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Valves News

Flagship product known the world over

     8th November 2013 Many would-be exporters must have envied Gunric Valves for the speed with which it gained acceptance in the world market when it entered it in 1995 offering its own home-grown version of a triple eccentric metal seated butterfly valve, says joint MD Gunter Schmikal. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Strongly committed to community projects, staff advancement

By: Tracy Hancock     8th November 2013 From Day One of its existence Gunric Valves has gone out of its way to make life a little easier for the less fortunate people living in the vicinity of its plant. When it set up business in Ophirton, south of Johannesburg’s city centre, it promptly began helping the homeless people living on the... 

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

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

Distributorship signed with global pneumatics company

By: Timothy Sibanda     18th October 2013 Pneumatics products distributor Neumatics SA reports that it has been appointed the distributor of US-based manufacturer of pneumatic valves, controls systems, and safety products for the fluid power industry ROSS Controls products. 

Valve manufacturers, foundries should collaborate to ‘take back’ market share

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th August 2013 Valve manufacturers and foundries could see a R4-billion to R5-billion recovery over the next three to five years as localisation in public procurement takes hold. The industry would be able to “take back” the market share lost to foreign companies over the past few years and revive the local... 

Valve manufacturers, foundries should collaborate to ‘take back’ market share

Niche focussed business suppling a comprehensive range of fluid control systems

     12th July 2013 Macsteel Fluid Control is a key niche focussed business which operates throughout various industry sectors. It supplies a comprehensive range of valves, actuators, liquid level gauges, filter systems, valve interlock systems and a full range of steam products including traps, strainers and... 

PSV sells control valves subsidiary

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th May 2013 Diversified industrial engineering group PSV has sold subsidiary specialised control valves business Mitech to Lambertus Antonie Alberts and Lesole Jacob Mtolo for an undisclosed amount. The subsidiary, which PSV bought last year for an undisclosed sum, had failed to meet PSV’s return on... 

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,... 

Expo hopes to tap into new-found interest in African growth

     5th April 2013 Africa’s industrial market is ripe for exploration by technology businesses in the oil, gas and petroleum, energy, water and manufacturing sectors, says Exhibition Management Services (EMS) MD John Thomson. 

PED assures safety for petrochemicals equipment

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd March 2013 Global supplier of high-alloy steel components Steloy Castings credits its share of the international and South African petrochemicals market to conforming with the stringent quality-assurance requirements necessitated by the petrochemicals industry, in addition to the standards of the European... 

Company supplies automated valves to paper manufacturer

     8th March 2013 Global engineering and technology corporation Metso began supplying more than 700 automated process valves to paper and pulp producer Sappi’s Ngodwana mill, in Mpumalanga, in August 2012 for its Project GoCell, Fibre Line 3 expansion. 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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,... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Key focus on technical competence as competition rises

By: Schalk Burger     31st August 2012 The number of medium- and heavy-steel projects in South Africa and globally should ensure medium growth for industrial holding company VBV Holdings, but the company must remain globally competitive to grow, says VBV Holdings chairperson Gary van den Berg. 

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. 

Battery-powered 
controller first of its kind on the market

     11th May 2012 Telemetry & Remote Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Solutions, a division of French global electrical and controls company Schneider Electric, has introduced its VC10 Valve Controller to its Accutech wireless sensor network product line. 

Company launches butterfly valve for mining applications

     11th May 2012 Mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic has expanded its range of Vic-300 MasterSeal butterfly valves, to include a new shouldered model specifically designed for mining applications.

 

Control valve reduces health and safety risk

     11th May 2012 Multinational engineering and technology corporation Metso says the strengthened design of its new Neles Finetrol rotary control valve reduces health and safety risks, while achieving the ISO 15848-1 class BH fugitive emission type approval certificate.

 

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