Scana Skarpenord is a daughter company of Scana Industries ASA, a Nordic industrial group with more than 1,900 employees in Scandinavia, Asia and the USA. Scana Skarpenord AS has been in the market since 1970, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of valve remote control systems for the shipping and offshore Industries.
Scana Skarpenord has supplied Cargo Valve Remote Control Systems for a significant number of tankers and gas carrier ships: LNG, LPG, LEG and FSO’s. Their references include all major shipyards worldwide where gas carriers are built and they cooperate with all EPCS companies who design and deliver marine gas handling and storage systems.
Scana Skarpenord’s hydraulic actuators are based on the “scotch-yoke” principle. The “scotch yoke” design allows a sturdy construction that ensures maximum performance under all conditions. Compared to other actuator designs, the risk of malfunction due to contaminated oil is greatly reduced allowing improved reliability at less maintenance. The design also allows the actuator’s plunger to be mechanically locked in both end positions. Consequently, the valve disc is mechanically locked in both open and closed position and cannot be turned by the forces normally created by excessive pressure or flow in the pipelines. A hydralock or any temperature compensating components are avoided because the actuator’s mechanical locking function, and the “scotch yoke” actuator ensures a reliable performance even with heavily contaminated hydraulic oil.
Scana Skarpenord has supplied equipment for remote control of valves for more than 2000 ships and rigs, and various fixed platforms in the North Sea. Spare parts can be delivered for existing installations, and maintenance, repair, upgrading and modification of existing equipment can be offered.The company’s skilled service engineers can also assist on site.
Scana has subsidiary companies in USA, Singapore, Brazil, China and South-Korea.