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Valves News

Great interest 
for valve expo

     6th November 2009 With just 14 months before the Valve World Expo (VWE), exhibitors have shown great interest in the event, with 328 companies from 33 countries having already registered. 

Local company acquires sub-Saharan Africa agencies

     6th November 2009 Specialist in valves and instrumentation for the chemical, metallurgical and water treatment industries, Valve Operational Marketing South Africa (OMSA) has acquired the sole sub-Saharan African agency for US-based ITT Engineering valves and German-based SED-Flowcontrol. 

Local valve company reports good project portfolio, despite downturn

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     6th November 2009 The black economic-empowerment company, United Vales Company (UVC) tells Engineering News it has taken on the reconditioning and refurbishment of one of the valves used by water and sanitation service provider, Rand Water. 

New actuated valves for 
on and off control

     6th November 2009 Steam systems experts Spirax Sarco has introduced piston actuator valves for on and off control. The PF5 and PF6 Series of piston actuator valves provide a competitive solution for on-and-off control in a wide range of industrial applications. 

New F-150 range uses open valve injection

     6th November 2009 The Ford F-Series, which claims to be the US’s best selling pickup range, has fuel economy improvements that reach as high as 12% - compared with the fuel economy improvements of the 2008 model - on F-150 models equipped with the high-volume three-valve, 5,4-l V8 engine. 

Quality will pay off in the long term, says engineering firm

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     6th November 2009 Hydraulic engineering firm BMG Hydraulics is working with engineering company Corflex on a contract worth about R5-million. 

R1m valve 
training facility commissioned

     6th November 2009 Valves manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has equipped and commissioned a training facility to support theory with a practical demonstration of valves operation and the valves’ effect on flow. 

Specialist pleased with order book

     6th November 2009 Pipe, valve and fluid conveyance specialists, the Rare group, CEO David Scheepers says that the company is pleased with its order book, and that, while the economy is experiencing a downturn, it is critical to maintain infrastructure assets. 

Supplier sells one-million digital valve controllers worldwide

     6th November 2009 International valve automation supplier Emerson process management has sold one-million Fieldvue digital valve controllers worldwide. 

Valves supplied for bulk water supply projects 
in Gauteng

     17th July 2009 Manufacturer DFC Water has supplied valves to three reservoir rehabilitation projects for the bulk water supply to Sandton, north of Johannesburg. 

Butterfly valve range to be used in KZN water project

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 Local valve manufacturer Ithuba Valves has launched a new butterfly valve range known as the Ithuba Phoenix 2 X 2,8 butterfly valve range. The first of the valves is set to be installed in the Braamhoek dam in KwaZulu-Natal. This dam is going to be used as a supply point for the power stations... 

Combi valves increase energy efficiency

     8th May 2009 Electrical and electronic engineering group Siemens Building Technologies has extended its Acvatix range with a new line of combi valves that make a significant contribution to higher energy efficiency of buildings. 

Local valve manufacturing facilities streamlined to survive economic crisis

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 Local valve manufacturer Paltechnologies (Paltech) has streamlined its sales and marketing facilities following the global economic downturn, says Paltech marketing and technical sales director Len Klassen. 

Mining houses feel the pinch, but urethane lining demand still robust

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 As a result of mining houses being under pressure to reduce maintenance costs, the demand for urethane lining has increased, says urethane moulding company Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) MD Trevor Carolin. 

New composite based industrial valve range launched

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 Valve and actuator manufacturer Tyco Valves and Controls has launched the Keystone Composeal range of butterfly valves for broad industrial application. The valve has undergone design and testing for over two years. 

Positive growth for company despite current economic downturn

By: Beth Shirley     8th May 2009 Valve manufacturer United Valve Company (UVC), the black economic empowerment sales and marketing division of valves company Ainsworth Engineering, has developed a rubber-lined resilient seal valve known as the Green Mamba. This valve is designed to handle abrasive fluids, such as slurries and... 

International valve company grows its local presence

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 Valves, measurement and control systems company Gemu has decided to increase its presence in South Africa by opening its own office in Johannesburg. 

Manufacturer releases new knife gate valve

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 Valve manufacturer TAP Engineering released its first own-designed and manufactured knife-gate valve at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition in September this year. 

New range fires up company offering

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 A division of distribution company Energy Engineered Products, Energy Valves, has released its latest fire safe valve range over the past year. 

Process technology supplier increases service offering

     7th November 2008 Industrial process technologies supplier Alfa Laval is growing its services to valve industries by acquiring four new distributors in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban over the past six months.  

Slowing valve industry mirrors econmic trends

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 The South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturer's Association (Savama) predicts that the valve industry may experience a slight downturn corresponding with the current economic climate. 

Valve supplier undergoes a philosophy change

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 Valve specialist company Omsa Valves and Instrumentation states that it has moved away from the supplying of valves and instrumentation, to the philosophy of offering a total process solution (TPS) which includes a wider range of valves, as well as instrumentation and communication systems. 

PSV says infrastructure spend will help it withstand tougher times

By: Chanel de Bruyn     4th November 2008 Industrial products supplier PSV Holdings said on Tuesday that it continued to see solid demand for its products and services and that its leverage to the South African infrastructure market positioned it for continued growth despite the tougher economic climate. The company, led by CEO Abie da... 

Revamped engineered-products distributor eyes prospects in Australasia and South America

By: Terence Creamer     26th September 2008 The recently re-branded Bearing Man Group, now BMG, is considering ways to globalise its successful industrial-component sourcing and distribution model, and is eyeing, in particular, entry into the resources-heavy markets of South America and Australasia.  

New design produces robust liquid drainer

     1st August 2008 Control and instrumentation company Spirax Sarco says design improvements to its liquid drainer have resulted in a robust liquid drainer, suited for the rigorous environment of any air or gas system. 

PSV in talks to buy specialised-engineering firm

By: Matthew Hill     20th May 2008 Industrial engineering firm PSV Holdings hoped to conclude an acquisition in the "next month or so", and was in early talks for further buyouts, CEO Abie da Silva said on Tuesday. However, he stressed that the group was very selective in this regard, and potential takeovers needed to... 

PSV more than doubles FY profit

By: Matthew Hill     19th May 2008 Industrial engineering company PSV Holdings on Monday reported a profit for the year ended February 29, of R28,4-million, which was more than double the previous year’s figure of R14,1-million. 

PSV sees improved full-year earnings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2008 AltX-listed pump and valve supplier PSV Holdings on Friday said its headline earnings a share for the year ended February 29, could increase by between 5% and 10%. The supplier also said that basic earnings a share could go up by between 80% and 90%, while core earnings a share would rise by 15%... 

Acquisition expands valve manufacturer offering

     9th May 2008 South African valve manufacturer and exporter of air release and slurry valves worldwide, Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), has bought knife-gate valve manufacturer, Insamcor. 

Electrically actuated valves offer accurate fluid control

     9th May 2008 Service and equipment provider for the control and efficient use of steam and other industrial fluids, Spirax Sarco, has launched its range of three-port QL valves with electric actuators, which provides a range of products for the control of water, oils and other industrial fluids used in... 

Local company designs valve control units for irrigation applications

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Local designer, developer and supplier of wireless control systems for the irrigation industry, Remconix, now offer two new valve control units (VCUs) as part of its range of products. 

Local manufacturer exports 80% of products

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Local valve designer and manufacturer, Dual Products International, reports that it now exports 80% of its products to a number of countries across the world. 

New proportional valve hits SA market

     9th May 2008 Automation and control solutions provider, Festo, has launched a new proportional valve, the VPPM, onto the South African market. 

New valve range for water industry launched

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Local manufacturer of geomet knife-gate valves, Dasher, which is a subsidiary of pumps and valves supplier group PSV Holdings, is introducing two new knife-gate valves for water and slurry applications. 

New valve applied to slithering slurry

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Black economic-empowerment (BEE) valve sales and marketing company, United Valve Company (UVC), which is affiliated with valve manufacturer, Ainsworth Engineering, has launched a new green rubber-lined valve, called the Green Mamba, exclusively used for slurries. 

New valve range to serve broader range of industries

     9th May 2008 Manufacturer and supplier of valves for the water industry in Southern Africa, Premier Valves, has increased its range of valves and has moved away from being a supplier only to the water industry, to supplying a range of valves for all industries, including water, mining, petrochemical, power... 

Process control equipment manufacturer opens regional office

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 International process control instrumentation and process automation solutions provider, Emerson Process Management, which also supplies control valves and valve-related instrumentation, has opened a regional office in South Africa to offer additional support to its customers and business... 

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