RWE Innogy choose Total Lockout valve actuators

In 2017, Total Lockout was awarded the order to supply portable valve actuators for large penstocks on the new run of river hydroelectric generating scheme on the Abhainn Chia-aig river. This river located at the eastern end of Loch Arkaig, approximately 15km to the north of Fort William.

Part of the project involves large diameter penstocks, which can be troublesome to operate. In particular, taking a long time by manual operation and having the possibility of causing strain injury.

In mid 2014, Total Lockout sent a demonstration model of the APS140N petrol motor powered portable valve actuator to the job site where engineers from RWE Innogy UK were able to field test the unit. After a successful trial dimension of the valves and input gear drives were collected to enable coupling kits to be designed and made.

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