Many large companies have entrusted us to test and recondition their valves. Our growing client base include:
- Eskom – Lethabo Power Station
- Eskom – Majuba Power Station
- Eskom – Kendal Power Station
- Eskom – Matimba Power Station
- Eskom – Medupi Power Station
- Eskom – Grootvlei Power Station
- Kelvin Power Station – Kempton Park
- Sappi Kraft – Ngodwana
- Botswana Ash – Botswana
- Mondi Kraft – Richardsbay
With increased technical knowledge and development, our client base continues to grow, with the assurance of exacting standards of workmanship. The element of our hardware, coupled with 22 years of established workmanship, create a company with expertise to cope with most valve repairs.
In meeting the requirements of our clients and the changes in the market place, one of our largest growing areas are ‘on site’ services and repairs. Due to shorter periods in plant maintenance and as a result of the pressures of production, Direct Engineering has concentrated on this division over the last eight years. Today we are able to equip three sites at any given time, which comprises of a mobile workshop consisting of a lathe, drilling machine, rotating lapping table and nitrogen testing facilities. To complete the site facilities we also have offices and stores.
In addition to the above Direct have nine ‘state of the art’ in situ lapping machines which can handle from 15mm to 800mm gate / parallel valves and 20mm to 150mm globe valves. All lapping machines run pneumatically and cut down the lapping time considerably, which in this day and age is critical, not to mention how much more accurate they are than hand lapping.