News for May 2010

News Archive

Weir, Mitsubishi team up to target UK nuclear pumps market

The Weir Group plc and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) are to jointly develop activities in the UK nuclear new build market under the WEIR-MHI brand.

Pump Solutions Group wins Frost & Sullivan award

The award was presented as part of the 2010 North American Positive Displacement Pumps Customer Value Enhancement of the Year Award.

Verderflex pumps chosen by paper packaging company

The pan European company has chosen Verderflex industrial peristaltic pumps for use at one of its UK production facilities.

Aussie Pumps enters arrangement with Honda

A three year warranty is available on all Honda GX series engines fitted to Aussie Pump products.

Wilo HVAC pump requires less power

Wilo has introduced the Wilo-Star-Z NOVA, a circulation pump designed for consumer HVAC systems.

Special systems for coating cars Special systems for coating cars

Reinhard Kurtz and Katrine Abraham discuss automotive industry and other surface treatment applications. They examine the issues and look at how to design pumps and seals to handle the fluids concerned. Their simple solutions allow smooth process flows without disturbances and costly downtime.

Pump Engineering enters fifth year of partnership with Global Defense Technology & Systems

The Energy Recovery Inc division provides desalination components for the Global Defense Technology & Systems (GDTS) Tactical Water Purification System (TWPS).

ABS receives €1.2 million order for pumps and mixers

The pumps and mixers are expected to be delivered to a wastewater treatment plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the second half of 2010.

Landia Chopper pump set to completes 10 years of uninterrupted service Landia Chopper pump set to completes 10 years of uninterrupted service

The dry-installed Chopper pump has been in continual service at Saeby Fish Processing Plant in Denmark.

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute produce diamond ceramic composite for seals

The DiaCer is a wear-resistant diamond-coated ceramic composite material suitable for use in pump seals.

Met-Pro rebrands pump group as Met-Pro Global Pump Solutions

Met-Pro Corp is rebranding its pump group as Met-Pro Global Pump Solutions.

Salvatore Robuschi launches new range of cantilever pumps Salvatore Robuschi launches new range of cantilever pumps

The cantilever pump has minimum maintenance costs, can run dry and without level controls and will immediately prime when liquid returns to the sump and covers the casing.

Watson-Marlow dye pump allows easy colour change Watson-Marlow dye pump allows easy colour change

Watson-Marlow has developed a Neat Dye version of its 520 peristaltic pump for the pulp and paper industry.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and BHEL win Indian pump order

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd and India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) have jointly received an order for 18 pumps as part of a steam turbine generator package to be installed at a new thermal power generation plant being built by NTPC Ltd at Barh in Bihar, in eastern India.

Curtiss-Wright and Westinghouse test world's largest canned-motor reactor coolant pump

Curtiss-Wright Flow Control - EMD and Westinghouse Electric Co LLC are continuing their successful testing of the world’s largest canned-motor reactor coolant pump at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control EMD’s facility in Cheswick, Pennsylvania.

Schaeffler monitoring system detects early gears damage Schaeffler monitoring system detects early gears damage

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd has launched the FAG Wear Debris Monitor, a combined oil and vibration monitoring system, in the UK.

Garlock develops Gylon Style 3522 diaphragm for valve applications Garlock develops Gylon Style 3522 diaphragm for valve applications

The diaghragms are moulded from Gylon, a proprietary modified PTFE, in sizes from DN8 to DN50 and are designed to provide extended life for valve applications.

Neptune Chemical Pump Co wins ISO certification

Neptune, part of the Pump Solutions Group, has recently received ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Asahi/America introduces updated Thermoplastic Valve and Piping Systems Catalogue

The catalogue presents an overview of Asahi/America’s thermoplastic fluid handing product lines and capabilities for distributors, engineers and installers.

Moyno releases new brochure on the Moyno Mag Drive 500 series pumps

The two page, full colour brochure from Moyno includes product features and user benefits, performance characteristics and typical applications.

Landia employee wins Royal Award for 50 years service Landia employee wins Royal Award for 50 years service

The Secretary of the Royal Cabinet presented Ewald Green with his award during a ceremony at Landia’s headquarters in Lem, Jutland.

Singer Valve expands line of control valves Singer Valve expands line of control valves

The valves can be used in a variety of pilot systems for many different applications, such as pressure reducing, pressure sustaining, pressure relief and flow limiting.

Developments in metering diaphragms Developments in metering diaphragms

Modern metering pumps are generally environmentally friendly and efficient. To ensure reliability and safety when handling hazardous media, hermetically-sealed equipment uses intelligent break-sensing and separating diaphragms, plus reliable failure recognition. A Bubb and B Freissler of ProMinent Dosiertechnik report.

Grundfos opens state-of-the-art pump testing facility in Wahlstedt, Germany

Grundfos Pumps has officially opened a fire pump test facility at the company’s production facility in Wahlstedt, Germany.

ClydeUnion Pumps wins Scottish Engineering Award

The 2010 Scottish Engineering Award has gone to ClydeUnion Pumps.

John Crane benefits from restructuring and cost saving initiatives

Smiths Group plc says that John Crane, its sealing business, continues to deliver operational and margin improvements as a result of its global restructuring programme and other cost saving initiatives.

Colfax opens repair facility in Norfolk, Virginia to serve US Navy and defence customers

Colfax Corp is opening an East Coast Repair Centre in Norfolk, Virginia later this month.

Metso opens new office facilities in Pennsylvania

The Metso Mining and Construction Technology business has inaugurated new office facilities in York, Pennsylvania, USA after a €10 million investment.

KSB inaugurates production and test facility for large power station pumps in Frankenthal KSB inaugurates production and test facility for large power station pumps in Frankenthal

KSB AG has officially opened its new production and test facility for large power station pumps with drive ratings of up to 50MW at its Frankenthal site in Germany.

Micro-Epsilon launches eddy sensors for hydraulic duties

The new range of displacement measurement sensors use the recently-developed printed coil and permanent magnet technology.

Nikkiso-KSB launches new pump type series for chemical and petrochemical industries

The type series pumps are designed for a minimum of 20 years operation in a refinery under heavy-duty conditions for pressures of at least 40 bar.

Ion Science introduces the TVOC SystemPlus

The environmentally sealed, continuous monitor contains a photoionisation detector and integrated pump for rapid detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Best Controls launches controller for VFDs Best Controls launches controller for VFDs

The PC 4000, a dedicated pump controller for pressure control applications using variable frequency drives (VFDs).

Vanton Pump introduces thermoplastic centrifugal pump Vanton Pump introduces thermoplastic centrifugal pump

The Sump-Gard model SGK-2700 thermoplastic centrifugal pump handles flows to 4,500 lpm (1,200 gpm) at heads to 60 m (200 ft).

Hydraulic Institute seeks qualified North Americans to participate in review process

Under the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Hydraulic Institute (HI) is seeking individuals to review the draft of an updated pump Standard.

Michael Smith Engineers introduces the EF Series sealless drum pump

The sealless drum pump is designed for light to medium duty as an alternative to hand pumps, and includes a built-in hose and cord clip for storage convenience.

Bord na Mona Environmental Products reaches 600 installation milestone for odour control systems

The recent installation of a series of odour control system solutions at sites in the USA, Europe and Asia has brought the company to the 600 benchmark.

Aerodyne gate valves move dry materials

Aerodyne has introduced the GatorGate double dump valve for the transfer of chunky, fibrous, and abrasive material.

Constant checking keeps systems safe Constant checking keeps systems safe

As equipment and machinery becomes more complex and automated, the need to have a properly structured and funded manintenance strategy is more important than ever. A recently released white paper provides engineers with advice and guidence on the condition monitoring of rolling bearings.

Flowserve wins US$10mn order for desalination energy recovery systems

Flowserve Corp has won a US$10 million order for CALDER Dual Work Exchanger Energy Recovery (DWEER) units for the Sorek seawater desalination plant in Israel.

Thompson Pump reach twenty year milestone for Pumpology School Thompson Pump reach twenty year milestone for Pumpology School

The 20th annual Pumpology School was held in at Thompson corporate facilities in Florida, offering hands-on demonstrations and classroom training from industry experts.

Indutrade acquires Finnish vacuum pump specialist

Sweden's Indutrade has acquired A-Vacuum Oy’s pump business.

Amarinth opens new pump assembly and test facilities

Centrifugal pump manufacturer Amarinth has invested in new state-of-the-art assembly and test facilities in the UK to handle current orders and predicted growth.

KSB receives order for two large boiler feed pumps

The pump sets will be uses in the power station of a fertilizer factory producing urea and granular urea, located in the town of Ain Sukhna, Egypt.

Flotronic Pumps' Minichem range delivers aggressive chemicals

Flotronic Pumps has developed the ‘Minichem’ pump, designed for the low-end aggressive chemical duty range market.

FLSmidth wins Middle East pump order

FLSmidth has won a €49.5 million contract to supply engineering services and equipment, including pumps, for the expansion of a copper mine in the Middle East.

Canada’s largest water filtration plant opens

The Seymour-Capilano plant in Metro Vancouver is the result of a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and Metro Vancouver.

New appointments at Godwin Pumps UK

Godwin Pumps has appointed Mick Trotter and Paul Marlow to sales and rental distribution development positions at the UK pump company.

Griswold Pump's new impeller for centrifugal range Griswold Pump's new impeller for centrifugal range

Griswold Pump’s 811 Series ANSI centrifugal range is now available with a 17 in impeller, making it suitable for high capacity transfer within large storage terminal operations.

ENER-G launches Sustainable Technologies division

The new division expands ENER-G’s existing ground source heat pump operation; specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of heat pumps.

AxFlow sets up systems Centre of Excellence

AxFlow Holding AB has formed a new subsidiary – AxFlow Systems BV – and acquired Hendriks Techniek Flevo BV based in Dronten, the Netherlands.

Watson-Marlow launches compact hose pump for sludge

The SPX100D hose pump is designed for sludge applications.

Varna Products introduced the CF15 oil and fuel pump Varna Products introduced the CF15 oil and fuel pump

The CF15 oil and fuel pump is designed to run quietly and require no maintenance for stand-by power installations and other large power generation set.

Gardner Denver Nash produces new range of small capacity liquid ring pumps

The NASH Vectra SX is a new range of small capacity liquid ring vacuum pumps and compressors.

Ag Leader Technology Inc adds dual product control to EDGE display Ag Leader Technology Inc adds dual product control to EDGE display

The dual product control for application operations is the latest piece of functionality to be added to the year-round precision farming display.

Condition monitoring of multiphase pumps Condition monitoring of multiphase pumps

Gerhard Rohlfing discusses the current state of conditioning examination in multiphase twin screw pump systems and how it can increase pump life. He also looks at some examples in the oil and gas industry where, done correctly, it has been found to improve efficiency.

Pulsafeeder develops super strong HP pump

Pulsafeeder Inc has developed the PulsaPro 900, a hydraulic diaphragm process and metering pump designed for the oil and gas, chemical, and petrochemical markets.

Baker Hughes installs subsea pumping systems in Gulf of Mexico

Baker Hughes has installed Centrilift XP enhanced run life electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems in two vertical subsea boosting stations located on the seabed at Shell’s Perdido Field in the Gulf of Mexico in 8000 feet of water.

Hayward Tyler services South African power plant

Hayward Tyler Global Services, a division of Hayward Tyler Ltd, has delivered essential power goods to the Kendal Power Station in South Africa, following the lifting of some trade restrictions.

Watson-Marlow installs pumps at chocolate factory Watson-Marlow installs pumps at chocolate factory

The Masosine MR and SPS series positive displacement pumps have been installed at the Kinnerton chocolate and confectionary plant in Norfolk, Uk.

NOV Mono celebrates 75th anniversary

Progressing cavity pump manufacturer NOV Mono will celebrate its 75th anniversary on 13 May 2010.

KSB presents new Vitastage pump series KSB presents new Vitastage pump series

The multistage high-pressure pumps from KSB are designed for processes involving demanding pressure conditions such as in feeding filters or reverse osmosis membranes.

Kirloskar Brothers acquires shares in Braybar Pumps

Kirloskar Brothers has acquired 90% shares in Braybar Pumps through its Wholly Owned Subsidiary company Kirloskar Brothers International BV in the Netherlands.