News for January 2016

News Archive

Accudyne Industries appoints new CEO

Accudyne Industries, the parent company of Sundyne and Milton Roy, has named Charles “Chuck” Treadway as its new CEO, succeeding Elmer Doty.

Dryvac systems for thin film coating processes Dryvac systems for thin film coating processes

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum introduces a broad line of vacuum pump systems and accessories specifically optimized for thin film coating processes such as flat panel display applications.

MZT Pumpi supplies 12 drainage water pumps for mining duties MZT Pumpi supplies 12 drainage water pumps for mining duties

MZT Pumpi has manufactured and installed 12 pump aggregates for different mines, for the company Elektroprivreda, Bosnia & Hercegovina.

International Rotating Equipment Conference booth demand at record level

Almost 50% of booths are already booked for the accompanying technical exhibition on 14-15 September 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Renold Couplings invests in Cardiff future Renold Couplings invests in Cardiff future

Renold Couplings has announced significant investment in the future of its Cardiff manufacturing facility.

Ceramic components for ADCP transducers Ceramic components for ADCP transducers

Morgan Advanced Materials has revealed that it now has the capability to design and manufacture components for use in ultrasonic Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) technologies.

Xylem announces US$35mn expansion plan for MENA

Xylem Inc has put a US$35 million growth plan in place to expand its operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Triark Pumps named a finalist for second year running at the PI Awards Triark Pumps named a finalist for second year running at the PI Awards

Triark Pumps, a distributor of diaphragm pumps serving in the UK and international markets, is a finalist in the ‘Distributor of the Year’ category for the second year running.

Enhancements made to Xylem’s Flygt 2000 dewatering pump range

Xylem Inc. has announced enhancements to its Flygt 2000 drainage pump range, engineered for the most challenging dewatering applications.

Grundfos joins 2030 Water Resources Group

Grundfos is now a member of the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG), a public-private-civil society collaboration that facilitates dialogue on water resources reform in water stressed developing economies.

Europump goes to Ghent Europump goes to Ghent

This year’s Europump annual meeting will be held in Ghent, Belgium from 26–28 May 2016.

Sundyne to supply vertical sealless magnetic-drive pumps to new chemical plant

Sundyne recently secured a contract to supply four LMV-801S vertical inline sealless, magnetic-drive pumps to a new chemical processing plant being built in Freeport, Texas.

Gabelli sets the date for 26th Annual Pump, Valve & Water Systems Symposium

Gabelli & Co will hold its 26th Annual Pump, Valve & Water Systems Symposium on 25 February 2016 in New York City.

SPP Pumps adds transformer oil pump test facility to UK operations SPP Pumps adds transformer oil pump test facility to UK operations

Centrifugal pump maker SPP Pumps has opened a brand new transformer oil manufacturing and testing facility at its Gloucestershire base in the UK.

New benchtop crossflow filtration system with optimized membrane pump New benchtop crossflow filtration system with optimized membrane pump

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) announces the launch of SARTOFLOW Smart, which the company says is ideal for scaling studies and low volume ultra- and diafiltration operations.

Masdar Institute and Xylem partner to improve Abu Dhabi’s water sector

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Xylem Inc have signed an agreement to establish sustainability indicators such as energy and cost performance of processes and equipment for water, wastewater and water transport and treatment facilities in Abu Dhabi.

BJM Pumps to exhibit at UCT Expo BJM Pumps to exhibit at UCT Expo

BJM Pumps is exhibiting in the upcoming Underground Construction Technology (UCT) exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, 3-5 February, 2016.

RAD-AX named finalist in The Pump Industry Awards RAD-AX named finalist in The Pump Industry Awards

BJM Pumps' SGK Series/RAD-AX is shortlisted in the PIA's Technical Innovation of the Year category.

Structure-piercing firefighting system introduced to UAE Structure-piercing firefighting system introduced to UAE

A firefighting tool that blasts liquid through solid structures to tackle interior fires has been introduced to the UAE by Concorde-Corodex Group.

Flowserve signs global preferred supplier agreement with Veolia

Flowserve Corp has finalised a three-year agreement with Veolia Group that makes Flowserve a preferred supplier of deep-well submersible pumps, clear-water single and multistage pumps and associated services.

New generation of self-priming centrifugal pumps New generation of self-priming centrifugal pumps

In January 2016, KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, launched the latest version of its self-priming centrifugal Etaprime pump.

Ohio Transmission Corp acquires PumpTek

Ohio Transmission Corp has bought PumpTek LLC, a Monroe, Ohio, USA-headquartered pump distributor and service company that specialises in pumps with sealless technology.

Pump Industry Awards 2016: Finalists announced Pump Industry Awards 2016: Finalists announced

The PI Awards are back to celebrate outstanding achievements and positive contributions to the pump world last year – and the finalists have just been announced.

High-flow model provides ultra-low NPSHr performance High-flow model provides ultra-low NPSHr performance

Sundyne, a global manufacturer of centrifugal pumps and compressors announces the launch of its low NPSHr, high-flow pump.

Amarinth produces titanium pumps for Abu Dhabi offshore project Amarinth produces titanium pumps for Abu Dhabi offshore project

Amarinth has delivered four sodium hypochlorite dosing pumps manufactured in titanium alloy to ADMA-OPCO for use on the Umm Lulu Development Project offshore of Abu Dhabi.

Ruhrpumpen provides reciprocating plunger pumps for Repsol refinery in Peru Ruhrpumpen provides reciprocating plunger pumps for Repsol refinery in Peru

Repsol has recently commissioned two compact API 674 triplex reciprocating plunger pumps at its La Pampilla Refinery in Peru which were engineered by Ruhrpumpen.

Atlas Copco seals Varisco acquisition

Atlas Copco has completed the acquisition of Italian pump manufacturer Varisco SpA.

John Crane president departs

Smiths Group plc’s has announced that John Crane president Duncan Gillis is leaving after three years in the post.

Solar powered system ensures even water distribution Solar powered system ensures even water distribution

SAER announces the release of its SL Solar System pump that ensures even water distribution to areas with water shortage, even where there is little or no power supply available.

Cantilevered, bearingless design has long-term run-dry capability Cantilevered, bearingless design has long-term run-dry capability

Vanton Pump & Equipment Corp says its Sump-Gard SGK pump can run-dry for indefinite periods of time.

Field trial success for Energy Recovery’s VorTeq pumping system

Energy Recovery Inc says that field trials for its VorTeq hydraulic pumping technology have been successfully completed.

New chairman for Galenfeha

Galenfeha Inc’s founder James Ketner has resigned as chairman of the company.

Sealed internal gear pumps for challenging applications Sealed internal gear pumps for challenging applications

EnviroGear Pumps, part of PSG, a Dover company, announces the addition of G Series sealed internal gear pumps to its product line.

Statoil signs agreements with Aker Solutions and OneSubsea

Statoil Petroleum AS has entered into Master Service Agreements with Aker Solutions ASA and OneSubsea Processing AS that will form the basis for potential new EPC contracts (engineering, procurement and construction) for subsea equipment in the medium term.

Ebara expands in Myanmar

Ebara (Thailand) Ltd has set up a branch office in Yangon, Myanmar.

Hardide Coatings opens new production facility in Virginia Hardide Coatings opens new production facility in Virginia

Hardide Coatings, Inc., the UK-based provider of advanced surface coating technology, announces the opening of its new Virginia production facility.

Peristaltic pumps for reliable wastewater performance

International wastewater instrumentation manufacturer Smart Storm is now using peristaltic pumps from Verderflex as part of the wastewater sampler systems it manufactures.

Pentair partners with Minnesota Vikings

Pentair has been named a founding partner of the Minnesota Vikings’ new US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

SLOW series pumps for fire-fighting applications

The Chinese enterprise Shanghai Liancheng’s SLOW series pumps have received a high degree of recognition in fire-fighting applications.

Franklin Electric donates 34 water transfer pumps for future Fort Wayne flood relief

Fort Wayne, Indiana-headquartered Franklin Electric Co Inc has given 34 water transfer pumps to the City of Fort Wayne’s City Utilities department to assist with future flooding and water transfer needs.

Curtiss-Wright to provide 16 reactor coolant pumps for Chinese AP1000 nuclear power plants

Curtiss-Wright Corp has secured contracts worth more than US$450 million from Harbin Electric Power Equipment Co Ltd and Shenyang Blower Works Nuclear Pump Co Ltd primarily to provide AP1000 plant reactor coolant pumps (RCPs) for a number of Generation III+ commercial nuclear power plants in China.

Partnership expands Sundyne’s service in Northern California

Sundyne has entered into a new collaboration with Milton S Frank Co and Alfred Conhagen Inc of California that will benefit its pump and compressor operators in the Northern California region who require local service.

Blackmer announces global release of S Series Screw Pumps Blackmer announces global release of S Series Screw Pumps

Launched for the North American market in July 2015, Blackmer S Series pumps are now available throughout the EMEA and Asian markets.

The Top 15 World Pumps business news stories of 2015

The following business news stories were the most popular with visitors to the World Pumps website during 2015.

Atlas Copco buys US vacuum pump parts and service provider Atlas Copco buys US vacuum pump parts and service provider

Atlas Copco has acquired the assets of Capitol Research Equipment Inc, a US parts and service provider for vacuum pumps.