March 19, 2020
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An update on our response to COVID-19
In light of the changing COVID-19 environment, it is important for you to know that WPC has implemented significant precautions to safeguard the well-being of all employees and visitors to our branches. Our aim is to provide our full range of services as we recognise that business must continue and that we need to support our customers, whilst keeping everyone safe and healthy.
Our teams continue to provide sales, service and parts supply to the highest standard that we can in these trying times.
Though no plan can guarantee uninterrupted service, our plan has allowed us to maintain continuity of operations. Every office is implementing a minimum number of standards and others may implement more based on current local conditions. Our efforts so far have safeguarded our people and enabled us to serve our customers in nearly all locations. To date, we have supported the movement of urgent orders, expedited critical goods, and offered tailored solutions to minimise supply chain impacts. We will continue to monitor the situation as conditions are evolving rapidly.
While we have no confirmed cases of infection among our employees at this time, we continue to implement precautionary measures. Some of the key measures include the following:
• Social distancing, including having a portion of each staff operating remotely;
• Enhanced personal hygiene controls;
• Restrictions on local and international travel; and
• Implementation of our incident response plans at all our facilities using a practical approach.
We urge you to continue to remain confident and continue your bookings and orders with us. We will notify you if we anticipate any issues as we aim to keep any disruption to a minimum.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact your account representative or the local office on the following numbers.
Western Australia - Office/Workshop
HEAD OFFICE/CANNING VALE Tel: +618 9455 3599
KARRATHA Tel: +618 9144 4448
South Australia - Adelaide Office
ADELAIDE Tel: +618 8126 0900
Victoria - Office/Workshop
HALLAM Tel: +613 8795 7634
WURRUK Tel: +613 5144 2633
October 21, 2019
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Centralian Controls and Western Process Controls are merging their valve business
In light of the changing landscape of the Oil and Gas Industry in South Australia and Northern Territory, Centralian Controls and Western Process Controls have decided to merge their Valve businesses, which will take effect 1st November 2019. From this date, Western Process Controls will be the entity for all valve related matters.
Centralian Controls will continue to focus on Telemetry, RTU, Flow Computer & SCADA, Solar systems and Packaged Solutions, servicing the same clients as before - operating from the same location in Adelaide.
This valve business merger will prove to be of benefit to our customers by providing greater flexibility and additional resources that will consolidate our support across the relevant states.
Both companies are committed to the support of their clients and employees. To ensure continuity, five employees of Centralian Controls will transfer to Western Process Controls, to continue the valuable valve sales and support in Adelaide, for South Australian clients. Northern Territory clients will be supported by Western Process Controls’ Perth office. Once established in 2020, the Western Process Controls Sales and Service office in Darwin will take over the support of clients in the Northern Territory.
January 19, 2018
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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.
September 25, 2018
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LNG Users Maximize Space, Reduce Costs with New Pressure Relief Valves
End users can fulfill overpressure protection requirements with smaller valve. Emerson is helping LNG marine transportation customers to reduce their initial pressure relief valve investment at the shipyard by up to 25 percent, and total cost of ownership with its new Anderson Greenwood™ 9300H low pressure pilot operated pressure relief valves (POPRVs). The Anderson Greenwood 9300H patented design provides leak-free operation up to set pressure with an additional 10.5 percent flow capacity over valves currently available on the market. The additional capacity reduces the required size of the valve providing initial purchase savings, with additional savings on the associated piping, fittings and expansion elbows.
Designed specifically for marine LNG tanks on ships, floating production or storage units, the valve allows ship owners and operators to efficiently fulfill their critical overpressure protection requirements with smaller-sized valves and associated piping. The 9300H provides the superior performance and seat tightness of Anderson Greenwood POPRVs and utilizes the 52-year, field-proven Anderson Greenwood 93 Series pilot mounted flush to the valve providing a rugged, low profile ideal for rough seas. The valve is field-adjustable for either modulating action to reduce product loss during a relief event or snap action to open completely at set pressure. The 9300H valves can be easily equipped with valve monitoring technology and are certified for liquified gas carrier applications by all major classification societies, including Lloyd’s Register, American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, and Det Norske Veritas.
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Global LNG Outlook, long-term global LNG demand is projected to “grow between 4-7 percent annually and a potential shortage can only be relieved by final investment decisions on new export projects in 2018-20.”
“LNG continues to play an increasing role in global energy,” said Brett Bockeloh, product manager for pressure relief valves, Emerson Automation Solutions. “As the world pushes to keep pace with growing LNG demand, the need for innovative, reliable overpressure protection solutions has never been greater. The Anderson Greenwood 9300H’s combination of performance and reliability puts our customers in the best position to achieve their goals without the need to compromise on safety or their budget.”
April 4, 2017
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WPC joins Viva Energy in charity even
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.