As a leading manufacturer of industrial valves, HEROSE is familiar with design challenges. In the more than 140 years of its history, the company has gained comprehensive know-how about the handling of gases, vapours and liquids, which it believes no other company can offer in this way.
For HEROSE, the economic efficiency and safety of its customers’ processes are of top priority. Using first-class materials, the company produces high-quality components and guarantees the best possible solution for each individual application, with extensive quality assurance. HEROSE offers its services to customers worldwide; through its subsidiaries and partners a global network can be accessed.
Furthermore, HEROSE is committed to remaining at the forefront of technical development in the future.
HEROSE provides process safety in the cryogenic sector
HEROSE products ensure safety at the lowest temperatures and reliable processes in highly complex systems: HEROSE valves are internationally certified for handling technical gases and cryogenic liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the low temperature range.
Applications in the storage and transport of cryogenic liquefied gases down to -269°C are standard for the company. HEROSE valves protect pressure-loaded vessels and plants for LNG with ease, based on many years of experience.
Transportation of LNG
LNG transportation from liquefied gas storage facilities to the users’ satellite stations is a heavy burden for the special tank trucks. Frequent filling, transport and unloading requires the highest quality and reliability from all components.
In accordance with DIN EN 12567, HEROSE supplies optimised shut-off valves for LNG, which ensure convenient handling and comprehensive safety.
Storage of cryogenic liquefied natural gas
Cryogenic liquefied natural gas is stored in small-scale tank farms in quantities of 10,000m³ to 100,000m³. HEROSE valves have proven themselves in many fill and extraction lines at these tank farms, including valves approved for safety-relevant places, certified according to EN ISO 10497 for fire safety.
Fuelling ships with LNG
The use of LNG as a fuel for ships has significant environmental benefits: low emissions of carbon and sulphur dioxide, as well as nitrogen oxides. For installation on ships, HEROSE offers a variety of valves that meet extensive fire safety requirements.
Decentralised liquefaction and regasification plants
In order to make natural gas available to customers in different states of aggregation according to their needs, more and more decentralised liquefaction and regasification plants are being built. HEROSE offers a variety of valves that meet many different process requirements.
HEROSE valves for more eco-friendly ship propulsion systems
The new regulations on pollutant emissions in global shipping are the main drivers for the development of new engine concepts. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) sets the emission limits for shipping.
Natural gas is a forward-looking alternative fuel to the previously widespread heavy fuel oil. In comparison, ships with LNG propulsion concepts emit far fewer pollutants and comply with current environmental regulations.
The technical handling of natural gas on board and on its way to the ship is carried out in a cryogenic liquefied state. This offers many advantages but also poses challenges for safe handling, whether in terms of infrastructure on the mainland at the currently still few bunker stations or on the ship itself.
HEROSE valves are specially designed for handling, transporting and storing cryogenic liquefied natural gas and, in addition to reliable operation, offer the highest quality. Various shipping companies and ship manufacturers rely on these valves from Bad Oldesloe, Germany, as a standard feature in their LNG propulsion concepts and frequently make use of the installation and maintenance services offered by HEROSE’s specialists.
Guaranteed functionality based on best quality is a standard, resulting in uncompromised safety
The reliability of HEROSE’s products means safety for your process. This is guaranteed by extensive material and function tests and by processes certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.
For the simulation of extreme conditions and for testing the valves, HEROSE has a deep cold cryogenic, a water and an air test bench at its disposal. Qualified specialists manufacture on state-of-the-art (computer numerical control) CNC machines, degrease all components regardless of their intended use with specially developed equipment, and ensure complete traceability with consistent component marking.
Successful solutions for extreme temperatures ranging from -269°C to +400°C, special valves for air separation or valves for the liquefaction of natural gas are examples of the company’s innovative drive for more effective and efficient concepts. Its customers appreciate the individual advice provided for their specific tasks.
Worldwide product and service availability
HEROSE is globally at your side. A worldwide network of subsidiaries and partners enables the company to offer its products in more than 80 countries. With a global service network, HEROSE guarantees the professional installation and maintenance of all products so that all components and products function properly at all times.
HEROSE stands for:
- Many years of experience in applications involving sophisticated technical media
- Highest technical reliability of the valves
- Consistent quality assurance and top-quality materials
- Worldwide service and maintenance options