Abu Dhabi Oil refinery to receive ‘smart’ valves for new delayed coker

The valves will be installed in a carbon black and delayed coker plant now under construction. Once completed in December 2015, the plant will process 30,000 bpd of crude oil and have an annual production capacity of 40,000 tons of carbon black. The refining complex is located in Ruwais, 240 km west of Abu Dhabi City in the United Arab Emirates.

The order includes hundreds of Metso’s Neles Globe control and on-off valves. Most of the control valves will be equipped with Neles ND9000 intelligent valve controllers (FOUNDATION Fieldbus) for performance follow up and predictive maintenance, resulting improved process efficiency and uptime.

South Korean Samsung Engineering, which is providing project management services and commissioning processes on a turnkey basis, selected 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.

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