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Technical News

21.01.2019
New Products Launched by Franklin Electric and Little Giant
The Franklin Electric Inline 1100 SpecPAK Pressure...The Franklin Electric Inline 1100 SpecPAK Pressure Boosting System connects easily to nearly any commercial, industrial, or multi-residential plumbing configuration to provide an easy-to-size water pressure boosting solution.
 

16.01.2019
New High-efficiency Pressure Booster Systems
At ISH 2019 the KSB Group will be exhibiting a who...At ISH 2019 the KSB Group will be exhibiting a whole range of new pressure booster systems. One of the new introductions is KSB Delta Solo, a type series of fully automatic, ready-to-connect single-pump systems.
 

16.01.2019
Bell & Gossett to Showcase New Line of HVAC Pumps
At AHR Expo Bell & Gossett unveiled a new line of ...At AHR Expo Bell & Gossett unveiled a new line of double suction centrifugal pumps designed specifically for commercial HVAC systems. The highly versatile double suction pump simplifies the B&G portfolio.
 

14.01.2019
Bungartz Presents a Further Advancement of its Proven Pump Type MPCVAN
At Chemtech the company Bungartz presents a demons...At Chemtech the company Bungartz presents a demonstration model of the self-regulating pump from the V-AN series.
 


Exhibitions + Conferences

10.01.2019
AHR Expo Donates $20,500 to the Atlanta Police Athletic League
The AHR Expo, to be held in Atlanta January 14-16,...The AHR Expo, to be held in Atlanta January 14-16, 2019, is giving back to the Atlanta community with a donation of $20,500 from its Innovation Awards program to the Atlanta Police Athletic League.
 


Persons

17.01.2019
Dr. Jochen Opländer Names Oliver Hermes as his Business Successor
Dr Jochen Opländer, shareholder and honorary chair...Dr Jochen Opländer, shareholder and honorary chairman of the Supervisory Board of WILO SE and founder of the Wilo-Foundation, has named Wilo SE’s CEO Oliver Hermes (48) as his business successor. In addition to this, he granted Oliver Hermes, who has been part of the global technology specialist’s Executive Board since October 2006 and has led the company as its CEO for many years, an entrepreneurial equity participation in Wilo SE.
 

11.01.2019
Q.E.D. Environmental Systems Announces Mark Weinberger Appointed President
Q.E.D. Environmental Systems announces that Mark W...Q.E.D. Environmental Systems announces that Mark Weinberger has been appointed President of Q.E.D. Environmental Systems. Mr. Weinberger brings years of leadership on product design, engineering, and development to Q.E.D.’s environmental business, which manufactures fluid management and gas analysis solutions for the environmental monitoring and remediation markets.
 

10.01.2019
Hideo Shirakawa Appointed as New Area Managing Director of East Asia for Grundfos
Leading pump manufacturer Grundfos has announced t...Leading pump manufacturer Grundfos has announced the appointment of Hideo Shirakawa to the role of Area Managing Director (AMD) of Grundfos East Asia with effect from January 1st, 2019.
 

04.01.2019
CEO Change at GF: Andreas Müller to Succeed Yves Serra
The Board of Directors of Georg Fischer Ltd. has a...The Board of Directors of Georg Fischer Ltd. has appointed Andreas Müller (48) as CEO of the Corporation. He will at the Annual Shareholders Meeting of 17 April 2019 take over from Yves Serra, who has reached the retirement age of 65. Yves Serra will be proposed for election to the Board of Directors of GF.
 


  

Financial News

16.01.2019
Rotary Pumps Market Will Surpass US$ 4.4 Billion in 2018
Fact.MR’s latest study on rotary pumps market projects bullish growth for the market. The study finds a significant rise in adoption of rotary pumps in a wide range of industrial sectors including oil & gas, water & wastewater, mining, and power generation. On account of widening applications, the rotary pumps market is likely to witness 3.3% in 2018 to exceed US$ 4.4 billion.
 

10.01.2019
Power Generation Pumps Market has 80% Concentration of Centrifugal Pumps
The power generation pumps market is likely to witness steady growth, with global demand expected to exceed 4,000,000 units by the end of 2018. The growth of the market is influenced by rising energy demand, especially in the developing regions. Integration of new technologies including sensors to monitor different parameters in the power generation pumps is also on a rise.
 


Acquisitions + Mergers

17.01.2019
Pentair Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Pelican Water Systems
Pentair announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pelican Water Systems for $120 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. Pelican Water Systems provides residential whole home water treatment systems.
 

14.01.2019
Atlas Copco Has Acquired IPV, a German Pump Distributor
Atlas Copco has acquired German Industrie Pumpen V...Atlas Copco has acquired German Industrie Pumpen Vertriebs GmbH (IPV). The company is a distributor of industrial pumps for the Varisco brand.
 

11.01.2019
Pentair Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Aquion
Pentair plc today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aquion for $160 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. Aquion offers a diverse line of water conditioners, water filters, drinking-water purifiers, ozone and ultraviolet disinfection systems, reverse osmosis systems and acid neutralizers for the residential and commercial water treatment industry.
 


Contracts + Case Stories

21.01.2019
Downhole Progressing Cavity Pump with Submersible Drive from Netzsch Prevents Blowout
A German energy supplier had initially used a geol...A German energy supplier had initially used a geological horizon for gas storage, but then decided to extract crude oil from the same deposit. Therefore, a suitable extraction system had to be acquired for transporting the multi-phase mixture with a high gas content to the surface from 1,200 m below.
 

14.01.2019
Progressive Cavity Pumps Reduce Costs for Digesting Residual Sludge
Operators looking for the most reliable, low-maint...Operators looking for the most reliable, low-maintenance and efficient solution for discharging digested residual sludge at a sewage plant in Germany recently began a comparison of an inclined conveyor versus four-stage progressive cavity pumps.
 

10.01.2019
Montreal’s Water Supply System Gets an Additional Pump
It is always satisfying for a pump manufacturer to...It is always satisfying for a pump manufacturer to learn that its products have lived up to expectations after many years operation. For KSB Pumps Inc., Canada, this was the scenario when the City of Montreal approached them in 2013 to submit a tender for an additional pump set in order to expand its Charles-J.-Des Baillets drinking water production plant where five KSB ME type pumps had been operating since 1978.
 


Miscellaneous

21.01.2019
Metso Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Valve Technology Center in China
Metso announced on October 26, 2018 its decision t...Metso announced on October 26, 2018 its decision to invest in a new greenfield valve technology center in Jiaxing, China. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new plant took place on January 9, 2019. The new technology center will start operations in spring 2020 and will serve the local and global markets.
 

17.01.2019
SPX Flow Announces New Service Partner in Australia
As part of its continuous service improvement prog...As part of its continuous service improvement program, SPX Flow is pleased to announce a new service partner, FDPI Spares & Maintenance, in Victoria Australia.
 

11.01.2019
Tapflo Announces Establishment of Tapflo Benelux
For many years it has been Tapflo’s wish to have its own facility in the Benelux. This wish has now come to fruition as Tapflo Benelux B.V. is in full operation from Jan. 1, 2019.