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Technical News

Chemineer Receives a Chinese Boiler and Pressure Vessel License for Kenics Products
Chemineer has been awarded a Chinese Boiler and Pressure Vessel License (level A1) for Kenics products. Kenics has renewed its accreditation to design, manufacture, and export heat exchangers as well as pipeline static mixers into the People’s Republic of China.

Atlas Copco’s GA 15-26 kW Oil-injected Screw Compressors Get a Boost in Efficiency
Atlas Copco’s updated GA 15-26 range is an economi...Atlas Copco’s updated GA 15-26 range is an economical and reliable solution for applications that require a constant flow of compressed air. This “fixed speed” oil-injected screw compressor offers improved Free Air Delivery at reduced power consumption and lower noise levels.

Low-Speed Hollow Rotary Disk Pumps Handle Suspended Solids
A new range of Hollow Rotary Disk pumps which are ...A new range of Hollow Rotary Disk pumps which are designed to operate at low speeds and handle more challenging liquids such as those with suspended solids or higher viscosities (up to 200,000 cSt) has been introduced by Michael Smith Engineers.

New Frequency Inverter for Decentralised Motor and Wall Installation
WEG has launched the MW500 robust frequency invert...WEG has launched the MW500 robust frequency inverter with decentralised design that simplifies commissioning, installation and motor start-up. The high performance drive is a space-saving solution that can be mounted directly on motor terminal boxes without any special protective housing, or adjacent to the motor on the wall.

Exhibitions + Conferences

HI Announces Date for Webinar on Rotodynamic Pumps
In its continuing effort to provide education on current and important topics to the pump industry, the Hydraulic Institute has collaborated with its NPSH committee members in developing a technical webinar program that focuses on NPSH and its relationship to cavitation and other pump operation.

IFAT Eurasia: New Springboard to Up-and-coming Markets
Trade-show premiere between April 16 and 18, 2015 in Ankara

HVACR Manufacturers’ Optimism Continues to Grow for 2015 Economic Prospects
According to a recent ASHRAE and AHR Expo survey sent to more than 1,000 HVACR manufacturers worldwide, there is growing optimism for improving economic prospects in 2015. Based on survey results, 87% of the respondents said their prospects for business were either “excellent” (26%) or “good” (61%) for the coming year. Thirteen percent of the respondents felt prospects were “fair”.

Advanced Mechanical Seals 4-Part Webinar Series Begins Soon
The Advanced Mechanical Seals 201 webinar series provides an overview of the most common piping plans used today.


New Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Bitzer
Bitzer announces Helmut Meyer as the new Chief Sal...Bitzer announces Helmut Meyer as the new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.


Internet + Software

Available Online At All Times: Information on Biral Products With eDocuments
Whether in the office or on the construction site:...Whether in the office or on the construction site: planners and installers can now access product-related information from the Biral Group online at any time. Not only can published content be read and downloaded online, but pages from any documents can be combined with one another and sent by mail or downloaded as a personalised PDF file. With this offer, Biral is responding to the greatly increased demand for information to be available online.

Contracts + Case Stories

Wilo USA Pumps Help Chatham University Eden Hall Achieve Sustainable Living
Chatham University’s, an internationally recognize...Chatham University’s, an internationally recognized leader in sustainability, Eden Hall Campus is the first in the world built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living, learning and development and using the latest in environmentally responsible technology, design and innovation.

Sulzer to Supply Six API 610 Barrel Casing Pump Sets to Inpex Australia
Sulzer has been contracted as the pumps provider for the critical liquids removal system of the Inpex-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in September 2014. The pumps will be installed on the offshore Central Processing Facility (CPF). Sulzer will deliver six large API 610 (ISO 13709) Barrel Casing Pump sets in 2015.

Flexicon Pumps Used to Dose Small Volumes of Liquid Vitamins
Technikon Laboratories, based in the Florida district of Johannesburg, South Africa, has installed four Flexicon PD12I peristaltic fillers with an MC12 controller from Flexicon Liquid Filling part of the Watson-Marlow Pumps Group. The fillers are used to fill a liquid vitamin energy supplement into stick-packs.

NOV Mono Receives Major Order from Australia
NOV Mono has secured a huge new order for its Invi...NOV Mono has secured a huge new order for its InviziQ system in Australia. The order, which has been placed by Flow Systems, covers the Initial supply of over 15,000 InviziQ systems for four different developments in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.

Grundfos Awarded S$1.4 Million Government Grant for Wastewater
Grundfos has been awarded a S$1.4 million grant by...Grundfos has been awarded a S$1.4 million grant by the Singapore Environment and Water Industry Programme Office (EWI) to develop a novel wastewater filtration technology that can significantly reduce capital investment and operational costs for wastewater treatment.

Netzsch Mobile Rotary Lobe Pump Supplies Wastewater Without Interruption and Quietly
For the majority of people, the tolerance level fo...For the majority of people, the tolerance level for noise is approximately 100 decibels (dB). The approximate level for a pneumatic drill. Damage to the ears can occur at 85 dB. However, noises in conjunction with construction and servicing tasks cannot always be prevented – in particular in residential areas, this is a big problem.

Retro-Fit Mini-Drop System Proves to Be A Better Alternative To Submersible Mixers Problem
Many sewage sludge mixing applications have guide-...Many sewage sludge mixing applications have guide-rail mounted submersible mixers on the basis that they are easy to install and remove for maintenance. However these systems are vulnerable to failure usually due to rag-accumulation on their rotating parts which results in expensive repair or replacement.

Parker Helps Oracle Team USA Fly Above the Competition
Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that it will work with Oracle Team USA, the defending champion of the America s Cup, to design and implement hydraulic control systems on its America s Cup racing yachts.


Armstrong Fluid Technology Receives Prestigious Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Award
Armstrong Fluid Technology has been presented with a prestigious Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award in recognition of world-class performance in business strategy, operations and customer service. At a gala ceremony in Toronto on December 2nd, 2014, members of the senior leadership team were presented with the Customer Value Award in recognition of the outstanding return on investment provided by Armstrong solutions.