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Valves News

Valves manufacturer introduces new product, earns safety certifications

6th March 2015 Valves manufacturer DeZurik has added an innovative new concept in air valve technology to its product portfolio. The Apco ASU combination air valve was introduced late last year, with the single body combination valve featuring a patented air release and air/vacuum mechanism that is specifically... 

Valves range expanded to increase breadth of solutions

6th March 2015 Industrial products manufacturer Crane subsidiary Crane ChemPharma & Energy has expanded its Pacific Wedgeplug valves range to increase the solutions available to customers in the refining, petrochemical and power generation industries. “For more than 80 years, the Pacific Wedgeplug valves have... 

Continuous water demand driving increased interest in PVPA 2015

6th March 2015 With the world’s unceasing demand for vital fluids – whether water or oil – the global pump and valve manufacturing industry is showing renewed interest in this year’s Pumps Valves and Pipes Africa (PVPA) Expo, set to take place in Midrand from May 20 to 22. “Pipelines, valves and pumps are the... 

Buying local will save valves industry, says manufacturing body

8th August 2014 Engineering and mining companies, as well as State-owned entities and local municipalities, need to buy more locally manufactured valves if the industry is to continue surviving, says manufacturing body the Valve and Actuator Manufacturing Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa) champion Greg Walker.... 

Companies need to buy locally manufactured valves
LOCAL VALVE Companies need to buy locally manufactured valves

Danish valves manufacturer invests R100m in SA branch

By: Bruce Montiea     8th August 2014 Denmark-based valves manufacturer and supplier AVK Valves has acquired a majority stake, for a consideration of R100-million, in South African valves company Premier Valves, creating a new combined entity – AVK Valves Holdings Southern Africa. “This acquisition, concluded on July 8, represents a... 

SA will be able to produce world-class valves locally, owing to AVK Valves's latest acquisition
FILTRATION WORKS SA will be able to produce world-class valves locally, owing to AVK Valves's latest acquisition

UK company acquires SA valves supplier

8th August 2014 As part of its R350-million investment programme aimed at establishing a significant presence in the African oil and gas sector, mechanical engineering group EnerMech has acquired Cape Town-based control valves supplier Control Valve Technology (CVT). CVT services, refurbishes and sells control... 

CVT will be a key building block as EnerMech expands its valves business in Africa
SHAKING ON IT CVT will be a key building block as EnerMech expands its valves business in Africa

New valve makes paste backfill mining easier

By: Bruce Montiea     8th August 2014 Mechanical pipe joining systems manufacturer Victaulic has introduced the Series 725 diverter valve to ease the paste backfill process for the mining industry, says Victaulic Africa regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld. He tells Mining Weekly that market interest in the Series 725 diverter valve... 

This diverter valve improves the efficiency of backfill operations
SERIES 725 This diverter valve improves the efficiency of backfill operations

City of Cape Town benefits from valve maintenance machines

8th August 2014 The City of Cape Town has bought four valve exercising machines – the first in Africa – from US valve maintenance products manufacturer EH Wachs to perform maintenance on the 175 000 valves contained in its 10 000-km-long water reticulation network, reports City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation... 

The exercising machine is easy to operate
VALVE EXERCISER The exercising machine is easy to operate

Energy savings possible with new pinch valve

7th March 2014 Finland-based pinch valve specialist Flowrox, has introduced a new, robust pinch valve, the PVG pinch valve, which features a strong metal body, simple bullet closing mechanism and opening tags in the inside. Pinch valves are commonly used in slurry pipelines for a range of applications,... 

Company spends R800 000 on valve-sleeve tooling

By: David Oliveira     7th March 2014 Specialist polyurethane product manufacturer Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) completed the development of a new tooling system in December that has enabled the company to manufacture 600-mm-diameter polyurethane knife-gate valve sleeves, commonly used in mine slurry applications. “To date, the... 

Company adds pinch valves to product offering

7th March 2014 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s Fluid Power division has extended its range of FPV valves to include open-frame pinch valves, designed for enhanced operating efficiency and extended service life in diverse sectors, including mining. These valves, which launched in August 2013, are best... 

Local company still meeting Africa’s mining valve requirements

7th March 2014 Johannesburg-based dynamic fluid control company Aveng Manufacturing Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) – the largest valve factory in the southern hemisphere – is still successfully meeting the requirements of the harshest valve operating environments in Africa. “We provide technical advice on the... 

Company launches heavy-duty butterfly valve

7th March 2014 Global water, fluid, thermal management and equipment protection company Pentair’s Valves & Controls division has launched a new line of heavy-duty resilient seated double-flanged butterfly valves, manufactured by China-based butterfly valve specialists Keystone Series GRF, aimed at industrial... 

Company supplies R5.5m worth of valves to power plant

7th March 2014 Fluid conveyance products and solutions provider Incledon recently supplied more than R15-million of butterfly valves and stainless-steel ball valves to a local coal-fired power plant construction project. As the appointed underground service and general service piping contractor to the power... 

THE VAG EKN SERIES 13 BUTTERFLY VALVE ensures that flow mediums do not make contact with the valve's shafts
THE VAG EKN SERIES 13 BUTTERFLY VALVE ensures that flow mediums do not make contact with the valve's shafts

Company secures repair contract with platinum mining major

By: David Oliveira     7th March 2014 Pneumatics solutions provider Pneumax Southern Africa is repairing imperial mine cylinders at South Africa-based platinum mining major Anglo Platinum’s various operations, Pneumax procurement and contracts manager Eugene van der Lith tells Mining Weekly. These pneumatic cylinders are used to open... 

DEAD MAN VALVE This valve enables operators to manually open and close underground chute boxes, which collect ore from mines that is processed to collect precious metals and minerals
Photo by Set Point
DEAD MAN VALVE This valve enables operators to manually open and close underground chute boxes, which collect ore from mines that is processed to collect precious metals and minerals

New piping system includes range of ball valves

By: Ilan Solomons     9th August 2013 Developer and manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems Victaulic introduced the Vic-Press system, which includes a range of valve and piping solutions, to the South African market in May. Victaulic regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld tells Mining Weekly that the Vic-Press system joins... 

SA company seeks to expand African operations

By: Ilan Solomons     9th August 2013 South African valve manufacturer Atval has successfully manufactured and delivered three 800 mm pinch valves to gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti’s Siguiri mine in Guinea, West Africa, and is seeking to expand its operations in Africa. The valves were delivered to site last year, enabling the... 

Valve manufacturing requires consistency

By: Ilan Solomons     9th August 2013 Control valve manufacturer PSV Mitech says it is committed to continuously upgrading and adding to its range of valves. “While the basic design philosophy of our general-purpose Globe Control valves has remained the same since the company’s founding in 1986, we operate a system of continuous... 

Correct valve selection critical to a mining operation 

By: Ilan Solomons     9th August 2013 Mining solutions provider Aveng Manufacturing Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) former sales engineer Ray Kirby tells Mining Weekly that selecting the correct type of valve for applications in mining operations is important to ensure that the mine operates efficiently. Kirby, a British expatriate,... 

Valves offer mines dust management solutions

By: Ilan Solomons     9th August 2013 Pneumatic solutions provider Pneumax says it is well positioned to meet impending legislative changes pertaining to dust control regulations for mining operations, owing to its environment-friendly valve systems.... 

Effective use of valves, pipes and pumps could cut mines’ energy consumption by up to 40%

By: Leandi Kolver     14th June 2013 Valves, pipes and pumps that are installed and maintained effectively in pipelines could reduce mines’ energy consumption by between 10% and 40%, says valve and pipe manufacturer Rexus Trading MD Allistair Balutto. However, the skill of understanding the principles of how valves, pumps and basic... 

Local valve manufacturers gear up for global demand

By: Zandile Mavuso     8th March 2013 The international growth in demand for industrial valves has prompted South African valve manufacturers and suppliers to pursue global business partners in the mining sector. 

Designation of products for local procurement in public-sector procurement system

8th March 2013 In the year ahead, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will significantly scale up designations and other procurement policy levers in support of domestic manufacturing. 

Valves specialist markets HVOF system  

By: Zandile Mavuso     8th March 2013 Industrial valves specialist Ragon Industries says the marketing of its high-velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) spraying system, which forms part of its Ragmax range of valves supplied to the mining industry, will be its main priority this year. 

Technological advancement guarantees modernised castings for valves

By: Zandile Mavuso     8th March 2013 Ongoing investment in research and development to acquire the latest technology and modern production methods in metal castings development has resulted in castings manufacturer Steloy Castings taking about 70% of the market share by providing valve products to the mining industry. 

Africa’s industrial growth attracts global interest

8th March 2013 While global economies and markets stagnate in double-dip, and even triple-dip recession, Africa is on the rise, modernising, thriving and rapidly developing into a major industrial market. Africa is ripe for exploration by technology businesses around the globe, particularly in mining, oil, gas... 

Merger to benefit valves industry in Australia

8th March 2013 Mechanical services solutions provider EnerMech has completed the first of five acquisitions it has planned for the next six months, with the acquisition of Melbourne-based Valve Tech Engineering in a multimillion-pound deal.  

Control valve sizing programme ensures precision of valve used

8th March 2013 Valve designer and manufacturer PSV Mitech reports that a computerised control valve sizing program, one of the products in its stalk, allows users to choose between control- valve sizing or actuator sizing, to specify the correct type of valve used in a specific application. 

Manufacturer produces valves to handle acid mine drainage

10th August 2012 With acid mine drainage (AMD) and the containment and removal of such contaminated water regularly featuring in the news, Austrian pipes, fittings and valves manufacturer Praher offers a range of thermoplastic valves suited to the handling of AMD. The valves are produced to international quality... 

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... 

Local manufacturer gets Canadian certification

10th August 2012 Local valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) received a Canadian Registration Number (CRN) certification for its RF pinch valve range in July. The CRN certification, Canada’s equivalent of the European pressure equipment directive, is expected to boost the company’s sales in North America. 

Solutions provider identifies role of valve in environment-friendly business 

By: Gia Costella     10th August 2012 In reaction to stricter environmental regulations being placed on many industries in South Africa, the patented Clyde Process Dome Valve is increasingly being specified for use in waste management applications, owing to its resilience in harsh environments, says materials-handling company Clyde... 

Valve diagnostics offers enhanced maintenance efficiency and process

10th August 2012 Valve solutions and services provider Metso says its new Valve Manager, which represents third-generation diagnostics, is taking predictive control valve maintenance to a new level. Available information is made more user friendly and is more easily understood, enabling several benefits such as... 

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. 

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... 

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. 

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