Metso technology for PETRONAS plant modernisation

Metso has been selected to supply cutting-edge flow control technology to the PETRONAS Gas Berhad's gas processing plant modernisation project in Kerteh, Terengganu, Malaysia. The new flow control solutions will replace the plant's existing equipment and enable the plant to reach a higher safety integrity level while improving its environmental performance. The order includes over 140 actuated on-off and emergency shutdown (ESD) ball and butterfly valves.

The order was placed by the Toyo Japan and Toyo Malaysia consortium. Toyo will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning through a turnkey contract to expand the plant life for another 20 years. "Metso is a well-known and trusted valve manufacturer with a good product history and extensive industry experience”, says Yoshiro Kawauchi, (Dr Eng), Asia Pacific Project Division, Toyo Engineering Corporation.

"With Metso's flow control technology, the plant will be able to further reduce fugitive emissions using the proven live-loaded stem packing design and by meeting the stringent ISO 15858 standards. The ESD valves will be equipped with automated partial stroke testing capabilities to improve plant safety”, says regional Energy and Hydrocarbon Sales Manager Tony Tan, Metso.

The deliveries to the Dew Point Control Unit 2 have been completed and successfully installed. The deliveries to Gas Processing Plant 4 are ongoing.