The year is almost over and with the rush to complete projects before the annual builders’ holiday in December, you need to make sure you have all the required materials to complete your balustrade installations.
Africa is a unique continent and when you are looking to export stainless steel and other materials into Africa for mines and projects, there are common issues that you need to take into consideration. This is where it is imperative that your supplier has the knowledge and experience in dealing with the logistics required when exporting into Africa.
“Recent exchange rate frailty in the value of the Rand combined with increases in the price of component materials such as nickel and chrome, have led to increases in the current price of stainless steel,” says James Carmichael, manager of stainless steel supplier NDE’s Johannesburg branch.
The involvement of a well-experienced and well-stocked supplier of hygienic products and materials is essential when pharmaceutical companies are maintaining or upgrading their processing plants, so that fast supply, quality products and good advice are all part of the package.
As the year starts to wind down and we move into the peak of summer, work in the construction industry is shifting into high gear in order to complete projects by 15 December before the annual builders’ break.
When you are looking to export into Africa for mines and projects it is essential that your supplier has extensive experience in dealing with these types of projects both for the materials to supply and the logistics for delivery..
If you are looking for custom-made balustrades for your installation, there is a new opportunity in Gauteng for fast-turnaround custom-made balustrades, according to your specifications and ready for installation, from a professional company with a 65-year track record in the engineering industry.
The involvement of a well-experienced and well-stocked supplier of hygienic products and materials is essential when dairies, food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies are maintaining or upgrading their processing plants, so that fast supply and good advice are part of the package.
It is vital when upgrading or maintaining your dairy, food, beverage or pharmaceutical processing plant that your supplier is involved in the planning process along with your engineering department, to ensure that the project is completed with the correct materials, within budget and without any major delays.
NDE is a respected player in the stainless steel industry with 65 years of trading experience, trust and technical expertise. As your technical partner in corrosion resistant solutions for products, processes and projects, we offer a comprehensive range of stock as well as experience, technical advice and fast turnaround.
NDE has made balustrades ultra-easy to install! From mega to mini balustrade projects. For installers, developers and architects. NDE supplies all the required balustrade materials from start to finish - cut to specs, drilled and welded, ready to be installed - together with our professional advice and guidance.
Africa is a unique continent and when you are looking for materials to supply mines and projects, things can get tricky for many reasons such as not enough stock in local markets and long delivery times. At NDE we have extensive experience in exporting stainless steel into Africa and the logistics required for quick turnaround and short delivery times.
When planning balustrade installations it’s clearly essential that your specifications are in accordance with your site requirements and measurements. And it’s always a bonus if you can come in within budget and with time savings.
When dairy, food and beverage producers start planning to upgrade or streamline their hygienic manufacturing and process plants, they normally include the engineering department in order to plan the process and specify materials which promote hygiene, minimise corrosion and reduce future maintenance and down-time.
As wineries, exporters and the food and beverage industries think ahead to the next harvesting season, it is vital that the planning for plant upgrades and other projects encompasses the obstacles which might arise. This is where our professional team, including consulting engineers, assists throughout the material planning process to ensure that projects go according to plan.
When dairy, food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies start looking to streamline or upgrade their manufacturing plants in order to improve quality and increase output, serious thought needs to be given to planning and materials. Often the engineering department will be involved at this point to ensure this process runs smoothly.
When you are preparing to install balustrades – whether for a large or small project – NDE Pretoria can make your installation ultra-easy, with one-stop supply as well as support every step of the way.
At NDE in Pretoria we have a stainless steel balustrade showroom where you can view everything you require for your balustrading needs including tubing, uprights, bends, base & cover plates, pin connectors/post tops, frameless glass fittings, end caps, locks, hinges and latches, spigots, chemical anchors and more.
This time of year is crucial for wineries, exporters, food and beverage manufacturers as they start planning for the next harvest after assessing the current harvest. This is when there will be planning for contractors on site servicing machinery and, depending on budgets and projected orders, they will decide what needs to be upgraded.
As the wineries, exporters and the food and beverage industries start planning for the next harvesting season here are some key factors for them to consider.
The price of stainless steel is influenced by fluctuations in the Nickel price and exchange rate on a daily basis. The Nickel price has been rising since June - the price per ton average was $9’084 and the price peaked @ $12’000/ton. However over the past few days it has decreased from $11’530/ton on 13 September down to $11’000/ton on 18 September.
Let’s talk about making balustrades easy to install. Whether you are an architect, developer or installer it’s best to make sure the job is done right the first time to ensure you avoid any unforeseen costs, damages or unnecessary maintenance later down the line.
LIFE CYCLE COSTING & STAINLESS STEEL REBAR BENEFITS
PROGRESO PIER MEXICO
This slide from NDE’s presentation Duplex LDX 2101 Stainless Steel in Structural Steel Applications graphically illustrates the benefits of LIFE CYCLE COSTING and THE USE OF STAINLESS STEEL REBAR.
According to the Progreso Port Authorities (1998) there has been no major repair work during its lifetime and a complete lack of routine maintenance activities.
“Progreso’s first pier remains in service and the full extent of the environmental, economic and social benefits of having selected nickel containing stainless steel continue to accumulate”
PROGRESO PIER CASE STUDY AND LIFE CYCLE COSTING ANALYSIS
Case study courtesy of the Nickel Institute
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