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In a previous blog it was assumed that the operation life of a plant can be extended to 25 years. Dr Chris I Wright examines proven technologies to maximise a plant’s operating life.     Chris Wright is a research scientist whose research focuses on the use and maintenance of he ...
Posted 16 March 2017 by Anne Hall
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There are essentially three critical product features of a well-designed high temperature heat transfer fluid – high thermal stability, high heat transfer efficiency and high purity. Dr Chris I Wright examines why purity is so beneficial to a pump.   A heat transfer fluid operating at ...
Posted 08 February 2017 by Anne Hall
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Market research suggests the global heat transfer fluids market size was 465.9 kilo tons in 2014 and projects significant increases up to 2022. Dr Chris I Wright examines how the sampling of a heat transfer fluid (HTF) may help to maintain an efficient pump and thermal plant. Chris Wright is a re ...
Posted 02 February 2017 by Anne Hall
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Recent research from Xylem has revealed significant opportunities for the global wastewater market to substantially cut its electricity-related emissions. Kieran Gagg, Transport Growth Centre Manager Western Region at Xylem, examines some of the areas where savings can be most rapidly achieved. ...
Posted 15 December 2016 by Alan Burrows
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Marta Perez, Technical Director of British Water writes: Every year there are approximately 366,000 sewer blockages in the UK – of which 80% are caused by fats, oils and grease. Around £88 million a year is spent on reactive blockage clearance, with further costs of clean-up after flood ...
Posted 14 March 2016 by Emily Simpson
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Richard Smith of AESSEAL writes: Engineers that specify an appropriate mechanical sealing system on their pumps can significantly improve the energy efficiency of a manufacturing plant as it is estimated that around 10 % of electrical power is used for pumping equipment [1]. Unsurprisingly, regul ...
Posted 25 February 2016 by Emily Simpson
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Joanna Mauer of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project writes: At the end of 2015, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued new efficiency standards for commercial and industrial pumps that are based on efficiency levels negotiated by manufacturers, efficiency advocates, and other stak ...
Posted 17 February 2016 by Emily Simpson
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Dave Brockway writes: We drive our SUVs to the ATM for cash. For bottom line product info, we scan a QR code for product info.  Medical experts connect IVs for hydration and power up EKGs to check brain waves. We “LOL” and “BTW” a lot, especially when we send texts. An ...
Posted 24 November 2015 by Emily Simpson
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Dave Brockway writes: Recently in Frankfurt, Germany attending a trade show. I took advantage of what I’ve always thought to be an impressive German rail system. Our hotel fell within walking distance of the Hauptbahnhof (main train station). Every morning I took a five minute walk over to ca ...
Posted 10 September 2015 by Camille Patricot
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Jonathan Wilkins of European Automation writes: Inverters, drives, VSDs, variable speed drives, variable frequency drives – the category of products used to control an electric motor’s speed and thus reduce energy usage in a variable speed application has more names than Prince. Althoug ...
Posted 27 October 2014 by Alan Burrows
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Dave Brockway writes: This past summer it became obvious that it was time to replace 13 rotting windows in my house. Four companies came out to assess my situation and submit a quote. All the sales representatives knew their products well. All presented me with a final quotation and brochure before ...
Posted 08 October 2014 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Russian concern Ruselprom has carried out the first supply of electric motors for pumps used in the construction of nuclear power plants to the PJSC Sumy Machine Building Scientific Production Association, one of the largest engineering enterprises of Ukr ...
Posted 07 February 2014 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: In 2013 a group of companies Perm Oil Engineering increased volume of sales of oil well pumps by 49% following the rapid rise in the volume of exports of pumps to Kazakhstan, according to the report of the press-service of the company. Oil well pumps are ...
Posted 03 February 2014 by Alan Burrows
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The worldwide brewing industry is expected to reach an annual value of $630 billion by 2015. Despite the simplicity of basic brewing principles, manufacturers worldwide often face a variety of challenges. Complications like moisture control, consistent quality requirements, maintaining operation of ...
Posted 10 January 2014 by Alan Burrows
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2013 proved to be another year of consolidation for the pump industry. Here we list 12 acquisitions that took place within the pump space during the year – one for each month. A complete listing and analysis of 2013’s pump-related merger & acquisition activity will be published ...
Posted 03 January 2014 by Roisin Reidy
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Perm Oil Engineering Company (PKNM) has recently announced that it began shipping the pumping equipment to Mexico. Downhole sucker rod pumps that are specially designed for working in harsh conditions of viscous oil and high gas-oil ratio currently are un ...
Posted 30 December 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, one of the leading global manufacturers of vacuum pumps and systems has recently announced the signing of the distributive agreement with the Russian Vacuummash Company, in order to secure access to the important developing market ...
Posted 18 December 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Russia banned the export of vacuum pumps to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), thus joining the economic sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council against the country adopted in March of this year. Russia also limited activity of the Kor ...
Posted 18 December 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: New pumps ALPHA2 of from Grundfos will allow Russian housing sector to reduce costs for heating and hot water supply by eight times compare to the current rate, Russian experts has estimated. The estimation has been made on the example of the Chelyabinsk ...
Posted 18 December 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: MVK International Organization at the end of October of this year, organized in Moscow PCVExpo-2013 exhibition, which on opinion of experts was one of the largest exhibition of pumping equipment in Russia. According to the representatives of this event is ...
Posted 18 December 2013 by Alan Burrows
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This year’s Nobel Prize ceremonies will take place during the week commencing October 7 and will pay homage to the greatest minds in medicine, physics, chemistry and peace. Set up in 1901, the Nobel Prizes are regarded as the most prestigious awards in the world and should be presented, accord ...
Posted 16 December 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: The volume of the Russian market of chemical pumps in 2012 increased compared to the previous year by about 12%, according to the data of the Russian Federal Static Service. Currently the volume of domestic production at the market estimated at 40%, say ...
Posted 10 December 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  The 2013-14 bush fire season has begun more suddenly and more dramatically than any of us could have imagined. In NSW, we've already lost more than 200 homes. With more hot, dry weather predicted, what can you do to take care of your house and family? Determining danger, maintaining your pro ...
Posted 09 December 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Denso has signed an agreement for the supplying of fuel pumps that will be using by the Russian carmaker AvtoVAZ for the production of the number of model of cars, according to the report of the company. The agreement provides the supplying of the submer ...
Posted 01 November 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: So-called Association Agreement with the EU which Ukraine is going to sign in late November of this year could significantly increase the popularity of heat pumps in the country, local experts predict. “In Europe, this type of heating system is pop ...
Posted 01 November 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Wilo Group continues to strengthen its position in the Russian market with the opening of the new plant for the production of pumps in the Moscow Oblast of the country, according to the report of the company. For the German company the construction of th ...
Posted 01 November 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Deterioration of pumping systems as well as other equipment in housing area today reached record level of 80% - 90%, has recently announced Acting Governor of the Moscow region, Andrei Vorobyov. According to him, this situation leads to extremely ineffici ...
Posted 01 November 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: One of the largest suppliers of pumping equipment to Russia the Danish company GRUNDFOS has recently presented a system of wireless remote control of water pumps - GRUNDFOS Remote Management (GRM) that are working thought the networks GSM/GPRS, which allo ...
Posted 01 November 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Basing on the marketing survey carrying out among the representatives of oil companies in Russia, Hermetic-Pumpen GmbH has been recognized as the best manufacturer of centrifugal pumping equipment for the oil extracting at the local market. The survey was ...
Posted 01 October 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Russia Borets Company which specializes in oil machinery has posted a 5-year Eurobonds for US$420 million at 7.625% per annum, thus becoming one of the first Russian oil pump producers that went public. According to the report on September 12-18 the comp ...
Posted 01 October 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Lukoil Company - the major supplier of gas and oil in Russia - announced a significant improvement of energy efficiency of businesses, which has been achieved with the purchasing and installation of advanced pumping equipment. In particular, it is report ...
Posted 16 September 2013 by Alan Burrows
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A guide from 4pumps Three types of submersible pumps Submersible pumps fall into three categories: manual, automatic and vertical rigid automatic. Each functions slightly differently. Manual pumps can be switched on and off at the power point by the user. Automatic pumps, which are the traditional ...
Posted 16 September 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Flooding in the Russian Far East has significantly increased the demand for drain pumps, according to officials of the Government of the Amur Oblast. Only in Khabarovsk, a city that is now actively fighting against the too high level of water in the Amur Rive ...
Posted 03 September 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: St. Petersburg Pumps Company (SPN) announced the launching of Russia's first production of rotary vane pumps - the only kind of pumping equipment, which until now has been completely imported in the Russian market. As commented SPN director Alexei Zakharov thi ...
Posted 30 August 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: The Czech company Sigma GroupThe Russian government has decided to initiate the program of subsidizing of the purchase and installation of certain types of pumps, particularly those models that save energy at least by 20% compared with standard samples, accord ...
Posted 30 August 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes The Czech company Sigma Group signed the contract with the Russian Nuclear Power Agency for the supply of emergency pumps of the 2nd unit of Novovoronezh NPP-2, said the report of the agency. The cost of this contract according to the document is EUR2 million, ...
Posted 30 August 2013 by Alan Burrows
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   Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Hydroservic Company, a provider of artesian downhole submersible pumps of European production in the Volga Federal District of Russia now intends to begin development on the market of the South of the country. For these purposes, the company recently ope ...
Posted 30 August 2013 by Alan Burrows
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Preston Reine at IMS Research writes: The Chinese pump market is massive, making up more than 60% of unit shipments in Asia Pacific. This percentage is expected to rise above 65% by 2017, when annual pump sales in China are expected to reach nearly 13.5 million units. Though the Chinese market is ...
Posted 23 July 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: The Cabinet Russian Pump Manufacturers Association (RPMA) has developed two draft standards of pumps energy efficiency in accordance with the technical requirements of the Regulations of the European Commission. The new technical standards are referring to c ...
Posted 22 July 2013 by Alan Burrows
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    Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: The Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan has recently adopted a resolution "On measures for the modernization and introduction of energy saving technologies in the drinking water and sanitation facilities in Tashkent". The document provides the ...
Posted 18 July 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes:  In Russia 70% of electricity consumption of hotels accounts for the pumps - announced Roman  Marihbeyn, head of department of Engineering systems of buildings and structures of Grundfos, the manufacturer of pumping equipment, during presentation at ...
Posted 03 July 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Tetra, Practic and some other pump production companies that are carrying out their business in Russia announced that its portfolio of offerings will be added this month with a number of new types of drainage pumps. Producers explain such step with the rapidly ...
Posted 03 July 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Russian legislation contains a number of state standards that govern the requirements for the quality of the food pumps sold on the Russian market, but it should be recognized that these requirements are very fragmentary – stated Boris Fedorenko Professo ...
Posted 19 June 2013 by Alan Burrows
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Posted 05 June 2013 by Alan Burrows
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Vladislav Vorotnikov writes:   In 2012, Russia has exported fluid pumps for a total of US$ 200 million, including US$98 million to Kazakhstan and US$65 million to Belarus. According to data reported by the Russian Federal Static Service (Rosstat), Russian companies practically do not ex ...
Posted 05 June 2013 by Alan Burrows
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: Heat pumps in the next 15 years can take a considerable share of the Russian market of HVAC equipment, predi ...
Posted 05 June 2013 by Alan Burrows
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  Vladislav Vorotnikov writes: HMS Group, a leading manufacturer of pumping equipment in Russia is planning to increase its market share 5% to 33% by 2015, reported the press service of the company. First of all, this will be contributed with the acquisition of the company Apollo Goessnitz ...
Posted 17 May 2013 by Alan Burrows
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    Vladislav Vorotnikov reports   According to a recent report by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, hot water pumps are installed only in every second private home in the country that regularly leads to numerous water poisoning among Russians.   The most ...
Posted 14 May 2013 by Alan Burrows
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Vladislav Vorotnikov reports The share of imported pumps for the Russian water supply market is estimated at only 11% and with every year they lose their popularity, reports ...
Posted 03 May 2013 by Alan Burrows
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Posted 24 April 2013 by Blag Freeloader
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The efficiency of pumps used in water supply systems in Russia traditionally vary in the range of 10-40%, estimated experts of Agrovod, the largest dealer of this type of pumps in the country. The main cause of this phenomenon lies in the discrepancy of functional specifications of the pump with t ...
Posted 23 April 2013 by Alan Burrows
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Vladislav Vorotnikov  writes - according to the data of the Ministry of Energy of Russia in 2012 pumps consumed about 20% of all electricity generated in Russia. In some industries with intensive work of pumping equipment this share reaches 50% and even more. These industries in particular are ...
Posted 12 April 2013 by Alan Burrows
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The market share of the bottom-hole pumps in Russia every year is decreasing by 1-2%, as it is losing the fight to the segment of electric centrifugal pump units in the country’s oil market, report the official static data. Currently, the share of bottom-hole pumps is only equaled to 35% of th ...
Posted 05 April 2013 by Alan Burrows
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Since it's publication in December 2009 this article has since been downloaded 436 times. Not only that, but an audio visual presentation is availabe giving an overview of the piece. Most  titles given from those who have downloaded the article include engineers - machines engineer, equipment ...
Posted 14 February 2013 by Alan Burrows
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In a forthcoming World Pumps feature, Mike Kuchenbrod, president of Xylem’s Water Solutions business,  says "there are still one billion people that do not have access to fresh water." In our download section, we've gathered together a number of case studies from the past year t ...
Posted 08 February 2013 by Alan Burrows
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" We are all urged to think 'outside the box', 'get proactive and stretch the envelope'. but I'm still not sure what that means." In a future article, The Pump Guy returns to World Pumps to think inside the box to ask why most pumps don't have gauges to tell the pump engineer if a pump is ...
Posted 01 February 2013 by Alan Burrows
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Posted 01 February 2013 by Alan Burrows
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With the February edition of World Pumps well in hand, here’s a preview of what’s inside: Application stories are concentrating this issue on water & wastewater with projects from around the world including improvements to Australia’s New South Wales central coast water supply ...
Posted 24 January 2013 by Alan Burrows
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Coming up in a future edition of World Pumps will be an interview with Jesper Kjelds, Vice President of Global Market Segment Wastewater, Grundfos. Among the many topics discussed are the impact of climate change on the pump industry and what developments Grundfos is likely to pursue in the future. ...
Posted 09 January 2013 by Alan Burrows
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With 2012 behind us, we've put together a list of 12 acquisitions that took place within the pump industry during the year – one for each month.   January 2012 Sulzer seals Hidrotecar purchase   February 2012 KSB acquires Danish pump maker Smedegaard   March 2012 D ...
Posted 07 January 2013 by Roisin Reidy
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A major news story, although hardly news as this has been brewing for years, is that  the first phase of the Energy Related Products Directive (ERPD)2009/125/EC legislation will comes into effect from 1st January 2013 From this date pumps within scope will need to meet a Mean Efficiency Index ...
Posted 31 December 2012 by Alan Burrows
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Companies sometimes ask our editorial team how their press releases can be published in World Pumps. Until recently I had to put pen to paper myself, but now I can do no better than refer people to the website of our sister magazine Reinforced Plastics, where its editor, Amanda Jacob, has written tw ...
Posted 19 December 2012 by Alan Burrows
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Mehrdad Zangeneh, adt technology Volutes and casing can play a very important on the stage efficiency of centrifugal pumps, especially at off-design conditions. However, they are generally designed by using one-dimensional design methods based on conservation of mass flow and angular momentum leav ...
Posted 14 December 2012 by Alan Burrows
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Throughout the year, World Pumps features many case studies, or application stories if you prefer, from around the world. These give examples of how pump technology is provding solutions to the world needs, be it for water, energy, material, buildings, medical, transport to name but a few examples. ...
Posted 14 December 2012 by Alan Burrows
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Mark McCourt, VP, Innovation and Engineering, Warren Rupp Inc. The use of mobile applications on phones and tablet devices has grown exponentially since the introduction of the smart phone. Presently, the majority of mobile phone users own a smart phone and utilize the power of the device to share ...
Posted 10 December 2012 by Alan Burrows
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Dennis Wierzbicki, president of Grundfos USA As worldwide population continues to expand, addressing water scarcity becomes vitally important. In order to protect this precious natural resource, we must empower the next generation to create better, more efficient water management solutions. That&r ...
Posted 06 December 2012 by Alan Burrows
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It's good to see that companies are pushing the boat out for themselves when it comes to celebrating growth and significant landmarks in their history. UK company, SPP, did well to receive a return visit from Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal who opened the company's manufacturing facility at ...
Posted 06 November 2012 by Alan Burrows
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