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Pump Industry news, June 2011

Schlumberger is buying the remaining 47.25% equity stake in Norwegian multiphase subsea pump and meter supplier Framo Engineering AS from Frank Mohn AS.

Proven satisfactory operating experience together with the lessons learned from the past provide a sound basis for commercial specifications. In this artic

Reduced energy consumption, increased service life and, therefore, improved profitability – these are all possible using the latest industrial pump technol

Grindex has updated its Bravo series of slurry pumps to make them tougher and include 45W and 70 kW versions.

ITT Corp has signed a seven-year strategic partnership agreement with Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) to provide products and services, including pumps

Grundfos Pumps Corp is to voluntarily halve the amount of potable water used to irrigate its 27-acre campus in Fresno, California during 2011.

Colfax Corp is closing its plant in Portland, Maine, with production of its Portland Valve products moving to the company’s facilities in Warren, Massachus

Franklin Electric Co Inc is closing its Tulsa Avenue, Oklahoma City manufacturing facility.

ABB is launching a new ‘reactive’ method of controlling sludge in sewage treatment plants that could cut pumping demand by up to 90%.

Iwaki America has developed a range of energy-efficient digitally controlled direct-drive diaphragm pumps.

Recent advancements in air distribution systems (ADS), including efficiency management equipment, have resulted in drastically improved overall efficiencie

Pump blockages and rags are a significant barrier to realizing energy and operational efficiencies in wastewater pumping throughout the world. In this case

Sulzer Pumps has opened a new service centre for engineered and pre-engineered pumps in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia to serve the local petroleum, power generat

The Weir Group plc is acquiring a majority interest in the South Korean valve business formerly operated by HIM Tech Co Ltd.

Amarinth has completed its new test facility at the pump company’s Rendlesham site in the UK, providing additional capacity to handle its ever increasing o

The call for nominations for the Motion & Control Industry Awards will open in August.

The Schaeffler Group has launched two new ranges of angular contact rolling bearings – the AXS and SGL series.

Lee Products, a UK producer of fluid control components has developed a high pressure relief valve designed for flow control applications that require a hi

Indian pump manufacturer Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has officially opened its new manufacturing facility in Coimbatore for small domestic pumps.

Schneider Electric has developed a new Altivar 212 variable speed drive and a S-Flex enclosed version, designed to improve energy efficiency in pump and fa

Wastewater often carries solid wastes and its effective management to prevent blockages and prepare for any recycling is essential. Efficient pumps are nee

There seems to be no end to the continuing drive towards the miniaturisation of displacement measurement sensors, particularly with regard to integrated el

Gas compressors find a wide range of uses, from internal combustion engines and industrial processes to domestic gas supply and refrigeration. In this firs

Boiler manufacturer BDR Thermea has purchased five million Grundfos customised circulator pumps for boilers over the past five years.

A Europump roundtable on Eco-design will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 6 October 2011.

Wilden has developed a new range of full stroke PTFE (Teflon) diaphragms for use on its air operated double diaphragm (AODD) pump lines that are used in pa

Cosworth Group and ClydeUnion Pumps have been awarded funding by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board to perform a feasibility study to improve the operation

Sulzer president and CEO Ton Büchner is leaving the company to become CEO of AkzoNobel, the coatings and specialty chemicals company.

Wilden will be exhibiting its Advanced Series plastic AODD pumps at SEMICON West 2011.

Finland’s AxFlow Oy has bought the Finnish pump service and piping contractor TM-Palvelu Oy.

Herborner Pumpenfabrik has developed WATERblue-H, a self-priming pool water circulation pump.

Catastrophic failure is a possible outcome when inlet pipework is over-pressurized or when the rotor of a high-energy pump seizes. Both can result from the

HMS Group company Hydromashservice has successfully conducted acceptance tests of new trunk pipeline pump units to be installed in the Purpe-Samotlor and E

Hamworthy is to supply pump room systems for 11 vessels being built for China Shipping Group (CSG).

ITT Corp has made two senior appointments in advance of the planned spinoff of a standalone water company later this year.

GF Piping Systems has introduced a chlorine analyser which incorporates clear flow cell, flow regulator, sensors, filter and rotameter all in one unit.

Mono will be exhibiting its range of EZstrip progressing cavity (PC) pumps and grinders at the UK AD & Biogas 2011 event.

The organisers of the Motor Driven Systems (MDS) Conference have invited a representative from the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affair

Japanese pump company Ebara Corp has opened a subsidiary in South Korea.

China’s Tri-Tech Holding Inc has won a US$1.46 million contract for the Tianjin Airport Economic Zone Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion project.

ITT Corp has called on the US House of Representatives to pass HR 1802, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2011, which aims to create j

A California-based provider of syringe pumps wanted to manufacture a fail-safe pmp that would run 24/7 and avoid breaking or leakages. Collaborating with a

A Welsh water treatment supplier had problems with pumps that required a complete overhaul every six months, and greatly decreased process efficiency. Inst

Shell Lubricants has launched an improved range of industrial and transmission lubricants and greases.

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