HTAM provides valve management

Grimsby-based Hertel Total Asset Management has secured a three-year contract to provide total valve-management services to chemical group Ineos at its refinery in Grangemouth.

Grimsby-based Hertel Total Asset Management (HTAM) has secured a three-year contract to provide total valve-management services to chemical group Ineos at its refinery in Grangemouth.



The company is currently working on the refinery’s hydrocracker-plant overhaul. The three-year contract will see the group provide safety-valve and control-valve overhaul services for maintenance and unit shutdowns.



Hertel said it also plans to reduce spare parts on site by using real-time data on valve maintenance and repair to reduce stock holding, increase production efficiency and improve plant availability.



Steve Biddle, Valve Workshop manager at Hertel, said: ‘We are now well positioned to provide a range of site-wide integrated services, including maintenance and project-related services.



‘Our offering of expert, flexible services means we can assist Ineos in achieving its business goals, helping to improve processes and operations, increase the reliability of assets and drive efficiency.’