Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Flow Technology’s Health & Safety Management System Achieves OHSAS 18001 from the NSAI


Flow Technology are proud to announce that we have recently achieved the Occupational Health and Safety Accreditation OHSAS 18001.

The Occupational Health & Safety Management Certification OHSAS 18001 recognises the highest standards in employee health and safety. As a process engineering company working in the Pharma, Brewery, Dairy and Beverage industries health and safety is one of our key priorities.

Tim Murphy, Managing Director of Flow Technology said, “Receiving the accreditation is reflective of the team’s dedication and commitment. It represents one of our core values in providing a high-quality and consistent service to all our clients, in a safe and sustainable manner. I am extremely proud of the team and Thankful for all the hardwork that has gone into achieving the certification. In the quest for continuous improvement of our safety management system we would welcome any suggestion for further improvement from employees, clients & sub-contractors.”


40 Years In Business

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It is with great pride that this year we celebrate our 40th Year In Business!

Where It All Began... In 1978 Denis Murphy Snr who was the General Manager of Golden Vale Engineering decided to go it alone and start Flotek Ltd. Denis a proud Kerry man, graduated from UCC and started his career in Golden Vale Engineering in 1956.

Flotek initially began at Denis's home in Charleville before moving in 1983 to our current location on Railway Road. In 1980 his son Denis Jr joined him and his son Tim who is now the Managing Director joined in 1993. The company started in the dairy industry then added expertise in the brewing industry before moving to working with the pharmaceutical industry in the 90's.

Our company has gone from strength to strength over the years with a number of extensions and staff additions to bring it to where it is today - 'a highly respected world class Process Engineering company'. We specialise in the design and supply of process installation and equipment for the pharmaceutical, beverage and dairy industries.

This year we have expanded our workshop space with the addition of a new 2300m² unit in the same industrial estate. We are also striving to achieve an OHSAS 18001 accreditation which is a globally recognised Health & SafetyManagement System. 

Flotek Original Building

Denis Murphy Snr Flotek Exhibtion


All Staff at the New Workshop



The New QF10k Multiple-Use Pump


QUATTROFLOW Launces THE NEW OF10K Multiple-USE pump




At the end of 2017 Quattroflow launched their NEW QF10k Pump Size, an added extension to their Mutiple-Use product line of quaternary (four-piston) diaphragm pumps. The QF10k pump provides a maximum flow rate of 10,000lph (2,640 gph), the new QF10k pump has been specifically designed to fill the gap between the existing QF4400/5050 and QF 20k pump size. 


  • New stainless steel pump chamber design (patent pending)
  • Excellent drainability to maximise product recovery
  • 20:1 turn-down ratio
  • Linear flow performance
  • 500 - 10,000 lph (132 and 2,640 gph) flow range, max 6 bar (87 psi)
  • High-flow stability even at low flow rates
  • Clean-In-Place/Steaming-In-Place (CIP/SIP) and autoclavability

If you are interested in learning more please contact Pat O'Shea, Equipment Business Unit Manager on 063 81560.
The first deliveries of the pump will be available in March 2018.

For more information check out the QF10K Technical DataSheet 


Thinking of a New Career in 2018...


Happy New Year from all at Flow Technology! With the new year ahead are you thinking of a career change for 2018? If so you might be interested in the Engineering and CAD opportunities currently available with us. Check out our careers page at www.flowtechnology.ie/careers-at-flow-technology


Merry Christmas from Flow Technology




We would like to Thank You - Our Customers for the business received from you and your company during the past year. 

Once again this year, in place of distributing seasonal gifts, we have decided to donate the money allocated for Christmas gifts to a number of charities. Please see below a selection of the Thank You letters received in receipt of the donations.

We hope the donation we make on your behalf will go a small way to making things better for some people finding times tough at present.

We would like to thank you for your support in 2017 and we look forward to working with you again in the New Year.

Wishing you & yours a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Yours sincerely

Tim Murphy

Flow Technology

Pieta House  |  Cork Simon Community  |  St Josephs Foundation Charleville


5 Ways To Optimize BioPharmaceutical Operations With A Quattroflow Quaternary Diaphragm Pump




In today's evolving biopharmaceutical industry, manufacturers are constantly looking to optimize their operations by ensuring product quality and operational efficiency. The big question is how to go about it.

One way is to utilize a pump technology specifically designed to excel in biopharmaceutical applications. With this in mind, here are five ways that a quaternary diaphragm pump can enhance your operations.

1.Improves process stability by providing a stable and linear flow performance
2.Ensures total product containment by eliminating the need for mechanical seals and wetted rotating parts
3.Increases application flexibility thanks to a high turndown ratio and broad flow range
4.Boosts speed-to-market capabilities by removing the need for time-consuming cleaning validation (single-use versions)
5.Enhances product safety by eliminating the risk of cross-product contamination (single-use versions)


Certified Quattroflow Service Centre

Flow Technology are delighted to announce that we are now a Certified Quattroflow Service Centre. We would be delighted to discuss your Quattroflow service needs with you. Don't hesitate to call us on +353 63 81560. Pictured below (bottom left) is John Herlihy, Flow Technology who is our trained service engineer.



Flow Technology welcomes CBS Charleville to Railway Rd

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We were delighted to welcome the LCVP students from CBS Charleville to Flow Technology today to talk about what we do, what facilities we have, what we offer and also the companies we work with. While here they were pictured with a number of CBS past pupils in our staff - Tim & Denis Murphy and PJ Herr who recently joined us as an Apprentice Fitter.

Exhibiting at the ISPE Europe Biotechnology Conference 2017



Flow Technology are delighted to be exhibiting at the ISPE Europe Biotechnology Conference 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Northwood from 26th & 27th September. Be sure to check us out on Stand 2. We will  have Steven & Chuck from Allegheny Bradford Heat Exchangers and Filter Housings AND Bernd Reitmeyer from Quattroflow Diaphragm Pumps available to answer any queries you may have. We will also be showcasing our Alfa Laval Cleaning & Mixing products and Hilge Pumps. If you like to prearrange a meeting please call us on +353 63 81560.

Looking forward to meeting you there! 


Welcoming New Staff To Flow Technology

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Flow Technology is delighted to welcome 5 new staff members to our company in Charleville, Co Cork. Joining us are Apprentice Fitters - Eoghan Kiely and David Murphy, Equipment Sales - Trish Flynn and Graduate Engineers - Brian O'Mahony & Ben Sorensen. 

Flow Technology aims to provide our customers with technically innovative and commercially optimised solutions to meet their needs delivered in a professional and efficient manner. Key to succeeding with this objective is to employ high calibre people, with the ability to take responsibility across all aspects of the business. We value people who demonstrate a high level of initiative and achievement, together with a strong and commercial awareness.

For current career opportunities please check out http://www.flowtechnology.ie/careers-at-flow-technology or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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