News / MAY 15, 2018

AUMA actuators are delivered to the frozen far east of Russia

More than 300 pieces of AUMA actuators provide reliable valve automation at temperatures below -40°C at a remote gas processing plant and tanks operated by Yatec in the Sakha Republic, about 5,000 km northeast of Moscow.
The Sakha Republic, otherwise known as Yakutia, is part of the Far East of the Russian Federation. The gas treatment plant serves the Sredne-Vilyuisk capacitor fields. The plant mainly uses AUMA intelligent SAEx + ACExC actuators equipped with LE linear units for the operation of linear valves, a total of 220 of them. EAC-certified actuators have been delivered in the last three years during the construction of the second phase of the gas plant.
An additional 80 pieces of AUMA actuators have been used on Yatec reservoirs near the city of Yakutsk since 2012. This flat landscape of lakes, wetlands and coniferous forests has warm summers and brutally cold winters. In order to ensure reliable management in such demanding conditions, AUMA has delivered versions of its actuators designed to operate at extremely low temperatures down to -60 °C.
Yatec (Yakutsk Fuel and Energy Company JSC), founded in 1967, is the largest gas producer in the Republic of Sakha. Yatec is the sole supplier of natural gas in central Yakutia, accounting for about 86% of all gases produced in the Republic. The company also sells gas condensate and diesel fuel. Yatec is part of Summa Group oil and gas block.
Technical experts from AUMA’s Khabarovsk office recently visited Yatec’s plants to inspect the actuators and set up an on-site maintenance plan. AUMA’s Russian subsidiary PRIWODY AUMA provides comprehensive service and support throughout the Russian Federation, based in Moscow, with an additional five regional offices and these additional local representatives.
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