News for March 2010

News Archive

Heat Transfer Systems launches HTfluidfit for thermal fluid conditioning

The HTfluidfit from Heat Transfer Systems conditions thermal fluids within the operating system, which extends pump life, delivers cost savings and reduces carbon emissions and waste

MZT Pumpi supplies Archimedean screw pumps for wastewater treatment plant in Skopje MZT Pumpi supplies Archimedean screw pumps for wastewater treatment plant in Skopje

Macedonia’s MZT Pumpi has produced three Archimedean screw pumps for a new wastewater treatment facility in Skopje.

Creating a common company culture

In June 2008, Ole Weiner was appointed president and CEO of AxFlow Holding AB. World Pumps looks at how he has maintained the Company's growth during a period when conditions throughout all areas of the processing industry have deteriorated and continue to give rise for concern.

MWV launches Adagio pump dispenser for beauty and personal care industry

The Adagio low profile pump incorporates MWV’s Pure Path technology which prevents the product from coming in contact with any metal components of the pump engine

Teikoku USA to acquire canned motor pump service business

Teikoku USA Inc, the canned motor pump company, has reached an agreement with Texas Process Equipment Co of Houston, Texas to acquire its canned motor pump service business.

Griswold E, F and G series centrifugal pumps for HVAC cooling towers Griswold E, F and G series centrifugal pumps for HVAC cooling towers

The centrifugal pumps are designed for most water-pumping applications, providing capacities up to 3,000 gpm, heads to 310 feet and a range of size and configuration options

Hyundai Heavy Industries delivers pumps to Kalinin nuclear power plant in Russia Hyundai Heavy Industries delivers pumps to Kalinin nuclear power plant in Russia

Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) is supplying large cooling water supply pumps for the nuclear power plant which is being built in Kalinin, Russia.

Garlock Sealing Technologies introduce UPE elastomer compound for high integrity sealing performance

The UPE per-fluorinated elastomer compound from Garlock meets the temperature and pressure extremes for the petrochem, semiconductor and pharma sectors

Advanced Diamond Technologies' diamond material aids mechanical seals

Advanced Diamond Technologies (ADT) has developed UNCD T30TM, a diamond material which has been optimized to withstand fluid loss or dry running in mechanical seals for fluid pumps.

Colfax wins €5.7mn pump order from Brightoil

Colfax is supplying 180 two-screw rotary positive displacement pumps to China’s Brightoil Shipping Group for installation in 40 new tankers under a €5.7 million pump order.

Schaeffler acoustic system is semi-portable

Schaeffler has developed the AE-Pro, a semi-portable acoustic emission monitoring system suitable for use in plants that don’t require a fixed system, but still need instantaneous data collection.

Grundfos sponsors Track Cycling World Championships

Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos is sponsoring the Track Cycling World Championships which are taking place in Ballerup, Denmark 24–28 March 2010.

Landia’s Chopper pumps reusing rainwater at wood recycling facility Landia’s Chopper pumps reusing rainwater at wood recycling facility

R Plevin & Sons are using the Chopper pumps from Landia at their waste wood recycling business at Retford, Nottinghamshire, to eliminate potential dust problems

GE introduce the GeoSpring hybrid water heater

The Energy Star qualified heat pump water heater from GE reduces water heater operating expenses by up to 62%, saving up to $320 annually

ITT redesigns Flojet pump range ITT redesigns Flojet pump range

ITT Corporation has redesigned its Flojet Triplex range of high pressure pumps with improved priming and pump life performance increased by 25%.

Parker Racor releases new LT series of watermakers for marine applications

The LT series watermakers, from Parker Racor, offer fresh water independence for ocean crossings, extended voyages or cruising, where dock water supplies are unreliable

Hitachi Ltd to acquire Hitachi Plant Technologies via share exchange

Japan’s Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd is to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd from 1 April 2010, following a share exchange agreement.

Flowserve and Shell complete factory testing of twin-screw pumps for high-boost subsea multiphase applications Flowserve and Shell complete factory testing of twin-screw pumps for high-boost subsea multiphase applications

The high-boost subsea multiphase pump from Flowserve is part of a larger deep-water subsea pumping system initiative focused on heavy oil applications and sponsored by Shell Upstream Americas

Flexible concepts in building automation Flexible concepts in building automation

The advantages of the 'intelligent building' are the increase of user comfort as well as the reduction of operating costs. Existing pump technology, such as that found in heating and air-conditioning, can contribute to this. Here we examine a flexible concept with which electronic pumps can be integrated into different building automation systems.

New flow/switch monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI)

FCI has developed the Model FS10A flow switch/monitor which is designed for continuously verifying flows within liquid or gas process analyzer sampling systems.

Grundfos opens new engineered systems facility in Texas

Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos has officially opened its new Peerless Engineered Systems building in Brookshire, Texas, after an investment of almost US$4 million.

Larox divests Larox Flowsys holding to Capillary OY

Larox Corp has sold its 49% stake in Larox Flowsys Oy to Capillary Oy in a deal valued at €3.5 million.

Edwards expands Zenith range of integrated exhaust management systems

The expanded Zenith range from Edwards incorporates the iXH harsh process vacuum pump and the Atlas family of gas abatement solutions

Aussie Pumps reports increase in demand for engine drive 30% glass filled polyester pump

The Aussie 2 in and 3in Smart pumps have 6.5HP Honda engines and are designed for handling liquid fertiliser and other agricultural chemicals

Torishima Pump posts strong gains in orders and net profit

In the nine months to 31 December 2009, Japan’s Torishima Pump Mfg Co Ltd has secured orders worth ¥49.7 billion, sales of ¥29.5 billion, operating profit of ¥1.7 billion, and net profit of ¥1.7 billion.

KNF Neuberger develops diaphragm range with improved performance-to-size ratio KNF Neuberger develops diaphragm range with improved performance-to-size ratio

The diaphragm pump from KNF Neuberger is designed for liquid transferring with a high performance-to-size ratio

Godwin Pumps launches website dedicated to its participation at Bauma 2010

Godwin’s Bauma website invites show attendees to visit the Godwin Pumps stand, where the company will introduce two new pumps for the international market

Pfeiffer Vacuum develop robust turbo pump suitable for harsh industry Pfeiffer Vacuum develop robust turbo pump suitable for harsh industry

Pfeiffer Vacuum has developed the HiPace60 turbo pump which has a robust bearing system, making the pump suitable for use in punishing industrial applications.

Sheffield Forgemasters to install 15 000 tonne forging press

Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd has secured £140 million in funding, including an £80 million UK Government loan, to install the UK’s first 15 000 tonne forging press to manufacture ultra-large nuclear components, including pumps.

ITT appoints Marc DeSilva as Oil & Gas business development director

ITT Industrial Process has named Marc DeSilva as business development director for ITT Oil & Gas and Global Project Management.

Pump selection: A real example Pump selection: A real example

Choosing the most appropriate and cost-effective centrifugal pump for a given duty requires strict adherance to a thorough selection process as Eduardo Larralde and Rafael Ocampo discussed in the first article of this two-part series. Here they demonstrate the application of the selection procedure in practice with a real-life example.

Monitron launches six ranges of general purpose sensors Monitron launches six ranges of general purpose sensors

The six ranges of general purpose sensors from Monitron are designed for vibration analysis and machine protection in a variety of industrial applications

Syrris syringe pump offers smoother flow Syrris syringe pump offers smoother flow

Syrris has developed the Asia syringe pump for flow chemistry applications.

Kirloskar Brothers joint venture wins Bangalore order

Kirloskar Brothers Ltd's joint venture KBL-SPML has received an order from Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board in India for civil and electromechanical works for the pumping station and reservoirs at TK Halli, Harohalli and Tataguni.

Wilo names new head of Sales and Marketing

At Wilo SE, Dipl-Ing Alexander von Schweinitz will take over the executive board function of Sales and Marketing from 1 July 2010.

Garlock Sealing Technologies launches Micro-Tec II website

The revised Micro-Tec II website from Garlock features an easy-to-use technology navigator which allows the users to explore the benefits of the Micr-Tec bearing isolator

Minco offers free guide for choosing sensor and instrument solutions

The guide assists with defining temperature sensing application requirements, determining which sensing technology is best, comparing sensor alternatives and obtaining parts for testing and prototype sensors

KSB updates Etanorm SYT reinforced casing pumps KSB updates Etanorm SYT reinforced casing pumps

KSB Aktiengesellschaft has updated its Etanorm SYT single-stage volute casing pump series.

Rolls-Royce to add Parker Aerospace heat management valves to the Trent XWB engine programme Rolls-Royce to add Parker Aerospace heat management valves to the Trent XWB engine programme

Rolls-Royce has exercised its option to add Parker Aerospace’s heat management valves to the pneumatics package it already supplies on the Trent XWB engine programme

Oerlikon Leybold Vacumm develops vacuum pumps for PV applications

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, a German supplier of vacuum systems, has developed a new range of dry vacuum pumps.

Flowserve receives order in excess of $15 million from State Nuclear Power Engineering Company Flowserve receives order in excess of $15 million from State Nuclear Power Engineering Company

The order for ASME Section III safety-related globe and gate valves, and Flowserve Limitorque actuators will be used at the Westinghouse nuclear power plant in China

ITT Water & Wastewater forms projects team

In the UK, ITT Water & Wastewater (ITT WWW) has set up ITT Projects, a 12-strong team responsible for project management, implementation and installation of complex solutions, such as sewage treatment facility refurbishment, working across ITT WWW’s main pump, filtration and water treatment brands and services nationally.

Johnson Pump’s TopFilter range for removing debris Johnson Pump’s TopFilter range for removing debris

The filtration products from Johnson Pump are available in two ranges, four material options and 11 separate sizes offering filtration levels down to 10 microns

Alcon releases 2010 Solenoid Valves and Accessories Catalogue

The catalogue from ITT subsidiary, Alcon, features industry-specific iconography, application information, product selection guides and a Build-A-valve ordering methodology

Varley Pumps upgrades pump range Varley Pumps upgrades pump range

Varley Pumps, a division of the Hayward Tyler Group, has upgraded the largest pump in its range of standard double helical gear pumps.

Metso officially opens Metso Park in India

Metso has inaugurated its Metso Park facility in Alwar city, Rajasthan, India.

Blackmer STX3-DEF sliding vane pumps for Diesel Exhaust Fluid Blackmer STX3-DEF sliding vane pumps for Diesel Exhaust Fluid

The sliding vane pumps from Blackmer are designed for loading and unloading Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in EPA 2010 vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology

Wilden introduce Saniflo vacuum-controlled series metal pumps Wilden introduce Saniflo vacuum-controlled series metal pumps

The Saniflo vacuum-controlled pumps from Wilden are designed to efficiently and sanitarily handle a wide range of very large solids in food-processing applications

Hydraulic Institute elects new 2010 board of directors and officers

The Hydraulic Institute, the largest association of pump manufacturers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America, has announced its 2010 board of directors and officers.

Centrifugal pumps: Pump selection - a real example Centrifugal pumps: Pump selection - a real example

Choosing the most appropriate and cost-effective centrifugal pump for a given duty requires strict adherence to a thorough selection process, as Eduardo Larralde and Rafael Ocampo discussed in the first article of this two-part series. Here they demonstrate the application of the selection procedure in practice with a real-life example.

Jürg Oleas to continue as GEA Group CEO until 2013

GEA Group AG’s supervisory board has extended Jürg Oleas’s appointment as chairman of the executive board and industrial relations director until 31 December 2013.

Ebara develops 3-inch high-speed submersible pump system for deep well market Ebara develops 3-inch high-speed submersible pump system for deep well market

Ebara has launched a new line of 3-inch high-speed submersible pump systems for deep well services.

ProMinent reveals new metering pump design

ProMinent has redesigned its Beta/ 4 and Beta/ 5 solenoid metering pump.

RCI Technologies offering three models of its remote pumping unit fuel recirculating system

The FRS 660-RPU-UL remote pumping unit fuel recirculating system, from RCI Technologies, is designed to automatically circulate and clean stored fuel.

Modifications to Blackmer's sliding vane range Modifications to Blackmer's sliding vane range

Blackmer is to reintroduce its Model SGLD4B 4-inch sliding vane specialty gas pump with some modifications.

Southwest Water to transform china clay quarry into a reservoir

The £1.2 million scheme will see former quarry, Stannon Lake, turned into the second largest reservoir in Cornwall, holding the equivalent of 3,200 Olympic swimming pools of water

KSB Group equips pumping station in Mexico KSB Group equips pumping station in Mexico

KSB de Mexico SA de CV has received an order to equip the La Caldera pumping station in Mexico City with 24 large wastewater pumps.

Flowserve release redesigned Noble Alloy swing check valve for chemical applications

The Noble Alloy swing check valve from Flowserve offers corrosive resistance and high reliability in severe service chemical applications

Titan Enterprises to launch ultrasonic flowmeter for small bore flow metering

Developed with Cranfield University, the Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter is capable of monitoring flow over a range of 200:1 and has an accuracy of more than +1.5%

Biwater AEWT ships 9.28 MGD reverse osmosis system to Los Angeles

Biwater AEWT has delivered all four reverse osmosis trains on time to the Santa Monica Water Treatment Plant in Los Angeles, California.

Moyno develop progressive cavity pump for wineries

Moyno has developed a progressing cavity pump designed for winery applications such as pump overs, pumping high fining solids or a tote of crushed grapes.

Schubert & Salzer Control Systems produce explosion-proof actuator positioner Schubert & Salzer Control Systems produce explosion-proof actuator positioner

Schubert & Salzer Control Systems’s 8049 digital unit for positioning pneumatically controlled actuators is now available in two explosive proof versions with a two-wire system.

ABS to set up pump production plant in China

ABS is to open a new production facility in China to assemble pumps, compressors and mixers for the Chinese wastewater treatment market.

Atlas Copco Compressors exhibiting at IXEW 2010 Atlas Copco Compressors exhibiting at IXEW 2010

Visitors to stand H30 will see Atlas Copco exhibiting its latest compression technologies which meet the water industry’s specific application needs

Colfax Corporation launches 'Global Oil & Gas Centre of Excellence' website

The application-based, educational website contains detailed information on the use of fluid-handling technologies, specifically for the unique requirements of the oil & gas industry

Wilden introduce AODD pump for adhesive-backing applications Wilden introduce AODD pump for adhesive-backing applications

The original series T2 metal Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) pump from Wilden features performance versatility, such as the attachment of a poluene coating to paper products

Thomas Division develop air compressor for medical duties

Thomas Division, a Gardner Denver company, has developed the Thomas 230 Series, a new brushless DC WOB-L air compressor designed for medical and other applications requiring a compact, lightweight pump with variable output.

Blackmer exhibiting at the International Liquid Terminal Association’s 30th annual show Blackmer exhibiting at the International Liquid Terminal Association’s 30th annual show

The Annual International Operating Conference & Trade Show brings professionals together from the worldwide bulk liquid-terminal industry

Southern Water selects Mono EZstrip pumps for UK sludge treatment centre

Southern Water has installed six Mono EZstrip maintain in place pumps at its Millbrook sludge treatment centre (STC) in Southampton, UK.