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AW-Lake Coriolis Mass Flow Meters help monitor paint supplies for airplane manufacturing facility
February 25, 2019

AW-Lake Coriolis Mass Flow Meters help monitor paint supplies for airplane manufacturing facility

The TRICOR TCM 0325 Coriolis Mass Flow Meters detect air bubbles by monitoring the paint’s specific gravity. When the paint in pressure vessels begins to empty, air is introduced into the paint stream that results in a downward spike in paint gravity. Low paint specific gravity levels serve as an early warning for over-agitation and out-of-paint conditions.

Bedrock Automation helps Arkansas water treatment plant enhance SCADA system
June 29, 2018

Bedrock Automation helps Arkansas water treatment plant enhance SCADA system

The main water treatment plant in Hot Springs, Arkansas had a problem: nine filters critical to its treatment process couldn’t achieve adequate flow rates necessary to meet future production goals. Changes were needed, but they had to be made within the few months when water usage is low because high-demand months required the plant to operate at near capacity.

Rotork helps Kansas water treatment facility enhance electric valve actuators
December 04, 2017

Rotork helps Kansas water treatment facility enhance electric valve actuators

In the gravity filter plant, 18 butterfly valves are situated in an area beneath a walkway which made it difficult to access and operate the old actuators. With the Rotork actuators, the installation of Remote Hand Stations (RHS) has now eliminated this problem.

SABIC turns to Yokogawa TDLS analyzers to enhance safety function and production
October 11, 2017

SABIC turns to Yokogawa TDLS analyzers to enhance safety function and production

By Jon Moscovic, Lead Reliability Engineer, SABIC
SABIC’s situation proved to be harder than most typical applications due to a mix of specific conditions. For many years operators struggled while working with paramagnetic and electrochemical cell sensors.

Menzel pump drives help facilitate Egyptian water pump station
September 12, 2017

Menzel pump drives help facilitate Egyptian water pump station

The Egyptian Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW) recently sourced four custom-made pump drives from special motor manufacturer Menzel Elektromotoren for installation in a water pump station in Cairo.

Rotork actuators aim help UAE oil company to increase production capacity
August 22, 2017

Rotork actuators aim help UAE oil company to increase production capacity

The aim of the project is to increase the field's oil production capacity to 65,000 barrels per day (BPD) from the existing capacity of 22,000 BPD.

OCC helps Tampa water treatment company upgrade fiber optic cabling
July 21, 2017

OCC helps Tampa water treatment company upgrade fiber optic cabling

By Jeff Miller, Optical Cable Corporation (OCC)
Fiber optic cabling upgrade helps fend off lightning strikes, gnawing animals, environmental toxins, and other threats that can interrupt critical communications and control. Concerns of this kind recently drove the Tampa Bay Regional Surface Water Treatment Plant to upgrade from PE-89 outdoor direct burial copper cable to fiber optic cable.

Rotork provides automated shut-off for heating pipelines in Northern Sweden bridge
January 12, 2017

Rotork provides automated shut-off for heating pipelines in Northern Sweden bridge

Opened in 2014, the 2.1 kilometre bridge also carries two 400 mm diameter district heating pipelines which are now protected by an emergency shut-off system incorporating Rotork pneumatic actuators.

Flow-Cal provides gas management solutions for Angolan pipeline project
December 19, 2016

Flow-Cal provides gas management solutions for Angolan pipeline project

FLOWCAL Enterprise and TESTit are used to track and manage ALNG’s gas delivery on their extensive pipeline network of over 500km from offshore oil fields to the processing and liquefaction plant in Soyo.

Honeywell's control and safety systems selected for Turkish natural gas pipeline
December 01, 2016

Honeywell's control and safety systems selected for Turkish natural gas pipeline

The system will ensure safe operations of compressor stations along the entire length of the pipeline. The Southern Gas Corridor is a critical part of the European Union’s strategy to enhance its energy security.

Emerson provides Roxar reservoir modeling software to Kuwait Oil Company
November 30, 2016

Emerson provides Roxar reservoir modeling software to Kuwait Oil Company

Emerson’s Roxar RMS reservoir modeling software includes a variety of different modules covering well correlation, mapping, structural modeling, petrophysical modeling, local model updates, facies modeling, fracture modeling and uncertainty management.

Rotork delivers flow control to Suncor oil sands project
November 29, 2016

Rotork delivers flow control to Suncor oil sands project

Suncor is a Canadian integrated energy company. Rotork has been a supplier of flow control products and services to Suncor for over 30 years, providing reliable solutions in some of the most demanding operating environments.

Honeywell to automate remote offshore North Sea drilling platform
October 26, 2016

Honeywell to automate remote offshore North Sea drilling platform

When drilling operations are completed, Statoil’s Valemon platform, located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, will become a periodically-manned installation and Statoil’s first platform that will be operated from shore

Rotork actuators deliver control for Portuguese automated wastewater treatment facility
October 24, 2016

Rotork actuators deliver control for Portuguese automated wastewater treatment facility

The Viseu Sul WWTP in Portugal’s Viseu County is the first in the country to adopt advanced membrane filtration (MBR) wastewater treatment technology.

Rotork actuators support environmental improvement at Aberthaw Power Station
August 25, 2016

Rotork actuators support environmental improvement at Aberthaw Power Station

Through the use of automation that includes Rotork valve actuation, Aberthaw can efficiently generate around 1555 MW of electricity for the National Grid System, which is enough power to meet the needs of some three million households.

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Rotork's IQ3 actuators enable creation of seven-way control valve
August 02, 2016

Rotork's IQ3 actuators enable creation of seven-way control valve

The valve, manufactured in Japan by the Aska Corporation, operates under high pressure to control and regulate the flow of chemicals such as polymers, reducing the load on instrumentation in the downstream manufacturing processes.

Rotork simplifies petrochemical sampling and analysis
February 25, 2016

Rotork simplifies petrochemical sampling and analysis

Ecopetrol uses Rotork Schischek compact explosionproof valve for a critical petrochemical analysis process.

Automation scheme holds back the tide to improve flood protection
January 21, 2016

Automation scheme holds back the tide to improve flood protection

A Rotork IQ3 intelligent electric actuator will improve flood protection in a vulnerable area of a coastal town in west Wales.

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California Olive Ranch Chooses Stainless Steel for Harsh Production
December 24, 2015

California Olive Ranch Chooses Stainless Steel for Harsh Production

Pumps & Systems
A combination of caustic cleaning fluid, high temperature and high head was causing the plant's original cast-iron pumps to fail.

AUMA installs actuators  at sewage treatment plant in Bahrain
November 06, 2015

AUMA installs actuators at sewage treatment plant in Bahrain

40 AUMA electric actuators were installed at the Bahrain Ministry of Works’ Muharraq Sewage Treatment Plant in Bahrain.

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Rotork improves reliability of HVAC system on giant FPSO
November 02, 2015

Rotork improves reliability of HVAC system on giant FPSO

Rotork CMA and CVA electric process control valve actuators control the HVAC system on Total’s CLOV FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel.

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DC Facility Employs High-Capacity Pump Station for Nitrogen Removal
September 30, 2015

DC Facility Employs High-Capacity Pump Station for Nitrogen Removal

Pumps & Systems
The Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) in Washington D.C. built an Enhanced Nitrogen Removal Facility (ENRF) that uses submersible wastewater pumps. Optimization of the selected submersible propeller pumps saved the facility up to $200,000 per year.

September 22, 2015

Emerson cuts greenhouse gases for Qatargas

Emerson provided automation and engineering services for a Qatargas project that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.6 million tonnes annually.

AUMA installs electric actuators at Wyoming water plant
August 20, 2015

AUMA installs electric actuators at Wyoming water plant

The project at the Shoshone Municipal Water Treatment Plant included replacing existing actuators and retrofitting more than 50 intelligent actuators to butterfly valves.

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Boulting upgrades pumps at  90 year-old pump station
July 31, 2015

Boulting upgrades pumps at 90 year-old pump station

The original pumps are connected to new high performance motors and gearboxes, close to the oldest static steam driven pump, which will be kept as a museum piece.

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Rotork valve actuators control coal mine degassing
July 27, 2015

Rotork valve actuators control coal mine degassing

Salcan Process Technology uses the Rotork actuated control valve to control the flow of gas while maintaining back pressure in the coal seam.

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Rotork CMA actuators enable shale gas well compliance
July 02, 2015

Rotork CMA actuators enable shale gas well compliance

An unnamed shale gas company in Louisiana installed Rotork CMA actuators run by solar panels to replace existing actuation equipment and control a variety of fluids at line pressures up to 6000 psig.

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Turbo generator plant upgrades to AUMA electric actuators
June 16, 2015

Turbo generator plant upgrades to AUMA electric actuators

Process & Control Today
Eraring power station in NSW Australia has upgraded pneumatic actuators for seal air dampers at 28 coal mills with AUMA’s electric actuation technology. Over 400 AUMA actuators have been adopted in all plant areas: applications include on-off, inching/positioning and modulating duty.

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Rotork eliminates unreliability on River Thames weir
May 29, 2015

Rotork eliminates unreliability on River Thames weir

Rotork IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators have been chosen to replace unreliable actuators for the operation of radial gates on an important river management weir on the River Thames.

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Bürkert helps to improve efficiency at UK car engine plant
April 14, 2015

Bürkert helps to improve efficiency at UK car engine plant

Process and Control Today
A system integrator working for Nissan in Sunderland identified a control process within the engine casting plant that was in need of improvement. By installing an electronic control solution to replace the manually adjusted flow control valves, a significant improvement was made to efficiency and reliability of the process

Aveva software designs chemical plant in Brazil
April 14, 2015

Aveva software designs chemical plant in Brazil

The plant has 1400 piping lines, 1700 manual valves, 300 motors and 1350 field instruments.

Refinery Revamps 1947 Vintage Pumps
March 21, 2015

Refinery Revamps 1947 Vintage Pumps

Pumps & Systems
The BP Whiting refinery had 1947 vintage Ingersoll-Rand, 3BEV, two-stage horizontally split pumps. They used reverse engineering to solve multiple challenges with one custom pump.

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Rotork actuators control cryogenic LNG pipeline in Venezuela
March 17, 2015

Rotork actuators control cryogenic LNG pipeline in Venezuela

The Rotork actuators operate 26 inch, 20 inch and 12 inch ball valves installed in tandem with non-return check valves at six valve stations along the route.

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Alliance Sensors solves crosstalk  problem at Rawhide Energy Station
March 10, 2015

Alliance Sensors solves crosstalk problem at Rawhide Energy Station

When LVDT signal cables from valve positioners were bundled together or laid close to each other in a wire trough, even for short distances, the result was a mutual interference phenomenon called heterodyning or “beating.”

Pharmaceutical Plant Simplifies Reactor Monitoring
February 22, 2015

Pharmaceutical Plant Simplifies Reactor Monitoring

Chem Processing
By Rebecca Dettloff, SensoTech, and Holger Müller, SchuF Chemieventile Vertrieb
When an unnamed pharmaceutical manufacturer wanted to add a sensor to some reactors at a plant in Ireland, it opted for an innovative, cost-effective solution — a bottom outlet valve that incorporates a sensor that quickly and accurately monitors concentrations, phase separations and chemical changes in process liquids.

Pneumatic automation solution for water pumping station
February 20, 2015

Pneumatic automation solution for water pumping station

Control Engineering Europe
Guernsey Water has made the decision to use a pneumatic automation solution for the control of a remote pumping station. The entire system is run by Festo’s CPX remotely operated control system.

Drive systems show their sweet side
January 19, 2015

Drive systems show their sweet side

Process & Control Engineering
Zotter Schokoladen’s chocolate factory in Austria uses geared motors from Nord Drivesystems for conveying, mixing and pumping tasks.

PLC helps pump OEM create water pressure boosting systems
November 27, 2014

PLC helps pump OEM create water pressure boosting systems

Process & Control
Plad Equipment uses ABB's AC500 PLC to produce application-specific pump systems for boosting water pressure in high-rise buildings.

Keeping the Lights On
November 20, 2014

Keeping the Lights On

Power Engineering
By Steve Beddick and Brian Sims, Moog
Entegra Power Group's Union Power Station near El Dorado, Arkansas, is one of the largest combined cycle power plants in the United States. The plant's managers had 21 days for the inspection of each combustion turbine and 18 days per steam turbine. Managers had to refurbish fuel gas and steam control valve assemblies during these outages.

Rotork actuators control Gas blending process
November 13, 2014

Rotork actuators control Gas blending process

A CVL-5000 electric control valve actuator replaced an existing actuator on a blending flow control valve in a trial at the Fluxys booster station in Belgium.

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