News for September 2010

News Archive

Multi-pump soft starter from Ralspeed

The starter controls and protects pumps from 1-15 kW, eliminating the need to use a different soft starter for each pump size in temporary installations.

Call for nominations for 2011 Pump Industry Awards Call for nominations for 2011 Pump Industry Awards

The British Pump Manufacturers Association has announced the ‘Call for Nominations’ for the 2011 Pump Industry Awards (PIA) is now open.

Sundyne recognised for worker safety

Sundyne Corp’s manufacturing facility in Arvada, Colorado, USA has achieved Star status through the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

DESMI expands in Korea

Danish pump manufacturer DESMI has opened a second office in South Korea.

Pall wins Outstanding Ground Water Project Award

The National Ground Water Association chose Pall for the company’s science, engineering and innovation in the area of remediating groundwater.

Control and alarm system from SJE-Rhombus Control and alarm system from SJE-Rhombus

The Ultra Nator control and alarm system for duplex sump pump applications is designed to control two 120 V 1HP or 15 Amp single phase pumps.

Back to basics with desalination

This is another in our occasional series of ‘basic' articles. Courtesy of the Waterworks museum in the UK, we present some brief insights into the background and development of desalination pumps. The article gives an overview of reverse osmosis and multi-stage flash process.

Moving Water Industries attains ISO 9001:2008

Moving Water Industries has achieved ISO 9001:2008 for its Deerfield Beach, Florida manufacturing plant.

ITT Watermark wins International Stevie Award

ITT Corp's corporate citizenship program ITT Watermark has won an International Stevie Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year in Asia in the 2010 International Business Awards.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in talks with US component suppliers

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Michigan companies Energy Steel & Supply Co, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control and ClydeUnion Pumps to begin discussions about supplying components for new nuclear power plant projects in the United States and around the world.

Traffic powered pump from Gravitational Systems Engineering

The R-SBP100 traffic powered pump is an entry level product designed for use by road construction crews, it requires no fuel and is easy to deploy.

Bjørge Eureka to supply pumps to Goliat

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd has selected Bjørge Eureka AS to deliver centrifugal pumps worth US$10 million to the new ENI Norge operated Goliat FPSO on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Grundfos posts strong interim gains in sales and profits

Danish Pump group Grundfos has delivered turnover of €1.2 billion and a profit before tax of €103 million in the first six months of 2010.

Schaeffler Group optimises bearings used in Sauer-Danfoss’ H1 series

The optimised X-life cylindrical and tapered rolling bearings have increased the overall efficiencies of the H1 pumps and H1 motors by approximately 2%.

Flowserve releases interactive pump selection tool

FlowSelex enables Internet users to access data on Flowserve pumps by selecting and sizing a pump for a new application or accessing performance details about an existing pump unit.

Thompson Pump exhibiting OVT priming system at WEFTEC 2010

The OVT (oil-less vacuum technology) priming system offers multiple improvements to the traditional vacuum priming system.

Digital pressure gauges from Impress Sensors & Systems

The DM 10 range of low cost, battery-powered digital pressure gauges offers customers a direct, cost effective replacement for their exiting mechanical gauges.

John Crane opens Northern Service and Operations Centre in UK

The new facility in Manchester, UK, offers specialist testing, analysis, repair and refurbishment equipment and a wide range of service and customer support capabilities.

Colfax Corp to relocate corporate HQ

Pump and valve manufacturer Colfax Corp is planning to move its corporate headquarters from Richmond, Virginia to the Columbia, Maryland area.

About variable speed booster sets

This is the second in a three-part series looking at different aspects of booster sets. The first installment, about commercial building packaged booster pumps sets, examined the background, break tank supply, boosted water operation, expansion vessel storage, and traditional controls. This article looks at variable speed booster sets.

Flowserve receives certification of Valtek Mark Series

The Valtek Mark Series family of control valves and actuators have been certified to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3.

KSB puts two river turbines into operation on river Rhine

The turbines, located on the river Rhine, Germany, will convert the water energy into electric power and feed that into the power supply system.

Hamworthy wins breakthrough order in China

Hamworthy has won a contract worth more than £20 million from the Chinese shipyard Nantong Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co Ltd, for cargo handling systems, including deepwell cargo pumps, on six Liquid Ethylene Gas (LEG) carriers.

PS Asia and HVAC & Refrigeration Asia a success in 2010

The exhibitions, held from 1-3 September in Singapore attracted 5,326 visitors from 43 countries.

Hyosung/Ebara pump joint venture terminated

Hyosung-Ebara Co Ltd (HECO), the South Korean joint venture established in 1989 between Hyosung Corp and Ebara Corp to serve the domestic custom-made pump market, has been dissolved.

Weir seals Linatex acquisition

The Weir Group plc has completed the acquisition of the Linatex group of companies.

Wilden Pump appoints new marketing manager

Rob Guertin has been promoted to the position of marketing manager at Wilden Pump.

Grundfos unveils mobile app

Grundfos has launched its first application for mobile phones.

ABB wins $23 million order from Eskom

The order is for the supply of an electrical balance of plant (eBoP) solution for the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme (PSS) currently under construction in South Africa.

Longer life with welded claddings

Alan Robinson of weld overlay cladding specialist Arc Energy Resources discusses the benefits of using the various techniques to protect the internal surfaces of pumps handling difficult media from corrosion. Here, he argues that this can be more cost-effective than using highly alloyed materials for the whole machine.

Iberdrola commissions on-line monitoring system from Aries Ingenieria y Sistemas

The Protor vibration monitoring system, provides reliable on-line monitoring of turbine generators, main boiler feed pumps and other auxiliary plant equipment.

Hospira and Smiths Medical co-promoting infusion pumps

The companies will co-promote Hospira’s Symbig and Plum A+ general infusion pumps with Hospira MedNet safety software, and Smiths Medical’s Medfusion syringe pumps with PharmGuard medication safety software.

Weir promoted to FTSE 100 Index

Pump manufacturer Weir Group plc is joining the FTSE 100 Index.

WILO merges two German subsidiaries WILO merges two German subsidiaries

German pump manufacturer WILO SE has merged WILO EMUPORT GmbH and WILO EMU GmbH into WILO SE with effect from 1 January 2010.

New head of marketing and business development at Godwin Pumps New head of marketing and business development at Godwin Pumps

Godwin Pumps has appointed Per Ohstrom as vice president of worldwide marketing and business development.

Gardner Denver to relocate corporate headquarters to Philadelphia

Gardner Denver Inc is planning to move its global corporate headquarters to the greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area from Quincy, Illinois.

Jet Edge exhibiting at EuroBLECH 2010

Jet Edge will be showcasing its latest waterjet pump technology with live water jet cutting demonstrations in Hall 12, Stand B35, with R&D partner, Tecnocut.

Singer Valve adds function to Pneumatic Dynamic Lifter valve

The Anticipating Surge Relief function eliminates the surge which occurs when the pump stops or power fails, and increases the life expectancy of the piping network.

Flowserve concrete volute pumps for Dallas flood control

Flowserve Corp has won a US$7.5 million order for a flood control pumping project in Dallas, Texas.

Spectrum Laboratories introduces system for R&D scale microfiltration and ultrafiltration processing

The KrosFlo Research lli Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) System comes with the Digital Pressure Monitor integrated into the peristaltic pump.

Roller bearing from Schaeffler prevents slippage

The FAG tube roller bearing incorporates three tube rollers which enable the bearing to rotate without slippage under all load conditions without effecting load rating and rating life.

A true measure of hydraulic efficiency

Many companies use manufacturer test-bed statistics to make purchasing decisions. However, these take little account of the effect the pumped media has on power consumption. To get a true understanding of the overall efficiency of their pump, a measurement of sustained efficiency over time using data from users' own pumping station assets is vital.

GAP Feltenberger Pendulum pump from Gravitational Energy Corporation

The pump is designed for use in the wake of natural disasters and can be used to generate electricity, drill wells and desalinate and filter water.

Toyo Pumps Europe launches new website

The site has been completely redesigned to make it friendlier and easier to get more information about Toyo, its products and services.

Haldex Concentric exhibiting at IAA 2010

The company will be exhibiting its new fuel-efficient technologies in hydraulics and diesel engine pumps on its own stand and the Haldex group stand.

Moyno introduces the 2000 HS system for wastewater treatment

The systems’ twin-screw feeder supplies a constant, pressurized feed rate to the pump, resulting in a 100% pump cavity fill rate.

Atlas Copco transfers Weda pump line to its Portable Air Division

Atlas Copco has decided to move its WEDA submersible pump line from the company’s Construction Tools Division (CTO) to the Portable Air Division (APE).

Allweiler develops control system for screw pumps

The Allspeed control system regulates the speed of screw pumps and augments the Emtec series, which is designed specifically for pumping coolants in tool machines.

Allweiler wins €5 million fuel injection skid order for Iraq

Colfax Corporation’s Allweiler AG will deliver a €5 million fuel-injection skid order to Iraq through Siemens AG.

Hayward Tyler pumps up power at UK manufacturing site

Pump and valve manufacturer Hayward Tyler Group Ltd has uprated the power infrastructure at its core testing facility in Luton, UK.

Curtiss-Wright invests in new valve manufacturing facility in Texas

Construction has started on a US$36 million, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chambers County, Texas for Curtiss-Wright Corp’s TapcoEnpro International (TEI) business unit.

Weir expands in India with valve acquisition

Pump and valve manufacturer The Weir Group plc has agreed to acquire the valve business of India’s BDK Engineering Industries Ltd.

Thompson Pump responds to Gulf oil spill Thompson Pump responds to Gulf oil spill

Thompson Pump Company mobilised its Emergency Response Team within days of the Deepwater Horizon incident to provide pumping equipment, supplies and manpower to areas affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Baker Hughes field tests ultra-temperature ESPs in SAGD production systems

Baker Hughes Inc has installed the world’s first ultra-temperature electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems in steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) wells in the Canadian oil sands.

Gorman–Rupp to acquire National Pump Company

The Gorman-Rupp Co is planning to acquire National Pump Company LLC, the Glendale, Arizona headquartered manufacturer of vertical turbine line shaft pumps, submersible pumps, centrifugal pumps, high pressure booster pumps and packaged pump station systems.