The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) team celebrated the company’s first 12 months of business lately (March 2022) by hosting a two-day launch operate 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 technology services in Africa.
“The AFS group works carefully with our sister company BMG, to extend specialist companies, by way of the design, distribution, provide and assist of a broad vary of slurry-related valves, together with 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 corporate was established – to improve the standard of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and reducing the upkeep necessities of this range. This objective was achieved by way of hard work and the implementation of advanced design applied sciences, materials and coatings and is a superb tribute to our staff.
“Important milestones over the past 12 months include the institution of a new rubber lining facility, with the set up of autoclaves which have capacities of up to 10 m in length. In the rubber business, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber merchandise, which are not but steady dimensionally, by elevating heat and pressure. An autoclave is much like a huge oven, with extremely high temperature and strain ratings, that make rubber components steady and strong in size and shape.
digital pressure gauge is a new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility inside our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are now able to manufacture all pinch sleeves, including excessive pressure and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the highest high quality rubber merchandise, that are provided by Rema Tip Top. We have also made a big funding to extend our hydraulic urgent facility and through our new design and course of, we are able to manufacture high-pressure diaphragms able to pressures in extra of 20 Bar.
“AFS has enhanced the design and production of its slurry knife gate valve range, 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 additionally distributes a locally manufactured vary of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These products embrace pinch valves, new water air release valves, Resilient Seated Gate (RSV) valves and rotary disc sleeve valves. AFS has recently 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 complicated 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.
“Our highly skilled team has a thorough understanding of the processes where valves are installed and is in a position to specify the right valves required for every utility. We additionally help clients in fixing the issues of inauspicious installations and functions.
“To guarantee optimum safety, efficiency and the extended service life of each system, the choice of the proper industrial slurry valve is critical. Valve selection is based on numerous elements, together with the dimensions and form of particles, pressure, temperatures and chemical content material.”

This AFS portfolio is especially well-suited for use in harsh situations in diverse industries, together with mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, vitality manufacturing and agri-food industries. Important installations just 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 lately achieved recognition as a Level 2 contributor to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), which implies clients can declare BEE procurement recognition of one hundred twenty five percent against all purchases.
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