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Valves News

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. 

R21-m factory upgrade on track for valve manufacturer

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th March 2007 Local valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control’s (DFC) R21-million factory upgrade is on track. A new factory layout, which is expected to optimise material flows and handling, is being implemented in four of DFC’s factories: Saunders, Vosa, Vent-O-Mat and Biman. 

Specialist company expands product range

9th March 2007 Better known for their external dart valves, specialist company eDart is now manufacturing an expanded product range which includes Y-pattern slurry valves, pinch valves and knife gate valves. 

Local company exports its largest valve to date

9th March 2007 Local manufacturer, Spirax Sarco South Africa has supplied two pressure balanced 24 inch nominal bore carbon steel valves to a UK based pump test rig. The valves are the largest ever, supplied by Spirax and were freighted out of Johannesburg on January 1, 2007. 

New product springs onto SA market

9th March 2007 Local company Dupleix Liquid Meters (DLM) has introduced the impact spring assist to the South African market. The spring assist is a pneumatic device that increases the spring closing torque on spring return actuators. 

Pump maker sells local stock to black investors

9th March 2007 German pump manufacture KSB Aktiengesellschaft’s wholly-owned South African subsidiary, KSB Pumps and Valves, has sold a 25,1% stake to Black partners, it recently announced. The company has sold the stake to Medu Holdings, an investment management company cofounded by Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi... 

Local valve experiences increasing market penetration

9th March 2007 The locally manufactured Bovaco knife gate valve with transverse seals has been experiencing an increasing market penetration in the past five years, says East Rand Valve and Engineering Supplies marketing director, Hellmut Bock. The company is one of several stockists of the Bovaco knife gate... 

Local foundry receives SA's first European accreditation

9th March 2007 Specialist foundry Steloy Castings has become South Africa’s first foundry to receive European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) accreditation, which will assist the local pressure vessel manufacturer to compete in the export market. 

Valve manufacturer meets cross-industry needs

9th March 2007 Valve manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves is well known in the mining industry for its wide variety of mining related valves. The mining valves supplied are suitable for abrasive and aggressive products. The company also focuses on supplying valves, pumps and system engineering to several other... 

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