Blog post published Jun 12, 2017 11PM Blog: Metso on the road

Blog: Control valve & ESDV reliability prediction - Metso expert at Valve World Americas Conference

Join the workshops on Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon, 20th and 21st of June.

Ensuring safe and reliable operations at the plant should always start with defining the valve application and then move on to the correct valve selection. Only after this it is possible to make appropriate safety calculations such as probability of failure on demand (PFD), safety integrity levels (SIL) and optimal Lambda values.

I am waiting to discuss more about the valve reliability prediction with you and warmly welcome you to join the two workshops at Valve World Americas.

Before the event, check out my blog for 3 steps to ensure ESD valve reliability beyond certification.

Ville Kähkönen
Global Business Manager, Oil & Gas

P.S. Come to listen to the presentations by my colleagues too.
� June 20th at 11:00 am Ville Kähkönen, Control Valve Reliability Prediction
• June 20th at 11:00 am George Buckbee, Valve Monitoring and the Internet of Things, blog post.
• June 21st at 10:30 am Steven Hocurscak, Challenges in Actuator Sizing and Selection in the Downstream Marketplace, blog post.
• June 21st at 2:00 pm Ville Kähkönen, ESDV Reliability Prediction
• June 20th at noon Speakers Corner, heart of the Expo Floor, Mark Buzzell, Live demonstration of partial stroke testing, blog post.

Ville Kähkönen works as a Global Business Manager on-off valves for oil & gas industry in Metso Flow Control. In addition, he is Functional Safety Engineer TÜV Rheinland # 7374 /13. Ville has experience in different roles from research & development, engineering and product marketing. He holds a Master’s degree in materials science and industrial management from Helsinki University of Technology. He can be reached at

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