The modular, compact LPC represents the next logical extension of our pneumatic product line from Limitorque
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 20, 2014
Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced the launch of the Limitorque Pneumatic Compact (LPC) Scotch yoke actuator. The LPC joins the growing family of technically advanced, fluid-powered actuators under the Limitorque brand that began expanding its portfolio beyond electric actuation earlier this year.
Complementary to the Limitorque Pneumatic Scotch yoke (LPS) model, the LPC applies similar design philosophy as the LPS for long operational life and reliability, but in a more compact, lower-cost package. The LPC has been designed with an industry-leading, 25-year design life, depending on service conditions, proper installation, operation and maintenance. In-field maintenance is required every five years for most applications, or as prescribed in EN 15714 for high-cycle applications.
“The modular, compact LPC represents the next logical extension of our pneumatic product line from Limitorque,” stated Jeff Drees, President, Flowserve Flow Control Division. “The LPC provides customers an actuator for smaller, quarter-turn valve applications that is built to current rigorous standards and performance specifications. Customers using the LPC also have access to the full array of application engineering, customer service and aftermarket support for the actuator as well as other fluid-powered products through the Limitorque established sales and distribution network,” he added.
The LPC is a robust yet lightweight, pneumatically driven, piston-type design that delivers torque up to 1,600 Nm (1,180 ft-lb), a maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) of 12 barg (174 psig), and quick stroking times of less than 0.5 seconds. Ideally suited for smaller size quarter-turn valves, the LPC is available in single-acting spring return or double-acting configurations and can operate in a wide range of standard, low- and high-temperature environments — from -60 C (-76 F) to 160 C (320 F). It has been designed and tested to: IP66/IP66M and IP67/IP67M per EN60529; NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X per NEMA 250; and EN 15714-3. Information is available from Flowserve Limitorque regarding product compliance for ATEX, PED, ASME, SIL and GOST.
Flowserve continues to invest in fluid-powered actuator development through its dedicated Flowserve Limitorque operation in Milan, Italy. For more information about Limitorque or the newly released LPC actuator, visit flowserve.com/LimitorqueFluidPower.
Lars Rosene, vice president, Global Communications and Public Affairs, (972) 443-6644
Jay Roueche, vice president, Investor Relations & Treasurer, (972) 443-6560
Mike Mullin, director, Investor Relations, (972) 443-6636
About Flowserve: Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 50 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s website at http://www.flowserve.com.
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