Rotork - Model IQ - Multi-Turn Third Generation Intelligent Electric Actuator
IQ3 Range multi-turn electric actuators can be used for isolation or regulating duties of up to 60 starts per hour.
- IQ3 Range actuators can be supplied as watertight or explosion-proof
- Direct torque output range from 14 Nm (10 lbf.ft) to 3,000 Nm (2,200 lbf.ft)
- With the addition of second stage gearboxes, multi-turn output torque up to 43,000 Nm and quarter-turn up to 1,000,000 Nm is available
- Enhanced sealing and maintenance access
- All new design with updated visual appearance
- Absolute position measurement with naturally redundant position sensor
- Best-in-class display, communications, diagnostics and HMI
- Configurable using Bluetooth® or infrared
- Designed to support asset management
- 'Future Proofed' to allow all embedded software to be upgraded in the field
- Insight 2 provides enhanced product data management
- IQ actuators can be installed with an optional mechanical position indicator to show valve position in addition to the existing IQ LCD screen.
Rotork actuators used for precise oil and gas flow control on a Brazilian FPSO vessel
Customer Metroval specified Rotork intelligent IQ3 multi-turn electric actuators, as well as CP and GP pneumatic actuators, to control plug and butterfly valves on an FPSO, which will operate in the LIBRA oil fields in the Atlantic Ocean’s Santos Basin. The FPSO operating at the site is expected to produce 180,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The actuators will be operated by end user Modec to control the flow of oil and gas from the FPSO to the metering system, with the accuracy of the IQ3, CP and...
Rotork adds the Mechanical Position Indicator to IQ Range
The Mechanical Position Indicator provides local valve position indication. The indicator disc is driven by mechanical gearing directly from the actuator output drive and remains connected during electrical and manual override operation of the actuator. IQ actuators can be installed with an optional mechanical position indicator to show valve position in addition to the existing IQ LCD screen. The product is available in both size 1 and size 2 for the IQ3 range and can be fitted on actuators with either rising...
Increased Rotork valve automation improves operations at solar power plants
Rotork IQ intelligent electric valve actuators with Rotork Pakscan two-wire digital control provide key valve automation functions for two solar power plants in Spain. These plants utilise parabolic trough concentrating technology combined with a molten salt thermal storage system to maximise their power generating capacity. Rotork Iberia has worked closely with the plants’ owner to integrate an economical and efficient valve control system, leading to the installation of several hundred IQ actuators on...
Rotork orders for new refinery include SIL certified IQ3 valve actuators for critical safety systems
Now under construction, Iraq`s State Company of Oil Projects` (SCOP) Karbala Refinery will use state-of-the-art refining processes and automated control to maximise production of liquefied gas, petrol, gas oil, fuel oil, jet fuel and asphalt. When it opens in 2020, the facility will have a refining capacity of 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd). Production will meet the latest international standards, serving the growing domestic demand for oil in Iraq and reducing the current level of refined product...
Rotork IQ3 actuators selected for Brazilian water treatment plant upgrade
The upgrade at the Rio Manso WTP at Brumadinho in the south east of Brazil involved the building of an additional filter plant, the replacement of obsolete actuators on existing plant and the introduction of a Profibus digital control network.Profibus DP enabled Rotork IQ multi-turn non-intrusive intelligent electric valve actuators were installed during the upgrade and expansion of the water treatment plant. The majority of the 136 IQ electric actuators were installed to control the inlet, outlet and backwashing...
Rotork fulfils electric and pneumatic actuation contracts for Suncor Fort Hills oil sands development
In a recent contract, Rotork’s facility at Calgary has fitted IQ3 intelligent electric actuators to fifteen gate valves, sized 42", 48" and 60", and shipped them to the Suncor Fort Hills oil sands mine project in the Athabasca region of Alberta in Canada. This contract is one of many for Suncor Fort Hills which involve Rotork on a global scale. In addition to electric actuators supplied locally from Calgary, over 1,000 CP and GP Range pneumatic actuators have been supplied by Rotork offices in Italy and...
Rotork actuators support the environmental improvement programme at Aberthaw Power Station
RWE Aberthaw Power Station in South Wales is now one of the most efficient coal fired power stations in the UK, through the use of automation that includes Rotork valve actuation. Aberthaw can generate around 1555 MW of electricity for the National Grid System, which is enough power to meet the needs of some 3 million households. Following the introduction of Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) which has reduced sulphur emissions by up to 95%, the latest stage of Aberthaw’s multi-million pound investment for...
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 true when high river flows coincide with high astronomic tide levels. The valve installed below ground in a chamber at...
New IQ valve actuator has optimised stem acceptance and torque output
Rotork has introduced a new model in its IQ range of non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators with an optimised combination of valve stem diameter acceptance and torque output to facilitate economical automation of valves and penstocks typically found in the water and effluent treatment industries. The new IQ19 actuator combines a stem acceptance of up to 51mm (2 inches) diameter with torque output up to 135 Nm (100 lbf.ft) and output speeds up to 72 rpm @ 50Hz (86 rpm @ 60Hz). The combination meets the...
EDF Energy approves Rotork IQ3 valve actuators for nuclear balance of plant duties
Following an in-depth Modest Integrity Assessment (MIG), EDF Energy has approved Rotork IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent valve actuators for balance of plant applications within its nuclear power stations. EDF Energy operates nuclear power stations around the world, including eight in the UK, where it hopes to build four more reactors at two sites. Balance of plant areas typically include the turbine hall, water treatment and cooling systems. Approval for Rotork IQ3 technology brings the benefits of increased...
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...
Rotork wins new valve actuation framework with South East Water
Following formal pre-qualification and tender processes, Rotork UK has been awarded a new and exclusive valve actuator supply framework agreement with South East Water for a period of three years, with the option to extend to five years. South East Water serves a population of 2.1 million, supplying safe, high quality drinking water to 880,000 properties in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire. Rotork valve actuators play an important part in processes that abstract, treat and distribute the water 24...
Continued investment ensures reliability for Rotork’s increasing range of products
Throughout the company’s near-sixty year history, Rotork engineers have focussed on solving customers’ problems and developing new flow control solutions. Whilst some innovations can be adopted immediately, others demand thousands of hours of testing, assessment and certification before they can be offered to customers. Continuous investment in product testing is therefore a key part of the policy, ensuring that Rotork manufactures the most reliable valve actuation products in the world. The latest...
Rotork actuators used for precise oil and gas flow control on Brazilian FPSO vessel
Electric and fluid power actuators from Rotork have been installed on new Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel in Brazil.Customer Metroval specified Rotork intelligent IQ3 ...
World’s largest waste-to-energy plant using Rotork actuators to produce power for China
Rotork IQ3 electric multi-turn actuators have been installed at a waste incineration and power generation plant in Bao`an, a district in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which is set to become the ...
Valve efficiency upgrades at SSE Great Island CCGT Power Station - Case Study
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Benefits of intelligent valve actuation in very low temperature environments
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District Heating – hot water serves up a successful recipe for Rotork - Case Study
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River weir upgrade illustrates Rotork’s extended scope capabilities - Case Study
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The Retrofit route to large-scale refinery automation - Case Study
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Intelligent electric valve actuation on China’s West-East Pipeline - Case Study
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Tank terminal demonstrates the electrically operated solution for ESD Valves - case study
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Wireless valve control – a “perfect fit” for tank farm automation - Case Study
Sector : Oil & Gas Category : Electric Actuators, Control Networks Products : IQ - Standard, Pakscan OverviewMartin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) is a publicly traded limited partnership with ...
Rotork is ‘one-stop actuation shop’ for storage tank expansion project - Case Study
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Rotork valve automation at solar power plants - Case Study
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Valve actuation at the world’s largest flow metering calibration facility - Case Study
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Rotork actuators with profibus - Case Study
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Valve actuation and control in the modern refinery - Case Study
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