News for September 2016

News Archive

Women’s Engineering Society September news Women’s Engineering Society September news

The Women’s Engineering Society’s (WES) September newsletter is out now and it contains plenty of information and advice for engineering students with news of events, work placements and graduate programmes.

AxFlow acquires Swiss pump distributor W Moser

Industrial fluid handling equipment distributor AxFlow has extended its product portfolio and market coverage in Switzerland with the acquisition of W Moser AG.

Smiths Group to divest Artificial Lift business

Smiths Group plc is selling its Artificial Lift business to Endurance Lift Solutions LLC in a US$39.5 million deal.

Watson-Marlow releases new technology for food and beverage

The Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has launched the new MasoSine Certa pump, offering clean pumping for food and beverage industry applications.

Sulzer extends SMD water pump range Sulzer extends SMD water pump range

Swiss industrial engineering and manufacturing company, Sulzer, has introduced an extension to the SMD axially split pump range to meet requirements in municipal water treatment, supply, and distribution.

Flowserve CEO Mark Blinn to retire Flowserve CEO Mark Blinn to retire

Flowserve Corp’s Mark Blinn is planning to retire as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.

Atlas Copco names president of new Vacuum Technique business area Atlas Copco names president of new Vacuum Technique business area

Atlas Copco has appointed Geert Follens as president of its new Vacuum Technique business area and member of group management, effective 1 January 2017.

Eureka pump technology selected for Culzean Field project

Norway’s Eureka Pumps AS has been awarded contracts by Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms Pte Ltd (SMOP) for the Maersk Oil UK – Culzean Field Development Project in the UK Continental Shelf.

SEEPEX launches smart dosing pump SEEPEX launches smart dosing pump

Manufacturer of progressive cavity pump technology, SEEPEX, has announced the release of its Smart Dosing Pump (SDP).

IWA World Water Congress 2016 to focus on sustainable solutions

This year Brisbane, Australia, will host the 10th IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition from 9-14 October and the emphasis will be on how water professionals can respond to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

WEFTEC 2016 looks to the future with utility-focused programming WEFTEC 2016 looks to the future with utility-focused programming

At WEFTEC 2016, which starts this week, the emphasis is very firmly on forward-thinking approaches and solutions as the Water Environment Federation (WEF) helps to address the current and future needs of modern utilities.

Amarinth delivers API 610 VS4 pumps for Turkey’s STAR refinery Amarinth delivers API 610 VS4 pumps for Turkey’s STAR refinery

Amarinth has supplied exotic alloy API 610 VS4 pumps on a tight 27 week delivery schedule for use in the STAR refinery in Turkey.

Hydraulic Institute’s Program identifies improvement opportunities

The Hydraulic Institute has introduced an eight-part Pump Systems Assessment (PSA) Certificate Program which identifies opportunities for improved pump system efficiency.

Ebara runs seminars in Thailand on flood control pumps Ebara runs seminars in Thailand on flood control pumps

Fifty six people attended Ebara Corp’s recent seminars in Bangkok, Thailand on flood control pumps.

Expanite breakthrough with stainless steel surface hardening

Danish company, Expanite, has achieved a major breakthrough within the pump industry in Germany, North America and Japan, by hardening both screw and positive displacement pump parts for the food & beverage industry.

Soundcore Capital Partners acquires PumpMan

US private equity firm Soundcore Capital Partners LLC has completed the acquisition of PumpMan Inc, a Los Angeles-based provider of pump system maintenance, repair and new system installation.

QuattroTec series launch offers safe fluid transfer QuattroTec series launch offers safe fluid transfer

Quattroflow, manufacturer of diaphragm pumps, has released its new QuattroTec Series quaternary diaphragm pumps for critical applications in hygienic processes.

Sundyne secures order for LMV-803Lr pump Sundyne secures order for LMV-803Lr pump

A long-time Sundyne customer has ordered nine of the recently introduced LMV-803Lr ultra-low NPSHr, high-flow pump units for installation into product booster service.

Grundfos partners with WaterAid Grundfos partners with WaterAid

Grundfos and the international development charity WaterAid have announced a new five-year partnership.

NETZSCH to exhibit pump technology at WEFTEC 2016

German company, NETZSCH Pumps & Systems, will be demonstrating its range of new pumps at WEFTEC 2016, including a new progressing cavity pump and a rotary lobe pump.

ITT demonstrates latest technology at industry shows

ITT Inc., manufacturer of products and services to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, has been showcasing its products at the 2016 Turbomachinery & International Pump Users Symposia and will take those products on to MINExpo 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Franklin Electric appoints chief administrative officer and general counsel

Franklin Electric Co Inc has named Jonathan Grandon as chief administrative officer and general counsel.

Weir unveils low-flow, high-head pump

Weir Group plc has built on 45 years of Pitot tube pump technology to create the new Roto-Jet® RO-FT API 610 pump.

M&A activity in the fluid handling industry: Q1 & Q2 2016

Merger and acquisition activity in the fluid handling industry declined 44% in the first half of 2016, according to a new report compiled by Global Equity Consulting LLC and City Capital Advisors.

Grundfos releases ALPHA3 domestic circulator

Pump manufacturer, Grundos, has introduced a new circulator for domestic buildings. The ALPHA3 analyses the pattern of use and automatically adjusts the power output.

World Petroleum Congress Call for Papers deadline World Petroleum Congress Call for Papers deadline

Organisers of the 22nd World Petroleum Congress have announced a deadline of 1 October for the Call for Papers.

International Rotating Equipment Conference plenary lecture

The plenary lecture at the 3rd International Rotating Equipment Conference 2016 will focus on the digital revolution and its potential and challenges for the pump and compressor industry.

Grundfos posts improved half-year profits Grundfos posts improved half-year profits

Grundfos’s earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for the first six months of 2016 increased by 29% on 2015, from DKK637 million to DKK824 million. Half-year 2016 turnover however slipped 2.5% to almost DKK11.6 billion.

Flowrox appoints area sales manager for South America Flowrox appoints area sales manager for South America

Finnish heavy duty pump and valve manufacturer Flowrox has named Rafael Lopez as area sales manager, South America.

FMC Technologies wins Eni Angola subsea pump contract

FMC Technologies Inc is supplying subsea multiphase boosting pumps, manifolds, and installation support services for Eni Angola’s Block 15/06 West Hub Development Project located off the coast of Angola.

Parker introduces air driven liquid pump

Parker Autoclave Engineers, part of Parker Hannifin, manufacturer of motion and control technologies, has released the AHL118, a new air driven liquid pump.

Pump system design course from BPMA Pump system design course from BPMA

The British Pump Manufacturers’ Association is offering a one day course which focuses on pump system design as part of its programme of ‘Pump Fundamentals’ training courses.

Atlas Copco appoints new VP of Corporate Responsibility

Sofia Svingby will join Atlas Copco as vice president Corporate Responsibility from 1 November 2016.

Weir Gabbioneta opens new manufacturing facility in Italy Weir Gabbioneta opens new manufacturing facility in Italy

Weir Gabbioneta has invested more than €30 million in a new 18 000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Milan, Italy.

Change of leadership at Keystone Clearwater Solutions

Ned Wehler, the president and CEO of American Water Works Co Inc subsidiary Keystone Clearwater Solutions, will retire with effect from 1 December 2016.

Atlas Copco unveils PAS pumps Atlas Copco unveils PAS pumps

Atlas Copco has added 18 new models to its open frame diesel-driven centrifugal dewatering pump range.

ABB to present new technologies at WEFTEC

The Swiss-Swedish power and automation company, ABB, will showcase a range of products and services at WEFTEC to help reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs.

Engineers’ hub developed by Grundfos

Pump manufacturer, Grundfos, has introduced a specialist hub, designed to keep engineers informed about latest developments in the industry.

Atlas Copco seals Leybold vacuum acquisition

Atlas Copco AB has completed the acquisition of the Leybold vacuum business from OC Oerlikon Corporation AG.

Xylem expands visitor centre in Sweden Xylem expands visitor centre in Sweden

Xylem has opened a newly expanded visitor centre next to its manufacturing facility in Emmaboda, Sweden.

Gorman-Rupp to acquire Morrison Pump

The Gorman-Rupp Co subsidiary Patterson Pump Co has completed a letter of intent to acquire Morrison Pump Co.

FlowSync automatic control increases cat fine protection FlowSync automatic control increases cat fine protection

Alfa Laval, which specialises in products for heavy industry, has introduced FlowSync, an automatic control system that synchronizes the oil feed to Alfa Laval separators with the engine load.

The most popular news stories on www.worldpumps.com in August

Pentair's decision to sell its Valves & Controls business, pumps as turbines and Varisco under Atlas Copco ownership were the most popular stories with visitors to www.worldpumps.com in August.

Xylem launches intelligent water supply system

Water technology provider, Xylem, has released ResiBoost, an intelligent variable frequency drive (VFD) that matches system demand to maximize pump efficiency and minimize wear and tear.