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Pump Industry news, January 2012

KSB Group’s sales revenues have broken through the €2 billion barrier for the first time.

Chinese construction machinery company Sany Heavy Industry Co Ltd is acquiring Putzmeister Holding GmbH, the German concrete pump manufacturer.

Interpump Group has bought 53% of the share capital of Galtech SpA in a €3.3 million deal.

HydroForce Pumps Ltd has developed a clean water pump for rainwater harvesting tanks.

ITT offers an online quiz testing users on their knowledge of industrial pumps.

Colfax Fluid Handling has introduced the Allweiler All-Optflow series of progressive cavity pumps for waste, wastewater treatment and paper manufacturing.

All-Flo Pump Co has developed All-Safe DRM (diaphragm rupture management) technology, which alerts pump operators of diaphragm ruptures.

Macedonia’s MZT Pumpi has delivered six double inlet split case pumps for the Bobov Dol thermal power plant in Bulgaria.

The Weir Group plc is acquiring Novatech LLC, a US manufacturer of well service pump valves and valve seats for upstream oil and gas applications, in a US$

The finalists for the 2012 Pump Industry Awards have now been chosen, giving you the opportunity to vote for those project, products and people who you thi

The world’s power generation industry will purchase US$3.5 billion worth of pumps this year, with East Asian purchases alone exceeding US$1.2 billion.

Russian pump manufacturer HMS Group has signed two contracts worth RUB831 million to deliver a broad range of equipment for a water processing unit in East

Westinghouse Electric Co's SHIELD reactor coolant pump (RCP) passive thermal shutdown seal has been installed in one US dual-unit nuclear plant, and the co

NovaTorque has developed a new design of 3hp and 5hp PremiumPlus+ motors. These induction motors when driven by variable frequency drives, achieve a motor-

Blackmer says that its NP Series Sliding Vane Pumps have been designed to provide efficient transfer when handling asphalt or bitumen.

Viking Pumps now have the option of electric heating for applications where it is necessary to heat the process fluid before start-up. This is an alternati

ZMD AG (ZMDI), a global supplier of analogue and mixed-signal solutions for consumer, industrial, and medical pump applications, has introduced a 16-bit s

Gabelli & Co Inc’s 22nd Annual Pump, Valve & Motor Symposium will be held on 9 February 2012 in New York.

Work has started on a 10 000 sq ft extension of the Godwin pump manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, New Jersey to support continuing growth in the dewate

US flexible hosing manufacturer FLEXAUST has developed a new, flexible tiger tail hose for pumper truck waste evacuation and septic pumping, sewer cleaning

Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter have announced the start of their upcoming Understanding the Slurry Standard webinar series.

Xylem, an ITT Corp spin off, has developed a new range of pumps specifically designed for on-the-spot dewatering at construction or industrial sites, manho

Xylem, a spin-off of ITT Corporation, has added three new sludge pumps to its Flygt 2600 drainage range.

Sulzer has completed the acquisition of the Spanish pump company Hidrotecar SA.

Dover Corp’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG) has acquired German pump manufacturer Quattroflow Fluid Systems GmbH & Co KG.

ITT Corp has completed the upgrade and expansion of its pump manufacturing facility in Salto, Brazil.

Xylem has outlined plans to expand its dewatering rental business in France over the next three years.

Flowserve Corp has promoted Flow Control division president Thomas Pajonas to the newly created role of chief operating officer with responsibility for bot

Puralytics, a developer of photochemical water purification products using light-activated nanotechnology, says that its SolarBag three litre water purifie

Charles Austen has developed Enviro linear air pumps, designed for wastewater treatment units.

Micro-Epsilon has extended its mainSENSOR series of magneto-inductive displacement measurement sensors.

Tsurumi has created a YouTube channel to show its products online.

Ingersoll Rand has expanded its pump production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Guilin, China.

Hertz Equipment Rental Corp (HERC) has acquired DW Pumps, a pump rental company based in Northern California.

Warren Rupp Inc has appointed Dan Johnston as vice president of global sales.

Martin Craighead has taken over from Chad Deaton as president and chief executive officer of Baker Hughes Inc.

PCM SA chief executive officer Jacques Fay retired on 1 January 2012.

In collaboration with a large pump maker, NKE has developed a new modular system for pump bearings which reportedly simplifies mounting and handling.

Prominent Fluid Controls in Thailand has installed a water treatment plant that allows several thousand flood victims in Bangkok to be supplied with hygien

Siemens’ Drive Technologies division is adding two frame sizes to its range of built-in torque motors in the lower output range, extending the applications

Hung Pump, based in Taiwan, has formed an agreement with Australian water pump system supplier One Water Naturally (OWN) to develop a range of water manage

DESMI A/S has started the New Year with a new structure based around three business units: Oil Spill; Pump; and Contracting.

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