Metso’s Neles Globe Valve Technology Selected for Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery
The valves will be installed in a carbon black and delayed coker plant currently under construction. Once completed in December 2015, the plant will process 30,000 barrels of crude oil per day and have an annual production capacity of 40,000 tons of carbon black. The refining complex is located in Ruwais some 240 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi City in the United Arab Emirates
South Korean Samsung Engineering, which will provide project management services for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning processes on a turnkey basis, has chosen Metso’s valve technology for the demanding project. ‘It is the largest project ever executed by our company, and the total valve quantities are huge,’ says Mr. Yun- Ki Sung, Vice President, Procurement Dept., Samsung Engineering. ‘We chose Metso as our valve partner because we can rely on fast expediting; their valve factory is conveniently located close us to us in South Korea.’
‘Also, we have had good support from Metso in our past projects. To ensure smooth startups, Metso offers its wide product knowledge and application expertise, global manufacturing facilities and sourcing, full expediting and inspection support, a global service network and comprehensive startup support.’
Metso has valve technology centres and production facilities in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil. Metso’s deliveries will take place in August 2014.
Today, Metso’s control valve range is among the most comprehensive on the market. It includes globe valves, top entry rotary valves, triple eccentric disc valves, eccentric rotary plug valves, and segment valves. There is a suitable product for every application, ranging from general to severe service and from low temperature or pressure to high temperature or pressure.
Metso’s control valve solutions are known for providing optimized performance and extreme reliability in demanding refining processes. ‘Cuttingedge valve solutions provide measurable operational efficiency and increased profitability. They increase yield, reduce energy consumption, lower maintenance costs and manage changes in the process, among others,’ points out Daisy Kim, Product Manager, Automation, Metso.
Reliable and safe process operation gained with Metso’s technology is visible through fewer production interruptions and less downtime, longer uptime between maintenance shutdowns, as well as compliance with environmental regulations and safety legislation.
‘During the engineering, procurement and construction stages of a project, cooperation with Metso means fewer engineering and planning hours, expert engineering and application support, as well as easier product sizing and selection with hi-tech tools and services,’ Ms Kim continues. ‘We also provide customers with our total project planning and management capabilities, along with application-specific valve technologies.’
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Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 30
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