News for October 2009

News Archive

Rig to run test cycle for Oliver Twinsafe

The test rig, with a 275 ton clamping load, from Ventil Test Equipment has been designed specifically for Oliver Twinsafe’s double block and bleed product.

Colfax providing pumps for French Navy's Barracuda-class nuclear submarines Colfax providing pumps for French Navy's Barracuda-class nuclear submarines

Colfax-Imo Pompes, the French unit of Colfax corporation, is supplying the French Navy with oil pumps and other fluid handling systems for their new submarines which are due to enter active service between 2016 and 2027.

Successful seismic testing for Flowserve valves Successful seismic testing for Flowserve valves

The multiple radiation waste remediation projects in, which the valves will be utilised, will ensure that nuclear waste can be safely stored while the isotopes decay and eventually become harmless.

Pressure sensor helps level control

Valve specialist Red Valve has introduced a Pressure Sensor with digital instrumentation designed specifically for tank level control and indication.

Godwin Pumps invests in rental software

Godwin Pumps has implemented rentalresult – the Java-based rental software from Result Group Inc – across the portable rental pump company.

Moyno open throat pump for torsional and thrust loads Moyno open throat pump for torsional and thrust loads

The 2000 model G2 progressing cavity pump from Moyno features an open throat hopper design with an auger for positive product feed for sludges with semi-dry or high solid content.

Rainwater harvesting with Highland Tank’s HighDRO

Valuable rainwater can be captured and treated with Highland Tank’s harvesting, collection and filtering systems.

Control panel for irrigation pumps Control panel for irrigation pumps

SJE-Rhombus has developed a control panel specifically designed for pressure control in irrigation applications.

Colfax opens Defense Centre of Excellence in India

Colfax Corp has opened a Defense Centre of Excellence (COE) in Mumbai, India to assemble and test fluid-handling systems for defence markets.

ClydeUnion Pumps opens advanced education & training facility

ClydeUnion Pumps has launched the ClydeUnion Academy, an educational, learning and training centre that will offer the pump company's employees fully accredited qualifications in-house at the Cathcart site in Glasgow, Scotland.

Pumping system is oh-so-quiet

Smedegaard has released its new WallPress Whisper range of pressurisation pumping systems.

Gardner Denver Nash expands Nuremberg service centre Gardner Denver Nash expands Nuremberg service centre

Gardner Denver Nash has restructured its European service activities, centralizing in-house repairs in Germany at the company’s service centre in Nuremberg.

Spaans Babcock wins framework agreement with Scottish Water

UK-based Spaans Babcock Ltd has won a framework agreement with Scottish Water to provide mechanical and electrical inspection, and maintenance and repair services for archimedean screw pumps, aerators, penstocks and ancillary equipment.

KSB equips Italian high-speed trains with pumps

KSB Group is to supply 120 Etaseco canned motor pumps for Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori’s (NTV) 25 new French-built high-speed trains that are due for delivery in 2011.

VSD re-design saves energy VSD re-design saves energy

The GA 5-11/GA 5-15 kW Variable Speed Drive (VSD) oil-injected screw compressor range is a redesign from Atlas Copco Compressors.

Corrosion resistant submersibles for wells

The stainless steel submersible pumps from ITT Lowara are for 10 in and 12 in wells.

ARO high pressure piston pumps for heavy materials ARO high pressure piston pumps for heavy materials

Ingersoll Rand’s ARO Fluid Technologies unit has developed a new range of high-pressure piston pumps and packages for the transfer and supply of medium-to high viscosity materials.

ITT opens manufacturing and service centre in Saudi Arabia

ITT Corp will officially open a production and service centre in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on Monday 26 October, giving Gulf-region customers local supply, engineering and after-market support for ITT’s industrial process pumps, parts, controls and water treatment products.

Landia Chopper pumps handle prison waste Landia Chopper pumps handle prison waste

Two 9HP Chopper pump from Landia are being used to tackle the harsh media clogging up the Crittenden County Detention Centre’s wastewater system.

Cameron wins US$86 million pumping systems order in Mexico

Cameron has received an US$86 million order for 16 multiphase pumping systems, including Leistritz pumps, to be installed on three offshore platforms in the KuMaloobZaap field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Split seal for wet and dry running Split seal for wet and dry running

John Crane has developed a split seal which provides wet-running and dry-running service capabilities with one common seal platform.

Piston pumps reduce fuel consumption

Parker Hannifin has developed a range of piston pumps for hydraulic fan drive systems that can help reduce fuel consumption and emissions output for off-highway vehicles.

Super Max washers from Daimer Industries Inc

Daimer Industries Inc has introduced the Super Max 15500AST, a new line of heated, stationary, electric water pressure washers.

Pump Engineering wins Magtaa water project

Hyflux Ltd will use Pump Engineering’s energy recovery technology in the sea water reverse osmosis plant in Magtaa, on the northwest coast of Algeria.

Seadog Pumps bottle water for Renew Blue

The Texas General Land Office has granted the first offshore wave-energy lease to Texas-based Renew Blue Inc. who will use ocean water and waves to produce bottled desalinated water.

AODD device saves almost 50% energy

Valve specialist Proportion-Air Inc has developed MizAir, a patent protected electro-pneumatic "smart" device which uses "fuzzy" logic to analyze each stroke of the pump.

Energy savings with ITT's N-impeller

ITT Flygt is guaranteeing a 25% energy saving with clog-free N-impeller technology.

Almatec E-Series AODD pumps offer increased energy efficiency

Almatec, part of Dover Corp’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG), has created its new E-Series air-operated double-diaphragm plastic pump line with improved energy efficiency and performance in mind.

Bubble-free flow with diaphragm pump

Gardner Denver company Thomas Products has launched the 1210 Series Diaphragm Liquid DC pump which incorporates a patent pending REFLEX valve design that provides a bubble-free liquid flow.

ITT Goulds launches high-efficiency reverse osmosis pump for desalination

The new ITT Goulds Model 3393 reverse osmosis high-pressure pump with onboard condition monitoring is designed to reduce the energy and maintenance costs of desalination systems.

Submersible first for ABS Submersible first for ABS

ABS has launched the ABS EffeX – a range of submersible sewage pumps driven by premium-efficiency motors that reduce energy consumption and environmental impact.

Wilo publishes new sustainability report Wilo publishes new sustainability report

German pump manufacturer Wilo SE has just published its sustainability report for the calendar year 2008.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries develops innovative heat pump

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd has developed and is now marketing a heat recovery type water to water centrifugal heat pump which enables the continuous supply of 80°C hot water.

SJE-Rhombus appoints international sales director

Water and wastewater control systems manufacturer SJE-Rhombus has named Greg McDonald as international sales director.

Wilden pumps for high-pressure applications

Wilden has designed the H25 and H38 advanced series metal piston pumps for use in applications that feature very low volumes with high discharge pressures.

Metal pneumatic pumps for chemicals

Almatec has introduced a metal pneumatic diaphragm pump range for use in the handling and transfer of chemicals.

Allweiler wins €200 000 pump order for Irish power plant

Allweiler AG has supplied ten pumps to the Aghada power plant in Co Cork, Ireland in an order worth more than €200 000.

Grundfos pump upgrade programme

Grundfos Pumps Corporation has launched an Upgrade Programme to replace old, low-efficiency pumps with new, higher-efficiency pumps, providing optimized pump performance as well as energy and operating cost savings.

KSB gets €50mn nuclear pump order in China

KSB has received a €50 million order for boiler feed and reactor coolant pumps in China.

Details of Pump Industry Awards finalists available

The thirty finalists for the 2009 Pump Industry Awards have been announced.

New scroll compressor range gives 100% oil-free air

Atlas Copco Compressors has launched a new range of oil-free scroll compressors which offer 100% oil-free air.

World’s largest three-screw crude oil pipeline pump World’s largest three-screw crude oil pipeline pump

Colfax Corp has begun production of the world’s largest rotary positive displacement three-screw crude oil pump.

Greene, Tweed wins Design News 2009 Golden Mousetrap Award Greene, Tweed wins Design News 2009 Golden Mousetrap Award

The Xycomp high performance thermoplastic composite containment shell from Greene, Tweed is best new product of the year.

Flowserve wins major nuclear valve order in Korea

Flowserve Corp has booked a multi-million dollar order from Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP) for main steam and main feedwater isolation valves.

Australian desalination plant selects Energy Recovery PX devices

Energy Recovery Inc’s PX Pressure Exchanger devices will be used at the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant (SSDP) in Western Australia.

Corrosion-free pumping stations Corrosion-free pumping stations

Grundfos have launched a new range of prefabricated pumping stations (PUST), designed to work with the company’s range of pumps and pumping equipment.

Allweiler establishes Global Service centres for Emtec series pumps Allweiler establishes Global Service centres for Emtec series pumps

Colfax Corporation and Allweiler AG has established special service and support centers on three continents as a way to reduce costly downtime of tool machines.

John Crane awarded aftermarket contracts worth £25 million

Mechanical sealing specialist John Crane has announced around £25 million in new, long-term aftermarket contracts for the maintenance and support of the company’s original equipment installations in the energy and process industries.

New Mach waterjet series New Mach waterjet series

Flow International Corp, a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology, has developed three new lines of waterjet cutting machines.

ITT Flowtronex launches Cash for Pumpers program

Inspired by the highly successful Cash for Clunkers automobile program in the US, ITT Flowtronex is offering a 10% factory-direct cash rebate for the replacement of old and inefficient irrigation pump systems.