Articles & White Papers

A Reflection on 25 years working in the Industry

The realisation that 2018 represented the 25th anniversary of my starting full time employment in the Valve Position Monitoring Industry arrived with an element of shock a few weeks ago. This was partly due to the fact my ego refuses to accept...

Trends in Pneumatic Spring Return Valve Actuator Selection

The demands for safety, efficiency and environmental responsibility from the oil, gas and energy industries have significantly impacted the selection of pneumatic valve actuator for quarter turn failsafe valves (ball, butterfly and plug) and dampers. Actuator sixing...

Enhanced Plant Operational Efficiency and Safety

Over the past 30 years, globalisation, pressures on costs and the desire for greater efficiencies have led to a significant reduction in manpower and an explosion in the automation of processes. Increased automation has allowed plants to operate more efficiently and,...

Case Study: North Sea Operator Retrofit Valvescan VSD Controller

BACKGROUND A major Oil and Gas Operator that owns a number of aging assets in the North Sea approached Imtex Controls to assist with an issue on their riser valves and critical ESDVs. The Health and Safety Executive in the UK have taken a much greater interest in how...

Challenge of monitoring shut down valves

Shut down valves perform a vital safety role on many process plants, both onshore and offshore. They are designed and positioned such that, in the event of a potential problem, they operate to ensure the process is stopped in a way that prevents a...

Company News October 2017

Imtex Controls Attend BVAA Table Top Exhibitions at EPCs In September and October, IMTEX participated at two table top exhibitions put on by the BVAA (British Valve and Actuator Association) at AMEC – FW in Reading and CB+I in London. The BVAA represents the interests...

Company News September 2017

Imtex Controls Inaugural Comedy Night at Offshore Europe 2017 IMTEX hosted a Comedy Night at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen where roughly 70 clients were entertained by professional comedians at the Chester Hotel. Throughout the evening, Lyn Elrick from Picky Pencil,...

Application News August 2017

Imtex Controls Valvescan VSD Valve Controllers on Dana Petroleum Western Isles FPSO IMTEX has supplied 20+ VSD HART enabled partial stroke testing valve controllers fitted to Rotork actuators mounted on shut-down valves. Following fitting out at the Keppel Verolme...