News for November 2015

News Archive

Pump engineer course starts in March 2016 Pump engineer course starts in March 2016

Pump.Ing’s 2016 Pump Engineer programme in English is open for registration.

Armstrong unveils Generation 3 Design Envelope energy-saving pumps Armstrong unveils Generation 3 Design Envelope energy-saving pumps

Armstrong Fluid Technology is introducing the Generation 3 Design Envelope pumps featuring 33 energy-saving models ranging in sizes from one to 75HP.

AUMA actuators support San Francisco water infrastructure scheme AUMA actuators support San Francisco water infrastructure scheme

AUMA provided more than 250 actuators to the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) led by the City and County of San Francisco Public Utility Commission, one of the largest water infrastructure programmes in North America.

Fuji Techno's metering pumps offer superior accuracy Fuji Techno's metering pumps offer superior accuracy

Fuji Techno Industries' Super Metering Pumps (SMPs) have a pumping accuracy of ±0.1% or less and do not create pulsations in the liquid flow.

Spirax-Sarco buys US polymer products specialist

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc has acquired Flow Smart Inc, a US high purity polymer products company, in a £5.7 million deal.

Jump upgrades JE Series eccentric disc pump range Jump upgrades JE Series eccentric disc pump range

JUMP has upgraded its JE Series eccentric disc pump for the transfer of fluids in the food, chemicals, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and mining and other industries.

SPX Flow CEO Kearney to retire

Chris Kearney is to retire as president and CEO of SPX Flow Inc at the end of 2015.

Vaughan chopper pumps meet challenge of increased sewer volumes Vaughan chopper pumps meet challenge of increased sewer volumes

Vaughan chopper pumps are playing a vital role in meeting the challenges of the increased capacity at Thames Water's Beckton and Crossness sewage treatment works in East London.

Global Pump aids flood relief at Clemson University Global Pump aids flood relief at Clemson University

Global Pump recently joined the flood relief efforts at Clemson University in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin.

Final call for Pump Industry Awards nominations 2016! Final call for Pump Industry Awards nominations 2016!

Nominations for the 2016 Pump Industry Awards must be made by 1 December 2015.

Atlas Copco to acquire Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum

Atlas Copco is buying the vacuum business of OC Oerlikon Corp AG.

Curtiss-Wright ships first AP1000 reactor coolant pumps to China

Curtiss-Wright Corp has shipped the first two AP1000 reactor coolant pumps (RCPs) for the Sanmen Unit 1 in Zhejiang Province, China.

US Department of Justice clears Schlumberger-Cameron merger

The US Department of Justice has cleared the proposed US$14.8 billion merger of Schlumberger Ltd and Cameron International Corp without any conditions.

ITT launches fifth annual World of Pumps Quiz

ITT Corporation’s Goulds Pumps, Bornemann and PRO Services brands are launching the fifth annual World of Pumps Quiz, an online pump knowledge game that has attracted contestants from more than 150 countries.

Ebara runs pump and refrigerator seminars in Thailand Ebara runs pump and refrigerator seminars in Thailand

Thirty eight people attended Ebara Corp’s seminars on pumps and refrigeration systems that the company held at Thammasat University in Thailand from 28–30 October 2015.

Pump Industry Awards 2016: Deadline for nominations 1 December

The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Pump Industry Awards is 1 December.

Clark Solutions introduces compact gear pumps for tight spaces Clark Solutions introduces compact gear pumps for tight spaces

Clark Solutions UP2 compact gear pumps measure only 4-3/8" in length and are designed to fit easily in the tightest of spaces in water, oil, and process systems.

Amarinth supplies bespoke pump for Sonatrach refinery in Algeria Amarinth supplies bespoke pump for Sonatrach refinery in Algeria

Amarinth has delivered a bespoke 2.8m vertical hydrocarbon condensate pump to a Sonatrach refinery in Algeria as a direct plug-and-play replacement for an existing unreliable pump.

Sulzer appoints new CEO

Sulzer has named Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as its new CEO from 1 December 2015.

SABIC highlights benefits of thermoplastics in water management equipment SABIC highlights benefits of thermoplastics in water management equipment

At the Aquatech 2015 trade show in Amsterdam chemicals company SABIC showcased the potential design, cost and compliance benefits of replacing metal with thermoplastic materials in water management equipment and systems.

SPX Flow centrifugal pumps designed for offshore applications SPX Flow centrifugal pumps designed for offshore applications

SPX FLOW's Johnson Pump brand modular centrifugal pumps are designed for high reliability in oil, chemical and supply vessel applications.

BPMA launches Certified Pump System Auditor scheme BPMA launches Certified Pump System Auditor scheme

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) is offering a Certified Pump System Auditor (CPSA) scheme to train personnel to undertake the pumping system elements of company energy audits.

Standard Alloys expands engineering facilities in Texas

Standard Alloys Inc, a KSB company, has opened a new 15 000 sq ft workshop in Deer Park, Texas, USA to serve customers in the Houston area.

SAER announces new in-line L series at Aquatech SAER announces new in-line L series at Aquatech

During the Aquatech trade show in Amsterdam, SAER Elettropompe launched the new L series, in-line circulation pumps for hot or cold waters.

Hayward Tyler signs agency deal with Ebara

Hayward Tyler Group plc has entered into an agency agreement with Japan’s Ebara Corp for boiler circulating pumps.

CURFLO moves into new facility in Houston CURFLO moves into new facility in Houston

Curflo, a manufacturer of fluid processing pumps, parts and components, has relocated to a new 32 000 sq ft facility in Houston, Texas that will serve as the company’s worldwide headquarters.

Gardner Denver inaugurates new repair centre in Texas

Gardner Denver’s Petroleum & Industrial Pumps Division has officially opened a 70 000 sq ft regional repair centre in Odessa, Texas, USA.

Alfa Laval names new president and CEO

Lars Renström is to retire next year from his position as president and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group.

KEPL commissions first API turbine in Indonesia KEPL commissions first API turbine in Indonesia

Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Ltd (KEPL) has commissioned its first API 611 Steam Turbine ‘K-TUR’ at PT. Pemukasakti Manishindah in Indonesia.

Xylem enhances online selection software

Water technology provider Xylem has launched an enhanced version of its Xylect product selection tool.

Caprari supports Festival dell'Acqua 2015 in Milan Caprari supports Festival dell'Acqua 2015 in Milan

Italian pump manufacturer Caprari was one of the sponsors of the Festival dell'Acqua in Milan on 5-9 October, alongside EXPO Milano 2015 and the Municipality of Milan.

BPMA exhibits at EMEX energy show

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) is sponsoring the Energy Management Exhibition (EMEX) which takes place in London on 11-12 November.

BPMA calls for action on illegal pump imports BPMA calls for action on illegal pump imports

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) says there is growing evidence of illegal pump imports entering the UK and is calling on the National Measurement Regulatory Office (NMRO), the UK market surveillance authority, to take action.

Tapflo opens office in Canada

Tapflo Group has set up a representative office in Montreal, Canada to serve the North American pump market.

Flowrox to showcase mining industry products at AEMA 2015 Annual Meeting

Industrial valves and pumps manufacturer Flowrox will be exhibiting products for the mining, minerals and metallurgy industries at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA).

SPP Pumps appoints new head of Engineering Services Division in Scotland

Ian Mavers has joined SPP Pumps as its new business development manager, Engineering Services Division for Scotland.

Taco to acquire Italian pump maker Askoll Sei

Taco Comfort Solutions has signed an agreement with Askoll Holding srl to acquire Askoll Sei, a manufacturer of high efficiency pumps based in Sandrigo, Italy.

Blackhawk launches ‘Try and Buy’ lease program for its pump drivers Blackhawk launches ‘Try and Buy’ lease program for its pump drivers

Piston pump manufacturer Blackhawk Technology Co is offering a lease program for its family of pneumatic top-head-drive motors.

KSB ballast water treatment system meets US Coast Guard requirements KSB ballast water treatment system meets US Coast Guard requirements

German pump manufacturer KSB has developed a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) which has successfully completed the land-based tests specified in the US Coast Guard (USCG)/Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) test protocol.

SKF introduces battery-driven grease gun SKF introduces battery-driven grease gun

SKF is introducing the TLGB 20 battery-driven grease gun which includes an integrated grease meter to help prevent over- and under-lubrication.

AxFlow expands in Hungary

Hungary’s AxFlow Kft has acquired Budapest-based Forszi-Tech Kft, a pump and industrial heavy machinery repair and maintenance operation.

Wilden launches AODD pumps with energy-efficient Pro-Flo SHIFT Air Distribution System Wilden launches AODD pumps with energy-efficient Pro-Flo SHIFT Air Distribution System

Wilden, a manufacturer of air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps, is introducing two new 1-1/2-inch (38 mm) Advanced™ High Pressure Bolted Metal AODD pump models that utilize the energy-efficient Pro-Flo® SHIFT Air Distribution System (ADS).

BBA B-series pumps given environmentally-friendly design BBA B-series pumps given environmentally-friendly design

BBA is introducing an environmentally-friendly design of its B-series self-priming pumps.

Grundfos signs pump framework agreement with boiler maker Miura

Grundfos has entered into a global framework agreement with Japanese boiler manufacturer Miura.

John Crane expands aftermarket services business with XPD8 Solutions acquisition

Sealing specialist John Crane is acquiring Aberdeen-based oil and gas service/consultancy company XPD8 Solutions Ltd.

October’s most popular news stories on www.worldpumps.com

Sulzer's plans to close its Brookshire, Texas plant, Ebara's Brazilian acquisition and KSB's pump series extension were the most popular stories with visitors to the World Pumps website in October.

Andritz Hydro to supply 11 split-case pumps for two Chinese pumping stations Andritz Hydro to supply 11 split-case pumps for two Chinese pumping stations

Andritz Hydro has received an order from Hohhot Water Supply to equip two pumping stations in the city of Hohhot in Northern China with six and five double-flow split-case pumps, respectively.

BPMA works with Energy Managers Association to develop better pump understanding

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) is working with the Energy Managers Association (EMA) on the production of a ‘buyers guide’ specifically formulated for energy, facilities and estate managers and procurement teams.