News for November 2011

News Archive

New leadership at Sundyne

Jeff Wiemelt is to take over from Phil Ruffner as president of Sundyne Corp on 1 January 2012.

HMS to supply pumps and project management for Siberian oilfield

Russian pump manufacturer HMS Group is to undertake a RUB1.8 billion turnkey project the Srednebotuobinskoe oil and gas condensate field in the Republic of Sakha.

Pfeiffer pumping station now available with backing pump

Pfeiffer Vacuum’s turbo pumping stations now reportedly feature dry, multi-stage ACP roots pump from the company’s adixen range.

HI announces 2012 Annual Meeting

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) has announced the date and time for its 2012 Annual Meeting.

Ultrasonic nozzle improves cleaning

A team of scientists from the University of Southampton in the UK have been a Royal Society innovation award for inventing a tap attachment which can improve the ability of water to clean.

ATEX approval for Sensonics transmitters

Sensonics’ vibration and thrust position transmitters have received ATEX approval and are now suitable for Ex ia IIC T4 applications when used in conjunction with the company’s ATEX approved range of AECP proximity probes and AEXC extension cables.

Amarinth supplies pumps for Abu Dhabi water filtration system

Amarinth has delivered £750 000 worth of high alloy pumps to ZADCO on a short lead-time for a produced water filtration system at an offshore pilot plant in Abu Dhabi.

Alfa Laval unveils new three division structure

Alfa Laval has created a new selling division – the Marine & Diesel Division – integrating the marine, offshore and diesel businesses of Alfa Laval and Aalborg Industries.

Weir increases presence in upstream oil and gas market

Weir is acquiring Seaboard Holdings Inc, an independent wellhead solutions provider focused on the North American unconventional oil and gas drilling and production markets, for US$675 million.

Submit your technical papers for the VDMA conference

The final date to apply for a technical paper to be presented at the VDMA’s International Rotating Equipment Conference 2012 is 10th December 2011. The complete text of the accepted technical paper must be submitted by 13th April 2012.

Wärtsilä to acquire Hamworthy in £383mn deal

Finland’s Wärtsilä Technology Oy Ab has made a recommended £8.25 per share cash offer for Hamworthy plc, valuing the pump, separator and water systems manufacturer at £383 million.

Ball valve seats suit hot transfer Ball valve seats suit hot transfer

Metallized Carbon Corporation has developed a range of carbon-graphite ball valve seats for use in valves designed to handle hot liquids or hot gases.

Edwards previews new dry vacuum pump range

Edwards has previewed of its new nXDS range of dry scroll vacuum pumps at the AVS 2011 technology show, which took place from 30 October to 4 November in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Process pump disc couplings from Power Transmissions

Power Transmissions International has launched a range of high speed disc couplings designed specifically for the process pump OEM market.

Help name the winners of the 2012 Pump Industry Awards Help name the winners of the 2012 Pump Industry Awards

The organisers of the UK Pump Industry Awards are now welcoming nominations for the next awards ceremony, which takes place on 22 March 2012 in Solihull, UK.

HMS upgrades pumps for Transneft

Russian pump maker HMS Group has secured a RUB186 million contract with the Russian oil-trunk pipelines operator Transneft to carry out replacement, upgrade and overhaul of its pumping units.

IDEX invests in new Indian facility

IDEX Corp has opened IDEX Fluid & Metering Pvt Ltd, a new facility located in Savli, Vadodara, India.

Xylem celebrates launch by ringing NYSE opening bell

Water technology company Xylem Inc’s leadership team and four representative employees rang the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opening bell on 16 November 2011.

KSB opens new valve factory in China KSB opens new valve factory in China

Pump and valve manufacturer KSB has inaugurated a new factory for globe and gate valves in Changzhou, China.

Sulzer introduces pump control and monitoring system

Sulzer has developed the new ABS pump controller PC 441 which offers control and monitoring of up to four pumps and additional equipment.

Sulzer introduces world’s biggest low speed mixer Sulzer introduces world’s biggest low speed mixer

Sulzer Pumps has introduced what it says is the world’s biggest low speed mixer for water treatment.

Zuwa develops pump controller Zuwa develops pump controller

Zuwa has developed a multifunctional pump controller designed for pumps with 230 or 400 volt up to 16 ampere.

Weir Minerals Africa awarded its largest pump order to date

Kenmare Resources has placed a multi-million rand order with Weir Minerals Africa for 32 pumps for the expansion of its Moma Titanium Minerals Mine in northern Mozambique.

Flowserve wins pump and motor contract for German geothermal power plant

Flowserve Corp is to provide a new deep-well submersible pump and motor to the Geothermische Kraftwerksgesellschaft Traunreut geothermal power plant in Germany.

HCP dewatering range includes cooling system HCP dewatering range includes cooling system

Taiwanese submersible pump specialist HCP Pump Manufacturer Co Ltd has developed a new range of submersible dewatering pumps that incorporate a built-in water-cooling system.

AREVA installs final pump in Olkiluoto 3 primary cooling system

French nuclear group AREVA has installed the fourth and final pump of the primary cooling system at the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) EPR reactor project in Finland.

Sulzer acquires Spanish pump maker Hidrotecar

Sulzer has signed an agreement to acquire the privately-owned Spanish pump company Hidrotecar SA.

CLYDEUNION to supply pumps for Saudi desalination plant expansion

Kindasa Water Services has selected CLYDEUNION pumps for an additional train at the Kindasa SWRO desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

South America for growth and diversity

One of the biggest areas of growth for the pump industry over the last two decades has been in the South American and Latin American markets, particular in the oil and gas, mining and power generation industries. This expansion is partly thanks to the NAFTA agreement, changes in customs regulations and the desire of major manufacturers to diversify. Keith Loria reports.

Ruhrpumpen launches magnetic driven centrifugal process pump Ruhrpumpen launches magnetic driven centrifugal process pump

Ruhrpumpen has developed the SCE-M, a magnetic drive system and axial thrust balancing pump for the petrochemical industry.

Concentric hydraulic pump chosen for JCB shovel Concentric hydraulic pump chosen for JCB shovel

JCB has chosen Concentric's cast-iron FERRA pump for use in the main hydraulic circuit of its new TM180 articulated wheeled loading shovel.

MDS conference focuses on drive efficiency

The Motor Driven Systems (MDS) Conference, which takes place from 9-10 November 2011 in Solihull, UK, will examine how a systems-engineering approach to designing motor driven systems will result in greater energy savings.

Registration opens for Hydraulic Institute 2012 annual meeting

The Hydraulic Institute will host its 2012 Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Vinoy in St Petersburg, Florida from 8-14 February 2012.

Grundfos strengthens sales in South America

Grundfos is planning to open a sales company in Bogota, Colombia during the first half of 2012.

AxFlow buys Thames Valley Pumps

UK pump distributor AxFlow Ltd has acquired Windsor-based Thames Valley Pumps (TVP).

Amarinth supplies winterised pumps for Russian oil fields Amarinth supplies winterised pumps for Russian oil fields

Centrifugal pump maker Amarinth has secured an US$850 000 order for eight pumps to be used off Sakhalin Island in Russia.

ITT completes Blakers Pump Engineers acquisition

ITT Corp has finalised its acquisition of Blakers Pump Engineers, a long-time distributor of the Goulds Pumps brand in Australia.

Xylem partners with GE to distribute ZeeWeed membranes

Water technology company Xylem Inc is to distribute GE’s advanced membrane filtration products into the public utilities market.

Sulzer names interim CEO

Sulzer Corp chief financial officer Jürgen Brandt becomes interim chief executive officer of the company from 1 November 2011.

IFAT focuses on energy from waste

At the IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 show, which takes place from 7 to 11 May 2012 in Munich, Germany, presenters and exhibitors plan to showcase the diverse technologies and concepts involved in obtaining valuable energy from waste.

Chemically-resistant gear pumps from Michael Smith Engineers Chemically-resistant gear pumps from Michael Smith Engineers

Michael Smith Engineers has added the HNP 11558 micro annular gear pump to the range of HNP MZR internal gear pumps.

Versa-Matic develops bolted metallic line Versa-Matic develops bolted metallic line

Versa-Matic has launched the new E40 1 ½ in bolted metallic line of air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps featuring Versa-Matic’s Elima-Matic Air Valve system.

SPX offers three gear pumps for low viscosities SPX offers three gear pumps for low viscosities

SPX now offers three internal gear pumps that it says are suitable for the transportation of low viscosity liquids.

Wilden introduces full stroke integrated piston diaphragm Wilden introduces full stroke integrated piston diaphragm

Wilden has developed a new full stroke integral piston diaphragm for use with Wilden’s Saniflo Hygienic Series (1 in to 3 in or 25 to 76 mm) as well as Original and Advanced series (1 in to 2 in or 25 to 51 mm) AODD (air operated double diaphragm) pumps.