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Overcoming Resistance to Change

Location: Kuwait
Plant: Desalination
Application: Low pressure steam distillation control
Product: Xactrol® Mark I

The customer's plants were constructed over thirty years ago and consist of eight oil fired Mitsubishi 300 MW units with two desalination units per boiler, totaling 2400 MW and sixteen desalination units. 

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Molecular Sieve Switching Valves Superior Design

Location: Kazakhstan
Plant: Natural gas processing
Industry:
Upstream oil and gas
Application: Sour gas molecular sieve
Product:
V series mol sieve switching valve

Facing hundreds of millions of dollars in production losses annually, a major global oil company placed a multimillion dollar order with ValvTechnologies for molecular sieve switching valves to replace their existing rising stem ball valves.

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Service Department - Story of Success 

Location: Texas Gulf Coast
Plant: Refinery
Industry: Upstream, downstream O&G
Product:
Customer support, inspection & product servicing

One of our oldest customers is a large refinery in the Texas gulf area. They have several hundred ValvTechnologies’ valves installed: many of them are specially engineered designs and unique materials of construction for tough service applications in their refining units. A large number of these valves have been in service for more than 15 years. 

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V1-2 Innovative Solutions

Customer: NatureWorks, LLC.
Location: Blair, Nebraska
Plant: Biopolymers supplier
Industry: Downstream hydrocarbon
Application: Reactor control / block valve
Product: V1-2

NatureWorks required a valve that could be modulated to control back pressure and provide tight shut-off when closed. Their goal was to find a valve that would meet their specifications and provide tight shut-off. ValvTechnologies was the only manufacturer that was willing to produce a valve to the specifications required.

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V1-1 Valves for Spray Water Applications

Location: Poland
Plant: Lignite UNIT 470 MW - Supercritical
Industry: Power
Application: Spray water control
Product: V1-1

This plant's globe valves were failing continuously, resulting in control loss of the spray water and decrease in plant efficiency. Additionally, the globe valves’ stem packing was tearing, causing high-pressure, high-temperature water to be sprayed around the malfunctioning valves, creating a dangerous environment for operating staff. Learn how ValvTechnologies solved this customer's problem.

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ValvTechnologies' Specialties

Customer: Major Global HRSG OEM
Location: Europe
Plant: Combined Cycle - Natural Gas (CCNG)
Industry: Power
Application:
O-C-I
Product: Double V Series ball valve

O-C-I/mid-point flow (inching) valves in CCNG power plants function primarily during power
plant start-ups. This specific inching requirement is for the steam line condensate drain valve application. As the plant is starting up, the valves move into a “mid-point flow” position, mid meaning interim, not actual 50% position. Once the plant reaches the required temperatures/pressures, the valves continue the process in operating first in the modulating position all the way through to that of isolation/closed position.

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V1-2 Engineered Solutions

Location: Texas Gulf Coast
Plant: Polyethylene
Industry: Hydrocarbon
Application: Reactor block valve
Product: V1-2 with HVOF RiTech® coating

During a routine maintenance inspection at a petrochemical plant in the Texas Gulf Coast, technicians found a defective double ball valve that was installed in the reactor block valve application. Learn how ValvTechnologies utilized its unique zero-leakage valves with RiTech® coating to engineer a cost effective and time saving solution.

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ValvTechnologies' Success Story - TrunTech® Dosing Cup Valve

Industry: Chemical
Plant type: Petrochemical
Location: Texas
Product: TrunTech® trunnion dosing cup

SOLUTION: A Texas polyethylene plant had valves grouped in a pair of fours with a drive system that could operate one or multiple valves as required. Instead of a traditional hole through the valve, these unique valves had a dosing cup that metered catalyst into the reactor, rotating 360° based on the drive system. Read more to learn how ValvTechnologies custom-engineered a first of its kind solution to meet the plant's unique needs.

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ValvTechnologies' Success Story - LC Finer

Industry: Heavy oil
Plant type: Refinery
Application: LC finer
Location: Texas City, Texas
Product: V Series


SOLUTION: ValvTechnologies’ replaced approximately 250 valves in the late 1990’s due to issues with the competitor’s valves. The facility ran for 14 years without needing to service ValvTechnologies’ products. ValvTechnologies’ products continue to perform exceptionally well, solving the plants problems, eliminating fires, leaks and equipment failures previously experienced with competitive products.

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ValvTechnologies' Success Story - PulseJet

Industry: Downstream
Plant type: Refinery
Location: India
Product: PulseJet

SOLUTION: ValvTechnologies designed and manufactures a pulsejet valve to control the flow of syngas needed to disrupt the formation of the char cake. The valve satisfies the service conditions for operation of eight months or more, depending on the actual cycle time of the valve. To develop the most robust solution, ValvTechnologies designed the valve to meet the end user service requirements and agreed to some of the harshest requirements available. 

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OEM Valve Specification Upgrades

Industry: Power
Customer: Global OEM/EPC
Application: HRSG applications

BACKGROUND: ValvTechnologies met with an OEM’s HRSG design engineering team to inquire about issues they were experiencing with their plant’s globe valves. Learn how ValvTechnologies became their reliable partner and trusted advisor, and how they began the process of changing from traditional globe valves to modern advanced technology ball valve designs.

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Molecular Sieve Switching Valve Success

Location: British Columbia, Canada
Plant: Dehydration system
Application: Sour gas dehydration
Product: V1-4NexTech®

Molecular sieves are often utilized in the petroleum industry, especially for the purification of gas streams. Valves leading into and out of molecular sieves cycle frequently and leakage in these critical areas can make it difficult or impossible to meet product purification requirements.

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IsoTech® - Parallel Slide Gate Valve - Proven Success in Single Isolation

Location: England
Plant:
Coal 
Industry:
Power
Product: 
IsoTech®

One of the largest, cleanest and most efficient coal burning power station in the United Kingdom with capacity of 3,960 megawatts generates enough electricity to meet the needs of 7% of the UK. This plant, greatly concerned about the environment, focuses on a low-carbon economy, reducing emissions and saving money.

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ValvTechnologies Specialties - Think outside the box

Location: New Jersey, USA

ValvTechnologies Specialties, better known as VTIS, is positioned to ensure stellar customer service and on-time delivery so we can exceed our customers’ expectations. VTIS is designed to quickly and efficiently respond to customer’s needs for non-standard valves and/or applications, specifically:

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ValvPerformance Testing™

Customer: SloeCentrale
Location: The Netherlands
Plant: Combined cycle power plant
Industry: Power
Service: ValvPerformance Testing™

Learn how ValvTechnologies was able to assist the client in identifying leaking valves using ValvPerformance Testing™, as well as provision absolute zero-leakage drain valves saving the customer ~ $169,033 (€122,400) per year.

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Reducing TCO with ValvTechnologies’ IsoTech® 

Location: Ontario, Canada
Plant: Two-on-one combined cycle power plant
Industry: Fossil power
Application: HP steam-main steam stop
Product: IsoTech® PSG

The plant had two main steam isolation PSG valves installed in this application. They were experiencing severe leakage when valves were required to isolate. From initial plant start-up, the frequency of valve maintenance of up to twice per year per valve. The cost of $40,000 per repair, was a particular concern for the plant. 

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Emergency Shutdown Valves

Location: Dallas, West Virginia
Plant: Natural gas processing
Industry: Oil and gas
ApplicationEmergency shutdown valves
Product: V1-2

ValvTechnologies and Portersville PRD are the trusted advisors and preferred suppliers of the industry-leading high-performance, zero-leakage isolation valves in critical applications for the engineering firm completing the design: the firm knew they could count on the superior expertise and global experience of ValvTechnologies and Portersville PRD.

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EPA Mandate on Coke Drum Venting

Location: Texas and Louisiana
Plant: Refineries
Industry: Hydrocarbon
Application: Coker isolation valves
Product: Delayed coker valves

Implemented in 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Risk and Technology Review (RTR) mandate on coke drum venting for petroleum refineries. To meet these standards, ValvTechnologies supplied refineries with severe service technology, extending the coker valve's isolation capabilities and saving operators thousands of dollars.

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Autoclave Discharge Block Valve

Location: Russia
Industry: Mining and Minerals
Application: Autoclave Discharge Block Valve, Pilot Plant Trial
Product: 1 Qty, 1/2" ANSI Class 300 AbrasoBlock® valve

ValvTechnologies' AbrasoBlock® valve was put to the test during an accelerated product trial in mining plant in Russia. Read this case study to find out how ValvTechnologies' valve performed and results from the trial.

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ValvTechnologies' Success Story - Coking - Heater Isolation

Industry: Coking
Plant type: Refining
Application: Coking – furnace heater isolation
Location: Minnesota
Product: V1-2

SOLUTION: ValvTechnologies committed to the customer’s short lead time requirement based on their on-site delivery needs by offering expedite options with existing coker inventory/stock, changing out to forgings where able and working with valued suppliers to expedite materials with negligible impact on overall project cost. 

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ValvTechnologies' Success Story - Molecular Sieve Dehydration Unit

Industry: Upstream oil & gas
Plant type: Oil field
Application: Molecular sieve dehydration units
Location: Kazakhstan

SOLUTION: The customer switched to ValvTechnologies’ V1-4, solid Inconel 825 and the valves lasted for two years vs. the competitor’s 1-90 days and saved them millions of dollars of lost production. The customer has now standardized on ValvTechnologies’ valves in all their molecular sieve units. A second order was placed for 74 V Series valves, sizes 12” and 16” in solid Inconel.

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Instrumentation Isolation

Industry: Coker
Plant type: Refinery
Application: Instrumentation Isolation
Location: Texas Gulf Coast
Product: V1-2

ValvTechnologies has successfully secured an order for a new coker unit in one of the largest crude oil refineries in North America. Learn how ValvTechnologies' proven track record at the facility and custom-engineered V1-2 valves satisfied the customers strict calibration requirements and specific material specifications.

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V1-2 Proven Track Record & Dependibility

Location: USA
Plant: Fossil power
Application:
Nitrogen purge/vent valve 
Product:
 V1-2

A major global power company entrusted ValvTechnologies to help them identify the best possible solution to replace their existing triple offset butterfly valves in their nitrogen purge/vent valve application. 

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Turbine Isolation & IsoTech® Parallel Slide Gate Valves

Location: USA
Plant:
Chemical
Industry:
Nuclear
Product: 
IsoTech®

A US chemical plant using wedge gate valves leaked so severely that steam passed through the valves and into the turbine making it impossible to perform turbine maintenance repair. The plant would have to be completely shut down so that the turbines could be accessed. With each occurrence, the cost associated with shutting down the plant was several million dollars per shut down.

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HIPPS - High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems

Customer: Chevron
Location:
Bangladesh, South Asia
Industry:
Upstream oil & gas
Product: 
HIPPS

The customer placed a large order for HIPPS trunnion valves, which were 8” class 2500. The scope was a total of 20 valves which were needed for the expansion of their gas field. Their excellent experience with ValvTechnologies’ on a previous order influenced them to choose our services again. 

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Teamwork Builds Success

Location: Southeast United States 
Plant: Combined cycle power plant
Industry: Power
Application: HP Steam
Product: V1-1

Learn how ValvTechnologies' service, shipping and warehouse teams responded to an emergency customer request and identified, assembled, tested and shipped a V1-1 valve the very same day the request was received.

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Lower Emission & Heat Rate Efficiency

Location: United Kingdom
Plant: Fossil power
Industry: Power
Application: Combined cycle
Product: V Series and IsoTech®

Severe service valve leakage significantly reduces a plant’s heat rate performance, because BTUs leak away, never reaching the turbine. By utilizing ValvTechologies’ V Series metal seated ball valves and IsoTech® parallel slide gate valves for vents and drains, steam and water leakage is eliminated, improving the plant’s thermal efficiency. 

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V1-1 Lowest Total Cost-of-Ownership

Location: United States
Plant: Power producer
Industry: Power
Application: Attemperator block
Product: V1-1

A major US combined cycle plant experienced significant seat leakage with a competitor’s valve
that was installed in the attemperator block application of the plant. After just one year of service and multiple attempts to correct the issue, the faulty valve compromised the plants’ performance resulting in high maintenance
costs and poor reliability.

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The Quality Certified Safety Solution

Location: Southern California
Plant: Refinery
Industry: Hydrocarbon
Application: Coker isolation valve
Product: V1-2

The refining industry confronts some of the most difficult valve application challenges in various process units. Companies are more and
more focused on safety of the plant, their people and meeting production goals. As a means to provide worker safety in a delayed coker unit, one refinery in Southern California looked to install a safety process interlock system.

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ValvTechnologies' Success Story - Hydrogen Isolation Valves

Industry: Downstream
Plant type: Chemical
Application: Hydrogen Isolation
Location: Texas
Product: V1-1

THE WIN: This customer had a long standing
history of using “Y” pattern globe valves for isolation valves in hydrogen isolation service. After reviewing the benefits of the ValvTechnologies’ zero-leakage design, the customer changed their specification to require ValvTechnologies’ zero-leakage, metal seated ball valves.

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ValvTechnologies' Success Story - H-oil unit

Industry: Downstream
Plant type: H-oil unit
Location: Belarus

SOLUTION: ValvTechnologies' decades of engineering experience led to the design of its superior, severe service zero-leakage isolation valves that exceed industry standards. In this case, it also led to ValvTechnologies' largest ever h-oil project win and the displacement of a former firmly ingrained competitor.

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ValvTechnologies' Success Story - Eliminates Maintenance Costs

Industry: Downstream and chemical processing 
Plant type: Refinery
Application: Resid hydrotreater unit (RHU) 
Location: Texas
Product: V Series severe service valves

SOLUTION: This customer saved $1.5 million per year that repairs were pushed off, saving a total of $4.5 million over three years. Additionally, the plant recognized repeatable, long-term, reliable tight shut off and longer run times with significantly reduced maintenance and lower total cost-of-ownership.

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Significant Efficiency Increase

Industry: Power
Plant type: 1100+ MW natural gas combined cycle power plant
Location: North America
Application: HRSG HP evaporator system and drains/vents
Product: V1-1

A world-renowned OEM was experiencing difficulties brought on by 70 leaking globe valves in high-temperature, high-temperature severe service applications. ValvTechnologies addressed and resolved a number of the OEM's concerns with its innovative technology, optimizing the plant's performance, saving the customer time and money.

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ValvTechnologies' Success Story - VirtualValv Support™

Product: VirtualValv Support™
Application: Remote service, maintenance and repair
Location: Malaysia
Industry: Power
Plant type: Power plant

While the whole world was in halt and majority of commercial flights grounded due to travel bans
during the Covid-19 pandemic, OEM expertise remained high in demand. ValvTechnologies was tasked to find an innovative solution to reach its
customers remotely, safely and effectively.

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