The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) group celebrated the company’s first 12 months of enterprise 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 part of the Group’s technique to increase its fluid expertise companies in Africa.
เกจวัดแรงดัน works closely with our sister firm BMG, to increase specialist services, via the design, distribution, supply and assist of a broad range of slurry-related valves, including 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 corporate was established – to improve the quality of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and lowering the maintenance requirements of this vary. This aim was achieved via onerous work and the implementation of advanced design technologies, materials and coatings and is a good tribute to our staff.
“Important milestones over the past year embody 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 size. In the rubber trade, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber merchandise, which are not but secure dimensionally, by elevating warmth and stress. An autoclave is just like an enormous oven, with extraordinarily high temperature and pressure rankings, that make rubber elements secure and strong in measurement and form.
“Another development is a new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are actually in a position to manufacture all pinch sleeves, including high pressure and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the very best quality rubber merchandise, that are supplied by Rema Tip Top. We have additionally made a major funding to extend our hydraulic urgent facility and through our new design and course of, we’re capable of manufacture high-pressure diaphragms capable of pressures in excess of 20 Bar.
“AFS has enhanced the design and manufacturing of its slurry knife gate valve range, with dimensions ranging in diameter from a 50 mm unit to 1.5 m valves. The range contains flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG also distributes a locally manufactured range 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 just lately 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 sophisticated 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 expert staff has an intensive understanding of the processes the place valves are put in and is able to specify the right valves required for each software. We also assist customers in fixing the issues of inauspicious installations and applications.
“To ensure optimum safety, efficiency and the extended service life of each system, the choice of the proper industrial slurry valve is important. Valve choice is predicated on various factors, together with the scale and shape of particles, stress, temperatures and chemical content material.”

This AFS portfolio is particularly well-suited to be used in harsh conditions in diverse 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 rely on plant availability and the protected 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 means customers can claim BEE procurement recognition of one hundred twenty five % against all purchases.


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