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Pump Industry news, March 2011

Weir Oil & Gas is investing US$40 million to extend the capacity of its Weir SPM manufacturing and service facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

The 2011 Pump Industry Awards Gala Dinner was held in Coventry, UK on Wednesday the 23 March.

SPX is introducing digital motors for its Bran + Luebbe brand of metering pumps.

Metso has opened a new 37,147 ft2 valve service facility at Seaham, County Durham, UK.

UK hire and sales specialist Selwood has placed orders for £7 million worth of plant and pumps since the start of this year to expand its hire fleet.

Germany’s KSB has bought the South Korean valve specialist Seil Seres Co Ltd.

Cardo AB's last day of trading on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm stock exchange will be 21 April 2011.

Franklin Electric Co Inc has reached a definitive agreement to buy 80% of the outstanding shares of Turkish pumping systems manufacturer Ýmpo Motor Pompa S

A streamlined solution was needed for the building service element of a landmark building under construction in the City of London. The high efficiency hea

A huge pocket containing some thousands of gallons of water had formed under a glacier on Mont Blanc. It had to be emptied before it burst and endangered t

United Utilities is using a TR Muncher from NOV Mono to increase process efficiency at its Warrington North (Gatewarth) wastewater treatment works by preve

ITT Corp has authorised US$100 000 from its emergency response fund to support Mercy Corps and its local partner, Peace Winds, with on-the-ground relief ef

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group has posted a 23% increase in 2010 sales and a 38% rise in operating profits.

KSB Group plans to exhibit at the international marine technology fair, Nor-Shipping 2011, where it will showcase pumps and valves designed for employment

The Schaeffler Group have developed a new range of axial ball bearings that could reduce energy consumption in refrigeration compressors by up to 5%, and

Japanese pump manufacturer Tsurumi says that its manufacturing plant and staff in Japan are unaffected by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

Russian pump manufacturer The HMS Group has repaid RUB3.3 billion of its outstanding indebtedness.

Wilden has launched a website highlighting the energy efficiency of its Pro-Flo X air distribution system (ADS).

Centrifugal pump maker Rodelta Pumps International BV has opened a new sales office in the UK.

With ASSA ABLOY now controlling more than 90% of the shares in Cardo AB, the Cardo board has applied to delist the company’s shares from NASDAQ OMX Stockho

The increasing importance of low head applications necessitates a study of the different axial flow pump impellers used for both pump and turbine operation

The biofuels sector, including biogas, is a fast growing industry because it means less reliance on fossil fuels, and it is sustainable. However, biomass i

A Belgian brewery required a pump which could accurately dose liquid sugar into beer, in order to fulfil an ongoing order. A close-coupled peristaltic pump

The headworks and return activated sludge (RAS) systems at a water pollution control facility in Woodland, California, USA have been retrofitted with five

ClydeUnion Pumps has set up a joint venture with PT Duraquipt Cemerlang in Indonesia.

The Weir Group is investing almost £2 million in a dedicated research facility to be located in The University of Strathclyde’s newly established Technolog

A number of important pump manufacturers will be showcasing their products at the Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa Exhibition, which takes place in Johannesburg

Armstrong has launched a series of pre-designed packaged pump solutions that have improved energy efficiency and reduced footprint.

Flowserve Corp is to supply process pumps for the carbon dioxide (CO2) capture process at Mississippi Power’s Kemper County integrated gasification combine

Tsurumi has introduced four large contractor pumps designed for high-head, high capacity and high pressure work in rugged conditions, to the European marke

UK water utility Yorkshire Water is to purchase industrial computer hardware and software from Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp to remotely control and operate its

Seal specialist Scenic Seals, based in Taiwan, has developed Carlife 99SS, a single cartridge seal, for use in high impurity fibre, slurry, abrasive, and i

Centrifugal pumps have dominated the global pump market for most of the last century. However, does the current financial crisis mean that their long growt

Blockages at a European sewage treatment works were causing downtime and flooding. Replacement pumps were sought on a ‘try before you buy’ basis to prevent

Grundfos is setting up a new global competence centre for wastewater and water supply based near Copenhagen in Denmark.

Blackmer has upgraded the 4 in model of its NP Series Sliding Vane Pumps with optional electric heating.

Edwards has won a contract to supply Quorum Technologies, a UK-based supplier of cryo preparation products to support electron microscopy (EM) instruments

ITT Water & Wastewater has launched the TOPS 80, a 1.2 m diameter version of its Flygt TOPS packaged pump station range.

India’s Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has manufactured its largest-ever horizontal split-case pump for an Indian installation.

The Hydraulic Institute, the largest association of pump manufacturers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America, has a new board of directors an

Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench has completed the acquisition of JC Carter’s pump business.

Forty three percent of industrial pumps sold this year will be installed in Asia.

A new motor conference will take place this November in Solihull, UK.

Cryogenic submerged motor pump manufacturer JC Carter has supplied eight third generation, high-efficiency liquid natural gas (LNG) pumps to the Sines LNG

Griswold Pump Company has received recognition as a ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) certifie

A European wastewater treatment plant, built in an underground cavern, required an energy efficient and accurate water treatment process. The plant achieve

Cost considerations and the trend towards energy efficiency have induced pump manufactuers to provide trouble-free solutions for machine tool maintenance.

Dr Stefan Sacré has joined sealing specialist EagleBurgmann Germany as CEO.

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