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Metso wins a significant repeat order for its innovative noise attenuating valve technology in North America

14 May 2014

Metso has won a significant repeat order for Neles® ball valves with Neles® Q-Trim noise attenuating technology from a North American pipeline owner that brings crude oil from Canada to US refineries.

By reducing cavitation, noise and related vibration to acceptable levels, Q-Trim technology protects process equipment, thus lowering the operating costs and minimizing the need for valve spare parts and other accessories. This, in turn, means lower total costs of ownership.

"The savings achieved for this customer with Metso's solution are estimated to amount to millions of dollars per year thanks to the higher efficiencies from our technology," says Kyle Rayhill, Global Business Manager, Neles & Mapag, Automation, Metso.

"It really pays off to deal with the noise problem even before it is created. Elevated control valve noise in the throttling process can be harmful not only to employees and surrounding communities, but it can also seriously damage process equipment. Once noise is created, it is hard to eliminate," Rayhill points out.

Based on the excellent achievements, this customer is increasing its installed base of Metso technology. The company has placed another order for more valves with Q-Trim in April 2014. Value of the order is not disclosed.

Leading valve technologies

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®. The company has delivered millions of valves, control valves, and on-off valves globally more than 90 years, and has become one of the leading suppliers of intelligent valve controllers.

Metso's valve technology centers and production facilities are in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil. The company has over 55 automation service hubs, 36 valve and field device Service Centers and over 1,000 service professionals serving automation customers around the world.

Patented Q-Trim technology

For more than 30 years, Metso's patented Q-Trim technology has been the industry benchmark for rotary noise attenuation solutions in challenging applications. Recently, Metso added a new level of performance by introducing Neles Q-Trim that solves aerodynamic noise problems and reduces noise up to 30 decibels compared with a typical control valve.

This front-running technology is a combination of various techniques, including pressure staging, flow division, peak frequency shifting and velocity control. Metso has recently added the new Neles Q2-Trim, thereby extending the family of Q-Trim product capability up to 30 dbA. The full range of Neles Q-Trim is available for pressure classes ANSI 150 through 900 in sizes up to 36".

For further information, please contact:

Kyle Rayhill
Global Business Manager
Neles & Mapag
Automation
Metso
Tel:  +1 508 852 0215 ext. 2941 or
Mob:  +1 401 486 2244
Email: kyle.rayhill@metso.com
Web:  www.metso.com
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