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Valves News

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

A comprehensive valves offering

12th May 2006 Thanks to the combined strength of three major brands – Clarkson, L&M Valve and Rovalve – Tyco Valves & Controls is now able to offer the widest range of knife-gate and slurry valves currently on the market with the added advantage that all products are now available from a single... 

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). 

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. 

Ball valves provide high performance at an attractive price

12th May 2006 Mecafrance three-piece ball valves from Tyco Valves & Controls provide an economical solution to high-quality valve performance. ? 

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. 

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. 

A company of many trades

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Besides its main activity of reconditioning control valves, GP Control Valves and Engineering, of Sasolburg, offers a full range of services from specialised machining work to assembly and testing of new control valves. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Accreditation changes may necessitate course revision

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Changing accreditation requirements may necessitate the revision of the ‘Working with Valves’ course offered by the South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association’s (SAVAMA). 

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. 

UK group buys out two SA firms

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

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... 

Home-grown product enjoys growing global acceptance

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

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. 

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... 

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. 

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 

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... 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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