Technip has selected Emerson Process Management as the main
supplier of control valves for the Algiers refinery
rehabilitation and adaptation project, officials confirmed on
The Algiers refinery, located 10 km south of Algiers, in
Algeria, is being revamped to increase crude oil processing
capacity and ensure it can produce gasoline at specifications
similar to those used throughout Europe.
Emerson will supply approximately 600 of its Fisher
control valves and regulators, including rotary, globe and
butterfly type devices. The valves will be deployed throughout
the refinery, including within the
residual fluid catalytic cracking unit, naphtha processing
units and new LPG storage unit.
"Emerson was selected as the main control valve supplier
because its Fisher valves are proven to provide high
levels of accuracy and reliability in demanding refinery
applications," said Pascal Marette, senior procurement manager
"The level of support offered was also critical," he added.
"Emersons local team includes experts with extensive
experience of providing solutions to refinery
The modernization of instrumentation and
control valves will help the refinery optimize the various
process units. This will help to sustain the production of clean
fuels both for the local and export markets, as well as
reduce maintenance and plant shutdown
costs, according to project officials.
The Fisher valves will be supplied with a range of
trims and silencers. Suitable for severe-service applications,
they are designed to provide long lasting, fast and safe
operation, as well as reduced fugitive emissions.
Emersons new FIELDVUE DVC6200 digital valve
controller, incorporating performance diagnostics and the
latest HART (version 7) communications, will enable control valves to be easily integrated into
the existing control system.
ValveLink software will work with the existing control
system to provide online diagnostics that can help users
identify potential problems so that can be addressed before
operations are affected.
The Algiers refinery was built in 1964 and produces
motor fuels and LPG for the local market and naphtha and fuel
oil for export. The refinery is owned by Sonatrach, which is
the largest oil and gas company in Algeria and Africa.
Technip is the EPC contractor for the
refinery's rehabilitation and adaptation project. The project is part of a broader refinery upgrade program initiated
by Sonatrach for the production of clean
fuels in Algeria.