The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) staff celebrated the company’s first 12 months of enterprise 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 a half of the Group’s technique to increase its fluid expertise services in Africa.
“The AFS group works intently with our sister company BMG, to extend specialist services, 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 problem, which they set for themselves when the company was established – to improve the quality of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and decreasing the upkeep necessities of this range. This objective 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 during the last 12 months embrace the establishment 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 but stable dimensionally, by elevating warmth and strain. An autoclave is much like an enormous oven, with extremely high temperature and pressure scores, that make rubber components steady and strong in size and form.
“Another advancement is a new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are actually able to manufacture all pinch sleeves, including high pressure and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the best quality rubber merchandise, which are supplied by Rema Tip Top. We have additionally made a major investment to increase our hydraulic urgent facility and through our new design and process, 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 consists of flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG also distributes a regionally manufactured range of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These products embody 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 buyer 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 allows the valve to cycle through heavy slurries with out sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants can be found.
“Our extremely expert staff has an intensive understanding of the processes the place valves are put in and is able to specify the proper valves required for each utility. We also help clients in solving the problems of difficult installations and functions.
“To guarantee optimum security, efficiency and the prolonged service life of every system, the selection of the proper industrial slurry valve is important. Valve choice is based on varied factors, including the scale and form of particles, strain, temperatures and chemical content.”
Bizarre is especially well-suited to be used in harsh conditions in various industries, including mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, power manufacturing and agri-food industries. Important installations lately, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping purposes, which depend 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 means prospects can claim BEE procurement recognition of a hundred twenty five % against all purchases.
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