Utility Location, Leak Detection, GPR & Concrete Scanning, Pipeline Relining & Rehabilitation, CCTV & LiDAR Pipeline Inspection Specialists

Orsco

FOLD-IN-FORM PIPELINE REHABILITATION PROJECT IN SOUTH AFRICA 

THE CLIENT
Located in South Africa’s Limpopo Province, Letaba Estates is one of southern Africa’s largest single citrus fresh fruit farms and Fruit Juice concentrate Factories, with over 1,500ha under cultivation. Having approximately 100 years’ experience the operation manages and produces nearly 65,000 tons of citrus fruits and bananas annually, supplying to local and global markets.

The Letaba Citrus Processors (LCP), was established in 1961 and is an advanced facility able to extract, process, and blend concentrated fruit juice, pulps, and purees to customers’ exact specifications.

THE PROBLEM
Orsco (Pty) Ltd was approached by Letaba Estates to provide a proposal in support of a condition assessment and relining/refurbishment project at their Letaba Citrus Processor plant. It was understood that the pipe in question, a 225-meter, DN600 reinforced concrete pipeline used for the transportation of lemons and oranges from the orchard to the plant for processing. The Client became concerned about the line when it was observed
that the fruit was showed signs of damage once it had been placed in the line for transportation, (namely, damage to the skins citrus cells on the skins.)