News for January 2014

News Archive

New regional structure for Pump Solutions Group

Dover Corp’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG) has put a new organizational structure in place based on three regions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia.

New oil & gas free download available on World Pumps website. New oil & gas free download available on World Pumps website.

Held over from the February issue of World Pumps, this article looks at API 610 standards and is now available as a free download on the World Pumps' website.

Free webinar: Advanced hollow fiber UF membranes improve performance in tertiary water treatment Free webinar: Advanced hollow fiber UF membranes improve performance in tertiary water treatment

Christoph Thiemig of Koch Membrane Systems and André Lermontov, D.Sc of Águas do Brasil, will be joined by Nigel Horan of Aqua Envrio and Alan Burrows, Editor of Filtration and Separation, on 18 February to discuss this topic.

New: Energy savings with new air operated diaphragm technology

The latest in our Downloads/White Paper section.

Armstrong Fluid Technology unveils intuitive software selection programme Armstrong Fluid Technology unveils intuitive software selection programme

'Adept' aimed for commercial and residential pumps.

Xylem helps vessel in troubled waters

Global company aids mission to stablise cargo ship off coast of South Africa.

Quattroflow to highlight single-use benefits of quaternary diaphragm pumps at show Quattroflow to highlight single-use benefits of quaternary diaphragm pumps at show

The brand will show its developments at New York's Interphex 2014 event in March.

Grundfos launches Ecademy in the US

Online learning platform for US pump market unveiled at show.

SPP's fire pumps granted FM certification

Two pieces of kit get added approval

Book your seat for a night to remember

Just weeks to go before the Pump Industry Awards 2014 which takes place on 27 March.

GIW expands Fort McMurray facility to better serve oil sands industry

GIW Industries is expanding its REGEN Service Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada to meet the growing needs of the nearby oil sands industry.

Gabelli Industrial Flow & Infrastructure Conference

Gabelli & Co Inc will host its 24th Annual Industrial Flow & Infrastructure Conference on 26 February 2014 in New York City.

Weir wins £59mn maintenance services contract in Iraq

The Weir Group plc has signed a contract with Lukoil Oil Co to provide general maintenance services for the West Qurna-2 oilfield in Southern Iraq.

Poul Due Jensen Foundation appoints executive director Poul Due Jensen Foundation appoints executive director

The Poul Due Jensen Foundation, which is the majority shareholder of the Grundfos Group, has appointed Grundfos Holding A/S general counsel Christian Hartvig as its executive director.

Caprari acquires 50% stake in Turkish motor and pump manufacturer

Italy’s Caprari SpA has entered into a strategic joint venture agreement with Polmot Motor Makina AS, acquiring 50% of the Turkish submersible borehole motor and pump manufacturer’s capital.

Diaphragm pumps now available with Injected molded PE pump chambers Diaphragm pumps now available with Injected molded PE pump chambers

Quattroflow 1200SU-M Series Single-Use Quaternary range expanded.

UK business looks to huge orders UK business looks to huge orders

W E Couplings believes it has worked on a world-first.

Edwards unveils 'rare gas recovery and recirculation variant'

Non-gas ballast variant nXDS-R is ideal for rare or critical gases says company.

ITT to sponsor engineering talent development program in China

ITT Corp is planning to sponsor an engineering talent development program in China working in cooperation with local partners, including Science and Technology Daily and Tsinghua University Science Park (TusPark Co Ltd).

Graco makes two acquisitions

Graco Inc closed 2013 with two acquisitions - QED Environmental Systems, a manufacturer of environmental monitoring and remediation systems, and EcoQuip, a producer of specialised vapour abrasive blasting systems for coating removal and surface preparation.

New president at Tencarva Machinery New president at Tencarva Machinery

Edwin W Pearce III has been elected president of pump distributor Tencarva Machinery Co.

World's first magnetically coupled and ATEX certified Roots pumps World's first magnetically coupled and ATEX certified Roots pumps

Magnetic coupling has advantages and can be used in potentially explosive areas.

Hardide Coatings strengthens technical team with new appointments Hardide Coatings strengthens technical team with new appointments

Provider of advanced surface coating technology makes two key additions to bolster its team.

New Class O Armaflex launched New Class O Armaflex launched

Improved technical properties claimed.

Private equity firm seals Siemens Water Technologies purchase, renames business Evoqua

AEA Investors LP has completed the acquisition of Siemens Water Technologies LLC’s municipal, industrial and services water and wastewater treatment operations and assets.

UK test facility expanded following investment UK test facility expanded following investment

Yuken Europe makes 'significant investment' at Liverpool lab

Upgrades made to Mouvex range Upgrades made to Mouvex range

A-Series Eccentric Disc Pumps altered to meet growing demand in oil & gas.

Veolia to construct €320mn desalination plant in Kuwait

Veolia Environnement has won the contract to build a €320 million seawater desalination plant at the Az Zour North complex in Kuwait.

HMS starts 2014 with Siberian gasfield contract

Russia’s HMS Group has signed a Rub5.7 billion (US$173 million) contract to deliver integrated solutions for a major Siberian gasfield.

Hydra-Cell pumps shear sensitive liquids Hydra-Cell pumps shear sensitive liquids

Diaphragm pumps from Wanner International are claimed to impose only low levels of tangential stress on the pumped fluid.

Schaeffler opens new acoustic testing facility Schaeffler opens new acoustic testing facility

Facility unveiled at the company's technical development centre in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

British business celebrates production of one-millionth bearing for dry vacuum pumps British business celebrates production of one-millionth bearing for dry vacuum pumps

Milestone for Plymouth-based Barden UK.

New camera gauge system to monitor auto-adjusting spring manufacturing New camera gauge system to monitor auto-adjusting spring manufacturing

Georgia, USA-based Newcomb Spring introduces offer.

Innovative technology aims to help African subsistence farmers

Those behind the initiative believe it could help millions in the continent.

Atlas Copco seals Edwards Group acquisition

Atlas Copco has completed the acquisition of vacuum technology company Edwards Group Ltd.

High profile training deal signed between Grundfos USA and Hydraulic Institute

Training partnership will lead to co-branded education and training programmes for pump end-users and distributor and consultation firms.

WEG UK relocates to larger premises WEG UK relocates to larger premises

Brazilian motor, drive and control technologies specialist WEG has moved its UK operations to a larger facility in Redditch, Worcestershire.

ITT settles patent infringement dispute with Summit Pump

ITT Corp’s Goulds Pumps Inc has announced a patent settlement agreement with Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Summit Pump Inc.

World Pumps Blog - 2013 in review: pump mergers & acquisitions

With 2013 proving to be another year of consolidation for the pump industry, Pump Industry Analyst highlights 12 pump-related acquisitions that took place during the year – one for each month.

DXP Enterprises seals B27 acquisition

DXP Enterprises Inc has completed the acquisition of B27 LLC, the Houston, Texas-based global supplier of pump and integrated flow control solutions serving the oil & gas, power generation, air quality and other industrial markets.

CILS labels for for cast metal and textured surfaces… CILS labels for for cast metal and textured surfaces…

Designed for heavily textured, powder-coated and cast-metal surfaces, the new CILS-9200HD/HT heavy-duty –high tack label range bonds to difficult surfaces.

UK tubing connector specialist joins Watson-Marlow Pumps Group

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc has bought Bio Pure Technology Ltd in a £8.5 million deal.

The top 10 Working With Water Research Trends of 2013

The following 10 Research Trends were the most popular with visitors to the Working With Water website during 2013.

The top 10 World Pumps business news stories of 2013

The following business stories were the most popular with visitors to the World Pumps website during 2013.

Weir Minerals strengthens service presence in Sweden Weir Minerals strengthens service presence in Sweden

Weir Minerals has opened a dedicated service centre in Gällivare, in northern Sweden.

December’s top 3 business news stories - Grundfos, Sulzer, Flowserve and Innomag

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the World Pumps website last month.

Valmet shares begin trading

Trading in Valmet Corp’s shares on the official list of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd began on 2 January 2014 under the symbol VALMT.

Sulzer chairman resigns Sulzer chairman resigns

Sulzer chairman Manfred Wennemer has resigned from the company’s board for personal reasons with effect from 31 December 2013.

John Crane to provide products for Iraqi oil field

John Crane is supplying seals, couplings and bearings to Italian pump manufacturer Termomeccanica Pompe (TMP) for 24 centrifugal pumps that will be used in the development of Iraq’s Zubair oil field.

Flygt pumps selected for New Jersey storm water drainage

Xylem Inc has won a US$2.7 million contract to supply equipment and technology for a storm water drainage system along Route 35 on the New Jersey coastline in the US.