July 28, 2017
New research calls for the implementation of new safeguards for cured in place pipe repair (CIPP), and a study of the potential health and environmental concerns for workers and members of the public who come into contact with emissions from the pipe repair method. CIPP was first invented in the 1970s, and is widely used to repair sewer, stormwater and drinking water... [Read More]

July 28, 2017
Carbon nanotubes immobilised in a tuft of quartz fibre have the power to remove toxic heavy metals from water, according to new research from Rice University in the US and Swansea University in the UK. Researchers have calculated that one gram of the remarkable material could treat 83,000 litres of contaminated water to meet World Health Organisation standards –... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
The North American double diaphragm pumps market is undergoing a resurgence, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan. In recent years the market has endured subdued growth, a consequence of low oil prices and a ‘sluggish’ North American economy. However, a “robust” need for air operated double diaphragm pumps (AODD) and metering pumps... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
The Utrenneye gas condensate field, which will serve as the resource base for the Arctic LNG-2 project, can supply more than 30 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas a year, according to Russian news agency TASS, citing Novatek CEO Leonid Mikhelson. Led by Novatek, Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer, the Arctic LNG-2 project will be located offshore near... [Read More]

July 26, 2017
For over a century, scientists have used a formula known as Darcy’s Extended Law to model how fluids move through rocks. The premise of the law is that gases move through rocks via their own, separate, stable, complex, microscopic pathways. Darcy’s Extended Law has long underpinned engineers’ approaches to modelling fluid flow, but engineers from Imperial... [Read More]

July 26, 2017
Mueller Industries, an international company specialising in flow control and industrial products, has published its second quarter earnings report for 2017. The Memphis, Tennessee headquartered company has announced operating income of $46.8 million for the second quarter, compared to $44.4 million in the same quarter of 2016. According to the company’s report,... [Read More]

July 25, 2017
US electrical engineering firm Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the acquisition of TechInvent2 AS, a Norwegian enterprise that holds the rights to FluidCom, a chemical injection metering valve (CIMV). According to Yokogawa, FluidCom prevents blockages and corrosion in oil wells, pipelines, and other facilities and employs a patented technology for thermal control.... [Read More]

July 25, 2017
Hydrotechnik has unveiled a significant extension to its calibration department, a £100,000+ flow test rig enabling them to provide full in house flowmeter recalibrations traceable to National Standards. The new rig runs on oil, which will be beneficial for hydraulic, lube and diesel use customers. The oil’s viscosity is adjusted from 15 to 100cst with 32cst... [Read More]

July 24, 2017
 Xylem has been selected to provide advanced UV disinfection technology to support “first” UV drinking water treatment application in Florida. According to the water technology company, its Wedeco UV technology will deliver “safe, clean drinking water for 110,000 people in City of West Palm Beach”. Cryptosporidium is the leading cause of... [Read More]

July 24, 2017
Fluid control systems specialist Bürkert has launched a new flowmeter for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The flowmeter, called FLOWave, operates according to the patented SAW process (Surface Acoustic Waves), which uses surface waves to perform measurements. According to the company, the primary advantage of this process is that there... [Read More]

July 21, 2017
South African valve and actuator technology manufacturer and supplier AR Controls of Vanderbijlpark has announced that it has acquired IncoValve and Controls. Under the terms of the buy, IncoValve and Controls will now be established as a leading producer for a range of industries. IncoValve and Controls has worked closely with AR Controls to combine the latest design... [Read More]

July 21, 2017
Nuns based in Pennsylvania, US, are resisting plans to build a $3 billion pipeline for gas obtained by fracking through its land by creating a rudimentary chapel along the proposed route and launching a legal challenge, citing religious freedom, according to media reports. According to the Guardian, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ order has filed a complaint against... [Read More]

July 20, 2017
Flow Research has published a new study, titled ‘The World Market for Ultrasonic Flowmeters’. The new market research report is the 5th published by Flow Research on the ultrasonic flowmeters market. Their previous study of the market was released in 2012, with earlier editions coming out in 2008, 2003 and 2001. A primary goal of the study is to determine... [Read More]

July 19, 2017
Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced that its recently released Design Envelope Generation 5 Pumps meet the IE5 efficiency standard for motors. This includes Armstrong’s Design Envelope Tango parallel pumps and Design Envelope Vertical In-line pumps up to 10hp. IE5 is the highest efficiency standard currently available for motors on the market. Armstrong’s... [Read More]

July 19, 2017
Researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have developed a new leak detection system, one which uses a robot to inspect pipes from the inside to find leaks before they have time to become catastrophic. The new leak detection system can inspect gas and water pipes. Significantly, it works “no matter what the pipe is made of”. Many other leak... [Read More]

July 18, 2017
Pump and valve manufacturer for the oil industry Weir Group has benefitted from a surge in fracking activity in the US, according to the London Evening Standard. The massive fall in crude oil prices since 2014 had been causing the company to suffer, however, in a recent financial update, the company has said annual revenues and profits for the oil division are now expected... [Read More]

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