News for October 2010

News Archive

Sterling Fluid Systems opens sales office in Barcelona Sterling Fluid Systems opens sales office in Barcelona

After many years working with a distributor, Sterling Fluid Systems has opened its own pump sales office in Badalona, just north of Barcelona, Spain.

Launch of ShouldCost service

ShouldCost.net is a new service that includes pricing of manufactured parts and assemblies to the OEM, automotive, aerospace, medical and defence industries.

Two new additions to Godwin’s Heidra line

The HS80HH and the HS150HH Heidra pumps are the latest additions to the Heidra hydraulic submersible pump line.

Kirloskar Brothers unveils plans to increase pump production in India

Kirloskar Brothers Ltd is setting up new pump manufacturing units in Coimbatore and Ahmedabad, India.

LEWA EcoFeed for precise bottling applications

The LEWA EcoFeed is designed to quickly and precisely complete filling tasks involving media with high and medium viscosity, pasty fluids or masses, without bottlenecking.

Jet Edge and Tecnocut unveiling ECUBE 6200 at FABTECH

The energy-efficient ECUBE 6200 servo-driven intelligent water jet pump will make its North American debut at FABTECH, 2-4 November in Atlanta (booth 3906).

multiCELL is new addition to Bürkert line

The multiCELL transmitters/controllers are an expansion of Bürkert’s line of modular measuring and control instruments, and are designed for use with different sensor types.

Space saving variable speed drives from Vacon

The Vacon 10 drives save money and space by controlling up to three motors with a single drive by using Vacon’s PFC (pump and fan control) technology.

Handling water in tall buildings

This is the final instalment in our look at packaged booster sets in commercial buildings. Previous articles took in packaged booster pump sets and variable speed booster pump sets. This last article examines handling water under pressure in tall buildings, highlighting the risks and identifying design solutions.

Energy Recovery to supply PX technology to desalination plant in China

Energy Recovery Inc’s PX Pressure Exchanger isobaric energy recovery devices will be used at the large seawater reverse osmosis desalination facility to be built by Befesa in Qingdao, China.

ABB wins £148 million order to double capacity of water pumping plant in Kuwait

The Ministry of Electricity and Water in Kuwait has commissioned ABB to construct and rehabilitate the Mina Abdullah water pumping plant with local consortium partner, the Ahmadiah Group.

Early failure detection from HOMA monitoring system

HOMA VICON is a new failure monitoring device which detects and monitors all vibrations arising in a pump station and provides a detailed analysis of failure origin.

Peristaltic pump from Watson-Marlow enables neat dye transfer

The tube elements and pumphead design of the 520 peristaltic pump allows concentrated, neat dyes to be transferred directly to paper machines.

Grundfos launches Facebook Fan page

The Grundfos Facebook page will include news and information about Grundfos, including features on the company’s sustainability initiatives, products launches, trade shows and special events.

Sundyne acquires full control of Sundyne Nikkiso JV

Sundyne Corp and Nikkiso Co Ltd have reached an agreement that gives Sundyne 100% ownership of the Sundyne Nikkiso joint venture in Tokyo, Japan.

Godwin Pumps extends HL series

The Dri-Prime venture priming system on the HL260M provides suction lift capability to 28 feet (8.5 m) and continuous uninterrupted operation.

Sulzer to supply pumps to Vedanta

Sulzer Pumps has signed a new global alliance agreement with mineral resource company Vedanta for the supply of pumps and after-market services.

Flowserve licences thruster technology to Russian ship repairer

Flowserve Corp has signed a 10-year licencing agreement with Russia’s Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center covering thrusters for ship propulsion systems.

Franklin Electric appoints new VP of Global Water Systems Engineering

Franklin Electric Co has named Steve Aikman as Vice President, Global Water Systems Engineering, for the company’s worldwide engineering organisation.

The pump market in Eastern Europe

Pump production is currently one of the best-developed segments of the mechanical engineering industry in Russia and Eastern Europe, with average annual growth rates of up to 5-8%. In this article, analyst Eugene Gerden reports on the status of the region's markets and examines the underlying trends.

ClydeUnion Pumps buys S&N Pump Co

ClydeUnion Pump has acquired offshore drilling and production services company S&N Pump Co.

SKF acquires Lincoln Industrial

Sweden’s SKF is buying US based lubrication systems provider Lincoln Industrial for US$1 billion from Harbour Group.

Former Pump Solutions Group president sets up new pump holding company

John D Allen, the former president of Wilden Pump and Dover Corp’s Pump Solutions Group, has established JDA Global LLC, a new pump holding company based in Redlands, California.

Ebara expands energy-efficient pump series Ebara expands energy-efficient pump series

Ebara Corp and its distributor Ebara Techno-Serve Co Ltd are releasing the second products in its Save Energy Series (SE Series) which was launched earlier this year.

Caterpillar forms hydraulic pump joint venture in China

Caterpillar (China) Investment Co Ltd and AVIC Liyuan Hydraulics Co Ltd have entered into a joint-venture agreement to establish a company to design and manufacture medium- and heavy-duty hydraulic pumps and motors for the construction equipment industry.

Baker Hughes awarded $137 million contract

Under the eight year contract extension, awarded by Repsol, Baker Hughes will supply and maintain electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems in Ecuador’s Block 16 and Tivacuna production areas.

ITT Fluid and Motion Control appoints chief technology officer

Dr Johan Grön is the new chief technology officer (CTO) of ITT Corp’s global Fluid and Motion Control group.

New range of SL submersible wastewater pumps from Grundfos

The pump range is designed to minimize known risk factors and reduce maintenance requirements and costs while delivering a reliable service.

KSB supplies pumps to Scandinavian Tank Storage Sweden

Three submersible borehole pumps, manufactured at KSB’s Homburg site, Germany, will be used to discharge crude oil from an underground rock cavern.

Advanced Series Metal AODD pumps for mining operations

Wilden’s Advanced pumps are designed for mining operations where large solids and abrasives are often handled.

Legato 100 syringe pump has touch screen interface Legato 100 syringe pump has touch screen interface

The Legato 100 from KD Scientific is the world’s first single syringe infusion only pump with a touch screen interface.

Fristam releases FKL A positive displacement pump

The FKL A pump is designed to be Cleaned-In-Place without performance loss, allowing CIP flow to reach all areas of the pump, including the seal.

Energy savings begin at pumps

Sophisticated controls, VSD drives, efficient motors - but don't forget the pump! Paul Davis looks at how design fundamentals and the effects of pump wear impact directly on energy costs. Can seal-less pumps lead the way to more efficient systems?

Met-Pro Corp’s Global Pump Solutions unit wins US$3.7mn pump order

Met-Pro Corp’s Global Pump Solutions business has received a US$3.7 million order to supply more than 300 corrosion resistant fiberglass centrifugal pumps for a marine life park at a casino resort complex in Southeast Asia.

Australia’s National Hire to acquire Sykes Group

National Hire Group Ltd has entered into an agreement to acquire Pump Rentals Pty Ltd, parent company of Sykes Group Pty Ltd, the Australian manufacturer and distributor of auto prime pumps for the mining, construction and civil engineering sectors, in a A$50 million deal.

KSB presenting Vitalobe at Brau Beviale 2010

The Vitalobe solid rotary lobe pump is designed for handling fluids which are highly viscous, contain solids or need to be pumped gently.

Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa 2011

Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa (PVPA) 2011 will take place 7–9 June 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Thermoplastic pump from Vanton eliminates need for immersed bearings

The Sump-Gard Model SGK PY800SP thermoplastic pump features a close-coupled, cantilevered shaft which reduces headroom requirements and eliminates immersed bearings.

Metso supplying automation system to demo power plant

Metso will develop and supply an automation system to AW-Energy Ltd’s demo power plant, a world first in generating electricity from surge, a form of ocean energy.

Three product launches from Thompson Pump

The OVT (oil-less vacuum technology) priming system, the Compact pump series and the advanced Silent Knight are now available from Thompson Pump.

Pulsafeeder buys peristaltic pump maker PeriFlo

IDEX Corp’s Pulsafeeder has acquired PeriFlo Inc, a manufacturer of peristaltic pumps for the industrial and municipal water and wastewater markets.

Jakarta hosting INDOWATER 2011 Expo & Forum

INDOWATER is Indonesia’s largest international water and wastewater trade show and takes place from 14-16 July 2011 at the Jakarta Convention Centre.

Hitachi Power Systems America upgrades New York pump-turbine units

Hitachi Power Systems America Ltd has secured a 10-year contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to replace and modify major components of Lewiston Pump Generating Plant’s pump-turbine units.

Robbins & Myers strengthens energy platform with T-3 acquisition

Robbins & Myers Inc is to acquire T-3 Energy Services Inc in a deal valued at US$422 million in stock and cash.

GE to acquire Dresser for US$3bn

GE is acquiring Dresser Inc, a global energy infrastructure technology and service provider in a US$3 billion deal.

Pump industry: mergers & acquisitions

Over the past ten years, the number of M&A transitions in the fragmented global pump industry proved it was not immune to the macroeconomic forces that stifled M&A activity in many other industries. Brendan Tierney presents an overview.

ABS completes EffeX Revolution pump range

Additional options to the ABS submersible sewage pump XFP make this a full-covering advanced wastewater pump range.

Alfa Laval expands AlfaDisc heat exchanger range

AlfaDisc was developed to combine the thermal efficiency of a Plate Heat Exchanger with the pressure and temperature resistance of a traditional shell and tube unit.

AxFlow add Waukesha MDL series pump to product portfolio

The rotary lobe positive displacement pump has been developed for medium duty sanitary applications within the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

Armstrong extends variable speed booster set range

The new models in the 6800 IVS range incorporate the Soft Fill feature which reduces the risk of hydraulic shock damage and water hammer.

Gorman-Rupp seals National Pump acquisition

The Gorman-Rupp Co has completed the previously announced acquisition of National Pump Company LLC.

Patterson-UTI Energy completes pressure pumping acquisition

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc subsidiaries Universal Pressure Pumping Inc and Universal Wireline Inc have completed the acquisition of pressure pumping and wireline assets from Key Energy Services Inc for approximately US$238 million in cash.