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INDUTEC presents the 10th edition of Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa, Watertec Africa and Petro.t.ex Africa in 2017 incorporating new features and focus areas to compliment the trade show.

Features and news



PVP Live is a three day, high level and informative forum dedicated to the supply chain in conveyance of liquids, gases and slurries

The latest produscts & services for the industry addressing:
- energy- advanced materials
- smart automation
- progressive manufacturing techniques
Understanding South Africa's employemnt and procurement regulations
- meet your BBBEE partners

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Day one - 17 May 2017

Welcome from conference chairman

Invited keynote:
5 – 10 year Industry opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Panel discussion:
- Opening the taps
- A risk / reward analysis when assessing long term opportunities for the pumps, valves and piping value chain


Technical sessions:
- Pump station improves port drainage
- Comprehensive approach on materials specification
- An update on castings specifications
- Pump switch frequency control
Large diameter flow meters speaks volumes

Day Two - 18 may 2017

Invited keynote:
Critical project pipeline, municipal infrastructure up-grades and development projects across South Africa

Panel discussions:
The role that sector designation should be playing in unlocking industry development and economic value


Technical sessions:
- New generation of automatic recirculation check valves
- High machineability of stainless steel and hollow bars to improve productivity
- Advanced materials in piping infrastructure
- Leak detection


Day three - 19 may 2017


The three-year drought has focused attention on supply across southern Africa and today’s conference will focus on preparing for the future. From ensuring sufficient supplies to grow food, to meeting the needs of industry, right through to supplying every household.


“We live in a dry region and there is no changing that. It is up to governments at all levels to come together and conserve this precious resource.

“This starts with improved management of existing resources, to ensure the efficiency of existing distribution networks, but must also include understanding the very latest technology and being able to learn from other countries, who have recognised that water security is the number one priority.
“At regional and government level, policies must be agreed with a support network to ensure growth and employment opportunities are not lost where they are needed most. And those policies must – as we shall see today – be integrated with food and energy policy.

“Here in South Africa 77 per cent of the country’s water comes from surface water rivers, 14 per cent comes from return water from treatment plants and nine per cent comes from ground water.


  • Planning for the future
  • 2015 and 2016 acted as a wake-up call for the whole region. How can we ensure it is not repeated?
  • Why regions must work together
  • South Africa can meet its water requirements but a nationwide co-ordinated plan for the future is vital to ensure water security.
  • Why it is essential that future water planning is co-ordinated with energy and food policies.
  • Currently they are often decided independently, by different departments, and that leads to waste as programmes operate independently rather than together. Called the Nexus approach (see below)
  • What plans are already in the pipeline and where will the money come from? What are the three most urgent needs to address?


  • Should the end users – industry and households - have to bear some of the cost?
  • Why investment today, will reap international investment rewards


  • Changing the public attitude to water
  • Supply has been good in South Africa and people have gotten used to watering their garden and washing their cars with drinking water.
  • Industry too and farmers see the underground supply on their land as ‘their’ property. But groundwater, like rivers have wide ranging effects.
  • In the UK no one can take groundwater without a permit. No one can collect large quantities of rainwater without a permit. Does the South African government need to get tough?


  • Clever water
  • A look at some of the technology available in the ‘Smart water’ market.
  • How other countries value their scarce resource (recycling, established treatment plants)


  • Is this the answer to southern Africa’s soaring water needs?
  • 1. Explanation of KwaZulu-Natal’s introduction of desalination plants to meet help meet demand in one of the driest regions.
  • 2. Is it worth the cost? Can southern Africa afford it?
  • 3. What lessons can be learned from the Middle East – the UAE for example, where all water comes from desalination? (Or Jordan and the Nexus approach?)