Companies partner with Valin for results. Read these case studies to learn how we achieve more together.
At a Texas-based syngas plant, the thermocouples in its partial oxidation units were lasting an average of three months before failing. But after switching to WIKA’s TC84 platinum thermocouple with sapphire protection tube, the facility has not had to replace its temperature sensors for over a year.
Valin offered a one-stop-shop solution with competitive pricing to both the engineering firm and the refinery for both the process valves and the Emerson Redundant Control System with UL certification. Valin’s solution assisted the customer in overcoming issues they had gone through in the past with other vendors who took a significantly long time to get panels approved with the class ratings at a significantly higher price.
One element of operations that refineries must assure is handled is the purchasing and storage of all the parts necessary to allow the plants to run efficiently. Learn how Valin’s Inventory Management Services Program did just this for one major refinery.
Accurate flow measurement and control of slurry dispense in semiconductor polishing and lapping tools is critical. Malema’s PFA Coriolis Mass Flow Meter and Flow Controller is the only flow measuring technology that is successfully used in such high viscosity applications.
Precision Sensors' Echoline Smart Sensor with auto diagnostic provides Semi Fabs with UL991 and S2 compliance and provides stability with no need for regular inspections.
A highly corrosive and toxic chemical with strong disinfecting properties, Sodium Hypochlorite plays an ever increasing role in many industries. However, its corrosive nature and tendency to release tiny gas bubbles that can permeate non-metallic pumps poses a challenge to conventional pumping.
A large utility company had a series of dams which controlled the flow of water into the local area. These dams were deemed as a critical infrastructure by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The spillways are controlled by large butterfly valves which are actuated utilizing hydraulics.
For a leader in industrial flow equipment and services, one specific application was causing significant difficulties for their end user. By working with WIKA's experts in quality instrumentation on a pressure sensor solution, the customer overcame their systematic field problem with great success.
The wastewater treatment equipment market was worth over $35 billion in 2015, and is expected to reach more than $55 billion by 2023. Increasing demands for water, alongside a trend in recycling and reusing this precious resource, are two reasons for the growth. Learn more.
Several years ago, a major U.S. pharmaceutical plant suffered the loss of a full batch of an expensive drug because of contamination caused by a diaphragm seal failure. This failure on a measuring instrument led to a time-consuming, costly shutdown and quarantine of the product line. Learn more.
In geothermal plants, transforming the earth's heat into electricity imposes challenging conditions on pressure measurement equipment. WIKA's pressure monitoring instruments and diaphragm seals can withstand harsh environments, as shown in a recent installation in Southeast Asia. Learn more.
Chlorine dioxide is a powerful oxidant used in pre-treatment of drinking water for reduced trihalomethanes, as an oxidizing agent for contaminated water, as a sanitizer in vegetable and fruit washing, as a biocide in cooling towers and its largest market the bleaching of pulp for paper. Learn more.
A high-purity silicon material manufacturer was looking for a solution to ensure a positive shutoff of gas flows. The company produces 500 tons of high-purity silane gas, 1,000 tons of electronic grade polysilicon, and 18,000 tons of granular polysilicon annually.
Unlike traditional proportional or even PID control that require a varying output to a modulating control device, time-proportional control can achieve a proportional control response to process variation using an on/off device by varying on and off times in a defined control period.
Valin bid on large specialized dampers for flue gas with a leading engineering and equipment firm. The Valin team assured them that Valin was capable of supplying non-standard complex damper assemblies and would use the customer specified actuators with Valin specified controls & accessories.
A large energy company needed to lower costs, reduce maintenance and provide more reliable hydrogen-cooled generators for their customers. In order to monitor seal oil pressure remotely, provide switch control and be able to instantly view pressure readings, three discrete instruments were needed.
A Valin refinery customer planned a maintenance outage and had an urgent need for two critical valve replacements. Valin's technical specialists worked with their top valve supplier to provide a solution to meet the high-pressure requirements and critical delivery needs.
Valin was approached by a company that purchases natural gas direct from the pipeline, processes it and transports it to CNG filling stations throughout California. They wanted a portable metering system which would allow them to confirm the mass quantities and chemical composition of natural gas.
A hydrogen production plant was having to replace gauges every 30 days and needed a better solution. Valin's technical specialists recommended an all-welded system gauge and installed it. The special gauge can be used in many applications where vibration and temperature are a challenge. Lean more.
Accidents such as the Deepwater Horizon, Macondo Prospect, well blowout and explosion that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, and the gas leak in the Elgin Field in the North Sea in 2012, are causing the industry to rethink its approach to pressure monitoring during drilling and production.
A major refinery was looking for a way to control the distribution and handling of instrumentation products during a dual turnaround. Valin's material handling solution took the burden off the refinery's planners and freed up their time to work on more important tasks. Learn more.
During an observation at a refinery, chemists noticed the sample cylinders currently installed at their facility did not have the latest features specified by the Department of Transportation (DOT) / Cal-OSHA regulations. Valin assessed the issue and made recommendations. Learn more.
A developer and manufacturer of molded-fiber packaging was struggling with controlling the consistency of the pulp feed stock in their manufacturing process. They tried numerous solutions with little to no success. This was due in large part to the fact that they were forced to use numerous vendors.
There are 27 mines located in a geographically isolated area using fittings and tubing provided by Valin. Valin looked at the areas local resources to see if we could partner up with a local vendor that is currently in the mines and can present Valin products to the mines. Learn more.
Valin provides assistance to plastic resin and synthetic fiber manufacturer with integrated valve solution.
Crisis Averted at a Large Copper & Nickel Mining Company in Tucson, AZ.
A Major Refinery in Washington Realizes a 20% Savings on their Maintenance Labor Thanks to Valin.
A major refinery in California turned to Valin to help them solve a problem with their sample cylinders. This customer has many sample cylinders that are used to transport a process sample from a refinery unit to the lab to test for recipe accuracy. They are using cylinders from multiple suppliers.
A major refinery in the Northwest (with a production capacity of 225,000+ barrels per day) “Fast Tracked” a project to capitalize on receiving Crude Oil supplies via Rail Car from the Oil Boom region in the Dakotas.
To meet growing demand for distillates and to also meet environmental and regulatory compliance, a large refinery in the Northwest began construction of a new Ultra low Sulphur Diesel Unit.
Valin® was asked to provide a compact, failsafe electric actuation solution for high torque metal seated ball valves in a severe process application.
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