SOURCE: Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company

Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company

July 17, 2012 11:05 ET

Curtiss-Wright Flow Control and Candu Energy Sign Agreement to Provide PAR Technology to Nuclear Industry

Offers Power Plants a Solution to Mitigate Hydrogen Build-Up Without Need for Additional Power Supply

FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 17, 2012) - Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company announced today that its Enertech business unit and Candu Energy Inc. (Candu) have signed an agreement to jointly provide Passive Autocatalytic Recombiner (PAR) technology to the nuclear industry in the U.S. and select international markets.

Under terms of the agreement, Enertech will focus on sales and marketing of PARs offered by Candu for use inside the containment building of nuclear power plants and other facilities where hydrogen gas can collect and create an explosive atmosphere. PARs automatically activate without the need for external power or operator action, effectively preventing hydrogen buildup. Candu offers PAR catalyst technology to the power reactor market in different sizes to allow for flexibility in application.

"This partnership with Candu enhances Enertech's support of the nuclear industry's response to challenges created by events at the Fukushima nuclear plant in March 2011," said Stan Miller, General Manager of Enertech. "It demonstrates yet another example of our commitment to offer products and services that deliver real, differentiating value to the customer."

Ala Alizadeh, Candu's Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, pointed out that, "Passive PARs provide nuclear power plant operators with a convenient solution for mitigation of hydrogen build-up without the need for a power supply." He added, "Our collaboration with Enertech will allow Candu to provide this technology to the U.S. light water reactor market and broaden its international application."

About Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company:

Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company (CWFC) specializes in the design and manufacture of highly engineered valves, pumps, motors, generators, electronics and related products for the commercial nuclear power industry, oil and gas processing facilities, a range of critical military programs and the industrial controls market. Its innovative, high-performance products play an integral role in our nation's defense and in the safe, efficient operation of power plants and other industrial sites worldwide. Based in Falls Church, VA, the company has over 3,400 employees worldwide and is the Flow Control operating segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. For more information, visit

About Enertech:

Enertech, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company, is an engineering, manufacturing, distribution and service company committed to providing solutions to meet the unique requirements of the nuclear power industry. Enertech provides integrated system solutions that include advanced valves, actuators, pumps, instrumentation, fluid sealing products, snubbers, diagnostic and test equipment, qualification and dedication services, outage support services and equipment repair and field service. Enertech, located in Brea, CA, is a member of CWFC's Nuclear Group of companies (EMD, Nova, QualTech NP, Scientech, Target Rock), which has supported the global Nuclear Power Industry for over 50 years. For more information, visit

About Candu Energy Inc.:

Candu Energy Inc. is a leading full-service nuclear technology company providing nuclear power reactors and nuclear products and services to customers worldwide. Candu's 1,400 highly skilled employees design and deliver state-of-the-art CANDU® reactors, carry out life extension projects, provide plant life management programs and tools, and offer operation and maintenance services for existing nuclear power stations.
Candu Energy Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC). For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Sharon Dey
    Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company
    Email Contact
    (703) 286-2011

    Dave Stemler
    Email Contact
    714-528-2301 ext. 394 (office)

    Katherine Ward
    Candu Energy Inc.
    Email Contact
    905-823-9040 Ext. 37349