Curtiss-Wright Flow Control's Deltavalve Celebrates 10-Years of Deltaguard
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company announced that its
DeltaValve business unit is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the
installation of its first DeltaGuard bottom unheading device, the world's first
fully automated and fully enclosed coke drum unheading device. The current
number of DeltaGuard fully automated systems sold is 476 worldwide.
The first installation of the DeltaGuard system was
September 20, 2001, at the Chevron Salt Lake City refinery. Since then,
DeltaValve has developed similar technology for fully automated coke drum top
unheading. In the system's 10-year history, not a single recordable safety
incident related to the valve has occurred. Previous to this, accidents and
even fatalities were not uncommon. More...