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Bringing electricity to rural locations

Identifying the potential for running pumps as turbines originated because companies wanted to assess the impact on their systems if a pump stopped and went into reverse operation. One international pump manufacturer decided to examine the issue.

Looking towards global horizons Looking towards global horizons

Atlas Copco’s purchase of Italian manufacturer Varisco has enhanced its position in the pumps business and dewatering applications. We discover what Varisco brings to the group and how the Portable Energy division intends to move forward.

Speed and skills solve Texan sinkhole disaster

When Granbury City, Texas lost an essential wastewater/effluent pump station during storms in May 2015, the pressure was on to replace it. Enprotec, Hibbs & Todd, Inc. of Abilene and Pump Solutions Dallas/Fort Worth rose to the challenge designing and supplying a new station equipped with KSB submersible pumps in just three weeks.

Extending the life of pumps and fans

Replacing a malfunctioning component in a building plant can often be a costly upheaval. Optimising the lifetime of a pump or fan can be assured through upgrading, and the use of monitoring techniques, says Lars Kahlman, senior application specialist at SKF.