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Valves News

Electrically actuated valves offer accurate fluid control

     9th May 2008 Service and equipment provider for the control and efficient use of steam and other industrial fluids, Spirax Sarco, has launched its range of three-port QL valves with electric actuators, which provides a range of products for the control of water, oils and other industrial fluids used in... 

Local company designs valve control units for irrigation applications

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Local designer, developer and supplier of wireless control systems for the irrigation industry, Remconix, now offer two new valve control units (VCUs) as part of its range of products. 

Local manufacturer exports 80% of products

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Local valve designer and manufacturer, Dual Products International, reports that it now exports 80% of its products to a number of countries across the world. 

New proportional valve hits SA market

     9th May 2008 Automation and control solutions provider, Festo, has launched a new proportional valve, the VPPM, onto the South African market. 

New valve range for water industry launched

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Local manufacturer of geomet knife-gate valves, Dasher, which is a subsidiary of pumps and valves supplier group PSV Holdings, is introducing two new knife-gate valves for water and slurry applications. 

New valve applied to slithering slurry

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Black economic-empowerment (BEE) valve sales and marketing company, United Valve Company (UVC), which is affiliated with valve manufacturer, Ainsworth Engineering, has launched a new green rubber-lined valve, called the Green Mamba, exclusively used for slurries. 

New valve range to serve broader range of industries

     9th May 2008 Manufacturer and supplier of valves for the water industry in Southern Africa, Premier Valves, has increased its range of valves and has moved away from being a supplier only to the water industry, to supplying a range of valves for all industries, including water, mining, petrochemical, power... 

Process control equipment manufacturer opens regional office

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 International process control instrumentation and process automation solutions provider, Emerson Process Management, which also supplies control valves and valve-related instrumentation, has opened a regional office in South Africa to offer additional support to its customers and business... 

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. 

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