The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) staff celebrated the company’s first year of business recently (March 2022) by internet hosting a two-day launch perform at its manufacturing plant in Benoni, Gauteng.
AFS, which specialises in the design and manufacture of slurry-related valves, was established by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited, as a part of the Group’s technique to expand its fluid technology providers in Africa.
“The AFS team works intently with our sister firm BMG, to increase specialist services, by way of the design, distribution, supply and support of a broad range of slurry-related valves, including Klep diaphragm and wedge gate valves,” says Donald Morrison, General Manager, AFS. “Our specialists efficiently achieved their first problem, which they set for themselves when the corporate was established – to enhance the quality of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and reducing the maintenance necessities of this range. This aim was achieved by way of onerous work and the implementation of advanced design technologies, supplies and coatings and is a great tribute to our staff.
“Important milestones over the past 12 months include the institution of a new rubber lining facility, with the set up of autoclaves that have capacities of up to 10 m in length. In No risk , autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber products, which are not yet stable dimensionally, by elevating heat and strain. An autoclave is just like a huge oven, with extraordinarily high temperature and pressure rankings, that make rubber components secure and stable in size and form.
“Another advancement is a brand new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are now able to manufacture all pinch sleeves, together with excessive strain and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the very best high quality rubber products, that are equipped by Rema Tip Top. We have also made a major investment to extend our hydraulic urgent facility and thru our new design and process, we are able to manufacture high-pressure diaphragms able to pressures in extra of 20 Bar.
“AFS has enhanced the design and production of its slurry knife gate valve vary, with dimensions ranging in diameter from a 50 mm unit to 1.5 m valves. The vary contains flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG also distributes a regionally manufactured range of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These products include pinch valves, new water air release valves, Resilient Seated Gate (RSV) valves and rotary disc sleeve valves. AFS has recently manufactured and factory-tested some larger DN seven hundred hydraulically operated 20 Bar valves for a buyer in Europe.
“Recently launched Dual rotary disc sleeve valves comprise a complicated rotating gate valve with sleeve design, developed specifically for heavy abrasive and corrosive slurries and water and wastewater installations. This patented design permits the valve to cycle through heavy slurries with out sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants can be found.
“Our highly expert group has a radical understanding of the processes the place valves are put in and is in a position to specify the correct valves required for each application. We additionally assist customers in solving the issues of adverse installations and functions.
“To ensure optimum security, efficiency and the prolonged service life of each system, the choice of the right industrial slurry valve is critical. Valve selection relies on various factors, together with the scale and shape of particles, strain, temperatures and chemical content material.”
This AFS portfolio is especially well-suited to be used in harsh circumstances in numerous industries, including mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, energy manufacturing and agri-food industries. Important installations lately, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping applications, which depend on plant availability and the protected operation of valves.
Another achievement for AFS is that ESG has lately achieved recognition as a Level 2 contributor to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), which means customers can declare BEE procurement recognition of a hundred twenty five percent against all purchases.
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