Arflu, a leading manufacturer of high-pressure valves for the water industry
Arflu is an European leading manufacturer of high pressure valves for RO processes in the water industry. This Spanish company seeks to develop a technologically efficient product at all times. A market-oriented approach and proximity to the client enables it to provide competitive and profitable solutions. This allows the client to be more competitive and maximise the profitability of its investment.
Arflu has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of industrial valves for the Petrochemical, Gas, Water, Energy and Marine markets. This experience enables Arflu to offer the Water industry duly tested valves of very high quality and durability. Over the years, the company has designed and developed new products aimed at the water industry, including products for Reverse Osmosis, water supply, and the fire-fighting lines of leading international companies. Arflu has a production plant in Sopela (Bizkaia, Spain) and offices in Madrid (Spain), Houston (USA), UAE, Indonesia, Russia, Mexico and Shanghai. It also has partners in almost every country in the world, allowing the company to supply products more quickly and more effectively than other manufacturers and to provide customers with optimum sales service from the manufacture of the product, to its implementation and service.
Technology & innovation
Arflu’s technical department is responsible for developing new products and revising existing ones based on market needs.
For this purpose, Arflu has the latest tools for the design of its valves:
• Three-dimensional design
• 2D machining drawings
• Finite Element Calculation
The main aim of Arflu in the development of these products is customer and market satisfaction through:
• Customised designs
• High quality products
• Excellent service
All the company’s products are manufactured to international standards to ensure high quality and reliability.
From the initial steps of the design, the use of three-dimensional programmes, such as SolidWorks, allows Arflu to increase efficiency in the sizing and adjustment of the different elements of the valve. This enables interferences between valve elements to be checked and modified in the design phase, significantly reducing design revision time. Once the design has been completed in 3D, this programme allows the drawings for machining to be prepared in a quick and effective manner. The finite element calculations enable the thicknesses of all elements to be adjusted, thereby ensuring perfect operation, along with savings in raw material costs without compromising quality. All this is achieved thanks to an ongoing innovation programme. In keeping with these technological advances, Arflu is committed to the supply of large-diameter valves. The company’s ongoing investment in technology and innovation have enabled it to overcome the challenge of manufacturing plug valves for reverse osmosis with diameters of more than 18”. In this way, Arflu has the capacity to produce larger valves to satisfy the increasing needs of water supply companies.
Quality and service
All Arflu’s products are designed on a quality system basis. The company has implemented a Quality Assurance System which sets out the norms for compliance with company objectives and gives Arflu guidelines that the company must follow to demonstrate its capacity to manufacture and supply products and services in accordance with client specifications.
Arflu manufactures the most advanced and technologically efficient valves and can supply clients with custom engineered products. The company boasts a young, dynamic team with the know-how to take full advantage of new technological tools. It has an excellent engineering team that is fully committed to constantly improving the product and adapting it to market demands. In addition, the company offers very competitive lead times, with a guarantee of maximum quality.