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Valves

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). 

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

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

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... 

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

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... 

New valves division will provide solutions across industries
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... 

IoT unlocks potential for valves data storage
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... 

Valves range will assist  in reducing leaks
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... 

Business confidence recovering amid looming challenges
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... 

Company extends life span of critical steam systems
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... 

Demand increases for thermoplastic valves
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... 

Lack of valve traceability hampers local industry
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... 

Modernisation presents opportunities in 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

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... 

Valve repair and  refurbishment present  vast opportunities
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... 

Valve companies upgraded to Level 1 BBBEE status
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... 

Cost-effective and  lasting automatic drain valves for compressors
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... 

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

New diaphragm valves to be supplied in South Africa

By: Donald Makhafola     18th May 2018 Italian thermoplastic valve manufacturer Formatura Iniezone Polimeri’s (FIP’s) flanged Dialock (DK) diaphragm valve, launched internationally in June last year, will be available to the South African market within the next few months through thermoplastic products supplier Astore Keymak. The new... 

New diaphragm valves to  be supplied in South Africa
NEW PRODUCT Astore Keymak is the sole distributor of Formatura Iniezone Polimeri's industrial valves in South Africa

Safety valves manufacturer invests in growth, celebrates 200 years

18th May 2018 European safety valves manufacturer Leser celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, with the share of its profits last year spent on the development of its facilities amounting to €35.3-million. Leser’s service and products in South Africa are offered through its sole local distributor,... 

Safety valves manufacturer invests in growth,  celebrates 200 years
GROWTH Leser celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, with the share of its profits last year spent on the development of its facilities

Valves system ready for African oil production market

By: Donald Makhafola     18th May 2018 Netherlands-based valves manufacturer Mokveld’s new patented low shear technology, the Typhoon valve system for oil production system is available for the African commercial market through South Africa-based high-end and specialised equipment supplier Energas Technologies. “The low shear-force... 

Valves system ready for African oil production market
NEW PRODUCT Mokveld’s Typhoon Valve System is now available in Africa through Mokveld’s distributor in South Africa, Energas Technologies

Ultra Control Valves

18th May 2018 South African valves company Ultra Control Valves (UCV) was formed by two valves industry veterans about eight years ago to fill a gap in the South African market for a specialist valves company concentrating on control valves. UCV has since earned a substantial stake in both the water and mining... 

Ultra Control Valves

1 000 locally manufactured valves sold to aid electrical power distribution

By: Nadine James     10th November 2017 National research institution Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) collaboration with valve manufacturer Paltechnologies (Paltech) has led to the first locally manufactured aluminium valve. To date, about 1 000 butterfly valves, each 80 mm in diameter, have been manufactured... 

1 000 locally manufactured valves sold to aid electrical power distribution
PALTECH BUTTERFLY VALVE Forms part of a number of products selected by Eskom for localisation

400 emergency shutdown valves supplied to Oman petrochemicals project

10th November 2017 Industrial product supplier Metso supplied 400 industry-leading Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) project in Oman. The new complex will process light ends produced in State-owned oil company Oman Oil Refineries... 

400 emergency shutdown valves supplied to Oman petrochemicals project
SOHAR REFINERY Orpic is undertaking strategic growth projects including the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project and the Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex

New course for employees to launch in 2018

By: Nadine James     10th November 2017 Germiston-based valves company Invincible Valves has established a bursary competition for schools within its community, scheduled to be launched in January next year. The competition will be open to matric students taking mathematics and science as subjects, and who have an interest in... 

New course for employees to launch in 2018
COMMITTED TO EDUCATION The training facility, operational since May this year, caters for 12 employees who will be completing three valves training course

Company expands fluid technology services

10th November 2017 Industrial product supplier Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) strategy to enhance its fluid technology services to meet growing market demand, encompasses the introduction of new products, with the latest developments in design technologies, materials and coatings. The company’s extensive range of... 

Company expands fluid technology services
VERSATILE PRODUCTS FPV diaphragm and pinch valves are available in many different materials, with various pressure ratings, for diverse sectors

Dart valves, samplers enhance mineral processing plant efficiency

10th November 2017 Boksburg-based slurry equipment manufacturer eDART’s dual valves and poppet samplers continue to offer high-quality level control at South African miner Northam Platinum’s Booysendal plant near Lydenburg, Mpumalanga. eDART slurry valves director Richard Rule says when Booysendal was originally... 

Dart valves, samplers  enhance mineral processing plant efficiency
TURNKEY SERVICE After the original installation at Booysendal, eDART assisted in the optimisation and fine tuning of the plant

Handheld ProcessMeter enables in-field valve positioner checks

10th November 2017 To keep a system operating properly, a good preventive maintenance programme that mandates periodic checks of valve positioners is required, says industrial product supplier Comtest Group. This is because valves, the actuators that move them, and the electronic circuits that control them, are all... 

Handheld ProcessMeter enables in-field valve  positioner checks
MULTIPURPOSE TOOL The ProcessMeter comprises all the necessary tools for checking and recalibrating electronic valve positioners

Electrohydraulic actuators installed

By: Nadine James     10th November 2017 Earlier this year, valve actuator manufacturer Rotork announced the successful installation of its Skilmatic SI electro-hydraulic actuators, which were deployed at Mauritius’ SSR International Airport, as part of an initiative to increase safety and efficiency at the site. Rotork Africa senior... 

Electrohydraulic actuators installed
SAFETY FIRST The ATEX-rated failsafe actuators have been installed in critical valve areas at the airport’s Joint Users Hydrant Installation fuel storage depot to prevent potential spillages
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