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Keeping Football Flowing

We've recently supplied a large number of electric actuators to be used in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup

At Zoedale we get involved in some very interesting projects. One of our customers in the construction industry needed some large butterfly valves to be electrically actuated and came to us for advice.They had a range of Hattersley butterfly valves in various sizes up to DN1200 (48 Inches) to be used in a chilled water system being installed in Qatar. Our engineers were sent the technical drawings and we recommended a selection of multiturn and  on / off quarter turn actuators from Bernard Controls combined with mounting kits manufactured by our specialist partner.

Bernard Controls EZ Actuator Bernard Controls EZ Actuator on Hattersley Butterfly Valve

The actuators used were a mix of Bernard Controls on / off quarter turn from the First BC range wih torques up to 10,000Nm and also the BC Premier multiturn range which provided an output torque of 23500Nm with a gearbox. In order to guarantee these actuators would fit the valves and perform as required, our customer arranged a sample of each valve to be sent to our workshop. Our engineers then mounted and function tested the actuators on each valve with the customer witnessing the test for their peace of mind.

All of the actuators and mounting kits were then tagged for identification and shipped on to Qatar to be installed in time for the 2022 Fifa World Cup. We always take customer satisfaction very seriously and so we'll definitely need to carry out a site visit in 7 years to make sure they're working ok. And to watch a game maybe!

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