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17.07.2019
Advertisement: 5th Water Loss Forum and No-Dig Turkey 2019 Meet in Ankara
5th Water Loss Forum and Exhibition will be held b...5th Water Loss Forum and Exhibition will be held by TSITT (Turkish Society for Infrastructure and Trenchless Technology) in conjunction with No-Dig Turkey Conference and Exhibition on October 9-11, 2019 at Congresium International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Ankara, Turkey.
 


Technical News

15.07.2019
Allweiler Plug-and-Play-Pumps Set New Standard for API 676/682 Lube Oil Applications
Circor has launched the Allweiler SNA(TM) series o...Circor has launched the Allweiler SNA(TM) series of customizable three-screw lube oil pumps for diverse API 676/682 applications. The Allweiler SNA series allows for customized setups in any of 12 ways, a choice of foot or flange mounting schemes, and the ability to adjust inlet and outlet positions at a moment s notice.
 

12.07.2019
Butterfly Valves for Food Applications
At the beginning of May 2019, KSB SAS, a member of...At the beginning of May 2019, KSB SAS, a member of the KSB Group, launched a new type of liner for its Isoria butterfly valve type series. It is manufactured from hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) and certified in accordance with the requirements of the European Food Contact Materials Regulation (EC) 1935/2004.
 

11.07.2019
Homa: Robust Stainless Steel Construction Ensures Flawless Operation
Submersible motor agitators are often used in the ...Submersible motor agitators are often used in the homogenisation and suspension of fluids. Stringy solid matter, however, which tends to form strands in waste water and can cause clogging, represents a significant threat to these systems. It is not unusual for such matter to get caught up around the propeller, preventing it from turning as it should. Consequently, the centrifugal output of the agitator rapidly falls off – indeed, the unit may even fail altogether.
 

10.07.2019
Metso Introduces New Approach for Tailings Management in Mining with the Launch of the VPX Filter
Water conservation, efficient tailings management ...Water conservation, efficient tailings management and responsible mine reclamation are becoming increasingly important for mines to ensure their license to operate. Spearheaded by the launch of the new Metso VPX filter for tailings dewatering, Metso introduces its comprehensive tailings management concept to enable and support environmentally and economically sustainable mining.
 

09.07.2019
Valve Island for the New Siemens Peripheral System
Integrating electrical and pneumatic functions in ...Integrating electrical and pneumatic functions in a valve island has proven its worth in process engineering plants, for example, since the compact electropneumatic automation systems can be controlled and programmed faster via just one bus line. Therefore, the fluidics expert Bürkert and Siemens have been constantly combining their know-how for many years.
 

05.07.2019
Next Generation Metering Pump Is IIoT Ready
Flowrox metering pumps are ideal for chemical dosi...Flowrox metering pumps are ideal for chemical dosing applications which require accurate metering. To optimise metering performance, the company has designed next generation metering pumps: FXM2 and FXM3 series with integrated Smart Solutions features.
 

04.07.2019
Continuous Filling of Chunky Sauces into Tubular Bags
Pre-cooked sauces are convenient for the consumer ...Pre-cooked sauces are convenient for the consumer but pose a challenge for the bottlers and their machines. In addition to filling, the mixing of the many ingredients also plays a central role in the production process. The range of varieties are almost unlimited. Various ingredients with different viscosities or chunky materials must all be dosed, mixed and filled.
 


Exhibitions + Conferences

11.07.2019
GEA Hosts Companies, Research Partners and Start-ups at the GEA Innovation Forum
Technology group GEA’s own culture of innovation s...Technology group GEA’s own culture of innovation serves as the key to securing future commercial success and fostering further growth. To this end, GEA invited customers, research partners and select start-ups to its third "GEA Innovation Forum."
 

05.07.2019
International Rotating Equipment Conference 2019: Mastering Digitization Together
Digitisation is changing pump, compressor and vacu...Digitisation is changing pump, compressor and vacuum technology. The devices are networked with each other, automatically exchange data and integrate into larger self-learning plant systems. The International Rotating Equipment Conference 2019, which will take place from 24 to 25 September 2019 in Wiesbaden, Germany, will show how big the change will be.
 


Books + Papers

17.07.2019
BPMA Publishes New Buyers Guide
The British Pump Manufacturers’ Association has pu...The British Pump Manufacturers’ Association has published its new Buyers Guide & Directory, which is again packed full of important pump sector news, technical specifications for all pump types, along with updates from both the BPMA and its 80+ strong membership.
 

10.07.2019
Atlas Copco’s New E-Guide Outlines Roadmap to Stage V Emissions Standards Compliance
Atlas Copco Power Technique has published a free e...Atlas Copco Power Technique has published a free e-guide that explains the impact of new European Commission emissions standards legislation on non-road machinery such as compressors, generators, pumps and light-towers.
 


  

Persons

17.07.2019
Flowserve Announces the Appointment of Sanjay Chowbey as President, Aftermarket Services & Solutions
Flowserve Corporation recently announced that Sanjay Chowbey will join Flowserve as President, Aftermarket Services & Solutions, beginning Monday, July 15. Mr. Chowbey takes on the role previously held by Kirk Wilson, who will be the new President of Flowserve’s Flow Control Division, following the retirement of John Lenander.
 


Acquisitions + Mergers

17.07.2019
An Acquisition with Good Chemistry
Sulzer has extended its petrochemical process capa...Sulzer has extended its petrochemical process capability further with the purchase of the US-headquartered specialist, GTC Technology. The move adds a range of licensed technologies and additional engineering resources to Sulzer’s existing process plant design, construction and commissioning capabilities to provide an outstanding offering to process industries worldwide.
 

05.07.2019
Sulzer Completes Acquisition of Alba Power
Sulzer has acquired the Scottish aero-derivative g...Sulzer has acquired the Scottish aero-derivative gas turbine service provider Alba Power, a leading independent service provider for aero-derivative gas turbines in Aberdeen, UK. The company employs 80 people and generated sales of GBP 34 million with a profit margin above 20 percent in 2018.
 


Contracts + Case Stories

12.07.2019
Canned Motor Pumps Reliably Redirect Unwanted By-Products out of the Gas Flow
As part of a gas field expansion in Saudi Arabia, ...As part of a gas field expansion in Saudi Arabia, an international group approached the specialists at pump manufacturer Lewa Nikkiso Italy in February 2019 to commission the planning and delivery of 16 canned motor pumps. The systems that were ordered will be used in Saudi Arabia in raw oil processing and removing unwanted by-products from the gas flow.
 

11.07.2019
Sulzer: Revised Pump Design Saves Diesel Margin for Nuclear Power Plant
Nuclear power facilities are equipped with large d...Nuclear power facilities are equipped with large diesel generators that supply emergency power for important safety circuits in the event of a situation where a power outage requires critical pumps to operate and safety shutdown the reactor. Of these circuits, the ultimate heat sink (service water) pumps have one of the highest priorities, but they can impose a significant load on the diesel generators.
 

10.07.2019
Xylem: Utility Eliminates Bad-tasting Water Due To Algae with Advanced Oxidation
A South Carolina water utility was receiving hundr...A South Carolina water utility was receiving hundreds of complaints per week about bad-tasting water after algal blooms. Xylem’s advanced oxidation treatment system eliminated the taste and odor issues in the drinking water. The new system also saves the utility $500,000 per year in consumables.
 


Miscellaneous

17.07.2019
WPL Leads on Health and Safety Standard
Wastewater treatment specialist WPL has made a rap...Wastewater treatment specialist WPL has made a rapid transition to the new health and safety standard set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety standard was introduced in April 2018 and organisations are advised to transfer by March 2021 if they wish to retain a recognised certification.
 

15.07.2019
New Ebara Components Development and Innovation Center in Fujisawa
Ebara Corporation held the completion ceremony for...Ebara Corporation held the completion ceremony for the newly built Components Development and Innovation Center, to play an integral role in the advanced development and testing of next generation dry vacuum pumps and gas abatement systems, which are the core products of Ebara’s Precision Machinery Business. The facility is scheduled to start full operation from October 1, 2019.
 

15.07.2019
WMFTG Offers Optimum Way of Matching Hose Material to Pumped Fluids
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is no...Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is now offering a unique way of matching Bredel hose material to the actual fluid being pumped, an activity that, if completed correctly, is proven to reduce costs. WMFTG has made available five new hose material immersion sample packs for Bredel and Apex pump users.
 

11.07.2019
Voith Subsidiary VolgaHydro Inaugurates New Production Plant for Hydropower Turbines
On 26th June 2019, the Voith subsidiary VolgaHydro...On 26th June 2019, the Voith subsidiary VolgaHydro opened ceremonially its new production plant in Balakovo, Russia. The new facility will produce and assemble components for hydropower plant turbines. Furthermore, the activities will include maintenance services and supplying equipment to large and small hydropower plants.
 

10.07.2019
Flender and Wikov Announce Service Cooperation
Flender GmbH, Bocholt and Wikov Industry a.s., Pra...Flender GmbH, Bocholt and Wikov Industry a.s., Prague announce a comprehensive service cooperation for gear units from other manufacturers. Both companies look forward to this long-term and sustainable partnership. Plant operators will benefit from Flender s and Wikov s comprehensive service portfolio, now also available for gear units from other manufacturers. The key objective is to provide customers a one-stop-service, globally.
 

09.07.2019
SPX Flow Announces New Bolting Systems Calibration Centre in Ghana
SPX Flow has announced a new West Africa Calibrati...SPX Flow has announced a new West Africa Calibration Centre located at an existing Bosch Rexroth facility in Takoradi, Ghana. The new centre will provide local calibration and service for SPX Flow Bolting Systems technologies.
 

05.07.2019
Sensor Technology: Reducing Engine Friction
An innovative torque sensor is helping to reduce e...An innovative torque sensor is helping to reduce engine emissions and improve economy as part of a project to develop an intelligent lubrication system. With engine efficiency under the spotlight like never before, automotive companies are exploring all avenues for improving performance. And because engines have a rotating power output, torque is the key measurement.