Flowserve Corporation and the Al-Rushaid Group have opened a pump manufacturing, repair and testing facility in the Middle East.

Located in Saudi Arabia, the joint testing facility between Flowserve and Al-Rushaid is designed to support customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, water, desalination, chemical and other industries. It is reported to be the largest of its kind in the Middle East.

A key component of the 11,500 m2 (123,000 ft2) plant is the region’s largest hydraulics testing facility, which is capable of certified testing to both API and international standards, for both horizontal and vertical pumps. The facility will allow customers to verify equipment performance, or diagnose and correct problems.

Future expansion of the Flowserve and Al-Rushaid facility include the Middle East’s first hydraulics training centre, which will feature classrooms, along with static and dynamic laboratories. Planned classes include basic hydraulics theory, advanced maintenance, repair and technical services, and hands-on training opportunities.

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