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Technical News

Sinamics G120C Converter Series by Siemens with New Frame Sizes to Address Higher Power Ratings
Siemens is extending its Sinamics G120C converter ...Siemens is extending its Sinamics G120C converter series to include three new frame sizes for high power output ranges. The new enclosure sizes cover the power output range from 22 to 132 kilowatts (kW), making the converter series available from 0.55 kW to 132 kW.

Aussie Ups Jetter Safety
In a key move to assist plumbers in complying with...In a key move to assist plumbers in complying with new safety standards for high pressure drain cleaning and jetting equipment Australian Pump have upgraded their popular range.

Effective Protection for Electric Motors and Loads by Siemens
The Simatic ET 200SP motor starter protects electr...The Simatic ET 200SP motor starter protects electric motors and loads. Siemens has designed it for higher performance, and added new versions and functions. Four adjustment ranges up to 5.5 kilowatts now make the motor starter particularly powerful.

Rovatti Pompe Reveals New and Effective High Efficiency Pumping Solutions for Deep Installations
Rovatti Pompe presented the following new producti...Rovatti Pompe presented the following new productions which extend the wide range of electric borehole pumps.

Up to 80 % Energy Savings with Agitators from Alfa Laval
The agitators have a flexible, modular design and ...The agitators have a flexible, modular design and the modularity lends itself to ease installation and maintenance. The design ensures quality, performance and cost savings. The purpose-built agitators have smooth surfaces that promote optimal flow and meet stringent hygienic standards in the food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical and home-personal care industries.

AUMA Presents New Actuator for Underwater Use
A new version of the AUMA SA multi-turn actuator i...A new version of the AUMA SA multi-turn actuator is suitable for continuous underwater use, thus opening up new applications of electric actuators in water supply systems, hydropower plants, civil engineering constructions for water applications, and specific offshore applications.

Exhibitions + Conferences

2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Ceremony Time, Date and Location Announced
As a highlight of the 2017 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), to be held next January 30 to February 1 in Las Vegas, the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards ceremony has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 31.

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presided Over the Official Opening of the 10th Edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn...Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the official opening of the 10th edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), hosted by PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), at the Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok.

BPMA Offers Further Electrical Competency Training
This three-day ‘City & Guilds’ course is specifically designed to assist non-electrical employees to prepare themselves for cross trade working, and to help companies comply with the requirements of current legislation regarding the use of such people for minor electrical tasks.

Voith Trains the Staff of its Customer, Liberia Electricity Corporation
The technology group Voith is again stepping up it...The technology group Voith is again stepping up its commitment in the African hydropower market. The company recently trained 20 employees from the Liberian electricity provider LEC (Liberia Electricity Corporation) for the Mount Coffee hydropower plant operation, which is scheduled to begin feeding power into the grid by early 2017 following an enhancing modernization. The comprehensive training will prepare employees, from technicians through to managers, to fulfil their individual responsibilities.

2017 AHR Expo Education Program Expands Attendance Value, Offering Broad Scope of Seminars, Professional Certifications, ASHRAE Learning Institute Courses
Building on the success of such offerings at previous AHR Expos, the 2017 Show, to be held January 30 to February 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature a wide array of educational opportunities. Throughout the week, contractors, engineers and other show attendees will have the chance to participate in numerous free seminars and presentations, paid programming and professional certification exams – all further enhancing the value of Show attendance.



Wasser Berlin International: Andreas Schweitzer Appointed New Chairman of the Advisory Committee
Andreas Schweitzer, head of Sales at Hermann Sewerin GmbH, has been appointed as chairman of the advisory committee of Wasser Berlin International and succeeds Jörn Winkels.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Sulzer in Exclusive Discussions to Acquire Ensival Moret
On November 25, 2016, Sulzer entered into exclusiv...On November 25, 2016, Sulzer entered into exclusive discussions with Moret Industries to acquire the pump manufacturer Ensival Moret, a part of Moret Industries. The enterprise value for the proposed transaction is EUR 80 million (CHF 85 million).

Contracts + Case Stories

Long-Life Liquiflo Pumps Supplied by Michael Smith Engineers Last the Distance
Transferring extremely aggressive chemicals presen...Transferring extremely aggressive chemicals presents tough challenges for pumps, where despite the risks, a safe, reliable and accurate pumping performance is essential. A good example of where such a pumping performance has been achieved is with Liquiflo magnetically coupled gear pumps supplied by Michael Smith Engineers.

Canadian Refinery to Recycle Its Water with GE’s Wastewater and Chemical Treatment Technologies
Seeking to reduce the use of water in the refining...Seeking to reduce the use of water in the refining process and as a way of minimizing its environmental impact on the North Saskatchewan River, North West Redwater (NWR) Partnership turned to GE’s Water & Process Technologies for NWR’s new Sturgeon refinery in Alberta, Canada.

Vesconite Hilube Bearings Continue to Perform in Condensate Pump
South African-manufactured Vesconite Hilube bearin...South African-manufactured Vesconite Hilube bearings, which had been installed in a condensate pump at a thermal power station in Texas, continue to operate well after four years as part of a pump assembly that is expected to have a life expectancy of seven years, says Vesconite pump expert Charlie Simpson.

KSB Pumps for Vietnam
KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, has been contract...KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, has been contracted to supply 22 power station pumps for the new Vietnamese Long Phu-1 power plant by September 2017.

Sulzer to Supply Extensive Pump Package for Sohar IWP, a New Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant in Oman
Sohar SWRO Company LLC, an Omani company led by Va...Sohar SWRO Company LLC, an Omani company led by Valoriza Agua (Spain) and Bahwan Engineering Co (Oman), is the EPC Contractor for Sohar IWP and has signed several contracts with Sulzer to supply pumps for the new 250 000 m3/day independent desalination plant in Sohar, Oman.

Voith to Deliver Pump Turbines for First Combination of Wind and Pumped Storage Power Plant
The Naturstromspeicher Gaildorf is a natural energ...The Naturstromspeicher Gaildorf is a natural energy storage plant combining a pumped storage hydro-electric power station with a wind farm. It uses the wind farms’ four towers and bases with a total capacity of 160,000 m3 as water reservoirs.
It is – worldwide – the first plant of its Kind.

Xylem Wins $1.5m USD Contract for Chinese Wastewater Plant Upgrade
Xylem has won a contract worth almost $1.5 million USD to provide wastewater treatment technology as part of a sewage plant upgrade project in Bengbu City (known locally as Pearl City), Anhui Province, China.

Xylem Wins $1m USD Contract for First Wastewater Treatment Plant in Sehore, India
Xylem has secured a $1 million USD order to supply advanced wastewater treatment technology to a sewage treatment plant in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. The new plant is being developed to accommodate rapid industrial growth in the city of Sehore.

Bredel Pumps Replace Piston Pumps on Cement Slurry Projects
Bredel hose pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technol...Bredel hose pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) have replaced piston pumps on a series of prestigious €1.8 million concrete grouting projects performed in seas around the Chinese coastline. A total of 90 Bredel pumps have been ordered for drawing the abrasive cement/sand/water slurry from the mixing tanks into the holds of the seafaring vessels, and for metering the grouting accordingly.


Xylem Secures Long-Term Framework Agreement with Scottish Water for the Supply of Rental Dewatering Pumps
Xylem has been awarded a new five-year framework agreement with Scottish Water, the body responsible for water and sewerage services across Scotland

Comparison of Different Metering Pumps on the Basis of Abrasiveness and Wear
What characteristics are required of a metering pu...What characteristics are required of a metering pump that is to process highly viscous and abrasive media that are sensitive to shear with a high degree of process security and, at the same time, tolerate changes in the flow properties of these media? The solution: a metering pump in accordance with the positive displacement principle.

Hydraulic Institute Unveils New Logo & Prepares For the Next 100 Years of Service to the Pump Industry
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) will celebrate its centennial in 2017 and is pleased to announce a new logo as part of a larger initiative to position HI for the next 100 years of service to the pump industry. The new logo is a key element of HI’s overall brand refresh and redesign process.