The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) team celebrated the company’s first yr of enterprise lately (March 2022) by internet hosting a two-day launch operate at its manufacturing plant in Benoni, Gauteng.
AFS, which specialises in pressure gauge ออก หลัง 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 increase its fluid know-how providers in Africa.
“The AFS staff works intently with our sister company BMG, to extend specialist companies, by way of 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 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 decreasing the upkeep requirements of this vary. This goal was achieved via onerous work and the implementation of superior design applied sciences, materials and coatings and is a great tribute to our team.
“Important milestones during the last 12 months embody the establishment of a new rubber lining facility, with the installation of autoclaves that have capacities of as much as 10 m in length. In the rubber business, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber merchandise, which are not but steady dimensionally, by elevating heat and strain. An autoclave is similar to a huge oven, with extraordinarily high temperature and stress ratings, that make rubber parts steady and stable in measurement and shape.
“Another advancement is a model new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility inside our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are now able to manufacture all pinch sleeves, including excessive pressure and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the highest quality rubber products, which are equipped by Rema Tip Top. We have also made a major funding to extend our hydraulic urgent facility and through our new design and process, we’re able to manufacture high-pressure diaphragms capable of 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 domestically manufactured vary of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These merchandise embrace pinch valves, new water air release valves, Resilient Seated Gate (RSV) valves and rotary disc sleeve valves. AFS has lately manufactured and factory-tested some larger DN seven-hundred hydraulically operated 20 Bar valves for a customer 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 permits the valve to cycle via heavy slurries without sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants are available.
“Our highly expert group has a radical understanding of the processes the place valves are installed and is ready to specify the proper valves required for every application. We additionally help customers in solving the problems of inauspicious installations and functions.
“To ensure optimum safety, efficiency and the extended service life of each system, the choice of the proper industrial slurry valve is important. Valve selection relies on numerous elements, together with the dimensions and form of particles, stress, temperatures and chemical content.”
This AFS portfolio is particularly well-suited to be used in harsh circumstances in diverse industries, including mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, energy manufacturing and agri-food industries. Important installations recently, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping functions, which rely 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 implies clients can claim BEE procurement recognition of a hundred twenty five % against all purchases.