New BERNARD CONTROLS actuators on St-Pierre-des-Corps storage facility

June 2013. BERNARD CONTROLS achieved the commissioning of more than 30 explosionproof actuators - STX and SQX ranges - on the oil storage installation of the French company Raffinerie du Midi - G.P.S.P.C. located in Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (North West of France).

G.P.S.P.C., which has worked with BERNARD CONTROLS for more than 20 years, recently called on his reliable partner for the retrofitting of electric actuators on its East and West oil depots. BERNARD CONTROLS then replaced 31 old explosionproof SR and ST models by new STX and SQX INTELLI+ actuators (intelligent integrated control) equipped with PROFIBUS DP interface, and also upgraded 6 STX with new PROFIBUS DP interface.

On the other hand, BERNARD CONTROLS' technicians provided the end user not only with the commissioning, but also with technical support regarding fieldbus installation, in collaboration with the PLC supplier. This fieldbus is cabled with fiber optic cables between the two depots (East and West): first of all because of long distance, then toavoid interferences with some pumps. Indeed, compared to metal wires, those plastic or glass cables carry light signals over longer distances and much more efficiently thanks to minimum loss and no sensibility to electromagnetic interference.

Committed to supply both top quality technical support and products that are reliable, high-performance and certified for oil and gas applications, BERNARD CONTROLS therefore offers global solutions for retrofitting. Taking into account the technical constraints of each installation, BERNARD CONTROLS' experts identify with end users the needs for technological changes, whether these are clearly stated by the customer or not.


Oil & Gas - Electric actuation

More information about BERNARD CONTROLS solutions for oil & gas applications in our dedicated Oil & Gas catalogue.

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