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Valves

Actuator offers many benefits to users

By: thamashni naidoo     12th August 2005 Habonim Industrial Valves has developed the Compact II, a pneumatic quarter-turn actuator, which is a simple, reliable and efficient device using a patented rack and pinion design. 

New control valve for clean applications released

12th August 2005 Spirax Sarco has released a new clean-service control valve, the Steri-trol. 

Specialised valves for specialised needs

By: thamashni naidoo     12th August 2005 “Our objective is to become market leaders in the specialised valve market,” reports Weir Valves & Controls GM Jimmy Georgiou. 

New valve will be available soon

By: abdul cook     11th March 2005 Gauteng-based Vestcast has completed three trial projects for companies in South Africa. 

Valve for low-pressure slurry applications launched

By: abdul cook     11th March 2005 A 125-mm Corflex Nippit pinch valve, which is an extension to the Nippit pinch-valve range, was introduced to the market late last year by Corflex Engineering. 

BEE company completes projects for petrochemical clients

By: abdul cook     11th March 2005 A Gauteng-based black economic-empowerment company has completed two large projects for petrochemical companies in Secunda and Durban. 

System identifies valve automation problems

By: abdul cook     11th March 2005 The fourth-generation of integral actuators was introduced to South Africa recently by Auma, of Springs, on the East Rand. 

Inline valve for slurry applications unveiled

By: abdul cook     11th March 2005 Gauteng-based Mitech has introduced a new inline valve for use in slurry applications. 

Manifolds prefitted with valves offer cost benefits

By: abdul cook     11th March 2005 West Rand Engineering Works (WRE) manufactures manifolds that can be supplied with valves and fittings attached to them. 

Valve manufacturer introduces exciting new range of gate valves

By: abdul cook     11th March 2005 Gauteng-based Insamcor recently introduced its completely new range of gate valves comprising the ‘Insamknife’ knife-gate valves, ‘Insamport’ ported-blade gate valves and ‘Insamflex’ flexible-seal special-slurry duty-knife gate valves. 

Fluid flow-control now even simpler

11th March 2005 Flow control is a very important factor in many applications and industries across the board. 

Multimillion-rand Kazakhstan contract is now completed

By: elizabeth rebelo     13th August 2004 Like most other small- and medium-sized businesses in the valve industry, West Rand-based Gunric Valves, is striving towards worldwide sales in niche markets. 

Locally-manufactured butterfly valves accepted internationally

By: elizabeth rebelo     13th August 2004 Centurion-based Paltechnologies tells Mining Weekly that the company’s range of patented Pal T-Bar butterfly valves have been accepted in both Australia and South East Asia for acid-handling and other applications. 

Firm commits to sell products on quality

By: elizabeth rebelo     13th August 2004 So far this year, AVK Valves Southern Africa has experienced a good year, filled with changes within the company and in the market. 

New solutions on display

By: elizabeth rebelo     13th August 2004 South African mining applications prove to be the most interesting in the world as a result of the challenges encountered locally. 

R12m contract completed

By: elizabeth rebelo     13th August 2004 The Namibian Skorpion zinc-mine, which is wholly owned by Anglo American, has made a significant contribution to Dupleix Liquid Meter’s (DLM) reputation. 

New slurry valve is made in South Africa

By: elizabeth rebelo     13th August 2004 The new slurry knife-gate valve, which is manufactured by Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), is 100% locally manufactured. 

500 units supplied to Rustenburg mines

By: elizabeth rebelo     13th August 2004 The South African mining industry has for many years challenged control-valve manufacturers to meet the harsh service conditions that prevail within its mining process. 

Rand pushed up foreign-currency valve price by 30%

By: Helene Le Roux     12th March 2004 The South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association (Savama) reports that the local valve industry is holding its own, despite the strength of the rand which is having a negative effect on its competitiveness. Savama chairperson Mark Wilson attributes this achievement to the fact that... 

Large market share attributed to R&D

By: Helene Le Roux     12th March 2004 East Rand valve company Atval is proving that local manufacturers in the valve industry can achieve market success against imports by supplying quality products that cater for the specialist requirements of its customers.?Atval MD Ted Atkins tells Mining Weekly that the company has, in the last... 

Project is 50% complete

By: Helene Le Roux     12th March 2004 Mining equipment designer and manufacturer Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) has passed the halfway mark in a multimillion-rand project to install pressure-reducing stations at the Placer Dome Western Areas joint venture’s South Deep gold-mine. HPE director Andr 

Foundries and valve makers forge links

By: Helene Le Roux     12th March 2004 Greater cooperation between the local mining sector and South Africa’s valve manufacturers could unlock significant advantages for both industries. This is the view expressed by local stainless-steel foundry Steloy Castings MD Danie Slabbert. Steloy Castings, which is based in... 

Manufacturer continues to extend its pump range

By: Helene Le Roux     12th March 2004 For more than 35 years, Industrial and Petroleum Valves (IPV) has been supplying high-quality ball valves in a variety of materials and pressure ratings to satisfy the needs of the South African mining industry and process industry. 

Aerator is tested on gold-mine

By: Helene Le Roux     12th March 2004 In an industry first, a patented aerator developed by Multotec Wear Linings has been successfully field tested at a large gold mine plant near Orkney, and has provided significant savings in plant downtime and maintenance-related costs.? 

East Rand company clinches electric actuator contract

15th August 2003 An order to supply almost 400 profibus-controlled electric actuators for Rand Water Board’s (RWB’s) Vereeniging pumping station, in Gauteng, has been awarded to Auma South Africa. 

New flexi-drive for hard-to-reach valves launched

15th August 2003 An enhanced version of Smith Flow Control’s flexi-drive cable-driven remote valve operator has been launched. 

Valve manufacturer gains from education programme

By: Luxolo Tyali     15th August 2003 Valves manufacturing and distributing company, Insamcor, of Edenvale, on the East Rand, has in the last two years introduced a skills development programme for its employees. 

Empowerment company raring to go

By: Luxolo Tyali     15th August 2003 The newly-formed valves trading black economic empowerment (BEE) company, Isizwe Valves, is bracing itself for its first major order. 

Combined expertise leads to development of a new valve

15th August 2003 The combined expertise of valve manufacturer NGD Valves, and Steloy Castings has resulted in the development of a valve that allows automatic control of the fluid transfer system without any pilots, instruments, controllers, power supply or computers. 

Valve maker introduces new technologies

15th August 2003 East Rand company Ernest Lowe Pneumatic & Hydraulic Automation Solutions (Elco) is the South African distributor of Yuken valves. 

Valve-makers’ association turns 30

By: Luxolo Tyali     15th August 2003 The South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers’ Association (Savama) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. 

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