MEDUPI GRATING Vital Engineering has delivered 200 000 m2 of a high-performance, quality grating and handrailing product ahead of schedule at Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile power stations
An established manufacturer of safety handrails, floor gratings and expanded metals, the company supplied bespoke components to both plants. This included 100 000 m2 of grating panels per power station, as well as about 70 km of handrailing and over 8 000 stair treads.
“We are extremely pleased that Vital was well ahead of schedule in meeting our capacity guarantees for both powerstations. In addition, we are proud to have reported a 0 – 0001% non-conformance report (NCR) on both plants, out of a total supply package of over 8 000 t of product. This related to revisions after the products were already delivered on site. This commendably low NCR rate, I believe, is testament to Vital’s high manufacturing standards, our total quality management (TQM) philosophy and strict adherence tosystems management,” says Pringle.
Founded in 1939, Vital Engineering has built a reputation for its uncompromising attitude towards quality in the industries it serves, including petrochemical plants, materials handlingprojects, mining, power generation, process plants and foodand beverages, as well as civil and structural engineering. The company’s range of non-slip walkways, stair treads and safetyhandrails are manufactured using a variety of materials to match design specifications, including galvanised steel,stainless steel, fibreglass and aluminium.
Vital Engineering also has extensive experience in the supply of components to power stations locally and internationally. These include combined cycle gas, nuclear, hydro and fossil-fired stations in South Africa, Hong Kong, China, Turkey,South America and more recently in the rest of Africa.
The high grade 350 WA steel used for the Medupi and Kusileprojects had to conform to stringent Eskom specifications, as well as project contractor specifications, in this caseMitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa. To further ensure the highest quality possible, various tests and procedures, including load testing and welding grade testing, were undertaken by Vital Engineering
Since 1939, Angus McLeod and Vital Engineering have established a reputation for quality and service delivery in the manufacture of all types of gratings, fibreglass gratings, stairtreads, pressed floors, expanded metals and safety handrails.
Vital Engineering Johannesburg
Phone: +27 11 898 8500
Fax: +27 11 918 3000
Office: Lea Road, Anderbolt, Boksburg North, Johannesburg, South Africa