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Advertisement: TechIndia – Precision Engineering Partnership from 4th Sept – 6th Sept, 2014
Welcome to the world of TECHINDIA 2014 scheduled t...Welcome to the world of TECHINDIA 2014 scheduled to be organized from the 4th – 6th September 2014 at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. TECHINDIA will cover three specialized themes catering to individual needs of India’s manufacturing industry: Pumps Valves & Compressors (PVC), Gears Motors & Controls (GMC), Bearings Shafts & Couplings (BSC).

Advertisement: Water Loss Asia 2014 from 3rd-4th September
The 4th Water Loss Asia Conference and Exhibition ...The 4th Water Loss Asia Conference and Exhibition is the first regional Southeast Asia event of the IWA WLSG. Themed Intelligent NRW Management for Smart Cities, the event will bring together the water industry experts to share and showcase their latest innovations or solutions, knitting together the many pieces of the puzzle in NRW management and solving the challenges of linking utility systems together for real-time leak management.

Technical News

Extending the Range of Diaphragm Valves for the GEMÜ 673 Series
Originally, this specially sealed version was deve...Originally, this specially sealed version was developed from the GEMÜ 601, 612 and 673 basic types to suit particular customer requirements, and the new GEMÜ 673P9 version will now extend the current portfolio

Universal Parts for Progressing Cavity Pumps Available Worldwide
Universal Parts for progressing cavity pumps are n...Universal Parts for progressing cavity pumps are now available worldwide from the Process and Flow Technologies division of NOV.

Armstrong Unveils Expanded Range of Three-speed Circulators
Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the expan...Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the expansion of its Astro wet-rotor circulator offering with the introduction of the Astro 2 Series. Featuring four new sizes, the Astro 2 Series now offers flange-to-flange and bolt-to-bolt compatibility with 100% of competing models in terms of performance.

Xylem Launches Cutting Edge Ozone-enhanced Filtration System
Xylem Inc. has launched a cutting-edge, ozone-enhanced biologically active filtration system and multi-barrier solution for municipal wastewater treatment. Xylem’s Leopold Oxelia combines ozone, filtration and analytical instrumentation to deliver optimal wastewater treatment for water reuse and discharge into sensitive waters.

Efficient All-rounders: the New VariA Pumps from Biral
With the VariA, Biral has brought a completely rew...With the VariA, Biral has brought a completely reworked range of inline pumps onto the market. The VariA, produced in three versions and in different designs, is available as the VariA-E with the AQVAtron frequency converter, which is also new. This will also be offered separately from 2015 and can be used on all dry-running pumps, even on products other than those from Biral.

Exhibitions + Conferences

HI Announces Upcoming Variable Speed Drives 4-Part Webinar Series
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has announced the dates of the upcoming Variable Speed Drives 4-part webinar series. Webinar participants will be led by leading industry experts. The opening session will be held September 9, 2014. Participants who complete the full series earn 4 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits directly from HI.

IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa
Messe München is expanding its international trade fair network in the environmental technology sector with an additional event in South Africa: The “IFAT Environmental Technology Forum – Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling – Solutions for the Mining and Construction Industry” will take place for the first time from September 15 to 18, 2015 co-located with BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA. Messe München International and its subsidiary MMI South Africa (Pty) Ltd. are organizing the event.


National Oilwell Varco Announces the Retirement of Dwight W. Rettig
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. announces that its Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Dwight W. Rettig, plans to retire effective October 1, 2014, and that the Company has chosen Craig L. Weinstock as his successor.


Financial News

Fabric Filter Market Could Be $ 4 Billion Larger If Catalytic Filter Is Adopted
The world fabric filter systems market will be muc...The world fabric filter systems market will be much larger in 2017 if catalytic filter technology is adopted. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in World Fabric Filter and Element Market.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Lewa Acquires Successful Sales Representative
After the retirement of its CEO of many years, Bur...After the retirement of its CEO of many years, Burkhard Schmedding, Lewa GmbH has purchased Ingenieurbüro Schmedding KG, which acts as a sales and consulting office for pump systems in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Contracts + Case Stories

Morrison Pump Company Awarded Pump Contract For US Army Corps
Morrison Pump Company has been awarded the contract to supply eight high capacity Morrison Axial Flow Pumps for the US Army Corps of Engineers Picayune Strand Restoration Project.

NOV Mono Keeps Irrigation Water Flowing In New Zealand
A high efficiency diary effluent pump from NOV Mon...A high efficiency diary effluent pump from NOV Mono has delivered significant benefits to the end-user on an agricultural irrigation project in New Zealand. The Mono progressing cavity pump has helped increase the efficiency of the irrigation, and also minimised the time spent on the process at the farm in Te Awamutu, on the country’s North Island.

Voith to Modernize Generator at the Waldeck Pumped Storage Plant
Voith is to modernize one of the generators at one of the most important pumped storage power plants in Germany. The recently awarded contract from E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH involves the replacement, assembly and commissioning of the stator and rotor of machine 6 at the Waldeck 2 pumped storage power plant in North Hesse, Germany.

Valves for a Power Station of the Future
As part of the “725 HWTII” project, KSB has succes...As part of the “725 HWTII” project, KSB has successfully tested a high-performance gate valve at the “Großkraftwerk Mannheim (GKM)” power plant. The gate valve is designed for a new generation of fossil-fuelled power stations with improved efficiency achieved by using steam temperatures above 700 °C.

Calpeda & Fincantieri for the Italian Navy
Calpeda supplied Fincantieri, one of the most impo...Calpeda supplied Fincantieri, one of the most important shipyards in the world, with two booster sets for the same number of submarines under construction for the Italian Navy.

Ebara Delivers Drainage Pump Trucks to the Philippines
Ebara has delivered eight pump trucks for emergenc...Ebara has delivered eight pump trucks for emergency drainage to the Philippines. The drainage pump truck is equipped with ultra-lightweight pumps (about 20kg), hose, an operation panel, and a generator, and is capable of moving drainage facilities to flooded areas for early recovery and damage prevention.


Wangen Pumpen Establishes a Distribution Company in the United States
A high level of accessibility and personal communication between customers and suppliers are of decisive importance for the corporate success of technical products. For this reason, Wangen Pumpen has now founded a sales and distribution company in Wood Dale, Illinois. From there, the company will be developing a nationwide network of dealers and representatives for all states in the USA.

Arbo Pumps Celebrates 60 Years in Business
Arbo pumps and filters was founded 60 years ago in...Arbo pumps and filters was founded 60 years ago in Amsterdam by Arnold van den Born (explains the company name Arbo) and is since the last 50 years located in Smilde.