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Valves News

Solid modelling mastery gives manufacturer competitive edge

11th May 2007 Leading South African valve manufacturer Insamcor uses Auto desk Inventor to design a wide range of valves at its Edenvale plant, east of Johannesburg. 

New sensor alleviates complex, individual sensor mountings

11th May 2007 Automation technology company IFM Electronic, represented locally by Shorrock Automation, has released details of the new Efector Valvis sensor designed for position feedback on linear valves with a stroke of up to 80 mm. The sensor is fitted over the valve spindle and continuously measures the... 

Split-disc check valves prevent reverse flow

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 The wafer pattern range of split-disc check valves (SDCV) by Spirax Sarco provides an effective maintenance-free solution for the prevention of reverse flow in pipelines carrying most types of liquids and gases, including steam and condensate. 

Joint agreement grows global suppliers reach

11th May 2007 In a joint agreement covering 16 different countries, Tyco Valves and Controls now supplies and supports Norgren’s range of NAMUR valves and other fluid power products globally. 

SA firm wins pharmaceutical valve order

11th May 2007 The South African distributor of Gem� valves, OMSA Valves and Instrumentation, has been contracted to supply R700 000 worth of sanitary diaphragm valves to a leading pharmaceutical company. 

Power group to upgrade New Mexico control, cooling system

11th May 2007 Power and automation technology group ABB has been selected by the public service company of New Mexico to upgrade the control and the valve cooling systems of their existing ABB high voltage direct current (HVDC) system delivered over 20 years ago. 

Local company distributes hydraulic control components

11th May 2007 Local company Bearing Man’s specialist seals division distributes a comprehensive range of quality branded seals, which includes rotary shaft, torric, hydraulic and pneumatic seals, as well as allied products like O rings, single spring mechanical seals, gland packing, waved washers and... 

South African valves destined for Saudi Arabia

11th May 2007 South African valve manufacturer Gunric Valve Manufacturing, the butterfly and tilting disc check valve manufacturer of Robertville, is nearing completion of an order for 27 large-bore, pneumatically operated, triple eccentric metal seated butterfly valves and hydraulically operated metal seated... 

Pump-maker KSB sells SA stake to black investors

29th January 2007 German pump manufacture KSB Aktiengesellschaft's wholly-owned South African subsidiary, KSB Pumps and Valves, has sold a 25,1% stake to black partners, it announced on Monday. 

Supplier adds Joburg branch on strong growth outlook

By: Laura Tyrer     10th November 2006 Valve supplier Lockwood South Africa is in the process of adding a Johannesburg branch to its strategically-located Durban warehouse, in anticipation of an increased turnover of between R20-million and R30-million next year. 

Environmentally safe solution offered

3rd November 2006 The drum valve systems manufactured by Micro Matic USA offer an environmentally safe solution to the standardisation of liquid containers and drums for returnable packaging. 

New bulb strap ensures good thermal contact

12th May 2006 For many years the development and evolution of expansion valves focused on optimising details such as materials, tolerances, dimensions, bulb charge and many others. 

Diaphragm product the control valve of choice

12th May 2006 A German life-science specialist has designed, constructed and commissioned a complete production line for manufacturing infusion solutions for Russia. ? 

Diffuser plates for globe control valves

12th May 2006 Locally-manufactured Spirax-Mitech diffuser plates are designed for use with their globe- control valve on high-pressure drop applications for gases and vapours. 

Transmitters for analogue and digital applications

12th May 2006 The Spirax-Mitech positioner range can be fitted with either a digital or full analogue position feedback transmitter. 

The valve that loves dirt, dust, sludge and grease

12th May 2006 Maintenance engineers in the power, mining and waste-water industries are plagued by problems caused by choked and eroded valves. 

Spring-return actuators have new corrosive protection blocks

12th May 2006 In many applications where the surrounding atmosphere is filled with corrosives coming from the environment of plant pollutants, it is necessary to protect the actuator spring chambers and internals from sucking external air during the spring stroke. 

BEE firm clinches important valve distributorship

12th May 2006 Local black economic-empowered (BEE) company Sureseal SA has been awarded the South African and African distribution agreement for KITZ valves and actuators. 

Combination ball valve cost-effective and efficient

12th May 2006 Local manufacturers and supplier of mining consumables West Rand Engineering continues to add value to the mining industry with its time and cost efficient range of products. Notable in this endeavour is the manufacture of the West Rand Engineering Combi Valve. 

Valves to suit Africa’s unique conditions

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Local manufacturer Umzantsi Africa Pumps and Valves produces a range of valves suited to Africa’s unique conditions. 

Firm clinches R35m supply contract at power station

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Supplying the local market with the electric actuators used to automate valves and dampers, Auma South Africa was recently awarded a contract in the Grootvlei power station demothballing project. 

Valve giant commissions state-of-the-art coating plant

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Africa’s largest valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) recently commissioned a state-of-art fluidised-bed coating plant at its Benoni operation. The locally-designed and -constructed plant, which will be used to coat DFC’s Hawle and Vent-O-Mat products, incorporates the... 

Equipment supplier new distributor for Japanese valves

12th May 2006 Equipment supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has been appointed a distributor of Kitz valves by Sure Seal SA, which is the Africa agent for Kitz Corporation of Japan. 

German technology and quality at a reasonable price

12th May 2006 A long association with its principal, VAG of Germany, has given Ainsworth Engineering the opportunity to remain one of the leading and preferred suppliers in the water works valve market. 

Quality and reliability for a long service life

12th May 2006 Established in 1943, Ainsworth Engineering is now the oldest local valve manufacturer in South Africa. 

High-temperature valve for safe and simple sampling

12th May 2006 Tyco Valves & Controls has launched its Neotecha Sapro high-temperature sampling valve, providing the simplest and safest industry solution for taking samples of aggressive and corrosive high-temperature media. 

Line blind combats downstream leakage

12th May 2006 The Clarkson man-safe line blind is one of the most innovative and flexible products currently offered as part of Tyco Valves & Controls’ wide selection of knife gate and slurry valves. 

A comprehensive valves offering

12th May 2006 Thanks to the combined strength of three major brands – Clarkson, L&M Valve and Rovalve – Tyco Valves & Controls is now able to offer the widest range of knife-gate and slurry valves currently on the market with the added advantage that all products are now available from a single... 

More valves for hygienic applications

12th May 2006 Tyco Valves & Controls has further expanded its range of valves for hygienic applications with the introduction of the new Keystone F250D double block and bleed butterfly valve (BFV). 

Smooth control of aggressive slurries

12th May 2006 The inclusion of Clarkson under the Tyco Valves & Controls brand means that the unique Clarkson C-Valve slurry-throttling valve is now available from Tyco’s established worldwide network. 

Ball valves provide high performance at an attractive price

12th May 2006 Mecafrance three-piece ball valves from Tyco Valves & Controls provide an economical solution to high-quality valve performance. ? 

New Nigeria branch for valves manufacturer

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Manufacturing a variety of ball, butterfly and check valves, Enserve Engineering, of Vanderbijlpark, is in the process of establishing a branch in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt. 

Improved products for road tankers

12th May 2006 The changing and emerging markets and the introduction of changes in legislation of the transport of dangerous goods by road have prompted Fulcrum Engineering, of Johannesburg, to grasp the opportunity to improve their products. 

A company of many trades

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Besides its main activity of reconditioning control valves, GP Control Valves and Engineering, of Sasolburg, offers a full range of services from specialised machining work to assembly and testing of new control valves. 

Valve supplier in rebranding and restructuring exercise

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 Local supplier of valves to the South African market Lockwood Valves South Africa has recently changed its name to LVSA Valves. 

Producers to benefit from infrastructure projects

By: Laura Tyrer     12th May 2006 South Africa’s valve manufacturing industry is set to be revitilised by the major water infrastructure projects now being implemented. 

Gearing up for growth

12th May 2006 Globe control valve manufacturers Spirax Sarco, of Gauteng, branded Spirax Mitech and trading as Mitech, is on the expansion trail, with increased access to international markets set to significantly boost export volumes. 

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