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Valves News

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. 

Diaphragm product the control valve of choice

     12th May 2006 A German life-science specialist has designed, constructed and commissioned a complete production line for manufacturing infusion solutions for Russia. ? 

Diffuser plates for globe control valves

     12th May 2006 Locally-manufactured Spirax-Mitech diffuser plates are designed for use with their globe- control valve on high-pressure drop applications for gases and vapours. 

Equipment supplier new distributor for Japanese valves

     12th May 2006 Equipment supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has been appointed a distributor of Kitz valves by Sure Seal SA, which is the Africa agent for Kitz Corporation of Japan. 

Firm clinches R35m supply contract at power station

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Supplying the local market with the electric actuators used to automate valves and dampers, Auma South Africa was recently awarded a contract in the Grootvlei power station demothballing project. 

Gearing up for growth

     12th May 2006 Globe control valve manufacturers Spirax Sarco, of Gauteng, branded Spirax Mitech and trading as Mitech, is on the expansion trail, with increased access to international markets set to significantly boost export volumes. 

German technology and quality at a reasonable price

     12th May 2006 A long association with its principal, VAG of Germany, has given Ainsworth Engineering the opportunity to remain one of the leading and preferred suppliers in the water works valve market. 

High-temperature valve for safe and simple sampling

     12th May 2006 Tyco Valves & Controls has launched its Neotecha Sapro high-temperature sampling valve, providing the simplest and safest industry solution for taking samples of aggressive and corrosive high-temperature media. 

Improved products for road tankers

     12th May 2006 The changing and emerging markets and the introduction of changes in legislation of the transport of dangerous goods by road have prompted Fulcrum Engineering, of Johannesburg, to grasp the opportunity to improve their products. 

Line blind combats downstream leakage

     12th May 2006 The Clarkson man-safe line blind is one of the most innovative and flexible products currently offered as part of Tyco Valves & Controls’ wide selection of knife gate and slurry valves. 

More valves for hygienic applications

     12th May 2006 Tyco Valves & Controls has further expanded its range of valves for hygienic applications with the introduction of the new Keystone F250D double block and bleed butterfly valve (BFV). 

New bulb strap ensures good thermal contact

     12th May 2006 For many years the development and evolution of expansion valves focused on optimising details such as materials, tolerances, dimensions, bulb charge and many others. 

New Nigeria branch for valves manufacturer

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Manufacturing a variety of ball, butterfly and check valves, Enserve Engineering, of Vanderbijlpark, is in the process of establishing a branch in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt. 

Producers to benefit from infrastructure projects

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 South Africa’s valve manufacturing industry is set to be revitilised by the major water infrastructure projects now being implemented. 

Quality and reliability for a long service life

     12th May 2006 Established in 1943, Ainsworth Engineering is now the oldest local valve manufacturer in South Africa. 

Smooth control of aggressive slurries

     12th May 2006 The inclusion of Clarkson under the Tyco Valves & Controls brand means that the unique Clarkson C-Valve slurry-throttling valve is now available from Tyco’s established worldwide network. 

Spring-return actuators have new corrosive protection blocks

     12th May 2006 In many applications where the surrounding atmosphere is filled with corrosives coming from the environment of plant pollutants, it is necessary to protect the actuator spring chambers and internals from sucking external air during the spring stroke. 

The valve that loves dirt, dust, sludge and grease

     12th May 2006 Maintenance engineers in the power, mining and waste-water industries are plagued by problems caused by choked and eroded valves. 

Transmitters for analogue and digital applications

     12th May 2006 The Spirax-Mitech positioner range can be fitted with either a digital or full analogue position feedback transmitter. 

Valve giant commissions state-of-the-art coating plant

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Africa’s largest valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) recently commissioned a state-of-art fluidised-bed coating plant at its Benoni operation. The locally-designed and -constructed plant, which will be used to coat DFC’s Hawle and Vent-O-Mat products, incorporates the... 

Valve supplier in rebranding and restructuring exercise

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Local supplier of valves to the South African market Lockwood Valves South Africa has recently changed its name to LVSA Valves. 

Valves to suit Africa’s unique conditions

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Local manufacturer Umzantsi Africa Pumps and Valves produces a range of valves suited to Africa’s unique conditions. 

Valves manufacturer active in water sector

By: Mischa Drotsky     31st March 2006 Represented globally since 1989, Gunric Valves is the only manufacturer of metal-seated butterfly valves in South Africa. 

Company has strategy to meet market challenges

By: Keith Campbell     24th March 2006 Specialist South African manufacturing company Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) is acting and investing to meet the challenges it faces in the local and international markets. 

BEE deal integral to firm’s competitiveness strategy

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 An Edenvale based valve supplier has recently entered negotiations to develop Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) at the company. Allied Tube fittings and Valves Director Charles Gracie tells Engineering News that the company expects the contracts to be complete very soon on a deal which will see... 

Better pressure control offered

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 Automation specialists have become increasingly aware of the need to improve functionality and performance without compromising on cost or space. 

Enhanced knife-gate valve range released

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 A Sebenza based company has recently released a new range of knife gate valves which have been designed with a number of user friendly features as well as enhanced sealing capabilities. 

Home-grown product enjoys growing global acceptance

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 Nearly 60% of group's turnover now arising offshore 

Israeli-made units now available in South Africa

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 One of the largest suppliers of valves in South Africa has added a significant number of new valves to it’s product range over the past six months. 

Manufacturer turns marketing attention inwards

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 Series of valves released for the petrochemical, oil and gas and pulp-and-paper industries 

New range emerging after merger

     11th November 2005 Recently merged companies Spirax Sarco and Mitech have both recently announced the development of a number of new products which complement the companies’ already extensive ranges.?The first new product is the Steri-Trol clean service control valves from Spirax Mitech which are... 

Plug-valve group doubles exports following buy-out

     11th November 2005 One of South Africa’s largest plug-valve manufacturers has doubled its exports to 40% of turnover over the past six months following its re-acquisition by former parent AZ Armaturen of Germany. ?AZ Valves was founded in 1985 as a wholly owned subsidiary of AZ Armaturen and later became an... 

UK group buys out two SA firms

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 Companies still seeking new market niches 

Valves selected for chemical-free water-treatment solution

     11th November 2005 The creation of clean drinking water is a problem the world over but particularly in Africa. Normally drinking water is sterilised by chemical means or at least with the help of chemicals such as chlorine. An innovative chemical-free process has now been introduced for the purification of water... 

New fluoroplastic liner prolongs pump service life

     7th October 2005 For many plant operators the new fluoroplastic PFA-P leads to a significant prolongation of the service life when used as a lining in pumps and valves. 

Software suite drives efficiency in pumps sector

     7th October 2005 The African pumps and valves industry is now able to take full advantage of international integrated ERP vendor and CRM specialist Epicor Scala’s iScala ERP software suite. 

Actuators, controls and gearboxes fitted to naval warships

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 The four new patrol corvettes, which will be South Africa’s first new naval warships in 16 years, have been fitted with some 3 000 Auma actuators, controls and gearboxes, reports Auma South Africa. 

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