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Valves

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... 

Prevent costly downtimes by selecting correct valves

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th May 2021 Selecting the correct type of valve for a given application is not only critical to plant uptime, but it will also assist in maintaining the lowest total cost of ownership on a plant or other industrial installation where valves are used, says Weir Minerals Africa senior application engineer... 

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... 

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

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

TUMI TSEHLO
The larger than normal valve manufactured for the desalinisation plant would generally be used in the mining sector
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... 

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

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... 

LARGE HOLDING 
ENERGYValves boasts a vast stock-holding of its flagship range of competitively priced ball valves which can be considered as commodity products
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,... 

RIENZI KNIFE GATE 
DLM is a strong competitor in the valve industry, having built strong relationships with customers and suppliers
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... 

SANDY MAJATLADI
The role of the NFTN is to endorse a competitive market within South African 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,... 

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
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

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). 

REFURBISHED VALVES 
In addressing the high cost of valve replacements, Mechanical Rotating Solutions offers cost-effective solutions such as the efficient refurbishment and repairs
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. 

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
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. 

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
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. 

IN TOUCH WITH THE TRENDS 
Pace Valves is no stranger to developments in valve automation
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. 

IRREPLACEABLE SOLUTIONS
The initial coating of new valves as well as their efficient repair results in fewer valve replacements
IRREPLACEABLE SOLUTIONS The initial coating of new valves as well as their efficient repair results in fewer valve replacements

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... 

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
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... 

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

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
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... 

PROVING POPULAR More consulting engineers are specifying the use of ratio reducing pressure reducing valves
PROVING POPULAR More consulting engineers are specifying the use of ratio reducing pressure reducing valves

ENERGYValves: A division of EMVAfrica

8th November 2019 EMVAfrica was awarded Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status in August 2019.  ENERGYValves is industry renowned for an impressive stock of stainless steel valves. Our valves portfolio also extends to Duplex stainless steel, titanium, 904L, zirconium, nickel alloys as well... 

ENERGYValves: A division of EMVAfrica

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... 

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
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

New valves division will provide solutions across industries

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     17th May 2019 As part of the recently launched EMVAfrica brand, the ENERGYValves division is positioned as not only a supplier of valves but also a one-stop-shop valves solution. Engineering News reported last month that industrial stainless steel suppliers Energy Engineered Products, industrial special alloy... 

A TURNING POINT The predominately used quarter-turn pneumatic actuator turns the valves 90 through degrees
A TURNING POINT The predominately used quarter-turn pneumatic actuator turns the valves 90 through degrees

Playing field not level for local valves manufacturers

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     17th May 2019 Although the Department of Trade and Industry encourages investment in locally manufactured products, this has proven to be a challenge for local valves manufacturers, as companies still prefer to buy imported products, says industrial valve manufacturer and supplier Pace Valves MD Tony Haldenby.... 

IoT unlocks potential for valves data storage

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     17th May 2019 The Internet of Things (IoT) has unlocked massive potential for valves, piping and associated accessories maintenance providers to store vast amounts of data on behalf of clients, says industrial valves specialist Brimis Engineering technical director Moeketsi Mpotu. Mpotu adds that Brimis... 

 MOEKETSI MPOTU The Internet of Things will enable valves, piping and associated accessories maintenance providers to store vast amounts of data
MOEKETSI MPOTU The Internet of Things will enable valves, piping and associated accessories maintenance providers to store vast amounts of data

Valves range will assist in reducing leaks

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     17th May 2019 Owing to water scarcity, water utility companies should be proactive in ensuring that pipe leaks are reduced and kept at an absolute minimum, says South African valves company Ultra Control Valves managing member Peter Telle. He adds that, over the past few years, municipalities and water boards... 

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Ultra Control Valves will launch a course on water hydraulics with a focus on water hammer
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Ultra Control Valves will launch a course on water hydraulics with a focus on water hammer

ENERGYValves: A division of EMVAfrica

17th May 2019 ENERGYValves is industry renowned for an impressive stock of stainless steel valves. Our valves portfolio also extends to Duplex stainless steel, titanium, 904L, zirconium, nickel alloys as well as numerous other special alloys and high-performance alloys. This unique offering is supported by our... 

ENERGYValves: A division of EMVAfrica

KLINGER: connect with quality

17th May 2019 KLINGER is the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of industrial gaskets and valves. Established in 1886 as a family enterprise, the company was a pioneer in gasket technology. The group of KLINGER independent companies now has a worldwide presence in over 60 countries, offering independent... 

KLINGER: connect with quality

Company offers first-class equipment to a variety of industries

17th May 2019 Stockist and distributor of premium valve brands Heaton Valves Africa’s core purpose is to provide first-class valve and associated equipment stock holding, distribution, technical consultation, training and project management services. These services will be available in industries such as oil... 

Business confidence recovering amid looming challenges

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     9th November 2018 Business confidence in the local valve industry seems to be rising; however, some concerns remain, says South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association (Savama) chairperson Pamela du Plessis. “The concerns include the exchange rate volatility, generally low productivity levels amid... 

LOCAL MANUFACTURE
Member companies of the South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association account for about 80% of the valves and actuators manufactured and/or assembled locally
LOCAL MANUFACTURE Member companies of the South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association account for about 80% of the valves and actuators manufactured and/or assembled locally

Company extends life span of critical steam systems

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     9th November 2018 Professional services and project management company SNC-Lavalin completed a 40 bar high-pressure steam isolation valve replacement project last month for South African integrated chemicals company Sasol’s Group Technology division. The company was awarded the project in May of this year and the... 

SASOL STEAM SYSTEM
The steam system on the Sasol refinery is the main steam header which links the steam generation plant to the rest of the factory
SASOL STEAM SYSTEM The steam system on the Sasol refinery is the main steam header which links the steam generation plant to the rest of the factory

Demand increases for thermoplastic valves

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     9th November 2018 Demand for thermoplastic materials over conventional alloy metals has increased since engineering consumables and components distributor BMG was appointed exclusive distributor of UK-based manufacturer SAFi Thermoplastic Valve Solutions’ (SAFi’s) products, says BMG industrial valves national... 

PROCESSING PLANT
BMG’s SAFi range of valves can be used in mining, energy, environmental, process plant, agriculture, and food and beverage applications
PROCESSING PLANT BMG’s SAFi range of valves can be used in mining, energy, environmental, process plant, agriculture, and food and beverage applications

Lack of valve traceability hampers local industry

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     9th November 2018 The local valves industry has become extremely competitive, especially since there has been an influx of products that have no traceability, says industrial automation, valve and control supplier Fluid Control Services owner Allen Maguire. Many products are entering the local market from the... 

VALVE STANDARD
The local valves industry needs to conform to a certain standard in terms of traceability
VALVE STANDARD The local valves industry needs to conform to a certain standard in terms of traceability

Modernisation presents opportunities in industry

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     9th November 2018 Despite the challenges experienced in the South African fluid power valve market, international motion and control technologies manufacturer Parker Hannifin believes that there is opportunity for further modernisation and development of fluid power valves. “The local fluid power valve industry... 

GROWTH OPPORTUNITY
Parker Hannifin Sales Company South Africa has identified the integration of electronics into its range of hydraulic and pneumatic valve products as a growth opportunity
GROWTH OPPORTUNITY Parker Hannifin Sales Company South Africa has identified the integration of electronics into its range of hydraulic and pneumatic valve products as a growth opportunity

Valve repair and refurbishment present vast opportunities

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     9th November 2018 The repair and refurbishment of critical valves present significant opportunities in the South African valve industry, says mechanical engineering company Brimis Engineering MD Andile Nqandela. The company can manufacture in-house components required for repair and refurbishment of critical... 

TEST BENCH
Brimis Engineering has procured a pressure relief valve test bench to service 90% of the installed pressure relief valves in the local market
TEST BENCH Brimis Engineering has procured a pressure relief valve test bench to service 90% of the installed pressure relief valves in the local market

Valve companies upgraded to Level 1 BBBEE status 

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     9th November 2018 Valve manufacturer Ainsworth Engineering and its sister company valve distributor United Valve Company (UVC) are under new ownership and have been upgraded to Level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) status. The initiative was funded by the Industrial Development Corporation and... 

United Valves Company GM Ruben van Loggerenberg
Ainsworth Engineering and United Valves Company CEO Siyabonga Meyiwa and United Valves Company General Manager Ruben van Loggerenberg discuss the state of the valve industry and company developments. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Cost-effective and lasting automatic drain valves for compressors

By: Donald Makhafola     18th May 2018 Air compressor products distributor Tru Compressor Solutions’ automatic drain valve for compressors can last up to 15 years if maintained regularly, and could save companies substantial amounts of money and downtime , says sales director Philip Botha. “Many companies neglect to open their manual... 

RELIABLE AND LASTING
Tru Compressors Solutions' automatic drain valve for compressors can last up to 15 years
RELIABLE AND LASTING Tru Compressors Solutions' automatic drain valve for compressors can last up to 15 years

BMG appointed valves distributor in Africa

By: Donald Makhafola     18th May 2018 Engineering components supplier BMG was recently appointed as the distributor for slurry valves manufacturer Dual Valves’ products in South Africa and Africa, through its 130 branches, as part of the company’s fluid technology expansion programme. Appointed in February, BMG fluid technology... 

EXPANSION BMG has been appointed distributors for Dual Valves products in South Africa and into Africa
EXPANSION BMG has been appointed distributors for Dual Valves products in South Africa and into Africa
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