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Flowserve receives certification for nuclear valve manufacturing

The Flowserve Corporation recently received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) N and NPT nuclear approvals to construct Class 1, 2 and 3 valves at the company's Springville, Utah facility. That's where Flowserve manufactures its Valtek family of control valves.

The ASME approvals certify that Flowserve Valtek valves meet or exceed quality assurance standards for the design and construction of nuclear control valves and parts, according to a December news release.

“Flowserve has made ongoing manufacturing investments that allow us to continue to meet the needs of the global nuclear power industry,” said Tom Pajonas, president, Flowserve Flow Control Division. “Nuclear plants around the world rely on Valtek control valves and actuators to provide safe and reliable operation in their critical applications.”

The Springville facility has reinstated its N stamp, which was first received from ASME in 1973. Now Valtek valves are used in a nuclear power generation facilities around the world.

The Flowserve facility in  Springville completed its ASME audit in September 2010 and received its certificates in October. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Flowserve produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves, and provides a range of management services. The company operates in more than 55 countries.

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.