News for January 2011

News Archive

Gardner Denver partnership to improve blower motors

Gardner Denver has partnered with magnetic bearing specialist Synchrony, Inc which will add its high-speed motors on magnetic bearings into Gardner Denver’s new Hoffman Revolution line of high-speed aeration blowers for the water and wastewater treatment markets.

Airborne particle sensor for water processing equipment

CyberOptics Semiconductor has developed an airborne particle sensor (APS) for wafer processing equipment.

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Middle East boosts pump demand

Population growth and improved standards of living in the Middle East have greatly increased the demand for water and sanitation services, along with the need for more water for agricultural uses. Debbie Fox and Ann James of McIlvaine Company discuss potential opportunities for pumps in the region.

New display category at Hannover Messe

The Hannover Messe, which takes place from 4 to 8 April, will feature a new display category focusing on innovations for urban infrastructure and cities, called Metropolitan Solutions.

‘Plug and play’ pumping station

Edwards has launched a new range of turbo pumping stations featuring a ‘plug and play’ vacuum system with high pumping speeds of up to 400l/s.

Pressure booster package system from KSB Pressure booster package system from KSB

KSB has developed the Hya-Compact, a new pressure booster systems for use in drinking, service and cooling water applications for building services.

Flowserve 2010 bookings up 8.8%

Flowserve Corp’s bookings for the full year 2010 were approximately US$4.2 billion, an 8.8% increase on 2009 levels.

Atlas Copco acquires cryogenic pump business

Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench LLC USA has signed an agreement to acquire JC Carter LLC’s pump business.

Grundfos registers colour as trademark

Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos has registered a shade of red as a trademark.

Piab launches range of lightweight level compensators Piab launches range of lightweight level compensators

Vacuum technology specialist Piab has expanded its range of level compensators.

Griffen offers quieter pumps

Dewatering pump specialist Griffin now offers a variety of silent pumps with capacities from a few gallons per minute to over 20,000 gallons per minute.

Weir celebrates 140th anniversary

2011 marks the 140th anniversary of the Weir Group plc.

Milton Roy Europe appoints new general manager Milton Roy Europe appoints new general manager

Olivier Guiot is the new general manager of dosing pump specialist Milton Roy Europe SA.

Handling molten salt for sun power

The concentrating solar power stations may supply a significant amount of the Middle East and North Africa’s electrical powerneeds over coming decades. However, this approach requires specialized pumps capable of handling molten salt at hightemperatures with total reliability, as James Hunt reports.

Finish Thompson self-priming range extended

Finish Thompson’s SP series of magnetic drive, self-priming centrifugal pumps has been extended following the addition of two new models.

KSB pumps selected for suction dredger in the Atlantic Ocean KSB pumps selected for suction dredger in the Atlantic Ocean

KSB Group has received an order from the French shipbuilding company STX Europe to supply two large pumps for loading and unloading a dredger.

Hydromashservice to supply pumps to Russian power plant

Hydromashservice JSC, a sales company of the HMS Group, has signed an agreement with the Russian engineering company Energokaskad to supply pumping equipment for a condenser expansion project at the Novomoskovskaya thermal power plant.

KSB showcases waste water lifting units

KSB plans to exhibit its new generation of Ama-Drainer-Box waste water lifting units at the ISH show, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, from 15-19 March.

Weir expands pump and valve operations in China

Weir Minerals is opening an assembly centre for its GEHO pumps in Taicang, China this month.

Amarinth adds new pump agent in Saudi Arabia

Amarinth, the centrifugal pump manufacturer, has signed GAS Arabian Services as its new territory sales and marketing agent for Saudi Arabia.

Mouvex introduces CC20 eccentric disc pump Mouvex introduces CC20 eccentric disc pump

Mouvex has introduced the CC20 range of Eccentric Disc truck transport pumps to the North American market.

Clark Solutions offers pump for continuous duties Clark Solutions offers pump for continuous duties

Clark Solutions has introduced the TSFR Series of magnetic drive rotary vane pumps designed for continuous work.

Quadna to provide pumps for Mexican mine

Quadna will supply six vertical turbine pumps and motors for Mexicana de Cananea’s pregnant leach solution production expansion at a mining facility in Mexico.

ITT to split into 3 publicly traded companies

ITT Corp is to separate its businesses into three publicly traded companies.

Pump industry: merger & acquisition

Over the past ten years, the number of M&A transitions in the fragmented global pump industry proved it was not immune to the macroeconomic forces that stifled M&A activity in many other industries. Brendan Tierney presents an overview.

ITT WWW volunteers help clean water ITT WWW volunteers help clean water

A team of ITT Water & Wastewater employees have helped clean Salford Quays, in Manchester, UK, in support of the British Canoe Union (BCU).

Hamworthy wins breakthrough offshore pump order in Brazil

Hamworthy has received a £30 million contract from the Brazilian shipyard Engevix Construcões Oceânicas SA to supply cargo pumping systems for eight Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels (FPSOs).

Idex expands pharma platform with Microfluidics acquisition

Idex Corp is to acquire Microfluidics International Corp for US$1.35 per share in cash.

Robbins & Myers completes T-3 Energy Services acquisition

T-3 Energy Services Inc is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robbins & Myers Inc.

JDA adds two new websites

JDA, a new pump holding company based in California, USA, has created two new websites featuring pump products.

Wilo publishes 2009 Sustainability Report

German pump manufacturer Wilo SE has released its 2009 Sustainability Report.

Russian pump manufacturer plans London IPO

Russian pump maker HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group plc has announced plans for an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange.

Viking Pump adds electric heating to cast iron pumps Viking Pump adds electric heating to cast iron pumps

Viking Pump, Inc has added an electric heat option on its Universal Seal series of cast iron pumps.

Armstrong offers smaller expansion system Armstrong offers smaller expansion system

Armstrong has launched Armex II, a new range of high volume pressurisation and degassing systems in its Armex range.

ITT Water Technology recalls sump and effluent pumps

ITT Water Technology Inc is voluntarily recalling about 21 000 sump pumps and effluent pumps due to an electric shock/electrocution hazard.

Quadna to supply pump package for Canadian nickel project

Quadna is to fabricate and install a dual fire pump package with a 500 horsepower electric motor and diesel engine for the Canadian nickel mining company Vale.

Ruhrpumpen tests its largest ever multistage vertical pump Ruhrpumpen tests its largest ever multistage vertical pump

Ruhrpumpen has successfully tested the largest vertical pump that it has ever manufactured.

ESA produces elastomer seal guide

The European Sealing Association (ESA) has developed a new interactive guide, 'Successful Sealing with Elastomers'.

Dover acquires Harbison-Fischer

Dover Corp has bought Harbison-Fischer Inc, a manufacturer of down-hole rod pumps and related products, in a US$402.5 million deal.

Resolving high flow-induced vibrations

Atia Khalifa, Amro Al-Qutub and Yehia Khulief of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals present a case history in which problematic high flow-induced vibration in a boiler feed pump was studied and corrected. A combination of field measurements and lab model testing identified the source of the problem.