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Valves

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

Enserve Engineering Services celebrates 30 years of excellence

10th November 2023 Industrial process valve specialist Enserve Engineering Services is celebrating 30 years of operation this year. The company is a dynamic and customer-focused company that specialises in delivering cutting-edge valve solutions to industries with a keen emphasis on reliability, efficiency and... 

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AR Controls

10th November 2023 Gauteng-based AR Controls is a leading manufacturer, importer and stockist of a comprehensive range of internationally recognised valves and instrumentation ideal for critical process applications in harsh mining environments. Our core product lines include: 

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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

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. 

Firm provides tips to avoid rust

19th May 2023 Ball valves, gate valves, globe valves, butterfly valves, check valves, and valve assemblies are all common and critical components in the oil and gas industry. Their job of regulating hazardous fluid flow in pipelines and piping systems underscores the importance of keeping them in peak... 

LONG HAUL PREVENTION
Valves must be hydrostatically tested by the valve manufacturer to ensure no leaks

Valve certified for hydrogen applications

19th May 2023 Multinational corporation Emerson has announced approval by testing, inspection, and certification company Bureau Veritas Italia of its BM6X Series Slam-Shut valve for use in applications with up to 100% hydrogen and pressures up to 100 bar. 

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

Energy Valves sets new benchmark in pneumatic actuators with introduction of new brand

11th November 2022 EMVAfrica, a trusted and renowned B-BBEE level 4 single-source supplier of world-class industrial stainless steels and valves to Southern Africa’s mining and manufacturing industry, proudly introduces the new V-ACT. This superior quality pneumatic-operated rack and pinion actuator is suitable for... 

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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... 

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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

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... 

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MOEKETSI MPOTU Brimis Engineering uses a Ventil safety valve testing machine to test and certify critical application safety valves

EMVAfrica

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th May 2022 EMV Africa this year celebrates 30 years of service excellence, supplying the market with top-quality industrial stainless steel and valves since 1992.  Founder Hugh Witty established Energy Metals from humble beginnings, selling stainless steel products from his home.  Joined by Ken Perel with... 

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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

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

Company celebrates one year

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th November 2021 Specialists in the design and slurry related valves manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) is celebrating its first year of business. “AFS was established by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of investment holding and management company Invicta Holdings Limited, as part of the group’s... 

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RUBBER LINING FACILITY With up to 10m in length capacity autoclave

Local-content policies need fine-tuning

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th November 2021 While the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) has worked closely with the valve manufacturing industry and industry bodies to boost the industry and local content, policies addressing local-content requirements do not adequately address the requirements of various manufacturing... 

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LOCAL IS LEKKER Local content calculations need to be simplified

Valves manufacturer aims for Africa expansion

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th November 2021 Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) aims to extend its global footprint to include a stronger presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through partnerships with local DRC suppliers. The South Africa-based company will primarily focus on supplying valves in the thriving DRC... 

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TUMI TSEHLO Steel industry strike has tremendous impact on industry

New valves add to supplier portfolio

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 Specialist valve distributor Astore Keymak has added two new valves to its portfolio to offer ease of installation. Astore Keymak compression fittings and saddles product manager Aldrin Velan tells Engineering News that the check valve and stop cock valve were introduced to the company’s range in... 

CHECK IT OUT The Unidelta check valve is now available in South Africa
CHECK IT OUT The Unidelta check valve is now available in South Africa

Prevent costly downtimes by selecting correct valves

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th May 2021 Selecting the correct type of valve for a given application is not only critical to plant uptime, but it will also assist in maintaining the lowest total cost of ownership on a plant or other industrial installation where valves are used, says Weir Minerals Africa senior application engineer... 

CNC machine bolsters company offering

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 Waterjet cutting service provider MaxJet Global has invested in a new computer numerical control (CNC) waterjet machine to bolster its specialised flange and seal offerings for the valves sector. The CNC waterjet machine, one of the first installations of its kind in Africa is equipped with newly... 

PERFECTLY NESTED
The flanges and seals made on the new CNC waterjet machine are suited in design and material for perfect nesting
PERFECTLY NESTED The flanges and seals made on the new CNC waterjet machine are suited in design and material for perfect nesting

New valves add to supplier portfolio

14th May 2021 Valve manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) design and locally manufacture a comprehensive range of FPV and KLEP slurry related valves that complies with stringent quality and safety standards. AFS was launched in October by the Engineering Solutions Group, part of investment holding and... 

SLURRY SLURPER
The AFS range of valves are suited to harsh condistions such as that found in the moving of slurry
SLURRY SLURPER The AFS range of valves are suited to harsh condistions such as that found in the moving of slurry

New valve breaking records on size

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 A mono-flanged large-bore Insamcor 1200 valve has been manufactured and delivered to Erongo desalination plant in Swakopmund, Namibia, by South African fluid technology manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) to allow greater volumes of sea water intake.... 

TUMI TSEHLO
The larger than normal valve manufactured for the desalinisation plant would generally be used in the mining sector
TUMI TSEHLO The larger than normal valve manufactured for the desalinisation plant would generally be used in the mining sector

Distributor supplies new valve range

By: Halima Frost     14th May 2021 Valve and actuator supplier uNyazi Sales and Services, a technical partner of engineering, procurement and construction company Lesedi Nuclear Services, is an official distributor of the Clarkson slurry knife gate valve. uNyazi is the authorised Emerson Local Business Partner for final control... 

FLOOD GATE 
The Clarkson slurry knife gate valve range is being offered to the South African market by uNyasi Sales and Services
FLOOD GATE The Clarkson slurry knife gate valve range is being offered to the South African market by uNyasi Sales and Services
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