News for October 2011

News Archive

ITT spins off water technology company Xylem

Xylem Inc has started operating as a US$3.2 billion standalone global water technology company following its spinoff from ITT Corp.

Grundfos wins Workplace of the Year award

The Grundfos Danish production company has been named Workplace of the Year by the trade union 3F after being nominated by two workers.

GE to supply pumping systems for saltwater disposal

GE is to provide pumping systems, variable speed drives and control devices for Pro Water’s Centerline SWD modular saltwater disposal and deep injection well systems, which separate oil, water and other byproducts produced in oil and gas operations.

Reducing CO2 with Sulzer technologies

While it is forecasted that fossil fuel power generation will remain an important energy supplier in the next 20–30 years, other emerging technologies aim to avoid the production of CO2. Here, Sabine Sulzer from Sulzer Pumps looks at new, CO2 emission-free energy technologies, such as solar energy and bio-fuels, as well as carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Speakers confirmed for Saudi Infrastructure show

Saudi Infrastructure 2011, Forum & Exhibition, which takes place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 11-14 December 2011 has confirmed a number of important industry speakers.

Mico-Epsilon laser scanner provides 3D profiles of rotary pistons Mico-Epsilon laser scanner provides 3D profiles of rotary pistons

A manufacturer of universal 3D measuring machines is using Micro-Epsilon’s laser profile scanners and laser displacement sensors to measure the surface profiles and position of rotary pistons.

Noise reduction system for hydraulic equipment Noise reduction system for hydraulic equipment

German specialist in engine components Raja-Lovejoy has developed a new system for reducing noise emissions from hydraulic equipment. The NRS (Noise Reduction System) consists of a textile casing for horizontally mounted bell housings of hydraulic units.

Schaeffler needle roller bearings offer reduced friction Schaeffler needle roller bearings offer reduced friction

The Schaeffler Group has launched three new high precision needle roller bearings that reduce friction and provide new downsizing options for design engineers.

Saudi Water & Power Forum innovation award announced

The Saudi Water & Power Forum (SWPF) has announced that its Award for Innovation and the Marafiq Award for Sustainability will be presented at the event’s inauguration ceremony on 4th December 2011.

Bürkert solenoid valves for fluids and gases Bürkert solenoid valves for fluids and gases

Bürkert has expanded its range of solenoid valves to include the new series 6200, with types 6213EV and 6281EV now available.

Blackmer sliding vane range upgraded with Neoprene Blackmer sliding vane range upgraded with Neoprene

Blackmer’s SGL Series of sliding vane pumps are now available with optional Neoprene mechanical seals and O-rings, allowing them to transfer liquefied gases and other chemicals.

Europump becomes associate member of Orgalime

The European association of pump manufacturers, Europump, is now an associate member of Orgalime, the European engineering industries association.

Energy Recovery recognised as clean tech ‘Game Changer’

Grow California has selected Energy Recovery Inc as a California Clean Technology ‘Game Changer’ for 2011 in the category of Innovation in Energy and Water.

Grundfos opens water technology centre in Denmark

Danish pump maker Grundfos has opened its new global water competency centre near Copenhagen.

Ebara pump plant secures ASME nuclear certification

The Ebara Corp plant in Futtsu City, Japan has received the “N” Stamp certification from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for its products used in nuclear power plants.

HMS to supply pumps for Minsk water plant

Promburvod, a subsidiary of HMS Group, has won a tender for the delivery of EZV type submersible electric pump units for a water supply plant in Minsk, Belarus.

Metallized Carbon supplies rotary pump components Metallized Carbon supplies rotary pump components

Metallized Carbon Corporation, a manufacturer of oil-free, self-lubricating, carbon-graphite materials for lubrication applications, has made available custom vanes, rotors, and end plates for use in liquid and gas rotary vane pumps.

Impress Sensors expands mechanical pressure switches range Impress Sensors expands mechanical pressure switches range

Instrumentation specialist Impress Sensors & Systems Ltd has expanded its SQ range of mechanical pressure switches to include a high pressure series, which is adjustable between 50 and 100 bar.

Almatec launches new pneumatic diaphragm pumps Almatec launches new pneumatic diaphragm pumps

AODD pump specialist Almatec has added the FUTUR-Omega Series to its line of pneumatic diaphragm pumps. The new FUTUR-Omega Series is specially designed for high-end semiconductor applications.

Gentle handling with Watson-Marlow pumps

Processing and handling foodstuffs are critical operations that often demand specialist pumps, such as pulse-free types that can gently displace a perfectly even volume with each revolution. These machines are ideal for use in the food and beverage industries, among others. Here are a few case studies illustrating different aspects of food & drink processing using Watson-Marlow pumps.

Dover acquires Canadian progressive cavity pump maker

Industrial conglomerate Dover Corp has bought the Canadian progressive cavity pump manufacturer Oil Lift Technology Inc.

ClydeUnion to supply pumps for Takreer pipelines project

ClydeUnion Pumps has won a multi-million dollar contract from GS Engineering & Construction in Korea to deliver pumps for the Takreer Inter Refinery Pipelines (IRP-II) Project in the United Arab Emirates.

ITT expands in Australia with Blakers Pump acquisition

ITT Corp has signed an agreement to acquire Blakers Pump Engineers, a distributor of ITT’s Goulds Pumps brand in Australia.

Grundfos signs green agreement with Samsung C&T

Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos and the South Korean engineering and building company Samsung C&T are to work together to develop green solutions.

Gardner Denver to buy Italy’s Robuschi

Gardner Denver Inc has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire the Italian blower and pump company Robuschi SpA for approximately €152 million.

Grundfos extends booster range Grundfos extends booster range

Grundfos has introduced a new range of a single-phase pre-packaged CMB/CMBE booster sets, extending its full booster set range.

Spirax Sarco launches digital magazine for steam plants Spirax Sarco launches digital magazine for steam plants

Spirax Sarco has launched Steam News, a digital magazine published quarterly for plant managers, facility and operation professionals and engineers in the manufacturing industry.

New partners for MDS conference

The Motor Driven Systems Conference, which takes place from 9-10 November 2011, in Solihull, UK, has attracted the support of seven new industry event partners.

Marine pumps complete ITT Jabsco range

Jabsco, an ITT marine pump brand, has developed a range of water pressure pumps that it says can handle the demands of multiple outlets.

Zuwa develops wastewater pumps for agriculture

German agriculture pump manufacturer Zuwa has introduced a new series of wastewater pumps that have been especially designed for fermentation plants and other hazardous areas.

Colfax to supply 38 pumps for Saudi power plant

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has chosen Colfax Fluid Handling to provide pumps for the Rabigh Power Plant #2 Power Station Stage 6 Expansion in Saudi Arabia.

Aquarium selects Fybroc pumps

Met-Pro Corp’s Global Pump Solutions business has received an export order worth more than US$625 000 to supply 47 Fybroc pumps for an aquarium attraction outside the USA.

Flowserve to acquire Lawrence Pumps

Flowserve Corp has entered into an agreement to acquire centrifugal pump maker Lawrence Pumps Inc.