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Pump Industry news, November 2011

Jeff Wiemelt is to take over from Phil Ruffner as president of Sundyne Corp on 1 January 2012.

Russian pump manufacturer HMS Group is to undertake a RUB1.8 billion turnkey project the Srednebotuobinskoe oil and gas condensate field in the Republic of

Pfeiffer Vacuum’s turbo pumping stations now reportedly feature dry, multi-stage ACP roots pump from the company’s adixen range.

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) has announced the date and time for its 2012 Annual Meeting.

A team of scientists from the University of Southampton in the UK have been a Royal Society innovation award for inventing a tap attachment which can impro

Sensonics’ vibration and thrust position transmitters have received ATEX approval and are now suitable for Ex ia IIC T4 applications when used in conjuncti

Amarinth has delivered £750 000 worth of high alloy pumps to ZADCO on a short lead-time for a produced water filtration system at an offshore pilot plant i

Alfa Laval has created a new selling division – the Marine & Diesel Division – integrating the marine, offshore and diesel businesses of Alfa Laval and Aal

Weir is acquiring Seaboard Holdings Inc, an independent wellhead solutions provider focused on the North American unconventional oil and gas drilling and p

The final date to apply for a technical paper to be presented at the VDMA’s International Rotating Equipment Conference 2012 is 10th December 2011. The com

Finland’s Wärtsilä Technology Oy Ab has made a recommended £8.25 per share cash offer for Hamworthy plc, valuing the pump, separator and water systems manu

Metallized Carbon Corporation has developed a range of carbon-graphite ball valve seats for use in valves designed to handle hot liquids or hot gases.

Edwards has previewed of its new nXDS range of dry scroll vacuum pumps at the AVS 2011 technology show, which took place from 30 October to 4 November in N

Power Transmissions International has launched a range of high speed disc couplings designed specifically for the process pump OEM market.

The organisers of the UK Pump Industry Awards are now welcoming nominations for the next awards ceremony, which takes place on 22 March 2012 in Solihull, U

Russian pump maker HMS Group has secured a RUB186 million contract with the Russian oil-trunk pipelines operator Transneft to carry out replacement, upgrad

IDEX Corp has opened IDEX Fluid & Metering Pvt Ltd, a new facility located in Savli, Vadodara, India.

Water technology company Xylem Inc’s leadership team and four representative employees rang the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opening bell on 16 November

Pump and valve manufacturer KSB has inaugurated a new factory for globe and gate valves in Changzhou, China.

Sulzer has developed the new ABS pump controller PC 441 which offers control and monitoring of up to four pumps and additional equipment.

Sulzer Pumps has introduced what it says is the world’s biggest low speed mixer for water treatment.

Zuwa has developed a multifunctional pump controller designed for pumps with 230 or 400 volt up to 16 ampere.

Kenmare Resources has placed a multi-million rand order with Weir Minerals Africa for 32 pumps for the expansion of its Moma Titanium Minerals Mine in nort

Flowserve Corp is to provide a new deep-well submersible pump and motor to the Geothermische Kraftwerksgesellschaft Traunreut geothermal power plant in Ger

Taiwanese submersible pump specialist HCP Pump Manufacturer Co Ltd has developed a new range of submersible dewatering pumps that incorporate a built-in wa

French nuclear group AREVA has installed the fourth and final pump of the primary cooling system at the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) EPR reactor project in Finland.

Sulzer has signed an agreement to acquire the privately-owned Spanish pump company Hidrotecar SA.

Kindasa Water Services has selected CLYDEUNION pumps for an additional train at the Kindasa SWRO desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

One of the biggest areas of growth for the pump industry over the last two decades has been in the South American and Latin American markets, particular in

Ruhrpumpen has developed the SCE-M, a magnetic drive system and axial thrust balancing pump for the petrochemical industry.

JCB has chosen Concentric's cast-iron FERRA pump for use in the main hydraulic circuit of its new TM180 articulated wheeled loading shovel.

The Motor Driven Systems (MDS) Conference, which takes place from 9-10 November 2011 in Solihull, UK, will examine how a systems-engineering approach to de

The Hydraulic Institute will host its 2012 Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Vinoy in St Petersburg, Florida from 8-14 February 2012.

Grundfos is planning to open a sales company in Bogota, Colombia during the first half of 2012.

UK pump distributor AxFlow Ltd has acquired Windsor-based Thames Valley Pumps (TVP).

Centrifugal pump maker Amarinth has secured an US$850 000 order for eight pumps to be used off Sakhalin Island in Russia.

ITT Corp has finalised its acquisition of Blakers Pump Engineers, a long-time distributor of the Goulds Pumps brand in Australia.

Water technology company Xylem Inc is to distribute GE’s advanced membrane filtration products into the public utilities market.

Sulzer Corp chief financial officer Jürgen Brandt becomes interim chief executive officer of the company from 1 November 2011.

At the IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 show, which takes place from 7 to 11 May 2012 in Munich, Germany, presenters and exhibitors plan to showcase the diverse technolo

Michael Smith Engineers has added the HNP 11558 micro annular gear pump to the range of HNP MZR internal gear pumps.

Versa-Matic has launched the new E40 1 ½ in bolted metallic line of air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps featuring Versa-Matic’s Elima-Matic Air Valv

SPX now offers three internal gear pumps that it says are suitable for the transportation of low viscosity liquids.

Wilden has developed a new full stroke integral piston diaphragm for use with Wilden’s Saniflo Hygienic Series (1 in to 3 in or 25 to 76 mm) as well as Ori

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