News for December 2011

News Archive

SPX completes ClydeUnion Pumps acquisition

SPX Corp has acquired Glasgow, UK-based ClydeUnion Pumps.

Gardner Denver seals Robuschi deal

Gardner Denver Inc has completed the previously announced acquisition of Robuschi SpA for approximately €152 million.

Agilent Technologies buys Italian vacuum pump maker PVR

Agilent Technologies Inc has acquired the Italian vacuum pump manufacturer PVR srl.

Stormthrust copes with extreme weather

P&M Pumps has developed the Stormthrust system, a sewer mixing, aeration and cleaning system for use in extreme weather conditions.

Bürkert offers adaptor for hygienic duties

Bürkert says that its AirLINE Quick adapter plate is now available in stainless steel, making it suitable for use in all hygienic processes.

Grundfos fieldbus concept improves communication Grundfos fieldbus concept improves communication

Grundfos has developed the Communication Interface Module (CIM) and the Communication Interface Unit (CIU), which enable the connection of Grundfos products to standard fieldbus networks

Impress transmitters offer three-in-one capability Impress transmitters offer three-in-one capability

Instrumentation specialist Impress Sensors & Systems Ltd has launched a new range of high pressure differential pressure transmitters for liquids and gases.

Europump prepares for new circulator legislation

Europump has put together a presentation on how to calculate the Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) which is the cornerstone of the upcoming European regulation for circulators.

Aker Wirth ships 250th mud pump

Following a successful trial run, Aker Wirth’s 250th TPK 2200 series mud pump is now on its way to South Korea where it will be installed as one of four pumps on Vantage Drilling’s Tungsten Explorer deep sea drilling vessel at the DSME shipyard.

Atlas Copco buys vacuum pump maker

Atlas Copco North America LLC is acquiring Houston Service Industries Inc, a US manufacturer of low-pressure blowers and vacuum pumps.

Abu Dhabi water park selects Herborner pumps

Herborner Pumpenfabrik is supplying 78 swimming pool pumps for the Yas Island Water Park in Abu Dhabi.

Hitachi Plant Technologies expands in Middle East

Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd is acquiring a 70% stake in Saudi Arabian industrial equipment maintenance service company Saihati Weir Engineering Services Co Ltd.

Grundfos to produce new pump in South Korea

Grundfos-owned Chungsuk Co Ltd has opened new production facilities in South Korea to manufacture a newly developed pump for machine tools.

Neptune upgrades mixer gears

Neptune Mixer Company says that it has improved the sound levels emitted from the gear-train on several of its mixer lines.

Saudi electricity use spotlighted at Water and Power Forum

Saleh Al-Awaji , the Saudi deputy minister of water and electricity spoke at the Saudi Water and Power Forum on Sunday about the increasing use of electricity in the country.

Regenerative turbine pump from Corken Regenerative turbine pump from Corken

LPG specialist Corken, a part of the IDEX Group, has developed a new model in its regenerative turbine Coro-Flo pump range.

Pump Industry Award deadline approaches

As 2011 draws to a close the deadline for entry submission to the Pump Industry Awards is looming, with 30th December the last date by which you can submit who you think should win an award at the prestigious show.

Lewa expands in Russia

German diaphragm pump manufacturer Lewa GmbH has opened a new subsidiary in Moscow to strengthen its presence in the Russian process and gas sectors.

ClydeUnion and Shandong Shuanglun form pump joint venture

ClydeUnion Pumps has set up a joint venture with Chinese pump maker Shandong Shuanglun Co Ltd.

Met-Pro wins US$1.3mn Fybroc pump order

Met-Pro Corp’s Global Pump Solutions business unit is to supply 80 Fybroc brand pumps for a large-scale aquarium/oceanarium attraction located outside the United States.

Idex names Silvernail as chairman

The Idex Corp board of directors has appointed CEO Andrew Silvernail to the additional position of chairman of the board.

Franklin Electric creates new president and COO role

At Franklin Electric Co Inc, Gregg Sengstack, senior vice president and president, Fueling and International Water Group, has been promoted to the new position of president and chief operating officer.

LEWA metering pump available with PVC head LEWA metering pump available with PVC head

Lewa’s ecosmart range of metering pumps is now available with a PVC head.

Sine pumps showcased at poultry show

MasoSine will be showcasing its line of Sine pumps at the International Poultry Expo which takes place from 24-26 January 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Positive response to MDS conference Positive response to MDS conference

In a survey, 100% of delegates reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with material at the Motor Driven Systems (MDS) Conference, which took place from 9-10 November 2011 in Solihull, UK.

Make your nomination for the 2012 Pump Industry Awards!

The Pump Industry Awards is back, so if a company, product, application or individual that you know of or work with, is worthy of recognition for a ‘job well done’ why not put forward an entry for one on the following categories.

Stuttgart waste-to-energy system will use Saxlund Solids Pump

Saxlund International GmbH has won a SEK15 million order to deliver handling equipment, including its Solids Pump, for the expansion of a waste-to-energy solution at the Mühlhausen wastewater treatment plant in Stuttgart, Germany.

Torishima to supply high pressure pumps for desalination plant in Chile

Torishima Pump Mfg Co Ltd has received an order for high pressure pumps and booster pumps from ACCIONA Agua for a new reverse osmosis desalination plant which is being built near the Atacama Desert in Copiapo, Chile.

Dover realigns around end-markets

Dover Corp has a new four segment structure organised by end-market.

Aker Wirth wins slurry pump contract in Saudi Arabia

Aker Wirth is to supply 11 piston-diaphragm pumps to the Ma’aden Bauxite & Alumina Co’s mine refinery project in Saudi Arabia.