Flowserve to Expand Manufacturing Capabilities

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow-control products and services, has



Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow-control products and services, has recently announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Raleigh, N.C., to increase capacity and improve operational efficiency.

The latest nuclear plant designs incorporate larger valves, weighing as much as 67,000 pounds (30,390 kilograms) and standing more than 20 feet (6.1 meters) tall. Flowserve will add approximately 16,000 square feet of manufacturing space to the existing Raleigh facility, to allow for the installation of new machine tools to more efficiently manufacture large valve components, as well as increase space for inspection, assembly and test.

“Nuclear power-plant activity, including life extensions for existing nuclear plants, is driving significant demand for Flowserve flow-control solutions,” said Tom Pajonas, president, Flowserve Flow Control Division. “This expansion will help Flowserve meet current and future demand from our nuclear customers around the world.”

Last year Flowserve added a 5,000-square-foot storage area to the facility, which allowed more efficient use of the existing manufacturing space.

“This expansion will add much-needed space and state-of-the-art equipment, to create a more robust facility that helps us deliver critical solutions and service to our flow-control customers,” said John Chappell, general manager, Raleigh Operations. “The investment further enhances Flowserve’s leadership in the nuclear industry.”

The Flowserve Raleigh facility is ASME N-stamp certified for production of nuclear valves. The facility supports nuclear customers around the globe, as well as customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, water, chemical and other industries.

Groundbreaking is scheduled to take place in December 2010, with a planned completion date in the fall of 2011.

Flowserve Flow Control, Tel: +44(0)1444 314400
Website: www.flowserve.com

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 16


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