The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) staff celebrated the company’s first 12 months of business recently (March 2022) by hosting a two-day launch function at its manufacturing plant in Benoni, Gauteng.
AFS, which specialises within the design 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 companies in Africa.
“The AFS group works closely with our sister firm BMG, to increase specialist companies, via the design, distribution, supply and help of a broad range of slurry-related valves, together with Klep diaphragm and wedge gate valves,” says Donald Morrison, General Manager, AFS. “Our specialists successfully achieved their first problem, which they set for themselves when the company was established – to improve the quality of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and reducing the upkeep requirements of this range. Skyrocket was achieved through hard work and the implementation of superior design technologies, materials and coatings and is a great tribute to our group.
“Important milestones over the last yr include the institution of a new rubber lining facility, with the installation of autoclaves that have capacities of as much as 10 m in size. In the rubber industry, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber products, which aren’t yet steady dimensionally, by elevating warmth and strain. An autoclave is much like a huge oven, with extremely high temperature and pressure scores, that make rubber elements stable and stable in dimension and shape.
“Another development is a new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are actually capable of manufacture all pinch sleeves, including high pressure and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the highest high quality rubber products, that are provided by Rema Tip Top. We have also made a major investment to extend our hydraulic pressing facility and thru our new design and course of, we are capable of manufacture high-pressure diaphragms able to pressures in extra of 20 Bar.
“AFS has enhanced the design and manufacturing of its slurry knife gate valve range, with dimensions ranging in diameter from a 50 mm unit to 1.5 m valves. The vary consists of flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG additionally distributes a locally manufactured vary of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These merchandise embrace pinch valves, new water air release valves, Resilient Seated Gate (RSV) valves and rotary disc sleeve valves. AFS has just lately manufactured and factory-tested some bigger DN 700 hydraulically operated 20 Bar valves for a buyer 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 allows the valve to cycle through heavy slurries without sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants are available.
“Our highly expert group has a radical understanding of the processes where valves are put in and is ready to specify the proper valves required for every application. We additionally help prospects in fixing the issues of adverse installations and purposes.
“To ensure optimum security, efficiency and the prolonged service life of every system, the number of the right industrial slurry valve is important. Valve selection relies on various elements, including the size and form of particles, pressure, temperatures and chemical content.”
This AFS portfolio is particularly well-suited for use in harsh circumstances in various industries, including 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 rely 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 suggests customers can claim BEE procurement recognition of one hundred twenty five percent towards all purchases.
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