Press release March 2, 2015 08:15:00 AM CET

Metso answers valve performance challenges of aging plants in Europe

Metso answers valve performance challenges of aging plants in Europe

Metso Corporation's press release on March 2, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. EET

Metso will present its solutions at the "Managing Aging Plants Conference & Expo", which is being organized for the first time ever at the Düsseldorf Congress Center, Germany, from March 3-4, 2015, to address critical topics that many European plants now face. Experts at Metso's stand S14 are available to answer specific questions about improving valve performance for a safe and sustainable future.

Improve your plant availability over its life cycle

The focus of this special exhibition is to help preserve industry in Europe by offering a better understanding of how to plan for a profitable future. As Metso aims at helping customers improve their plant's availability over its entire life cycle, our experts will be there to present our solutions on how to do this for ageing plants. Our special areas of expertise cover chemical, petrochemical, refinery and industrial gas facilities. We are happy to discuss with you how to optimize valve maintenance efforts to improve your plant's process safety and performance.

Many industrial plants currently in operation in Europe are about to reach, or have already exceeded, their expected lifetime. Although they remain productive, many solutions exist for plant managers to further enhance the productivity, safety and profitability of these facilities. Our focus is specifically on providing answers to these current challenges.

Metso experts presenting at the Conference
Come and hear Metso specialists speaking on the following topics.

Tuesday, March 3 at 11:10 am
Risk-based inspection / Workshop panelist Jarkko Räty

Wednesday, March 4 at 11:00 am
How much of your aging plant is out of control? / Author: George Buckbee;
Presenter Harri Cederlöf

Wednesday, March 4 at 11:50 am
Optimizing valve maintenance using condition analysis / Jarkko Räty

During the conference, our service experts will be available at the Metso stand S14, They are pleased to explain more about Metso's Intelligent Maintenance and Shutdown services, which are always tailored to meet critical customer needs with ageing plants in the best possible way.

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. Metso over 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 the 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 2014, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 16,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.
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For further information, please contact:

Timo Hänninen, Vice President, Service business line, Metso, Tel. +358 40 585 3042, Email: timo.hanninen(at)metso.com

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