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Valves News

BEE status bolsters valve manufacturer's competitiveness

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 One of the largest valve manufacturers in South Africa, Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) recently concluded two black economic-empowerment (BEE) transactions that see 34,5% of its assets in the hands of broad-based BEE company Kagiso Strategic Investments and emerging empowerment company Mediro. 

Buyout strengthens local firm's position

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Local manufacturer and supplier of sleeved and PTFE-lined nonlubricated plug valves, AZ Valves, is now 100% owned by its former parent AZ Armaturen, Germany, effective from April 1. 

Firm introduces new control valve

     13th May 2005 Fluid- and motion-control specialist Norgren, represented in South Africa by sole local agents Ernest Lowe, has introduced a new high-performance proportional control valve, the VP60. 

Intelligent actuator for quarter-turn valves launched

     13th May 2005 Tyco Valves & Controls Distribution SA, a subsidiary of the Tyco International group, has grown significantly over the last few years. 

New valve range could open up more markets

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Valve manufacturer AC Valves is taking steps to diversify its offering, the first phase of which is the newly-initiated manufacture of knife-gate valves at its Germiston factory. 

R12m expansion boosts valve company's capacity

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Randburg-based valves supplier OMSA Valves and Instrumentation (OMSA) has invested some R12-million into expanded and upgraded facilities, which include additional offices, larger storerooms and a new testing facility. 

Replacement valves for the automotive industry

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 An innovative local automotive engineering company is taking advantage of a gap in the local market for replacement and refurbished automotive valves. 

Spindle seals for valves meet emission control standards

     13th May 2005 Current German emission-control regulations impose very strict limits on volatile emissions and, as a result, the spindle seals used in valves have to meet stringent requirements. 

Steam plant is installed for valve-steam testing

     13th May 2005 Local valves company Gunric has installed a steam plant at its Roberville factory to carry out steam testing on its metal-seated butterfly valves. 

Valve company welcomes healthy competition

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 The platinum industry plays a significant role in the business of local valve company Invincible Valves, which has supplied valves to a number of large platinum projects in recent years. 

Valve supplier to launch new products in June

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Local valve supplier Ainsworth Engineering has become one of only two manufacturers of the resilient seal gate valve to be awarded the South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’) SANS 664 1999 certification. 

Pneumatic valve experiences positive growth

     29th April 2005 Since the launch of the Camozzi Pneumatic Y-series valve in 2003, the growth has been positive from Europe, Asia as well as America, Camozzi Pneumatics agent, Hydraulics & Pneumatics’ Martyn Jones reports. 

Three water-industry events are scheduled for this June

     22nd April 2005 The fourth international exhibition of Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa sees an exponential boom as three main water industry events will join forces at Gallagher Estate, in Johannesburg, in June this year. 

Big energy-sector empowerment deal concluded

By: Zonika Botha     12th November 2004 In what has been described as one of the most meaningful black economic empowerment (BEE) deals in the energy sector, Lithemba Investments, a black women owned and operated company, has acquired a 50% stake in Intervalve. 

Company gets big orders for chemical-duty valves

     12th November 2004 Recent big orders received by Astore Africa bear testimony to the acceptance of the company’s range of chemical-duty valves in plastic and plastic-lined metal, says product manager for valves and instrumentation Chris Spencer. 

Dome valves aid reliability at engine-making firm

     12th November 2004 Sweden-based Volvo Powertrain, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines, has bought dome valves from UK company Clyde Materials Handling. 

Firm banks on reputation for increased market share

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Over 100 years of successful trading and many established relationships within industry will be the key to the successful expansion of Stewarts & Lloyds’ valve division, believes group marketing manager Ronnie Turner. 

Foundries experience surging demand from specialist valve makers

     12th November 2004 While the industry in general is fighting for survival, specialist valve manufacturers and their supplying foundries continue to fly the South African flag in niche markets abroad. 

Holland to host valves show

     12th November 2004 Global flow-control distributor and manufacturer FCX is to be the key sponsor of the Valve World 2004 conference and expo this year. 

New valve cuts pipe line pressure surges

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 A new angle-pattern pump control valve designed by Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) was due to be installed at a local mine last month. 

New valve series for large refrigeration systems

     12th November 2004 Refrigeration company Danfoss launched a new modular generation of pilot and motor-controlled regulating valves for industrial and commercial refrigeration in September. 

No contradiction in bufferfly leakage valves

     12th November 2004 Hygienic valve company Sudmo UK is introducing its range of double-block and bleed butterfly leakage valves. 

Portable tester scheduled for completion by year-end

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Building on the success of the TAC 2000 cyanide content analyser, local company Process Analytical Systems (PAS) is constructing a portable tester that will be available at the end of this year. 

Smart modules for CPX valve terminals

     12th November 2004 An e-mail came through from the factory with the message: Malfunction in parts assembly, the system is down. 

Spray coatings extend valves' operating lives

     12th November 2004 Gauteng-based corrosion-resistant surface-alloy distributor Flame Spray Technologies (FST) has developed hard and corrosion-resistant coatings which have made it possible to increase the working life of valves. 

Valves company scoops R5-million water contract

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Local valves company Gunric clinched a R5-million order in September to supply 13 valves to the water industry. 

Valves cut out cavitation problems

     12th November 2004 The high-pressure steam leak-off system at Hartlepool power station, in the UK, was suffering from noise and vibration problems on start-up. 

Young firm grows by leaps and bounds

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 When Engineering News last visited Allsteam Engineering the company had just announced the birth of a subsidiary. 

Matt Cast Supplies

     5th November 2004 Matt Cast Supplies Is a jobbing foundry casting a range of materials, ranging from 1 kg to 650 kg. 

Valve empowerment deal to be announced

     22nd October 2004 The wholly-South African subsidiary of Babcock Borsig Services Germany, and 70% shareholder in Steinmueller Engineering, BBPH, will announce a black economic empowerment deal soon. 

SA firm begins work on R200m Angola oil contract

By: Zonika Botha     17th September 2004 Broad-based infrastructure company Group Five and tank and pressure-valve specialist CB&I Constructors South Africa have started work on their R200-million contract for the Malongo Greater Tukula Area (GTA) expansion project in Cabinda, Angola. 

Valve group becomes empowered

     9th August 2004 Specialist valves supplier Valve & Automation (V&A), which was established in October 1986, has recently transformed itself into a black economic empowered (BEE) business. 

BEE firm in operation for nine months

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Empowerment valves and fitting company, VulaVala, started operations in July 2003 with the purpose of supplying a range of valves, fittings and related products to the South African market. 

Butterfly valve declared fire-safe

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 A new fire-safe design of the butterfly valve DANA1S 150 has passed the fire-safety test according to API 607 standard (American Petroleum Institute). 

Company celebrates ten years of service to the SA market

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Starting out in 1994 with the sole aim of providing a high-quality product and good after sales support, AVK has grown to be recognised as one of the most prominent valve brands in Southern Africa. 

Company pursues aggressive growth

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 The local subsidiary of US-based Tyco, Tyco Valves and Controls Distribution South Africa, reports that it made a substantial investment in the Oil Africa 2004 show, which was held in March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 

Company upgrades its bottom valves

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 At the end of March, Fulcrum Engineering unveiled its new R300 000 testing facility, as well as its new generation of bottom valves. 

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