Giant pump facility will serve desalination and other sectors

Flowserve Corporation, USA, and Al-Rushaid Group, Saudi Arabia, announced in Dharan on 23 March 2009 the opening of what they claim is the largest pump manufacturing, repair and testing facility in the Middle East.

The facility is designed to support customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, water, desalination, chemical and other industries.

A key component of the facility is the region’s largest, most capable hydraulics test facility, which is capable of certified testing to both API and international standards, for both horizontal and vertical pumps. The facility will allow customers to verify equipment performance or diagnose and correct problems.

Future expansion plans include the Middle East’s first hydraulics training center, which will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, along with static and dynamic laboratories. Planned classes include basic hydraulics theory, advanced maintenance, repair and technical services, and hands-on training opportunities.

Features of the facility include:

  • Full lifecycle equipment management including LifeCycle Advantage™ programs to reduce the total cost of ownership and improve operating efficiency;
  • Field performance testing and monitoring (including high-energy pumps to ensure system and energy efficiency);
  • On-site commissioning and repairs, laser alignments, technical services and training;
  • Off-site maintenance and repair services; product overhauls, re-rates and upgrades;
  • Test capabilities (including high-pressure applications) up to 6,000 kW (8,000 hp);
  • Future training classes to offer the ability to create pump curves, troubleshoot cavitation problems, and perform “dead head” tests and other diagnostics.
  • For more information, contact Lars Rosene, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President Public Affairs, Flowserve Corporation
    Tel: +1 972-672-7817
    Email: [email protected]