ACTUATED VALVE SERVICES
Global Supply Line (GSL) has been operating as a primary supplier of actuated valve packages for over 20 years, establishing itself as a leader in providing quality products and premium service levels in quick delivery. Now stocking Actreg, Bettis and Biffi (Emerson) scotch yoke actuators to 33,000NM!
As a major stockist of valves and actuators, Global Supply Line are an independent specialised ‘one stop shop’ for the provision of
Global Supply Line engineers can size the valve you require, then our automation facility can fit actuators and accessories and undertake torque testing and hydrostatic and pneumatic testing all in-house.
We can provide your choice of actuator brand or our range of ex-stock brands. Global Supply Line manufacture and stock mounting kits & drive adaptors as well as declutchable gearboxes. GSL design and supply failsafe systems, control panels etc. We perform all fitting, instrumentation
After assembly each actuated valve is subjected to: function/ stroke test, travel stops are adjusted, open & close speed timing is verified, testing of solenoid valve to ensure functionality, and finally a limit switch check for position accuracy leak test of instrumentation and piping.
Our own large stocks combined with our stockist & short delivery manufacturing supply base enables us to provide all requirements from standard on-off valves to bespoke valve/actuator packages. We can provide tailored procurement solutions ranging from one-off’s to large scale projects. Our independence and knowledge of the market allows us to advise and source the most suitable package based on commercial, delivery & technical considerations.
We stock Biffi (Emerson), Bettis and Actreg scotch yoke pneumatic actuators up to 30,000 NM. Our Adelaide engineering facility is approved to supply, fit and test Biffi, Bettis and Actreg.
ACTUATOR SELECTION PROCESS
The selection of the most suitable actuator is determined by the duty cycle of the valve and the available power source. Global Supply Line engineers will select and size the actuator based on the required torque and safety factor. The safety factor will increase for shutdown valves and infrequently operated valves as well as for valves used in service with
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Temperature, seat type and numerous other factors are also analysed and entered into actuator sizing software. We will analyse process fluid type, required operating speed, fail safe requirements, area classification, temperature and environment. Finally we will discuss with you ease of field use, maintenance, brand options, gear over-rides, positioners, solenoids etc. to come up with a valve actuation package that ensures the best balance of reliability, ease of maintenance and cost effectiveness. In-house torque testing capability provides assurance of correct sizing.
Optimisation is about selecting the most efficient actuator that will consume the least power to provide the best operating performance of the actuated valve. To achieve this, one must be competent in both valve and actuator knowledge. Sufficient safety whilst avoiding over-sizing is the goal. Long trouble-free service is the end result.
The GSL engineering team has significant experience in automated valve packages. As well as sizing software, accurate manufacturers valve torque data records of “Actual” torque history ensures accurate sizing. Furthermore, when we order scotch yoke actuators GSL ensures a batch torque test is done to confirm the actual actuator torque.
Our sizing programs and date covers actuated quarter turn valves and shutdown valves. We have full in-house valve and torque testing capabilities allowing us to test the valve and actuator torque as well as perform an actuator function test, whilst the other valve is under full test pressure. Our experienced automation team is the best in the business.
Factors such as high temperature, abrasive services, stem strength, accessories and differential pressure drop are all factored into our sizing program.
We understand the control logics of shutdown valves and only install proven components. From Swagelok fittings through to ASCO solenoid valves, we carry everything in stock. We have full in-house testing capabilities in our Lloyds 9001 certified Australian Valve Centre.
ACTUATION SELECTION CRITERIA
Pneumatic actuators are available in spring return and double acting in 90º and 180º operation. Pneumatic actuation is inherently safe, simple, maintenance free and cost effective. Furthermore pneumatic actuators are mass produced and there is ready availability of options such as:- spring packs for fail-safe systems, pneumatic or electro-pneumatic positioners for modulating control as well as control accessories such as limit switches for accurate process monitoring.
Actuated ball, plug and butterfly valves require maximum torque delivery at the breakaway point (break to open). This is especially important for safety shutdown ball valves which are infrequently operated resulting in increased torque requirements to break open the valve. Depending on the factors mentioned above in the “actuation selection process” section, the required safety factor can be over 100%.
Scotch-yoke actuators are ideal as they use leverage to vary the relationship between the piston force and the drive point providing maximum torque at the beginning and the end of the 90º rotation which correlates with the torque curve need for most quarter turn valves like ball & high performance butterfly valves. Furthermore, being steel case and heavy duty design they are much more rugged, reliable and dependable for critical shutdown applications and are available in much larger torque ranges.
Through our own stocks as well as other Australian & overseas partner actuator and accessory suppliers, we can supply actuated valves in a quick turnaround.
Global Supply Line supplies and stocks both rack & pinion (Air Torque – Italy) and scotch yoke (APV-Torqturn, Actreg, Sferova and Air Torque) pneumatic and hydraulic actuators for quarter turn valve automation. If preferred we can also supply Bettis, Rotork or Biffi. We also stock a full range of Italian made 316SS ISO brackets and adaptors.
Electric actuators are compact and efficient and are used where air and hydraulic supply is not available. They are generally only for on-off service, not fail-safe service. Electric actuators are available in isolating, regulating and modulating and can be supplied in 3 phase as well as single-phase AC and DC.
Hydraulic actuators are suited to operating 90º turn valves such as ball, plug and butterfly valves. Linear piston style is also available for gate and globe valves. Double-acting and fail-safe spring return styles are available, utilizing hydraulic oil up to 35,000 kPa.
Hydraulic actuators are generally used when very high torque is required to operate larger valves or where pneumatic or electric supply sources are not available. A major advantage (especially for off-shore rigs etc) is the size and weight of hydraulic actuators is much smaller.
Motor-operated actuators are can be supplied and are intended for rising stem valves such as gate and globe valves for on and offshore applications.
Multi-turn electric actuators are specified by evaluating torque, stem size, stem thrust and stroking speed as well as voltage and frequency. The force required to operate the valve under specified service conditions in terms of torque and thrust is analyzed by using actuator manufacturers software.
Three phase motors are recommended for larger valve applications. Facilities for local, remote and manual over-ride operation are generally standard.
APPROVED AUTOMATION CENTRE
Global Supply Line Engineering are the officially Starline, Air Torque, Australian Pipeline Valve, Bettis, Biffi, Morrin, Torqturn, Diamond Gear, JC, Emerson Automation and Sferova Service & Automation Centre servicing Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.Click on logos above to view approval letters.
VALVE ACTUATION OPTIONS
- QUARTER TURN PNEUMATIC SCOTCH-YOKE
- QUARTER TURN PNEUMATIC RACK & PINION
- QUARTER TURN HYDRAULIC
- LINEAR HYDRAULIC
- LINEAR PNEUMATIC
- SUB-SEA PNEUMATIC
- SUB-SEA HYDRAULIC
- QUARTER TURN ELECTRIC
- MULTI-TURN ELECTRIC
- GAS OVER OIL
- HIGH PRESSURE GAS
- SELF CONTAINED POWER SOURCE
- ELECTROTHERMAL SHUT-OFF
- KNIFE GATE
- FAIL SAFE
- Quarter turn
- Multi-turn for linear operation
- General service or explosion proof
- On/Off or modulating control
- Fail-safe electro-hydraulic
- Hydraulic (water or oil)
- Gas over oil
- Mounting brackets
- ASCO Solenoid valves & limit switches
- Multi-voltage: general purpose, intrinsically safe & explosion proof
- Pneumatic & electro-pneumatic, analogue & digital positioners for quarter turn & linear operations
- Breather blocks / closes loop piping
- Speed controls
- Visual beacon indicators
- Filter/ pressure regulators
- Block & vent valves
- Air or hydraulic accumulator tanks
- Gear over-rides
- Quarter turn
- Rack & Pinion and Scotch-yoke
- Spring return (fail close or fail open)
- Manual over-ride option
- Double acting
- ISO 5211 & NAMUR interface
- Linear cylinder double acting
BRANDS AVAILABLE (IN STOCK-SEE STOCK LIST THIS SITE)
- Pneumatic & hydraulic piston style heavy duty ¼ turn for pipeline valves, spring return and double acting. Large stocks, shipping Worldwide! Click here for full stock list
- Pneumatic & hydraulic piston style heavy duty ¼ turn for pipeline valves, spring return and double acting Large stocks, shipping Worldwide! Click here for full stock list
- Pneumatic piston style heavy duty scotch yoke ¼ turn for pipeline valves
- Spring return and double acting
- Linear, hydraulic and pneumatic
Click here for full stock list
- Pneumatic piston style heavy duty scotch yoke ¼ turn for pipeline valves, spring return and double acting
- Hydraulic heavy duty scotch yoke ¼ turn spring return (*Bettis® E Series style copy) 14 bar to 140 bar operating pressure.
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- Biff-Morin actuators are also now part of the Bettis stable. Morin manufacture scotch yoke actuators in carbon & stainless steel body for onshore/ offshore use. Global Supply Line are also Emerson approved distributors for Morin Actuators and Biffi/Morin design actuators. Larges stocks, shipping Worldwide!
Click here for Morin B and C Series Actuator catalogue.
Click here for Morin/Bettis/Biffi S Series Actuator catalogue.
- Worm gearboxes, ¼ turn
- Declutchable ¼ turn gearboxes
- Multi turn bevel gearboxes
- Click here for Diamond Gear catalogue
- Pilot valves
- Tube fittings
- Solenoid valves
- Control valves
- Tube compression fittings
- Click here for our Swagelok stock list
- Fuseable link fire shut off operators
- Thermal fire shut-off spring packs
- Deadman levers
- Instrumentation valves
Click on catalogue above & below to view.
*Bettis® is a registered trademark of Emerson Process Management and is not associated or affiliated with CVS Controls Ltd in any way.