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Valves News

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.

 

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. 

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.  

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.  

Australian company creates pink valves to raise money for cancer

     4th November 2011 Slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals Multiflo (WMM), part of global engineering firm Weir Group, has created a set of rose-coloured Hydrau-Flo valves in a bid to raise money for nongovernmental organisation Cancer Council Australia’s Pink Ribbon Day, which took place on October 24. 

Company reports sales growth following acquisitions

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     4th November 2011 Just over a year after pump specialist and mill circuit solutions provider Weir Group’s acquisition of Indian engineering firm BDK Engineering Industries’ valves business and the Linatex group of companies, the company’s valves sales have increased by about 35%, says Weir Minerals Africa valves... 

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%. 

Energy group signs supply agreements with various parties

     4th November 2011 Energy group Shell has signed five-year enterprise framework agreements (EFAs) with various companies for the supply of valves and related products. 

Engineering company designs improved valves

     4th November 2011 Engineering and manufacturing company ITT Corporation has introduced two new valve designs, specifically aimed at handling harsh slurry applications. 

Local company chosen as distributor of US valves

     4th November 2011 Valve and instrumentation company Teriskano Engineering Solutions (TES) has been appointed as the official African supplier for US-based valve and valve accessories manufacturer and distributor Everlasting Valve Company. 

Local valve manufacturers are able to meet demand

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     4th November 2011 South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association (Savama) chairperson Mark Atkins says local valve manufacturers are capable of satisfying local demand; however, the benefits offered by cheaper valve imports from the Far East are severely affecting local sourcing. 

Manufacturer re-enters RSV market segment

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     4th November 2011 Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) launched a new range of Vosa resilient seated gate valves (RSVs) for water and wastewater applications, in October. 

New partnership expands company’s offering

     4th November 2011 Automation company Festo’s local branch Festo South Africa has signed a sole agency agreement with German valves manufacturer GSR Ventiltechnik to become the sole distributor of GSR products for the Southern African Development Community, the East African Community and the Indian Ocean Isles.  

SA municipalities increasingly adopting demand management

     4th November 2011 To accommodate the growing trend towards demand management within South African municipalities, valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) subsidiary DFC Water has introduced three new pressure-reducing valves (PRVs). 

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. 

Successful system tests for new rotary valve complete

     4th November 2011 Metal valve manufacturer China Valves Technology has announced that it has successfully conducted system tests for its new RV III-1200 24-way rotary valve. 

Technology supplier upgrades fire-safe tests and approvals for valves

     4th November 2011 Diversified technology supplier Metso reports that it is improving its product offering by certifying its valve products according to the latest accepted fire-safe standard, API 607 sixth edition.  

Valve range expansion leads to sales growth

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     4th November 2011 Valve and actuator importer and distributor Incledon has experienced a 400% growth in the sales of its Tekflo valve range, following the expansion programme of the range 18 months ago, says Incledon valves product manager Craig Thomson.  

Three trade exhibitions to be hosted simultaneous in June

     27th May 2011 The simultaneous hosting of the Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa, WaterTec Africa and Petro.t.ex Africa 2011 conference and exhibition offers a platform for stakeholders to formulate strategies and solutions for the African continent.  

China can compete in SA valves market – Sino SVO

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 The perception that only low-quality valves are manufactured in China needs to be altered, says valve-outsourcing company Sino Specialised Valve Outsourcing (Sino SVO) managing member John McMenamin. 

Control valves industry needs more skills training

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 South African companies are struggling to find adequately trained candidates with the right combination of practical experience and technical skills within the control valves industry, says high-level engineering and technical employment agency Enshrine Placements consultant Caryn Darley. 

Customised ball valves supplied for ash-water handling application

     6th May 2011 Valve technology specialist RGR Technologies has custom designed PC Ball Valves to replace existing valves for ash-water handling at petrochemicals group Sasol’s Secunda coal gasification plant. 

Exhibition to boost industry exposure

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 The Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa (PVPA) 2011 exhibition aims to enhance trade between Africa and the rest of the world, boost trade into Africa and provide a platform for networking between manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the industry. 

Global industrial valves market to reach $72bn by 2015

     6th May 2011 The global industrial valves market is forecast to reach $72-billion in value by 2015, says market research publisher Global Industry Analysts (GIA). 

Independent power supply generator launched

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) Water has launched the X143HP hydropowered generator, which offers independent power supply for electrical equipment such as telemetry and lighting at reservoirs and pressure reducing stations. 

Latest long-life slurry valve introduced

     6th May 2011 Engineering and manufacturing company ITT Engineered Valves has introduced the Fabri-Valve 33 PTD push-through slurry valve. 

Latest range of carbon steel valves enters local market

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Fluid-conveyance solutions provider Incledon has introduced a range of carbon-steel and stainless steel flanged industrial valves into the South African market. 

Latest software enables safety-valve optimisation

     6th May 2011 Engineering and technology corporation Metso has released the latest Nelprof 6 valve sizing software with two new calculation modules, which enable the selection of intelligent automated on/off valves and emergency valves. 

New range of valves to enter African market

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 South African pump and valve manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves will be targeting the African continent with the launch of its latest range of water and wastewater valves. 

Nuclear core island valves pass quality assessments

     6th May 2011 Chinese metal valve manufacturer China Valves Technology reports that its gate and check valves have successfully passed all tests administered by nuclear science and technology research institute China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) and nuclear reactor engineering, testing and operation base... 

Refinery service contract fully under way

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Engineering and technology corporation Metso has successfully completed planned maintenance services at two Rio de Janeiro-based refineries owned by energy company Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras), since signing a two-year service contract in mid-2010. 

SA valve and actuator market to show significant growth

     6th May 2011 The South African valve and actuator market will be worth over R3-billion by 2012 and will continue to grow steadily over the next five years. This is owing to the massive capital expenditure planned by the petrochemicals sector to expand the industry’s refinery and distribution facilities. 

Steel and engineering products supplier opens new branch

     6th May 2011 Steel and engineering products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds South Africa is opening a new valves product branch in Jet Park, in Gauteng. 

Valve Saver Fluid awarded first prize

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Netherlands-based liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) parts distributor JLM Lubricants’ Valve Saver Fluid has been awarded first prize in the LPG Fuel Additives category of the Inpro Awards, held at the International GasShow 2011 trade fair and conference, in March, in Poland. 

Valves show lowest level of compliance in plumbing industry – report

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Valves in the local plumbing industry have been shown to have only a 17% rate of compliance with standards such as the South African National Standards (SANS), ISO 9000/1/2, ISO 14000, American Petroleum Industry standards and occupational health and the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)... 

Valves supplier introduces new ported knife-gate range

     6th May 2011 Valves specialist Omsa has launched its latest range of ported knife-gate valves specifically designed for heavy slurry applications. 

Valves supplier branches out into tanks market

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Control valve distributor FCE Technical Services (FCE) branched out with the introduction of bolted rolled tapered panel (RTP) tanks to the South African market, in January. 

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