AUMA actuators awarded new gas industry standard

National Gas has approved AUMA Actuators explosion proof range of high-performance electric actuators with the Gas Industry Standard VA2/2020 certification.

The standard specifies the requirements for electric powered actuators, for use with two positions (open/closed) quarter turn valves manufactured to the requirements of GIS/V6. AUMA’s range of SAEX and SAREX actuators, with the combination of ACEX Controls, are GIS/VA2/2020 compliant.

Actuators manufactured to VA2/2020 are suitable for use in areas in which an explosive gas atmosphere is likely to occur in normal operation with atmospheres containing propane, or gases and vapours of equivalent hazard, compliant with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) and Atmospheres Explosible (ATEX) regulations.

AUMA’s new TIGRON actuators are also designed to meet the exacting requirements of the global gas industry, combining the highest level of explosion protection, robust design, outstanding ease of operation, and the latest trends in digitalisation.

The versatile all-rounder provides safe and reliable valve automation across all application sectors, including oil and gas production, pipelines, tank farms, and refineries.

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