Australian pipeline project improves operations with high-precision actuators
The Woleebee Creek to Glebe Weir Pipeline project, a nearly 75-mile industrial water pipeline in the state of Queensland, Australia, recently installed advanced actuator technology from AUMA.
|AUMA modulating duty actuators|
March 2, 2015 -- The Woleebee Creek to Glebe Weir Pipeline project, a nearly 75-mile (120-km) industrial water pipeline in the state of Queensland, Australia, recently installed advanced actuator technology from AUMA, a global manufacturer supplier of modular electric actuators.
Installed as control devices on VAG plunger valves, AUMA's SAR actuators with intelligent AC actuator controls and GS part-turn gearboxes were selected for both the Woleebee Creek pumping station and Glebe Weir structure to provide sophisticated electric actuation and comprehensive valve control functionality.
The pipeline, owned by Sun Water, is designed to transport up to 36,500 megalitres of treated coal seam gas water per year for use by industrial and irrigation customers. The pipeline, which was commissioned in 2014, is anticipated to be in full commercial operation in Quarter 1, 2015.
Experts from Barron GJM, AUMA's Australian subsidiary, worked onsite to manage the commissioning process. Barron cooperated closely with the system integrators to ensure seamless communication with the DCS via Modbus interfaces.
Key features that influenced the adoption of AUMA actuators included their enhanced accuracy for modulating duty. Integral positioners and PID controllers combined with advanced software facilities, which provided accurate setpoint control, were additional elements of the actuation solution that were considered essential for the project.
AUMA has been developing and building electric actuators and valve gearboxes for 50 years and is one of the leading manufacturers in the industry. The Energy sector, water industry, petro-chemical industry, and users from the most diverse industries worldwide rely on technologically sophisticated products by AUMA. For more information, visit www.auma.com/en.