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Pump Industry news, October 2010

Sterling Fluid Systems opens sales office in Barcelona

After many years working with a distributor, Sterling Fluid Systems has opened its own pump sales office in Badalona, just north of Barcelona, Spain.

ShouldCost.net is a new service that includes pricing of manufactured parts and assemblies to the OEM, automotive, aerospace, medical and defence industrie

The HS80HH and the HS150HH Heidra pumps are the latest additions to the Heidra hydraulic submersible pump line.

Kirloskar Brothers Ltd is setting up new pump manufacturing units in Coimbatore and Ahmedabad, India.

The LEWA EcoFeed is designed to quickly and precisely complete filling tasks involving media with high and medium viscosity, pasty fluids or masses, withou

The energy-efficient ECUBE 6200 servo-driven intelligent water jet pump will make its North American debut at FABTECH, 2-4 November in Atlanta (booth 3906)

The multiCELL transmitters/controllers are an expansion of Bürkert’s line of modular measuring and control instruments, and are designed for use with diffe

The Vacon 10 drives save money and space by controlling up to three motors with a single drive by using Vacon’s PFC (pump and fan control) technology.

This is the final instalment in our look at packaged booster sets in commercial buildings. Previous articles took in packaged booster pump sets and variabl

Energy Recovery Inc’s PX Pressure Exchanger isobaric energy recovery devices will be used at the large seawater reverse osmosis desalination facility to be

The Ministry of Electricity and Water in Kuwait has commissioned ABB to construct and rehabilitate the Mina Abdullah water pumping plant with local consort

HOMA VICON is a new failure monitoring device which detects and monitors all vibrations arising in a pump station and provides a detailed analysis of failu

The tube elements and pumphead design of the 520 peristaltic pump allows concentrated, neat dyes to be transferred directly to paper machines.

The Grundfos Facebook page will include news and information about Grundfos, including features on the company’s sustainability initiatives, products launc

Sundyne Corp and Nikkiso Co Ltd have reached an agreement that gives Sundyne 100% ownership of the Sundyne Nikkiso joint venture in Tokyo, Japan.

The Dri-Prime venture priming system on the HL260M provides suction lift capability to 28 feet (8.5 m) and continuous uninterrupted operation.

Sulzer Pumps has signed a new global alliance agreement with mineral resource company Vedanta for the supply of pumps and after-market services.

Flowserve Corp has signed a 10-year licencing agreement with Russia’s Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center covering thrusters for ship propulsion systems.

Franklin Electric Co has named Steve Aikman as Vice President, Global Water Systems Engineering, for the company’s worldwide engineering organisation.

Pump production is currently one of the best-developed segments of the mechanical engineering industry in Russia and Eastern Europe, with average annual gr

ClydeUnion Pump has acquired offshore drilling and production services company S&N Pump Co.

Sweden’s SKF is buying US based lubrication systems provider Lincoln Industrial for US$1 billion from Harbour Group.

John D Allen, the former president of Wilden Pump and Dover Corp’s Pump Solutions Group, has established JDA Global LLC, a new pump holding company based i

Ebara Corp and its distributor Ebara Techno-Serve Co Ltd are releasing the second products in its Save Energy Series (SE Series) which was launched earlier

Caterpillar (China) Investment Co Ltd and AVIC Liyuan Hydraulics Co Ltd have entered into a joint-venture agreement to establish a company to design and ma

Under the eight year contract extension, awarded by Repsol, Baker Hughes will supply and maintain electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems in Ecuador’s

Dr Johan Grön is the new chief technology officer (CTO) of ITT Corp’s global Fluid and Motion Control group.

The pump range is designed to minimize known risk factors and reduce maintenance requirements and costs while delivering a reliable service.

Three submersible borehole pumps, manufactured at KSB’s Homburg site, Germany, will be used to discharge crude oil from an underground rock cavern.

Wilden’s Advanced pumps are designed for mining operations where large solids and abrasives are often handled.

The Legato 100 from KD Scientific is the world’s first single syringe infusion only pump with a touch screen interface.

The FKL A pump is designed to be Cleaned-In-Place without performance loss, allowing CIP flow to reach all areas of the pump, including the seal.

Sophisticated controls, VSD drives, efficient motors - but don't forget the pump! Paul Davis looks at how design fundamentals and the effects of pump wear

Met-Pro Corp’s Global Pump Solutions business has received a US$3.7 million order to supply more than 300 corrosion resistant fiberglass centrifugal pumps

National Hire Group Ltd has entered into an agreement to acquire Pump Rentals Pty Ltd, parent company of Sykes Group Pty Ltd, the Australian manufacturer a

The Vitalobe solid rotary lobe pump is designed for handling fluids which are highly viscous, contain solids or need to be pumped gently.

Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa (PVPA) 2011 will take place 7–9 June 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Sump-Gard Model SGK PY800SP thermoplastic pump features a close-coupled, cantilevered shaft which reduces headroom requirements and eliminates immersed

Metso will develop and supply an automation system to AW-Energy Ltd’s demo power plant, a world first in generating electricity from surge, a form of ocean

The OVT (oil-less vacuum technology) priming system, the Compact pump series and the advanced Silent Knight are now available from Thompson Pump.

IDEX Corp’s Pulsafeeder has acquired PeriFlo Inc, a manufacturer of peristaltic pumps for the industrial and municipal water and wastewater markets.

INDOWATER is Indonesia’s largest international water and wastewater trade show and takes place from 14-16 July 2011 at the Jakarta Convention Centre.

Hitachi Power Systems America Ltd has secured a 10-year contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to replace and modify major components of Lewisto

Robbins & Myers Inc is to acquire T-3 Energy Services Inc in a deal valued at US$422 million in stock and cash.

GE is acquiring Dresser Inc, a global energy infrastructure technology and service provider in a US$3 billion deal.

Over the past ten years, the number of M&A transitions in the fragmented global pump industry proved it was not immune to the macroeconomic forces that sti

Additional options to the ABS submersible sewage pump XFP make this a full-covering advanced wastewater pump range.

AlfaDisc was developed to combine the thermal efficiency of a Plate Heat Exchanger with the pressure and temperature resistance of a traditional shell and

The rotary lobe positive displacement pump has been developed for medium duty sanitary applications within the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries

The new models in the 6800 IVS range incorporate the Soft Fill feature which reduces the risk of hydraulic shock damage and water hammer.

The Gorman-Rupp Co has completed the previously announced acquisition of National Pump Company LLC.

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc subsidiaries Universal Pressure Pumping Inc and Universal Wireline Inc have completed the acquisition of pressure pumping and wire

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