Innovation, design, and engineering
Saval's focus on I+d+E and continuous improvement makes us face new challenges in the development of our product range. Our extensive experience in the sector has allowed us to introduce new products and improvements to the market, maintaining the highest quality standards and the most demanding certifications
We are aware that we live in a changing market, where being at the forefront of the latest processes or technologies in the market is the basis to remain a leader in the global marine sector.
With this vision and the commitment of our technical office to continue improving the performance overall quality of our products, Saval is embarking on innovation projects related to the concept of "Industry 4.0", to take the manufacture and supply of valves to the next technological level.
The development of new technologies that amplify the added value of the SAVAL product has led the company to look at new market trends in order to expand the capabilities of the SAVAL product.
One of these is Additive Manufacturing (AM); a production technique whereby material is deposited layer by layer in a controlled manner where it is needed. Thanks to this technique it is possible to reproduce components according to the needs that arise where a 3D printer is available.
Through this type of manufacturing, the costs of the various manufacturing processes are reduced to a minimum, delivery times are greatly improved and no waste of any kind is generated, thus improving the sustainability of the entire process.
With a view to future vessels 4.0, the “Digital Twin” concept is becoming extremely important in the development of SAVAL valves.
The digital twin allows us to have a virtual replica of the product, in this way we can obtain information on design, performance, test potential changes or detect errors, so we can understand and predict the performance characteristics of its physical equivalent.
This virtual duplicate is used in controlled virtual systems to simulate, predict and optimize the product for future development or improvement.