Case Studies

The Retrofit route to large-scale refinery automation

IQ actuators on Tupras Izmit Refinery.

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. Tupras is Turkey’s largest industrial company and leading refiner, operating four refineries of...

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The advantage of speed for damper drive applications

Sector: Power Generation
Type K damper drives are also installed in other areas of the Manatee Station. Here, Gary Barnett, Type K Area Sales Manager, inspects units on the station’s Super-Heat and Re-Heat dampers.

There certainly is no substitute for speed. In nature, on the athletic field or on the computer, superior speed makes all the difference. Pneumatic-powered damper drives are excellent choices for speed sensitive installations. There are no motor windings or gear...

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Rotork valve automation at solar power plants

Sector: Power Generation
A section of the parabolic troughs in a solar power plant

Spain is now the world's largest generator of electricity from solar power plants. Spanish solar energy plants utilise parabolic trough technology combined with a thermal storage system using molten salt batteries to maximise their power generating capacity. The parabolic trough...

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Rotork actuators with Profibus

Sector: Water & Waste Water
IQ actuators on the dissolved air flotation inlet penstocks at Maundown

Rotork IQPro intelligent electric actuators with Profibus two-wire digital control provide an adaptable, reliable and economical solution for automated valve monitoring and control. Two recent projects undertaken by Wessex Water serve to illustrate the benefits of adopting Profibus-enabled Rotork actuators...

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Valve actuation and control in the modern refinery

Sector: Oil & Gas
Rotork senior control and instrumentation engineer Mike Howard with the examples of the Pakscan P3 master station and IQPro actuator products that were ordered for the new Reliance refinery

The Reliance refinery at Jamnagar in India is one of the largest single refinery sites in the world and virtually all of its valves are motorised with Rotork actuators. Almost 3000 Rotork IQ intelligent valve actuators were installed during the...

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