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Valves

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training facility commissioned

6th November 2009 Valves manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has equipped and commissioned a training facility to support theory with a practical demonstration of valves operation and the valves’ effect on flow. 

German manufacturer launches new actuator range

6th November 2009 Germany-based electronic actuator and valves gearbox manufacturer, Auma, has launched the new Generation .2 multi turn actuator range SA 07.2 - 16.2 and new actuator controls AC 01.2. 

New actuated valves for 
on and off control

6th November 2009 Steam systems experts Spirax Sarco has introduced piston actuator valves for on and off control. The PF5 and PF6 Series of piston actuator valves provide a competitive solution for on-and-off control in a wide range of industrial applications. 

Quality will pay off in the long term, says engineering firm

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     6th November 2009 Hydraulic engineering firm BMG Hydraulics is working with engineering company Corflex on a contract worth about R5-million. 

China’s valves industry gaining momentum

6th November 2009 Publisher China Research Intelligence reports, in its ‘Research Report of the Chinese Valve Industry’ for 2009 that over the past 20 years, the number of valve enterprises in China has reached about 6 000 and is ranked first in the world. 

New F-150 range uses open valve injection

6th November 2009 The Ford F-Series, which claims to be the US’s best selling pickup range, has fuel economy improvements that reach as high as 12% - compared with the fuel economy improvements of the 2008 model - on F-150 models equipped with the high-volume three-valve, 5,4-l V8 engine. 

Specialist pleased with order book

6th November 2009 Pipe, valve and fluid conveyance specialists, the Rare group, CEO David Scheepers says that the company is pleased with its order book, and that, while the economy is experiencing a downturn, it is critical to maintain infrastructure assets. 

Combi valves increase energy efficiency

8th May 2009 Electrical and electronic engineering group Siemens Building Technologies has extended its Acvatix range with a new line of combi valves that make a significant contribution to higher energy efficiency of buildings. 

High-pressure pinch valve finds application in Bolivian mine

8th May 2009 Engineering company Corflex Engineering has supplied 12 200-mm pinch valves, for a working pressure of 72 bar, to a large silver mining operation in Bolivia, South America. 

Local valve manufacturing facilities streamlined to survive economic crisis

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 Local valve manufacturer Paltechnologies (Paltech) has streamlined its sales and marketing facilities following the global economic downturn, says Paltech marketing and technical sales director Len Klassen. 

New composite based industrial valve range launched

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 Valve and actuator manufacturer Tyco Valves and Controls has launched the Keystone Composeal range of butterfly valves for broad industrial application. The valve has undergone design and testing for over two years. 

Customised valves delivered to Abu Dhabi project

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 Fluid control specialist Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has completed the manufacture of customised Vent-O-Mat air relief valves, worth over $1-million, for seawater pipelines associated with Borouge 2, the world’s largest plastics plant under construction in Abu Dhabi. 

Valve industry reflects global economic crisis

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 The current state of the local valve industry reflects the global economic downturn, South African Valves and Actuator Manufacturers Association (Savama) president Ted Atkins, tells Engineering News. 

Butterfly valve range to be used in KZN water project

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 Local valve manufacturer Ithuba Valves has launched a new butterfly valve range known as the Ithuba Phoenix 2 X 2,8 butterfly valve range. The first of the valves is set to be installed in the Braamhoek dam in KwaZulu-Natal. This dam is going to be used as a supply point for the power stations... 

Petrochemicals industry benefits from fugitive emissions control valve

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 Compression packing manufacturer James Walker South Africa's Supergraf Premier range of valve products has been designed for the purpose of controlling fugitive emissions, predominantly in the petrochemical industry. 

R1,2-m worth of valves for sulphanate project

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 Valve supplier Valve Specialists has been awarded a contract worth R1,2-million by sugar consultants Bosch Projects for the Lignotech South Africa expansion project, in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal. 

Mining houses feel the pinch, but urethane lining demand still robust

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 As a result of mining houses being under pressure to reduce maintenance costs, the demand for urethane lining has increased, says urethane moulding company Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) MD Trevor Carolin. 

Positive growth for company despite current economic downturn

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 Valve manufacturer United Valve Company (UVC), the black economic empowerment sales and marketing division of valves company Ainsworth Engineering, has developed a rubber-lined resilient seal valve known as the Green Mamba. This valve is designed to handle abrasive fluids, such as slurries and... 

Valves, power packs supplied to KZN mine

7th November 2008 Valve manufacturer Atval has commissioned 26 pinch valves and two actuating power packs in a high-pressure, high-abrasion application at Hillendale mine, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). 

International valve company grows its local presence

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 Valves, measurement and control systems company Gemu has decided to increase its presence in South Africa by opening its own office in Johannesburg. 

Amandebult commissions tailings valves

7th November 2008 The last of 50 fully enclosed, hydraulically operated pinch valves delivered to Anglo Platinum's Amandebult mine, in North West province, for tailings flow control have been commissioned. 

Air valve protects against surge, build-up, vacuums

7th November 2008 Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) says its air release valve is an efficient and cost-effective method of protecting water and sewerage pipelines against surge, air build-up and vacuum formations. 

Correct value selection determines performance

7th November 2008 Specialist provider of slurry processing equipment Weir Warman Africa hydrocyclone manager Oscar Castro says, that the correct selection of a knife gate valve for an application can be critical to ensure the best balance of performance for a particular load in a slurry pipeline. 

Manufacturer releases new knife gate valve

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 Valve manufacturer TAP Engineering released its first own-designed and manufactured knife-gate valve at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition in September this year. 

New range fires up company offering

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 A division of distribution company Energy Engineered Products, Energy Valves, has released its latest fire safe valve range over the past year. 

Valve supplier undergoes a philosophy change

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 Valve specialist company Omsa Valves and Instrumentation states that it has moved away from the supplying of valves and instrumentation, to the philosophy of offering a total process solution (TPS) which includes a wider range of valves, as well as instrumentation and communication systems. 

Process technology supplier increases service offering

7th November 2008 Industrial process technologies supplier Alfa Laval is growing its services to valve industries by acquiring four new distributors in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban over the past six months.  

Slowing valve industry mirrors econmic trends

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 The South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturer's Association (Savama) predicts that the valve industry may experience a slight downturn corresponding with the current economic climate. 

Local manufacturer exports 80% of products

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Local valve designer and manufacturer, Dual Products International, reports that it now exports 80% of its products to a number of countries across the world. 

Local company designs valve control units for irrigation applications

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Local designer, developer and supplier of wireless control systems for the irrigation industry, Remconix, now offer two new valve control units (VCUs) as part of its range of products. 

New valve range to serve broader range of industries

9th May 2008 Manufacturer and supplier of valves for the water industry in Southern Africa, Premier Valves, has increased its range of valves and has moved away from being a supplier only to the water industry, to supplying a range of valves for all industries, including water, mining, petrochemical, power... 

Process control equipment manufacturer opens regional office

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 International process control instrumentation and process automation solutions provider, Emerson Process Management, which also supplies control valves and valve-related instrumentation, has opened a regional office in South Africa to offer additional support to its customers and business... 

Acquisition expands valve manufacturer offering

9th May 2008 South African valve manufacturer and exporter of air release and slurry valves worldwide, Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), has bought knife-gate valve manufacturer, Insamcor. 

Valves specialist launches new electrical position indicator

9th May 2008 Specialist in high-precision valves and instrumentation for the industrial mining and process sectors, Omsa Valves & Instrumentation, has launched the new GEMÜ 1235 electrical position indicator, which offers a solution for linear pneumatic process valves of all makes, types and sizes. 

New proportional valve hits SA market

9th May 2008 Automation and control solutions provider, Festo, has launched a new proportional valve, the VPPM, onto the South African market. 

US manufacturer expands piston air-operated valves line

9th May 2008 US provider of components and systems for elevated pressure applications, the High Pressure Equipment Company, which is distributed locally by provider of electrical, mechanical, process measurement, process control and valve automation technology, Variable Process Solutions, has added to its... 

Electrically actuated valves offer accurate fluid control

9th May 2008 Service and equipment provider for the control and efficient use of steam and other industrial fluids, Spirax Sarco, has launched its range of three-port QL valves with electric actuators, which provides a range of products for the control of water, oils and other industrial fluids used in... 

New valve applied to slithering slurry

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Black economic-empowerment (BEE) valve sales and marketing company, United Valve Company (UVC), which is affiliated with valve manufacturer, Ainsworth Engineering, has launched a new green rubber-lined valve, called the Green Mamba, exclusively used for slurries. 

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