We are proud to feature Imtex Controls for our BP Recommends profile.
Specialising in the production and supply of advanced, high integrity valve actuation, communication and control systems for the energy, marine and process industries, Imtex Controls boasts many years of experience within the area of process valve control.
At the forefront of innovation, Imtex Controls’ key offerings are its smart monitors and the Valve Diagnostic Monitoring System (VDMS). “For over five years, we have been supplying valve monitoring and testing solutions that are easily implemented into both new and ageing assets, to enable operators to log data from shut down valves. These solutions enable operators to meet their HSE commitments and help improve operational efficiencies,” explained Jenny Myers, Marketing Manager.
Imtex Controls has also developed the Valvescan™ Diagnostic System, which is an end-to-end solution that captures data from every valve operation, analyses it and provides targeted alerts on the valve health without any requirement for involvement from plant personnel or any potential impact on the asset real-time control integrity.
This means that the valve will inform the plant personnel ahead of any maintenance or failure, preventing an expensive unscheduled shut down of a plant. It is also technologically ahead of many of its competitors, with a cloud-based application, which allows plant personnel to access the dashboard from wherever they are, not just on the actual plant itself. It is a true IIoT solution for automated valves and it can revolutionise the way plants maintain and run their systems in the future.
In addition, Imtex Controls is constantly working on improving its hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-hydraulic offering, including linear and low power solutions. Its Camtorc Actuators provide a highly efficient, backlash free operation which in turn helps to maintain the lifetime of the seals and components. They provide high actuation efficiency in a compact design, limiting the space envelope and associated costs of an installation. They also have the longest lifetime value of all actuators; Imtex Controls still has products that are operating in the field after 30 years.
Camtorc Actuators, along with Imtex Controls’ Valve Communication products, can also be employed for use in Blue and Green Hydrogen Production systems, Carbon Capture and Storage schemes, Biofuel Production Processes and Waste to Energy projects.
“The Low Carbon market will be a key focus for us this year. Our products deliver greater efficiencies and sustainability for these projects, helping to achieve low emission targets. There are several low carbon, CCUS and Hydrogen facilities being developed across the UK now, some that will be at procurement stage in 2021 and we feel that our products should be considered. With our prevalence in this industry and our quality products, this is an area that we feel we can really offer lifetime value for money as well as products that can help these projects achieve their end goal of a reduced carbon footprint.”
Of course, COVID-19 has caused a number of issues for the industry this year, with closed borders and face-to-face business meetings impossible for the foreseeable future. However, as a manufacturer, Imtex Controls are considered key workers, and remain open and operating as usual. “We are not restricted by anything COVID-related and we are set up to operate a COVID-safe factory and business.”
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