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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Exhibitions + Conferences

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.

Books + Papers

Hydraulic Institute Publishes New Drivers Application Guidebook
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) recently published th...The Hydraulic Institute (HI) recently published the Drivers Application Guidebook: Electric Motors, Guidelines for Application, Installation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.


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.


Financial News

Sulzer Delivers A Strong Q3
n the third quarter, Sulzer achieved an order intake of CHF 925 million for an organic increase of 6.7 percent year on year. Sulzer s order intake in the first nine months of 2019 reached CHF 2’858 million, up 7.2 percent year-to-date. Organic growth has been supported by outstanding performance in water, up 20 percent, and by oil & gas and petrochemicals, up 15 percent. Sulzer confirms its guidance for 2019.

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.

Evoqua Announces Acquisition of Majority Stake in Frontier Water
Evoqua Water Technologies recently announced a majority investment position in San Diego-based Frontier Water Systems, LLC. Frontier is a pioneer in the development of patented, engineered equipment packages for high-rate treatment and removal of selenium, nitrate and other metals from complex waste streams.

Contracts + Case Stories

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.


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.

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”.

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.

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).

Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New Plant in Wuxi, China
Pfeiffer Vacuum celebrated the expansion of its fa...Pfeiffer Vacuum celebrated the expansion of its facility in Wuxi, China on October 23 with a grand opening ceremony. Double its original size, the new, expanded facility marks a significant milestone in Pfeiffer Vacuum’s development in China, as it allows the company to better respond to local customers’ needs while supporting its strategic growth in the local coating and semiconductor market.