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IMI Insyt analyses DCS data to forestall system critical failures

Power plants, which historically operated continuously, are now cycling, they increasingly supplement renewable power supplies. This increased stopping and starting of the plant puts additional pressure on the plant equipment, causing cracking in pipes and valves. This can compromise plant safety and also lead to costly repairs and lost income from unplanned downtime. Now, a new digital analytic tool, IMI Insyt, can predict plant failures before they occur, allowing operators to avoid unexpected shutdowns, lost revenue, and unsafe working conditions.

  • Full system surveys carried out by IMI Critical’s expert engineers
  • Cloud-based system can be initiated remotely or on site
  • Sophisticated analysis of DCS (distributed control system) plant data includes steam flow, spray-water profiling, and thermal cycling performance
  • Data and physics-driven analysis identifies potential problems, including:
    • Operational problems such as control logic issues;
    • Structural integrity problems, such as cracking and leaks; and
    • Design faults, such as over or under-sized equipment that impairs performance.
  • Prescriptive engineering service identifies improvements required to optimise plant performance, efficiency, and safety

Speak to our team

Contact us at insyt@imi-critical.com for more information or to speak to a sales representative.

IMI Insyt analyses DCS data to forestall system critical failures

Power plants, which historically operated continuously, are now cycling, they increasingly supplement renewable power supplies. This increased stopping and starting of the plant puts additional pressure on the plant equipment, causing cracking in pipes and valves. This can compromise plant safety and also lead to costly repairs and lost income from unplanned downtime. Now, a new digital analytic tool, IMI Insyt, can predict plant failures before they occur, allowing operators to avoid unexpected shutdowns, lost revenue, and unsafe working conditions.

  • Full system surveys carried out by IMI Critical’s expert engineers
  • Cloud-based system can be initiated remotely or on site
  • Sophisticated analysis of DCS (distributed control system) plant data includes steam flow, spray-water profiling, and thermal cycling performance
  • Data and physics-driven analysis identifies potential problems, including:
    • Operational problems such as control logic issues;
    • Structural integrity problems, such as cracking and leaks; and
    • Design faults, such as over or under-sized equipment that impairs performance.
  • Prescriptive engineering service identifies improvements required to optimise plant performance, efficiency, and safety

Speak to our team

Contact us at insyt@imi-critical.com for more information or to speak to a sales representative.

Available for a wide range of industries:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Power Plants
  • Gas Processing
  • Chemical Plants
  • Fertiliser Plants
  • Petrochemical Plants
IMI Critical Engineering - MMT Petchem

Applications include:

  • Glycol dehydration
  • Amine treatment
  • Ammonia letdown
  • Steam conditioning spray water
  • Feedwater/drum level control
  • HP feedwater
  • Combined HP feedwater and eco bypass
  • OTC feedwater
  • High turndown spraywater
  • Separator level control and hydro-cyclones
  • Pump recycle and discharge
  • Level control
  • Desulphurisation
  • Hydrocracking separator letdown
  • MEG injection
  • Slurry pump recycle

IMI Insyt analyses DCS data to forestall system critical failures

Power plants, which historically operated continuously, are now cycling, they increasingly supplement renewable power supplies. This increased stopping and starting of the plant puts additional pressure on the plant equipment, causing cracking in pipes and valves. This can compromise plant safety and also lead to costly repairs and lost income from unplanned downtime. Now, a new digital analytic tool, IMI Insyt, can predict plant failures before they occur, allowing operators to avoid unexpected shutdowns, lost revenue, and unsafe working conditions.

  • Full system surveys carried out by IMI Critical’s expert engineers
  • Cloud-based system can be initiated remotely or on site
  • Sophisticated analysis of DCS (distributed control system) plant data includes steam flow, spray-water profiling, and thermal cycling performance
  • Data and physics-driven analysis identifies potential problems, including:
    • Operational problems such as control logic issues;
    • Structural integrity problems, such as cracking and leaks; and
    • Design faults, such as over or under-sized equipment that impairs performance.
  • Prescriptive engineering service identifies improvements required to optimise plant performance, efficiency, and safety

Speak to our team

Contact us at insyt@imi-critical.com for more information or to speak to a sales representative.

Available for a wide range of industries:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Power Plants
  • Gas Processing
  • Chemical Plants
  • Fertiliser Plants
  • Petrochemical Plants

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Let’s cut carbon through collaboration

Are you trying to change the future? We are. At IMI Critical Engineering, through our IMI-X challenges, we are working on innovating and incubating carbontech technologies for a better world.

If you are a start-up developing technologies in this area, and you are looking for support, resources and input to accelerate your progress, then this opportunity could be for you.

Be part of the  IMI-X Carbontech Challenge and take a chance to change the future.

Carbon to valuable materials

We’re interested in how you focus on converting and/or utilising carbon to create valuable materials or products that will contribute to displacing fossil-fuel based high emission products or bringing down the cost of carbon removal.

Carbon to plastics

If your technology focuses on the conversion of carbon to advanced materials including plastics, we would like to hear from you.

What’s in it for you?

Depending on the project and its requirements, IMI Critical can share with the successful candidate its expertise in:

Engineering support and project management expertise
Supply chain access
Manufacturing capability
IMI brand credibility, backing, customer access, and commercial support
Potential IMI testing and development funding
Opportunity for ongoing collaboration with IMI

How it works

Use the email address below to apply for the Challenge.

We’ll need:

Your name and position in the company
Your company name
Your website address
Your Pitch Deck

Final date for Pitch Deck Submissions – 12th August

Your Pitch Deck should include the following information:

The problem you’re solving, the market you’re looking at and who you’re competing against
Details of your Minimum Viable Product, your Technology Readiness level and what differentiates your idea from others
Your Company and team, how you’re structured and financed
Why you want to collaborate with IMI

Your Pitch Deck will be assessed, and selected applicants will be invited to talk further with relevant teams within IMI Critical about their ideas and collaboration opportunities.

Successful applicants will then be chosen to work closely with IMI-X on a 3 month growth accelerator programme with an aim to develop your solution to its next stage, whatever that may be and as mutually agreed between both parties.

The successful outcome

The last IMI-X Challenge – the Electrification Challenge – saw some fabulous applications to the accelerator programme.  We’re already working with Echogen and Jungle AI.

Additional information

The pitch deck submitted will help us to evaluate the potential of a future business relationship or collaboration opportunity between you and IMI. IMI is committed to treat your confidential information with the same degree of care as IMI’s own confidential information. Therefore, unless the information you provide is or becomes part of the public domain, was already in IMI’s possession, was received by IMI from an unaffiliated third party or independently developed by IMI, IMI will not use or disclose your confidential information except to the extent that this is necessary for us to evaluate the potential of a future business relationship.

In order to facilitate the next stage of discussions we will provide the successful applicants with a mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement and a draft agreement for future collaboration between you and IMI. Both agreements will be sent to you as a draft and we are happy to review and discuss those agreements with you.

Let’s cut carbon through collaboration

Are you trying to change the future? We are. At IMI Critical Engineering, through our IMI-X challenges, we are working on innovating and incubating carbontech technologies for a better world.

If you are a start-up developing technologies in this area, and you are looking for support, resources and input to accelerate your progress, then this opportunity could be for you.

Be part of the  IMI-X Carbontech Challenge and take a chance to change the future.

IMI-X Green Hydrogen challenge areas

Carbon to valuable materials

We’re interested in how you focus on converting and/or utilising carbon to create valuable materials or products that will contribute to displacing fossil-fuel based high emission products or bringing down the cost of carbon removal.

Advanced electrolysis stack technology

What solutions are you looking at to make electrolysis consistently more efficient and cost-effective?

Hydrogen storage and transportation

How are you planning to store and transport hydrogen safely, sensibly, and cost-effectively?

Hydrogen containers

Breakthrough innovations in low carbon hydrogen

What alternative solutions are you proposing to produce hydrogen with low to zero carbon emissions at a competitive cost?

What’s in it for you?

Depending on the project and its requirements, IMI Critical can share with the successful candidate its expertise in:

Engineering support and project management expertise
Supply chain access
Manufacturing capability
IMI brand credibility, backing, customer access, and commercial support
Potential IMI testing and development funding
Opportunity for ongoing collaboration with IMI

How it works

Use the email address below to apply for the Challenge.

We’ll need:

Your name and position in the company
Your company name
Your website address
Your Pitch Deck

Final date for Pitch Deck Submissions – 12th August

Your Pitch Deck should include the following information:

The problem you’re solving, the market you’re looking at and who you’re competing against
Details of your Minimum Viable Product, your Technology Readiness level and what differentiates your idea from others
Your Company and team, how you’re structured and financed
Why you want to collaborate with IMI

Your Pitch Deck will be assessed, and selected applicants will be invited to talk further with relevant teams within IMI Critical about their ideas and collaboration opportunities.

Successful applicants will then be chosen to work closely with IMI-X on a 3 month growth accelerator programme with an aim to develop your solution to its next stage, whatever that may be and as mutually agreed between both parties.

The successful outcome

The last IMI-X Challenge – the Electrification Challenge – saw some fabulous applications to the accelerator programme.  We’re already working with Echogen and Jungle AI.

Additional information

The pitch deck submitted will help us to evaluate the potential of a future business relationship or collaboration opportunity between you and IMI. IMI is committed to treat your confidential information with the same degree of care as IMI’s own confidential information. Therefore, unless the information you provide is or becomes part of the public domain, was already in IMI’s possession, was received by IMI from an unaffiliated third party or independently developed by IMI, IMI will not use or disclose your confidential information except to the extent that this is necessary for us to evaluate the potential of a future business relationship.

In order to facilitate the next stage of discussions we will provide the successful applicants with a mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement and a draft agreement for future collaboration between you and IMI. Both agreements will be sent to you as a draft and we are happy to review and discuss those agreements with you.

Let’s cut carbon through collaboration

Are you trying to change the future? We are. At IMI Critical Engineering, through our IMI-X challenges, we are working on innovating and incubating carbontech technologies for a better world.

If you are a start-up developing technologies in this area, and you are looking for support, resources and input to accelerate your progress, then this opportunity could be for you.

Be part of the  IMI-X Carbontech Challenge and take a chance to change the future.

IMI-X Challenge Areas

Advanced electrolysis stack technology

What solutions are you looking at to make electrolysis consistently more efficient and cost-effective?

Carbon to valuable materials

We’re interested in how you focus on converting and/or utilising carbon to create valuable materials or products that will contribute to displacing fossil-fuel based high emission products or bringing down the cost of carbon removal.

Hydrogen storage and transportation

How are you planning to store and transport hydrogen safely, sensibly, and cost-effectively?

Hydrogen containers

Breakthrough innovations in low carbon hydrogen

What alternative solutions are you proposing to produce hydrogen with low to zero carbon emissions at a competitive cost?

How it works

Use the email address below to apply for the Challenge.

We’ll need:

Your name and position in the company
Your company name
Your website address
Your Pitch Deck

Final date for Pitch Deck Submissions – 12th August

Your Pitch Deck should include the following information:

The problem you’re solving, the market you’re looking at and who you’re competing against
Details of your Minimum Viable Product, your Technology Readiness level and what differentiates your idea from others
Your Company and team, how you’re structured and financed
Why you want to collaborate with IMI

Your Pitch Deck will be assessed, and selected applicants will be invited to talk further with relevant teams within IMI Critical about their ideas and collaboration opportunities.

Successful applicants will then be chosen to work closely with IMI-X on a 3 month growth accelerator programme with an aim to develop your solution to its next stage, whatever that may be and as mutually agreed between both parties.

About You

  • You are a dynamic start-up or founder
  • You have a hardware based MVP (minimum viable product) to solve a specific industrial electrification problem
  • Your solution could be brought to market within 12-24 months
  • You already have at least a small team working on this project
  • You have already created a prototype or proof of concept
  • You already have potential customer interest
  • The market share available to you is worth at least €50m

Available for a wide range of industries:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Power Plants
  • Gas Processing
  • Chemical Plants
  • Fertiliser Plants
  • Petrochemical Plants

The successful outcome

The last IMI-X Challenge – the Electrification Challenge – saw some fabulous applications to the accelerator programme.  We’re already working with Echogen and Jungle AI.

The pitch deck submitted will help us to evaluate the potential of a future business relationship or collaboration opportunity between you and IMI. IMI is committed to treat your confidential information with the same degree of care as IMI’s own confidential information. Therefore, unless the information you provide is or becomes part of the public domain, was already in IMI’s possession, was received by IMI from an unaffiliated third party or independently developed by IMI, IMI will not use or disclose your confidential information except to the extent that this is necessary for us to evaluate the potential of a future business relationship.

In order to facilitate the next stage of discussions we will provide the successful applicants with a mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement and a draft agreement for future collaboration between you and IMI. Both agreements will be sent to you as a draft and we are happy to review and discuss those agreements with you.

 

We are passionate about solving customer and industry problems to help create a better world. It guides our thinking and inspires our work.

We have been experts in engineering since 1862 but we are always looking to the future – innovating to identify how our people, products and processes can respond to the impact of long-term global trends such as climate change, urbanisation, resource scarcity and an ageing population.

We create and grow great businesses. We attract and develop diverse, high performing teams. And we grow meaningful relationships with our customers and communities – because together we can create a better world.

Jackie Hu – Divisional Managing Director

Collaboration and Innovation

IMI Critical Engineering is part of IMI plc, a £1.8bn revenue global engineering business. With a wealth of experience in a range of fields, IMI Critical Engineering is a trailblazer in designing, manufacturing, and servicing highly specialised fluid control products. Our ambition doesn’t just extend to the sectors that we work in today; we are bringing our skills and expertise to the sectors of tomorrow. We are growing and investing in new technologies, bringing our passion and know how to partnerships within these new sectors.

Why work with IMI?
Partnering with IMI Critical
What we offer

We are proud to be industry leaders in what we do and want to create a better world for our people, our customers, and our communities.

IMI plc has:

  • a global team of over 11,000 people
  • three divisions; IMI Critical Engineering, IMI Hydronic Engineering and IMI Precision Engineering
  • 57 offices and factories in locations around the world
  • Over 1000 individual patents supporting a wide range of industries

Working with IMI Critical Engineering gives you access to the support and stability of a well-established brand, with the expertise to succeed. We have the experience to help scale and develop products that have been created to address today’s challenges.

Our products change industry perceptions of what is possible. In 1967, we invented the world’s first multi-stage control valve with DRAG® technology.

We have continued to push boundaries, continually creating new technologies such as the recent success of Retrofit3D, a unique engineered trim solution to replace obsolete valves.

This unique innovation is thanks to our expert team who we empower to experiment, with a dedicated innovation hub that supports the facilitation of new partnerships and collaborations with other companies.

Working with IMI Critical Engineering brings the benefits of a world-renowned engineering brand with the experience of developing new offerings. Our senior leadership team, sector leaders, and teams of dedicated employees are looking to partner with companies to co-create new ideas and emerging technologies that can change the world around us. We also offer the chance to scale up existing technologies, with the design and operational expertise of a global engineering company, and teams of talented specialists. We are ready to invest and bring companies into the IMI family, helping to nurture and grow them to their full potential.

Key Market Sectors

Find out more about the key market sectors we operate within and our dedicated sector leads working to support a range of businesses in that area.

Hydrogen

IMI Critical Engineering is at the heart of of the hydrogen value chain, and we’re Hydrogen.Ready. Our control and isolation valve solutions cover the entire process including hydrogen production, storage, transportation, and utilisation. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and perhaps the key to the worldwide energy transition from fossil fuels to a more sustainable future. We are committed to using our engineering heritage, technical expertise, spirit of innovation and industry understanding to make a positive contribution to unearthing the carbon reduction solutions the world needs.

Our exploration in this field currently includes:

  • Improving the efficiency of electrolysis
  • Utilising hydrogen and ammonia as fuel for industrial use and transportation
  • Exploring carbon capture and utilisation
  • Investigating how to effective and safely store and transport hydrogen with different carrier technologies

Richard Yu, Hydrogen Sector Leader

  • Richard has been with IMI since 2008 and has worked within the flow control industry since 2002
  • His management roles have included business development and interim managing director
  • Richard’s current role at IMI Critical Engineering is to drive the innovation in hydrogen value chain
  • He is passionate about finding new solutions to solve industrial challenges in hydrogen value chain together with all stakeholders

Contact Richard

Pharmaceutical

One of IMI Critical Engineering’s strengths is identifying and working through a customer, industry, or society problem to reach highly engineered and elegant solutions. Our skills at developing revolutionary products for industries can be applied to the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, thanks to our adaptable nature and wide range of transferable skills and experiences. We currently develop and manufacture innovative components and technology for the life-science industry. These specialist valves and components have been used extensively in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, as well as life-saving medical devices, and analytical and diagnostic instrumentation.

Our exploration and strategic expansion in this field currently includes:

  • Bringing our heritage as a global expert in solving customers’ technical problems to new pharmaceutical and life-science opportunities
  • Designing and manufacturing highly specified and IP protected sanitary flow control solutions, engineered to minimise contamination, prevent clogging problems, and substantially reduce production downtime
  • Creating products that are utilising clean-in-place technology and designed to allow the sampling of media, as well as saving space

Contact Pharma and Life Sciences team

  • Continually striving to create safer, more efficient technology solutions to improve safety and efficiency within this highly regulated space
  • Creating a wide range of products and components such as manifolds for keyhole surgery or revolutionary respiratory flow control valves used in life-saving ventilators

Downstream Oil and Gas

IMI Critical Engineering has an established presence in the downstream oil and gas sector, with a range of transferable skills across a broad international network. Our current products in this area include valves for the most critical applications such as steam cracking, fluid catalytic cracking, delayed coking and the propane dehydrogenation process. We are experts in bringing diverse teams together to continually test and learn from new ideas and are ready to partner with entrepreneurs, start-ups, and others in this sector to create new alliances for the future.

Our exploration in this field currently includes:

  • Developing new spaces beyond valves in technologies that can help to bring a more sustainable future
  • Focus on areas such as decarbonisation, the energy transition and the circular economy – topics covered include carbon capture, battery storage, synthetic fuels or plastic recycling
  • Helping customers to scale through our strengths in customised production for industrial applications, engineer to order capabilities and complex project-based sales

Maximilian Wuelfing, Downstream (Oil and Gas) Sector Leader

  • Maximilian has been with IMI since 2004 and has a professional background in consulting and M&A
  • His experience lies within commercial business development, sales, and finance
  • Maximilian is focused on building diverse teams to find and solve relevant customer problems – developing our contribution to the energy transition and road to net zero
  • He is passionate about new technologies and industry disrupting innovations and ideas

Contact Maximillian

Marine

IMI Critical Engineering has a long history of providing solutions for ships and submarines. We have over 140,000 valves in service across 36 navies worldwide, including the Australian, Spanish, and British Navy. We lead the world in the design, manufacture, supply, and through-life support of high integrity valves and are looking to continue to solve new challenges faced in this industry. We’re now looking to the future and supporting the marine industry to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Our exploration in this field currently includes:

  • Finding new ways to address maritime decarbonisation
  • Studying the options for cleaner, lower carbon fuels
  • Investigating the processes of biofouling and corrosion, as biofouling can reduce a ship’s fuel efficiency by 20%

Rob Watson, Marine Sector Leader

  • Rob has been with IMI Critical Engineering since 1988, working for IMI Truflo Marine as Quality Manager and Technical Director
  • He has worked to build relationships with ship and submarine builders around the world, thanks to our reputation for high integrity products
  • Rob is passionate about the marine sector, having begun his career as a Marine Engineer Officer apprentice, working on ships carrying LPG around the world
  • His greatest achievement is going to sea on board a Walrus class submarine as a guest of the Dutch Navy, an incredibly rare feat for a civilian!

Contact Rob

Specialty chemicals

Specialty chemicals are essential for a wide variety of industrial sectors and are governed by strict
industrial codes and regulations. IMI Critical Engineering have experience and expertise of clean
room production and working with classified raw materials and components. We have a long
heritage of solving customers technical problems and the engineering skills to master extreme
conditions. We currently collaborate across diverse sectors of industry, including specialty chemicals,
to produce valves that are tailored to our customer’s needs.

Our exploration in this field currently includes:

  • At IMI Critical Engineering, we are experts in handling the extremes of pressure,
    temperature, and corrosion common in chemical production, but also sanitary solutions for
    industries that require processes to be free of any contamination
  • We have experience of aiding the production of industrial gases, such as oxygen, CO2, and hydrogen

Contact speciality chemicals team

 

  • Our expertise also includes the production of semiconductors, phytochemicals, biochemical
    raw materials, as well as personal care manufacturing and projects involving nutraceuticals
  • We are currently seeking collaborations and partnerships that align to our core values and our purpose of Breakthrough Engineering for a Better World

Contact

Please fill out the form below to contact one of our sector leaders.

IMI Insyt analyses DCS data to forestall system critical failures

Power plants, which historically operated continuously, are now cycling, they increasingly supplement renewable power supplies. This increased stopping and starting of the plant puts additional pressure on the plant equipment, causing cracking in pipes and valves. This can compromise plant safety and also lead to costly repairs and lost income from unplanned downtime. Now, a new digital analytic tool, IMI Insyt, can predict plant failures before they occur, allowing operators to avoid unexpected shutdowns, lost revenue, and unsafe working conditions.

  • Full system surveys carried out by IMI Critical’s expert engineers
  • Cloud-based system can be initiated remotely or on site
  • Sophisticated analysis of DCS (distributed control system) plant data includes steam flow, spray-water profiling, and thermal cycling performance
  • Data and physics-driven analysis identifies potential problems, including:
    • Operational problems such as control logic issues;
    • Structural integrity problems, such as cracking and leaks; and
    • Design faults, such as over or under-sized equipment that impairs performance.
  • Prescriptive engineering service identifies improvements required to optimise plant performance, efficiency, and safety

Speak to our team

Contact us at insyt@imi-critical.com for more information or to speak to a sales representative.

Available for a wide range of industries:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Power Plants
  • Gas Processing
  • Chemical Plants
  • Fertiliser Plants
  • Petrochemical Plants

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