Press release December 2, 2014 09:33:35 AM CET

Metso introduces a special intelligent valve controller option for Arctic temperatures

Metso introduces a special intelligent valve controller option for Arctic temperatures

Metso Corporation's trade press release on December 2, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. EET

The special Neles ND9000 intelligent valve controller option is designed for extreme environments with a temperature range of -53°C to +85°C.

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As oil and gas production moves to even more challenging geographic areas, the standard
-40°C to +85°C environment tolerance is no longer sufficient. In particular, more stringent regulations originating from North America, Russia and China have made it necessary for valve controllers to be certified for even more extreme temperatures. To meet these evolving needs, Metso has launched an Arctic option that expands the Neles ND9000 intelligent valve controller family and enables the controller to withstand temperatures from -53°C to +85°C.

"One of the most appealing benefits of the Metso intelligent valve controller is that it offers remotely advanced control valve diagnostics for process optimization and maintenance planning. This means that users no longer need to go out into extreme conditions next to the valves to carry out control valve diagnostics tasks. Instead, all access to user friendly diagnostics reports can occur from inside the comfort of an office. On-line diagnostics collected by Metso's Neles ND9000 intelligent valve controller let you know your control valve condition, so you don't need to guess," explains Sami Nousiainen, Director, Neles Smart Products, Metso.

The Arctic temperature option is available in aluminum and stainless steel flameproof enclosures. For both material options, an intrinsically safe option is also available, if needed. The Arctic temperature option is available for HART, Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus PA devices.

Neles ND9000 - a reliable valve controller with high control accuracy

Metso's Neles ND9000's top-class intelligent valve controller family is designed to operate on all control valve actuators and in all industry areas. Each controller guarantees the highest reliability and control accuracy for end-product quality in all operating conditions.

The unique diagnostics and performance features of the Neles ND9000 intelligent valve controller make it the leader in the industry. Its reliable and robust design is easy to commission and operate. Additionally, the Neles ND9000 comes as a future-proof investment with Metso FieldCare(TM) lifetime support.

Experienced in valves

Metso's extensive flow control services offering covers business solutions and services that optimize equipment use and cost of ownership. Metso's valve technology centers and valve production facilities are located in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil. By the end of 2014, Metso will have more than 40 valve and field device service centers worldwide.

Metso has a solid experience in delivering engineered performance and reliability to the oil & gas, pulp & paper and power customers through its leading product brands - Neles®, Jamesbury® and Mapag® - and has delivered millions of control valves and on-off valves globally over the last 90 years. Metso's extensive Neles® control valve offering includes also standard and severe service globe valves, which offer reliability to most critical processes and operate at extreme pressures and temperatures. Additionally, Metso has become one of the leading suppliers of intelligent valve controllers.

Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, oil and gas, and aggregates industries. Metso's cutting-edge services and solutions improve availability and reliability in minerals processing and flow control, providing sustainable process and profit improvements. Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.8 billion. Metso employs approximately 16,000 industry experts in 50 countries. Expect results.

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For further information, please contact:
Sami Nousiainen, Director, Neles Smart Products, Metso, tel. +358 20 483 5383, email: sami.nousiainen(at)metso.com

Jussi Ollila, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: jussi.ollila(at)metso.com