Replacing 20-year-old actuators

Rotork is supplying a valve control package comprising 352 IQ intelligent electric actuators with Pakscan 2-wire digital control and In-Vision Scada software for an upgrade project at an oil refinery on the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia. Rotork’s contract is a central part of the modernisation programme at the Saudi Aramco Rabigh Refinery awarded to Canadian engineering consultant SNC Lavalin, which will ultimately see the installation of a Yokogawa DCS to control the plant. The project involves the removal of Rotork A range actuators that have been operating for approximately 20 years and retrofitting the IQ intelligent actuators on the existing valves. Rotork’s Site Services Department will perform much of the retrofit design work. Rotork’s Saudi based engineers will supervise the installation of the new actuators and Pakscan network, led by Dan Benson, Rotork’s Area Manager for the Kingdom.

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