Involved in district heating project in Finland and power plant in Mexico
Sipos Aktorik, the German-based manufacturer of electric actuators, has announced in Sipost, its newsletter (Issue 1/2012), that it has secured a contract to supply valve control technology to a district heating network to Seinäjoki in Finland, via its local partner, Aumator. According to Sipos, the actuators were commissioned in the summer of 2011, to provide actuators equipped with Modbus Rtu-Interface. Drawing on its track record of supplying actuators for district heating in Europe and district cooling applications in the Middle East, Sipos claimed that it was able to secure the community heating project order to provide field devices and field bus communication technology required to support modernisation of the 250-kilometre-long district heating system. The project has replaced an existing system that used hand-controlled valves with a radio-controlled solution, Sipos revealed.
In another project, as part of retrofit measures for a power plant located in the PEMEX oil refinery in Salina Cruz, Mexico, old Siemens actuators were reportedly replaced by Sipos 5 Flash devices. According to the news report, the actuator division of Siemens, Sipos Aktorik was formerly established as an independent company in 1999. With its roots in Siemens, Sipos had access to test certificates dating back over 40 years and to documentation for original series of Siemens products, thus ensuring that customers who placed early orders continued to receive correct replacement products, spare parts and service support from Sipos, the report explained. The company worked with its partner IESS de Mexico to replace the existing actuators and to provide operator training for its new generation actuator technology, it added.