New and enlarged UK service workshop for Rotork valve actuators
As a result of a 75% increase in UK service workshop activity over the last 18 months, Rotork has invested in a brand new and enlarged service workshop facility at the company’s main electric valve actuator manufacturing plant in Bath.
Work is performed on four fixed and two mobile bench stations, providing increased flexibility by permitting outside technicians to support the permanent workshop technicians during workload peaks. Each work bench is equipped with a PC terminal to enable reports to be generated without delay or interruption. A new production test rig has also been installed for performance testing of all actuators on completion of work. The increased workshop space also enables a new inside/outside technician to be employed for local service on a same day or next day basis, supported by a fully equipped service vehicle.
The overhaul, repair and upgrade activities performed by the workshop are an integral part of the life-of-plant asset management support offered by Rotork Site Services. In general, all Rotork electric actuator models up to thirty years old can be supported and on completion of work every repaired or overhauled actuator is given a new one year warranty and test certificate confirming that its performance is once again identical to the day that it was first built.