Water treatment
Ship building
Power Stations
Oil
Gas
District Cooling
Desalination
Building services

Water treatment

The availability of process water plays an important role in industry since virtually every production process requires water. Whether it is for cooling, cleaning or as a starting material for aqueous solutions – depending on the application, the unwanted substances must be removed from the raw water or the desired substances added. This task is performed by water treatment plants, thus ensuring a functioning circuit. The Alfa Europe product range can provide reliable solutions for components for measurement and control systems for these plants. A huge variety of butterfly types and automation components Durable, robust and optimized for their specific use: Alfa Europe produces and supplies butterfly valves for water handling and plant sections for industrial water treatment.

Ship building

The Shipbuilding market requires expertise with an international scope. We have a worldwide network of shipyards, ship owners, contractors and system suppliers. Besides an extensive package of butterfly valves and actuators, we supply customized solutions including complete pneumatic, electric and hydraulic control systems for automatically operating them. Alfa Europe product lines may be found on both Naval and Commercial ships in the ballast, fire main, fuel systems, and many more systems on board. Alfa Europe products are certified by ABS, the U.S. Navy, Bureau Veritas, and Lloyd’s Register and DNV/GL. All valves can be delivered incl. 3.2 witness inspection certificates, such as DNV ABS, BV, LRS etc.

Power Stations

All over the world, both centralized and decentralized concepts are used for energy production in the form of hydroelectric power stations, wind power plants, gas turbine power plants and coal power plants. Processes such as the manufacture of biofluids or steam generation also contribute to power generation, while a wide range of storage and thermoprocess technologies ensure energy usage. Whether renewable or conventional energies are involved, innovative, efficient and durable products are essential in power generation. This is why Alfa Europe offers reliable plant Butterfly valves and actuation for power generation and environmental engineering.

Oil

Alfa Europe butterfly valves are useful for handling liquids. The different seat constructions are not affected by a high velocity flow. Therefore the valve maintains its tightness even after many years of use. Butterfly valves are the most common type of cargo valves for oil and Chemical tanker applications. Product and chemical-tankers in the shipping/shipbuilding industry use Alfa Europe butterfly valves in their pipelines in order to separate different cargos from each other during transport.

Gas

As oil prices keep rising, natural gas is of increasing importance in energy supply. According to reports by the International Energy Agency, the demand for natural gas will rise most significantly in the coming years compared to other fossil fuels. In industry as well the importance of natural gas is increasing due to new combined gas and steam plants. Biogas as well is becoming increasingly important. Biogas is available in different temperature ranges. For these requirements, specially designed valves have to be used. Valves for gas applications – like all other valves – have to be reliable, absolutely tight and safe in operation. Alfa Europe have been confirmed to have these properties by according examinations and approvals by authorized independent test institutes. The valves are in conformance with the applicable European Standards and have further important approvals.

District Cooling

Alfa Europe is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality valves specifically developed for the most demanding district cooling applications. Alfa Europe solutions are designed to deliver the highest possible energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness throughout the cooling network – from centralized cooling plants, to pumping stations and individual buildings. Alfa Europe complete product range for district cooling applications covers everything from butterfly valves to manual gears as well as electric and hydraulic actuators, and customized, special solutions such as extension spindles.

Desalination

As the world’s freshwater supplies dwindle and the population increases, desalination plants will experience tremendous growth. Many areas, and not all just arid, are already trying to reduce dependence on groundwater stores. Already, desalination provides fresh water for nearly 400 million people each year, and that number is growing. Alfa Europe is the world’s butterfly valve, actuator, and controls supplier for the desalination market. There are many methods to desalinate seawater, but the two primary methods are vacuum distillation and reverse osmosis. The latter is the preeminent process, for which Alfa Europe bonder liner concentric butterfly valves are suited. Typically, cogeneration of power and desalinated water is the most economical option since it takes energy to produce desalinated water.

Building services

Everyone who plans, builds or operates water supply systems for building services attaches great importance to efficiency and permanent reliable function of all components. In this respect, butterfly valves assume decisive tasks. They control and automate pressure and flow and protect pipelines, pumps and other components from damage. In the water industry, valves are exposed to considerable stress such as high water pressures, extreme temperatures, desert or tropical climates. The valves installed have to meet the following requirements: material, technology and quality have to be perfect and it needs to be ensured that the valves function reliably even after decades of service. A long service life means economic efficiency. Alfa Europe belongs to the most experienced providers of solutions for water distribution. We have been developing Butterfly valves for the Building services for decades.