Houston, TX-based Zahroof Valves Inc. (ZVI), has secured Series C funding led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the corporate venturing arm of Saudi Aramco. Existing investor NGP Energy Technology Partners (NGP ETP) also participated in the financing.
“The Straightflo Valve’s patented technology delivers a step change in reciprocating compressor performance, serviceability and reliability while reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the environment,” said Zahroof Mohamed, president and chief technology officer at ZVI.
Established in 2010, ZVI focuses on improving the performance of reciprocating compressors through its compressor valve. The ZVI Straightflo Valve, developed by Zahroof Mohamed, is a direct “drop-in” replacement for all manufacturers’ compressor valves and can be operated in most compression applications. These include natural gas gathering, production, transmission and storage; CNG; FPSO; CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery; H2 and others.
These valves are sold directly to OEMs and end-users in North America and through distributors in key global markets. In addition to its 10-year warranty, the ZVI Straightflo Valve has been shown to improve valve efficiency by up to 40% and significantly extend run time between valve service intervals by more than a factor of 5X.