The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) group celebrated the company’s first year of enterprise lately (March 2022) by internet hosting a two-day launch function at its manufacturing plant in Benoni, Gauteng.
AFS, which specialises in the design and manufacture of slurry-related valves, was established by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited, as a part of the Group’s strategy to increase its fluid know-how services in Africa.
“The AFS staff works intently with our sister company BMG, to increase specialist companies, by way of the design, distribution, supply and assist of a broad vary of slurry-related valves, including 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 company was established – to improve the quality of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and lowering the upkeep requirements of this range. This objective was achieved by way of hard work and the implementation of superior design applied sciences, supplies and coatings and is a good tribute to our team.
“Important milestones over the past year embrace the institution of a brand new rubber lining facility, with the installation of autoclaves which have capacities of as a lot as 10 m in length. In the rubber business, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber merchandise, which are not yet secure dimensionally, by elevating warmth and stress. An autoclave is much like a huge oven, with extraordinarily excessive temperature and stress rankings, that make rubber elements steady and solid in size 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 in a place to manufacture all pinch sleeves, together with excessive stress and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the best quality rubber products, which might be supplied by Rema Tip Top. We have additionally made a significant investment to increase our hydraulic pressing facility and through our new design and course of, we are in a position to 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 contains flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG also distributes a domestically manufactured vary of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These products include pinch valves, new water air launch 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 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 with out sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants can be found.
เกจวัดแรงดันเครื่องกรองน้ำ has an intensive understanding of the processes the place valves are put in and is able to specify the correct valves required for each application. We also assist prospects in fixing the issues of difficult installations and functions.
“To ensure optimum safety, efficiency and the extended service life of each system, the number of the proper industrial slurry valve is critical. Valve selection is based on numerous factors, including the size and form of particles, pressure, temperatures and chemical content.”
This AFS portfolio is particularly well-suited to be used in harsh situations in various industries, including mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, vitality manufacturing 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 just 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 125 % in opposition to all purchases.
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