Iranian Knowledge-Based Company Produces 32 Gate Valves Used in Oil Industry

TEHRAN (ANA)- Researchers at an Iranian knowledge-based company succeeded in producing 32 gate valves needed in oil industry.

“We are a manufacturer of all kinds of valves needed by the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. The latest achievement of our company has been production of as many as 32 units of 20-inch gate valves of class 2,500 which have been used in development plan of Isfahan Oil Refinery. The achievement is considered as one of the largest valve-production projects of the oil companies in Iran,” Massoud Jalali, a representative of the knowledge-based company, told ANA.

Noting that valves are produced by using the open mold forging method due to the type of their structure, he said, “Open mold forging is a hot forming process in which metal is formed by hammering and pressing between flat or simple molds.”

“Gate valves are installed at the outlet of the distillery tower and are used to cut off and connect the flow. Also, the operation of these devices takes place at a temperature of 400 degrees (Fahrenheit) and 250 (Bar) of pressure; therefore, we should use heat-resistant materials in its construction,” Jalali said.

He explained that stainless steel materials should be used in metallurgy, saying, “This material is one of the most basic elements of gate valves and makes the valves resistant to heat.”

Earlier in March, Iranian researchers at a technological company had also managed to make a special valve which boosts efficiency in oil transmission industry by decreasing waste of fluids and increasing the speed of closing the valves up to 5 times.

“Tank level control valve (mechanical) has been designed to prevent the overflow of liquids inside the tanks without creating a water hammer with high reliability in connecting and disconnecting the fluid input (oil and water) to the tank in a completely mechanical way and at a very low cost compared to conventional hydraulic methods. The newly-designed valve can be installed in any flow rate and pipe size,” said Ahmad Yazerlou, the executive manager of the project.

He added that the special valves can be used in metal or composite tanks for storing fluids like oil, gasoline, diesel, water and in water and sewage companies.

“This valve model is mechanically installed inside the tank, which reduces the initial costs and does not need any maintenance or repair,” Yazerlou said.


Source: ANA