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Valves News

Updated German-produced valves available in S Africa

17th May 2002 International engineering company Guth Group is involved in a range of different applications; from the manufacture of valves, pumps, filtration systems and piping systems to the planning, engineering and installation of entire plants. 

Valves specified by US institute

17th May 2002 Specification by the American Petroleum Institute (API) means that a valve manufacturer has passed stringent quality conformance tests. 

System solves tank blanketing problems

17th May 2002 Tank blanketing is the injection of a gas into the vapour space of a liquid storage tank. 

Window of opportunity for valve manufacturers

17th May 2002 The dramatic fall in the value of the rand has further opened a window of opportunity for the local valve manufacturing industry. 

New era for pneumatics

By: Keith Campbell     5th April 2002 THE mechatronics revolution of recent years – the combination of mechanical and electronic systems into integrated products – has particularly benefitted pneumatics. 

Dorbyl Water

14th December 2001 Established in 1947, Dorbyl Water is the largest manufacturer of valves in the Southern Hemisphere, producing over 25 000 valves each month. 

'Squeaky clean' valve for hygienic uses

16th November 2001 Today, pneumatic cylinders are available to meet the stringent hygiene requirements of the food and packaging industries. 

New valve improves efficiency

16th November 2001 An innovative, patented aerator developed by Multotec Wear Linings has solved a significant problem experienced over the last 30 years in operation of pachuca vessels in gold reduction by leaching. 

New safety valve launched

16th November 2001 The API 526 safety-relief valve is in the process has been launched worldwide by Leser. 

Actuator generates additional recoveries

By: Deborah Spicer     16th November 2001 East Rand firm Actuator Technical Services (ATS) has responded to a need to have increasingly sophisticated instrumentation in mines by developing an intelligent actuator that has resulted in 5% to 7% additional recoveries on platinum-mines. 

US knife-gate valves arrive in South Africa

By: Deborah Spicer     16th November 2001 A new range of knife-gate valves became available to the paper and pulp, mining, steel, sugar, automotive and sewerage and effluent industries two months ago. 

Valves for ash-dam extension

16th November 2001 Valve manufacturer Corflex has completed a significant order for the Sasol Two ash dam extension, which was executed by Sasol Technology, Secunda, Mpumalanga. 

Flame traps for explosions

16th November 2001 Johannesburg firm Safurnco offers a range of locally-manufactured tank vents, flame arrestors, vacuum and pressure-relief valves as well as automatic shut-off valves, says marketing director Peter Thieme. 

JVs contribute to turnover

By: Deborah Spicer     16th November 2001 A joint venture (JV) in India and another in Brazil will begin to contribute to West Rand firm Gunric Valve’s turnover next year. 

Valve firm sees sales double

By: Deborah Spicer     16th November 2001 While many local valve manufacturers are finding it easier to compete with imported valve manufacturers as a result of the depreciating rand, one valve manufacturer has seen its sales double since the beginning of the year. 

Demand for 'intelligent' actuator is growing

16th November 2001 Valve actuator manufacturer Rotork Africa reports that there has been a growing requirement to supply its intelligent IQ range of actuators with serial communications. 

Firm wins power station contracts

By: Deborah Spicer     16th November 2001 A number of contracts, worth a total of R1-million, were awarded to BTR Flow Controls by various companies involved in the refurbishing of the Duvha power station. 

BEE valve service firm formed

16th November 2001 The formation of a new black empowerment enterprise called Enserve KZN has been announced by Enserve Engineering and Gagasi Engineering. 

Soot build-up controlled

16th November 2001 When boiler water is converted into steam by pulverised coal, a soot deposit is left on the tubes which restricts the energy transfer and may also hinder the steam temperature at the turbine. 

Reconditioning centre gets new owner

16th November 2001 The Sasolburg safety- and control-valve reconditioning centre, formerly owned by Sasol SCI, has been acquired by Enserve. In terms of the agreement, the new owner has retained all staff. 

New appointment at valve firm

16th November 2001 Local manufacture of ball,butterfly and wafer-check valves Industrial and Petroleum Valves has appointed former Paltechnologies MD and previous Intervalve sales manager Roelf Frauendorf as its new MD. 

European valves now in SA

16th November 2001 Supplier of corrosion-resistant valves Astore Africa has been appointed sole South African agent for two large European-based valve manufacturers, reports product manager of valves and instrumentation Chris Spencer. 

Excessive Web costs impair valves sector

By: Deborah Spicer     16th November 2001 Several valve manufacturers are complaining that the subscription fees for international mining-procurement website Quadrem are too high, reports South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association chairperson Johann Kellerman. 

Valve import tariffs reinstated

By: Deborah Spicer     16th November 2001 Local diaphragm valve manufacturers gave a collective sigh of relief when the tariff on imported diaphragm valves, omitted in government documents due to a clerical error last year, was reinstated this year. 

Dwindling demand leads to firm's certification

By: Deborah Spicer     16th November 2001 Gearbox designer and manufacturer Republic Transmissions should be ISO 9002 compliant within 12 months. 

Valves cast in stronger materials

16th November 2001 The local stainless-steel foundry industry’s ability to produce castings for specific valve applications is giving the industry the edge over its international competitors, it claims. 

Valve receives design award

16th November 2001 Once again, Steinm 

Flanged ball valves supplied

16th November 2001 The flanged ball valves from Valvtechnologies have a bubble-tight shut-off to ANSI FCI 70-2 standards which is achieved with an integral downstream heat that is completely protected from the flow path. 

Specialist valves for marine sector

16th November 2001 Working in partnership, three FCx companies, FCx Truflo Marine Valves and sister companies FCx Thompson Valves and FCx GHR, all of the UK, have undertaken three large contracts worth more than  

Springs for safety valves

16th November 2001 German firm Mubea disc springs have been supplied in a variety of industrial applications, ranging from safety valve systems placed 3 000 m below sea level to satellites in outer space. 

Valve firm extends product range

16th November 2001 After a prolonged period of product development inertia under its former corporate owners, Premier Valves’ new management is working on a number of new product ideas as well as a series of improvements to its existing range. 

Safety valves for use offshore

16th November 2001 UK firm Broady Valves is an internationally renowned manufacturer and supplier of pressure reducing, pressure sustaining, relief and safety relief valves to the petrochemical and offshore industries. 

New valve-information system

16th November 2001 International cleaning technology specialist Tuchenhagen has launched a new valve information system. 

Valves for Chinese petroleum firm

16th November 2001 US control valve specialist CCI has received a million dollar order from China Petroleum Technology and Development for 24 flow control and pressure reducing valves to be installed at the Lanchengyu Pipeline in China. 

Smart solutions for valves

16th November 2001 International valve manufacturer Dresser Flow Control (DFC) is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and support for a range of valves and valve-related products. 

New product for valve positioning

16th November 2001 Mounting switches are in practice not a problem for 90? valves, but difficulties may arise with gate and globe valves. 

Valves firm exports to Australia

16th November 2001 South African manufacturer of valves for almost 60 years, Ainsworth Engineering has successfully commissioned two pressure reducing stations installed at Appin colliery in New South Wales, Australia. 

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