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.
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.