An Insight Into Valve and Material Selection

Sponsored by: BHDT GmbH

Focused on:

  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Power
  • Refinery

Date: 24 April


Time: 8AM UK / 9AM CET / 4PM China / 5PM S. Korea

Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Power & Refinery Industry Applications

Modern petrochemical plants, power plants, and refineries are seeing ever-increasing demands and stress placed upon process equipment, especially valves. The operating pressures, temperatures and thermos-cycling seen in power generation be it gas or coal-fired, as well as the many processes in petrochemical plants, mean operators are continuously striving to increase efficiencies and maximize operational performance. In turn, this is increasing the demands on process equipment to deliver unparalleled performance.

As the process licensees strive for increased output the operating pressures and temperatures continue to increase with the demand for stronger, more suitable high-temperature valves and materials.

To support the many applications in modern plants, a large range of valves has developed over the years to accommodate each application. With valves ranging from custom built designs to severe service isolation valves, metal seats and soft seats there are many factors to consider when selecting the most appropriate design and material.

Applications for valves in Petrochemical, Power & Refinery plants can vary very widely and include; atmospheric distillation, vacuum distillation, steam generation, hydrotreating, catalytic reforming, fluidized catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, delayed coking, sulphur recovery, visbreaker, gasification, atmospheric distillation, vacuum distillation, hydrotreating, catalytic reforming, fluidized catalytic cracking, and alkylation.

If you would like an insight to valve and material selection as well as performance characteristics than please don't hesitate to register for BHDT GmbH webinar via the link above. The webinar is free, it will be interesting and promises to be very informative.

Register now to secure a place.

Presented by

Dr. Manuel Prohaska,

Head of Oil & Energy, BHDT

Manuel graduated as Material Scientist in 2008. After he deepened his knowledge in corrosion science and petroleum production during his PhD thesis he started to work at BHDT as Project Manager in research and development. Then he took his role as Head of Department of Oil and Energy and recently he was assigned the role as head of BHDT's High Pressure Systems Department. In this position he is now responsible for the complete sales activities and the technical project execution of high pressure systems.

Alessandro Brun, M.Sc.,

Product Manager - Valves, BHDT

Alessandro graduated as Mechanical Engineer in 1997. His experience in the last 10 years is focused on valves for oil and gas and chemical plants according to different international and customer standards. His main focus was on subsea oil and gas projects in the North Sea area. His technical excellence lies in high pressure sealing solutions. He has been working for BHDT GmbH since 2015 as Technical Manager who is responsible for the valve design.

Michael Simml,

High Pressure Fertilizer Department Manager, BHDT

Michael Simml graduated in 2006 as an Engineer for Production and Automatization. He joined BHDT in 2006 and took over several roles as a project manager in High Pressure Systems and Fertilizer department. In 2016 Michael was assigned High Pressure Fertilizer department manager after being the deputy department manager for the previous three years. In this position he is now responsible for the complete sales activities and the technical project execution of UREA products and valves.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Valve applications and material performance characteristics
  • Common problems when selecting valves and materials
  • Considerations when selecting valve seal rings, seals and seal seats
  • What to look out for during the valve and material selection process and the importance of machining tolerances


  • Plant owners
  • Plant consultants
  • Engineering manager
  • Operations Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • QA/QC Managers
  • NDT Manager
  • Head of Piping Design
  • Lead Piping Engineer
  • Piping Engineers
  • Process/Technology Manager
  • Valve Specialist
  • Valve Subject Matter Experts
  • Valve Consultants
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Materials manager
  • Project Managers