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The Retrofit route to large-scale refinery automation

Valve World, July-August 2013
The Retrofit route to large-scale refinery automation

A major petrochemical modernisation programme in Turkey includes a retrofit project that will deliver automated actuation and control for over 900 valves at a refinery’s tank farms. The retrofit project, involving the installation of Rotork intelligent valve actuation and two-wire...

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Rotork, Redefining Flow Control

Valve World, December 2012
Rotork, Redefining Flow Control

In 2010, when the well known international actuator manufacturer Rotork had its last cover story in Valve World magazine, the focus was on the company’s German office in Melle and the plans and developments for that location. In Rotork’s 2012...

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Developments in nuclear valve actuation technology

Valve World, July-August 2012
Developments in nuclear valve actuation technology

Rotork has been involved in the supply of electric actuators for installation in nuclear powerplants since the 1960s and since the 1970s the company has been a participant member of the sub-committees of the US Standards Committee responsible for drafting...

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Asset management from the valve actuator’s perspective

Valve World, May 2012
Asset management from the valve actuator’s perspective

Effective asset management relies on the gathering and analysis of accurate and relevant data which identifies the condition of the equipment and gives the operator what could be called ‘a view of the process’. The monitoring of this data over...

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The Framework Agreement formula for a successful partnership

Valve World, April 2011
The Framework Agreement formula for a successful partnership

Framework agreements between equipment manufacturers and end users are a well established way of doing business in the fluids handling industries. Rotork is one of the companies that have built up successful framework agreements with a significant number of their...

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Subsea valve actuation – reliability in depth

Valve World, April 2011
Subsea valve actuation – reliability in depth

Subsea valve actuation is an important part of Rotork’s flow control activity. With an installed base dating from the early 1990s, operating at depths down to 2500 metres, Rotork Fluid Systems is familiar with supplying hydraulic actuator products to meet...

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Asset management for actuated valves in the 21st Century

Valve World, April 2011
Asset management for actuated valves in the 21st Century

The key benefit of effective asset management for the actuated valve end user is an economic one. The implementation of preventative maintenance as the main activity in the asset management programme quickly translates into cost savings for the plant operator....

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