AVS Welcomes Shadh Ahamed Mullantakam as Outside Sales Manager in the Middle East and Appoints Cor Pauws as Managing Director

April 18 2024

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Advanced Valve Solutions (AVS) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Shadh Ahamed Mullantakam as the Outside Sales Manager for our Dubai office, marking a significant addition to our Middle East team. Shadh brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, having previously worked with prestigious companies such as Fichtner, Mott MacDonald, Siemens, and Robtstone.

In his capacity as Outside Sales Manager, Shadh will oversee sales operations across key regions including the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain. His background as a QA/QC Engineer and Mechanical Inspector will be invaluable in driving AVS's commitment to delivering tailored and innovative valve solutions that address the unique challenges faced by our customers. At AVS, we are dedicated to providing engineered valve solutions that solve complex issues, and Shadh's analytical approach and engineering curiosity align perfectly with our mission.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Shadh as he embarks on this exciting journey with AVS. We are confident that his contributions will further strengthen our capabilities and enhance the level of service we provide to our valued clients.

In addition to this exciting news, AVS underwent transformative changes in its leadership structure over the past years. On December 1st, 2022, AVS was acquired by Addtech AB from Sweden, marking a strategic move towards broader horizons and enhanced capabilities. This acquisition paved the way for further growth and expansion opportunities for AVS within the industry.

Exactly one year later, on December 1st, 2023, AVS witnessed another pivotal moment in its history as founder and owner, Karel van Wijk, stepped down from his role. Taking the reins as the new Managing Director is Cor Pauws, whose journey with AVS began in 2001, following a distinguished career that commenced in 1995 as a project engineer for Standard Fasel Lentjes in Utrecht. It was during this formative period that Cor laid the groundwork for what would become his the cornerstone of AVS's operations - an intricate understanding of the water/steam cycle within power plants and its translation into effective control valve solutions. 

Over the years, Cor has held various positions within AVS, leveraging his expertise in HRSG and control valves to contribute significantly to the company's growth and success. His tenure as Manager Inside Sales since 2006 saw him leading a team of skilled professionals through the changing landscape of the energy market, navigating new challenges as AVS expanded its presence into international markets such as the UK, USA, and Dubai.

With Cor Pauws at the helm, supported by a dedicated and knowledgeable team, AVS is poised for a new phase of innovation and expansion. As we continue to adapt to evolving market dynamics and meet the diverse needs of our customers, we are confident in our ability to build upon our legacy of excellence and drive towards even greater achievements.

Please stay connected with us for the latest updates and insights from AVS.

on 18.04.2024

AVS Welcomes Ash Goyal as Regional Sales Manager and Promotes Martin Strom to UK Director

March 08 2024


Advanced Valve Solutions (AVS) is thrilled to announce two significant developments within its UK operations, marking a pivotal moment in the company's growth trajectory. Ashish Goyal, fondly known as Ash, has joined AVS as the Regional Sales Manager for central England, while Martin Strom has been promoted to the role of UK Director.

Ash Goyal brings a wealth of experience to his new position, having traversed various sectors including consultancy, technical sales, product management, and strategic marketing across the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland. With an inherent engineering curiosity, Ash thrives on comprehending processes and unravelling the root causes of challenges. His innovative mindset propels him to explore solutions beyond the conventional, delivering both technically and commercially viable outcomes for his customers.

Ash seamlessly blends technical acumen with business insight, a skill highly valued in his customer-centric approach. Fluent in multiple languages, including English, German, and three Indian languages, Ash is committed to continuous learning, currently expanding his linguistic repertoire to include French. Beyond his professional endeavors, Ash finds joy in cooking, appreciating music, and engaging in social activities.

We are thrilled to welcome Ash to the AVS UK team and eagerly anticipate the positice impact he will bring to our customers through his unique blend of technical prowess, innovation, and business acuity. 

In another development, we are happy to announce the well-deserved promotion of Martin Strom to the role of UK Director for Advanced Valve Solutions (UK) Ltd. Over the past decade, Martin has consistently exceeded expectations in technical sales across the southern UK region. His exceptional combination of technical expertise and commercial acumen, coupled with an infectious enthusiasm, has set a high standard for the UK sales team.

Martin's success in addressing market needs for steam conditioning and isolation valves for power generation plants including combined cycle gas turbine, waste-to-energy, and biomass plants positions us well for new ventures, such as combined heat & power plants, district heating, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and anywhere requiring steam and water valves. Outside of work, Martin is an avid cyclist, often embarking on long-distance adventures with fellow members of the global AVS team.

These appointments signify AVS's commitment to strengthening its presence in the UK market and delivering unparalleled solutions to its customers. With Ash Goyal leading the central England region and Martin Strom at the helm as UK Director, AVS is poised for continued growth and innovation in the realm of valve solutions.

on 08.03.2024

Maximize your operational flexibility with AVS/Hora attemperators

April 22 2024

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Attemperators play a crucial role in gas-fired power plants to meet the demands of changing operating conditions and ensure reliable and flexible power generation. With our cutting-edge technology and top-notch engineering, our Attemperators boast a lifetime expectancy of over 25 years or more than 250,000 cycles! These improvements contribute to a more responsive and environmentally friendly power supply that complements renewable energy sources on the grid.

Design features AVS/Hora attemperators:

  • Small Water Droplets: Attemperators need to produce small water droplets over the full operating range to ensure quick evaporation. Pressure drop at the point of injection is used to create small water droplets. The use of a spray nozzle head with multiple swirl nozzles, opened one by one by a piston, helps achieve fine cooling with a constant pressure drop over each nozzle, even at the first start at the beginning.

  • Multi-Nozzle Attemperators: Multi-nozzle attemperators are favoured over single nozzle coolers and multi nozzle ring type coolers as they offer better performance (small droplets) over the full rangeability.

  • Injection mast: Is designed and made from one piece which provides better resistant to thermal stress. Easy to maintain as it can be retracted keeping the valve body installed.

  • Integrated control valve: To have perfect control with multiple pressure stages, so no need for separate control valve.

  • High Cycle Attemperators: In certain situations, attemperators experience thermal stress during start-up, shut down, or emergencies. High cycle attemperators are designed with a mast with integrated nozzle head, providing better durability and a much longer service life.



  • The cooled high cycle attemperator: Additionally, the mast of the attemperator is cooled with a small amount of saturated steam. This helps in reducing the temperature difference between the cooling water and the mast/steam temperature. As a result, the attemperator becomes suitable for frequent starts and stops without causing any thermal shocks or sudden temperature changes that could be detrimental to the equipment.

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  • Achievable Lifetime Expectancy: With the implementation of cooled high cycle attemperators and cooling with saturated steam, a lifetime expectancy of more than 25 years or over 250,000 cycles is anticipated.
  • Powerplant efficiency increase: the use of this type of attemperator can lead to an increase in the power output of the plant (MW), compared to other attemperators that require continuous spraying of cooling water. Traditional attemperators often need continuous cooling to protect the equipment, even when such intensive cooling is not necessary. By using saturated steam and applying cooling only when needed, the efficiency and output of the plant can be improved.

Do you need advice, please call or email us.

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