The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) team celebrated the company’s first year of enterprise recently (March 2022) by internet hosting a two-day launch perform at its manufacturing plant in Benoni, Gauteng.
AFS, which specialises within เกจวัดแรงดันถังลม and manufacture of slurry-related valves, was established by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited, as part of the Group’s technique to increase its fluid know-how companies in Africa.
“The AFS group works carefully with our sister company BMG, to extend specialist providers, through the design, distribution, provide 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 challenge, which they set for themselves when the corporate was established – to enhance the standard of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and reducing the upkeep necessities of this vary. This objective was achieved by way of hard work and the implementation of superior design technologies, supplies and coatings and is a great tribute to our group.
“Important milestones during the last 12 months include the establishment of a new rubber lining facility, with the installation of autoclaves which have capacities of up to 10 m in size. In the rubber trade, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber products, which aren’t but secure dimensionally, by elevating heat and strain. An autoclave is similar to a huge oven, with extraordinarily excessive temperature and pressure scores, that make rubber elements secure and strong in measurement and shape.
“Another development is a 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 best quality rubber merchandise, which are provided by Rema Tip Top. We have additionally made a big investment to increase our hydraulic urgent facility and through our new design and process, we’re in a place to manufacture high-pressure diaphragms able to pressures in extra 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 includes flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG also distributes a domestically manufactured range 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 just lately manufactured and factory-tested some bigger DN 700 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 permits the valve to cycle via heavy slurries with out sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants are available.
“Our highly skilled group has a radical understanding of the processes where valves are installed and is prepared to specify the correct valves required for each application. We additionally help prospects in solving the issues of difficult installations and applications.
“To guarantee optimum security, efficiency and the extended service life of every system, the selection of the correct industrial slurry valve is crucial. Valve selection is based on varied factors, together with the size and shape of particles, strain, temperatures and chemical content material.”
This AFS portfolio is especially well-suited to be used in harsh conditions in numerous industries, together with mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, vitality 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 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 one hundred twenty five % towards all purchases.