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Valves News

China can compete in SA valves market – Sino SVO

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 The perception that only low-quality valves are manufactured in China needs to be altered, says valve-outsourcing company Sino Specialised Valve Outsourcing (Sino SVO) managing member John McMenamin. 

Global industrial valves market to reach $72bn by 2015

6th May 2011 The global industrial valves market is forecast to reach $72-billion in value by 2015, says market research publisher Global Industry Analysts (GIA). 

Control valves industry needs more skills training

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 South African companies are struggling to find adequately trained candidates with the right combination of practical experience and technical skills within the control valves industry, says high-level engineering and technical employment agency Enshrine Placements consultant Caryn Darley. 

Valves show lowest level of compliance in plumbing industry – report

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Valves in the local plumbing industry have been shown to have only a 17% rate of compliance with standards such as the South African National Standards (SANS), ISO 9000/1/2, ISO 14000, American Petroleum Industry standards and occupational health and the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)... 

Customised ball valves supplied for ash-water handling application

6th May 2011 Valve technology specialist RGR Technologies has custom designed PC Ball Valves to replace existing valves for ash-water handling at petrochemicals group Sasol’s Secunda coal gasification plant. 

New range of valves to enter African market

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 South African pump and valve manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves will be targeting the African continent with the launch of its latest range of water and wastewater valves. 

Refinery service contract fully under way

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Engineering and technology corporation Metso has successfully completed planned maintenance services at two Rio de Janeiro-based refineries owned by energy company Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras), since signing a two-year service contract in mid-2010. 

Exhibition to boost industry exposure

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 The Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa (PVPA) 2011 exhibition aims to enhance trade between Africa and the rest of the world, boost trade into Africa and provide a platform for networking between manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the industry. 

Steel and engineering products supplier opens new branch

6th May 2011 Steel and engineering products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds South Africa is opening a new valves product branch in Jet Park, in Gauteng. 

Independent power supply generator launched

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) Water has launched the X143HP hydropowered generator, which offers independent power supply for electrical equipment such as telemetry and lighting at reservoirs and pressure reducing stations. 

Latest range of carbon steel valves enters local market

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Fluid-conveyance solutions provider Incledon has introduced a range of carbon-steel and stainless steel flanged industrial valves into the South African market. 

Valves supplier introduces new ported knife-gate range

6th May 2011 Valves specialist Omsa has launched its latest range of ported knife-gate valves specifically designed for heavy slurry applications. 

Nuclear core island valves pass quality assessments

6th May 2011 Chinese metal valve manufacturer China Valves Technology reports that its gate and check valves have successfully passed all tests administered by nuclear science and technology research institute China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) and nuclear reactor engineering, testing and operation base... 

Valve Saver Fluid awarded first prize

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Netherlands-based liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) parts distributor JLM Lubricants’ Valve Saver Fluid has been awarded first prize in the LPG Fuel Additives category of the Inpro Awards, held at the International GasShow 2011 trade fair and conference, in March, in Poland. 

Latest software enables safety-valve optimisation

6th May 2011 Engineering and technology corporation Metso has released the latest Nelprof 6 valve sizing software with two new calculation modules, which enable the selection of intelligent automated on/off valves and emergency valves. 

Valves supplier branches out into tanks market

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2011 Control valve distributor FCE Technical Services (FCE) branched out with the introduction of bolted rolled tapered panel (RTP) tanks to the South African market, in January. 

Latest long-life slurry valve introduced

6th May 2011 Engineering and manufacturing company ITT Engineered Valves has introduced the Fabri-Valve 33 PTD push-through slurry valve. 

Check valves aimed at critical pumping station applications

By: Dimakatso Motau     18th March 2011 Specialised oil and gas equipment distributor Energas Technologies says that it has completed a contract to supply a petrochemicals company with a Mokveld non-slam check valve for a pipeline project.  

Valve range popular in SA mining industry

By: Dimakatso Motau     5th November 2010 Mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic South Africa, a part of the US-based Victaulic, reports that its range of Vic-300 MasterSeal Butterfly valves is gaining popularity in the South African mining industry. 

Locally designed variable 
height extraction valve launched

5th November 2010 Financial services company Caretell Investments has launched a practical variable height extraction (VHE) valve for sewage plants. 

New engineered valves factory

5th November 2010 A foundation stone for technology supplier Metso’s new engineered valves factory has been laid in Vantaa, in Finland. The Finnish production of Metso’s engineered valves, as well as about 800 personnel in automation and power generation, in the Helsinki region, will move to the new factory and to... 

Pressure reducing valves control downstream pressure

5th November 2010 Steam and boiler specialist company Spirax Sarco’s DP series of pressure reducing valves will accurately control downstream pressure, regardless of the upstream pressure or load variations.  

Acquisition results in fluid conveyance product expansion

5th November 2010 Piping solutions provider Incledon has expanded its portfolio of fluid conveyance products, which includes pipes, fittings, flanges, couplings, valves and pumps, following the company’s recent acquisition of industrial valve specialist Valves Technology & Repair (VTR).  

Dual-valve controller for flow control in 
slurry lines

5th November 2010 The dual-valve controller (DVC) for slurry valves from valve specialist company eDart improves the controllability of a slurry flow and reduces the wear on the seats of the valves by intelligently opening and closing valves to control the rate of flow change. 

Wireless, predictive valve diagnostic system for 
process plants

5th November 2010 Israeli wireless technology company Eltav Wireless Monitoring has installed a wireless, predictive valve diagnostic system at US silicate and zeolite producer PQ Corporation’s plant. The system delivers real-time information about the status of valves to reduce unexpected failures and had to be... 

Distributor’s African branch shows positive growth 

By: Dimakatso Motau     5th November 2010 Distributor of associated valves and knife gate valves for various applications, CMO Africa, a subsidiary of Spain-based CMO, reports that it has generated millions in sales since the launch of its distribution outlet in Brackenhurst, Alberton, earlier in the year. 

Multiple projects on track

By: Dimakatso Motau     5th November 2010 Valve manufacturer United Valve Company (UVC), the black-economic empowerment sales and marketing division of valves company Ainsworth Engineering, reports that it is consecutively working on three projects, which will be delivered earlier than the expected deadlines. 

Exhibition to provide growth opportunities for local valves market

5th November 2010 Trading in a local market estimated at $549-million by 2014, South African valve manufacturers will find opportunities to increase growth at the Pumps Valves and Pipes Africa (PVPA) exhibition, scheduled to take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Midrand, from June 7 to June 9 2011.  

Local valve manufacturer moves to new premises

By: Dimakatso Motau     5th November 2010 Local valve manufacturer Ithuba Valves has recently invested about R1,6-million on renovating its new premises, which it acquired in August, in Alrode, Alberton. 

R5m investment in services, product expansion

By: Dimakatso Motau     5th November 2010 Valve manufacturer Premier Valves reports that it is focusing on investing over R5-million in expanding its services and product range over the next two years. 

New advanced pressure
reducing valves

5th November 2010 Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) Water reports that it has introduced three new pressure-reducing valves (PRVs)for municipal demand management applications. 

PLC lifting equipment for Medupi

By: Dimakatso Motau     5th November 2010 Hydraulic technology group Enerpac reports that it has supplied programmable logic controlled (PLC) lifting equipment to the contractors working on a R5,8-million ongoing contract for State-owned power utility’s Eskom Medupi power station, near Lephalale, in Limpopo. 

Company appoints 
regional distributors

5th November 2010 The South African arm of German-based Gemü valves, Gemü Africa has established three regional distributors in South Africa in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Port Elizabeth (PE) and East London (EL). 

Valve manufacturer's products receive SIL 3 certification

22nd October 2010 Equipment manufacturer Virgo Engineers reports that several of its products, such as floating and trunnion-mounted soft- and metal-seated ball valves and TriTork triple offset valves, have received safety integrity level (SIL) 3 certification – safe for installation in plant such as Sasol’s –... 

New diaphragm 
actuator series released

15th October 2010 Steam and boiler specialist company Spirax Sarco has released its PN9000-series diaphragm actuators. The company has also released a P5 positioner, which is a single acting unit that requires from a 0,2 bar to a 1 bar signal, for use with linear pneumatic actuators. 

New distributor for pump range

1st October 2010 Hydraulic engineering company Bearing Man Group (BMG) Hydraulics, part of the BMG group, has been appointed as a distributor of hydraulic technology group Enerpac’s range of hydraulic cylinders, pumps and related products, throughout sub-Saharan Africa.  

Recovery for pumps industry in sight

1st October 2010 The local pumps sector is expected to reach its pre-recession volumes by the third or fourth quarter of 2011, reports South African Pump Manufacturers Association (Sapma) chairperson Gavin Doran. 

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