automated valve operator Articles

  • Software is the soul of a tractor

    'Each year software is playing an increasingly important role, also when it comes to tractors. It is no longer possible to count the number of lines of code, as a single hydraulic valve from an outside supplier can contain as much code as an early HiTech tractor. Advanced software also allows a tractor’s functions to be altered after production. Software development, like all other tractor ...

  • What You Need to Know about Electronic Automation of Hydraulically-operated, Diaphragm-actuated Control Valves

    Hydraulically controlled, diaphragm-actuated control valves are the mainstay of the waterworks industry to control pressure, flow, level, pump control, and at times to meter. These automatic control valves are controlled by pilots to do specific tasks and are mainly single-set-point systems. With the need to remotely actuate and control the valves and the applications becoming more complex, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rotork valve actuators at hub of automated flood alleviation scheme - Case Study

    Overview An extended scope contract performed by Rotork Site Services has successfully delivered full automation of a flood alleviation scheme protecting the historic town of Cardigan in West Wales. The project involved replacing unreliable actuators from another manufacturer, installing a PLC control cabinet and interfacing with the existing river level sensor and telemetry system. ...


    By Rotork

  • Rotork valve automation at solar power plants - Case Study

    Overview Spain is now the world's largest generator of electricity from solar power plants. Spanish solar energy plants utilise parabolic trough technology combined with a thermal storage system using molten salt batteries to maximise their power generating capacity. The parabolic trough is constructed as a long parabolic mirror with a Dewar tube running its length at the focal point. ...


    By Rotork

  • Abha water utility comes out on top with automated control valves

    Abha is a small modern city in the fertile mountains of southwestern SAUDI ARABIA. Its cool summers make it a popular destination for tourists, but in general the population hovers around 250,000. The city has a new reservoir on top of a hill that releases water through 6 km of piping down to its main Noaman reservoir. The top tank is 100 meters higher than the lower tank. This makes for a great ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Weigh batching: the benefits of an automated system

    In many plants that batch-blend bulk products, weigh batching is a manual, time-consuming operation in which ingredients are weighed individually before being charged to a blender or other process vessel. A significant number of such plants could benefit from the installation of an automated weigh batching system. For small as well as large operations, an automated weigh batching system can pay ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Tank terminal demonstrates the electrically operated solution for ESD Valves - case study

    Overview Since the disastrous fire at the Buncefield fuel depot in 2005, much has been done to ensure that such a catastrophic accident should not happen again. Led by COMAH (Competent Authority/Industry Standards Task Group), safeguards have been put in place by the petroleum industry to provide additional safety and environmental protection to tank storage installations. Endorsing the ...


    By Rotork

  • The Retrofit route to large-scale refinery automation - Case Study

    Overview A major petrochemical modernisation programme in Turkey includes a retrofit project that will deliver automated actuation and control for over 900 valves at a refinery’s tank farms. Tupras is Turkey’s largest industrial company and leading refiner, operating four refineries of which the Izmit Refinery, in Kocael Province by the Sea of Marmara, is the largest. First ...


    By Rotork

  • Operator Strategies : Sorting Out the Plastic

    BETTER BUGS Ideas and products in the Better Bugs category attempt to affect the biological components and biochemistry of processes by altering the mix of microorganisms or enzymes present. After all, biology is the foundation of many, if not most, organics recycling systems. Pyrophiles: The first example of Better Bugs involves pyrophilic organisms, bugs that can take the heat. This example is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Valve actuation and control in the modern refinery

    Introduction The Reliance refinery at Jamnagar in India is one of the largest single refinery sites in the world and virtually all of its valves are motorised with Rotork actuators. Almost 3000 Rotork IQ intelligent valve actuators were installed during the construction of the original refinery, tank farm and power station in the late 1990s, together with a Rotork Pakscan 2E two-wire ...


    By Rotork

  • Ecopark 4, Spain, trusts AUTOSORT for the efficient automation of its separation processes - Case Study

    Ecopark 4 in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), part of the infrastructure of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB), uses ten of TOMRA Sorting Recycling's AUTOSORT optical separators, which currently recover 90% of sortable material. This fully automated plant has three treatment streams which process around 300,000 tons annually. Ecopark 4, located in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), is a ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Divers install eccentric plug valve in reservoir tunnel

    A team of specialist divers – working in a cramped, water-filled tunnel 20 metres beneath the surface of a reservoir – has just completed installation of an eccentric plug valve to control water flow.The valve and associated equipment has been supplied to United Utilities by Viking Johnson (http://www.vikingjohnson.com), a world leader in the supply of pipe joints ...


    By Viking Johnson

  • Future standards and their effect on solenoid valve technology

    Untitled Document Valves have made remarkable progress over the last three decades. Manual shutoff has given way to automated shutdown systems. In-line mounted valves have lost their ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Valve actuation at the world’s largest flow metering calibration facility

    Currently nearing completion, EuroLoop will be the world’s largest test site for industrial flow meters. Two separate circuits are available, for testing both gas meters and liquid meters. Both circuits are fully automated, making extensive use of electric and pneumatic actuators with sophisticated control systems. Situated by the New Meuse River in Rotterdam, EuroLoop will be the ...


    By Rotork

  • Rotork electric valve control contributes to Coca-Cola Enterprises’ environmental improvements

    Sector: Food & Beverage Category: Process Control Actuators Products: CVL, CVQ Overview Rotork electric valve control contributes to Coca-Cola Enterprises’ environmental improvements    Rotork CVA electric control valve actuation technology is helping Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) ...


    By Rotork

  • Pettit national ice center cuts operating costs, perfects ice quality with Culligan Matrix Solutions

    Challenge Pettit National Ice Center, located in Milwaukee, Wl, is a U.S. Olympic Training Site and the only indoor sea-level ice oval in the U.S. The facility has helped many top speed skaters reach their Olympic medal dreams - while also providing a location for frequent national and international competitions. In fact, all of the U.S. speed skaters who have participated in the last ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • Rotork actuators with profibus

    Introduction Rotork IQPro intelligent electric actuators with Profibus two-wire digital control provide an adaptable, reliable and economical solution for automated valve monitoring and control, as illustrated by examples in the UK water and sewage treatment industries. Two recent projects undertaken by Wessex Water serve to illustrate the benefits of adopting Profibus-enabled ...


    By Rotork

  • Gas blending process adopts CVA for improved accuracy, economy and environmental performance - Case Study

    Overview Rotork’s innovative CVA electric control valve actuator technology has successfully delivered an improvement in performance with reduced operating costs for the vital gas blending process on a European natural gas distribution network. The Reason Fluxys is the independent operator of the natural gas storage and transmission system in ...


    By Rotork

  • Rendering facility case study

    The Problem: The Rendering Facility had experienced a catastrophic failure of an RBC system due a rotating assembly bearing and shaft failure. As a result, the existing lagoons became overloaded with ammonia from the anaerobic digestion process. The Solution: BioprocessH2O was selected to provide a bioFAS Moving Bed Biofilm ...


    By BioprocessH2O

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