In the marine environment, both commercial and naval, equipment must be of the highest quality and reliability to deliver long service life under extreme conditions, notably the corrosive seawater environment. When vessels are at sea, repair may be impossible and failure can be catastrophic, so the quality of the design, engineering, qualification, manufacture and ongoing support and maintenance of onboard valve systems are critical.
A typical surface ship contains around 4,000 valves, so the quality of the valve components and materials are of vital importance to safe and efficient operations. In the naval marine environment, specifications are even more demanding, as valves need to be able to withstand the extreme shocks that might be experienced in a combat situation, and still maintain their integrity.
How our brands support the Marine industry
With 120,000 valves in service across 24 navies worldwide, IMI Truflo Marine has been a trusted partner to key Maritime programmes since 1962. We lead the world in the design, manufacture and supply of high integrity valves, actuators and pressure-reducing stations for critical seawater, nuclear and naval marine applications.
Embedded within a submarine or surface ships ecosystem, our products protect, enable, and empower the life of service men and women worldwide. Meticulously designed and manufactured to the highest of industry standards, our valves are fully qualified for naval use, including physical underwater explosion (UDEX) testing, high flow capability and quick shut off – vital to the functioning of critical systems during high intensity combat.
IMI Orton produces specialist isolation and control butterfly valves for use on surface ships for seawater, freshwater systems and cooling systems, and for use on surface ships and submarines for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) applications with firesafe specifications. We also supply valves for both hull and topsides of Floating LNG plants. IMI Orton has a dedicated aftermarket department, supplying spare parts and field service to clients.
IMI Remosa provides highly specialised diesel exhaust valves for submarines and actuation control systems for both submarines and surface ships. All products are custom designed to meet a customer’s specific requirements, manufactured and tested in-house and meet the necessary industry certifications and standards.
IMI Bopp and Reuther has been providing safety valves for submarines for 30 years, and they can be used to control all the vital systems on board – fresh water, sewage, oxygen, sea cooling water, battery cooling, fuel and weapons. All valves are designed and extensively tested in house, and field service engineers are available to service installed valves.