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Valves News

Sensor monitors single and double seat valves

     7th May 2010 Automation company IFM Electronic reports that its Efector Valvis sensor is suited for installations where the detection of stroke positions and an indication of the position of the valve is needed. 

Steady growth for market despite challenges

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     7th May 2010 The valves and actuators market is expected to witness a steady growth, but revenue growth rates and market sizes are expected to decline, owing to the tightening of capital expenditure (capex) budgets and project cancellations within key end-user industries, in the South African market. 

Supplier introduces new product

     7th May 2010 Valves supplier Gemü Africa reports that it has launched its Gemü butterfly valve for particular use in the slurry sector. The Gemü valve offers a stainless steel disc and a polyurethane (PU) liner, which enhances the lifetime of the valve, with the disc resistant to abrasive particles and the... 

Process automation 
solution for treatment works

     23rd April 2010 Automation technology manufacturer Festo Process Automation reports that it has completed the supply of a complete process automation solution to the newly constructed Kleinbrak river water treatment works, located in the Mossel Bay municipality, in the Western Cape. 

Automation used in the production of flu vaccines

By: Jacqueline Holman     15th January 2010 Automation technology manufacturer Festo has supplied pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Biologicals with automation solutions used in the production of influenza (flu) vaccines at its Dresden-based plant. 

China’s valves industry gaining momentum

     6th November 2009 Publisher China Research Intelligence reports, in its ‘Research Report of the Chinese Valve Industry’ for 2009 that over the past 20 years, the number of valve enterprises in China has reached about 6 000 and is ranked first in the world. 

German manufacturer launches new actuator range

     6th November 2009 Germany-based electronic actuator and valves gearbox manufacturer, Auma, has launched the new Generation .2 multi turn actuator range SA 07.2 - 16.2 and new actuator controls AC 01.2. 

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... 

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