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Valves News

Bunkers improve product quality

     21st April 2017 Dutch axial control valve manufacturers Mokveld Valves BV has recently commissioned two new test bunkers for testing critical, high quality valve systems – used in process control applications for the oil and gas industries – thereby improving the quality and safety of the system. Mokveld, whose... 

Ageing infrastructure offers opportunities

By: Nadine James     4th November 2016 Fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon has noted a growing trend towards high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe solutions, presenting its water infrastructure segment with a major growth opportunity, as South Africa’s ageing water infrastructure network requires serious government... 

Best practice guideline aims at enabling global competitiveness

By: Nadine James     4th November 2016 National resource efficiency programme the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has released its resource efficiency and cleaner production  (RECP) best practice guideline for the South African valve manufacturing industry. The objectives of the guideline are to ensure... 

Best practice guideline aims at enabling global competitiveness
VICTOR MANAVHELA The best practice guideline has been well received by the valves manufacturing industry

Company experiences growth despite difficult environment

     4th November 2016 Valve distributor TTV Fluval Group of companies is celebrating 18 years of success in the South African market, further illustrated and encapsulated by this year’s numerous successfully completed projects resulting in a total invoicing for valves and actuators amounting to more than R180-million.... 

Company experiences growth despite  difficult environment
SUBSEA VALVES Some of the valves supplied to national oil company PetroSA’s Mossel Bay FO Fields for R60-million

Equipment supplier extends safety range, introduces blanketing valve

     4th November 2016 Southern African specialised oil and gas equipment supplier Energas Technologies has introduced safety product manufacturer Protectoseal’s Series 10 2” tank blanketing valve (TBV) to the South African market. Introduced in  August, the company explains that the valve enables an effective method... 

Equipment supplier  extends safety range,  introduces blanketing valve
SAFETY FIRST The product enables tank blanketing which creates a blanket of inert gas in the tank’s vapour space to prevent atmospheric air from entering

Supplier introduces diaphragm valve to African market

By: Nadine James     4th November 2016 Valves supplier Astore Africa officially introduced the DK diaphragm valve to the African market at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition, held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in September. Astore Africa product manager Francois van Vuuren notes that the DK range, developed by Italian industrial... 

Supplier introduces diaphragm valve to African market
DK DIAPHRAGM VALVE DK series is suited to industrial applications, specifically those pertaining to chemical and industrial processes or water purification

Valves supplier to extend foothold in municipal market

By: Nadine James     4th November 2016 Valve and steel supplier Stewarts and Lloyds (S&L) hopes to extend its market share in the municipal and civil engineering sectors, as it expects that the drive by government to effectively manage and optimise the water resources sector will result in several supply opportunities for local... 

Valves supplier to extend foothold in  municipal market
SALVALVE PRODUCTS The range includes several butterfly, gate, ball and resilient seal valves, strictly manufactured to local and international standards

Steam traps enhance energy conservation, reduce downtime

By: Robyn Wilkinson     21st October 2016 Valve products and services provider Heaton Valves Africa has been contracted to supply steam traps for the seventeenth air separation train that is under way at energy and chemicals company Sasol’s Secunda complex, in Mpumalanga. 

Steam traps enhance  energy conservation,  reduce downtime
ENHANCED ENERGY USE The F46 connector, together with the Quicktrap steam trap range, will ensure efficient use of energy on Sasol’s seventeenth air-separation train

New valve factory opens in SA 

     19th October 2016 Danish valves manufacturer AVK Valves Southern Africa has officially launched its R200-million valves manufacturing facility in Alrode, Gauteng, with the manufacturer being the first in its sector to take full advantage of the Department of Trade and Industry’s local content requirements for... 

New valve factory opens in SA
New valve factory opens in SA

Newly launched R200m valves factory to take advantage of local content requirements

By: Anine Kilian     7th September 2016 Danish valves manufacturer AVK Valves Southern Africa has officially launched its R200-million valves manufacturing facility in Alrode, Gauteng, with the manufacturer being the first in its sector to seek to take full advantage of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI's) local content... 

Newly launched R200m valves factory to take advantage of local content requirements

South Africa-China partnerships benefit valves industry

By: Robyn Wilkinson     2nd September 2016 The valve industry provides a key example of a flourishing South Africa-China partnership, as joint ventures are increasingly being undertaken between Chinese manufacturers and South African importers for the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality specialised valves, says... 

Danish valves producer boosts local production with new factory

By: Simon Sonnekus     24th June 2016 Danish valves producer AVK Valves, which acquired local valves company Premier Valves in 2014, is nearing completion of a brand new valve manufacturing facility located in Alrode in Gauteng. The R100-million investment includes a 1 200 m2 training facility, 4 500 m2 office area and 2 000 m2... 

Danish valves producer boosts local production with new factory
PAUL HUBBARD AVK Valves hopes to secure a stronger market position in industrial segments including the mining, power, steel, pulp and paper and chemical industries

Mozambique steel plant acquired by South African manufacturer

By: Dylan Slater     20th May 2016 Following extensive negotiations with Capital Africa Steel (CAS), LionSteel South Africa (SA) has acquired the Mozambique-based steel pipe manufacturing mill Capital Star Steel SA (CSS), which is located in Matola.  

Mozambique steel  plant acquired by South African manufacturer
APPROVED ACQUISITION Cementing the deal are Capital Africa Steel CEO Edwin Hewitt, LionSteel CEO David Scheepers and LionSteel CFO Pierre Willemse

Call for pinch valve regulation

By: Simon Sonnekus     13th May 2016 The operational safety of pinch valves has been brought under the magnifying glass with companies calling for regulation to be implemented in the manufacturing and testing process. Germiston-based pinch valve manufacturer Corflex MD Chris Webber tells Engineering News that while pinch valves in... 

Call for pinch  valve regulation
Photo by Simon Sonnekus
PINCH VALVES As there are no regulations in place regarding pinch valve safety, producers are able to supply valves that could potentially fail under the high pressures

Industries benefit from high-pressure steam valves supply

By: Simon Sonnekus     13th May 2016 Mpumalanga-based valve suppliers Bilfinger Intervalve Africa, a subsidiary of Bilfinger Power Africa based in Rivonia, is supplying high-pressure (HP) steam valves to the power, and petrochemicals industry and becoming more active in supplying the mining industry. 

Industries benefit from  high-pressure steam valves supply
HIGH PRESSURE STEAM VALVES Bilfinger Intervalve currently supply coal-fired power producers, such as power utilities and petrochemicals companies, which use high-pressure steam boilers to produce energy

Leakage system provides solutions in Johannesburg

By: Simon Sonnekus     13th May 2016 Water-leak detection and control systems provider AquaTrip South Africa has reasserted its focus on conserving water with the installation of its electronic valve, which monitors water flow at schools across Johannesburg. The Brisbane-based company has a regional office in Stellenbosch, in the... 

Leakage system provides solutions in Johannesburg
LEAKY SCHOOLS Twenty schools, among which leakage was common, were identified as high water users and AquaTrip’s AT201 leak-detection system was installed on their main water lines

Locally manufactured high-pressure globe valve for power industry

By: Schalk Burger     13th May 2016 Locally manufactured high-pressure globe valves for use in the power generation industry were launched last month and would be piloted by three State-owned power utility Eskom plants over an extended period in preparation for local procurement fulfilment, said advanced industrial valve... 

Locally manufactured high-pressure globe valve for power industry
Photo by Duane Daws
ALLI ALBERTS The percentage of local materials and components used in the valves can be increased above 70% if local sources are developed

New manifold series launched and locally produced

By: Simon Sonnekus     13th May 2016 Along with the start of local production later this year, global pneumatics technologies manufacturer SMC Pneumatics has boosted its local range with the redesigning of its SY series of valve manifolds.  SMC Pneumatics product manager Ernst Smith notes that the new series is available in three... 

New manifold  series launched and  locally produced
SY SERIES The new SY series offer further air savings, as a result of driving bigger cylinders with reduced cycle times without the need to use larger solenoid valves

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology

     22nd April 2016 Owing to economic necessities and new legal regulations dictating the course in the international water and sewage industry, trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management IFAT – taking place from May 30 to June 3 in Munich, Germany – will showcase how the environmental... 

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology
IFAT TRADE FAIR The water sector at IFAT will show how the industry is responding to water and sewage crises around the world

Note from Treasury provides clarification on locally manufactured valves and actuators

By: Anine Kilian     1st March 2016 The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa), which operates under the auspices of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (Saceec), on Tuesday announced that the National Treasury had published an updated instruction note stipulating the minimum threshold for... 

Note from Treasury provides clarification on locally manufactured valves and actuators

High-performance plug valves delivered

By: Dylan Stewart     6th November 2015 Valve manufacturer AZ-Armaturen (AZ) South Africa delivered a total of 22 high-pressure plug valves to a mineral sands operation near Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal over two occasions, once in June and once in July, says AZ GM Erich Ermel, adding that the valves ranged in size from 50 mm to 500 mm... 

High-performance plug valves delivered
SMOOTH DESIGN The absence of cavities in the design of the plug valve ensures a smooth slurry flow

Implementing local designation of valves a challenge for industry

By: Dylan Stewart     6th November 2015 Since the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) designated valves as a priority product that needed to be locally manufactured, in March last year, it has become quite a challenge for the valves industry to implement the DTI’s vision, says Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa... 

Implementing local designation of valves a challenge for industry
MARK WILSON Vamcosa has hosted a series of open sessions to inform industry stakeholders about designation

Innovator wins R1-million for leak-detecting valve

By: Dylan Stewart     6th November 2015 Water-savings solutions company Water Hygiene Convenience (WHC) CEO Paseka Lesolang won first prize at the City of Johannesburg’s Green City Startup Awards, in September, comprising R1-million for his innovation, the Leak-Less Valve. 

Innovator wins R1-million for leak-detecting valve
PASEKA LESOLANG A single leaking toilet can cause a loss of between 30 ℓ and 700 ℓ of water daily

Macneil Steel

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th November 2015 Established in 1983, Macneil Steel & Valves (MSV) is involved in the importing, stocking, sales and distribution of many types of industrial valves. It is also the official distributor of South African valve manufacturer, Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), which includes carrying extensive stocks of... 

Macneil Steel

New door-to-door valves service adds value to industry

     6th November 2015 Mechanical engineering services provider EnerMech has invested R5.3-million in developing a door-to-door valves service for South Africa’s industrial services and energy sectors.   The international mechanical engineering group has equipped two mobile pressure safety valve (PSV) testing rigs,... 

New door-to-door valves service adds value to industry
MOBILE TESTING RIG EnerMech’s pressure safety valve testing rigs provide a rapid response service to valves clients in the gas, iron, steel and chemicals industries

Plastic valves distributor stakes claim in SA market

By: Dylan Stewart     6th November 2015 Local flow and measurement specialist Instru-Serve in August began distributing a range of plastic valves, manufactured by piping systems manufacturer Georg Fischer, to the South African market. 

Plastic valves distributor stakes claim in SA market
MANY BENEFITS Plastic valves do not corrode, pit or rust internally and externally

Production under way at new valve manufacturing facility

     6th November 2015 Having acquired a majority shareholding in South Africa-based Premier Valves in July 2014, international valves manufacturer AVK Valves has started production at its newly built manufacturing facility in August, says Premier Valves MD Peter Thomson tells Engineering News. The acquisition has... 

Specialised gate valves supplied to synfuels operation

By: Dylan Stewart     6th November 2015 Valves stockist and distributor Heaton Valves Africa in August supplied two 24", class 300 Langley gate valves to petrochemicals company Sasol’s Secunda-based synfuels operation in Mpumalanga, says Heaton commercial executive Grant du Plessis. 

Specialised gate  valves supplied to  synfuels operation
LANGLEY GATE VALVES The Langley range is mostly sold to the oil and gas industry where the valves are suited to the demanding applications

Service ball valves increase valve service life at wax expansion project

By: Mia Breytenbach     23rd October 2015 Commercial and technical valve solution specialist Heaton Valves Africa (HVA) last month supplied 14 Titan severe service ball valves for the second phase of petrochemicals giant Sasol’s Fischer-Tropsch wax expansion project (FTWEP). The FTWEP involves the construction of a new wax plant at the... 

Service ball valves increase valve service life at wax expansion project
SEVERE SERVICE The Titan severe service ball valves, which offer a substantial service life, were supplied with Rotork actuators for use in an extreme slurry application at Sasol

Acquisition improves valve manufacturing capabilities

By: David Oliveira     15th May 2015 Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has improved its valve-manufacturing capabilities with its acquisition of Krugersdorp-based valve manufacturer Klep Valves in October last year. BMG fluid technology manager Wayne Holton tells Engineering News that the group’s journey into... 

Acquisition  improves valve manufacturing  capabilities
KLEP VALVES Klep’s range of diaphragm valves, pinch valves and wedge-gate valves has enhanced BMG’s range of valve products

Company expands distribution and support for cartridge valves

     15th May 2015 Hydraulic systems and components supplier Hytec Group announced last month that it has increased its distribution and support for the full range of Bosch Rexroth Oil Control cartridge valves throughout sub-Saharan Africa, as part of a new joint venture into Africa. This expanded support will... 

Dome valve installation under way at Matla

By: David Oliveira     15th May 2015 Materials handling company Clyde Bergemann Africa (CBZ) is installing its dome valves on the fly ash conveying systems at State-owned power utility Eskom’s Matla Unit 3 coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga. CBZ engineering manager Keitumetse Molamu tells Engineering News that installation... 

Dome valve installation under way  at Matla
Photo by Duane Daws
MATLA POWER STATION Clyde Bergemann Africa is supplying about 240 of its new-generation dome valves to Eskom’s Matla Unit 3 coal-fired power station

Global flow control company secures Brazil supply contract

     15th May 2015 Global flow control products and services provider Flowserve announced, in March, that its operation in Brazil has been selected to supply all ball sector control valves, ball valves and butterfly valves for Brazilian paper producer Klabin’s new mill, known as the Puma project, located in the... 

New valve launched for food and dairy industries

     15th May 2015 International technology group GEA announced, in February this year, the launch of its new range of large inlet rotary valves for food and dairy powder products, which are designed specifically for applications that require an uninterrupted powder flow through the valve. The design angle of the... 

New valve test station provides quality assurance

By: David Oliveira     15th May 2015 South African valve manufacturing company Mitech last month installed a combination shut-off and control valve test station at the company’s factory in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The test station was imported from Netherlands-based valve testing unit manufacturer Ventil through Ventil’s South... 

New valve test station provides quality assurance
VALIDATING CRITERIA The shut-off and control valve test station performs a variety of tests to validate criteria, such as valve leakage class and pressure rating

Schools in the Mother City install water-saving control valve

By: David Oliveira     15th May 2015 Water-leak detection and control systems provider AquaTrip has been contracted by the Department of Public Works to supply about 8 000 Aquatrip leak-detection control valves to 1 500 schools and the public ablution facilities in the City of Cape Town, collectively valued at about R5-million. The... 

Schools in the Mother City install water-saving control valve
AQUATRIP The leak-detection control valve monitors the flow of water and will automatically close and prevent unnecessary water loss

US-manufactured stainless-steel butterfly valve reaches local shores

By: David Oliveira     15th May 2015 Mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic launched its grooved-end 461 series butterfly valve in South Africa this quarter, expanding on the company’s Vic-300 MasterSeal butterfly valve line to include stainless steel body variants. “The 461 series fits seamlessly into the existing... 

US-manufactured  stainless-steel butterfly valve reaches local shores
461 SERIES BUTTERFLY VALVE The valve is available in 50 mm to 200 mm nominal bore sizes, with a variety of operating options, including lever handle and gear
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