By Jaideep Shenoy
Bell O Seal Valves Pvt Ltd, Udupi has become the first valve manufacturing company in the world to successfully design, develop and manufacture the motor-operated and remote-controlled Bellow Sealed 26 Inch Gate Valve in its facilities at Subramanyanagar, Udupi. Bell O Seal Valves took up the production of these gigantic size valves as a challenge.
Realising the dreams of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the concept of “Make in India”, the company took up the task of producing these valves that weigh around 2 tons each with a height of about 5 meters. These valves are used in handling hazardous fluids Benzene and Butadiene (carcinogens). Due to the hazardous nature of benzene and butadiene fluids, the valves were required to qualify for fugitive emissions compliance.
|Remote Controlled, Motor Operated 26 inch Bellow Sealed Gate Valves.|
Project Management Consultant – namely Engineers India Limited, a government-designated Navaratna Company was involved in the approval of designs and witnessed the various tests that were required to be undertaken before the dispatch of the valves to one of its prestigious clients. These “Zero Emission” valves manufactured by Bell O Seal Valves, not only ensures the safety of people in the plant but also is committed to saving nature by cutting down emissions and protecting the environment.
The valves are supplied to HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL), which is a public-private partnership joint venture between the Fortune 500 Company, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, a government of India enterprise and Mittal Energy Investments Pte Ltd, Singapore. This development puts India on the map of being the 1st company in the world to develop remote-controlled, motor-operated valves.
The valves will be installed in HMEL’s Guru Gobind Singh polymer addition project, Punjab during the later part of 2021.
(Author: Jaideep Shenoy is a senior journalist, you can read articles by him by visiting his blog https://jaideepjshenoy.blogspot.com/)