The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) team celebrated the company’s first 12 months of business lately (March 2022) by hosting a two-day launch perform at its manufacturing plant in Benoni, Gauteng.
AFS, which specialises in Super secret and manufacture of slurry-related valves, was established by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited, as a half of the Group’s technique to increase its fluid technology services in Africa.
“The AFS team works intently with our sister firm BMG, to increase specialist services, through 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 company was established – to enhance the standard of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and decreasing the maintenance necessities of this vary. This goal was achieved through hard work and the implementation of advanced design applied sciences, supplies and coatings and is a superb tribute to our staff.
“Important milestones over the last 12 months include the institution of a brand new rubber lining facility, with the set up of autoclaves which have capacities of as much as 10 m in length. In the rubber business, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber merchandise, which aren’t yet secure dimensionally, by elevating warmth and strain. An autoclave is much like a huge oven, with extremely excessive temperature and strain scores, that make rubber parts steady and stable in measurement and form.
“Another advancement is a new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility inside our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are actually in a place to manufacture all pinch sleeves, including high stress and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the very best high quality rubber merchandise, which would possibly be equipped by Rema Tip Top. We have also made a significant funding to extend our hydraulic pressing facility and thru our new design and course of, 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 range includes flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG additionally distributes a domestically manufactured range of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These products embody pinch valves, new water air release valves, Resilient Seated Gate (RSV) valves and rotary disc sleeve valves. AFS has lately manufactured and factory-tested some larger DN seven-hundred hydraulically operated 20 Bar valves for a customer in Europe.
“Recently launched Dual rotary disc sleeve valves comprise an advanced 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 without sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants can be found.
“Our highly expert staff has a radical understanding of the processes the place valves are installed and is prepared to specify the right valves required for each application. We additionally assist clients in solving the issues of difficult installations and functions.
“To ensure optimum security, efficiency and the extended service life of each system, the number of the right industrial slurry valve is crucial. Valve selection is predicated on varied components, including the dimensions and form of particles, strain, temperatures and chemical content.”
This AFS portfolio is especially well-suited to be used in harsh circumstances in numerous industries, together with mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, vitality manufacturing and agri-food industries. Important installations just lately, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping purposes, which depend on plant availability and the protected operation of valves.
Another achievement for AFS is that ESG has recently achieved recognition as a Level 2 contributor to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), which means customers can declare BEE procurement recognition of 125 % towards all purchases.
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