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Valves News

Firms unveils latest product industrial applications

By: Lumkile Nkomfe      17th May 2024 Industrial sensor and technology company, Senseca South Africa recently unveiled its FF series of flow switches for water, oil, gas and industrial applications, as well as for general industry where pump protection is required.  The company says that its 200-bar pressure and piston valve seat... 

Company unveils latest pulse valve

17th May 2024 Pneumatic control device manufacturer SMC says that its new JSXF Series SmartVent pulse valve delivers higher impact force and reduced air consumption, making it ideal for use in mining applications. This valve features a springless robust elastometer diaphragm and optimized internal design. 

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ANGUS CHRISTIAN Product development and innovation is at the core of SMC's strategy and sets us apart as a global market leader

Firm showcases industrial valve range

17th May 2024 Industrial equipment supplier BMG has presented its range of industrial slurry valves, which has been designed to cope efficiently in harsh conditions. This range includes robust butterfly and knife gate valves, as well as diaphragm and pinch valves. “These industrial slurry valves – which meet... 

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NEW PRODUCT OFFERING BMG's latest range of industrial slurry valves are said to address a breadth of challenges across multiple industries

Foundries resilient despite challenges – organisation

By: Lumkile Nkomfe      17th May 2024 Key industry support initiative the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) asserts that the health of the foundry sector has remained resilient despite significant challenges in recent years following the Covid-19 pandemic. An industry support programme hosted by the Council for Scientific... 

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VALVE MANUFACTURING PROSPECTS Assessing economic challenges and market opportunities could be key to unlocking the potential in the valve manufacturing sector

Company highlights positive technological effect on market

17th May 2024 Industrial equipment supplier Auma South Africa emphasises the positive impact of technology on the actuators market ecosystem. Auma's electric actuators and gearboxes are fitted onto third-party-supplied valves before distribution to end-users as an option, with a strong emphasis on maintaining... 

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HERMAN KLEYNHANS Notably, the Profox-X, despite its recent introduction, has seen significant sales growth due to competitive pricing and robust performance

Firm highlights improved safety, reliability of new actuator

17th May 2024 Global technology and software company Emerson has introduced the new ASCO Series 148/149 safety valve and motorised actuator made for industrial fuel oil burner recirculation and safety shutoff applications. “The new solution provides a reliable, versatile tool for industrial users to prevent... 

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ENHANCED PRODUCT Emerson's emphasises the reliability of its new safety valve and motorised actuator

Strategic valves, fluid control hub for Mbombela

By: Simone Liedtke     10th November 2023 In response to a market need for specialised services within the fluid control industry, steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has established a standalone branch in Mbombela, Nelspruit to cater to local demand, but also tap into the export markets of Mozambique and... 

Sigombeni Rural Portable Water System
The project involved the installation of a gravity-fed pipeline stretching 5.6 km from the Mtilane river to Sigombeni
Sigombeni Rural Portable Water System The project involved the installation of a gravity-fed pipeline stretching 5.6 km from the Mtilane river to Sigombeni

Valves offer cost-effective solutions, durability

By: Simone Liedtke     10th November 2023 While traditional metallic alloy valves have historically dominated the valves industry, a transition occurred following the advent of thermoplastic valves, which can provide substantial cost savings, says supply and manufacturing company Astore Keymak product manager Scott Cooke. This is owing... 

TRANSFORMATIVE LEAP
Formatura Iniezione Polimeri S.p.A’s (FIP’s) products were introduced to the South African market by Astore Keymak
TRANSFORMATIVE LEAP Formatura Iniezione Polimeri S.p.A’s (FIP’s) products were introduced to the South African market by Astore Keymak

Supplier improves efficiency, productivity

By: Simone Liedtke     10th November 2023 Valves supplier Bilfinger Intervalve Africa (BIA) has succeeded in improving the steam system of a paper mill, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity as well as reducing operational costs, through addressing energy costs, chemical use, production downtime and process variability. These... 

COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS
Bilfinger Intervalve Africa and Steinmüller Africa are able to provide comprehensive solutions for power, mining, petrochemical and pulp and paper industries
COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS Bilfinger Intervalve Africa and Steinmüller Africa are able to provide comprehensive solutions for power, mining, petrochemical and pulp and paper industries

Company’s innovative approach helps solve industry challenges

By: Simone Liedtke     10th November 2023 Within industrial product supplier BMG's expansive collection of industrial slurry valves lies a diverse selection of pinch valves meticulously engineered to regulate the movement of liquids, powders, solids, and abrasives across various sectors, says BMG fluid technology division sales manager... 

PROBLEM SOLVING
The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application
PROBLEM SOLVING The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application

Talk of the town at Indaba

29th September 2023 The Manufacturing Indaba, being held in October, endeavours to promote positive changes in sub-Saharan Africa’s manufacturing landscape – a source of livelihood for millions of people and leading contributor to the region’s gross domestic product. The tenth instalment of the Manufacturing Indaba,... 

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TRENDING TOPICS The topics for the Manufacturing Indaba this year will cover new trends, challenges, and prospects going forward

Company launches new range of aluminium filter regulators

1st September 2023 NYSE-listed technology and engineering company Emerson has launched its new ASCO Series 641, 642 and 643 aluminum filter regulators, which maximise process efficiency and reduce unplanned downtime in a broad range of process applications. This line of durable, aluminum filter regulators can... 

STREAMLINED SUPPLY
The ASCO Series of aluminium filter regulators maximises process efficiency and reduces unplanned downtime
STREAMLINED SUPPLY The ASCO Series of aluminium filter regulators maximises process efficiency and reduces unplanned downtime

US helps fund water projects

7th July 2023 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced last month that it has committed $3-million to the African Water Facility (AWF). The funding will support the preparation of water and sanitation investment projects in Africa, through the provision of grants and technical... 

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WATER AID The African Water Facility welcomes the donation of $3-million which is being made by The United States Agency for International Development

Urbanisation placing pressure on water infrastructure

By: Halima Frost     7th July 2023 Africa’s already limited water infrastructure will likely face increased strain as multiple countries experience rapid urbanisation, says market research company Frost & Sullivan Africa consultant Yaa Ngonyama. She stresses that by 2030, more than 350-million Africans will be living in cities,... 

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HARSH REALITY The fact that millions of Africans do not have access to water even in urban area's should be of great concern

Using nonoriginal parts only mitigates initial costs

30th June 2023 In a competitive industrial and mining arena, companies are often driven to keep purchase costs as low as possible and resort to fitting nonoriginal-equipment-manufacturer (non-OEM) aftermarket spare parts into sophisticated pieces of equipment, cautions Verder Pumps SA client services Africa... 

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FLEX IT The Verderflex hose is perfectly suited to Verders Dura pumps Caption 02:

Manufacturer secures large high pressure valve order

By: Halima Frost     30th June 2023 Steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings branch has secured a multimillion-rand order for high pressure valves with the Chris Hani district municipality, in the Eastern Cape, to complete the newly laid bulk water supply network to the local community of... 

A pile of pipes behind a fence covered in a Denso Ultraflex 1250 tape, a specially formulated anti-corrosion system.
IN THE GROOVE The grooved joint pipe and coupling system supplied by Stewarts & Lloyds spanned 24 km

Bigger, more efficient valves needed in mining

19th May 2023 As the mining industry in Southern Africa continues to grow, there is an increasing need for pumps and valves that are bigger, more energy-efficient and sustainable.  

CHECKING EFFICIENCY
KSB can provide rapid response times and quick repairs, minimizing downtime and ensuring equipment is up and running as quickly as possible
CHECKING EFFICIENCY KSB can provide rapid response times and quick repairs, minimizing downtime and ensuring equipment is up and running as quickly as possible

Ball valves launched

19th May 2023 Flow control products and services for global infrastructure markets provider Flowserve, announced the release of the Worcester 51/52 Series Reduced Port Flanged Ball Valves. 

Company launches ‘Big Five’ campaign

11th November 2022 Last month, industrial equipment supplier Festo South Africa introduced its Festo Core Range of ‘Big Five’ products, which are an attractively priced range of pneumatic automation products that can reliably handle numerous standard tasks and still meet all the demands of daunting applications.... 

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THRIVING NATURALLY The one-way flow control valve VFOE is compared to the leopard in its ability to thrive in different environments

Three-millionth valve controller sold

11th November 2022 Last month, global designer and manufacturer Emerson announced that a customer in China has recently purchased the three-millionth Fisher FIELDVUE digital valve controller for use in the water treatment pressure control valve in a membrane plant. A digital valve controller helps regulate and... 

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CONTROL FREAK The three-millionth Fisher FIELDVUE digital valve controller has been sold by Emerson

Specialist awarded testing, maintenance contract

By: Halima Frost     11th November 2022 Industrial valves and pumps specialist Brimis Engineering was awarded a major service contract for the maintenance, refurbishment and testing of boiler safety valves for a power generating plant near Middleburg, in Mpumalanga, last month. The company says the maintenance contract is due to run... 

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FANTESTIC TIMING Brimis Engineering has been awarded a testing and maintenance contract at a power generating plant in Mpumalanga

Local supplier adds valves to portfolio

By: Halima Frost     11th November 2022 Steel, tube and valve supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings division has received its first consignment of vacuum break valves from local valve manufacturer Variant Air and has distributed the stock to its outlets for sale to clients.  Stewarts & Lloyds has been selected as an agent for... 

Four large valves on a blue chevron background made by Variant Air and distributed by Stewarts & Lloyds
VARIANT VARIETY The Variant Air range of valves is now made of molybdenum reinforced nylon 11, which has little to no resale value making it a less desirable option for thieves

800 students enter water tech challenge

8th July 2022 Last month more than 800 high school and university students from around the globe accepted the challenge from water technology leader Xylem to take on water and climate issues through the second annual Xylem Ignite Global Student Innovation Challenge. “We’re committed to championing student... 

Pumps project under way

By: Halima Frost     8th July 2022 Industrial valves and pumps specialists Brimis Engineering has been subcontracted by customised water treatment solutions provider Aqua Pro Solutions to size, recommend and supply new pumps for the Florida pumpstation in Roodepoort, Gauteng. Brimis Engineering partnered with its pump... 

A large mobile valve testing instrument owned by Brimis Engineering on display at a launch event
TAKE A TEST The advanced and comprehensive fleet of valve testing equipment Brimis Engineering offers is also mobile

DWS fast-tracks E Cape repair and upgrades

8th July 2022 In continuous efforts to ramp up interventions to affected communities faced with severe water shortages in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), in collaboration with the metro, is fast-tracking the repair and upgrade of water... 

Progress in pipeline project witnessed

8th July 2022 In May, Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu, and Deputy Ministers David Mahlobo and Dikeledi Magadzi were on hand to witness the progress of the construction of the raw water bulk water pipeline from Nandoni dam to augment Nsami and Middle Letaba. The water project had been stagnant for a... 

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
SENZO MCHUNU The raw water bulk supply pipeline has been promised to the people of Giyani for a long time

Innovative alternative to mechanical seals

3rd June 2022 Sealing products producer Garlock’s Hydra-Just system is a reliable, leak-free rotary sealing system. It consists of a minimal number of components and comes completely split which eliminates the need for a costly dismantling process or backup equipment. 

Global sector poised to grow, says report

3rd June 2022 Apropos, a latest report published by research membership organisation ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm Future Market Insights, the global demand for gaskets and seals is projected to surge at a steady rate during the forecast period 2016 to 2026. The report estimates that in... 

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GROWTH EXPECTED A comparative forecast on the global sales of gaskets and seals projects that demand for seals will increase

Correct choice of seals, gaskets can prevent failures  

By: Nadine Ramdass     3rd June 2022 Seals and gaskets must be correctly selected, as the failure of seals and gaskets can endanger human life, as well as potentially causing significant financial losses, particularly in critical applications, says mechanical contractor Brimis Engineering executive director Moeketsi Mpotu. Brimis... 

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CRITICAL PURPOSE Owing to the function of seals and gaskets, customers must be aware of key failures modes and prevention methods

Specialist replaces valves at pump station

By: Sabrina Jardim     20th May 2022 Industrial valves specialist Brimis Engineering is designing, fabricating and installing three custom-designed sluice gate valves to replace the obsolete valves at the Zuikerbosch pumping station in Vereeniging, Gauteng. “The original valves – made from cast iron – were installed during the... 

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MPHEPHU NENGOVHELA The new sluice gate valves are about 80% lighter than the originals making the valves easier to install and maintain

Valves supplier highlights importance of technical knowledge

By: Sabrina Jardim     20th May 2022 A holistic approach should be followed when buying valves to ensure that they are appropriate for specific applications, says valve and steel supplier Stewarts and Lloyds export manager Andre Swart. “There has been a huge drive in South Africa’s fluid handling and irrigation industry where... 

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LEAVING FOOTPRINTS Stewarts and Lloyds’ footprint expands throughout Africa and globally, enabling the company to reach a wider client base in various industries

Valves technology meets necessary standards

By: Sabrina Jardim     20th May 2022 Industrial valves specialist Brimis Engineering uses a safety valve testing machine from machining manufacturer Ventil to test and certify critical application safety valves, in line with the pressure equipment regulations as stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The machine has a... 

Image depicting a man, Moeketsi Mpotu, wearing a black and white suit, standing in front of a Ventil safety valve testing machine
MOEKETSI MPOTU Brimis Engineering uses a Ventil safety valve testing machine to test and certify critical application safety valves

Company celebrates one year anniversary

20th May 2022 Slurry related valves design and manufacturing company Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) celebrated its first year of being in business in March. The company hosted a two-day launch function at its manufacturing plant in Benoni, Gauteng. 

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Specialists in the design and manufacture of slurry related valves, AFS celebrates its first year of business

African valves industry on the upswing

By: Sabrina Jardim     20th May 2022 While the easing of lockdown restrictions has allowed for easier logistical navigation globally, the war between Russia and the Ukraine has created a knock-on effect in terms of the increase in raw-material costs, particularly for specialised valves, consequently creating economic challenges.... 

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COLLABORATION POWER PACE Valves’ partnership with Proeger has successfully enabled the company to better service markets throughout Africa

Actuator can contribute to growth of auto sector

By: Tracy Hancock     6th May 2022 The Parker Water Retract Actuator (WRA250) can help the welding cell become an important contributor to the plant-wide adoption of lean best practices that support the goals of the South African Automotive Masterplan, says motion and control technologies specialist Parker Hannifin Motion Systems... 

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The WRA250 was reintroduced to the South African automotive market in March this year
WATER RETRACT ACTUATOR The WRA250 was reintroduced to the South African automotive market in March this year

New opportunities in strained industry

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th November 2021 The partnership between industrial valves supplier Process and Allied Contracting Equipment (PACE Valves) and Australia-based specialist flow control solutions company Proeger, is helping to meet the African market’s growing need for high-pressure backfill valves amid a challenging local valve... 

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DUMP VALVES PACE Valves also provides on-site support services for clients apart from manufacturing and supplying valves

Coating solutions extend valves life span

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th November 2021 High technology spray coating specialist Thermaspray offers the distinct technologies of thermal spray, laser cladding and Teflon for application of coatings on new or refurbished valves. These technologies provide a suite of benefits, tailored to every application for every customer, says... 

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LASER CLADDING Laser cladding is a unique process ensuring that valve components do not become distorted
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