News for August 2013

News Archive

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum expands in Brazil

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has opened a new office in Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Grundfos half-year turnover up 3%

Grundfos has reported a 3% increase in group turnover to €1.47 billion for the first six months of 2013, and earnings of €59 million.

OPTI-VISOR chiller plant control from Armstrong OPTI-VISOR chiller plant control from Armstrong

New OPTI-VISOR chiller plant control solution from Armstrong Drives promises an additional 15-30% energy savings

Shimadzu launches compact turbo molecular pumps

Shimadzu compact turbo molecular pumps has integrated power supplies for semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing industries

Bürkert expands TwinPower product line

The fluid technology specialist Bürkert has introduced the first rocker valve as impulse version (bistable).

News from Verderflex

Less is more: why you should pump slurries with a peristaltic pump

Leadership changes at SPX Flow Technology

SPX Flow Technology segment president Don Canterna has retired due to a medical disability.

CECO Environmental seals Met-Pro acquisition

CECO Environmental Corp has completed the acquisition of Met-Pro Corp.

WEG sponsors Europump General Assembly

WEG Electric Motors is to sponsor Europump’s General Assembly to be held in Scotland in 2014

Wilden's patent on integral piston diaphragms Wilden's patent on integral piston diaphragms

Wilden receives patent on full-stroke integral piston diaphragms for AODD pumps in hygienic market

Rain for Rent's bypass solution

Rain for Rent engineer a bypass solution during the replacement of lift station pumps.

Atlas Copco adds to rental pumps Atlas Copco adds to rental pumps

Atlas Copco adds WEDA 04S to its line-up of small rental and construction pumps

Infiltrator Systems launches septic pump tank Infiltrator Systems launches septic pump tank

Infiltrator Systems announces the launch of the IM-540 septic/pump tank

Hydrasun announced Middle East expansion Hydrasun announced Middle East expansion

Hydrasun has announced the launch of a new company and associated office and workshop facilities in the Middle East.

Dover to buy Italy’s Finder pump group

Dover Corp’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Italy’s Finder SpA.

Bedford’s pumps to power Glasgow slalom

Bedford Pumps is supplying three submersible axial pump sets to create white water for kayaking in Glasgow, Scotland.

Xylem unveils US$250mn share repurchase program

The Xylem Inc board has authorized a US$250 million share repurchase program.

Netzsch Pumps North America appoints midstream specialist

Progressing cavity pump provider Netzsch Pumps North America LLC has named Jeff Morgan as the midstream oil and gas specialist with responsibility for the Rocky Mountain and the Bakken territories.

Sulzer provides 42 pumps for FPSO vessels in Brazil

Sulzer Pumps will supply 42 pumps for installation on two Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels that will operate in the Pre Salt Iracema cluster areas of the Santos Basin, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Barden Corporation at the Engineering Design show Barden Corporation at the Engineering Design show

The Barden Corporation UK will be exhibiting at the Engineering Design show (2-3 October, 2013, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK).

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Nordstjernan divests KMT Group

Swedish investment company Nordstjernan has signed a definitive agreement to sell the KMT Group to the US private equity firm American Industrial Partners (AIP) for US$147.5 million.

Atlas Copco to acquire Edwards

Swedish industrial group Atlas Copco AB has entered into an agreement to acquire vacuum specialist Edwards Group Ltd in a deal valued at up to SEK10.6 billion.

Weir wins £2.4mn tailings pump order from ArcelorMittal

Weir Minerals is supplying additional tailings pumps for ArcelorMittal’s mine in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, under a £2.4 million order.

Grundfos extends Kansas facility lease

Grundfos has secured a five-year extension on its facility in Olathe, Kansas, which serves as headquarters for the Danish pump company’s US salesforce.

Sulzer supplies high performance pumps for Australian FPSO vessel

Sulzer Pumps will provide 69 pumps to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering for installation on a new Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia.

Verderflex M045 OEM pump head choice Verderflex M045 OEM pump head choice

Contact lens manufacturer Optimec choses Verderflex M045 OEM pump

Armstrong Unveils the New COMPASS Circulator Armstrong Unveils the New COMPASS Circulator

Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced a new circulator featuring Design Envelope technology.

APSCO pumping services opens east coast location

APSCO, LLC recently announced the opening of a new Apsco Pumping Services location at 150 Commerce Drive in Aston (PA).

Aesseal offers training help for companies

Aesseal is running training for maintenance personnel, engineers and purchasing staff.

Busch’s Fossa scroll vacuum pump Busch’s Fossa scroll vacuum pump

Vacuum pump, blower and vacuum systems manufacturer Busch has launched a new scroll vacuum pump, the Fossa FO 0015 A

Tencarva Machinery adds to Georgia pump base

Tencarva Machinery Co has acquired Pump Technology & Solutions Inc (PTS), a full service pump distributor and manufacturers’ representative based in Cumming, Georgia, USA.

Edwards to buy Gamma Vacuum

Edwards Group Ltd has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business and certain assets of ultra-high vacuum (UHV) pump manufacturer Gamma Vacuum.

SPX wins North Sea ClydeUnion pump orders worth US$40mn

SPX Corp’s Flow Technology segment has won two contracts, together worth US$40 million, to supply ClydeUnion-branded pumps for two offshore oil production platforms being built in the North Sea.

Lewa-Nikkiso seals Geveke acquisition

Japan's Nikkiso Co Ltd has acquired Geveke BV, a Dutch sales company and system integrator of industrial pumps and compressors, in a move designed to gain a larger share of the oil and gas market.

Spirax-Sarco chief executive to retire

Mark Vernon, the chief executive of Watson-Marlow parent company Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, is planning to retire in January 2014.

Brazilian success for Pompe Garbarino Brazilian success for Pompe Garbarino

Italy’s Pompe Garbarino has secured one of its most important projects this year from the Brazilian shipyard Estaleiro Atlantico Sul (EAS).

Weir Minerals Canada invests in new Fort McMurray facility

Weir Minerals Canada’s Fort McMurray service and distribution operation has been relocated to a new facility in the MacKenzie Industrial Park.

Colfax new series of 2BIC pumps

Colfax Fluid Handling has launched the new 2BIC series of pumps

Colfax CFHN series

Colfax Fluid Handling’ CFHN series offers a versatile solution for pumping clean lubrication oils at medium pressure

Verderflex dosing polymer solution Verderflex dosing polymer solution

Dura peristaltic pump solves dry running problems at US wastewater treatment plant

Looming changes in the Chinese pump market

Preston Reine at IMS Research looks at the up coming changes in the Chinese pump market.This massive market makes up more than 60% of unit shipments in Asia Pacific. This percentage is expected to rise above 65% by 2017, when annual pump sales in China are expected to reach nearly 13.5 million units. Click here to read more.

Weir Minerals' new high-lift dewatering pump Weir Minerals' new high-lift dewatering pump

Latest addition to the Warman pump for high-head mine dewatering applications

Jung Process Systems at drinktec 2013 Jung Process Systems at drinktec 2013

Jung presents overview of Hyghspin twin-screw pump installations

Grundfos hygienic pumps Grundfos hygienic pumps

Grundfos has launched a new range of self-priming hygienic pumps

Edwards adds nXDS dry scroll pumps Edwards adds nXDS dry scroll pumps

The Edwards Group has added nXDS dry scroll pumps to its range of turbopumping stations

WEF executive director resigns

Water Environment Federation (WEF) executive director Jeff Eger has resigned from the not-for-profit technical and educational organization after two and a half years in the role.

KKR seals Gardner Denver acquisition

Investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LP has acquired all of the outstanding shares of Gardner Denver Inc for approximately US$3.9 billion, including the assumption of debt.

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