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Valves News

Valve World Expo 2012 aims for healthy growth

     10th August 2012 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     9th March 2012 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. 

R2.5-million knife-gate valves order destined for West Africa

By: Chantelle Kotze     9th March 2012 Mining solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa has been awarded a contract to manufacture and export knife-gate valves to the value of R2.5-million to a gold-mining project in West Africa. 

R3.5m high-pressure pinch valves order

     9th March 2012 Pinch valve manufacturer Corflex Engineering, who supply pinch valves for low- to high- pressure applications, have received a R3.5-million order from a copper-mining project in Zambia for 500 mm pinch valves with a working pressure of 25 bar.  

SA’s pressured platinum industry affects valve sales

By: Chantelle Kotze     9th March 2012 Valve manufacturing and supply company Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) says the struggling platinum industry in South Africa has led to a lack of sales in mining valves. 

Skills shortage barrier to entry says distributor

By: Chantelle Kotze     9th March 2012 Valve and actuator importer and distributor Incledon says the limited technical skills within the company and the industry in general have made entering the mining and industrial markets a challenge.  

Valve supplier benefits from mining industry

By: Chantelle Kotze     9th March 2012 Valve and valve-related product supplier TTV Fluval reports that the mining industry has been a significant consumer of its range of Smart valve positioners since its launch, with products mostly being supplied to gold- and platinum- mining projects and lately to iron-ore, manganese and diamond... 

New high-pressure subsea valve performance-verified

     5th August 2011 Pneumatic equipment manufacturer Haskel International has successfully completed performance verification testing as described by the American Petroleum Institute (API) standards, for its BuTech subsea valves used in oil and gas production. 

New push-through slurry valve reduces downtime

     5th August 2011 High-technology engineering and manufacturing company ITT Engineered Valves introduced its latest mining innovation the Fabri-Valve 33 PTA push-through slurry valve. 

New range of stainless steel valve equipment launched

By: Sinette Goosen     5th August 2011 Valve and actuator distributor Incledon’s new range of stainless steel valves will be available in the country at the end of August. 

Specialist introduces new valve design

     5th August 2011 Diversified technology supplier Metso has introduced a new valve design derived from its traditional V-port segment valve series. 

Valve and control system distributor acquires new offices

By: Sinette Goosen     5th August 2011 Valve and control systems distributor Tyco Valves & Control Distribution South Africa has acquired new premises in Isando, Kempton Park. 

Valve company receives first batch of self-designed ball valves

By: Sinette Goosen     5th August 2011 Valve trading and reconditioning solutions provider Kira Valves & Engineering has developed its first range of ball valves.  

Valve manufacturer introduces new primary isolation instrument root valve

     5th August 2011 Manufacturer and marketer of valves, actuators and controls Tyco Flow Control, a business segment Tyco International, is expanding its Anderson Greenwood instrument valve line by introducing the new M30 Series primary isolation instrumentation root valve. 

Acquisition expands product portfolio

     4th March 2011 Piping solutions provider Incledon has expanded its portfolio of fluid conveyance products, such as pipes, fittings, flanges, couplings, valves and pumps, following the company’s recent acquisition of industrial valve specialist Valves Technology & Repair (VTR). 

Africa beckons, SA mining slow but awakening

     4th March 2011 Valve and actuator distributor and importer Incledon is focused on opportunities in various mines and minerals processing plants, predominantly in South Africa. 

Australia identified as international export market

By: Schalk Burger     4th March 2011 Valves manufacturer eDart aims to further increase its presence in the Australian market after it identified the country as its next potential international export market for its slurry valves. 

Growing project pipeline in the works

     4th March 2011 Valve manufacturer Premier Valves reports that its project pipeline has grown in the past two years and that the company is on track for further growth in the future. 

Manufacturer’s business improved in 2010

     4th March 2011 Valve manufacturer Ragon Industries reports that last year was a better year for business compared with 2009, with the company conducting 60% to 70% of the same amount of business prior to the global economic crisis. 

Networking opportunities for miners, valves industry

     4th March 2011 The global mining industry is a massive consumer of piping, pumps and especially valves. Capable of withstanding huge pressures, these devices are also vital to prevent groundwater from flooding shafts, and supplying fresh air to miners working kilometres underground, says Exhibition Management... 

Race for Africa’s minerals presents opportunities for SA valves industry

     4th March 2011 The increased demand for gold and diamonds from the African continent, as well the increasing demand for copper, iron-ore and coal from China and India, and the global economy’s recovery from the effects of the recession, are leading to increased diversified mining in Africa and significant... 

Steady sales in Central, Southern Africa mines

     4th March 2011 Saunders diaphragm valves and slurry knife gate (SKG) valves continue to sell steadily into mines across Central and Southern Africa, reports valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control Mining (DFC Mining). 

Strong performance despite challenges

     4th March 2011 Valve manufacturer Energy Valves reports a strong performance for 2010, despite the challenges, such as the strong rand and companies recovering from the impacts of the recession, experienced by the valves industry. 

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. 

Customised, abrasion-resistant polyurethane body liners for mining industry

     6th August 2010 Polyurethane product manufacturer Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) is working closely with the mining industry to create abrasion-resistant polyurethane body liners for valves, which will extend the valves’ product lives, says UMP sales manager Santosh Gunpath. 

Linear valve position sensor for single-, 
double-seat valves

     6th August 2010 The Valvis sensor, manufactured by sensor and electronic control specialist company IFM Electronic, detects the stroke position of a valve and continuously indicates the position of the valve to operators. The sensor is installed on top of linear valves, up to 80 mm in diameter, to detect the... 

New butterfly, knife-gate 
slurry valves for mining industry

By: Schalk Burger     6th August 2010 Valve specialist company Ragon Industries has released a new range of butterfly and knife-gate slurry valves for the platinum- and gold-mining industries this year. Butterfly slurry valves offer controllability and are used to regulate flow rates in automated slurry applications, whereas... 

Stainless steel gate valve range to be launched

By: Schalk Burger     6th August 2010 Valve specialist company Energy Valves will launch a new range of stainless steel class-150 gate valves, for use in the mining industry, in the next year, as well as offer a wider range of body materials on its range of nonreturn valves, says Energy Valves GM Graham Whitty. 

US pinch-valve components to be manufactured in South Africa

     6th August 2010 Valve specialist company Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) will start local manufacture of valve components designed by pinch-valve manufacturer RF Technologies, in the US, at its Benoni works, in Gauteng province, says DFC mining director Tony Roberts. RF Technologies was bought by DFC in March 2010. 

Valve association promotes and supports local manufacturers

By: Schalk Burger     6th August 2010 The South African Valves and Actuators Manufacturer’s Association (Savama) is focusing on promoting, protecting and supporting the valve manufacture companies in South Africa this year, says Savama chairperson Peter Thomson. 

Wafer-check directional control valves prevent 
reverse flow

     6th August 2010 Steam and boiler specialist company Spirax Sarco has released a wafer-check directional control valve (DCV) that can be used in hot and cold water systems and can be installed in ‘reverse’ to act as a vacuum breaker, preventing the siphoning of liquids back up the pipe where it can damage... 

Valve manufacturer focused on R&D

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     7th May 2010 Slurry valve designer and manufacturer eDart Slurry Valves reports that through ongoing research and development (R&D), the company continues to offer the latest innovations and a full solutions package to its customers. 

Exhibitor interest positive ahead of Valve World Expo

     5th March 2010 The seventh biennial Valve World Expo that will take place at the end of the year in Düsseldorf, Germany, is receiving significant interest from exhibitors, reports the exhibition organiser Messe Düsseldorf. 

Local acquisition of US pinch-valve company completed

By: Lindsey Berry     5th March 2010 Benoni-based valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has completed the acquisition of US valve company RF Technologies. Negotiations started midway through last year and the acquisition became effective on February 1, this year. 

Local division 
expands capacity

By: Lindsey Berry     5th March 2010 Valves supplier Gemü Africa, a division of German-based valve manufacturer Gemü, has moved to new premises in Randburg, north of Johannesburg, to accommodate its expanded customer supply volumes. 

New butterfly valve for slurry applications introduced to market

     5th March 2010 Industrial valve specialist Ragon Industries has introduced a new butterfly valve for slurry applications to the market. 

New piston-actuated valve introduced

     5th March 2010 Steam systems expert Spirax Sarco has introduced piston-actuated valves for on- and off- control. The PF5 and PF6 Series of piston-actuated valves provide a competitive solution for on and off control in a wide range of applications. 

Positive outlook for engineered valve solutions in mining

By: Lindsey Berry     5th March 2010 As the mining sector recovers from the global financial downturn, commodity prices rise and mining projects pick up again, there will be an increase in opportunities for engineered valve solutions, says valve stockist and distributor Heaton Valves Africa MD Grant Harris. 

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