Increased reliability and improved asset management at Irish Water plant
- Industry: Wastewater
- Category: Electric Actuators
- Products: CKC – Centronik isolating duty actuator
Irish Water has installed Rotork’s intelligent CKc range of modular electric actuators at the Kilkit Water Treatment Plant in County Monaghan as part of a major modernisation programme.
Irish Water is Ireland’s national water utility company, providing and developing water provisions across the country.
Irish Water undertook a modernisation programme at a water treatment plant in County Monaghan, requiring the provision of reliable on/off control, position monitoring and data logging of operating history.
The flow control solution chosen was the installation of CKc actuators; CKcs are CK actuators with the addition of a Centronik control module, which offers isolating duties. They were selected as they offered a fully compliant and cost-effective solution to meet the desired specification, which included a quick delivery schedule.
Increased penstock protection was provided by independent torque and position sensing, continuous valve position indication (even during power loss) and a safe, motor-independent handwheel.
The upgrade project was anticipated to see a €4.5 million investment in the Kilkit Water Treatment Plant to benefit approximately 12,000 consumers in County Monaghan, with increased output of 5.5 million litres per day (MLD), ensuring that increasing water demands can be met.