FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company announced today that it will be expanding its commercial nuclear power teaming agreement with its partner Cameron International Corporation to include support for its WKM® Pow-R-Seal® gate valves. Under the agreement Curtiss-Wright will manufacture the WKM Pow-R-Seal expanding double disc gate valves under its Quality Assurance (QA) program in accordance with ASME Section III, Division 1 and NQA-1 Quality Standards for Class 1, 2 and 3 requirements for nuclear power plant applications. Work on this contract will be performed by Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company's Enertech business unit in Brea, California.
"We are very pleased with this expanded teaming agreement," said David Linton, President, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "Enertech and Cameron have worked in close cooperation on the design and manufacture of the NozzleCheck reverse flow protection valve. The addition of the Pow-R-Seal gate valve to this product offering provides plant designers and owners with solutions for both general and high-energy system isolation needs."
Cameron's WKM Pow-R-Seal gate valve operates in nuclear service in support of the demanding Main Steam and Feedwater isolation applications. It has proven to have a lowcost of ownership for containment boundary use when compared to other valve types. The Pow-R-Seal's design also provides low pressure drop for compatibility with today's large turbines used in EPU (Extended Power Uprate) and new construction applications. Enertech will control the Pow-R-Seal with its IEEE qualified (382, 344, 323), ElectroHydraulic Operator (EHO), pneumatic, or electric motor actuator. Global Demand for advanced main steam and feedwater isolation valves is estimated at over 2,000 units over the next decade. (Source: Global Trade Media Main Steam and Feedwater Isolation Valves Market Analysis for Forecasts to 2020)
About Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company specializes in the design and manufacture of highly engineered valves, pumps, motors, generators, electronics, systems and related products for the commercial nuclear power industry, oil and gas processing facilities and a range of critical military programs. Its innovative, high-performance products play an integral role in our nation's defense and in the safe, efficient operation of power plants and other industrial sites worldwide. Based in Falls Church, VA, the company has more than 3,400 employees worldwide and is the Flow Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW). For more information, visit: www.cwfc.com.
Enertech, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company, is an engineering, manufacturing, distribution and service company committed to providing solutions to meet the unique requirements of the nuclear power industry. Enertech provides integrated system solutions that include advanced valves, actuators, pumps, instrumentation, heat exchangers, fluid sealing products, snubbers, diagnostic and test equipment, qualification and dedication services, outage support services and equipment repair and field service. Enertech, located in Brea, California, is a member of the Curtiss-Wright Flow Control's nuclear group of business units (EMD, Nova, QualTech NP, Scientech, Target Rock) continuously supporting the global nuclear power industry for over 50 years. For more information, visit: http://enertech.cwfc.com.
Cameron is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries.
This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements, including statements relating to Curtiss-Wright Corporation's expectations of future performance of our products, the value of the contract, the continued relationship with an existing customer, the successful implementation and funding of this U.S. government program and future opportunities associated with this program, are not considered historical facts and are considered forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: a reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in US government spending; an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels; and other factors that generally affect the business of aerospace, defense contracting, marine, electronics and industrial companies. Please refer to the Company's current SEC filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for further information.
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