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Valves

New solenoid valve offers higher flow

13th May 2005 Earlier this year, a new addition was introduced to Sterling Hydraulics’ leading range of solenoid valves. 

Solenoid valves set new industry standards

13th May 2005 A new line of solenoid valves, called RedHat Next Generation, is claiming to set new industry standards for reliability and power consumption. 

Southern African agent appointed for Spanish ball-valve range

13th May 2005 BAC Valves of Spain is a specialised company geared for the design and manufacture of a comprehensive range of ball valves and high-performance butterfly valves. 

Stainless-steel valve covers offer greater safety

13th May 2005 For use in hostile and corrosive conditions, or for food-processing and other clean-room environments, UK-based Castell Iso-Lok now produces versions of most of its key products in hygienic, easy-to-clean, high-polish stainless steel. 

Diesel compressors added to local company's fleet

13th May 2005 Compressor- and generator-hire company Rand-Air has stepped up the pace of its fleet renewal programme. 

Valve-testing device eliminates downtime

13th May 2005 British company Smith Flow Control has introduced three new valve-related products into South Africa through its local distributor, the fluid-control division of local firm Macsteel Trading. 

New valve controller with valve parameter feedback

13th May 2005 The new Gefran 800V controller comes with valve parameter feedback making ?valve-controlled processes uncomplicated. 

Valve supplier aims to become leader by 2008

13th May 2005 Pipes- fittings- and valves-supplier Incledon-DPI, which has an excellent preferred-supplier relationship with all key suppliers, is a black-empowerment engineering merchant, acknowledged as a leader in its fields of endeavour. 

New range fire-safe ball valve is launched

13th May 2005 Local supplier Dupleix Liquid Meters (DLM) has launched the new Habonim range of fire-safe ball valves. 

Products put through intensive testing

13th May 2005 Valve company Festo says that its products are exposed to agonising scrutiny. 

Pneumatic valve experiences positive growth

29th April 2005 Since the launch of the Camozzi Pneumatic Y-series valve in 2003, the growth has been positive from Europe, Asia as well as America, Camozzi Pneumatics agent, Hydraulics & Pneumatics’ Martyn Jones reports. 

Three water-industry events are scheduled for this June

22nd April 2005 The fourth international exhibition of Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa sees an exponential boom as three main water industry events will join forces at Gallagher Estate, in Johannesburg, in June this year. 

Dome valves aid reliability at engine-making firm

12th November 2004 Sweden-based Volvo Powertrain, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines, has bought dome valves from UK company Clyde Materials Handling. 

No contradiction in bufferfly leakage valves

12th November 2004 Hygienic valve company Sudmo UK is introducing its range of double-block and bleed butterfly leakage valves. 

Holland to host valves show

12th November 2004 Global flow-control distributor and manufacturer FCX is to be the key sponsor of the Valve World 2004 conference and expo this year. 

Valves cut out cavitation problems

12th November 2004 The high-pressure steam leak-off system at Hartlepool power station, in the UK, was suffering from noise and vibration problems on start-up. 

Young firm grows by leaps and bounds

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 When Engineering News last visited Allsteam Engineering the company had just announced the birth of a subsidiary. 

Company gets big orders for chemical-duty valves

12th November 2004 Recent big orders received by Astore Africa bear testimony to the acceptance of the company’s range of chemical-duty valves in plastic and plastic-lined metal, says product manager for valves and instrumentation Chris Spencer. 

Portable tester scheduled for completion by year-end

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Building on the success of the TAC 2000 cyanide content analyser, local company Process Analytical Systems (PAS) is constructing a portable tester that will be available at the end of this year. 

New valve cuts pipe line pressure surges

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 A new angle-pattern pump control valve designed by Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) was due to be installed at a local mine last month. 

Valves company scoops R5-million water contract

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Local valves company Gunric clinched a R5-million order in September to supply 13 valves to the water industry. 

New valve series for large refrigeration systems

12th November 2004 Refrigeration company Danfoss launched a new modular generation of pilot and motor-controlled regulating valves for industrial and commercial refrigeration in September. 

Foundries experience surging demand from specialist valve makers

12th November 2004 While the industry in general is fighting for survival, specialist valve manufacturers and their supplying foundries continue to fly the South African flag in niche markets abroad. 

Smart modules for CPX valve terminals

12th November 2004 An e-mail came through from the factory with the message: Malfunction in parts assembly, the system is down. 

Spray coatings extend valves' operating lives

12th November 2004 Gauteng-based corrosion-resistant surface-alloy distributor Flame Spray Technologies (FST) has developed hard and corrosion-resistant coatings which have made it possible to increase the working life of valves. 

Firm banks on reputation for increased market share

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Over 100 years of successful trading and many established relationships within industry will be the key to the successful expansion of Stewarts & Lloyds’ valve division, believes group marketing manager Ronnie Turner. 

Big energy-sector empowerment deal concluded

By: Zonika Botha     12th November 2004 In what has been described as one of the most meaningful black economic empowerment (BEE) deals in the energy sector, Lithemba Investments, a black women owned and operated company, has acquired a 50% stake in Intervalve. 

East Rand firm defies rampant rand, cheap Chinese imports

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Rand volatility, cheap Chinese imports and the ever-increasing cost of raw materials are trends often cited for this year’s poor performance by the valve industry. 

Imports threaten viability of valve makers

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 South Africa’s valve manu-facturers are under threat from imported products and, without local support, face a bleak future. 

Local severe-service valve for Russian oil and gas industry

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 The testing phase of a specially-designed severe-service valve was completed in September this year. 

Leak-free connection

12th November 2004 Gauteng-based Fluidline, supplier of fluid system components to the instrumentation and mechanical markets, has appointed two new distributors. 

Wadeville firm's custom made pinch valves

12th November 2004 Wadeville-based Atval manufactures a range of pinch valves. 

Company launches plug-in sub-base valves

12th November 2004 Motion and fluid control company Norgren has launched a new range of plug-in sub-base valves. 

Firm adds fire-safe ball valves to product range

12th November 2004 East Rand-based company Macneil Steel & Valves has added a certified fire-safe ball valve to its range of products last year. 

Final touches now being made to novel valve

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Hot on the heels of several new valve designs, research and development of a new knife gate valve has just been completed. 

Actuator company seeks an empowerment partner

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Celebrating 25 years of business this year is Actuator Technical Services (ATS). 

Matt Cast Supplies

5th November 2004 Matt Cast Supplies Is a jobbing foundry casting a range of materials, ranging from 1 kg to 650 kg. 

Valve empowerment deal to be announced

22nd October 2004 The wholly-South African subsidiary of Babcock Borsig Services Germany, and 70% shareholder in Steinmueller Engineering, BBPH, will announce a black economic empowerment deal soon. 

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