Over 700 explosion-proof actuators, including controls, and 200 gearboxes have been supplied by AUMA to support the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC). The project is a major international crude oil transportation initiative that involves Russia and Kazakhstan plus leading oil & gas companies including Chevron, Shell and ExxonMobil. The scheme will facilitate transportation of oil from the Caspian field to the Black Sea.
AUMA GHT 360.2 gearboxes, with torques up to 50,000 Nm, were supplied to support the operation of the large valves incorporated into the pipelines, which are designed for a temperature range from -38 °C to +50 °C.
AUMA Priwody, which is centred in Moscow, represented the actuator manufacturer locally to support the CPC contract. Working with Tyazhpromarmatura, Russia’s leading producer of oil & gas valves, AUMA quoted a competitive technical actuation solution, which matched the customer’s precise requirements and succeeded in replacing the incumbent actuator supplier.
Main reasons cited by CPC for choosing AUMA were the company’s proven reputation, easy commissioning and setting of its devices, immediate responses to requests and its excellent service centre.
The CPC project is one of the most significant pipeline schemes supported by AUMA. It is an excellent example of the co-operation of the actuator manufacturer and the valve supplier.