Flowserve and its products will play a vital role in the snow-making efforts at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.
Flowserve began integrating its products into snow-making systems in the early 1980s. Partnering with Torrent Engineering & Equipment, LLC, and having an installed customer base at more than 500 ski resorts worldwide, Flowserve plays a pivotal role in the overall experience for the athletes by providing snow at the ski venues during the games.
The snow-making system at PyeongChang includes more than 20 Flowserve vertical turbine high-pressure pumps, which pull the large amounts of water into the system that is needed to make snow. While the primary industries the company serves are oil and gas, power generation chemical and water resources, for more than 220 years the company has had its product brands involved in many unique industrial applications.
Flowserve vertical turbine double casing pumps (VPC) and vertical turbine wet-pit pumps (VTP) along with seal systems and digital technologies are widely used in snow-making systems at ski resorts and winter sports venues around the world. By utilizing these pumps, they have been able to design a flow control station that provides constant discharge pressure, without fluctuation, for optimum snow-making results. With unmatched dependability and a proven record of experience in this industry, Flowserve vertical turbine pumps are the preferred choice in a business where performance on-demand is critical to success.
“For more than 35 years, Flowserve pumps have been a pivotal part of snow-making systems across the globe. The hydraulic coverage and application versatility of our vertical pumps reflect innovative technology paired with powerful equipment ideally suited for high-pressure snow-making packages,” said Scott Rowe, Flowserve President and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m proud to know that among our suite of flow control solutions, these pumps in particular, are ready to do their job at the Winter Olympics delivering optimum snow-making results for athletes, fans and spectators to enjoy. The Olympics truly make the world a better place and all of us at Flowserve are proud to be a part of this great event.”
In addition to the engineered and industrial pump products, sealing systems, valves, and specialty equipment, Flowserve’s full suite of aftermarket services offer fluid management solutions to many of the world’s largest firms, contractors, OEMs and end customers.