News for February 2010

News Archive

Edwards launches Drystar 80 dry pumping package

The pre-configured dry pumping system from Edwards consists of a Roots and inverted multistage claw mechanism, making it more effective in the lower pressure regions

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems introduce 2/2 and 3/2 versions of solenoid valve Bürkert Fluid Control Systems introduce 2/2 and 3/2 versions of solenoid valve

Bürkert Fluid Control System's Flipper 6650 solenoid valve is available in a 2/2 and 3/2 way version with a pitch of 4.5 mm.

Europump 2010 Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the Europump 2010 Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration which will be held in Paris, France 26-29 May 2010.

Pump design engineer wanted

Zi-Lift Limited of Aberdeen is looking to recruit a pump design engineer to work on an innovative solution to overcome loss of downhole pressure when working in oil & gas reservoirs.

Flowserve awarded US$31mn pump order from LUKOIL

Flowserve Corp has secured a pump and solutions order worth more than US$31 million, from LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas AD in Bulgaria for Flowserve proprietary ebullating pumping systems and heavy-duty high-energy barrel pumps.

Gabelli hosts 20th Annual Pump, Valve & Motor Symposium

Gabelli & Co Inc’s 20th Annual Pump, Valve & Motor Symposium took place on 25 February 2010, in New York.

Edwards names new European general manager

Vacuum technology company Edwards has appointed Wolfgang Binder as general manager for Europe to lead the company’s growth in the European semiconductor, solar and general vacuum markets.

Blackmer XL Series sliding vane pumps for lube oil plants Blackmer XL Series sliding vane pumps for lube oil plants

The XL Series sliding vane pumps from Blackmer offer lube-plant operators sustained performance, energy efficiency, trouble-free operation and low maintenance costs

Viking Pump offer extended positive displacement range Viking Pump offer extended positive displacement range

Viking Pump has expanded its line of high pressure positive displacement pumps to 190 GPM (43 m3/hr).

Mouvex A-Series pumps for viscous, non-lubricating, volatile or delicate chemicals Mouvex A-Series pumps for viscous, non-lubricating, volatile or delicate chemicals

The A-Series eccentric disc pumps from Mouvex are designed for use in chemical processing plants which manufature products such as detergents, glue, inks and paints

Crouzet North America introduces geared BLDC motors for fast prototyping

The BLDC motors are available with a complete tool kit of selectable gear boxes, controllers, brakes and smart drives allowing for different configurations to be quickly assembled

Danfoss introduce compact enclosure with IP 55/IP 66 protection rating Danfoss introduce compact enclosure with IP 55/IP 66 protection rating

The A4 enclosure contains power components which fulfil the most demanding requirements, even in applications with high overload torque, long motor cables or ambient temperatures up to 50ºC

ITT, Mercy Corps provide safe water and sanitation to Haiti

ITT Corp is donating five portable water treatment systems to Haiti, providing enough potable water each day for up to 200 000 victims of the January earthquake.

TowerLight dry vac self priming pumps for hire TowerLight dry vac self priming pumps for hire

Tool and equipment hire firm Speedy has invested £500,000 in a range of dry vacuum assisted centrifugal pumps from TowerLight, an Italian manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and contractors’ pumps

Mechanical seal selection for VSDs Mechanical seal selection for VSDs

'Mechanical seal selection for VSDs' is now available as a download on this site.

Two approaches to capacity control Two approaches to capacity control

'Two approaches to capacity control' is now available as a download on this site.

Mixture type dictates pump choice Mixture type dictates pump choice

'Mixture type dictates pump choice' is now available as a download on this site.

Increasing reliability using FEM-CFD Increasing reliability using FEM-CFD

'Increasing reliability using FEM-CFD' is now available as a download on this site.

Pumping gas from field to application needs large machines Pumping gas from field to application needs large machines

'Pumping gas from field to application needs large machines' is now available as a download on this site.

The industry's global career focus The industry's global career focus

'The industry's global career focus' is now available as a download on this site.

Intelligent drives on the rise again Intelligent drives on the rise again

'Intelligent drives on the rise again' is now available as a download on this site.

Reducing greenhouse emissions at origin Reducing greenhouse emissions at origin

'Reducing greenhouse emissions at origin' is now available as a download on this site.

Tubular case pumps for desalination Tubular case pumps for desalination

'Tubular case pumps for desalination' is now available as a download on this site.

Rubber cuts sewage pumping cost Rubber cuts sewage pumping cost

'Rubber cuts sewage pumping cost' is now available as a download on this site.

Highland Tank introduce ASME pressure vessels Highland Tank introduce ASME pressure vessels

The ASME code and non-code pressure vessels from Highland Tank are designed for industrial and commercial applications

Subsidiary anniversary Subsidiary anniversary

The Caprari Group's Spanish subsidiary, Bombas Caprari, SA, is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2010.

ITT to acquire Nova Analytics

ITT Corp is buying analytical instrumentation company Nova Analytics Corp.

Alson appoints Southern US representative

Alcon, a manufacturer of solenoid valves and subsidiary of ITT Corp, has appointed Robertson Industrial Sales, Inc. to represent Alcon valves in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Northern Florida in the US.

Franklin Electric recalls motor controllers for submersible pumps Franklin Electric recalls motor controllers for submersible pumps

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Franklin Electric Co Inc have announced a voluntary recall of Pumptec electric motor controllers for submersible pump systems due to a shock hazard.

Buehler Motor Inc partners with CODA Automotive

The partnership involves Buehler Motor providing customised auxiliary water pumps for CODA Automotives all-electric sedan which is scheduled for introduction in California in late 2010

ITT Corporation awarded multiple orders to supply Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant ITT Corporation awarded multiple orders to supply Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant

The orders for ITT’s Flygt, Leopold, WEDECO and Sanitaire product lines will be used to upgrade the water reclamation plant as part of the Chesapeake Bay Initiative

GoatThroat Pumps develop a pump delivering fluids with no emissions GoatThroat Pumps develop a pump delivering fluids with no emissions

GoatThroat Pumps has developed a pump system for use with fluorinated and chlorinated solvents which can deliver fluids from container through the vapour zone of a vapour degreaser directly to the fluid chamber with no loss of liquid.

Commercial breakthrough for Grundfos LIFELINK

Grundfos LIFELINK, which delivers sustainable water systems to rural communities in developing countries, has signed its first contract with the Red Cross in Kenya.

Gardner Denver Nash extends vacuum pump range Gardner Denver Nash extends vacuum pump range

Gardner Denver Nash has expanded its Vectra model range series of liquid ring vacuum pumps and compressors with the NASH Vectra XL 750.

McIlvaine Company hosts ‘Boiler feed and cooling water treatment’ webinar

Speakers from Pall Corporation, Aquatech and M&M Engineering Associates will feature on McIlvaine’s ‘Hot Topic Hour’ discussing various aspects of boiler feed and cooling water treatment

ITT Water & Wastewater launch new generation of Flygt jet aerators

Based on the clog-free Flygt N-pumps, the new Flygt jet aerator provides a better working environment for personnel during installation, operation and maintenance

Hyundai Heavy Industries develops steam turbine for industrial pumps

Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) has developed its own steam turbine to drive industrial pumps, compressors, generators, blowers and fans that are used in refineries, chemical plants and cogeneration plants.

Smith & Loveless develop stainless steel baseplate for pump stations

The Duro-Last 316/Lean Duplex series 2100 stainless steel baseplate is suitable for Smith & Loveless above grade and recessed wet well mounted pump stations.

AxFlow Ireland acquires Combiflow

AxFlow Ireland, part of the AxFlow Group, has acquired Dublin-based pump supplier Combiflow Ltd.

Wood Group company installs simulator for Shell Perdido project

Wood Group’s Multiphase Solutions Inc has completed integration and deployment of its subsea simulation system, which is being used by Shell engineers to model operation of the Perdido project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Seal and bearing care extends life Seal and bearing care extends life

'Seal and bearing care extends life' is now available as a download on this site.

Centrifugal pump selection process

'Centrifugal pump selection process' is now available as a download on this site

SKF awarded contract to provide seals to Indian Railways

Worth around 20 MSEK, the order awarded to SKF is the single largest released by Indian Railways to an individual supplier of seals

Ruhrpumpen improves delivery times

Ruhrpumpen has put new procedures and a 5S program in-place in order to improve lead times.

Electralloy becomes North America’s exclusive licensed producer of Nitronic bar products

Due to an expanded license from AK Steel, Electralloy is now the exclusive producer of all Nitronic bar, billet, coil rod, master alloy, pigs and ingot products

Moving Water Industries supplies pumps for Californian pumping plant and fish screen project

Moving Water Industries has signed a major contract with the Bureau of Reclamation of the United States Department of the Interior to provide pumps and motors for the Red Bluff pumping plant and fish screen project in Red Bluff, California, USA.

Programmable timer ball valve allows untended operation

Keller Products has developed a programmable automatic timer for compressed air supply which makes it possible to allow prescheduled untended operation of any air-driven equipment.

Cardo announces new divisional structure

Cardo, parent company of the ABS Group, is putting a new structure in place based around two divisions: Cardo Entrance Solutions and Cardo Flow Solutions.

Mouvex Enterprise compressors for oil-free high-pressure discharge of fluids Mouvex Enterprise compressors for oil-free high-pressure discharge of fluids

Constructed of corrosion-resistant, hard-coated cast iron, the Enterprise series of rotary vane compressors from Mouvex are designed for use with fluids that can cause operational problems for cargo pumps

Trimec-Europe introduces flow rate totaliser for pulse, sine wave, frequency outputs Trimec-Europe introduces flow rate totaliser for pulse, sine wave, frequency outputs

The RT20 Rate Totaliser from Trimec-Europe is specifically designed for computing and displaying flow rates and totals from flowmeters with pulse, sine wave or frequency outputs.

Hertz Equipment Rental moves into Saudi Arabia

Hertz Equipment Rental Corp has entered into a joint venture with Saudi Arabia-based Dayim Holdings Company Ltd to set up equipment rental operations in Saudi Arabia.

Neptune Mixer Company offering range of gear-driven portable mixers Neptune Mixer Company offering range of gear-driven portable mixers

Designed for use in a wide variety of mixing/blending applications, the gear-driven portable mixers from Neptune eliminate leaking and the danger of oil contamination

EcoMax sells pump technology to Lewa

Canadian oilfield services company EcoMax Energy Services Ltd has sold the rights to its EcoMax Chemical Pump technology to Lewa GmbH.

Centrifugal pipeline pump joins GE ecomagination portfolio

GE Oil & Gas’s newly redesigned DVS centrifugal pump for liquid pipeline applications is now part of GE’s ecomagination portfolio.

Air motor drives in the paper industry Air motor drives in the paper industry

'Air motor drives in the paper industry' is now available as a download on this site.

Optimization of interacting pumps

This download seeks to learn whether hydrodynamic interactions in pumping systems with multiple pumps can be harnessed to optimize the performance of the whole system.

Editorial podcast - January

The editor of World Pumps welcomes you to the January issue

Iwaki America develops chemical process pumps with Teflon liners Iwaki America develops chemical process pumps with Teflon liners

The MDW line of chemical process pumps from Iwaki America features PFA Teflon liners with silicon carbide bearings.

Flowserve combines its pump and seal divisions

Flowserve Corp has integrated its Flowserve Pump Division and the Flow Solutions Division into the new Flow Solutions Group.

Cat Pumps deliver corrosion resistant pumps for sea water

Cat Pumps has developed the 7CP6111 and 7CP6171 stainless steel pumps, which feature corrosion resistant 316 Stainless Steel liquid-end for corrosion resistance.