[Johannesburg, 17 February 2017]: Mokveld Valves BV in the Netherlands, for whom Energas Technologies is the South African distributor, provides expert knowledge and highly advanced engineered valve systems for critical control and safety applications to the gas and oil industries, and has recently commissioned two new test bunkers for testing critical, high quality valve systems.
Over the years, Mokveld has seen increasing customer demand in terms of both quality and safety and in order to answer to this demand and to better fulfil customer needs, Mokveld has designed and engineered two new unique test bunkers that were both developed internally by Mokveld and boast specifications that are unmatched in the industry.
Mokveld’s test bunkers have been engineered to the company’s exacting standards and in line with the industry’s demands for specific tests, such as fugitive emissions, PR2 or type approval testing combined with Mokveld’s large dimension, high pressure valves that offer extreme specifications that are not available in standard testing equipment.
By commissioning the test bunkers, Mokveld has placed itself on the forefront of what is possible in terms of both pressure and temperature testing of valve systems. “A great advantage of having these facilities in-house is that we no longer need to involve third parties in our workflow,” says Chris van Assem marketing and communication manager of Mokveld, adding, “We can now control the process from the beginning to the end and customers and inspectors can even watch the entire process in one visit.”
The bunkers allow pressure testing with Nitrogen and Helium up to 1200 bar and temperature testing is possible within a range of -196 ºC to 200 ºC. Furthermore, all tests carried out will conform to standard procedures and will be logged and documented in a complete digital workflow reducing for example the QHSE risks.
The bunkers are fully automatically controlled and meet the latest safety requirements, and after completion Mokveld intends to further expand its testing facilities with the construction of two more test bunkers which are expected be completed in 2016, and which will be used for smaller valve sizes, offering even more flexibility in testing and expedited delivery.
“Mokveld is a world-renowned leader in valve systems for critical control and safety applications and works tirelessly to keep growing this legacy. Commissioning two new state-of-the art test bunkers goes a long way in solidifying not only our offering to the market, but shows that we listen to our customers and adapt to their ever-changing needs. The high quality of Mokveld products demands high quality testing equipment, and we have delivered,” Chris van Assem concludes.