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22-December-2010
Weir expands further in renewable energy sector
The Weir Group plc has acquired a 76% majority shareholding in wind power maintenance specialist Ynfiniti Engineering Services SL.

17-December-2010
Improved pump monitoring from Colfax
Colfax Corporation has expanded its SmartSense intelligent pump monitoring line to include the SmartSense Pulse.

15-December-2010
Flowserve completes US$1bn credit facility
Flowserve Corp has finalised a new U$$1 billion, five-year credit facility, which includes a US$500 million term loan and a US$500 million revolver that the company can increase, subject to certain conditions, by up to US$200 million.

14-December-2010
Colfax expands SmartSense monitoring line
The SmartSense intelligent pump monitoring line now includes the new SnartSense Pulse which fits easily near the bearing on a pump to gauge temperature and vibration.

14-December-2010
Flowserve receives ASME approval for Class 1, 2 and 3 valves
The Flowserve facility in Springville, Utah has received ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) N and NPT nuclear approvals to construct control valves at the facility.

13-December-2010
John Crane expands in Saudi Arabia
John Crane Saudi Arabia Co Ltd has opened an expanded headquarters and service centre in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

11-December-2010
Colfax names new head of strategy and business development
Daniel Pryor has been appointed senior vice president of strategy and business development at Colfax Corp, where he will lead the company’s business development efforts as well as play a major role in its strategic planning process.

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

08-December-2010
Turning sunlight into electricity
The International Energy Outlook 2010 projections, published by the United States Energy Information Administration, predicts a 49% increase in the total world consumption of marketed energy from 2007 to 2035. The escalating cost of fossil fuels, its availability, and environmental concerns, are forcing the world to find alternative sources of energy.

08-December-2010
Hayward Tyler secures three US nuclear orders
Hayward Tyler Inc has won three new North American nuclear contracts together worth US$5 million.

01-December-2010
Graham Corporation awarded three orders worth $4.8 million
The three orders call for specialised condensers, liquid ring pump packages and ejector systems for facilities in North America and Asia.

26-November-2010
Sulzer opens new pump plant in China
Sulzer Pumps has officially opened a new pump factory in Suzhou, China that will manufacture engineered pumps for the oil & gas and power generation markets.

25-November-2010
KSB ITUR providing particle accelerator with 57 cooling pumps
The Spanish KSB Group has been awarded a contract for the supply of 57 cooling pumps for Synchrotron Alba, which is currently under construction.

23-November-2010
Quadna supplies pump packages to Texas power plant
Pump packager and integrator Quadna has secured a US$300 000 project from The Industrial Company (TIC) to fabricate a custom fire pump system and several centrifugal and positive displacement pump packages for a new natural gas power plant in Abernathy, Texas.

19-November-2010
Weir acquires American Hydro
The Weir Group plc has acquired American Hydro Corp, a manufacturer of hydroturbines and pumps for hydroelectric power generation.

29-October-2010
Sterling Fluid Systems opens sales office in Barcelona
After many years working with a distributor, Sterling Fluid Systems has opened its own pump sales office in Badalona, just north of Barcelona, Spain.

29-October-2010
Kirloskar Brothers unveils plans to increase pump production in India
Kirloskar Brothers Ltd is setting up new pump manufacturing units in Coimbatore and Ahmedabad, India.

26-October-2010
Sundyne acquires full control of Sundyne Nikkiso JV
Sundyne Corp and Nikkiso Co Ltd have reached an agreement that gives Sundyne 100% ownership of the Sundyne Nikkiso joint venture in Tokyo, Japan.

19-October-2010
SKF acquires Lincoln Industrial
Sweden’s SKF is buying US based lubrication systems provider Lincoln Industrial for US$1 billion from Harbour Group.

15-October-2010
ITT Fluid and Motion Control appoints chief technology officer
Dr Johan Grön is the new chief technology officer (CTO) of ITT Corp’s global Fluid and Motion Control group.

08-October-2010
Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa 2011
Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa (PVPA) 2011 will take place 7–9 June 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

08-October-2010
Metso supplying automation system to demo power plant
Metso will develop and supply an automation system to AW-Energy Ltd’s demo power plant, a world first in generating electricity from surge, a form of ocean energy.

08-October-2010
Pulsafeeder buys peristaltic pump maker PeriFlo
IDEX Corp’s Pulsafeeder has acquired PeriFlo Inc, a manufacturer of peristaltic pumps for the industrial and municipal water and wastewater markets.

07-October-2010
Hitachi Power Systems America upgrades New York pump-turbine units
Hitachi Power Systems America Ltd has secured a 10-year contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to replace and modify major components of Lewiston Pump Generating Plant’s pump-turbine units.

06-October-2010
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.

30-September-2010
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.

30-September-2010
Sundyne recognised for worker safety
Sundyne Corp’s manufacturing facility in Arvada, Colorado, USA has achieved Star status through the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

28-September-2010
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in talks with US component suppliers
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Michigan companies Energy Steel & Supply Co, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control and ClydeUnion Pumps to begin discussions about supplying components for new nuclear power plant projects in the United States and around the world.

23-September-2010
Colfax Corp to relocate corporate HQ
Pump and valve manufacturer Colfax Corp is planning to move its corporate headquarters from Richmond, Virginia to the Columbia, Maryland area.

21-September-2010
KSB puts two river turbines into operation on river Rhine
The turbines, located on the river Rhine, Germany, will convert the water energy into electric power and feed that into the power supply system.

15-September-2010
ABB wins $23 million order from Eskom
The order is for the supply of an electrical balance of plant (eBoP) solution for the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme (PSS) currently under construction in South Africa.

14-September-2010
Iberdrola commissions on-line monitoring system from Aries Ingenieria y Sistemas
The Protor vibration monitoring system, provides reliable on-line monitoring of turbine generators, main boiler feed pumps and other auxiliary plant equipment.

10-September-2010
Weir promoted to FTSE 100 Index
Pump manufacturer Weir Group plc is joining the FTSE 100 Index

08-September-2010
A true measure of hydraulic efficiency
Many companies use manufacturer test-bed statistics to make purchasing decisions. However, these take little account of the effect the pumped media has on power consumption. To get a true understanding of the overall efficiency of their pump, a measurement of sustained efficiency over time using data from users' own pumping station assets is vital.

07-September-2010
GAP Feltenberger Pendulum pump from Gravitational Energy Corporation
The pump is designed for use in the wake of natural disasters and can be used to generate electricity, drill wells and desalinate and filter water.

07-September-2010
Allweiler wins €5 million fuel injection skid order for Iraq
Colfax Corporation’s Allweiler AG will deliver a €5 million fuel-injection skid order to Iraq through Siemens AG.

03-September-2010
Hayward Tyler pumps up power at UK manufacturing site
Pump and valve manufacturer Hayward Tyler Group Ltd has uprated the power infrastructure at its core testing facility in Luton, UK.

02-September-2010
Weir expands in India with valve acquisition
Pump and valve manufacturer The Weir Group plc has agreed to acquire the valve business of India’s BDK Engineering Industries Ltd.

23-August-2010
Hayward Tyler Group receives pump order
Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) Beijing Co. has ordered two boiler circulation pumps for delivery to CIF Beijing in Tianjinxin Port, China.

20-August-2010
Colfax expands lubrication systems business with Baric acquisition
Colfax Corp has bought Baric Group, the UK supplier of fluid-handling systems primarily for lubrication applications in the oil & gas, petrochemical and power generation markets.

17-August-2010
China pump market to reach US$8.4 billion by 2015
China will account for 21% of the US$40 billion world market for industrial pumps in 2015.

17-August-2010
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.

09-August-2010
KSB expands India foundry
KSB Group has increased the steel foundry capacity at its Vambori, India facility.

05-August-2010
Three orders for Flowserve totalling more than $10 million
The orders from China Nuclear Power Engineering Company are for nuclear main stream isolation valves (MSIV) for use at three facilities in China.

05-August-2010
Ebara Boshan Pumps expands China plant
Ebara Boshan Pumps Co Ltd is planning a Yn32 million expansion of its factory in Boshan, Shandong Province, China.

27-July-2010
Parker Hannifin broadens range of bent axis piston pumps
The latest addition to the F11 series, the F11-6, has been introduced to offer greater degrees of speed, efficiency and pressure in many motor applications.

23-July-2010
Edwards to supply pumps to new bioethanol plant
The company will supply the plant, which is being built in the UK, with a combination of single and two-stage liquid ring pump systems.

20-July-2010
Climate change sets biofuel demand
In the attempt to reduce CO2 emissions, biofuels are playing an increasingly important role. But the aggressive acids, high temperatures, high viscous media and strict legislation involved impose significant demands on components. KSB's Michael Bauer looks at the pump technology that is helping develop this growing sector.

19-July-2010
KSB ITUR opens new pump testing plant in Spain
KSB ITUR has opened a €1.5 million state-of-the-art automated pump testing plant at its headquarters in Zarautz (Gipuzkoa), Spain.

19-July-2010
Algae-X filtration system provides optimum fuel quality
The STS automated fuel filtration system removes sludge and water from tanks, dries the fuel and prevents microbial contamination through fully-automated programming and remote monitoring.

15-July-2010
Colfax appoints new executive vice president of Colfax Americas
Pump maker Colfax Corp has promoted William Roller to executive vice president of Colfax Americas.

14-July-2010
The potential of gas shale
Robert McIlvaine and Ann James of McIlvaine Company show how extracting gas from shale deposits has become ever more economical, and discuss how pumps can play a role in this increasingly important form of energy, looking at a selection of important wells across the U.S.

13-July-2010
Cambi delivers sludge treatment to Norwegian plant
The plant in Drammen is designed to treat approximately 20,000 tonnes of sludge from municipalities in the Drammen region, together with some grease and septic.

13-July-2010
Varley Pumps design upgrade kit for obsolete pumps
The upgrade kit is relevant to pumps which were used in the power generation industry from the 1960’s.

09-July-2010
Torishima Pump North America appoints new sales agents
Torishima Pump North America has added four new sales agents covering the Atlanta, Chicago, Texas and West Coast regions of the US.

29-June-2010
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.

25-June-2010
John Crane launches new power transmission coupling for power generation.
The Metastream M Series ZMH flexible membrane coupling improves is specifically intended for cooling tower installations.

17-June-2010
Allweiler providing fuel pumps adapted for use with new low-sulphur diesel oil
Allweiler uses an analytical programme, which shows conversion options or suitable replacements for pumps which are already in service in ships.

15-June-2010
Alfa Laval expands range of spiral heat exchangers
The all-stainless steel ALSHE VAP is a standardised exchanger designed for use as a vapouriser in a wide range of process industries.

08-June-2010
Edwards appoints new CEO
Vacuum pump manufacturer Edwards has named Matthew Taylor as the company’s new chief executive officer.

03-June-2010
R&M Energy Systems develop Moyno PD powered generator
The ElectroFlo Generator is powered by a positive displacement downhole power section, which has been used to handling entrained solids in drilling fluids.

01-June-2010
Registration opens for Hydraulic Institute's pump market insight workshop
Registration is now open for the Hydraulic Institute’s 2010 Market Outlook Workshop which will take place 12–13 August 2010 in San Francisco.

28-May-2010
Weir, Mitsubishi team up to target UK nuclear pumps market
The Weir Group plc and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) are to jointly develop activities in the UK nuclear new build market under the WEIR-MHI brand.

24-May-2010
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and BHEL win Indian pump order
Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd and India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) have jointly received an order for 18 pumps as part of a steam turbine generator package to be installed at a new thermal power generation plant being built by NTPC Ltd at Barh in Bihar, in eastern India.

24-May-2010
Curtiss-Wright and Westinghouse test world's largest canned-motor reactor coolant pump
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control - EMD and Westinghouse Electric Co LLC are continuing their successful testing of the world’s largest canned-motor reactor coolant pump at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control EMD’s facility in Cheswick, Pennsylvania.

18-May-2010
ClydeUnion Pumps wins Scottish Engineering Award
The 2010 Scottish Engineering Award has gone to ClydeUnion Pumps.

18-May-2010
KSB inaugurates production and test facility for large power station pumps in Frankenthal
KSB AG has officially opened its new production and test facility for large power station pumps with drive ratings of up to 50MW at its Frankenthal site in Germany.

17-May-2010
Micro-Epsilon launches eddy sensors for hydraulic duties
The new range of displacement measurement sensors use the recently-developed printed coil and permanent magnet technology.

13-May-2010
Best Controls launches controller for VFDs
The PC 4000, a dedicated pump controller for pressure control applications using variable frequency drives (VFDs).

10-May-2010
KSB receives order for two large boiler feed pumps
The pump sets will be uses in the power station of a fertilizer factory producing urea and granular urea, located in the town of Ain Sukhna, Egypt.

07-May-2010
ENER-G launches Sustainable Technologies division
The new division expands ENER-G’s existing ground source heat pump operation; specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of heat pumps.

04-May-2010
Hayward Tyler services South African power plant
Hayward Tyler Global Services, a division of Hayward Tyler Ltd, has delivered essential power goods to the Kendal Power Station in South Africa, following the lifting of some trade restrictions.

23-April-2010
Flowserve receives valve order from China Nuclear Power Engineering Co
The main steam isolation valves and main feedwater isolation valves will be used at Taishan Units 1 and 2 of a Chinese EPR (CEPR) pressurized water reactors.

21-April-2010
Pump monitoring: unusual incidents
Condition monitoring tests are beneficial in improving both the operation and maintenance of pumping systems. Here, Ray Beebe of Monash University uses a slurry pump case study to illustrate the value of basic head-flow tests for a system where restricted access made conventional flow measurements difficult.

19-April-2010
Curtiss-Wright pumps process and remediate nuclear waste
Curtiss-Wright Corp has secured contracts worth US$11 million from Savannah River Remediation LLC for submersible mixer and transfer pumps for the processing and remediation of nuclear waste materials.

19-April-2010
Ruhrpumpen enters the renewable energy market
Ruhrpumpen is supplying pumps to the ANDASOL III solar thermal power plant in Spain.

16-April-2010
Flowserve seals nuclear valve joint venture with China’s SUFA
Flowserve Corp has signed an amendment to a nuclear power industry valve joint venture agreement, originally announced in March 2009, between Flowserve and SUFA Technology Industry Co Ltd CNNC.

13-April-2010
Colfax appoints new senior vice president of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia
Colfax Corp has promoted Arne Forslund to the newly-created position of senior vice president - Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

13-April-2010
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.

08-April-2010
DXP Enterprises closes Quadna acquisition
DXP Enterprises Inc has completed of the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Quadna Inc in a US$28 million deal.

07-April-2010
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.

30-March-2010
Teikoku USA to acquire canned motor pump service business
Teikoku USA Inc, the canned motor pump company, has reached an agreement with Texas Process Equipment Co of Houston, Texas to acquire its canned motor pump service business.

30-March-2010
Hyundai Heavy Industries delivers pumps to Kalinin nuclear power plant in Russia
Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) is supplying large cooling water supply pumps for the nuclear power plant which is being built in Kalinin, Russia.

24-March-2010
Hitachi Ltd to acquire Hitachi Plant Technologies via share exchange
Japan’s Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd is to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd from 1 April 2010, following a share exchange agreement.

19-March-2010
KNF Neuberger develops diaphragm range with improved performance-to-size ratio
The diaphragm pump from KNF Neuberger is designed for liquid transferring with a high performance-to-size ratio

17-March-2010
Sheffield Forgemasters to install 15 000 tonne forging press
Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd has secured £140 million in funding, including an £80 million UK Government loan, to install the UK’s first 15 000 tonne forging press to manufacture ultra-large nuclear components, including pumps.

12-March-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

11-March-2010
Rolls-Royce to add Parker Aerospace heat management valves to the Trent XWB engine programme
Rolls-Royce has exercised its option to add Parker Aerospace’s heat management valves to the pneumatics package it already supplies on the Trent XWB engine programme

11-March-2010
Flowserve receives order in excess of $15 million from State Nuclear Power Engineering Company
The order for ASME Section III safety-related globe and gate valves, and Flowserve Limitorque actuators will be used at the Westinghouse nuclear power plant in China

10-March-2010
Blackmer STX3-DEF sliding vane pumps for Diesel Exhaust Fluid
The sliding vane pumps from Blackmer are designed for loading and unloading Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in EPA 2010 vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology

10-March-2010
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.

05-March-2010
RCI Technologies offering three models of its remote pumping unit fuel recirculating system
The FRS 660-RPU-UL remote pumping unit fuel recirculating system, from RCI Technologies, is designed to automatically circulate and clean stored fuel.

26-February-2010
Edwards launches Drystar 80 dry pumping package
The pre-configured dry pumping system from Edwards consists of a Roots and inverted multistage claw mechanism, making it more effective in the lower pressure regions

26-February-2010
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.

19-February-2010
Increasing reliability using FEM-CFD
'Increasing reliability using FEM-CFD' is now available as a download on this site.

18-February-2010
Reducing greenhouse emissions at origin
'Reducing greenhouse emissions at origin' is now available as a download on this site.

10-February-2010
Hyundai Heavy Industries develops steam turbine for industrial pumps
Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) has developed its own steam turbine to drive industrial pumps, compressors, generators, blowers and fans that are used in refineries, chemical plants and cogeneration plants.

09-February-2010
Ruhrpumpen improves delivery times
Ruhrpumpen has put new procedures and a 5S program in-place in order to improve lead times.

02-February-2010
Editorial podcast - January
The editor of World Pumps welcomes you to the January issue

01-February-2010
Flowserve combines its pump and seal divisions
Flowserve Corp has integrated its Flowserve Pump Division and the Flow Solutions Division into the new Flow Solutions Group.

22-January-2010
Westinghouse opens nuclear pump and motor maintenance and repair facility in Belgium
Westinghouse Electric Co has officially opened its European Pump and Motor Maintenance and Repair Centre in Nivelles, Belgium, for nuclear energy customers in Europe.

21-January-2010
Water cooling is big business
'Water cooling is big business' is now available as a download on this site.

21-January-2010
Demand for Boiler Circulation Pumps (BCP) in the Middle East
'Demand for BCPs in the Middle East' is new available as a download on this site.

19-January-2010
Ebara Futtsu pump plant starts operations
Ebara Corp’s new Futtsu plant in Futtsu city, Chiba Prefecture, Japan is now fully operational.

18-January-2010
Power station pump selection : parts 1 and 2
Part 1 and 2 of 'Power station pump selection' are now available as a download on this site.

14-January-2010
Blade adjustment cuts energy costs
'Blade adjustment cuts energy costs' is now available as a download on this site.

14-January-2010
Pumps as turbines for water industry
'Pumps as turbines for water industry' is now available as a download on this site.

14-January-2010
Power pump success for Hyundai Heavy Industries in Thailand
Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) is supplying a number of large pumps for the 700MW supercritical Gecho-One coal-fired thermal power plant which is being built in Map ta Phut, Rayong Province, Thailand.

11-January-2010
Smith Flow Control Easi-Drive valve actuator for emergency operation in a power failure
Powered by an electric generator, the Easi-Drive portable valve actuator from Smith Flow Control provides wastewater treatment plants with emergency operation of valves until power is restored

11-January-2010
Change of president at the BPMA
John Veness has been appointed president of the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA).

11-January-2010
Colfax Corp names new president and CEO
Colfax Corp board member Clay Kiefaber has been appointed president and chief executive officer, succeeding John Young who has left the company.

11-January-2010
Blackmer range of TLGLF flange-mounted pumps suitable for LPG trucks
Blackmer says that its flange-mounted pumps are now available for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bobtail and transport trucks.

04-January-2010
Waukesha Bearings buys Inpro/Seal
Waukesha Bearings, part of Dover Corp's Fluid Management Segment, has acquired Inpro/Seal Co, a Rock Island, Illinois-based manufacturer of bearing isolator technologies.

 

 

 
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