News for July 2012

News Archive

DAB offers Dig submersible electric pumps

To drain water in construction sites, in quarries and surface mines, DAB offers its sturdy, solid and reliable Dig submersible electric pumps.

ProMinent technology treats Olympic competition water

Measuring and control technology from ProMinent is helping to maintain water quality at the London Aquatics Centre for this year’s Olympic Games.

Allmind pump will be highlighted at SMM

Colfax Fluid Handling will exhibit new enhanced product Allmind (pat. pending) at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg, Germany, from September 5 -7.

Bredel to showcase APEX hose pump at WEFTEC

Bredel will showcase its new APEX range at WEFTEC 2012 from October 1-3. The optimized APEX hose pump is designed to suit all dosing, metering and transfer duties between 0.7 - 317 GPH.

Trebor International shines bright at Semicon West 2012

Trebor International promoted the launch of two new products and the announcement of a yet to be named pump at this year’s Semicon West show in San Francisco.

Gorman-Rupp expands in Africa

Gorman-Rupp Co has formed Gorman-Rupp Africa Proprietary Ltd (G-R Africa), a wholly-owned operating subsidiary headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Veolia delivers brackish water treatment plant for Mauritanian mine

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa has designed, fabricated and supplied a brackish water treatment plant with a 62.5 cubic metre per hour reverse osmosis (RO) permeate, for the second phase of a mine in Mauritania, Northwest Africa.

Carlyle Group and BC Partners to acquire Milton Roy and Sundyne

United Technologies Corp is selling its Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial unit, including pump makers Milton Roy Co and Sundyne Corp, to private equity firm BC Partners and asset manager The Carlyle Group.

HMS to construct oil treatment plant in Russia

HMS Group has signed a RUB1578 million contract to provide a wide range of construction and engineering works on the Dulisma oil and gas condensate field, located in Russia’s Irkutsk region.

Fluid Dynamics to highlight dynaBLEND at WEFTEC

Fluid Dynamics willl be exhibiting at the 85th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). WEFTEC will be held from Oct. 1–3 in New Orleans, La.

Neptune to display mechanical, hydraulic and electronic metering pump lines at WEFTEC

Neptune Chemical Pump Co. will be exhibiting at the 85th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). WEFTEC will be held Oct. 1–3 in New Orleans, La.

Framo Engineering wins North Sea booster pump contract

Schlumberger’s Framo Engineering is to supply A/S Norske Shell with a complete subsea booster pump system for the Draugen Field in the North Sea.

New website, corporate brochure released by Griswold

Griswold Pump Company has redesigned its website and created a new corporate brochure. The debut of these new marketing tools has been designed to coincide with the rollout of the Pump Solutions Group’s (PSG) new “One Company-One Customer” campaign.

Concentric innovative technologies at IAA Hanover

The Concentric AB group will be exhibiting new fuel-efficient technologies in hydraulics and diesel engine pumps at IAA 2012 from Sept. 20-27.

New control units and positioners for pneumatic actuators

KSB presented its new generation of multi-functional valve control units and positioners for pneumatic quarter-turn and linear actuators at ACHEMA.

HMS Group to buy German pump maker Apollo Goessnitz

Russia’s HMS Group has entered into an agreement to acquire a 75% stake in the German centrifugal pump manufacturer Apollo Goessnitz GmbH.

National Oilwell Varco seals CE Franklin acquisition

National Oilwell Varco Inc has completed the acquisition of Canadian oilfield equipment supplier CE Franklin Ltd in a C$239 million deal.

HI broadens associate membership to include suppliers to pump industry

Hydraulic Institute (HI) members have approved a bylaw change which broadens eligibility for associate membership to include companies that manufacture products or develop software for use in or with pumps and pumping systems.

Gardner Denver CEO steps down

Barry Pennypacker has resigned as president, chief executive officer (CEO) and director of Gardner Denver Inc.

AESPUMP expands with Danish acquisition

Ultimate Vacuum ApS, a specialist vacuum pump sales company in Denmark, has joined the AES Group.

Pumping corrosive liquids made easier with Hydra-Cell

Wanner International is able to offer these pumps with stainless steel DIN flange fittings and Kynar mating surfaces, making Hydra-Cell pumps even easier to incorporate into corrosive fluid systems.

Weir Minerals brings advanced belt tensioner to European market

GEMEX belt tensioning systems – the standard in many process industries worldwide – are now available from Weir Minerals across Europe.

Oerlikon congratulates CERN on its success in identifying the Higgs particle

Swiss global high-tech group Oerlikon congratulated the CERN scientists involved in the ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) and CMS (Compact Muon Spectrometer) experiments for identifying clear signs of a new atomic particle.

Wilden’s HX400S High-Pressure AODD Pump

Wilden has released its HX400S High-Pressure Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) Pump, which has been designed for use in applications that require the reliable transfer of viscous, solid-laden slurries at high discharge pressures.

Richter finds success at Achema 2012

Richter Chemie-Technik, part of the U.S.-based IDEX Corporation received positive industry-wide feedback on their complete range of PFA lined, pumps and valves.

Metcar Grade M-400 resin impregnated carbon-graphite

Metallized Carbon Corporation now offers its Metcar Grade M-400 resin impregnated, carbon-graphite material.

Watson-Marlow launches ‘Qdos’ range for chemical metering applications

Developed in response to extensive industrial customer feedback for improved chemical metering, the Qdos 30 eliminates ancillary equipment, enhances productivity, and reduces chemical waste through more accurate, linear, and repeatable metering than typical solenoid or stepper driven diaphragm metering pumps.

Micro disc pump technology from TTP provides silent running

TTP has introduced a miniature gas pump that replaces traditional mechanical operation with ultrasonic pressure generation technology to deliver reduced size and silent running.

NASH 2BM1: New model range of magnetic drive liquid ring pumps

Introducing a new model range, the NASH 2BM1, Gardner Denver Nash has extended its offerings in the market for liquid ring pumps.

Grundfos donates US$20 000 to University of Kansas Mechanical Engineering Department

Grundfos has given a US$20 000 grant to the University of Kansas (KU) School of Engineering to support senior design projects in mechanical engineering that concentrate on environmental and sustainability issues.

Hydraulic Institute updates standard

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has updated the 1997 edition of the ANSI/HI standard on allowable operating region for centrifugal and vertical pumps and published ANSI/HI 9.6.3 – 2012 Rotodynamic (Centrifugal and Vertical) Pumps – Guideline for Allowable Operating Region.

Busch introduces DS series COBRA screw vacuum pumps

Busch showed a new version of its DS series COBRA dry screw vacuum pumps at the Intersolar Show July 10-12 in San Francisco, CA.

Wanner offers solution to dry running

Pumps failing through running dry is not an uncommon problem but one that can be eliminated by using Hydra-Cell seal-less pumps from Wanner.

HMS acquires Russian compressor maker

HMS Group has completed the acquisition of KazanKompressorMash, a manufacturer of centrifugal and screw compressors based in Kazan, Russia.

Sulzer launches new global website

Sulzer’s new global website means customers can now find information on the company’s complete portfolio of products and services through one entry point.

Grundfos updates MULTILIFT

The MULTILIFT lifting station is now available in seven different versions. The new MULTILIFT is easy to install, has an improved level detector, intelligent control panel and a unique tank design, the company said.

Pompetravaini to acquire Swiss vacuum pump maker

Italy’s Pompetravaini SpA has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire an 80% stake in NSB Gas Processing AG, a Swiss manufacturer of API liquid ring compressors and liquid ring vacuum pumps and associated systems.

Hydraulic Institute updates info on Rotodynamic Submersible Pumps

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has updated the 2001 edition of the ANSI/HI standard on submersible pump tests and published ANSI/HI 11.6 – 2012 Rotodynamic Submersible Pumps for Hydraulic Performance, Hydrostatic Pressure, Mechanical, and Electrical Acceptance Tests.

Kaman buys Florida pump distributor

Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp (KIT) has acquired Florida Bearings Inc, a distributor of bearings, power transmission and pump products.

Allmind intelligent pump monitoring and control system from Allweiler

Allweiler has introduced the Allmind system, a new "Smart Platform" for Allweiler pumps. The Allmind system facilitates intelligent monitoring and highly efficient control of virtually any pump. Continuous diagnosis of the pump complements the capabilities of the Allmind system.

New Grundfos product honoured as product of the year in Germany

After two months on the market, Grundfos MAGNA3 pump wins German Plus X Awards in the High Quality, Functionality and Ecology categories and chosen as product of the year in its category.

Process metering pump Zentriplex from ProMinent

ProMinent showcased its recently developed process metering pump Zentriplex at ACHEMA 2012. The pump’s new construction offers: ultra-compact dimensions; low weight; and energy efficiency - a process pump that produces high outputs and outstanding efficiency with minimal floor space requirements.

Grundfos LIFELINK’s sustainable solution honoured at Rio+20

Grundfos’ LIFELINK has been chosen for Sustainia 100, a list of sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental challenges, selected by a board including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gro Harlem Brundtland.

Saudi power plant selects Torishima pumps

Torishima is to supply 30 boiler feed pumps and 20 condensate pumps for the SWCC Ras Al Khair Power and Desalination Plant, Phase I - package P project in Saudi Arabia.

Softstart wins orders in Iraq and Egypt

Softstart UK is building 1.3MW soft starts for five giant irrigation pumps being used in a Ministry of Water agricultural development scheme in northern Iraq, and six 3.3MW units for foul water booster pumps in Egypt’s El-Abour Sanitation Project.

Wilo USA appoints new director of operations

Chris Perkins has been named director of operations at Wilo USA’s manufacturing facility in Thomasville, Georgia.

Name change for Netzsch Mohnopumpen

Netzsch Mohnopumpen GmbH is being renamed Netzsch Pumpen & Systeme GmbH from 1 July 2012.

HMS to supply pumps for Rostov nuclear plant

Hydromashservice, a subsidiary of HMS Group, is to produce and deliver a large number of pumps for the 3rd and 4th power generating units under construction at the Rostov (Volgodonsk) nuclear power plant in Russia.

GE’s IPER System reduces energy demands of desalination pumping

GE introduced its new Integrated Pump and Energy Recovery (IPER) system which overcomes a significant technical obstacle for larger desalination facilities by reducing the energy demands associated with pumping water by at least 10 percent.

Curtiss-Wright, Westinghouse in nuclear motor refurbishment alliance

Curtiss-Wright Corp’s Flow Control business segment’s Electro-Mechanical Division (EMD) and Westinghouse Electric Company LLC have signed a strategic alliance for the refurbishment of large motors for commercial nuclear power applications in North America.

New sales director at Trebor International

Thad Bell has been appointed director of global sales at Trebor International.