New facility designed to meet strict ASME industry standards and certifications
SHANGHAI, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pentair Valves & Controls has commissioned a new pressure relief valve testing facility to help meet Asia’s growing need for pressure relief systems in critical applications for the power generation, oil and gas, process, and petrochemical industries.
The new steam test facility expands Pentair’s current China–based manufacturing, assembly, sales, start-up, maintenance, and repair capabilities with the addition of testing services for Pentair’s highly regarded Crosby and Anderson Greenwood branded pressure management solutions.
"Pentair Valves & Controls is focused on expanding the company’s presence where our customers are based, particularly in high growth regions such as China and other Asian countries. Expanding our capabilities in such regions is key to our overall growth strategy," said Chris Stevens, President of Pentair Valves & Controls.
"This important investment in China is part of our ongoing commitment to bring our global valves and controls technology, products and solutions closer to our customers in Asia and around the world. Pentair understands and is committed to meeting the growing demand for pressure management solutions that enable safe and reliable operations that are vital to Asia’s growing industries," said Stevens.
The new pressure relief valve testing facility was designed to meet the strict requirements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section I for testing and capacity certification. ASME standards and codes are used in over 100 countries to ensure the safety and efficiency of boilers and pressure vessels.
Pentair’s steam testing facility can also meet the most demanding engineering requirements for valves used in supercritical boiler applications for power plants running at pressures at of 3100 PSIG and higher.
The new facility significantly expands Pentair’s capabilities while offering customers in the power industry and other demanding markets in China and across Asia something unique — a one-stop source of locally manufactured and tested ASME Section I pressure relief valves.
"This new investment in China is part of our growth strategy to offer our proven pressure management solutions to customers in the region. Our local teams are well equipped and trained to provide pressure management products and services from manufacture to delivery and beyond," said Calogero Di Gesu, Vice President for Pressure Management Products at Pentair Valves & Controls.
Pentair Valves & Controls’ extensive China footprint now includes three factories, three service centers and more than 1,000 qualified engineers and specialists across the country. Its parent, Pentair Plc, has an even larger presence, totaling six manufacturing facilities across China and more than 2,500 people.
ABOUT PENTAIR PLC
Pentair plc (www.pentair.com) delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers’ diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With 2013 revenues of US$7.5 billion, Pentair employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide.
ABOUT PENTAIR VALVES & CONTROLS
Pentair’s Valves & Controls business is a world leading manufacturer of valves, actuators and controls for the most challenging applications throughout oil and gas, power, mining, chemical, food and beverage and building and construction industries. Through its portfolio of trusted brands, Pentair Valves & Controls provides market-leading products, services and solutions that bring vital infrastructure to local communities around the globe. With a strong global presence, technological know-how and engineering expertise, Pentair Valves & Controls enables customers to keep their operations running safely, minimize downtime and enhance lifecycle performance. Key brands include Anderson Greenwood, Biffi, Crosby, Fasani, Keystone, Narvik-Yarway, Raimondi, Sempell, Vanessa and Westlock. For more information on Pentair Valves & Controls, visit http://valves.pentair.com/valves/.
Bruce Evans — Pentair Valves & Controls (Asia Pacific)
Tel: +61 2 4448 0473
Brian Paterson — EBA Communications (Asia Pacific)
Tel: +852 2122 9762