DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced today the release of the new Flowserve FLEX™ Isobaric Energy Recovery Device – the next-generation compact pressure exchanger for reverse osmosis plants.
“Desalination is a critical process in providing people around the world with access to fresh drinking water and it is more important now than ever before as the global demand for clean water continues to accelerate,” said Scott Rowe, Flowserve president and chief executive officer. “With our Diversification, Decarbonization and Digitization strategy as the blueprint for our path forward, the Flowserve FLEX represents a significant step in further expanding our reach in the desalination market and advancing our sustainable solutions.”
The Flowserve FLEX pressure exchanger is designed to be one of the most efficient and compact energy recovery devices on the market. With its ability to recover more than 98% of hydraulic energy and offer the highest unit capacity available, while being notably smaller than competitor products, the FLEX pressure exchanger can substantially reduce the cost of desalination by lowering operating and capital expenditures.
Additionally, the Flowserve FLEX offers a simple design with only four major internal components and is enabled for remote monitoring through Flowserve’s RedRaven IOT platform – helping provide high reliability and ensure uptime for end users. With successful pilots in multiple desalination plants occurring for more than a year, customers have already seen the tangible benefits Flowserve FLEX can provide.
“While Flowserve has long supported the desalination market – with Flowserve equipment installed in a majority of the world’s desalination plants – we expect to further add value to our customers through our enhanced portfolio of energy recovery equipment,” said Tamara Morytko, president, Flowserve pumps division. “We are excited about the benefits this innovation will provide our customers and we are proud of the role it will play in delivering clean water to those in need and making the world better for everyone.”
To learn more about Flowserve FLEX and its capabilities, visit https://www.flowserve.com/en/products/products-catalog/energy-recovery-devices/isobaric-devices/flowserve-flextm-isobaric-energy-recovery-device/.
About Flowserve: 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. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s Web site at www.flowserve.com.
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