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KSB to showcase in-line pumps for skyscrapers
KSB Aktiengesellschaft has added the new Etaline-R in-line pump series to its product range.

ITT Flojet pumps suitable for wide range of duties
ITT Flojet has introduced a line of magnetically coupled centrifugal pumps.

KSB’s wet rotor pump offers energy saving
KSB has developed a new wet rotor pump with continuously variable differential pressure control.

Final call for Pump Industry Awards nominations
Nominations for the 2011 Pump Industry Awards must be made by 31 December 2010.

Grundfos forms global groundwater Competency Centre in Kansas
Grundfos Pumps Corp is setting up a new global business development Competency Centre for the residential groundwater market at the pump company’s North American headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.

Armstrong adds new manufacturing plant in China
Armstrong has officially opened a new manufacturing facility in China.

Grundfos awards ‘Supplier of the Year’ to Fairchild Semiconductor
Fairchild provides Smart Power Module (SPM) solutions for Grundfos circulation pumps, which comply to the EuP directive and received the ‘Best energy-efficient circulator’ by the EU project.

Pump industry: mergers & acquisitions
Over the past ten years, the number of M&A transitions in the fragmented global pump industry proved it was not immune to the macroeconomic forces that stifled M&A activity in many other industries. Brendan Tierney presents an overview.

Call for nominations for 2011 Pump Industry Awards
The British Pump Manufacturers Association has announced the ‘Call for Nominations’ for the 2011 Pump Industry Awards (PIA) is now open.

Grundfos posts strong interim gains in sales and profits
Danish Pump group Grundfos has delivered turnover of €1.2 billion and a profit before tax of €103 million in the first six months of 2010.

PS Asia and HVAC & Refrigeration Asia a success in 2010
The exhibitions, held from 1-3 September in Singapore attracted 5,326 visitors from 43 countries.

Grundfos unveils mobile app
Grundfos has launched its first application for mobile phones.

WILO merges two German subsidiaries
German pump manufacturer WILO SE has merged WILO EMUPORT GmbH and WILO EMU GmbH into WILO SE with effect from 1 January 2010.

SPX appoints new general manager of SPX India and Africa
Raj Kapur is the new general manager of SPX India and Africa.

Grundfos chairman celebrates 50 years in pumps
Grundfos Group chairman Niels Due Jensen is celebrating his 50th anniversary with the Danish pump company.

2011 Pump Industry Awards – Call for Nominations
The British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) in association with World Pumps will host its Pump Industry Awards Dinner in March 2011.

MZT Pumpi delivers pumps to Serbia and Macedonia
Macedonia’s MZT Pumpi has produced five pumpsets for the Serbian heating utility company Beogradske Elektrane.

Armstrong to launch carbon solutions under ECO:nomics brand
Each solution is designed to offer a lower carbon footprint, enabling customers to meet sustainability goals without elevating capital costs.

Alfred W Jones – an appreciation
Alfred W Jones was co-founder of Best Pump Works, Flowtronex, and Integrated Flow Solutions. He died June 26 2010 while traveling in London. Here Dave Brockway president of Intelliquip, LLC gives a brief appreciation.

Edwards opens new facility in Taiwan
Edwards Ltd has opened a new service centre and sales office in Jhunan, Taiwan to support its customers in the industrial, solar, semiconductor, flat panel and LED sectors.

Armstrong integrates UK operations
Armstrong has merged its two key areas of operation in the UK.

Edwards appoints new CEO
Vacuum pump manufacturer Edwards has named Matthew Taylor as the company’s new chief executive officer.

Wilo HVAC pump requires less power
Wilo has introduced the Wilo-Star-Z NOVA, a circulation pump designed for consumer HVAC systems.

Best Controls launches controller for VFDs
The PC 4000, a dedicated pump controller for pressure control applications using variable frequency drives (VFDs).

Choosing a ball valve that lowers emissions
Regulatory agencies in both the US and Europe are tightening controls on fugitive emissions, such as equipment leaks, as opposed to point-source emissions from reactor vents or boiler exhaust stacks. Michael Adkins and Pete Ehlers, both of Swagelok, explain how choosing the right ball valve can keep you in compliance.

Pump design optimisation video
The classic pump design process requires costly manufacturing, assembly, and physical testing to determine the viability of a design change or to generate a pump curve. Also, physical testing typically does not provide sufficient insight as to what exactly may be impeding performance.

Vent-Axia forms heat pump division
The UK's Vent-Axia is launching a heat pump division to complement its Lo-Carbon ventilation range.

ABB drives suit general purpose duties
ABB has introduced a medium voltage drive rated from 400 to 1,000 kVA, in voltages up to 6.9 kV for general purpose applications that do not require an engineered drive.

Grundfos sponsors Track Cycling World Championships
Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos is sponsoring the Track Cycling World Championships which are taking place in Ballerup, Denmark 24–28 March 2010.

GE introduce the GeoSpring hybrid water heater
The Energy Star qualified heat pump water heater from GE reduces water heater operating expenses by up to 62%, saving up to $320 annually

Flexible concepts in building automation
The advantages of the 'intelligent building' are the increase of user comfort as well as the reduction of operating costs. Existing pump technology, such as that found in heating and air-conditioning, can contribute to this. Here we examine a flexible concept with which electronic pumps can be integrated into different building automation systems.

Wilo names new head of Sales and Marketing
At Wilo SE, Dipl-Ing Alexander von Schweinitz will take over the executive board function of Sales and Marketing from 1 July 2010.

Garlock Sealing Technologies launches Micro-Tec II website
The revised Micro-Tec II website from Garlock features an easy-to-use technology navigator which allows the users to explore the benefits of the Micr-Tec bearing isolator

Minco offers free guide for choosing sensor and instrument solutions
The guide assists with defining temperature sensing application requirements, determining which sensing technology is best, comparing sensor alternatives and obtaining parts for testing and prototype sensors

Hydraulic Institute elects new 2010 board of directors and officers
The Hydraulic Institute, the largest association of pump manufacturers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America, has announced its 2010 board of directors and officers.

Wilden introduce AODD pump for adhesive-backing applications
The original series T2 metal Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) pump from Wilden features performance versatility, such as the attachment of a poluene coating to paper products

Europump 2010 Annual Meeting
Registration is now open for the Europump 2010 Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration which will be held in Paris, France 26-29 May 2010.

Edwards names new European general manager
Vacuum technology company Edwards has appointed Wolfgang Binder as general manager for Europe to lead the company’s growth in the European semiconductor, solar and general vacuum markets.

Wilden introduce AODD pump for adhesive-backing applications
The original series T2 metal Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) pump from Wilden features performance versatility, such as the attachment of a poluene coating to paper products

Programmable timer ball valve allows untended operation
Keller Products has developed a programmable automatic timer for compressed air supply which makes it possible to allow prescheduled untended operation of any air-driven equipment.

Neptune Mixer Company offering range of gear-driven portable mixers
Designed for use in a wide variety of mixing/blending applications, the gear-driven portable mixers from Neptune eliminate leaking and the danger of oil contamination

Editorial podcast - January
The editor of World Pumps welcomes you to the January issue

Trolex introduce in-line gas flow sensor for pipeline monitoring
The in-line version of the vortex gas flow sensor/transmitter from Trolex is certified for use in explosive atmospheres

Grundfos launches Thinking Buildings Universe online pump resource
Grundfos Building Services’s Thinking Buildings Universe is a new web site offering contractors and engineers information on commercial pumps.

Atlas Copco Compressors launches Scrappage Scheme
Compressors must be at least five years old to be eligible for the Scrappage Scheme which offers £2,000 towards the cost of new Atlas Copco compressed air equipment

Filton Process Control flowmeters measure a variety of duties
Filton Process Control has a range of variable area flowmeters suitable for most process gases and liquids.

Bitzer scroll compressors are application-specific
Bitzer has developed the ORBIT 8 Series of scroll compressors, which achieve higher efficiency levels through the optimisation of each compressor for its specific application.

Vacon micro AC drives ‘eliminate unnecessary complexity’
Vacon has developed a range of micro AC drives which the company claims are easier to specify and use but retain the features needed to control of pumps, fans and simple conveyers.

Change of president at the BPMA
John Veness has been appointed president of the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA).

Grundfos partners with DB Services in Germany
Grundfos GmbH in Germany and DB Services have signed a co-operation contract covering technical facility management and industrial services.

Wilo names new executive board chairman
Oliver Hermes has been appointed chairman of the executive board of the German pump manufacturer Wilo SE.


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