Safety, longevity and resource conservation
Fittings, control valves and safety valves can be subjected to extreme loads at high pressures and temperatures as well as corrosive, abrasive media. Regular maintenance — and if necessary overhauls — can reduce costs, including media losses and the associated environmental impact. In addition, this helps to prevent unplanned operational interruptions.
Waste Incineration Plants
In Switzerland, there are currently 30 waste incineration plants in which non-recycled waste is burned in an environmentally friendly manner. The resulting energy is used for heating and electricity generation, and metals and other valuable materials are separated from the remaining slag and filter dusts. The rest is landfilled. Last year, more municipal waste was incinerated in Switzerland than ever before. Nova Werke AG helps to ensure the safe and reliable operation of your plant by carrying out periodic inspections in a professional and conscientious manner.
Wood-Fired Power Stations
Wood is the second most important renewable energy source in Switzerland. The country's wood-fired power stations are operated using wood waste from forests, fields and gardens. They thus make an important contribution to forest management and development, while also reducing the risk of natural disasters. In order to ensure seamless operation during the heating season from September to May, Nova Werke AG offers a sustainable repair service for your valves.
Renewable energies will have an increasing share of Switzerland's energy supply in the future. Even today, about 60% of Swiss electricity is generated using hydroelectric power. Nova Werke AG also contributes to this. Within the scope of our services, we advise and support the power plant operators and, naturally, carry out valve inspections on their behalf. Our long-standing experience and extensive expertise have made us an expert partner in this field. We specialize in the inspection of ball valves, shut-off valves, butterfly valves, and gate valves, as well as a wide range of additional valves. We are your dependable partner when it comes to maintenance and servicing of hydropower plant valves.
The Swiss paper industry has faced considerable challenges in recent years. The abolition of the CHF/Euro minimum rate has made the situation even more precarious. Moreover, a sustainable stabilization of the demand for newspaper and magazine paper is by no means certain due to the increase in online reading habits and the general challenges facing the media sector. When times are tough, it is all the more important to have dependable partners. Nova Werke AG has been active in the paper industry for many years. Since 2016, Nova Werke AG has been a service partner of Martin Lohse GmbH, a well-known manufacturer of gate valves for this sector. Valves used in paper production are subjected to heavy wear, therefore robust components are required. The Lohse gate valve, which is made entirely of corrosion and acid-resistant stainless steel, is ideally suited to these applications. Nova Werke AG is your partner for any queries regarding valves for the paper industry.
In the manufacture of foodstuffs, it is extremely important that all valves work properly. For example, if a control valve is not correctly controlled, this may ultimately has an adverse effect on the quality of the products. With our long-standing expertise in valve servicing, we support well-known Swiss food manufacturers and play our part in ensuring the consistent high quality of their products. Whether for control technology or shut-off technology, Nova Werke AG can draw on many years of valuable experience.
Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industry
Operational safety is the top priority in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. In many cases, the product is a highly toxic concentrate or an aggressive medium. Heavy-duty fittings and flanged connections are therefore indispensable. Each plant shutdown costs the operator several thousand dollars per hour. For this reason, our customers in this sector are reliant on a reliable partner such as Nova Werke AG. Thanks to many years of experience and ongoing employee training, we are able to handle such challenging tasks. Above all, a conscientious approach is paramount in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
Sewage Treatment Plants
Sewage treatment plants (also called sewage purification plants) have an important function. However, in addition to the purification of sewage, they must deal with the issue of hormones from the contraceptive pill entering rivers and lakes via the sewage system. While the concentrations of these substances are harmless for humans, in fish they can impair reproduction and lead to organ damage and behavioral disorders. Furthermore, the aggressive media place heavy demands on gate valves, which must be periodically serviced and inspected for damage. Since 2016, Nova Werke AG has been a service partner of Martin Lohse GmbH, a well-known manufacturer of gate valves for this sector. Due to heavy wear, the fittings used in sewage treatment plants need to be extremely robust. The Lohse gate valve, which is made entirely of corrosion and acid-resistant stainless steel, is ideally suited to these applications.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR)
For decades, our services, such as safety valve inspection, have been highly valued by our customers in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration industries. Above all, they appreciate the fast and flexible nature of our service. In addition to the inspection and adjustment of safety valves, we also offer our customers new valves for the HVACR area. And because we are manufacturer-independent, we can offer them the products that are best suited to their needs. Conventional valves, e.g. Honeywell Braukmann S245 safety valves are available in stock. We can adjust the set pressure to suit your system at any time. Nova Werke AG has been active in valve servicing for over 40 years and is therefore familiar with an extremely wide range of safety valves.
Nuclear Power Plants
Each year, nuclear power plants are shut down for several weeks for an annual inspection. For decades, Nova Werke AG has been tasked with carrying out valve inspections in nuclear power plants. A high degree of care and a conscientious working methodology are mandatory for assignments of this kind. Our customers value our approach and regularly commission us for these demanding tasks.
We are also hold KTA 1401 certification from the Nuclear Safety Standards Commission, which issues regulations that ensure compliance with the relevant safety requirements. These are based on the technological state of the art and provide the necessary protection against the types of damage that could potentially occur during construction and operation of these facilities. The general requirements for quality assurance are understandably even stricter in this sector. Nova Werke AG meets the high demands of the Nuclear Safety Standards Commission and is a renowned supplier for nuclear power plants.
Head of Product Line Valve Service / Sales
Tel: +41 52 354 16 60
Fax: +41 52 354 16 91
Project Manager / Sales
Tel: +41 52 354 16 70
Fax: +41 52 354 16 91
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +41 52 354 16 10
Fax: +41 52 354 16 05
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