Metso Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of Its Renowned Mapag® Valves
44 Bowditch Drive, P.O. Box 8044
Shrewsbury, MA, 01545-8044
Press release date: October 1, 2013
The range of Mapag valves increases productivity, minimizes security risk and optimizes the cost of advanced processes
On October 1, Metso will celebrate 90 years of success for its Mapag product brand of valves at the Metso Valve Technology Center in Horgau, Germany. This range of butterfly valves has been especially valued internationally in all types of challenging industrial applications thanks to its exceptional reliability and low life cycle costs.
One of Metso's strong family of valve product brands, Mapag, has developed over the years into a product brand well known for its high performance and specialty valves for safety areas in industrial plants. These valves improve process efficiency in applications in the oil & gas, industrial gas, chemical and petrochemical industries, offshore, and in power plants.
Demand for these valves has been continuing to grow as raw materials and energy sources are becoming scarcer and costs continue to rise. The range of Mapag valves increases productivity, minimizes security risk and optimizes the cost of advanced processes.
The current range of butterfly valves covers operating temperatures from -270░C (-454░F) up to +1,450░C (+2,642░F) and works reliably in high pressures from a vacuum up to 400 bar (5,800 psi).
The Metso Valve Technology Center in Germany is well equipped especially with refrigeration technology. Valves are tested to ensure they comply with both cryogenic and thermal shock tests that meet the latest international standards.
Three core values that the Metso Mapag product brand will continue to offer customers are customization through continuous innovation for a wide range of applications, reliability with advanced performance, and strong partnership through operational savings. By further focusing on these values, customers can be assured that their needs will continue to be met as they face ever more challenging operating environments and strive to lower their costs of operation.
During the celebration on October 1, visitors are invited to an opportunity tour the factory, which is one of the largest industrial employers in the region.
Experienced in valves
Metso is the leading valve solutions and services provider. 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«.
The Automation segment's process automation and flow control solutions meet the growing needs of Metso's customer industries to improve production process efficiency as raw materials and energy sources become scarcer and their costs increase. Our global network of service experts delivers business solutions to our customers that improve their productivity, lower risks and optimize costs.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results.
For further information, please contact:
Jarkko Kela, Director, Horgau plant
Mika Nissinen, Vice President, Neles and Mapag product line
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