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Zahroof Valves, Inc. Partners with Burckhardt Compression Services to Provide Award-Winning ZVI StraightFlo™ Valves to Gulf Countries

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Partnership pairs leader in reciprocating compressors with innovator in compressor valves for broader distribution

HOUSTON, May 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zahroof Valves, Inc. (ZVI) today announced a partnership with Burckhardt Compression Services. The new agreement will allow Burckhardt the ability to offer ZVI products in the Gulf Cooperation Council nations, covering Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. ZVI valves will now be available to extend their benefits of lower operating and maintenance costs, longer service intervals and shorter downtimes for reciprocating compressor operators in the GCC.

Burckhardt will offer ZVI valves throughout the area, obtain all technical information required to optimize the valve for each customer application and will provide local services to install, monitor and maintain the valves including any required inventory. ZVI will be offering their wide portfolio of valves, unloaders and related products for all brands of compressors in all reciprocating compressor applications.

ZVI will design and manufacture the valves at their world headquarters in Houston, Texas, while providing technical support to optimize valve and compressor performance. In addition, ZVI will include their industry-leading warranty of 10 years on valve housing, along with guarantees of at least 50% more run time than previously installed valves under the same operating conditions with superior efficiency.

The partnership pairs a legend in the industry with an innovator. Burckhardt Compression was founded in 1844 in Basel, Switzerland and is celebrating its 175th anniversary as the worldwide market leader for reciprocating compressor systems and services. While founded only 8 years ago, ZVI has disrupted the market with its unique and groundbreaking reciprocating compressor valve known as the StraightFlo™ Valve (SFV). Since introducing the StraightFlo™ valve commercially in 2014, there are more than 400 compressors of various brands running in the field in various applications including Oil & Gas (Upstream – onshore and offshore, Transmission & Storage, Refineries), Petrochemicals, Refrigeration, Industrial gases and Marine.

About Zahroof Valves, Inc.

Zahroof Valves, Inc. (ZVI) is an innovative company, headquartered in Houston, Texas, that develops and markets the revolutionary StraightFlo™ Valve for use in reciprocating gas compressors. Based on the Modular Reed Valve technology invented by its President and Founder, Zahroof Mohamed, the StraightFlo Valve is a drop-in replacement compressor valve that is unique in that the valve assembly is made up of standard replaceable reed valve modules that are designed so that the gas flows essentially in a straight line through the valve, with very little deviation resulting in very low losses in the valve, makes it highly tolerant to liquids and dirt in the gas stream greatly improving reliability in all applications, makes it simple to service eliminating all machining, and reduces valve related inventory significantly. The StraightFlo™ Valve delivers a step improvement in compressor valve performance, serviceability, and reliability and reduces valve related inventory by more than 80%. Thanks to these proven, measured improvements, ZVI is able to guarantee an improvement in valve losses and a 50% increase in service intervals, with a 10-year warranty on the valve housing.

Since the release of the StraightFlo™ Valve, thirty-two related patents have been granted around the world in countries as diverse as the GCC, Australia, Great Britain, China, Mexico, Germany and Russia, besides the US. The company has 43 valve and reciprocating compressor related patents with a further 18 patents pending.

ZVI has won multiple industry awards for its groundbreaking designs. ZVI won a 2016 Edison Award in the “Carbon Reduction” category, was named the second fastest growing private company in the Houston Business Journal's 2018 Fast 100 Awards, was considered a “Rising Star” as a finalist in Platts 2015 Global Energy Awards, was named an “Energy Innovation Pioneer” at IHS CERAWeek 2015 and was the 2013 recipient of the Land-based Pipeline Technology Award via the Pipeline Industries Guild. Zahroof Valves was a finalist in the Technology Company of the Year Category for the 2018 Petroleum Economist Awards.

For more information, please visit www.zahroofvalves.com.

About Burckhardt Compression

Burckhardt Compression is the worldwide market leader for reciprocating compressor systems and the only manufacturer and service provider that covers a full range of reciprocating compressor technologies and services. Its customized compressor systems are used in the upstream oil & gas, gas transport and storage, refinery, chemical, petrochemical and industrial gas sectors. Burckhardt Compression’s leading technology, broad portfolio of compressor components and the full range of services help customers around the world to find the optimized solution for their reciprocating compressor systems. Since 1844 its highly skilled workforce has crafted superior solutions and set the benchmark in the gas compression industry.

Burckhardt Compression Services offers a full range of services for reciprocating compressors world-wide in every market segment – Upstream Oil & Gas, Marine, Gas Transport & Storage, Refinery, Petrochemical/Chemical Industry, Industrial Gases. Services include component service, spare parts logistics, revamps and upgrades, field service and condition monitoring & diagnostics.

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For further information, please visit www.burckhardtcompression.com

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Jennifer Rodriguez
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1-888-317-4687 ext. 702

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