Seeing is believing. And experience is often the only way to learn. Using these two perspectives, Flowserve built the Global Technology and Training Center (GTTC) - an industry of learning under one roof.
Seeing is believing. And experience is often the only way to learn. Using these two perspectives, Flowserve built the Global Technology and Training Center (GTTC) - an industry of learning under one roof. Within its 24,000 square feet, the GTTC has the equipment conditions and expertise students need to experiment, test, modify, and verify the "what ifs" of the tools they use every day.
It's a technical training center that is unparalleled by any other in the world.
At the GTTC, participants receive the kind of training that is not just theory, not just hands-on, but a balanced combination.
The GTTC is located in Irving, Texas, in the heart of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. This convenient location is within minutes of the DFW International Airport.
In addition to the vast and variable training space, the GTTC also has four state-of-the-art classrooms where groups of 20 students receive the theory and reference they need to get the most out of their hands-on experience. Each participant spends the large part of each classroom day disassembling, operating, testing and troubleshooting process control equipment and systems.
Unlike other theory-driven programs, Flowserve uses these classrooms to provide participants with a deep, practical understanding of the way fluid management systems and equipment work.
In the 2300-square-foot static lab, participants have access to the latest equipment from manufacturers around the world. A wide range of pumps, valves and seals give participants the chance to work with the equipment they encounter in their everyday work environment. These experiments help them reach higher levels of competence in hands-on repair, root-cause of failure analysis, material identification, selection, installation and other vital troubleshooting skills.
Because "seeing is believing," the GTTC's four impressive 900-square-foot Power Labs are filled with innovative see-through training aids such as glass flowmeters, plexi-glass suction lines, extensive gauges, vibration monitoring equipment and unique clear acrylic pumps. With these tools, students learn first-hand how to prevent pumps, seals and control valves from failing.
In the power lab, pumping systems operate as they do in plants around the world. Many of the lab's pumps have been modified to allow students to compare methods of maintenance. Examples include axial impeller adjustment (a graphic experiment which changes many perceptions of this important detail), piping, NPSH, vapor in the stream, installation, pipe strain, equipment condition and more.
Dallas Global Technology and Training Center
4343 West Royal Lane
Irving, Texas 75063
Phone: +1 800 446 0401 Fax: +1 972 915 1600
Students who choose to stay at one of our host hotels will receive free shuttle service to and from the Flowserve Global Technology and Training Center and the DFW Airport.
Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)
Dallas Love Field
8440 Freeport Parkway
Phone: (800) 228-9290
The McNeese State University is a satellite facility for students local to the Lake Charles, Louisiana, area.
Part of the University of Louisiana system, McNeese State University offers best practices and maintenance training programs to Flowserve customers, distributors and employees in the Lake Charles, Louisiana, area. The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is one of six colleges within the university. It consists of two departments, Engineering and Engineering Technology. Both Engineering and Engineering Technology programs are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Inc.
The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70609
Phone: +1 337 475 5875 Fax: +1 337 475 5237
Based on the applied learning principles that drove the design of the Global Technology and Training Center (LRC) in Dallas, Texas, the LRC in Desio-Milan, Italy, also offers best practices and maintenance training programs to Flowserve customers, distributors and employees. The location also provides attendees the opportunity to experience firsthand the people, technologies and manufacturing capabilities found in one of Europe's leading pump manufacturing facilities.
The LRC specializes in hands-on training in pumps, valves and seals for engineers, operators, craftsmen and other plant professionals.
Experienced instructors teach OEM standard procedures through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience in state-of-the-art static and power labs.
The Desio LRC is equipped with:
- One technologically equipped classroom that hosts up to 24 students
- One static/power lab equipped with modern process equipment
- A test loop and control room for system experimentation
Learning Resource Center Desio
Via Rossini, 90/92
20033 Desio (MI) Italy
Phone: +39.0362 612.535 Fax: +39.0362 303396
The Desio LRC is located just 30 minutes from the Milan Main Station or approximately 40 minutes by car from either Milan Malpensa Airport or Linate Airport.
Taxi: Flowserve recommends Auto Noleggio Vigano and has negotiated special fair rates. The telephone number is +39.335.6219155 or +39.335.6547532. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Milan Malpensa Airport, Linate Airport or Orio Al Serio Airport
Located in the heart of Jurong Island, Singapore, the CPTC is the location where most of the Flowserve laboratory exercises are conducted. The lab exercises provide participants an opportunity to work with equipment which they will encounter in similar work environments.
The CPTC is equipped with:
- A classroom that can accommodate 20 participants
- Static lab stations
- Power lab stations
- Cutaway pump and mechanical seal models
In the static lab, participants are expected to get hands-on with the lab equipment (e.g., with pumps, valves and mechanicals seals). They will learn to perform experiments, do measurement checks, assemble and disassemble equipment, and to perform integrity tests. These exercises are designed to provide pump engineers with the basic technical skills to cope with on-site or off-site situations encountered in their work. Participants will also enjoy a shop tour with various assortments of pumps, seals and valves models on display. To enhance the students' learning experiences, these models are exhibited in the form of cutaways, or in full or partially assembled states.
Singapore Learning Resource Center
Flowserve Pte Ltd
10 Tuas Loop
Direct: +65 6771 0600, +65 6771 0632
81 Jurong Island Highway
Singapore has a number of transportation services including airport shuttles, taxis, rental cars and buses. Check http://www.visitsingapore.com/publish/stbportal/en/home/getting_around/transportation/taxis.html for more information.
Singapore Changi Airport (view airport website)
Grand Park City Hall
10 Coleman Street
Tel: +65 6336 3456 Fax: +65 6339 9311
The Suzhou Learning Resource Center is located in the Flowserve Suzhou facility that includes three buildings, with a ground area of 14 000 square meters. This learning environment is supplemented with spacious classrooms and the state-of-the-art laboratories where real-world equipment models are utilized to assist in the visualization of situations found in daily work environments through hands-on experience.
The LRC is equipped with:
- Two classrooms that can accommodate 12 and 18 participants, respectively
- Cutaway pump and mechanical seal models
- Innovative power lab stations, which provide a wide variety of experiments, including:
- Pumps in series or parallel operation
- NPSH considerations
- API piping plans set-up
Suzhou Learning Resource Center
Flowserve Fluid Motion & Control (Suzhou) Corp. Ltd.
No. 35 Baiyu Road, Suzhou Industrial Park
P.R. China 215021
Phone: +86 512 6288 8790
Suzhou is one of the major cities in the Yangtze River Delta and is located in the heart of many traffic routes. It can be reached conveniently by air, buses, railways, etc. A subway train is under construction and will be available in the year 2012.
The following airports are suggested for your convenience:
- Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (1.5-hour drive to Suzhou, mostly for domestic trips and overseas trips to Japan and Korea)
- Shanghai Pudong Airport (2.5-hour drive to Suzhou, mostly for overseas trips)
- Wuxi Airport (1-hour drive to Suzhou, for domestic trips only)
Airport shuttles to Suzhou are also available. Pickup services at a special Flowserve rate are available to hotel registrants.
Grand Metro Park (Suzhou) Hotel (4 stars)
1355 Jijinhu Avenue, Suzhou Industrial Park, 210521
Phone: +86 512 62800666; Fax: +86 512 62920777
Based on the applied learning principles that drove the design of the Global Technology and Training Center in Dallas, Texas, the LRC in São Caetano do Sul - São Paulo, Brazil, also offers best practices and maintenance training programs to Flowserve customers, distributors and employees in Latin America.
The LRC specializes in hands-on training in pumps and seals for engineers, operators and other plant professionals. The São Caetano do Sul LRC is equipped with:
- A classroom that can conveniently host 15 people
- One static/power lab
Latin America Learning Resource Center
Rua Tocantins, 128
CEP-09580-130 - São Caetano do Sul - São Paulo - Brazil
Phone: +55 11 2169-6338 Fax: +55 11 2169-6329
The São Caetano do Sul LRC is located 75 minutes by car from the Andre Franco Montoro International Airport (Old Guarulhos International Airport) and approximately 30 minutes by car from the Congonhas Airport (the Downtown Airport with local inbound/outbound flights and also includes some flights to/from Argentina).
Sao Paulo offers a wide range of hotels with various ratings.
Hotel Mecury Sao Caetano do Sul (4 stars)
(10 minutes by taxi to the LRC)
Hotel Mercury Santo Andre (4 stars)
(15 minutes by taxi to the LRC)
Hotel IBIS Santo Andre (3 stars)
(15 minutes by taxi to the LRC)
Located in Tlaxcala, Mexico, the Learning Resource Center is the location where training and laboratory exercises are conducted.
The Mexico LRC has developed several technical and maintenance courses that enhance participants' knowledge of fluid management systems and rotational equipment. The lab exercises provide participants an opportunity to work with equipment they will encounter in similar work environments.
Our trainers have several years experience working in fields relevant to the training and will be a valuable resource to our participants. At the end of the training the participants will undergo field and written testing in order to be appropriately certified.
Mexico Learning Resource Center
Manzana 3, Lotes 2, 4, 6 y 8
Parque Industrial Xiloxoxtla, Tlaxcala
Santa Isabel Xiloxoxtla, Tlaxcala, México 90180
Contact: Noé Altamirano
Human Resources and Official Coordinator
Phone: +52 246 46 5 2616 Mobile: +52 246 49 080 19
The Flowserve LRC is located in the Flowserve facility in Tlaxcala, Mexico. If you arrive at Mexico City International Airport, you will need to take the Mexico - Puebla highway and then Puebla - Tlaxcala highway to the Tlaxcala LRC that is located about two hours from the airport. While at training, Flowserve provides transportation from the LRC to the hotel and back. You will be picked up at the hotel lobby at 7:30 every morning.
Hotel Mision San Francisco (5 stars)
(10 minutes from the LRC)
Plaza de la Constitución Num. 17
Col. Centro Tlaxcala, Tlax. (Centro Histórico de la Cd. de Tlaxcala)
Phone: +52 246 46 2 60 22
Hotel Mision Atlihuetzia (5 stars)
(20 minutes from the LRC)
Carretera Tlaxcala – Apizaco Km 10
Santa Maria Atlihuetzia, Tlaxcala
Phone: +52 246 46 1 0000