Weekly selected highlights in flow
control, treatment and combustion from the many McIlvaine publications.
New Orleans Nov. 18-21 APC and Valve Tour Guides Updated
Market Research from Leonardo DaVinci to IIoW
Valve Companies form an Association with Lots of Power Plant
Gasification Conference Next Month in India
POWER-GEN New Orleans Nov. 18-21 APC and Valve Tour
Power-Gen has a number of courses,
speeches and exhibits with useful information about air pollution control
and valves. Last week we published the following tour guides to assist
decision makers in their scheduling. This guide was updated this week and
will be continually updated until November 16 and the latest version will
be on display at http://www.mcilvainecompany.com/PowerGen_2019/Power-Gen_2019_Information.pdf
There are two purposes
Help suppliers with programs to pursue the
Help end users make lowest cost of ownership
Helping suppliers pursue the international
market: McIlvaine and three other speakers will conduct a course for
suppliers on Monday afternoon on ways to pursue international
markets. One of the recommendations will be that suppliers analyze the
exhibition activity at Power-Gen Asia, Power-Gen India and other
exhibitions. The tour guides are a valuable resource for this purpose.
There is a guide on resources for air
pollution control and valves generally. But there are also some
special guides which include
Dry and Wet FGD Scrubbers
Electrostatic Precipitators Upgrades
Turbine Bypass Valves
Gas Turbine Inlet Filters
Research from Leonardo DaVinci to IIoW
research is treated as a peripheral management tool but due to the
abundance of available knowledge today, it can and should be used as the
foundation of business plans.
was a point in time when Leonardo DaVinci would have been the best market
researcher for anything to do with art, medical science, or military
engineering. However, the world’s
knowledge has been growing at exponential rates. Furthermore this knowledge
is easily accessible as part of the Industrial Internet of Wisdom (IIoW). Leonardo would be astounded to learn that
you can analyze employment at a competitor’s pump factory by using google
earth to count the cars in the parking lot; or that you can obtain a
detailed description of the equipment in that plant from publicly available
environmental and safety permits.
research in the combust, flow, treat industries can be likened to a
criminal investigation. You start with eye witness descriptions of the
perpetrator. Then you create a police sketch representing the knowledge
available. If this leads to an arrest, the next step is to prepare
market research is typically considered to be a peripheral tool companies
are content with guesstimates by sales and management people or a top down
report by someone who is not familiar with the products and processes. This level of effort is similar to just
gathering eye witness descriptions.
higher accuracy is deemed appropriate a company may acquire a McIlvaine
multi-client report or an expensive study from one of the consulting firms.
This is common in mergers and acquisitions. McIlvaine reports each contain
as many as 50,000 forecasts for eight years for each product in each
industry in each of 80 countries and sub regions. This information is much more useful but
could be classified as a high quality police sketch.
market research is going to be the foundation of the business plan it
requires more detailed information and the input of subject matter
ultra-experts. The typical McIlvaine multi-client reports have forecasts for each of 80
countries and regions segmented into 13
can be further segmented.
food oil segment can be then be segmented by oil type. This is quite important
since palm oil and soybean oil are produced in different areas with unique
of purchases by companies comprising 70 percent or more of the market are
provided with the multi-client reports.
This would include companies such as Cargill and ConAgra which are
among the ten largest food industry purchasers of combust, flow, and treat
the multi-client report forecasts are supplied for the two largest food oil
producers among a total of ten food producers and 100 total purchasers of
combust, flow and treat products.
a further customized multi-client report just on the food industry, there
would be ten food oil companies analyzed among 100 food companies. A further custom analysis of food oil
companies would provide forecasts for 250 producers.
this level of analysis is pursued for each industry, forecasts are produced
for several thousand companies comprising 90 percent of the purchases for
most industries. This is because 99 percent of the purchases are made by
companies which already utilize the type of product being analyzed. This is not true in lithium recovery,
biopharmaceuticals, and manufactured frac sands where there are many new
entries. However this new group
represents less than 3 percent of the total market.
approach does also not
adequately cover industry segments
which are going to be driven by new technology or regulations. However, McIlvaine is involved with the
new technology in many areas including recommending specific pursuits such
Ready Coal Fired Plants and Massive Tree Planting will be the Compromise
Climate Change Solution
Future of Biopharmaceuticals will Depend on Perceived Value vs Cost
the Debate on Insitu Rare Earth Recovery
is also involved in those areas of the world where the most combust, flow
and treat expansion is taking place.
will be a Major Purchaser of Dry Scrubbers
detailed market research makes sales leads obsolete and provides the basis
You Rather Share Sales Leads with Your Allies or with Your Competitors?
information on the multi-client market reports is found at www.mcilvainecompany.com
and then click on markets.
McIlvaine can answer your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org direct
847 784 0013 cell 847 226 2391
Indian Valve Companies form an Association with lots
of Power Plant Experience
The Indian Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association (IVAMA)
was formed this year to support the betterment of the
Indian Valve Industry. The objective of IVAMA is to be the “Voice of the
Industry” to facilitate Growth Opportunities for its members and be a
gateway to the Global Valve Community. IVAMA
will offer its members an array of services ranging from Education & Training,
Networking Opportunities, Access to Market Information, and Updates on
Projects, Policy Advocacy & Conferences. IVAMA
will work closely with Government agencies influencing policy framework.
IVAMA will be a platform to
enhance business and develop newer markets by interacting with other Member
Industries, Global Businesses, State & Central Governments. It will
organize specialized conferences to nurture capabilities and sustain
competencies in the Indian Valve Industry.
The McIlvaine Company has
already been working with the group and with Mission Energy to explore opportunities for working with
the Indian power producers. Here are some of the members and their
activities in Power.
Advance Valves, Noida Uttar Pradesh
Advance has a wide range of
valves to meet the requirements of the Power sector. It offers
a double-eccentric design for butterfly valves for
CW, FW & DM Water applications, and the high-performance Triple
eccentric Butterfly valves for Steam-based and high-pressure applications.
Dual plate check valves are a superior NRV option as compared to the
The Triple Eccentric valve has an intrinsic
fire-safe design, which makes it suitable for numerous applications,
including steam-based applications where temperatures are in excess of 750
deg C. In fact, this valve can replace the bulkier Gate Valve as well, in
certain applications. Advance has recently
supplied an 1800 mm Metal-Seated Triple Eccentric
Butterfly to Bhushan Power Plant in Orissa. Clients in this sector include
NTPC, BHEL, NPCIL, Bhushan Power, Alstom Power, Jindal Power, Larsen &
Toubro, Tata Power, MSEB, BSES and many others, including those who have
developed their own captive power plants.
AUMA, Bangalore Karnataka
AUMA recently supplied nearly
2300 actuators for six large coal-fired power plants being built
by NTPC, AUMA India provided 500 actuators for each of
the three plants at Lara, in Chhattisgarh; Barh in Bihar and
Gadarwara in Madhya Pradesh. Another 484 actuators were delivered to Malwa,
also in Madhya Pradesh, 306 to two smaller projects at Meja in Uttar
Pradesh and Solapur in Maharashtra.
The six projects range in size from 2 x
660 MW to 5 x 800 MW and all except the Lara plant are
supercritical. The actuators are deployed for intelligent valve control
across all processes within the plants, including feedwater treatment,
steam generation, combustion air control, turbine control, flue gas
management, and cooling water supply.
GM, Metoda Gujarat
The company was founded in 1986 and is a
diversified valve manufacturer serving the nuclear power, oil, gas,
fertilizer and certain other industries. Clients include BHEL, Andhra
Pradesh State Electricity, and Gujarat State Electricity.
Trunnion-mounted ball valves are supplied to
the power industry by distributors including Concorde Valves in
L&T Valves, Chennai Tamal Nadu
L&T Power offers
turnkey solutions for both coal- and gas-based power plants in addition to
valves. Earlier this month the Power business
of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) had successfully placed into operation two
thermal power units of 660 MW each at NTPC’s Khargone Super Thermal Power
Project in Madhya Pradesh and Tanda Thermal Power Station in Uttar Pradesh.
This has enabled NTPC to add 1320 MW capacity to the national grid and has
also demonstrated L&T’s capabilities in executing complex power
projects in the country.
The 660 MW Khargone unit is the country’s
first ultra-supercritical unit set up on a complete engineering,
procurement and construction (EPC) basis. Ultra-supercritical units feature
steam parameters of 600 degree Celsius and 270 kg/cm2 pressure resulting
into higher efficiencies, enabling plants to consume less coal resulting in
lesser emissions in comparison to sub-critical and supercritical power
plants. The 660 MW Tanda unit is equipped with a supercritical boiler
manufactured by L&T-MHPS Boilers Pvt Ltd, a joint venture company of
L&T and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), Japan. The Khargone
and Tanda projects are each of 2x660 MW capacity.
Microfinish, Hubli Karnataka
Established in 1971,
Microfinish group is a manufacturer of ball valves, bellows
sealed globe valves, process pumps, gate globe and check valves, pneumatic
actuator and automated units. Microfinish products can be found in
many power plants installations. Valves are used in fuel lines, HP and LP
steam, condensate, hot gas, flue gas, fly ash as well as utilities such as
cooling water and compressed air. The Microfinish knifegate valves
are included in the following article. https://www.valve-world.net/pdf/Knife_gate_and_slurry_valves_Part2.pdf
Oswal Kalol, Gujarat
The company can produce 36,000 valves per
year at its 110,000 m2 facility. It has a steel foundry making alloy
castings. It specializes in globe, gate, and check valves.
Rotork, Chennai Tamil Nadu
state-of-the-art Jigani plant, situated in Bangalore, was built in
2010. The Rotork plant provided additional manufacturing
capacity for the burgeoning Indian valve actuation markets, complementing
the existing Rotork factory at Chennai, which also received
substantial investment for expansion.
The Jigani plant is
designed to manufacture product ranges from Rotork Controls, Rotork Fluid
Systems and Rotork Gears, including two assembly lines for the local
manufacture of the IQPro intelligent electric actuator range.
The latest generation of
Rotork Skilmatic SI3 electro-hydraulic actuators have been supplied to one
of India’s leading state-owned oil companies to operate 42" and
48" triple offset butterfly valves on vital safety-related tank farm
SchuF, Coimbatore. Tamil Nadu
The SchuF Group designs and manufactures
industrial valves that control, isolate, divert, or sample gases, liquids,
slurries or powders. The range of industrial valves are ideal for difficult
or severe service conditions found in the chemical, petrochemical, polymer,
oil, gas, refining and offshore industries.
SchuF has developed five leading valve
designs for coal gasification. From the very earliest coal gasification
plants in South Africa (Sasol) to the latest installations in the USA (GE,
and Valero) to Shell and Siemens in Europe, you will find SchuF valves.
Mission Energy is holding a conference on
coal gasification the 27th and 28th of November in New
Delhi. Valves are crucial components in the many severe service
applications in gasifying coal to make syn gas or liquids. In
light of the fighting and uncertain supply of Middle East LNG, India will
be looking closer at the coal gasification alternative. So, this conference
will be a good one for IVAMA members.
Trillium, Hubli, Karnataka
Trillium Flow Technologies (“Trillium”)
was formerly Weir Flow Control (“WFC”), until earlier this year.
It consists of the same 15 established global pump and valve
brands servicing the power generation, oil and gas, water and wastewater,
mining, and industrial sectors. These include: Sarasin-RSBD™,
Blakeborough®, Atwood & Morrill®, Hopkinsons®,
SEBIM™, BDK™, Batley Valve®, AutoTork™, and Tricentric® for
valves, and Gabbioneta™, WSP™, WEMCO®, Roto-Jet®,
Floway®, and Begemann® for pumps.
Some years ago, Weir purchased BDK. It is based in
the southern state of Karnataka, BDK specializes in valve manufacturing for
energy sectors. At the time the Weir Group already owned two other Indian
facilities in the mining and power station sectors
In 2017 BKK secured a £1.4m contract to supply Indian
EPC contractor M/S Tata Projects Ltd with innovative butterfly valves. The
valves are to be installed in the Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah thermal power
station, a coal-based plant with 1600 MW capacity located near Andhra
Pradesh. Weir BDK™ is working closely with M/S Tata
Projects to ensure optimal service-life on their new valves and in turn,
improve efficiencies across their power station.
This order comprises a range of specialized Butterfly
valves with sizes up to 2900mm, featuring hydraulic cylinders, which are
custom designed to deliver resilience in high temperature applications and
Velan, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Velan operates a modern 100,000 FT2 valve
manufacturing plant in India. It incorporates the latest
technologies such as robotic fusion welding. There is an
integrated cleanroom where final processing of valves required to be ultra
clean are assembled. Details are explained in a YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvyQQee6hKk
Velan Valves are used at Barth 1-3
Supercritical Units of National Thermal Power Corp. Technoprom
Export purchased $20 million worth of valves from Velan
Inc. for the three 660-MW units. The Velan German sales distribution
subsidiary, Velan GmbH, booked the order which included
high-pressure gate, globe, and check valves and steam traps manufactured by
Velan, as well as safety valves with silencers, control valves, butterfly
valves, and actuators manufactured by six other companies in Europe. Here
are other details from the McIlvaine World Power Generation
Projects: Location: India, Bihar’ Startup
Date: 2013,Size: 1980 MW, Primary Fuel: Coal
Coal Gasification Conference Next Month in India
GASIFICATION INDIA 2019 will be held November 28-29 in New Delhi.
It is an all-inclusive, proficient platform
that provides an in-detail analysis of extensive drivers, challenges,
restraints, opportunities, present market trends and approach influencing
the global gasification industry together with projections and forecasts.
GASIFICATION INDIA 2019 covers processing technique, investment plan, services
as well as network management. In addition, it discusses gasification
supply chain, financial support, retailers' analysis, and marketing
channels. Moreover, it describes gasification market entry strategies,
opportunities and development challenges predicting the future growth of
the gasification market across the globe by integrating the information
with relevant findings.
In our Alerts in the last
few months we have reported on the Chinese initiative to rely less on LNG
and more on a $30 billion pipeline being built by Sinopec to move gasified coal
to cities around the country as a fuel for turbines and furnaces. With the
uncertain future in the areas of current LNG production this is a prudent
decision. India is in a similar situation with little local
availability of natural gas but abundant coal.
One of the
challenges of successfully operating a gasification plant is to
purchase reliable valves to handle the severe conditions. One of the
gasification India sponsors is a valve manufacturer. Antiwear is a leading
valve manufacturer that can produce ball valve, butterfly valve, double
wedge gate valve, blow back valve, sliding plate valve, check valve,
regulating valve, rotating disc valve and other special functional valves.
Antiwear-supplied valves are widely used in the coal chemical industry. And
Antiwear has been qualified by Shell-SCGP, OMB, Pall and other gasifier process technologies.
Moreover Antiwear has many experiences
supplying valves for GE-Texaco,
Shell-SCGP, E-GAS, U-GAS, HY-GAS, R-GAS, HT-L, Trigger, Siemens
GSP, CHOREN and
other gasifier technologies. Antiwear is appreciated by more and more
clients due to perfect performance of the valves including lock hopper unit
valve, oxygen service valve, BBV, metal and soft-seated ball valve,
triple-offset valve and other functional valve.
After more than a year of operation, Shenhua Ningxia coal converts
more than 4 million tons of coal-to-liquid products by indirect
liquefaction. Antiwear provided over 300 sets of valves including ball and
other types. The double disk valve has performed without jamming,
leaking or deterioration.
The project successfully broke the foreign
monopoly on the coal chemical industry core technology due to performance
of the valves compared to those from international companies.
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