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Technical News

Putzmeister Performance Line ‒ Quality, Experience and Concept go into Production
The new Putzmeister Performance Line offers all th...The new Putzmeister Performance Line offers all the advantages of efficient pre-engineered production. It takes advantage from the synergy effects of performance optimization and preengineered concept design – focused on the essentials – for an optimal price-performance ratio.

New Design for Plunger Pump: Splitted Gear Box and Improved Maintenance Possibilities.
Lewa plunger pumps according to API 674 are used w...Lewa plunger pumps according to API 674 are used wherever high hydraulic power is needed, especially in the oil and gas sector and the process industry. These pumps are characterized by their compact construction and low weight, which is particularly significant for offshore installations. To meet the special requirements of customers even better, Lewa now offers a new generation of pumps with splitted gear housings.

Energy-Efficient Cooler With Continuously Variable Speed Control
KTR Kupplungstechnik has ranked among the leading ...KTR Kupplungstechnik has ranked among the leading manufacturers of hydraulic components for stationary hydraulic drives for many years. Now the supplier of subsystems located in Rheine has extended its range of high-performance coolers by an energy-efficient series for 24 volt drives. The highlight of the recently developed Eco coolers is their continuously variable speed control adapting the demand for cooling power energy-efficiently.

Atlas Copco to Exhibit Latest Low Pressure Solutions for Water Industry
Atlas Copco Compressors presents its latest rotary...Atlas Copco Compressors presents its latest rotary screw blowers and compressors.

New Busch Rotary Vane Vacuum Pumps for Medium Vacuum Applications
Busch has introduced a completely new range of rot...Busch has introduced a completely new range of rotary vane vacuum pumps for medium vacuum applications. Zebra rotary vane vacuum pumps are two-stage and oil lubricated, and can reach an ultimate pressure of 0,002 hPa (mbar). A total of five sizes are available, from 6 to 30 m³/h (50 Hz) and 7 to 36 m³/h (60 Hz).

New Pulsation Dampener From Tapflo
The media is pumped through the pulsation dampener...The media is pumped through the pulsation dampener, and passes a pneumatically controlled diaphragm. The diaphragm counteracts the pulsations, that are inherent in the design of a pneumatic double diaphragm pump, lowering them with up to 90%.

Exhibitions + Conferences

Products and Solutions for Environmental Markets Around the World
The world s most important trade show for environmental technology IFAT – taking place between May 5 and 9, 2014 in Munich – will again be a showcase for innovations designed to meet the environmental challenges in regions around the world. Significant new business potential is opening up in a number of different markets.


Praxis Seminar: Heat Management as a Part of Assembling
For the first time ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechn...For the first time ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik invited user for dosing application on 2nd and 3rd April 2014 to a praxis seminar called "heat management as a part of assembling". 20 participants got together at ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik in Töging for discuss about heat management and to get some new input for the choice and the handling of different media on hand

China Flood Expo 2014 in Beijing
China Flood Conference 2014 will bring together re...China Flood Conference 2014 will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from Thailand and across the world to share experience and progress made in flood management research, policies and technology. It will also include contributions from a variety of National, European and International flood related initiatives as well as wider international practice.


National Oilwell Varco Announces Appointment of New Director and Spin Update
National Oilwell Varco has announced that Marcela E. Donadio has been appointed to the National Oilwell Varco Board of Directors effective April 8, 2014.


Internet + Software

Software for Building Services Consultants
KSB, Frankenthal, Germany, presented a new selecti...KSB, Frankenthal, Germany, presented a new selection program called KSBase Consult Building. It enables the simple hydraulic selection of pumps and valves for all important fluid circuits in building services systems and, at the same time, creates the corresponding tender texts. Consequently, it is the first program of its kind that covers both pumps and valves.

Financial News

Cross-Flow Membrane System Sales to Exceed $3 Billion in the Americas Next Year
Sales of reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and micr...Sales of reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and microfiltration systems along with the replacement membranes will exceed $3 billion in North and South America in 2015.

Order Intake Increased to CHF 828 Million
In the first quarter of 2014, Sulzer received orders of CHF 828.4 million. The order intake—now reported according to the new operational structure—shows a nominal increase of 2.7% (adjusted 8.6%) compared with the first quarter of 2013. Sales lagged slightly behind the figures from the previous year, mainly due to the timing of the execution of orders. For the full year, Sulzer expects a slight growth in order intake.

Baker Hughes Announces First Quarter Results
Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) announced results for the first quarter of 2014.

Contracts + Case Stories

City of Hamilton, Ontario Wastewater Treatment Plant Chooses Moyno’s New Urethane Stators to Increase Pump Life
The City of Hamilton, Ontario Wastewater Treatment...The City of Hamilton, Ontario Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) collect both sanitary and combined sewage (wastewater). The collection system services not only the City of Hamilton, but also the surrounding areas including the towns of Dundas, Ancaster, Water Down, Glanbrook Township, and the former City of Stoney Creek.

Pumps for the World’s Most Modern Coal-Fired Power Plant
KSB, Frankenthal, Germany, has been awarded contra...KSB, Frankenthal, Germany, has been awarded contracts by two Chinese power plant constructors to supply four new-generation boiler recirculation pumps. The orders were received in July and September 2013. The pump sets are destined for the two new Chinese power stations: Laiwu in the province of Shandong and Taizhou in the province of Zhejiang.


Xylem’s Godwin Pumps Dewater Flooded Oil Refinery in Argentina
Xylem, a global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, recently secured a $1.1 million order for specialised dewatering equipment after successfully dewatering a flooded oil refinery outside the city of La Plata in Argentina.


Maag Automatik Plastics Machinery Wins Major Contract
Maag Automatik (a Dover Corporation Member) is pro...Maag Automatik (a Dover Corporation Member) is proud to announce that M&G Finanziaria (Italy) has chosen the German manufacturer to supply the equipment needed for a complete PET pelletizing plant. Not only will Automatik deliver a number of its production proven underwater Sphero pelletizing systems but also corresponding melt pumps, screen changers and the company s highly innovative direct crystallization CC-PET process.


Couplings in Test Bench Engineering
Trust is good, control is better: This ancient say...Trust is good, control is better: This ancient saying fits especially well to the sense and purpose of test benches - because their effectiveness stands and falls with the us of optimized couplings which are required to master even multiple days of continuous running under the most arduous operating conditions without causing any problems. The modular design-oriented TOK system from Reich Kupplungen allows for the manufacture of tailormade, yet costeffective, couplings for a wide variety of test benches.

Samson Controls: Precise, Fast Response when Controlling Large Valves
Where process control systems require larger valve...Where process control systems require larger valves it can sometimes be difficult to achieve the required levels of accuracy combined with fast positioning. Larger valves, for example where flow rates require valve sizes of 200mm and above enabling flows in excess of 200 m3/h, tend to be fitted with pneumatic actuators which provide significant positioning forces.