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  • Rotork opens Valve Automation Centre in Mexico

    Rotork is proud to announce the opening of its new Valve Automation Centre in Mexico. Strategically located in Mexico City, it is the first full shop facility for Rotork in the country. The 1360m² building houses the new headquarters for Rotork’s Mexican subsidiary company, incorporating inside sales, contracts, after sales and service departments as well as a training centre for ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Valve automation delivers centralised monitoring and control to pipeline network

    A programme of valve motorisation is a central feature of an extensive automation project that will obtain, store and process data in real time from a network of liquid hydrocarbon product pipelines in Latin America. The project is installing a SCADA control system for the integration, monitoring and control of valves at more than 100 refining product, storage and injection sites on over 2500 ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Rotork valve actuators at hub of automated flood alleviation scheme

    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 ...


    By Rotork plc

  • CVA electric control valve actuators in refinery automation project

    Rotork’s latest electric control valve actuation technology has been selected for the automation of metering pumps in Group 2C hazardous areas in an automation project at an oil refinery in India Sixteen CVA (model number CVL500) linear actuators with IECEx international explosionproof certification have been ordered to control metering pump valve positions by means of a 4-20 ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Singer Valve Inc. Appointments Ryan Spooner as Head of Instrumentation & Automation

    Singer Valve, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Spooner as Manger of Instrumentation & Automation. Andrew Taylor, President for Singer Valve said, “Ryan’s expertise in mechatronics coupled with his proven record at Singer Valve to solve and create complex automation solutions for our customers, makes him a natural fit to head up our Instrumentation & Automation ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Singer Valve Inc. launches a new Automated Pilot Control with low power requirements

    Singer Valve, a leading manufacturer of control valves has launched the new 420-DC or 420-AC Automated Pilot Control that is a reliable, simple and cost efficient way to automate water systems. Mark Gimson, Business Development and Marketing Manager for Singer Valve said, “In this new model we have added over-volt protection, 4-20mA feedback, O ring sealed, explosion proof housing with new ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Singer Valves Automated Pilot Control with low power requirements is ideal for remote stations using SCADA

    The 420-DC or 420-AC Automated Pilot Control is a reliable, simple and cost efficient way to automate water systems. The pilot control offers programmable span and speed control via USB cable and software allowing for easy field calibration using a laptop and standard USB connection.   The motor actuator responds to a 4-20 mA signal and may be programmed for pressure changes.  It ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Plant automation and telecontrol in the same system

    The latest process control system Simatic PCS 7 has now been expanded by the Siemens Industry Automation Division with telecontrol functions. Simatic PCS 7 TeleControl connects distant substations to the central control system by means of telecontrol. In terms of the operating philosophy and alarm signaling, there is no difference between the local or distant station as far as the plant operator ...

  • Chinese pipelines select Rotork electro-hydraulic valve actuators for remote operated failsafe duty

    Rotork Skilmatic electro-hydraulic valve actuators have been ordered for increased safety ESD (Emergency Shutdown) duties on two new oil pipelines in China. Owned by the China National Petroleum Corporation, the Mahui and Yunnan Pipelines are attached to the network bringing oil and gas to China from offshore fields in the Bay of Bengal. The Skilmatic actuators will be installed in ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Rotork CK modular actuators provide reliable and economical automation

    The Guangdong Panyu Sewage Treatment Plant in China has installed Rotork CK Range electric valve actuators to provide reliable and economical plant automation encompassing isolating and modulating valve control. The flexible, modular CK actuator design has enabled the plant to use a combination of CK Standard and CK Centronik actuators to automate 89 gate valves and sluices to control the flow ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Automation scheme holds back the tide to improve flood protection

    The River Ritec flows towards Tenby, where it discharges via a 780 metre culvert/outfall system that passes beneath a railway embankment and sand dunes to discharge into the sea below typical low tide level. There is a history of flooding upstream of the culvert which imposes a restriction on the discharge of flows from the river catchment area during high river flow events. This is particularly ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Compact actuators for LNG cryogenic valves

    The use of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) as a cheaper and less polluting alternative to diesel for generators providing the power to remote sites is becoming increasingly widespread. With many thousands of sites throughout the world, oil and gas drilling industry companies are among the operators who have introduced the technique, which involves the use of specialised trailer-based plant to ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Texas Wastewater Plant Replaces Brushes With WeirWasher Automated Cleaning Systems

    GillTrading.com, Inc. of Beaverton, OR is pleased to announce the installation of 6 WeirWasher Automated Cleaning Systems at the City of Longview wastewater treatment plant in Texas. The local representative, Hartwell Environmental Corp., was instrumental in officiating the changeover from mechanical brush devices to fully automated WeirWasher spray systems to effectively control the daily ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • Rotork provides electric solutions for automated flow control at the Botlek Tank Terminal

    The recently opened Botlek Tank Terminal (BTT) at Rotterdam relies on Rotork’s latest electric valve actuation technologies for automated flow control and vital safety related duties associated with the import, export and storage of a varied range of liquid bulk products. Construction of the €70 million first phase of the terminal began in April 2010 and was completed ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Ecopark 4 trusts TOMRA AUTOSORT for the Efficient Automation of its Separation Processes

    Ecopark 4, located in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), is a mechanical-biological treatment (MBT) plant with a treatment capacity of up to 300,000 tons a year of municipal waste. Ecopark 4, managed by Ferrovial Servicios, is one of the waste treatment and management plants in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, a supra-municipal public authority competent in the urban waste management of the 36 ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Pro-Active Safety Management Systems: The Most Important Automated Process

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Progressive, best-of-class companies practice increasingly pro-active and less reactive safety management. The best safety management software utilizes a web-based platform so that employees may sign-in from any location with an internet connection. Organizations with multiple plants or sites across North America or globally can track safety performance data across their ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • STAR ZoneScan automated leak-detection from Aclara now commercially available

    STAR" ZoneScan, a unique, automated system from Aclara- that can pinpoint underground leaks on water mains to within a few feet, is now commercially available for widespread distribution. Aclara is a leading provider of Intelligent Infrastructure and part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) The system combines the strengths of leak-intelligence units from ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • CVA electric actuation for larger control valves

    The new CVL-5000 actuator extends the scope of Rotork Process Controls’ innovative CVA electric control valve actuator range to enable the automation of larger valves and valves with higher pressure ratings. Providing a maximum rated thrust of 5000lbsf (22241Nm) and a linear stroke length of up to 4.5 inches (115mm), the CVL-5000 retains all the features and benefits of the ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Metso increases valve manufacturing capacity in China

    Metso sells its shares of joint venture company to Shanghai Electric Corporation Metso has entered into an agreement to sell its shares of its joint venture company Shanghai-Neles Jamesbury Valve Co., Ltd (SNJ) to Shanghai Electric International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd (SEIC), which is the other joint venture partner. At the same time, good cooperation continues between ...


    By Metso Corporation

  • New Automated Peristaltic Pumps Control Management of pH Level at Clay Lane WTW

    After 14 years in continuous operation, the peristaltic pumps used for lime dosing at Clay Lane Water Treatment Works (WTW) have been upgraded as part of a project to optimise performance at the site. The water treatment works at Clay Lane, Rochdale, receives water from four reservoirs in the Naden Valley. Following treatment, up to 18 megalitres of water a day feeds into to Bamford Service ...

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