Press release October 26, 2015 09:30:00 AM CET

Metso's advanced valve solutions secure delayed coker unit process in Barauni refinery expansion in India

Metso's advanced valve solutions secure delayed coker unit process in Barauni refinery expansion in India 

Metso Corporation's press release on October 26, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. EET

Metso will supply special Neles® valves for a delayed coker unit in the Barauni refinery's capacity expansion in India. The refinery is operated by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. The delayed coking process is one of the most demanding sub-processes in oil refining, and it sets especially high requirements for valve reliability and tightness.

Metso will supply the complete package of valves for the critical specialty valve system, including special Neles valves in Pressure Class 900, ball valves ranging from 2"-20" and a technologically advanced 4-way switching valve. Metso's scope also includes a programmable logic controller that continuously controls the devices and control panels. The PLC and control panels will be provided by an Indian original equipment manufacturer (OEM). 

"Continuous operation is important for profitable delayed coking. We are glad that the customer trusts our knowledge in their process needs. With Metso's valve solutions, the customer is able to lower their life-cycle costs and can extend the overhaul intervals. Our modern service center and our experienced service professionals ensure optimized maintenance activities for the customer," says Vinay Pradhan, Director, Flow Control, India Metso 

The order is included in the second-quarter 2015 orders received by Metso. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso holds a strong position as a technology supplier for the delayed coking process, particularly in North America. Recently, Metso has also delivered its valves for the delayed coking process for Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery's (TAKREER) plant and Sino-Venezuela's Guangdong Petrochemical Company plant in China.

Most comprehensive range of control valves for refineries

Today, Metso's control valve range is the most comprehensive on the market. It includes globe valves, top entry rotary valves, triple eccentric disc valves, eccentric rotary plug valves, and segment valves. Metso's portfolio has a suitable product for every application - from general to severe service and from low temperature or pressure to high temperature or pressure.

Reliable valve solutions are very critical components in refinery processes. The valves must withstand extremely demanding process conditions, such as high pressure and temperature, toxic and corrosive fluid, vibration and pressure shock under normal service conditions. They also must meet all safety requirements.

Metso has a long track record of delivering engineered performance and reliability to the oil & gas industry through its leading product brands - Neles®, Jamesbury® and Mapag® - and has delivered millions of valves, control valves, and on-off valves globally more than 90 years. It is the leading supplier of intelligent valve controllers.

Metso's comprehensive value-added services improve customers' process efficiency. Metso's flow control services are available through its more than 400 dedicated service professionals with in-depth valve application expertise at over 40 service centers worldwide.

Metso's valve technology centers and valve production facilities are located in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil.

About the Barauni refinery in India

Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) is India's largest commercial enterprise. IndianOil accounts for nearly half of India's petroleum products market share, 31% national refining capacity (together with its subsidiary Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd., or CPCL), and 71% downstream sector pipelines through capacity. The IndianOil Group owns and operates 10 of India's 22 refineries. The company will execute the Barauni refinery expansion in two phases; when completed, it will expand the crude processing capacity from the existing 6 million tons to 9 million tons.

Metso is the world's leading industrial company in the mining and aggregates industries and in the flow control business. Our knowledge, people and solutions help drive sustainable improvements in performance and profitability in our customers' businesses.

Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety. Our products range from mining and construction equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our solutions are delivered and supported by decades of process knowledge and a broad scope of services backed by a global footprint of over 90 service centers, thousands of service employees, and an extensive logistics network.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 13,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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For further information, please contact:

Vinay Pradhan, Director, Flow Control, India, Metso tel. +91 22 39139 119 email: vinay.pradhan(at)metso.com

Anne Rantanen, Director, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 2253, email: anne.rantanen(at)metso.com