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Petrochemical applications

Valmet’s solutions for helping petrochemical companies achieve plant-wide circular economies include boilers, emission control technologies, flow control and automation solutions – all backed up by our comprehensive service expertise.

High-efficiency energy solutions for petrochemical side streams

Our high-efficiency combustion boilers turn energy-rich side streams such as asphaltene, gas, and petroleum coke (petcoke) into low-emission energy sources to power your plant’s processes. With our advanced automation solutions you can ensure reliable process control, high availability, and optimal steam distribution, as well as increased safety.

Valmet CFB Boiler solutions

Our Valmet CFB Boilers are based on circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology and offer excellent fuel flexibility with high-efficiency combustion of biomass, recovered fuels, and various types of coals. They are also suitable for burning challenging solid petrochemical refining residues like asphaltene and petcoke, as well as co-firing with any combination of these fuels.

Solving the petcoke challenge

Our CFB boilers provide the opportunity to turn a challenging refinery by-product like petcoke into a low-cost fuel source, with the flexibility for co-firing with other solid fuels in any ratio.

Based on our extensive experience and world-leading R&D capabilities, we can design and deliver a boiler solution that can cope with all the typical challenges of petcoke firing, which include:

  • Technically challenging fuel feeding due to the fuel properties
  • Risk of agglomeration in locations where fluidization is low
  • High sulfur content leading to high limestone consumption or expensive desulfurization

Oil & gas fired boiler solutions

Our boilers for liquid and gaseous fuels enable high-efficiency combustion of a wide variety of fuels, including extra-heavy, light, and pyrolysis fuel oils, as well as fuel gas from refinery processes and natural gas.

High-efficiency solutions for hot-water and steam generation

Whether you need a hot water boiler for a district heating network, process steam boiler for an industrial application, or superheated steam boiler for power production, we can design and develop the optimal solution for you. All our oil and gas boiler solutions are designed for high reliability and easy maintainability. 

Tailored emissions control solutions

We supply complete cleaning solutions to ensure effective control of atmospheric emissions regardless the type of fuel you are using. Each and every solution is tailored and optimized for your power plant, including its fuel mix.

Read more about our air emission control solutions

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Flow control for petrochemical applications

Today’s petrochemical producers face ever-increasing regulatory, environmental and performance demands. Now, more than ever, you need more than just a valve supplier. You need a reliability partner who offers deep application knowledge with a complete offering of technologies, customer support and services. Our valves help in the manufacture of petrochemical commodities including ethylene, propylene, polyolefins, aromatics, and associated by-products such as ethylene oxide (EO), ethylene glycol (EG), monoethylene glycol (MEG), purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and many more.



Aromatics: Benzene, toluene & xylenes (BTX)

Aromatics complexes are used to produce benzene, toluene and xylenes. These products are extremely dry and create surface friction. Our valves ensure protection against erosion by providing suitable coatings for trim materials.

P-Xylene separation valves

Our metal-seated rotary ball valves are hard-coated and low temperature compatible, minimising friction and wear. Furthermore, quick response and high cycle compatibility is ensured with the Neles SwitchGuard™ controller.

Benzene and toluene extraction valves

In this process, valves must be able to withstand half- or full vacuum conditions, as well as ensure accurate emission control due to the flow medium’s toxicity. Our triple-eccentric butterfly valves boast a robust design, resulting in extended service life while reducing material and piping costs.

Thriving in demanding petrochemical applications

The petrochemical industry presents valve solutions with demanding applications and operating environments. Reliable flow control solutions are vital in terms of both process quality and operational safety.

Smooth petrochemical projects

  1. EPC FEED phase:
    Close cooperation with end users, process licensors and FEED EPC’s to meet all project requirements and specifications.
  2. EPC bidding phase:
    Strong project knowledge supported by modern digital budgetary price estimation tools and global presence.
  3. EPC awarded phase:
    Full product coverage, engineering support and digital tools from single supplier.
  4. EPC execution phase:
    Fully documented engineering know-how.
  5. EPC commissioning and start-up phase:
    Field service support and consultancy to optimize operational spare part availability.

Technologies and services for better performance

  • Reliable and accurate solutions for control, on-off and emergency shutdown applications from the industry’s widest valve portfolio.
  • Easy, safe and reliable performance with solutions such as intelligent valve controllers, advanced diagnostics software and loop tuning.
  • Comprehensive expert services available globally, from commissioning and start-up support to predictive maintenance planning.

Service expertise when and where you need it

Wherever our energy customers are located, we’re never far away. Our experienced service teams have deep engineering and project knowledge and can help you address your challenges with a wide range of powerful tools and remote support. Many customers who trust Valmet equipment also trust us to provide reliable, comprehensive service to support their operations.

  • 18 service centers across Finland
  • 200 service specialists
  • 75 power plant customers

How can we help you?

Our global network offers you personal and expert service wherever you are located.