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Technical News

Plenty TRIRO Positive Displacement Pumps are the Secret to a Well-Oiled Operation
Consistent and continuous application of lubricati...Consistent and continuous application of lubricating oils to moving machine parts such as bearings, gears and compressors is a vital part of keeping offshore equipment operating at its best. The Plenty TRIRO C-Range of triple screw pumps from SPX Flow is a popular choice for oil & gas applications as part of a forced lubrication system.

Watson-Marlow: Sine Pumps for High Viscous Syrup in Drinks Production
Sine pumps are positive displacement pumps. The ro...Sine pumps are positive displacement pumps. The rotation of sinusoidal rotors creates four equal circumferential chambers, which are displaced as a whole, the chamber volume does not change. The medium is gently carried from the inlet port to the outlet port. The seal from the pressure side to the suction side is guaranteed by a plastic gate located on the rotor.

Flowrox Corona: Powerful Water Purification Technology
Flowrox Corona is an industrial water treatment te...Flowrox Corona is an industrial water treatment technology that utilizes non-thermal plasma. Plasma generated oxidants effectively remove colour, odour and organic residues while disinfecting the water. Ground-breaking innovation Flowrox Corona was also one of the finalists for the Aquatech Innovation Award 2019, the so called “Oscar of the Water Technology Industry”.

Ebara Launched New Exhaust Gas Treatment Equipment
Ebara Corporation announces the launch of a new li...Ebara Corporation announces the launch of a new line of exhaust gas treatment equipment used in the manufacturing process of semiconductors: the TND-Single Model (combustion + water treatment) and the TND-Single Plus Model (water treatment + combustion + water treatment).

Australian Pump: Fighting Bushfires from the Sea
Access to the fire is one of the big problems in f...Access to the fire is one of the big problems in fire fighting in national parks or coastal villages. Often fire fighting authorities resort to workboats, common barges or even trawlers as a way of reaching the fire area and utilising the unlimited water provided by the ocean, bays or estuaries.

ProMinent: Digital Fluid Management with DULCOnneX
The DULCO flex Control DFXa peristaltic metering p...The DULCO flex Control DFXa peristaltic metering pump in combination with their DULCOnneX gateway enable simple monitoring, analysis and optimisation of processes. Digitally networked, all the necessary information is available for optimum system control and ensures trouble-free processes at all times.

TECDrive IP66 VSD Offers Efficiency and Motor Control for Demanding Environments
TEC Motors has introduced an IP66 / NEMA 4X rated ...TEC Motors has introduced an IP66 / NEMA 4X rated version of its general purpose TECDrive Variable Speed Drive (VSD). Offering the same energy savings, ease of installation and intuitive user experience as the standard model. The IP66 TECDrive VSD is specifically designed for tough applications where durability and reliability are paramount.

Non-Contact Technology Simplifies Torque Monitoring and Aids Efficiency
Monitoring torque in a drive shaft is one of the b...Monitoring torque in a drive shaft is one of the best ways of assessing the performance of plant and machinery. However because drive shafts rotate, hard wiring a sensor into place usually requires the use of a delicate slip ring. An alternative solution is to use a non-contact radio frequency detector to monitor Surface Acoustic Waves (SAWs), as Mark Ingham of Sensor Technology Ltd explains.

Exhibitions + Conferences

CPI Professionals Gather at the 2019 Chem Show to See What’s Ahead for Processing Technology
The 2019 Chem Show welcomed attendees from across ...The 2019 Chem Show welcomed attendees from across the CPI in search of new products and applications to improve the quality, safety and processes of manufacturing. The event, held at the Javits Center in New York City October 22-24, brought together plant managers, executives, engineers, equipment manufacturers and other industry personnel across a broad range of chemical process industries (CPI) for three days of exhibition.

Hong Kong’s IWA-ASPIRE Conference 2019: De Nora Highlights Innovative Solution Addressing Chlorine Management Safety
To address increasingly complex water treatment is...To address increasingly complex water treatment issues and standards in Asia, water disinfection and filtration technologies company De Nora highlights its hybrid system of CECHLO and Capital Controls in light of this year’s International Water Association (IWA) conference. The system aims to ensure an entirely safe process of chlorine management – from beginning to end.

International Events Highlight Trade and Circular Economy
British Water’s International Reception and Conference will highlight trade opportunities, particularly around resilience, the circular economy and global climate responsibility. Under the joint theme Tomorrow’s Water, the events will give delegates from around the world the opportunity to tackle the most pressing issues facing the industry and discuss solutions to the challenges of a changing global landscape.



CEO Werner Lieberherr Leaves Mann+Hummel
Werner Lieberherr (59), CEO of Mann+Hummel, will leave the company with immediate effect by mutual agreement. The reason for this is the different views on the future strategic direction. The manager with broad industrial experience joined the family business in October 2018 in order to keep the company on course for success. Nicolaas Zerbst has been appointed as interim managing director and will for the time being manage the group together with managing director Emese Weissenbacher.

Internet + Software

Updated Web Resources on Rotating and Reciprocating Equipment Solutions
Improved online resources are now available for rotating and reciprocating equipment engineers and operators. Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression have updated their websites to not only enhance the user experience but also expand the technical know-how available to the industry.

Financial News

KSB Satisfied with the Current Financial Year
The pump and valve manu­facturer KSB is satisfied with the current financial year. Order intake, sales revenue and EBIT developed as planned and are well above the prior-year figures.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Parker Hannifin Completes LORD Acquisition
Parker Hannifin Corporation completed its acquisition of LORD Corporation – a leading manufacturer of advanced adhesives and coatings, as well as vibration and motion control technologies – for approximately $3.675 billion in cash. The strategic transaction creates a combined organization with strong materials science capabilities, electrification and aerospace product offerings that are highly complementary.

Contracts + Case Stories

Flowserve Signs Agreements to Provide Equipment for Two Large Reverse Osmosis Desalination Projects
Flowserve Corporation announced that it recently signed agreements to provide the main pumps for two large sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plants, Taweelah and Rabigh-3.

Sulzer Reverse-Engineers Compressor Component with 40 Percent Cost Saving
Many industrial processes rely on compressors for ...Many industrial processes rely on compressors for a host of essential tasks, from powering machinery to squeezing industrial gases for storage and transportation. When one of its main compressors failed, a company in the Philippines faced high costs and the prospect of a long wait for a critical replacement part. That’s when it turned to Sulzer for help.

Siemens Equips Desalination Plants in Saudi Arabia with Process Automation
Siemens has received a follow-up order from the A3...Siemens has received a follow-up order from the A3C consortium (Rawafid Industrial, Advanced Water Technology, SETE and Al Fatah) to equip eight seawater desalination plants in Saudi Arabia with electrical equipment.

Amarinth Delivers its First Pump Order from Lamprell to the Sajaa Gas Plant, UAE
Amarinth has designed, manufactured and delivered ...Amarinth has designed, manufactured and delivered its first order from Lamprell for API 610 VS4 pumps destined for the Sajaa Gas Plant operated by SNOC in the UAE.

Certa Pump Proves Ideal for Yeast Transfer at Major Independent Brewery
Yeast is arguably the most important ingredient in...Yeast is arguably the most important ingredient in the brewing process. This single-cell organism takes simple sugars such as glucose and maltose, and produces alcohol and carbon dioxide – the latter giving beers like Pilsners its essential fizz. With these thoughts in mind, when yeast is pumped around a brewery, the utmost care is required so as not to cause any damage that could degrade its effect.


Water Sustainability in Focus as Swedish Prime Minister Visits Xylem
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited a Xyl...Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited a Xylem factory on October 23 to view technologies that are solving water challenges around the world. The visit was part of a summit held by Sweden’s National Innovation Council on innovation and water security. The visit to the factory also showcased the Flygt Concertor – Xylem’s wastewater pumping system with integrated digital intelligence that cuts energy consumption by up to 70 percent.

Smooth Operations – Planning for Onsite Treatment Success
Tightening environmental standards and the rising ...Tightening environmental standards and the rising cost of tankering wastewater mean more and more industrial process companies are taking control of their own treatment systems. WPL technical director Andrew Baird has advice for ensuring wastewater projects go smoothly and that the right system is put in place.

Pump Retrofit Benefits: Design Changes for New Applications and Improved Durability
Pumps have a hard working life, especially in the ...Pumps have a hard working life, especially in the petrochemical and oil and gas industries, where some of the fluids can be very corrosive. Specifying the most suitable materials for pump casings, impellers and seals is essential for durability in service. However, changing applications can often leave pumps ill-equipped for their new task. Retrofitting new components or upgrading materials is a cost-effective method of meeting performance and reliability expectations.

BHGE Changes Its Name to Baker Hughes Company
Baker Hughes, a GE company, recently announced its successful name change to Baker Hughes Company. The Company will be known as Baker Hughes, and since Oct. 18, 2019, its Class A common stock has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “BKR”.

Cooperation between SAMSON and InfraServ Wiesbaden
SAMSON, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, German...SAMSON, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and InfraServ GmbH Co. Wiesbaden KG are announcing the beginning of a strategic cooperation with the goal of further developing digital solutions to make the transition to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).