News for March 2012

News Archive

Pentair to merge with Tyco’s Flow Control business

Pentair Inc is to combine with Tyco International Ltd’s Flow Control business in a tax-free, all-stock merger.

Latest Met-Pro order includes Sethco recirculation pumps

Met-Pro Corp’s Environmental Air Solutions business unit has received a US$500 000 order to supply three Duall brand air pollution control systems, including Sethco recirculation pumps, for a US metals anodizing operation.

Grundfos fire pumps protect Abu Dhabi oil refinery

Grundfos has shipped 10 vertical fire pumps to an oil refining company in Abu Dhabi.

IFAT focuses on air pollution

The IFAT show, which takes place from 7-11 May 2012 in Munich, Germany, has partnered with the the air pollution abatement section of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) to target air pollution at the event.

WEG motors surpass energy-efficiency requirements

WEG has developed a range of electric motors which it says can surpass IEC requirements for energy efficiency.

Pump Industry Awards – the winners

The Pump Industry Awards organisers have revealed the winners awarded this prestigious prize on the 22nd March at the St Johns Hotel in Solihull, UK.

KSB produces SuPremE motor KSB produces SuPremE motor

KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany plans to start production of its high-efficiency SuPremE electric motor series at the company’s factory in Halle on the river Saale, in Germany.

DMW Mishima plant now ASME nuclear certified

DMW Corp’s Mishima plant in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan has obtained an ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) N category certificate and is now authorised as an ASME-N nuclear power plant equipment supplier.

Ebara supplies pumps for Ichthys LNG project

Ebara International Corp’s Cryodynamics Division has been awarded the contract for the main LNG and LPG submersible cryogenic pumps and liquid expanders for the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia.

Xylem adds new Moscow base

Xylem Inc has opened a new distribution and customer service centre in Moscow, Russia.

Drinking water plants to spend US$18.5bn on treatment and flow control in 2012

The world’s drinking water plants will increase their expenditure on treatment and flow control products by more than 5% this year, with purchases exceeding US$18.5 billion.

IFAT highlights events at the water show

IFAT ENTSORGA 2012, which takes place from May 7 to 11 in Munich, Germany, will host a number of important events covering a broad and diverse range of topics of importance to the sector, including theme specials, panel discussions and exhibitor presentations.

ITT accepting nominations for Pump Appreciation Day

ITT Goulds Pumps has announced that nominations are open for Pump Appreciation Day, a new recognition programme which honours individuals who do an exceptional job of specifying, operating and maintaining industrial pumps.

Netzsch launches new version of rotary lobe

NETZSCH Mohnopumpen GmbH has developed a new version of its TORNADO rotary lobe pump.

Bürkert receives patent management award Bürkert receives patent management award

Valve specialist Bürkert GmbH & Co. KG has won this year's IP Management Award for intellectual property.

World Water Day

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United Technologies puts Milton Roy and Sundyne up for sale

Pump manufacturers Milton Roy and Sundyne are among a number of businesses that United Technologies Corp plans to sell in order to fund the proposed US$16.5 billion cash acquisition of Goodrich Corp later this year.

Amarinth delivers bespoke pumping solution for oil platform in Papua New Guinea Amarinth delivers bespoke pumping solution for oil platform in Papua New Guinea

Centrifugal pump maker Amarinth has delivered an open drain pumping solution for installation in the caisson of the Kumul Oil Platform located 40km off the southern coast of Papua New Guinea.

Alfa Laval to supply pumps for Indonesian brewery

Alfa Laval has won a SEK50 million order to deliver a range of Alfa Laval products, including pumps, to a brewery in Indonesia later this year.

Ebara wins Shell Prelude pump contract

Ebara International Corp’s Cryodynamics Division is supplying topside pumps and expanders for the Shell Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project.

Dover seals Maag acquisition

Dover Corp has completed its acquisition of the Maag Group in a US$285 million deal.

Colfax introduces new energy savings calculator for oil & gas

Colfax Fluid Handling has developed an online energy savings calculator for oil and gas industry pump applications.

KSB develops immersion variant of high-pressure pump KSB develops immersion variant of high-pressure pump

KSB Aktiengesellschaft has developed a new line of immersion pumps called Movitec VCl.

Trebor partners with SME to create semiconductor group

Trebor International’s senior operations & engineering manager Kelly Davis has partnered with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) to establish a new technical group focused on the semiconductor industry.

Neptuno wins mining pump order in Chile

Chilean pump manufacturer Neptuno Pumps is supplying six 2000 hp and six 1500 hp vertical turbine pumps for a reclaim water system at Antofagasta Minerals’ Minera Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile.

Management changes at Netzsch Pumps North America Management changes at Netzsch Pumps North America

Netzsch Pumps North America LLC has appointed Julio Ferreira as vice president of sales and John Maguire as vice president of operations and product management.

Hydraulic Institute names 2012 board

Dean Douglas is the newly elected chairman of the Hydraulic Institute board of directors for 2012.

Franklin Electric acquires control of Pioneer Pump

Franklin Electric Co Inc has bought a majority stake in Pioneer Pump Holdings Inc (PPH), the parent company of Pioneer Pump Inc (PPI) based in Canby, Oregon and Pioneer Pump Ltd (PPL) headquartered in Rattlesden, UK.

Book your place at the Pump Industry Awards!

It’s just over two weeks until the 2012 Pump Industry Gala Awards evening, which takes place on the 22nd March 2012 at the St Johns Hotel in Solihull, UK.

New product sections on display at IFAT New product sections on display at IFAT

IFAT now plans to offer two new product groups as part of its exhibition: suppliers of secondary raw materials and users of secondary raw materials.

Edwards shortlisted for Pump Industry Awards

Edwards has been shortlisted for the “Technical Innovation of the Year” category at the 2012 Pump Industry Awards for its range of GXS dry vacuum pumps.

Graco introduces new hose pumps

Graco has developed a new series of hose pumps which use a single, oversized roller that compresses a low friction hose through a full 360-degrees of rotation. This design can put 40% less stress on the hose compared to conventional shoe pumps running at the same flow rate.

Climax develops milling machine for pump parts

Climax Portable Machine Tools has developed a portable milling machine that can re-machine pump parts on site.

New engineering and manufacturing leadership at Energy Recovery

Energy recovery device and pump maker Energy Recovery Inc has restructured its leadership team for the next phase of the company’s growth.

John Crane opens new service and manufacturing facility in Dubai John Crane opens new service and manufacturing facility in Dubai

Seal specialist John Crane has officially opened its expanded and upgraded Middle East and Africa headquarters in Dubai, adding a new service and manufacturing facility.

Change of management at Aker Wirth Change of management at Aker Wirth

Einar Brønlund is to take over the management of Aker Wirth, a subsidiary of the international oil service company Aker Solutions.

Siemens supplies pump skid for produced water treatment on FPSO Siemens supplies pump skid for produced water treatment on FPSO

Bluewater Energy Services has ordered a pump skid with Brise dissolved gas flotation (DGF) technology from Siemens Industry Automation Division.