News for August 2011

News Archive

Hurricane Irene: Godwin Pumps supports relief efforts

Godwin Pumps delivered more than 350 Dri-Prime pumps from eight East Coast branches in support of municipal, industrial and recreational flood relief applications after Hurricane Irene.

Schaeffler's role in monitoring safety on the Eiffel Tower

Roller bearings from Schaeffler and condition monitoring can help ensure safe lift (elevator) rides at the Eiffel Tower. In addition, the use of offline vibration measuring devices from FAG Industrial Services, together with dedicated analysis software, could extend this landmark’s bearing life significantly and reduce maintenance downtime.

Sensing with KSB's PumpMeter

Transparency of operating conditions is of vital importance, because this is the only way for operators to ensure that their pumps run at optimum conditions, reducing energy consumption and increasing service life. This article examines KSB's PumpMeter, that is designed to measure pump input power for optimum operation.

Fluid Automation VSDs suitable for building services

UK-based Fluid Automation now uses Variflo variable speed drives (VSDs) in its pumps and booster systems designed for building services duties.

Country-specific product catalogues from Bürkert

Bürkert has launched new country-specific colour product catalogues.

SERO pump for industrial refrigeration

SERO PumpSystems GmbH has added the new SEMIS model to its high head pump range.

GEHO pumps Brazilian pipeline

Weir Minerals Netherlands has secured the second largest order in the company’s history for 12 GEHO piston diaphragm pumps, type TZPM 2000, for a Samarco Mineracao pipeline in Brazil.

Hydromashservice wins multiphase pump station tender

Russia's Hydromashservice has won the tender to produce and supply Lukoil Trade House with an outdoor multiphase pump station for use in the Menzilinskoye oil field.

Torishima to supply pumps for power plant in Peru

Torishima Pump Mfg Co Ltd is to supply boiler feed, condensate extraction and vertical cooling water pumps for the Fenix Power Plant in Peru.

Blackmer introduces natural gas compressor line Blackmer introduces natural gas compressor line

Blackmer has developed a natural gas vapour recovery compressor that has been designed to handle wellhead operations in continuous duty or remote unmanned locations.

SPX to acquire ClydeUnion Pumps

Clyde Blowers Capital is selling ClydeUnion Pumps to SPX Corp for a headline price of £750 million.

Cutting downtime with Mono transfer pump

A Thames Water sewage treatment works in London was experiencing too much downtime due to maintenance. A new pump was needed which could improve efficiency and reduce downtime without presenting difficulties during installation. The selected NOV Mono EZstrip progressive cavity pump has proven easy to dissemble, de-rag and maintain.

ITT spins off water company

Water movement, treatment and testing specialist, ITT Corporation, recently underwent a reorganisation. ITT has appointed new executives to global positions as a result, and here they talk to Keith Loria about their roles in this transition to a new standalone pumps and water equipment firm.

Wilo partners with Borussia Dortmund

German pump manufacturer Wilo has become a Champion Partner of the Borussia Dortmund football team.

Leachate success for Brumby Pumps in Australia and Mexico

Australian pump manufacturer Brumby Pumps says its versatile airlift pump design has been successful in meeting the demands of leachate pumping in landfill sites in Australia and Mexico.

HMS supplies pumps for Russian thermal power plant

Hydromashservice, a subsidiary of HMS Group, has completed the delivery of pumping equipment to E4 Group for the new co generator at the Krasnodar thermal power plant in Russia.

Hamworthy plans new service centre in Brazil

Hamworthy is to open a new dedicated service centre in Brazil, with offices in Rio De Janeiro and planned workshops and warehousing operations in Macae.

ITT names new chairman for Xylem

Markos Tambakeras will serve as non-executive chairman of the board of Xylem, the water technology business that ITT will spin off later this year.

New pump in Finish Thompson range

A new pump model, DB5.5, has been added to the range of Finish Thompson‘s DB Series of plastic magnetic-drive sealless centrifugal pumps.

20 year warranty on food and beverage pumps 20 year warranty on food and beverage pumps

Watson-Marlow has introduced a 20 year warranty on the pump housing of its MasoSine food and beverage pumps.

KSB exhibits heat transfer pump KSB exhibits heat transfer pump

KSB Aktiengesellschaft plans to exhibit for the first time its Etanorm SYT heat transfer liquid pump, which features a new VenJet venting device, at the WTT Expo 2011 trade fair for industrial heating and cooling technology, which takes place from 27-29 September 2011 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Amarinth continues centrifugal efficiency project Amarinth continues centrifugal efficiency project

UK centrifugal specialist Amarinth plans to continue developing carbon emission reducing, high-efficiency centrifugal pumps despite losing government funding.

Kurion system achieves water cleanup goals at Fukushima nuclear plant Kurion system achieves water cleanup goals at Fukushima nuclear plant

Nuclear waste technology company Kurion Inc says that its Ion Specific Media System at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in Japan has been achieving its cesium removal goal of approximately 99.9% since startup on 17 June 2011.

Windjammer Capital acquires JWC Environmental

US private equity firm Windjammer Capital Investors has acquired the operations of wastewater treatment equipment company JWC Environmental from Joseph Chambers Jr.

Nuclear power plant reactor cooling from ClydeUnion

ClydeUnion's Ranald Patrick describes a steam turbine driven pump that provides reliable reactor cooling for nuclear power stations.

2010 US pump statistics released

The latest Current Industrial Report covering pumps has been published by the US Department of Commerce.

Retractable handle for manual toilet pump

Retractable handle allows easier installation of manual toilets in confined areas.

Basic flowmeter electronics from Bürkert

Bürkert has developed a basic, lower cost version of its full bore magmeter flowmeter electronics

Wilo pumps bring water relief to Tanzania

The German pump company Wilo SE has donated two water pumps for a “Water for the Massai” project in North Tanzania.

Lewa establishes pump subsidiary in Dubai

German pump manufacturer Lewa has expanded its existing sales office in Dubai into a legally independent subsidiary.

Guide to Ralspeed motors

Ralspeed has developed a quick motor reference guide for temporary and permanent pump installations with ratings from 1 kW to 300 kW.

Grundfos Water2Life provides water for drought-hit Kenya

With the severe drought in East Africa, the Grundfos Water2Life programme is supplying water to more people than usual in Kenya.

Torishima Pump posts first quarter sales gains

Japanese pump maker Torishima Pump Mfg Ltd delivered a 7.2% increase in net sales during the first quarter of fiscal 2011 to ¥10 702 million, despite the negative economic impact of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

New CEO appointed at IDEX

IDEX Corp has promoted Andrew Silvernail to the position of CEO from today, succeeding Larry Kingsley who is leaving IDEX to become CEO of Pall Corp.

Pump for food and beverage solids handling Pump for food and beverage solids handling

Wilden has developed the Saniflo Series VC metal pump, which has been designed for use in solids handling applications in the US food and beverage market.

SPX solves viscosity woes from low sulphur fuels

The EU directive calling for the use of marine fuels with a far lower sulphur content is causing pump manufacturers to examine how pumps that rely on the lubrication provided by heavier fuels can comply with this legislation. Rotary pump specialist PXhas responded by redesigning its triple screw pump.

Centrifugal pumps: avoiding cavitation

Cavitation has been identified as one of the leading causes of reduced reliability in centrifugal pumps. Joseph Askew examines the causes of cavitation and discusses real-world solutions to correct them. The same troubleshooting techniques can also be applied at the design stage to prevent cavitation in centrifugals from the outset.

Mouvex Micro C-Series suitable for food processing Mouvex Micro C-Series suitable for food processing

Mouvex says that its Micro C-Series eccentric disc pumps now meet the requirements of various continuous dosing applications within the food processing industry.

US$3.8 billion ultrapure water market in 2011

The worldwide market for ultrapure water systems and consumables will exceed US$3.8 billion in 2011, due to activity in the semiconductor and power industries, says McIlvaine’s Ultrapure Water: World Markets report.

PIA call for nominations now open

The organisers of the annual UK Pump Industry Awards (PIA), have announced that the call for nominations is now officially open.

HMS Group to acquire centrifugal pump company in Belarus

Russia’s HMS Group is acquiring 57% of the share capital of centrifugal pump manufacturer Bobruisk Machine Building Plant in a deal valued at US$9.6 million.

KSB large submersible motor pumps for Mexican wastewater project KSB large submersible motor pumps for Mexican wastewater project

German pump and valve manufacturer KSB is supplying 20 pump sets worth several million euros for a combined wastewater/stormwater pumping station currently under construction in Mexico City.

Ebara Technologies opens training and demonstration facility in California

Vacuum pump specialist Ebara Technologies Inc has a new training and demonstration facility in Sacramento, California, USA.

Flowserve expands pump manufacturing in India

Flowserve Corp is investing US$30 million to expand and upgrade its pump manufacturing facilities in Coimbatore, India.

Caprari’s MixoFlush system for wastewater lifting stations

Caprari has developed a flushing system for the automatic cleaning of wastewater lifting stations.

Met-Pro supplies pumps for metal finishing operation

Met-Pro Corp’s Environmental Air Solutions business unit is supplying six Duall brand air pollution control systems to a manufacturer serving the aerospace industry.

Garlock acquires pump diaphragm line from WL Gore

Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC (GST) has acquired the ONE-UP pump diaphragm business from WL Gore & Associates Inc.

Redirecting pump PdM emphasis

In spite of investment in predictive maintenance (PdM) and considerable effort being focused on reliability engineering, process pump users continue to experience unexpected repeat failures. Heinz P. Bloch examines both repeat and random failures and explains some of the elusive causes.

Wilden AODD pumps suitable for pulp and paper Wilden AODD pumps suitable for pulp and paper

Wilden says that its Original Seriesof metal air operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps feature a design that is suitable for liquid-transfer applications that feature a large amount of solids, i.e. in the pulp and paper industry.

Ruhrpumpen adds new ANSI, end-suction low flow pump Ruhrpumpen adds new ANSI, end-suction low flow pump

Ruhrpumpen has developed a new ANSI, end-suction low flow centrifugal pump to its standard product line. The CPP-L is the low flow version of the CPP-21 and has been designed to fill the gap on the low flow side of the CPP-21 range.

Gorman-Rupp rings the closing bell at the NYSE

Gorman-Rupp Co executives rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on 28 July 2011 in recognition of the company’s more than 40 years as a publicly traded company.

Sulzer completes Cardo Flow Solutions acquisition

Swiss engineering giant Sulzer is now a major player in the wastewater pump market having completed the acquisition of Cardo Flow Solutions in a CHF852 million deal.

Weir to sell Cathcart site to ClydeUnion

Weir Group is selling its former Weir Pumps site at Cathcart, Glasgow to ClydeUnion for £25 million.