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Valves News

Call for pinch valve regulation

By: Simon Sonnekus     13th May 2016 The operational safety of pinch valves has been brought under the magnifying glass with companies calling for regulation to be implemented in the manufacturing and testing process. Germiston-based pinch valve manufacturer Corflex MD Chris Webber tells Engineering News that while pinch valves in... 

Locally manufactured high-pressure globe valve for power industry

By: Schalk Burger     13th May 2016 Locally manufactured high-pressure globe valves for use in the power generation industry were launched last month and would be piloted by three State-owned power utility Eskom plants over an extended period in preparation for local procurement fulfilment, said advanced industrial valve... 

Locally manufactured high-pressure globe valve for power industry
Photo by Duane Daws
ALLI ALBERTS The percentage of local materials and components used in the valves can be increased above 70% if local sources are developed

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology

     22nd April 2016 Owing to economic necessities and new legal regulations dictating the course in the international water and sewage industry, trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management IFAT – taking place from May 30 to June 3 in Munich, Germany – will showcase how the environmental... 

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology
IFAT TRADE FAIR The water sector at IFAT will show how the industry is responding to water and sewage crises around the world

Note from Treasury provides clarification on locally manufactured valves and actuators

By: Anine Kilian     1st March 2016 The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa), which operates under the auspices of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (Saceec), on Tuesday announced that the National Treasury had published an updated instruction note stipulating the minimum threshold for... 

Note from Treasury provides clarification on locally manufactured valves and actuators

Plastic valves distributor stakes claim in SA market

By: Dylan Stewart     6th November 2015 Local flow and measurement specialist Instru-Serve in August began distributing a range of plastic valves, manufactured by piping systems manufacturer Georg Fischer, to the South African market. 

Plastic valves distributor stakes claim in SA market
MANY BENEFITS Plastic valves do not corrode, pit or rust internally and externally

Innovator wins R1-million for leak-detecting valve

By: Dylan Stewart     6th November 2015 Water-savings solutions company Water Hygiene Convenience (WHC) CEO Paseka Lesolang won first prize at the City of Johannesburg’s Green City Startup Awards, in September, comprising R1-million for his innovation, the Leak-Less Valve. 

Innovator wins R1-million for leak-detecting valve
PASEKA LESOLANG A single leaking toilet can cause a loss of between 30 ℓ and 700 ℓ of water daily

High-performance plug valves delivered

By: Dylan Stewart     6th November 2015 Valve manufacturer AZ-Armaturen (AZ) South Africa delivered a total of 22 high-pressure plug valves to a mineral sands operation near Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal over two occasions, once in June and once in July, says AZ GM Erich Ermel, adding that the valves ranged in size from 50 mm to 500 mm... 

High-performance plug valves delivered
SMOOTH DESIGN The absence of cavities in the design of the plug valve ensures a smooth slurry flow

New door-to-door valves service adds value to industry

     6th November 2015 Mechanical engineering services provider EnerMech has invested R5.3-million in developing a door-to-door valves service for South Africa’s industrial services and energy sectors.   The international mechanical engineering group has equipped two mobile pressure safety valve (PSV) testing rigs,... 

New door-to-door valves service adds value to industry
MOBILE TESTING RIG EnerMech’s pressure safety valve testing rigs provide a rapid response service to valves clients in the gas, iron, steel and chemicals industries

Specialised gate valves supplied to synfuels operation

By: Dylan Stewart     6th November 2015 Valves stockist and distributor Heaton Valves Africa in August supplied two 24", class 300 Langley gate valves to petrochemicals company Sasol’s Secunda-based synfuels operation in Mpumalanga, says Heaton commercial executive Grant du Plessis. 

Specialised gate  valves supplied to  synfuels operation
LANGLEY GATE VALVES The Langley range is mostly sold to the oil and gas industry where the valves are suited to the demanding applications

Production under way at new valve manufacturing facility

     6th November 2015 Having acquired a majority shareholding in South Africa-based Premier Valves in July 2014, international valves manufacturer AVK Valves has started production at its newly built manufacturing facility in August, says Premier Valves MD Peter Thomson tells Engineering News. The acquisition has... 

Macneil Steel

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th November 2015 Established in 1983, Macneil Steel & Valves (MSV) is involved in the importing, stocking, sales and distribution of many types of industrial valves. It is also the official distributor of South African valve manufacturer, Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), which includes carrying extensive stocks of... 

Macneil Steel

Implementing local designation of valves a challenge for industry

By: Dylan Stewart     6th November 2015 Since the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) designated valves as a priority product that needed to be locally manufactured, in March last year, it has become quite a challenge for the valves industry to implement the DTI’s vision, says Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa... 

Implementing local designation of valves a challenge for industry
MARK WILSON Vamcosa has hosted a series of open sessions to inform industry stakeholders about designation

Service ball valves increase valve service life at wax expansion project

By: Mia Breytenbach     23rd October 2015 Commercial and technical valve solution specialist Heaton Valves Africa (HVA) last month supplied 14 Titan severe service ball valves for the second phase of petrochemicals giant Sasol’s Fischer-Tropsch wax expansion project (FTWEP). The FTWEP involves the construction of a new wax plant at the... 

Service ball valves increase valve service life at wax expansion project
SEVERE SERVICE The Titan severe service ball valves, which offer a substantial service life, were supplied with Rotork actuators for use in an extreme slurry application at Sasol

New valve test station provides quality assurance

By: David Oliveira     15th May 2015 South African valve manufacturing company Mitech last month installed a combination shut-off and control valve test station at the company’s factory in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The test station was imported from Netherlands-based valve testing unit manufacturer Ventil through Ventil’s South... 

New valve test station provides quality assurance
VALIDATING CRITERIA The shut-off and control valve test station performs a variety of tests to validate criteria, such as valve leakage class and pressure rating

Vamcosa launches valves career initiative

     15th May 2015 Valve manufacturer member association the Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa) launched its Discover your Career in Valves pilot project in association with Discover Develop and Deploy Services (D3), in September last year. The Discover your Career in Valves... 

US-manufactured stainless-steel butterfly valve reaches local shores

By: David Oliveira     15th May 2015 Mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic launched its grooved-end 461 series butterfly valve in South Africa this quarter, expanding on the company’s Vic-300 MasterSeal butterfly valve line to include stainless steel body variants. “The 461 series fits seamlessly into the existing... 

US-manufactured  stainless-steel butterfly valve reaches local shores
461 SERIES BUTTERFLY VALVE The valve is available in 50 mm to 200 mm nominal bore sizes, with a variety of operating options, including lever handle and gear

Valves delivered to Chinese chemical company

     15th May 2015 Diversified engineering company Metso announced in March the successful delivery and installation of more than 70 of its Neles globe valves for Phase II of Chinese organic chemicals producer Henan Longyu Coal Chemical’s project in Henan province, China, which will culminate in the production of... 

Acquisition improves valve manufacturing capabilities

By: David Oliveira     15th May 2015 Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has improved its valve-manufacturing capabilities with its acquisition of Krugersdorp-based valve manufacturer Klep Valves in October last year. BMG fluid technology manager Wayne Holton tells Engineering News that the group’s journey into... 

Acquisition  improves valve manufacturing  capabilities
KLEP VALVES Klep’s range of diaphragm valves, pinch valves and wedge-gate valves has enhanced BMG’s range of valve products

New valve launched for food and dairy industries

     15th May 2015 International technology group GEA announced, in February this year, the launch of its new range of large inlet rotary valves for food and dairy powder products, which are designed specifically for applications that require an uninterrupted powder flow through the valve. The design angle of the... 

Company expands distribution and support for cartridge valves

     15th May 2015 Hydraulic systems and components supplier Hytec Group announced last month that it has increased its distribution and support for the full range of Bosch Rexroth Oil Control cartridge valves throughout sub-Saharan Africa, as part of a new joint venture into Africa. This expanded support will... 

Schools in the Mother City install water-saving control valve

By: David Oliveira     15th May 2015 Water-leak detection and control systems provider AquaTrip has been contracted by the Department of Public Works to supply about 8 000 Aquatrip leak-detection control valves to 1 500 schools and the public ablution facilities in the City of Cape Town, collectively valued at about R5-million. The... 

Schools in the Mother City install water-saving control valve
AQUATRIP The leak-detection control valve monitors the flow of water and will automatically close and prevent unnecessary water loss

Dome valve installation under way at Matla

By: David Oliveira     15th May 2015 Materials handling company Clyde Bergemann Africa (CBZ) is installing its dome valves on the fly ash conveying systems at State-owned power utility Eskom’s Matla Unit 3 coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga. CBZ engineering manager Keitumetse Molamu tells Engineering News that installation... 

Dome valve installation under way  at Matla
Photo by Duane Daws
MATLA POWER STATION Clyde Bergemann Africa is supplying about 240 of its new-generation dome valves to Eskom’s Matla Unit 3 coal-fired power station

Global flow control company secures Brazil supply contract

     15th May 2015 Global flow control products and services provider Flowserve announced, in March, that its operation in Brazil has been selected to supply all ball sector control valves, ball valves and butterfly valves for Brazilian paper producer Klabin’s new mill, known as the Puma project, located in the... 

Manufacturer looking to open plant in South Africa

By: Pimani Baloyi     8th May 2015 Chinese pipes and valves manufacturer Youfumi Valve and Pipe (Youfumi), which will showcase its products to the Southern African market at the 2015 South Africa Industrial and Technology Fair (Indutec), tells Engineering News that plans to investigate the viability of opening a manufacturing... 

Manufacturer looking to open plant in South Africa
LOCAL BASE Youfumi is focused on finding ways to grow its market share in Southern Africa

Distributor signs strategic partnership with pneumatics manufacturer

By: Dylan Stewart     24th April 2015 Global electronic, mechanical and industrial equipment distributor RS Components has significantly expanded its pneumatics, hydraulics and power transmission portfolio by entering into a deep strategic partnership with pneumatic manufacturing company SMC Pneumatics. 

Plastic valves gain foothold in market 

By: Dylan Slater     7th November 2014 Continuous development in the design and manufacture of plastic valves has created an opportunity for these valves in the potable-water market that was previously dominated by metal valves, says Cape Town-based piping systems company Alprene Plastic Products. 

Plastic valves gain foothold in market
PVC VALVE The polyvinyl chloride union ball valve is a compact type of valve featuring full flow and axial pipe load block

Valves cluster joins expo

     7th November 2014 The 20-member-strong Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa) announced, last month, that it will, again, participate in the Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa (PVPA) expo that forms part of the successful South African Industry & Technology Fair (Indutec). 

Valves cluster joins expo
VALVES INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTED The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa aims to promote and facilitate much-needed growth in the local valve and actuator manufacturing industry

Valves range redesigned

     7th November 2014 The entire control valve range of valves company AZ-Armaturen has undergone a complete redesign, resulting in a modular system that increases productivity in the process, food, chemical and petrochemical industries, the company says. 

Valves range redesigned
NEW DESIGN The construction of the control valves is based on the standard cavity-free plug valve

Trade fair grows since inception in 2010

     7th November 2014 The international valve trade fair Valve World Expo, held at the Düsseldorf exhibition centre, Germany, from December 2 to 4, is a biennial trade fair for industrial valves and has experienced continuous growth at the Düsseldorf location, fair director Friedrich-Georg Kehrer says. 

Trade fair grows since inception in 2010
FRIEDRICH-GEORG KEHRER Valves form the basis and serve as the interface for upstream and downstream technologies

Exhibition promotes industry growth

     7th November 2014 Global forecasts of increased growth in the pumps, valves and pipes sector reflect market realities and include predictions of growth in Africa, which is evident in the strong industry support for the forthcoming Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa (PVPA) Expo, which takes place from May 20 to 22, 2015... 

Exhibition promotes  industry growth
BROADENING INDUSTRY The Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa Expo provides an ideal platform for suppliers to reach new and existing markets and explore business opportunities

Mining valve improves backfill efficiency

By: Dylan Slater     7th November 2014 A mining-specific diverter valve, designed to improve the efficiency of paste backfill operations, is experiencing significant interest in the South African market after being launched in the country at the Electra Mining Africa trade show, which was held from September 12 to 16, in Johannesburg. 

Mining valve improves backfill efficiency
DIVERTER VALVE The series-725 diverter valve is designed to deliver significant time and cost savings in the field

R100m valves deal to ensure AVK's local designation compliance

By: Natalie Greve     15th July 2014 In a move that will ensure valve manufacturer AVK South Africa’s compliance with the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) new designation law that requires State-owned companies (SOCs) to buy locally manufactured products with a 70% local content, AVK South Africa’s parent company,... 

R100m valves deal to ensure AVK's local designation compliance

Alloys supplier completes project

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th June 2014 Specialist alloys and valve supplier Energy Engineered Products reports it has completed its latest contract for State-owned power utility Eskom’s Kusile power station project, in Mpumalanga. The company completed the supply of products, valued at about R2-million, which included a range of... 

Alloys supplier  completes project
Photo by Energy Engineered Products
NEW BUILD SUPPORT Energy Engineered Products has supplied valve products to Eskom’s Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power generation projects

Local company successfully clads complex alloy

By: David Oliveira     30th May 2014 Thermal spray service provider Thermaspray is expected to complete a Stellite alloy 6 ball valve, which will be laser-clad to the SAF 225 alloy, allowing for the ball valves to be used in highly corrosive environments at wood and paper pulp and paper-based solutions provider Sappi’s specialised... 

Local company successfully clads complex alloy
Photo by Thermaspray
BALL VALVE CLADDING Stellite 6 (left) is notoriously difficult to apply as a final layer, particularly on SAF 225 (right), owing to probable cracking

Largest nozzle check valve delivered for pipeline project

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 Local valves manufacturer Aveng Manufacturing DFC has delivered a nozzle check-valve – the largest yet manufactured by Dynamic Fluid Control – for installation in a pipeline project in a neighbouring State in February, DFC mining and water executive director Pat Stander tells Engineering News.... 

Largest nozzle check valve delivered for pipeline  project
LARGE DELIVERY The 1 200 mm Vent-O-Mat Model B nozzle check-valve weighs about 5 t and has a flow range of 800 ℓ/s to 4 500 ℓ/s

Industry revamp to support local valves designation policy

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 Owing to the new valves designation policy, local valves manufacturer and supplier Premier Valves will continue to invest in significantly increasing its capacity for local valve production during this year, says company CEO Peter Thomson. The valves designation policy, which is managed by the... 

Drive to establish valves range as household name

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 Valve and steel supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has systematically expanded its scope of valves supply and currently markets its products under the Stewarts & Lloyds Valves (Salvalve) brand of valves. “Products in the range include butterfly, gate, ball and resilient seal valves, which are... 

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