Rotork lands more airport contracts in the Middle East


Rotork lands more airport contracts in the Middle East

The Muscat International Airport will be the latest Middle Eastern airport to have an aircraft hydrant refuelling plant utilising Rotork IQ electric valve actuators with Pakscan two-wire digital control.

By reducing aircraft ‘turnaround time’ these systems assist the proper regulation of airport traffic, as planes are not kept waiting for refuelling on the tarmac.  Rotork’s actuation technology helps to increase the integrity of the refuelling process.  At Muscat the IQ actuators will control fifty double block and bleed valves to facilitate swift refuelling of aircraft on the airport’s apron pad.  By eliminating the need for fuel tankers the system makes a significant contribution to strict airport security.

Rotork’s Pakscan digital control network will enable the actuators to be comprehensively monitored and controlled from centralised control areas.  Pakscan is specifically designed to cope with the long distances between the control room and field units that characterise typical valve actuation installations, with no loss of communication performance and without the need for repeaters on the network.

The contract at Muscat is the latest of its type for Rotork, following similar installations at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Shaikh Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali, Dubai, New Doha International Airport in Qatar and Abu Dhabi International Airport.