Rotork Fluid Systems (Australia) has completed a valve actuation project with Australia-based Gasco Pty Ltd involving fuel gas valve trains and control skids for three API 560 gas-fired direct heaters.

Designed for gas plant and refinery processes, Gasco API 560 heaters generate hot combustion gases that transfer their heat to a process liquid or gas flowing through internal coils. A typical heater consists of a radiant section, convective section, stack, burners, fuel skid and control system.

Rotork Fluid Systems’ contract has encompassed the supply of CP and GP Series pneumatic actuators for valve automation, together with the design and manufacture of valve mounting hardware, assembly, testing and local support. These services are assisted by Rotork Fluid Systems’ comprehensive workshop facilities in Bayswater, where Gasco has recently established a new manufacturing plant.

Gasco heaters, skids and other process equipment items are designed entirely in-house at the company’s Bayswater office. The location of this project is a gas plant in a central Asian republic, to where the three skids have been exported for connection under Gasco field supervision to three 19MW thermal heaters manufactured for Gasco in Malaysia.