Metso has won a large order for intelligent valve controllers from Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical Company for its 20 million ton-per-year, heavy crude processing project. The preliminary estimated quantity is over 4,000 units, including the ND7000 series standard, intrinsically safe, and explosion-proof models.
Tang Yezhu, Area Sales Manager, Metso Automation says: "The ND product series models come with online diagnostic functionality and a wide capacity range. It is also possible to use the same type of positioner with single- and double-acting actuators, linear actuators, and rotary actuators. These are the three technical advantages that put us ahead of the pack."
"Online diagnostics enables predictive maintenance, so Metso's customers save money by making the right maintenance decisions. Thanks to high pneumatic capacity, less extra instrumentation is needed, which both saves on investment costs and improves reliability during the run time of the plant. By being able to use the same device with single- and double-acting as well as linear and rotary actuators, customers can keep the spare device inventory low," Yezhu continues.
To ensure smooth operation of the positioners at the site of installation, Metso will provide its client with a comprehensive suite of technical services, including on-site technical training. Service engineers will be available to oversee the controller installation, and Metso will also work with the DCS supplier to handle installation and to debug the valve management software. In the early stages of operation, Metso Automation will be at the refinery to ensure a smooth deployment of the controllers. Metso will also provide routine maintenance services once operations commence.
Experienced in valves
Metso has a long track record of delivering engineered performance and reliability to the oil gas industry with leading brands Neles®, Jamesbury® and Mapag®. In nearly 90 years, Metso has delivered globally millions of valves, control valves and on-off valves, and has become one of the leading suppliers of intelligent valve controllers.
All of this is backed by field service expertise from currently over 55 Metso Automation service hubs and over 30 valve service centers around the world. Automation's valve technology and supply centers are located in Finland, the US, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil.
The Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical Company oil refinery project
The Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical Company oil refinery project with a 5 km2 footprint is located in the Jieyang Nandahai Petrochemical Industrial Zone in Guangdong province. The project is slated to process 20 million tons of heavy crude annually with 29 processing units, a 300,000-ton crude oil terminal and a 30,000- to 50,000-ton product terminal in what will be the largest oil refinery project (??) in China in terms of processing capability. Total project investment has reached USD 9.54 billion, with PetroChina a 60% stakeholder and Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. of Venezuela holding a 40% stake. The raw material to be used by the refinery is Merey-16 crude from Venezuela, which will be turned chiefly into petroleum, aviation fuel and diesel. The refinery's chief products will also meet Euro IV environmental standards with a number of products also meeting Euro V standards.
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Glow Yang, Product Engineer, Metso Automation, China
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