Tubular Products Vereeniging is the sole producer of hot rolled and cold drawn seamless tube products in South Africa. The facility employs 250 staff and produces 100 000 tons of final product per annum, of which some 80% is exported.
Its strategic priorities are focused on supplying the Southern African and selected export markets with high quality seamless tube and value added products.
The management systems of the facility are certified to the requirements of the Quality Management system guideline of API Q1, ISO9001 and the European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC. The Environmental Management system and Occupational Health and Safety systems are certified to ISO14001 and OHSAS18001, respectively. The majority of the hot rolled products are supplied under the API Monogram License programs for Line Pipe and OCTG products.
The plant’s seamless tubes are manufactured and tested in accordance with EN, ISO and API standards and meet the requirements of the petrochemical oil and gas industries. It is manufactured via a mini-mill, incorporating a cone type piercer, a multi-stand pipe mill and in-line downstream finishing facility. The manufacturing facility consists of a rotary hearth furnace, a cone-type rotary piercer and a multi-stand pipe mill. In addition it has a 22-stand stretch reducer followed by straightening, cutting and bevelling facilities, as well as an Electro-magnetic, ultrasonic and hydrostatic testing units.
The seamless product range includes Line Pipe for use in Oil and Gas transportation, Carbon and Low Alloy for use in process and pressure piping applications, OCTG products and precision tube for mechanical applications.
Billet input material for the Seamless Tube plant is manufactured at the neighbouring Vereeniging Works and is suitable for use in Sour Service and Off-shore applications.