Rotork is pleased to announce that its Skilmatic SI electro-hydraulic actuators have been deployed at Mauritius’ SSR International Airport, as part of an initiative to increase safety and efficiency at the site.
Replacing obsolete electric actuators from another manufacturer, the Profibus-enabled, ATEX-rated failsafe Rotork actuators have been installed in critical valve areas at the airport’s Joint Users Hydrant Installation (JUHI) fuel storage depot to prevent potential spillages by automatically closing-off the flow of fuel on receipt of an overfill alarm signal.
Skilmatic self-contained actuators have been specifically designed as the reliable solution for this type of vital failsafe application.
The actuators combine the simplicity of electrical operation with the precision of hydraulic control and the reliability of mechanical failsafe action, utilising an integral spring mechanism to provide the most reliable means of positioning a valve to a pre-determined safe position.
Incorporating an intelligent control and monitoring system as standard, SI actuators provide an ideal solution for two position or safety shutdown duties in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) or precise modulating control applications.
In addition to the Profibus DP control, Rotork data-logging and monitoring options provide a valve signature profile and historical record of valve torque demands.
Using the Rotork non-intrusive intrinsically safe Bluetooth® setting tool, these configuration and data-logger files can be transferred from the field to a standard PC for analysis as part of the asset management programme.
The actuator installation was performed by Rotork’s South Africa office and their Mauritian agents, local company Electrical & Control Specialists Ltd, whose responsibilities encompassed removing the old actuators and cabling, designing and fabricating new valve adaption, fitting the Rotork actuators, wiring-up and commissioning.
Please contact Rotork via the enquiries form to find out more about the Skilmatic Range.