The deliveries will include hundreds of Metso's Neles Globe control and on-off valves. Most of the control valves are equipped with Neles ND9000 intelligent valve controllers (FOUNDATION Fieldbus) for performance follow up and predictive maintenance, resulting improved process efficiency and uptime.
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. YunKi 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 centers and production facilities in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil. Metso's deliveries will take place in August 2014.
Most comprehensive control valve range on the market
Today, Metso's control valve range is the most comprehensive one 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. "Cutting-edge 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."
Experienced in valves with strong production foothold
Metso has a long track record of delivering engineered performance and reliability to the oil & gas industry through its leading product brands - Neles®, Jamesbury® and Mapag® - and has delivered millions of valves, control valves, and on-off valves globally more than 90 years, and has become one of the leading suppliers of intelligent valve controllers. Metso's valve technology and services offering helps maximize production efficiency and reduce safety risks throughout the life cycle of a plant, all the way from simplifying valve selection to improving process availability and maximizing production performance.
About the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER)
The Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER) was established in 1999 as a public joint-stock company to take over the responsibility of refining operations previously undertaken by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). The company's areas of operation include the refining of crude oil and condensate, supply of petroleum products and production of granulated sulfur in compliance with domestic and international specifications.
Metso's automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our customers' businesses by improving their production performance and their cost, material and energy efficiency. Our extensive range of flow control and process automation solutions and services is supported by a worldwide network of automation experts. The Automation business' biggest customer industries are oil & gas, and pulp and paper. We also have a strong growth focus in mining and construction and power generation.
Metso (metso.com) is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, construction, and oil & gas industries. Our focus is on the continuous development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and profitability. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Metso employs around 16,000 professionals in 50 countries. Expect results.