Atlas Copco acquires valve company

Sees expansion in growing hydrogen and carbon capture segments

An exploded view of a Zahroof Valve StraightFlo valve. Atlas Copco announced it was purchasing Zahroof Valves.

Zahroof Valves was acquired by the Atlas Copco Group.

Zahroof, which designs, services and assembles reciprocating compression valve technology, is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Zahroof Valves was founded in 2010 and has 44 employees. The valve technology provided by the company is today mainly used to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency for customers in the oil and gas and petrochemical industry by avoiding unplanned interruptions. Going forward, the technology can be used in many different gas compression applications.

“We can leverage on this technology to further increase the energy efficiency in our gas compressors since less power is required than when using traditional valve technology,” said Vagner Rego, Business Area President Compressor Technique. “We also see potential to use this technology to further develop our product and service offering in the growing hydrogen and carbon capture segments.”

Atlas Copco has been on a bit of an acquisition spree as of late. In the past week, the company said that is has acquired Pacific Sales & Service, Inc. (Pacific Air Compressors), a distributor of compressors, associated spares and accessories as well as sll operating assets of Druckluft-Technik-Nord GmbH, a compressor distributor in Bald Oldesloe in the Hamburg area.

The company has 18 employees and offers sales and service of compressed air technology.

Zahroof developed its original StraightFlo compressor valve using its patented Modular Reed Valve (MRV) technology. The StraightFlo compressor valve is designed to provide superior performance and reliability, exceptional cost savings, and lower emissions than conventional reciprocating gas compressor valves.

Zahroof products are used in various applications, including oil & gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), chemical processing, industrial gases, air, refrigeration, and more.

In 2023, Zahroof Valves had revenues of approximately US$12.5 million. The purchase price was not disclosed. Zahroof Valves will become part of the Oil Free Air division within the Compressor Technique business area operating under Atlas Copco Compressors LLC.

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