With lots of gratitude we owe our customers, suppliers and employees a big thank you for ensuring we get through the year.
This newsletter gives an excellent summary of just a few of our achievements over the years: most impressive is our LTI of 4,000 days free: SAFETY COMES FIRST.
A simple message of health & happiness to all readers and here’s hoping the new year will be kind to us all.
Stasi Prandalos, CEO
We have reached a new milestone of 20,000 ENGINEERED ON/OFF VALVES manufactured to date since our beginnings in 2008.
This includes mainly ball valves – Top Entry, Side Entry and Fully Welded body but also through-conduit gate valves and swing check valves as per various sizes and applications described below.
1. On/Off ball, gate, swing check valves API 6D and API 6A
2. Motor-operated ball and gate valves API 6D and API 6A
3. Actuated / Shutdown ball and gate valves API 6D and API 6A
4. Emergency Shutdown ESD ball valves API 6D and API 6A
5. HIPPS Ball Valves (Actuated Ball Valves + Logic Solver + Instruments)
6. HIPPS Systems
7. Subsea ball and gate valves API 6DSS
8. Cryogenic and Low temperature Ball Valves API 6D (down to -196 deg. C)
10. High Temperature Ball Valves API 6D c/w flushing system (up to +450 deg. C)
11. Manual ball valves API 6D and API 6A
12. Through-conduit gate valves API 6D and API 6A
13. Swing Check valves API 6D
All our valves are successfully installed and in service in onshore, offshore and subsea applications in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Brasil and Canada with major operators such as Petronas, Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ENI, PDO, OGC, ADNOC, KOC, QP, PTT/MURPHY OIL, HESS, Petrobras, Enbridge, TECHNIP, HEISCO and many others.
We have completed 16 subsea ball valves for:
Client / End-User: Petron Fuel International Malaysia
SBM Marine Import Facilities 2 Project, Port Dickson
We have 10 years experience in subsea with Side-Entry Bolted Body and Top-entry ball valves.
This is our first order for Fully-Welded Subsea Design.
MV5-SS Subsea Fully-Welded Ball Valves (SSIV) (2 pcs)
16" CL.300, FB, RTJ, Body: CS, Trim: SS, Metal-Seated+TCC, Integral Hyperbaric Chamber test c/w ATC Helical Slot Hydraulic Actuators
MV5-SS Subsea Fully-Welded Ball Valves (12 pcs)
2", 4", 6", 10", 20" CL.300, FB, RTJ, Body: CS, Trim: SS, Metal-Seated + TCC, Integral Hyperbaric Chamber test c/w Rotork Subsea Gear
MV1-SS Subsea Top-Entry Ball Valves (2 pcs)
1" CL.1500, FB, RTJ, Body: SS, Trim: SS, Metal-Seated+TCC,
High Pressure/ Integral Hyperbaric Chamber test, Lever
We have completed 8 pcs of:
MV4 DBB Ball Valves (MOV)
16"x12", 20"x16" CL.600, RB, RF
Body: CS, Trim: SS/Duplex, PEEK Insert
c/w Electric Actuator
EPC: Suasana Mentari Engineering Services
End-User: Brunei Shell Petroleum
Project: Facilities Rejuvenation Contract-CP 11
We are pleased to inform that we have reached 4,000 days LTI free.
This is more than 10 years LTI free, a very important achievement.
Our company puts lots of emphasis on HSE and our track record is excellent. MIR VALVE certified ISO 45001:2018.
Know Safety, No Injury.
Pictured left: Ariff Ripin, Health, Safety, Environment and Security (HSES) Officer
The valve is a pressure containment and controlling device; it is not designed to be a pipeline/piping anchor.
If piping/pipeline stress analyses dictate that the piping system needs (or is advantageous) to be supported directly beneath the valve, it is always good practice to, as far as possible, have the valve simply supported underneath. This, as opposed to welded/bolt-on supported underneath.
What this does is it allows unconstrained lateral movement of the valve caused by thermal expansion, pipeline movement, and a host of potential cyclical loads during its operational life. These movements push and pull on the valve and if the valve’s ability to move is constrained, it effectively turns the valve into an anchoring point where all external forces are transmitted onto.
Although valves can handle a certain degree of external forces, their primary function is pressure containment and not to serve as anchor points. However, should such a circumstance be unavoidable, it is essential to communicate this to the valve manufacturer so that suitable customizations can be made to the valve. In most cases, when this is made know early, relatively economic solutions can be arrived at to permit stress free operations.
From all of us at MIR VALVE, our warmest wishes of happy holidays together with your loved ones.