Rotork secures major order for its actuators

05 October 2017

Rotork, a global actuator manufacturer and flow control company with multiple US locations, has secured a major order for 1,300 of its RC200 actuators. Following the successful completion of a severe fire test, the actuators have been ordered for tunnel ventilation damper control in the latest stage of the Thomson Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore.

The order from a local damper manufacturer is for RC200 high temperature pneumatic actuators for installation on the fully underground sixth section of the MRT line. In addition to ventilation, the dampers are designed to provide vital safety related duties in the event of a fire.

To verify compliance with the critical operating demands of the application, an RC200 actuator was subjected to stringent testing which involved heating to an ambient temperature of 250° C for two hours, followed immediately by a one cycle functional test.