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Valves

Plastic valves gain foothold in market 

By: Donna Slater     7th November 2014 Continuous development in the design and manufacture of plastic valves has created an opportunity for these valves in the potable-water market that was previously dominated by metal valves, says Cape Town-based piping systems company Alprene Plastic Products. 

Valves cluster joins expo

7th November 2014 The 20-member-strong Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa) announced, last month, that it will, again, participate in the Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa (PVPA) expo that forms part of the successful South African Industry & Technology Fair (Indutec). 

Valves cluster joins expo
VALVES INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTED The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa aims to promote and facilitate much-needed growth in the local valve and actuator manufacturing industry

Valves range redesigned

7th November 2014 The entire control valve range of valves company AZ-Armaturen has undergone a complete redesign, resulting in a modular system that increases productivity in the process, food, chemical and petrochemical industries, the company says. 

Valves range redesigned
NEW DESIGN The construction of the control valves is based on the standard cavity-free plug valve

Trade fair grows since inception in 2010

7th November 2014 The international valve trade fair Valve World Expo, held at the Düsseldorf exhibition centre, Germany, from December 2 to 4, is a biennial trade fair for industrial valves and has experienced continuous growth at the Düsseldorf location, fair director Friedrich-Georg Kehrer says. 

Trade fair grows since inception in 2010
FRIEDRICH-GEORG KEHRER Valves form the basis and serve as the interface for upstream and downstream technologies

Exhibition promotes industry growth

7th November 2014 Global forecasts of increased growth in the pumps, valves and pipes sector reflect market realities and include predictions of growth in Africa, which is evident in the strong industry support for the forthcoming Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa (PVPA) Expo, which takes place from May 20 to 22, 2015... 

Exhibition promotes  industry growth
BROADENING INDUSTRY The Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa Expo provides an ideal platform for suppliers to reach new and existing markets and explore business opportunities

Built-in safety valve improves safety and reliability 

By: Donna Slater     7th November 2014 Sales of the Smoothflo gas pressure regulator, that is equipped with a piston-embedded safety valve, from gas and welding company Afrox, exceeded expectations for the first year and, subsequently, helped to accelerate global demand. 

Built-in safety valve improves safety and reliability
Afrox business manager Devandran Naicker tells Engineering News’ Dylan Slater about the future of the company’s new gas regulator.

Mining valve improves backfill efficiency

By: Donna Slater     7th November 2014 A mining-specific diverter valve, designed to improve the efficiency of paste backfill operations, is experiencing significant interest in the South African market after being launched in the country at the Electra Mining Africa trade show, which was held from September 12 to 16, in Johannesburg. 

Mining valve improves backfill efficiency
DIVERTER VALVE The series-725 diverter valve is designed to deliver significant time and cost savings in the field

Largest nozzle check valve delivered for pipeline project

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 Local valves manufacturer Aveng Manufacturing DFC has delivered a nozzle check-valve – the largest yet manufactured by Dynamic Fluid Control – for installation in a pipeline project in a neighbouring State in February, DFC mining and water executive director Pat Stander tells Engineering News.... 

Largest nozzle check valve delivered for pipeline  project
LARGE DELIVERY The 1 200 mm Vent-O-Mat Model B nozzle check-valve weighs about 5 t and has a flow range of 800 ℓ/s to 4 500 ℓ/s

Industry revamp to support local valves designation policy

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 Owing to the new valves designation policy, local valves manufacturer and supplier Premier Valves will continue to invest in significantly increasing its capacity for local valve production during this year, says company CEO Peter Thomson. The valves designation policy, which is managed by the... 

Drive to establish valves range as household name

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 Valve and steel supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has systematically expanded its scope of valves supply and currently markets its products under the Stewarts & Lloyds Valves (Salvalve) brand of valves. “Products in the range include butterfly, gate, ball and resilient seal valves, which are... 

Foundry expects 15% growth in valve casting demand

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 To meet the increase in demand in valves and valve-casting manufacturing, specialist foundry group Steloy Castings has invested more than R1-million in new facilities and technologies, which includes the installation of a new cold box core-making machine, states Steloy marketing and sales... 

Foundry expects 15% growth in valve casting  demand
CASTING EXPECTATIONS Steloy Castings expects a 15% growth in the valve-casting sector of the market

Increased valves stock to ensure market availability

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 While valves and valve components supplier Macneil Steel & Valves (MSV) is currently involved in three significant projects, valued collectively at more than R5-million, in the sewage and water treatment industry, MSV project manager Brian Saverton says the company has also increased its stock to... 

Increased valves stock to ensure market  availability
INCREASED AVAILABILITY Macneil Steel & Valves will stock several valves ranges, including the Vent-O-Mat ranges

SA valves company acquired by oil and gas specialist

9th May 2014 South African valves company Control Valve Technology (CVT), which provides servicing, refurbishment and sale of control and safety valves used in the energy, mining and petrochemical industries, was last month acquired by oil and gas engineering specialist EnerMech as a going concern. The deal... 

SA valves company  acquired by oil and  gas specialist
NEW DEAL EnerMech CEO Doug Duguid (left) with CVT MD Stephen David outside the company’s Cape Town premises

Innovation necessary for competitive valve manufacturing

9th May 2014 The South African valve industry is currently in an interesting stage of evolution, owing to local manufacture transformation and innovation challenges, states designer, manufacturer and distributor of valves and related products Rexus Trading MD Allistair Balutto.  Citing a recent study by a... 

Innovation necessary  for competitive valve  manufacturing
VALVE EVOLUTION Innovation will be a key factor in realising competitive local valve manufacturing

Steam trap provides solution to condensate problems

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 The ability of valves supplier Heaton Valves’ Powertrap GT10 to improve production by removing condensate from steam systems where stall may occur makes it an increasingly popular solution for the petrochemical, food and beverage and motor industries that are having problems with heat-exchanger... 

Steam trap provides solution to condensate problems
IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY The Powertrap GT10 reduces steam usage in industry heat exchangers

Local valve procurement strengthened by partnerships

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2014 The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa) has established working groups with several State-owned entities (SOEs) to encourage local valve procurement, says Vamcosa champion Greg Walker. This follows after the instruction note for the local valves designation was... 

Local valve procurement strengthened by partnerships
ENCOURAGING ENTREPRENEURS Local valve designation will stimulate entrepreneurial opportunities in the industry

KSB Pumps

9th May 2014 Manufacturer of pumps, valves and related systems KSB, which was established in South Africa in 1959, provides systems for a wide range of markets, including water, sewage, the industrial sector, which includes chemicals, petrochemicals and steel, as well as the mining, energy and building... 

KSB Pumps

Valve manufacturer expands servicing facilities

9th May 2014 Valve and pump manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves Southern Africa (KSB) continues to invest in service equipment and facilities to meet growing demands for workmanship that is able to meet strict local regulations and satisfy international quality standards, says KSB valves services manager Ryan... 

 Valve manufacturer expands servicing facilities
Photo by Duane Daws
SERVICE INVESTMENT KSB Pumps has expanded its facilities to meet growing servicing demand

Retrofitting service increasingly popular, owing to rising costs

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 The re-engineering of existing valves is becoming increasingly more attractive, owing to their escalating cost, says valve manufacturer PSV Mitech senior design engineer Peter Connan. He says that PSV Mitech offers a valve retrofit service that fits new internals and top works to an original valve. 

Retrofitting service increasingly popular, owing to rising costs
COST-SAVING SERVICE PSV Mitech offers a valve retrofit service that fits new internals and top works to an original valve

Company contemplates localising operations, system reduces water wastage

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Water-leak detection and control systems provider AquaTrip South Africa is investigating the possibility of locally manufacturing its valves and other water-leak detection systems next year, AquaTrip South Africa sales director Chris De Wet Steyn tells Engineering News. The AquaTrip system is... 

Company contemplates localising operations, system reduces water wastage
AQUATRIP VALVE The lithium battery-operated water meter has an inbuilt water valve that acts as a water-supply trip switch

Initial Swedish valves sales lacklustre, product marketing to be intensified

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Valve distributor Kerr Valve & Industrial Supplies has sold only a small number of TA Hydronics thermostatic circulation valves over the past six months to several hotels in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, owing to the lack of familiarity with the product by a large portion of the market. Kerr Valve &... 

Initial Swedish valves  sales lacklustre, product  marketing to be intensified
THERMOSTATIC CIRCULATION VALVE The product automatically balances commercial hot water systems

Israeli control valves popular in South African agriculture sector

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Sales of Israeli manufactured Dorot control valves in South Africa continue to increase, since two new ranges were introduced last year, reports local irrigation and agricultural solutions provider Agrico. The company has sold several hundreds of these units to farms, nurseries, and landscape and... 

Israeli control  valves popular in  South African  agriculture sector
DOROT CONTROL VALVES Agrico has sold several hundred Dorot plastic control valves to farms, nurseries, and landscaping and semicommercial projects

SA distribution rights secured for Chinese valves

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Energy Valves, a division of specialist alloys and valve supplier Energy Engineered Products (EEP), was appointed in June as the sole Southern Africa distributor for Chinese special alloy valve products manufacturer Weidouli Special Valve (WSV). “EEP has long been involved with the distribution... 

SA distribution rights  secured for Chinese valves
GRAHAM WHITTY The Weidouli Special Valve range of high-quality stainless steel, high-performance alloys and special alloy valves are suited to extremely challenging, corrosive and high-temperature environments

Range launched for abrasive mining conditions

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Valve manufacturer Omsa has introduced a range of FPV diaphragm valves, which are specifically designed for use in abrasive and corrosive mining conditions, Omsa valves divisional manager Gregor Hopton tells Mining Weekly. 

Range launched for abrasive mining conditions
FPV VALVES RANGE Although the FPV valves range is newly launched, a lot of trial work and test applications have been undertaken over the course of the last 12 months at various customers’ mine sites in Africa

Upgraded pinch valves range introduced 

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Dynamic fluid control company Aveng Manufacturing Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) reports that its upgraded mechanically operated RF pinch valve, which was introduced in March 2011, has been well received by the market. Aveng Manufacturing executive director Pat Stander tells Mining Weekly that the... 

Upgraded pinch valves range introduced
PAT STANDER Aveng Manufacturing DFC bought RF Technologies, a US-based pinch-valve manufacturer with an established global presence, in May 2010

Range receives immediate positive response

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) states that its Fluid Power division’s fluid power valves (FPV) range has received a positive market response since being introduced in late September, owing to the valves’ optimal performance efficiencies. “BMG’s Fluid Power division is also... 

Range receives immediate positive response
FLUID POWER DIVISION Bearing Man Group’s Fluid Power division is in the final stages of concluding a potentially lucrative deal to supply the fluid power valves range to various projects in Africa

R80m valves project completed for local water board 

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Local valves manufacturer Ainsworth Engineering completed an R80-million delivery of 393 gate and multidoor reflux valves to a local water board to bolster and upgrade its stock of valves for future projects, Ainsworth Engineering director Colleen Moir tells Engineering News.   “The delivery of... 

R80m valves project completed for local water board
WEDGE GATE VALVE The manufacturing of 393 valves for a water board took Ainsworth Engineering about two years to complete

Double-offset butterfly valves supplied to R4.5-billion project

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Water treatment and distribution solutions provider VAG-Valves South Africa is supplying several of its VAG EKN butterfly valves to the R4.5-billion Olifants River Water Resources Development Project Phase 2 (ORWRDP-2), in Polokwane, Limpopo, for use as isolation valves on the project’s bulk... 

Double-offset butterfly valves supplied to R4.5-billion project
VAG EKN BUTTERFLY VALVE VAG-Valves South Africa will complete the delivery of the VAG EKN butterfly valves to the R4.5-billion Olifants River Water Resources Development Project Phase 2 by the end of this mont

Valves industry under the pump – Vamcosa  

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 The South African valve manufacturing industry is in dire straits, as imports continue to flood the country, and as a result the rapid implementation of valves designation for all State-owned enterprises (SOEs) is required to save the industry, Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South... 

Valves industry under the pump – Vamcosa
Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa champion Gregory Walker discusses the state of South Africa’s valve manufacturing industry. Camerawork: Duane Daws. Editing: Shane Williams

Quality components for long-term cost savings

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Far too much maintenance is being done at South African mines, which, in turn, has a negative effect on productivity in an already volatile sector,polyurethane moulding company Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) MD Trevor Carolin tells Mining Weekly. He points out that UMP and valve manufacturer... 

Quality components for long-term cost savings
QUALITY FOCUS NEEDED The local trend of buying the cheapest plant components is having devastating long-term financial affects with regard to operational downtime

SA air-valves used on several major pipelines in Southern Africa

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Valve and pipe designer and manufacturer Rexus Trading’s AirFlo Variable Orifice air-valves are being used on several major pipelines in South Africa and in Southern Africa, says Rexus Trading MD Allistair Balutto. “Ninety-six DN300 AirFlo air-valves are in use on a South African water board’s... 

SA air-valves used on several major pipelines in Southern Africa
PROUDLY SA The AirFlo Variable Orifice air-valves range is 100% locally manufactured

Company says it’s bringing back innovation to valves industry

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 There has not been any major advancement in air-valve technology since 1996 until the launching of AirFlo Variable Orifice technology, which challenges the acceptance of technology based on pedigree of age above advancement in technology, states valve and pipe manufacturer Rexus Trading MD... 

Valve manufacturers’ cluster supports Indutec

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 The eighth Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa (PVPA) trade exhibition will help create and strengthen relationships between the valves industry and State-owned enterprises, which have several high-profile projects under way, states Exhibition Management Services (EMS) MDand show organiser John... 

Valves industry gaining interest in gland packing

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 Gland packing manufacturer John Crane notes that it supplied R6.3-million of gland packing to the valves industry in 2012 and aims to expand this figure by focusing further on the mining and minerals market in 2013. “John Crane Gland packing technology could greatly benefit the minerals industry,... 

Company targets Australian market

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 Dynamic fluid control company Aveng Manufacturing Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) aims to introduce its lugged wafer (LW) valve range – a refinement of valve manufacturer Insamcor’s knife-gate concept used in mining, power generation, steel production and paper manufacturing – to the Australian... 

Company delivers its largest project yet

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th May 2013 Valve manufacturer Atval successfully delivered three 800 mm pinch valves – the largest valves of this type ever manufactured by Atval – to gold miner AngloGold Ashanti’s Siguiri mine, in the Republic of Guinea, in September 2012, enabling the miner to increase its ore processing from... 

Increased focus on enviro emissions standards

10th May 2013 Global engineering and technology corporation Metso states that its corporate initiative to increase the number of its valves, certified to the most stringent environmental emissions standards, is on track. In 2012, numerous Neles metal-seated and Jamesbury soft-seated valve products, distributed... 

New range of urethane sleeves launched for slurry valves

10th May 2013 Following three years of extensive research and development by valve manufacturer Dual Products International, the company has introduced a new range of urethane sleeves used in its slurry knife gate valves to the local market. The introduction is a collaboration between Dual Products and... 

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