The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) staff celebrated the company’s first 12 months of enterprise lately (March 2022) by internet 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 broaden its fluid technology services in Africa.
“The AFS team works closely with our sister company BMG, to increase specialist providers, via the design, distribution, supply 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 corporate was established – to enhance the standard of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and reducing the upkeep requirements of this range. This aim was achieved via hard work and the implementation of superior design applied sciences, supplies and coatings and is a superb tribute to our team.
“Important milestones during the last yr embody the institution of a brand new rubber lining facility, with the installation of autoclaves which have capacities of as much as 10 m in size. In the rubber industry, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber merchandise, which are not yet stable dimensionally, by elevating warmth and pressure. An autoclave is just like an enormous oven, with extraordinarily excessive temperature and strain rankings, that make rubber parts steady and solid in size and shape.
“Another advancement is a new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We at the second are able to manufacture all pinch sleeves, together with excessive pressure and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the best high quality rubber merchandise, which would possibly be provided by Rema Tip Top. We have additionally made a major funding to extend our hydraulic pressing facility and through our new design and process, we’re able to manufacture high-pressure diaphragms able to pressures in excess of 20 Bar.
“AFS has enhanced diaphragm seal 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 consists of flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG also distributes a regionally manufactured vary of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These products embody 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 bigger DN 700 hydraulically operated 20 Bar valves for a customer 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 allows the valve to cycle through heavy slurries without sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants can be found.
“Our extremely expert staff has an intensive understanding of the processes where valves are installed and is ready to specify the proper valves required for every application. We additionally help clients in fixing the problems of difficult installations and applications.
“To guarantee optimum safety, efficiency and the prolonged service life of each system, the number of the correct industrial slurry valve is important. Valve selection is based on various components, including the size and form of particles, pressure, temperatures and chemical content.”

This AFS portfolio is particularly well-suited for use in harsh situations in numerous industries, including mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, energy production and agri-food industries. Important installations lately, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping functions, 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 clients can declare BEE procurement recognition of one hundred twenty five percent in opposition to all purchases.
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