Modular actuation advantages reported by MRPL

A major order for 150 AUMA electric actuators has been placed by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL). Increased capacity from 12 to 18.5 million metric tns/yr at the scheme is supported by the actuation technology, which aids valve operation at a new tank farm.
Located in Mangalore, the scheme is India’s only facility with two hydrocrackers producing premium diesel. Hazardous location operation was a key requirement for field devices: AUMA SAExC multi-turn products were therefore supplied, which meet a range of international standards including ATEX, IECEx, CSA, FM and Indian:CCOE. ACExC actuator controls were also commissioned as part of a full service provided by AUMA India that included delivery, installation and support.
Highlighting the advantages of AUMA’s modular products, MRPL reports that the interlocking actuation solution supports the site’s highly automated procedures to process a variety of API crudes. Operation is enhanced with push button controls mounted at accessible angles and non-intrusive (NI) capability enables remote parameter programming using local control pushbuttons on the actuator.
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