SIL3 for South African valve manufacturer

December 2015 News

Gunric Valves has achieved SIL3 certification for its locally manufactured metal seated butterfly valves. This enables the company to offer the oil, gas and water industries a guarantee that when they need to close a particular section, the Gunric valves will close, and will close safely.

By obtaining the SIL3, Gunric Valves can now supply locally manufactured products to industry, and by-pass the traditional use of nontariff barriers that allowed imported products with similar certifications to keep local products out of the market.

Gunric Valves provides customised butterfly and check valves for unique industrial applications. The range is built for extreme pressure and temperature applications and is ideally suited for the water, oil, process, mining, power generation, petrochemical, gas, sugar and steel industries.

The Technology Localisation Implementation Unit (TLIU) assisted in the SIL certification n process, which took four months at a cost of half a million rand. TLIU is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology and hosted by the CSIR.

For more information contact Mark Wilson, Gunric Valves, +27 (0)11 474 6180/4,,

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