MIRABILLIA NEWS #135
JULY 2019
CUSTOMER TRAINING PROGRAMMES

We run up to 10-15 training programmes every year for our customers.

They range from 1 day up to maxi 4 days covering topics from design, products, applications, ITP's, manufacturing, materials, assembly, testing, codes & standards, specification review etc.

We invest in this area of our business and seeing the positive feedback from our customers is very rewarding.

If any of our customers would like to participate in a training programme, please write to us.

Stasi Prandalos, CEO

32” CL. 900 MOV BALL VALVES FOR MLNG, MALAYSIA

We have delivered 4 pcs of 32” CL.900 and 4 pcs of 16”x14” CL.900 High Pressure Side Entry Ball Valves Motor Operated to MLNG as a part of their shutdown. The ball valves were subject to high gas testing, Fugitive Emission testing & additional NDE / Material testing requirements.


Delivery: 16 weeks


Customer: PTT Corporation / End-User: Petronas MLNG


Project: Brownfield replacement for Onshore TRUNKLINE 5 SLUGCATCHER TIGA and TRUNKLINE 6 SLUGCATCHER TRAIN 9

NEW ORDER FOR 300 PCS FULLY-WELDED BALL VALVES FROM HONEYWELL FOR ADNOC GAS PROCESSING

We are pleased to announce the award of an important order for over 300 pcs of Fully Welded Ball Valves for:

EPC: HONEYWELL – ELSTER – INSTROMET, Malaysia
End-User: ADNOC GAS PROCESSING (Former Gasco) 

Project:

Replacement of Obsolete Sales Gas Metering Systems
Onshore Abu Dhabi

MV5 Fully-Welded Ball Valves
2” to 16” CL. 600 Manual

12” CL. 600 Hydraulic Double Acting Actuated (HOV)
BW+ Pup Piece / x RF, Body CS, Trim SS F316

TOP-ENTRY BALL VALVES UP TO 20” CL. 2500 INSTALLED ON SITE

Installation on site of our top-entry ball valves onshore Algeria for the SONATRACH Compressor Station and Gas Injection Station, ZCINA.

MV1 Top-Entry Ball Valves 6”, 8” , 18” CL. 150 / 900, 10”, 18”, 20” CL. 2500 FB RTJ, manual Gear Operators
Body: CS/LTCS, Trim: CS+ENP / Duplex / Inconel 718, Peek insert, High pressure gas testing
EPC: DODSAL UAE
End-User: Sonatrach Algeria
Project: Compressor Station and Gas Injection Station, ZCINA
Onshore Algeria
QTY: 35 pcs

EGYPT APPROVALS

As we are more actively pursuing the Egyptian market, we have renewed our approvals with EGPC (downstream) and E-GAS along with Petrojet and have started the commercial activity of participating in tenders and projects. We hope to come back with news of awarded orders soon.

TRAINING OF PETRONAS ENGINEERS AT MIR VALVE PLANT

In collaboration with the Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP), on July 2nd, 2019, we have organized at our HQ and Global Manufacturing Plant, a Valve Training with the objective to give the participants the practical experience of Ball Valves at the Manufacturing Facilities.

We had 20 Petronas engineers and technicians from various plants who learnt more on the design features and engineering of the ball valves, as well as on the manufacturing and testing, procedures and processes.

MIR VALVE often organizes trainings for all our customers to impart better insights into how a better understanding of valves technology and manufacturing methods can improve the performance of their overall facility at no extra costs. In many cases, this knowledge enables significant cost savings to the client especially when used by Process, Pipeline and Piping Engineers during FEED stages of the project lifecycle. These engagements are mutually beneficial, as we also learn the challenges in the field and during operations and how we are subsequently able to tailor our solutions to intended purposes, better.

DID YOU KNOW?

Although ball valves are quarter-turn valves, a bare-stem ball valve (without its operator) has unrestrained 360o rotational movement; there are no mechanical constraints.

The mechanical stops of a ball valve reside in the valve's operator (actuators, gearboxes, levers) which limits its angular motion to 90o which gives it it's quarter-turn characteristic.

For this reason, when it comes to actuators, it is important to ensure that the mechanical stops are not tampered with after the valve has been shipped.

This would throw off the alignment of the stops to the ball position done in the factory.