Press release May 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM CET

Valve performance in focus at Metso stand at the Managing Aging Plants Conference & Expo in Düsseldorf

Valve performance in focus at Metso stand at the Managing Aging Plants Conference & Expo in Düsseldorf

Metso Corporation's press release on May 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EET

Valve performance is a critical factor in ensuring and enhancing the safety, productivity, and profitability of an industrial plant, be it a chemical, petrochemical, refinery or industrial gas facility. Metso experts will present a comprehensive scope of flow control performance solutions suited to the aging plants at the "Managing Aging Plants Conference & Expo" at the Düsseldorf Congress Center, Germany, from May 22-23, 2015, Metso stand S05.

"Valves are key elements in any plant's flow control and their reliability can be affected by issues such as wearing, stress and shocks. Plant reliability improvement programs should always start with a professional valve performance review," Jarkko Räty, Service Solutions Manager at Metso, explains.

Intelligent Maintenance and Shutdown services, which the Metso experts will be presenting at the event, meet the needs of the aging plants, helping to improve process safety and performance, and optimize valve maintenance.

Using valve performance review to improve plant reliability

At the Conference & Expo, Jarkko Räty, Service Solutions Manager at Metso, will present a paper on 'Plant reliability improvements by valve performance review' on Monday, May 22 at 15:30.

The presentation will review the ways to maximize device performance, such as outlining an easy approach to condition based maintenance, considering excessive valve movements, challenges of small valve openings and consequences of sticky valves. Ways to recognize valves which need to be added to the shutdown list, and how to improve plant reliability with valve performance measures, will be discussed.

Expert service in valves

Metso's extensive flow control services offering covers expert services from maintenance planning and execution to performance solutions. Metso valve technology centers and valve production facilities are located in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil. These are complemented with 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® - and has delivered millions of control valves and on-off valves globally over the last 90 years. The 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 is also one of the leading suppliers of intelligent valve controllers.

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 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

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

Further information

Jarkko Räty, Service Solutions Manager, Metso, Tel. +358 20 483 5161, Email:

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email:

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