News for August 2010

News Archive

Asahi/America Inc expands line of butterfly valves

The line now includes the Type 57LIS, which enables direct replacement of metallic butterfly valves and conforms to ISO-5752 short face-to-face dimensions.

SPX appoints new general manager of SPX India and Africa

Raj Kapur is the new general manager of SPX India and Africa.

ClydeUnion Pumps and Bjørge sign distribution and service agreement

ClydeUnion Pumps has entered into a distribution and service agreement with Bjørge Eureka AS, a subsidiary of Bjørge ASA, covering the Norwegian market.

ZUWA exhibiting new pump at Automechanika 2010

The pump is a combination of a ZUWA impeller pump with a pneumatic motor, and is designed to be used where available compressed air is available for use.

OK Snacks using Landia Chopper pumps

The Chopper pumps have eliminated the clogging of fats and pieces of pig skin in the manufacture of Pork Scratchings which were causing equipment breakdown.

Landia extends factory

Landia has invested £1.65 million in a 2,000 m³ extension to the company’s headquarters in Denmark in order to increase productivity.

Met-Pro Global Pump Solutions Sethco exhibiting at WEFTEC

The company will be at stand 6019 at the 83rd Annual WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference) from 2-6 October in New Orleans, USA

Grundfos chairman celebrates 50 years in pumps Grundfos chairman celebrates 50 years in pumps

Grundfos Group chairman Niels Due Jensen is celebrating his 50th anniversary with the Danish pump company.

Siemens supplying steelworks with water treatment plant

Slovakia Steel Mills will use the plant to treat the water used for direct and indirect cooling at its new steel mill in Strazske, Slovakia.

Packaged boosters for commerce

This month sees the start of a three-part series that will build into a reference for commercial building packaged booster sets. This first part examines background and set design. The second part will look at cariable speed booster sets, while the third will focus on high-rise building boosters.

Hayward Tyler Group receives pump order

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) Beijing Co. has ordered two boiler circulation pumps for delivery to CIF Beijing in Tianjinxin Port, China.

John Crane exhibiting at ONS 2010 John Crane exhibiting at ONS 2010

The theme of the John Crane stand is providing a single source solution which includes dedicated oil and gas industry products and services.

Filtration system stops zebra mussels

Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc has designed what it says is a “first-of-its-kind” filtration system to prevent the spread of a zebra mussel infestation in Shoreview, Minnesota.

Petrofac awarded US$430 million contract

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has chosen Petrofac for the engineering, procurement and construction of effluent water and central seawater injection facilities.

DESMI to sell ballast water treatment systems

DESMI A/S and DESMI Ocean Guard A/S have entered into a cooperation agreement on the sale of ballast water treatment systems.

Colfax expands lubrication systems business with Baric acquisition

Colfax Corp has bought Baric Group, the UK supplier of fluid-handling systems primarily for lubrication applications in the oil & gas, petrochemical and power generation markets.

Baker Hughes buys progressing cavity pumps supplier Tanroc

Baker Hughes Inc has acquired Canadian oilfield equipment and service supplier Tanroc.

Containment shells for efficiency

Pumps use a lot of energy, an increasingly important concern today. Here, Dipl. Ing. (FH) Jürgen Konrad looks at the latest designs and materials for containment shells fitted to magnetically-coupled pumps, which can save significant energy for quickly amortised initial outlay. Operators can profit too.

GPS Navigator for winner of Gardner Denver Nash competition GPS Navigator for winner of Gardner Denver Nash competition

The competition aims to find the oldest Gardner Denver Nash manufactured liquid ring vacuum pump or compressor, including previous company brands, such as elmo and Siemens-Schuckert.

Flow International demonstrating Mach 4 at FABTECH

The Mach 4 series combines Flow’s HyperJet pump, rated at 94,000 psi, and Dynamic Waterjet XD high-precision flat stock and 3D cutting technology.

China pump market to reach US$8.4 billion by 2015

China will account for 21% of the US$40 billion world market for industrial pumps in 2015.

Investment bank releases flow control industry report

US investment bank Jordan, Knauff & Co has published a report on the flow control industry from a capital markets perspective.

Allweiler looking for three of its oldest operating pumps

During its 150th anniversary year, Allweiler is offering to provide the operator of the oldest pump with the latest technology at no charge.

2011 Pump Industry Awards – Call for Nominations

The British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) in association with World Pumps will host its Pump Industry Awards Dinner in March 2011.

VACUUBRAND introduces ME1 and ME1C diaphragm pumps

The pumps offer a compact, high performance and easy-to-use solution for single and multiple filtrations in vacuum filtration.

Vacon Drives exhibiting at The Energy Event 2010

The event takes place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, UK, from 8-9 September, with Vacon Drives exhibiting at Stand 22.

Jet Edge exhibiting waterjet cutting technology at FABTECH 2010

The technology on exhibition at FABTECH 2010 will include Jet Edge’s X-Stream waterjet intensifier pump technology and Mid Rail Gantry precision water jet cutting machine.

Kirloskar Brothers forms new subsidiary company

Indian pump manufacturer Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has set up a new wholly owned subsidiary - Kirloskar Systech Ltd.

Roto Pumps to open Singapore subsidiary

India’s Roto Pumps Ltd is planning to set up a subsidiary company in Singapore.

Flowserve to supply pumps, seals and services to Caspian Pipeline Consortium

Flowserve Corp has received a multi-million dollar order from the Caspian Pipeline Consortium to supply mainline crude oil pumps, mechanical seals and support systems, and upgrades to existing pump units.

Bjørge Eureka wins long term offshore pump systems contract

Bjørge Eureka AS has entered into a long term offshore contract for the delivery of pump systems.

KSB expands India foundry KSB expands India foundry

KSB Group has increased the steel foundry capacity at its Vambori, India facility.

KSB Group exhibiting marine pumps and valves at SMM 2010 KSB Group exhibiting marine pumps and valves at SMM 2010

The marine range includes KSB AG’s energy-saving high-pressure and standard pumps, and pumps sets by KSB Itur Spain S.A. for use on different types of ships.

Varna offers new line of ‘whisper vane’ pumps

The line of high efficiency positive displacement pumps are designed for engine prelube and oil transfer applications.

ZUWA exhibiting plastic impeller at IFAT 20

The new plastic impeller extends the pumps’ range of applications as the impeller is resistant to a wide variety of chemicals not compatible with rubber or Viton impellers.

Franklin Electric launches mobile training facility Franklin Electric launches mobile training facility

Franklin Electric has added a mobile training facility to its training portfolio providing hands-on customer support opportunities to the water systems industry.

Three orders for Flowserve totalling more than $10 million

The orders from China Nuclear Power Engineering Company are for nuclear main stream isolation valves (MSIV) for use at three facilities in China.

Diesel-powered water jet intensifier pump from Jet Edge Diesel-powered water jet intensifier pump from Jet Edge

The 80 hp 60,000 psi iP60-80DS pump is capable of producing up to 1.35 gpm (5.1 L/m) of ultra-high pressure water for mobile water jet cutting applications.

Ebara Boshan Pumps expands China plant

Ebara Boshan Pumps Co Ltd is planning a Yn32 million expansion of its factory in Boshan, Shandong Province, China.

Factors influencing slurry rheology Factors influencing slurry rheology

In this article from Algeria, A. Benretem with co-authors M. Benidir and R. Chaib discuss their study of the rheological behaviour of water-phosphate slurries containing various concentrations of solid particles. The influence of particle size, particle size distribution and concentration on the mixture's transport velocity and viscosity are examined.

Metso to supply pumps to Nordic Mines in Finland

Metso Corp will provide mining and minerals processing equipment, including pumps, and services for the new Nordic Mines Oy gold ore processing plant in Finland.

ITT Water & Wastewater awarded £1.2 million contract

The contract through Interserve Project Services Ltd involves delivering a complete aeration plant package for Thames Water at Riverside sewage treatment works, UK.

ITT seals Godwin Pumps acquisition

ITT Corp has completed the acquisition of Godwin Pumps, a specialist in the sale and rental of automatic self-priming portable pumps for the global industrial, construction, mining, municipal, oil and gas markets.

Charles Austen Pumps launching new range of enviro etx pumps at IFAT 2010

Charles Austin is also exhibiting the range of enviro et and enviro sw aeration pumps which are designed for wastewater treatment.

Pentair expands test capacity at Kansas City pump plant

Pentair Inc has doubled the large pump testing capacity of its Kansas City manufacturing plant, following a US$2.3 million investment.

Flowserve signs pump supply agreement with Saudi Aramco

Flowserve Corp has received final approval from Saudi Aramco on a master purchase agreement to supply pumps, valves and services for the Yanbu’ Export Refinery Project in Saudi Arabia.

Thames Water installs NOV Mono’s EZstrip pump Thames Water installs NOV Mono’s EZstrip pump

The EZstrip pump is being used to improve efficiency at Thames Water’s sewage treatment works in Dorking, UK.

ZW pump series becoming one of GIW Industries best selling lines

The ZW pump series has been designed as a durable, low-maintenance and affordable pump for vertical sump requirements in the mining industry.