Introduction to Valve Automation: How to Operate Pipelines Remotely Presented by Rotork Controls and the YPAC Edmonton Chapter
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About this Event

• Have you ever wondered what an MOV looks like? (MOV: motor operated valve)?

• Would you like to see the devices that shut down valve pipelines remotely?

• Want to know how pipeline valves can move when there is no electricity?

• Are you interested to see what physically happens when a ESD command is used? (ESD: Emergency shut down).

• Are you curious about the current capabilities MOVs have for future data digitization in our industry and what is likely to come in the future?

• ACTUATORS are machines that control valves remotely. Please join us for an opportunity to see a demonstration of how they operate and learn more about the future of instrumentation and flow control.

Join Rotork Controls and the Edmonton YPAC (Young Pipeliners Association of Canada) Chapter to learn more about the different types of systems used to operate pipeline valves remotely! The event will include a light catered dinner, networking opportunities, technical talk and shop tour!


Founded in 1957 by British engineer and inventor Jeremy Fry, Rotork is the market leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company that operates in any market where the flow of gases, liquids or powders needs to be controlled. It has established manufacturing facilities, a global network of local offices and agents who can truly provide a worldwide service. Rotork is a public traded-company listed in the London Stock Exchange and traded as (ROR). Here is a short introduction to our company, product design and markets:


• Edwin Zerpa, is the Area Sales Manager for Rotork in the Edmonton region. He translates project requirements and technical specifications into viable solutions and coordinates what is needed for projects to be delivered and built effectively. Previously, Edwin worked as a lead supervisor of directional drilling technology and oil/gas completion projects in Western Canada. He graduated with a Petroleum Engineering major from the University of Alberta in 2011 and is an active member at YPAC. Topic: Edwin will be presenting an overview of actuator types, principles of operation, how that impacts you and what considerations you should keep in mind for process design and field troubleshooting.

• Adrian Mohammed, is the Technical Specialist and Site Services champion for Western Canada for the past 26 years. He troubleshoots and solves most major electrical and instrumentation related issues in the region, offering solutions and alternatives for different pipeline systems, upgraders, plants, refineries, onshore wellpads, offshore platforms, water and waste-water treatment plants, power plants and pipeline systems to utilize available capabilities in a way that assures a safe operation and design, and full compatibility with PLC/DCS (programmable logic controller / distributed control systems) for various communication protocols and MCC (motor control center) configurations. Prior to Rotork, Adrian was directly involved in plant operations at Imperial Oil. Adrian graduated as an Instrumentation Engineering Technologist from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1989 and has an extensive experience of fixing automation issues in different projects Worldwide. Topic: Adrian will be presenting case studies from a field perspective (pictures, troubleshooting and solutions) in order to provide depth to the engineering implications of automated valve systems.


Thu, 7 November 2019

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM MST


Rotork Controls Canada Ltd

4228 55 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6B 3S8


• 5:30-6:00pm – Registration, Networking and Dinner

• 6:00pm – Technical Talk Presentation by Rotork

• 6:45pm – Shop Tour, including actuator demo.

• 7:30pm – Event Wrap-up


– Attendees are required to wear closed toe shoes for this event as it includes a shop tour.

– Photos will be taken at this event, for use with YPAC promotional materials. If you do not wish for your photo to be used as such, please email after registration.