Metso Improving Offshore Energy Safety

press release
Friday, March 16, 2012

Metso introduces new solutions for improved safety in upstream offshore industry.

 
New stainless steel version of Metso's intelligent safety valve controller Neles ValvGuard offers market leading pneumatics capacity, extensive safety valve testing capabilities and enhanced online condition monitoring features resulting in improved safety and availability at offshore platforms. To complement its Smart Product offering for offshore customers Metso has released stainless steel versions, VG9300 and SG9300, of its safety valve controller, Neles ValvGuard, and intelligent on-off valve controller, Neles SwitchGuard. New product launches are in line with Metso's ambitious targets to develop and expand its valve offering and services globally for oil and gas industry. .

 

Unique offering for upstream offshore industry

 

Metso now has a unique offering for control valves, critical and conventional on-off valves as well as ESD valves for upstream offshore industry. In addition to integrated limit switches and market leading pneumatics capacity, the stainless steel ValvGuard provides online diagnostics on the safety valve performance and extensive safety valve testing capabilities. With the stainless steel SwitchGuard, Metso is the first one to offer online condition monitoring features for on-off valves at offshore platforms. It also features unique possibility to customize valve opening and closing times and profiles.

 

Metso's stainless steel valve controller offering includes also intelligent valve controller Neles ND9300 for control valve applications and Neles Axiom, controller for standard on-off applications. These products have already been selected for major projects like Total CLOV, Angola, Chouest in the USA, Golden Eagle, UK, and Goliat project in Norway.

 

Experienced in valves

 

Metso's Flow Control solutions include control valves, automated on/off and emergency shut-down valves, as well as smart positioners and condition monitoring. Metso's world-leading brands include Neles, Jamesbury and Mapag. Due to Metso's strong position in advanced valves technology, services are a major part of the offering. Several of our service centers are located close to major offshore production facilities in order to support our customers. For valve customers, Metso already has 31 service centers around the globe, and a new supply and service will be opened in India this spring.

 

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