimise the amount of vapour unnecessarily vented out. “This is an especially important feature for our customers, because of the increasing demands on factories and refineries to reduce emissions,” remarks Botha.

The Series 51700 is weight loaded, so its set point doesn’t change over time. Set points are accurate to within +-3% across the entire range of pressure relief settings. This level of accuracy is made possible with Protectoseal’s stringent machining, assembly and testing processes. The unit boasts air-cushioned seating with a flat, smooth FEP film diaphragm, supported on both sides of an annular channel, forming a floating air seal within the seat. An outer support rim ensures proper seating.

All Protectoseal pressure vents are leak tested in the factory and are only released when the leakage rate is less than 1 standard cubic foot per hour (SCFH) at 90% of the set point. The Series 51700 is available in 16″ (DN 400) through 24″ (DN 600) sizes. The unit is flanged to mate with standard flanged 150# ANSI, API (20″ or 24″ only) or DIN PN 16 bolting specifications and other drilling patterns are also available upon special request. The vent is in conformance with the European ATEX Directive. Botha notes, “Energas can perform sizing and selection of tank vents in accordance with API 2000 and issue pressure versus flow curves.”

Protectoseal Series 52600

In emergency situations, such as an external fire, normal venting devices will be too small to relieve the amount of vapour given off. Similar to the Series 51700, the Series 52600 has a large capacity and is intended to relieve this emergency vapour flow. The unit’s integral vacuum vent gives the tank extra protection against possible collapse in the event of excessive vacuum in the vapour space. The maximum normal inbreathing rate of the tank can be shared between the conservation vent and the vacuum portion of the emergency vent, resulting in a smaller conservation vent size.

The Series 52600 is able to offer this protection by providing an effective vapour-tight seal until the pressure of vacuum relief is required for tank protection. The integral vacuum vent is spring-loaded to be able to relieve at a vacuum of 0.215 kPa. A fitted wire mesh screen prevents any foreign objects from entering the vent or tank. The pressure relieving pallet is specially designed to lift far enough to flow its rated capacity in the event of high tank pressure, after which it automatically reseals once the pressure is reduced. The unit’s flange-mounted guide posts make for proper guiding and positioning of the pallet on the seating surface. Leakage on the pallet is no more than 1 SCFH at 90% of the set pressure, as is standard for Protectoseal vents.

Proprietary design of the unit makes for easy handling during installation, inspection and maintenance and, like the Series 51700, it also boasts accurate pressure setting maintenance capabilities, with set points accurate to within +-3% across the entire range of pressure relief settings.

The Series 52600 also has an air-cushioned seat with a flat, smooth FEP film diaphragm, supported on both sides of an annular channel, which forms a floating air seal. It is available in 16″ (DN 400) through 24″ (DN 600) sizes and is flanged to mate with flat face flanges, 150# ANSI, API (20″ or 24″ only) or DIN PN 16 bolting specifications. Other drilling patterns are also available upon special request.

“The Protectoseal Series 51700 and 52600 are both high quality products specifically built for emergency relief on large storage tanks. These vents feature high capacity, but also extremely low leakage rates of less than 1 SCFH at 90% of the set point. This leakage rate remains this low irrespective of the vent’s size. This is the type of innovation we at Energas Technologies appreciate from our suppliers, because it translates to bringing our customers a versatile and ever-expanding range of products that can adapt to their evolving needs,” Botha concludes.

About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC and recently obtained its ISO 9001 accreditation.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
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Energas adds Protectoseal’s new Series 10 2” Tank Blanketing Valve to its safety range

[Johannesburg, 05 July 2016]: Leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, Energas Technologies is proud to introduce Protectoseal’s new Series 10 2” Tank Blanketing Valve to the South African market.

Tank blanketing is an important and effective way to prevent fires in flammable liquid storage tanks by controlling the formation of explosive vapours or air mixtures. Blanketing minimises evaporation of the stored product, in so doing, reducing emission levels and product loss. It also protects the tank’s contents from external contamination.

Comments Laetitia Botha, Energas Technologies Product Engineer, “Tank blanketing has always been a staple in our range of safety products. It works on the basic principal of creating a blanket of inert gas in the tank’s vapour space to prevent atmospheric air from entering the tank, and so maintaining a non-flammable atmosphere.” She adds, “We’ve stocked Protectoseal products for 10 years and bringing in the new Series 10 2” Tank Blanketing Valve was a great way for us to offer what the Series 20 1” could not provide for larger flow applications.”

How it works

A blanketing valve regulates the pressure of the inert gas layer on top of the stored liquid in a tank. The valve senses the pressure of the tank blanket and opens to allow in more inert gas when the pressure drops below the set pressure. In response to the pressure then building back up to the set pressure, the valve closes and stops the flow.

The Protectoseal Series 10 Tank Blanketing Valve comprises two separate valves working in tandem. “The pilot valve is controlled by the sensed tank pressure, and, in turn, controls the opening and closing of the main valve, which provides flow into the tank from the inert gas supply,” explains Botha. “The main components of the pilot valve are a pressure sending chamber and a poppet, which can move up and down. The main valve, on the other hand, has a piston which can move to control flow into the tank,” she adds.

When the flow of gas into the tank increases the tank pressure above the set pressure, the sense diaphragm is pushed up, allowing both the stop and the poppet to rise (made possible by the spring force under the poppet) until the poppet reseals. Once this has happened, the dome pressure is then allowed to build back up to the inlet pressure, pushing the piston closed once more, which ultimately shuts off flow to the tank.

Features & benefits

The Protectoseal Series 10 2” Tank Blanketing Valve has a host of features and benefits. The valve is specifically designed for tank blanketing and its pilot-operated design offers a very tight operating band. It boasts the most compact design and fewest external connections of any other pilot-operated valve on the market. It is also field serviceable.

“The valve is available in a range of a materials,” says Botha, adding, “The metal parts are available in 316 stainless steel and the seals and gaskets are available in Buna-N, Neo prene, Viton®, EPDM, Chemraz® or Kalrez®. The inlet and outlet connections of the Protectoseal Series 10 are available in many threaded (FNPT, DN PN16, DN PN10), and flanged (ANSI, DN, FF, RF) combinations. The Series 10 conforms to the latest European ATEX Directive. In the case of applications involving high purity products, Protectoseal Pure-Tech High Purity Blanket Valves are available.”

Special options

The Series 10 offers two special options, namely status port and single port sensing options. The status port option is primarily use in remote areas and gives an indication of the open vs. closed status of the valve. It offers remote monitoring via pressure transmitter, sounds an alarm when blanketing gas flow is excessive and reduces operating costs by allowing monitoring of blanking gas usage.

The single port sensing option boasts single connection mounting, eliminates the need for a separate sense-like connection to the tank and efficiently controls tank pressure.

“Protectoseal is the industry leading manufacturer of environmentally sensitive safety products and an important supplier to Energas Technologies’ range of products,” Botha remarks. “By offering its latest in tank blanketing valve technology, we are able to offer our customers not only a safety-enhancing product, but one that facilitates operational efficiency and minimises wastage. We’re delighted to bring Protectoseal’s ‘big brother’ in tank blanketing to South Africa and look forward to facilitating and supporting its successful uptake in this market,” she concludes.

About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC, is 30% black woman owned and recently obtained its ISO 9001 accreditation.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
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AFRICA ENERGY INDABA A GREAT SUCCESS FOR ENERGAS TECHNOLOGIES

[Johannesburg, 04 March 2016] Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, recently exhibited at the Africa Energy Indaba in partnership with their supplier,Turboden, a leading developer and producer of ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) turbogenerators.

Energas Technologies attended the Africa Energy Indaba for the first time this year, with the intention to connect with the suppliers, decision-makers and key role players in Africa’s energy sector brought together by this auspicious event.

“The event was a great success for both Energas Technologies and Turboden,” remarks Laetitia Botha, Energas Technologies Product Engineer, adding, “The quality of the visitors at the Energas Technologies and Turbodenbooths was remarkable and the various project opportunities, especially related to renewable energy projects, that presented themselves at the Indaba look to be very promising. There was particular interest in waste-to-energy technology, and Turboden and its ORC turbogenerators captured the interest of a number of visitors over the two-day period.”

Partnering with Turboden, European leaders in turbogenerators, Energas was able to highlight the benefits of its innovative and reliable energy solutions for industry in greater depth.Comments Botha, “This partnership was important for us, because we wanted to bring Turboden’s ORCturbogenerator solutions, which have great potential in harnessing Africa’s waste energy, right under the view of our existing and potential customers at the event.”

With a chronic shortage of electricity in Africa, a developing continent whose energy requirements are set only to increase as infrastructure demands grow, a number of visitors to the Energas Technologies booth showed a keen interest in energy generation and recovery in the South African and wider African contexts. “Africa boasts significant natural resources, such as gas, minerals and timber, which have great potential for energy production,” comments Botha, “And while many people are aware of this, creating or recovering energy from these resources is a challenge for most.”

The link between available resources and the market is challenging on many levels: There is available gas, but no pipelines; there are opportunities to produce electricity, but these are restricted by grid infrastructure. “Arguably the biggest impediment to development in Africa, electricity shortage was top of mind at the Indaba and, alongside, Turboden, we were proud to present workable solutions to this ongoing problem.”

Based on the success of the Indaba, Energas Technologies looks forward to seeing Turboden’s ORC technology used for waste heat recovery in cement and industrial plants, as well as in biomass sectors in neighbouring countries, where alien trees can be used to generate power, and in turn, create employment opportunities for local communities.

“As a well-respected platform for engagement on Africa’s energy challenges, the Africa Energy Indaba presented an ideal and highly productive setting for Energas Technologies to showcase its diverse offering and cement the great potential of Turboden’s ORC turbogenerator technologies in harnessing Africa’s abundant energy resources,” concludes Botha.

Turboden’s state-of-the-art equipment generates heat and power, suitable for distributed generation, from renewable sources and heat recovery in industrial processes, waste incinerators, engines and gas turbines.

About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Turboden contact:

Alessandro Bertacchini
Tel: +39 0303552411
Email:Alessandro.Bertacchini@turboden.it
Web: www.turboden.eu

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
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BLACK ON WHITE: RUSSIAN PRINTING COMPANY’S SYSTEMS RELY ON THERMAL OIL HEATERS

[Johannesburg, 04 February 2016]Danaflex, one of Russia’s leading flexographic printing companies, makes use of modern printing technology that relies on HTT thermal oil heaters for accurate and constant process temperature.

Flexographic printing is at its core a contemporary form of the letterpress and makes use of a flexible relief plate for printing. This style of printing can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including plastic, metallic film, cellophane and paper, and is most commonly used to print on the non-porous materials that are used in food packaging.

In 2001, as part of its mandate to stay ahead of global printing trends, Danaflex began using the Soloflex, a flexographic printing machine from Windmöller&Hölscher, a highly regarded German manufacturer and distributor of machinery and equipment for flexible packaging.

Imperative for world class flexographic printing is supporting process temperature that is constant and, above all, precise. AiratBashirov, Danaflex President, comments, “Flexographic printing is a highly sensitive process and all aspects must be taken into consideration. The availability of an accurate and constant process temperature is a factor of very great importance.” Windmöller&Hölscher is no stranger to this and employs the use of HTT thermal oil heaters for the gaining process of heat in their systems.

HTT thermal oil systems

Experts in thermal oil, thermal oil systems, heat recovery and plant modernisation, HTT’s thermal oil systems supply safe, energy efficient process heat for a number of industries, including the chemicals, textile, food, metal, rubber, mineral oil, wood and printing industries.

Specifically adapted thermal oil heaters built by HTT are highly flexible, designed for specific applications, environmentally friendly and economical. “In the case of flexographic printing, solvent-based inks, varnishes and adhesives used are very liquid and in their press ready state, the ratio of liquid solvent to solid matter (dry ink) is 80:20,” notesLaetitia Botha, Product Engineer of Energas Technologies. “Once the ink, adhesive or varnish has been applied through the printing rollers, the substrate is fed through a dryer. It is at this point that it is heated and large volumes of air are blown over the substrate, depending on which, the air temperature can range between 40˚C and 180°C. In this case, an indirect heating method is used where thermal oil is heated inside a tube coil and heated by a burner. The thermal oil is then circulated through heat exchangers that heats up air to dry the printed material,” she adds.

Notes Bashirov, “Our success is based on great professionalism combined with teamwork. We also consistently invest in technology and maintaining high standards in this regard, and profit from a high level of flexibility and quality products,” adding, “Just as Windmöller&Hölscher is the technological leader in flexographic machinery, HTT is the technological leader in supplying process heat by means of thermal oil heaters; their partnership is an asset to our industry. Over the past ten years, both companies have proven their reliability and commitment to quality and service.”

“The printing industry represents an essential cornerstone for a variety of sectors globally. While the concept of print is thousands of years old, today’s technology brings this art into the future with highly specialised machinery; however, this is a future that is rightly concerned about sustainability and energy efficiency. This is why we, at Energas Technologies, are proud to supply the South African print industrywith world class technology from HTT that enhances the footprint of this sector by paving the way for a more energy efficient, environmentally sensitive approach to print,” concludes Botha.

About Energas

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
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ENERGAS TECHNOLOGIES SET FOR AFRICA ENERGY INDABA

[Johannesburg, 28 January 2016] Leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, Energas Technologies, in partnership with Turboden, will be in attendance at the prestigious Africa Energy Indaba taking place from 16-17 February at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

The Africa Energy Indaba is an important event on the energy calendar not only for South Africa, but Africa as a whole. The event aims to bring suppliers, top decision-makers, and key role-players in the energy sector together for two days of knowledge sharing and networking for a more connected, driven and forward-facing industry ready to harness Africa’s energy potential.

Energas Technologies, whose mandate is to help its customers unlock savings and productivity through its dynamic energy solutions, will be attending the Africa Energy Indaba for the first time this year. Comments Laetitia Botha, Energas Technologies Product Engineer, “In our role as suppliers of world-class equipment to the local oil and gas industries, we are naturally interested in finding solutions to South Africa’s energy requirements and to finding innovative and reliable energy solutions with which industry can operate optimally. For this reason, we partnered with Turboden, a leading European company that specialises in the development and production of ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) turbo generators, in 2015.”

Turboden’s state-of-the-art equipment generates heat and power, suitable for distributed generation, from renewable sources and heat recovery in industrial processes, waste incinerators, engines and gas turbines. Energas Technologies, in partnership with Turboden, will be showcasing Turboden’s ORC turbo generators at the Africa Energy Indaba.

“Turboden has a significant global footprint with over 310 plants in 33 countries across the world. Our partnership represents a mutually beneficial exercise in bringing their state-of-the-art technology to South Africa,” notes Botha, adding, “The Africa Energy Indaba has become the foremost forum for debating and sharing solutions for Africa’s energy challenges. The event’s touch points include African power suppliers, alternative and renewable energies, oil and gas, legal regulatory frameworks, and investment opportunities in African energy projects, to name a few. The event has developed into a pivotal platform for African and international stakeholders doing business in Africa’s energy sector, which is why we believe it represents a great opportunity for Energas Technologies and Turboden to showcase the latter’s ORC turbo generator solutions.”

Energas Technologies is at the forefront of experiencing how electricity powered by natural gas is increasing in the local context. The company’s main focus is designing and building High Pressure Customer Metering Stations (HPCMS) that feed natural gas at a reduced line pressure to gas power plants in Africa. “Our most recent project was an HPCMS station for Gigawatt in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique, where the plant was delivered within budget and ahead of schedule. This is one of our many African energy success stories that light the way for the sector and that prove that industries can become independent of the national grid’s energy supply and operate more efficiently overall. This is the type of message we want to share and leave with visitors at the Indaba,” says Botha.

“While the energy sector in South Africa, and Africa at large, has its challenges, such as a focus on upfront capital investment without fully appreciating this investment’s capacity for creating long-term savings, challenges represent opportunities. One such opportunity is the Africa Energy Indaba. For us, this event represents a unique platform to engage with the sector, to tell our story, and to collectively imagine – and plan for – an Africa without energy constraints,” concludes Botha.

Find Energas Technologies at booth D9 at the Africa Energy Indaba, where you can talk to our representatives and learn more about our products and services. For more in-depth learning opportunities, take part in our half-day workshops in board rooms 6 and 7 on level 2. These will include ORC & Waste Heat Recovery (9:00-12:00 on Thursday, 18 February) and ORC & Renewable Resources (13:00-16:00 also on Thursday, 18 February).

About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Turboden contact:

Alessandro Bertacchini
Tel: +39 0303552411
Email: Alessandro.Bertacchini@turboden.it
Web: www.turboden.eu

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
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RELIABLE GAS OPERATIONS MADE POSSIBLE WITH HONEYWELL RMG 5020 GAS PRESSURE REGULATOR FROM ENERGAS TECHNOLOGIES

[Johannesburg, 10 November2015] The natural gas market, locally and abroad, shows an ever-increasing demand for operational excellence. Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, has answered this need in the local context with the RMG 5020 Gas Pressure Regulator from Honeywell.

In today’s natural gas industry, it is imperative for pilot-operated gas regulators to provide reliable performance in applications ranging from gas distribution systems to gas-fired power plants and processing facilities, as well as commercial and industrial gas services. As an innovative company geared to adapt its offering to clients, Energas Technologies carries Honeywell’s RMG 5020 Gas Pressure Regulator as a solution for gas pressure reduction in municipal distribution, gas transmission as well as industrial plant applications. “The RMG 5020 also features state-of-the-art external pilot operation for accurate and safe control of outlet pressure and represents the benchmark for dependable performance in this sector,” comments Laetitia Botha, Product Engineer for Energas Technologies.

The RMG 5020 Gas Pressure Regulator from Honeywell offers highly precise and reliable pressure reductions for a host of operations in the gas sector. “The RMG 5020 improves on existing technologies with its precision grid plate design, versatile flow options and wide operational pressure range. The regulator also boasts easy in-line service and maintenance capability,” notes Botha, continuing, “With this technology designed simply for longevity, users can enjoy a range of benefits, including: a small number of moving parts; high sensitivity and accuracy; precise control of set outlet pressure; ability to handle flow variation; low maintenance requirements; and low differential pressure requirements.”

In the process of fuel gas and commercial or industrial service applications, the RMG 5020 is very useful in maintaining a precise reduced outlet pressure, whilst ensuring the necessary flow to answer to demand downstream. “This is a tough, reliable piece of equipment that delivers smooth operation, tight shut-off, and has a long life. Its ruggedness really contributes to overall efficiency and the bottom line with a reduction in the total cost of ownership, excellent working efficiency, its ability to meet individual operational requirements and improve reliability under all conditions,” remarks Botha, adding, “These advantages are underpinned by three important aspects, namely low cost, improved uptime and reduced risk.”

In terms of keeping costs to a minimum, the RMG 5020 is made to drive down maintenance and repair costs at gas facilities. It is specifically configured for convenient in-line service, keeping long-term ownership costs at a low. The RMG 5020’s design means that failures are very rare and routine instrument repairs are easy to perform when necessary, making unexpected shutdowns or operational interruptions on site due to device malfunctions a thing of the past. Through Energas Technologies, Honeywell experts and certified technicians work alongside customers on all facets of product and application planning for gas pressure installations, assisting with start-up, commissioning, on-site technical support and dependable spare part assistance.

The Honeywell RMG 5020 carries best-in-class features that make it a staple in Energas Technologies’ gas regulation offering. It has excellent regulating accuracy, even at low flow and during start-up phase, its precise slotted grid plate design minimises noise emissions and is also available with reduced flow options. The convenient top-entry configuration reduces maintenance requirements and the regulator is compact, which makes for convenient space saving. The pilot/filter is completely pre-mounted, making installation easy and the reduced number of internal parts ensures quiet operation. Notes Botha, “With its optimised flow characteristics, the regulator boasts up to 38% higher capacity in comparison to the best alternative technology on the market. This feature allows for downsizing of the regulator and low differential pressure equipment. The regulator is also less affected by extreme operational temperatures as compared to competitor products and the integral pilot provides reliability under all conditions; for inlet pressure up to 100 bar and for outlet pressure up to 40 bar. Overall, the high stability and functionality of the regulator mean less downtime, more efficient operation and operational cost saving.”

“As leading suppliers in service of the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, it is Energas Technologies’ mandate to deliver only best-in-class products to our clients operating in this competitive industry. For this reason, we go to great lengths to ensure that the products we supply to market are of the best quality and underpinned by top-notch professional support. With the Honeywell RMG 5020, we have the best of both worlds and are delighted to pass this reliable package on to the Southern African gas sector,” Botha concludes.

About Honeywell:

Honeywell offers industry-leading gas control, measurement, and analysis equipment to gas utilities and other users around the world. We have expertise along the entire gas supply chain, with products and systems that enable you to exercise full control over your regulating and measuring needs.

Honeywell is recognized for long-term reliability and performance, lowest total cost of ownership and installation, and outstanding technical training, field support and customer service. Today, no other regulator manufacturer offers more products and services for the gas industry than Honeywell. With the most complete line of gas regulators and global service and support capabilities, we have the products you need, ready for immediate delivery.

About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. Energas Technologies also provides complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new thermal oil based products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas has a separate division that focuses on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation and emergency vents, gauge hatches and flame arresters. Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za





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HIGH PRESSURE REDUCTION AND METERING STATION FOR GIGAWATT POWER PLANT

[Johannesburg, 28 October 2015] Energas Technologies, a leading supplier of high‐end and specialized equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, has played a significant role in bringing a Mozambique power plant to life.

Located in the border town of Ressano Garcia in the Moamba District of Maputo Province, the power plant covers approximately 5.4 hectares of greenfield site and, once complete, it will consist of an engine hall housing 13 natural gas‐fired internal combustion engines manufactured by Rolls Royce in Bergen, Norway and associated generators from ABB.

The electrical energy produced by Gigawatt Mozambique, who in 2010 were awarded a 25‐year power generation concession for up to 350 MW by the Mozambican Government, will be exported to the Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM) transmission grid via a 275 kV bus bar connected to the recently built Ressano Garcia substation.

The plant is being constructed by WBHO Construction in partnership with Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), the contractor responsible for the plant engineering, procurement and construction. The high pressure reduction and metering station (HPCMS) for the power station has recently been completed and the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its design, supply and construction was awarded to Energas Technologies in June 2014.

Station design

Gas for the power station is supplied from the Temane Gas field via a 500 km high pressure pipeline (design pressure 125 Bar). Gas is required at a pressure of 6 Bar and a temperature above the dew‐ point. For billing purposes, a custody transfer meter is incorporated in the pressure reduction station.

Comments Hendrik van Huyssteen, MD of Energas Technologies, “Pressure reduction and metering stations are often situated in remote locations with no or unreliable electricity supply or communication infrastructure. Equipment used in such stations is therefore required to be highly reliable and safe, with minimum maintenance requirements.” It was for this reason that pilot operated regulators and slam‐ shut valves from Gorter by Honeywell are predominantly used. These regulators can accurately regulate pressure from 125 Bar down to 6 Bar in one stage and with low noise levels.

High safety integrity levels (SIL) are required for pressure reduction stations due to the risks of explosions should the regulating system fail. The design standard for gas stations in South Africa is ASME B31.8, which has specific mandatory requirements to protect users. Two regulators are used in series to comply with the standards, one of which is a controlling regulator and the other a monitoring regulator in a fully open position. “The operating regulator is designed to open if it fails, at which point the monitoring regulator will instantly assume control. A second level of over‐pressure protection is provided in the form of Class 900 slam‐shut valves,” remarks Van Huyssteen.

Once the gas pressure is reduced, the temperature also decreases due to the Joule‐Thompson effect. If the outlet temperature drops below the dew point, the gas has to be heated prior to pressure reduction for which various options, including gas‐fired water heaters or electric heaters, are available. Both water bath gas heaters and skid‐mounted heaters with in‐line heat exchangers have been supplied to local industry for this purpose before. In this instance, HPCMS skid‐mounted gas‐fired hot water heaters were supplied to Gigawatt Mozambique. These heaters, with a capacity of more than 1 MW each, were built on skids in South Africa and then transported to site.

Isolation & Filtration

For isolation of the station, fully welded ball valves from RMA Pipeline Equipment in Germany were selected. Such high integrity valves are essential for pipelines, as the valves are welded into the lines. Debris, which often results in leaking soft seated valves, is often found in newly constructed pipelines as well as after pigging of the lines at 3 to 5 year intervals. Van Huyssteen comments, “RMA valves are also used in the transmission lines due to their triple sealing system and double‐block and bleed features. We are happy to report that no valve leakages have been experienced in the more than 13 years that RMA valves have been supplied to local industry.”

In order to protect down‐stream equipment from pipe debris or condensate, filter separators are used on all station inlets and are designed for filtration of solids and liquid particles down to 1 micron particle size. Filter vessels are required to comply with the ASME VIII, division 1 pressure vessel code.

Metering & monitoring

Meters for billing are incorporated into the pressure reduction station. Ultrasonic meters are used for the main line billing, while positive displacement meters are used for lower pressures. “Besides being extremely accurate, ultrasonic meters have the advantage of having no moving parts and so they require no maintenance. As gas pressure and temperatures vary all the time, volume correctors are used to calculate the gas volume to a standard base pressure and temperature for billing purposes,” says Van Huyssteen,adding,“MeteringstandardsaremostlybasedontheAmericanGasAssociationstandardAGA‐ 8. Where stations are in remote locations, clients usually require remote metering systems to read the meters from a control or supervisory station. Technologies available are cell phone networks, satellite communications or fiber optic lines.”

In addition to taking meter readings, clients also need to monitor the status of the station and control the emergency shut down valve on the inlet of the station. In and outlet gas pressure and temperature, and filter differential pressures are typically monitored.

“At a time of local energy crisis, it is imperative that we actively seek out feasible power supply options. Natural gas is both feasible and viable in answering to this need and is increasingly used for power generation and industrial plants – but constant supply is crucial. With the expertise to serve all spheres of the oil and gas industries, Energas Technologies is well‐equipped to provide advanced monitoring and control technologies for a smooth and consistent energy supply – with no interruptions,” Van Huyssteen concludes.

Equipment for the stations and pipelines was sourced mainly from world‐leading suppliers in Europe, such as Gorter and RMG by Honeywell, RMA Pipeline Equipment, GTS Thielmann, Galli & Cassina and Tai Milano. Construction started in June 2014 and the power generation plant is expected to produce its first power towards the end of October 2015.

About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high‐end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

In addition to providing complete skid‐mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations, the company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Products include various types of custody transfer meters, pipeline ball valves, pressure regulators, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC.

Energas Technologies contact: Hendrik van Huyssteen
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: Hendrik@energas.co.za Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact: Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549 Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
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THE POWER OF BIOMASS

ENERGAS TECHNOLOGIES TARGETS ENERGY MARKET WITH TURBODEN BIOFUEL ORC GENERATOR SOLUTIONS

[Johannesburg, 12 October 2015] Energas Technologies, a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, has extended its offering to include Turboden biomass ORC generator solutions for waste heat recovery and power generation from biomass products.

Biomass is a highly important renewable resource available almost anywhere; it can be stored for an extended period of time and is often an economically viable source of energy, best used in combined heat and power plants.“Biomass takes the shape of waste or by-products from the wood processing and agricultural industries and can be reused to supplement the energy needed for these or other processes,” notes Laetitia Botha, Product Engineer for Energas Technologies.

Organic Rankine Cycle

Turboden’s biofuel generator products are underpinned by the workings of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), a technology for the combined generation of electric power and heat from various renewable sources. The Rankine Cycle is a thermodynamic one that converts thermal energy into mechanical energy and finally into electric energy through an electric generator. In a combined heat and power (CHP) configuration, the ORC supplies heat to thermal users in the form of hot water.

Cogeneration plants using Turboden ORC can efficiently produce heat and electric power from biomass with a power generation capacity ranging between 200 kW and 15 MW, with the split system making for optimum electric power production.

The most common fuels used for the cogeneration process are wood biomass, like sawdust, chips, bark, treated wood and other biomass fuels, like straw, rice husks, bio-sludge and high organic content waste. In cogeneration plants, the ORC unit produces electricity and hot water, the latter of which can be used in wood-drying processes in sawmills, sawdust-drying processes for the production of pellets, preheating air for the production of MDF (Medium-Density Fibreboard) or OSB (Oriented Strand Board) panels, district heating networks and refrigeration.

Advantages of ORC in biomass applications are manifold. Explains Botha, “In comparison to competing technologies, the primary benefits of ORC technology for biofuel generation include high cycle efficiency, especially if used in cogeneration plants, very high turbine efficiency of up to 90% combined efficiency and low mechanical stress of the turbine, due to low peripheral speed.” She adds, “Fewer revolutions per minute of the turbine allowa direct drive of the electric generator without having to use reduction gear, the turbine blades are not at risk of eroding, because there is no moisture in the vapour nozzles and the machine boasts a very long operational life due to the working fluid characteristics that, unlike steam, are non-eroding and non-corroding for valve seats tubing and turbine blades.” Using ORC technology also comes with the benefit of simple start-stop procedures, quiet operation, minimal maintenance, good partial load performance and no need for water treatment.

“Sectors that can benefit directly from biofuel generation are local utilities feeding district heating, large sawmills, pallet manufacturing companies, MDF/OSB panel manufacturers, greenhouses and wine industries,” says Botha. “Energas Technologies isdedicated to finding innovativeand reliable energy solutions with which industry can operate optimally. In support of the energy requirements of an overburdened electricity grid and the many sectors in South Africa that depend on it, the extensive range of biofuel generator solutions from Turboden represents the potential for notable advancement in the local clean energy market,” she concludes.

About Turboden:

Turboden is a leading European company in development and production of ORC(Organic Rankine Cycle) turbogenerators. This state-of-the-art equipment generates heatand power, suitable for distributed generation, from renewable sources and heat recovery in industrial processes, waste incinerators, engines and gas turbines.

About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. Energas Technologiesalso provides complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.
Energas Technologies offers a range of new thermal oil based products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas has a separate division thatfocuses on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation and emergency vents, gauge hatches and flame arresters.
Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za



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ENERGAS TECHNOLOGIES FIRED UP FOR APEK-MINI LAUNCH IN SA

[Johannesburg, 19 August 2015] Energas Technologies, a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001,has brought to the local market yet another great innovation. Dynamite comes in small packages, they say, and the much-anticipated Apek-mini bears no exception.

Manufactured by HTT, experts in thermal oil, thermal oil systems, heat recovery and plant modernisation,the Apek-mini, a new product in HTT’s range, represents a new efficiency class of heat generation. According to Laetitia Botha, Product Engineer for Energas Technologies, “The Apek-mini was developed as a highly efficient fired heater for smaller plants. It uses excess heat generated during process heating to preheat combustion air of the thermal oil heater, which further increases the efficiency of the heater.”

Technology that was, until now, reserved only for large plants, can now be realised in plants with a capacity of 300kW with the Apek-mini, and its advantages are manifold. The Apek-mini recovers energy from hot waste gases and its system components have been optimally harmonised to achieve 100% waste gas pollutant reduction. The system is easy to retrofit, boasts short amortisation periods, and almost all of the heat generated by the system is put to use, resulting in a distinct increase in efficiency, and a kinder approach to the environment. “The Apek-mini is the perfect optimisation for HTT thermal oil systems and is used in various industrial sectors, such as the chemical, textile, food, metal, rubber, mineral oil, wood and printing industries,” comments Botha.

The Apek-mini was developed in response to the need for smaller operations to have access to adaptable world-class heating technology. Already successfully installed in several plants across the world, the Apek-mini was developed and manufactured in-house through a process of design and development, planning and manufacturing of measurement, control and regulating systems and switchgear plants, as well as mechanical production for the finished product. “Preheating the combustion air of the burner of smaller units represented a challenge for us. However, through research and development, technology was engineered to make the Apek-mini a one-of-a-kind product that can do just that,” remarks Botha.

Three basic principles guide the unique workings of the Apek-mini, including its firing system, preheating of air, and air supply.The firing system uses the latest burner technology with coupled electronic control and low NOx burner tip assembly and achieves best waste gas pollutant reduction. Air is preheated through a simple design feature and is precisely controlled by an internal bypass flap, which is also available with controlled drive. A cold air fan is installed directly at the air preheater for air supply. It carries a highly efficient motor and is built compact to save space. The system is also available in vertical or horizontal configurations for adaptability andfurther space saving.

Proof in the pudding

Daub Backtechnik, a Hamburg-based global supplier of bakery equipment, had the following to say about the new Apek-mini: “We have waited a long time for such a system as the Apek-mini. With this system, our customers are capable of using even small amounts of energy in the best possible way. In addition, we now have both an alternative and supplementary system for warm water generation in our customers’ enterprises.”

Safety first

For Energas Technologies and HTT, safety is the top priority in every installation. “The technical safety outfit of an HTT thermo oil fired unit complies with DIN 4754 guidelines according to the German Institute for Standardisation for preliminary flow monitoring, minimum oil level monitoring in the expansion container, temperature supervision of preliminary heat and flue gas, as well as of the preliminary heat temperature regulation. And of course all boilers have a CE construction design licence complying with Module B of the EC Pressure Device Directive 97/23/EG,” notes Botha.

With the backing of a global entity like HTT, Energas Technologies has expert product support from a single source, which it carries through to its customers. Says Botha, “The support ranges from consultation and planning of novel products, and extends to customer-specific engineering and project finance. Whether it’s a completely new system, expansion or modernisation of inventory or used systems, Energas Technologies is well-positioned to develop customised solutions for its clients,” concluding, “With product maintenance, after-sales service, a 24-hour service helpline, spare parts supply and training for our customers’ employees, we ensure the sustainable and smooth operation of our clients’ systems and equipment.”

About Energas

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za



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ENERGAS TECHNOLOGIES SUPPLIES HTT EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL HEAVY FUEL OIL DEPOT UPGRADE

[Johannesburg, 10 August 2015] A leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, Energas Technologies has supplied a packaged heating system for a local oil storage facility upgrade.

Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) is stored in large tanks and has a high viscosity at ambient temperature. Before loading into tanker trucks, the HFO needs to be heated in order to reduce the viscosity.

Laetitia Botha, Product Engineer for Energas Technologies, notes, “In order to address this need, we have supplied an HTT packaged heating system, which will be used to heat up this heavy fuel oil from 20˚C to 80˚C. The system comprises a gas-fired oil heater and thermal oil circulation system as well as a control system and heat exchangers.” She adds, “The packaged unit is fully automated and fitted with local control systems, process control and instrumentation equipment. The control system is interfaced with the local RTU PLC, which means that making changes on the heater units remotely is a possibility.”

The HTT packaged heating system boasts a number of advantages, including:

• Increased productivity due to higher process temperatures
• Lower investment costs due to lower operating pressure of the thermal oil compared to steam
• Lower operating and personnel costs through unattended operation
• Low maintenance costs
• World-class product support

The modern three-pass design of the heating system’s burner brings state-of-the-art heater technology to the project. Botha explains how the system works: “The heat transfer medium flows through two concentric coiled tubes in the heaterthat are connected in series and the hotflue gases are guided by means of defined annular gaps in the counterflow. In contrast with the conventional type of construction, the flue gases are recirculated twice inside the apparatus; in the second and third passes, their energy is delivered to the transfer medium by means of convection.”

Apart from the extremely compact design of the package, the outstanding advantage of the HTT principle is that it dispenses with a fireclay-lined furnace. This permits heat storage masses to be reduced to a minimum, a particularly impressive breakthrough which eliminates the thermal overloading of the heat transfer medium that was previously unavoidable in the event of an unscheduled shutdown, and an important step towards maintenance-free heaters. The system is operated either with natural gas or with LPG.

The complete heat transfer facility was installed outdoors, so all the components had to be weather resistant and winterised. This meant that all the equipment had to be fitted with a rainproof weather jacket to guard against inclement weather, as well as high quality corrosion protection. HTT’s service team from Germany will commission the heater system on site and train the personnel.

Investing in energy

On the subject of investment in energy in South Africa, Botha notes, “Energy has always been very affordable in South Africa compared to European countries,”continuing, “But times are changing now and the industry will have to consider investments that are more energy efficient in the long run. We often find that projects are driven by initial capital investment costs or savings and do not always take the long-term benefits of paying for quality into account.”

Paying a premium upfront for better technology with higher efficiency could save millions in running costs throughout a plant’s lifetime and ROI can often be achieved within 12 to 24 months. “This is what Energas Technologies, with the world-class product support of HTT, aims to achieve with the heavy fuel oil depot upgrade. As a leading supplier to this market, no one else knows the value of energy quite like we do. And we know how to save it,” Botha concludes.

The project began in October 2014 and is set to be completed on time by September 2015.HTT has been manufacturing thermal oil heating systems since 1967 and to date over 11000 units have been delivered worldwide, ranging from small lab arrangements right up to highly complex reactor temperature control equipment.

About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za





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ENERGAS TECHNOLOGIES SUPPLIES HTT EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL HEAVY FUEL OIL DEPOT UPGRADE

[Johannesburg, 10 August 2015] A leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, Energas Technologies has supplied a packaged heating system for a local oil storage facility upgrade.

Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) is stored in large tanks and has a high viscosity at ambient temperature. Before loading into tanker trucks, the HFO needs to be heated in order to reduce the viscosity.

Laetitia Botha, Product Engineer for Energas Technologies, notes, “In order to address this need, we have supplied an HTT packaged heating system, which will be used to heat up this heavy fuel oil from 20˚C to 80˚C. The system comprises a gas-fired oil heater and thermal oil circulation system as well as a control system and heat exchangers.” She adds, “The packaged unit is fully automated and fitted with local control systems, process control and instrumentation equipment. The control system is interfaced with the local RTU PLC, which means that making changes on the heater units remotely is a possibility.”

The HTT packaged heating system boasts a number of advantages, including:

• Increased productivity due to higher process temperatures
• Lower investment costs due to lower operating pressure of the thermal oil compared to steam
• Lower operating and personnel costs through unattended operation
• Low maintenance costs
• World-class product support

The modern three-pass design of the heating system’s burner brings state-of-the-art heater technology to the project. Botha explains how the system works: “The heat transfer medium flows through two concentric coiled tubes in the heaterthat are connected in series and the hotflue gases are guided by means of defined annular gaps in the counterflow. In contrast with the conventional type of construction, the flue gases are recirculated twice inside the apparatus; in the second and third passes, their energy is delivered to the transfer medium by means of convection.”

Apart from the extremely compact design of the package, the outstanding advantage of the HTT principle is that it dispenses with a fireclay-lined furnace. This permits heat storage masses to be reduced to a minimum, a particularly impressive breakthrough which eliminates the thermal overloading of the heat transfer medium that was previously unavoidable in the event of an unscheduled shutdown, and an important step towards maintenance-free heaters. The system is operated either with natural gas or with LPG.

The complete heat transfer facility was installed outdoors, so all the components had to be weather resistant and winterised. This meant that all the equipment had to be fitted with a rainproof weather jacket to guard against inclement weather, as well as high quality corrosion protection. HTT’s service team from Germany will commission the heater system on site and train the personnel.

Investing in energy

On the subject of investment in energy in South Africa, Botha notes, “Energy has always been very affordable in South Africa compared to European countries,”continuing, “But times are changing now and the industry will have to consider investments that are more energy efficient in the long run. We often find that projects are driven by initial capital investment costs or savings and do not always take the long-term benefits of paying for quality into account.”

Paying a premium upfront for better technology with higher efficiency could save millions in running costs throughout a plant’s lifetime and ROI can often be achieved within 12 to 24 months. “This is what Energas Technologies, with the world-class product support of HTT, aims to achieve with the heavy fuel oil depot upgrade. As a leading supplier to this market, no one else knows the value of energy quite like we do. And we know how to save it,” Botha concludes.

The project began in October 2014 and is set to be completed on time by September 2015.HTT has been manufacturing thermal oil heating systems since 1967 and to date over 11000 units have been delivered worldwide, ranging from small lab arrangements right up to highly complex reactor temperature control equipment.

About Energas Technologies:

Energas Technologies has been a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001.

The company’s core focus is to support and supply equipment to the natural gas industry and its products find application from the gas well, through the distribution network right up until the end user. Applications include pressure reduction and metering stations, pipeline ball valves, HDPE pipes and fittings, pig launching and receiving stations to domestic metering and regulating units. We can also provide complete skid-mounted high pressure reduction and metering stations with gas-fired or electric heaters.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.

Energas’ secondary focus is on liquid storage tank protection equipment, such as conservation vents, flame arresters and emergency vents. Its products, such as valves, filters, flange insulating kits and process heaters, also find application in other industries, such as liquid pipelines, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Energas Technologies is a member of Southern African Gas Association NPC.

Energas Technologies contact:

Laetitia Botha
Tel: +27 (0)11 397 6809
Email: laetitia@energas.co.za
Web: www.energas.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0)11 079 5494 Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za





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High pressure reduction and metering station for Gigawatt power plant

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[Johannesburg, 28 October 2015] Energas Technologies, a leading supplier of high‐end and specialized equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, has played a significant role in bringing a Mozambique power plant to life. (more…)

Reliable gas operations made possible with Honeywell RMG 5020 Gas Pressure Regulator from Energas Technologies

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[Johannesburg, 10 November 2015] The natural gas market, locally and abroad, shows an ever-increasing demand for operational excellence. Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, has answered this need in the local context with the RMG 5020 Gas Pressure Regulator from Honeywell.  (more…)

Black on white: Russian printing company’s systems rely on thermal oil heaters

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[Johannesburg, 04 February 2016] Danaflex, one of Russia’s leading flexographic printing companies, makes use of modern printing technology that relies on HTT thermal oil heaters for accurate and constant process temperature.

Flexographic printing is at its core a contemporary form of the letterpress and makes use of a flexible relief plate for printing. This style of printing can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including plastic, metallic film, cellophane and paper, and is most commonly used to print on the non-porous materials that are used in food packaging. (more…)

Energas Technologies set for Africa Energy Indaba

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[Johannesburg, 28 January 2016] Leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, Energas Technologies, in partnership with Turboden, will be in attendance at the prestigious Africa Energy Indaba taking place from 16-17 February at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. (more…)

Africa Energy Indaba a great success for Energas Technologies

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[Johannesburg, 04 March 2016] Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, recently exhibited at the Africa Energy Indaba in partnership with their supplier, Turboden, a leading developer and producer of ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) turbogenerators.    (more…)

Energas adds Protectoseal’s new Series 10 2” Tank Blanketing Valve to its safety range

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[Johannesburg, 05 July 2016]: Leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, Energas Technologies is proud to introduce Protectoseal’s new Series 10 2” Tank Blanketing Valve to the South African market. (more…)

Energas set to launch two new Protectoseal emergency pressure vent products

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[Johannesburg, 05 July  2016]: Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, is set to launch two new pressure vent products from Protectoseal, namely the Series 51700 Hinged Emergency Pressure Manhole Cover Vent and the Series 52600 Emergency Pressure/Vacuum Relief Vent. (more…)

Better business for Energas Technologies

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[Johannesburg, 11 July 2016]: Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, recently obtained its ISO 9001 accreditation and now holds a  level 4 certificate along with 38% black-owned and 30% black woman-owned shareholding. (more…)

Energas Technologies supplies mobile heater skid for the commissioning of a 127 km natural gas pipeline

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[Johannesburg, 01 February 2017]: Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, has completed a commission by VGI Consulting Africa, on behalf of Sasol Group Technology, to design and supply a mobile heater skid to a budgeted $210 M pipeline expansion project. The additional 127 km 26” pipeline sees an increase in transport capacity of a high pressure natural gas line between Mozambique and South Africa. (more…)

Mokveld commissions unique test bunkers

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[Johannesburg, 17 February 2017]: Mokveld Valves BV in the Netherlands, for whom Energas Technologies is the South African distributor, provides expert knowledge and highly advanced engineered valve systems for critical control and safety applications to the gas and oil industries, and has recently commissioned two new test bunkers for testing critical, high quality valve systems.      (more…)

Energas Technologies supplies High Fuel Oil storage facility for Elandsfontein phosphate project

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[Johannesburg, 21 February 2017]: Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, was commissioned by DRA Global for the design of a High Fuel Oil (HFO) storage facility for the Elandsfontein phosphate mining project in the Western Cape.  (more…)

Energas Technologies appointed to design and supply fuel gas receiving package for Kpone in Ghana

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[Johannesburg, 27 March 2017]: A new power plant, Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP) in Tema, Ghana, will be independently owned by Cenpower Generation Company Limited (Cenpower) to provide safe, secure and reliable electricity supply to Ghana.  (more…)

Nampak Glass creates new opportunities for gas operations

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[Johannesburg, 27 June 2017]: Nampak Glass has commissioned a 1km-long high pressure underground pipeline, which feeds from the existing Sasol Gas Ltd.’s transmission network and ties into the newly constructed Nampak Pressure Reduction Station (PRS) in Germiston.  (more…)