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Technical News

23.01.2015
New FDA-Conforming Air-Operated Diaphragm Pumps
With its new FDA-conforming air-operated diaphragm...With its new FDA-conforming air-operated diaphragm pumps of type RFM/RFML, the German-based pump manufacturer Flux presents pumps that are tailored to the needs of the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry.
 

21.01.2015
Control Valves For High Pressure Injection Applications
Badger Meter HP-60 ultra-high pressure control val...Badger Meter HP-60 ultra-high pressure control valves are ideal for offshore, oil and gas control applications with up-stream pressures of up to 60,000 psi. Available in the UK through Pump Engineering, the Type HP-60 control valve utilises a 17-4 PH body along with a solid Stellite inner valve assembly.
 

16.01.2015
Oil-Injected Screw Compressors Get Efficiency Boost
Atlas Copco Compressors has launched a new range o...Atlas Copco Compressors has launched a new range of its GA 15-26 kW oil-injected screw compressors offering improved performance, reduced power consumption and lower noise levels. The redesigned range, which has been extended up to 26 kW, is built to be economical, reliable and efficient.
 

14.01.2015
Latest IE3 Rated Pump Motors From Watson-Marlow Offer Cost Savings
In line with the introduction on 1 January 2015 of...In line with the introduction on 1 January 2015 of phase 2 of the EU’s IE3 efficiency level legislation for electric motors in Europe, Watson-Marlow Pumps Group (WMPG) has upgraded its relevant product lines to reflect the changes. The good news for end users is that these high efficiency products offer the potential for significant savings in running costs.
 


Exhibitions + Conferences

16.01.2015
Wasser Berlin International: Congress 2015 Discusses Water and Sustainable Development
The new challenges facing the water industry demand innovative, scientific and technical solutions as well as a political and administrative response. Taking as its slogan ’Water and sustainable development’ the Wasser Berlin International Congress 2015 will be setting the tone and providing industry experts with a platform for dialogue and for exchanging experiences on projects and concrete technical solutions.
 


Books + Papers

22.01.2015
Rotordynamic Analysis for a Wide Range of OEM and End-User Applications
Bearings Plus, a provider of custom technology upg...Bearings Plus, a provider of custom technology upgrades for engineered fluid film bearings and seals, and its parent company, Waukesha Bearings, a designer and manufacturer of fluid film bearings, announce new literature detailing their comprehensive rotordynamic analysis capabilities for OEMs and end users that are seeking to improve the reliability, efficiency and service life of their rotating equipment.
 

12.01.2015
Hydraulic Institute Released Four Updated ANSI/HI Pump Standards
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has announced the release of four updated publications: Rotodynamic Centrifugal Pumps for Nomenclature and Definitions, Rotodynamic Vertical Pumps of Radial, Mixed, and Axial Flow Types for Nomenclature and Definitions, Rotodynamic Centrifugal Pumps for Manuals Describing Installation, Operation, and Maintenance and Rotodynamic Vertical Pumps for Manuals Describing Installation, Operation, and maintenance.
 


Persons

22.01.2015
Zuwa: New Marketing and Sales Director
With May 1, 2014, Mr. Michael Auer took charge for...With May 1, 2014, Mr. Michael Auer took charge for international sales at Zuwa. In his position he is responsible for all strategic and operative sales activities of the Bavarian pump manufacturer with focus on professional Impeller pumps and spraying devices.
 

13.01.2015
Ebara Fluid Handling Announces Executive Leadership Change
Effective immediately, Richard Thompson has been a...Effective immediately, Richard Thompson has been appointed Vice President, Ebara Fluid Handling Division (FHD) and will assume full management and overall operations of the division.
 

13.01.2015
Change on Board of Directors of Georg Fischer
Isabelle Welton and Rudolf Huber, members of the B...Isabelle Welton and Rudolf Huber, members of the Board of Directors of Georg Fischer, will not stand for re-election at the next Annual Shareholders Meeting on 18 March 2015. The Board of Directors is to propose Eveline Saupper for election as a new member. A statutory reduction of the Board size from ten to nine members will be submitted to the shareholders.
 


  

Financial News

23.01.2015
Industrial Valve Revenues Will Rise To Between $65 - $75 Billion By 2020
In 2014, Industrial valve sales were less than $57 billion. By 2020, revenues will rise to between $65 - $75 billion, according to the latest forecast from the McIlvaine Company in Industrial Valves: World Market.
 


Acquisitions + Mergers

22.01.2015
Collins Pipe & Supply Acquires Power House Supply
Collins Pipe & Supply announced that they have suc...Collins Pipe & Supply announced that they have successfully finalized an agreement for the acquisition of the assets and staff of Eastern Massachusetts-based Power House Supply. The acquisition was finalized on Thursday, January 1 for an undisclosed amount, with a plan for all of the Power House employees to remain in place to manage and operate the new Collins location.
 

12.01.2015
Flowserve Completes the Acquisition of SIHI Group
Flowserve Corporation has announced that it has completed the acquisition of SIHI Group B.V., a global provider of engineered vacuum and fluid pumps and related services.
 


Contracts + Case Stories

22.01.2015
Exclusive Agreement to Distribute Disk Filter System for Tertiary Wastewater Treatment in the US and Canada
Xylem has announced an exclusive agreement with Nuove Energie to distribute a cutting-edge tertiary disk filter system for wastewater reuse and discharge requirements in the United States and Canada.
 

21.01.2015
Putzmeister Involved In Construction of the Hydroelectric Power Plant Lauca
At the Kwanza river in the Northern Kwanza provinc...At the Kwanza river in the Northern Kwanza province of Angola, the hydroelectric power plant Lauca is being constructed. The project is coordinated by GAMEK ("Gabinete de Aproveitamento do Médio Kwanza"), the governmental institution which is responsible for the utilization of the Kwanza ressources.
 

15.01.2015
SPX Awarded Contract to Supply MHSI Pumps for Fuqing Reactors in China
SPX has been awarded a contract by China Nuclear P...SPX has been awarded a contract by China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPE) to supply its ClydeUnion Pumps Medium Head Safety Injection (MHSI) pump packages for Fuqing 5&6 Hualong One reactors in China.
 

14.01.2015
Mapal Green Energy and Xylem Announce UK Link Up
Mapal Green Energy, developers of the innovative floating fine bubble aeration system for wastewater treatment has announced a technology link up with Xylem Water Solutions.
 

13.01.2015
Xylem’s Treatment Technology Selected for Two Wastewater Plants in Norway
Xylem has won a $1 million contract to supply wastewater treatment technology to two new plants in the city of Bergen in Norway. Xylem will supply Flygt N3000 submersible pumps, Flygt 4600 series mixers, a Sanitaire Silver Series II aeration system and high efficiency screw blowers as part of a project to improve the quality of wastewater treatment in the city.
 


Awards

16.01.2015
Crest Pumping Services in the Final of the Pump Industry Awards 2015
Crest Pumping Services, Part of Crest Pumps Group have been selected as one of the finalists for the Pump Industry Awards 2015 in the category of ‘Distributor of the Year’.
 


Miscellaneous

21.01.2015
Aussie Pumps Team Reports Back Early to Provide Bush Fire Support
With escalating bushfire risk around the country, ...With escalating bushfire risk around the country, the Aussie Pump Team was back on deck early. The company shortened its usual summer vacation period to bring key staff back between Christmas & New Year and production teams into work in early January.