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Compressor dry gas seal retrofit program launched

Dallas, TX -- Flowserve Corp., a supplier in the fluid motion and control industry, and Wood Group Light Industrial...


October 10, 2007
By MRO Magazine

Dallas, TX — Flowserve Corp., a supplier in the fluid motion and control industry, and Wood Group Light Industrial Turbines Division, part of the Gas Turbine Services division of John Wood Group PLC (Wood Group), have announced a cooperative agreement to establish a compressor dry gas seal retrofit program. This agreement will provide for a wide range of compressor overhaul and mechanical seal upgrade solutions to the oil and gas marketplace.

Flowserve and Wood Group, through their combined efforts, offer customers a combination of capabilities and experience to deliver turnkey compressor upgrade solutions. From overhauls to performance enhancements, the two organizations will jointly focus on taking compressor and mechanical seal upgrade services to a new level for the oil and gas and chemical industries.

This cooperation agreement represents a one-stop shop for installation, commissioning, repair, service and related auxiliary equipment. The advantage for customers will include leveraging the mutual technical and logistical resources.

“Flowserve offers extensive experience in dry gas seal retrofits, providing turnkey solutions for gas pipelines, refineries and chemical plants,” says John Sears, Flowserve global director of compressor seal sales, retrofits and systems in the Flow Solutions division.


“Wood Group offers extensive experience in compressors and turbines,” according to Iain Murray, president, Americas, Wood Group Light Industrial. “From full overhaul, component manufacture, repair processes and redesign of turbomachinery equipment around the globe, Wood Group strives to provide smarter, faster, safer and flexible solutions to customer needs.

“This cooperative agreement takes advantage of the synergies of both companies,” says Murray. “Wood Group can provide a number of mechanical seal repair and dry gas retrofit opportunities, as well as offer worldwide operational support. Flowserve can provide access to numerous compressor upgrade opportunities that are part of their core focus of mechanical seal repairs, dry gas retrofits, and auxiliary seal support systems.”

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