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Press Releases from VAG-Armaturen GmbH (17 total)

VAG hands over donation to hospital hit by earthquake in Santiago de Chile

Last week, the VAG Group was able to hand over a donation cheque in the amount of € 10,000 to the Dr Felix Bulnes hospital in Santiago de Chile, the hospital which was destroyed by the earthquake. Built as early as 1940, the hospital now ranges among the city’s largest hospitals and is the place to turn to for over one million inhabitants of the western parts of the city.

First “Actuator Day” of the VAG Group

On 4 March, the first “Actuator Day” of the VAG Group took place in Hodonín (Czech Republic). On this day, JMA, VAG’s Czech subsidiary, offered seven well-known manufacturers of actuators the possibility of presenting their range of products. Visitors to the in-house trade show included 200 prospective customers from the general industry, water supply industry, generation of energy sector and technology companies. Manufacturers exhibiting their products included AUMA, REGADA and

VAG Valves UK, “Building a Stronger Team”

VAG Valves UK in Partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) are undertaking a 2 year graduate development programme. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is Europe’s leading programme helping businesses to improve their skills base through better use of knowledge and technology that already exists within the UK. VAG Valves UK along with Glasgow Caledonian University will employ a Graduate Engineer to work on new market opportunities for VAG in the

First symposium on “Valves in Nuclear Power Plants”

From 9 to 10 February 2010, the first symposium on the subject of valves in nuclear power plants took place at VAG’s Mannheim headquarters. During the two-day event, guests from ten German nuclear power plant locations attended expert talks, went on a guided tour through VAG’s Visitor Center and were also able to gain insights into the manufacture of special valves at the Mannheim plant. The expert talks covered all relevant subjects,

Robert Fellner-Feldegg awarded Professorship

The Managing Director of the VAG Group, Mr Fellner-Feldegg, Industrial Engineer, has recently been honoured with a Professorship. Mr Fellner-Feldegg was awarded the title of visiting professor for a 3-year period on 30 June by the Tongji University in Shanghai. In receiving the title, Mr Fellner-Feldegg joins a host of world-renowned experts in the University's gallery of visiting professors – among them, Dr Klaus Töpfer, former German Minister for the

Revolution in civil engineering works through extension of VAG BAIO®plus System

With its new VAG BETA® 200 MMB-Combi Gate Valve, VAG-Armaturen GmbH is introducing an extension of the successful BAIO®plus System. The new system consists of a VAG BETA® 200 SMB Gate Valve and two VAG BAIO®DVS Double-Socket Locks. So, from now on, the assembly and disassembly of flangeless cross junctions will be even faster and easier. For many years now, the DVGW [German Association for Gas and Water] has recommended

The reach for the stars goes on

This year’s Spring Conference took place at VAG’s Mannheim headquarters from 20 to 23 April. In the course of this conference, which takes place twice a year, VAG employees and employees from the VAG agencies are trained in all valve areas and take a test about their knowledge after the completion of the training courses. For the first time, training courses of three different levels were held. In addition to

VAG-Valves UK awarded Yorkshire Water Framework

VAG-Valves UK and its UK Distribution and Logistics Partner Fusion Provida have recently been awarded the prestigious Yorkshire Water Framework for the supply of Resilient Seated Gate Valves (50mm – 300mm) for three years with an optional addition of two years. VAG-Valves UK, Yorkshire Water and Fusion Provida recently visited the VAG manufacturing plants in Mannheim and Hodonin to sign the agreement and see firsthand the fantastic production and logistics facilities. VAG-Valves

VAG Awarded British Standard Kitemark approval for VAG BS750 Hydrant

VAG-Valves UK Ltd. is pleased to announce the award of the British Standards Institute Kitemark for our BS750 Underground Hydrant. The award is the culmination of many months of hard work and effort by our manufacturing plants in Mannheim, Germany and Hodonin, Czech Republic. This award further establishes VAG’s long term commitment to supply products to the UK Water Industry and its dedication to providing products to the highest achievable standards. Well

VAG new member of the German Water Partnership

VAG-Armaturen GmbH has recently become a member of the newly established consultation and contact institution for international enquiries according to the supply range of the German water industry. In April this year, the association German Water Partnership (GWP) was founded. Since then, the association has been working intensively on the marketing of its umbrella brand. The association’s first presentation to the public took place at the IFAT trade fair in Munich

New VAG UseCAD® 6.0

The new, sixth version of VAG UseCAD® is now available, just in time for IFAT. A total of five components were added to the previous version 5.0 that will assist demanding VAG customers in planning projects as well as in searching for specific product information about valves for water and sewage management. An overview of the new program components: • 3D images • VAG screen saver • Sound volume calculation for plunger valves • Lay-out program for air and

Successful participation of the VAG Group in the IFAT 2008

The 15th International Trade Fair for Water, Waste Water, Waste and Recycling, called IFAT took place at the site of the Neue Messe (exhibition centre) in Munich from 5 to 9 May 2008. With 2,223 exhibitors and over 120,000 visitors coming from 163 countries, the IFAT is considered the world’s largest and most important trade fair for water, waste water and environmental technologies. This year, VAG-Armaturen GmbH very successfully presented itself

Live at IFAT in Munich - Hydraulic brake and lift cylinder from VAG

When performance and safety in water supply systems is most important than the valves are used with hydraulic brake and lift cylinders from VAG. Installed as emergency shut-off valves, VAG brake and lift cylinders can be assembled on Butterfly Valves or on Plunger Valves. They stop the flow very quickly without creating any water hammer. This keeps damage and repairs to a minimum. Due to their modular design VAG brake and

VAG introducing the ZETA® Knife Gate Valve with nominal diameter DN 1000 at IFA …

VAG-Armaturen GmbH has extended its product range of resilient seated Knife Gate Valves by nominal diameters 800 and 1000 mm, making the VAG ZETA® Knife Gate Valve available in all commonly used nominal diameters which now range from 50 up to 1000 mm. Depending on its nominal diameter, the new VAG ZETA® Knife Gate Valve can now be used for working pressures of up to 10 bars. The versatile valve guarantees

Presentation of the VAG RIKO® Plunger Valve DN 1600 at IFAT 2008

VAG presents the redesigned VAG RIKO® Plunger Valve for control functions up to nominal diameter 1600 mm at the Trade Fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling (IFAT) in Munich. The VAG RIKO® Plunger Valve precisely controls the pressure in the pipeline system and guarantees a constant water supply – any time, under all conditions in perfect coordination of flow rate and system pressure. VAG-Armaturen has redesigned the Plunger Valve for

VAG NOVA 150 Standpost Hydrant at the IFAT 2008

VAG presents the VAG NOVA 150 Standpost Hydrant at the IFAT 2008 in Munich Seconds count when fighting fires in industrial plants. Ultra-modern fire fighting engines pump up to 600 m3 of water per minute. Industrial hydrants must be correspondingly powerful. The VAG NOVA 150 Standpost Hydrant is setting new standards here. It has two A-extractions and internal geometry optimised in detail. Its fire fighting water performance meets the highest industrial

Reducing Water Losses by Intelligent VAG Pressure Management

Leaks in water pipes and leaking valves in urban water distribution systems and pipeline networks, mainly in developing and threshold countries, are the reasons for water losses of up to 50% in relation to the water quantity being produced in the water works. General Problem To overcome this problem, more than often investments which are made in the water sector, are first of all made under the aspect of increasing the production,

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