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Valves

Amandebult commissions tailings valves

7th November 2008 The last of 50 fully enclosed, hydraulically operated pinch valves delivered to Anglo Platinum's Amandebult mine, in North West province, for tailings flow control have been commissioned. 

Air valve protects against surge, build-up, vacuums

7th November 2008 Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) says its air release valve is an efficient and cost-effective method of protecting water and sewerage pipelines against surge, air build-up and vacuum formations. 

Correct value selection determines performance

7th November 2008 Specialist provider of slurry processing equipment Weir Warman Africa hydrocyclone manager Oscar Castro says, that the correct selection of a knife gate valve for an application can be critical to ensure the best balance of performance for a particular load in a slurry pipeline. 

Manufacturer releases new knife gate valve

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 Valve manufacturer TAP Engineering released its first own-designed and manufactured knife-gate valve at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition in September this year. 

New range fires up company offering

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 A division of distribution company Energy Engineered Products, Energy Valves, has released its latest fire safe valve range over the past year. 

Valve supplier undergoes a philosophy change

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 Valve specialist company Omsa Valves and Instrumentation states that it has moved away from the supplying of valves and instrumentation, to the philosophy of offering a total process solution (TPS) which includes a wider range of valves, as well as instrumentation and communication systems. 

Process technology supplier increases service offering

7th November 2008 Industrial process technologies supplier Alfa Laval is growing its services to valve industries by acquiring four new distributors in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban over the past six months.  

Slowing valve industry mirrors econmic trends

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th November 2008 The South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturer's Association (Savama) predicts that the valve industry may experience a slight downturn corresponding with the current economic climate. 

Local manufacturer exports 80% of products

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Local valve designer and manufacturer, Dual Products International, reports that it now exports 80% of its products to a number of countries across the world. 

Local company designs valve control units for irrigation applications

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Local designer, developer and supplier of wireless control systems for the irrigation industry, Remconix, now offer two new valve control units (VCUs) as part of its range of products. 

New valve range to serve broader range of industries

9th May 2008 Manufacturer and supplier of valves for the water industry in Southern Africa, Premier Valves, has increased its range of valves and has moved away from being a supplier only to the water industry, to supplying a range of valves for all industries, including water, mining, petrochemical, power... 

Process control equipment manufacturer opens regional office

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 International process control instrumentation and process automation solutions provider, Emerson Process Management, which also supplies control valves and valve-related instrumentation, has opened a regional office in South Africa to offer additional support to its customers and business... 

Acquisition expands valve manufacturer offering

9th May 2008 South African valve manufacturer and exporter of air release and slurry valves worldwide, Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), has bought knife-gate valve manufacturer, Insamcor. 

Valves specialist launches new electrical position indicator

9th May 2008 Specialist in high-precision valves and instrumentation for the industrial mining and process sectors, Omsa Valves & Instrumentation, has launched the new GEMÜ 1235 electrical position indicator, which offers a solution for linear pneumatic process valves of all makes, types and sizes. 

New proportional valve hits SA market

9th May 2008 Automation and control solutions provider, Festo, has launched a new proportional valve, the VPPM, onto the South African market. 

US manufacturer expands piston air-operated valves line

9th May 2008 US provider of components and systems for elevated pressure applications, the High Pressure Equipment Company, which is distributed locally by provider of electrical, mechanical, process measurement, process control and valve automation technology, Variable Process Solutions, has added to its... 

Electrically actuated valves offer accurate fluid control

9th May 2008 Service and equipment provider for the control and efficient use of steam and other industrial fluids, Spirax Sarco, has launched its range of three-port QL valves with electric actuators, which provides a range of products for the control of water, oils and other industrial fluids used in... 

New valve applied to slithering slurry

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Black economic-empowerment (BEE) valve sales and marketing company, United Valve Company (UVC), which is affiliated with valve manufacturer, Ainsworth Engineering, has launched a new green rubber-lined valve, called the Green Mamba, exclusively used for slurries. 

New valve range for water industry launched

By: Chanel de Bruyn     9th May 2008 Local manufacturer of geomet knife-gate valves, Dasher, which is a subsidiary of pumps and valves supplier group PSV Holdings, is introducing two new knife-gate valves for water and slurry applications. 

Factory recommissioned to supply growing demand

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     9th November 2007 Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has recommissioned its Saunders factory after extensive overhaul and upgrading. 

New valve positioning system for process valve control

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     9th November 2007 South African valve supplier Omsa is providing the valve market with a new micropositioner from German valves and instrumentation manufacturer Gemu. 

New compression packing for valve market

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     9th November 2007 Compression packing manufacturer James Walker South Africa is offering two new products to the valve compression market. 

Record-size valves for UK pump rig

9th November 2007 A team from controls and instrumentation company Spirax-Mitech has supplied two twin pressure balanced 24-inch nominal bore ANSI Class 600 in ASTM A 217 WCB carbon steel valves, the largest valves supplied to date from Spirax Sarco South Africa, for installation into a UK-based pump test rig. 

New valve indication unit enables easier valve control

9th November 2007 Multinational engineering group Alfa Laval has released a new valve indication unit, which is suited to meet the demands of the food, dairy, brewery and biopharmaceutical industries. 

New seat valve promises to eaase valve insertion

9th November 2007 Pipe maintenance equipment company ADS LLC 

Automatic shut-off valve improves safety

9th November 2007 Specialised industrial products manufacturer West Rand Engineering (WRE) is introducing new products into the market place, as well as improving tried and trusted items well known to the local industry. 

Load-sensing proportional control valve ensures control

9th November 2007 The HC-MV99 is a proportional load sensing control valve (LSCV) developed by Hydrocontrol Spa. The valve is specifically designed for lifting applications, and meets all the required specifications to ensure the best control of dynamically complex machinery and has the advanced features found in... 

New range of diaphagm valves ensure leak-proof reliability

9th November 2007 Valve manufacutring company Umzantsi Africa, part of flow control company PSV Holdings, is distributing the Geomet Diaval range of valves to meet the requirements of engineers working in modern industrial processes 

East rand company supplies largest valves to Midmar dam

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     9th November 2007 East rand valve design and manufacturing company Ithuba Valves have delivered the largest valves manufactured by company to date to the Midmar dam water project in Kwazulu Natal. 

New valve range for petrochemicals industry

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     9th November 2007 Importer and distributor of valves for the petrochemicals industry G&L Projects International is introducing a new range of valves for the petrochemical mechanical valves market 

New valve version for sewage applications

9th November 2007 Air release and intake market supplier ARI South Africa has unveiled a new version of the company 

Intelligent instrumentation for simpler valve systems

9th November 2007 Diaphragm valves and control systems manufacturer Gemu has developed new instrumentation which allows for a better integration of pneumatic and electric valves used in all areas of modern process control systems 

Smaller valve for space-critical applications

9th November 2007 Pneumatics control company PECS has announced the release of its new 53 and 83 series Mac valves. 

Durban valve maker moves to greener pastures

11th May 2007 The Durban branch of valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has moved to Riverhorse Industrial Park, to a new building designed to accommodate additional staff and the increased stock holdings needed to manage projected growth. 

Digital module controls valves

11th May 2007 Advantech’s ADAM-6052 is a 16-channel source type digital input/output module. With eight digital inputs, and eight source type digital outputs, the ADAM-6052 is aimed at meeting the demands for simpler control system architectures. 

Split-disc check valves prevent reverse flow

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 The wafer pattern range of split-disc check valves (SDCV) by Spirax Sarco provides an effective maintenance-free solution for the prevention of reverse flow in pipelines carrying most types of liquids and gases, including steam and condensate. 

Positioner keeps smart control of processes

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 Control company Spirax Sarco’s new SP2 smart positioner (SP2) is a control instrument responsible for translating an input signal supplied by a monitoring device installed in a process, and translating this to the movement of a valve or other device, Spirax Sarco marketing manager Bobbie... 

Self-acting controls offer stability

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 Process temperatures or pressures can be controlled in different ways. Spirax Sarco self-acting controls are fully calibrated, easily adjusted and can be arranged to be completely tamper proof. 

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