IMI companies work in tandem to deliver bespoke solution to the petrochemical industryIMI Critical Engineering, a leading supplier of critical components for use in energy and process applications, has joined forces with sister company IMI Precision Engineering to deliver a bespoke solution for a leading petrochemical company.
Harnessing the collective knowledge and expertise of the IMI family of businesses, IMI Critical Engineering was able to put together a package of valves and actuators for China Petrochemical International (Nanjing) Company, in a deal worth in the region of £4.7 million (€6.5 million). IMI Critical Engineering businesses demonstrated real commercial value by working together in collaboration with IMI Precision Engineering to fully satisfy the dynamic requirements of the project. From a customer perspective, the process, which was led by IMI Orton in conjunction with IMI STI actuators and Thompson Valves, part of IMI Precision Engineering, was streamlined considerably on the basis that IMI Critical Engineering was able to provide a single point of contact for the customer.
The package of valves and actuators was destined for use in China Petrochemical’s coal liquefication process and showcased a variety of IMI technologies as a part of the overall package. IMI Critical Engineering’s IMI Orton business supplied 24” cryogenic butterfly valves while IMI STI provided quarter turn actuators. Also drawing upon technology from IMI Precision Engineering, the project made use of filters and regulators from IMI Norgren in addition to IMI Maxseal partial stroking solenoid valves from Thompson Valves and positioners from IMI STI / IMI Watson Smith.
Alberto Aliani, Managing Director of IMI Orton, explained: “This project enabled us to showcase the skills, knowledge and manufacturing expertise of the broader IMI Group in order to provide a convenient solution that was technically superior. The IMI family of businesses has an enormous amount of technical expertise at its disposal and by leveraging the core competencies of its global team of engineering experts, it is in an enviable position to deliver bespoke, value-added solutions to a variety of sectors.”