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Technical News

Sinamics G120C Converter Series by Siemens with New Frame Sizes to Address Higher Power Ratings
Siemens is extending its Sinamics G120C converter ...Siemens is extending its Sinamics G120C converter series to include three new frame sizes for high power output ranges. The new enclosure sizes cover the power output range from 22 to 132 kilowatts (kW), making the converter series available from 0.55 kW to 132 kW.

Aussie Ups Jetter Safety
In a key move to assist plumbers in complying with...In a key move to assist plumbers in complying with new safety standards for high pressure drain cleaning and jetting equipment Australian Pump have upgraded their popular range.

Effective Protection for Electric Motors and Loads by Siemens
The Simatic ET 200SP motor starter protects electr...The Simatic ET 200SP motor starter protects electric motors and loads. Siemens has designed it for higher performance, and added new versions and functions. Four adjustment ranges up to 5.5 kilowatts now make the motor starter particularly powerful.

Exhibitions + Conferences

VSX – Vogel Software Invites to Join the 3. Spaix User Conference in Dresdem
In the coming year, the third Spaix User Conferenc...In the coming year, the third Spaix User Conference will take place in Dresden. The conference focuses on the exchange of experiences, between the participants and the VSX staff, concerning the Spaix software solutions and the pump sales optimization. The introduction of the new version 5 of the pump selection software Spaix is another highlight in 2017.

IFAT Eurasia: Billion Euro Investments for Better Environmental Standards in Turkey
In February 2017, the international trade fair IFAT Eurasia will make the Turkish commercial capital Istanbul the hot spot of the Eurasian environmental technology industry.

2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Ceremony Time, Date and Location Announced
As a highlight of the 2017 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), to be held next January 30 to February 1 in Las Vegas, the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards ceremony has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 31.

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presided Over the Official Opening of the 10th Edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn...Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the official opening of the 10th edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), hosted by PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), at the Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok.


Atlas Copco appoints Helena Hedblom President of Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Business Area
Atlas Copco, a leading supplier of sustainable pro...Atlas Copco, a leading supplier of sustainable productivity solutions, has appointed Helena Hedblom as President for the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area, starting January 1, 2017. She is currently President of the Rock Drilling Tools division in the same business area. Helena Hedblom will be a member of Atlas Copco’s Group Management.

Alfa Laval Announces New Business Manager for PureBallast as Industry Readies for New Regulations
Beginning December 2016, Kristina Effler will assist marine customers navigating ballast water treatment alternatives as the new Global Business Manager for Alfa Laval PureBallast. Effler assumes the role just as the global shipping industry prepares for the implementation of the IMO BWM Convention’s entry into force in September 2017.

Wasser Berlin International: Andreas Schweitzer Appointed New Chairman of the Advisory Committee
Andreas Schweitzer, head of Sales at Hermann Sewerin GmbH, has been appointed as chairman of the advisory committee of Wasser Berlin International and succeeds Jörn Winkels.


Internet + Software

GE and Maersk Drilling to Pilot Marine Digital Transformation
GE and Maersk Drilling announced a partnership to collaborate on a data analytic-driven pilot project with the aim to increase Maersk’s drilling vessels’ productivity and significantly reduce maintenance costs by up to 20 percent.

Financial News

Gas Turbine Owners Will Spend $3.5 Billion for Valves Next Year
Gas turbine owners will spend $2 billion for new v...Gas turbine owners will spend $2 billion for new valves and $1.5 billion for service and repair of valves in 2017. This is the latest forecast in Industrial Valves: World Markets and 59EI Gas Turbine and Combined Cycle Supplier Program.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Sulzer in Exclusive Discussions to Acquire Ensival Moret
On November 25, 2016, Sulzer entered into exclusiv...On November 25, 2016, Sulzer entered into exclusive discussions with Moret Industries to acquire the pump manufacturer Ensival Moret, a part of Moret Industries. The enterprise value for the proposed transaction is EUR 80 million (CHF 85 million).

Contracts + Case Stories

Cream Cheese Plant Benefits from New Certa Pump´s Gentle Handling and Cip Capability
Leading German dairy product manufacturer Goldsteig has put its trust in the recently-launched MasoSine Certa Sine pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) for the production of cream cheese.

Long-Life Liquiflo Pumps Supplied by Michael Smith Engineers Last the Distance
Transferring extremely aggressive chemicals presen...Transferring extremely aggressive chemicals presents tough challenges for pumps, where despite the risks, a safe, reliable and accurate pumping performance is essential. A good example of where such a pumping performance has been achieved is with Liquiflo magnetically coupled gear pumps supplied by Michael Smith Engineers.

Canadian Refinery to Recycle Its Water with GE’s Wastewater and Chemical Treatment Technologies
Seeking to reduce the use of water in the refining...Seeking to reduce the use of water in the refining process and as a way of minimizing its environmental impact on the North Saskatchewan River, North West Redwater (NWR) Partnership turned to GE’s Water & Process Technologies for NWR’s new Sturgeon refinery in Alberta, Canada.

Vesconite Hilube Bearings Continue to Perform in Condensate Pump
South African-manufactured Vesconite Hilube bearin...South African-manufactured Vesconite Hilube bearings, which had been installed in a condensate pump at a thermal power station in Texas, continue to operate well after four years as part of a pump assembly that is expected to have a life expectancy of seven years, says Vesconite pump expert Charlie Simpson.

KSB Pumps for Vietnam
KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, has been contract...KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, has been contracted to supply 22 power station pumps for the new Vietnamese Long Phu-1 power plant by September 2017.

Xylem Wins $1.5m USD Contract for Chinese Wastewater Plant Upgrade
Xylem has won a contract worth almost $1.5 million USD to provide wastewater treatment technology as part of a sewage plant upgrade project in Bengbu City (known locally as Pearl City), Anhui Province, China.


Xylem Secures Long-Term Framework Agreement with Scottish Water for the Supply of Rental Dewatering Pumps
Xylem has been awarded a new five-year framework agreement with Scottish Water, the body responsible for water and sewerage services across Scotland