THROUGH BMG’s acquisition of OMSA in 2012, the company’s newly established Fluid Power division plays an important role within the Bearing Man Group.
“BMG supports its extensive range of industrial valves with a technical support service to ensure optimum efficiency and extended service life of every valve, even in chemical and corrosive environments, as well as in arduous mining conditions,” says Wayne Holton, BMG’s Fluid Power Division. “With broad technical capabilities, the team is able to solve problems, throughout Africa, in applications where conventional valves have failed after short periods of service.”
“What sets BMG aside, is a thorough understanding of the process where valves are installed. This is supported by quality products and technical skills to ensure optimum efficiency and reliability of every installation.”
BMG’s extensive range of quality branded valves includes resilient seated gate valves; butterfly valves and ball type check valves. Also in the range are knife gate valves, thermoplastic valves, pinch valves and angle seat valves. Key to BMG’s portfolio are FPV diaphragm, wedge gate and pinch valves.
The FPV range encompasses locally manufactured removable polyurethane liner type diaphragm valves, designed for abrasive slurry applications and also unlined diaphragm valves, which are suitable for water treatment and general industrial applications.
OMSA has patented these removable polyurethane liners, which not only extend the service life of valves, but also simplify the reconditioning process.
These diaphragm valves, with removable polyurethane liners and diaphragms, offer safe working pressures up to 1000kPa and can withstand temperatures between -10°C and +80°C. These robust valves are flanged, with manual or pneumatic actuation. This range, which offers reduced operational downtime during installation and maintenance, has been designed for on-site replacement of polyurethane liners and diaphragms.
Spares kits consist of polyurethane valve liners and diaphragms, studs.bolts and nuts, as well as washers and grease.
FPV unlined diaphragm valves, with a flanged design, also offer either manual or pneumatic actuation and can withstand temperatures between -10°C and +100°C. These valves are available in sizes between DN15 and DN200.
Full bore diaphragm valves have a high flow capacity, with an efficient sealing capability which shuts off any flow and prevents leakage. Full bore diaphragm valves also have a low pressure drop because there is almost nothing obstructing the flow of the fluid when the valve is fully opened. This creates little resistance to flow, which makes these valves suitable for fluids with abrasive particles.
FPV wedge gate valves are well suited in power generation for tailings and fly ash handling. These valves, which are available in sizes between DN300 and DN400, can withstand temperatures between -20°C and +150°C. Units that can operate in higher temperatures are available on request.
Gate valves are used for on/off, non-throttling applications. This means they are intended to be either fully open, when they offer little resistance to flow, or fully closed. These valves have a high flow capacity and offer efficient sealing, ensuring the shut off of any flow, making leakage nearly impossible.
Pinch valves – with a design where the sleeve is pinched to close mechanically or automatically by fluid pressure in the body - are ideal for controlling the flow of liquids, powders, solids and abrasives.
These valves, which are designed for the control and isolation of abrasive slurries, are available with a short and long frame design, in sizes between DN50 and DN500. The body is made from cast steel, but stainless steel is also available for specific applications. These valves, with a soft rubber sleeve, have manual, hydraulic and pneumatic actuation.
BMG’s extensive range of valves is suitable for diverse industries, including mining, refining, power generation, iron and steel, materials handling, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, paper and pulp, chemical, sugar and automotive.