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Technical News

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%.

Sulzer Introduces an Innovative, Highly Efficient and Cost Effective Cooling Water Pump for Utility Power Generation
Electricity cost is one of the world’s major econo...Electricity cost is one of the world’s major economy drivers; power generation companies always look for the optimization of overall efficiency of power plants to increase their capacity of generating electricity.

New Rovatti SNE Centrifugal Pumps Exceed EN733
With the aim of providing a solution that exceeds ...With the aim of providing a solution that exceeds excellence for irrigation and industrial applications, Rovatti Pompe has presented to the market the latest generation of SNE centrifugal pumps exceeding EN733.

Armstrong Fluid Technology To Present HSC Firepak - A Fully Assembled Package Solution
Armstrong Fluid Technology announces its enhanced ...Armstrong Fluid Technology announces its enhanced HSC Firepak, a completely integrated fire pump solution that delivers a set of advantages to both designers and contractors.

Pump Meets the Demands of High Pressure Systems
Cat Pumps has introduced a new positive displaceme...Cat Pumps has introduced a new positive displacement triplex plunger pump to meet the demands of Very High Pressure (VHP) systems. Delivering pressures up to 690 bar (10,000psi), the compact Model 6810 is a 68-frame, block style 10K stainless steel plunger pump producing up to 38 litres/minute of consistent flow.

Exhibitions + Conferences

Hydraulic Institute Enters into Training Partner Agreement with ABB and Baldor Electric Company
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has entered a Training Partner Agreement with ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies and Baldor Electric Company, the leading North American manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives and mechanical power transmission products. 


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.

DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts appoints new European director
Effective from 1st  January2014, Marcel Vandennoor...Effective from 1st January2014, Marcel Vandennoort is the new Regional Director for DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He succeeds Sylvie Gallou, who has joined DuPont’s global transition team for the proposed spin-off of DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts and DuPont’s Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Coatings business.

Sulzer Appoints Thomas Dittrich as CFO
Thomas Dittrich has been appointed as new Chief Fi...Thomas Dittrich has been appointed as new Chief Financial Officer and is expected to start in August 2014.

Andritz Annual General Meeting Elects Monika Kircher and Ralf Dieter As Members of the Supervisory Board
At today’s 107th Annual General Meeting of Andritz AG, two new members of the Supervisory Board were elected after the mandates of Hellwig Torggler and Peter Mitterbauer came to an end.


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

Pump Market to Exceed $48 Billion/Yr by 2019
Sales of industrial and municipal pumps will excee...Sales of industrial and municipal pumps will exceed $48 billion per year by 2019.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Baker Hughes Acquires Software Technology Company
Baker Hughes Incorporated announced the acquisition of Perfomix, Inc., a Texas-based oilfield software technology company focused on solutions to enhance oil and gas operations performance.

Contracts + Case Stories

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.

Flowserve Awarded Several Contracts for Pumping Systems at Cogeneration Power Plant in Germany
Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced it received multiple orders for key pumping systems for the Lichterfelde Cogeneration Power Plant.

Feluwa Receives Major Contract from the Golf Region
Mine operators have decided to cooperate with the ...Mine operators have decided to cooperate with the pump specialist from the Eifel region.


Xylem Wins Corporate Excellence Award
Xylem Inc. has been chosen to receive the 2014 Corporate Excellence Award from Charities@Work, an alliance of four nonprofit federations that serves as the cooperative voice for more than 2,000 international, national, and local charities.


Verder Opens New Office in India
Verder International is proud to announce the open...Verder International is proud to announce the opening of its latest office, Verder India Pumps PVT. LTD in Pune.

Optimum Dynamix-Factor Provides a Constant Traverse Speed With Robot or Benchtop Axis Systems
Preeflow dosing systems are among the world smalle...Preeflow dosing systems are among the world smallest progressive cavity pumps on the market. The unique endless-piston principle is the basis for the linear regulation of the volumetric dosing through the rotation of the rotor.

Understanding IEC Standards and Wastewater Pump Motor Efficiencies
Grundfos offers approach to missing IE3 classifica...Grundfos offers approach to missing IE3 classification. A technical analysis of IEC motor efficiency standards in wastewater applications