News for June 2010

News Archive

ITT Corp teams up with PUB Singapore on water and wastewater treatment

ITT Corp and PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, are setting up a joint research and technology testing program for energy-efficient water and wastewater treatment solutions, including pumps.

AxFlow appointed exclusive distributor for Mono pumps in Denmark

AxFlow A/S has secured exclusive distribution rights for Mono Pumps’ full range of progressing cavity (PC) pumps, munchers, screens and spare parts in Denmark.

High flow valves have lower weight

MKS Instruments, Inc has introduced a line of lightweight high gas flow valves (HFVs)

Flowserve expands Quick Response Centre network

Flowserve Corp has opened new Quick Response Centers (QRC) in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam; Helsinki, Finland; and Martigues, France.

Alfred W Jones – an appreciation

Alfred W Jones was co-founder of Best Pump Works, Flowtronex, and Integrated Flow Solutions. He died June 26 2010 while traveling in London. Here Dave Brockway president of Intelliquip, LLC gives a brief appreciation.

Alfa Laval wins Indian pump order

Alfa Laval has secured a SEK65 million order for heat exchangers, pumps and tank cleaning equipment to be used in the production of a health drink in India.

Alcon appoints Liberty Sales to represent Alcon valves in Arizona and New Mexico

Liberty Sales serves automation and process control needs with valves, pressure gauges, thermometers, regulators and control products.

New selection software for Weir

Weir Minerals France has selected Intelliquip’s Intelligent Front-EndSM (IFE) pump selection software to automate the front-end sales processes for its Begemann line of API 610 process pumps.

ANSI approves ANSI/AMCA Standard 99-10

The Board Of Standards Review of ANSI has recently approved ANSI/AMCA standard 99-10.

John Crane launches new power transmission coupling for power generation. John Crane launches new power transmission coupling for power generation.

The Metastream M Series ZMH flexible membrane coupling improves is specifically intended for cooling tower installations.

Vacon appoints 13 Drives Technical Partners

The partners will provide customers with expert local support in the UK and Ireland.

ITT secures three contracts for wastewater treatment plants in Portugal

GGC (Guilherme Goncalves Correia & Filhos) and CTGA (Centro Tecnologico de Gestao Ambiental) will install Flygt and Lowara pumps, Wedeco UV reactors and Sanitaire diffusers with Atlas Copco blowers.

Wilden AODD pumps with efficiency management system

Wilden’s Original Series Plastic air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps now feature the company’s Efficiency Management System (EMS), which makes the pumps work within the actual operation parameters regardless of the application demands or pump size.

Tsurumi submersible pump in use for 22 years Tsurumi submersible pump in use for 22 years

The LB250 submersible pump, which stopped being produced more than a decade ago, is thought to be the longest-serving Tsurumi pump in Europe.

Iwaki America announces alliance with Castinite Bases

The alliance will provide solutions for corrosive resistant chemical handling for strong acid, solvent and caustic applications.

Syrris finds success for flow chemistry applications with Asia pump Syrris finds success for flow chemistry applications with Asia pump

Since its launch in March 2010, Syrris has sold more than 40 continuous flow pumps and has shipped units to laboratories and academic institutions worldwide.

Hydraulic Institute CD-ROM contains all HI pump standards

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has introduced a new version of its ANSI/HI Standards available in a CD format.

ITT to buy Godwin Pumps

ITT Corp has signed an agreement to purchase privately held Godwin Pumps for US$585 million.

Aseptic control valves available Aseptic control valves available

Samson Controls has made a range of control valves for food processing and pharmaceutical applications available in the UK.

Wilden AODD pumps in demand following Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Wilden Pump & Engineering is seeing an increase in orders for its air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Edwards opens new facility in Taiwan Edwards opens new facility in Taiwan

Edwards Ltd has opened a new service centre and sales office in Jhunan, Taiwan to support its customers in the industrial, solar, semiconductor, flat panel and LED sectors.

GE signs contract to supply Globalfoundries with ultrapure water system

The ultrapure water system will be used at Globalfoundries’ new semiconductor manufacturing facility currently under contruction at the Luther Forest Technology Campus, New York.

Allweiler providing fuel pumps adapted for use with new low-sulphur diesel oil Allweiler providing fuel pumps adapted for use with new low-sulphur diesel oil

Allweiler uses an analytical programme, which shows conversion options or suitable replacements for pumps which are already in service in ships.

Vertiflo pump selection software online

Vertiflo has made pump selection software available on its website.

Armstrong integrates UK operations

Armstrong has merged its two key areas of operation in the UK.

ProMinent hose pumps suit range of duties

ProMinent has launched new hose pumps with low, medium and high flow rates for laboratory and industrial applications.

Back to basics with centrifugal pumps Back to basics with centrifugal pumps

While World Pumps publishes many technical features, it is always good to go back to basics. Courtesy of the Waterworks museum in the UK, we present some brief insights into the development of centrifugal submercible pumps, with some recent examples.

GEA re-negotiates long-term financing

GEA Group AG has extended a March 2009 €230 million syndicated credit line, previously due in 2011, to a volume of €650 million, with the first half due in 2013 and the second half not before 2015.

Hamworthy awarded £10 million in orders for pumps and cargo handling systems

Hamworthy plc has secured contracts to supply pumps and pump systems for the Papa Terra FPSO and cargo handling systems for two LPG-carriers.

Alfa Laval expands range of spiral heat exchangers Alfa Laval expands range of spiral heat exchangers

The all-stainless steel ALSHE VAP is a standardised exchanger designed for use as a vapouriser in a wide range of process industries.

Weir to acquire Linatex

The Weir Group plc is buying the Linatex group of companies, a Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based provider of wear-resistant products to the mining and sand & aggregates industries, in a US$200 million deal.

R&M Energy Systems launch rod guides which withstand high well temperatures R&M Energy Systems launch rod guides which withstand high well temperatures

The new line of rod guides are designed for progressing cavity downhole pumping applications.

Schneider Electric introduces latest addition to Avitvar range of variable speed drives

The ATV32 is designed to be fully compatable with Schneider Electric’s space-saving Lexium 32 range of motor controllers.

Danfoss release new slim-line pressure transmitter

The MBS 8200 slim-line pressure transmitter is designed for hydraulic applications demanding high accuracy and insensitivity to temperature variations.

South West Water approves the use of NOV Mono’s EZstrip pumps South West Water approves the use of NOV Mono’s EZstrip pumps

The EZstrip progressing cavity pump from NOV Mono has been chosen in a bid to improve efficiency and reduce downtime at South West Water’s wastewater treatment plants.

WEF and AWWA launch workforwater.org

The collaborative website from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) features resources for water recruiters, career seekers and students.

3M launches sealless centrifugal pump

The C MAG-PL, horizontal, sealless ETFE lined centrifugal pump has a permanent magnet drive system and no mechanical seals.

Water Environment Federation to appoint new executive director

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is looking for a new executive director.

ITT-Alcon releases solenoid valve for general purpose markets

The latching valve from ITT-Alcon operates using a 50 millisecond pulse, eliminating the constant energy draw and meaning prolonged periods of valve inactivity require no power.

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum opens new service centres in Asia Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum opens new service centres in Asia

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum plans to open three new service centres to expand the company’s existing sales and service network in Asia.

What to do with an old AC drive

Many of the AC drives used by the water and wastewater industry are approaching 20 years old. Even with careful maintenance there comes a point when the decision has to be taken whether to replace, upgrade or retrofit? Here we define the choices available.

Met-Pro's US$600 000 order for Duall odour control system, includes Fybroc pumps

Met-Pro Corp’s Met-Pro Environmental Air Solutions business unit has received a US$600 000 order to supply a large Duall odour control system, including Fybroc pumps, for a municipal sludge treatment facility in the Eastern United States.

Edwards appoints new CEO

Vacuum pump manufacturer Edwards has named Matthew Taylor as the company’s new chief executive officer.

Maag Pump Systems merges with Automatik Plastics Machinery

Gear pump manufacturer Maag Pump Systems AG is merging with Germany-based Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH.

BETE Ltd introduce clean-in-place tank cleaner

The new HydroWhirl Orbitor tank cleaning machine, now available from nozzle specialists BETE Ltd, is designed for clean-in-place (CIP) tank cleaning for the food, brewing, beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical industries.

McIlvaine Company hosting webinar on shale gas industry

‘Pumps for gas shale fracturing’ is the hot topic of the webinar on 11 June 2010.

Emerson Process Management introduces ball valve with expanded outlets

Emerson Process Management has extended its Fisher Vee-Ball family to include the V150E version with expanded outlets.

Finish Thompson releases pumps for aggressive fluids handling Finish Thompson releases pumps for aggressive fluids handling

Finish Thompson Inc has released three new pump models in its DB Series of centrifugal pumps.

Mouvex launches SLP series seal-less sliding vane pumps Mouvex launches SLP series seal-less sliding vane pumps

The SPL series has been designed with no magnets, no mechanical seals and no packing to make it environmentally friendly and energy-efficient.

Flowserve wins valve order for Australian desalination plant

Flowserve Corp is to supply plug valves for the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant near Perth in Australia.

New York’s LaGuardia airport replaces storm water pumps

EMCOR Group Inc’s Heritage Mechanical Services Inc subsidiary is to install storm water pumps at LaGuardia International Airport in Flushing, New York.

R&M Energy Systems develop Moyno PD powered generator

The ElectroFlo Generator is powered by a positive displacement downhole power section, which has been used to handling entrained solids in drilling fluids.

Jet Edge introduce iP60-50R water jet pump Jet Edge introduce iP60-50R water jet pump

The iP60-50R produces 1.1 gallons (5 litres) per minute of ultra-high pressure water for precision waterjet cutting, water blasting, cleaning and surface preparation applications.

Graphite Metallizing Corp develops self-lubricating bearings

The 117 Series of Graphalloy graphite/metal alloy bushings are suitable for heat treat furnaces, glass plants, dampers, stokers where grease, oil and plastic bushings fail.

Axflow’s Huddersfield Service Centre stocking replacement seals

A range of single spring and cartridge mechanical seals are now in stock for immediate delivery as customers increasingly take advantage of Axflow’s seal replacement facility.

Thames Water builds three water pumping stations to boost London water supply

The pumping stations have been built to abstract up to 12.5 litres of water per day from the groundwater reserves in the event of a prolonged dry spell.

Dry solution success in India Dry solution success in India

Environmental benefits of dry vacuum pumping, particularly for reducing pollution and operating costs, have long been appreciated and progressive vacuum users are learning how best to exploit its advantages. This article reviews some recent installation experiences in India.

Baker Hughes buys Russian electrical submersible pumping service company

Baker Hughes has acquired Siberia-based Oilpump Services (OPS), the second largest electrical submersible pumping (ESP) system service company in Western Siberia.

Freudenberg Process Seals adds white EPDM hygienic sealing material to portfolio Freudenberg Process Seals adds white EPDM hygienic sealing material to portfolio

The white material, 70 EPDM 253815, creates ideal preconditions for sealing solutions in the hygienic design sector.

Amarinth unveils new document management system

Centrifugal pump manufacturer Amarinth has a new document management system in place that could deliver significant benefits to contractors and operators.

Students at University of Sheffield create bicycle-powered water pump

The bike, which is now in regular production in Guatemala, is being used by rural residents for irrigation and general water distribution.

Registration opens for Hydraulic Institute's pump market insight workshop

Registration is now open for the Hydraulic Institute’s 2010 Market Outlook Workshop which will take place 12–13 August 2010 in San Francisco.

New management at Neptune Chemical Pump Co

Ralph Gessner is the new vice president/general manager of Dover Corp’s Neptune Chemical Pump Co.