The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) group celebrated the company’s first yr of enterprise lately (March 2022) by internet 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 part of the Group’s technique to broaden its fluid know-how services in Africa.
“The AFS team works carefully with our sister company BMG, to extend specialist services, by way of 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 corporate was established – to enhance the quality of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and decreasing the maintenance requirements of this vary. This goal was achieved by way of exhausting work and the implementation of superior design technologies, materials and coatings and is a good tribute to our group.
“Important milestones over the past yr include the establishment of a new rubber lining facility, with the set up of autoclaves that have capacities of up to 10 m in length. In the rubber industry, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber merchandise, which aren’t yet stable dimensionally, by elevating warmth and pressure. An autoclave is similar to a huge oven, with extremely high temperature and pressure ratings, that make rubber components steady and stable in measurement and shape.
“Another advancement is a model new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are now able to manufacture all pinch sleeves, together with excessive strain and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the very best quality rubber products, which would possibly be equipped by Rema Tip Top. We have also made a big investment to extend our hydraulic pressing facility and through 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 range includes flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG additionally distributes Manifest manufactured vary of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These merchandise embrace pinch valves, new water air launch valves, Resilient Seated Gate (RSV) valves and rotary disc sleeve valves. AFS has recently 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 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 are available.
“Our highly expert team has a radical understanding of the processes the place valves are installed and is ready to specify the correct valves required for each software. We additionally help customers in fixing the issues of difficult installations and functions.
“To ensure optimum security, efficiency and the extended service life of each system, the choice of the proper industrial slurry valve is crucial. Valve choice is based on various elements, together with the size and form of particles, pressure, temperatures and chemical content material.”
This AFS portfolio is especially well-suited to be used in harsh situations in diverse industries, including mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, power production and agri-food industries. Important installations lately, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping applications, which rely on plant availability and the protected 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 suggests prospects can declare BEE procurement recognition of 125 percent against all purchases.
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