The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) group celebrated the company’s first year of enterprise lately (March 2022) by hosting a two-day launch perform 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 part of the Group’s technique to expand its fluid expertise companies in Africa.
“The AFS staff works intently with our sister company BMG, to increase specialist services, by way of the design, distribution, provide 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 efficiently 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 vary. This aim was achieved through exhausting work and the implementation of superior design technologies, materials and coatings and is a superb tribute to our staff.
“Important milestones over the past yr embody the establishment 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 trade, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber products, which aren’t yet stable dimensionally, by elevating heat and strain. An autoclave is much like an enormous oven, with extremely excessive temperature and strain scores, that make rubber elements secure and solid in measurement and shape.
“Another advancement is a model new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are actually capable of manufacture all pinch sleeves, together with excessive stress and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the best quality rubber products, that are provided by Rema Tip Top. We have additionally made a significant funding to extend our hydraulic urgent facility and through our new design and process, we are able to manufacture high-pressure diaphragms capable of 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 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 embrace pinch valves, new water air launch valves, Resilient Seated Gate (RSV) valves and rotary disc sleeve valves. AFS has recently 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 an advanced 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 by way of heavy slurries without sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants can be found.
“Our extremely skilled group has an intensive understanding of the processes where valves are installed and is ready to specify the proper valves required for every application. digital pressure gauge assist customers in fixing the issues of inauspicious installations and functions.
“To guarantee optimum security, efficiency and the prolonged service life of each system, the selection of the right industrial slurry valve is crucial. Valve choice is predicated on numerous components, including the scale and shape of particles, stress, temperatures and chemical content.”

This AFS portfolio is particularly well-suited for use in harsh conditions in numerous industries, together with mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, power manufacturing and agri-food industries. Important installations just lately, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping functions, which depend on plant availability and the protected 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 suggests prospects can declare BEE procurement recognition of 125 % in opposition to all purchases.
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