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WELCOME TO THE NEW VALVEFORCE WEBSITE

The new website has a fresh, clean design with a mobile first approach to make sure our content is easily accessible on any device.  The navigation and search functionality has improved, so users can find and browse content easily. We have a new live chat function to help you with any Valve queries, but if you prefer to speak to someone in person please call 0121 711 1908 to chat to one of the technical sales team.  If you have any suggestions on ways we can improve the site, please email info@valveforce.co.uk we’d love to hear from you.

 

THE HEAT IS ON AT VALVEFORCE

Man welding fan coil

Over the past few years our specialist range of on-site supporting services has been enhanced and expanded to meet the changing needs of our customers.

Time and time again we have been asked to extend our skill-set so we can fully service not only plate heat exchangers on-site but also shell & tube exchangers, air handling units, heater batteries, coolers and coils.

We have listened, and last summer we invested significantly and set up a comprehensive Heat Exchanger division and fabrication workshop in-house. More importantly we now have a dedicated team led by a very capable and experienced Heat Exchanger specialist, namely Richard Evans.

Heatxforce offers a full range of products and services from concept design through to the supply and installation of heat exchanger packages.

We are supporting our customers with:

• Full cleaning and testing services

• On and off-site repairs and maintenance

• Plate heat exchanger strip, re-gaskets and re-builds

• Shell & tube, testing, replacing return bends, blanking off leaking tubes and re-tube

• Full design and consultation services through to the fabrication, installation, controls and commissioning

We cover all applications and industries including but not limited to Schools & Universities, Hospitals & Prisons, Energy & Power and general utilities.

For every stage of your project or on-site needs, you can rely on Heatxforce. With the best level of service, independent expert technical advice and the benefit of a multi-disciplinary team, we guarantee the performance of your plant and process.

We will be in touch to talk to you about your specific needs, if in the mean time you would like to discuss any aspect of your heater exchange and servicing requirements please do not hesitate to contact us.

NEW PREMISES, NEW SERVICES, NEW PRODUCTS

After a period of sustained business growth and two acquisitions we are delighted to announce that we have moved into much larger, more purpose-built premises. This move will enable us to create new jobs, allow us to expand into manufacturing and add a wider range of products and services to our portfolio.

Valveforce are specialists in the highly technical scoping and installation of steam and water process energy and flow control systems and we work with a wide range of customers including food manufacturing factories, paper and pulp manufacturing plants, hospitals and other large organisations. In February 2016 Valveforce acquired IES Control and earlier this year acquired the assets of a heat exchanger business.

We have offered an end-to-end solution for some time, but with the acquisitions we can now offer this more effectively from a single location that encompasses:

  • System design and calculations
  • Pipework supply and installation
  • Fabrication
  • Design, build and installation of control panels including control panel software design We have already added a new in-house valve overhaul service. Valves are taken into our workshop, stripped down, overhauled and tested before being re-installed at our customer’s site

“The move into our new premises has given us tangible management benefits and the environment our team is working in is bright, fresh and modern. We have space to expand and, in the factory, and warehouse departments we will be ramping up our product offering, and some aspects of manufacturing. We will also be taking more of our work in-house directly under our expert control.” Marc Bozdogan, Managing Director

ARE YOU IN THE FOOD, BEVERAGE OR DAIRY INDUSTRY?

If so then we can help you save energy and costs!

In many production processes in the food and beverage industry, steam, hot water and condensate have a critical role to play. Valveforce’s expertise is proving to be of real benefit to our customers in this sector.

Our engineers work with your engineers to ensure plant is optimised with the efficient use of steam and hot water. We design and supply steam distribution systems, hot water heat exchanger packages, temperature control loops and steam injection sets. We also supply a full line of sanitary process valves, steam traps and clean steam filters.

For a service you can rely on for your steam, water and process control systems, please call us on 0121 711 1908.

VALVEFORCE ARE THE UK REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOMAS

SOMAS Instrument AB develops, produces and markets control and on/ off-valves made from high-grade, acid-proof stainless steel. They export their products all over the world. Their main sectors are the pulp and paper industry, but they are growing into the chemical, power, biofuel, offshore and pharmaceutical sectors.

For more than 60 years, SOMAS has developed and manufactured valves in stainless steel materials and a product program with a range of dimensions.

They continue to develop their products to meet the new demands of the industry using new process media, which in turn require new materials.

When reliability matters Valveforce knows that they can count on Somas. When it comes to experienced technical advice on high performance valves then look no further than Valveforce. We are the UK representative for SOMAS® and one of the UK’s foremost providers of turnkey steam solutions. Technical expertise and bespoke solutions for all your engineering plant process problems from a single-source.

6 GREAT FEATURES:

  • High performance  advanced triple eccentric butterfly valves for abrasive media and high temperatures
  • High capacity ball segment valves for control and on/off applications
  • Check valves in stainless steel
  • Full bore ball valves, soft and metal seated
  •  Pneumatic actuators
  •  Smart positioner

Call us now to discuss your requirements on 0121 711 1908.

KLINGER TRUSED WORLDWIDE

KLINGER is an established leader for sealing, fluid control and fluid monitoring solutions. The company is known as a pioneer in sealing technology. They offer safe and reliable products and services for high end sealing, fluid control and fluid monitoring systems. The reliability and quality of Klinger products has drawn Valveforce to them.

Valves that hold!

Valveforce can now offer you high quality, reliable piston isolations valves for guaranteed isolation. No more scored seats that don’t hold… Valves you can trust for ISOLATION!

Call us now to discuss your requirements on 0121 711 1908.

NEED AN EXPERT FIT?

Control System Upgrades, Support & Maintenance for Legacy Machines

If you’ve got a legacy machine that is essential to your production process but its control system is becoming a burden we can help.

At IES Control we can upgrade your existing control system, add additional features like data logging and automate more of your process.

We can offer component level electronic repairs or complete new control systems for industrial applications in a wide range of industries including aerospace and defence.

If you think your only option is an expensive service exchange or a new machine – THINK AGAIN and contact us today to discuss your requirements on 0121 783 8676.

NO MORE COSTLY REPAIRS AND UNSCHEDULED DOWNTIME

Industry Boiler Gas BurnerOur Unparalleled Gas & Duel Fuel Combustion Burner Service

Valveforce’s Burner Service Agreement ensures your steam and hot water burners are regularly maintained by our specialist Valveforce Service Engineers. Instead of reacting to breakdowns your maintenance will be planned ensuring optimum performance when your production is at full capacity or your organisation needs the heating to be on!

Annual agreements typically consist of a 6 monthly running check and an annual major service.

You will receive a dedicated scope tailored to your burner, a specialist programme undertaken by our experienced service engineers will ensure your boilers are running at optimum performance and prevent costly breakdowns.

 

MD RUNS LONDON MARATHON IN MEMORY OF DEAREST FRIEND

Marc Bozdogan with his friend's widow, LorraineWhen our MD Marc Bozdogan’s closest friend of over 40 years passed away after an 8 year battle with sarcoma cancer, he made a daunting decision to run the London Marathon to raise money and awareness of sarcoma. As Marc is, by his own admission, not an endurance athlete it has been a titanic task for him to go from zero to successfully completing the 2017 London Marathon on 23 April in a time of 4:08:23. Marc only started training and fundraising in November 2016.

Marc’s friend Scott was a very keen runner and he would have loved to run the London Marathon, but this dream was taken away from him when he was diagnosed with sarcoma. Attacking soft tissue and bones and owing to its rarity sarcoma is often not recognised early enough. Sarcoma UK is a charity that supports people and their families that have the disease and they also train GPs to be more aware of sarcoma and provide the knowledge to recognise it in the early stages. 16% of sarcomas are diagnosed in people under 30, compared to only 2% of all other cancers.

“I am not any kid of long distance runner at all” says Marc, “when I first started training I didn’t have anywhere near the level of fitness or the dedication nor mental attitude that running the London Marathon has required, but I was determined to try my hardest. I have done what I set out to do which was to raise awareness of this cancer and importantly raise money for Sarcoma UK”. Marc has raised over £3000 and thanks our customers, suppliers and colleagues for their wonderful generosity.

 

FULLY COMMISSIONED TURNKEY SOLUTION FOR FOOD MANUFACTURER, NO MORE COSTLY REPAIRS AND UNSCHEDULED DOWNTIME

Gas & Duel Fuel Combustion Burner

Our Unparalleled Gas & Duel Fuel Combustion Burner Service

Valveforce’s Burner Service Agreement ensures your steam and hot water burners are regularly maintained by our specialist Valveforce Service Engineers. Instead of reacting to breakdowns your maintenance will be planned ensuring optimum performance when your production is at full capacity or your organisation needs the heating to be on!

Annual agreements typically consist of a 6 monthly running check and an annual major service. You will receive a dedicated scope tailored to your burner, a specialist programme undertaken by our experienced service engineers will ensure your boilers are running at optimum performance and prevent costly breakdowns.

One of our key accounts is a food manufacturing company who process pigs for human consumption. They needed to improve the efficiency of warm up systems on their industrial food cooker by adding three additional steam temperature control loops to precisely control the fine temperature control parameters.

We had originally designed and supplied the temperature control loop consisting of the pneumaticglobe control valves, temperature sensors and process controllers, but now with the acquisition of IES Control we were able to offer the complete control package with the SEIMENS PLC process controllers supplied with programming and software written and integrated into a hygienic stainless-steel control cabinet.

The customer was referred to Valveforce because of our track record in the food sector and our knowledge of both valves and control panel systems. Our customer is very pleased with this completeturnkey solution to a delicate control application which is fully commissioned and proving itself.