Case Study – Australia’s Oldest Water Supply
Acrodyne have recently been involved in a valve actuation upgrade at the treatment plant of Australia’s oldest water supply. The reservoir was built in 1857 and at the time of its completion it was the largest artificial reservoir in the world.
TECHNICAL REFERENCE IS ACRODYNE’S INTERPRETATION OF THE PROJECT BUT IT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE END USER
Sector: Water and Waste Water
Category: Water Treatment
Products: Limitorque Electric Actuators
The plant is currently on standby, but recently the end user has show intent to upgrade the facility to enable continuous use of the Yan Yean Reservoir, particularly during summer months when demand is high. This well help meet Melbourne’s water demand and also provide storage for local emergency services such as firefighting.
When the plant was built in 1993 it was supplied with over 60 Limitorque electric actuators, including the Limitorque LY to the Limitorque L120, but with the improvements in technology and process the plant looks to upgrade 20 of those original actuators with the next generation Limitorque MX and QX electric actuators. In recent times the actuator on the 1350mm main inlet butterfly valve was replaced with the Limitorque MX-10 electric actuator on an extension spindle driving a buried service gearbox to the valve. The inlet valve takes advantage of the actuator’s modulation control features that provide accuracy and control of the flow into the plant.
For many years Acrodyne has serviced this flagship facility maintaining the 60+ Limitorque actuators on the site through its sales and servicing team to maintain the integrity of equipment it has at the Treatment Plant and intends to further strengthen the partnership into the future.
Products and Services Used
- Limitorque MX, QX, LY and L120 Electric Actuators
- ACROGEARS Gearboxes
- Acrodyne Sales and Service
- Acrodyne Technical Service Support