News for January 2010

News Archive

Hydraulic Institute seeking participants for review process

Under the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Hydraulic Institute (HI) is seeking qualified individuals in North America to participate in review process

Grundfos pumps provide clean water in Haiti

Grundfos SQFlex pumping systems are currently supplying clean water for 20 000–30 000 people in Haiti.

Tsurumi to distribute Primax pumps in Europe

Tsurumi Europe has announced an agreement with Primax Pumps to sell its automatic self-priming diesel pumps in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Trolex introduce in-line gas flow sensor for pipeline monitoring Trolex introduce in-line gas flow sensor for pipeline monitoring

The in-line version of the vortex gas flow sensor/transmitter from Trolex is certified for use in explosive atmospheres

Michael Smith Engineers offers new motor options for gear pumps Michael Smith Engineers offers new motor options for gear pumps

The HNP 11500 Series of positive displacement, internal gear pumps, available from Michael Smith Engineers, has been expanded to include new, larger pumps and more drive options to suit a wider range of applications.

IDA seeking applications for 2010 Fellowship Award Programme

Hosted by the Water Corporation and Murdoch University, the Fellowship Awards Programme aims to promote further advancement of global expertise in desalination and water reuse

Grundfos launches Thinking Buildings Universe online pump resource

Grundfos Building Services’s Thinking Buildings Universe is a new web site offering contractors and engineers information on commercial pumps.

ITT Water & Wastewater launch Flygt jet mixers for wastewater and sludge applications

Combining Flygt N-technology with ejector assembly, the Flygt jet mixers from ITT deliver highly homogenous sludge mixtures with energy efficiency, minimal installation costs and low maintenance requirements

Atlas Copco Compressors launches Scrappage Scheme Atlas Copco Compressors launches Scrappage Scheme

Compressors must be at least five years old to be eligible for the Scrappage Scheme which offers £2,000 towards the cost of new Atlas Copco compressed air equipment

Skid system from Severn Trent maintains constant water pressure

Severn Trent Services has developed an autonomous duty/standby booster pump skid system with PID pressure control.

GIW Industries supplies pumps for Las Vegas tunnel project GIW Industries supplies pumps for Las Vegas tunnel project

GIW Industries, the manufacturer of heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pumps, will provide eight pump and drive train systems for the construction of the Lake Mead Intake Tunnel No 3.

Rovatti Pumps introduce MEKVS series of electric pumps with reduced dimensions Rovatti Pumps introduce MEKVS series of electric pumps with reduced dimensions

Rovatti Pumps has developed a range of corrosion proof vertical multistage electric pumps made of Aisi 304 stainless steel.

Thompson Pump’s Emergence Response Team aiding Haiti disaster relief

Supplying the US government and its aid agencies embedded in Haiti with pumping equipment, supplies and manpower, the Thompson Pump Emergency Response Team are playing their part in providing help for the disaster zone

Albin Pump ALP low pressure range of peristaltic hose pumps Albin Pump ALP low pressure range of peristaltic hose pumps

Designed and manufactured for industrial use and advanced elastomeric technology, the ALP low pressure range of peristalitic hose pumps from Albin Pump have no seals, valves, diaphragms, glands or immersed rotors to leak, clog or replace

Westinghouse opens nuclear pump and motor maintenance and repair facility in Belgium

Westinghouse Electric Co has officially opened its European Pump and Motor Maintenance and Repair Centre in Nivelles, Belgium, for nuclear energy customers in Europe.

Water cooling is big business Water cooling is big business

'Water cooling is big business' is now available as a download on this site.

Meeting oil & gas project demands Meeting oil & gas project demands

'Meeting oil & gas project demands' is now availble as a download on this site.

Demand for Boiler Circulation Pumps (BCP) in the Middle East

'Demand for BCPs in the Middle East' is new available as a download on this site.

Wilden Original Series Metal PX8 AODD pump for oilfield compressor stations

Designed specifically for use in harsh environments such as waste-oil transfer in oilfield compressor stations, the Original Series Metal PX8 Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) pump from Wilden is robust and reliable

NLB Corp extend range to 40,000 psi waterjet capability

NLB Corp has extended the operating pressure range of its range of convertible NLB 325 Series water jet pump units.

Pentair donates portable water treatment systems to Haiti

Pentair Inc, in coordination with its Foundation, is providing US$200 000 to fund portable water treatment systems and related supplies to Haiti, following the recent earthquake.

Filton Process Control flowmeters measure a variety of duties Filton Process Control flowmeters measure a variety of duties

Filton Process Control has a range of variable area flowmeters suitable for most process gases and liquids.

Blackmer XLW Series of sliding vane pumps for liquids with suspended particles Blackmer XLW Series of sliding vane pumps for liquids with suspended particles

Designed to handle suspensions up to 250 microns and 25% concentration, such as oxide primers, inks, paints and adhesives, the XLW series of sliding vane particles from Blackmer offer energy efficiency with low lifecycle costs

Series 7000 mechanical diaphragm metering pump treating sulfuric acid at sanitary landfills Series 7000 mechanical diaphragm metering pump treating sulfuric acid at sanitary landfills

Created for water, wastewater and chemical process applications, the Series 7000 mechanical diaphragm metering pump from the Neptune Chemical Pump Company is being utilized to handle the sulphuric acid used during the nitrification/denitrification process in leachate treatment plants

Thompson Pump featuring 4JSCM Enviroprime pump at the Pumper & Cleaner trade show Thompson Pump featuring 4JSCM Enviroprime pump at the Pumper & Cleaner trade show

With flows of up to 1,450 gallons per minute and heads of up to 130 feet, the 4JSCM 4 in automatic priming centrifugal pump from Thompson Pump is designed for sewer by-pass pumping applications, emergency flood response and other applications requiring transfer of liquids which contain solids

Ebara Futtsu pump plant starts operations Ebara Futtsu pump plant starts operations

Ebara Corp’s new Futtsu plant in Futtsu city, Chiba Prefecture, Japan is now fully operational.

Tsurumi Europe showcasing dewatering pump and excavator adaptor at Bauma 2010 Tsurumi Europe showcasing dewatering pump and excavator adaptor at Bauma 2010

Focusing on the latest technologies and new ways to use its pumps, Tsurumi Europe’s exhibition at Bauma 2010 will include the NK 2-22 dewatering pump, a GPN series excavator adaptor for sand-water discharge, the LSC ‘puddle suckers’ and the LH 675 dewatering pump

Seybert & Rahier multilayer diaphragm pumps for aggressive media Seybert & Rahier multilayer diaphragm pumps for aggressive media

Seybert & Rahier GmbH (sera) has introduced four new types of multilayer diaphragm pumps and four new types of piston diaphragm pumps featuring multilayer diaphragm technology.

Concepts NREC offering series of Engineering Application Seminars and Design Software Workshops

The six-topic series is focused on various topics surrounding advanced pump design and is suitable for all levels of designers

Diamond seal faces - the benefits Diamond seal faces - the benefits

'Diamond seal faces - the benefits' is now available as a download on this site.

Power station pump selection : parts 1 and 2

Part 1 and 2 of 'Power station pump selection' are now available as a download on this site.

Bitzer scroll compressors are application-specific

Bitzer has developed the ORBIT 8 Series of scroll compressors, which achieve higher efficiency levels through the optimisation of each compressor for its specific application.

Upturn in refinery and desal exports

'Upturn in refinery and desal exports' is now available as a download on this site

Vacon micro AC drives ‘eliminate unnecessary complexity’ Vacon micro AC drives ‘eliminate unnecessary complexity’

Vacon has developed a range of micro AC drives which the company claims are easier to specify and use but retain the features needed to control of pumps, fans and simple conveyers.

Blade adjustment cuts energy costs

'Blade adjustment cuts energy costs' is now available as a download on this site.

Pumps as turbines for water industry Pumps as turbines for water industry

'Pumps as turbines for water industry' is now available as a download on this site.

Meta Petroleum selects Wood Group electric submersible pumps for Colombia

The Wood Group is to provide 200 electric submersible pumps, 30 variable speed drives and downhole sensors to Meta Petroleum for the Rubiales Field in Colombia.

Power pump success for Hyundai Heavy Industries in Thailand

Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) is supplying a number of large pumps for the 700MW supercritical Gecho-One coal-fired thermal power plant which is being built in Map ta Phut, Rayong Province, Thailand.

Franklin Fueling Systems’ submersible turbine pumps achieve UL approval for use in E85 applications

The FE Petro brand submersible turbine pumps were subjected to a 16-week UL exposure testing procedure with aggressive fuel blends in order to achieve approval for use in applications containing ethanol concentrations up to 85%

NOV Mono rotors help reduce maintenance cost NOV Mono rotors help reduce maintenance cost

NOV Mono has extended its Mono Universal Parts range of replacement wear parts for other manufacturers' pumps with its range of 2/3 geometry rotors.

New president of Iwaki America

John Miersma has been appointed president of Iwaki America Inc.

SPX Nettco i-Series mixers offer multiple mounting

SPX has developed a range of portable and fixed mount mixers for a wide range of mixing and mounting requirements.

Smith Flow Control Easi-Drive valve actuator for emergency operation in a power failure

Powered by an electric generator, the Easi-Drive portable valve actuator from Smith Flow Control provides wastewater treatment plants with emergency operation of valves until power is restored

Change of president at the BPMA

John Veness has been appointed president of the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA).

SPX to acquire Gerstenberg Schroeder

SPX Corp's Flow Technology segment has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gerstenberg Schroeder A/S, a Danish manufacturer of food processing systems and components including pumps.

Colfax Corp names new president and CEO

Colfax Corp board member Clay Kiefaber has been appointed president and chief executive officer, succeeding John Young who has left the company.

Blackmer range of TLGLF flange-mounted pumps suitable for LPG trucks

Blackmer says that its flange-mounted pumps are now available for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bobtail and transport trucks.

KSB wins major order for five pumping stations in Algeria KSB wins major order for five pumping stations in Algeria

KSB AG is to supply 30 pump units to equip five Algerian pumping stations which are part of the Setif Est project around 200 kms south east of Algiers.

Grundfos Pumps delivers pump solution to new luxury spa hotel

Set in the heart of Glasgow the refurbishment of the Blythswood Square site, owned by The Town House Collection, into a 5-star hotel has been made possible through the contribution of partners such as Grundfos Pumps

High-head range is self-cleaning

ITT Flygt has introduced two new high-head pumps incorporating self-cleaning N-technology.

Grundfos partners with DB Services in Germany Grundfos partners with DB Services in Germany

Grundfos GmbH in Germany and DB Services have signed a co-operation contract covering technical facility management and industrial services.

Successful ink transfer with piston range Successful ink transfer with piston range

Ingersoll Rand’s ARO Fluid Technologies business has launched what it says is the world´s first UV ink pump.

Management changes at Bjørge ASA

Steinar Aasland has been named president and CEO of Norway’s Bjørge ASA, taking over from Stig Feyling.

Modelling flows for efficiency gains

'Modelling flows for efficiency gains' is now available as a download on this site. Please check out our other free editorial downloads including: 'Open and closed water pipelines', 'Cutting costs through magnetic drives' and 'Eastern Asia and the power generation market'.

Wastecorp 2B-EC and 2B-M pumps for solids handling

Wastecorp Pumps has developed two new pumps in its Mud Sucker range for the transfer of waste oil, vegetable oil, wastewater, dirty water and slurry.

Schaeffler large size bearings catalogue now available Schaeffler large size bearings catalogue now available

Aimed at OEMs, distributors and end users, the 1,100 page technical catalogue provides a comprehensive overview of Schaeffler’s range of large size bearings, special rolling bearings, spherical plain bearings and bearing housings for heavy machinery and equipment.

ASV Stübbe sump pump for aggressive fluids

The ETLB-E from ASV Stübbe is a single-stage, dry running safe, thermoplastic block sump pump for conveying aggressive fluids containing solid particles.

Wilo names new executive board chairman Wilo names new executive board chairman

Oliver Hermes has been appointed chairman of the executive board of the German pump manufacturer Wilo SE.

McCrometer streamlined sensor for accurate liquid measurement McCrometer streamlined sensor for accurate liquid measurement

Non-invasive, with no moving parts, the Ultra Mag flow meter from McCrometer is designed for inline installation in municipal and industrial water treatment plants

Waukesha Bearings buys Inpro/Seal

Waukesha Bearings, part of Dover Corp's Fluid Management Segment, has acquired Inpro/Seal Co, a Rock Island, Illinois-based manufacturer of bearing isolator technologies.