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Valves News

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 Iannucci     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. 

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 valve system assists mines in their electricity saving initiatives 

By: Sylvester Haskins     4th April 2008 A new cooling car valve which was designed to reduce the pumping cost in dewatering activities in deep level mines and to provide cooling with less water, is a new mining system developed by HPE for the mining industry, reports HPE director and CEO André Swart.  

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... 

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... 

Xstrata installs novel coal stockpile discharge valves at Goedgevonden

By: Guy Copans     1st February 2008 Mineral process equipment supplier Ludowici Africa is constructing six coal stockpile discharge valves, which will be installed at mining company Xstrata’s Goedgevonden Coal Mine outside Witbank by April 22, 2008. This coal technology has not been previously used in South Africa, says Ludowici... 

Weir Minerals acquires CH Warman to become Weir Warman

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     14th December 2007 UK-listed company, Weir Group PLC has fulfilled its goal of expanding its footprint in Africa through the acquisition of South African-based mining pump manufacturer CH Warman (CHW) Pump Group.  

New empowerment company launched in North West

By: Guy Copans     30th November 2007 Pumps and valves supplier PSV Holdings, the holding company for Umzantsi Africa Pumps & Valves, has launched an empowerment company in the North West called Umzantsi Africa North West (UANW). Forty-nine percent of the new company’s equity is owned by Mathebetshwane Consulting owner... 

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... 

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