News for April 2010

News Archive

Blackmer supplies Russian pumping station with reciprocating gas compressor

Blackmer upgraded the reciprocating gas compressor at the Tihvin Mexhraygas pumping station in Lodeynoe Pole, Russia, with a Blackmer LB942-LW model

Armstrong 55 kW drives for control range Armstrong 55 kW drives for control range

Armstrong has extended its IVS range of sensorless control pumps to include models with variable speed drives up to 55 kW. Previously, the drives were only available up to 7.5 kW.

Calpeda MXH pumps in next stage of development

The MXH horizontal, multi-stage centrifugal pump ranges from Calpeda are in the next stage of development.

Tetra Tech – Pascal & Ludwig Constructors joint venture awarded $300 million contract

The contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC Southwest) involves the companies providing design-build services for wet utilities projects in Southern California

Energy Recovery Inc and Pump Engineering win at Global Water Awards 2010

Pump Engineering received the Distinction Award for Water Technology Company of the year and Energy Recovery Inc was recognised as part of the Desalination Plant of the Year Award.

ITT launches new web site for mining industry

ITT Corporation has launched www.ITTMining.com, a new on-line resource for mining industry professionals.

SJE-Rhombus provides 48 hour VFD delivery SJE-Rhombus provides 48 hour VFD delivery

SJE-Rhombus has introduced a delivery programme that aids to ship variable frequency drive VFD panels specifically designed for irrigation pump pressure control applications up to 125 HP within 48 hours from time of order.

Making optimum pump decisions Making optimum pump decisions

In the USA, the McIlvaine Company has developed a classification tool to aid decision-making processes, such as the selection of an appropriate pump for a particular application. Robery McIlvaine explains the theoretical concepts behind the system and illustrates its benefits with some practical examples.

CBM Pumps & Service enters exclusive agreement with Chinese motor and seal manufacturer

ILI Technologies subsidiary CBM Pumps & Service has signed an exclusive agreement with China’s Fulanke (TEC) to market their motors, seals and rotary gas separators exclusively to the coal bed methane industry in Canada, the US and Australia.

Amarinth wins US$4 million Middle East pump order from Petrofac

Amarinth, the centrifugal pump manufacturer has secured US$4 million in API 610 pump orders from Petrofac for delivery by June 2010.

Alfa Laval acquires Chinese fluid handling company

Alfa Laval Group has bought a 65% stake in China’s Si Fang Stainless Steel Products Co Ltd.

Verder diaphragms offer increased air efficiency Verder diaphragms offer increased air efficiency

Verder has developed a new series of Verderair diaphragm pumps: the VA25 diaphragm pump range.

KSB to launch PumpMeter KSB to launch PumpMeter

The pump monitoring unit features pressure sensors and an analysing and display unit attached to the pump to measure suction, discharge and differential pressure and head.

Flowserve receives valve order from China Nuclear Power Engineering Co

The main steam isolation valves and main feedwater isolation valves will be used at Taishan Units 1 and 2 of a Chinese EPR (CEPR) pressurized water reactors.

Watson-Marlow Bredel pumphead suits chemical injection applications Watson-Marlow Bredel pumphead suits chemical injection applications

The 520RE peristaltic pump from Watson-Marlow Bredel is suitable for chemical injection applications.

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies launches MegaRO Mk2 Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies launches MegaRO Mk2

The MegaRO Mk2 is a new addition to Veolia’s MegaRO range of skid mounted units and features the MegaRO programmable user interface with modem and RS232 port

Toyo pumps cope with light slurry demands

Toyo has added two new pumps to its GR range, which are suitable for slurries with specific gravity of 1.15 kg/dm³.

Caprari’s sustainability award Caprari’s sustainability award

Caprari has achieved the ‘CSR 2010 Award’ of the Modena’s Province for its ‘Sustainability Report’.

Pump monitoring: unusual incidents Pump monitoring: unusual incidents

Condition monitoring tests are beneficial in improving both the operation and maintenance of pumping systems. Here, Ray Beebe of Monash University uses a slurry pump case study to illustrate the value of basic head-flow tests for a system where restricted access made conventional flow measurements difficult.

Siemens to supply pumping solutions for TransCanada’s Keystone expansion

Siemens Energy has received an order worth more than US$180 million to supply integrated pumping solutions for TransCanada’s Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion Project.

ITT Water & Wastewater opens new UK pump rental and service centre

ITT Water & Wastewater has opened a new pump rental and service centre in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, UK.

Curtiss-Wright pumps process and remediate nuclear waste

Curtiss-Wright Corp has secured contracts worth US$11 million from Savannah River Remediation LLC for submersible mixer and transfer pumps for the processing and remediation of nuclear waste materials.

Flowserve releases the NAF-ProCap capping valve

The NAF-ProCap capping valve from Flowserve offers tight shutoff and long cycle life for batch digester applications in the pulp industry

Gardner Denver Nash introduces new series of pumps and compressors

The Nash 2BE4 series from Gardner Denver Nash is a redesign and upgrade of the 2BE3, offering drop-in replacement for existing 2BE3 installations

GF Piping Systems valve cuts energy costs

GF Piping Systems has developed a diaphragm valve which is says can deliver energy savings of up to 50%.

Ruhrpumpen enters the renewable energy market

Ruhrpumpen is supplying pumps to the ANDASOL III solar thermal power plant in Spain.

ITT installs dissolved air flotation treatment system in Manitoba, Canada

ITT Corp has announced the start-up of the largest dissolved air flotation (DAF) water clarification system in North America.

Mono’s TR Muncher improves efficiency at CSG Lanstar’s Manchester site

Mono supplied CSG Lanstar with a CT201 solids grinder from the Muncher range to handle the mixed viscous waste oils which was blocking existing pump equipment

Verder designs new series of Verderair diaphragm pumps

The Verderair VA25 diaphragm pump from Verder offers lower pulsation, less air consumption, higher fluid output and an easier to repair design

Flowserve seals nuclear valve joint venture with China’s SUFA

Flowserve Corp has signed an amendment to a nuclear power industry valve joint venture agreement, originally announced in March 2009, between Flowserve and SUFA Technology Industry Co Ltd CNNC.

Bureau of Reclamation to provide $20.7 million for Delta-Mendota canal/California aqueduct intertie project

Using the money, the intertie will connect the Delta-Mendota canal and the California aqueduct via a new pipeline and pumping plant

Bio-Chem Fluidics pinch valves for medical duties

Bio-Chem Fluidics has redesigned its line of solenoid operated pinch valves for medical and IVD applications.

Choosing a ball valve that lowers emissions Choosing a ball valve that lowers emissions

Regulatory agencies in both the US and Europe are tightening controls on fugitive emissions, such as equipment leaks, as opposed to point-source emissions from reactor vents or boiler exhaust stacks. Michael Adkins and Pete Ehlers, both of Swagelok, explain how choosing the right ball valve can keep you in compliance.

Ebara develops new energy-efficient pump series Ebara develops new energy-efficient pump series

Ebara Corp and its distributor Ebara Techno-Serve Co Ltd are preparing to launch the first model of a new pump series that adds energy-saving functions to standard pumps.

Colfax appoints new senior vice president of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia

Colfax Corp has promoted Arne Forslund to the newly-created position of senior vice president - Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Pratibha Industries wins Rs1575.9 million water supply project

In a joint venture with Membrane Filters (India) Pvt Ltd, Pratibha Industries Ltd has secured a Rs1575.9 million contract for the design and construction of 500 mini water supply schemes from the Government of Bihar in India.

Pump design optimisation video

The classic pump design process requires costly manufacturing, assembly, and physical testing to determine the viability of a design change or to generate a pump curve. Also, physical testing typically does not provide sufficient insight as to what exactly may be impeding performance.

Colfax delivers SMART technology systems for new US Navy destroyers

Colfax Corp is supplying US$8 million in SMART technology valve systems and US$17 million in magazine fire-suppression systems and SMART pump controllers for the US Navy's first two DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers being built at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, USA.

Asahi/America Inc introduce the updated Series 83 Electromni actuator for ball valves

The Series 83A Electromni from Asahi/America fits into the tightest of spaces and is designed to be a direct replacement for the Series 83

ABS wins pump and mixer orders totalling SEK10 million for wastewater treatment plant

ABS will supply pumps and mixers for a newly built wastewater treatment plant as well as a treatment plant whose capacity is being doubled

Vortab Company offers thin, lightweight flow conditioner Vortab Company offers thin, lightweight flow conditioner

Vortab Company has developed a Model VIP, a flow conditioner which has minimal pressure drop and is available in a lightweight thin panel.

KSB to supply Saudi Arabian power station with five giant main cooling water pumps KSB to supply Saudi Arabian power station with five giant main cooling water pumps

The water pumps will be supplied to Saudi Arabia’s Rabigh 1,200 MW heavy oil fuelled steam power station located on the coast of the Red Sea

Wilden introduces the Hornet series of pumps Wilden introduces the Hornet series of pumps

The 10 mm and 13 mm Hornet series pumps from Wilden are designed for industrial applications including chemical dispensing, car wash and OEM systems

Kadant Johnson expands line of Liqui-Mover pressure-power condensate pumps

The line of Liqui-Mover pumps from Kadant Johnson now includes a skid-mounted package which use a float-free design, offering capacities up to 180,000 pounds per hour

Valve Concepts introduce new line of manway pressure and pressure/vacuum relief vents Valve Concepts introduce new line of manway pressure and pressure/vacuum relief vents

The VCI 8900 series from Valve Concepts provide emergency pressure relief in both top guided (spring-loaded) and hinged (weight-loaded) configurations

Gardner Denver Nash supplies vacuum pumps for paper machine in Dunaujvaros

The Hamburger Group used nine NASH 2BE3 vacuum pumps for dewatering in the forming and press sections of the PM7 paper machine

DXP Enterprises closes Quadna acquisition

DXP Enterprises Inc has completed of the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Quadna Inc in a US$28 million deal.

Vent-Axia forms heat pump division

The UK's Vent-Axia is launching a heat pump division to complement its Lo-Carbon ventilation range.

ABB drives suit general purpose duties

ABB has introduced a medium voltage drive rated from 400 to 1,000 kVA, in voltages up to 6.9 kV for general purpose applications that do not require an engineered drive.

ABS wins €400,000 compressor order for wastewater treatment plant

Under the terms of the agreement, ABS will deliver the turbo compressors for a wastewater treatment plant in Faribault, Minnesota which is upgrading its biological treatment process

Fire fighting pumps: Reducing the risk of a serious fire Fire fighting pumps: Reducing the risk of a serious fire

Fires in Queensland and New South Wales in August are not unheard of, but are often a forewarning of more serious fires to come once the heat of summer arrives. This makes it all the more important for firefighters and homeowners to ensure they have the best pump equipment to help fight the flames.

Wilden offer the King Cobra series peristaltic hose pump for chemical processing and transfer applications Wilden offer the King Cobra series peristaltic hose pump for chemical processing and transfer applications

The King Cobra pumps from Wilden are designed for use with abrasive, aggressive, viscous or shear-sensitive products which are commonly found in chemical-processing plants

The Pump Company introduce the Varisco ‘V’ series of internal gear pumps The Pump Company introduce the Varisco ‘V’ series of internal gear pumps

The Varisco pumps give a constant capacity directly proportional to the rotation speed and virtually independent of the pressure, providing a smooth flow without pulsations or pressure peaks

SJE-Rhombus sensor for monitoring water levels SJE-Rhombus sensor for monitoring water levels

SJE-Rhombus has introduced a sensor which converts water pressure in a tank into a low-voltage electrical signal to monitor level monitoring in tank applications.

Edwards offering discount for trade-in Stokes Microvac pumps

The discount applies to purchasers of Stokes Microvac 212J or 412J oil-sealed rotary piston pumps when they trade in their existing Microvac or equivilant sized pump

Oil-Rite spray nozzle withstands high temperatures

Oil-Rite Corporation has designed a spray nozzle for its PurgeX positive displacement pump.

ProMinent expands production capacity for metering systems in South Korea

Metering pump specialist ProMinent has expanded its production plant in South Korea.

Thompson Pump celebrates 40th anniversary Thompson Pump celebrates 40th anniversary

Portable pump specialist Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co Inc is celebrating its 40th year as a manufacturer and provider of pumps and pumping equipment.

Aero Titanium delivers titanium pump castings to Ensival-Moret Aero Titanium delivers titanium pump castings to Ensival-Moret

Norway’s Aero Titanium AS has supplied a large quantity of titanium pump castings to Ensival-Moret Belgium SA.