Intelligent Pump System extends mean time between repair.

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Designed to optimize, control, and protect pumps, pre-engineered IPS Tempo(TM) incorporates variable frequency drive, pump-specific optimization software, industrial-grade electric drive, and menu-driven interface. System adjusts pump operations for flow, pressure, temperature, and fluid level changes, as well as monitors process variables and pump power. It helps eliminate downtime caused by dry running, blocked lines, pump overloads, and cavitation.



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Flowserve to Introduce IPS Tempo Intelligent Pump System at Achema 2006



Pre-engineered system improves performance and increases Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR)

Dallas, Texas, USA - April 27, 2006 - Flowserve Corp. (NYSE: FLS), a global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, has chosen ACHEMA 2006 to introduce IPS Tempo(TM), a pre-engineered intelligent pump optimization, control and protection system. Designed by the rotating equipment experts at Flowserve, IPS Tempo improves performance, lowers total cost of ownership, reduces power consumption up to 50 percent, and improves Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR).

IPS Tempo helps eliminate costly downtime and expensive repairs caused by dry running, blocked lines, pump overloads, closed suction or discharge valves, cavitation, and excessive wear or rubbing. Users can program IPS Tempo to respond to process and condition variables to protect pump equipment against adverse operating conditions, thereby optimizing plant output and pump availability and lowering total cost of ownership.

IPS Tempo adjusts pump operations for flow, pressure, temperature, and fluid level changes. The system monitors process variables and pump power, and offers extensive condition monitoring and control.

IPS Tempo incorporates variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, pump-specific optimization software, an industrial grade electric drive, and an intuitive menu-driven user interface to provide superior protection, reliability, and the ease of use not possible with other VFDs or pump control systems. It integrates a unique, pump-specific user interface, a quick-start setup and configuration, soft-start and soft-stop capability, and pre-engineered pump protection features into one complete and easy-to-use package.

IPS Tempo features the most common pump-specific parameters built into its setup, including capacity and head, making implementation fast, reliable and easy. Users can configure IPS Tempo in less than 30 minutes, a fraction of the time it would take to set up a typical VFD.

IPS Tempo is ideal for critical pump applications as well as ones with varying system parameters, such as tank car unloading and multi-service pumps. Applicable markets include chemical, petrochemical, refining, water, mining, and general industry.

In addition to IPS Tempo, Flowserve will exhibit its complete lines of CPX ISO standard and Mark 3 ANSI/ASME B73.1 standard sealed and seal-less chemical process pumps. Flowserve Pleuger® submersible motor pumps will be displayed along with LC chemical slurry, LNN and LR between-bearing, axially split single-stage, and WDX segmental ring pumps. Flowserve will also feature its technical services, programs and processes to help pump users reduce their total cost of ownership.

Flowserve IPS Tempo will be on display at ACEHMA Hall 8 Stand H2 - J9. In addition to its pump solutions, Flowserve will present a comprehensive line of world-class fluid motion and control products and services, including seals, valves, valve automation, and steam systems. See Flowserve at Hall 8 Stand H2 - J9 and Hall 8 Stand U17 - V24.

For sales, marketing or technical information, contact Flowserve Pumps by phone at +1 (800) 728-PUMP or by e-mail at fpdinformation@flowserve.com.

About Flowserve Corp.
Flowserve Corp. is one of the world's leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in 56 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 Corp. can be obtained by visiting the company's website at www.flowserve.com.

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