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RE: LianDi builds MfG Facility Coking Tech / Partners Delta Valve

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Charles Randall
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Here is good article on China Coker Tech group – LianDi & their new Mfg facility. Appears they are working with the Delta Valve folks on this (from name 4 Sub’s seems like LianDi has roots in valve & service sector in refining).
 
It appears that the Chinese market is ripe for coker unheading valves on both new & existing cokers and if this group grabs lead it could effectively close market in eyes of western market – hence the Delta Valve partnering. Competition has always been fierce China cokers anyway & Z&J slide valves have walked away with CNOOC’s Huizhou Coker project.
 
The downside on Delta partnership will be same as CBI-Lummus & others now have & that is once you hang out your own shingle or are in partnership with a Coker Technology group – there becomes an issue with other majors in that arena (Foster Wheeler, Conoco Phillips, ect).
Course article only mentios the clean/enclosed unheading aspect but they are service group and it is likely other coker aspects will be included. Unlikely that the other majors will feel comfortable discussing project leads & thier technology aspects with Delta now.
 
Interesting that article doesnt mention FCC Slide valves which would been big area for Delta.
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