Built on a history of reliable global manufacturers and quality brands, The Valve Company’s (TVC) longevity in the mining industry is largely due to its experienced staff well-stocked warehouses, fast quote turnaround times, project scoping and other repair and overhaul services.
Established in 1994 in a Perth office, TVC has expanded its business from Perth and Kalgoorlie, Bunbury and Brisbane
Specialising in valves, actuation, controls and associated pipeline equipment, TVC bBusiness Development Manager Adam Mason says the company has tailored its services for some of the biggest names in the mining, maritime and water industries.
“TVC has been servicing the mining industry for over 27 years with our own TVC branded butterfly, ball and check valves, as well a well-known International Brands,” Mason says.
“We are also the exclusive provider of DeZURIK products for Australia, a high quality, long-established international name, proven and trusted by multiple industries.”
Mason says being a stockist is an important aspect of the company. In response to COVID-19, TVC expanded its operations to Queensland by opening a warehouse and office in Brisbane with future plans for expansion into other states.
With transport and shipping delays affecting the delivery of products due to the pandemic, TVC introduced a better planning process and stock ordering model enabling it to hold more of the needed stock in Australia.
“With Western Australia and Queensland being two of the biggest mining states in Australia, we wanted to expand our business,” Mason says. “Hence the addition of two new warehouse facilities in the past 10 months in these two states.”
“By establishing ourselves in Brisbane, we are now able to warehouse stock over east and have a better access to the Queensland market.
“As a stockiest you need to ensure you have products and range available and be able to deliver it. Having that available stock ensures there is less downtime of the plant, which improves productivity for the customer.”
Managing Director Ross Barlow says the expertise of TVC’s staff across Australia enables the company to understand the capabilities, limitations, and workarounds in flow control technology, so it responds with practical solutions.
Plus, the company always strives to ensure that its staff are locals with experience in their regions where they are appointed.
“We have years of experience sourcing valves from our global network of stockiest and manufacturing plants,” he says.
Mason emphasises that selecting the correct valve for mining operations is paramount for efficient, productive, and reliable plant operations.
He says the right product helps automate processes and extend plant life cycles, reducing downtime and improving return of investment.
“We assist in providing solutions to improve safety and efficiency, and ensure compliance with environmental and quality standards, we have recently increased our capabilities to manage large scale projects, providing products with experience, expertise and solutions” he says.
“Our valves can improve the operating performance of plant and pipelines and our ongoing servicing, fitting and testing can ensure optimal performance throughout their life cycle.”
Mason says TVC’s DeZURIK Knife Gate range is widely used in the mining industry, especially for isolating slurry.
The DeZURIK Extended Service Life Cast Knife Gate Valves (KGC-ES) include five different slurry-focused valves and are designed for improved sealing, extended packing life and reduced maintenance.
Additionally, the KGC-BD Knife Gate Valve is made to handle clean, dirty, viscous, and corrosive liquids, sludge, and fibrous slurries.
DeZURIK’s KUL Urethane Lined Knife Gate Valves are produced for on-off applications of abrasive slurry and dry abrasive materials, with KSL-LA Slurry Knife Gate Valves designed for on-off (isolation) service for applications.
With years of experience sourcing and supplying valves, TVC has become a premier stockist and supplier for a variety of high-quality standard and custom-made products to Australia’s heavy industry.