Rotork actuators for Saudi petrochemical plant


Rotork actuators for Saudi petrochemical plant

Over two hundred pneumatic valve actuators have been ordered from Rotork Fluid Systems for the Saudi Kayan Phenolics Complex, a major component of the new Saudi Kayan petrochemical plant being constructed at Jubail Industrial City.

Rotork CP and GP range scotch-yoke pneumatic actuators have been ordered by European valvemakers for the operation of ISO Class 300 ball valves, ranging in size from 1 inch (25mm) to 8 inch (200mm).  Valve duties include depressurisation, emergency shutdown and fire safety.

The Saudi Kayan petrochemical plant at Jubail Industrial City will have an annual chemical production capacity of 4 million tonnes.  As a part of this, the Phenolics (carbolic acid) complex will consist of a cumene unit, a phenol plant, a bisphenol facility and an acetone recovery unit.

Engineering for the plant is being performed by Spanish contractor Tecnicas Reunidas S.A.