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Technical News

Allweiler Announces IN-1000 Pump Condition Monitoring Device
Allweiler, a Circor International brand, and a wor...Allweiler, a Circor International brand, and a worldwide supplier of pumping solutions for chemical engineering applications, announces the IN-1000 condition monitoring device, ideal for pumps in operationally critical and environmentally sensitive chemical engineering applications.

Sulzer Launches the High-efficiency HSR Turbocompressor
The new HSR line of high-speed turbocompressors is...The new HSR line of high-speed turbocompressors is designed for the production of oil-free pressurized air in applications where contamination of the air must be avoided. The HSR utilizes high-performance turbo and magnetic bearing technology that maximizes the efficiency and minimizes the need for maintenance.

Extended Actuator and Nominal Size Range of GEMÜ 567 BioStar Control Valve
The aseptic GEMÜ 567 BioStar control valve is now ...The aseptic GEMÜ 567 BioStar control valve is now available up to a nominal size of DN25, thus allowing a maximum flow rate of 15 m³/h. At the same time, the selection of motorized actuators for this valve has also been extended.

Grundfos Launches Innovative Pumping Solution to Aid Malaysia’s Flood Management Efforts
Pump manufacturer Grundfos is launching an innovat...Pump manufacturer Grundfos is launching an innovative solution in Malaysia to help meet its growing flood management needs, which has cost the country catastrophic damages over the years.

Griswold SafeGuard Predictive Maintenance Solution Improves Technology in Pump Diagnostics
Griswold is pleased to introduce a new innovation ...Griswold is pleased to introduce a new innovation for the centrifugal pump industry. Featuring wireless access and 24/7 proactive alerts, SafeGuard technology alerts the user when a problem occurs, and also provides actionable guidance to resolve it.

New Long Ranger Fire Pump
Australian Pump Industries has launched a new ‘Lon...Australian Pump Industries has launched a new ‘Long Ranger’ version of their popular Aussie Mr T twin impeller fire pump. The new pump runs for extended periods, a real safety bonus during a bushfire emergency.

New Sinamics G120X Converter Series Specializing in Infrastructure Applications
The converters of the new Sinamics G120X series fr...The converters of the new Sinamics G120X series from Siemens are especially suited for use in pump and fan applications in industries such as water/wastewater, building technology or also in industrial environments

Submersible Borehole Pumps for Particularly High Heads
From October 2018, KSB SE & Co. is extending its p...From October 2018, KSB SE & Co. is extending its portfolio of submersible borehole pumps. The new sizes developed by KSB have a diameter of up to 50 inches, i.e. 1250 mm, and a drive rating of up to 5 MW.

Exhibitions + Conferences

IFAT Africa 2019: Tailor-made Solutions for Africa’s Waste Management
Within the coming thirty years, the population in Africa is predicted to double to around 2.5 billion people. The continent’s environmental problems thus will further increase. Adequate waste treatment and disposal are a top priority: according to a World Bank report released in September, waste generation in sub-Saharan Africa will triple by 2050.

From 2019: IFAT with Three Events in China
Messe München expands its network of environmental technology shows in China: starting next year, it will be represented with a third IFAT event in the Middle Kingdom. As solution platform for the western region of China, IE expo Chengdu will be held for the first time from June 27 to 29, 2019 at the Western China International Expo City in the 15-million city of Chengdu.

Books + Papers

Honda Pump Catalogue Out Now
A new detailed catalogue of Honda powered pumps an...A new detailed catalogue of Honda powered pumps and pressure cleaners has been released by Australian Pump Industries. Australian Pump, partnering with Honda, has expanded the range and is building up production numbers to help farmers during the difficult period of the drought and the anticipated brutal upcoming firefighting season.



Changes on the Executive Board
Change is taking place at the top of the Endress+H...Change is taking place at the top of the Endress+Hauser Group. Effective 1 March 2019, Dr Andreas Mayr will become Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsible for sales, production and support, thus assuming more responsibility on the Executive Board. In this function he will serve as deputy CEO to Matthias Altendorf. On 1 October 2018, Jörg Stegert joined the Group to oversee the entire personnel area as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

BPMA Announces New President
Richard Harden, Managing Director of Wilo UK Ltd h...Richard Harden, Managing Director of Wilo UK Ltd has been announced as the new President of the British Pump Manufacturers Association Limited (BPMA).

Internet + Software

Armstrong Presents Performance Upgrade Program for Installed Design Envelope Pumps
The Performance Upgrade Program provides an opportunity to upgrade existing Design Envelope pumps to include advanced control features and connectivity to Pump Manager, an IoT enabled analytics solution. Pump Manager connects operators to Design Envelope pumps, providing real-time insights based on operating data.

Financial News

Surging Sales in APEJ to Push Reciprocating Pumps Market Revenues to US$ 4 Billion in 2018
Reciprocating pumps market is projected to witness a significant growth, according to a latest report by Fact.MR . The market growth is being influenced by rising demand for oil and gas worldwide, especially in the petrochemical industry. The growing oil and gas demand is creating substantial opportunities for a range of industrial goods, including reciprocating pumps.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Verder Group Acquires JEC Ltd.
The Verder Group, a Dutch family-owned business specializing in the manufacture and distribution of pumps and laboratory equipment, acquires the South-Korean pump manufacturer JEC Ltd.

Flowrox Acquires Filter Manufacturer NovaTek
Flowrox Oy, a manufacturer of industrial valves an...Flowrox Oy, a manufacturer of industrial valves and pumps, has acquired NovaTek AB, Swedish filtration technology company. This acquisition complements Flowrox s product offering, including filter maintenance and spare parts services, and a growing variety of automation and accompanying services.

Contracts + Case Stories

Bredel Pumps Save Slovenian Waste Water Treatment Plant Time and Money
Celje is the third largest city in Slovenia and si...Celje is the third largest city in Slovenia and sits at the junction of the Savinja, Hudinja, Ložnica, and Voglajna rivers in the lower Savinja Valley. Serving a population of 85,000 people, the city’s waste water treatment plant (WWTP) used two progressive cavity (PC) pumps to feed a centrifuge with settled sludge.


Behind the Scenes at the Elbphilharmonie
Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg draws thousands of Germ...Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg draws thousands of Germans and tourists with an interest in culture. The new cultural centre in the HafenCity metropolis in northern Germany not only boasts top class cultural experiences – there are also hidden pump performers in the corridors.


2018 AEMT Awards Winners Announced
The Winners of the 2018 AEMT Awards were announced...The Winners of the 2018 AEMT Awards were announced during a Gala Presentation Ceremony in Coventry on Thursday 29th November. Attended by over 180 people from across the electrical and mechanical trades arena, the evening once again proved to be a wonderful evening of reward and celebration.


Grundfos Collaborates with Cambodia to Improve Water Security
Global pumps leader Grundfos and the Ministry of Industry & Handicraft, Cambodia confirmed that they will exchange a Letter of Intent to strengthen cooperation in water management, in an effort to reduce the cost of water and increase access to clean, quality water in the country.

Heavy Duty Leak-Free Mag-Drive Pumps for Efficient Pumping
Pumping specialists Michael Smith Engineers are delighted to announce their appointment as official UK distributor for the full range of Dickow magnet drive and mechanical seal centrifugal and side channel pumps. The range includes the SCM series horizontal magnet drive side channel pumps which are ideal for handling low flows (up to 30m³/hr) at high differential heads (up to 400 metres) at temperatures up to 180ºC.

Endress+Hauser Opens State-of-the-art Calibration and Training Center
Endress+Hauser has invested roughly three million ...Endress+Hauser has invested roughly three million euros in a modern, state-of-the-art calibration and training center in the industrial city of Jubail, Saudi Arabia, thus strengthening direct contact with customers in the Middle East while supporting the country’s economic development.

Xylem Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Ethiopia
Xylem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) for future cooperation to help advance water security in Ethiopia.

Beefed Up Representation for Vesconite Bearings in USA
Experienced polymer-products representative Gary C...Experienced polymer-products representative Gary Croeser has officially become the Vesconite Bearings representative in the US. This was the announcement made by Vesconite Bearings chairperson Dr Jean-Patrick Leger last month.