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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. 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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