News for July 2010

News Archive

Vanton Pumps releases CHEM-GARD CGMC centrifugal pump Vanton Pumps releases CHEM-GARD CGMC centrifugal pump

The design of the close-coupled, magnetically-driven thermoplastic centrifugal pump reduces overall length by approximately 20%, allowing placement in restricted spaces.

ONEOK Partners’ pipeline expansion will add 7 pump stations

ONEOK Partners LP plans to install seven additional pump stations along its existing Sterling I natural gas liquids (NGL) distribution pipeline, which transports NGL purity products from the partnership’s fractionator in Medford, Oklahoma to Mont Belvieu, Texas.

Piab introduces the piINLINE

The piINLINE range of inline vacuum ejectors is based on COAX technology and designed to handle components in the electronics industry.

New features for Moyno metering pump New features for Moyno metering pump

The metering pump has new pumping elements, and integral VFD/motor controls which will improve metering accuracy and repeatability.

Yorkshire Water awards £1.5mn pump maintenance contract to ITT Water & Wastewater

ITT Water & Wastewater has secured a £1.5 million direct maintenance contract with Yorkshire Water.

Flowserve holds first Desalination Technology Conference for customers

About 80 people participated in Flowserve Corp’s first annual Desalination Technology Conference held in the Canary Islands.

Syringe pump from KD Scientific delivers full stroke for large syringes

The new Legato 270 syringe pump has an optimised user configuration syringe mechanism designed to deliver a full volume in infuse and withdraw modes in both small and large syringes.

Parker Hannifin broadens range of bent axis piston pumps

The latest addition to the F11 series, the F11-6, has been introduced to offer greater degrees of speed, efficiency and pressure in many motor applications.

GE Oil & Gas signs agreement with JSC ZKMK

The long-term technology transfer and license agreement involves the servicing of GE’s fleet of oil and gas turbo-machinery equipment installed in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Central Asia.

Aqua-Chem acquires Specific Equipment Company

Aqua-Chem Inc, a supplier of water purification systems to the offshore oil and gas, pharmaceutical, beverage and military markets, has acquired Houston-based Specific Equipment Company, a provider of fluid-handling systems, including pumps, for the petroleum industry, resort hotels and other industry segments.

MZT Pumpi delivers pumps to Serbia and Macedonia

Macedonia’s MZT Pumpi has produced five pumpsets for the Serbian heating utility company Beogradske Elektrane.

Burkert expands line of analytical transmitters

The new addition ELEMENT neutrino analytical transmitters are designed for use with different sensor types.

KSB acquires Italian drive manufacturer

KSB AG has acquired a majority interest in ITACO/REEL srl, a manufactuer of customised automation and drive solutions based in Vincenza, Italy.

Hayward Tyler reacts to increasing demand for fast turnaround on offshore repairs Hayward Tyler reacts to increasing demand for fast turnaround on offshore repairs

The company has strengthened its offshore operations to support the increasing demand for fast turnaround on repairs and maintenance of critical offshore equipment.

Edwards to supply pumps to new bioethanol plant

The company will supply the plant, which is being built in the UK, with a combination of single and two-stage liquid ring pump systems.

Energy Recovery appoints new chief technology officer

Energy Recovery Inc has named Tim Dyer as chief technology officer to manage engineering and R&D initiatives.

Jet Edge and Chukar Waterjet play key role in capping Gulf of Mexico oil leak Jet Edge and Chukar Waterjet play key role in capping Gulf of Mexico oil leak

The companies provided BP with ultra-high pressure waterjet equipment to blast away hydrate ice crystals which has formed inside the containment cap, clogging the containment system.

Modular Syringe-based Droplet Starter System from Dolomite Modular Syringe-based Droplet Starter System from Dolomite

The chemically resistant system enables users to produce more than 10,000 monodispersed droplets per second, ranging from Ø 20 to 250 µm.

IDEX Corp buys Italian diaphragm pump manufacturer OBL Srl

IDEX Corp has acquired OBL Srl, a manufacturer of mechanical and hydraulic diaphragm pumps.

Climate change sets biofuel demand Climate change sets biofuel demand

In the attempt to reduce CO2 emissions, biofuels are playing an increasingly important role. But the aggressive acids, high temperatures, high viscous media and strict legislation involved impose significant demands on components. KSB's Michael Bauer looks at the pump technology that is helping develop this growing sector.

Schaeffler Group continues expansion in Asia

As part of the expansion the company will invest approximately €300 million during the next few years in order to systematically develop existing operations in Asia.

Sensirion sensor achieves AEC-Q100 automotive standard

The SHT21 humidity and temperature sensor was put through a series of tests specified by AEC-Q100 and passed them all without any permanent changes to its characteristics.

Armstrong to launch carbon solutions under ECO:nomics brand

Each solution is designed to offer a lower carbon footprint, enabling customers to meet sustainability goals without elevating capital costs.

Caprari opens new factory in China Caprari opens new factory in China

Caprari SpA has inaugurated Caprari Pumps Shanghai Co Ltd to directly supply the Chinese market with Caprari products and after-sales service.

KSB ITUR opens new pump testing plant in Spain

KSB ITUR has opened a €1.5 million state-of-the-art automated pump testing plant at its headquarters in Zarautz (Gipuzkoa), Spain.

Metso expands repair business with Wyesco of Louisiana LLC acquisition

Metso has acquired the US service business Wyesco of Louisiana LLC.

Algae-X filtration system provides optimum fuel quality

The STS automated fuel filtration system removes sludge and water from tanks, dries the fuel and prevents microbial contamination through fully-automated programming and remote monitoring.

McCrometer introduces the successor to the Multi-Mag insertion flow meter McCrometer introduces the successor to the Multi-Mag insertion flow meter

The FPI Mag (Full Profile Insertion) electromagnetic flow meter features additional sensing electrodes for increased sensitivity and is packaged in stainless steel for maximum structural integrity.

Alfa Laval develops decanter centrifuge for sewage sludge dewatering Alfa Laval develops decanter centrifuge for sewage sludge dewatering

The ALDEC G3 decanter centrifuge provides power savings of up to 40% and has a reduced environmental impact due to lower CO2 emissions.

Flowserve buys Italian valve manufacturer Valbart

Flowserve Corp has acquired Valbart Srl, the privately owned Italian manufacturer of trunnion-mounted ball valves (TMBV), in a deal valued at approximately US$200 million including debt.

Colfax appoints new executive vice president of Colfax Americas

Pump maker Colfax Corp has promoted William Roller to executive vice president of Colfax Americas.

Almatec produces Chemicor series pumps for transfer of chemicals

The Chemicor series metal pneumatic diaphragm pumps feature product chambers which have soft contours, resulting in smooth flow channels and no dead spaces.

The potential of gas shale The potential of gas shale

Robert McIlvaine and Ann James of McIlvaine Company show how extracting gas from shale deposits has become ever more economical, and discuss how pumps can play a role in this increasingly important form of energy, looking at a selection of important wells across the U.S.

Cambi delivers sludge treatment to Norwegian plant

The plant in Drammen is designed to treat approximately 20,000 tonnes of sludge from municipalities in the Drammen region, together with some grease and septic.

Varley Pumps design upgrade kit for obsolete pumps

The upgrade kit is relevant to pumps which were used in the power generation industry from the 1960’s.

Thompson’s Port Orange facility achieves ISO recertification

The ISO 9001:2008 quality recertification represents the highest standard attainable for quality management systems and manufacturing capabilities.

WeGotPumps.com partners with MWI Pumps

WeGotPumps.com has teamed up with MWI Pumps to provide rental pumping solutions.

KSB equips Swedish bio diesal plant with thirty pumps KSB equips Swedish bio diesal plant with thirty pumps

The plant in Pitea, northern Sweden uses wood to produce engine fuel using a new process developed by a Swedish company to make diesal from ‘tall oil’.

Torishima Pump North America appoints new sales agents

Torishima Pump North America has added four new sales agents covering the Atlanta, Chicago, Texas and West Coast regions of the US.

Dolomite introduces Micro Droplet Systems

The systems enable rapid advances in droplet microfluidics and allow users to produce more than 10,000 monodispersed droplets per second.

Grundfos wins 5th Green Hero award

The Green Organisation presented the award during a special ceremony held at the Tower of London.

Colfax to supply pumping systems to Royal Australian Navy

Colfax Corp has secured a US$1.2 million order from Australian shipbuilding company ASC for pumping technology for three new air-warfare destroyers for the Royal Australian Navy.

Patterson-UTI Energy buys pressure pumping business from Key Energy Services

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc is acquiring pressure pumping and wireline assets from Key Energy Services Inc.

Spirax Sarco acquires pump distribution business in Australia and New Zealand

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc’s Watson-Marlow Pty subsidiary has acquired Watson-Marlow and Bredel Pumps distribution business in Australia and New Zealand for up to £2.1 million.

SPP Pumps launches pump parts division

SPP Pumps has launched a new dedicated Parts Division that will operate separately from the pump company’s Service Division.

Podcast introducing the latest issue of Desalination

Claire Young highlights the features in the latest issue of Desalination.

Pfeiffer Vacuum opens Moscow subsidiary

German vacuum pump maker Pfeiffer Vacuum has a new subsidiary in Moscow, Russia.

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum to present UNIVEX and DRYVAC at Intersolar North America Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum to present UNIVEX and DRYVAC at Intersolar North America

The stand at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco will include the UNIVEX research and experimental coating system and the new DRYVAC pump systems.

McIlvaine hosting series of webinars

The webinars will focus on the Gulf oil spill, gas from shale and the new US EPA rule requiring cement plants to meet new air toxic limits.

Blackmer announce electric heating is available for vane range

Blackmer has upgraded the 2.5 in and 3 in models of its NP Series sliding vane pumps with optional electric heating.

Edwards launches new range of dry pumps

The new range of dry pumps featuring screw technology enables users to optimise their processes.

Axflow offering range of larger size AODD pumps

AxFlow is now offering its range of larger size air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps with reduced air consumption by up to 50% with minimal loss of fluid flow.

Lewa develops compact diaphragm metering pump range Lewa develops compact diaphragm metering pump range

Ecosmart ia a compact diaphragm metering pump range which uses variable eccentric drive.

Voith Hydro to refurbish fire damaged hydro power plant

Operator Voralberger Illwerke awarded the contract to Voith Hydro for the supply of a reversible pump turbine, an air-cooled motor-generator and its related ancillary equipment.

Gardner Denver buys German vacuum pump manufacturer ILMVAC GmbH

Gardner Denver Inc has acquired ILMVAC GmbH, a German provider of vacuum pumps, systems and accessories for R&D laboratories and industrial applications.

ITT Corp expands in Brazil with Canberra Pumps acquisition

ITT Corp has bought Canberra Pumps do Brasil, a Brazilian pump manufacturer with an installed base of 20 000 pumps operating in chemical, pulp and paper, and general industrial applications.

GF Piping Systems develops diaphragm valve for reduced energy consumption

The Type 514-519 high flow diaphragm valve series provides significantly increased flow rate performance and lower energy consumption.

Tritech delivers Merlin pumps to South America

Scottish underwater technology specialist Tritech International Ltd has supplied a large number of its Merlin subsea pumps to South America.