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Valves

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. 

SA firm begins work on R200m Angola oil contract

By: Zonika Botha     17th September 2004 Broad-based infrastructure company Group Five and tank and pressure-valve specialist CB&I Constructors South Africa have started work on their R200-million contract for the Malongo Greater Tukula Area (GTA) expansion project in Cabinda, Angola. 

Valve group becomes empowered

9th August 2004 Specialist valves supplier Valve & Automation (V&A), which was established in October 1986, has recently transformed itself into a black economic empowered (BEE) business. 

Miniature proportional valves introduced

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 The VP12 miniature proportional valve has recently been launched by Norgren, which is locally distributed by Ernest Lowe, in response to a market demand. 

New lubrication technology on offer

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 With a new technology from Flosolve, distributor of Vogel lubricating systems, it is now a relatively simple task to retrofit the LubriLean digital minimal quantity lubrication (MQL) unit to existing equipment. 

Valves skills course receives the go-ahead

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 The South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association’s (Savama’s) long-awaited short skills course ‘Working with Valves’ was finally approved by the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (Merseta) in March this year. 

New range of valve terminal systems enters the market

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 With a new range of valve terminal systems (VTSs) from Bosch Rexroth in Germany, South African’s Tectra Automation now has a comprehensive range of control valves, providing the company with a new competitive edge, says director Emil Berning. 

SA valve manufacturers find their niche

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 The South African valve industry is still under continuous pressure to compete against imported products, says South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturer’s Association (Savama) chairperson Mark Wilson. 

Company pursues aggressive growth

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 The local subsidiary of US-based Tyco, Tyco Valves and Controls Distribution South Africa, reports that it made a substantial investment in the Oil Africa 2004 show, which was held in March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 

Company upgrades its bottom valves

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 At the end of March, Fulcrum Engineering unveiled its new R300 000 testing facility, as well as its new generation of bottom valves. 

Diversifying engineering firm to launch a new valves company

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Within the next six months, family-owned Allsteam Engineering, which opened its doors in 1968, aims to establish a new valves company, says MD Peter Habib. 

Strong demand expected for new butterfly valve

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Subsidiary of Steinm 

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