Oman: Valves and Controls Metso's Emergency Shutdown Valves Safeguard Petrochemical Processes

Editor: Alexander Stark

Metso announced that it will supply 400 Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) Project in Sohar, Oman.

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Muscat/Oman — The new complex will process light ends produced in Orpic's (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) Sohar Refinery and its Aromatics plant as well as optimize Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) extracted from currently available natural gas supplies.

The delivery includes Neles ESD valves ranging in size from 6"- 40". ESD valves are a vital part of a safety instrumented system (SIS). The valves are equipped with Neles ValvGuard intelligent safety solenoid valves, which can monitor valve condition, perform on-line testing and automatic reporting, and enable need-based maintenance. Furthermore, to guarantee flawless installation, commissioning and operation, the contract also includes optional customer site training and maintenance services for the new plant.

The value of the order was not disclosed. The valves will be delivered early 2018.

"We are pleased that Orpic trusted Metso's knowledge in demanding valve solutions for their new petrochemical complex. Metso's ESD valves are widely used in refineries, petrochemical sites and LNG plants around the world. Top-level safety and field-proven reliability are the strengths of Metso's valve solutions," comments Heikki Voutilainen, Global Project Sales Manager, Flow Control, Metso.

Earlier, the company had been selected to supply ESD and control valves to Orpic's Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) in Oman in 2015.

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