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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

New Y Elastomer Increases the Service Life of the Proven Arcusaflex Coupling by Seven Times
Reich-Kupplungen has usually employed silicone rub...Reich-Kupplungen has usually employed silicone rubber for highly flexible power transmission components to be used at high temperatures. This silicone rubber type is listed as X compound and suitable for temperatures up to +120 °C, or in some cases up to +130 °C.

New Solution From Blackmer Solves Challenges with Shaft Misalignment in Chemical-Transfer Applications
Blackmer is pleased to announce that the design an...Blackmer is pleased to announce that the design and operation of its new GNX Series sliding vane pumps help solve many of the shaft-misalignment challenges faced by chemical manufacturers.

Netzsch Adds Sizes to Full Service-In-Place Version of Nemo Progressive Cavity Pump
Netzsch experts in solutions designed specifically...Netzsch experts in solutions designed specifically for difficult pumping applications, has added to its line of FSIP (full service-in-place) industry-leading Nemoprogressive cavity pumps. Ideal for wear-intensive applications, the maintenance-friendly FSIP design has been re-engineered to provide full access to all the pumps’ rotating parts.

Extensive Additions to Sinamics G120 Portfolio for Optimum Handling
Siemens is extending its portfolio of Sinamics G12...Siemens is extending its portfolio of Sinamics G120 converters to include a new frame size, the FSG with voltage ranges from 380 to 480 volts (V) and from 500 to 690 V.

Mouvex Launches New CC10-24 Vane Truck Pump
Mouvex is pleased to announce the availability of ...Mouvex is pleased to announce the availability of its new CC10-24 vane truck pump.

India’s Ekki Pumps Rolls Out All New Range of 6
Ekki has unveiled its all new range of 6Ekki has unveiled its all new range of 6" Closed Coupled Borehole Submersibles for its global markets.

Exhibitions + Conferences

New Training Course: Converting Refrigeration Systems with R404A and R507A for Use with Low-GWP Refrigerant
Bitzer has been promoting the development of compr...Bitzer has been promoting the development of compressors for refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP). The specialist in refrigeration compressors has now developed a new training concept: on 28 November, at the Rottenburg training centre, company experts explained for the first time how to convert systems for use with low-GWP refrigerants such as R448A and R449A.

What Will the Process Industry Look Like in 2025?
hat will the process industry look like in 2025? More flexible, more integrated, more biological, experts say. Three focal topics bring “Flexible Production”, “Chemical and pharma logistics” an “Biotech for Chemistry” to the forefront at Achema 2018.


BPMA Announces New President
Mr. Duncan Lewis, Managing Director of Xylem Water...Mr. Duncan Lewis, Managing Director of Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd has been announced as the new President of the British Pump Manufacturers Association Limited (BPMA).

Pentair Names Additional Senior Leadership for nVent Electric plc Post Separation
Pentair announced that it has named Lynnette Heath as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Jon Lammers as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and Ben Sommerness as Executive Vice President, Chief Growth and Strategy Officer for Pentair s Electrical business, which is expected to separate from Pentair s Water business in the second quarter of 2018, forming two independent, publicly-traded companies. As previously announced, the future Electrical company will be named nVent Electric plc ("nVent").


Acquisitions + Mergers

Xylem to Acquire Pure Technologies, a Leader in Smart Infrastructure Assessment And Management for the Water Industry
Xylem announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Pure Technologies Ltd. (Pure) for CAD $9.00 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of CAD$509 million, or USD$397 million. Pure’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved the transaction and recommends that Pure shareholders vote in favor of the transaction.

Sino-German Strategic Cooperation Creates a New Chapter for Pfeiffer Vacuum in China
Pfeiffer Vacuum signed a strategic cooperation agr...Pfeiffer Vacuum signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Lanzhou Institute of Physics (LIP) in Asslar, Germany. As one of the founders of the Chinese Vacuum Society, the Lanzhou Institute of Physics is a pioneer in vacuum technology in China.

Atlas Copco to Acquire South African Exploration Manufacturing Business
Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to acquire the assets of Renegade Drilling Supplies Proprietary Ltd., a South African manufacturer and distributor of drilling consumables for mining exploration.

GEA Closes Acquisition of Italian Pavan Group
GEA concluded the acquisition of the Pavan Group, headquartered in Galliera Veneta near Padua, Italy, which was signed in September.

Contracts + Case Stories

Climaveneta Units for the New HVAC System of Montevergine SpA
Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems, through its brand Climaveneta, has supplied the HVAC system to the Casa di Cura Montevergine S.p.A. in Mercogliano, a private clinic specialized in cardiovascular diseases.

Metering Accuracy of Qdos Pumps Contributes to Product Excellence at Historic Papermill
St Cuthberts Mill, a master papermaker with a heri...St Cuthberts Mill, a master papermaker with a heritage that can be traced back to the 1700s, has switched to Qdos pump technology from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) for metering substances such as pigment and starch.


Leybold Awarded with the Milestone Award for Vacuum Technology
The use of vacuum in analytical technology and res...The use of vacuum in analytical technology and research and development is an essential factor that enables modern applications, for example in the field of measuring instruments. The selection of suitable equipment and the associated vacuum components is therefore crucial for success in laboratories. Since 1850, Leybold has been a partner of customers who have dedicated themselves to research. With innovative products such as the new EcoDry plus dry compressing vacuum pump, this company tradition is continuing into the future, and Leybold has received an award recognizing this.

Endress+Hauser Receives the Swiss Technology Award for the Promass Q Flowmeter
With the Promass Q, Endress+Hauser has won the Swi...With the Promass Q, Endress+Hauser has won the Swiss Technology Award in the Innovation Leaders category. The Coriolis-based flowmeter, developed especially for applications in the oil & gas and food & beverage industries, was cited for its outstanding measurement accuracy, even in difficult operating conditions. The prize was awarded on Thursday during the Swiss Innovation Forum.

Boge Wins the Diamond Star for the “Best 4.0 Industrial Business Solution”
The most convincing solution in the field of “Best...The most convincing solution in the field of “Best 4.0 Industrial Business Solution” was honoured - this time it was Boge’s continuous programme.