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Valves News

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 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. 

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. 

Valve manufacturer 
implements improvement programme

5th March 2010 Pipe and valve systems manufacturer Tyco Flow Control (TFC) has introduced a consultative offering that to assist mining clients with industry challenges. 

Valve industry is being increasingly harmed by counterfeits

5th March 2010 The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) reports that more than two thirds of the companies in the machine industry are affected by illegal imitations. 

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. 

Communicating positioner assists in control valve maintenance

7th August 2009 Valve manufacturer and supplier Spirax Sarco has introduced a communicating positioner to assist in the maintenance of control valve systems. 

Simple maintenance contributes to low ownership cost of valves

7th August 2009 Local valve manufacturer and supplier Spirax Sarco reports that extended life and simple maintenance helps to achieve a low cost of ownership for the company’s Spira-Trol two-port general service control valves.  

Company aims to expand into mining industry in 2010

By: Lindsey Berry     7th August 2009 Valve supply company VAG-Valves South Africa is predominantly involved in supplying valves to the local water industry, but is looking to supply the mining industry in 2010, says VAG sales engineer Robin Louwrier. 

Company gains two new supply contracts as part of growth strategy

By: Lindsey Berry     7th August 2009 Valve specialist company Omsa Valves & Instrumentation has recently completed deals with two international companies to become the sole representative of their products in the sub-Saharan Africa region. 

Local valves better suited to local applications than imports

By: Lindsey Berry     7th August 2009 Local valves are more robust and are better suited to South African applications than many of the valve imports on the market, says valve manufacturer and supplier Insamcor project manager Ray Kirby. 

New knife gate valve developed for slurry and abrasive applications

7th August 2009 Global valve manufacturer and developer Stafsjö has developed a new knife gate valve for slurry and abrasive applications. 

Plate heat exchangers redefine perception of non-OEM gaskets 

7th August 2009 Local plate heat exchanger (PHE) manufacturer HGF-PHE South Africa, a representative of HGF-PHE Sweden offers customers alternatives to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) plate heat exchanger gaskets, says HGF-PHE South Africa director James Dey. 

Company launches new range of piston-type sampling valves

7th August 2009 US valve manufacturer Strahman Valves has launched a new range of piston type sampling valves, the Quick Advance (QA) 700. 

SA valve market expected to grow to $668,4m by 2014

By: Jacqueline Holman     6th March 2009 The revenue for the total South African valve and actuator market is expected to reach $668,4-million by 2014, reports growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan in its analysis of the South African valve and actuators market. 

Valve company grows range of valves for 
mining industry

By: Jacqueline Holman     6th March 2009 Valve stockists and distribution company Energy Engineered Products has rapidly grown its range of valves for the mining industry since it launched its specialist valve division, Energy Valves, in 2007. 

SA high-pressure pinch valve supplied to Bolivian mine

6th March 2009 Pinch valve supplier Corflex Engineering has supplied pinch valves for a working pressure of 72 bar for a silver mine in Bolivia, South America. 

Water-cooled damper valve supplied for smelting furnace

6th March 2009 International provider of steam and industrial fluid control systems Spirax Sarco’s West Rand branch has supplied a Spirax Mitech water-cooled damper valve for an off gas carbon dioxide emergency stack damper at a local smelting furnace. 

Widest valve range wins Botswana’s mines

6th March 2009 Valve manufacturer Insamcor is now authorised to supply Saunders valves in Botswana owing to its acquisition by fluid control specialist Dynamic Fluid Control in 2008. 

SA foundry shares in 
giant valve contract

6th March 2009 Local foundry group Steloy Castings has successfully completed a large export contract involving the supply of 400 stainless steel components to valve company Tomoe Valves, of Japan. 

Quality valves save on maintenance costs

6th March 2009 Slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Warman Africa is supplying a product offering to the mining sector that includes knife gate valves and pinch valves. 

Additional valves range introduced to mining market

By: Jacqueline Holman     6th March 2009 Complete fluid conveyance solution group, the Rare Group, is introducing three additional ranges of valves for the mining industry in the next 18 months. 

Exhibition to showcase newest pump technology

6th February 2009 Pump industry stakeholders have the opportunity to attend the Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa (PVPA) exhibition of 2009. The exhibition is taking place from June 9, until June 11, 2009. 

Implats takes top honours at stainless steel awards

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     17th October 2008 Platinum producer Impala Platinum Refineries has been named the overall winner of the Stainless Steel Awards for 2008. The entry from Impala Platinum was one of 42 submitted from across South Africa, and it also won the best stainless-steel product award. 

Ontario promotes mining equipment, services in Mexico

By: Liezel Hill     16th October 2008 Representatives of Ontario's Ministries of Northern Development and Mines and International Trade and Investment will be in Mexico next week to promote the Canadian province's mining equipment and services sector. The Ministries are cohosting a booth at the Expo-Minera Sonora 2008 trade show,... 

New mining applications for engineering company

8th August 2008 Diversified engineering and instramentation company Spirex Sarco has released its new range of valves which can be used in mining applications. 

Instrumentation company designs Bianca butterfly valves for the mining industry

8th August 2008 In order to dissolve metals like zinc, copper, and platinum from crushed or milled ore, sulphuric acid is added in most cases. During this leaching, process, butterfly valves are exposed to highly aggressive conditions. 

Diaphragm valves the first choice for corrosive material

8th August 2008 Whenever high purity or very corrosive media, or media containing solids in suspension have to be conveyed and dosed in chemical processes, diaphragm valves should be the first choice, reports engineering company Omsa Valves and Instrumentation. 

Valve company directs target to mines

By: Jonathan Faurie     8th August 2008 Specialist valves company LVSA Valves is hoping to increase its presence in the mining industry through direct supply of its product to the mines, reports the company. 

Research and development aimed at product improvement

By: Jonathan Faurie     8th August 2008 Valve manufacturing and distribution company Glenvalve, part of the West Rand Engineering (WRE) group, has initiated a research and development programme that will improve the company’s product offering to the mining. 

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