News for February 2016

News Archive

Kirloskar Ebara Pumps recognised for Kaizen practices Kirloskar Ebara Pumps recognised for Kaizen practices

Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Ltd (KEPL) has won the “Best Kaizen Excellence Award for Consistency” at the 11th Kaizen competition organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

SOLOLIFT2 Macerator offers high performance and smart design SOLOLIFT2 Macerator offers high performance and smart design

The SOLOLIFT2 line of macerating pumps from Grundfos features a powerful motor and smart design, which Grundfos says maximizes performance while reducing necessary maintenance.

Ebara Pumps Malaysia awarded OHSAS 18001 certification Ebara Pumps Malaysia awarded OHSAS 18001 certification

Ebara Pumps Malaysia Sdn Bhd has been awarded OHSAS 18001 certification by Lloyd’s Register (LRQA).

Ultra high pressure water jetting unit launched Ultra high pressure water jetting unit launched

Hughes Pumps has launched a new diesel engine driven, fully enclosed, road trailer mounted, Ultra High Pressure water jetting unit, that combines powerful performance 24.4lpm at 3000bar (6.5gpm at 43,500psi) with ease of operation and maintenance.

Pentair wins “Water Innovator of the Year” award Pentair wins “Water Innovator of the Year” award

Pentair was named “Water Innovator of the Year” during the 2016 Water Vision Congress held earlier this month in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

New models add further versatility to the Lightnin Mixer Range

SPX FLOW has announced the release of two new mixing solutions from its Lightnin brand.

KBL to exhibit fluid handling solutions at ACREX 2016

Global fluid management company Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) will showcase its space saving and energy sustainable fluid handling solutions at ACREX 2016, Mumbai, India, from 25-27 February.

AxFlow expands beyond Europe with South African acquisition

Sweden’s AxFlow Holding AB has acquired a majority stake in AQS Liquid Transfer Ltd, an importer and distributor of pumps in South Africa.

Multiple control options for Hydra-Cell metering pumps

The Hydra-Cell Metering and Dosing solutions range from Wanner International includes variants with integrated variable speed drives.

Compact and easy-to-install valve control for hygienic applications Compact and easy-to-install valve control for hygienic applications

The Alfa Laval ThinkTop D30 is an easy-to-install integrated control unit for hygienic applications in the food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical and home & personal care industries

Graco launches high-pressure grease injection pump

Graco Inc. has updated its Hydraulic Dyna-Star product offerings with the release of the High-Pressure Hydraulic Dyna-Star grease injection pump for wireline, slickline and wire rope applications.

Renold Couplings to launch new product ranges at Drives & Controls 2016 Renold Couplings to launch new product ranges at Drives & Controls 2016

Renold Couplings will launch its Hi-Tec RBI and Hydrastart ranges at the Drives & Controls exhibition in Birmingham, UK, on 12 – 14 April.

Pumping hot drinking water in closed circuits Pumping hot drinking water in closed circuits

KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany is introducing its new high-efficiency circulators of the Calio-Therm S NC series.

Scandinavian distribution deal for Tomlinson Hall’s Liquivac pump Scandinavian distribution deal for Tomlinson Hall’s Liquivac pump

UK pump distributor and manufacturer Tomlinson Hall has secured a major distribution agreement in Scandinavia for its Liquivac liquid ring vacuum pump.

United Rentals expands Pump Solutions network

United Rentals Inc has announced two new Pump Solutions branches in Nashville, Tennessee and Savage, Minnesota, USA.

HMS Group to supply pumping units for Moscow refinery

Hydromashservice (HMS Group) is to manufacture a large batch of state-of-the-art pumping units for Gazprom Neft’s Moscow refinery.

BPMA launches new website BPMA launches new website

British Pump Manufacturers Association is delighted to announce the launch of its new website - www.bpma.org.uk

Next generation of high vacuum pump system Next generation of high vacuum pump system

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum offers TURBOLAB – the all-new smart high vacuum system for researchers.

New management for Lewa New management for Lewa

Nikkiso has put a new management team in place for the Lewa Group, as the Japanese company reorganises its Industrial division.

Domestic hot water pump for reliable drinking water supply Domestic hot water pump for reliable drinking water supply

Wilo has extended its range of domestic hot water pumps with the Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z glandless circulation pump.

FLSmidth appoints new VP for Process Technology

Tony Troutman has joined FLSmidth as vice president – Process Technology in the company’s Minerals division.

Graco launches completely redesigned sealed 4-ball lower

Graco Inc. has just released a new sealed 4-ball lower, which the company says reduces regular maintenance and improves durability.

Sulzer to provide process pump package for new Finnish mill Sulzer to provide process pump package for new Finnish mill

Sulzer has signed a large-scale process pump delivery contract for Metsä Fibre’s next-generation bio product mill in Äänekoski, Finland.

BPMA celebrates 75th anniversary with gala dinner BPMA celebrates 75th anniversary with gala dinner

To celebrate 75 years of service to the pump industry, the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) will be staging a gala dinner at the De Vere Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire, on Thursday 6th October 2016.

DESMI releases Modular S centrifugal pump video

Desmi says its series of Modular S pumps represents one of the most distinctive developments in self-priming pumps.

Waterjet Holdings renamed Shape Technologies Group

Waterjet Holdings Inc has changed its name to Shape Technologies Group Inc.

Amarinth ships bespoke nutshell filter pump to AI Energy Solutions Amarinth ships bespoke nutshell filter pump to AI Energy Solutions

Amarinth has designed a bespoke low-shear vertically mounted API 610 OH 1 pump with Plan 13 seal support system for AI Energy Solutions to use with its nutshell filters in cleaning produced water.

Sundyne introduces cUL, ATEX and IECEx approved VapourView Pump Protection System

Sundyne recently announced that its VapourView Pump Protection System is now cUL, ATEX and IECEx approved.

Morgan Advanced Materials delivers standard flow tube solution for water flow measurement Morgan Advanced Materials delivers standard flow tube solution for water flow measurement

Morgan Advanced Materials has developed a ready-made standard flow tube solution which is said to enable significant time savings for water flow meter manufacturers during the design and development phase of production.

Sulzer names new chief human resources officer Sulzer names new chief human resources officer

Sulzer has appointed Armand Sohet as chief human resources officer and a member of the executive committee.

TechBridge Challenge on Advanced Industrial Surfaces – applications close 17 February

Fraunhofer TechBridge (a program of Fraunhofer CSE) in collaboration with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company is excited to announce the launch of the TechBridge Challenge on Advanced Industrial Surfaces.

Franklin Electric to display new pumps at WWETT 2016

Franklin Electric Co., Inc. will display two new products at the WWETT 2016 Exhibition and Conference, in Booth 2442, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, 17-20 February.

Grundfos hires new VP of Domestic Building Services Grundfos hires new VP of Domestic Building Services

Nathan Olds has joined Grundfos Pumps Corp as vice president of Domestic Building Services (DBS) trade for the United States.

IMechE’s sealing technology seminar

The Mechanical Sealing Technology Seminar, which is being held on 13 April 2016 in London, UK, at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), will bring together the entire industry to discuss seal development, codes, users’ experience, safety, environmental issues and international standards.

PSG Ebsray appoints business development manager

Steve Basclain has joined Australia’s PSG Ebsray as business development manager.

Smith & Loveless launches next generation of long-lasting above-grade pump stations

Smith & Loveless (S&L) announces the shipment of its first EVERLAST Wet Well Mounted Pump Station.

Cashco introduces new back pressure regulator Cashco introduces new back pressure regulator

Cashco, Inc. recently introduced a new Model BR back pressure regulator for use with a wide range of gases and liquids.

Liberty Pumps introduces new X-Series explosion-proof pumps for hazardous locations

The new X-Series by Liberty Pumps are heavy cast iron sewage and effluent pumps designed specifically for use in hazardous locations.

Kirloskar Brothers Ltd to showcase fluid technology at “Make in India Week”

Global fluid management company Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) will showcase its fluid management solutions at the “Make in India Week”, Mumbai, India, on 13 – 18 February 2016.

Flowserve expands range of permanent magnet submersible motors

Flowserve Corporation recently introduced the Flowserve Pleuger PMM8, a new submersible electric motor that utilizes permanent magnet technology.

Schneider Electric introduces Altivar Process 660 Drive System

Schneider Electric recently launched the first wave of its new Altivar Process 660 Drive System for the water & wastewater, oil & gas, and irrigation end-user markets.

Zenit Italy recognised as “Company to Watch” Zenit Italy recognised as “Company to Watch”

Italian rating agency and information provider Cerved Group has selected Zenit Italy as a “Company to Watch” in the pump sector.

Bilfinger to sell Water Technologies division to China’s Chengdu Techcent Environment Group

The engineering and services group Bilfinger SE is selling its Water Technologies division to Chinese water technology company Chengdu Techcent Environment Group.

Cimarron Energy acquires Diverse Energy Systems assets

Cimarron Energy has purchased substantially all of the assets of Diverse Energy Systems, a Houston, Texas-based manufacturer of production, processing and environmental equipment, including separators, scrubbers and jet pumps.

Tsurumi Pump to feature rental products at The 2016 ARA Rental Show Tsurumi Pump to feature rental products at The 2016 ARA Rental Show

Tsurumi Pump will exhibit a variety of its products at the 2016 American Rental Association (ARA) Rental Show in Atlanta, Georgia, US, from 21 – 24 February.

Edwards celebrates 500 dry scroll vacuum pump milestone with UK research laboratories Edwards celebrates 500 dry scroll vacuum pump milestone with UK research laboratories

Edwards has supplied more than 500 dry scroll vacuum pumps to the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and to the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE).

Berkshire Hathaway seals Precision Castparts purchase

Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the conglomerate run by US billionaire Warren Buffett, has completed the acquisition of Precision Castparts Corp in a US$37.2 billion deal.

International Rotating Equipment Conference 2016: programme has been fixed

The programme committees say they have selected the worldwide best suggestions for lectures and the programme for the conference has been set.

Inpro/Seal partners with River Bend Foodbank to provide meals for children Inpro/Seal partners with River Bend Foodbank to provide meals for children

As part of Inpro/Seal’s 2016 International Sales Meeting, the sales team volunteered at River Bend Foodbank in Davenport, IA, filling backpacks for the River Bend Foodbank Backpack Program.

Swissinnov Product launches new pulseless disposable pump Swissinnov Product launches new pulseless disposable pump

Swissinnov Product recently launched the NaoStedi, a pulseless dosing pump compatible with Masterflex L/S drives.

Wilden CSA-certified natural gas-operated double-diaphragm pumps Wilden CSA-certified natural gas-operated double-diaphragm pumps

Wilden, part of PSG, a Dover company, is pleased to announce the release of a new line of CSA-certified natural gas-operated double-diaphragm pumps.

Motion Control Industry Awards – 12th April 2016 Motion Control Industry Awards – 12th April 2016

On 12th April 2016, at the National Conference Centre near Birmingham, UK, the Motion Control Industry Awards dinner will bring together the entire motion control industry in a celebration of business and professional excellence.

Keen Pump is announcing brand new test lab facility Keen Pump is announcing brand new test lab facility

Keen Pump Company Inc. is to complete a brand new state-of-the-art test lab facility on its existing 35 acre complex by the first quarter 2016.

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

Curtiss-Wright's latest reactor coolant pump order, Atlas Copco's acquisition of Varisco and the departure of John Crane's president were the most popular stories with visitors to the World Pumps website in January 2016.

Dry disconnect couplings ideal for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing Dry disconnect couplings ideal for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing

OPW Engineered Systems announces its Epsilon™ Dry Disconnect Couplings, which are claimed to help pharmaceutical manufacturers decrease product costs and increase safety.

Sulzer to provide pump package for Fibria Celulose in Brazil Sulzer to provide pump package for Fibria Celulose in Brazil

Sulzer has secured a frame contract to supply process and medium consistency pumps for Fibria Celulose SA’s Horizonte 2 project in Brazil.

Duncan Cooper to leave Grundfos

Duncan Cooper, Grundfos Pumps Corp’s regional managing director and group senior vice president for the Americas, will leave the company this summer.