News for April 2016

News Archive

Griffco Valve introduces new pulsation dampeners to help protect chemical feed systems

The addition of a Griffco pulsation dampener to a pumping system will reduce harmful shock waves and deliver continuous chemical dosage at the injection point, according to the company.

UK's largest air-source heat pump for residential use to showcase at All-Energy event UK's largest air-source heat pump for residential use to showcase at All-Energy event

Star Renewable Energy has been confirmed for this year’s All-Energy event, and dubbed as the “most eye-catching of exhibits” by event organisers. The event takes place on 4-5 May 2016, in Glasgow, Scotland.

SAER releases L Series in-line pumps for HVAC applications

SAER has introduced its new L Series in-line pumps, which aims to offer a quiet solution and resistance to high temperatures in HVAC applications.

Little Giant celebrates 75th anniversary

2016 marks the 75th anniversary for the Little Giant pump brand.

Europump president gets ready for Ghent Europump president gets ready for Ghent

Kutlu Karavelioglu, president of Europump, the European Association of Pump Manufacturers, is looking forward to the upcoming Europump 2016 annual meeting in Ghent, Belgium 26–28 May.

Grundfos opens showroom in Middle East

Grundfos has set up a new showroom in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Freezone.

Motion Control Industry Awards – the winners Motion Control Industry Awards – the winners

The inaugural Motion Control Industry Awards – produced by Touchwave Media in association with the UK Motion Control Alliance (UK MCA) – took place at the National Conference Centre on Tuesday 12 April 2016.

Pfeiffer Vacuum to introduce new turbopumps and diaphragm pumps at analytica Pfeiffer Vacuum to introduce new turbopumps and diaphragm pumps at analytica

Pfeiffer Vacuum will be introducing new turbopumps and diaphragm pumps Turbopumps for laboratory technology, analytics and biotechnology at the analytica show in Munich, Germany, 10 – 13 May 2016 (Hall A1, Booth 203).

Abaque Series Peristaltic (Hose) Pumps for tough mining applications Abaque Series Peristaltic (Hose) Pumps for tough mining applications

PSG® is pleased to announce that new models of its Abaque™ Series Peristaltic (Hose) Pumps have been specifically designed to meet the challenging requirements of the mining industry, thanks in part to its stronger and more durable rotor design and patented hose holding system.

Registration and housing opens for WEFTEC 2016 in New Orleans

Registration and housing is now open for WEFTEC 2016, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 89th annual technical exhibition and conference.

Quattroflow introduces compact version of quaternary diaphragm pump Quattroflow introduces compact version of quaternary diaphragm pump

Quattroflow, part of PSG, a Dover company, says it has answered the needs of labs that have strict space-use requirements with the release of the QF1200HT (Compact Version) Quaternary (Four-Piston) Diaphragm Pump.

Grundfos expands in Africa

Grundfos has recently opened new facilities in Nairobi, Kenya and in Cape Town, South Africa.

Hydraulic Institute announces 2016–2017 board and officers

George Harris, president and CEO of Hydro Inc, will continue to serve as chairman of the Hydraulic Institute’s (HI) board of directors and officers for 2016–2017 while John White Jr, CEO of Taco Inc, will remain HI president.

Georgia Power takes delivery of first AP1000 reactor coolant pump for Vogtle expansion Georgia Power takes delivery of first AP1000 reactor coolant pump for Vogtle expansion

The first AP1000 reactor coolant pump has been delivered to Georgia Power for the expansion of its Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro in Georgia, USA.

Amarinth equips FPSO with vertical sump pump capable of withstanding heavy seas Amarinth equips FPSO with vertical sump pump capable of withstanding heavy seas

Amarinth has secured an order from London Marine Consultants on a 14 week lead for an IP66 rated vertical sump pump that will be mounted on the bow of the FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel Pioneiro de Libra.

Sundyne supplies API 685 sealless pumps for Malaysian refinery upgrade Sundyne supplies API 685 sealless pumps for Malaysian refinery upgrade

A major Malaysian refinery has selected Sundyne’s HMD/Kontro sealless magnetic drive API 685 compliant pumps for an equipment upgrade throughout its facility.

Zenit Group presents Zeno Navigator tools for pump selection Zenit Group presents Zeno Navigator tools for pump selection

Zenit Group says its Zeno Navigator is a set of tools to aid the research and configuration of Zenit products and spare parts in an easy and intuitive manner.

Quattroflow releases single-use quaternary diaphragm pump Quattroflow releases single-use quaternary diaphragm pump

Quattroflow is pleased to announce the introduction of its QF20kSU Single-Use Quaternary (Four-Piston) Diaphragm Pump.

Oerlikon Leybold vacuum technology enables proof of Einstein prediction Oerlikon Leybold vacuum technology enables proof of Einstein prediction

A century after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in the scope of his theory of general relativity, their existence has been proved scientifically. The vacuum and measuring equipment of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has provided an important contribution to this discovery.

Sulzer expands submersible dewatering X pump range Sulzer expands submersible dewatering X pump range

The XJ 110, XJC 110 and XJS 110 pumps are the latest additions to Sulzer’s range of modular pump solutions with built-in intelligence.

Vanton pump safely transfers volatile chemicals and gases Vanton pump safely transfers volatile chemicals and gases

Plant managers who are responsible for safely transferring volatile chemicals and/or gases can now do so using the air-driven Flex-I-Liner® pump from Vanton Pump and Equipment Corp, the company says.

SPX Flow solutions increase efficiency of building systems SPX Flow solutions increase efficiency of building systems

Through its Tigerholm and Johnson Pump brands, SPX Flow says it offers a range of solutions that can reduce maintenance overheads, increase system efficiency and ensure long-term reliable operation of building systems.

Weir Minerals Europe launches Warman vortex pump Weir Minerals Europe launches Warman vortex pump

Weir Minerals Europe has launched a new addition to its Warman range of centrifugal pumps - a vortex pump featuring an open, recessed impeller designed to minimize abrasion, clogging and damage to delicate materials.

Ebara’s Kumamoto plant undamaged by earthquakes

Ebara Corp’s production plant in Kumamoto will continue to operate as normal, following the recent earthquakes that hit the Japanese city.

Grundfos CEO joins Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development

Grundfos CEO Mads Nipper has been appointed to the new Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development.

Amec Foster Wheeler to provide power island, including pumps, for US utility

Amec Foster Wheeler is to design and supply a complete 50 MWe power island for Cleco Corp in Louisiana, USA.

SPP Pumps expands dewatering business SPP Pumps expands dewatering business

SPP Pumps is investing in its dewatering division, with the appointment of a new sales manager and a partnership with an Australian distributor.

MINIFLUX container pump approved for use in explosion hazard areas MINIFLUX container pump approved for use in explosion hazard areas

FLUX-GERÄTE’s horizontally installed, compact MINIFLUX container pump is now also approved for use in explosion hazard areas (Zone 1).

Pentair’s pool pumps recognized with a 2016 ENERGY STAR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Pentair Aquatic Systems with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency achievements.

Amarinth proves that holidays are no barrier for emergency pump support Amarinth proves that holidays are no barrier for emergency pump support

Amarinth has proven that holidays are no barrier to ensuring process plants are kept running by quoting, manufacturing and supplying a stainless steel pump to BASF despite the Christmas and New Year shutdown across the United Kingdom.

KSB to showcase new Amarex KRT submersible motor pumps at IFAT

This year’s IFAT in Munich sees KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, showcase the youngest generation of its Amarex KRT submersible motor pumps for the first time in Germany.

New generation of EagleBurgmann pump seals New generation of EagleBurgmann pump seals

With the latest generation of pump seals, eMG1 and eMG, EagleBurgmann has launched a further development of the million-fold proven MG1 on the market.

Wilden 420 and 430 Advanced FIT AODD pumps now available in aluminum Wilden 420 and 430 Advanced FIT AODD pumps now available in aluminum

Wilden recently announced the release of aluminum versions of its 420/430 Advanced™ FIT AODD pumps.

ITT celebrates 5th Pump Appreciation Day

ITT Corp’s Goulds Pumps, PRO Services and Bornemann brands have observed the fifth annual Pump Appreciation Day, a global event held to raise awareness of the value of pumps and to honour pump industry professionals.

Magnetic ball lifters for Tapflo Sanitary and EHEDG series AODD pumps

Tapflo Group is proud to announce that new magnetic ball lifters have been implemented in AODD pumps - Sanitary series and Aseptic EHEDG series.

SPX Flow opens innovation centre in Shanghai

SPX Flow Inc has set up an innovation centre in Shanghai, China, to help its customers create dairy products and beverages.

Successful startup for OneSubsea boosting systems in Gulf of Mexico

Schlumberger’s OneSubsea has successfully commissioned and started up subsea boosting systems in ultradeep waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

Westinghouse extends FirstEnergy agreement

Westinghouse Electric Co has renewed a long-term alliance with FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co that includes a commitment to provide outage services for the pressurised water reactors at Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, USA.

Sulzer to phase out Pumpex brand Sulzer to phase out Pumpex brand

Sulzer has formed a new Mining and Construction business segment that will include all Sulzer dewatering activities worldwide.

Pumping up subsea processing with an industry project on standardization Pumping up subsea processing with an industry project on standardization

A joint industry project (JIP) to standardize subsea processing systems has been kickstarted by DNV GL with industry partners Petrobras, Shell, Statoil and Woodside.

Lewa to present Ecodos diaphragm metering pump at Hannover Messe

Lewa GmbH will present a cutaway model of its Ecodos diaphragm metering pump at this year’s Hannover Messe, Germany, at Booth G 43, Hall 15, on 25-29 April.

Blackmer featuring energy-efficient pumps and compressors at ILTA Show Blackmer featuring energy-efficient pumps and compressors at ILTA Show

Blackmer will be exhibiting its pumping technologies and compressors in Booth 733 at the International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) 36th Annual International Operating Conference and Trade Show, on 23-25 May 2016, in Houston, Texas, USA.

Ebara runs pump seminar in Ho Chi Minh City Ebara runs pump seminar in Ho Chi Minh City

Ebara Corp held technical seminars on pumps and refrigerators on 17–18 March 2016 at the Vietnam-Japan Human Resources Cooperation Center (VJCC) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Network in Ghent at Europump 2016 Network in Ghent at Europump 2016

From 25–28 May 2016, the city of Ghent in Belgium will welcome the 2016 annual meeting of Europump.

Milton Roy metering pump aids critical process control Milton Roy metering pump aids critical process control

Milton Roy has upgraded its mROY series of metering pumps to meet the demands of critical chemical processing.

Xylem honored by the American India Foundation

Xylem Inc. has been recognized by the American India Foundation (AIF) for its long-term commitment to India’s growing economy and to helping provide greater access to water for the country’s most vulnerable communities.

Schlumberger completes Cameron merger

Schlumberger Ltd and Cameron International Corp have closed their merger.

Bilfinger seals Water division sale

Engineering and services group Bilfinger has completed the sale of its Water Technologies division to Chinese company Chengdu Techcent Environment Group.

Xylem to conduct live remote operation of a dewatering pump at Bauma

Xylem Inc. will conduct a live remote pump operation demonstration at the Bauma trade show in Munich, Germany, on 11–17 April 2016.

BJM expands its SKG submersible pumps with trimmed impellers

BJM Pumps expands the hydraulic coverage of its new SKG high performance shredding pumps by offering three impeller sizes for each model.

KSB’s variable speed system for wastewater pumps

KSB Aktiengesellschaft will present its PumpDrive variable speed system and its three new functions for operating wastewater pumps at IFAT 2016, Munich, Germany, on 30 May to 3 June.

Sulzer introduces high-efficiency recirculation pump Sulzer introduces high-efficiency recirculation pump

Sulzer has introduced a new submersible recirculation pump type ABS XRCP 800 PA with a completely new design.

Quattroflow to showcase seal-less pumps at INTERPHEX 2016 Quattroflow to showcase seal-less pumps at INTERPHEX 2016

Quattroflow will showcase its new single- and multi-use seal-less pumps for biopharmaceutical applications at Booth No. 2253, INTERPHEX, New York, USA, from 26-28 April.

WEG expands in US with acquisition of Bluffton Motor Works

Brazil’s WEG SA has bought Bluffton Motor Works LLC, an electric motor manufacturer headquartered in Bluffton, Indiana, USA.

ProMinent founder dies ProMinent founder dies

ProMinent Group founder and chairman Prof Dr hc Viktor Dulger has died at the age of 80.

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

Improving pump energy efficiency, our exclusive interview with Xylem CEO Patrick Decker and Grundfos's improved financial results were the most popular stories with visitors to the World Pumps website in March 2016.