BAZ Delivers First Product Introduced Using Parallel Design

The Blagoveshchensk Valve Plant (AO BAZ, Republic of Bashkortostan, a United Metallurgical Company (AO OMK, OMK) subsidiary) delivered its first product introduced in record time through the use of the innovative parallel design technique.

AO BAZ managed to launch new products (wedge valves of DN 500 mm - PN 6.3 MPa, DN 400 mm - PN 6.3 MPa, and DN 350 mm - PN 10.0 MPa) in record time: just 120 days. These valves are the largest and the toughest from the pressure standpoint in the high-pressure product line given that the facility did not make valves designed for PN 10.0 MPa before. Previously, the facility would have spent over a year introducing this type of product.

The much shorter route from idea to finished product was made possible by the innovative parallel design technique proposed by the facility’s technical development directorate.
The first product introduced using this parallel design technique was shipped by AO BAZ to OOO Gazprom Pererabotka (a PAO Gazprom subsidiary).

“This delivery of product developed using the parallel design technique is a major advance in shortening the new product time to market. Taking advantage of this new technique will help the facility develop new custom product quickly”, noted Blagoveshchensk Valve Plant Chief Designer Konstantin Bazikov.