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Flowserve Conducts 12th Triennial Decoking Conference

DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2012 — Flowserve (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recently held the 2012 Flowserve Decoking Conference  in Long Beach, Calif. As a global leader in hydraulic decoking, Flowserve regularly holds seminars to discuss the latest advancements in decoking equipment and delayed coker safety. The 12th triennial conference included a global mix of more than 120 delegates from 30 different companies.

The two and one-half day conference featured presentations from end-users and engineering procurement contractors (EPCs) on topics covering unit safety, equipment operations and reliability, and advancements in delayed coking processes. Flowserve engineers presented the latest innovations in hydraulic coke cutting, including automation technology which uses the Flowserve IPS APEX™ to automatically control the cutting operations from a safe, remote location. The event also featured a tour of the Flowserve facility in Vernon, Calif., along with product demonstrations and maintenance workshops.

“Flowserve engineers continue to drive innovations that make the refining industry’s decoking units safer and more reliable,” said Jim Quain, president, Engineered Pump Operations, Flowserve. “In fact, Flowserve hydraulic decoking systems and process pumps are the world’s most advanced and are used in more than 200 delayed coking units worldwide.”

Worthington Pumps, a Flowserve heritage company, designed the first high-pressure coke cutting pumps, decoking control valves and coke cutting tools for refinery delayed coker use in 1938. Flowserve held the first decoking conference in 1976 and has held the conference every three years since.

Flowserve expects to continue the tradition with the next conference planned for 2015.

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