Tyco Flow Control executives and local dignitaries attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for Tyco”s new Port Arthur service center, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in Port Arthur, Texas.

Photo Courtesy of Scott Eslinger/Feature Photo Service for Tyco

Tyco Valves & Controls, a unit of Tyco Flow Control, opened a 12,500 sq. ft. valve maintenance and repair service center Nov. 10 in Port Arthur, Texas. The center will serve oil and gas companies working in and around the Gulf of Mexico.

The facility will service pressure-relief valves, quarter-turn valves, control valves, and actuators. In addition to Tyco products, the center will repair other manufacturers’ products, using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts.

The Port Arthur center will employ 15 people to perform both critical and routine maintenance. Tyco Thermal Controls also operates a material management facility in Port Arthur.? ?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 provides real-time, online tracking of a product’s maintenance history and of actions taken to prevent future problems. According to Tyco, this system helps plant owners plan maintenance outages, stay on task with routine maintenance checks, and have additional insight when a product requires repairs.