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Valmet develops Industrial Internet solution for collecting critical measurement data related to gas transportation containers

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Valmet develops Industrial Internet solution for collecting critical measurement data related to gas transportation containers

October 19, 2021 - 06:52
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ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 18, 2021 (Press Release) -Valmet has developed an Industrial Internet solution for collecting critical measurement data related to gas transportation containers. Accurate data collection with no traditional physical measurements improves the safety of explosive containers transporting, for example, methane or hydrogen. Additionally, it saves costs and provides information about container contents for logistics.

The new container management solution complements the Valmet DNA Integrated Operations data collection application. The patent-pending solution has been developed in cooperation with Yepzon, a technology company that provides location devices and services.

“During transportation and in temporary storage, the containers are on their own, leading to a lack of material data due to inadequate monitoring. With this innovative solution, it is possible to monitor the containers and their pressure data as well as the amount of gas and energy without any pressure or level measurement instruments. Experience gained from trials in Finland and other Nordic countries with the new solutions have been positive,” says Jani Hautaluoma, Senior Business Manager, Process Automation, Valmet.

Technical information about the solution

The measurement system developed by Valmet collects measurement data from the loading processes of the gas transportation containers and their places of use. Additionally, it collects location and temperature data produced by an ATEX-certified device installed in the gas transportation container. ATEX covers equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres. The system collects and calculates data to determine accurate and comparable measurement information.

Additionally, advanced user management makes it possible to efficiently share situational data on customer request.

VALMET 

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet’s strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers’ processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy. 

Valmet’s net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day. Valmet’s head office is in Espoo, Finland, and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.