The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) team celebrated the company’s first year of business just 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 a half of the Group’s technique to expand its fluid technology services in Africa.
“The AFS team works intently with our sister company BMG, to extend specialist providers, via the design, distribution, supply and support of a broad vary of slurry-related valves, including Klep diaphragm and wedge gate valves,” says Donald Morrison, General Manager, AFS. “Our specialists efficiently achieved their first challenge, which they set for themselves when the corporate was established – to enhance the standard of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and decreasing the maintenance requirements of this vary. This aim was achieved via exhausting work and the implementation of superior design applied sciences, supplies and coatings and is a good tribute to our team.
“Important milestones over the past 12 months embody the establishment of a new rubber lining facility, with the installation of autoclaves that have capacities of up to 10 m in size. In the rubber industry, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber products, which are not yet steady dimensionally, by elevating heat and stress. An autoclave is just like a huge oven, with extremely high temperature and stress rankings, that make rubber elements secure and stable in measurement and form.
“Another advancement is a brand new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We at the moment are in a place to manufacture all pinch sleeves, together with high pressure and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the highest high quality rubber merchandise, which may be equipped by Rema Tip Top. We have additionally made a major investment to extend our hydraulic pressing facility and through our new design and process, we’re capable of 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 range, with dimensions ranging in diameter from a 50 mm unit to 1.5 m valves. The vary includes flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG additionally distributes a domestically manufactured vary 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 just lately manufactured and factory-tested some bigger DN seven hundred hydraulically operated 20 Bar valves for a customer in Europe.
“Recently launched เกจวัดแรงดันน้ำมันเครื่อง comprise a sophisticated rotating gate valve with sleeve design, developed particularly for heavy abrasive and corrosive slurries and water and wastewater installations. This patented design permits the valve to cycle by way of heavy slurries without sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants can be found.
“Our extremely expert staff has an intensive understanding of the processes the place valves are put in and is ready to specify the proper valves required for every application. We also assist prospects in fixing the problems of adverse installations and purposes.
“To ensure optimum security, effectivity and the extended service life of each system, the selection of the proper industrial slurry valve is critical. Valve selection is based on various components, together with the scale and form of particles, pressure, temperatures and chemical content.”
This AFS portfolio is particularly well-suited to be used in harsh conditions in numerous industries, including mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, energy production and agri-food industries. Important installations recently, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping applications, which depend on plant availability and the safe 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 implies prospects can claim BEE procurement recognition of one hundred twenty five percent towards all purchases.
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