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IMI Critical Engineering is a world-leading provider of critical flow control solutions that enable vital energy and process industries to operate safely, cleanly, reliably and more efficiently.
We design, manufacture and install customised, highly engineered solutions for new plant builds and also provide complete plant lifecycle service support. This ensures that our customers benefit from efficient maintenance, speedy issue resolution and plant optimisation at all times.
We deliver great solutions to our customers through a unique combination of engineering know-how and fluid controls technology. At the heart of our 'Engineering great solutions' ethos is customer value.
The unique combination of our IMI Critical Engineering companies' know-how and worldwide experience underpins our reputation as a leading global supplier to the major energy and industrial process sectors.
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Customer: Coal-based Thermal Power Plant
The IMI CCI team worked closely with the customer to identify the root cause of the various problems surrounding the superheater valves. The IMI CCI team, supported by their Valve Doctors®, determined that part of the problem was the current valves needed to be operated beyond their original specified parameters. Based on the newly determined requirements for high rangeability and precise control at low flows, IMI CCI offered the 100DLC DRAG® valve with a piston actuator.
The 100DLC valves offer several key features including: minimum controllable flow down to 2000 kg/hr to meet the actual operating conditions; a clamped type seat versus welded seat to simplify the maintenance process; and a pneumatic piston actuator to provide tight shutoff.
The high rangeability provided by the 100DLC is possible due to DRAG® technology, which limits the velocity of the fluid as it enters the seating area and minimises the erosive forces that would otherwise compromise the valve’s ability to provide low flow control as well as tight shut off. By utilising custom characterised disk stacks, DRAG® technology can provide high rangeability while maximising precise control for all process conditions.
The customer was excited to install the new valves which eliminated the long-standing problems resulting from the poor performance of the competitor valves.
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