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New Zenit website goes live New Zenit website goes live

The new Zenit Group website has recently gone live with updated graphics, contents specifically for the world of water, and tools for industry professionals.

Franklin Electric expands submersible turbine pump range

Developer and manufacturer of systems and components that move water and automotive fuels, Franklin Electric, has announced the addition of the 9-in STS Series Submersible Turbine Pump to further expand the STS Series product family.

Quattroflow offers advantages for chromatography Quattroflow offers advantages for chromatography

Quattroflow, part of PSG, a Dover company has announced that its quaternary (four-piston) diaphragm pumps can provide design and operational advantages ideal for chromatography applications.

Nephros partners with WorldWater & Solar Technologies

Nephros Inc's ultrafilters are to be incorporated into WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc's solar powered drinking water systems under a partnership agreement between the two US companies.

Ingersoll Rand compressors cut costs for large manufacturers Ingersoll Rand compressors cut costs for large manufacturers

Ingersoll Rand's Next Generation R-Series 200-250kW rotary screw air compressors decrease energy costs by up to €40,000 for large manufacturing facilities.

Yamaha introduces new line of submersible water pumps

The power equipment division of the US Yamaha Motor Corp. has announced an all-new line of submersible water pumps to their power products line.

ASME & NRC sponsor 2017 Pump & Valve Symposium

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are jointly sponsoring the 13th Pump & Valve Symposium which will take place from 16 – 19 July 2017, in Silver Spring, Maryland, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Silver Spring.

Nikkiso to acquire Cryogenic Industries Nikkiso to acquire Cryogenic Industries

Nikkiso Co Ltd has entered into an agreement to acquire the business and trademarks of California, USA-based Cryogenic Industries Inc, including ACD LLC, Cosmodyne LLC, Cryoquip LLC and Cryogenic Industries AG and their 18 subsidiaries, in a deal valued at around US$438 million.

Franklin announces launch of electronic motor protector Franklin announces launch of electronic motor protector

Franklin Control Systems has recently launched the SubMonitor Connect platform which provides enhanced capabilities of real date and time-stamped system monitoring to improve troubleshooting while protecting three-phase motor and pump systems.

Atlas Copco to acquire Brazilian pump rental company Itubombas Atlas Copco to acquire Brazilian pump rental company Itubombas

Atlas Copco is buying Itubombas Locação Comércio Importação e Exportação Ltda, a pump rental company based in Itu in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

SPX Flow to provide pumps for 2 US midstream pipeline projects SPX Flow to provide pumps for 2 US midstream pipeline projects

SPX Flow is supplying pumps to two US midstream pipeline projects – the Midland-Sealy Crude Oil and Condensate Pipeline, and the Sand Hills NGL Pipeline.

Xylem completes Memphis emergency sewer bypass in 6 days Xylem completes Memphis emergency sewer bypass in 6 days

Xylem Inc has designed and built a major emergency sewer bypass in Memphis, Tennessee, USA in just six days.

WEFTEC 2017: Registration opens

Registration and housing are now open for WEFTEC 2017, the Water Environment Federation’s annual conference and exhibition that takes place 30 September–4 October 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Haskel invests in new test cell room Haskel invests in new test cell room

Sunderland, UK-based Haskel has engineered and built a £100 000 state-of-the-art high pressure test facility that the company believes will further improve safety and deliver productivity.

Selwood recruits five graduates Selwood recruits five graduates

UK pumping solutions provider Selwood has appointed five graduates as new sales representatives.

Pentair publishes 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

Pentair plc’s recently released 2016 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report focuses on the company’s activities in sustainable products and solutions, operational excellence, employee engagement, community involvement and philanthropic giving, and governance.

Lewa demonstrates hygienic products at Hannover Messe Lewa demonstrates hygienic products at Hannover Messe

German manufacturer of pumps and systems for fluid metering, Lewa GmbH, will be showcasing its hygienic pump heads and valves at Hannover Messe 2017.

Franklin Electric names new president for North America Water Systems

Franklin Electric Co Inc has appointed Donald Kenney as president, North America Water Systems.

Flotronic sees successful expansion into global markets Flotronic sees successful expansion into global markets

UK pump manufacturer, Flotronic Pumps Limited, has seen its overseas export market increase dramatically, from just 15% in 2003 to 40% of total sales in 2016.

QED announces new model for landfill applications

QED. Environmental Systems, Inc., manufacturer of environmental products and a subsidiary of Graco Inc., has launched its new Autopump Ultra 4.5 pump for landfills.

ITT marks 6th Pump Appreciation Day

ITT Inc’s Goulds Pumps, PRO Services and Bornemann brands have celebrated the sixth-annual Pump Appreciation Day, a global event to raise awareness of the value of pumps and to honour those who make pumps possible.

Mechanical pump can restore healthy heart function Mechanical pump can restore healthy heart function

Researchers at the University of Newcastle have discovered that using a battery-operated mechanical pump to help push blood around the body can restore healthy heart function to some patients.

Busch focuses on energy efficiency at ComVac 2017 Busch focuses on energy efficiency at ComVac 2017

Manufacturer of vacuum pumps, blowers and compressors, Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems, will be showcasing its energy-efficient vacuum solutions at ComVac 2017 from 24 – 28 April at Hannover Messe in Germany.

Pumps Mergers & Acquisitions Review: Q1 2017

From Sulzer's acquisition of Ensival Moret to PumpMan Holdings' purchase of Alyan Pump, Pump Industry Analyst has been tracking the mergers and acquisitions within the pump sector during the first three months of 2017.

HI launches Pump Energy Index calculator HI launches Pump Energy Index calculator

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has developed two different PEI Calculator tools to help pump manufacturers understand complex US Department of Energy test procedure and calculate PEI.

Franklin Electric expands in groundwater distribution with the acquisition of 3 US companies

Franklin Electric Co Inc is acquiring controlling interests in three distributors in the US professional groundwater market – 2M Co Inc of Billings, Montana; Western Hydro Holding Corp of Hayward, California; and Drillers Service Inc (DSI) of Hickory, North Carolina – for approximately US$89 million in the aggregate, including assumed debt.

KSB France opens new service centre in Aix-en-Provence KSB France opens new service centre in Aix-en-Provence

KSB France has inaugurated a €4 million Service Workshop Centre in Aix-en-Provence.

A self-propelling liquid?

Brandeis researchers say they have taken the first step in developing a new class of fluids that can flow without human or mechanical effort. This could mean, for example, that oil might be able to move through a pipeline without needing to be pumped.

KSB launches new series of submersible borehole pumps

Frankenthal-based KSB Aktiengesellschaft has recently introduced a new type series of stainless steel submersible borehole pumps, the UPAchrom 100 series.

Energy Recovery enters into centrifugal product licencing agreement with Alderley

Energy Recovery Inc has signed a new licencing agreement with Alderley plc, a global supplier of integrated modular skid systems for oil and gas applications.

DistributionNOW signs international agreement with Kimray

NOW Inc’s US subsidiary DNOW LP has entered into an exclusive international distribution agreement with Kimray Inc.

Graco expands AODD range to include welded flanges Graco expands AODD range to include welded flanges

US-based manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, Graco Inc., has expanded its Husky line of corrosion-resistant stainless steel air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps to include stainless steel ANSI/DIN welded flanges.

AEMT new awards programme: call for nominations

The Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) has introduced a new awards programme for 2017 which celebrates expertise within the industry.

WES Annual Conference 2017 focuses on career enrichment WES Annual Conference 2017 focuses on career enrichment

The Women’s Engineering Society’s Annual Conference 2017 will take place on 12 May at University College London’s Roberts Building in London.

Grundfos corporate movie tells of vision and ambition

Global pump manufacturer, Grundfos, has recently released a corporate movie, which tells the story of the company’s beginnings through to the present day with its focus on people, planet and sustainability.

Networking Pump Systems 2017 advises on continuous monitoring

The International VDI Conference 2017, entitled Networking Pump Systems, will be held at on 21 and 22 June at the NH Hotel in Dusseldorf in Germany.

Flowserve to sell Gestra to Spirax-Sarco Engineering

Flowserve Corp has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to sell Gestra AG and associated businesses to Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc in a €186 million deal.

HALM brings local customer service to France and Switzerland HALM brings local customer service to France and Switzerland

German pump manufacturer, HALM, has announced that French and Swiss customers will have access to local customer service.

Rovatti Pompe installs water supply pumps in Angola Rovatti Pompe installs water supply pumps in Angola

Rovatti Pompe has supplied a number of pumps for a primary irrigation and water supply system for Angola’s Fazenda agro-industrial project.

Sulzer to provide cooling water pumps for Swedish nuclear plant Sulzer to provide cooling water pumps for Swedish nuclear plant

Sulzer is to supply six GSG barrel-type pumps for Forsmark Kraftgrupp’s nuclear power plant in Forsmark, Sweden.

Saniflo drain pump for demanding commercial applications Saniflo drain pump for demanding commercial applications

Waste and drainage pumping systems’ manufacturer, Saniflo, has introduced the 1-horsepower Sanicom 1 simplex drain pump for heavy-duty commercial applications.

Caprari launches MEC AG series Caprari launches MEC AG series

Italian manufacturer of centrifugal electric pumps, the Caprari Group, has announced the release of its MEC AG series of flanged single-stage pumps.

The most popular news stories on www.WorldPumps.com in March

The new head of digital transformation at Grundfos, Wilo's expansion in the US and Colfax's planned acquisition of Siemens Turbomachinery Equipment GmbH were the most popular articles on the World Pumps website last month.

KSB supplies 21 pumps for Europe’s largest wastewater project KSB supplies 21 pumps for Europe’s largest wastewater project

KSB AG has delivered 21 pumps to Emschergenossenschaft for use in Germany’s Emscher canal, which is currently Europe’s largest wastewater project.