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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. 

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. 

Valves manufacturer to grow its geographical footprint 

By: Jonathan Faurie     8th August 2008 Valve manufacturing and distribution company Insamcor, is to build on its local and African geographical footprint by reassessing the company’s distribution network.  

Eskom shows interest in the three-chamber system

By: Jonathan Faurie     8th August 2008 State-owned power utility Eskom has outlined its willingness to assist companies in implementing systems which will contribute towards energy saving projects, reports mining equipment manufacturing company, Hydro Power Equipment (HPE). 

New series of directional valves for automated solutions

7th March 2008 Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has added a new series of solenoid operated directional valves with optional on-board electronics to the line of VickersO products offered by Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations. The new Vickers DG4V3-70 series valves feature leading-edge... 

Metal seated butterfly valves added to existing range

7th March 2008 Valve manufacturer Premier Valves has acquired a new range of metal seated butterfly valves to complement its existing range of valves. This step comes after interest in metal seat butterfly valves rose in various water industries, and because Premier Valves has entered other markets such as the... 

New higher volume globe valve avalable

7th March 2008 Process control company Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has announced delivery of its first order for the newly extended Cla-Val range of large-diameter Tytan globe-pattern control valves. 

Proportional relief valve offers universal protection solution for process instrumentation

7th March 2008 Hydraulic filtration specialist company Parker Instrumentation has developed a pressure equipment directive (PED)-certified, proportional relief valve for process instrumentation applications, with the ability to provide protection over a broad 10,3-bar to 414-bar pressure range. 

Merger leads to improved customer growth

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     7th March 2008 A merger between thermoplastic valve manufacturing company Astore Africa and industrial and security products company Hudaco Industries was concluded in February, after negotiations on the acquisition started in May 2007. 

Robust valve promises noise reduction

7th March 2008 Specialist valve manufacturer Spirex Sarco has released the M-Series Globe Control valve, which has been specially designed for applications within the mining, petrochemical, food and beverage, pulp and paper and power generation industries. 

Valve design may be an energy solution for mining industry

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     7th March 2008 A valve and pipeline solution, used in the cooling of deep-level mines, may be the answer to the current energy crisis sweeping the country, hydropower specialist company Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) CEO Andre Swart says.  

The valve that loves dirt, dust, sludge and grease

7th March 2008 Maintenance engineers in the power, mining and waste water industries are plagued by problems caused by choked and eroded valves. Where regular valves fail, VAAS knife gate valves outperform. Distributed in southern Africa by pressure protection engineer Dupleix Liquid Meters (DLM), the VAAS... 

Original valve beats all imitations

7th March 2008 Saunders diaphragm valves, manufactured under licence and distributed in South Africa by fluid control specialist Dynamic Fluid Control, are widely regarded as the standard in the majority of sub-Saharan mines. 

Local butterfly valve flies to Zambia

7th March 2008 Local company OMSA Valves & Instrumentation has delivered two record-breaking butterfly control valves to the resurgent copper industry in Zambia. Providing valves in exotic materials, is not unusual for OMSA but at 2 500 mm diameter they are the largest valves the company has ever supplied. 

Good valve design takes headache out of maintenance and repair

7th March 2008 All control valves require maintenance and repairs at some time, states valve manufacturing specialist Spirax Sarco. Maintenance is fairly simple, valve spares are ordered, the work is programmed, and labour is allocated to carry out the work. The work is completed effortlessly and production... 

Local mining conditions inspire pinch-valve industry

By: Guy Copans     10th August 2007 South Africa�s relatively unique mining conditions, which require the extensive pumping of slurries, has caused the development of a world-class, high-pressure pinch-valve industry, and leading supplier Corflex Engineering, of Germiston, who supply pinch valves for low and high pressures, prides... 

Range redesign keeps slurry-valve specialist ahead of the pack

By: Guy Copans     10th August 2007 Slurry valve specialist Insamcor has undergone a process of developing a new knife-gate valve range over the past few years, says Insamcor marketing manager Ray Kirby. 

Mining industry a possible 'gold mine for valve supplier

By: Guy Copans     10th August 2007 Having traditionally been more active in the civil engineering industry, engineering solutions company Rare Water has identified mines specifically as a potential growth area for the company, says Rare Water MD MW Welman. 

Local supply company manufactures to client specifications

10th August 2007 Equipment supply company, Umzantsi Africa Pumps and Valves, says that it has the capacity to manufacture Geomet knife gate valves to the most exacting client specifications. 

Sanitary ball valve range suits higher-purity applications 

10th August 2007 Industrial fluids service company Spirax Sarco, offers a range of sanitary ball valves that form part of a comprehensive product range for high purity applications, where system integrity, product quality and documentation are paramount. 

Recovery improvement demands require new technology

By: Guy Copans     10th August 2007 For many years, new technology was not employed in the valve equipment used in the mining industry, and has only recently been introduced, owing to increasing demands to improve recoveries, says valves specialist Ragon Industries director Hendrik Ras. 

Knife-gate valve industry reports can be misleading

10th August 2007 Technical reports relevant to the knife gate valve industry often have minimal substance and are likely to be the sales pitch of a supplier, says Liam Cusack of Insamcor. 

Local company offers pressure control valves

10th August 2007 Industrial fluids service company Spirax Sarco says it has two main groups of pressure control valves that are available for either pressure reduction or surplussing applications. 

Valve imports still pressurise local industry - Savama

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th March 2007 The South African valve and actuator manufacturer’s association (Savama) has reported that little has changed in the local valve industry and market, since the beginning of last year. 

New valve company enters local market

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th March 2007 Local valve supplier Rotex valve automation systems, formerly a control division of TTV Fluval South Africa, has become an independent entity. Rotex now focuses on valve and valve automation systems. 

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