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Advertisement: Malaysia International Water Convention (MIWC) 2019: Advancing Innovation, Embracing Technology, Securing the Future
Malaysia International Water Convention (MIWC) 201...Malaysia International Water Convention (MIWC) 2019 will be held at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre Kuala Lumpur on 1-3 October 2019 brought to you by Malaysian Water Association (MWA). MIWC is your one stop shop for insights and new connections. MIWC offers different programmes: the Water Utilities Leaders Summit, Conference, Exhibition, Award Programs and more.

Technical News

Leybold Complements Vacuum Screw Pump Series Dryvac with Further Variants
The latest addition to the industrial dry pump por...The latest addition to the industrial dry pump portfolio is the Dryvac DV 200 and DV 300. These pump sizes complement the already existing product range of Dryvac 450, 650 and 1200 and offer the same user benefits for applications requiring smaller sizes.This series of dry compressing screw-type vacuum pumps is engineered for the new era of smart manufacturing.

Vogelsang Presents Combination of Grinding and Pump Technology for the Meat Processing Industry
The RedUnit is a combination of grinders and pumps...The RedUnit is a combination of grinders and pumps which is used for the defined shredding of meat waste and remains. Large quantities of difficult and demanding substances such as meat, bones, skin and offal are easily shredded by the RedUnit. The system is particularly compact and is adapted to the customer s individual requirements due to its modular design.

Wärtsilä Modular Waterjets Upgraded to Deliver Greater Efficiency
The technology group Wärtsilä announces that its L...The technology group Wärtsilä announces that its LJX series of modular waterjets has been upgraded to deliver even greater efficiency with low levels of cavitation and underwater noise. Following this upgrading, the company’s modular waterjets will be redesignated as the Wärtsilä WXJ series.

Mehrer Compression Introduces New High-Pressure Compressor
Mehrer Compression is presenting its latest produc...Mehrer Compression is presenting its latest product innovation – the new high-pressure compressor TRx 400. With this air-cooled piston compressor the company based in Germany offers an ideal solution for applications that require high final pressures of up to 200 bar combined with high suction pressures of up to 35 bar.

Ready for Industry 4.0: New Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump With Pressure Control
Busch presents the new R 5 Plus, a vacuum pump for...Busch presents the new R 5 Plus, a vacuum pump for food packaging. It can run with pressure control or at a constant speed, making it exceptionally energy-efficient. Acting either as the sole vacuum pump in a packaging machine or as a vacuum module in a central vacuum supply, the new pump makes sure a specified pumping speed is maintained.

QED Environmental Systems Releases New Electric Sampling Pump
Q.E.D. Environmental Systems announces the release...Q.E.D. Environmental Systems announces the release of its Power Pro ESP electric sampling pump. This electric pump utilizes cutting-edge pumping technology to achieve simple operation with sophisticated control.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Introduces New HiPace 700 H Turbopumps
Pfeiffer Vacuum is presenting extremely highcompre...Pfeiffer Vacuum is presenting extremely highcompression models with its new HiPace 700 H turbopumps. With a compression ratio of ≥2·107 for hydrogen, they are suitable for generating high and ultra high vacuum. Due to the high compression ratio, a low residual gas spectrum, which is desirable for certain mass spectrometry applications, is created in the chamber.

Smart End Position Monitoring for Manually Operated Valves
Auma offers a new sensor system for signalling val...Auma offers a new sensor system for signalling valve end positions which can be mounted to the company’s GS .3 part-turn gearboxes. The new solution allows plant operators to monitor the position of manually operated valves, and hence to collect crucial valve position information from all the valves in their plants – not just from motor-operated valves, which mostly use the integral limit switching functionalities of the actuators.

Food Grade Elastomer Compound Allows Medium Temperature up to 200°C
Netzsch Pumps & Systems announces the release of a...Netzsch Pumps & Systems announces the release of a new elastomer compound available in stators for Nemo progressing cavity pumps and housing liners for the Tornado rotary lobe pumps.

Exhibitions + Conferences

ISH 2019: Proportion of International Visitors Climbs to Record Level
ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Wat...ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, once again gave an impressive demonstration of its importance for German and international visitors and exhibitors. Achieving the climate targets is only possible by interconnecting systems and trades. With innumerable solutions, the global meeting place generated a plethora of fresh and future-oriented impulses.

IFAT Eurasia’s Supporting Programme
What does sustainable waste and water management f...What does sustainable waste and water management for Eurasia look like? What is the role of energy recovery in a circular economy? How can we prevent plastic waste to be released into the eco-systems? Experts will discuss these and a number of other issues on the occasion of IFAT Eurasia 2019 held at Istanbul Expo Centre (IFM) from March 28 to March 30.

MCE Refreshes Layout to Interpret Change in the HVAC&R Industry
A new logic of HVAC systems design is underway, as...A new logic of HVAC systems design is underway, as a comprehensive framework in which products, solutions, and systems integrate themselves in terms of energy efficiency, saving and respect for the environment. The change will be at the very heart of the new floor plan for MCE - Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2020, scheduled for 17 - 20 March 2020 at Fiera Milano.



Niels Erik Olsen Leaves GEA’s Executive Board
The Supervisory Board of GEA Group and Niels Erik ...The Supervisory Board of GEA Group and Niels Erik Olsen (52), member of GEA’s Executive Board responsible for the Business Area Solutions, have agreed on an early termination of his service agreement, which is due to expire on December 31, 2021. Olsen steps down from his mandate with immediate effect. The CEO, Stefan Klebert, is taking over and will run the Business Area Solutions in addition to his other responsibilities.

Financial News

Andritz Group: Solid Business Development with Record Order Intake
International technology group Andritz saw solid business development overall in the 2018 business year. At over 6.6 billion euros, the order intake reached a historic high, thus creating a good order backlog for 2019. The Executive Board will propose an unchanged dividend – compared to last year – of 1.55 euros per share to the Annual General Meeting. This is equal to an attractive dividend yield of approximately 3.5 percent based on the current Andritz share price.

GEA Presents 2018 Results and Set of Measures to Sustainably Strengthen Profitability
Technology group GEA has announced its definitive figures for fiscal year 2018. In addition, Stefan Klebert, GEA s new CEO, presented his analysis of the status quo and outlined the immediate action the company will take.

Contracts + Case Stories

Messe Frankfurt: Eco-friendly Wilo Pumps Help Create an Architectural Highlight
Frankfurt Trade Fair has been in business for over...Frankfurt Trade Fair has been in business for over 800 years. Today, it’s amongst the world’s biggest trade fair, congress and event organisers with own grounds. In 2018 another outstanding events space has been created with the inauguration of Hall 12. Messe Frankfurt is using highly efficient Wilo products for modern heating, air-conditioning and cooling technology in the hall.

Amarinth Secures Further Order of Sump Pumps for the Umm Shaif Super Complex
Amarinth has secured a further order through its a...Amarinth has secured a further order through its agent NAMA for USD 600K of API 610 VS4 pumps destined for the offshore Umm Shaif Super Complex operated by ADNOC in the UAE.

New Kind of Turbine Governor Proves Effective in Small Hydropower Plant in Scotland
As part of an upgrade of the Storr Lochs small hyd...As part of an upgrade of the Storr Lochs small hydropower plant in Scotland, technology group Voith installed a new kind of turbine control unit, which regulates the water flow by adjusting the turbine blades. This development based on a proven design is especially compact and can be easily installed and serviced.

Total precision: Lewa Diaphragm Pump Enables the Exact Dilution of Emulsifiers and Reduces Logistics Costs
Because they can be soluble in a variety of substa...Because they can be soluble in a variety of substances, emulsifiers are frequently used when immiscible components have to be combined. In order to achieve a suitable mixture, such as in food production, the pure, highly concentrated emulsifier is diluted beforehand to the working intensity.


Pentair Engineer Arnold Sdano Honored by Hydraulic Institute with Lifetime Achievement Award
Pentair Engineering Senior Director Arnold (Arnie)...Pentair Engineering Senior Director Arnold (Arnie) Sdano was recently honored by the Hydraulic Institute with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. With a career spanning more than four decades, including the past 24 years with Pentair, Sdano continues to be a pioneer in the industry through his leadership, engineering expertise and volunteerism.

Hermetic Leaps to Top Ranking Index of the University of St. Gallen
The German manufacturer of canned motor pumps has ...The German manufacturer of canned motor pumps has been admitted to the coveted World Market Leader Index of the University of St. Gallen, as reported by the magazine WirtschaftsWoche at the end of January. Among the selected businesses were 450 companies that succeeded in becoming number one in their specific sector. Hermetic is listed as the 2018 Global Market Leader Champion in the ‟hermetically sealed centrifugal pumps (canned motor pumps)” sector.


EurEau Supports Council Compromise on Drinking Water
EurEau supports the General Approach on the Drinking Water Directive, as adopted by the Environment Council on 5 March 2019. The negotiations led by the Romanian Presidency assure the human right to water through safeguarding public health and the affordability of water services. The resultant Council position improves the Commission’s proposal concerning the provisions on the risk-based approach, on the quality parameters and on information to consumers.

Deep Pits Are a Challenge for Equipment: Drainage Water Under High Pressure
The deeper the pit, the more difficult the dewater...The deeper the pit, the more difficult the dewatering process: When conventional pumps reach their limits, often only a multi-level solution can help. The global race to secure scarce resources is well underway. Deposits are now being mined that could not have been reached or were not economically viable a few years ago. Also, infrastructure projects are becoming increasingly ambitious, one example being the Gotthard base tunnel. This poses great challenges with respect to the dewatering processes.

Sulzer Investments Further Improve Speed and Quality of High Voltage Coil Manufacturing
Reducing the time to complete a repair or refurbis...Reducing the time to complete a repair or refurbishment of high voltage equipment minimizes downtime and increases productivity. Sulzer is continuing to invest in its design, manufacturing and testing facilities to enable faster turnarounds for customers. To keep up with growing demand, Sulzer is also increasing the capacity of its Falkirk Service Center, where the test-bed load capacity has been doubled.