Flow Control Valve offers Windows® XP-based user interface.

Press Release Summary:

StarTalk XP employs single, simplified screen for configuration and operation of StarPac® valve, which both controls and measures flow. It directs up to 255 StarPacs on daisy-chain network, using direct Modbus access, and features graphical PID control. Software includes signature analyses and diagnostic checks as well as tuning screen, alarm explanations, and configurable security setup.

Original Press Release:

Flowserve Releases Startalk XP For Windows

Software directs company's unique StarPac valve

(DALLAS: June 29, 2004) Flowserve Corp., a global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, announces the release of Flowserve StarTalk XP for Windows®, a software package that directs the revolutionary Flowserve StarPac®.

The world's first and only industrial valve that both controls and measures flow, StarPac is widely used by Flowserve customers in the oil and gas, refining, chemical, steel, and industrial gas markets. StarPac uses sensors mounted on the valve body to measure flow, eliminating the need for downstream metering piping. It accurately measures fluid flow rate over the entire operating range of the valve opening.

As a controlling interface for StarPac, StarTalk XP's Windows-based user interface employs a single, simplified screen for configuration and operation of the valve's functionality, directing up to 255 StarPacs on a daisy chain network using direct Modbus access. The software features expanded help files and enhanced signature analysis that includes system and component diagnostics for valves, pumps, and piping. The diagnostic checks include measurement of actuator air pressure, actuator leakage, valve packing friction, pipe fouling, and pump performance.

StarTalk XP also features graphical PID (proportional integral derivative) control that enables proper valve response to process errors; a tuning screen to view and configure controller variables; alarm explanations; and a configurable security setup offering support for passwords and user authorizations. With sophisticated virtual register support, StarTalk XP provides complete integration with a facility's DCS (distributed control system) or PLC (programmable logic controller) supervisory computer system.

Compatible with Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, and XP, StarTalk XP is backwards compatible for configuration files and signatures to the previous StarTalk for Windows version. StarTalk XP also features automatic repair of corrupted configuration files. The system can be run from a desktop or laptop PC.

"StarTalk XP is a versatile, powerful, and easy-to-use interface for Flowserve's unique and industry-leading StarPac control valve," said Gordon Sanderson, StarPac sales manager. "Conveniently run from your desktop or on a portable, StarTalk XP gives you complete flexibility and control of your StarPac system."

For sales and marketing information, please contact Frank Redd, StarPac marketing manager, by phone at (801) 489-2617 or by e-mail at fredd@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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