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Valves News

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... 

Foundry expects 15% growth in valve casting demand

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 To meet the increase in demand in valves and valve-casting manufacturing, specialist foundry group Steloy Castings has invested more than R1-million in new facilities and technologies, which includes the installation of a new cold box core-making machine, states Steloy marketing and sales... 

Foundry expects 15% growth in valve casting  demand
CASTING EXPECTATIONS Steloy Castings expects a 15% growth in the valve-casting sector of the market

Increased valves stock to ensure market availability

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 While valves and valve components supplier Macneil Steel & Valves (MSV) is currently involved in three significant projects, valued collectively at more than R5-million, in the sewage and water treatment industry, MSV project manager Brian Saverton says the company has also increased its stock to... 

Increased valves stock to ensure market  availability
INCREASED AVAILABILITY Macneil Steel & Valves will stock several valves ranges, including the Vent-O-Mat ranges

SA valves company acquired by oil and gas specialist

9th May 2014 South African valves company Control Valve Technology (CVT), which provides servicing, refurbishment and sale of control and safety valves used in the energy, mining and petrochemical industries, was last month acquired by oil and gas engineering specialist EnerMech as a going concern. The deal... 

SA valves company  acquired by oil and  gas specialist
NEW DEAL EnerMech CEO Doug Duguid (left) with CVT MD Stephen David outside the company’s Cape Town premises

Innovation necessary for competitive valve manufacturing

9th May 2014 The South African valve industry is currently in an interesting stage of evolution, owing to local manufacture transformation and innovation challenges, states designer, manufacturer and distributor of valves and related products Rexus Trading MD Allistair Balutto.  Citing a recent study by a... 

Innovation necessary  for competitive valve  manufacturing
VALVE EVOLUTION Innovation will be a key factor in realising competitive local valve manufacturing

Steam trap provides solution to condensate problems

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 The ability of valves supplier Heaton Valves’ Powertrap GT10 to improve production by removing condensate from steam systems where stall may occur makes it an increasingly popular solution for the petrochemical, food and beverage and motor industries that are having problems with heat-exchanger... 

Steam trap provides solution to condensate problems
IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY The Powertrap GT10 reduces steam usage in industry heat exchangers

Local valve procurement strengthened by partnerships

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa) has established working groups with several State-owned entities (SOEs) to encourage local valve procurement, says Vamcosa champion Greg Walker. This follows after the instruction note for the local valves designation was... 

Local valve procurement strengthened by partnerships
ENCOURAGING ENTREPRENEURS Local valve designation will stimulate entrepreneurial opportunities in the industry

KSB Pumps

9th May 2014 Manufacturer of pumps, valves and related systems KSB, which was established in South Africa in 1959, provides systems for a wide range of markets, including water, sewage, the industrial sector, which includes chemicals, petrochemicals and steel, as well as the mining, energy and building... 

KSB Pumps

Valve manufacturer expands servicing facilities

9th May 2014 Valve and pump manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves Southern Africa (KSB) continues to invest in service equipment and facilities to meet growing demands for workmanship that is able to meet strict local regulations and satisfy international quality standards, says KSB valves services manager Ryan... 

 Valve manufacturer expands servicing facilities
Photo by Duane Daws
SERVICE INVESTMENT KSB Pumps has expanded its facilities to meet growing servicing demand

Automation innovations to be showcased at Hanover industrial fair

By: Schalk Burger     11th April 2014 Industrial automation giant Festo has been displaying some of the its ongoing research projects and latest automation developments and products at the Hannover industrial fair from April 7 to 11, as part of its Integrated Automation – The Next Steps theme. The research projects and products... 

Sealing group acquires valves distributor

By: Sashnee Moodley     13th December 2013 Sealing products and services supplier Klinger recently concluded an acquisition of 100% of the shares of valve distributor Baars Group.  

Valves manufacturer marks 25-year milestone

By: Sashnee Moodley     22nd November 2013 Specialist valves manufacturer Gunric Valves will continue to focus on customer service, flexibility and short delivery times to maintain a significant market share and retain its clients on a long-term basis. 

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. 

Retrofitting service increasingly popular, owing to rising costs
COST-SAVING SERVICE 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

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