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18-December-2011
Impress transmitters offer three-in-one capability
Instrumentation specialist Impress Sensors & Systems Ltd has launched a new range of high pressure differential pressure transmitters for liquids and gases.

13-December-2011
Saudi electricity use spotlighted at Water and Power Forum
Saleh Al-Awaji , the Saudi deputy minister of water and electricity spoke at the Saudi Water and Power Forum on Sunday about the increasing use of electricity in the country.

13-December-2011
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.

06-December-2011
Positive response 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.

06-December-2011
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.

29-November-2011
New leadership at Sundyne
Jeff Wiemelt is to take over from Phil Ruffner as president of Sundyne Corp on 1 January 2012.

29-November-2011
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.

24-November-2011
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.

22-November-2011
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.

17-November-2011
KSB opens new valve factory in China
Pump and valve manufacturer KSB has inaugurated a new factory for globe and gate valves in Changzhou, China.

15-November-2011
Flowserve wins pump and motor contract for German geothermal power plant
Flowserve Corp is to provide a new deep-well submersible pump and motor to the Geothermische Kraftwerksgesellschaft Traunreut geothermal power plant in Germany.

14-November-2011
AREVA installs final pump in Olkiluoto 3 primary cooling system
French nuclear group AREVA has installed the fourth and final pump of the primary cooling system at the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) EPR reactor project in Finland.

08-November-2011
Concentric hydraulic pump chosen for JCB shovel
JCB has chosen Concentric's cast-iron FERRA pump for use in the main hydraulic circuit of its new TM180 articulated wheeled loading shovel.

08-November-2011
MDS conference focuses on drive efficiency
The Motor Driven Systems (MDS) Conference, which takes place from 9-10 November 2011 in Solihull, UK, will examine how a systems-engineering approach to designing motor driven systems will result in greater energy savings.

07-November-2011
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.

01-November-2011
Sulzer names interim CEO
Sulzer Corp chief financial officer Jürgen Brandt becomes interim chief executive officer of the company from 1 November 2011.

25-October-2011
Reducing CO2 with Sulzer technologies
While it is forecasted that fossil fuel power generation will remain an important energy supplier in the next 20–30 years, other emerging technologies aim to avoid the production of CO2. Here, Sabine Sulzer from Sulzer Pumps looks at new, CO2 emission-free energy technologies, such as solar energy and bio-fuels, as well as carbon capture and storage (CCS).

25-October-2011
Mico-Epsilon laser scanner provides 3D profiles of rotary pistons
A manufacturer of universal 3D measuring machines is using Micro-Epsilon’s laser profile scanners and laser displacement sensors to measure the surface profiles and position of rotary pistons.

25-October-2011
Noise reduction system for hydraulic equipment
German specialist in engine components Raja-Lovejoy has developed a new system for reducing noise emissions from hydraulic equipment. The NRS (Noise Reduction System) consists of a textile casing for horizontally mounted bell housings of hydraulic units.

25-October-2011
Saudi Water & Power Forum innovation award announced
The Saudi Water & Power Forum (SWPF) has announced that its Award for Innovation and the Marafiq Award for Sustainability will be presented at the event’s inauguration ceremony on 4th December 2011.

24-October-2011
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.

21-October-2011
Ebara pump plant secures ASME nuclear certification
The Ebara Corp plant in Futtsu City, Japan has received the “N” Stamp certification from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for its products used in nuclear power plants.

18-October-2011
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.

18-October-2011
Impress Sensors expands mechanical pressure switches range
Instrumentation specialist Impress Sensors & Systems Ltd has expanded its SQ range of mechanical pressure switches to include a high pressure series, which is adjustable between 50 and 100 bar.

14-October-2011
Gardner Denver to buy Italy’s Robuschi
Gardner Denver Inc has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire the Italian blower and pump company Robuschi SpA for approximately €152 million.

11-October-2011
Spirax Sarco launches digital magazine for steam plants
Spirax Sarco has launched Steam News, a digital magazine published quarterly for plant managers, facility and operation professionals and engineers in the manufacturing industry.

18-October-2011
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.

18-October-2011
Impress Sensors expands mechanical pressure switches range
Instrumentation specialist Impress Sensors & Systems Ltd has expanded its SQ range of mechanical pressure switches to include a high pressure series, which is adjustable between 50 and 100 bar.

14-October-2011
Gardner Denver to buy Italy’s Robuschi
Gardner Denver Inc has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire the Italian blower and pump company Robuschi SpA for approximately €152 million.

11-October-2011
Spirax Sarco launches digital magazine for steam plants
Spirax Sarco has launched Steam News, a digital magazine published quarterly for plant managers, facility and operation professionals and engineers in the manufacturing industry.

11-October-2011
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.

04-October-2011
Colfax to supply 38 pumps for Saudi power plant
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has chosen Colfax Fluid Handling to provide pumps for the Rabigh Power Plant #2 Power Station Stage 6 Expansion in Saudi Arabia.

21-September-2011
KSB celebrates 140th anniversary
The German pump and valve manufacturer KSB turned 140 years old on 18 September 2011.

14-September-2011
Flowserve unveils US$300mn share buyback
The Flowserve Corp board of directors has authorised a new program to repurchase up to US$300 million of its outstanding common stock.

13-September-2011
Colfax in US$2.4bn bid to acquire Charter International
Colfax Corp has made a recommended offer to acquire Charter International plc in a US$2.4 billion cash and stock deal.

09-September-2011
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.

07-September-2011
Selection of gas compressors: part 2
In this multipart series, Eduardo Larralde and Rafael Ocampo aim to provide a comprehensive survey of the current state of the art concerning gas compressors. Following the elucidation of the basic concepts and theory in the opening article, the series continues with the classification of different compressor types.

07-September-2011
Torishima pumps for super critical power plants in India
Torishima Pump has secured a number of orders from China’s Dongfang Boiler Group Co Ltd for boiler circulation pumps for super critical power plants in India

05-September-2011
Climax’s heavy-duty flange facers reduce maintenance costs
Climax Portable Machine Tools has designed a new line of flange facers for in-situ repair and on-site machining of flange surfaces on piping systems, pump housing, valves and weld preps.

30 August-2011
Torishima to supply pumps for power plant in Peru
Torishima Pump Mfg Co Ltd is to supply boiler feed, condensate extraction and vertical cooling water pumps for the Fenix Power Plant in Peru.

25-August-2011
SPX to acquire ClydeUnion Pumps
Clyde Blowers Capital is selling ClydeUnion Pumps to SPX Corp for a headline price of £750 million.

23-August-2011
HMS supplies pumps for Russian thermal power plant
Hydromashservice, a subsidiary of HMS Group, has completed the delivery of pumping equipment to E4 Group for the new co generator at the Krasnodar thermal power plant in Russia.

23-August-2011
KSB exhibits heat transfer pump
KSB Aktiengesellschaft plans to exhibit for the first time its Etanorm SYT heat transfer liquid pump, which features a new VenJet venting device, at the WTT Expo 2011 trade fair for industrial heating and cooling technology, which takes place from 27-29 September 2011 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

23-August-2011
KSB exhibits heat transfer pump
KSB Aktiengesellschaft plans to exhibit for the first time its Etanorm SYT heat transfer liquid pump, which features a new VenJet venting device, at the WTT Expo 2011 trade fair for industrial heating and cooling technology, which takes place from 27-29 September 2011 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

18-August-2011
Kurion system achieves water cleanup goals at Fukushima nuclear plant
Nuclear waste technology company Kurion Inc says that its Ion Specific Media System at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in Japan has been achieving its cesium removal goal of approximately 99.9% since startup on 17 June 2011.

17-August-2011
Nuclear power plant reactor cooling from ClydeUnion
ClydeUnion's Ranald Patrick describes a steam turbine driven pump that provides reliable reactor cooling for nuclear power stations.

17-August-2011
2010 US pump statistics released
The latest Current Industrial Report covering pumps has been published by the US Department of Commerce.

15-August-2011
Guide to Ralspeed motors
Ralspeed has developed a quick motor reference guide for temporary and permanent pump installations with ratings from 1 kW to 300 kW.

08-August-2011
US$3.8 billion ultrapure water market in 2011
The worldwide market for ultrapure water systems and consumables will exceed US$3.8 billion in 2011, due to activity in the semiconductor and power industries, says McIlvaine’s Ultrapure Water: World Markets report.

08-August-2011
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.

05-August-2011
Flowserve expands pump manufacturing in India
Flowserve Corp is investing US$30 million to expand and upgrade its pump manufacturing facilities in Coimbatore, India.

01-August-2011
Weir to sell Cathcart site to ClydeUnion
Weir Group is selling its former Weir Pumps site at Cathcart, Glasgow to ClydeUnion for £25 million.

21-July-2011
Oil-less piston pumps
Thomas, a Gardner Denver company, has developed the 319 Series of oil-less, WOB® Piston DC pumps and compressors.

18-July-2011
HI announces mechanical seals webinars
The Hydraulic Institute (HI), in collaboration with the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) and the International Sealing Distributors (ISD) will host a series of mechanical seals webinars, an overview of mechanical seals for pumps.

15-July-2011
HMS delivers pumping equipment to Jindal Steel
HMS Group subsidiary Hydromashservice Ukraine has completed the delivery of an APE 270-150-4 electro pumping unit for Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (India).

14-July-2011
ABB welcomes new EU motor efficiency requirements
ABB says that it welcomes the European Union’s (EU’s) introduction of minimum efficiency levels for LV motors.

12-July-2011
Interpump acquires Italian pump manufacturer Galtech
Interpump Group SpA has signed a framework agreement to acquire a 53% stake in Italy’s Galtech.

04-July-2011
Alstom-led consortium builds hydropower plant in India
An Alstom-led consortium has won a contract worth over €285 million to construct a variable speed pumped storage hydropower plant in India.

22-June-2011
Sulzer Pumps opens service centre in Saudi Arabia
Sulzer Pumps has opened a new service centre for engineered and pre-engineered pumps in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia to serve the local petroleum, power generation and water markets.

22-June-2011
Weir Group acquires Korean valve manufacturer
The Weir Group plc is acquiring a majority interest in the South Korean valve business formerly operated by HIM Tech Co Ltd.

21-June-2011
Motion & Control Industry Awards – call for nominations
The call for nominations for the Motion & Control Industry Awards will open in August.

13-June-2011
F1 technology will monitor nuclear pumps in feasibility study
Cosworth Group and ClydeUnion Pumps have been awarded funding by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board to perform a feasibility study to improve the operational monitoring of nuclear pumping equipment.

10-June-2011
Sulzer loses CEO
Sulzer president and CEO Ton Büchner is leaving the company to become CEO of AkzoNobel, the coatings and specialty chemicals company.

09-June-2011
AxFlow Finland acquires pump service company
Finland’s AxFlow Oy has bought the Finnish pump service and piping contractor TM-Palvelu Oy.

07-June-2011
DEFRA invited to open motor conference
The organisers of the Motor Driven Systems (MDS) Conference have invited a representative from the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to open the two day Conference.

07-June-2011
Ebara opens pump subsidiary in Korea
Japanese pump company Ebara Corp has opened a subsidiary in South Korea.

31-May-2011
Europump elects new president
KSB senior vice president Dr Sönke Brodersen is the new president of Europump, the European Association of Pump Manufacturers.

24-May-2011
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.

26-April-2011
ITT secures major power pump order in India
ITT Corp has received its first major order to supply Flygt circulating water pumps for the growing power market in India.

26-April-2011
Ebara transfers hydro turbine business to Voith Fuji Hydro
Voith Fuji Hydro KK, a joint venture between Fuji Electric and Germany’s Voith Hydro, is to take over Ebara Corp’s complete hydro turbine business with effect from 1 June 2011.

22-April-2011
Torishima pumps selected for Indian and US power projects
Torishima Pump Mfg Co Ltd is to supply HLAV 250-310/1K boiler circulating pumps to Alstom for the Bara power project in Allahabad, India.

13-April-2011
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.

13-April-2011
Releasing the power of coal-bed methane
A European pilot production coal-bed methane extraction plant required an alternative to the electrical submersible pumps used for dewatering. The pumps were difficult to size correctly, and would be difficult to remove for repairs. High pressure, triplex positive displacement pumps were selected as an alternative, providing an efficient and effective solution.

13-April-2011
Flowserve makes wireless acquisition
Flowserve Corp has bought the assets of FEDD Wireless LLC, a small, privately owned wireless data acquisition company based in Houston, Texas, USA.

12-April-2011
Kirloskar Brothers commissions India’s largest concrete volute pumps
Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has successfully commissioned India’s largest concrete volute pumps for condenser cooling water at the country’s first Ultra Mega Power Project.

05-April-2011
Drive can be controlled locally or remotely
Grosvenor Pumps, based in Cornwall, UK, has developed the Varitronic electronic control drive for industrial automation applications.

01-April-2011
New range of pumps for high-pressure extrusion
Maag has improved its trudex series of gear pumps for high-pressure extrusion.

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

21-March-2011
HMS repays RUB3.3bn of indebtedness
Russian pump manufacturer The HMS Group has repaid RUB3.3 billion of its outstanding indebtedness.

15-March-2011
ClydeUnion Pumps forms joint venture in Indonesia
ClydeUnion Pumps has set up a joint venture with PT Duraquipt Cemerlang in Indonesia.

15-March-2011
Weir funds research centre at University of Strathclyde
The Weir Group is investing almost £2 million in a dedicated research facility to be located in The University of Strathclyde’s newly established Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

15-March-2011
Flowserve wins carbon capture pump order
Flowserve Corp is to supply process pumps for the carbon dioxide (CO2) capture process at Mississippi Power’s Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power station project.

10-March-2011
Seal can improve MTBF
Seal specialist Scenic Seals, based in Taiwan, has developed Carlife 99SS, a single cartridge seal, for use in high impurity fibre, slurry, abrasive, and impure solid content duties.

08-March-2011
Kirloskar Brothers supplies its largest horizontal split case pump in India
India’s Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has manufactured its largest-ever horizontal split-case pump for an Indian installation.

08-March-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.

07-March-2011
Asia will account for 43% of world pump market in 2011
Forty three percent of industrial pumps sold this year will be installed in Asia.

04-March-2011
UK hosts new motor conference
A new motor conference will take place this November in Solihull, UK.

02-March-2011
Energy efficient tool maintenance
Cost considerations and the trend towards energy efficiency have induced pump manufactuers to provide trouble-free solutions for machine tool maintenance. This article examines how centrifugal pumps with frequency-controlled motors, combined with the correct adjustment to their operating points, can lead to reduced lifecycle costs.

23-February-2011
John Crane to exhibit turbomachinery products at Mets 2011
John Crane says that is plans to showcase its range of turbomachinery solutions at the inaugural Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (METS) exhibition in Qatar.

22-February-2011
CM experience with boiler feed pumps
Nowadays, condition monitoring is widely used as an essential tool for the efficient operation of a production plant. Here, H. Sedaghati Nasab, M. Massoumian and H. Karimi of the maintenance department at Zagros Petrochemical Co in Iran discuss their experiences with a problematic boiler feed water pump and their route to the solution.

16-February-2011
Recent activities in MENA countries
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions have, collectively, the world’s largest supplies of oil and gas. However, other industries such as desalination, water supply, mining and power generation also provide an important market for pump suppliers. James Hunt gives an overview of some of the latest activities in these areas.

14-February-2011
3D product reviews from Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval has launched what it calls a virtual showroom in which customers can obtain 3D interactive previews of new products.

14-February-2011
HMS Group begins trading on the London Stock Exchange
Russian pump manufacturer HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group plc has started trading on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker HMSG.

14-February-2011
Weir Iraq cash supports water, humanitarian projects
Some of the money recently confiscated from the Weir Group for breaching UN sanctions on Iraq will be spent on Iraqi water projects.

10-February-2011
Hayward Tyler wins £5.9mn power plant orders
Pump manufacturer Hayward Tyler Group Ltd secured £5.9 million worth of new orders in January.

07-February-2011
Wilden launches new website
AODD specialist Wilden has developed a new website at www.wildenpump.com.

04-February-2011
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.

04-February-2011
Feeding the grid from river water
The German Federal Government supports the use of regenerative energy. Two prototype river turbines were installed in the river Rhine, near the German town of St Goar. The turbines successfully provided the town with electric power from river water, prompting the company who designed them to put them into commercial operation.

03-February-2011
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.

02-February-2011
Reducing avoidable pressure losses
Industrial plants frequently employ oversized pumps out of caution. Pressure losses, and consequently energy consumption, may thus be unnecessarily high. Dr Walter Schicketanz explains in detail how such avoidable pressure drops can be determined both theoretically and in the field, as well as examining how to reduce them.

01-February-2011
Gabelli hosts 21st Annual Pump, Valve & Motor Symposium
Gabelli & Co Inc’s 21st Annual Pump, Valve & Motor Symposium will be held on 17 February 2011 in New York.

26-January-2011
Voting for the Pump Industry Awards is now open
Place your vote now at www.pumpindustryawards.com

25-January-2011
Flowserve 2010 bookings up 8.8%
Flowserve Corp’s bookings for the full year 2010 were approximately US$4.2 billion, an 8.8% increase on 2009 levels.

20-January-2011
Weir celebrates 140th anniversary
2011 marks the 140th anniversary of the Weir Group plc.

18-January-2011
Hydromashservice to supply pumps to Russian power plant
Hydromashservice JSC, a sales company of the HMS Group, has signed an agreement with the Russian engineering company Energokaskad to supply pumping equipment for a condenser expansion project at the Novomoskovskaya thermal power plant.

12-January-2011
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.

10-January-2011
Russian pump manufacturer plans London IPO
Russian pump maker HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group plc has announced plans for an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange.

09-January-2011
Armstrong offers smaller expansion system
Armstrong has launched Armex II, a new range of high volume pressurisation and degassing systems in its Armex range.

 

 

 
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