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Valves News

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. 

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... 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

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.  

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.  

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). 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

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). 

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