The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) group celebrated the company’s first 12 months of enterprise just lately (March 2022) by internet hosting a two-day launch operate at its manufacturing plant in Benoni, Gauteng.
AFS, which specialises within Smooth sailing 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 expand its fluid expertise services in Africa.
“The AFS group works carefully with our sister firm BMG, to extend specialist companies, through the design, distribution, supply and assist of a broad vary of slurry-related valves, including 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 corporate was established – to improve the standard of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and reducing the upkeep necessities of this range. This goal was achieved via exhausting work and the implementation of advanced design technologies, materials and coatings and is a superb tribute to our group.
“Important milestones during the last yr embrace the institution of a brand new rubber lining facility, with the set up of autoclaves that have capacities of up to 10 m in length. In the rubber business, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber products, which are not yet stable dimensionally, by elevating warmth and strain. An autoclave is just like an enormous oven, with extraordinarily excessive temperature and strain ratings, that make rubber components steady and strong in measurement and form.
“Another advancement is a model new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We at the moment are in a position to manufacture all pinch sleeves, together with excessive pressure and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the best high quality rubber merchandise, which are provided by Rema Tip Top. We have additionally made a big funding to extend our hydraulic pressing facility and through our new design and course of, we’re in a position to manufacture high-pressure diaphragms able to pressures in excess of 20 Bar.
“AFS has enhanced the design and manufacturing of its slurry knife gate valve vary, with dimensions ranging in diameter from a 50 mm unit to 1.5 m valves. The vary contains flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG also distributes a locally manufactured vary of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These products include 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 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 by way of heavy slurries with out sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants can be found.
“Our extremely skilled staff has an intensive understanding of the processes the place valves are installed and is ready to specify the correct valves required for every application. We additionally help customers in fixing the problems of inauspicious installations and functions.
“To ensure optimum security, efficiency and the extended service life of every system, the selection of the proper industrial slurry valve is critical. Valve choice is predicated on varied components, together with the scale and form of particles, stress, 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, power manufacturing and agri-food industries. Important installations recently, 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 recently achieved recognition as a Level 2 contributor to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), which means customers can declare BEE procurement recognition of 125 percent against all purchases.
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