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Buying local will save valves industry, says manufacturing body

Engineering and mining companies, as well as State-owned entities and local municipalities, need to buy more locally manufactured valves if the industry is to continue surviving, says manufacturing body the Valve and Actuator Manufacturing Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa) champion Greg Walker.... 

City of Cape Town benefits from valve maintenance machines

The City of Cape Town has bought four valve exercising machines – the first in Africa – from US valve maintenance products manufacturer EH Wachs to perform maintenance on the 175 000 valves contained in its 10 000-km-long water reticulation network, reports City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation... 

City of Cape Town benefits from valve maintenance machines
VALVE EXERCISER The exercising machine is easy to operate

Danish valves manufacturer invests R100m in SA branch

By: Bruce Montiea Denmark-based valves manufacturer and supplier AVK Valves has acquired a majority stake, for a consideration of R100-million, in South African valves company Premier Valves, creating a new combined entity – AVK Valves Holdings Southern Africa. “This acquisition, concluded on July 8, represents a... 

Danish valves manufacturer invests R100m in SA branch
FILTRATION WORKS SA will be able to produce world-class valves locally, owing to AVK Valves's latest acquisition

New valve makes paste backfill mining easier

By: Bruce Montiea Mechanical pipe joining systems manufacturer Victaulic has introduced the Series 725 diverter valve to ease the paste backfill process for the mining industry, says Victaulic Africa regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld. He tells Mining Weekly that market interest in the Series 725 diverter valve... 

New valve makes paste backfill mining easier
SERIES 725 This diverter valve improves the efficiency of backfill operations

UK company acquires SA valves supplier

As part of its R350-million investment programme aimed at establishing a significant presence in the African oil and gas sector, mechanical engineering group EnerMech has acquired Cape Town-based control valves supplier Control Valve Technology (CVT). CVT services, refurbishes and sells control... 

UK company acquires  SA valves supplier
SHAKING ON IT CVT will be a key building block as EnerMech expands its valves business in Africa

Company adds pinch valves to product offering

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s Fluid Power division has extended its range of FPV valves to include open-frame pinch valves, designed for enhanced operating efficiency and extended service life in diverse sectors, including mining. These valves, which launched in August 2013, are best... 

Company launches heavy-duty butterfly valve

Global water, fluid, thermal management and equipment protection company Pentair’s Valves & Controls division has launched a new line of heavy-duty resilient seated double-flanged butterfly valves, manufactured by China-based butterfly valve specialists Keystone Series GRF, aimed at industrial... 

Company secures repair contract with platinum mining major

By: David D‘ Oliveira Pneumatics solutions provider Pneumax Southern Africa is repairing imperial mine cylinders at South Africa-based platinum mining major Anglo Platinum’s various operations, Pneumax procurement and contracts manager Eugene van der Lith tells Mining Weekly. These pneumatic cylinders are used to open... 

Company secures repair contract with platinum mining major
Photo by Set Point
DEAD MAN VALVE This valve enables operators to manually open and close underground chute boxes, which collect ore from mines that is processed to collect precious metals and minerals

Company spends R800 000 on valve-sleeve tooling

By: David D‘ Oliveira Specialist polyurethane product manufacturer Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) completed the development of a new tooling system in December that has enabled the company to manufacture 600-mm-diameter polyurethane knife-gate valve sleeves, commonly used in mine slurry applications. “To date, the... 

Company supplies R5.5m worth of valves to power plant

Fluid conveyance products and solutions provider Incledon recently supplied more than R15-million of butterfly valves and stainless-steel ball valves to a local coal-fired power plant construction project. As the appointed underground service and general service piping contractor to the power... 

Company supplies R5.5m worth of valves to power plant
THE VAG EKN SERIES 13 BUTTERFLY VALVE ensures that flow mediums do not make contact with the valve's shafts

Energy savings possible with new pinch valve

Finland-based pinch valve specialist Flowrox, has introduced a new, robust pinch valve, the PVG pinch valve, which features a strong metal body, simple bullet closing mechanism and opening tags in the inside. Pinch valves are commonly used in slurry pipelines for a range of applications,... 

Local company still meeting Africa’s mining valve requirements

Johannesburg-based dynamic fluid control company Aveng Manufacturing Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) – the largest valve factory in the southern hemisphere – is still successfully meeting the requirements of the harshest valve operating environments in Africa. “We provide technical advice on the... 

Correct valve selection critical to a mining operation

By: Ilan Solomons Mining solutions provider Aveng Manufacturing Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) former sales engineer Ray Kirby tells Mining Weekly that selecting the correct type of valve for applications in mining operations is important to ensure that the mine operates efficiently. Kirby, a British expatriate,... 

New piping system includes range of ball valves

By: Ilan Solomons Developer and manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems Victaulic introduced the Vic-Press system, which includes a range of valve and piping solutions, to the South African market in May. Victaulic regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld tells Mining Weekly that the Vic-Press system joins... 

SA company seeks to expand African operations

By: Ilan Solomons South African valve manufacturer Atval has successfully manufactured and delivered three 800 mm pinch valves to gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti’s Siguiri mine in Guinea, West Africa, and is seeking to expand its operations in Africa. The valves were delivered to site last year, enabling the... 

Valve manufacturing requires consistency

By: Ilan Solomons Control valve manufacturer PSV Mitech says it is committed to continuously upgrading and adding to its range of valves. “While the basic design philosophy of our general-purpose Globe Control valves has remained the same since the company’s founding in 1986, we operate a system of continuous... 

Valves offer mines dust management solutions

By: Ilan Solomons Pneumatic solutions provider Pneumax says it is well positioned to meet impending legislative changes pertaining to dust control regulations for mining operations, owing to its environment-friendly valve... 

Effective use of valves, pipes and pumps could cut mines’ energy consumption by up to 40%

By: Leandi Kolver Valves, pipes and pumps that are installed and maintained effectively in pipelines could reduce mines’ energy consumption by between 10% and 40%, says valve and pipe manufacturer Rexus Trading MD Allistair Balutto. However, the skill of understanding the principles of how valves, pumps and basic... 

Africa’s industrial growth attracts global interest

While global economies and markets stagnate in double-dip, and even triple-dip recession, Africa is on the rise, modernising, thriving and rapidly developing into a major industrial market. Africa is ripe for exploration by technology businesses around the globe, particularly in mining, oil, gas... 

Control valve sizing programme ensures precision of valve used

Valve designer and manufacturer PSV Mitech reports that a computerised control valve sizing program, one of the products in its stalk, allows users to choose between control- valve sizing or actuator sizing, to specify the correct type of valve used in a specific application. 

Designation of products for local procurement in public-sector procurement system

In the year ahead, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will significantly scale up designations and other procurement policy levers in support of domestic manufacturing. 

Local valve manufacturers gear up for global demand

By: Zandile Mavuso The international growth in demand for industrial valves has prompted South African valve manufacturers and suppliers to pursue global business partners in the mining sector. 

Merger to benefit valves industry in Australia

Mechanical services solutions provider EnerMech has completed the first of five acquisitions it has planned for the next six months, with the acquisition of Melbourne-based Valve Tech Engineering in a multimillion-pound deal.  

Technological advancement guarantees modernised castings for valves

By: Zandile Mavuso Ongoing investment in research and development to acquire the latest technology and modern production methods in metal castings development has resulted in castings manufacturer Steloy Castings taking about 70% of the market share by providing valve products to the mining industry. 

Valves specialist markets HVOF system  

By: Zandile Mavuso Industrial valves specialist Ragon Industries says the marketing of its high-velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) spraying system, which forms part of its Ragmax range of valves supplied to the mining industry, will be its main priority this year. 

Local manufacturer gets Canadian certification

Local valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) received a Canadian Registration Number (CRN) certification for its RF pinch valve range in July. The CRN certification, Canada’s equivalent of the European pressure equipment directive, is expected to boost the company’s sales in North America. 

Manufacturer produces valves to handle acid mine drainage

With acid mine drainage (AMD) and the containment and removal of such contaminated water regularly featuring in the news, Austrian pipes, fittings and valves manufacturer Praher offers a range of thermoplastic valves suited to the handling of AMD. The valves are produced to international quality... 

Solutions provider identifies role of valve in environment-friendly business

By: Gia Costella In reaction to stricter environmental regulations being placed on many industries in South Africa, the patented Clyde Process Dome Valve is increasingly being specified for use in waste management applications, owing to its resilience in harsh environments, says materials-handling company Clyde... 

Valve diagnostics offers enhanced maintenance efficiency and process

Valve solutions and services provider Metso says its new Valve Manager, which represents third-generation diagnostics, is taking predictive control valve maintenance to a new level. Available information is made more user friendly and is more easily understood, enabling several benefits such as... 

Valve World Expo 2012 aims for healthy growth

More than 15 000 m2 of floor space has already been booked for the eighth Valve World Conference & Exhibition, the biggest international industry meeting on industrial valves and fittings. “In 2012, we aim to achieve an even better result than in 2010. This is why we made the decision to occupy... 

Future aims realised through mining valves product range

By: Chantelle Kotze Flow specialist eDart Slurry Valve’s latest control valves range, named the Flash Dart, is a step closer to the company’s aim of becoming a worldwide supplier of slurry flow control systems to the mining industry. 

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