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Pump Industry news, September 2009

The 2009 Grundfos Prize has gone to Professor Søren Brunak, Head of the Centre of Biological Sequence Analysis at the Technical University of Denmark.

Landia EradiGator pump solves grease problem

The Landia EradiGator pump has removed the grease and rag problems at West Hickman Creek wastewater treatment plant.

Eaton Corp has added a Series 760 variable displacement closed circuit piston-type pump and fixed motor to its heavy-duty product offering.

Met-Pro Corp’s Duall business unit has received an US$770 000 order to supply 12 replacement scrubber systems, including pumps, for a US Department of Defe

Bokn Invest AS is to make an offer to acquire 100% of the shares in Norwegian oil and gas technology company Bjørge ASA at NOK11 per share.

Edwards will be presenting its predictions on the future evolution of vacuum process pumps at the AVS 56th International Symposium and Exhibition in San Jo

The Grundfos “Impossible Tour” truck - a fully equipped, mobile educational centre for trade professionals in the plumbing, heating and piping industry - w

Ingersoll Rand’s ARO Fluid Technologies business has introduced a line of single-post and two-post extrusion pump rams and complete ram/pump packages for f

A Centre of Excellence for Pump Assembly and Test has opened at Babcock’s premises at Whetstone, Leicestershire.

Claro Environmental Technologies has developed a sludge-to-sludge heat exchangers that can recover up to 85% of outgoing thermal energy.

GEA Group AG will have a new structure from 1 January 2010.

Fluid Components International’s (FCI) ST50 thermal mass flowmeter from is now FM and CSA certified.

KSB AG is to supply a huge vertical tubular casing pump for an intake structure in Saudi Arabia.

NOV Mono has won a new framework agreement with Northern Ireland Water (NI Water) for the supply of progressing cavity pumps and parts, including installat

Clark Solutions has packaged its EMX 08 miniature solenoid operated piston pump together with its PD-106 pump driver board for the first time.

Dover Corp has officially opened a new regional headquarters in Shanghai, China.

Krohne is introducing the Waterflux 3070 and the Optisound VU3X series on its booth at WEFTEC 2009.

New Era Pump Systems has introduced the NE-4000 Double syringe pump, which includes both infusion and withdrawal capabilities with delivery of nanolitre, m

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is offering a web-based subscription service providing company-wide access to the ANSI/HI Pump Standards packages.

Caprari has decided to extend its K+ series of sewage motors after receiving compliance with the new ATEX Directive in the explosion-proof configuration.

Moyno Inc’s metering pump is now available with new pumping elements and integral VFD/motor controls.

Moyno Inc has completed a major expansion of and upgrade to its R&D laboratories at the company’s Springfield, Ohio facility in the US.

Atlas Copco has introduced a Carbon Zero range of air compressors equipped with advanced heat recovery systems that can reportedly recover 100% of the ele

Graphite Metallizing Corp has developed lead-free bearings and bushings for applications where possible lead contamination is unacceptable.

Sure Seal has launched the new SV Series Sampling System valves for applications involving liquid materials.

Asahi/America Inc has introduced injected moulded foot valve screens for the company’s ball check valves.

Weir Group chief executive Mark Selway is leaving the company after eight years to return to Australia to head up Boral Ltd, a building and construction ma

The KDS EZFlow 2020 syringe pump is designed to enhance quick efficient operation while maintaining simplicity.

Air Dimensions Inc (ADI) has developed a smaller version of its ADI Dia-Vac gas pump with Division 2 certification for use in hazardous areas.

Goulds Pumps has developed the S-Drive Simplex variable speed pump controller for 4 in and 6 in submersible motors.

The Wilden A100 Advanced Plastic air-operated double-diaphragm pump can now be electronically controlled with a PLC for use where an electric interface is

KSB AG has received a €3 million order for the extension of the Méckhé water pumping station situated 100 km north of Dakar in Senegal.

Emerson Process Management has developed a new meter designed for low flow, high precision applications.

Pump manufacturer Grundfos has reported a small profit for the first half of 2009 despite an 11% decline in turnover.

Amarinth has received a £160 000 grant from the Carbon Trust to develop a cost-effective and rapid process for the design and manufacture of bespoke best e

ClydeUnion Pumps and IMBIL Pumping Solutions have set up a joint venture company in Brazil.

Griswold Pump Company has developed the 811CC close coupled ANSI centrifugal pump for use in small spaces.

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has published a new American National Standard for Rotodynamic Pumps for Vibration Measurements and Allowable Values.

Metso is starting employee negotiations regarding temporary layoffs and 80–100 permanent reductions at its Mining and Construction Technology operations in

Energy Recovery Inc’s (ERI) PX Pressure Exchanger devices have been selected for use in the expansion of Palmachim’s 115 000 m3/d desalination plant, one o

Veterinarians from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo are using osmotic pumps to provide pain relief for big cats after surgery.

Eaton Corp has added a Series 760 variable displacement closed circuit piston-type pump and fixed motor to its heavy-duty product offering.

The British Steam Car Team have used Triplex reciprocating positive displacement piston type pumps from Cat Pumps UK Ltd to help them break the world land

The Dura Air Gap is designed to combine the best of traditional long and close coupled peristaltic pumps with some added extras.

Iwaki America Inc has introduced a HRP compact DC driven metering pump designed for OEM fluid injection applications.

The latest Current Industrial Report covering pumps has been published by the US Department of Commerce.

Flow International Corporation, a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, has introduced the HyPlex Hybrid pump, which has been desig

Grundfos has developed Grundfos Remote Management, an internet-based telemetrics system.

Allweiler AG’s new Allfuel series of screw pumps are designed to move oils and other lubricating liquids with a maximum discharge pressure of 40 bar.

Wilden Pump and Engineering Company have designed the PV810 and PV1510 Advanced metal air-operated double-diaphragm pumps which can pump the larger solids

Japan’s Nikkiso Co Ltd has completed the previously announced acquisition of German metering pump specialist Lewa GmbH.

Dover Corporation’s Pump Solutions Group has launched its Wilden Advanced and Original X Series Metal and Plastic air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump

Flowserve Corp chief financial officer Mark Blinn is to succeed Lewis Kling as president and chief executive officer of the pump, valve and seal manufactur

The Burkert Type 8081 is a completely new transmitter for monitoring or controlling aqueous solutions including injection moulding, die casting, monitoring

ProMinent has developed the TriPower MF, a process pump with a small footprint. It has an integrated gearbox which helps make the design more compact.

2009 Pump Industry Awards ceremony is now accepting bookings

The new Series 760 variable displacement closed circuit piston-type pump and fixed motor joins the Eaton Corporation’s heavy-duty product offering for mobi

Peerless Pump Company has launched their ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program for the pump industry to stimulate short term business and improve overall energy effi

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