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Valves News

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 

Supplier notches up quality certification

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Local supplier to the pulp and paper industry, Valve and Automation, has attained ISO 9001/2000 certification. 

Smaller and faster are the hallmarks of the future

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 As customers’ products are becoming smaller, faster and more intelligent, Festo’s pneumatic automation technology is being continuously developed to fill the need for improved performance, smaller dimensions and faster cycle times, simple and quick installation, and intelligent... 

Manufacturer continues to promote rubber-lined butterfly valves

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Last year Gauteng-based Premier Valves relaunched its range of concentric disc rubber-lined butterfly valves, previously known as the Rockwell BA butterfly valve, on the back of a new appreciation for the durability of the design, particularly in the power-generating industry. ? 

Butterfly valve declared fire-safe

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 A new fire-safe design of the butterfly valve DANA1S 150 has passed the fire-safety test according to API 607 standard (American Petroleum Institute). 

The EU valve industry outlined

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Germany, Italy, France and the UK account for 84% of valve production in Europe. 

Local valve company celebrates its prosperity in difficult times

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 “The global valve industry has seen much upheaval in the past five years,” says Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) MD Henry Smith. 

Manufacturer continues to expand valve offerings

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 For more than 35 years, Industrial and Petroleum Valves (IPV) has been supplying high-quality ball valves in a variety of materials and pressure ratings to the South African petrochemical, mining and process industry, says marketing manager Bill Devy. 

Modular valves fit existing, new power packs

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 A range of modular valves designed to fit all existing and new electric power packs has been introduced by Enerpac. 

Company celebrates ten years of service to the SA market

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Starting out in 1994 with the sole aim of providing a high-quality product and good after sales support, AVK has grown to be recognised as one of the most prominent valve brands in Southern Africa. 

Niche markets are key, advises foundry

14th May 2004 As rand strength and low-cost imports continue to dominate the local valve industry, the only solution for manufacturers is to specialise in order to survive. 

BEE firm in operation for nine months

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Empowerment valves and fitting company, VulaVala, started operations in July 2003 with the purpose of supplying a range of valves, fittings and related products to the South African market. 

New fuse-welder torch introduced for foundries

16th April 2004 A state-of-the-art fuse welder torch from Colmonoy has been introduced by Flame Spray Technologies. 

SA valve maker wins Kazakhstan order

By: Zonika Botha     16th January 2004 Local valve manufacturer Gunric Valves has won a multimillion contract to supply large ball metal-seated butterfly valves, ranging in size from 36 inch to 80 inch in diameter, to a project being undertaken by Tengizchevroil (TCO) – a partnership between National Oil Company Kazakhoil and... 

Web tool to advertise stock surpluses

By: Deborah Spicer     14th November 2003 Vaal-based Website developer Phyfon, in conjunction with Enserve Engineering, are negotiating contracts with several petrochemical companies to place their surplus valves on a website on which industrial stock items are traded. 

Manufacturer has come a long way since 1991

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th November 2003 Hundred per cent local valve manufacturer Floval supplies power stations, municipalities, mining operations and industrial plants. 

At the moment, it’s tough to be a valve manufacturer in SA, says association

By: Luxolo Tyali     14th November 2003 The South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association (Savama) is calling for the support of local industry, government and the public. 

Certification to open European exports door

By: Luxolo Tyali     14th November 2003 In May this year East Rand valve company AZ Valves became the third local valve manufacturing company to receive Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) certification by the European Union (EU). 

Developing valves to withstand harsh local operating conditions

14th November 2003 Metal-to-metal (MTM) seal technology in ball and gate valves is proving to be the preferred solution for critical applications in South Africa, says Flame Spray Technologies (FST) marketing director Howard Shaw. 

Foundry introduces new alloys and grades

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th November 2003 South African foundries have become internationally competitive in the development and supply of advanced castings for the valve industry. 

New range of butterfly valves introduced

14th November 2003 The new range of butterfly valves from Mucon SA, the local distributor for the UK Kemutech group, is specifically designed for use in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. 

New valve trains installed at can manufacturing plant

14th November 2003 The Bevcan plants situated in Rosslyn, near Pretoria, Springs, in Gauteng, Durban and Cape Town, supply the most familiar article in the South African household. 

Ultrasonic flowmeters provide many benefits, says company

14th November 2003 The US Controlotron 1010 Series nonintrusive ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters, which are locally represented by the level, flow and gas measurement division of Tyco Valves and Controls, offers features that are not available in any competitive product, believes Tyco sales engineer Andy Deans. 

Newly-introduced cartridges to improve flow-control

14th November 2003 Flow control is an important factor in many applications and industries across the board. 

Manufacturer in continuous drive to upgrade its product range

14th November 2003 Local valve designer and manufacturing company, Paltechnologies, specialises in the ?development of patented high-tech valves. 

KZN company in ESD contract

14th November 2003 A contract for emergency-shutdown (ESD) valves was awarded to Valve & Automation, based in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Cape Town company expands its product range

14th November 2003 Cape Town valve marketing company McB Marketing has acquired the Orbit valve range to complement its existing products. 

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