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US processing automation and measurement services provider Emerson Process Management has opened its new US$3 million Middle East Flow Service Center in Abu Dhabi. The new centre is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region to provide internationally certified calibration services for flow equipment.
Previously its Middle Eastern and African customers faced limited options and high operational hurdles to validate flow device calibrations or provide required third-party documentation associated with ISO9000 Quality or regulatory requirements.
The result was often process shutdowns and delays while flowmeters were physically removed from operation and shipped overseas for calibration, service or performance diagnostics.
The company established its MENA region headquarters in Dubai in 2009, from where it manufactures much of its process automation and measurement units, supplying the region and beyond.
“The opening of Emerson’s Middle East Flow Service Center represents Emerson’s continued commitment to the region, while delivering much-needed local and certified services,” said Dave Tredinnick, Emerson’s president of Middle East & Africa business at the grand opening of the Abu Dhabi facility.
Keven Dunphy, business director, Flow Division Middle East & Africa, Emerson FZE, is also optimistic about the growing significance of the Abu Dhabi facility, as it will be capable of handling a wide range of flow equipment from other manufacturers in addition to Emerson’s.
“We are opening this facility for the available calibrations of other devices of other manufacturers, other devices of other technologies than the ones that we manufacture so that people can use this service, and use it to its full capability to address their needs,” he said.
“Never before has an internationally-certified calibration facility been available to customers locally, to eliminate lead time issues and reduce costs for flowmeter calibration.”