Professional Advice

Professional Advice

Professional Advice and Consulting

SIZABANTU PIPING SYSTEMS has a professional team of Engineers with a wealth of experience in Thermoplastics, and specifically PVC pipe. This team is available to Consulting Engineers and Design Engineers for advice, reference and confirmation of designs where PVC pipe has been specified.

Our team can also assist in suggesting alternatives to traditional materials considered for bulk water, pumping mainlines, reticulation pipelines and sewer pipelines. They will assist in the sizing of the pipeline, the correct material for the designed application, the hydraulic considerations, and any other aspects that may be relevant.

SIZABANTU PIPING SYSTEMS has a CPD accredited (by C E S A) presentation that attracts ½ CPD point. The presentation is approximately 90 minutes, and is focussed on TOM500 PVC-O, the benefits and the characteristics thereof. The presentation is normally free of charge, and can be arranged at any convenient venue, that will suit you.

To get in touch with our technical team, or to book a CPD accredited presentation, please click on the logo below, and we will be in contact soon.

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Mike Smart
Consultant : Pr. Eng., B.Sc. (Hons) Civ. Eng., MSAICE

Mike Smart graduated with a B.Sc. (Honours) Degree in Civil Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer, a MSAICE and a Henley Management Graduate. He has worked in many sectors of the civil engineering industry; consulting, municipal engineering and contracting. He has owned a thermoplastic pipe manufacturing company and thermoplastic pipe installation company.

His areas of experience include, inter alia, polyolefin marine outfalls and intakes, thermoplastic (polyolefin and PVC) pipelines, municipal engineering, township development, reticulation systems, mine services, precast pre-stressed concrete structures, hydrology and hydraulic structures, trunk water mains, irrigation dams, quality management systems, QA/QC, project management and the extrusion and fabrication of thermoplastic pipes.

He has held positions as Engineer, Resident Engineer, Associate Partner, Partner, and Technical Director and currently has a specialised Consulting Practice consulting to the thermoplastic pipe manufacturing and installation industry, to consultants specifying these products and end users in infrastructure and mining engineering.
He is currently a member of the SAPPMA (Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association) Technical Committee and Chairman of IFPA (Installation and Fabrication Pipe Association).

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