Rotork actuators chosen for petrochemical analysis

Rotork Schischek compact explosion-proof valve actuators have been selected by Ecopetrol as the reliable solution for a critical petrochemical analysis process in Columbia.

Ecopetrol is the largest petroleum company in Colombia, engaged in oil and gas exploration, production and refining. The company uses Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) to perform quantitative sampling separation of hydrocarbons. The process separates the hydrocarbons into four chemical groups – alkanes, aromatics, resins and asphaltenes. Central to the operation of the process, sets of small two and three-way fast acting ball valves are used to gather the samples for analysis and precisely maintain the pressure, flow and temperature through the spectrometer.

Almost 100 Schischek RedMax actuators with associated hardware were installed; the actuators are certified for Zones 2 and 22 hazardous area operation, environmentally protected to IP66 and equipped with self-adaptable 24 – 240V AC/DC power supplies. RedMax actuators are one of a range of electrical products designed by Schischek for explosion-proof and non-explosion-proof applications in the worldwide industrial, HVAC and marine industries.

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