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Pump Industry news, November 2010

Electric submersible pump systems company Borets-Weatherford is to establish its North American headquarters along with a research and development, enginee

DXP Enterprises Inc has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of D&F Distributors Inc in a US$13.4 million deal.

Sulzer Pumps has officially opened a new pump factory in Suzhou, China that will manufacture engineered pumps for the oil & gas and power generation market

National Hire Group Ltd subsidiary Allight Holdings Pty Ltd has completed its acquisition of Pump Rentals Pty Ltd, owner of the Sykes Group.

The Spanish KSB Group has been awarded a contract for the supply of 57 cooling pumps for Synchrotron Alba, which is currently under construction.

Weir Group plc is investing US$6.2 million over the next two years in a joint venture in China with Shengli Oilfield Highland Petroleum Equipment Co Ltd to

The PX810 and PX1510 centre-ported Brahma pumps come equipped with the Pro-Flo X Air Distribution System (ADS) featuring the Efficiency Management System (

A media company in the UK required a number of packaged pump sets to complete three phases of new development. A series of pumps were chosen which incorpor

Pump packager and integrator Quadna has secured a US$300 000 project from The Industrial Company (TIC) to fabricate a custom fire pump system and several c

The C100A variable speed controller provides a control interface for Fluid Metering Inc’s variable speed pumps.

The ZE series of 700 bar electric pumps saves power and increases reliability by reducing the number of moving parts it incorporates, enhancing flow charac

BLACOH Fluid Control Inc has appointed Andrew Yeghnazar as president of the company.

The Kalrez 0090 perfluoroelastomer O-ring seal from DuPont Performance Polymers provides resistance to rapid gas decompression and broad chemical resistanc

The Weir Group plc has acquired American Hydro Corp, a manufacturer of hydroturbines and pumps for hydroelectric power generation.

Bjørge Eureka AS has secured purchase orders from Aibel AS for firewater pumps, condensate export pumps and an emergency generator for the new Statoil-oper

Hertz Equipment Rental Corp has bought the Hawaii-based equipment rental company Western Machinery.

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) recognized Armstrong for the Brain – Model DRV80 digital mixing valve.

Fatigue-induced rupture of the rubber diaphragm is one of the most common causes of failure in submersible pumps. In this article, Amin Akhbarizadeh and Al

The free, 8 page energy saving guide identifies various upgrade options and their paybacks, including detailed scenarios suggesting the types of systems wh

Construction has started on SPX Corp’s new 53-acre manufacturing campus in the FOHO Economic Development Zone in Shanghai, China.

The first fish-friendly pump from Nijhuis Pompen BV and FishFlow Innovations has been installed in the Mijdense Sluis in the Netherlands, on behalf of the

Rovatti has developed the SNE range of EN 733-compliant high efficiency pumps.

The video is designed to show viewers how Blackmer has built its reputation on producing energy-efficient flow solutions.

Grundfos Pumps Corp is setting up a new global business development Competency Centre for the residential groundwater market at the pump company’s North Am

Armstrong has officially opened a new manufacturing facility in China.

Marathon and Dellmeco air operated double diaphragm (AODD) pump and pumper parts have been added to Axflow’s diaphragm pump portfolio.

Allweiler AG has delivered eight pipe-bend Allpro propeller pumps to Shanghai Tian Yuan International Trading Co Ltd for a salt production plant located in

The Dominator range of AODD (air operated hygienic double diaphragm) pumps, meet the strict hygiene requirements of the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Here, Alan Roddis examines a typical submersible pump to determine what changes can be made to improve sealing effectiveness. He concentrates on three prim

Fairchild provides Smart Power Module (SPM) solutions for Grundfos circulation pumps, which comply to the EuP directive and received the ‘Best energy-effic

Progressing cavity pump manufacturer NOV Mono has received the Carbon Trust Standard for reducing carbon emissions at its manufacturing site in Manchester,

The agreement focuses on the energy efficiency of side channel pumps, both in production and in operational service, and is scheduled to cover a period of

The rod pump control solutions are designed to optimize the reliability and energy efficiency of pump wells by improving the performance of each individual

The 316 Stainless Steel models 3501 and 3511 provide expanded corrosion resistance to the 3507 and 3517 triplex positive displacement plunger pumps.

Flowserve has opened a Quick Response Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Thames Water’s sewage treatment works (STW) in Beckton, East London is undergoing a major expansion programme which features the latest sludge treatment te

The online catalogue provides more than 120,000 data files which are reviewed and linked to offer fast and complete information sets on the product portfol

The recently formed pump holding company JDA Global has appointed two pump industry veterans to key roles within the organisation.

Amarinth, the centrifugal pump manufacturer, has signed Padmasri Engineers as its agent in India and secured a US$300 000 contract from Larsen & Toubro.

Ruhrpumpen has opened a new pump manufacturing facility in Orland, California.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has given the air distribution system (ADS) Patent No. 7,811,067.

FLSmidth has won a US$40 million contract from Mauritanian La Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM) to supply wet concentrator and train load ou

The LD-389 cartridge seal from Scenic is suitable for ANSI pumps and applications to most chemical processes.

The British Pump Manufactuers Association Ltd. (BPMA) is seeking to bring energy saving domestic and non-domestic pumps into the revised 2010 Building Regu

The vacuum inlet traps feature user selectable filter elements which remove corrosive and abrasive particles from the vacuum stream to protect vacuum pumps

The IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Attractions Expo 2010 is the largest international trade association for permanent

Austria’s Andritz is buying German pump and motor manufacturer Ritz Pumpenfabrik GmbH & Co KG.

Colfax Corp has invested US$3 million in a 17 000 sq ft expansion to its pump factory in Monroe, North Carolina.

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