News for December 2010

News Archive

Hyflux opens online store for water industry

Water solutions company Hyflux Ltd has launched HyfluxShop, an online store offering engineering products used in the water industry.

KSB to showcase in-line pumps for skyscrapers KSB to showcase in-line pumps for skyscrapers

KSB Aktiengesellschaft has added the new Etaline-R in-line pump series to its product range.

ITT Flojet pumps suitable for wide range of duties ITT Flojet pumps suitable for wide range of duties

ITT Flojet has introduced a line of magnetically coupled centrifugal pumps.

Griswold centrifugal series acquires ATEX certification Griswold centrifugal series acquires ATEX certification

Griswold Pump Co’s 811 Series is now ATEX-compliant.

KSB presents wastewater pumps KSB presents wastewater pumps

KSB Aktiengesellschaft plans to present its Amarex/KRT wastewater pump series at the ISH trade fair.

Gardner Denver Nash discovers oldest pump Gardner Denver Nash discovers oldest pump

Gardner Denver Nash has announced the winner of its “Oldest Pump” contest.

Mouvex launches YouTube channel Mouvex launches YouTube channel

Mouvex has announced the launch of its own YouTube channel.

EMCOR subsidiary to install pump station for US Army Corps of Engineers

EMCOR Group Inc subsidiary Harry Pepper & Associates Inc has secured a US$78.9 million contract for the installation of a pump station for the US Army Corps of Engineers Picayune Strand Restoration Project at Faka Union Pump Station, in Collier County, Florida.

KSB’s wet rotor pump offers energy saving KSB’s wet rotor pump offers energy saving

KSB has developed a new wet rotor pump with continuously variable differential pressure control.

Weir expands further in renewable energy sector

The Weir Group plc has acquired a 76% majority shareholding in wind power maintenance specialist Ynfiniti Engineering Services SL.

Wilden diaphragms improve pump performance Wilden diaphragms improve pump performance

Wilden has introduced a new range of new Full Stroke PTFE (Teflon) diaphragms for use on all of its AODD pump lines.

Allweiler delivers centrifugal pumps to China

Allweiler AG has fulfilled a €1.7 million order for centrifugal pumps for an expanded polyester production plant in Wujiang, China.

Albany gear pumps made of thermoplastic

Albany Engineering has developed a range of positive gear pumps cast in inert Nyrim.

Improved pump monitoring from Colfax

Colfax Corporation has expanded its SmartSense intelligent pump monitoring line to include the SmartSense Pulse.

PTFE submersible bearings: part 2

Drs Fumitaka Kikkawa, Ryutaro Ogawa and Hiroshi Satoh of Mikasa Corp discuss the characteristics and advantages of submersible bearings made from PTFE. Here, the importance of the bearing material and the grooved structure is further elucidated with reference to dry-start' capability, abrasion resistance and vibration behaviour.

Full Stroke PTFE diaphragms for Wilden’s AODD pump lines

Increased product displacement per stroke translates into greater flow rates and higher efficiencies than those found in pumps operating with reduced-stroke PTFE diaphragms.

Nyrim cast pumps from Albany Engineering

In response to the rising price of nickel and stainless steel, Albany Engineering has introduced the FF positive gear pumps cast in inert Nyrim, a recyclable Nylon thermoplastic.

AO Smith to sell electric motor division to Regal Beloit

AO Smith Corp has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Electrical Products Co to Regal Beloit Corp in a deal valued at US$875 million.

Flowserve completes US$1bn credit facility

Flowserve Corp has finalised a new U$$1 billion, five-year credit facility, which includes a US$500 million term loan and a US$500 million revolver that the company can increase, subject to certain conditions, by up to US$200 million.

Colfax expands SmartSense monitoring line

The SmartSense intelligent pump monitoring line now includes the new SnartSense Pulse which fits easily near the bearing on a pump to gauge temperature and vibration.

Flowserve receives ASME approval for Class 1, 2 and 3 valves

The Flowserve facility in Springville, Utah has received ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) N and NPT nuclear approvals to construct control valves at the facility.

Borger pumps handling all sludge at Anglian Water site

Since the installation of new gravity belt feed pumps at the Caister-on-Sea sewage treatment works, Borger is now processing all the sludge at the site.

Blue-White introduce new peristaltic metering pump series Blue-White introduce new peristaltic metering pump series

The ProSeries Flex-Flo M3 and M4 pumps feature a 10,000:1 turndown ratio, five year warranty, NSF Standard 61, Patented Tube Failure Detection (TFD) system and a brushless DC motor.

Pumpex adds P3001SH pump to portfolio

The high head dewatering pump has a robust light weight design with a 9.4 kW motor and delivers more than 80 metres of head, providing easy handling.

ASSA ABLOY launches SEK11.3bn offer for Cardo

Swedish lock maker ASSA ABLOY has made a SEK420 per share cash offer for Cardo AB in a deal valued at SEK 11.3 billion.

GE to acquire Wellstream Holdings

GE is to make an US$800 million offer for Wellstream Holdings plc, an engineer and manufacturer of flexible pipeline products for oil and gas transportation in the subsea production industry.

John Crane expands in Saudi Arabia

John Crane Saudi Arabia Co Ltd has opened an expanded headquarters and service centre in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Colfax names new head of strategy and business development

Daniel Pryor has been appointed senior vice president of strategy and business development at Colfax Corp, where he will lead the company’s business development efforts as well as play a major role in its strategic planning process.

Final call for Pump Industry Awards nominations Final call for Pump Industry Awards nominations

Nominations for the 2011 Pump Industry Awards must be made by 31 December 2010.

Turning sunlight into electricity

The International Energy Outlook 2010 projections, published by the United States Energy Information Administration, predicts a 49% increase in the total world consumption of marketed energy from 2007 to 2035. The escalating cost of fossil fuels, its availability, and environmental concerns, are forcing the world to find alternative sources of energy.

Hayward Tyler secures three US nuclear orders

Hayward Tyler Inc has won three new North American nuclear contracts together worth US$5 million.

Neptune Chemical Pump exhibiting at Ag Connect Expo 2011

Neptune will be displaying the company’s full line of manual and proportional control metering pumps for chemical and fertilizer applications, as well as complete chemigation injection systems.

Waukesha Bearings buys KMC and Bearings Plus

Waukesha Bearings Corp has acquired KMC Inc and Bearings Plus Inc, two companies that operate in the design, analysis and manufacturing of engineered fluid film bearings and seals.

Electrically actuated ball valve available from Chem Resist Europe Electrically actuated ball valve available from Chem Resist Europe

The Series EBVA electrical actuator, developed by Plast-O-Matic, is available assembled to the valve and is also sold separately for future field installations.

SJE-Rhombus releases panel for constant pressure applications

The CP3R VFD Panel is designed for simplex constant pressure applications up to 5HP.

Soft starters from Ralspeed offer quick installation Soft starters from Ralspeed offer quick installation

The R54 plug-and-play enclosed soft starters are ready for use once mounted and connected to the supply, with overload values and other protection settings pre-set at the factory.

DXP Enterprises seals D&F Distributors acquisition

DXP Enterprises Inc has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of D&F Distributors Inc in a US$13.4 million deal.

Early registration discount for GIW Industries’ 2011 classroom session ends 20 December 2010

The 34th annual ‘Transportation of Solids Using Centrifugal Pumps’ course will be held from 31 January to 4 February at the Historic Partridge Inn, Augusta, Georgia.

First Spaix User Conference to take place in Dresden, Germany

Vogel Software has opened the invitation to clients and prospective customers to attend the user-related symposium which will include a demonstration of the Spaix software solutions.

Pioneer Pump delivers first pumpset build in new South African factory

The 150CM 8X6 John Deere 6081 300HP powered pumpset, which is capable of 350 m³/hr at 10 bar, was designed and built specifically for the African mining markets.

Flowserve signs sole source valve agreement with Shell

Flowserve Corp has entered into a five year sole source agreement with Shell for control valves and related instrumentation.

John Crane invests in Indufil John Crane invests in Indufil

John Crane is to directly handle sales and support of its Indufil equipment in the Americas from 1 December 2010.

Edwards expands iXA family of magnetically levitated turbomolecular pumps

The new STP-iXA2206 and STP-iXA3306 pumps are designed for solar, glass coating, semiconductor and LCD etch applications.

New level of green for seal-less drive

Seal-less drives, together with sliding vane pumps, take the drive to reduce energy consumption and increase environmental protection without sacrificing performance to a new level. Mouvex's Paul Cardon says that these technologies provide significant advantages over gear pumps in the quest to reduce energy consumption and cost.

Graham Corporation awarded three orders worth $4.8 million

The three orders call for specialised condensers, liquid ring pump packages and ejector systems for facilities in North America and Asia.

New range of external gear pumps from Michael Smith Engineers

The Zenith range of high performance external gear pumps deliver virtually pulseless flows and can pump high viscosity fluids at high temperatures and pressures.

Flowserve receives $7.5 million order for multiphase pumps

The Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) has ordered Flowserve MP1 multiphase pumps for the Bida Al Qemzan field development project.