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.