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Rotork flow control solutions selected for Fujairah petroleum terminal


Rotorks electric and electro-hydraulic valve actuation and control technologies have been selected for the petroleum storage tank farm expansion project at Emarat Fujairah Terminal in UAE

The expansion includes the construction of 10 new storage tanks, which will increase the terminal's total capacity from 50,000 to 260,000 cubic metres.

More than 100 Rotork IQ explosion proof intelligent electric actuators with Rotork Pakscan two-wire digital control have been installed for the majority of valve duties in the facility.

Emarat acting general manager Adel Khalifa Al Shaer said, "The project is considered one of the most important and vital economic projects, as it aims to meet the growing regional demand for petroleum products storage, trading and bunkering, with competitive rates."

According to Rotork, the IQ actuators feature non-intrusive, safe commissioning, data-logging and predictive maintenance capabilities. Reliability has been enhanced by the double-sealed IP68 watertight enclosure, while the ability to download and diagnose operating data has enabled effective asset management to be implemented with limited interruption to plant operations.

Designed to SIL3 standards for safety critical applications, the EH electro-hydraulic actuators actuators can be programmed for failsafe to open, failsafe to close or lock in position on power failure or ESD signal.

The company revealed that the Rotork Pakscan has been designed for valve actuators and its configuration provided built-in redundancy from the valve to the control room, ensuring the security of vital control command and monitoring data.

Data from actuator data-loggers could be downloaded over the Pakscan network for diagnostics and analysis, enabling the function to be performed without leaving the control room.

Rotork's Middle East office and its UAE agent have been providing on-site and workshop support for the installed products.

Designed for the storage and distribution of gas oil, petrol and jet fuel, the Fujairah terminal is expected to meet the growing needs of investors and international partners who have been looking to rent the units. The facility is owned by the Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat).