The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) team celebrated the company’s first year of business recently (March 2022) by hosting a two-day launch perform 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 increase its fluid expertise providers in Africa.
“The AFS team works intently with our sister company BMG, to increase specialist services, by way of the design, distribution, supply and support 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 problem, which they set for themselves when the company was established – to improve the standard of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and lowering the upkeep requirements of this range. This aim was achieved through hard work and the implementation of advanced design applied sciences, supplies and coatings and is a good tribute to our staff.
“Important milestones over the past yr include the establishment of a new rubber lining facility, with the set up of autoclaves which have capacities of as a lot as 10 m in size. In the rubber industry, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber merchandise, which are not yet steady dimensionally, by elevating warmth and pressure. An autoclave is just like a huge oven, with extraordinarily excessive temperature and pressure ratings, that make rubber parts secure and stable in dimension and shape.
“Another advancement is a brand new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility inside our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are actually able to manufacture all pinch sleeves, together with excessive stress and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the very best quality rubber products, that are equipped by Rema Tip Top. We have also made a significant investment to extend our hydraulic urgent facility and through our new design and process, we are in a place 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 additionally distributes Money manufactured vary of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These merchandise embody 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 complicated 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 by way of heavy slurries without sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants can be found.
“Our highly expert team has a radical understanding of the processes where valves are put in and is prepared to specify the proper valves required for each utility. We also help prospects in solving the issues of difficult installations and purposes.
“To ensure optimum safety, effectivity and the prolonged service life of each system, the choice of the right industrial slurry valve is crucial. Valve selection is based on varied factors, together with the scale and shape of particles, pressure, temperatures and chemical content material.”
This AFS portfolio is particularly well-suited to be used in harsh circumstances in numerous industries, together with mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, power production and agri-food industries. Important installations recently, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping purposes, which rely 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 suggests prospects can claim BEE procurement recognition of 125 % in opposition to all purchases.
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