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Local valve boasts ‘ahead-of-plan’ sales

11th May 2007 Africa’s largest valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has reported “ahead-of-plan” sales of the Hawle E2 resilient seated gate valve since the local launch of the product one year ago. 

New line blind valve reduces down time

11th May 2007 Positive pipeline close-off is vital in many piping systems to assure the safety of personnel working on downstream equipment, particularly when flammable or toxic liquids or gasses could seep past a closure provided by in-line equipment such as gate or globe valves. 

Pump-maker KSB sells SA stake to black investors

29th January 2007 German pump manufacture KSB Aktiengesellschaft's wholly-owned South African subsidiary, KSB Pumps and Valves, has sold a 25,1% stake to black partners, it announced on Monday. 

Supplier adds Joburg branch on strong growth outlook

By: Laura Tyrer     10th November 2006 Valve supplier Lockwood South Africa is in the process of adding a Johannesburg branch to its strategically-located Durban warehouse, in anticipation of an increased turnover of between R20-million and R30-million next year. 

Hazardous fluid handling systems

10th November 2006 The drum valve systems manufactured by Micro Matic USA offer an environmentally-safe solution to the standardisation of liquid containers and drums for returnable packaging. 

Local foundry obtains coveted EU accreditation

10th November 2006 Local manufacturer Steloy Castings has become the first South African foundry to receive European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) accreditation, a move that will greatly assist local valve manufacturers competing in the export market, says Steloy quality-assurance group manager Gert Albasini. 

Air valve isolator now available

10th November 2006 Design and maintenance engineers seeking best-possible air-valve isolator solutions can now buy from local manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), a new product with distinct advantages over conventional RSV valves. 

Angle gauge enables quick and simple mounting

10th November 2006 Germany-based valve specialist Gem 

Innovative valve technology sparks new robot design

10th November 2006 Using the latest Festo valve terminal technology, a German robot manufacturer has designed highly economical function packages for its industrial robots that allow plastic injection moulding machines to be lightly and easily equipped and unloaded. 

Knife gate valve embraces protective urethane liners

10th November 2006 The new ITT Fabri-Valve XS150-ULV urethane-lined knife gate valve uses improved sealing design and includes replaceable FV8000 urethane liners to protect the valve body from abrasion and corrosion. 

Control valves meet diverse requirements

10th November 2006 Supplier Spirax-Sarco’s range of two-port pneumatically-actuated KE valves and PN5000 and PN6000 pneumatic actuators provide a solution to most flow, pressure or temperature applications. 

Steam trap monitoring cuts waste, costs

10th November 2006 Any steam-management system should include steam trap monitoring as a basic tool to reduce waste, costs and environmental liability. 

New ‘combi’ switchbox enables improved actuator control

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 The South African agent for GEMU of Germany, OMSA Valves and Instrumentation recently introduced the GEMU 4221/4222 combi switchbox to the local market. 

Valve-maker plans R21-million factories upgrade

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 Benoni-based Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) will spend R21-million during the next nine to twelve months to upgrade four of its factories: Saunders, Vosa, Vent-O-Mat and Biman. 

New range includes cooling car valve

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 Kya Sand-based Hydro Power Equipment (HPE), has, over the last two years experienced an increased demand for its products in South Africa and in international markets, such as Mali, Ghana, Australia, Canada and Brazil. 

Air-actuated shut-off valve boasts reduced maintenance, easy installation

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 Local company The Combustion Group (TCG) has introduced a new member to its product family of valves. The new Maxon series 8000 air-actuated shut-off valves combine a space-saving design with a maintenance-free bonnet seal and a replaceable actuatorfor easy installation and smooth, trouble-free... 

Specialist valves supplied for UK brewer

10th November 2006 An order to supply InBev’s two plants at Magor in south Wales and Samlesbury near Preston has recently been completed by Tyco Valves and Controls’ Hygienic Products Division. 

Isolation valves raise the bar in performance, versatility

10th November 2006 One of the world’s leading manufacturer of solenoid valves Asco has recently introduced its line of Micro 10 rocker isolation valves - setting industry standards for both performance and versatility. 

Mixing valve a world-first, manufacturer claims

10th November 2006 International company Apollo Valves has introduced what it claims to be the first multiple-fixture mixing valve that meets new ASSE 1069 standard. 

Cheap imports hamper growth

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 Cheap valves being imported from China and Turkey are crippling the local market, because people buy on price not quality and local manufacturers are unable to keep up with the competition, says Ithuba Valves’ Moses Sekatane. 

Digital valve positioner for accurate calibration

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 Flowserve Corp, a global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, announced the launch of the Flowserve Logix 3400IQ Foundation fieldbus digital valve positioner. 

Long-life coolant valves launched by pneumatic group

10th November 2006 SMC Corporation of America, the world_s largest manufacturer of pneumatic products and filtration equipment has announced the release of their new Series SGC coolant valve with a service life of 5 million cycles or more, for use in machine tool and auto industries. 

Firm claims to offer ‘most advanced range of actuators on the market’

10th November 2006 Tyco Valves and Controls can boast the most advanced and comprehensive range of actuators currently on the market. 

Components offer solution to aggressive media

10th November 2006 A leading manufacturer and developer of engineering polymer components and solutions is suppling a range of TIVAR components to the pump industry to solve a wide variety of problems associated with aggressive media. 

Preset operating pressure

10th November 2006 A new space saving, direct-acting water pressure reducing valve model cycle gard IV, series CB152E, has been launched. 

Environmentally safe solution offered

3rd November 2006 The drum valve systems manufactured by Micro Matic USA offer an environmentally safe solution to the standardisation of liquid containers and drums for returnable packaging. 

New bulb strap ensures good thermal contact

12th May 2006 For many years the development and evolution of expansion valves focused on optimising details such as materials, tolerances, dimensions, bulb charge and many others. 

Diaphragm product the control valve of choice

12th May 2006 A German life-science specialist has designed, constructed and commissioned a complete production line for manufacturing infusion solutions for Russia. ? 

Diffuser plates for globe control valves

12th May 2006 Locally-manufactured Spirax-Mitech diffuser plates are designed for use with their globe- control valve on high-pressure drop applications for gases and vapours. 

Transmitters for analogue and digital applications

12th May 2006 The Spirax-Mitech positioner range can be fitted with either a digital or full analogue position feedback transmitter. 

The valve that loves dirt, dust, sludge and grease

12th May 2006 Maintenance engineers in the power, mining and waste-water industries are plagued by problems caused by choked and eroded valves. 

Spring-return actuators have new corrosive protection blocks

12th May 2006 In many applications where the surrounding atmosphere is filled with corrosives coming from the environment of plant pollutants, it is necessary to protect the actuator spring chambers and internals from sucking external air during the spring stroke. 

BEE firm clinches important valve distributorship

12th May 2006 Local black economic-empowered (BEE) company Sureseal SA has been awarded the South African and African distribution agreement for KITZ valves and actuators. 

Combination ball valve cost-effective and efficient

12th May 2006 Local manufacturers and supplier of mining consumables West Rand Engineering continues to add value to the mining industry with its time and cost efficient range of products. Notable in this endeavour is the manufacture of the West Rand Engineering Combi Valve. 

Valves to suit Africa’s unique conditions

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Local manufacturer Umzantsi Africa Pumps and Valves produces a range of valves suited to Africa’s unique conditions. 

Firm clinches R35m supply contract at power station

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Supplying the local market with the electric actuators used to automate valves and dampers, Auma South Africa was recently awarded a contract in the Grootvlei power station demothballing project. 

Valve giant commissions state-of-the-art coating plant

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Africa’s largest valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) recently commissioned a state-of-art fluidised-bed coating plant at its Benoni operation. The locally-designed and -constructed plant, which will be used to coat DFC’s Hawle and Vent-O-Mat products, incorporates the... 

Equipment supplier new distributor for Japanese valves

12th May 2006 Equipment supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has been appointed a distributor of Kitz valves by Sure Seal SA, which is the Africa agent for Kitz Corporation of Japan. 

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