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Oil & Gas

Oil and gas production operations rely on the ability to manage the flow of various gases and liquids through a complex and continuously expanding network of pipelines. This is made possible using valve actuators. Valve actuators are commonly used to control or manage the flow of crude oil, gas, condensate, and water in both onshore and offshore applications.

Common oil and gas processes that use actuators include:

  • Drilling
  • Extraction
  • Transportation
  • Processing
  • Storage

Valve actuators must withstand rigorous conditions and adhere to regulations set forth by governments and international regulators. During production – particularly in the upstream phase – hydrocarbon temperatures and pressures are higher, and their contents contain greater levels of corrosive gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Furthermore, most actuators operate in volatile environments which exist under normal working conditions, so all equipment must withstand harsh environments and operate safely in the presence of flammable and explosive atmospheres. The use of explosion proof valve actuators is paramount.

ICI in the Oil & Gas Industry

At ICI, we offer products that meet or exceed petrochemical standards and regulations. We custom manufacture a wide array of durable electric actuators that are explosion proof and certified for operation in hazardous indoor and outdoor environments in the oil and gas industry.

Our electrical actuators are available in enclosures that have been rigorously tested to meet explosion proof requirements set forth by various regulatory bodies. Indelac’s products are CSA and C US-certified, and approved for use in hazardous locations in accordance with:

  • Hazardous Classifications: Class I, Division 1 & 2, Groups C & D; Class II Division 1 & 2, Groups E, F & G
  • Canadian standardsCSA C322802 – Valves – Actuators – For Hazardous Locations, CAN/CSA – C22.2 No. 139-1982, CAN/CSA – C22.2 No. 25-1966, CAN/CSA- C22.2 No. 30-M1986
  • United States standardsClass C322882 - Valves – Actuators – For Hazardous Locations - Certified to US Standards, ANSI/UL 429, Seventh Ed. – 2013, ANSI/UL 1203 Third Ed. – 2000

ICI’s electric actuators offer superior repeatability, response frequency, control, and reliability for all critical operations. In particular, our line of fail-safe spring return electric actuators has been designed with safety as a number one priority, making them ideal for the strict requirements of oil and gas applications.

These actuators are available with NEMA 4 and 4X, NEMA 7 and NEMA 9 enclosures and coupled with the fail open/fail close features to ensures process safety and reliability for many years of trouble free operation. These actuators they can function operate efficiently in even the most hazardous environments. In addition, our spring return electric actuators are available in six different models with varying specifications and torque capabilities that ensure a suitable solution can be found for any situation.

The fast fail-safe speeds, minimal maintenance, and precise control offered by our spring return and battery back-up actuator systems help to prevent catastrophic failures which can compromise worker safety and process efficiency. All our actuators are available in an array of voltages, including 12VDC, 24VDC, standard 115VAC, and 230VAC to meet various international electrical standards. We also offer a wide selection of models to suit any torque requirement:

  • Internal Battery Back-Up Electric Actuators (400-2,800 in. lbs. torque)
  • Spring Return Electric Actuators (200-1,200 in. lbs. torque)
  • Quarter-Turn Electric Actuators (100-27,300 in lbs. torque)

We Want to Hear From You

If you would like to learn more about our electric actuators or need advice on how to select the right one for your petrochemical application, please contact our experts or request a quote.