Press release June 15, 2017 03:00:00 PM CET

Metso at Valve World Americas 2017 in Houston, Texas: valve solutions for maximum uptime to secure reliability and financial success

Metso at Valve World Americas 2017 in Houston, Texas: valve solutions for maximum uptime to secure reliability and financial success   

Metso Corporation's press release on June 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. EET

Metso will showcase its extensive valve offering for oil and gas, pulp and paper and other process industries at Valve World Americas taking place June 20-21at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Valves are key elements in any plant's flow control and their reliability can be affected by issues such as wear, stress and shock. "All customers look for high process uptime with no unscheduled production breaks to reach high profitability. Uptime is really the synonym for reliability and financial success, in all industry sectors," states Kyle Rayhill, Director Oil and Gas Business Management, Metso.

Metso invites Valve World Americas visitors to meet with us and discover our world-leading solutions improving plant reliability and safety through well-planned valve optimization, best-practice maintenance planning and advanced digitalization. Meet Metso at Hall C, booth 401.  

Metso experts' participation in conference workshops

  • June 20th at 11:00 am
    • Valve Monitoring and the Internet of Things - George Buckbee, Head of Performance Solutions. The presentation will cover practical issues, such as data access, cyber security, and especially what to do after you identify these valves with issues.
    • Control Valve Reliability Prediction - Ville Kähkönen, Oil and Gas Business Manager
  • June 20th at noon at Speaker's Corner
    • Live demonstration of partial stroke testing - Mark Buzzell, Business Manager, Valve Controls
  • June 21st at 10:30 am
    • Moderating the Actuation & Automation workshop - Todd Harrison, EPC Account Manager
    • Challenges in Actuator Sizing and Selection in the Downstream Marketplace -Steven Hocurscak, Product Manager. His presentation will focus on the challenges in sizing and selection of pneumatic actuation for on/off automated valves. The presentation will attempt to address the various challenges from the perspective of the manufacturer, distributor and the customer.

Introducing novel Neles NDX model with a double-acting function 

The new Metso Neles NDX intelligent valve controller range is expanding with a double-acting Ex d-certified device. The latest Neles NDX model will continue delivering the same performance, reliability and improved user experience as the first model. It too will suit a wide range of customer applications, regardless of industry or the brand of valves being used.

Expertune PlantTriage - Identify hidden performance issues

PlantTriage gathers process data from control systems and monitors thousands of control loops. It oversees process control loops night and day, diagnoses and prioritizes opportunities for improvements, and pinpoints major economic paybacks in a very simple and understandable way to enable fast and easy decision making.

Experienced in valves

Metso's extensive flow control services offering covers expert services from maintenance planning and execution to performance solutions. Metso's valve technology centers and valve production facilities are 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® and Jamesbury®. For example, Metso's valves are widely used in refining industry with global installed base in over 100 countries.

Metso is a world-leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,000 service professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results. 

Further information

Kyle Rayhill, Director, Oil and Gas Business Management, Flow Control, Metso, Tel. +1 508 852 0215 ext. 6124, Email: kyle.rayhill@metso.com  

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: helena.marjaranta@metso.com


Caption: One of Metso's workshop presentations at Valve World Americas 2017 will focus on the challenges in actuator sizing and selection in the downstream marketplace.