World innovation offers flexible plant design
Design engineers and users are always interested in developing process plant requiring as little space as possible. Therefore they select lightweight and compact solutions saving installation time and reducing costs whilst ensuring high functionality.
Compact and flexible plant design unites various valve configurations
GEMÜ has developed a compact material-optimized globe valve range for easy and space saving installation which provides a 20 percent cost saving to the customer. The flexible plant design unites various valve configurations. “GEMÜ FlexPort Valves® are the first stainless steel industrial globe valves of spherical design which are available in different types such as 90° angle valves, 2/2-way valves or 135° angle valves whilst retaining their basic design“, says Peter Meyer, head of the Automation Department at GEMÜ.
By saving both materials and installation costs, these new globe valves are much more cost-effective, lightweight and rugged than conventional valves of the same type. Another decisive advantage: they have high flow rates. The valves are particular suitable for plants for the generation, treatment and distribution of steam and process water, as well as heating and cooling systems.
With this new valve range GEMÜ follows in the tradition of GEMÜ founder Fritz Müller: the reduction of material by intelligent design. “With this world innovation we are showing once again our responsibility for the environment“, declares Peter Meyer, as less material means less energy consumption and conservation of natural resources.
GEMÜ Gebr. Müller Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG
GEMÜ is one of the leading manufacturers of valves, measurement and control systems in the world. Since 1964, this globally-focused, independent family-owned enterprise has made a name for itself thanks to its innovative products and customised solutions concerning process media control and has established itself as the market leader in important sectors. Today, the GEMÜ Group employs over 650 employees in Germany and more than 1,100 employees worldwide. Manufacturing is carried out in five production companies in Germany, Switzerland, China, Brazil, France and the USA. At the headquarters in Ingelfingen, the products are developed, designed and, to a large extent, also manufactured and assembled. From this location, global marketing is coordinated locally with over 20 subsidiaries. With a large distributor network in more than 50 countries, the group is present on all 5 continents. For sales and logistics, GEMÜ uses the most modern communication technologies and environmentally-friendly supply solutions. Production is configured to be flexible and enables individual pieces to be processed as well as large projects that require over 10,000 valves. A broad-based modular system and adapted automation components mean that predefined standard products and customised solutions can be combined to make over 400,000 product variations.