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Valves News

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... 

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

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

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. 

Designer behind the success story

     8th November 2013 All credit for industrial valve manufacturer, supplier and exporter Gunric Valves’ valve designs goes to joint MD Gunter Schmikal, who is all at once the company’s chief executive, designer and research and development department. 

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... 

Company proves force to be reckoned with, locally and abroad

     8th November 2013 Specialist valve manufacturer Gunric Valves, which celebrates 25 years in business this year, has broken new ground in many industries and markets – both in South Africa and globally – owing to its designs. Based in Robertville, Florida, on the West Rand, the company has made rapid advances since... 

Company proves force to be reckoned with, locally and abroad
Photo by Duane Daws
SOURCE OF STRENGTH Gunric Valves has made rapid advances since inception, mainly on the strength of a triple eccentric metal seated butterfly valve it developed in-house

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

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. 

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... 

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