Press release June 15, 2015 10:15:00 AM CET

Metso's high pressure ball valve ready to meet modern safety and emission standards in demanding applications

Metso's high pressure ball valve ready to meet modern safety and emission standards in demanding applications

Metso Corporation's press release on June 15, 2015

Metso's new Neles® XH series high pressure ball valves have been designed specifically to bring customers a safe and reliable product for multiple high-pressure applications. The new XH series is now ready to meet these requirements in higher pressure classes of ASME 900 / EN PN 160.

The XH series fulfills ever-increasing customer requirements for low fugitive emissions (ISO 15848), functional safety (IEC 61508-2:2010, SIL 3) and fire safety (API 607) standards while still providing all the traditional benefits for which Neles® ball valves are recognized.

These benefits are possible thanks to Metso's long experience in ball valve technology, including application-based seat selection, material and coating technologies, and robust bearing construction.

Low total cost of ownership

Advantages include low total cost of ownership due to less need for servicing, high production yield due to long lasting high tightness, lower energy loss due to valve high capacity, and general trouble-free operation in both shut-off and throttling applications.

These benefits are being utilized already in wide range of applications worldwide. The XH is being utilized in coal gasification processes, including solids handling, oxygen service and more, in high pressure control service in pipelines equipped with Neles® Q-Trim technology noise attenuation trim, and in demanding high-cycle applications.

Technical highlights

Reliable operations are ensured in temperatures ranging from -50 to +600°C. Body material options start from a forged carbon steel and extend to fully Ni-based high-grade alloys used in oxygen service. All wetted internals are high-grade stainless steel as standard, as in all traditional Neles® designs.

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 14,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results., 

For further information, please contact:

Valtteri Koskinen, Product Manager, Flow Control, Metso, Tel +358 20 483 5351, email:

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

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