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Valves News

New valves add to supplier portfolio

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 Specialist valve distributor Astore Keymak has added two new valves to its portfolio to offer ease of installation. Astore Keymak compression fittings and saddles product manager Aldrin Velan tells Engineering News that the check valve and stop cock valve were introduced to the company’s range in... 

CNC machine bolsters company offering

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 Waterjet cutting service provider MaxJet Global has invested in a new computer numerical control (CNC) waterjet machine to bolster its specialised flange and seal offerings for the valves sector. The CNC waterjet machine, one of the first installations of its kind in Africa is equipped with newly... 

CNC machine bolsters company offering
PERFECTLY NESTED The flanges and seals made on the new CNC waterjet machine are suited in design and material for perfect nesting

New valves add to supplier portfolio

14th May 2021 Valve manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) design and locally manufacture a comprehensive range of FPV and KLEP slurry related valves that complies with stringent quality and safety standards. AFS was launched in October by the Engineering Solutions Group, part of investment holding and... 

New valves add to supplier portfolio
SLURRY SLURPER The AFS range of valves are suited to harsh condistions such as that found in the moving of slurry

New valve breaking records on size

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 A mono-flanged large-bore Insamcor 1200 valve has been manufactured and delivered to Erongo desalination plant in Swakopmund, Namibia, by South African fluid technology manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) to allow greater volumes of sea water intake.... 

New valve breaking records on size
TUMI TSEHLO The larger than normal valve manufactured for the desalinisation plant would generally be used in the mining sector

Distributor supplies new valve range

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 Valve and actuator supplier uNyazi Sales and Services, a technical partner of engineering, procurement and construction company Lesedi Nuclear Services, is an official distributor of the Clarkson slurry knife gate valve. uNyazi is the authorised Emerson Local Business Partner for final control... 

Distributor supplies new valve range
FLOOD GATE The Clarkson slurry knife gate valve range is being offered to the South African market by uNyasi Sales and Services

Investment needed to revive industry

By: Nadine Ramdass     23rd April 2021 South African metal fabricators and government have to invest in the industry to compete with cheap imports from countries such as China, says valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control executive director and COO Mlungisi Cele. Although there is demand for metal fabricators, owing to construction... 

Investment needed to revive industry
Mlungisi Cele Only locally manufactured products should qualify as local content

Pumps an essential asset

19th March 2021 Used throughout the water, petrochemicals and power generation sectors to move large volumes of water, vertical suspended pumps are essential assets, says fluid engineering specialist Sulzer regional sales manager Jason Simcoe and technical adviser Seth Tate. 

Pumps an essential asset
VERTICAL SUSPENDED PUMP The routine maintenance on these pumps can be overlooked

After baptism of fire, empowered valves manufacturer on road to recovery 

By: Terence Creamer     19th January 2021 After fulfilling, in November 2019, all the conditions precedent to finally consummate the R165-million acquisition of valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) from Aveng the new black owners faced a true baptism of fire. CEO and co-shareholder Tumi Tsehlo, who previously headed the South... 

After baptism of fire, empowered valves manufacturer on road to recovery
Tumi Tsehlo

Local valve manufacturer first to be marine-certified

By: Darren Parker     27th November 2020 Valve manufacturer Paltechnologies (Paltech), a subsidiary of holdings company Mokoena Holdings, has become the first South African valve manufacturer to become fully certified to supply valves to the marine industry. Paltech was one of the companies to benefit from the Marine Manufacturing,... 

Local valve manufacturer first to be marine-certified
OPEN AND SHUT Paltechnologies is the first South African valves manufacturer to become marine-certified

Company holds premium reputation in valves industry

6th November 2020 Stainless steel and special alloy valves supplier Energy Valves, a division of single-source supplier of corrosion resistant and other specialist alloys EMVAfrica, holds a solid reputation as a leading supplier of premium quality valve solutions. “Several differentiating factors have earned us... 

Company holds premium reputation in valves industry
LARGE HOLDING ENERGYValves boasts a vast stock-holding of its flagship range of competitively priced ball valves which can be considered as commodity products

Customised solutions to meet clients’ needs

6th November 2020 Engineering solutions provider BMG, which distributes hydraulic valves manufacturer Hydraforce’s range of proportional valves in Southern Africa, works closely with Hydraforce engineers and customers in diverse industries, to design and manufacture customised hydraulic control solutions. These... 

Pandemic effects still felt in valves industry

By: Theresa Bhowan     6th November 2020 Industrial equipment supplier Dupleix Liquid Meters (DLM) believes that the national lockdown has placed a strain across countless industries and feels that there is a long road ahead before things return to normal. DLM supplies valves primarily to the mining, petrochemical and sugar industries,... 

Pandemic effects still felt in valves industry
RIENZI KNIFE GATE DLM is a strong competitor in the valve industry, having built strong relationships with customers and suppliers

Industry body promotes support interventions for local foundries

By: Theresa Bhowan     6th November 2020 Industry support provider the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) is promoting pressure-equipment-directive support interventions in the local foundry industry and these interventions are in support of the localisation of pressure-equipment components such as valves and pumps. “The role of... 

Industry body promotes support interventions  for local foundries
SANDY MAJATLADI The role of the NFTN is to endorse a competitive market within South African foundries

Lack of local OEMs hinders valve industry

By: Theresa Bhowan     6th November 2020 The lack of local original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) has led to a low availability of valve components and spares – particularly during the Covid-19 period – which has, consequently, resulted in project delays, says engineering contractor Brimis Engineering. “During the national lockdown,... 

Lack of local OEMs  hinders valve industry
SLOW AND STEADY During the national lockdown, imports, and overall logistics operations, came to a halt with an assembly delay of between 12 weeks and 30 weeks

Stanfra Trading launches first South African-made 100 mm quarter-turn segmented ball valve

By: Donna Slater     11th September 2020 Launched on September 10 during the Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect virtual event, machining manufacturer Stanfra Trading showcased its new fully South African 100 mm quarter-turn ball valve. Stanfra Trading CEO Francois Marais states that this type of valve is the first to be produced in... 

New proportioning system ideal for refineries

By: Darren Parker     4th September 2020 Fire-suppression systems developer FireDos launched the third generation (Gen III) of its foam proportioners for fire extinguishing systems globally at the end of last year. The technology has since been made available in South Africa through local partner and distributor DoseTech. The Gen III... 

New proportioning system ideal for refineries
A NEW GENERATION The Gen III foam proportioner can handle all types of foam agents, even highly viscous, alcohol-resistant and fluorine-free foam agents

Pandemic prompts supplier’s tech aspirations

By: Mamaili Mamaila     29th May 2020 Industrial valves supplier Process and Allied Contracting Equipment (Pace Valves) plans to embrace the technological developments that will be prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa to sustain its supply growth. 

Macsteel merges fluid control, pipes divisions

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th May 2020 Steel and value-added steel products supplier Macsteel has merged its fluid control division with its pipes, fittings and flanges division. The vertical merger forms part of the company’s focus on increasing operating efficiency and strengthening its position in the challenging economic climate.  

Valve maintenance key to mining fire protection

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th May 2020 While an optimal fire-protection system is key to any mining operation, the inspection and maintenance of its various parts is of equal importance, says industrial solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS). 

Valve maintenance key to mining fire protection
REFURBISHED VALVES In addressing the high cost of valve replacements, Mechanical Rotating Solutions offers cost-effective solutions such as the efficient refurbishment and repairs

Local procurement lags in public, private sectors

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th May 2020 A prevailing issue facing the valves sector is the “poor attitude” to local procurement in the public and private sectors, says valves manufacturer RGR Technologies commercial director Ross Hunter. 

Local procurement lags  in public, private sectors
MAPPING THE WAY FORWARD RGR Technologies looks forward to slowly introducing three-dimensional printing into its processes to assist with the manufacture of valve parts

Company supports essential service providers amid lockdown

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th May 2020 Industrial equipment supplier BMG encourages companies operating during South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown and beyond not to neglect the condition monitoring of process valves. 

Company supports  essential service  providers amid lockdown
FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY The Desponia butterfly valves, manufactured in Spain, are available with different lining materials for reliability and extended service life in diverse sectors

Pandemic prompts supplier’s tech aspirations

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th May 2020 Industrial valves supplier Process and Allied Contracting Equipment (Pace Valves) plans to embrace the technological developments that will be prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa to sustain its supply growth. 

Pandemic prompts supplier’s tech aspirations
IN TOUCH WITH THE TRENDS Pace Valves is no stranger to developments in valve automation

Valves maintenance still a challenge

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th May 2020 Although demand for valves has increased over the past five years, maintenance costs, efficiency and valve service life are some of the challenges that companies face yearly, says coating technology specialist Thermaspray’s laser cladding manager Jordaan Lourens. 

Valves maintenance  still a challenge
IRREPLACEABLE SOLUTIONS The initial coating of new valves as well as their efficient repair results in fewer valve replacements

Supplier keeps valves flowing

By: Halima Frost     24th April 2020 Water treatment solutions provider Allmech assures clients that although South Africa is still reeling from the Covid-19 lockdown, implemented last month, the company will continue to supply its water treatment solutions and Runxin filter valves range in the coming months. Runxin valves are... 

Supplier keeps  valves flowing
"A-RANGED" When all lined up the Allmech Runxin range of valves suites most sewage and water treatment applications

Renewed call to ban disposable cylinders

By: Darren Parker     14th February 2020 Despite various heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry participants contesting the banning of disposable gas cylinders in South Africa for years, there is no indication of a decision on the matter being reached. South African Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning... 

Renewed call to ban disposable cylinders
TIME TO SCRAP THIS PRACTICE Disposed cylinders create about 3 150 m3 scrap metal and can explode if not thoroughly evacuated

Uptick in demand for water-treatment system valves

By: Tracy Hancock     8th November 2019 Local demand for the Runxin water-treatment system valves has increased, despite the current business climate, says Johannesburg-headquartered boiler manufacturer and water-treatment components supplier Allmech. “More clients are discovering how easy these valves are to use and how reliable they... 

Uptick in demand for water-treatment system valves
RUNXIN RANGE The company offers flowrates from 4 500 l/hr – F56A1 manual and F63B/C automatic filter valves – to the 30 000 l/hr F112B filter and 40 000 l/hr F112A softener valves

Company’s butterfly valves in high demand

By: Tracy Hancock     8th November 2019 There is significant demand for the InterApp butterfly valves range from engineering consumables and components supplier BMG, with more than 100 units sold a month. Valves from the range have recently been supplied for chemical applications at mining operations and processing plants in Namibia... 

Company’s butterfly valves in high demand
SIGNIFICANT SELLER InterApp Bianca and Desponia butterfly valves are recommended by BMG for high efficiency and safe use in demanding industrial flow control applications

DTIC helping expand valves and actuators market, support ‘tremendous’

By: Tracy Hancock     8th November 2019 Valve manufacturers body Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa) is lobbying the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) to expand the instruction note that regulates the environment within which government departments and public entities procure valves and... 

DTIC helping expand valves and actuators market, support ‘tremendous’
Photo by Creamer Media
CHAMPIONING TRANSFORMATION A transformation study for the valve and actuator manufacturing industry will address the participation of previously disadvantaged groups, including women and youth in the industry

Valve new option for abrasive slurry applications at mines

By: Tracy Hancock     8th November 2019 Gauteng-based valve supplier Ultra Control Valves (UCV) has expanded its offering for slurry and abrasive applications with the introduction of the Titan metal-seated ball valve from Durban-based valve manufacturer Natal Pipe & Valve (NPV). “We now have a complete range of slurry valves, which... 

Valve new option for abrasive slurry applications at mines
PROVING POPULAR More consulting engineers are specifying the use of ratio reducing pressure reducing valves

Company reduces costs, improves efficiency

9th August 2019 Technical solutions provider BMG’s global fluid sealing products manufacturer Garlock products – along with the company’s technical expertise, on-site maintenance, emission monitoring and repair programmes – ensure reduced operational costs, improved efficiency, minimal downtime and uninterrupted... 

KSB Valves division revamped to boost mining visibility 

8th August 2019 The South African division of global manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has embarked on a modernisation programme and revamp of its valves division to reassert its capabilities in the mining sectors in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. 

KSB Valves division revamped to boost mining visibility
KSB Valves division revamped to boost mining visibility

KSB Valves division revamped to boost mining visibility 

1st August 2019 The South African division of global manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has embarked on a modernisation programme and revamp of its valves division to reassert its capabilities in the mining sectors in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Halima Frost has the details.  

KSB Valves division revamped to boost mining visibility
KSB Valves division revamped to boost mining visibility.

Aveng sells valve and pump manufacturing subsidiary to reduce debt

By: Nadine James     5th July 2019 Infrastructure and resources group Aveng will sell Aveng Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) to 100% black-owned investment company Copaflo for R165-million. The sale will include the DFC operations in South Africa, Finland, the US, Brazil and Australia. 

Globalisation an export opportunity for local valves manufacturer

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     5th July 2019 Amid the lack of infrastructure spending locally, valves manufacturer Aveng dynamic fluid control (DFC) welcomes globalisation as an opportunity to export its valves products to countries such as Brazil, Australia, Finland and the US. “Everyone sees globalisation as an opportunity to have access... 

Globalisation an export opportunity for local valves manufacturer
GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS South Africans should be proud that locally manufactured products can compete in the global market

Valves supplier to launch new products

By: Mamaili Mamaila     31st May 2019 South African thermoplastic valves supplier Astore Keymak is engaged in research and development activities with its suppliers to launch new FIP industrial valves for chemical applications every second year. “For aggressive chemical applications, such as sulphuric acids and hydrochloric acids,... 

Valves supplier to launch  new products
HIGHLY COMMITTED Astore Keymak remains committed to technology and solutions for the chemical, petrochemicals and industrial space

Inaugural event to highlight local manufacturing capabilities

By: Halima Frost     17th May 2019 The first Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME), which aims to highlight the capabilities of local manufacturers and, subsequently the ability to export, will be held from May 21 to 23, 2019 at the Expo Centre Nasrec, in Johannesburg. The expo will be hosted by the South African Capital... 

Inaugural event to highlight local manufacturing capabilities
CENTRE OF ATTENTION The inaugural Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo is set to feature more than 130 exhibitors

New valves rapidly exhaust compressed air

17th May 2019 Global leader in motion and control technologies Parker Hannifin has introduced a new safety exhaust valve (P33) that rapidly exhausts compressed air in the event of a fault condition or when a machine has an emergency stop. The P33 is designed for two-channel control architectures and is... 

New valves rapidly exhaust compressed air
SAFETY FIRST The new safety valve has a patented fail-safe design and is suitable for use in applications up to Category 4 performance level
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