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Valves

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... 

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

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 PRODUCT
Astore Keymak is the sole distributor of Formatura Iniezone Polimeri's industrial valves 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,... 

GROWTH Leser celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, with the share of its profits last year spent on the development of its facilities
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... 

NEW PRODUCT Mokveld’s Typhoon Valve System is now available in Africa through Mokveld’s distributor in South Africa, Energas Technologies
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... 

PALTECH BUTTERFLY VALVE Forms part of a number of products selected by Eskom for localisation
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... 

SOHAR REFINERY Orpic is undertaking strategic growth projects including the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project and the Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex
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... 

COMMITTED TO EDUCATION The training facility, operational since May this year, caters for 12 employees who will be completing three valves  training course
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... 

VERSATILE PRODUCTS FPV diaphragm and pinch valves are available in many different materials, with various pressure ratings, for diverse sectors
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... 

TURNKEY SERVICE After the original installation at Booysendal, eDART assisted in the optimisation and fine tuning of the plant
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... 

MULTIPURPOSE TOOL  The ProcessMeter comprises all the necessary tools for checking and recalibrating electronic valve positioners
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... 

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
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

New knife gate valve gains traction in mining market

By: Nadine James     10th November 2017 Having secured the first installation of its Victaulic Series 795 knife gate valve (KGV) – which is under way at diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals’ Modikwa platinum mine, near Burgersfort, in Limpopo – mechanical piping systems supplier Victaulic has sold two 3” KGVs to a platinum mine... 

MINE INSTALLATIONS Having secured installations at Limpopo and Mpumamlanga mines, Victaulic is confident that it can increase sales of its Series 795 knife gate valve
MINE INSTALLATIONS Having secured installations at Limpopo and Mpumamlanga mines, Victaulic is confident that it can increase sales of its Series 795 knife gate valve

Petrochemicals product supplier launches ball valve

10th November 2017 Last month, multinational oil and gas product supplier Schlumberger announced the release of the GROVE IST integrated seat technology ball valve. The company, which has an Angolan office that services the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and... 

Company offers valve solutions for abrasive, slurry applications

10th November 2017 ARVALV through-port knife-gate valves have long been the product of choice for challenging abrasive and scaling applications at plants and facilities where extended service life is a must, states valve and instrumentation supplier AR Controls. The ARVALV range is manufactured, stocked, and... 

ARVALV KNIFE-GATE VALVES
Unlike traditional push-through knife-gate valves, the partially-energised seats remain in their natural state when the gate is retracted
ARVALV KNIFE-GATE VALVES Unlike traditional push-through knife-gate valves, the partially-energised seats remain in their natural state when the gate is retracted

Company reaches 400-mark installation milestone

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th May 2017 Water solutions company Amanziflow Projects have installed more than 400 of its locally developed Fluid Dynamic Systems automatic diaphragm valves (FDS-DVs) across Southern Africa to date.  

AUTOMATIC APPLICATION
The equipment requires no electrical supply or labour to operate
AUTOMATIC APPLICATION The equipment requires no electrical supply or labour to operate

Training facility in final stages

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th May 2017 Valve company Invincible Valves is in the final stages of completing its new training facility on-site at the company’s factory in Knights, in Germiston.  

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Employees undertake basic valves, control valves and working with valves training
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Employees undertake basic valves, control valves and working with valves training

First orders for installation-ready knife gate valve

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th May 2017 Mechanical piping systems supplier Victaulic is installing the first of its Installation-Ready™ Series 795 knife gate valve in South Africa at African Rainbow Minerals’ Modikwa mine near Burgersfort in Limpopo.  

Company offers process solutions for valve systems

19th May 2017 It is often the tiny inconspicuous details that determine human and environmental safety as well as the operating costs incurred and the process yield, says global valves, automation components and piping products manufacturer Gemü, which is why it offers customised process solutions which join... 

VALVE SAFETY 
Several criteria are taken into consideration when choosing the best valve technology for a specific process
Photo by Bloomberg
VALVE SAFETY Several criteria are taken into consideration when choosing the best valve technology for a specific process

Valves association provides platform for training

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th May 2017 With poor product design, poor selection and inefficient processes in the manufacture of valves becoming a concern, the South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association (Savama) says there is a need for training to be emphasised to avoid this reality becoming entrenched.  

WORKING WITH VALVES
Knowledge within specialised industries such as valves is essential for economy-wide maximum growth and productivity
Photo by Bloomberg
WORKING WITH VALVES Knowledge within specialised industries such as valves is essential for economy-wide maximum growth and productivity

Upgrades in pipeline for valve manufacturing facility

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th May 2017 Since valves manufacturer AVK Southern Africa’s (AVK SA’s) acquisition of valves manufacturer Gunric in December last year, AVK has taken full control of Gunric’s manufacturing facility in Robertville, Gauteng.  

BIGGER RANGE
AVK Southern Africa expanded its product offering with Gunric’s range of butterfly valves
BIGGER RANGE AVK Southern Africa expanded its product offering with Gunric’s range of butterfly valves

Best practice guideline aims at enabling global competitiveness

By: Nadine James     4th November 2016 National resource efficiency programme the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has released its resource efficiency and cleaner production  (RECP) best practice guideline for the South African valve manufacturing industry. The objectives of the guideline are to ensure... 

VICTOR MANAVHELA The best practice guideline has been well received by the valves manufacturing industry
VICTOR MANAVHELA The best practice guideline has been well received by the valves manufacturing industry

Supplier introduces diaphragm valve to African market

By: Nadine James     4th November 2016 Valves supplier Astore Africa officially introduced the DK diaphragm valve to the African market at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition, held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in September. Astore Africa product manager Francois van Vuuren notes that the DK range, developed by Italian industrial... 

DK DIAPHRAGM VALVE DK series is suited to industrial applications, specifically those pertaining to chemical and industrial processes or water purification
DK DIAPHRAGM VALVE DK series is suited to industrial applications, specifically those pertaining to chemical and industrial processes or water purification

Equipment supplier extends safety range, introduces blanketing valve

4th November 2016 Southern African specialised oil and gas equipment supplier Energas Technologies has introduced safety product manufacturer Protectoseal’s Series 10 2” tank blanketing valve (TBV) to the South African market. Introduced in  August, the company explains that the valve enables an effective method... 

SAFETY FIRST The product enables tank blanketing which creates a blanket of inert gas in the tank’s vapour space to prevent atmospheric air from entering
SAFETY FIRST The product enables tank blanketing which creates a blanket of inert gas in the tank’s vapour space to prevent atmospheric air from entering

Valves supplier to extend foothold in municipal market

By: Nadine James     4th November 2016 Valve and steel supplier Stewarts and Lloyds (S&L) hopes to extend its market share in the municipal and civil engineering sectors, as it expects that the drive by government to effectively manage and optimise the water resources sector will result in several supply opportunities for local... 

SALVALVE PRODUCTS The range includes several butterfly, gate, ball and resilient seal valves, strictly manufactured to local and international standards
SALVALVE PRODUCTS The range includes several butterfly, gate, ball and resilient seal valves, strictly manufactured to local and international standards

Ageing infrastructure offers opportunities

By: Nadine James     4th November 2016 Fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon has noted a growing trend towards high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe solutions, presenting its water infrastructure segment with a major growth opportunity, as South Africa’s ageing water infrastructure network requires serious government... 

Company experiences growth despite difficult environment

4th November 2016 Valve distributor TTV Fluval Group of companies is celebrating 18 years of success in the South African market, further illustrated and encapsulated by this year’s numerous successfully completed projects resulting in a total invoicing for valves and actuators amounting to more than R180-million.... 

SUBSEA VALVES Some of the valves supplied to national oil company PetroSA’s Mossel Bay FO Fields for R60-million
SUBSEA VALVES Some of the valves supplied to national oil company PetroSA’s Mossel Bay FO Fields for R60-million

Industries benefit from high-pressure steam valves supply

By: Simon Sonnekus     13th May 2016 Mpumalanga-based valve suppliers Bilfinger Intervalve Africa, a subsidiary of Bilfinger Power Africa based in Rivonia, is supplying high-pressure (HP) steam valves to the power, and petrochemicals industry and becoming more active in supplying the mining industry. 

HIGH PRESSURE STEAM VALVES 
Bilfinger Intervalve currently supply coal-fired power producers, such as power utilities and petrochemicals companies, which use high-pressure steam boilers to produce energy
HIGH PRESSURE STEAM VALVES Bilfinger Intervalve currently supply coal-fired power producers, such as power utilities and petrochemicals companies, which use high-pressure steam boilers to produce energy
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