Neste Oil chooses Metso’s valve technology

Neste Oil and Metso have agreed on the delivery of automation and valve technology for the refinery unit under construction at Neste Oil’s Porvoo refinery in Finland. Construction started in 2013, and the unit is due to come on stream in spring 2015.

Metso’s delivery includes a Metso DNA automation system, a safety system, and links to Neste Oil’s existing systems, as well as automated on-off and emergency shutdown (ESD) valves. Metso will also provide project-engineering, installation, commissioning and training.

Neste Oil and Metso have a long track record of developing demanding special applications in cooperation to match the needs of refineries. Metso’s technologies are used at Neste Oil’s plants in Finland, Rotterdam and Singapore.

The majority of the automated on-off and ESD valves included in Metso’s delivery are for the batch process. Most of them are Neles X series valves equipped with Neles SwitchGuard valve controllers. The latter are very suitable for the batch process, as valve opening and closing times can be adjusted in each valve separately. With the controllers, there is also less need for instrumentation. In addition, they enable remote condition monitoring.

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