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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.
In this section you will find the latest IMI press releases, archived news, and IMI in Action case studies which highlight our businesses’ innovations and achievements.
Our performance and our ability to harness the Group’s full potential relies heavily on having the right people in the right places at the right time. This means recruiting and developing the best people, who have excellent, relevant skills and who are clearly aligned to both our values and our ambitions.
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As a truly global industry we know that smelting plant owners and operators around the world want to ensure their huge investment is utilised to its maximum in this very competitive sector. This requires the most reliable plants, with the highest yield and the lowest cost to run.
We have over 100 years' experience designing and manufacturing tailor-made, non-standardised flow control equipment. This involves producing valves of up to 6m in diameter which are tailored to individual plant requirements and last for the total plant lifecycle (25 plus years). We have also developed new technologies to help reduce your production costs such as the no-bell top charger and top gas recovery turbines.
Our key products are: hot blast valves, up to 2.5m in diameter which can withstand temperatures of 1,650°C with energy saving designs that, when closed, are man-safe; and goggle valves, up to 5m in diameter which can withstand operational temperatures of 1,100°C.
Top-gas Recovery Turbines (TRT) and No-Bell Top Charger (NBTC) for blast furnaces are also key products. TRTs are specially designed low revolution turbines that use the hot gases from the blast furnace to generate power. The design has been optimised to reduce all draft and friction to produce a high efficiency turbine with the lowest losses. They can simultaneously support two blast furnaces. The NBTC has been designed to generate better gas exploitation which leads to increased output from the furnace and also greatly reduces the consumption of the reducing agents – a significant saving for plant owners/operators.
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IMI Critical Engineering, Lakeside, Solihull Parkway, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7XZ
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