News for July 2011

News Archive

HMS supplies pumps to Vankor oil and gas field

Hydromashservice, a subsidiary of HMS Group, has delivered pumping equipment for the main transfer oil pumping station of Rosneft’s Vankor oil and gas field.

Control head for process valves Control head for process valves

Bürkert has launched the 8681 control head for decentral automation of pneumatically controlled hygienic seat valves, butterfly valves and ball valves.

Tsurumi in wastewater upgrade at a Bulgarian military training base Tsurumi in wastewater upgrade at a Bulgarian military training base

Japanese pump supplier Tsurumi has upgraded a European army base. This is part of an ongoing development to the site using a mix of aerators, agitators, cutters, decanters and sewage pumps.

Met-Pro scrubbers use Fybroc pumps

Fybroc brand recirculation pumps are part of a US$675 000 order that Met-Pro Corp has received to supply a multi-technology air quality control system to treat emissions generated by a sand processing facility.

Senior appointments at Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery Inc has hired Ismail Nawaz as vice president, oil & gas product development and Baji Gobburi as director, water product development.

KSB pumps Paris fountain KSB pumps Paris fountain

The recently renovated Trocadero fountain in Paris is equipped with KSB pumps.

PTFE diaphragm for maximum pressures

An innovative pump head for the highest pressures features a PTFE diaphragm with special clamped support. The result is more cost efficient than conventional metal membrane pump heads, yet provides very high pressures for the latest oil and gas sector applications. World Pumps talks with Lewa's Martin Dreher.

Procurement in the municipal industry

Choosing which pumps to buy can be a complicated process for the operators of wastewater treatment plants. With the desire for energy savings and pump efficiency at the top of the wish list, it is a competitive market. Keith Loria presents an insight into the procurement process, from new advances to buying and tendering.

Schlumberger CEO to retire

Schlumberger Ltd’s CEO Andrew Gould will retire on 1 August 2011.

Bearing friction calculator improved

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd has launched a version of its rolling bearing calculation and simulation software, BEARINX, which now includes new functionality for calculating friction.

Efficiency products from Wilden Efficiency products from Wilden

Wilden has introduced two products for use with its Advanced Series of air-operated double-diaphragm pumps.

Integral PTFE and rubber composite diaphragm

JDA Global LLC has developed a range of integral polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and rubber composite diaphragms.

Edwards expands vacuum pump service in South East Asia

Edwards has signed its first authorised service provider agreement in South East Asia with Singapore-based Wing Wah Industrial Services Pte Ltd.

New actuator for solenoid valves New actuator for solenoid valves

Bürkert has developed new actuation technology for media-separated minimum-size solenoid valves.

Oil-less piston pumps Oil-less piston pumps

Thomas, a Gardner Denver company, has developed the 319 Series of oil-less, WOB® Piston DC pumps and compressors.

Turbo pumping station for laboratories

Vacuum equipment manufacturer Edwards is launching a ‘plug and play’ turbo pumping station for laboratories and research centres.

KSB opens regional HQ in Dubai

KSB has officially opened its new KSB Middle East FZE facility in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) in Dubai.

Precise metering for a clean water supply

A charity working with the Gran Sous community in Haiti required a solution to a longterm water purification problem. A technology was needed which could accurately dose the community’s water supply with sodium hypochlorite solution. An electronic diaphragm metering pump was chosen which provided an easy to operate and maintain solution.

Giving a sapphire green credentials

The stunning Istanbul Sapphire is the tallest residential building in Europe and its first true ecological one. The building has had to cater for residential and leisure zones alongside a large shopping mall. As a result, its pumps had to meet the heating, cooling, wastewater, drainage and potable water applications demands, while offering environmental solutions.

New gauges available

Texas-based Precision Instruments, a new valve specialist, has launched a range of differential pressure gauges featuring a new line of piston and diaphragm-style Dp gauges.

Improved online condition monitoring Improved online condition monitoring

The Schaeffler Group has launched an improved version of its FAG DTECT X1 online condition monitoring system.

HI announces mechanical seals webinars

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), in collaboration with the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) and the International Sealing Distributors (ISD) will host a series of mechanical seals webinars, an overview of mechanical seals for pumps.

JDA Global opens pump facility in China

JDA Global LLC has opened JDA Global Pump (Shanghai) Co Ltd in China.

Energy Recovery consolidates manufacturing operations

Energy Recovery Inc is moving its pump and turbocharger assembly operations from Michigan to the company’s existing headquarters and production centre in San Leandro, California.

HMS delivers pumping equipment to Jindal Steel

HMS Group subsidiary Hydromashservice Ukraine has completed the delivery of an APE 270-150-4 electro pumping unit for Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (India).

ITT water spinoff company to be called Xylem

ITT Corporation’s water technology and services business will be named Xylem when it becomes a standalone company later this year.

ABB welcomes new EU motor efficiency requirements

ABB says that it welcomes the European Union’s (EU’s) introduction of minimum efficiency levels for LV motors.

Crane Co makes valve acquisition

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions has bought the German valve manufacturer WT Armatur GmbH & Co KG.

Flood prevention refurbishment

At the UK coastal city of Kingston-upon-Hull during high tides, parts of the city lie below sea level and the surrounding plain is at a higher level. Therefore, well-maintained drainage systems are an essential flood-protection strategy and the city’s existing pumping stations have been undergoing much needed refurbishment.

Aerator investment aids Croatian tourists

With Croatia fast becoming a major hotspot for European sun-loving tourists, its campsites are investing in infrastructure to benefit from increased tourist demand. One campsite, Camp Škrila, found that installing submersible aerators would provide an immediate, costeffective upgrade to its existing wastewater-treatment facilities.

Mono pumps supplied to improve efficiency

According to NOV Mono, two of its Munchpump packaged pumping systems have been specified by United Utilities to improve efficiency at its Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) in Caldbeck by preventing pump blockages and minimising down time at the site.

Interpump acquires Italian pump manufacturer Galtech

Interpump Group SpA has signed a framework agreement to acquire a 53% stake in Italy’s Galtech.

Valve for mining duties

ITT Corp has developed a new push-through slurry valve for use in mining.

Portable pump for solids-handling

Hidrostal UK have launched a new range of portable, solids-handling, diesel-driven pump sets under the brand name of SuperHawk.

Tsurumi expands in Sweden with new pump subsidiary

Tsurumi (Europe) GmbH has established a Swedish subsidiary in partnership with its Swedish distributor Tsurumi-Intec Pump AB.

Name change for Atlas Copco Portable Air

Atlas Copco’s Portable Air Division has changed its name to the Portable Energy Division.

New VP of strategy integration at Pump Solutions Group New VP of strategy integration at Pump Solutions Group

John Whalen has been appointed vice president of strategy integration at Dover Corporation’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG).

ITT plans to grow Asia-Pacific water business

ITT Corporation is expanding in the Asia-Pacific region by establishing a water and wastewater treatment centre of excellence in Singapore, a greater sales and distribution footprint and new regional testing and assembly capabilities.

National Oilwell Varco to acquire Ameron in US$772mn deal

National Oilwell Varco Inc is to acquire Ameron International Corporation in an all cash deal valued at approximately US$772 million.

Alfa Laval to supply equipment for Brazilian brewery

Alfa Laval has won a SEK135 million brewery order in Brazil.

Alstom-led consortium builds hydropower plant in India

An Alstom-led consortium has won a contract worth over €285 million to construct a variable speed pumped storage hydropower plant in India.

Flexible supply for extruder gear units

A European manufacturer of extruder gear units and vertical mills required individually configured, high capacity pumps to supply the gear units with lubricating and cooling liquid. Screw pumps proved succesful in meeting these elevated capacity requirements. The design avoids noise generation and provides a long service life by preventing premature wear to the pump.

Prestige development in Indian Garden City

A city in India is the site for an enormous mixed use development, featuring residential apartments, leisure facilities, office space and retail outlets. The developers wanted the pumping systems to echo the project’s ambitious outlook and found a solution in a range of water and HVAC pumps.

Bran + Luebbe pumps with automated stroke length adjustment Bran + Luebbe pumps with automated stroke length adjustment

SPX it is now supplying its Bran + Luebbe brand metering pumps with a fully automated stroke length adjustment device for operation in ATEX and flameproof areas.

Richter pumps suffering from counterfeit parts

Tomlinson Hall & Co Ltd, UK distributor for Richter Chemie-Technik GmbH, the German pump and valve manufacturer, says that counterfeit parts found in certain Richter pump models could entail pump failure and endanger personnel.

‘Smart Platform’ for Allweiler pumps ‘Smart Platform’ for Allweiler pumps

Allweiler AG has introduced the Allmind system, a new ‘Smart Platform’ which provides intelligent monitoring and control of the company’s centrifugal and displacement pumps.