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Advertisement: 2014 Beijing International Flood Control Drainage Technical Equipment Expo
An International Exhibition on Flood Management, F...An International Exhibition on Flood Management, Flood Protection Technologies & Equipment. It is China’s largest and most specialized exhibition and conference dedicated to flood prevention, protection and post-flood recovery on 2-4 December 2014 at Beijing International Convention Centre (BICC), China.

Technical News

Siemens Extends Its Range of Simotics Standard Induction Motors
Siemens has extended its range of 1LE1 line motors...Siemens has extended its range of 1LE1 line motors. Simotics General Purpose motors are now available in shaft heights180 and 200 for outputs up to 45 kilowatts.

TWL Safety Pump – for Improved Nuclear Power Plant Safety
The ClydeUnion Pumps (CUP) Turbine Water Lubricate...The ClydeUnion Pumps (CUP) Turbine Water Lubricated (TWL) pump from SPX offers improved safety and reliability to both pressurised water reactors (PWR) and boiling water reactors (BWR).

Robust Pump from Netzsch Reliably Conveys Highly Abrasive Oil Sand Mixture
Crude oil with a high sand content (up to 30%) is ...Crude oil with a high sand content (up to 30%) is one of the most difficult fluids: The operating conditions such as viscosity, gas content and temperature differ significantly between various oil fields. In context to high differential pressure the sand particles are extremely abrasive.

Crane Launches New Products
Crane ChemPharma & Energy are pleased to announce the launch of three new products during the 2014 Valve World Düsseldorf Conference & Expo (Hall 3, booth E51). The Xomox XLC, Xomox FK and Pacific CSV will be on display for the first time, in addition to the numerous products that comprise Crane’s comprehensive valve portfolio.

Xylem Launches New Models of Wedeco Spektron e UV Disinfection Systems
Xylem Inc. has launched two new models of its Wedeco Spektron ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems for drinking water. The addition of the models means larger drinking water sites with flow rates higher than 2,000 metres cubed per hour (m3/h) may now also benefit from the highly efficient Spektron series.

New Advanced Product Series for the Chemical Industry
Hermetic-Pumpen GmbH has launched a new, highly fl...Hermetic-Pumpen GmbH has launched a new, highly flexible modular system for the chemical industry. The Hermetic canned motor pump ranges provide the basis for individually configurable pumps that, thanks to the huge number of possible combinations of the individual modules, are available in around 700,000,000 variations.

Morrison Pump Company Receives ISO 9001:2008 Recertification
Morrison Pump Company, Inc. is proud to announce it has successfully completed and passed its re-certification audit for its Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2008 Full Design standard.

Flowrox PVG Valve now Available With a Pneumatic Actuator
Flowrox PVG valve for heavy duty processes is now ...Flowrox PVG valve for heavy duty processes is now available with a pneumatic actuator. The automatic PVG is a robust pinch valve for shut-off applications that can easily be connected to the pneumatic system of the plant. The PVG valve is also available with manual actuator.


Exhibitions + Conferences

Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) Endorses the 2015 Chem Show
With a global membership of more than 220 companie...With a global membership of more than 220 companies, SOCMA is the only US-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry. As this industry segment’s leading authority, SOCMA represents a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies which employ more than 46,000 people in the US alone. The value of the products and services provided by SOCMA members exceeds $24 billion.


Franklin Electric Announces Jennifer Sherman Elected to be a Director of the Company
The board of directors of Franklin Electric has elected Jennifer Sherman to be a director of the company effective January 1, 2015.


Financial News

Water, Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Companies Are Re-Positioning
As the $26 billion water and wastewater treatment ...As the $26 billion water and wastewater treatment chemicals market shifts to Asia, international companies are re-positioning to maintain share and offset some of the advantages created for local Asian companies. These developments are reported in McIlvaine Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals: World Market.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Sulzer and Unaoil Sign Joint Venture Agreement
On November 21, 2014, Sulzer signed an agreement t...On November 21, 2014, Sulzer signed an agreement to form a joint venture with the Unaoil Group dedicated to the service of all rotating equipment for oil and gas, and power customers in Southern Iraq.

Contracts + Case Stories

Meeting the Challenges of Pumping Latex
There are certain liquids, which, due to their com...There are certain liquids, which, due to their composition, their characteristics, or how they react to process conditions (and in some situations, a combination of all three) will present challenges to achieving efficient, trouble-free pumping. Emulsions are an example of a ‘difficult’ liquid and users should be aware of the potential problems that can occur if the ‘wrong’ type of pump is specified.

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum Obtains Major Order for High-Performance Cryo Pumps
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum gained an order for the ma...Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum gained an order for the manufacturing of a batch of cryogenic vacuum pumps of the series COOLVAC 60.000 for the evacuation of space simulation chambers. These pumps with a flange diameter of 1.3 m and a pumping rate of 60,000 litres per second for nitrogen are being manufactured presently at the Dresden site of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum.

Effluent Application Highlights the Benefits of NOV Mono Pumps
A single progressing cavity pump form NOV Mono has...A single progressing cavity pump form NOV Mono has been used to replace a number of centrifugal pumps and improve pumping performance on an agricultural effluent duty in New Zealand. The Mono pump is now transferring animal effluent over considerable distances at Castle Glen Farms in Foxton, on New Zealand’s North Island.

Offshore Solution Underlines Moyno Versatility
The wide variety of applications that can be accom...The wide variety of applications that can be accommodated by Moyno progressing cavity (PC) pumps has been highlighted by an offshore application. Ten of Moyno’s 2000 Series pumps have been ordered for a new fleet of offshore supply vessels that will be used to service drilling rigs worldwide.


GWE Raptor Waste-to-energy Technology Wins IChemE Energy Award
Worldwide wastewater treatment and green energy au...Worldwide wastewater treatment and green energy authority Global Water Engineering (GWE) has won a major international chemical engineering award for its process by which it transforms food processing sludge waste from an environmental problem into profitable green energy.

Xylem wins Silver Medal Innovation Award from German Agriculture Organisation
Xylem was presented with a Silver Medal Innovation Award from the German agriculture organization Deutsche Landwirtschafts Gesellschaft (DLG) at the Bioenergy Decentral Fair which took place at Hanover Fairground, November 11 -14.


Blasters Go Hydraulic
A new range of heavy duty hydraulic drive high pre...A new range of heavy duty hydraulic drive high pressure cleaners with pressures up to 500 BAR (7,300 psi) have been released by Australian Pump Industries. Years of product development and market research have led to the development of the full range hydraulic drive blasters that are ideal for mobile plant cleaning applications, especially in the mining industry.