Why failure rate for electric actuator in Refinery Coker Plants are very high?

Operations in any refinery’s delayed coking unit are extremely harsh for any electrical equipment. High temperature can overheat circuit boards, strong vibration can disconnect equipment wiring, fine dust can clogge moving parts.  If you have been using actuators to control delayed coking batch processes, you may have had several actuator breakdowns already. 

This article / prove result case study co-authored by a customer operating a chemical manufacturing plant in US can be helpful.

As a batch process, if your coker operation is bogged down you’ll be creating bottle neck disruptions to your entire operations. You’ll be saving not only in maintenance and replacement cost but also saving thousands of dollars from down time.