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New Emerson Knife Gate Valve Fills Market Gap for Mid-Service Mining Applications

New Clarkson SU10R knife gate valve for mid-service applications eliminates the compromise between light-service and heavy-duty valves with a high-performance, low-maintenance, bi-directional, abrasion-resistant design


Emerson has launched a new line of reliable, high-performance knife gate valves designed specifically to meet the needs of customers in challenging mid-service mining applications.


The new Clarkson SU10R polyurethane knife gate valve line is available in the United States and offers mining and mineral processing companies a solution to the abrasion and corrosion conditions that plague mid-service applications, while significantly increasing reliability and service life.


“Medium density slurry service has traditionally presented a challenge for the mineral processing industry. The choice is usually an economic light-service valve that will require frequent replacement or a heavy-duty valve that is expensive and over specified. The SU10R now fills that gap with a valve that offers superior service and easy servicing,” said Mike Gordon, global product manager for knife gate valves, Emerson Automation Solutions.


The two-piece body construction and field replaceable snap-in liner design provides more reliable sealing than competing products. An integral seat face seal eliminates the need for flange gaskets in many conventional flanged installations. This, along with an improved gland, will make the product particularly attractive to customers across the mining spectrum, from alumina to coal, copper, gold, silver and uranium.


The snap-in urethane liner design means that no special tools are required to replace the liner. “We have made every effort to make this design as maintenance friendly as possible, which speeds up the maintenance process and eliminates the potential for problems when the valve is installed or repaired,” said Gordon.


The Clarkson SU10R urethane valves offer a number of other advantages over conventional metal seated valves. In addition to delivering superior abrasion resistance, the inherent resilience of the polyurethane material ensures tight shut-off to MSS-SP-81 standards. The valves are also truly bi-directional.


The Clarkson SU10R valves will initially be available in sizes ranging from 50mm (2 inches) up to 600mm (24 inches) and operate at 10 bar (150 psi cwp) across the entire range at temperatures of up to 80°C (175°F).


Emerson is currently offering its new Clarkson SU10R valve for customers in the United States, with a rollout to other regions, including Latin America and Asia Pacific, at a later date.

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Clarkson Knife Gate Valve

WPC joins Viva Energy in charity event

WPC and Viva Energy have donated $8000 to Very Special Kids. 

Every year people from nearly 100 countries unite to do good deeds for others as part of globally acclaimed Good Deeds Day.

Between Monday 27 March and Sunday 2 April more than 750 Viva Energy employees across Australia donated over 650 hours to participate in 1,100 good deeds. As part of the fundraising efforts, WPC joined Viva Energy and together donated $8000 to Very Special Kids.

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services.

WPC and Viva Geelong in charity event
WPC and Viva Geelong is handing over the check to Very Special Kids. 

Main burner valves from Emerson help improve reliability and reduce operational expense for oil and gas processors

The Fisher™ Type 119EZ and 119EZS main burner valves provide variable opening speeds for proper ignition in pneumatic and automated burner systems

Emerson Automation Solutions has released the Fisher Type 119EZ and 119EZS main burner valves for burner systems used in oil and gas production. The new 119 Series can help improve oil and gas burner performance, increase reliability and reduce capital and operational expense.

The 119EZ provides an adjustable opening speed for pneumatically controlled burners while the 119EZS incorporates a solenoid valve enabling it to be used with automated burner systems. The 119EZ and 119EZS are designed with a built-in speed controller allowing the unit’s opening speed to be tuned to meet the burner design. Tuning the opening speed of the main burner valve to match the burner design, helps ensure proper ignition of the main burner. The opening speed can be adjusted from 3 seconds for smaller burners to 12 seconds for larger burners.

The units are designed to close in less than 3 seconds and provide Class VI shutoff. The integrated speed controller reduces installation cost associated with using an external speed controller. The 119EZ and 119EZS are retrofitable to existing burner systems in the field.

The Fisher Type 119EZ and 119EZS are based on the compact, field-proven, and reliable Fisher Type 119 control valve platform. The new main burner valve shares the same internals (diaphragm, disk, orifice, and springs) as the Fisher Type 119, which has been used for more than 25 years on burners in the oil and gas industry.

“The design requirements of burner systems provided a great opportunity for the engineering team to develop new technology that improves the tuning process and helps simplify customer installation,” said Thomas Weyer, director of upstream business, regulator technologies, Emerson Automation Solutions. “By integrating an adjustable orifice to our valve we allow our customers to precisely tune the valve opening speed. Utilizing feedback from the field, we were able to optimize the performance to create a product that meets all of our customers’ needs.”

For more information, please read the white paper.

Fisher 119EZS

WPC will deliver Della Foglia Ball Valves with Bettis Actuation to the Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Project

WPC has succesfully tendered for the Mainline Actuated and Manual Valve package for the upcomming Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Project.

The 622km pipeline will link Tennant Creek in the Territory to Mt Isa in Queensland, driving commercial exploration and development of currently untapped gas reserves, unlocking the next phase of economic growth for the Territory and helping build a stronger Northern Australia. Western Process Controls will be delivering large and small bore, 100% Italian, Della Foglia forged ball valves, locally integrated in the WPC Hallam Service Centre with Bettis actuation.

DellaFoglia / Bettis

Emerson awarded Shell Prelude contract

Shell Australia has chosen Emerson and its local business partner Western Process Controls to provide automation maintenance and reliability services for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.

The size of six aircraft carriers, Prelude is the world’s largest floating production facility. It will process natural gas collected from subsea wells 475 kilometers (almost 300 miles) offshore from Broome, Western Australia.

Since 2010, Emerson has served as Main Automation Contractor on the Prelude project, responsible for process control and monitoring technologies that will help Shell operate Prelude FLNG safely and efficiently. Under the new multi-year support contract, Emerson experts working both onshore and offshore will provide ongoing reliability and maintenance services for an even broader range of equipment.

Emerson and its local business partner, Western Process Controls, will provide equipment monitoring, diagnostic services, spares support, and maintenance for the facility’s control and safety systems, as well as thousands of instruments and valves.

Two expert Emerson engineers onboard Prelude will work with other team members who remotely monitor the facility’s automation from Shell’s operations center in Perth. The center’s high-tech Collaborative Work Environment will also enable the Emerson team to consult with Shell specialists as they use a proactive maintenance strategy to detect potential concerns, identify corrective actions, and arrange for delivery of any required equipment to the facility.

Prelude is under construction in Geoje, South Korea, before moving to Australia to begin operations. The facility is expected to remain on station at least 25 years as Shell and its partners develop gas reserves in the Browse Basin’s Prelude and Concerto fields.

For more on WPC's ability to help oil and gas producers optimize their operations, visit http://www.wpc.com.au/oil-and-gas

Shell Prelude
Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.
Photo courtesy of Shell.

 

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