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Technical News

23.01.2020
Allweiler to Introduce New Dosing Pump and a Practical Maintenance Solution
Allweiler, a business unit of CIRCOR, will exhibit...Allweiler, a business unit of CIRCOR, will exhibit at the Pumps & Valves trade fair in Dortmund, Germany February 12th and 13th 2020. Highlights of their exhibit will be the new AEB-DE dosing pump with an extremely flexible and space-saving design as well as OptiFixT, a next-generation progressing cavity pump, designed to reduce service costs.
 

20.01.2020
The LEWA Group Takes over Responsibility for the Sale of NIKKISO Centrifugal Canned Motor Pumps
On September 1, 2019, the gradual integration of g...On September 1, 2019, the gradual integration of global sales for NIKKISO centrifugal canned motor pumps by the LEWA Group successfully concluded with the opening of the new sales and service branch, LEWA NIKKISO (Dalian) Fluid Technology Co. Ltd., at the present LEWA production location in Dalian, China.
 

13.01.2020
Ceramic Axial Bearings with Sealing Function
The FCTI company is constantly developing the mass...The FCTI company is constantly developing the mass production processes. Here the focus is on ceramic injection molding and dry pressing. In order to further expand the value chain, they not only deal with the design, but also with the advanced manufacturing processes.
 


Exhibitions + Conferences

16.01.2020
BPMA Repeats CE Marking Guidance – Essential for all Pump Manufacturers, Distributors and Set Builders
This guidance provision proved so popular on the t...This guidance provision proved so popular on the two occasions it was presented in 2019 that a third course is scheduled to take place at the BPMA’s training facility in West Bromwich on Tuesday 11th February.
 


  

Persons

24.01.2020
Oliver Lempert Takes Over the Sales Management Activities at Bungartz
The continued significant increase in demand for i...The continued significant increase in demand for individual pump solutions designed by manufacturer Bungartz requires a reorientation of its sales department.
 

22.01.2020
Changes to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of GF
Andreas Koopmann, Chairman of the Board of Directo...Andreas Koopmann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Georg Fischer Ltd., will not stand for re-election at the next Annual Shareholders Meeting on 15 April 2020. Roman Boutellier will step down as Board member reaching the official retirement age.
 

17.01.2020
Armstrong Names Todd Rief as CEO
S. A. Armstrong Limited has announced that Todd Ri...S. A. Armstrong Limited has announced that Todd Rief has joined the organization as Chief Executive Officer. Rief has over 25 years of experience in both small and large organizations. In his most recent role, he worked with Honeywell International Inc., where he served as Chief Commercial Officer for the Homes and Buildings Technologies division.
 

15.01.2020
Flowserve Appoints Amy Schwetz as Chief Financial Officer
Flowserve Corporation announced that Amy B. Schwet...Flowserve Corporation announced that Amy B. Schwetz has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective February 24, 2020.
 

13.01.2020
Grundfos Philippines Appoints new General Manager
Pump manufacturer Grundfos has announced the appoi...Pump manufacturer Grundfos has announced the appointment of Jonathan Breton to the role of General Manager of Grundfos Philippines, with effect from 1st January 2020.
 


Internet + Software

27.01.2020
Grundfos’ New Cloud-Based Service App to Reduce Downtime for Thailand’s Critical Infrastructure
In line with Thailand’s transformation into a digital economy, global pump manufacturer Grundfos announced the launch of its new cloud-based service app in Thailand to reduce downtime for key infrastructure in the country.
 

24.01.2020
Leybold Launches Two Vacuum Calculation and Simulation Tools
Leybold has developed two new online tools to assi...Leybold has developed two new online tools to assist customer’s pump choice and layout of complete vacuum systems: The Pump Finder and the calculation tool LEYCALC. With these new web-based tools, users can select and build their vacuum solutions online.
 


Acquisitions + Mergers

17.01.2020
Atlas Copco Completes the Acquisition of German Supplier of Dispensing Solutions
Atlas Copco has completed the acquisition of Scheugenpflug AG. The company offers dispensing solutions including adhesive bonding and potting solutions, used in various industries. The acquisition was announced October 25, 2019.
 


Contracts + Case Stories

27.01.2020
Aussie: Fight Fire from the Sea
Putting out fires depends on two things.  Firstly,...Putting out fires depends on two things. Firstly, the capability of the fire fighting equipment and the second is the volume of water available to douse the fire!
 

23.01.2020
Compressed Air and Vacuum System Makeover Generates Massive Energy Savings and Downtime Reduction for Brick Maker
Atlas Copco’s compressed air and vacuum systems up...Atlas Copco’s compressed air and vacuum systems upgrade for Manchester-based brick maker Wienerberger Ltd is resulting in significant savings in energy costs, estimated to be around £38K per annum, along with reduced CO2 emissions and production downtime, plus the added benefit of a short-term payback.
 

22.01.2020
Vesconite Hitemp 150 Without a Scratch for One Year
When the team responsible for the maintenance of t...When the team responsible for the maintenance of the irrigation system at one of South Africa’s premier golf courses was confronted with high levels of debris and pumps running dry for periods, it shifted to a high-temperature-resistant high-wear-resistant polymer, Hitemp 150, for replacement pump bowl bushings.
 

20.01.2020
Qdos Pumps Used Extensively for Polymer Dosing in Wastewater Treatment
Chemical Support Systems Ltd (CSS), which has desi...Chemical Support Systems Ltd (CSS), which has designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned over 2,000 chemical dosing systems worldwide, opts for Qdos pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) in polymer dosing in wastewater treatment applications.
 

17.01.2020
The World’s Most Powerful Boiler Feed Pump Dispatched
A boiler feed pump with the largest drive rating w...A boiler feed pump with the largest drive rating worldwide was dispatched by the KSB Group based in Frankenthal in late December 2019. It will be used in the coal-fired power plant Pingshan II that is currently being built in Huaibei, China.
 

15.01.2020
Precision Repairs from Sulzer’s Service Center in Buenos Aires
Design expertise can optimize the performance and reliability of pumps, turbines, compressors and generators. Sulzer offers independent maintenance services to all areas of industry with specialist support for rotating equipment throughout Latin America, including Buenos Aires.
 

13.01.2020
New Order for Iron Pump: Ejectors for 8 Multi-Purpose Vessels in China
Fall 2019 IRON Pump won the order of ejectors for ...Fall 2019 IRON Pump won the order of ejectors for a total of 8 shipsets to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Wenchong Shipyard in China. The order was won in cooperation with our ejector representative in China Jada Marine trade & Consultant.
 


Awards

16.01.2020
Global Innovation Award for Sustainable Water Solutions
Frost & Sullivan acknowledge Grundfos’s work to deliver pioneering, sustainable water solutions to a world where millions still lack access to safe water.
 


Miscellaneous

23.01.2020
Keeping the Water Where you Want it in Tunnel Construction
Pablo Garcia, Global Business Development Manager ...Pablo Garcia, Global Business Development Manager at Sulzer, looks at the range of pumps needed throughout a tunneling project and the support structure needed to keep them operational.
 

22.01.2020
Verder Again Top Listed in Manufacturing Industry 2019
Verder International BV maintains its top position in the Manufacturing Industry top-100, the annual list of the best performing manufacturing companies in the Netherlands.
 

20.01.2020
Xylem Expands Regional Headquarters in Singapore with new Technology Hub
Xylem dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, launched a new multi-disciplinary center for water, wastewater and energy technologies at the company’s regional headquarters in Singapore.
 

16.01.2020
British Water Comment on OFWAT Final Determinations
Lila Thompson, chief executive, British Water has made the following statement on the release of Ofwat’s final determinations for water companies in England and Wales.
 

15.01.2020
Future Neles Strengthens its Valves Service Availability with new Service Centers in Portugal and France
Metso’s valve business, future Neles Corporation, will establish two new service centers in Lisbon, Portugal, and in the Mulhouse area, France, to increase its valves’ service availability and presence close to customers.