Bestobell Extends Valve Range
Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group Ltd. now offers both butt weld and flanged connections for all its Globe and Check valves. These valves range from small (DN15) to large (DN350). Valves with flanged connections are particularly in demand with the Japanese and Korean shipbuilding companies, as they are designed for ease of installation premised by less welding.
To make the product development process quicker and more efficient, Bestobell Marine used a 3D modeling program, which it shared with its foundries, to gather feedback on designs and allow the technical team to make changes where they thought improvements could be made. This partnership was central to ensure that the valves were designed quickly and to a high standard.
“We are seeing increasing demand for our valves in the marine sector and expect to secure major new opportunities for expansion into the Japanese market for new build vessels,” said Duncan Gaskin, Sales Director, Bestobell Marine. Bestobell Valves has been a leader in the manufacture of cryogenic valves for industrial gas applications for more than 50 years and has 15 years’ experience in supplying to the LNG marine markets. Bestobell’s Valves are used on LNG Carriers, FLNG (Floating Production & Storage Units) and FSRUs (Floating, Storage & Re-gasification Units). Bestobell’s Marine division designs and produces valves to meet specific requirements in the marine sector and has supplied cryogenic valves to a majority of the major shipyards building LNG Carriers.
(As published in the October 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)