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Europump prepares for new circulator legislation
Europump has put together a presentation on how to calculate the Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) which is the cornerstone of the upcoming European regulation for circulators.

Pump Industry Award deadline approaches
As 2011 draws to a close the deadline for entry submission to the Pump Industry Awards is looming, with 30th December the last date by which you can submit who you think should win an award at the prestigious show.

Positive respnose to MDS conference
In a survey, 100% of delegates reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with material at the Motor Driven Systems (MDS) Conference, which took place from 9-10 November 2011 in Solihull, UK.

Make your nomination for the 2012 Pump Industry Awards!
The Pump Industry Awards is back, so if a company, product, application or individual that you know of or work with, is worthy of recognition for a ‘job well done’ why not put forward an entry for one on the following categories.

HI announces 2012 Annual Meeting
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) has announced the date and time for its 2012 Annual Meeting.

Submit your technical papers for the VDMA conference
The final date to apply for a technical paper to be presented at the VDMA’s International Rotating Equipment Conference 2012 is 10th December 2011. The complete text of the accepted technical paper must be submitted by 13th April 2012.

Help name the winners of the 2012 Pump Industry Awards
The organisers of the UK Pump Industry Awards are now welcoming nominations for the next awards ceremony, which takes place on 22 March 2012 in Solihull, UK.

Registration opens for Hydraulic Institute 2012 annual meeting
The Hydraulic Institute will host its 2012 Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Vinoy in St Petersburg, Florida from 8-14 February 2012.

Grundfos strengthens sales in South America
Grundfos is planning to open a sales company in Bogota, Colombia during the first half of 2012.

Bürkert solenoid valves for fluids and gases
Bürkert has expanded its range of solenoid valves to include the new series 6200, with types 6213EV and 6281EV now available.

Europump becomes associate member of Orgalime
The European association of pump manufacturers, Europump, is now an associate member of Orgalime, the European engineering industries association.

Metallized Carbon supplies rotary pump components
Metallized Carbon Corporation, a manufacturer of oil-free, self-lubricating, carbon-graphite materials for lubrication applications, has made available custom vanes, rotors, and end plates for use in liquid and gas rotary vane pumps.

Grundfos extends booster rangeGrundfos extends booster range
Grundfos has introduced a new range of a single-phase pre-packaged CMB/CMBE booster sets, extending its full booster set range.

New partners for MDS conference
The Motor Driven Systems Conference, which takes place from 9-10 November 2011, in Solihull, UK, has attracted the support of seven new industry event partners.

Wilo adds to executive board
The supervisory board of pump maker Wilo SE has appointed Gilbert Faul as a member of the company’s executive board with effect from 1 October 2011.

Grundfos pumps up half-year turnover
The Grundfos Group has delivered a positive half year result, with turnover up 10% to DKK10.1 billion on 2010 and profit before tax at DKK783 million.

Grundfos SmartFlo pump donated to innovative quality home
Grundfos has donated its SQE Constant Pressure System to the Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL), a showhome is designed to help architects and builders create an accessible, comfortable living environment that enhances quality of life.

HI opens registration for 2011 autumn meeting
Registration is open for the Hydraulic Institute (HI)‘s fall (autumn) meeting, which will take place on 4–8 October 2011, at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Royal opening for Grundfos facility in Russia
Queen Margrethe of Denmark has officially opened Grundfos’s extended Istra facility near Moscow in Russia.

Fluid Automation VSDs suitable for building services
UK-based Fluid Automation now uses Variflo variable speed drives (VSDs) in its pumps and booster systems designed for building services duties.

SERO pump for industrial refrigeration
SERO PumpSystems GmbH has added the new SEMIS model to its high head pump range.

Wilo partners with Borussia Dortmund
German pump manufacturer Wilo has become a Champion Partner of the Borussia Dortmund football team.

2010 US pump statistics released
The latest Current Industrial Report covering pumps has been published by the US Department of Commerce.

PIA call for nominations now open

The organisers of the annual UK Pump Industry Awards (PIA), have announced that the call for nominations is now officially open.

Ebara Technologies opens training and demonstration facility in California
Vacuum pump specialist Ebara Technologies Inc has a new training and demonstration facility in Sacramento, California, USA.

Met-Pro scrubbers use Fybroc pumps

Fybroc brand recirculation pumps are part of a US$675 000 order that Met-Pro Corp has received to supply a multi-technology air quality control system to treat emissions generated by a sand processing facility.

Edwards expands vacuum pump service in South East Asia
Edwards has signed its first authorised service provider agreement in South East Asia with Singapore-based Wing Wah Industrial Services Pte Ltd.

Prestige development in Indian Garden City

A city in India is the site for an enormous mixed use development, featuring residential apartments, leisure facilities, office space and retail outlets. The developers wanted the pumping systems to echo the project’s ambitious outlook and found a solution in a range of water and HVAC pumps.

Grundfos Pumps cuts irrigation water consumption at Fresno facility
Grundfos Pumps Corp is to voluntarily halve the amount of potable water used to irrigate its 27-acre campus in Fresno, California during 2011.

AODD efficiency improvements

Recent advancements in air distribution systems (ADS), including efficiency management equipment, have resulted in drastically improved overall efficiencies of air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps. This, in turn, has resulted in better reliability and very considerably improved energy cost savings, reports Curtis Dietzsch.

Kirloskar Brothers inaugurates new domestic pump plant in Coimbatore
Indian pump manufacturer Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has officially opened its new manufacturing facility in Coimbatore for small domestic pumps.

Selection of gas compressors: part 1

Gas compressors find a wide range of uses, from internal combustion engines and industrial processes to domestic gas supply and refrigeration. In this first article of a nine-part series, Eduardo Larralde and Rafael Ocampo set out the basics, discussing the theoretical laws that govern the behaviour of compressors and the parameters fundamental to their design.

Grundfos supplies 5 millionth pump to BDR Thermea
Boiler manufacturer BDR Thermea has purchased five million Grundfos customised circulator pumps for boilers over the past five years.

Ebara opens pump subsidiary in Korea

Japanese pump company Ebara Corp has opened a subsidiary in South Korea.

Europump elects new president
KSB senior vice president Dr Sönke Brodersen is the new president of Europump, the European Association of Pump Manufacturers.

Healthy attitude to carbon footprint

A new health and leisure centre in the UK required a holistic approach to the energy-efficiency of its HVAC system. A range of centrifugal pumps for heating and cooling, and complete pressure boosting systems allowed the centre to reduce its carbon footprint, focus on energy saving, and stay healthy for longer, aiding the whole community.

Hospital boiler helps house efficiency
A European hospital identified that an advanced technology combined heat and power (CHP) plant would reduce energy costs and reduce overall carbon emissions by generating its own electricity. By using 3D computer modeling it was able to determine how best to optimise the space and reduce footprint, significantly reducing any impact the project might have on day-to-day care.

Crane appoints new chief operating officer

Max Mitchell, president of Crane Co’s Fluid Handling Group, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of the parent company.

CEO first at Armstrong
Canadian pump manufacturer SA Armstrong Ltd has appointed its first CEO in the company’s 77-year history.

Heat pump available in modular system

Afriso, a German manufacturer of heating devices has developed PrimoTherm, a 180 heating pump assembly used in closed thermal heating systems to circulate heating water or water-glycol mixtures.

Wilo’s 2010 sales exceed €1bn
German pump manufacturer Wilo SE says that 2010 was the most successful year in its 139-year history, with sales exceeding €1 billion for the first time.

Heat pump available in modular system

Afriso, a German manufacturer of heating devices has developed PrimoTherm, a 180 heating pump assembly used in closed thermal heating systems to circulate heating water or water-glycol mixtures.

Wilo’s 2010 sales exceed €1bn
German pump manufacturer Wilo SE says that 2010 was the most successful year in its 139-year history, with sales exceeding €1 billion for the first time.

Met-Pro Duall air pollution control system order includes Fybroc pumps

Met-Pro Corp’s Environmental Air Solutions business unit is to supply a Duall brand air pollution control system, including Fybroc pumps, to a large industrial facility specialising in precious metals recovery.

24-hour successful system changeover
When a social housing scheme’s heating system reached the end of its useful life, it looked as though the facility would have to shut down for maintenance during the winter months. The off-site construction of an integrated heating system made it possible for the changeover of the boiler plant to take place within just one day.

Climate-friendly service for hotel
While a completely carbon neutral solution is not yet possible, a luxury hotel in Copenhagen comes close to achieving it by deploying some of the latest environmental and energy technology on the market. A ground water cooling system allows recycled heat from the summer months to be used during the cold winter months.

Grundfos delivers strong growth in 2010
Danish pump maker Grundfos has returned to pre-recession activity levels, with 2010 turnover of DKK19.6 billion, profit before tax of DKK2.4 billion and record profitability of 12.2% of turnover.

Pump Industry Awards 2011 - winners
The 2011 Pump Industry Awards Gala Dinner was held in Coventry, UK on Wednesday the 23 March.

Off-site packaging for easy installation
A streamlined solution was needed for the building service element of a landmark building under construction in the City of London. The high efficiency heat exchange modules, variable speed pumps and booster sets were packaged off-site and supplied in ready-to-install modules. This cut installation times and reduced deliveries to the busy site.

Pumps on show at PVP event
A number of important pump manufacturers will be showcasing their products at the Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa Exhibition, which takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 7-9 June 2011.

Hydraulic Institute elects new 2011 board of directors and officers
The Hydraulic Institute, the largest association of pump manufacturers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America, has a new board of directors and officers for 2011.

TPU diaphragms have improved service life
German seals specialist Freudenberg Simrit has developed a new range of diaphragms made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that are abrasion-resistant and have improved service life.

German companies host pavilion at PVP Africa
The Southern-African German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the German-African Business Association will jointly host a pavilion at the Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa 2011 Exhibition.

VDMA sets the date for 10th Pump Users International Forum 2012
The VDMA Pumps + Systems Association’s 10th Pump Users International Forum will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany from 27–28 September 2012.

Wilo names new head of sales and marketing
Eric Lachambre is to head up the Sales and Marketing function at German pump manufacturer Wilo.

Gardner Denver partnership to improve blower motors
Gardner Denver has partnered with magnetic bearing specialist Synchrony, Inc which will add its high-speed motors on magnetic bearings into Gardner Denver’s new Hoffman Revolution line of high-speed aeration blowers for the water and wastewater treatment markets.

Voting for the Pump Industry Awards is now open
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New display category at Hannover Messe
The Hannover Messe, which takes place from 4 to 8 April, will feature a new display category focusing on innovations for urban infrastructure and cities, called Metropolitan Solutions.

Grundfos registers colour as trademark
Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos has registered a shade of red as a trademark.

Pump industry: merger & acquisition
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.

Wilo publishes 2009 Sustainability Report
German pump manufacturer Wilo SE has released its 2009 Sustainability Report.

ITT Water Technology recalls sump and effluent pumps
ITT Water Technology Inc is voluntarily recalling about 21 000 sump pumps and effluent pumps due to an electric shock/electrocution hazard.


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