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Pump Industry news, April 2011

Mouvex will be exhibiting its SLC series of eccentric disc pumps at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2011, which takes

Lois Boyd has been appointed executive vice president and president of Hertz Equipment Rental Corp (HERC).

The organisers of a new motor conference say that it has attracted strong support from leading multi-national engineering businesses.

In this second of two articles concerning axial flow impellers, Punit Singh and Franz Nestmann of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology focus on backward curve

Tower Bridge is one of the most well known tourist sites in London, UK. But like other bridges it requires up to date technology to keep it running success

Moyno says that its Max-Flow Annihilator grinder and debris handling system protects downstream pumps, valves and process equipment in water treatment plan

ITT Corp has received its first major order to supply Flygt circulating water pumps for the growing power market in India.

Wood Group has completed the disposal of its Well Support division to GE Energy Manufacturing Inc.

Voith Fuji Hydro KK, a joint venture between Fuji Electric and Germany’s Voith Hydro, is to take over Ebara Corp’s complete hydro turbine business with eff

Graphite Metallizing Corporation has developed a new range of tin based babbitt Graphalloy materials for high temperature bearing applications up to 350°F

Flowserve has successfully completed the full load performance testing of a 6.6 kV, 3.5 MW, high-torque subsea electric motor.

Torishima Pump Mfg Co Ltd is to supply HLAV 250-310/1K boiler circulating pumps to Alstom for the Bara power project in Allahabad, India.

Mike Speetzen and Frank Jimenez are to become chief financial officer and general counsel respectively of the new water company that will be formed later t

Tsurumi has introduced its strongest ever pump cable to the European market. The rubber cable is durable and is designed to work with robust pumping equipm

Blackmer has developed two new models in its LGL150 Series of motor-speed pumps, and upgraded a version of its LGL158B motor-speed pump.

The installation of vacuum wastewater collection systems to collect and transport domestic wastewater is increasing, leading to more frequent questions con

BP required condition monitoring of the seawater pump motors on board its fleet of marine hydrocarbon carriers. It installed a unit which takes information

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc’s Continental Maritime (CMSD) division has secured a US Navy contract to provide pump and motor overhaul services aboard

Degrémont has selected Energy Recovery Inc’s PX Pressure Exchanger (PX) energy recovery devices for the Marina Baja-Mutxamel seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO

Met-Pro Corp’s Environmental Air Solutions business unit is to supply a Duall brand air pollution control system, including Fybroc pumps, to a large indust

Brisbane, Australia-based nanotech specialist TenasiTech Pty Ltd has developed a nano-composite thermoplastic polyurethane system for use in seals which, i

Dri-Prime manufacturer Godwin Pumps has opened a new branch office in Dallas, Texas.

The private equity firm Permira is acquiring BakerCorp, a provider of containment, pumping, filtration and shoring equipment rental solutions, for US$960 m

Neptune Technology Group Inc’s bronze meters currently meet the future lead-free requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) as well as current plan

When a social housing scheme’s heating system reached the end of its useful life, it looked as though the facility would have to shut down for maintenance

Using hybrids for flow maintenance Frank Hassert discusses why many applications benefit from using multifunction hybrid pumps, which combine side-channel

A European pilot production coal-bed methane extraction plant required an alternative to the electrical submersible pumps used for dewatering. The pumps we

John Crane GmbH has won a major new contract to supply engineered sealing technology solutions to a major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production project in

Chevron USA Inc has awarded Framo Engineering the contract for engineering, procurement, manufacturing and delivery of complete subsea pumping systems for

Flowserve Corp has bought the assets of FEDD Wireless LLC, a small, privately owned wireless data acquisition company based in Houston, Texas, USA.

Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has successfully commissioned India’s largest concrete volute pumps for condenser cooling water at the country’s first Ultra Mega Po

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has introduced its MAGiNTEGRA and DRYVAC lines at the COMVAC compressed air and vacuum technology event, which took place in Hanove

Gorman-Rupp has developed a new line in its Prime Aire pumps range which it says offers increased head and flow, with enhanced maintenance features.

Crimson Fire, Inc, a US-based manufacturer of custom and purpose-built fire apparatus, is introducing two high performance lines of fire pumps.

Jet Edge, Inc plans to demonstrate its 90,000 psi water jet cutting technology at the EASTEC 2011 Advanced Productivity Exposition, which takes place from

Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), the largest manufacturers and exporters of Pumps in India, has found, at 51 years, the oldest pump manufactured by KBL.

Swiss engineering giant Sulzer has signed an agreement with Assa Abloy to acquire Cardo’s Flow Solutions business for CHF858 million in cash.

Potentiometers have been around for a long time and are still, by far, the most commonly used position sensor in pumping systems. So why does every design

While a completely carbon neutral solution is not yet possible, a luxury hotel in Copenhagen comes close to achieving it by deploying some of the latest en

Wilo has completed its Wilo-Stratos GIGA range of glanded pumps driven by EC motors.

ITT Corporation has launched AquaCharge, a portable, rechargeable and fully submersible hand-held water pumping solution.

Juan Vargues, the head of ASSA ABLOY’s Entrance Systems division, has been appointed CEO of Cardo, replacing Peter Aru.

Grosvenor Pumps, based in Cornwall, UK, has developed the Varitronic electronic control drive for industrial automation applications.

Private equity firm Doughty Hanson is selling portfolio company Norit Holdings BV’s Clean Process Technologies (CPT) division to Pentair Inc in a €503 mill

Wilden has developed a range of bolted style replacement air operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps for paint and coatings manufacture.

Registration and housing are now open for WEFTEC 2011, the Water Environment Federation’s 84th annual technical exhibition and conference that takes place

Maag has improved its trudex series of gear pumps for high-pressure extrusion.

ITT Residential & Commercial Water and ITT Watermark have launched an Ideation Challenge on InnoCentive to help address water issues worldwide.

Danish pump maker Grundfos has returned to pre-recession activity levels, with 2010 turnover of DKK19.6 billion, profit before tax of DKK2.4 billion and re

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