Burhani Engineers launches region’s first valve rehabilitation center
Burhani Engineers Ltd, pioneers of integrated engineering solutions, has unveiled the first valve testing and rehabilitation hub in the region to save industrial plants money spent on maintenance and repair of existing valves. The Burhani Valves Testing and Rehabilitation Facility based in Nairobi are targeting to rehabilitate and service valves for the Power, Oil and Gas, Mining, Food, and Process industries at competitive rates – less or equal to 30 percent of the new valve cost.
The facility is fitted-out with certified world-class equipment and machinery and a dedicated team of technicians with decades of experience to provide the best solutions for all types of valves irrespective of brands, size, and pressure ratings.
According to Burhani Engineers, it will take roughly two weeks to rehabilitate a valve locally compared to shipping a new valve from abroad which takes up to 6-8 months from machining, assembly, testing, painting, packing, dispatching to the customer, and installation on-site – in addition to the loss of revenue due to the plant downtime, under-utilization of resources, and customer delivery pressure.
Burhani Engineers Ltd Chief Executive Officer Fatema Pirbhai commented on the new milestone, stating that the service is both a marketplace and a circular economy solution. “The cost, time, and engineering incurred to rehabilitate a valve locally are far lower than the expenses of a new valve. We also offer onsite valve maintenance solutions and technical training, as well as educate our customers on a variety of training tools and courses aimed at improving valve performance.”
“From an environmental perspective, most process industries discard huge pile stock of valves in their backyards as scrap. As the market continues to demand greater accountability from industries, our reuse and regeneration of valves as a means of continuing production in a sustainable or environmentally friendly manner is a circular economy milestone we are proud of,” she added.
When a valve is received for testing and rehabilitation, a detailed condition assessment and repair plan are documented. This report is stored and accessible in our data management system. Customers will receive an electronic certificate for each valve, incorporating full details of the valves’ service activities along with compliance with testing standards.
Burhani Engineers Ltd. has a 46-year heritage and tracks record in mechanical, instrumentation, civil, and electrical engineering space in East and Central Africa, executing turnkey infrastructure projects in collaboration with private, public, and development partners. Beyond Kenya, it operates in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe to capitalize on the continent’s expanding population and the need to support its infrastructure.
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