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Technical News

Michael Smith Engineers Presents PFA Lined Gear Pumps for Aggressive or High Purity Liquids
These PFA lined magnet drive gear pumps can be use...These PFA lined magnet drive gear pumps can be used for accurate and reliable pumping of challenging liquids such as Hydrochloric Acid, Ferric Chloride, Sulphuric Acid, Hydrofluoric Acid, Sodium Hypochlorite, Nitric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide and Chromic Acid.

KBL Launches Technologically Advanced GK-P Process
Kirloskar Brothers announced the launch of technol...Kirloskar Brothers announced the launch of technologically advanced GK-P Pump at Achema.

Zuwa Introduces the New Flat Suction Kit Elephant
With the included flat suction mat the Elephant is...With the included flat suction mat the Elephant is ideal to vacuum leakages of all kinds (washing machines, dish washers, puddles around boilers or hot water tanks etc.).


The Cartex Cartridge Seals of EagleBurgmann
EagleBurgmann Cartex cartridge mechanical seals ar...EagleBurgmann Cartex cartridge mechanical seals are completely pre-assembled and exactly positioned component seals with lid and shaft sleeve. They are fitted in the pumps of many industrial sectors, such as e.g. in chemistry, in water applications, in the food industry and in many other applications.

Biral Presents Completed ModulA Family
“You know one, you know them all” – Biral presents...“You know one, you know them all” – Biral presents the newly completed Biral family under this motto. With the focus on consistent product familiarity, the company emphasises a core advantage – whichever Biral pump you purchase, you obtain a device that you can use without having to read extensive instructions.

Exhibitions + Conferences

Excel Apparatus Services to Host First Pump System Optimization Training
Excel Apparatus Services will jointly host its first Pump System Optimization (PSO) course with WEG Electric Corporation that focuses on key concepts and fundamentals related to greater pump and motor system efficiency.

Ambeone DMCC Hosts First Pump Systems Optimization Course in Middle East with Oil Production Enabler Gasco UAE
Ambeone DMCC/Marketway Arabia recently hosted the ...Ambeone DMCC/Marketway Arabia recently hosted the Hydraulic Institute’s Pump System Optimization (PSO) course for the first time in the Middle East with Gasco UAE on June 17, 2015.



Xylem Chief Financial Officer Resigns to Accept Another Opportunity
Xylem announced that Michael T. Speetzen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned his position with the Company to accept another chief financial officer position, effective July 30, 2015.

Grundfos Announces Stéphane Simonetta as New Executive Vice President and Head of Operations.

Stéphane Simonetta, 43, joins the Grundfos Group a...Stéphane Simonetta, 43, joins the Grundfos Group as new Executive Vice President and Head of Operations (COO) September 1st 2015.

Xylem Names Kairus Tarapore Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Xylem today announced that Kairus Tarapore will join the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective July 27, 2015. Reporting to Xylem President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Decker, Tarapore will lead the development and execution of the Company’s human resources strategy in support of Xylem’s business goals and strategic priorities.


Financial News

Gorman-Rupp Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results
Net sales during the second quarter were $103.9 million compared to $109.7 million during the second quarter of 2014. Domestic sales decreased 10.8% or $8.3 million while international sales increased 7.9% or $2.5 million compared to the same period in 2014. Sales in the water end markets were comparable between periods as they increased $700,000 or 1.0% and sales in non-water end markets decreased 19.2% or $6.5 million during the quarter.

China Market for Flow Control and Treatment is Tricky
The recent Chinese stock market meltdown has many flow control and treatment product and service suppliers re-evaluating their forecasts for this country. The impact on Chinese based suppliers has to be viewed in a different light than impact on the international supplier.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Publication of BWT Documents for Merger with BWT Holding AG and Delisting
As announced on 28 May 2015, the Management Board of BWT Aktiengesellschaft (BWT Group), which is listed on the official trading of the Vienna Stock Exchange, intends to propose to the Annual General Meeting on 25 August 2015 the merger of BWT Aktiengesellschaft with an unlisted company (BWT Holding AG) by way of absorption. The Supervisory Board has approved the planned merger.

Halliburton and Baker Hughes Provide Update on Proposed Acquisition
Halliburton Company and Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) today announced that they have entered into a timing agreement with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) pursuant to which both companies have agreed to extend the period for the DOJ’s review of Halliburton’s previously announced acquisition of Baker Hughes to the later of November 25, 2015 or 90 days after both companies have certified substantial compliance with the DOJ’s second request.

Contracts + Case Stories

Pumping Peanut Butter Made Easy Using Watson-Marlow´s MasoSine SPS200
Faced with a failing progressive cavity pump when ...Faced with a failing progressive cavity pump when trying to transfer peanut butter from the grinder to a holding tank, a reputable food plant in Pretoria, South Africa, has found a solution in a MasoSine SPS200 process pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group.

Abel CM Pumps at the Village of Brocton Water Pollution Control Facility
In Chautauqua, the westernmost county in New York ...In Chautauqua, the westernmost county in New York State, USA, lies the quiet village of Brocton. Although an unassuming little town, it boasts the birthplace of the designer of the Pullman Sleeping Car, George Pullman, and offers some of the best wines from surrounding Lake Erie Wine country.


Pumps System Data Sought by Extended Motor Product Label Initiative: Initial Focus on Building Services Sector
The Hydraulic Institute announced today a new data collection effort on pumping systems data. HI, working as part of the Extended Motor Product Label Initiative (EMPLI) consortium, is collaborating on “Designing a Program for Future Incentives for Energy Efficient Pumps and Pumping Systems.”

New Butting Store in Brazil
Since the founding of Butting Brasil in 2009 and t...Since the founding of Butting Brasil in 2009 and the construction of a production location at Araquari in the state of Santa Catarina in 2014, the affiliated company of the Butting Group has been growing continuously. Recently our comprehensive range of products and services has been supplemented by a pipe store.

Börger Celebrates its 40th Anniversary
Börger celebrates its 40th company anniversary thi...Börger celebrates its 40th company anniversary this year. On this occasion, the mechanical engineering company opened its doors for customers and interested citizens. Several thousand visitors from all over the world came to the anniversary celebrations in Weseke.

Crane Doubles the Size, Increases Capabilities of Baton Rouge Service Center
Crane has recently expanded their Baton Rouge Service Center to better support customers in the Gulf Coast region. The enhanced facility, with new equipment and double the square footage of the previous building, is designed to accommodate larger products, higher capacity, and increased inventory of Xomox, Krombach, and WTA products.