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SAFETY VALVES IN STOCK – BESA SHIPMENT UNPACKED

Safety Valves in Stock Our latest shipment of Besa safety valves has just been unpacked. Ready to deliver anywhere in South Africa. Service and repairs Our valve repair centers in Secunda and Durban are able to do servicing and repairs of all makes safety valves. Technical Support Talk to our technical specialists today to see how we can assist with fast deliveries on safety valves. To find out more about the Besa series 240 that has just arrived.   …

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V&A WINS HCL BURNER CHEMICAL PLANT UPGRADE

After the success of phase 1, 2 & 3 of the chemical plant upgrade, V&A was awarded the manual, on/off and control valves for the HCL chemical plant upgrade. Our Client for >32 years Is a Global Leader of Sustainable Packaging and Paper with operations throughout the world. Previous Phases Read more about the phase 1 upgrade Read more about the phase 2 & 3 upgrades HCL Burner Phase This phase of the chemical plant upgrade involved debottlenecking and replacing ageing infrastruc…

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New appointment – Jaco Koekemoer

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Jaco Koekemoer to the position of Technical Sales Specialist for Secunda and Mpumalanga. Jaco will provide sales & technical support to industries throughout this region reporting into the Secunda Regional Office. Jaco Has passed his trade test as a Fitter including Machining (Red Seal). Started his career as a drilling supervisor with Sasol. He later moved to Atlas Copco as a technical supervisor, where he was later promoted and provided s…

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New appointment – Etienne Mathee

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Etienne Mathee to the position of Technical Sales Specialist for the Vaal Triangle. Etienne will provide sales & technical support to industries throughout this region reporting into the Gauteng Regional Office. Etienne Has acquired extensive experience over the last 6 years selling control valves, isolation valves and steam equipment solutions. Has worked with major clients like Sasol, Mittal, AECI, NCP and Natref to name a few, solving is…

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Productive Day with Sappi Representatives

We were delighted to host Zolani Mbindwane (Commodity specialist – Sappi) and Zakhona Shange (Intern/Trainee – Sappi) on 1st August 2023 for our vendor assessment. We have been a supplier to Sappi for >30 years and are always very happy when Sappi representatives come through to any of our offices. The V&A team on hand to provide Zolani and Zakhoma with all information requested were, Greg Woolfuth (Operations Director/General Manager) Johan Jacobs (Regional Manager KZN &…

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL ISO 9001 AUDIT

We successfuly completed latest ISO 9001 Audit Well done to all the V&A staff involved in the audit at our Secunda, Johannesburg and Durban sites. Your hard work and ongoing efforts are greatly appreciated. We love this system as everyone in the supply chain understands the requirements and we can raise non-conformences and corrective actions, tracking them through to closing off. We love continuous improvement. Download our latest ISO 9001 : 2015 certificate …

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New appointment – Janneman Strydom

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Janneman Strydom to the position of Regional Manager – Gauteng & Inland. Janneman and his Gauteng team will provide sales & technical support to industries throughout this region. Janneman Has extensive experience on pumps and flow related equipment having worked for an international German pump & valve company for the last 7 years. Is an experienced project sales engineer having worked on multi-million Rand projects both locally …

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Schroeder International Sales Meeting – Reliably Together

Greg Woolfuth Operations Director recently attended the Schroeder Valves ISM in Germany together with distributors from 32 countries. Greg reports that key highlights were Schroeder’s investment of € 600,000 in solar panels for the Germany factory. In excess of 200 pieces of the SIP have aleady been manufactured.  The SML being the replacement for the Schroedahl SUL are doing extremely well and now also being manufacured in India for the Indian market. Another high pressure pump has be…

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New Appointment – Renier van Rooyen

We are very pleased to announce that Renier van Rooyen has joined our national sales team as a Technical Sales Specialist based in Durban where he will provide sales & technical support to industries in and around Durban. Renier Is a qualified Mechanical Fitter (Red Seal). Has extensive experience on valve reconditioning and maintenance having worked in Cabinda Angola on Oil Rigs and FPSO as well as the Workshop Foreman for a local valve reconditioning company in Prospecton. Has extensive e…

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Another DN500 / 20in NAF-Torex – Oxygen Cleaned to EIGA

DN500 / 20in actuated NAF-Torex metal seated butterfly valve after seat leakage testing, prior to oxygen cleaning, being admired by Simon Zimba. RJ Ferreira (Regional Manager) holding screen open for Secunda team members Gideon Brown, Simon Zimba and Mackson Sepipi. Final pic with valve after oxygen cleaning and plastic wrapped. Call our technical team today, to see how we can assist with you oxygen cleaning requirements. …

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Another successful shutdown – Control actuator repair

Our Durban workshop repair team has just completed the full service and painting of NAF-Turnex control valve actuators for a local chemical cellulose mill. As they are all control valves the client was satisfied that the valves were all still in good working order and wanted us to focus on the control actuators. Valves in the pictures are NAF- Torex, metal seated butterfly valve for control of liquids, steam and gases. NAF-Setball, ball sector valve for control of media that contains solids, pu…

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New EIGA Oxygen Cleaning Facility

Our new Secunda EIGA Oxygen Cleaning Facility Now Operational In the picture you see the first 4 x DN500 Class 150 NAF-Torex metal seated butterfly valves for Nitrogen service that have passed the oxygen cleaned process according to EIGA standards. Both Blue Light and White Light were used together with lint free cloth to ensure no dust, rust, grease or foreign particulars were visible on the body and seat arrangement area. A 2 ton hoist was used to lift the valves into the container that was b…

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V&A VISITS VALVE WORLD 2022 IN GERMANY

Greg Woolfuth our Operations Director, and Desmond Delport our National Sales Manager visiting the Zwick stand at Valve World 2022 this week. What an amazing supplier where everyone from sales to production to the MD go out of their way to help us and our amazing clients. Deliveries are on time every time and they have a huge stock of castings in both Germany and USA which ensures shorter deliveries. We are proud to represent Zwick in South Africa. Talk to us about replacing you leaking gate val…

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New Appointment – Robin Sean Davidson

We are pleased to announce that Robin Sean Davidson has joined our national internal sales team as Internal Sales Supervisor for our Johannesburg branch, where he will provide sales & technical support to our external sales staff and clients located in Gauteng & Inland. Robin has extensive experience with Multotec where for the last 12 years he completed tenders and proposals for mineral processing equipment. Robin lives less than 10km from our offices so getting through Johannesburg tra…

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NEW APPOINTMENT – GREG WOOLFUTH GENERAL MANAGER

We are pleased to announce that Greg Woolfuth has been appointed General Manager for Valve & Automation (Pty) Ltd effective 1 January 2023. History with V&A Greg joined V&A in 1990 and has held numerous positions in the company including Durban Branch Manager and Operations Manager. Greg has extensive experience in import and freight forwarding and for many years has been our Operations Manager where he oversees all national operations and shared services between the branches. Traini…

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We are back home at 14 Elmfield Place

After the devastating fire of 2021, then insurance approvals and a 7 month rebuild we are finally back home. Thanks to so many people for making the rebuild and relocation a success including, Our brilliant, amazing and fantastic staff. Our wonderful clients Mondi, Sappi, Sasol and so many more. Our amazing European suppliers Actreg, NAF, PMV, Richter and Zwick who replaced stock that was lost in the fire in record time. Our brilliant insurers Compendium Insurance Group who ensured we received …

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Schroeder Valves – Germany Comes to South Africa

After the loooong Covid isolation, it was an absolute pleasure to host pump protection specialists Heike Flick and Roland Pütz in South Africa for in house and client training as well as technical support to Sasol, Eskom, and KSB Pumps. Of great importance was the the Schroeder SIP, which is an Automatic Recirculation Valve that protects pumps during low flow conditions and is ideal for applications with pressures between 120 and 250 bar in systems with continuous operation, even at load poi…

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ARCA NAMED MAIN CONTROL VALVE VENDOR

ARCA ONCE AGAIN NA­MED AS BASF’S “MAIN VAL­VE VEN­DOR” (MVV4) ARCA has once again been named as BASF’s MVV partner (MVV4) for the period from 2021 to 2026. After the conclusion of the award process, the pleasing news came that ARCA will continue to be MVV4 supplier for the Awarding Cluster Unlined Global Control and both sides are looking forward to continuing the current cooperation. The framework agreement will shortly be finalised and signed. Arca is thus one of two global key supp…

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V&A HELPS THOSE EFFECTED BY FLOODS

V&A is doing their bit to help those effected by the severe floods in KZN recently. Thanks to our Operations Director Greg Woolfuth and his wife Neritha who came up with this initative. So far Greg and his team have distributed 1,500 x 5 litre bottles of drinking water to devastated areas including Isipingo and Chatsworth. Well done Greg & Neritha for this great initative. You show that your heart is in the right place. …

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SCHROEDER NEW PUMP PROTECTION CATALOGUE

Schroeder have updated their main catalogue covering valves that protect your high value multi-stage pumps which can be damaged during dry running or low load / low flow operation. Talk to one of our technical specialists today. They can assist you to select the correct ARC valve to protect your high value assets, or download the latest catalogue.   …

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New Appointment – Pascale Pillay

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Pascale Pillay as our expeditor in Boksburg North / Johannesburg regional office. Pascale Pillay lives on the East Rand almost walking distance to our Airborne Park offices and is happily married with two little children. Pascale loves spending time with her family. Pascale brings extensive experience on sales order management and expediting having worked with the Ingersoll Rand pump division for more than 10 years. We are delighted to have Pascale w…

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Schroeder Improves Quality With New Welding Robot

Schroeder in Germany a world leader in the manufacture of automatic recirculation valves for the protection of centrifugal pumps has recently installed a new welding robot. The new welding robot forms part of the continious improvement programme and will optimise the welding process improving welding quality, ensuring repeatability and consistency. Watch the video Download the welding robot story Visit Schroeder ARC Valve Type SSV …

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SA I&C Magazine Front Cover Jan 2022

Many refer to the Zwick Tri-Shark as “The Untimate Control Valve”. Read all about it in the Jan 2022 edition of SA Instrumentation & Control magazine. Zwick triple offset valves are used extensively in South Africa by companies like Sasol, Sappi, Eskom, Mondi, Sapref, Engen, Tongaat Hulett, Illovo Sugar and many others. Download the Jan 2022 article. …

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RJ FERREIRA IS APPOINTED REGIONAL MANAGER MPUMALANGA

We are very pleased to advise that RJ Ferreira has been appointed to the position of Regional Manager for the Mpumalanga province. We have always worked hard to develop from within where we see leadership potential, which we certainly see in RJ. RJ has proven to be outstanding at solving problems for major clients like Sasol where he has investigated problems and come up with solutions which have added value to their business. RJ is a very capable leader with huge potential to grow our footprin…

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Secunda – New Valve Repair Centre – We Are Open for Business

Exactly on time, we are in our new premises just outside the Sasol main gates in Secunda. This new Valve Repair Centre boasts A 10 ton overhead crane in addition to our 3 ton forklift capacity Jib cranes with electric hoists for faster lifting onto workstations. Hydraulic Torque Wrench for faster stripping and reassembly. Expanded Valve Actuation Facilities. Expanded Seat Leakage & Hydrostatic Testing Facilities. Expanded Final Acceptance Facilities and Spray Booth. Meeting & Training f…

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Secunda – New Valve Repair Centre – 1 Week To Go

After 18 monhs of planning and 4 months of construction our New Valve Repair Centre is almost complete. Inside all complete, 10 ton crane installed and load testing done, paving outside being completed. Generator, spray booth and compressors go in 2nd November and we then move in from the 3rd. By 5th November 2021 we will be up and running. We are just outside the main Sasol Secunda gate and just behind Builders Warehouse at 18 Kingfisher Street, Ext 57, Secunda. Talk to our technical speciali…

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New Secunda Valve Repair Centre >50%

Construction of our new Valve Repair Centre in Secunda is >50%. Deon and Victor of Fast track Construction Services (FTCS) are still doing a great job managing this project for us. The project is still ahead of schedule and the 10 ton crane will be installed during September. Project completion is still planned for end October 2021. To find out more about our Valve Repairs Centres and our capabilities.  …

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Successfull FAT on a 16″ ARCA Globe Control Valve

Our Gauteng team recently completed another successful FAT on a 16″ #300 Arca globe control valve for Sasol that will be used to protect critical process equipment. Body material is A351CF8M. Thank you RJ, Desmond and Gideon for taking care of a very special client. Contact our team of technical specialists to see how we can assist with your process control applications.   …

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New Maintenance Videos for The Actreg Rack & Pinion Actuator

5 new maintenance videos have been released for the Actreg RP series rack & pinion valve actuator. Take time to view these short videos to see how easy it is to do maintenance. Visit Actreg RP Series rack & pinion valve actuator page Maintenance Video – Actuator disassembly & spare parts assembly Maintenance Video – Actuator reversal from Fail Close to Fail Open Maintenance Video – Changing the spring configuration Maintenance Video –  Adjustment of stroke r…

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The New Storagetech P.V.R.V. Video

The new Storagetech (P.V.R.V.) Pressure Vacuum Relieve Valve video shows where it is used and the cut away shows how it operates internally. The Storagetech Model 100 Pressure Vacuum Relief Valve also known as a Pressure Vacuum Vent or Conservation Vent, is a safety device designed to protect storage tanks or pressure vessels against overpressure pressure or excessive vacuum and to reduce the evaporation of the tank contents to the atmosphere. To visit the Storagetech P.V.R.V. product page To se…

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V&A WINS PHASE 2 & 3 OF CHEMICAL PLANT UPGRADE

The original news update was done on 8th July 2020 when we won the 1st phase of the chemical plant upgrade. So much has happened since the 1st phase, with phases 2 and 3 now having been won covering the brine plant, electrolyser and recovery boiler.     As of May 2021 the following valves have been supplied Richter fully lined ball, butterfly, plug, check valves and sight glasses NAF ball and butterfly ball and butterfly control valves Arca globe control valves Total pieces supplied …

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ARCA – THEIR NEW 2021 MAGAZINE IS HERE

Read about the following in the latest magazine BASF Chemical Plant in Germany supplied with 250 pieces Arca globe control valves. Arca bypass steam stations for paper mill. Arca receives silver medal in Ecovadis Awards. New steam conditioning station for chemical plant. Any so much more. To find out more download the latest Arca 2021 magazine.   …

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NEW APPOINTMENT – WORKSHOP SUPERVISOR VEREENIGING

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Gideon Brown to the position of Workshop Supervisor Vereeniging Branch Valve Repairs. Gideon’s extensive experience will add value to both V&A and our valued clients. Gideon, Started his career at East Driefontein Gold Mine. Worked in the Sasol Synfuels Valve Shop as a Control Valve Specialist for 5 years. Has extensive experience with valve repairs arround the world having been a Supervisor and Control Valve Specialist for companies …

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Johannesburg Office Gets a Facelift

Even though we have limited staff at the office and social distancing is still in force we have given our Johannebsurg office a facelift. New breakaway area with sofas as well as product banners, motivational pictures and pictures of various Sasol chemical plants. We look forward to welcoming you for a cup of coffee when restrictions are lifted. …

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Actreg – Actlock Partial Stroke Testing (PST)

Emergency valves remain in their position and are actuated only in the case of emergencies. Often PST devices require complex software, a positioner with a PST function that requires special training and has fragile wiring and connections. The patented Actreg Actlock provides mechanical PST with a fully automated system reducing overall dimensions for the final control element compared with other solutions. It is simple, integrated with the actuator and a 100% reliable mechanical solution. It of…

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The HX Story – Greater Demands Calls For Action

In 2011 Stafsjö was faced with a request from a well known international OEM supplier with a strong foundation within the Pulp and Paper Industry. They wanted a technically fast and reliable valve capable of operating within a broad range of pressures, pulp concentrations and temperatures. The develop ment team at Stafsjö got down to work and the story of the 20 bar rated HX valve began. The production volume at pulp and paper mills across the globe are increased, new mills are being built ca…

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PMV-D30 Intelligent Valve Positioner

SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine – Front Cover Jan 2021. While pumps and valves frequently get most of the attention, it is often the actuators and positioning solutions that are running the show. Over the last few decades, the process plant instrument technician’s day in the plant has become busier. They see an increased work load in combination with increased pressure for plant uptime and reduced maintenance cost. Their knowledge base must today span from mechanics to pneumati…

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New Storagetech Flame Arrestor Video

Storagetech Flame Arrestors are safety devices that are designed to inhibit flame propagation in a gas piping system as well as low pressure tanks that contain flammable liquids. Specifically designed to meet the high standards of the Oil & Gas, Chemical and Petrochemical industries, it has a flame barrier with a large number of defined passage gaps. This new video shows you with exploded views how it is assembled and also where it should be installed and what it ultimately does to protect…

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RICHTER – QMD™ MAGNETIC DRIVE PUMP

Richter Chemie-Technik Germany, a global leader in PFA lined pump and valve solutions, recently launched the QMD™ magnetic drive pump. The Richter QMD series of magnetic drive pumps were designed to anticipate the fast growing Asian market. The main objective was to serve the local chemical market with a competitive pump with the typical Richter signature of high quality. The pump series complies with the requirements of the local standard GB 5662. This can be equated with ISO 2858 and is des…

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Zwick Tri-Shark Bares It’s Teeth

In the latest issue of MechChem Africa the leading industry magazine for mechanical and chemical equipment, Valve & Automation South Africa presents the features and advantages of the Zwick Tri-Shark control valve with Throttling Trim Cartridge, a valve that combines the advantages of leak-free triple-offset valves (TOVs) with high-performance control valves into a single valve solution. To find out more, download the latest magazine article or view the Zwick Tri-Shark technical data.  …

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More Zwick Triple Offset Valves for National Tank Farm

The Client & Application Our client a leader in chemical and fuels required Triple Offset Valves (TOV) for their national tank farms to tie in to the Transnet Multi Product Pipeline. Their numerous other chemical plants throughout the world as well as their local refinery already use hundreds of Zwick Tri-Con valves, so they had a proven track record to draw on when making their final decision on what TOV to select for their tank farm tie ins. Currently their local production plants use Zwic…

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V&A WINS CHEMICAL PLANT UPGRADE

Our client a Global Leader with operations throughout the world chose Richter fully lined valves for the recent chemical plant upgrade based on the success they had with Richter and V&A over the last 30 years. The existing chemical plant which handles Chlorine Dioxide, Hydrochloric Acid and Brine needed to upgrade the Iron Exchange and Richter was the valve of choice for this project on isolation, on/off and control.   Prior to the chemical plant upgrade – Richter‘s increased re…

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Richter – MNK Magnetic Drive Pump

THE BIGGEST LINED MAG DRIVE PUMP GOT EVEN BETTER Richter Chemie-Technik GmbH, a global leader in PFA lined pump and valve solutions, have introduced a new feature for the MNK 200-150-315 pump. Richter Chemie-Technik Germany have developed the world’s largest fluoropolymer-lined, magnetically driven centrifugal pump. This pump made it possible to move flow rates up to 600 m3/h and achieve delivery heights up to 60 m. Being able to control these operating conditions with this new product inevi…

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ARCA delivers control valves for biomass heat and power plant

Kronospan, a global manufacturer of chipboards, MDF boards, OSB panels, laminated flooring and worktops have been working with the “Factory Of The Future “, EU’s project to reduce CO² emissions and environmental impacts of production plants substantially. To achieve this, a biomass heat and power plant was commissioned. For the construction of the biomass power plant, CHP2, ARCA supplied almost all of the control valves and desuperheaters for the water-steam-condensate including all valv…

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This is the kind of work we do. Well done Valve Repair Team

Jannie and his Valve Repair team have done us proud again. Make sure you look at the before pic first then see what is looks like when delivered yesterday.  The valve is a 14in (350mm) Piviviesse ball valve used by Sasol.               We have factory accredited facilities are available in both Vereeniging and Durban where skilled technicians with knowledge and extensive experience carry out the required valve repairs and reconditioning using OEM components.…

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SCHROEDER VALVES PROTECT PUMPS AT THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE

The Client Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG has opted for Schroeder pump protection valves during the recent overhaul of Unit 4 of its power station, “Hermann Wenzel”, in Duisburg Germany. These Pump Protection Valves are also known as Automatic Recirculation Valves. The Previous Valves That Caused Problems The valves that were installed previously, came from another supplier and repeatedly caused problems because the minimum flow control was carried out by two valves. This design often led …

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RICHTER EXPANDS VALVE PRODUCT RANGE TO INCLUDE QUARTER TURN PLUG VALVES

Richter – Your Safety Is Our Goal. Worldwide. Richter Chemie-Technik GmbH, a global leader in fully lined pump and valve solutions for 60 years, has expanded its product range to include quarter turn fully PFA lined plug valves & non-lubricated PTFE sleeved plug valves. With more than 600 Chlor-Alkali plants worldwide and a market share of more than 20%, in addition to the proven range of lined pumps and valves Richter can now offer both fully PFA lined and PTFE sleeved plug valves to thes…

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Stafsjö – The MV Standard Knife Gate Valve

Do you want to try the MV performance? This all-round valve with a proven global track record on dry solids or wet fluids… The MV valve’s ideal internal clearances lowers the friction and makes it easy for the bevel edge gate to cut through and seal tight on media such as pulp stock up to 7%, black liquor, white liquor, sludge, biomass, granules and water. When the gate reaches its final stage of closure it stops on the cast and precision machined body cams to avoid jamming on difficult med…

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ARCA Valves for Sustainable Energy Supply

ARCA recently received three orders for feed water and steam control valves as weld-in version, through its cooperation partner in Belgium. After the initial proposal and numerous revisions, ARCA was awarded the fiercely contested tender. The control valves will be used in the process of lighting of boilers by biomass (sunflower seeds and hulls and coconut shells) for steam generation. The steam will be applied by means of a turbine for the power generation, the residual heat will be used as a…

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ARCA Celebrates 70 years

There has been great celebrations Tönisvorst: Seventy years ago Dr. Ing. Ludwig Kaspers founded the company ARCA after the war and started control valve production. Today the company has grown to become a large group of companies with about 500 employees world-wide and offers innovative solutions in control and pumping technology in many areas. ARCA continually develops custom-fit solutions for its customers. On September 28th, the jubilee was celebrated with employees, their families and invit…

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DAY 15 OF THE LOCKDOWN AND WE ARE STILL HERE FOR YOU

If you call to speak to one of our 35 staff located throughout South Africa, and in the background you hear a dog bark or a baby cry, do not be concerned as it’s us working from home. Do not worry, we are not asking staff to work on the Easter weekend, it’s just me reminding you that we are always here as we have been for the last 32 years. Have a blessed weekend with your families. We are locked down at home supporting amazing clients like Sappi, Sasol, Mondi, Eskom to name just a few and t…

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ARCA – Sustainability by Packaging Reduction

There is probably no other term that has been used and interpreted in recent years in so many ways as the term ”sustainability “. Originating from forestry, today the principle of sustainability is comprehensively explained by “meeting current needs without withdrawing from future generations.” With these fundamental ideas in mind ARCA developed and produces their range of control valves. With the process data and framework conditions supplied by customers, ARCA ‘s control valves are …

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THE CIPC CERTIFIES V&A AS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE

The CIPC  has cetified Valve & Automation (Pty) Ltd as an Essential Services Business and has permission to operate during the lockdown period as announced by the president of the Republic on 23 March 2020. Please download the CIPC certificate here. The Valve & Automation continuity plan is fully active covering the safety and health of all employees as well as the continuation of business in general. All our staff will remain fully operational ensuring continued support to you through…

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We Are Here For You

To all our valued clients, The Valve & Automation continuity plan is fully active covering the safety and health of all employees as well as the continuation of business in general. All our staff will remain fully operational ensuring continued support to you through this difficult time as we all have been set up and are equipped to work remotely, having access to e-mails, phones, printers and scanners. Should you require technical support on site, we are geared up for that as well. All…

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Arca – Their new 2020 magazine is here

Sustainability is a major issue with ARCA Flow Group as you will read in our latest magazine. Sustainability has many faces. In our latest magazine we would like to introduce some of them from our everday life to you. Be it packaging reduction, be it measures for the long-term reduction of energy consumption or the increasing use of our products in biomass power plants for example. Download the latest magazine and read for yourself or visit the Arca Control Valve section to learn more.   …

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ARCA – Around the Steam Turbine

At the heart of a power station are the steam turbines and Arca has the excperience. They serve as a generator or mechanical drive for pumps and compressors. For its operation a network of valves is built around the turbine. Steam inlet valves direct the steam flow into the turbine while extraction valves withdraw the steam from the different intermediate stages. Gland steam and leakage steam control valves provide the labyrinth seals in the hub areas with steam, that seal the turbine shaft towa…

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New Stafsjö 3D Documents for knife gate valves added to website

Always “First In Knife Gate Valves”, Stafsjö have updated their 3D documents making it easier for design engineers who can download the files in .pdf or .stp. These have been updated for the following knife gate valves in each section of our website MV Series Standard Knife Gate Valve XV Series Bi-Directional Knife Gate Valve HL and HG Through Going Knife Gate Valve RKO Knife Gate Valve For Heavy Duty Rejects In Pulp & Paper SLV and SLF Knife Gate Valves For Slurry & Abrasi…

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Schroeder Introduces new SIP pump protection valve for peak loads in an energy grid

The new Schroeder SIP pump protection valve is the completion of the Schroeder portfolio and particularly developed to cover high pressure applications up to 250 bar with frequent plant operation at minimum flow conditions, i.e. with open bypass. Typical for this valve-type and the most relevant application is the boiler feed water cycle of combined cycle power plants (CCPP). In these power plants the bfw-pumps operate frequently at minimum flow conditions with pressures of 120–250 bar. The re…

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Valve & Automation Completes Advanced PMV Valve Positioner Training

Even after many years in business and numerous training courses on valve positioners, as part of our continuous development we recently completed advanced valve positioner training. After having been appointed exclusive agents for PMV valves positioners, Anders Ulne Global PMV Positioner Manager, recently visited South Africa to do training at our Johannesburg and Durban regional branches. For many years PMV have manufactured valve positioners for companies like TYCO, KEYSTONE, DE-ZURICH, REVO, …

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Valve & Automation Opens in Johannesburg

As part of Valve & Automation’s focus on service to customers, we have opened our third facility in Bartlett, Johannesburg a few kilometres from OR Tambo International Airport. This branch will be known as our Johannesburg Branch and is located in the freight forwarding area where airfreighted imports are processed through customs. Having the new branch so close to major freight forwarders, enables us to expedite airfreighted goods as fast as possible and liaise with customs if require…

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Stafsjö close to attaining its 100 % on-time delivery vision

During 2019, Stafsjö focused on improving its delivery performance, 98 % of all orders received have been delivered on the confirmed delivery date. Stafsjö have set a new delivery standard. The response from our customers has been fantastic. Stafsjö have a strong brand and recognized products, which are associated with high quality. In order to grow the brand it was necessary to improve our delivery performance. By doing this Stafsjö planned on retaining our existing customers and winning ne…

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SA Instrumentation and Control – Jan 2020 Front Cover

ARCA: masters of innovation and variety in control valve solutions. Dating back to 1918, ARCA Regler has earned global recognition for specialising in control valves, manufactured and marketed around the world primarily for the chemical, food, power, petrochemical, steel, pharmaceutical and oil and natural gas industries. ARCA’s Ecotrol control valves: committed to perfection in every detail ARCA’s Ecotrol range offers a wide variety of innovative solutions designed to fulfil all control ta…

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Westlock Controls Second Generation Intelligent Valve Position Transmitter Digital EPIC-2

Westlock Controls second generation intelligent valve position transmitter EPIC-2, provides smart valve communication that enables plant operators to identify current operating conditions and verify valve health. It also allows plant personnel to carry out predictive maintenance before a failure occurs, keeping service interruptions to a minimum. Automated valves are often used as critical safety components to protect vital plant infrastructure. They must be occasionally tested to make sure they…

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NAF receives the 2019 Industry Leader Award by the U.S. National Safety Council (NSC)

NAF is very proud to announce that they were awarded the 2019 Industry Leader Award in July 2019 from the U.S. National Safety Council (NSC). The award is given to the member companies that rank among the top 5% companies regarding occupational safety and health. By continuously improving work environment safety NAF have now achieved 7 years without any down time due to accidents at work. Safety training every month, active preventive incident and observation work and annual external safety audi…

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Stafsjö introduce FEPM seat for high temperatures and chemical services

Stafsjö are proud to announce the arrival of the new rubber valve seat compound FEPM for use on WB11, WB14 and specifically to the full stainless steel high performance WB14E. Initially it has been released for sizes DN 80/3” – DN 300/12” (except for DN 125/5”) The FEPM seat material has excellent resistance to wide range of aggressive chemicals, both acids and bases, and steam at high continuous service temperatures within -10 °C/14 °F up to 180°C/356 °F including short ter…

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NAF D30 Valve Positioner – No Brackets or SS Piping Required

The NAF-D30 is an intelligent valve positioner designed to operate pneumatic rotary valve actuators from control systems and electrical controllers with the analog control signal 4-20 mA, optionally superimposed by the HART communication signal. It forms an integrated part in the NAF-Torex, NAF-Setball and NAF-Duball control valve package with a unique direct mounting and does not require brackets. The air block between positioner and actuator means you no longer need to find SS fittings an…

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Patent on the Artes Desuperheater with three stage pressure reduction

One of the most relevant products of the ARTES Range is the desuperheater. Purpose & Advantages The ARTES desuperheater is a control valve with which the temperature of vapour can be regulated by injecting cooling water. The ARTES desuperheater is frequently used in steam generators of power plants and other industrial systems. Special applications using other media have also been realised. By nature of its design and use of quarter-turn movement, the ARTES desuperheater offers many crucial …

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NEW APPOINTMENT – REGIONAL MANAGER KZN & COASTAL                      

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Johan Jacobs to the position of Regional Manager KZN & Coastal. Johan’s extensive experience will add value to both V&A and our valued clients. Johan, Has a Diploma Business Management. Spent 10 years with national pump company where he started as Operations Manager based in Pretoria leading teams that designed systems and supplied pumps & valves to the chemical, petroleum and mining industries. He later relocated to Durban with t…

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V&A NOW WITH ADVANCED CONTROL VALVE SKILLS

Greg Woolfuth and RJ Ferreira recently attended a week long advanced control valve sizing and selection training course at ARCA Control Valves in Germany improving their skills significantly. ARCA now has 3 seperate factories in Germany with each one specialising in a different control valve range. Greg & RJ visited the factory that manufactures all the special designs and positioners as well as the factory that manufactures the high volume fast moving 1″ to 4″ Ecotrol® Globe Co…

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ARCA – Full Steam Ahead

ARCA has delivered steam conditioning valves for the energy and process steam sector to a fertilizer plant in the Middle East. The entire project was handled as a turn-key project by a renowned Chinese plant manufacturer. The scope of delivery included four high pressure steam conditioning stations (Series 580) with nominal pressure rating PN 400 (nominal width between DN 100 and DN 250), two medium pressure steam conditioning stations (Series 518) and two desuperheaters of the ARTES Valve &…

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Zwick Triple Offset Valves New Company Video

For more than 30 years Zwick have been designing and manufacturing high standard triple offset valves. It is a family owned business that is still run by the Zwick family since it was founded. Zwick have state of the art production facilities in Germany where they have 5000 castings in stock ready for machining. The warehouse in Houston stocks 1000 completed triple offset valves ready for shipment at any time. There are thousands of Zwick Tri-Con valves in use in South Africa with companies like…

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Stafsjö introduce a new hydraulic cylinder to its modular actuator range

This hydraulic cylinder is supplied by the Swedish manufacturer Ceson. It is a 200 bar rated cylinder supplied with stroke length, piston rod and ISO 5210 attachment customized for Stafsjö’s knife gate valves. Any rebuild of existing Stafsjö valves can easily be performed in the field thanks to Stafsjö’s modular actuator concept. The hydraulic cylinder can be supplied with Ø 32 mm up to 200 mm barrel with stroke lengths up to 1500 mm. It is coated in black RAL 9005 to fulfil the req…

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Stafsjö’s launches new FEPM seat for high temperatures and chemical services

Stafsjö have released their new rubber valve seat compound FEPM for knife gate valve series WB11, WB14 and specifically for the full stainless steel high performance WB14E. The new rubber compound is currently available for DN 80/3” – DN 300/12” except for DN 125/5”.  The new FEPM seat material is an improved Viton/FKM based rubber compound that has superior function and strong resistance to high temperature steam and aggressive chemicals, both acids and bases. Pulp and paper and c…

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STORAGETECH – BULK STORAGE TANK PROTECTION

With more than 30 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing of storage tank and pipeline equipment, Storagetech™ caters to a diverse range of of Internal Floating Roofs (IFRs), Flame Arresters & Storage Tank Valves, Storage Tank Equipment and Loading & Unloading Arm Systems for oil terminals and industrial plants. Manufacturing to international standards the Storagetech™ has exported to more than 60 countries worldwide and proved itself a global brand. Storagetech™…

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ARCA STEAM CONDITIONING VALVES

Steam Conditioning Valve Components tailored to meet any requirement:-  Powerful actuator. Whether you want to use it for control or safety applications, the actuator for ARCA’s steam conditioning valves is designed with your plant in mind. This is made possible by our wide range of pneumatic, electric, and hydraulic actuators. The valve-closing force and stroking time of all actuators is sized according to your requirements. Multi-functional positioner. The digital ARCAPRO® positioner all…

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STAFSJÖ KNIFE GATE VALVES USED WORLDWIDE TO PROTECT VALUABLE INSTALLATIONS FROM FIRES

Firefly, one of the world’s leading suppliers of spark detection and fire and dust explosion protection systems uses Stafsjö valves to protect installations worldwide.  When it comes to industrial fire protection systems, reliability is essential. The system which is often on constant standby during long periods should be able to respond immediately and extinguish possible ignition sources to prevent fires and dust explosions. In the Firefly solution, Stafsjö’s valves have an important …

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If You Are Looking For BIG, Zwick Can Do It!

For more then 40 years Zwick have been leading the world in Triple Offset Valves. In South Africa it is no different. From 3″ (DN80) to the massive 88″ (DN2200), Valve & Automation together with Zwick can do them all. Currently there are many hundeds of Zwick Triple Offset Valves installed throughout South Africa, in production plants owned by Sasol, Shell, Engen, Sappi and Mondi to name a few. Not to forget the more than 1,000 pieces installed at various Eskom Power Stations. Wi…

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Zwick Triple Offset Valves for Molten Sulphur & Sulphur Tail Gas

Molten Sulphur or Sulphur Tail gas applications have many challenges. If you work with this media, please take time to read more. Design engineers at Zwick in Germany have looked at solving on-going problems being experienced with valves on sulphur units. Typical valve problems on large bore line sizes range from seizing of the packing to severe seat damage when valve need to be operated after long periods of time of inactivity. Valves should be specified as steam jacketed valves as this is a st…

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ARCA – iNTEGREX Processing Machines Started Operation Successfully

During the last year Arca has upgraded its production in Tönisvorst with two new iNTEGREX processing machines. The 5-axis-machining centre Mazak INTEGREX i-400 – SmoothX 1500U, as well as the Mazak QUICK TURN 250MY SmoothG 1000U have been set up in the machine hall and successfully been put into operation. In January the planing for the new processing island, on which already the Mazak INTEGREX e-670 II has been started. The trio of new machines are designed in such a way, that the machin…

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Arca Ecotrol® Control Valves for Cryogenic and Oxygen Service

Oxygen from Atmospheric Air Control Valves for Cryogenic and Oxygen Service. Technically, oxygen is produced from atmospheric air. During the complete cycle beginning with the production, the storage, the transportation, and finally the use of oxygen the gas passes different hazardous levels to material and to operation personnel. After the technical process the remaining oxygen is combined in oxides mostly as carbon dioxide and as steam. In the photosynthetic process of plants the oxides are tr…

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ARCA Valves receives prestigious award

For the year 2018 / 2019 ARCA has been awarded with the quality label “Innovative through Research “by the “Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft“ (German Association for the Promotion of Science and Education). The award honours researching companies for taking responsibility for nation and society. With ARCA, research and development activities have a long tradition and are essential to stay innovative and be able to react to the continuous challenges of ever changing markets w…

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Zwick Valves – Expansion of factory facilities

Zwick Valves GmbH has recently increased its factory production capacity. It has added 2 500m2 to the existing area of approx. 20 000m2 at its headquarters and main factory in Ennepetal. The new space is being used to expand the production facilities, as well as for extra storage and additional testing capacity. This is the 6th expansion in the last decade. This is a further step in line with the company strategic targets, “Made in Germany”, as well as a clear commitment to the current l…

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ARCA Anti-Surge Control Valves in Operation

Arca supplies its extensive range of valves to nearly all types of industry. An important part of the product range are valves for turbines and turbo compressors, especially anti- surge control valves. Arca manufactures its ECOTROL® series of valves Type 8C / 6N / 6H and 130, from DN50 / DN2“ to DN700 / DN28“ in pressure class PN10 / ANSI150 up to PN400 / ANSI2500. Recently valves of a nominal width of 24“ have been delivered to several customers. In recent years the design of these valv…

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ARCA – MAIN CONTROL VALVE VENDOR FOR BASF CHEMICALS

ARCA is now certified “Main Valve Vendor” of BASF Chemicals in Germany and one of only two global suppliers for automated process control valves. The Main Valve Vendor Concept (MVV 3) is a selection process for suppliers developed by BASF Chemicals that is aimed at supplying standard valves for plant maintenance and projects with key suppliers. Early in 2014 BASF started a concept for qualification of suppliers that has been divided into three phases and was decided using the criteria of qua…

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ARCA – Additive Manufacturing of Control Valve Components

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D-printing, describes all production processes where the component produced is built up layer by layer from raw material (which can be a melt, a powder, a string or a wire). It is contrary to conventional production methods, where a cast or forged blank material is removed to get the desired component. The best known technique for additive manufacturing with metals is the selective laser melting (SLM), where metal powder is laid on in layers of typically 2…

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Arca quick delivery service. Control valves assembled in 48 hours.

Arca quick delivery service from Arca Control Valves Germany. Arca has a dedicated production line that builds control valves within 48 hours. The product range covers the Arca Ecotrol Globe Control valve from 1″ (DN25) to 4″ (DN100) from PN16-63 / ANSI150-600. Download the Ecotrol Spect Sheet and see the items highlighted in blue that can be assembled within 48 hours Ex Works Germany and be shipped to South Africa within 2 weeks. The Arca Ecotrol Globe Control Valve is a pressure co…

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Arca Control Valves New Company Video

Arca Control Valves in Germany is a family owned company now in its 3rd generation. Established more than 100 years ago, Arca now employs more than 500 hundred people in various countries. Arca has more than 100 patents registered showing that they lead the way in control valve technology. Arca and Valve & Automation have been partners in South Africa for more than 20 years. Take a look what Arca can do for you. Watch the new video now. …

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ARCA ECOTROL® 8C 4.0 – The Universal Process Control Valve

The ECOTROL® 8C Control Valve has proven itself in over 15 years of use in the process industry, whether in energy technology, in chemical and petrochemical processes or in water and environmental technology. With the unique clamping seat system that enables simple maintenance without special tools, the stainless steel stuffing box chamber – irrespective of the housing material – and the patented soft seal, the introduction of the ECOTROL® 8C control valve set new standards for in…

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ARCA AWARDED QUALITY LABEL “INNOVATIVE THROUGH RESEARCH”

For the year 2018 / 2019 Arca Control Valves was been awarded with the quality label „Innovative through Research“ by the „Stifterverband für die deutsche Wis-senschaft“ (German Association for the Promotion of Science and Education). The award honors researching companies for taking responsibility for nation and society. With Arca, continuing research and development activities have a long tradition. They are essential to stay innovative and be able to react to the continuous challenge…

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For critical applications within the power industry you can rely on Westlock controls

Nations across the globe are struggling to meet the world’s growing power demand. The industry is constantly seeking ways to develop this precious resource faster, safer and more efficiently, with minimal impact on the environment. Westlock’s experienced application teams deliver state-of-the-art solutions for our customers’ critical applications including high pressure and high temperature, severe service, isolation, over-pressure and control applications for actuated valves in: Coal:…

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V&A Appointed Exclusive Agents for Storagetech Pressure Vacuum Relief Valves and Flame Arrestors for Bulk Storage Tanks

To protect storage tanks during operating cycles, Storagetech have developed a full range of spring and weight-loaded pressure-vacuum relief valves (PVRValves), flames arrestors, gauge hatches and roof manholes. Replacing the open vents on a fixed roof vertical tank with a PVR Valve enables the internal tank pressure to remain equal to the external atmospheric pressure. This alone cuts the loss of valuable product to the atmosphere by 30% depending. These Pressure Vacuum Relief Valves  can be c…

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ARCA: Comprehensive Solutions for all Processes of the Coal Gasification

Due to the availability of coal, coke and other refinery residues in almost all industrial and emerging countries, as well as the high efficiency and the excellent CO2 balance, the energy production in so called Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power stations will in most countries show growth in the future. In IGCC power stations, synthesis gas is burned in a gas turbine and the waste heat of the gas turbine can by way of heat reclamation be used for energy generation. During the …

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Stafsjö’s Double-acting pneumatic SC cylinder

Stafsjö’s standard double-acting pneumatic cylinder type SC is manufactured by Ebro Armaturen. It is a solid construction designed for tough knife gate applications available from 100 mm (4”) up to 320 mm (12.6”) bore diameter. The SC cylinder has a hard anodized aluminium barrel with coated aluminium caps, hold together by stainless steel tie rods to enable a long-term linear operation independent of position. The SC also includes several internal and external precision supports to furth…

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The Evolution of Partial Stroke Testing (PST): The Westlock Digital Control Transmitter

No operator ever wants to experience an Emergency Shutdown (ESD). Not only does that mean something went wrong on the line, but if the critical shutoff valves malfunction, it also could place personnel and the environment at risk, not to mention it could present a heavy financial burden on the company. The failure of these valves in crucial moments can be catastrophic, potentially rendering a Safety Instrumented System (SIS), put in place to reduce the possibility of an accident, useless. Though…

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Stafsjö introduce LINAK electric actuator

Linak’s electric actuator is a compact maintenance free unit for on/off operations with a speed 7-11 mm/sec. It is available as standard in a 24 V DC version but it can also work on 230 V AC or 120 V AC if it is supplied with a control unit/transformer. The actuator unit features a solid stainless steel structure holding the actuator in exactly the correct position during operation. It can be supplied on Stafsjö’s  WB11, WB14, WB14E and MV knife gate valves from DN 50 (2”) up to DN 300 (…

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Final Inspection In Spain For Major Refinery Order

Final inspection in Spain for major refinery in South Africa being done by Greg Woolfuth (Operations Director) and Gareth Taylor (Sales Manager). The initial shipment forms part of the 63 DBB Expanding Plug Valves for a major project. V&A’s management decided to do final inspection in Spain  due to the importance of the client and the criticality of the project. These DBB Expanding Plug Valves are used for fuel management, tank storage, bulk loading for ships, road and rail tankers, m…

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ARCA ECOTROL® DN 700 (28”) optimised for use as an anti-surge valve

ARCA DN 700 ARCA rounds off the proven series of ECOTROL® control valves at the high end with the new development of the nominal size DN 700 (28”). This valve has been specially optimised for use as an anti-surge valve on turbocompressors, but can also be used for all control applications involving liquid and gaseous media. The requirement profile for the new development was: • High flow coefficient KVS, which usually well exceeds the delivery capacity of the turbocompressor. The quantitie…

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SCHROEDER SHP – A VALVE FOR HIGH PRESSURES AND ALL LOAD CONDITIONS

Schroeder Valves presented their latest innovation at ACHEMA: the Schroeder High Pressure Valve SHP. This automatic re-circulation valve was developed for high and extremely high pressures and also works reliably under highly fluctuating load conditions and long periods of operation under partial load conditions. This is achieved using a special fully automatic minimum flow control system that ensures that flow never falls below the required minimum specified by the pump. With this innovation, t…

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Arca Series 190 – Forged Steel for your Safety

ARCA Regler completes the product range of control and shut-off valves for the steam turbine periphery and other applications with the new 190 series. Especially designed to meet high pressure and extreme temperature demands. Due to the rapidly increasing technology requirements especially in power plants with higher steam or condensate temperatures as well as an increasing number of regular temperature changes, valves in such service normally suffer high stress. Inappropriate design or incorrec…

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RICHTER EXTENDS VALVE RANGE WITH STAINLESS STEEL BODY VALVES

RICHTER EXTENDS VALVE RANGE WITH STAINLESS STEEL BODY VALVES Richter Chemie-Technik GmbH, a global leader in PFA lined pump and valve solutions, is expanding its range by introducing its ball- and diaphragm valves with a stainless steel body. In production of food, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products, cleanliness and sterility are critical. It starts with the production plant and ends with the final product which eventually will enter the human body. Hence, cleanliness throughout the pro…

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Arca Multi-Stage Trim for Blowdown of Fluids containing Solid Matters

The Arca Multi stage angle style control valve type 350 and 380 are proven under critical process conditions for a long time. If used in steam or process gas applications at high pressure and temperature, in cavitation-free relaxation of liquids at high pressure differential or in handling of forces fluids with high solid contents; the modular system of valve housings, bonnet and trim styles, in combination with a large range of materials, always offer an ideal solution. The combination of high …

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The New Stafsjö HL knife gate valve expands the product range

The HL was developed to complement our existing product range with bi-directional knife gate valves with through-going gate. It is designed to work under similar process conditions to the well known HG series and the high pressure HP series, but with lower pressure classes. This is out first step in our new “Slim line” consisting of compact versions of Stafsjö’s existing product range. Driving forces have been ongoing continuous cost reduction program combined with market driven factors,…

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Schroeder SHP High Pressure Pump Protection Valves For Egypt

The Schroeder High Pressure Pump Protection Valve will be among the high pressure valves being supplied for the world’s biggest gas-fired combined-cycle power plant complex currently built in Egypt. The first of a total of 36  Schroeder High Pressure Valves (SHP) have already been delivered. This automatic recirculation valve is designed for the high pressure range. Situations involving highly fluctuating pump loads over  long periods of operation under extreme partial load conditions is…

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NAF V-port ball sector rotary control valve

NAF’s Setball SF ball sector valve offers excellent flow characteristics at a competitive price. NAF has introduced the new Setball SF, the latest addition to its range of high performance, rotary control valves.  The Setball SF is designed primarily as a compact rotary control valve, where its V-port ball offers excellent equal percentage flow characteristics, but it can also be used effectively as a shut-off valve.  The valve combines compact size, excellent control characteristics and…

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Sealed bearing prevents failures in Triple Offset Valves

Bearing failures are the highest root cause of failure in Tripple Offset Valves (TOV) for tight shutoff.  This issue is directly attributed to the need to have metal bearings with very tight tolerances when accepting the shaft diameter.  Properly designed TOV’s are metal to metal torque seated type of valves.  Therefore, very little shaft deflection can be tolerated in order to properly torque the seal ring into the seat.  Additionally, properly designed TOV’s should have the bea…

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