Valve World Americas September 2022 Sample

SPOTLIGHT ON ... Ladish Valves : To Mark Progress
Ladish Valves has been at the forefront of innovation since the early 1950s . Spanning several industries and with approvals worldwide , Ladish is synonymous with controlled quality and corrosion resistance , having earned its reputation for engineering capabilities and bespoke solutions . The company has remained a front-runner in the market due to its superior customer service , rapid expansions in product offering , and wide range of valves in stainless and nickel alloy materials . Through organic and acquisition-based growth , the Ladish Family of Brands provides its customers with a comprehensive portfolio of valves and valve automation products .
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Issue 7 – September 2022


Country News

The Third Annual Valve World Mexico Conference & Expo was a Resounding Success !
BRAZIL : Unigel , one of the largest chemical companies in Latin America and the largest manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers in Brazil , has invested a total of USD $ 120 million in the development of the production site for green hydrogen . In the first phase of the project , Unigel will install three 20 MW standard electrolyzers from thyssenkrupp nucera , adding up to a total capacity of 60 MW . The plant will feed one of the largest green ammonia plants by capacity when it starts its production . The company plans to quadruple its production of green hydrogen in the years following the inauguration by expanding the electrolyzer plant to a multihundred MW facility , which will produce approximately 40,000 tons of green hydrogen .
Far exceeding the expectations of exhibitors and guests alike , the two day Valve World Mexico Conference & Expo , held at the Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel , provided a dynamic meeting point . Hundreds of manufacturers , distributors , and end users capitalized on the opportunity to speak with each other and discover the latest technologies .
High-Quality Programming
The event consisted of several high-quality keynotes , panel discussions , informative workshops , and a dynamic expo hall , which provided ample time for learning , reconnecting , and forming new business connections .
The event kicked off with a warm welcome from Chance Russo , Sesto Valves , who provided attendees with an introduction and overview of the world of valves . This was immediately followed by a keynote from Bronson Pate , TRICORD Consulting , who fo-
cused on Savings on Pipelines . Attendees were treated to a coffee station featuring snacks and beverages provided by Microfinish Valves . Guests then had the opportunity to participate in one of two panels : Valve Selection panel , and Fugitive Emissions panel , or visit the expo floor . The event continued into the afternoon , and attendees had the chance to learn about Advanced Diagnostics , Updates on API 6D , and Valve Life Cycles , before indulging in AIV ’ s sponsored Tequila bar to reflect on what they had learned . As day one drew to a close , attendees were invited to join a hospitality event hosted by TEADIT and Neway Valve .
Day two began similarly with two insightful keynotes . The first was an address by Chance Russo , Sesto Valves , and the second was delivered by Lee Fang , FBV , and João Carlos Vitorino , JCV Industrial , on How to Make Good Valves . These were immediately followed
by a series of highly anticipated workshops whose topics included : Why Valves Fail , Valve Sealing Challenges , New Technologies , Valves in Large Engineering Projects . These sessions ran parallel to the expo hall giving attendees the opportunity to learn and network simultaneously .
As day two ended event visitors once again taste-tested at AIV ’ s sponsored Tequila as they looked back over the successful 2022 event and said their final farewells .
Connecting the Community
Starting in 2020 , the Valve World Mexico Conference & Expo has
proven to be an invaluable resource for both the Mexican and international valve industry . After three remarkable events , Valve World Mexico has cemented itself as one of the most important flow control conferences .
Valve World Mexico would like to extend a sincere thank you to our sponsors ; A-T Controls , Bray , Cameron , a Schlumberger company , FBV , Neway Valve , Walworth , Worcester , and Xanik , for their continued support in making this year ’ s Conference & Expo a great success !
Thank you , and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2023 !
UNITED STATES : Bayport Polymers LLC , a 50 / 50 joint venture between TotalEnergies and Borealis , announced the start-up of commercial operations of a new ethane cracker with an annual production capacity of one million tons of ethylene . The almost USD $ 2 billion project built on the site of and operated by the TotalEnergies Refinery in Port Arthur , TX , represents 14 million hours worked with more than 2,500 workers at peak construction . The ethylene produced by the cracker will be used as feedstock to supply Baystar ’ s existing polyethylene ( PE ) units , as well as a new Borstar technology polyethylene unit currently under construction in Bayport , TX .
SPECIAL TOPIC : Disaster Preparation / Mitigation Management
Natural disaster planning in the petrochemical and energy sector is essential to ensuring the safety of both the community as well as the surrounding environment . When considering the impact of a natural disaster , the foremost consideration is the impact to people in the region . This ‘ human impact ’ is the picture portrayed in the media and the narrative that is projected to the wider world . A disruption in the energy supply similarly has a widespread effect on every aspect of life from turning the lights on at home to powering hospitals .
Valve World Americas had the pleasure of speaking with Carlo De Bernardi , Staff Valve Engineer – Global Production , about how ConocoPhillips , one of the world ’ s largest independent E & P companies , is making additive manufacturing a top priority in its future plans . In the oil and gas industry and the valve manufacturing industry , additive manufacturing is starting to make its debut . While not without hurdles and roadblocks , this technology is extremely promising .
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The quest for emission reduction has reached a fevered pitch . Driven by corporate goals for environmental improvements and backed by a host of recent government standards targeting greenhouse gas emission reductions , plant personnel are faced with a pressing mandate to reduce , and ideally eliminate , releases to the atmosphere . But where to begin ? To start , it is important to consider the variety of ways there is to cut emissions and meet corporate and regulatory goals . By describing the various types of emissions , and providing several different solutions to target and reduce those emissions , it becomes evident that the implementation of these technologies can be very successful .
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