The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) group celebrated the company’s first 12 months of enterprise lately (March 2022) by hosting a two-day launch function 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 part of the Group’s strategy to broaden its fluid expertise providers in Africa.
“The AFS group works closely 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 quality of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and reducing the upkeep necessities of this vary. This goal was achieved by way of exhausting work and the implementation of superior design technologies, supplies and coatings and is a good tribute to our team.
“Important milestones during the last year embody the establishment of a new rubber lining facility, with the installation of autoclaves which have capacities of up to 10 m in length. In the rubber business, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber merchandise, which are not yet secure dimensionally, by elevating warmth and stress. An autoclave is just like a huge oven, with extremely high temperature and strain rankings, that make rubber elements steady and stable in dimension and form.
“Another development is a new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We at the second are in a position to manufacture all pinch sleeves, together with excessive strain and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the very best quality rubber products, that are supplied by Rema Tip Top. We have also made a big funding to extend our hydraulic pressing facility and thru our new design and process, we’re in a place to manufacture high-pressure diaphragms able to pressures in excess 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 contains flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG additionally distributes a locally manufactured range of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These products embrace pinch valves, new water air launch valves, Resilient Seated Gate (RSV) valves and rotary disc sleeve valves. Uncharted has recently 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 a complicated rotating gate valve with sleeve design, developed particularly for heavy abrasive and corrosive slurries and water and wastewater installations. This patented design allows the valve to cycle by way of heavy slurries without sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants are available.
“Our highly skilled staff has an intensive understanding of the processes the place valves are installed and is prepared to specify the correct valves required for each application. We additionally assist prospects in fixing the problems of adverse installations and applications.
“To guarantee optimum safety, effectivity and the prolonged service life of every system, the number of the right industrial slurry valve is crucial. Pattern is based on varied elements, together with the dimensions and form of particles, pressure, temperatures and chemical content material.”
This AFS portfolio is especially well-suited for use in harsh conditions in numerous industries, together with mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, vitality production and agri-food industries. Important installations lately, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping functions, which depend on plant availability and the secure 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 claim BEE procurement recognition of 125 percent in opposition to all purchases.
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