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Rotork receives Karbala Refinery orders

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Rotork has announced that it has received a number of orders for Iraq's State Company of Oil Projects' (SCOP) Karbala Refinery, which is currently under construction.

These orders include large quantities of IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric valve actuators, designed specifically for automated flow control systems in hazardous environments. The actuators will facilitate the reliable, efficient and safe operation of the refinery. Comprehensive operational data including valve torque profiles stored in actuator dataloggers can be downloaded and analysed to enable predictive maintenance and optimise plant performance.

For critical areas, actuator duties will include the provision of a Safety Integrity Level 2 (SIL2) Emergency Shutdown (ESD) function. The SIL system identifies the requirements for a Safety Instrumented System (SIS).

These actuators are equipped with the Rotork SIL safety module, which monitors the standard IQ3 control board and provides diagnostic coverage and redundant control in order to perform the desired safety function. A safety function status relay provides remote indication of the actuator availability and the redundant safety function operation, with the same status duplicated locally on the actuator display.

The Karbala Refinery is set to open in 2020, with a refining capacity of 140 000 bpd of crude oil. Production will meet the latest international standards, serving the growing domestic demand for oil in Iraq and reducing the current level of refined product imports.

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