(EnergyAsia, March 31, Tuesday) — Flowserve Corp, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, said it has opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing, repair, refurbishment services and engineering applications Quick Response Center (QRC) for pump and mechanical seal products in Dubai.

Located at the Jebel Ali Free Zone, the centre will support Middle East and Arabian Gulf region customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, water, desalination, chemical and other industries.

The Flowserve Gulf Free Zone QRC is part of the company’s growing footprint of aftermarket service centres located near key customers around the world. The QRC network offers personal service, expertise and responsiveness to keep customers’ equipment operating at peak performance.

The mechanical seal capabilities of the Dubai facility include a fully trained staff capable of providing design, application, and manufacturing services for engineered seals.

In addition to repairing and manufacturing seals, Flowserve said it will provide onsite installation and start up support.

The Dubai facility has a state-of-the-art dynamic compressor gas seal tester capable of meeting the highest standards of the compressor seals installed in the region. Compressor gas seals can now be fully serviced, repaired, dynamically tested and supplied to regional customers through the QRC.

Resident compressor seal specialists and application engineers can provide onsite technical expertise for installation, commissioning and trouble shooting.

“This outstanding new facility helps us deliver the best possible service to our customers in the region across our full spectrum of maintenance, manufacturing, repair and test capabilities,” said Lewis Kling, Flowserve President and CEO.

“Flowserve is proud to continue to add to our world-class product and service offerings through the addition of this facility to our global QRC network.”

Jean-Claude Nasr, Flowserve director and general manager of Middle East operations and sales, said:

“We are pleased to continue our investment in enhancing our local capabilities and footprint in the Middle East.”

The facility is designed to address the service and repair needs of all pump, mechanical and compressor seal products regardless of original manufacturer.