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Technical News

New Cobra NX Screw Vacuum Pump
Busch will be presenting the new Cobra NX screw va...Busch will be presenting the new Cobra NX screw vacuum pump. This vacuum pump compresses in a fully dry state, that is to say without operating fluid in the compression chamber. It is therefore ideal as a backing pump for pump units in heat treatment systems, and boasts significant advantages in comparison to oil-lubricated piston or rotary vane vacuum pumps.

Tsurumi Expands Waste Water Program: New Grinder Pump now Available
The 50GY series contains the first pumps from Tsur...The 50GY series contains the first pumps from Tsurumi’s latest waste water program expansion. One special feature is the grinder-cutting mechanism.

New Cast Steel Gate Valve with Butt Weld Ends
The start of July 2016 saw KSB, Germany, launch an...The start of July 2016 saw KSB, Germany, launch an extension to its Ecoline GT 40 range of cast steel gate valves. A version with butt weld ends is now available alongside the model with flanged ends.


EcoCCompact from Dürr Ecoclean, a New Space-Saving System for Cleaning and Preservation with Hydrocarbons and Modified Alcohols
With the EcoCCompact, Dürr Ecoclean has developed ...With the EcoCCompact, Dürr Ecoclean has developed a versatile full-vacuum system for parts cleaning and corrosion protection with non-halogenated hydrocarbons and modified alcohols.

Atlas Copco’s Updated GA Fixed-Speed Compressor Range Offers Greater Efficiency with a Smaller Footprint
Atlas Copco has upgraded its 30 to 45 kW range of ...Atlas Copco has upgraded its 30 to 45 kW range of fixed-speed oil-injected rotary screw compressors to offer a smaller footprint, lower noise and a more compact design. The GA 30+, GA 37 and GA 45 compressors provide greater efficiency, with Free Air Delivery (FAD) and a Specific Energy Requirement (SER) improved by 1% respectively.

New safe, reliable, cost-effective SPX Flow Pumps for transfer of hot oil and hot water
The new CombiTherm Plus pump provides safe and rel...The new CombiTherm Plus pump provides safe and reliable transfer of hot fluids without the need for additional, external cooling systems. The pump is available in two configurations suitable for the pumping of hot oil or hot water and provides an efficient and cost-effective pumping solution.

Atlas Copco Bolsters Large Screw Compressor Range with New VSD Models Offering Improved Flow and Energy Savings
Atlas Copco has added three new models to its rang...Atlas Copco has added three new models to its range of oil-injected rotary screw compressors to give larger industrial air users a 20% average improvement in free air delivery and energy savings of up to 35%. Complementing the existing fixed speed GA160+-315 range, the new VSD additions comprise the GA200VSD, GA250VSD and an upgraded version of the GA315VSD, with three different pressure variants from 8.5 to 14 bar developed to match operators’ needs.

Leak-Free, Mag-Drive Pump Range Available from Micheal Smith Engineers Features New Models
The benefits of using sealless, mag-drive (magneti...The benefits of using sealless, mag-drive (magnetically driven) pumps in extreme fluids handling applications are well documented. Quite simply, where fluids handling applications involve hazardous, hard-to-handle chemicals, mag-drive pumps are designed to provide reliable,leak-free operation, with no environmental emissions, no double mechanical seal costs and no need for seal-support systems.

Armstrong Fluid Technology Announces New Variable Speed Retrofit Package
Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced a new Design Envelope Vertical-In-Line Retrofit solution.

Exhibitions + Conferences

Wasser Berlin International: Schaustelle Wasser shows Trends and Technologies in Practical Plant and Pipeline Construction
Particularly in a densely populated city such as Berlin the planning and organisation of large-scale building sites presents a big challenge. In 2017 at the excursion day called Schaustelle Wasser, where Berliner Wasserbetriebe are partners, trade visitors at Messe Wasser Berlin International will have an opportunity to find out about the theoretical and practical aspects involved.

Second edition of IFAT Eurasia – Big International Players in the Line-Up for the Start
Between 1990 and 2014 the level of environmentally harmful greenhouse gases in Turkey rose rapidly, to 468 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. That is an increase of 125 percent, as is evident from the latest figures from the Turkish Statistical Office TÜIK and from Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI).



ViscoTec Under New Direction in the Business Unit Adhesives & Chemicals
Christian Heidinger assumes the management positio...Christian Heidinger assumes the management position and proves with comprehensive application know-how.

Financial News

Pfeiffer Vacuum Experiences Positive Business Development in the First Six Months of FY 2016
Pfeiffer Vacuum generated sales of € 222.9 million during the first half of 2016 while achieving an EBIT of € 26.9 million and a corresponding margin of 12.1 percent. This resulted in net income of € 18.7 million and led to earnings per share of € 1.89 for the first six months. The order intake during the reported period amounted to € 231.5 million.

Georg Fischer: A Clear Increase in Performance
GF kept in the first semester of 2016 its positive momentum. Sales reached CHF 1 863 million, 3 percent above the first six months of 2015. Adjusted for currency effects and acquisitions, growth stood at 2 percent. The operating result increased 20 percent to CHF 153 million.

Market for Water used in Power Plants is Large and Fast Growing
Power plants extract and discharge more water than municipalities and industry combined. Water shortages and environmental regulations are opening a large market for many different technologies.

GEA Increases Operating EBITDA Margin to 12.6 Percent
In the second quarter of 2016, GEA posted organic growth in order intake of 7.3 percent, up to EUR 1,222 million.

Sulzers Currency-Adjusted Sales and Operational EBITA Remained Stable
In the first half of 2016, sales, operational EBITA, and operational ROSA remained stable. Order intake — impacted by oil and gas market headwinds — decreased, but increased by 8% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016. Significant savings from the Sulzer Full Potential (SFP) program offset the impact from market headwinds.


Contracts + Case Stories

Sulzer to Supply Feedwater Pumps for Nuclear Reactor in China
Sulzer has been awarded a contract for the deliver...Sulzer has been awarded a contract for the delivery of main feedwater pumps and start-up feedwater pumps. The pumps will be installed in two nuclear reactors — Hualong No. 1 reactors — in China, owned by China Nuclear Power Engineering Company, Ltd. (CNPEC). Sulzer received this order in May 2016 and will complete the delivery of the equipment by the end of 2019.

Siemens to Supply Compressor Trains for Trans Adriatic Pipeline
Siemens has won an order from the Trans Adriatic P...Siemens has won an order from the Trans Adriatic Pipeline consortium for six 15-megawatt SGT-400-driven turbo compressor trains. The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will open up the so-called Southern Gas Corridor for Europe. Installation is scheduled for 2017 and the pipeline is expected to begin operating in late 2019.

Voith Modernizes Small Hydroelectric Power Station for One of the UK’s Largest Energy Suppliers
Technology Group Voith has won a contract to moder...Technology Group Voith has won a contract to modernize the Mucomir small hydroelectric power station in Scotland. Operator is SSE, one of the largest energy suppliers in the UK. Voith oversees the building, installing and commissioning of the power stations turbine, the replacing of the digital governors and hydraulic units as well as the refurbishing of the generator. The construction works are set to be completed by the autumn of 2017.

Sulzer Wins Contract With French Nuclear Leader EDF for the Delivery of 28 Pumping Units
Electricité De France SA (EDF) and Sulzer signed a significant contract. Sulzer will install new pumps to increase safety systems in French nuclear power plants. The contract consists of qualifying a pump set prototype, manufacturing, and installing 28 pumping units over the next 15 years.


MBBR Carrier Media and their Respective Diffusion Depth
The diffusion depth as an important aspect to be c...The diffusion depth as an important aspect to be considered in the evaluation of removal rates and treatment performance of MBBR carriers (biofilm carriers)

BPMA and European Sealing Association Sign Mutual Cooperation Agreement
Established in 1941, the British Pump Manufacturer...Established in 1941, the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the interests of UK and Irish manufacturers and suppliers of liquid pumps and other pump related equipment.

Wilo SE, Announces Investment into Dubai and Middle Eastern Expansion
Headquartered in Germany, leading pump manufacturer Wilo has announced an investment to build a local facility in JAFZA, Dubai. The investment plan consists of constructing offices, a training center, warehouses and local assembly plant over an 8,000 square meter plot of land, to be used by Wilo Middle East FZE, the ME regional subsidiary of the Wilo Group. The new facility will be located in JAFZA South.

Precise and Fast Metering of Blowing Agents when Developing Foaming Technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT
Efficient insulating materials, foams for structure applications, biobased, flame resistant and high-performance foams are currently in strong demand on the market. Researchers from the foaming technology group at Fraunhofer ICT play a crucial role in developing foamed materials whose properties are customized for the respective applications.