News for September 2011

News Archive

California American Water builds new pumping station

Construction has started on California American Water’s Folsom Boulevard pump station, which, when completed, will provide additional surface water supplies to the company’s water systems in the Rosemont, La Riveria and Rancho Cordova areas.

New SMD water pump from Sulzer Pumps New SMD water pump from Sulzer Pumps

Sulzer Pumps has developed a new range of SMD pumps for raw and clean water applications.

Grundfos opens water technology centre in California Grundfos opens water technology centre in California

Grundfos Pumps has officially opened a new water technology centre in Fresno, California, USA to promote innovative water research and sustainable solutions.

Name change for Larox Flowsys

Finnish pump and valve company Larox Flowsys has changed its name to Flowrox.

KSB celebrates 140th anniversary KSB celebrates 140th anniversary

The German pump and valve manufacturer KSB turned 140 years old on 18 September 2011.

Wilo adds to executive board

The supervisory board of pump maker Wilo SE has appointed Gilbert Faul as a member of the company’s executive board with effect from 1 October 2011.

Sulzer Pumps opens its first service centre in Russia

Sulzer Pumps has a pump service centre in Khimki, Moscow.

Godwin Pumps expands in Midwest

Rental pump company Godwin Pumps has opened three new locations in the Midwest – Indianapolis, Indiana; Evansville, Indiana; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Inline infrared temperature sensors measure up to 1,450°C

Micro-Epsilon has developed a new range of non-contact, infrared temperature sensors that can measure the temperature of flame-heated workpieces inside industrial furnaces and ovens, as well as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide flame gases in different types of combustion processes.

Eco-friendly RO system for water desalination

Israel’s IDE Technologies has launched IDE PROGREEN, a green, eco-friendly reverse osmosis (RO) system for water desalination.

Flow control webinar

Investment bank Jordan, Knauff & Company is presenting a complimentary webinar on 21 September 2011, at 2 p.m. Central (3 p.m. Eastern), covering the current economic environment and its effects on companies in the flow control (pumps, valves and filtration) industry.

Flowserve unveils US$300mn share buyback

The Flowserve Corp board of directors has authorised a new program to repurchase up to US$300 million of its outstanding common stock.

Colfax in US$2.4bn bid to acquire Charter International

Colfax Corp has made a recommended offer to acquire Charter International plc in a US$2.4 billion cash and stock deal.

Grundfos pumps up half-year turnover

The Grundfos Group has delivered a positive half year result, with turnover up 10% to DKK10.1 billion on 2010 and profit before tax at DKK783 million.

HMS gets RUB2.25bn credit line from Sberbank

Russian pump manufacturer HMS Group has secured a 3-year RUB2.25 billion credit line from the West Siberian branch of Sberbank.

Aker Solutions targets Swedish subsea market

Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions has set up an office in Gothenburg, Sweden to grow its share of the Swedish subsea oil and gas market.

Samson valve positioners can withstand challenging duties

Samson valve positioners can withstand challenging duties

Grundfos SmartFlo pump donated to innovative quality home

Grundfos has donated its SQE Constant Pressure System to the Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL), a showhome is designed to help architects and builders create an accessible, comfortable living environment that enhances quality of life.

Hydra- Cell sealless range suitable for pumping glue Hydra- Cell sealless range suitable for pumping glue

Hydra-Cell seal-less positive displacement pumps, available from Michael Smith Engineers can be used to pump resinous glue, the company says.

HI opens registration for 2011 autumn meeting

Registration is open for the Hydraulic Institute (HI)‘s fall (autumn) meeting, which will take place on 4–8 October 2011, at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Mounting blocks from QBC are safer Mounting blocks from QBC are safer

Quality Bearings & Components (QBC) has developed a new line of plastic four-bolt flange mounting blocks with insert ball bearings that can improve machinery safety.

Cole-Parmer releases new fluid handling system sourcebook

Cole-Parmer has launched its Fluid Handling System Sourcebook 2011, which covers the company’s Masterflex tubing pump systems, along with gear, metering, Ismatec, positive displacement, and vacuum pumps.

Torishima pumps for super critical power plants in India

Torishima Pump has secured a number of orders from China’s Dongfang Boiler Group Co Ltd for boiler circulation pumps for super critical power plants in India.

Royal opening for Grundfos facility in Russia

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has officially opened Grundfos’s extended Istra facility near Moscow in Russia.

Lufkin Industries to acquire Quinn's Oilfield Supply

Oilfield pumping unit specialist Lufkin Industries is buying Quinn’s Oilfield Supply for approximately US$303 million in cash.

HMS Group seals Belarusian pump acquisition

Russia’s HMS Group has completed the acquisition of Bobruisk Machine Building Plant, a centrifugal pump manufacturer based in Belarus, in a US$9.6 million cash deal.

Selection of gas compressors: part 2

In this multipart series, Eduardo Larralde and Rafael Ocampo aim to provide a comprehensive survey of the current state of the art concerning gas compressors. Following the elucidation of the basic concepts and theory in the opening article, the series continues with the classification of different compressor types.

HI seeks US reviewers for rotodynamic guidelines

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), under the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is seeking qualified individuals in North America to participate in the review process for the draft of updated version of ANSI/HI 9.6.1: Rotodynamic Pumps – Guideline for NPSH.

Heavy duty Blackhawk piston pumps

Blackhawk Technology Company has introduced two new heavy-duty models to its line of Apollo Electric Linear-Rod Pumps, which have solar and low-amp grid power options.

Climax’s heavy-duty flange facers reduce maintenance costs

Climax Portable Machine Tools has designed a new line of flange facers for in-situ repair and on-site machining of flange surfaces on piping systems, pump housing, valves and weld preps.

Flowserve to supply energy recovery devices for Hyflux desalination plant

Hyflux has ordered 68 CALDER Dual Work Exchange Energy Recovery (DWEER) units from Flowserve Corp for its Tuaspring desalination plant in Singapore.

FlowMarque’s V-flume measures flow FlowMarque’s V-flume measures flow

UK-based flow measurement specialist FlowMarque Ltd has developed a range of innovative hydrometric structures called the V-flume.