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Technical News

Flowserve Improves Reliability of Variable Frequency Driven Motors with Latest in Bearing Gard Technology
Flowserve combines proven Bearing Gard reliability with latest in AEGIS grounding ring technology to extend motor bearing life, while reducing bearing contamination and related wear and maintenance costs.

New Cobra NX Screw Vacuum Pump
Busch will be presenting the new Cobra NX screw va...Busch will be presenting the new Cobra NX screw vacuum pump. This vacuum pump compresses in a fully dry state, that is to say without operating fluid in the compression chamber. It is therefore ideal as a backing pump for pump units in heat treatment systems, and boasts significant advantages in comparison to oil-lubricated piston or rotary vane vacuum pumps.

Tsurumi Expands Waste Water Program: New Grinder Pump now Available
The 50GY series contains the first pumps from Tsur...The 50GY series contains the first pumps from Tsurumi’s latest waste water program expansion. One special feature is the grinder-cutting mechanism.

New Cast Steel Gate Valve with Butt Weld Ends
The start of July 2016 saw KSB, Germany, launch an...The start of July 2016 saw KSB, Germany, launch an extension to its Ecoline GT 40 range of cast steel gate valves. A version with butt weld ends is now available alongside the model with flanged ends.


EcoCCompact from Dürr Ecoclean, a New Space-Saving System for Cleaning and Preservation with Hydrocarbons and Modified Alcohols
With the EcoCCompact, Dürr Ecoclean has developed ...With the EcoCCompact, Dürr Ecoclean has developed a versatile full-vacuum system for parts cleaning and corrosion protection with non-halogenated hydrocarbons and modified alcohols.

Atlas Copco’s Updated GA Fixed-Speed Compressor Range Offers Greater Efficiency with a Smaller Footprint
Atlas Copco has upgraded its 30 to 45 kW range of ...Atlas Copco has upgraded its 30 to 45 kW range of fixed-speed oil-injected rotary screw compressors to offer a smaller footprint, lower noise and a more compact design. The GA 30+, GA 37 and GA 45 compressors provide greater efficiency, with Free Air Delivery (FAD) and a Specific Energy Requirement (SER) improved by 1% respectively.

Exhibitions + Conferences

HVACR/PS Southeast Asia 2016 Gains Support from Various Local and Regional Associations
HVACR/PS Southeast Asia 2016 is the ideal one-stop...HVACR/PS Southeast Asia 2016 is the ideal one-stop marketplace for the industrial sector in Southeast Asia, featuring a comprehensive showcase of the best-in-class technologies and solutions spanning the sectors of HVACR, Pumps, Valves, Compressors, Water and Waste.

Wasser Berlin International: Schaustelle Wasser shows Trends and Technologies in Practical Plant and Pipeline Construction
Particularly in a densely populated city such as Berlin the planning and organisation of large-scale building sites presents a big challenge. In 2017 at the excursion day called Schaustelle Wasser, where Berliner Wasserbetriebe are partners, trade visitors at Messe Wasser Berlin International will have an opportunity to find out about the theoretical and practical aspects involved.

Second edition of IFAT Eurasia – Big International Players in the Line-Up for the Start
Between 1990 and 2014 the level of environmentally harmful greenhouse gases in Turkey rose rapidly, to 468 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. That is an increase of 125 percent, as is evident from the latest figures from the Turkish Statistical Office TÜIK and from Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI).


Bower Bows Out as BPMA Technical Committee Chairman and Hollins Hops On-board
After holding the position for the past 10 years, ...After holding the position for the past 10 years, John Bower of Flowserve has recently retired from the role of BPMA Technical Committee Chairman.


Financial News

Xylem Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2016 Earnings
Xylem reported second quarter 2016 net income of $71 million, or $0.39 per share, a decrease of five percent year-over-year reflecting debt refinancing costs and higher restructuring and realignment charges.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Experiences Positive Business Development in the First Six Months of FY 2016
Pfeiffer Vacuum generated sales of € 222.9 million during the first half of 2016 while achieving an EBIT of € 26.9 million and a corresponding margin of 12.1 percent. This resulted in net income of € 18.7 million and led to earnings per share of € 1.89 for the first six months. The order intake during the reported period amounted to € 231.5 million.

Georg Fischer: A Clear Increase in Performance
GF kept in the first semester of 2016 its positive momentum. Sales reached CHF 1 863 million, 3 percent above the first six months of 2015. Adjusted for currency effects and acquisitions, growth stood at 2 percent. The operating result increased 20 percent to CHF 153 million.

Market for Water used in Power Plants is Large and Fast Growing
Power plants extract and discharge more water than municipalities and industry combined. Water shortages and environmental regulations are opening a large market for many different technologies.

Contracts + Case Stories

Amarinth Secures €500K order from Siirtec Nigi for the Al Dabb’iya Facilities Development Phase III Project
Amarinth has secured an order worth €500K for API ...Amarinth has secured an order worth €500K for API 610 OH2 pumps on an aggressive 27 week delivery schedule from Siirtec Nigi for a gas dehydration and glycol regeneration package destined for the ADCO Al Dabb’iya Facilities Development Phase III project, Abu Dhabi.

Sulzer to Supply Feedwater Pumps for Nuclear Reactor in China
Sulzer has been awarded a contract for the deliver...Sulzer has been awarded a contract for the delivery of main feedwater pumps and start-up feedwater pumps. The pumps will be installed in two nuclear reactors — Hualong No. 1 reactors — in China, owned by China Nuclear Power Engineering Company, Ltd. (CNPEC). Sulzer received this order in May 2016 and will complete the delivery of the equipment by the end of 2019.

Siemens to Supply Compressor Trains for Trans Adriatic Pipeline
Siemens has won an order from the Trans Adriatic P...Siemens has won an order from the Trans Adriatic Pipeline consortium for six 15-megawatt SGT-400-driven turbo compressor trains. The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will open up the so-called Southern Gas Corridor for Europe. Installation is scheduled for 2017 and the pipeline is expected to begin operating in late 2019.

Voith Modernizes Small Hydroelectric Power Station for One of the UK’s Largest Energy Suppliers
Technology Group Voith has won a contract to moder...Technology Group Voith has won a contract to modernize the Mucomir small hydroelectric power station in Scotland. Operator is SSE, one of the largest energy suppliers in the UK. Voith oversees the building, installing and commissioning of the power stations turbine, the replacing of the digital governors and hydraulic units as well as the refurbishing of the generator. The construction works are set to be completed by the autumn of 2017.


MBBR Carrier Media and their Respective Diffusion Depth
The diffusion depth as an important aspect to be c...The diffusion depth as an important aspect to be considered in the evaluation of removal rates and treatment performance of MBBR carriers (biofilm carriers)

BPMA and European Sealing Association Sign Mutual Cooperation Agreement
Established in 1941, the British Pump Manufacturer...Established in 1941, the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the interests of UK and Irish manufacturers and suppliers of liquid pumps and other pump related equipment.