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2014-05-13

Metso Corporation: Metso wins a significant repeat order for its innovative noise attenuating valve technology in North America

Metso Corporation's press release on May 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EET

The results for the customer include a safer working environment and improved
process efficiency, leading to significant savings.

Metso has won a significant repeat order for Neles®ball valves with
Neles®Q-Trim noise attenuating technology from a North American pipeline
owner that brings crude oil from Canada to US refineries.

By reducing cavitation, noise and related vibration to acceptable levels,
Q-Trim technology protects process equipment, thus lowering the operating
costs and minimizing the need for valve spare parts and other accessories.
This, in turn, means lower total costs of ownership.

"The savings achieved for this customer with Metso's solution are estimated to
amount to millions of dollars per year thanks to the higher efficiencies from
our technology," says Kyle Rayhill, Global Business Manager, Neles&Mapag,
Automation, Metso.

"It really pays off to deal with the noise problem even before it is created.
Elevated control valve noise in the throttling process can be harmful not
only to employees and surrounding communities, but it can also seriously
damage process equipment. Once noise is created, it is hard to eliminate,"
Rayhill points out.

Based on the excellent achievements, this customer is increasing its installed
base of Metso technology. The company has placed another order for more
valves with Q-Trim in April 2014. Value of the order is not disclosed.

Leading valve technologies

Metso has a long track record of delivering engineered performance and
reliability to the oil&gas industry through its leading product brands
Neles®, Jamesbury®and Mapag®. The company has delivered millions of valves,
control valves, and on-off valves globally more than 90 years, and has become
one of the leading suppliers of intelligent valve controllers.

Metso's valve technology centers and production facilities are in Finland, the
United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil. The company has
over 55 automation service hubs, 36 valve and field device Service Centers
and over 1,000 service professionals serving automation customers around the
world.

Patented Q-Trim technology

For more than 30 years, Metso's patented Q-Trim technology has been the
industry benchmark for rotary noise attenuation solutions in challenging
applications. Recently, Metso added a new level of performance by introducing
Neles Q-Trim that solves aerodynamic noise problems and reduces noise up to
30 decibels compared with a typical control valve.

This front-running technology is a combination of various techniques,
including pressure staging, flow division, peak frequency shifting and
velocity control. Metso has recently added the new Neles Q2-Trim, thereby
extending the family of Q-Trim product capability up to 30 dbA. The full
range of Neles Q-Trim is available for pressure classes ANSI 150 through 900
in sizes up to 36".

Metso's automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our
customers' businesses by improving their production performance and their
cost, material and energy efficiency. Our extensive range of flow control and
process automation solutions and services is supported by a worldwide network
of automation experts. The Automation business' biggest customer industries
are oil&gas, and pulp and paper. We also have a strong growth focus in mining
and construction and power generation.
www.metso.com,www.twitter.com/metsoautomation

Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining,
construction, and oil&gas industries. Our focus is on the continuous
development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and
profitability. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
Metso employs around 16,000 professionals in 50 countries. Expect results.
www.metso.com,www.twitter.com/metsogroup

For further information, please contact:
Kyle Rayhill, Global Business Manager, Neles&Mapag, Automation, Metso, tel. +1
(508) 852 - 0215 ext. 2941 or mobile +1(401) 486 - 2244, email:
kyle.rayhill(at)metso.com

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Source: Metso Corporation via Globenewswire

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