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EnerMech invests in valve certification services in South Africa

Aberdeen, Scotland-based EnerMech has invested ZAR 5.3 million (£250,000) to provide a door-to-door valves service for South Africa’s industrial services and energy industries.

The international mechanical engineering group has equipped two mobile PSV valves testing rigs capable of delivering valve certification and servicing within a 2,000km radius of Cape Town and provide a rapid response service to valves clients in the gas, iron, steel, and chemical industries.

Under South African law companies are required to have their safety valves recertified every one to three years, and the EnerMech service has been popular among them.

The smaller rig can service valves up to 4” while the larger unit is capable of 12” valve certification and has pressure gauge testing up to 40,000psi.

EnerMech Valves general manager in Africa, Stephen David, says: ‘Some clients prefer not to have their safety valves going off-site so we go to them. Our highly mobile response team prevents delays, improves process safety, and we act as a “safety net” for the client needing sourcing of new valves and spares.’

In addition to the mainstream heavy industries, we are working in sectors as diverse as brewing and pulp and paper, and I can see our wider offering, including recent introduction of Industrial Services in the region, being of widespread appeal with those varied businesses,’ David adds.

EnerMech has more than 100 staff based in Africa and operations in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, and Angola and has invested more than £4 million in establishing a local presence.