GRW invests considerably in research and development to maintain our status as the leading manufacturer in this industry. This requires extensive knowledge of product service conditions as well as the application of new technology to optimise all products.
New products undergo extensive prototype testing in-house, and these are also tested at accredited test centres which include the facilities of the University of Stellenbosch and the SABS Commercial Mechanical Testing Laboratory.
Another example of GRW’s research projects are a combination of long term (longer than 3 months) and short term measurements (1 day) of the dynamic load conditions to which various tanker models are subjected to during normal operational conditions.
These measurements are analysed and used to optimise the design criteria for maximum and fatigue load conditions of the tanker models.