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Valves News

New opportunities in strained industry

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th November 2021 The partnership between industrial valves supplier Process and Allied Contracting Equipment (PACE Valves) and Australia-based specialist flow control solutions company Proeger, is helping to meet the African market’s growing need for high-pressure backfill valves amid a challenging local valve... 

Coating solutions extend valves life span

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th November 2021 High technology spray coating specialist Thermaspray offers the distinct technologies of thermal spray, laser cladding and Teflon for application of coatings on new or refurbished valves. These technologies provide a suite of benefits, tailored to every application for every customer, says... 

An image of Thermaspray's laser cladding process on the knife gate of a knife gate valve
LASER CLADDING Laser cladding is a unique process ensuring that valve components do not become distorted

Company celebrates one year

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th November 2021 Specialists in the design and slurry related valves manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) is celebrating its first year of business. “AFS was established by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of investment holding and management company Invicta Holdings Limited, as part of the group’s... 

An image of AFS' new rubber lining facility with autoclave
RUBBER LINING FACILITY With up to 10m in length capacity autoclave

Local-content policies need fine-tuning

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th November 2021 While the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) has worked closely with the valve manufacturing industry and industry bodies to boost the industry and local content, policies addressing local-content requirements do not adequately address the requirements of various manufacturing... 

 	An image of AVK Valve's Valves
LOCAL IS LEKKER Local content calculations need to be simplified

Valves manufacturer aims for Africa expansion

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th November 2021 Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) aims to extend its global footprint to include a stronger presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through partnerships with local DRC suppliers. The South Africa-based company will primarily focus on supplying valves in the thriving DRC... 

An image of DFC's CEO Tumi Tsehlo
TUMI TSEHLO Steel industry strike has tremendous impact on industry

Gas analyser suitable for easy pressure monitoring

8th October 2021 The E8500 Plus is a powerful and advanced portable emissions analyser from analytical services provider Elemental Analytics, which is a complete, portable tool for Environmental Protection Agency compliance and level emissions monitoring of boilers, engines and other combustion equipment. An... 

the E8500 Plus portable emissions analyser
SMART TECH An internal pressure sensor allows the analyser to measure both pressure and stack draught

Pump range expansion beneficial to industry

8th October 2021 The proven Verderflex Dura hose pump series from industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps, has grown. The new Verderflex Dura 65 hose pump replaces the popular Verderflex VF65, boasting 20% more flow and 20% longer hose life. 

Verderflex Dura 65 pump against a white background
NEW GROWTH The new Verderflex Dura 65 is much more than just a facelift to replace the Verderflex VF65

Valve components meet application specifications

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     8th October 2021 Water-jet cutting service provider Maxjet Global has used its extensive experience in the manufacturing of pump and valve components to produce components that are specified for their application. “All our valve components are produced using stainless steel 304, 316, 310 and especially duplex... 

Valve component on a table
STRONG AS STEEL MaxJet valve components are made from stainless steel 304, 316, 310 and duplex stainless steel grades

Unique thermowell design on offer

6th August 2021 Measuring instruments supplier Wika Instruments offers its ScrutonWell as an alternative to a standard thermowell. The ScrutonWell, manufactured by Wika, is typically used in applications commonly found in the chemicals and petrochemicals industry, where high flow velocity and aggressive process... 

A large silver screw like instrument used in a thermowell application
WELL WELL WELL The ScrutonWell offered by Wika can handle high flow velocity and aggressive process media

New valves add to supplier portfolio

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 Specialist valve distributor Astore Keymak has added two new valves to its portfolio to offer ease of installation. Astore Keymak compression fittings and saddles product manager Aldrin Velan tells Engineering News that the check valve and stop cock valve were introduced to the company’s range in... 

CHECK IT OUT The Unidelta check valve is now available in South Africa
CHECK IT OUT The Unidelta check valve is now available in South Africa

CNC machine bolsters company offering

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 Waterjet cutting service provider MaxJet Global has invested in a new computer numerical control (CNC) waterjet machine to bolster its specialised flange and seal offerings for the valves sector. The CNC waterjet machine, one of the first installations of its kind in Africa is equipped with newly... 

PERFECTLY NESTED
The flanges and seals made on the new CNC waterjet machine are suited in design and material for perfect nesting
PERFECTLY NESTED The flanges and seals made on the new CNC waterjet machine are suited in design and material for perfect nesting

New valves add to supplier portfolio

14th May 2021 Valve manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) design and locally manufacture a comprehensive range of FPV and KLEP slurry related valves that complies with stringent quality and safety standards. AFS was launched in October by the Engineering Solutions Group, part of investment holding and... 

SLURRY SLURPER
The AFS range of valves are suited to harsh condistions such as that found in the moving of slurry
SLURRY SLURPER The AFS range of valves are suited to harsh condistions such as that found in the moving of slurry

New valve breaking records on size

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 A mono-flanged large-bore Insamcor 1200 valve has been manufactured and delivered to Erongo desalination plant in Swakopmund, Namibia, by South African fluid technology manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) to allow greater volumes of sea water intake.... 

TUMI TSEHLO
The larger than normal valve manufactured for the desalinisation plant would generally be used in the mining sector
TUMI TSEHLO The larger than normal valve manufactured for the desalinisation plant would generally be used in the mining sector

Distributor supplies new valve range

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 Valve and actuator supplier uNyazi Sales and Services, a technical partner of engineering, procurement and construction company Lesedi Nuclear Services, is an official distributor of the Clarkson slurry knife gate valve. uNyazi is the authorised Emerson Local Business Partner for final control... 

FLOOD GATE 
The Clarkson slurry knife gate valve range is being offered to the South African market by uNyasi Sales and Services
FLOOD GATE The Clarkson slurry knife gate valve range is being offered to the South African market by uNyasi Sales and Services

Investment needed to revive industry

By: Nadine Ramdass     23rd April 2021 South African metal fabricators and government have to invest in the industry to compete with cheap imports from countries such as China, says valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control executive director and COO Mlungisi Cele. Although there is demand for metal fabricators, owing to construction... 

Mlungisi Cele 
Only locally manufactured products should qualify as local content
Mlungisi Cele Only locally manufactured products should qualify as local content

Pumps an essential asset

19th March 2021 Used throughout the water, petrochemicals and power generation sectors to move large volumes of water, vertical suspended pumps are essential assets, says fluid engineering specialist Sulzer regional sales manager Jason Simcoe and technical adviser Seth Tate. 

VERTICAL SUSPENDED PUMP The routine maintenance on these pumps can be overlooked
VERTICAL SUSPENDED PUMP The routine maintenance on these pumps can be overlooked

After baptism of fire, empowered valves manufacturer on road to recovery 

By: Terence Creamer     19th January 2021 After fulfilling, in November 2019, all the conditions precedent to finally consummate the R165-million acquisition of valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) from Aveng the new black owners faced a true baptism of fire. CEO and co-shareholder Tumi Tsehlo, who previously headed the South... 

Tumi Tsehlo
Tumi Tsehlo

Local valve manufacturer first to be marine-certified

By: Darren Parker     27th November 2020 Valve manufacturer Paltechnologies (Paltech), a subsidiary of holdings company Mokoena Holdings, has become the first South African valve manufacturer to become fully certified to supply valves to the marine industry. Paltech was one of the companies to benefit from the Marine Manufacturing,... 

OPEN AND SHUT
Paltechnologies is the first South African valves manufacturer to become marine-certified
OPEN AND SHUT Paltechnologies is the first South African valves manufacturer to become marine-certified

Company holds premium reputation in valves industry

6th November 2020 Stainless steel and special alloy valves supplier Energy Valves, a division of single-source supplier of corrosion resistant and other specialist alloys EMVAfrica, holds a solid reputation as a leading supplier of premium quality valve solutions. “Several differentiating factors have earned us... 

LARGE HOLDING 
ENERGYValves boasts a vast stock-holding of its flagship range of competitively priced ball valves which can be considered as commodity products
LARGE HOLDING ENERGYValves boasts a vast stock-holding of its flagship range of competitively priced ball valves which can be considered as commodity products

Customised solutions to meet clients’ needs

6th November 2020 Engineering solutions provider BMG, which distributes hydraulic valves manufacturer Hydraforce’s range of proportional valves in Southern Africa, works closely with Hydraforce engineers and customers in diverse industries, to design and manufacture customised hydraulic control solutions. These... 

Pandemic effects still felt in valves industry

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     6th November 2020 Industrial equipment supplier Dupleix Liquid Meters (DLM) believes that the national lockdown has placed a strain across countless industries and feels that there is a long road ahead before things return to normal. DLM supplies valves primarily to the mining, petrochemical and sugar industries,... 

RIENZI KNIFE GATE 
DLM is a strong competitor in the valve industry, having built strong relationships with customers and suppliers
RIENZI KNIFE GATE DLM is a strong competitor in the valve industry, having built strong relationships with customers and suppliers

Industry body promotes support interventions for local foundries

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     6th November 2020 Industry support provider the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) is promoting pressure-equipment-directive support interventions in the local foundry industry and these interventions are in support of the localisation of pressure-equipment components such as valves and pumps. “The role of... 

SANDY MAJATLADI
The role of the NFTN is to endorse a competitive market within South African foundries
SANDY MAJATLADI The role of the NFTN is to endorse a competitive market within South African foundries

Lack of local OEMs hinders valve industry

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     6th November 2020 The lack of local original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) has led to a low availability of valve components and spares – particularly during the Covid-19 period – which has, consequently, resulted in project delays, says engineering contractor Brimis Engineering. “During the national lockdown,... 

SLOW AND STEADY 
During the national lockdown, imports, and overall logistics operations, came to a halt with an assembly delay of between 12 weeks and 30 weeks
SLOW AND STEADY During the national lockdown, imports, and overall logistics operations, came to a halt with an assembly delay of between 12 weeks and 30 weeks

Stanfra Trading launches first South African-made 100 mm quarter-turn segmented ball valve

By: Donna Slater     11th September 2020 Launched on September 10 during the Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect virtual event, machining manufacturer Stanfra Trading showcased its new fully South African 100 mm quarter-turn ball valve. Stanfra Trading CEO Francois Marais states that this type of valve is the first to be produced in... 

New proportioning system ideal for refineries

By: Darren Parker     4th September 2020 Fire-suppression systems developer FireDos launched the third generation (Gen III) of its foam proportioners for fire extinguishing systems globally at the end of last year. The technology has since been made available in South Africa through local partner and distributor DoseTech. The Gen III... 

A NEW GENERATION
The Gen III foam proportioner can handle all types of foam agents, even highly viscous, alcohol-resistant and fluorine-free foam agents
A NEW GENERATION The Gen III foam proportioner can handle all types of foam agents, even highly viscous, alcohol-resistant and fluorine-free foam agents

Pandemic prompts supplier’s tech aspirations

By: Mamaili Mamaila     29th May 2020 Industrial valves supplier Process and Allied Contracting Equipment (Pace Valves) plans to embrace the technological developments that will be prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa to sustain its supply growth. 

Macsteel merges fluid control, pipes divisions

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th May 2020 Steel and value-added steel products supplier Macsteel has merged its fluid control division with its pipes, fittings and flanges division. The vertical merger forms part of the company’s focus on increasing operating efficiency and strengthening its position in the challenging economic climate.  

Valve maintenance key to mining fire protection

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th May 2020 While an optimal fire-protection system is key to any mining operation, the inspection and maintenance of its various parts is of equal importance, says industrial solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS). 

REFURBISHED VALVES 
In addressing the high cost of valve replacements, Mechanical Rotating Solutions offers cost-effective solutions such as the efficient refurbishment and repairs
REFURBISHED VALVES In addressing the high cost of valve replacements, Mechanical Rotating Solutions offers cost-effective solutions such as the efficient refurbishment and repairs

Local procurement lags in public, private sectors

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th May 2020 A prevailing issue facing the valves sector is the “poor attitude” to local procurement in the public and private sectors, says valves manufacturer RGR Technologies commercial director Ross Hunter. 

MAPPING THE WAY FORWARD 
RGR Technologies looks forward to slowly introducing three-dimensional printing into its processes to assist with the manufacture of valve parts
MAPPING THE WAY FORWARD RGR Technologies looks forward to slowly introducing three-dimensional printing into its processes to assist with the manufacture of valve parts

Company supports essential service providers amid lockdown

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th May 2020 Industrial equipment supplier BMG encourages companies operating during South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown and beyond not to neglect the condition monitoring of process valves. 

FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY 
The Desponia butterfly valves, manufactured in Spain, are available with different lining materials for reliability and extended service life in diverse sectors
FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY The Desponia butterfly valves, manufactured in Spain, are available with different lining materials for reliability and extended service life in diverse sectors

Pandemic prompts supplier’s tech aspirations

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th May 2020 Industrial valves supplier Process and Allied Contracting Equipment (Pace Valves) plans to embrace the technological developments that will be prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa to sustain its supply growth. 

IN TOUCH WITH THE TRENDS 
Pace Valves is no stranger to developments in valve automation
IN TOUCH WITH THE TRENDS Pace Valves is no stranger to developments in valve automation

Valves maintenance still a challenge

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th May 2020 Although demand for valves has increased over the past five years, maintenance costs, efficiency and valve service life are some of the challenges that companies face yearly, says coating technology specialist Thermaspray’s laser cladding manager Jordaan Lourens. 

IRREPLACEABLE SOLUTIONS
The initial coating of new valves as well as their efficient repair results in fewer valve replacements
IRREPLACEABLE SOLUTIONS The initial coating of new valves as well as their efficient repair results in fewer valve replacements

Supplier keeps valves flowing

By: Halima Frost     24th April 2020 Water treatment solutions provider Allmech assures clients that although South Africa is still reeling from the Covid-19 lockdown, implemented last month, the company will continue to supply its water treatment solutions and Runxin filter valves range in the coming months. Runxin valves are... 

"A-RANGED" When all lined up the Allmech Runxin range of valves suites most sewage and water treatment applications

Renewed call to ban disposable cylinders

By: Darren Parker     14th February 2020 Despite various heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry participants contesting the banning of disposable gas cylinders in South Africa for years, there is no indication of a decision on the matter being reached. South African Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning... 

TIME TO SCRAP THIS PRACTICE
Disposed cylinders create about 3 150 m3 scrap metal and can explode if not thoroughly evacuated
TIME TO SCRAP THIS PRACTICE Disposed cylinders create about 3 150 m3 scrap metal and can explode if not thoroughly evacuated

Uptick in demand for water-treatment system valves

By: Tracy Hancock     8th November 2019 Local demand for the Runxin water-treatment system valves has increased, despite the current business climate, says Johannesburg-headquartered boiler manufacturer and water-treatment components supplier Allmech. “More clients are discovering how easy these valves are to use and how reliable they... 

RUNXIN RANGE
The company offers flowrates from 4 500 l/hr – F56A1 manual and F63B/C automatic filter valves – to the 30 000 l/hr F112B filter and 40 000 l/hr F112A softener valves
RUNXIN RANGE The company offers flowrates from 4 500 l/hr – F56A1 manual and F63B/C automatic filter valves – to the 30 000 l/hr F112B filter and 40 000 l/hr F112A softener valves

Company’s butterfly valves in high demand

By: Tracy Hancock     8th November 2019 There is significant demand for the InterApp butterfly valves range from engineering consumables and components supplier BMG, with more than 100 units sold a month. Valves from the range have recently been supplied for chemical applications at mining operations and processing plants in Namibia... 

SIGNIFICANT SELLER
InterApp Bianca and Desponia butterfly valves are recommended by BMG for high efficiency and safe use in demanding industrial flow control applications
SIGNIFICANT SELLER InterApp Bianca and Desponia butterfly valves are recommended by BMG for high efficiency and safe use in demanding industrial flow control applications

DTIC helping expand valves and actuators market, support ‘tremendous’

By: Tracy Hancock     8th November 2019 Valve manufacturers body Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa) is lobbying the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) to expand the instruction note that regulates the environment within which government departments and public entities procure valves and... 

CHAMPIONING TRANSFORMATION A transformation study for the valve and actuator manufacturing industry will address the participation of previously disadvantaged groups, including women and youth in the industry
Photo by Creamer Media
CHAMPIONING TRANSFORMATION A transformation study for the valve and actuator manufacturing industry will address the participation of previously disadvantaged groups, including women and youth in the industry
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