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Valves News

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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,... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

Valve expo organisers optimistic about valves industry’s future

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 The future looks promising for the global valves industry, says Valve World Expo 2012 director Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, stating that there is significant potential for growth in markets such as the energy sector, from which the valves industry is set to profit. 

Local valves manufacturing could play role in SA economy stimulation

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 Local valves industry bodies urgently need to develop and implement buy-local awareness campaigns to ensure the domestic valves manufacturing sector grows and increases its contribution to the South African economy, says valves manufacturer Paltechnologies marketing and technical sales manager... 

Major water projects a focal point for valves company

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 Local demand for water infrastructure is growing and, if it is to be met, will require the roll-out of large water delivery projects, says water treatment and distribution solutions provider VAG-Valves South Africa manager Hennie de Meyer. 

Valves supplier secures long-term contracts with petrochemicals major

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 Amid continuing tough business conditions that put pressure on margins and result in uncertain business activity levels, valves distributor LVSA Valves has been awarded two new long-term contracts to supply valves to national oil company PetroSA.  

SA company distributes Italian, Australian solutions

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 As awareness about the importance of air quality management in industry increases, more companies are seeking solutions to help them achieve the required air quality levels, says valves distributor Industrial & Designer Valves product manager Alan Milne. 

Valves, pumps industries a lifeline for foundries sector

11th May 2012 Compared to two years ago, prospects for the R18-billion foundry industry look promising, mainly as a result of expected growth in the valves and pumps sectors, says Kimberley-based metal castings specialist KEW Foundries director John Bryson.  

Research and development results in improved valve sleeve

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 The continuous evolution of the global valves industry, which encourages the development of better performing products and solutions, has led slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals’ research and development team to develop a new product that enhances overall valve performance.

 

Group supplies valves to aquarium

11th May 2012 Engineering products manufacturer and supplier Omsa has supplied more than 100 Praher polyvinyl chloride (PVC) valves to aquarium uShaka Marine World, in Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal. 

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.

 

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. 

System incorporates advanced valve design, multiport technology

11th May 2012 Bulk material flow technology specialist Martin Engineering’s Big Blaster Category 5 Hurricane air cannon system, a multivalve air cannon solution that provides up to five application points using a single 227 l reservoir, helps protect components and workers in hazardous environments.

 

Pressure-independent 
control valve reduces costs

11th May 2012 Energy efficiency solutions provider Johnson Controls Building Systems has introduced a series of VP1000 pressure-independent control valves to reduce the installation and commissioning costs for smaller fan-coil and air-handling air conditioning units.  

Global technology provider introduces valve inspection products

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 Current radiography and ultrasound valve inspection methods are creating safety risks, as well as affecting factory output levels, says nondestructive testing specialist General Electric Measurement & Control Solutions (GEMCS) GM Jeff Anderson.  

Company to increase workforce to meet sales growth

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     4th November 2011 Valve supply company VAG-Valves South Africa plans to increase its workforce by about 50% over the next three years, to accommodate an expected sales growth of about 90%. 

Stringent legislation drives demand for VCP pressure release valves

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     4th November 2011 Multidisciplinary equipment supplier WAM South Africa says more stringent safety and environmental laws have led to companies conforming to the use of its over/under (VCP) pressure relief valve. 

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