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  • ANDRITZ receives important order for a new pumped storage plant in Portugal

    ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH, a member of international technology group ANDRITZ, has been contracted by the Spanish energy utility IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN to supply the electro-mechanical equipment and the penstock for the new pumped storage hydropower plant Gouvães in Portugal. The total contract value for ANDRITZ amounts to about 140 million euros. The scope of delivery comprises design, ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • Two Flow Outputs Make Pulsar`s Ultimate the Perfect Small Works Flow Monitoring Solution

    A discussion at one of Pulsar's Process Measurement's regular training sessions has led to an unusual application for an Ultimate Controller - measuring and logging open channel flow on a storm overflow flume at the same time as logging measurements from a magflow meter between an inlet works and Activated Sludge Process (ASP). Equipment used: ...

  • ANDRITZ to equip new hydropower station in Pakistan

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Daelim Lotte Joint Venture to supply the electromechanical equipment, hydraulic steel structures, penstocks, and control systems for the Gulpur hydropower station, Pakistan. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2019. The order value amounts to approximately 65 million euros. ANDRITZ HYDRO is to ...

  • 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 ...


    By Rotork

  • KWT Group new product introduction

    KWT Group, the Dutch leading manufacturer of penstocks, non-return valves and tilting weirs for aquatic control applications, introduces its latest development. In addition to its current range of penstocks for sewage treatment and pump stations,  cooling towers, desalination plants, stormwater prevention systems and water intake for industrial and power plants, the INOX4 DT holds ...

  • New hand operated spur gearbox for multi-turn valves

    The new HOS/MPR multi-turn spur gearboxes from Rotork Gears are designed for the manual operation of gate, globe, sluice and penstock valves with torque demands from 508Nm to 15,917Nm. These rugged gearboxes can be installed above or underground with upward or downward input orientation. The totally enclosed, maintenance-free spur gearing is grease lubricated for life and designed with ...


    By Rotork

  • 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

  • New Service Centre enhances support for Rotork clients in Scotland

    Rotork UK has announced the opening of a new Service Centre in Glasgow to provide enhanced, faster and more economical support for its flow control products in Scotland. During nearly 60 years of serving Scottish industries, tens of thousands of Rotork actuators and associated products have been installed in market sectors including conventional and nuclear power generation, oil & ...


    By Rotork

  • Higher thrust ratings for Rotork spur gearboxes

    The introduction of the IS21 gearbox adds higher thrust ratings to Rotork’s established range of multi-turn, thrust taking spur gearboxes. Retaining most of the parts from the IS20, the IS21 incorporates a new F60 cast ductile iron thrust base, thrust bearings, spigot ring and output sleeve. The resulting thrust rating rises to 4350 kN for manual operation and 2900 kN for motorised ...


    By Rotork

  • New range of hand operated bevel gearboxes

    The new range of HOB/MPR bevel gearboxes from Rotork Gears is designed to offer robust and cost effective manual operation of gate valves, globe valves and penstocks. Eleven body sizes deliver a torque output range of 380 to 8018 Nm. The corresponding thrust range is 54 to 1557 kN, facilitating the hand operation of a broad range of valve sizes. The totally enclosed, maintenance free gearing has ...


    By Rotork

  • Rotork Site Services Contributes To Improved Efficiency for Thames Water

    Thames Water is the UK’s largest water company, providing essential services for 15 million customers in London and the Thames Valley. The company invests heavily in new technologies and improvements to increase efficiency and meet the challenges imposed by strict environmental regulations. A framework agreement for the supply of Rotork valve actuators contributes to the achievement of ...


    By Rotork

  • Rotork assists Wessex Water’s environmental improvement scheme for leisure beaches

    Rotork flow control equipment has been installed throughout a major water industry AMP5 environmental improvement project at a sewage treatment works serving Somerset’s largest tourist resort on the south west coast of England. Wessex Water has invested £26 million at the site to achieve improved bathing water quality for the resort of Weston-super-Mare. The improvements will ensure ...


    By Rotork

  • Rotork Gears introduces new valve gearbox with GOST Standard dimensions

    Rotork Gears has introduced the NTBG series of bevel gearboxes, designed specifically to comply with the Russian GOST-R Standard CKBA 062-2009 for valve and actuator mounting dimensions. GOST is the predominant standard for valves in the oil, gas, power generation and utility industries throughout Russia and its neighbouring countries. Developed from the proven and rugged Rotork ...


    By Rotork

  • Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric dam completion benefits Alaska residents

    The Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric Project, located near Juneau Alaska, was begun in 2006 and completed in 2010. Karl Vander, of North Pacific Erectors, was the Project Manager. North Pacific Erectors, a General Contractor for commercial and industrial construction, provided all ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • IQ valve actuation upgrades assist Thames Water’s Beckton improvements

    Thames Water Beckton is one of Europe’s largest sewage treatment works, serving 3.5 million people in the area of east London.  A £190 million improvement project is underway at the site that will enable it to treat up to 60% more sewage and fully treat increased flows during heavy rainfall.  The result will improve the quality of the River Thames and also allow for a 10% ...


    By Rotork

  • Power in Canada: the next generation

    According to the report, Power in Canada: The Next Generation, released by Canaccord Adams, the Canadian power industry requires an unprecedented 40,000 MW of new generation capacity that could cost up to $150 billion by 2015 to meet new demand and retire old plants. The build will be complicated by changing emission standards, new technologies and, possibly most important, NIMBY issues. We are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Accusonic Flowmeter System measures up to 64 points

    10-Path Units Network for Highest Flow Measurement Accuracy Accusonic Technologies, a Division of ADS LLC, today announces the only flowmeter system with 18-Path flow measurement capability meeting ASME PTC 18-2002. The Accusonic Model 7700-7720 is the largest integrated real-time flowmeter network system available with transit-time technology for hydroelectric and fossil power plant ...


    By Accusonic Technologies

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