As the world population surges toward the 10 billion mark, the demand for plastics is due to increase exponentially. In this first blog, we explore the requirements of this rapidly evolving industry and application, and the flow control solutions available to facilitate future developments.
The global climate is warming up and countries and individual companies are seeking ways to reduce their emissions to slow down climate change. Looking at oil refineries, one may wonder from where their own emissions emerge.
Processes in the most hazardous areas have long been limited to individual discrete/analog sensors or to fieldbuses that are too expensive, complex, and slow. We sat down with Valmet expert Tomasz Jarzabek to discuss what this means at Valmet when it comes to technology development with APL.
We were pleased to host BotH2nia network members at our valve technology center on Friday, June 2nd, 2023, as one of the network’s locations for the BotH2nia goes Helsinki field tour. This event gave us the perfect opportunity to highlight our decades-long history of valve solutions and deep hydrogen expertise as well as to talk about our valve manufacturing capabilities for this extreme industry.
Less is less – And sometimes that is a good thing. In fact, when it comes to time and money spent, it is the greatest thing imaginable. This is why the new NDX 2.0 is expected to be a new favourite among OEM customers and end customers alike. The potential for saving both time and money is very tangible.
The Flowrox™ product family, which is known in the mining and metals segment for quality and reliability, has seen a lot during the past year or so. The acquisition by Neles, and subsequent merger with Valmet has made these world-renowned valves and pumps some of the flagship products for a comprehensive offering, which includes flow control solutions, process automation and several other products serving the mining sector.
Q: I need a solution for a demanding control valve application where the dynamic torque and cavitation have been challenging for conventional butterfly valves. Do you have any solutions in your product range? A: We would recommend our Neles™ Q-Disc™, which is available for our Neldisc™ and Wafer-Sphere™ butterfly valves. In short, Q-disc is a flow balancing trim designed to address the dynamic torque-related challenges included by flow in butterfly valve applications.
How does one decide when a valve or pump is not ideal and hindering operations? The decision to change is often hard and costly to make. However, the decision to not make a change may be more costly due to high operating expenses. In every pipeline, there are many options.
Over the years the field devices used in various process industries have changed from simple to more intelligent. Through the enhanced intelligent features, these smart field devices present process industries wide range of possibilities. Yet we find that the functionalities and benefits of smart technology are often not yet fully utilized. This is particularly the case when it comes to diagnostics features. We at Valmet hope to change all that.
Many have asked what’s so different about the new Neles NDX 2.0 valve controller. While there are several technical developments worth discussing, we’ll start by looking at the considerable increase in the potential to improve the sustainability of valve assemblies and the processes they are a part of.