Rotoflow, an Air Products business (NYSE: APD) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with SKF S2M to expand the services available to turbomachinery customers through Rotoflow’s Dharan Solutions Center in Saudi Arabia.
“This partnership leverages the combination of Rotoflow’s time-tested turbomachinery in concert with S2M magnetic bearing technology to broaden our service offerings and provide added value to our many customers,” said Phil Schuepbach, Rotoflow Manager of Business Development, during a recent signing ceremony.
The Rotoflow Dharan Solutions Center (DSC), which opened in February 2021, is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic, testing, balancing, and machining equipment to diagnose sources of performance deviations, and provide technology-driven solutions that improve and optimize rotating equipment process impact and reliability. The facility also houses materials characterization Technology Labs to support materials testing and failure analysis.
Through the MOU agreement, SKF will provide Rotoflow’s DSC with proprietary servicing and diagnostics equipment, including control cabinets, critical spare parts and specialist tools for its magnetic bearing technology. The addition of these diagnostic capabilities with SKF magnetic bearings will help Rotoflow further support regional customers to help keep their plants operating with industry-leading reliability. Through this partnership the DSC is now the only rotating equipment original equipment manufacturing facility to provide in-house magnetic bearing services in the Middle East region.
“We are delighted to partner with Rotoflow to support their Solutions Center in Dhahran and provide our expertise in magnetic bearing technology to customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia specifically and the Middle East regionally. This collaboration will allow us to combine our strengths, resources and knowledge to deliver innovative solutions that enhance reliability and optimize performance,” said Mohamed Daoudi, SKF S2M Sales Director.
In addition, the Solutions Center provides state-of-the-art technology solutions for turboexpanders, centrifugal compressors, reciprocating compressors, cryogenic pumps, small steam and turbines, gearboxes, fans and blowers.
The DSC provides technology solutions for all brands of expanders – not just Rotoflow equipment. Rotoflow’s turbomachinery capabilities provide world class offerings to the gasification, air separation, helium, hydrocarbon, petrochemical and energy market segments.
About SKF S2M
SKF is a world-leading provider of innovative solutions that help industries become more competitive and sustainable. By making products lighter, more efficient, longer lasting, and repairable, we help our customers improve their rotating equipment performance and reduce their environmental impact. Our offering around the rotating shaft includes bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring, and services. Founded in 1907, SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2022 were SEK 96,933 million and the number of employees was 42,641. www.skf.com
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About Air Products Rotoflow Business
Rotoflow, an Air Products business, draws on decades of experience and operational know-how to design, build, and support mission-critical turbomachinery for hydrocarbon, LNG, industrial gas, and energy markets. Rotoflow is one of the industry’s most trusted names in turbomachinery and has been designing, building, and operating turbomachinery for over 125 combined years, resulting in superior equipment performance and unrivalled reliability, safety, and value. For more information, visit www.rotoflow.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.