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Advertisement: 6th English Pump Engineer Programme Starts in March 2018
The Pump Engineer course is an extra-occupational ...The Pump Engineer course is an extra-occupational distance-learning study programme providing expert knowledge on the planning, operation and maintenance of pumps and pump systems. The knowledge acquired during the 15-month study course, with only two attendance periods (two weeks each) in Austria and Germany is attested by the certificate “Pump Engineer” or “Pump Technician” awarded to graduates. The course “Certified Energy Consultant for Pumps and Pump Systems” is integrated into the programme.

Technical News

Nemo B.Max by Netzsch for High Gas Yield
The Nemo B.Max progressing cavity pump made by Net...The Nemo B.Max progressing cavity pump made by Netzsch presents itself as the feeding technology which is perfectly tailored to biogas applications. Solids from the dosing unit are mixed with recirculated substances in the mixing pump.

Xylem Launches New Energy Efficient Aerobic Digester Solution
Aerobic digestion is often the second largest consumer of energy, after biological treatment aeration, at a wastewater treatment plant. Xylem has launched a new aerobic digester solution under its Sanitaire brand that decreases energy consumption by up to 90 percent, promoting more sustainable wastewater treatment operation.

QED Environmental Systems Groundwater Sampling Pump Tested PFC-Free
Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative environmental products and subsidiary of Graco Inc., announces that the Sample Pro Portable Pump, the first pump developed specifically to deliver low-flow sampling to sites requiring portable pumps, has been tested to be free of PFC, a groundwater contaminant.

Sulzer Introduces the SIL Inline Single Stage Centrifugal Pump Range
The new SIL pump range was developed to meet the p...The new SIL pump range was developed to meet the process requirements in various general and industrial applications. It is designed for clean liquid processes, using Sulzer‘s long experience and in-depth pumping technology knowledge.

Auma Variable Speed Actuators for Enhanced Process Control
Electric actuator manufacturer Auma has enhanced i...Electric actuator manufacturer Auma has enhanced its proven SA actuator range with variable speed models. The new SAV multi-turn actuators for open-close duty and SARV multi-turn actuators for modulating duty are combined with intelligent ACV actuator controls, providing full control of the motor speed at any time.

Exhibitions + Conferences

Gala Evening Prior to IFAT 2018: GreenTec Awards Finalists have been Confirmed
The online vote on the GreenTec Awards 2018 finali...The online vote on the GreenTec Awards 2018 finalists has ended: the three most innovative projects have been selected from every category’s top 10 list. On May 13, the GreenTec Awards for the eleventh time will distinguish the best innovations in the fields of environmental protection and sustainability.

MCE - The Evolution of Thermal Comfort Systems in Buildings on Stage
Everything is ready for the next edition of the wo...Everything is ready for the next edition of the world’s leading exhibition dedicated to residential and industrial installations, air-conditioning and renewable energies, scheduled for 13 - 16 March 2018 at Fiera Milano.

IFAT 2018 to Spotlight Sustainable Road Construction
The 2018 edition of the World’s Leading Trade Fair...The 2018 edition of the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management will for the first time also incorporate the issue of “sustainability in road construction”. From May 14 to 18, a special show on the Munich exhibition site will address resource-saving procedures and machines as well as durable materials for road engineering.

Wasser Berlin International: Early Bird Discount Still Available Until 15 January 2018
Exhibitors can still obtain a 15 percent discount if they register for a stand by 15 January 2018.



Atlas Copco Compressors Appoints Stef Lievens as Industrial Air Business Line Manager in the UK
Atlas Copco Compressors has announced the appointm...Atlas Copco Compressors has announced the appointment of Stef Lievens as business line manager of its Industrial Air division in the UK.

Richter Chemie‐Technik GmbH is Welcoming Barbara Wladarz as Managing Director
Richter Chemie‐Technik GmbH announced Barbar...Richter Chemie‐Technik GmbH announced Barbara Wladarz as Managing Director.

Atlas Copco Appoints New Media Relations Manager
Atlas Copco has appointed Sara Liljedal as its new...Atlas Copco has appointed Sara Liljedal as its new Media Relations Manager, starting February 1, 2018.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Armstrong Fluid Technology Expands Circulator Pump Range and European Presence
Armstrong Fluid Technology announces that it has completed the acquisition of the Circulator Pump Business Unit of Halm Motors + Systems in Germany, a provider of high efficiency circulator pumps for heating, solar, geothermal and domestic hot water applications.

Sulzer Completes the Acquisition of JWC
Sulzer announces that it has completed the acquisition of JWC Environmental, LLC (“JWC”). JWC is a leading provider of highly engineered, mission-critical solids reduction and removal products such as grinders, screens, and dissolved air flotation system for municipal, industrial and commercial wastewater applications.

AxFlow Enters Baltics Fluid-Handling Market
AxFlow has entered the market in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania by acquiring Bahr Pump OU (Estonia), Pumptechnique SIA (Latvia) and Flow Technologies UAB (Lithuania).

GEA Closes Acquisition of Vipoll
GEA completed the acquisition of Vipoll, headquartered in Križevci pri Ljutomeru, Slovenia, which was signed in November 2017.

Ettlinger Acquired by Maag Pump & Filtration Systems
Ettlinger announced that they have been acquired by the Swiss Company Maag, a business unit of Dover Corporation.

Contracts + Case Stories

Voith Upgrades Small Hydroelectric Power Station Scotland
Technology Group Voith has successfully completed ...Technology Group Voith has successfully completed the modernization of the small Scottish hydroelectric power station Mucomir.

Lewa Dispatches Another 20 Pumps to Saudi Arabia
As early as 2013, a total of 40 process diaphragm ...As early as 2013, a total of 40 process diaphragm pumps were delivered to two large offshore platforms on the Persian Gulf for the purpose of pumping approx. 70 million mł of natural gas per day and producing about 50 million mł of gas that is ready for sale.


Student Team from India Wins Xylem Water Prize
Xylem congratulates the national team of India, winners of the Xylem Water Prize 2017, awarded at the 14th annual International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO).


Wilden Donates New AODD Pump To Mercy Ships
Wilden is pleased to announce that it recently don...Wilden is pleased to announce that it recently donated a new AODD pump to Mercy Ships for transferring blackwater onboard the hospital ship Africa Mercy, the largest civilian hospital ship in the world. Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships is a global charitable organization that operates a fleet of hospital ships specially designed for use in developing nations.

Armstrong’s WaterAid Donation Helps Improve the Lives of 17,000 Children
WaterAid Canada has informed Armstrong Fluid Techn...WaterAid Canada has informed Armstrong Fluid Technology that its recent donation helped bring water and sanitation to 17,000 girls and boys at 20 schools across Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

Bitzer Introduces Warranty Extension Packages
Compressor specialist Bitzer introduces compliment...Compressor specialist Bitzer introduces complimentary one-year individual warranty extension for IQ products, which is extendable up to an overall guarantee of five years. For non-IQ products, specific warranty extension packages are now available in the 2018 official price list.

The Benefits of In-House Machining in Environmental Equipment Manufacturing
When manufacturing environmental equipment like pu...When manufacturing environmental equipment like pumps, samplers, and other measuring equipment, manufacturers frequently outsource the machining of their products’ individual parts. Machining equipment is typically complex and expensive, so most manufacturers contract with outside vendors to machine their parts, and then assemble parts into finished products in-house.