News for January 2012

News Archive

KSB's 2011 revenues exceed €2 billion

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

China’s Sany to acquire German concrete pump maker Putzmeister

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

Interpump acquires control of Italian pump manufacturer Galtech

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

Hydroforce pump for rainwater harvesting Hydroforce pump for rainwater harvesting

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

ITT online pump quiz tests users

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

Colfax Fluid Handling launches progressive cavity pumps Colfax Fluid Handling launches progressive cavity pumps

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

All-Flo launches diaphragm pump sensor technology All-Flo launches diaphragm pump sensor technology

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

MZT Pumpi supplies pumps to Bulgarian power plant MZT Pumpi supplies pumps to Bulgarian power plant

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

Weir buys upstream oil & gas valve maker Novatech

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$176 million cash deal.

PIA 2012 finalists

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 think have made a real contribution to the pump industry during the last year.

Power pump market worth US$3.5bn this year

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.

HMS to deliver water processing equipment to East Siberia

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 Siberia.

US utilities select Westinghouse SHIELD shutdown seal

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 company has received orders from five more for a total of 37 reactor coolant pump (RCP) installations.

NovaTorque launches next generation magnet motors

NovaTorque has developed a new design of 3hp and 5hp PremiumPlus+ motors. These induction motors when driven by variable frequency drives, achieve a motor-only efficiency of between 88.5 and 90.0%.

Blackmer sliding vane pumps suitable for asphalt handling applications

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

Electric heating now available on Viking gear pumps

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 alternative to using pumps with jackets, which are heated by the more traditional methods of steam or hot oil.

ZMDI launches high-precision 16-bit sensor signal conditioner

ZMD AG (ZMDI), a global supplier of analogue and mixed-signal solutions for consumer, industrial, and medical pump applications, has introduced a 16-bit sensor signal conditioning IC (SSC) for calibrated resistive sensor modules.

Date confirmed for Gabelli Pump, Valve & Motor Symposium

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

Xylem invests in Godwin pump facility expansion

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 dewatering segment.

FLEXAUST flexible hose for septic pumping

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

HI announces webinar series on slurry pumps

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

Flygt Ready range copes with emergency dewatering

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, manholes or emergency situations.

Three new Xylem pumps

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

Sulzer seals Hidrotecar purchase

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

Pump Solutions Group buys Quattroflow Fluid Systems

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

ITT upgrades Brazilian pump facility

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

Xylem expands dewatering rental services in France

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

Senior leadership changes at Flowserve

Flowserve Corp has promoted Flow Control division president Thomas Pajonas to the newly created role of chief operating officer with responsibility for both the Flow Control Division and the Flow Solutions Group (including the Engineered Product Division and the Industrial Product Division).

Puralytics technology exceeds EPA requirements without power or chemicals

Puralytics, a developer of photochemical water purification products using light-activated nanotechnology, says that its SolarBag three litre water purifier is the first non-powered, non-chemical system to exceed US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) requirements for water purification products.

Charles Austen launches linear air pump Charles Austen launches linear air pump

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

Micro-Epsilon extends sensor range Micro-Epsilon extends sensor range

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

Tsurumi launches YouTube channel

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

Ingersoll Rand expands ARO pump production in China

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

Hertz acquires Californian pump rental company

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

Warren Rupp names new VP of sales

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

New Baker Hughes CEO takes charge

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

Jacques Fay retires from PCM

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

NKE develops bearing unit for pump applications

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

Prominent helps Thai flood victims Prominent helps Thai flood victims

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

Siemens extends torque motor range

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 of the Simotics T motor series.

Hung Pump water system saves Australian rainwater

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 management systems that will enable large quantities of rainwater to be saved on an ongoing basis.

DESMI forms pumping technology unit

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