The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) team celebrated the company’s first year of enterprise just lately (March 2022) by internet 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 part of the Group’s strategy to expand its fluid know-how providers in Africa.
“The AFS staff works closely with our sister company BMG, to increase specialist companies, through the design, distribution, provide 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 quality of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and lowering the upkeep requirements of this vary. This goal was achieved via exhausting work and the implementation of advanced design applied sciences, supplies and coatings and is a good tribute to our group.
“Important milestones over the last 12 months embody the establishment of a new rubber lining facility, with the set up of autoclaves that have capacities of as much as 10 m in size. In the rubber industry, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber merchandise, which aren’t yet secure dimensionally, by elevating warmth and pressure. An autoclave is similar to a huge oven, with extraordinarily high temperature and stress ratings, that make rubber parts steady and stable in dimension and form.
“Another development is a model new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility inside our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are now in a position to manufacture all pinch sleeves, including excessive strain and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the very best high quality rubber products, which might be equipped by Rema Tip Top. We have additionally made a significant funding to increase our hydraulic urgent facility and thru our new design and process, we’re capable of manufacture high-pressure diaphragms capable of pressures in extra 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 consists of flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG additionally distributes a locally manufactured range of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These merchandise include pinch valves, new water air launch valves, Resilient Seated Gate (RSV) valves and rotary disc sleeve valves. Accessible has just lately manufactured and factory-tested some larger DN seven hundred hydraulically operated 20 Bar valves for a buyer 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 allows the valve to cycle via heavy slurries without sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants can be found.
“Our extremely skilled group has a thorough understanding of the processes the place valves are put in and is ready to specify the correct valves required for every software. We also assist clients in solving the issues of difficult installations and purposes.
“To guarantee optimum safety, efficiency and the extended service life of every system, the selection of the correct industrial slurry valve is critical. Valve selection is based on varied elements, including the scale and form of particles, strain, temperatures and chemical content material.”
This AFS portfolio is particularly well-suited to be used in harsh situations in numerous industries, together with 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 functions, which depend 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 suggests prospects can declare BEE procurement recognition of 125 % in opposition to all purchases.
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