Tyco Valves & Controls, a unit of Tyco Flow Control, has
opened a new service facility for valve maintenance and repair in Port
Arthur, Texas, offering easier access for oil and gas companies
in the Gulf of Mexico region.
Tyco opened the 12,500 square foot, state-of-the-art
center this week to maintain and repair customers
valves, actuation and controls so that they can continue safe,
efficient operations with minimal downtime, the company
An experienced team at the facility will service pressure
relief valves, quarter turn valves, control valves and actuators.
In addition to Tyco products, the center will also
repair other manufacturers products, using original
equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts.
Ensuring our customers can operate safely and securely
with as little downtime as possible is our number-one
priority, said Peter Ray, head of global service for
Tycos flow control oil and gas business.
We chose this strategic location so we could offer our
Gulf coast customers easier access to our services and trained
technicians, Ray added. Whether performing routine
maintenance or helping solve a
persistent problem, our team can quickly and efficiently offer
the high level of service that customers have come to expect
To assist customers in tracking the maintenance history of
each valve in their plants, Tyco also offers its eDge
asset management system at this location.
This proprietary system simplifies the task of tracking valves and controls. It provides
real-time, online tracking, not only of a products
maintenance history, but also of actions taken to prevent
This helps plant owners plan maintenance outages, stay on
task with routine maintenance checks, and have additional
insight when a product requires repairs, the company says.
The Port Arthur center will employ 15 people with
specialized skills to perform both critical and routine
maintenance. It is one of nearly 70 centers located around
the globe to ensure customers have access to essential maintenance and repairs.
The center is located at 945 South Business Park Drive
in Port Arthur. Tyco Thermal Controls also operates a material
management facility in Port Arthur.