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Pump Industry features, July 2015

Electric actuation gearbox progress

Ongoing advances in actuator gearboxes are improving load capacities and increasing lifetime.

Submersible pump for winter flooding

Pump Sales Direct looks at submersible pumps and how they can quickly help clear away water before it causes damage to your property during the winter floo


Petar Ostojic from Neptuno Pumps discusses how incorporating engineered axial thrust bearing assemblies can improve vertical turbine pumps reliability whil


In this article we look at how the new Wilden air distribution system is helping to cut waste processing costs for Amtrol, Rhode Island, USA.


Today it is no longer necessary to go to the beach to experience the thrill of surfing with sheet wave surfing attractions in theme parks. However, to make


Diresco uses Busch vacuum technology to produce slabs completely free of gas inclusions and cavities. Vacuum is supplied to the material presses of both pr


Finding utilities buried in the ground so they can be avoided is normally ‘job one’ before any construction project begins. In this article we look at how


Lewa have designed and supplied 16 pumps to a major construction company in Abu Dhabi specifically designed to handle the conveyance of sour crude oil.


Maritime pumping solution manufacturer DESMI's energy-optimisation approach generates positive cash flow for ship-owners struggling to comply with new regu


Mark van Rosse – a BBA Pumps service engineer – recently assisted in the commissioning of the largest mobile firefighting pump unit in Slovakia.


The Paris Philharmonie concert hall is an architectural wonder, but it is not without its critics. We take a look at the challenges faced by KSB when consi


Freedom from pulsation was one of the big advantages cited by plant engineers at the deethanisation station of OMV Petrom, following the installation of a


In this article we follow the eight-week journey of Voith's 170-metric-tonne spherical valve from China to Europe's largest variable-speed pumped-storage p


An Italian water company in Montodine was losing water and using more energy than necessary in its local distribution grid. In this article we look at how


At Xylem's manufacturing facility in southern Sweden, a borehole thermal energy storage system has resulted in energy savings of over 67% and reduced the f


Pumping systems manufacturer DESMI's Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to


In transport media and industrial equipment, for example in power stations, seals count among the components that have to withstand particularly high stres


Vacuum technology is an indispensable part of metal heat treatment. Vakuum-Härterei Petter GmbH (VHP) conducted an evaluation in which an oil lubricated ro


The pump industry, like many others in today’s demanding economic climate, is striving to extend the operating life of equipment while putting greater dema


Demineralised water is prescribed for steam boilers to avoid calcification, water treatment is necessary in order to operate the boiler correctly. Normally


Mads Nipper has been at the helm of Grundfos for just over a year. In a short space of time he has made a significant impact on the company – one of the wo


Here, Tom Broadbent, Project Manager at AESSEAL, looks at how advances in modular component seal design have raised the industry standard and enabled confi


Based in Guastalle, Northern Italy, SAER Elettropompe is a family-owned pump company which was founded in 1951. SAER has been manufacturing electric water


Regulations designed to reduce emissions from coal and oil-fired power stations have been imposed by the UK government. The facilities had a choice of comp


Often overlooked by design and maintenance engineers, selecting the most suitable grease for a rolling bearing can prevent premature bearing failure, while


The City of Hays Wastewater Treatment Plant is a Tertiary Treatment facility and is listed as a Class V plant by the State of Kansas, USA. One of the main


Watercorp, Australia’s largest water company, manages the water and wastewater needs of the whole of Western Australia, an area more than a quarter of the


As the first Severn Bridge approaches its 50th anniversary, the millions of drivers that cross it each year will be blissfully unaware of just how crucial


A commodity that most take for granted. Seen by many as worth more than gold, and with most people unaware that this treasure can be right in the room with


In this article Colin Cox, Managing Director at WEG Middle East, outlines that by reducing energy waste companies can increase operating efficiencies and m


In the second quarter of 2014, Termomeccanica Pompe (TMP) was awarded three important orders for the Abu Dhabi off-shore oil fields. Such orders illustrate


In all, IndoChem produces and handles a total of 300 million litres (79.3 million gallons) of solvents per year at its three production facilities in Indon


The Post Shredder Treatment (PST) plant In Tiel, Netherlands is one of the two plants in Europe that are able to recycle to approximately 95% of the waste


This article sees how after many months of negotiations DESMI was awarded with the contract for the supply of pumps and systems for the four new logistic s


When clients of West Texas Premix Pits said they wanted to find an efficient way of recirculating and reusing the drilling mud necessary for developing new


Atlas Copco Compressors has completed delivery of a large custom designed main air compressor package, weighing approximately 50 tonnes, to Baku, Azerbaija


Petar Ostojic, shows how energy efficient pumping systems and a circular economy approach can help mitigate the effects of climate change.


In this article Anthony Bennett looks at recent advances in desalination processes and the increasing use of energy recovery technologies.


This article will illustrate how Almatec's positive displacement solid-body plastic air-operated double-diaphragm pumps possess the design and construction


Arche noVa were quick to arrive and assess the damage; installing drinking water treatment plants at the district hospital in Bidur.


Here, we look at how Verderflex pumps are used in the brewery industry to remove yeast from fermented wine before it is ready for consumption.


Switzerland’s national railway company, SBB CFF FFS, is operating high speed trains on conventional track improving customer service and comfort thanks to


What is less known about Cat Pumps UK is that they manufacturer valves to support the use of its high pressure pumps.


There was a need for heavy duty apparatus that was able to withstand continual attack from metal shavings. The solution came from BJM which provided a pump


Pumping systems are high energy consumers and have become the focus of research into ways of making them more efficient.


Stonehenge is probably the most important ancient monument in Britain attracting visitors from around the world.


Anthony Bennett reviews innovations in chemical transfer technology by profiling three manufacturers – Netzsch, Polyflx and Vogelsang and their work across


Bearings are key components in dry vacuum pumps – their reliability and operating life have a significant effect on pump operating costs.


A modern-day curse for sewage pumping stations is the growing use of wet wipes and other so-called disposable cloths which block pumps and cause risk of ha


Cranberries are one of the worlds ‘super fruits’ and demand for berries and juice has never been higher.


With 41 courts to keep irrigated, ground staff have their work cut out to maintain the Wimbledon grass courts that are so famous all around the world.


Coal-fired power plants rely on conveyor systems to haul ash from their boilers for disposal and allow for continuous coal burning and steam production.

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