News for November 2009

News Archive

Two versions of air-powered vacuum pumps

Anver Corp has expanded its line of Mitey-AirVac miniature vacuum stations.

Portable water pumps for six sub-districts in North Jakarta

Distributed in anticipation of fires in the overpopulated areas, the portable water pumps were provided by the North Jakarta Administration’s sub-department of Fire Service and Calamity Tackling

Top Line TE series of electrically actuated ball and butterfly valves

The TE series actuators from Top Line Process Equipment Company features an external manual override in case of a power failure

Yale SafeGuard Figure 500 lugless closure for sealing of pipeline and vessel applications

Utilizing a threaded closure cap with O-ring pressure seal design, the Yale SafeGuard Figure 500 from R&M Energy Systems prevents in-field safety risks associated with hammering on the closure cap lugs

Nviro Cleantech considers making offer for Southbank

Nviro Cleantech plc has made a proposal to Southbank UK plc, the parent company of pump manufacturer Hayward Tyler Group Ltd, which may lead to an offer being made for the entire share capital of Southbank.

Extension to Rovatti’s centrifugal line

Rovatti Pompe has extending its line of centrifugal pumps for tanker manufacturers in industrial and agricultural applications.

KSB pumps in offshore platform in continuous operation for 20 years KSB pumps in offshore platform in continuous operation for 20 years

Installed in 1989, the five KSB pumps have been maintaining pressure in the oil field at Norwegian offshore platform, Snorre A and have accumulated between 70,000 to 75,000 operating hours each.

Moyno Tri-Phase system for oil and gas industry Moyno Tri-Phase system for oil and gas industry

The progressing cavity solution from Moyno is designed for multiphase pumping applications, allowing fluids at the well site, including oil, water and gas, to be transported simultaneously through one pipeline to a central processing station.

Expanded Viking SG series gear pump range Expanded Viking SG series gear pump range

The Viking external gear pumps range has recently been extended to include models which provide flows from 0.2 lit/min to 760 lit/min.

Blackmer supplies propane pump for Chiles Propane breast cancer awareness truck Blackmer supplies propane pump for Chiles Propane breast cancer awareness truck

Chiles Propane has raised $5,300 for the ‘Key to Life Breast Cancer Assistance Programme’ which provides financial grants for a variety of diagnostic and support services for breast cancer including mammograms and emergency biopsies.

AODD Pumps suitable for metal finishing

Wilden says that its Original Series plastic air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps can perform in the plating and metal-finishing industries.

ITT C’treat in $2.6 million deal with Dragados Offshore ITT C’treat in $2.6 million deal with Dragados Offshore

An offshore oil platform in the Bay of Campeche is the subject of the deal in which ITT Goulds pumps and ITT C’treat will supply the entire potable and process water systems necessary for maintaining life support systems on-board the oil platform.

Two syringes for chemical dosing Two syringes for chemical dosing

Syrris has developed the Atlas Syringe Pump XL, a volumetric dosing and sampling system consisting of two syringes.

Southern Water names NOV Mono as preferred supplier

Southern Water has named NOV Mono as a preferred supplier, with the EZstrip maintain in place pump selected as a standard asset.

KSB to supply pumps and mixers for 52 Chinese effluent treatment plants KSB to supply pumps and mixers for 52 Chinese effluent treatment plants

KSB Group has signed a framework agreement to supply pumps and mixers for 52 municipal effluent treatment plants in China.

Mono parts now suitable for food and beverage Mono parts now suitable for food and beverage

Mono has extended its universal parts range to include FDA Compliant stators for the food and beverage industry.

Ten Verderflex VF10 peristaltic hose pumps chosen for new wastewater treatment plant

The City of Eagan wastewater treatment plant in North Minnesota selected the Verderflex VF10 peristaltic hose pump for the pump’s ability to accurately dose 15% sodium hypochlorite or ‘hypo’.

Atmocean brings its wave-energy ocean pumps to Copenhagen

Atmocean’s ocean wave-energy pump technology will be featured at The Copenhagen Climate Exchange next month under the theme “More Fish – Less CO2”.

Enerpac torque wrench pump for mining and drilling industry

The ZU4 Pro Torque wrench pump from Enerpac incorporates Firmware 7.0 programming which cuts out an entire step in the bolting process by enabling users to directly display torque in foot-pounds or Newton metres instead of having to convert them from conventional pressure output readings.

Rheem’s HP-50 heat pump water heater ranked 6th in BuildingGreen’s top-10 products for 2009 Rheem’s HP-50 heat pump water heater ranked 6th in BuildingGreen’s top-10 products for 2009

The integrated air-source HP-50 heat pump water heater from Rheem Water Heating meets qualifications for an Energy Star listing with an Energy Factor of 2.0.

Parker Hannifin half-inch H-series needle valve

The bore instrumentation needle valve enables plant engineers to improve reliability while reducing space and money in process and instrumentation applications involving viscous and contaminated media.

HYD-3D pump for low maintenance dewatering

Lowell Scott Enterprises Inc, which manufactures the power take off (PTO) powered TrunkPumps, has developed a range of hydraulically-powered dewatering pumps.

Destination Therapy trial results for Thoratec's HeartMate II miniature heart pump

The HeartMate II from Thoratec Corporation achieved statistically superior results over the HeartMate XVE, including survival at two years while remaining free from a disabling stroke or the need for re-operation to replace or repair the pump.

Landia 9HP chopper pumps copes with clinical waste Landia 9HP chopper pumps copes with clinical waste

Waste from a nursing home in the City of Hesston Kansas was continually blocking three ‘non-clog’ pumps at the adjacent site which struggled to macerate incontinence pads and wipes until they were replaced with the 9HP chopper pumps.

High-pressure piston pumps and packages suitable for high viscosities

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.

Toyo VH slurry pumps for tunnelling works Toyo VH slurry pumps for tunnelling works

Working partially or totally submerged, the VH slurry pumps from Toyo can cope with the heavy and abrasive slurries found in an underground construction site which can easily clog up pumps when the density of the slurry becomes too high.

Distance learning from PumpEducator

The interactive multimedia PumpEducator from Caprari enables SCORM compliant courses to be provided over the web.

Spirax Sarco wins 2009 IChemE Innovation and Excellence Award in Energy

The Flash Recovery Energy Management Equipment (FREME) engineered system from Spirax Sarco won the award for its ability to demonstrate innovation in renewable energy, alternative energy sources and efficient energy use.

Oil-free pump for laboratory equipment

Microanalysis specialist ASPEX has introduced the Hush Pump, a noise reducing, oil-free pump which can be used for scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) and laboratory equipment requiring a clean vacuum system.

New president for Peerless Pump

Grundfos has named Andrew Warrington as the new president of Peerless Pump Co and its subsidiaries.

Dover to relocate corporate HQ from New York to Chicago

Dover Corp is relocating its corporate headquarters from New York City to Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

PH30F diaphragm pumps from ARO Fluid Technologies

The ARO EXP series of diaphragm pumps have a three-inch ported 2:1 high pressure pump suitable for use in the transfer of viscous or high-solids fluids at pressures exceeding 6.9 bar.

John Crane to upgrade and maintain oil wells in Romania

John Crane is to provide pump repair services and equipment for more than 8000 Petrom wells in Romania in the second phase of a key modernisation project.

Flowmeter tantalum sensor resists corrosion Flowmeter tantalum sensor resists corrosion

Krohne, Inc has developed a version of its OPTIMASS 7300 straight tube Coriolis mass flowmeter incorporating a tantalum sensor.

Diaphragm pumps suitable for sterile jobs Diaphragm pumps suitable for sterile jobs

Almatec says that its BIOCOR Series of aseptic air-operated diaphragm pumps is suitable for sterile applications within the pharmaceutical industry.

Edwards delivers dry pump steel degassing system to Tenova Core

Edwards Vacuum has supplied a two module dry pump steel degassing system to Tenova Core as part of a secondary metallurgical facility for McConway and Torley (M&T), a steel foundry in Eastern Pennsylvania, USA.

Hotshot tank for safe storage of RFOs Hotshot tank for safe storage of RFOs

Utilised by industrial and institutional facilities as fuel for steam boilers and power generators, RFOs (residual fuel oils) need to be stored in OSHA compliants containers such as the Hotshot from Highland Tank

Spirax-Sarco’s sales decline stabilises

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, the steam and peristaltic pumping specialist, says that the pace of decline in its sales has stabilised since the half year.

Spill free transfer of flammable liquids from GoatThroat Pumps Spill free transfer of flammable liquids from GoatThroat Pumps

Available from 1 March 2010, the SCP-6500 pump is safe for use with class 1 and class 2 flammables in compliance with UN safety standards.

Weir Warman Africa opens first South African pump rental store Weir Warman Africa opens first South African pump rental store

Weir Warman Africa has opened its first South African pump rental store in the Middelburg/Witbank region.

ASL series pumps from Autoclave Engineers

The air-driven, positive-displacement, high pressure liquid pumps are designed for service with oil, water and many chemicals.

Submersible level transmitters offer stable measurements

Pressure measurement specialists Impress Sensors & Systems Ltd has launched a new range of submersible hydrostatic level transmitters that can be used in depths of up to 200 m.

Energy Recovery launches Quadribaric technology for desalination

Energy Recovery Inc has unveiled its new Quadribaric technology at the International Desalination Association World Congress 2009 in Dubai.

Grundfos ALPHA2 pump hits the 1 million mark

Grundfos has produced its one millionth ALPHA2 pump at the group’s headquarters in Bjerringbro, Denmark.

Metso bids for Tamfelt

Metso is to make a public tender offer to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares in Tamfelt, a leader in technical textiles.

Pulseless liquid flow pump for microfluidics

Dolomite has introduced the Mitos P pump, which provides a pulseless liquid flow using a pressure-driven pumping mechanism.

Leaky ships detected and prevented with Allseal

Used for removing diesel fuel and lubrication oils on ships, the SNS series of screw pumps from Allweiler AG is now being equipped with the optional Allseal leak-detection and collection system.

New MD at Armstrong UK

Steve Cooper has been appointed managing director of Armstrong UK.

Corrosion resistant Graphalloy self-lubricating bushings Corrosion resistant Graphalloy self-lubricating bushings

The new series from Graphite Metallizing Corporation combines the properties of the Graphalloy with the application and installation versatility of a flange block.

ERI to supply PX devices to Algerian desalination project

Energy Recovery Inc’s PX Pressure Exchanger devices will be installed at a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Tenes, Algeria.

End suction range has improved efficiency End suction range has improved efficiency

Grundfos Pumps has launched the CM/CME range of non-self priming horizontal multistage, end-suction centrifugal pumps.

Layne Christensen acquires water infrastructure company

Layne Christensen Co has acquired WL Hailey & Co Inc, a Nashville, Tennessee-based company that provides water and wastewater infrastructure solutions in the southeast US.

NOV Mono extends Mono Universal Parts range

NOV Mono has added FDA compliant stators for the food and beverage industry to its range of Mono Universal Parts.

Tubing withstands harsh chemicals Tubing withstands harsh chemicals

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group has introduced an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE multi-layer tubing for harsh chemical applications.