MIRABILLIA NEWS #143
MARCH 2020
2020 - YEAR OF SURVIVAL

Who would have seen this COVID-19 coming and the crash of the oil price? We came into the year upbeat with a positive outlook only to see it come crashing down, now it's come down to pure survival mode for many major business groups and industries.

Message to all is IT SHALL PASS and hope that all our friends around the world stay safe and calm in this very difficult period.

Right now we have enacted our Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and doing our best to keep as little disruption to the business.

We are in full support of the actions taken by the Malaysian Government and will do our part to adhere to the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Stay safe and healthy.

 

Stasi Prandalos, CEO

FULLY-WELDED BALL VALVES FOR ELSTER-INSTROMET FOR ADNOC GAS PROCESSING

We have delivered 293 pcs of Ball Valves for:
EPC: HONEYWELL ELSTER - INSTROMET
End-User: ADNOC GAS PROCESSING
Project: Replacement of Obsolete Sales Metering Systems
Application: Gas Metering Systems
Installation: Onshore
Country: Abu Dhabi

 

MV5 Fully-Welded Ball Valves
2"x1.5", 2", 8", 16", 20"
CL.150/300/600
FB/RB, BW x RF /BW/RF
Body: CS/LTCS, Trim: SS/Superduplex, Pup Piece,
Integral Body & Closure
Manual

COMPLETION OF 3 HIPPS SYSTEMS FOR ARCHIRODON / ADNOC UAE

We are pleased to announce the progressive shipment of a major order for the design, manufacture, procurement, integration, testing, compliance, certification and supply from our MIR VALVE Malaysia facility & PRACSI plant in UAE for 3 redundant HIPPS Systems integrated to the main system in the site consisting of one each for each of the 3 clusters comprising of:

• 3 Honeywell Redundant logic solver
• 3 racks
• 24 field Pressure Transmitters
• 8 HIMB
• Software
• completely integrated with HIPPS field ball valves consisting of Field Actuated Ball Valves at these 3 clusters as follows:

1 set for cluster 29 CC of 2 pcs 12” CL 2500 API 6D ball valves and 4 pcs. 4” 10,000 PSI API 6A ball valves SIL 3, closing time 2 secs
1 set for cluster 30 DD of 2 pcs 10” CL 2500 API 6D ball valves and 4 pcs. 4” 10,000 PSI API 6A ball valves SIL 3 , closing time 2 secs
1 set for cluster 11 L of 2 pcs. 3” 10,000 PSI API 6A ball valves SIL 3, closing time 2 secs and all sets with Partial stroking facility
Functional Safety SIL 3 Report for the entire Loop System

EPC: Archirodon UAE
End-User: ADNOC, UAE
Project: EPC FOR AL DABBIYA THAMAMA TRANSITION ZONE B (PHASE 1) & RESTORATION OF PRODUCTION OF AL DABBIYA OTHER ZONES (OZ) (19 WELLS) PROJECT
Delivery: 32 weeks

RENEWAL OF ISO 17025 CERTIFICATION

We have renewed our ISO 17025 Certification for Laboratory Accreditation under the requirements of MS ISO/IEC 17025.

DID YOU KNOW?

Ball Valves and Gate Valves operate optimally with their stems in the vertical position. This would mean to common understanding that the valve is mounted 'right-side-up' how you would typically see a valve: the stem if vertical and the axis of the valves' bore coincident with the adjacent piping axis.

However, some piping arrangements may warrant a valve mounted along a vertical piping axis or a horizontal pipe axis but with stem rotated horizontally to the side. In such cases where there is intent to have a valve mounted such that the stem is horizontal, it is important to let the valve manufacturer know of this. The reason is because it may be necessary to reinforce and improve the rigidity of the operator flange especially in situations where there is a heavy actuator hanging off to side.

This is important to counter the effects of gravity over time to prevent potential stem gall that may not be immediately obvious at the time of delivery.

Such reinforcement is usually not necessary for the majority of valves but in some cases, especially with large actuated valves it is good practice and will be recommended by a responsible valve vendors for good operational longevity of the valve.

Pictured left: 20” CL. 600 DBB Ball Valves in vertical position offshore for Chevron Thailand

MIR VALVE FEATURED IN MIDA NEWSLETTER

MIR VALVE has been featured in this month's issue of MIDA's newsletter, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, in the Going Global Series.

MIR VALVE is recognized today internationally as a top-tier MALAYSIAN brand for engineered ball valves, being one of the best exports of Malaysia in terms of technology and quality, highly reputable and with impeccable customer service and support.

MIDA has been instrumental in our formative start-up years. When we started in 2007, we were granted Pioneer Status tax incentive and subsequently grants for training, equipment and process improvement tools. MIR VALVE has positioned Malaysia in the valve industry as a country suitable for world-class engineered equipment manufacturers.

View article under this link: https://www.mida.gov.my/home/mir-valve/posts/