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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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Arca in Space – Ariane 6 Rocket

ARCA were also part of the team at the start of the latest launcher generation ARIANE 6. Engineering Excellence is in demand here, near the city of Kourou in French Guiana. A reliable supply under the highest loads has to be guaranteed at the rocket launch pad of the European Space Agency ESA. Our control valves are installed in the fuel filling system, where they ensure that helium, oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are fed reliably into the fuel tanks of the rockets. Read more in the latest ARCA-R…

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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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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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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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The Superhero’s, The Profibus Positioner’s & an African Gold Mine

Tuesday 31st May 2022. It was a dark and stormy night. Ok just kidding but another day at V&A where we want to make our clients thrilled and delighted. The super heroes wearing the capes in this story are Viresh Girharie (Internal Sales Manager) and Greg Woolfuth (Operations Director). 08h30 Viresh receives a call from a client asking for 11 x Profibus Positioners. 08h45 Viresh checks stock as we keep 55+ PMV positioners at any one time comprising from 4-20mA to HART and Profibus. 4-20mA and…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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