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Advertisement: 3. Spaix User Conference 2017 – Optimize Your Pump Sales!
The user-related conference is offering a platform...The user-related conference is offering a platform for the exchange of experiences, where specific applications of Spaix software solutions a will be discussed. Save-the-date: 6 April 2017!

Technical News

New Lightnin Compact Series by SPX Flow
The SPX Flow Lightnin brand is renowned for its extensive range of robust, long-lasting mixers. Its new Compact Series mixers offer customers an opportunity to have the leading, high efficiency Lightnin mixing technology in a more economical, simpler variant of mixer / agitator.

Wilo USA Announces Expanded Groundwater Offering, NSF Certification, Dealer Expert Program
Wilo USA is pleased to announce its expanded groundwater range and NSF certified products, along with attractive pricing and dealer eXpert Program.

Cost Benefits and Energy Efficiencies of AODD Pumps
Air Operated Double Diaphragm (AODD) pumps are an ...Air Operated Double Diaphragm (AODD) pumps are an interesting seal-less, displacement alternative to centrifugal pumps. In this article, David Rozee of Triark Pumps explains how they work, and how their low-maintenance application is proving cost-efficient for both businesses and the environment.

New Tube Length Option Expands the Scope of FTI Drum Pumps Available Michael Smith Engineers
Drum or barrel emptying pumps are acknowledged as ...Drum or barrel emptying pumps are acknowledged as being the most reliable and efficient device for transferring acids, corrosives and chemicals from container-to-container, and certainly a much easier, more practical alternative to hand pumps.

Exhibitions + Conferences

Innovations and Trends at Wasser Berlin International 2017
Wasser Berlin International is kicking off the new year with an exclusive insight into the many innovations and evolutionary product developments which can be viewed directly on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from 28 to 31 March 2017.

Taco, Inc. Test Lab Facility Approved through Hydraulic Institute’s Pump Test Lab Approval Program
The Hydraulic Institute introduces member company, Taco, Inc., as the latest company to have their pump test laboratory approved through the HI Pump Test Lab Approval Program. The approved pump test lab is located at the company headquarters in Cranston, Rhode Island.


The Gorman-Rupp Company Announces CFO Succession
The Board of Directors of The Gorman-Rupp Company elected James C. Kerr to the position of Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2017, in accordance with the Company’s succession planning announcement of July 6, 2016.

Changes of Executive Board of Hermetic-Pumpen GmbH as of 2017
Dr. Roland Krämer is retiring from the executive board of Hermetic-Pumpen GmbH come January 2017, after 46 years of service to the company.

Grundfos Appoints New Head of Global Quality
Grundfos has named Jean-Luc Daudon new Vice Presid...Grundfos has named Jean-Luc Daudon new Vice President of Group Quality. He brings more than 20 years of industrial experience and extensive knowledge of quality- and strategy work.

FSA Appoints Robert S. Coffee as Vice President of the Association
The Fluid Sealing Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert (Rob) S. Coffee as Vice President of the Association. He is currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Proco Products, Inc., in Stockton, California.


Financial News

Largest Revenue Generation in the World FGD Market Will Be in the Aftermarket
The market for flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems, components and services will grow over the next eight years despite the environmental initiatives to reduce coal-fired power generation. This is the latest forecast in N027 FGD Market and Strategies.

Filtration Market Rankings Change with Two Acquisitions
Two significant mergers in the filtration industry...Two significant mergers in the filtration industry have taken place in the last month. Lydall has acquired Gutsche and Parker Hannifin has acquired Clarcor. Lydall s acquisition is relatively small but their increase in market share is large. Parker Hannifin s acquisition is large but their increase in market share is relatively small.

Impact of the Trump Administration on the U.S. Pump Markets
The market for industrial pumps in the U.S. is lik...The market for industrial pumps in the U.S. is likely to be greater over the next few years with Trump as president than it would have been had Clinton been elected. In the weeks since the election, the stock markets are up and corporations are more optimistic about the near-term business outlook. The longer-term outlook is less certain as is the impact on world markets.

Contracts + Case Stories

GEA Awarded Large-Scale Contract for Nutritional Powders Plant in New Zealand
GEA has been awarded a contract by Mataura Valley ...GEA has been awarded a contract by Mataura Valley Milk Limited to construct a nutritional powders plant in McNab near to Gore in the south island of New Zealand.

Reliable and Eco-Friendly Data Centre Cooling with Wilo Pumps
“Google retains its leading position in building a...“Google retains its leading position in building a green Internet”. This title was given to the Internet giant by an organisation no less than Greenpeace.


Siemens and GEA Partner in Delivering Continuous Manufacturing to Pharmaceutical Industry
GEA and Siemens AG announce a partnership to bring continuous manufacturing to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry by offering an integrated continuous tablet manufacturing line.

Ebara Donates Pumps to Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City
Ebara Corporation donated pumps to Industrial Univ...Ebara Corporation donated pumps to Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (IUH) on December 17 as part of its international cooperation activities through technical guidance.

The Pentair Foundation Awards More than 40 Grants Totaling $750,000 to Community-Based Organizations Around the World
Pentair announced its eighteenth consecutive year of philanthropic giving by The Pentair Foundation. Community grants totaling more than $750,000 were awarded to 41 organizations representing the regions of the world where Pentair operates-from North America to India and Africa-and are focused on providing services related to water, food and education.

Sulzer Acquires Unique Oil Separation Technology from Wärtsilä
Sulzer signed a binding agreement to acquire Wärtsilä’s Vessel Internal Electrostatic Coalescer (VIEC) business. The VIEC business employs 13 people and is based in Asker, Norway.