Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak – Camtech Manufacturing FZCO

Dear CAMTECH Customer,

Please find enclosed the measures put in place by CAMTECH Manufacturing FZCO, Dubai UAE. The objective is to ensure the safety of employees and external partners to protect customers and stakeholders and ensure continuity of business.

In particular:

  • CAMTECH has established a crisis team. It has been immediately activated to respond to all the requests related to the COVID-19 situation and act accordingly. Measures are always in line with the provisions of the official authorities and stakeholders. We work to protect our employees and subcontractors minimizing any risk that could affect their or others health.
  • We aim to minimize business impact, avoiding postponements and cancellations as much as we can by applying alternative work techniques. We are providing guidance on how to operate to fulfil commitment and authorities requirements related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • To be cautious, we are reducing the organization of physical meetings to a minimum, using online communication and collaboration tools (telephone discussion, skype calls, etc.). This will continue for the time being. We are doing everything possible to ensure that all our employees and external partners comply with the above measures, through timely and regular communications.
  • We confirm that, to date, no employee at Camtech Manufacturing is affected by the COVID-19 virus. As a precautionary measure, The employees who are affected by some illness, will working remotely. This decision is based on the latest updates and recent instructions from the central and local official authorities.
  • All employees residing or having transited in areas where quarantine measures are applied have been instructed to observe quarantine measures.
  • As a precautionary measure, our employees and external partners entering Camtech premises are scanned for high temperatures and reported. If fever is noticed, they are asked to seek medical attention immediately and are not allowed to enter the premises.
  • In order to take a precaution & avoid transmission of COVID-19 through PPE’s, CAMTECH Temporarily banned Providing PPE’s like Helmets, Safety Vests & Safety Goggles etc., to all visitors. CAMTECH Request visitors to bring the Necessary PPE like (safety vest, safety Helmet, Safety glass, hand gloves, face mask, ear plugs) as applicable to the purpose of the visit. Personnel, coming without their own PPE’s are not allowed to enter Camtech Facility.

For the protection of everyone’s health and safety, CAMTECH employees and any other external partners shall not enter CAMTECH offices or customers’ premises in case of:

  1. flu symptoms such as fever, cough, breathing difficulties;
  2. you have made recent trips to countries considered a high contamination risk
  3. you have come in direct contact with person(s) tested positive for COVID-19 and/or subject to influenza symptoms such as fever, cough, breathing difficulties.

For operational issues and detailed information on ongoing projects, please refer to our internal CAMTECH contact(s). We will keep you updated with further communications in case of new directions to be implemented from official authorities. CAMTECH is committed to providing the best service to its customers on a continual basis and will continue strive for this, while respecting the situation we are experiencing.

For any medical support or inquiry in UAE , please contact:

“Estijaba” service at the operation center – Department of Health at 8001717

Ministry of Health & Prevention at 80011111

Dubai Health Authority at 800342

Best Regards,
Dhananjay Choudhary
Managing Director
CAMTECH MANUFACTURING FZCO

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What is API Valve? How API Valves Work?

Many organizations that support valves in the petrochemical and oil refining installations have certain specifications and standards that are to be adhered to. These specifications affect some of the important factors of refineries and valves like steel, globe, gate, and also check valves according to standards.

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What is API Valve?

American Petroleum Institute (API) has been a result of many of the documents provided by the Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fitting Industry (MSS). The API documents, along with other such precise documents, cover all aspects of valve designs, inspection and testing, functionality, and other such important things. The amount of codes, specifications, and standards written in these documents is so vast and huge that it can only be comprehended and implemented by an expert valve engineer. A great understanding of the codes is required to run a successful business involving valves. Dhananjay Choudhary, managing director of Camtech Manufacturing FZCO, is adept at these codes and standards; hence, he has been running an extremely successful business.

How do API Valves work?

Here’s a list of all the API standards and what they do.

  • API 600 (Steel valves with flanged, butt-welding ends): These are the primary specification for the purchase of steel gate valves. The criteria for construction and design are detailed, along with trim designation and material, with an appendix that contains pressure steel valve information.
  • API 602 (Steel gate valves, compact in nature, threaded, flanged, the extended body ends, welding): It is the specification for purchase of the 4″ compact steel gate valve. Like the 600, the designation and trim are detailed, as well as construction criteria and design. They are expected to contain bellows steel gate valve specifications in the future too.
  • API 603 (Gate valves, corrosion-resistant, flanged end, cast): The valves are generally used in places where the API 600 can’t be cast due to its thickness. They comprise light-walled gate valves from sizes NPS ½” to 24″ belonging to 300, 150 and 600 classes.
  • API 608 (Metal balls, butt-welded, and flanged ends): Metal ball valves of classes 150 and 300 are specified for purchases in this standard. The working pressures on ball valves must be based upon the seat material, and not on the class of the valve.
  • API 609 (Butterfly, wafer, and lug type): These are specified for the purchase of butterfly valves with wafer and lug type configurations that are usually designed to be installed between flanges of ANSI-B16 type, via class 600.
  • API 598 (Valve testing and inspection): This covers the inspection and testing part of all the above types of valves along with globe, check, and plugs. Results influence the results of API steel valve pressures by ASME or ANSI B16.
  • API 6D (Pipeline valve specifications): These are the primary specifications and standards used for pipeline services, including plug, gate, check, and ball valves. Some refiners also test this code for assurance before making a purchase.

Hope this gave you sufficient idea about what API Valves are and how they work. Don’t worry if it didn’t, because understanding these aren’t even easy for engineers!

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