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The user-related conference is offering a platform...The user-related conference is offering a platform for the exchange of experiences, where specific applications of Spaix software solutions a will be discussed. Don’t miss: Registration deadline is 28 February 2017!

Technical News

New Corrosive Liquid Mine Pump by Aussie Pumps
A new cast 316 stainless steel self-priming centri...A new cast 316 stainless steel self-priming centrifugal pump has been introduced to handle corrosive liquids in mining applications. The new range of mine pumps are close coupled electric drive and feature high efficiencies for both high and low head applications.

Armstrong’s New ‘Tango’ Parallel Sensorless Pump Offers Unmatched Efficiency
Armstrong Fluid Technology has unveiled the new Tango line of pumps featuring the next level of innovation in Design Envelope technology.

Vogelsang Presents Pump Technology for Paint Industry
Hugo Vogelsang Maschinenbau GmbH presents rotary l...Hugo Vogelsang Maschinenbau GmbH presents rotary lobe pumps from Vogelsang for the chemical paint industry.

Tapflo Launches a Comprehensive Range of Progressive Cavity Pumps in South Africa
The pumps are distributed throughout South Africa ...The pumps are distributed throughout South Africa and are applied in different sectors, from waste water treatment plants both civil and industrial, to oenological and the food sector. They satisfy the most varied demands and application needs.

Air-Operated Double Diaphragm Pump Range Expanded
The extensive range of Thompson FTI Air-Operated D...The extensive range of Thompson FTI Air-Operated Double Diaphragm pumps (AODD) has recently been expanded with the addition of new larger 3” models. Available in the UK from Michael Smith Engineers these new metallic models (the FT30A and FT30S) are available in stainless steel and aluminium and thanks to a suction and discharge size of 3” x 3” they are capable of delivering flow rates up to 908 lit/min and maximum discharge pressures of 8.3 Bar.

SPX Flow’s New European Plant Enhances Process Equipment Manufacturing Capability
SPX Flow has recently expanded production capabilities by opening a new manufacturing campus in Europe.

Exhibitions + Conferences

2017 Chem Show Business Outlook Survey Results Indicate Expected Growth Across Chemical Processing Industry
According to a recent Chem Show survey sent to more than 10,000 chemical and other processing manufacturers, equipment suppliers, and design/engineering firms, 2017 is expected to foster significantly elevated business prospects and sales throughout the CPI.

IFAT Africa 2017: Finding Ways Out of the Water Crisis
From September 12 to 14, 2017, local and internati...From September 12 to 14, 2017, local and international representatives from the environmental sector will meet at the Johannesburg Expo Centre for the second edition of IFAT Africa.

IFAT Eurasia 2017 Covers More Space
IFAT Eurasia, the International Trade Fair for Wat...IFAT Eurasia, the International Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling, will be opening its doors for the Eurasian environment industry on February 16, 2017.



Netzsch Pumps North America, LLC Announces Andreas Schmidt, New Regional Manager for the Western Region
Netzsch has expanded its sales force by hiring And...Netzsch has expanded its sales force by hiring Andreas Schmidt as the Regional Sales Manager for the Western Region.

Obituary: Dr. Wolfgang Kühborth
The KSB Group is mourning the death of Dr Wolfgang...The KSB Group is mourning the death of Dr Wolfgang Kühborth. Having served for many years as the head of the Frankenthal-based pumps and valves Group, Dr Kühborth died on 31 January at the age of 92 following a brief but serious illness.

Internet + Software

Bitzer Publishes an Update for its Best Service Tool
Bitzer is presenting the latest update to its elec...Bitzer is presenting the latest update to its electronics service tool (Best software). Refrigeration and service engineers can quickly and easily operate all Bitzer IQ products from their PC using the Best software.

New Variable Speed System for HVAC Applications by KSB
KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, presents a new 23...KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, presents a new 230 V version of its motor-mounted PumpDrive Eco variable speed system.

Financial News

$22 Billion Sedimentation and Centrifugation Market Will Take Many Potential Purchasing Routes
Due to the rapid development of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) it is clear that there will be a large sedimentation and centrifugation market, but it is less clear who will be the purchasers. Centrifuge manufacturers are well positioned to take a leading role due to the challenging maintenance requirements for this high-speed equipment.

GEA Releases Preliminary Figures and Decides Share Buyback Program
Düsseldorf-based engineering group GEA has just published preliminary figures for the 2016 financial year, together with a business outlook for 2017.

Xylem Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results
Xylem reported fourth quarter 2016 net income of $50 million, or $0.28 per share.

Gorman-Rupp Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Financial Results
The Gorman-Rupp Company reports financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Sulzer Completes Acquisition of Ensival Moret
Sulzer announces that it has completed the acquisition of Ensival Moret (EM), a part of Moret Industries. Sulzer will immediately start to integrate EM in its Pumps Equipment division. Combining the complementary product portfolios enables Sulzer to become a full line supplier in most industrial process applications.

Contracts + Case Stories

AODD Pump by Triark Pumps Supports Foam Concrete Application
Triark Pumps was approached by a national concrete...Triark Pumps was approached by a national concrete supply company with a rather challenging landfill application. They had been called in to fill and make safe a large hole that had appeared in an established and otherwise stable landfill site.

Dynapumps Designed and Manufactured a MEG Cooling System for Kingspan Insulated Panels
Dynapumps Victoria recently designed, manufactured and supplied a MEG Cooling System to Kingspan Insulated Panels for its new manufacturing plant in Somerton, Victoria.


BPMA Announces 2017 Pump Industry Awards Finalists
Following another exhaustive Judging Panel session at the offices of the BPMA on 1st February, the 2017 Pump Industry Awards Finalists have been determined.


KSB Sells US Valves Company
The pump and valve manufacturer has divested the business activities of its subsidiary KSB AMRI, Inc. with effect from 31 January 2017.

New Reich Subsidiary in Austria
Driven by the successful foundations of subsidiaries, the most recent ones having been in England and China, the Reich-Kupplungen brand is now also independently represented in the Austrian market by the company Reich Austria GmbH with effect from 1st January, 2017.

BPMA Maintains Pressure for Market Surveillance Delivery
Market Surveillance is a key element of a fair and efficient single market. Its role is to ensure that products placed on the community market comply with EU regulations and do not pose any safety or environmental threats for users and the public at large.