Research Triangle Park, NC (4 April 2011) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) today announced that Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has joined the ISA100 WCI as a supplier member.
"With ISA100-based products in the works at Flowserve, joining the ISA100 WCI gives us access to a technical and user ecosystem that enables us to accelerate our ISA100.11a product offerings," said Scott Wilkerson, senior product portfolio manager of Flowserve Corporation. "Our solutions help customers move, control and protect the flow of materials in critical industries worldwide. We look forward to offering our customers products based on the global ISA100.11a wireless standard."
"As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of pumps, valves, seals and other components, Flowserve brings another product category into the ISA100.11a-based offerings," said Andre Ristaino, managing director of ISA100 WCI. "Flowserve’s applications are supported across key industrial sectors, including oil, gas, chemical, power generation and water resources. We look forward to working with Flowserve."
Recently, ISA100 WCI announced the success of its Wireless Plugfest—a structured program conducted periodically to confirm interoperability of wireless products certified to the open ISA100.11a standard. Hosted by National Technical Services, an independent third-party engineering, testing and certification company, test engineers successfully demonstrated interoperability of ISA100.11a-based field devices, provisioning devices, and gateways—confirming the technical capability, openness, ease of use and interoperability capabilities demanded by ISA100.11a users.
About Flowserve Corporation Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 55 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves, as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s website at www.flowserve.com. About the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) is a non-profit industry organization providing users and developers with market awareness, educational information, technical support, and compliance for the ISA100 family of universal industrial wireless standards. The WCI provides real world feedback from deployment of ISA100 devices and systems to ISA Standards Committees in order to foster rapid refinement and development of open industry standards for wireless applications. Institute members include end users, technology suppliers, research and development professionals, academia, and other industry consortia and standards bodies. Early members include Apprion, BP, Chevron, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, ExxonMobil, Fuji Electric, Gastronics, GE, Honeywell, Nivis, Procter & Gamble, R3 Sensors, Shell, Shengyang Institute of Automation, Yamatake and Yokogawa. More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute can be found online at www.isa100wci.org.
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