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Flowserve Announces a New Approach to Fire Protection Limitorque FR Shell for MX/QX Electric Actuators

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Pre-molded, removable fire protection coating offers customers prompt delivery, quick assembly and easy maintenance

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced it is offering MOV Limited FR Shell, a pre-molded, fire protection coating designed and manufactured by MOV Limited specifically for Limitorque MX/QX electric actuators.

The FR Shell provides safe actuator functionality when it is needed most, such as in the middle of a fire. Available for MX/QX actuators, FR Shell allows mission-critical valves to continue functioning through the first 30 minutes of a fire, lending valuable operating minutes in an emergency situation. This extra time allows operators to move to a remote location and safely bring the plant to a stable condition, or activate emergency standby systems. These added minutes of plant operation deliver peace of mind and limited downtime in situations where time is of the essence.

The FR Shell key design advantages include:

  •     Manufactured from molds built specifically to the Limitorque MX/QX actuators for rapid customer order fulfillment and reduced delivery time.
  •     Compact and lightweight for easy handling, assembly and disassembly.
  •     No special tools or skills required to assemble.
  •     On-site installation onto an existing actuator -- no more shipping of an actuator to a coating facility.
  •     Easy, cost-effective part replacement. The shell slides easily over a replacement part, preventing the need for coating of the new part.
  •     Low risk of damage to the shells intumescent coating. Assembly of the FR Shell can occur while the actuator is attached to the valve.

The new FR Shell enhances the value of Flowserve Limitorque actuators, said Jeff Drees, President, Flow Control Division. Its pre-molded, modular design makes it readily available to our customers and easy to assemble; two elements that are paramount to the reliable operation of our customers actuation systems in extremely flammable environments.

The intumescent coating is attached in sections and secured with screws that can withstand the elevated temperatures of hydrocarbon fires. Standard operating temperature range is -30 to +85° C (-22 to 185° F). An option is available to purchase the FR Shell with an expanded temperature range from -45 to +150° C (-49 to +302° F). Flowserve Limitorque had removable molds prepared for the MX/QX electric actuators and tested to the industry standard fire test, UL 1709, and successfully completed a 30 minute exposure to a simulated oil field fire. The test certification is available, if required.

The addition of FR Shell intumescent coating to the Limitorque product line indicates the Flowserve continued commitment to provide the safest, most reliable electronic actuators in the industry.

Flowserve Limitorque manufactures a complete line of actuators for many valve types and industries. For more information and to download product literature, please visit http://www.flowserve.com/Limitorque.

About Flowserve

Flowserve Corporation is one of the worlds 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. Flowserve operates a global network of more than 160 quick response centers to provide customers with aftermarket support for its products. More information about Flowserve and Limitorque actuators can be obtained by visiting the companys website at http://www.flowserve.com/limitorque.

Flowserve Contacts

Investor Contacts:
Jay Roueche, Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasurer, (972) 443-6560
Mike Mullin, Director, Investor Relations, (972) 443-6636

Media Contact:
Lars Rosene, Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs, (972) 443-6644

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