Features for March 2015

Features Archive

Training the pump engineers of the future Training the pump engineers of the future

Andrew Smith reports on how some of the best and most promising engineers study for qualifications on a bespoke training course which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Facing the challenges of water efficiency Facing the challenges of water efficiency

Climate change and spiraling population growth are putting an increasing strain on the world’s water resources. Xylem's Senior VP Tomas Brannemo reveals how these challenges are being met.

Bottom-line benefits of product recovery Bottom-line benefits of product recovery

While many manufacturers turn to greater energy efficiency, new fluid-transfer methods now mean it is possible to accomplish far greater savings than through other process improvements.

ScanTech tackle safety and efficiency offshore ScanTech tackle safety and efficiency offshore

Safety and efficiency are of paramount importance when operating offshore but traditional labour-intensive processes can be slow and hazardous.

Graphalloy bearings cure breakage problems at Texas oil refinery Graphalloy bearings cure breakage problems at Texas oil refinery

When a vertical turbine pump broke twice inside three years at a major US oil refinery, engineers knew there must be a major problem.

BJM has a stainless steel solution for Nestlé BJM has a stainless steel solution for Nestlé

BJM's stainless steel pumps tick all the right boxes for safe food production at Nestlé's plant in the US

Amarinth help deliver cost-effective production of vegetable oil in the UK Amarinth help deliver cost-effective production of vegetable oil in the UK

New Amarinth pump helps Pura Foods to cost effectively increased their production of edible oils

Developments in Russian chemical pump market Developments in Russian chemical pump market

Recent developments of the pump market for the Russian chemical industry and how producers from around the world are reacting to the opportunity.

Stretching to overcome the challenges of latex Stretching to overcome the challenges of latex

Certain liquids, which, due to their composition, characteristics, or how they react to process conditions create problems with pumping. Emulsions are just such a “difficult” liquid, a good example being latex, which requires a specific type of pump. Michael Smith Engineers were called in by a firm specialising in road construction to tackle just such a problem and the Wanner Hydra-Cell was chosen as fit for purpose.

Stainless steel solution for safe food production Stainless steel solution for safe food production

To meet major food and beverage producer Nestlé’s high standards for safety, a solution was needed to pump both caustic and acidic wastewater laden with solids at a United States plant. It came from BJM Pumps with its range of stainless steel equipment for corrosive handling in a hygienic environment.