News for November 2016

News Archive

Hayward Tyler secures multiple new orders

Hayward Tyler has been awarded a number of new orders, valued at more than £2.5 million for its boiler circulating pumps for boiler makers in China and India, including strategically important customers such as Shanghai Boiler Works and India’s NTPC Ltd.

Sulzer in talks to acquire Ensival Moret Sulzer in talks to acquire Ensival Moret

Sulzer has entered into exclusive discussions with Moret Industries to acquire pump manufacturer Ensival Moret in an €80 million deal.

ABB variable-speed drive and motor upgrade solve recurring pump problems ABB variable-speed drive and motor upgrade solve recurring pump problems

Power and automation provider, ABB, has installed a low harmonic variable-speed drive (VSD) and motor at Scottish Water’s Mannofield water treatment works in Aberdeen, cutting the risk of pump set failure.

Xylem launches Global Month of Service

Xylem Inc employees participated in more than 100 water-related volunteer activities around the world throughout October, during the company's inaugural Global Month of Service.

Hydraulic Institute unveils new logo

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), which celebrates its centennial in 2017, has a new logo.

Weir Minerals Lewis Pumps celebrates 125th anniversary

2016 marks the 125th year of business for Weir Minerals’ Lewis pumps brand.

Rockwell Automation introduces new drive technology

Industrial automation and information company, Rockwell Automation, has released a suite of drive solutions. The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T drives provide harmonic mitigation, regeneration and common bus system configurations.

Apprentice technician wins IET award for contribution to wind energy project Apprentice technician wins IET award for contribution to wind energy project

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) recently announced the winners of its annual Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards.

Grundfos offers remote management system for ongoing monitoring Grundfos offers remote management system for ongoing monitoring

Pump manufacturer, Grundfos, has introduced a remote management system to reduce on-site inspections.

India’s EKKI Pumps showcases submersible range at Big 5 Expo India’s EKKI Pumps showcases submersible range at Big 5 Expo

As part of its global market expansion drive, Indian pump manufacturing groups, EKKI, has unveiled its all new sump submersible range at the Big 5 building and construction expo taking place in Dubai.

Xylem wins 5-year pump rental framework agreement with Scottish Water

Xylem has secured a new five-year framework agreement with Scottish Water to supply and install submersible and diesel pumps for all of its rental applications in Scotland.

GEA presents products for beverage industry at BrauBeviale 2016 GEA presents products for beverage industry at BrauBeviale 2016

Suppliers of process technology for the food and beverage industry, GEA, recently showcased its new products for the beverage industry at BrauBeviale 2016.

Bürkert and Siemens combine expertise to produce new valve island Bürkert and Siemens combine expertise to produce new valve island

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems and Siemens have collaborated to produce the new Type 8647 AirLINE SP valve island, which is compatible with the Siemens I/O system SIMATIC ET 200SP.

Voith to deliver pump turbines for wind/pumped storage power plant Voith to deliver pump turbines for wind/pumped storage power plant

Voith has signed a contract to deliver the pump turbines for an innovative wind/pumped storage hybrid power plant in Gaildorf, Germany.

Ingersoll Rand’s total system approach showcased at Milan conference

Manufacturer of compression technologies and services, Ingersoll Rand, recently presented a successful example of its holistic approach to compressed air at the Energy Efficiency Stories conference in Milan, Italy.

6th annual World of Pumps Quiz underway

ITT Inc and its Goulds Pumps, PRO Services and Bornemann brands have launched the sixth annual World of Pumps Quiz, an online pump knowledge game with participants from more than 150 countries.

Mouvex marks 110th anniversary

French positive displacement pump company Mouvex is celebrating its 110-year anniversary in 2016.

Sundyne opens service centre in Abu Dhabi Sundyne opens service centre in Abu Dhabi

Sundyne has launched a new service and sales centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to support customers throughout the Middle East.

Grundfos motors achieve high energy efficiency rating Grundfos motors achieve high energy efficiency rating

International pump manufacturer, Grundfos, has announced that its new MGE-motors have achieved a rating of IE5, the highest international energy efficiency rating.

SKF launches new electric cartridge pump SKF launches new electric cartridge pump

Bearing and seal supplier, SKF, has introduced its Electric Cartridge Pump ECP, developed to lubricate bearings and linear guides in small machines.

KSB to provide 22 pumps for Vietnamese power plant KSB to provide 22 pumps for Vietnamese power plant

Germany’s KSB AG has been contracted to supply 22 power station pumps for the new Long Phu-1 power plant in Vietnam by September 2017.

BPMA offers further electrical competency training BPMA offers further electrical competency training

The British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) will host a three-day City & Guilds course specifically designed to assist non-electrical employees to prepare themselves for cross- trade working.

ProMinent wins award for video clips ProMinent wins award for video clips

Manufacturer of metering pumps, ProMinent recently won the silver pyramid award in the Design in Motion category at the Integrated TV & Video Association (ITVA) awards.

Rovatti announces expansion of electric borehole range

Italian pump manufacturer, Rovatti Pompe, recently presented new additions to its range of electric borehole pumps at the EIMA 2016 exhibition in Bologna, Italy.

VDMA releases 2016 conference video

Following the success of the recent 2016 VDMA International Rotating Equipment Conference - Pumps and Compressors, the VDMA has released a video which captures the mood of the event.

Tsurumi skimmer pumps used in Paris Metro expansion Tsurumi skimmer pumps used in Paris Metro expansion

Japanese pump manufacturer, Tsurumi, has supplied its 8-FSP submersible scum skimmers to extract harmful substances during the construction of the Paris Metro line 14.

Pentair completes Vaki purchase

Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems Inc has acquired Vaki Aquaculture Systems Ltd, the Icelandic aquaculture equipment manufacturer.

Alfa Laval awarded SEK50mn power order

Alfa Laval has won a SEK50 million order to supply equipment, including pumping modules, separators and a water treatment system, to a power plant in the Middle East.

Sulzer to supply pump package for new RO desalination plant in Oman Sulzer to supply pump package for new RO desalination plant in Oman

Sohar SWRO Co LLC has signed a number of contracts with Sulzer to provide 49 pumping units for a new 250 000 m3/day independent desalination plant in Sohar, Oman.

Process Partner joins AxFlow Norway

AxFlow has acquired Process Partner AS, a Norwegian supplier of process instrumentation, calibration and gas detection equipment for offshore and onshore industries.

IET campaigns for more young women engineers IET campaigns for more young women engineers

This week is Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) want to use it to inspire young people, especially young girls, to take up engineering careers.

NOW to distribute Schlumberger’s Reda HPS pumps

NOW Inc has entered into a distributorship agreement with Schlumberger for the exclusive right to distribute Reda HPS pumps and certain related parts in 15 states across the United States.

Rovatti Pompe provides pumps for refuse incineration plant in Singapore Rovatti Pompe provides pumps for refuse incineration plant in Singapore

Italy’s Rovatti Pompe has supplied five vertical lineshaft pumping units for Singapore’s Tuas South Incineration Plant.

HMS Group secures €9mn API pump contract

HMS Group Plc has signed a €9 million contract to produce and deliver API 610 oil refining pumps for an oil refining plant in Western Siberia.

Zenit develops new hardening process for electric pump hydraulics Zenit develops new hardening process for electric pump hydraulics

International designer and manufacturer of submersible pumps, the Zenit Group, has introduced its Molib-tech hardening process which improves the mechanical and performance characteristics of its electric pumps' hydraulics.

Women’s Engineering Society inspires primary students with Lottie Dolls

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week runs from 7 - 11 November and members of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Young Members’ Board (YMB) and the WES Council have harnessed the power of a STEM-inspired doll to engage primary-age girls in engineering.

KSB introduces in-line pumps for building services KSB introduces in-line pumps for building services

KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany has released a new in-line pump series called Etaline L, which complements its existing range.

Engineering Extravaganza encourages young engineers Engineering Extravaganza encourages young engineers

Four leading engineering institutions have launched a new ‘Engineering Extravaganza’ to inspire youngsters to become engineers.

ITT releases intelligent control and protection system ITT releases intelligent control and protection system

ITT’s PRO Services brand has launched PumpSmart PS220, an intelligent pump control and protection solution for single and multiple pumps.

Pump Industry Awards 2017 call for nominations Pump Industry Awards 2017 call for nominations

The call for nominations process is now open for the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association's (BPMA) Pump Industry Awards 2017.

October's most-read news stories on worldpumps.com

GE Oil & Gas's contract in Oman, Xylem's new pump rental hub in Dubai and the fifth generation intelligent control system from Xylem were the most popular stories with visitors to www.worldpumps.com in October.

GE explores sale of Water & Process Technologies business

Following the announcement of a proposed combination of GE’s Oil & Gas business with Baker Hughes, GE confirmed that it is also exploring options for selling its Water & Process Technologies business.

GE to merge oil & gas business with Baker Hughes

GE is to combine its oil & gas business with Baker Hughes to create the second largest player in the oilfield equipment and services industry, with revenues of US$32 billion and operations in more than 120 countries.