Consumable products distributor Engineering Solutions Group (ESG), which is part of Invicta Holdings, has established a new company – Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) – that specialises in the design and manufacture of slurry related valves.
“ESG’s strategy to further expand its fluid technology services, through the launch of an in-house manufacturing facility, strengthens the group’s position in the valves sector in Africa. The establishment of AFS also expands specialist valves services to a broader customer base and provides new market and application opportunities,” says valves supplier BMG business unit manager Willie Lamprecht.
“The AFS team has extensive experience in slurry related valves, including Klep diaphragm and wedge gate valves. Our specialists have set their first challenge: to improve the quality of diaphragm valves by extending service life and reducing the maintenance requirements of this range. “This will be achieved through the implementation of the latest developments in design technologies, materials and coatings.”
At the helm of AFS is MD Donald Morrison, who has many years’ experience in the severe slurry service valves market, for which BMG is an official distributor.
The AFS manufacturing plant, in Benoni, which is equipped with the latest equipment, complies with stringent quality and safety standards. This facility is supported by technical specialists who offer dependable technical support to ensure optimum safety, efficiency and extended service life of every system – even those used in corrosive environments and arduous conditions.
The team is able to specify the correct valve for every application and also assists customers in solving problems related to difficult installations and applications.
Through BMG’s broad branch and distributor network, industry has easy access to a comprehensive portfolio of locally manufactured and imported valves. This range includes AFS Klep diaphragm valves and wedge gate valves, AFS FPV nonreturn valves, pinch valves and knife gate valves, among others.
This range is particularly well-suited for use in harsh conditions in diverse industries, including mining, chemicals and petrochemicals, water and wastewater, energy production and agri-food industries.