April 27, 2017
A long undetected leak in a 12 inch fire plug likely led to over 730 million gallons (3 billion litres) of water being lost in the space of twenty years, according to MidHudsonNews.com. The long lasting leak in the city of Newburgh, New York, was discovered after the city began using new leak detection equipment. It has since been repaired by authorities. “It is... [Read More]

April 27, 2017
Pure Technologies and Xylem have entered a commercial collaboration for select emerging markets. The new venture will see Xylem represent Pure’s products and services to the water sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries – Bahrain, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE, as well as in India, Malaysia and Singapore. Xylem is an international water technology... [Read More]

April 25, 2017
The government of Madhya Pradesh, India, is set to provide nearly 18,500 solar powered water pumps to farmers at subsidised rates. According to the Times of India, the solar pumps are intended to increase the cultivatable land area, reduce dependency on diesel pumps and allow multi cropping. “We are going to make available solar borewell and surface pumps fitted... [Read More]

April 24, 2017
The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion (EUR 15.8 billion) in damage to natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, according to research published in the journal Science. The six year study is the first financial assessment of the damage to natural resources caused by the 134 million gallon (609 million litre) spill, the largest in US history. "This is... [Read More]

April 21, 2017
US pipeline manufacturers and oil producers, including the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, have called into question President Trump’s call for US pipelines to be constructed from domestically produced steel. One of Trump’s campaign pledges was to scrutinise US steel imports and seek a revitalisation of the American steel industry, promising “we... [Read More]

April 21, 2017
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group UK has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2017, as part of celebrations for the monarch’s 91st birthday. The award reflects Watson-Marlow’s growth of 76.6% over the judging period. The businesses in the group were named winners by UK Business Secretary Greg Clark. Watson-Marlow Fluid... [Read More]

April 20, 2017
Finland based industrial manufacturing company Metso has supplied 3,000 valves and related devices for Metsä Fibre’s new bioproduct mill. It marks one of Metso’s biggest valve orders in Finland, and will also see the company provide a comprehensive maintenance and replacement parts service. In 2015, Metso was selected as the main supplier of the bioproduct... [Read More]

April 20, 2017
A successful pilot of the Sensus FlexNet communication network has been completed by Vitens, the largest water company in the Netherlands. Vitens provides drinking water to 5.6 million consumers and businesses in the Dutch provinces of Flevoland, Fryslân, Gelderland, Utrecht and Overijssel. Each year, Vitens delivers 350 million m³ of water through 100... [Read More]

April 19, 2017
Xylem, a global water technology company, designed and built a major emergency sewer bypass for Memphis, Tennessee, in just six days, according to a news release from the company. The record breaking feat came following disastrous rainfall in the city. In spring 2016, sixteen inches of rain fell on Memphis, with eight inches of that coming in a two day deluge. The intense... [Read More]

April 19, 2017
IMI Precision Engineering has announced it’s upgrading the connectivity of its IMI Norgren VM and VS ranges of valve islands with PROFINET IRT and EtherNet/IP. The upgrades come in response to customer feedback about the valve islands. The VM Series Valve Islands are available in both 10mm and 15mm valve body widths and provide flow rates of 430 l/m and 1000 l/m... [Read More]

April 18, 2017
The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is scheduled to start transporting oil on 14 May, according to Reuters. Energy Transfer Partners LP has filed a ‘tariff’ with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, laying out details about the pipeline and the quantities of oil it will transport. It marks another landmark in the story of the highly controversial... [Read More]

April 18, 2017
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has developed a new energy labelling program to let manufacturers highlight their most energy efficient products, in turn helping commercial as well as industrial customers to save energy and money. According to a HI press release, over 25% of the electricity used in the US goes to powering pumps. The new HI Energy Rating (ER) Label will identify... [Read More]

April 13, 2017
Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company, has announced its latest addition to the pumps market. The company’s new S Series Screw Pumps are specifically designed for transferring highly viscous liquids, and are ideal for moving bitumen from tankers to distant tank-farm facilities. Liquid bitumen is a constant challenge in the fluid handling industry. Most commonly... [Read More]

April 12, 2017
KSB France has inaugurated its new Service Workshop Centre in Aix-en-Provence. The new facility offers high quality repairs of pumps, valves and rotating equipment of all types and brands. The largest facility of its type in the region, the workshop is located in a central geographical location for surrounding industrial areas such as Vitrolles, Berre, Mede, Lavera, Port... [Read More]

April 12, 2017
Milton Roy has announced a new addition to the PROTEUS metering pump family, the company’s line of intelligent metering pumps. According to a press release, The PROTEUS Communications Model “expands the pump’s intelligence with programmable inputs and outputs.” Support for Modbus RTU and Profibus (Process Field Bus) DP protocols facilitates high... [Read More]