July 2018, Vol. 245, No. 7

Tech Notes

Chinese Pipeline Selects Rotork ELB for Increased Line Break Safety

The Rotork Electronic Line Break (ELB) is a self-contained system that combines pipeline pressure monitoring with intelligent valve control. It continuously monitors pipeline pressure dynamics to provide early detection of pipeline breaks and initiate automatic valve actuator movement to a pre-selected emergency position. In one recent contract, Rotork GO (gas-over-oil) pipeline actuators have been fitted with ELB units for line break monitoring and protection on remotely installed valves on a natural gas pipeline in China. The ELBs allow the operator to monitor the running condition of the gas pipeline and the open/closed status of the valves. The immediate reporting of a line break by an

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