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Valves News

Large valve contracts awarded

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Valves 

New firm confident of success

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Valves 

New range of valves in SA

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Valves 

Valve industry goes into survival mode

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Valves 

Valve-makers urged: ‘Go into survival mode’

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Go into survival mode,” South African Valve and Actuators Manufacturers Association chairperson Ken House urged the industry this month at the opening of the first pumps, valves and pipes exhibition. 

Imports making life tough

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Valves 

New process valve for petrochemicals company

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Valves 

Spanish investment in SA valve industry

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Valves 

Signs are still positive

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Valves 

Custom-made valves for steel operation

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Valves 

Valves for irrigation project completed

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Valves 

New valve cuts maintenance costs at power stations

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Electricity power generation & transmission 

New valve surface technology

By: System Author     14th April 2000 New local surface-coating company, Flame Spray Technologies, of Germiston, Gauteng, is set to launch a surface technology for ball and gate valves in the local market this month. 

Air valve orders are victory for SA

By: System Author     7th April 2000 When domestic taps vibrate vigorously, it is usually the result of air in the water pipes, but the so-called waterhammer problem is compounded when large air volumes are entrapped in bulk-water supply lines. 

Five-year slog wins 15% reward for valve makers

By: System Author     21st January 2000 The flagging valves industry is set to be boosted by a 15% import duty, imposed by the Department of Trade and Industry. 

Valve industry weathers battering by economy

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Valves 

R1,5m butterfly-valve contract takes wing

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Valves 

Israeli air-release valves for SA

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Valves 

470 valves worth R3m supplied

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Valves 

Acquisition powers up business for company

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Valves 

R60 000-worth of valves for Turkey contract

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Valves 

New 15% import duty comes into effect

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Valves 

R1-million order

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Valves 

Factory File

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Factory 

Three-year contract clinched by valve supplier

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Oil Refineries 

Novel fuel valve to be made in South Africa

By: System Author     1st October 1999 An innovative valve which claims to reduce fuel consumption and emissions from petrol-driven vehicles is to be manufactured in South Africa. 

Compact control-valve positioner

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Instrumentation & Control 

Bioguard valves for Canada

By: System Author     21st May 1999 AN order from Canada for investment-cast bioguard valves has further boosted the growing export book of Rely Precision Castings. MD Peter Leach says the order, received from a leading company from Montreal, was based on the quality and accuracy achieved by the foundry using the investment-casting... 

Call for no surcharge on imported valves

By: System Author     21st May 1999 There should be no surcharge on any imported valves – instead, the government should focus on controlling the quality of valves that are being imported by unscrupulous dealers who are bringing in inferior-quality products, MacNeil Steel & Valves (MNSV) marketing director Brian Saverton... 

Special applications lead way

By: System Author     21st May 1999 Specialised valve applications in South Africa and abroad are providing local manufacturers with an opportunity to become more competitive in the global marketplace, Mitech MD Mike Sessions tells Engineering News. “We have very little chance of marketing standard control valves successfully... 

Weir-type valves

By: System Author     21st May 1999 THE Sisto weir-type diaphragm valves supplied by KSB Pumps feature a helical spring-supported diaphragm which evenly distributes the force acting on the primary seal, controlling the flow of the medium, and thus ensuring full and even valve seat contact as opposed to a limited number of specific... 

Low-quality imports abound

By: System Author     21st May 1999 Greater use should be made of local manufacturers due to the proliferation of low-quality imported products being dumped on the South African market, says Republic Transmission joint MD Joachim Livonius. The 19-year-old gearbox and actuator manufacturer, which deals mainly with the valve... 

Range of electro-pneumatic valves

By: System Author     21st May 1999 A NEW range of electro-pneumatic pressure-regulating valves from Mannesman Rexroth Pneumatic is being marketed by Tectra Automation, of Maraisburg, Gauteng. These valves have a range of functions, offering the user a valve for every application. Process variables such as power, quantity and speed... 

Platinum mine awards R350 000 contract

By: System Author     21st May 1999 A contract valued at R350 000 for the supply of more than 400 ball and butterfly valves has been awarded to Invincible Valves, of Knights, Gauteng, by project engineer Down Reynard and Associates on behalf of Kroondal Platinum. The company, which has a stated preference for locally-manufactured... 

New compact performance valve terminals redefining pneumatics

By: System Author     21st May 1999 NEW compact performance valve (CPV) terminals from international control technology specialist Festo redefine the local pneumatics industry by representing a true technical revolution in terms of performance, size and flexibility. Although 60% smaller, this innovative range of solenoid valve... 

Mining imports surge

By: System Author     21st May 1999 Valve imports for the mining industry have increased from 66% of the total market ten years ago to their current levels of 80%, providing a challenge for local valve manufacturers and their supplying foundries to find niche markets for their products, says Steloy Group MD Danie Slabbert.... 

R2,5m valve contract for big diamond mine

By: System Author     21st May 1999 R2,5-million con- tract for the supply of a range of valves for the Orapa 2000 upgrade at the Debswana diamond-mine in northern Botswana has been completed by valve manufacturer Insamcor, of Sebenza, Gauteng. Orders have been placed since February last year, and full commissioning of the plant... 

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