News for September 2009

News Archive

Grundfos Prize honours medical research

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 Landia EradiGator pump solves grease problem

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

Piston-type pump for mobile vehicles

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's US$770 000 scrubber order includes pumps

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 Defense military installation in the Southwestern United States.

Bjørge receives takeover approach

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 predicts vacuum pump trends at AVS Edwards predicts vacuum pump trends at AVS

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

Grundfos tour truck hits the road

The Grundfos “Impossible Tour” truck - a fully equipped, mobile educational centre for trade professionals in the plumbing, heating and piping industry - will be visiting 14 different cities in the Northeastern United States during October and November this year.

Pump rams for five gallon containers Pump rams for five gallon containers

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 five gallon containers.

Centre of Excellence for pumps opens at Babcock Centre of Excellence for pumps opens at Babcock

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

85% recovery with heat exchanger

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

GEA streamlines group structure

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

Flowmeter FM and CSA approved Flowmeter FM and CSA approved

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

Huge KSB cooling water pump heading to Saudi Arabia

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

NOV Mono signs pump framework agreement for Northern Ireland

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

Clark Solutions launches driver board and piston pump package

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 opens regional headquarters in Shanghai

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

Krohne showcasing Waterflux and Optisound products at WEFTEC 2009 Krohne showcasing Waterflux and Optisound products at WEFTEC 2009

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

Syringe pump has infusion and withdrawal capabilities

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

Hydraulic Institute announces ‘Standards by Subscription’

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

Caprari K+ sewage motors compliant with new ATEX Directive Caprari K+ sewage motors compliant with new ATEX Directive

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

Elements and controls for metering pump Elements and controls for metering pump

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

Moyno expands Springfield R&D lab

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.

Compressors certified for 100% energy recovery Compressors certified for 100% energy recovery

Atlas Copco has introduced a Carbon Zero range of air compressors equipped with advanced heat recovery systems that can reportedly recover 100% of the electrical energy input in the form of hot water.

Lead-free Graphalloy bearings and bushings Lead-free Graphalloy bearings and bushings

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

SV Series Sampling System from Sure Seal SV Series Sampling System from Sure Seal

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

Moulded foot valve screens

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

Weir Group chief executive steps down

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 materials supplier.

KDS EXFlow 2020 syringe pump for high rate infusions KDS EXFlow 2020 syringe pump for high rate infusions

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

Small diaphragm pump for hazardous areas

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.

S-Drive Simplex variable speed pump controller for submersible pumps S-Drive Simplex variable speed pump controller for submersible pumps

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

Wilden A100 Advanced Plastic air-operated double-diaphragm pumps for batching applications. Wilden A100 Advanced Plastic air-operated double-diaphragm pumps for batching applications.

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 needed.

KSB awarded €3mn pump order in Senegal

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.

Micro Motion ELITE Coriolis meter for chemical injection

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

Grundfos remains in profit, as half-year turnover falls 11%

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

Amarinth wins Carbon Trust grant to develop high-efficiency centrifugal pump

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 efficiency point (BEP) optimised impellers for use in industrial pumping applications.

ClydeUnion Pumps & IMBIL form joint venture in Brazil

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

Griswold Model 811CC ANSI centrifugal pump Griswold Model 811CC ANSI centrifugal pump

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

Hydraulic Institute issues new Vibration Standard Hydraulic Institute issues new Vibration Standard

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

Metso to cut Mining and Construction jobs in Finland

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

Energy Recovery supplies PX devices for desalination plant in Israel

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 of the largest seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plants in Israel.

Osmotic pump provides pain relief for big cats Osmotic pump provides pain relief for big cats

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

Piston-type pump for mobile vehicles

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

Cat Pumps fuel the new land speed record for a steam powered car Cat Pumps fuel the new land speed record for a steam powered car

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 speed record for a steam powered car.

Verder launches Dura Air Gap coupled peristaltic pump

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

Fluid injection pump is maintenance-free Fluid injection pump is maintenance-free

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

2008 US pump statistics now available

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

HyPlex Hybrid pump cuts faster

Flow International Corporation, a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, has introduced the HyPlex Hybrid pump, which has been designed to cut faster than any other direct drive pump on the market.

Grundfos Remote Management system for wastewater Grundfos Remote Management system for wastewater

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

Nikkiso seals Lewa acquisition

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

Allfuel series of pumps for lubricating liquids

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 Advanced PV810 and PV1510 pumps for the mining industry Wilden Advanced PV810 and PV1510 pumps for the mining industry

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

Wilden pumps ATEX certified for use in explosive atmospheres Wilden pumps ATEX certified for use in explosive atmospheres

Dover Corporation’s Pump Solutions Group has launched its Wilden Advanced and Original X Series Metal and Plastic air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps which comply with the ATEX 95 directive for explosive atmospheres.

Flowserve names new president and CEO

Flowserve Corp chief financial officer Mark Blinn is to succeed Lewis Kling as president and chief executive officer of the pump, valve and seal manufacturer from 1 October 2009.

Burkert Fluid Control Systems launches Type 8081 ultrasonic flow transmitter.

The Burkert Type 8081 is a completely new transmitter for monitoring or controlling aqueous solutions including injection moulding, die casting, monitoring coolants in metal cutting applications and monitoring the cooling water during robot welding.

ProMinent's TriPower MF oscillating displacement pump ProMinent's TriPower MF oscillating displacement pump

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.

Bookings for Pump Industry Award ceremony

2009 Pump Industry Awards ceremony is now accepting bookings

Eaton Corporation launch Series 760 axial piston pump and fixed motor Eaton Corporation launch Series 760 axial piston pump and fixed motor

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

Peerless Pump's Trade Out-Trade Up program for pumps

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