The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) team celebrated the company’s first year of enterprise lately (March 2022) by internet hosting a two-day launch operate 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 part of the Group’s technique to broaden its fluid technology providers in Africa.
“The AFS team works carefully with our sister company BMG, to increase specialist companies, via the design, distribution, provide and help of a broad vary of slurry-related valves, together with Klep diaphragm and wedge gate valves,” says Donald Morrison, General Manager, AFS. “Our specialists successfully achieved their first challenge, which they set for themselves when the company was established – to improve the standard of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and reducing the maintenance requirements of this range. This objective was achieved through onerous work and the implementation of superior design technologies, supplies and coatings and is a good tribute to our group.
“Important milestones during the last yr include the institution of a new rubber lining facility, with the installation of autoclaves that have capacities of as a lot as 10 m in length. In Tested , autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber merchandise, which are not yet steady dimensionally, by elevating warmth and strain. An autoclave is just like an enormous oven, with extremely excessive temperature and stress rankings, that make rubber elements secure and solid in dimension and form.
“Another development is a new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are now capable of manufacture all pinch sleeves, together with high pressure and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the very best high quality rubber products, that are supplied by Rema Tip Top. We have additionally made a big funding to increase our hydraulic pressing facility and through our new design and course of, we are in a position 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 contains flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG also distributes a domestically manufactured vary of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These products 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 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 are available.
“Our highly expert staff has a radical understanding of the processes where valves are installed and is ready to specify the right valves required for each application. We additionally assist clients in fixing the issues of inauspicious installations and applications.
“To guarantee optimum safety, efficiency and the prolonged service life of each system, the choice of the correct industrial slurry valve is important. Valve selection is predicated on numerous elements, including the scale and form of particles, stress, temperatures and chemical content material.”
This AFS portfolio is especially well-suited for use in harsh circumstances in numerous industries, including mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, energy 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 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 declare BEE procurement recognition of a hundred twenty five percent towards all purchases.
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