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Valves News

20-year-old manufacturer is still going strong

14th November 2003 Krugersdorp manufacturer Klep Valves has been in operation since 1983 and specialises in a comprehensive range of valves. 

Valves supplied for the chemicals industry

14th November 2003 East Rand based Astore Africa now ranks as one of South Africa’s top suppliers of valves for the chemicals industry, reports Astore product manager Chris Spencer. 

New split-flow valves on the local market

14th November 2003 An AM 2 split-flow valve, which enables the user to split the flow of oil from the pump in two directions at the exact pressure, has been introduced by Enerpac. 

Damper company exports to the world

14th November 2003 East Rand-based Flowseal Engineering is an international supplier of dampers, explosion-vent panels and expansion joints, with a management team that boasts a collective experience, in associated fields of expertise, of more than 70 years, MD George Lees reports. 

Company secures Korean sole agency

14th November 2003 Owner of Fluidline Brett Olivier has secured the sole South African agency for Uni-Lok valves from Korean company Uni-Lok. 

Ten pinch valves for Namibia

14th November 2003 An order for ten 400 NB Jaco pinch valves was placed with Linatex Africa and its distributor National Fluid Control, of Namibia. 

Clamp to assist in repairing leaky pipes

14th November 2003 The new Quick Fix clamp, available from Multotec Wear Linings, provides an appropriate solution for leaking pipes that demand immediate attention, says company project managing specialist Christian Heinrich. 

Germans launch a new compact valve

14th November 2003 A new compact valve for the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning applications was launched in August this year by German-based KSB. 

Testing of pneumatic actuators and valves on live systems

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th November 2003 A new device, called Easi-test, from Smith Flow Control, permits the independent testing of pneumatic actuators and process valves on live systems. 

Supplier expands its range with acid and nuclear specification valves

14th November 2003 One of South Africa’s leading valve stockists and suppliers, Heaton Valves Africa, has decided to expand its Velan portfolio to include Velan HF acid and Velan nuclear specification valves. 

Solid year-on-year growth reported

14th November 2003 The creation in 2001 of black empowerment company Enserve Engineering Services, for the supply, remanufacture and contract maintenance of a range of valves and pumps, has resulted in yearly growth for the company of more than 30%. 

New stuffing-box packing launched

14th November 2003 The Isartherm Flex KIN is a universal stuffing box packing for high-pressure and high-temperature valves. 

South Africa still has room for European quality, says company

14th November 2003 Local valve company TTV Fluval South Africa, is part of the TTV and Fluval manufacturers of butterfly, gate, globe and check valves in Europe. 

Approval gained for valves range

31st October 2003 With the recent Sasol Technology (Sastech) approval of both Leser API specification safety relief valves and TLV steam traps and related equipment for use on Sasol?plants being granted, Heaton Valves Africa is looking ahead with optimism. 

Safety shutoff valves for the oil and petrochemicals industries

12th September 2003 The South American petrochemical industry has become an active user of the full range of Maxon safety shutoff valves. 

Providing the sugar industry’s demanding valve needs

By: zeena isaacs     30th May 2003 A range of valves have been supplied by Heaton Valves Africa and its long-standing partner Hattersley, to two of the largest companies in the South African sugar industry, namely Tongaat-Hulett and Illovo Sugar. 

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. 

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