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Valves

Retrofitting service increasingly popular, owing to rising costs

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 The re-engineering of existing valves is becoming increasingly more attractive, owing to their escalating cost, says valve manufacturer PSV Mitech senior design engineer Peter Connan. He says that PSV Mitech offers a valve retrofit service that fits new internals and top works to an original valve. 

Company contemplates localising operations, system reduces water wastage

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Water-leak detection and control systems provider AquaTrip South Africa is investigating the possibility of locally manufacturing its valves and other water-leak detection systems next year, AquaTrip South Africa sales director Chris De Wet Steyn tells Engineering News. The AquaTrip system is... 

Company contemplates localising operations, system reduces water wastage
AQUATRIP VALVE The lithium battery-operated water meter has an inbuilt water valve that acts as a water-supply trip switch

Initial Swedish valves sales lacklustre, product marketing to be intensified

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Valve distributor Kerr Valve & Industrial Supplies has sold only a small number of TA Hydronics thermostatic circulation valves over the past six months to several hotels in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, owing to the lack of familiarity with the product by a large portion of the market. Kerr Valve &... 

Initial Swedish valves  sales lacklustre, product  marketing to be intensified
THERMOSTATIC CIRCULATION VALVE The product automatically balances commercial hot water systems

Israeli control valves popular in South African agriculture sector

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Sales of Israeli manufactured Dorot control valves in South Africa continue to increase, since two new ranges were introduced last year, reports local irrigation and agricultural solutions provider Agrico. The company has sold several hundreds of these units to farms, nurseries, and landscape and... 

Israeli control  valves popular in  South African  agriculture sector
DOROT CONTROL VALVES Agrico has sold several hundred Dorot plastic control valves to farms, nurseries, and landscaping and semicommercial projects

SA distribution rights secured for Chinese valves

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Energy Valves, a division of specialist alloys and valve supplier Energy Engineered Products (EEP), was appointed in June as the sole Southern Africa distributor for Chinese special alloy valve products manufacturer Weidouli Special Valve (WSV). “EEP has long been involved with the distribution... 

SA distribution rights  secured for Chinese valves
GRAHAM WHITTY The Weidouli Special Valve range of high-quality stainless steel, high-performance alloys and special alloy valves are suited to extremely challenging, corrosive and high-temperature environments

Range launched for abrasive mining conditions

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Valve manufacturer Omsa has introduced a range of FPV diaphragm valves, which are specifically designed for use in abrasive and corrosive mining conditions, Omsa valves divisional manager Gregor Hopton tells Mining Weekly. 

Range launched for abrasive mining conditions
FPV VALVES RANGE Although the FPV valves range is newly launched, a lot of trial work and test applications have been undertaken over the course of the last 12 months at various customers’ mine sites in Africa

Upgraded pinch valves range introduced 

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Dynamic fluid control company Aveng Manufacturing Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) reports that its upgraded mechanically operated RF pinch valve, which was introduced in March 2011, has been well received by the market. Aveng Manufacturing executive director Pat Stander tells Mining Weekly that the... 

Upgraded pinch valves range introduced
PAT STANDER Aveng Manufacturing DFC bought RF Technologies, a US-based pinch-valve manufacturer with an established global presence, in May 2010

Range receives immediate positive response

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) states that its Fluid Power division’s fluid power valves (FPV) range has received a positive market response since being introduced in late September, owing to the valves’ optimal performance efficiencies. “BMG’s Fluid Power division is also... 

Range receives immediate positive response
FLUID POWER DIVISION Bearing Man Group’s Fluid Power division is in the final stages of concluding a potentially lucrative deal to supply the fluid power valves range to various projects in Africa

R80m valves project completed for local water board 

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Local valves manufacturer Ainsworth Engineering completed an R80-million delivery of 393 gate and multidoor reflux valves to a local water board to bolster and upgrade its stock of valves for future projects, Ainsworth Engineering director Colleen Moir tells Engineering News.   “The delivery of... 

R80m valves project completed for local water board
WEDGE GATE VALVE The manufacturing of 393 valves for a water board took Ainsworth Engineering about two years to complete

Double-offset butterfly valves supplied to R4.5-billion project

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Water treatment and distribution solutions provider VAG-Valves South Africa is supplying several of its VAG EKN butterfly valves to the R4.5-billion Olifants River Water Resources Development Project Phase 2 (ORWRDP-2), in Polokwane, Limpopo, for use as isolation valves on the project’s bulk... 

Double-offset butterfly valves supplied to R4.5-billion project
VAG EKN BUTTERFLY VALVE VAG-Valves South Africa will complete the delivery of the VAG EKN butterfly valves to the R4.5-billion Olifants River Water Resources Development Project Phase 2 by the end of this mont

Valves industry under the pump – Vamcosa  

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 The South African valve manufacturing industry is in dire straits, as imports continue to flood the country, and as a result the rapid implementation of valves designation for all State-owned enterprises (SOEs) is required to save the industry, Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South... 

Valves industry under the pump – Vamcosa
Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa champion Gregory Walker discusses the state of South Africa’s valve manufacturing industry. Camerawork: Duane Daws. Editing: Shane Williams

Quality components for long-term cost savings

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Far too much maintenance is being done at South African mines, which, in turn, has a negative effect on productivity in an already volatile sector,polyurethane moulding company Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) MD Trevor Carolin tells Mining Weekly. He points out that UMP and valve manufacturer... 

Quality components for long-term cost savings
QUALITY FOCUS NEEDED The local trend of buying the cheapest plant components is having devastating long-term financial affects with regard to operational downtime

SA air-valves used on several major pipelines in Southern Africa

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Valve and pipe designer and manufacturer Rexus Trading’s AirFlo Variable Orifice air-valves are being used on several major pipelines in South Africa and in Southern Africa, says Rexus Trading MD Allistair Balutto. “Ninety-six DN300 AirFlo air-valves are in use on a South African water board’s... 

SA air-valves used on several major pipelines in Southern Africa
PROUDLY SA The AirFlo Variable Orifice air-valves range is 100% locally manufactured

Company says it’s bringing back innovation to valves industry

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 There has not been any major advancement in air-valve technology since 1996 until the launching of AirFlo Variable Orifice technology, which challenges the acceptance of technology based on pedigree of age above advancement in technology, states valve and pipe manufacturer Rexus Trading MD... 

Valve manufacturers’ cluster supports Indutec

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 The eighth Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa (PVPA) trade exhibition will help create and strengthen relationships between the valves industry and State-owned enterprises, which have several high-profile projects under way, states Exhibition Management Services (EMS) MDand show organiser John... 

Valves industry gaining interest in gland packing

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 Gland packing manufacturer John Crane notes that it supplied R6.3-million of gland packing to the valves industry in 2012 and aims to expand this figure by focusing further on the mining and minerals market in 2013. “John Crane Gland packing technology could greatly benefit the minerals industry,... 

Company targets Australian market

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 Dynamic fluid control company Aveng Manufacturing Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) aims to introduce its lugged wafer (LW) valve range – a refinement of valve manufacturer Insamcor’s knife-gate concept used in mining, power generation, steel production and paper manufacturing – to the Australian... 

Company delivers its largest project yet

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 Valve manufacturer Atval successfully delivered three 800 mm pinch valves – the largest valves of this type ever manufactured by Atval – to gold miner AngloGold Ashanti’s Siguiri mine, in the Republic of Guinea, in September 2012, enabling the miner to increase its ore processing from... 

Increased focus on enviro emissions standards

10th May 2013 Global engineering and technology corporation Metso states that its corporate initiative to increase the number of its valves, certified to the most stringent environmental emissions standards, is on track. In 2012, numerous Neles metal-seated and Jamesbury soft-seated valve products, distributed... 

New range of urethane sleeves launched for slurry valves

10th May 2013 Following three years of extensive research and development by valve manufacturer Dual Products International, the company has introduced a new range of urethane sleeves used in its slurry knife gate valves to the local market. The introduction is a collaboration between Dual Products and... 

Company delivers valve order, contributes to community development 

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 Engineering supplies specialist Incledon has completed supplying its range of ARI valves to the Sekuruweto Fothane bulk pipeline project, in Limpopo, which aims to ensure a sustainable water supply for the communities in the area. “It is also the largest-value air valve project supplied in... 

Valve manufacturer targets corrosive and high temperature environments

10th May 2013 In line with its aim to support all industries with a range of stock and supply energy, engineered products manufacturer Energy Valves, a division of engineering company Energy Engineered Products, will introduce a stock holding of duplex stainless steel Alloy 2205 and Alloy 20 valves to... 

Designation of valves may increase production, stem imports

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 Valve manufacturers may have the opportunity to greatly increase production, as the flood of imported valves could be stemmed, owing to a decision by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to designate valves for local procurement. The flood of imported valves can be stemmed and valve... 

Solution saves water at Kriel power station

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 The Kriel coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga, is waiting for an appropriate time to replace a faulty valve, which will require three 500 MW units to be taken off line. “Taking all three power-station units off the grid would cause a shortage of 1 500 MW of electricity, leading to inadequate... 

Improved product introduced

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Germany-based valves manufacturer and distributer VAG will relaunch its Pico pilot-controlled pressure control valve in South Africa early next year. The valve, with improved features, is currently being launched on the international market. 

Distributor secures specialised valve order from petrochemicals group

By: Yolandi Booyens     9th November 2012 Valves distributor Heaton Valves Africa, in conjunction with its partner Velan Valves in Montreal, Canada, has recently delivered a specialised coker ball valve to Sasol’s Secunda plant, Heaton Valves engineered products divisional manager Clinton Parsons tells Engineering News. He notes that a... 

Company supplies new valve technology to Africa

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Sole African distributor of US-manufactured Ez2 valves, Frontier Pipeline Services, has provided mining and mineral processing operation Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) with a solution to fix two leaking water pipelines. The company replaced the valves on the water pipelines in July. 

Manufacturer undertakes bakery valve replacement contract

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Valve manufacturer and distributor Paltechnologies (Paltech) has been replacing all the dry application valves at bread producer Blue Ribbon’s factories with Posi-flate inflatable seated butterfly valves. It will start its second phase of installation of a series of Posi-flate inflatable seated... 

Quality management certification obtained

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Chinese valves designer and manufacturer Neway Valves, locally represented by Industrial and Designer Valves (IDV), obtained ISO/TS 29001 certification in June. IDV sales manager Peter Raubenheimer says this certification defines the quality management system requirements for valves used in the... 

Company upgrades distribution network

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Valves and instrumentation specialist Operational Marketing South Africa (OMSA) hopes to implement a new distribution model, after it was acquired by industrial consumables and engineering firm BMG earlier this year, says OMSA valves divisional manager Greg Hopton. The company will distribute... 

New nozzle check valve for pipelines

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Valves manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) launched its new locally developed and manufactured nozzle check valve (NCV), the Vent-O-Mat NCV, which is designed specifically for water pipelines, last month. “The new product is the latest in DFC’s Vent-O-Mat range, designed to protect pipelines... 

Manufacturer to supply valves, instrumentation for biogas plant

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Global engineering and technology corporation Metso has received an order to supply valves and smart instrumentation to Swedish energy company Göteborg Energi's GoBiGas biogas production project in the Rya harbour, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The GoBiGas gasification plant will be built in two phases,... 

Company imports full-lift automated valve test rig

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Pumps and valves reconditioning company Enserve, a subsidiary of engineering firm VBV Holdings, imported a full-lift automated safety valve test rig from Netherlands-based valve test rig manufacturer Ventil to expand its service offering. Enserve MD Steve Bannister says that the safety valve test... 

Manufacturer offers globe control valves

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Valve manufacturer PSV Mitech states that its general purpose globe control valves are useful in solving both complex and basic requirements. The standard PSV Mitech globe control valve can be used for many applications and offers high positioning accuracy and tight shut-off together with a... 

Cluster to drive valves industry growth, localisation

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa), which was formed in July last year, plans to start an enterprise development fund to enable it to set up a machine shop or foundry to make a contribution to skills development within companies that supply the local valves... 

Leakage reduction through pressure management

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2012 Water is considered a scarce resource and many African countries are facing challenges in providing growing populations with adequate and sustainable water. There are high levels of unaccounted for water (UFW) in cities on the continent. “The solution to the water scarcity problem lies in... 

Integrated valve control, automation offer easy handling, cost savings

11th May 2012 Fluid handling systems and equipment manufacturer Alfa Laval offers a new valve control unit that consists of an integrated automation unit and actuator, enabling simple control and operation of valves, and eliminating the need for separate automation units. 

Valve expo organisers optimistic about valves industry’s future

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 The future looks promising for the global valves industry, says Valve World Expo 2012 director Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, stating that there is significant potential for growth in markets such as the energy sector, from which the valves industry is set to profit. 

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