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Valves News

US manufacturer expands piston air-operated valves line

     9th May 2008 US provider of components and systems for elevated pressure applications, the High Pressure Equipment Company, which is distributed locally by provider of electrical, mechanical, process measurement, process control and valve automation technology, Variable Process Solutions, has added to its... 

Valves specialist launches new electrical position indicator

     9th May 2008 Specialist in high-precision valves and instrumentation for the industrial mining and process sectors, Omsa Valves & Instrumentation, has launched the new GEMÜ 1235 electrical position indicator, which offers a solution for linear pneumatic process valves of all makes, types and sizes. 

Valve specialist expand fire protection valve range

By: Loni Prinsloo     4th April 2008 Industrial valves, control valves, control systems and instrumentation supplier Inbal South Africa has extended its range of fire protection valves. 

Opportunity for South African suppliers beyond R1-trillion SA market 

By: Terence Creamer     30th November 2007 The winner of the largest-ever single contract in South Africa’s history has promised and contracted to make serious efforts to integrate the local supplier community into its domestic and global supplier networks. 

Rare Holdings profit up 43%

     5th September 2007 Pipe and related products manufacturer, distributor and fluid conveyance specialist Rare Holdings lifted operating profit for the 12 months ended June 30 by 43%, to R26-million, the company reported on Wednesday. 

Actuator range incorporates advanced control variables

     11th May 2007 International valve manufacturer Tyco Valves & Controls claims to have the most advanced and comprehensive range of actuators currently on the market. 

Digital module controls valves

     11th May 2007 Advantech’s ADAM-6052 is a 16-channel source type digital input/output module. With eight digital inputs, and eight source type digital outputs, the ADAM-6052 is aimed at meeting the demands for simpler control system architectures. 

Durban valve maker moves to greener pastures

     11th May 2007 The Durban branch of valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has moved to Riverhorse Industrial Park, to a new building designed to accommodate additional staff and the increased stock holdings needed to manage projected growth. 

Hydraulic products offer efficiency and precision

     11th May 2007 South African company Becker Engineering’s Simplex hydraulic and mechanical products include a new series of Uni-Lift linear actuators that provide smooth, efficient operation and precise positioning of equipment in diverse industries. 

Indian companies to launch new valve products at local expo

     11th May 2007 Amongst the numerous overseas exhibitors attending this years Pumps, Valves & Pipes Expo at Gallagher Estate in June, are three Indian valve manufacturing companies. 

Isolation valve reduces contamination risk

     11th May 2007 Fluid control technology company Norgren’s isolation valves are designed for the most aggressive of fluids and are trusted the world over by the medical sector. 

Joint agreement grows global suppliers reach

     11th May 2007 In a joint agreement covering 16 different countries, Tyco Valves and Controls now supplies and supports Norgren’s range of NAMUR valves and other fluid power products globally. 

Local company announces new addition to product range

     11th May 2007 Local valve distributor Glenvalve has announced the addition of the Glen wafer butterfly valve to its extensive range of products. The wafer butterfly valve is used in numerous applications and is ideal for use with flanged piping. 

Local company distributes hydraulic control components

     11th May 2007 Local company Bearing Man’s specialist seals division distributes a comprehensive range of quality branded seals, which includes rotary shaft, torric, hydraulic and pneumatic seals, as well as allied products like O rings, single spring mechanical seals, gland packing, waved washers and... 

Local manufacturer broadens product offering

     11th May 2007 As one of the largest and longest established valve manufacturers in South Africa, Premier has been deepening and widening its product offering to better service the growing local market. 

Local manufacturer provides solutions for water industry

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 South African company Rare Water Systems designs, manufactures and sells a large range of innovative products and services to the water and waste water industry, covering every aspect of the fluid cycle. 

Local valve boasts ‘ahead-of-plan’ sales

     11th May 2007 Africa’s largest valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has reported “ahead-of-plan” sales of the Hawle E2 resilient seated gate valve since the local launch of the product one year ago. 

New line blind valve reduces down time

     11th May 2007 Positive pipeline close-off is vital in many piping systems to assure the safety of personnel working on downstream equipment, particularly when flammable or toxic liquids or gasses could seep past a closure provided by in-line equipment such as gate or globe valves. 

New sensor alleviates complex, individual sensor mountings

     11th May 2007 Automation technology company IFM Electronic, represented locally by Shorrock Automation, has released details of the new Efector Valvis sensor designed for position feedback on linear valves with a stroke of up to 80 mm. The sensor is fitted over the valve spindle and continuously measures the... 

New valve imports for chemical applications

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 South African owner-driven family business OMSA Valves and Instrumentation (OMSA) imports the highest quality valves for use in the hydrometallurgical industry and highly corrosive environments such as the chemical industry. 

Positioner keeps smart control of processes

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 Control company Spirax Sarco’s new SP2 smart positioner (SP2) is a control instrument responsible for translating an input signal supplied by a monitoring device installed in a process, and translating this to the movement of a valve or other device, Spirax Sarco marketing manager Bobbie... 

Power group to upgrade New Mexico control, cooling system

     11th May 2007 Power and automation technology group ABB has been selected by the public service company of New Mexico to upgrade the control and the valve cooling systems of their existing ABB high voltage direct current (HVDC) system delivered over 20 years ago. 

SA firm wins pharmaceutical valve order

     11th May 2007 The South African distributor of Gem� valves, OMSA Valves and Instrumentation, has been contracted to supply R700 000 worth of sanitary diaphragm valves to a leading pharmaceutical company. 

Safety valves meet the needs of steam, gas and liquid market

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 The Spirax Sarco safety valve protects against excess pressure across a broad spectrum of industrial processes. 

Self-acting controls offer stability

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 Process temperatures or pressures can be controlled in different ways. Spirax Sarco self-acting controls are fully calibrated, easily adjusted and can be arranged to be completely tamper proof. 

Solid modelling mastery gives manufacturer competitive edge

     11th May 2007 Leading South African valve manufacturer Insamcor uses Auto desk Inventor to design a wide range of valves at its Edenvale plant, east of Johannesburg. 

South African valves destined for Saudi Arabia

     11th May 2007 South African valve manufacturer Gunric Valve Manufacturing, the butterfly and tilting disc check valve manufacturer of Robertville, is nearing completion of an order for 27 large-bore, pneumatically operated, triple eccentric metal seated butterfly valves and hydraulically operated metal seated... 

Split-disc check valves prevent reverse flow

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 The wafer pattern range of split-disc check valves (SDCV) by Spirax Sarco provides an effective maintenance-free solution for the prevention of reverse flow in pipelines carrying most types of liquids and gases, including steam and condensate. 

Pump-maker KSB sells SA stake to black investors

     29th January 2007 German pump manufacture KSB Aktiengesellschaft's wholly-owned South African subsidiary, KSB Pumps and Valves, has sold a 25,1% stake to black partners, it announced on Monday. 

Supplier adds Joburg branch on strong growth outlook

By: Laura Tyrer     10th November 2006 Valve supplier Lockwood South Africa is in the process of adding a Johannesburg branch to its strategically-located Durban warehouse, in anticipation of an increased turnover of between R20-million and R30-million next year. 

Environmentally safe solution offered

     3rd November 2006 The drum valve systems manufactured by Micro Matic USA offer an environmentally safe solution to the standardisation of liquid containers and drums for returnable packaging. 

A company of many trades

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Besides its main activity of reconditioning control valves, GP Control Valves and Engineering, of Sasolburg, offers a full range of services from specialised machining work to assembly and testing of new control valves. 

A comprehensive valves offering

     12th May 2006 Thanks to the combined strength of three major brands – Clarkson, L&M Valve and Rovalve – Tyco Valves & Controls is now able to offer the widest range of knife-gate and slurry valves currently on the market with the added advantage that all products are now available from a single... 

Accreditation changes may necessitate course revision

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Changing accreditation requirements may necessitate the revision of the ‘Working with Valves’ course offered by the South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association’s (SAVAMA). 

Ball valves provide high performance at an attractive price

     12th May 2006 Mecafrance three-piece ball valves from Tyco Valves & Controls provide an economical solution to high-quality valve performance. ? 

BEE firm clinches important valve distributorship

     12th May 2006 Local black economic-empowered (BEE) company Sureseal SA has been awarded the South African and African distribution agreement for KITZ valves and actuators. 

Combination ball valve cost-effective and efficient

     12th May 2006 Local manufacturers and supplier of mining consumables West Rand Engineering continues to add value to the mining industry with its time and cost efficient range of products. Notable in this endeavour is the manufacture of the West Rand Engineering Combi Valve. 

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