Processing Magazine

Valve Actuators Provide Advanced Predictive Maintenance Capabilities

February 25, 2008
Rotork IQ Pro electric, non-intrusive valve actuators include a powerful data-logging feature that monitors valve performance, so users can forecast when valve maintenance might be required and manage assets for maximum productivity. The IQ Pro stores historical and current operating data, including valve torque profiles, number of operations, valve and actuator positions, and other vital performance and operational statistics. Users can download the data by pointing an intrinsically safe Rotork IQ Pro setting tool at the actuator. The information is downloaded wirelessly and stored in the setting tool in seconds. Then, users can upload the data to virtually any laptop PC or desktop computer. Rotork provides software for a feature-rich, user-friendly interface, so asset analysis and creating reports is fast and easy. Rotork IQ Pro actuators are non-intrusive, rugged and reliable. They are used in a wide range of water and wastewater treatment; electric power generation; oil and gas; pulp and paper; hydrocarbon processing; chemical manufacturing; and many other applications all over the globe. Rotork IQ Pro actuators integrate easily with most SCADA, PLC, and DCS networks.