The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) staff celebrated the company’s first 12 months of business recently (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 broaden its fluid know-how providers in Africa.
“The AFS staff works carefully with our sister company BMG, to increase specialist services, by way of 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 successfully achieved their first problem, which they set for themselves when the company was established – to enhance the quality of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and decreasing the maintenance requirements of this range. This objective was achieved by way of exhausting work and the implementation of advanced design technologies, materials and coatings and is a great tribute to our team.
“Important milestones over the past year include the institution of a new rubber lining facility, with the installation of autoclaves which have capacities of as much as 10 m in length. 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 just like an enormous oven, with extremely high temperature and pressure scores, that make rubber components stable and stable in size and shape.
“Another advancement is a brand new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility inside our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We at the moment are in a place to manufacture all pinch sleeves, together with high pressure and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the highest quality rubber merchandise, that are supplied by Rema Tip Top. We have additionally made a big funding to increase our hydraulic urgent facility and through our new design and course of, we are 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 range, 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 additionally distributes a regionally manufactured range of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These products embrace 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 particularly for heavy abrasive and corrosive slurries and water and wastewater installations. This patented design permits the valve to cycle through heavy slurries with out sticking. เกจวัดแรงดันลมดิจิตอล , flanged and high-pressure variants are available.
“Our extremely skilled group has a thorough understanding of the processes the place valves are installed and is ready to specify the right valves required for every application. We additionally assist prospects in fixing the issues of inauspicious installations and applications.
“To ensure optimum security, effectivity and the extended service life of every system, the number of the correct industrial slurry valve is critical. Valve selection is based on various factors, including the size and form of particles, strain, temperatures and chemical content.”

This AFS portfolio is particularly well-suited for use in harsh situations in various industries, including mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, power production and agri-food industries. Important installations lately, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping applications, which depend on plant availability and the secure 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 clients can claim BEE procurement recognition of one hundred twenty five percent towards all purchases.


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