SAFi valves, strainers and flow control equipment, form an important part of BMG’s extensive range of fluid technology components, and are designed to cope efficiently in arduous conditions, including the mining sector.

There is enormous potential for Southern African manufacturers to increase their market share both locally and internationally. The driving force behind capturing this growth opportunity is the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC).

Electra Mining 2018 was an amazing show for Pipes, Pumps & Valves Africa with thousands of visitors attending the five days of Electra Mining Africa. They came to see the latest innovations across mining, industrial, electrical, power, transport and related industries. 

Since inception, the GHM Group has sought to constantly add layers of expertise and competence through the development and acquisition of brands that not only offer precision measurement, but that also offers a dynamic cross-over of synergies to their customers.

The Krebs slurryMAX™ range of slurry pumps from global minerals process specialist FLSmidth has brought new
levels of hydraulic efficiency to Africa’s slurry operations.

A peristaltic pump is a positive displacement pump. The word peristaltic comes from the Greek word "peristaltikos”. Peristalsis movement refers to the wavelike muscular contractions of the digestive tract or other tubular structures by which contents are forced onward toward the opening.

Regular engagement with Rio Tinto’s QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) operation and a good understanding of local conditions allowed Weir Minerals Africa to provide the optimal solution to the customer’s recurring challenge on a process pond.

Managing or rather, reducing cost has become the mantra of almost every business. In the pump industry reliability over a long period of time is a critical requirement for operators, but few seldom consider the importance of proper installation. Cutting cost and opting for an inexpensive installation can be an expensive long-term decision warns Loren Nauss, business development manager of polymer composites at the Henkel Corporation.

KSB Pumps and Valves has become the first OEM pump manufacturer in South Africa to obtain Level 1 B-BBEE certification.

When a chrome mine in the Steelpoort area recently experienced a challenge with a tailings dam overfilling
with slurry sediment, it was Integrated Pump Rental and its SlurrySucker Maxi dredging unit that came to the rescue.

Expected to revolutionise the manufacturing landscape, IoT nowadays is a common term in business meetings, sales calls and industry conferences. According to Eaton product managers Nicole George and Jake Wysocki there is no easy answer as to how and when a business should leverage IoT, but they say smart pumps are on the rise
and new IoT business models are fast becoming a trend.

A technical team serving the requirements of the Drakenstein Municipality in the
Western Cape has designed one of the country’s largest pump and turbine
stations to be used for water reticulation to the nearby town of Paarl in dry periods,
and as turbines to generate electricity for the city during the remainder of the year.

The new ZUTP-S Series is an extension to Enerpac’s existing line of ZUTP electric tensioning pumps. The ZUTP-S Series features a pendant-operated solenoid valve which is ideal for multiple bolt tensioning applications and allows for singleperson operation. The operator can pressurize and retract
the tensioner directly from the pendant. The pump achieves high-pressure without the need for an intensifier. This allows for low-maintenance and less cost for the user.

Sea water desalination is booming. Resistant valves are more in demand than ever before. And John F. Kennedy, the former president of the USA, proved right in the end. Today, sea water desalination has become a standard method of producing drinking water. 

Corflex has supplied an order of 450mm Pinch Valves to operate at a pressure of 25 Bar for a tailings project at Evander Kinross in South Africa. Corflex supplies pinch valves suitable for higher pressures than any other similar Valve.

BMG’s range of industrial slurry valves, which has been designed to cope efficiently in harsh mining conditions, includes robust butterfly and knife gate valves, as well as diaphragm and pinch valves.

To meet the requirement of an international customer, eDART Slurry Valves, a leading South African valve manufacturer, successfully designed, tested and manufactured a Vertical Gravity Sampler (VGSA) for application within the minerals processing sector.

MITECH Control Valves recently hosted an Open Day where its customers and Pipes, Pumps & Valves Africa were in attendance. Hendri Grobler, Ian Janse Van Rensberg presented Mitech’s latest product innovations. Dan Thysse did a presentation on PCT Engineering’s valve potitioners. Sam Mashava led a tour of their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

All a matter of taste! How about new, highly distinct beer wortsfrom small breweries, or even chocolate beer?
Everything is available, as the beverages industry keeps coming up with new aromas, to make sure consumers
won’t have to face dry spells. To keep kegs and bottles always filled, the sector requires high-quality and hygienic machines, as well as plants fitted with valves – forpure enjoyment..

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