Oil & Gas

Introduction

We specialise in supplying actuators and related equipment for every part of the petro-chemical industry, including production, processing, distribution and storage. With over 15 years experience in the industry, we have supplied a number of heavy duty valve actuators and valves to petro-chemical companies across the country.

Actuators are Vital

Actuators help control almost everything that happens in a petro-chemical plant, so they're vital to the operation and safety of every plant.  We have a full range of actuators, all designed to meet the stringent requirements of the petro-chemical industry and to provide exacting levels of durability and reliability.

Production - Offshore

Actuators are a vital part of all offshore operations, controlling valves in every area and managing the flows of crude, oil, gas, condensate, and water, sometimes at high pressures, and always in difficult environments where safety is paramount. This includes the operation of subsea valves, as well as platforms and FPSO's.

Subsea

Future offshore developments are dominated by subsea solutions in deepwater and the pneumatic products we supply are designed to meet the harsh conditions and stringent demands of this type of application. 

Processing - Oil Refinery

Actuators are a vital part of the operation of every refinery. There are about 1,000 actuators in a typical refinery, depending on the size of the operation and the level of automation. Our range of actuators enables accurate and reliable control of many different operations. We provide actuators and service support to refineries around the world.

Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)

In many countries natural gas has become a preferred fuel for power generation and growing demand cannot be satisfied by existing, local sourced production. LNG is increasing in importance as the demand for gas grows around the world and large quantities of gas have to be transported. When it is impractical or uneconomic to use pipelines, large volumes of natural gas can be moved from source to market in liquid form. 

When cooled to -165˚C, natural gas becomes a clear, colourless liquid and is commonly referred to as LNG. Storage and transportation of LNG is extremely hazardous, so safety and reliability of plant and equipment are of paramount importance.
Global production capacity is rapidly expanding, and will continue to do so, and LNG has the fastest growth projection of any energy source.

SIL - Safety

SIL (Safety integrity Level) is an established system of measurement standards to indicate the performance required of a safety system. It is part of a functional safety plan that includes techniques, technologies, standards and procedures that help operators protect against hazards. With an increased focus on safety, SIL is becoming more recognised worldwide.

Latest News

FIPA presents: Oval vacuum cups

Introducing the newly developed oval vacuum cups series.

The vacuum cups are characterised by a very long cycle life, which has also been successfully demonstrated against vacuum cups of competitors in practical operation. The long service life is enabled by means of a new high wear- and oil-resistant NBR material and a special vacuum suction cup construction which minimises the load on the vacuum cup during handling.

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FIPA presents: New ID grippers for parts with different diameters

Flexible and service friendly

The pneumatically operated, single-acting ID grippers from FIPA GmbH have already established themselves as the alternative for workpieces with holes or cut-outs or for when vacuum cups or grippers aren’t just right for handling goods. FIPA has completely overhauled its portfolio and now offers users maximum flexibility with minimal set-up time.

The small ID grippers are now equipped with food-safe gripper heads made of polyamide (PA) and are suitable for light and small parts with openings measuring 3 to 10 millimeters in size. If necessary, the gripper heads can be easily exchanged in a non-destructive manner.

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