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Valves News

The link between quality castings and quality valves

16th May 2003 The smallest component failure within a valve can bring an entire plant to a halt, says Steloy Castings MD Danie Slabbert. 

Company clinches another platinum supply contract

16th May 2003 Having celebrated its sixth anniversary, Ragon Industries MD Hendrik Ras says the achievement is a milestone. 

Local valve-maker signs manufacturing agreement with an Indian company

By: nkolola halwindi     16th May 2003 South African valve manufacturers can make high-quality valves of international standards, given the necessary technology and support from the local industry, says Thermal Valve Manufacturers (TVM) director Bijay Thulsie. 

Manufacturer criticises lack of support for local valve makers

By: nkolola halwindi     16th May 2003 Although large organisations have pledged to support local valve manufacturers, most of them are not fulfilling their commitment, states local valve manufacturer Flowserve, formerly BTR Flow. 

Strengthening rand may see valve prices drop

By: nkolola halwindi     16th May 2003 The continued appreciation of the local currency has brought hope to the local valve industry, which imports more that 80% of the valves on the South African market. 

Badging and empowerment are challenging the local industry

By: nkolola halwindi     16th May 2003 Badging is still a major challenge to the valve industry as some manufacturers now outsource much of their requirements. 

New empowerment company formed

16th May 2003 Operating from premises in Robertville in Gauteng, Isizwe Valves is the newest company to enter the local valve industry. 

Finnish pinch valves for abrasive environments

16th May 2003 Downtime is a costly overhead that process companies wish to avoid, but when dealing with extremely abrasive or corrosive substances, it can often be seen as inevitable. 

Updated ball valves are launched in SA

16th May 2003 A new ball-valve designed to supercede the older type 346 thermoplastic ball-valve has been launched on the South African market by the industrial piping division of George Fischer, Switzerland. 

Name change follows global acquisition

16th May 2003 The division of Weir-Envirotech, formerly trading as Hopkinsons SA, is now called Weir Valves and Controls South Africa (SA). 

Investment made to meet rising demand

By: nkolola halwindi     16th May 2003 A Gauteng-based valve manufacturer has invested more than a million rand in expansion and research and development (R&D), in order to meet increasing demand for state-of-the-art valves. 

10m valve order for Chinese petrochemical development

16th May 2003 The joint venture between Shell Nanhai BV and CNOOC Petrochemicals Investment, CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company (CSPC), will construct a $4,3-billion petrochemicals complex in China. 

New technology developed for the electronics and mechatronics industry

16th May 2003 With its latest valve terminal developments, CPV-SC and CPA-SC, Festo has launched a worldwide first onto the South African market. 

Range of valves for flow-control

16th May 2003 Flow-control is an important factor in many applications and industries across the board. 

Home-made is better, believes this local valve manufacturer

By: nkolola halwindi     16th May 2003 There is nothing wrong with locally-manufactured valves, charges Dual Products International director Gerry van Rensburg. 

Company emphasises selection of the correct valve

16th May 2003 Valve selection in the main is an arbitrary subject. 

New valves for the food and chemical industries

16th May 2003 From the originator of the Mucon iris valve and leader, for more than 60 years, in the supply of valves for the flow-control of bulk solids, comes a new range of butterfly valves, specifically designed for use in the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. 

R20bn in projects promises rich harvest for valve makers

By: Helene Le Roux     15th November 2002 Plans by South African petrochemical giant Sasol and its affiliated companies to implement projects worth more than R20-billion in the next five to ten years hold much promise for local valves manufacturers. 

Strategic empowerment alliance formed

By: Helene Le Roux     15th November 2002 In what is believed to be the first strategic alliance centering on black economic empowerment (BEE) in the local valve manufacturing industry, valve manufacturers Paltech of Centurion, Gauteng, and Thermal Valve Manufacturers (TVM) of Germiston, Gauteng, have entered into a joint manufacturing... 

Empowerment company delivers first order

By: Helene Le Roux     15th November 2002 Local valve company Thermal Valve Manufacturers (TVM) of Germiston, Gauteng, a fledgling black economic empowerment (BEE) company started in June, earlier this month delivered the first major order of its in-house designed single-seated segmented ball valve to MW Engineering of Boksburg on the... 

Valve association to introduce training programme

By: Helene Le Roux     15th November 2002 The South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association (Savama) plans to launch a new, learner-driven course for the valves industry early next year. 

Drive to market valves range in SA, rest of Africa

By: Helene Le Roux     15th November 2002 After 18 years of designing, developing and testing its range of locally manufactured valves, Industrial Valves and Engineering Supplies (IVES) of the East Rand is launching an extensive drive to market its products locally and to the rest of Africa. 

Project drive opens door for local manufacturers

By: Helene Le Roux     15th November 2002 New projects in the local chemical engineering sector are offering increased opportunities to local manufacturers of high-technology valves. 

Swiss thermoplastic valves now available

By: Helene Le Roux     15th November 2002 Plastic engineering company Chemplast Marc Etter on the East Rand offers the local market a wide range of thermoplastic valves from specialist application valve manufacturer George Fischer. 

German manufacturer celebrates 20 years of supplying the SA market

By: Helene Le Roux     15th November 2002 Foreign manufacturers of thermoplastic valves for special chemical applications have long provided a large range of niche products to the South African industry. 

Product ensures compliance with new water legislation

15th November 2002 A recent government regulation stipulates the installation of pressure control valves with every hot water installation. SYR and Kwikot have introduced a new product – SYR Proclean – to cater for this requirement. 

Control valves affect low-cost automation

15th November 2002 Process control valves, incorporating the valve, actuator and positioner are a vital element and cast factor in the control loop. 

Firm launches new range of pressure-control valves

15th November 2002 In response to the varying demands from local and international markets, Cobra Watertech has continued the tradition of developing a versatile range of domestic water supply control valves by introducing the Masterflo III to its valve range. 

Company to open new Cape Town branch

15th November 2002 Local company Heaton Valves Africa was established in 1992, as agents in Southern Africa for Heaton Valves UK, with the aim of providing a first-class stockholding and distribution service to the oil, petrochemical, and associated industries. 

Fast-acting piston-driven linear actuator designed

15th November 2002 A year ago, Johannesburg company Mitech designed and manufactured an extremely fast acting linear pneumatic piston-driven actuator for the power industry. 

New range of butterfly valves

15th November 2002 From the originators of the Mucon iris valve and leaders for more than 60 years, in the supply of valves for flow control of bulk solids, comes a new range of butterfly valves, specifically designed for use in the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. 

Locally-made valves now bear certification mark

15th November 2002 Local valve manufacturer for the past 24 years, Walker Crosweller, has enhanced its long-standing Jaswic-accepted and South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) tested Walcro product range to now bear the SABS certification mark. 

Firm promises solution to problem liquids

15th November 2002 Whenever problem liquids with suspended solids are being handled, Orbinox valve systems can provide a solution. 

SA company secures order for cruise liner's fire-safety valves

15th November 2002 An innovative approach and the advantages offered by investment casting has seen Rely Precision Castings of the East Rand, together with UK-based Warren Morrison Valves, secure the order for the manufacture and supply of all fire-safety valves for the Queen Mary II, the new flagship of the Cunard... 

Industry urged to find niche markets

15th November 2002 The embattled valve manufacturing industry needs to marshal its resources if it is to succeed in its fight against imports. 

Two local valve manufacturers join forces

15th November 2002 Manufacturer Gunric Valve has achieved Euro Certification, which it says makes it one of only eight companies in South Africa to have attained this stringent accreditation. 

Locally-manufactured flametraps on offer

15th November 2002 Johannesburg-based Safurnco offers a range of locally-manufactured tank vents, flame arrestors, vacuum and pressure relief valves and automatic shut-off valves. 

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