Tank farm safety and environmental upgrades in Romania
On-going upgrade programmes for increased safety, reliability and cost effectiveness for Petrom OMV tank farms in Romania have involved the supply of RCE-SR fail-safe Ex electro-hydraulic actuators with integrated manual override, manufactured by Rotork Sweden. Another purpose of the upgrades is to ensure compliance with today’s strict environmental regulations.
The RCE unit consists of a hydraulic spring return actuator with manual override, electric motor, hydraulic pump and tank. In the event of an emergency, the valve fails closed or open automatically with the aid of a return spring in the actuator.The valve actuation equipment has been successfully installed by Syscom, one of Rotork’s Romanian partners. In some areas the RC equipment has now been running for over two years and has been praised by the end-users and maintenance staff for its robust design and trouble-free operation.