Actuators boost refuelling safety at airport

Rotork’s Pakscan-enabled IQ intelligent electric actuators have been ordered for the aircraft hydrant refuelling plant at the new Doha International Airport, which is due to open in 2011. Rotork actuators will control fifty Cameron Double Block and Bleed valves and will facilitate swift refuelling of the aircraft on the airport apron pad itself. This means that it will not be necessary to use tankers for refuelling purposes, which will make a significant contribution towards maintaining strict security at the airport. The Pakscan digital control network will enable the actuators to be comprehensively monitored and controlled from centralised control areas. The system is designed specifically to cope with the long distances between the control room and field units encountered with the majority of actuator installations, without any loss of communication performance or the need for repeaters on the network.
The contractor for the Rotork contract is Mr A P Malik of Punj Lloyd.
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