Weir has successfully delivered two large, high pressure Blakeborough valves to support India’s capacity expansion project
Weir Valves & Controls have designed and delivered two large Blakeborough® control valves to support the expansion of one of India’s key crude oil pipelines.
The Mundra to Bathinda pipeline is owned and operated by HPCL – Mittal Pipeline Limited, and runs from the port of Mundra on India’s west coast through to Bathinda located in the northern part of India. The pipeline consists of a single point mooring system, crude oil terminal and 48” pipeline. The pipeline runs for 1017km through the Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana.
The pipeline Capacity Expansion Project (MCEP) will be commissioned in 2017/2018 and will improve the capacity of the pipeline, ultimately up to 18 Million Metric Tons Per Annum (MMTPA). Weir received an order in late 2016 from Engineers India Ltd. to supply two relatively large, high pressure control valves for the project. The two valves are 24” (600mm), flanged, Class 900 rated control valves with self-contained electro hydraulic actuators. The valves will be fitted into a 28” pipeline where they are required for discharge pressure control of the crude oil. The valves have a total design Cv of 4750. The valves were recently shipped to the client after undergoing stringent functional test procedures to confirm control performance.
Simon Tattersall (Weir Valves & Controls Sales Director) commented: “This project shows Weir’s versatility in producing a wide range of valves for both the power and oil & gas industries. Our control valve engineering capabilities mean that we can work with customers to supply standard and bespoke valves to suit the exact customer requirements.”