Flowserve Multi-Z Valves Now Available in New Cast Globe Body

Flowserve multi-z valves virtually eliminate cavitation, increases reliability. New cast body reduces weight, shortens lead times.

DALLAS, August 5, 2010 — Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced the availability of Flowserve Multi-Z anti-cavitation control valves in a new cast globe body. The Multi-Z will be sold under both the Flowserve Kämmer and Flowserve Valtek valve brands.

“With the availability of the new cast body design we are able to provide shorter delivery times for customers with dirty service applications in the oil and gas, chemical, and power industries,” said Jeff Parish, senior product manager, Flowserve Flow Control Division. “The Multi-Z virtually eliminates cavitation, which helps minimize maintenance costs and improves reliability.”

Cavitation occurs when the pressure of the process fluid drops below the vapor pressure, which allows small bubbles to form in the fluid that can then collapse on the valve’s surfaces and impart significant energy that can damage the valve trim. To achieve zero cavitation, the Multi-Z is designed to divide the pressure drop into three to six stages to gradually reduce pressure and minimize velocity spikes. Additionally, in dirty service applications with particles in the process fluid, this staged pressure reduction serves to lessen erosion, extending the life of the valve, decreasing maintenance and minimizing downtime.

Multi-Z valves facilitate quick and easy maintenance with a top-entry design that enables the valve body to stay in line while the trim is replaced or repaired.

For more information about Valtek or Kämmer Multi-Z valves, refer to the Kämmer Multi-Z Severe Service  brochure or find a Flowserve sales representative with our Sales Locator. Additionally, you can call us at +1-800- 225-6989.

About Flowserve

Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 55 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves, as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s website at www.flowserve.com.

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