Supplier keeps valves flowing

24th April 2020 By: Halima Frost - Reporter

Supplier keeps  valves flowing

"A-RANGED" When all lined up the Allmech Runxin range of valves suites most sewage and water treatment applications

Water treatment solutions provider Allmech assures clients that although South Africa is still reeling from the Covid-19 lockdown, implemented last month, the company will continue to supply its water treatment solutions and Runxin filter valves range in the coming months.

Runxin valves are produced by global manufacturer Wenzhou Runxin Manufacturing Machine Company, in China.

Allmech GM Lionel Maasdorp explains that the Runxin manufacturing plant, in China, is back in production and Allmech had a container arrive in the first week of April and another is scheduled to arrive in South Africa within the next month with new stock.

“Runxin filter valves are very important to the water industry. Not only do they offer a reliable alternative to existing solutions but also cost-saving opportunities for water treatment facilities,” boasts Maasdorp.

He points out that the range of Runxin filter valves are highly resistant to chemicals, such as acids, and are well suited to the effluent and petrochemicals industries. They have a ceramic core and the body is either made from a plastic compound or from different grades of stainless steel, with flanged, screwed or glued fittings, depending on the valve application.

Features of the Runxin valves range include a convenient light-emitting diode screen display and a remote handling connector.

The valves within the range comprise a simple structure boasting a reliable sealing compact design with an additional tamper-proof function. The valves are also easy to install.

“Most importantly, they are durable, owing to a ceramic core,” adds Maasdorp. The ceramic core has been tested to withstand hydrochloric acid for three days and retained more than 90% of its strength.

The company offers a variety of the Runxin valves with either a manual or automatic open-and-shut mechanism. Notably the automatic ball valves can be run on a timer, either affixed to the valve or an external supply.

Further Imports

Allmech announced in January that it would make available the Runxin F107 – a device specifically designed to remove manganese and iron from water.

Maasdorp explains that iron and manganese can be effectively removed from water using a number of treatment processes, depending on the form and concentration of the metals.

“We are not the first to use these point-of-entry treatment devices, but this is the first time that this specific device is being made available in South Africa and we believe it will help solve our customers’ challenges across several sectors,” says Maasdorp.

He adds that manganese tends to be difficult to remove from water because removal depends on its state of oxidation, the pH of the water, the presence of other minerals and the total dissolved solids of the water being treated.

Maasdorp concludes that, in addition to the sales of the Runxin range of products to direct and distributor clients, the company’s services also include technical support, repairs and maintenance, as well as spares sales.