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Pump Industry news, April 2010

Blackmer upgraded the reciprocating gas compressor at the Tihvin Mexhraygas pumping station in Lodeynoe Pole, Russia, with a Blackmer LB942-LW model

Armstrong 55 kW drives for control range

Armstrong has extended its IVS range of sensorless control pumps to include models with variable speed drives up to 55 kW. Previously, the drives were only

The MXH horizontal, multi-stage centrifugal pump ranges from Calpeda are in the next stage of development.

The contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC Southwest) involves the companies providing design-build services for wet util

Pump Engineering received the Distinction Award for Water Technology Company of the year and Energy Recovery Inc was recognised as part of the Desalination

ITT Corporation has launched www.ITTMining.com, a new on-line resource for mining industry professionals.

SJE-Rhombus has introduced a delivery programme that aids to ship variable frequency drive VFD panels specifically designed for irrigation pump pressure co

In the USA, the McIlvaine Company has developed a classification tool to aid decision-making processes, such as the selection of an appropriate pump for a

ILI Technologies subsidiary CBM Pumps & Service has signed an exclusive agreement with China’s Fulanke (TEC) to market their motors, seals and rotary gas s

Amarinth, the centrifugal pump manufacturer has secured US$4 million in API 610 pump orders from Petrofac for delivery by June 2010.

Alfa Laval Group has bought a 65% stake in China’s Si Fang Stainless Steel Products Co Ltd.

Verder has developed a new series of Verderair diaphragm pumps: the VA25 diaphragm pump range.

The pump monitoring unit features pressure sensors and an analysing and display unit attached to the pump to measure suction, discharge and differential pr

The main steam isolation valves and main feedwater isolation valves will be used at Taishan Units 1 and 2 of a Chinese EPR (CEPR) pressurized water reactor

The 520RE peristaltic pump from Watson-Marlow Bredel is suitable for chemical injection applications.

The MegaRO Mk2 is a new addition to Veolia’s MegaRO range of skid mounted units and features the MegaRO programmable user interface with modem and RS232 po

Toyo has added two new pumps to its GR range, which are suitable for slurries with specific gravity of 1.15 kg/dm³.

Caprari has achieved the ‘CSR 2010 Award’ of the Modena’s Province for its ‘Sustainability Report’.

Condition monitoring tests are beneficial in improving both the operation and maintenance of pumping systems. Here, Ray Beebe of Monash University uses a s

Siemens Energy has received an order worth more than US$180 million to supply integrated pumping solutions for TransCanada’s Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion

ITT Water & Wastewater has opened a new pump rental and service centre in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, UK.

Curtiss-Wright Corp has secured contracts worth US$11 million from Savannah River Remediation LLC for submersible mixer and transfer pumps for the processi

The NAF-ProCap capping valve from Flowserve offers tight shutoff and long cycle life for batch digester applications in the pulp industry

The Nash 2BE4 series from Gardner Denver Nash is a redesign and upgrade of the 2BE3, offering drop-in replacement for existing 2BE3 installations

GF Piping Systems has developed a diaphragm valve which is says can deliver energy savings of up to 50%.

Ruhrpumpen is supplying pumps to the ANDASOL III solar thermal power plant in Spain.

ITT Corp has announced the start-up of the largest dissolved air flotation (DAF) water clarification system in North America.

Mono supplied CSG Lanstar with a CT201 solids grinder from the Muncher range to handle the mixed viscous waste oils which was blocking existing pump equipm

The Verderair VA25 diaphragm pump from Verder offers lower pulsation, less air consumption, higher fluid output and an easier to repair design

Flowserve Corp has signed an amendment to a nuclear power industry valve joint venture agreement, originally announced in March 2009, between Flowserve and

Using the money, the intertie will connect the Delta-Mendota canal and the California aqueduct via a new pipeline and pumping plant

Bio-Chem Fluidics has redesigned its line of solenoid operated pinch valves for medical and IVD applications.

Regulatory agencies in both the US and Europe are tightening controls on fugitive emissions, such as equipment leaks, as opposed to point-source emissions

Ebara Corp and its distributor Ebara Techno-Serve Co Ltd are preparing to launch the first model of a new pump series that adds energy-saving functions to

Colfax Corp has promoted Arne Forslund to the newly-created position of senior vice president - Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

In a joint venture with Membrane Filters (India) Pvt Ltd, Pratibha Industries Ltd has secured a Rs1575.9 million contract for the design and construction o

The classic pump design process requires costly manufacturing, assembly, and physical testing to determine the viability of a design change or to generate

Colfax Corp is supplying US$8 million in SMART technology valve systems and US$17 million in magazine fire-suppression systems and SMART pump controllers f

The Series 83A Electromni from Asahi/America fits into the tightest of spaces and is designed to be a direct replacement for the Series 83

ABS will supply pumps and mixers for a newly built wastewater treatment plant as well as a treatment plant whose capacity is being doubled

Vortab Company has developed a Model VIP, a flow conditioner which has minimal pressure drop and is available in a lightweight thin panel.

The water pumps will be supplied to Saudi Arabia’s Rabigh 1,200 MW heavy oil fuelled steam power station located on the coast of the Red Sea

The 10 mm and 13 mm Hornet series pumps from Wilden are designed for industrial applications including chemical dispensing, car wash and OEM systems

The line of Liqui-Mover pumps from Kadant Johnson now includes a skid-mounted package which use a float-free design, offering capacities up to 180,000 poun

The VCI 8900 series from Valve Concepts provide emergency pressure relief in both top guided (spring-loaded) and hinged (weight-loaded) configurations

The Hamburger Group used nine NASH 2BE3 vacuum pumps for dewatering in the forming and press sections of the PM7 paper machine

DXP Enterprises Inc has completed of the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Quadna Inc in a US$28 million deal.

The UK's Vent-Axia is launching a heat pump division to complement its Lo-Carbon ventilation range.

ABB has introduced a medium voltage drive rated from 400 to 1,000 kVA, in voltages up to 6.9 kV for general purpose applications that do not require an eng

Under the terms of the agreement, ABS will deliver the turbo compressors for a wastewater treatment plant in Faribault, Minnesota which is upgrading its bi

Fires in Queensland and New South Wales in August are not unheard of, but are often a forewarning of more serious fires to come once the heat of summer arr

The King Cobra pumps from Wilden are designed for use with abrasive, aggressive, viscous or shear-sensitive products which are commonly found in chemical-p

The Varisco pumps give a constant capacity directly proportional to the rotation speed and virtually independent of the pressure, providing a smooth flow w

SJE-Rhombus has introduced a sensor which converts water pressure in a tank into a low-voltage electrical signal to monitor level monitoring in tank applic

The discount applies to purchasers of Stokes Microvac 212J or 412J oil-sealed rotary piston pumps when they trade in their existing Microvac or equivilant

Oil-Rite Corporation has designed a spray nozzle for its PurgeX positive displacement pump.

Metering pump specialist ProMinent has expanded its production plant in South Korea.

Portable pump specialist Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co Inc is celebrating its 40th year as a manufacturer and provider of pumps and pumping equipment.

Norway’s Aero Titanium AS has supplied a large quantity of titanium pump castings to Ensival-Moret Belgium SA.

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