Electric and fluid power actuators have been installed on a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in Brazil. The actuators will control the flow of oil and gas from the FPSO to the metering system.

Metroval specified Rotork intelligent IQ3 multi-turn electric actuators, as well as CP and GP pneumatic actuators, to control plug and butterfly valves on an FPSO, which will operate in the Libra oil fields in the Atlantic Ocean’s Santos Basin. The FPSO operating at the site is expected to produce 180,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Rotork’s modular CP range of pneumatic actuators use a scotch-yoke design available in both spring-return and double-acting configurations. The actuators are capable of producing high output torques of up to 4,500 Nm even at low pressures.