Zahroof Valves partners with Arkos Field Services
By Keefe Borden31 March 2022
Compressor valve manufacturer Zahroof Valves Inc. (ZVI), has has named compression and equipment service specialist Arkos Field Services partners as an authorized service provider in the USA.
The arrangement provides ZVI customers with enhanced access to locally stocked parts and support expertise. ZVI developed the patented StraightFlo reciprocating compressor valve with modular reed technology, the company said.
“The installed base of StraightFlo valves is large and continues expanding rapidly,” said ZVI CEO Jim Ilaria. “As it grows, we’re committed to maintaining a best-in-class level of support. As a premier industry specialist, Arkos will help us maintain unmatched customer care.”
The partnership enables ZVI customers to reach out to a local Arkos service center for modules, repair kits, and other accessories to maintain the uptime of their compressors. When on-site service is needed, the customers have the ability to call out certified Arkos technicians who are based within a reasonable driving distance, ZVI said.
“Customers can also benefit when working with Arkos on make-ready and rebuild projects,” said ZVI Senior Vice President Javvad Qasimi. “While other work is being performed, Arkos can seamlessly upgrade to StraightFlo compressor valves.”
The arrangement is designed to improve compressor performance and reliability and to reduce emissions. The partnership allows Arkos technicians to upgrade valves using StraightFlo valves already in stock, ZVI said.
Arkos has hundreds of established master service agreements with customers in upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas companies. With 100 skilled field service and operations personnel operating from 11 facilities across the USA, Arkos can provide responsive service for installation, repairs, and maintenance of Zahroof valves in any region, the companies said.
“We share Zahroof Valves’ dedication to maximizing machinery uptime for our customers,” said William Sayre, president of Arkos Field Services. “We service all makes and models of reciprocating compressors, and we understand the unique requirements of different applications.”
ZVI provides compressor valves, unloaders, and associated products to operators of reciprocating gas compressors. The company is based in Houston, Texas.
Arkos provides aftermarket compression and equipment services to the refining, petrochemical, chemical, industrial gas, and natural gas industries. The company has established relationships with all major OEMs.