Metso and Arcelor Mittal Tubarão (Brazil) have signed a service contract covering approximately 2000 automatic and safety valves. The contract also includes intelligent tools for preventive and predictive maintenance and maintenance planning activities. It expands the existing contract and is one of the largest for Metso’s valve operations in South America.

Arcelor Mittal Tubarão is a world leader in the semi-finished steel market, accounting for 12% of global slab sales. With Metso’s intelligent tools, the steel plant staff is able to monitor and analyze valve condition while the process is running. Conventional methods require stopping the process and removing or dismantling the valves for closer inspection.