Biffi actuators for Bacton project

Biffi is working in collaboration with its UK distributor, Power Mechanical, to deliver an innovative actuation solution for the Bacton Rejuvenation project in Norfolk, UK.
Biffi will supply 17 hydraulic linear (HLAS) and quarter-turn (OLGAS) spring return actuators for both gate and ball valve applications. The HLAS series in particular will be engineered for a range of class 600 valves from 12–24” and will be some of the largest linear actuators available on the market. Both Biffi actuator ranges are already installed on various Shell projects and meet Shell’s rigorous type approval, including 100-cycle testing.
Rejuvenating the Shell Bacton plant requires complex reengineering of the current valve and actuation technology at the site to bring the facility up to current international standards. A key requirement of the actuation solution is the need to upgrade the valve and control technology to emergency shutdown standards as part of the plant’s compliance with SIL 2.
A significant challenge on this project is the interfacing of old valve equipment with reengineered actuation technology. Bacton is a strategically important site and delivering a successful project is vital to improving safety and reliability, and maximising uptime at the plant.

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