August 11, 2017
Netzsch Pumps North America has expanded its executive sales force, hiring Robert LePera as the new vice president of OEM Sales. LePera’s role will be to provide support to Netzsch’s OEM customers, using a dedicated and independent sales organisation to their address their needs. This team will include staff responsible for sales, service and engineering. Working... [Read More]

August 10, 2017
If you are part of the booster set supply chain you have legal obligations to ensure that the booster sets which you place on the market are fully compliant in respect of EU legislation.  In this article, Steve Schofield of the BPMA (British Pump Manufacturers Association) highlights the issue and urges users to ‘buy with confidence’. The European pump... [Read More]

August 10, 2017
New research claims that although pipe line replacements can decrease lead levels in tap water, concentrations spike immediately after line replacement and can remain elevated for months. Lead in drinking water is a long running problem which can pose a serious public health risk. Utilities are replacing segments of old lead pipes that are responsible for contamination,... [Read More]

August 9, 2017
Two engineers have developed a cost saving, more robust alternative to the expensive conductivity probes used to measure fluid properties such as water density. The new device has the potential to save costs in a range of applications that require water measurement and analysis. According to a statement from UC Santa Barbara, Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz, a mechanical engineer... [Read More]

August 9, 2017
Weld purging a variety of pipes of different diameters can prove complex and costly, particularly when whole pipework systems need to be filled with expensive argon gas. One solution traditionally used by welders is to construct homemade foam or paper dams that are placed either side of the weld, constricting the purge volume to make weld purging times shorter. Homemade... [Read More]

August 8, 2017
Netherlands based Bakker & Co. has joined Atlantic Pump’s list of European distributors. The company, which has offices in both the Netherlands and Belgium, will distribute Atlantic’s SlurryPro and Audex pumps. Mark Attride, Atlantic Pumps European Business Development Manager, said: “Bakker & Co are a long established distributor based in Zwijndrecht... [Read More]

August 8, 2017
Alicat Scientific has added Modbus TCP/IP compatibility to its line of mass flow, pressue and liquid instrumentation. The upgrade means that devices running the Modbus industrial automation protocol can be connected to Alicat instruments using an Ethernet cable. Headquartered in Tuscon, Arizona, Alicat produces instruments to monitor and control process parameters in... [Read More]

August 7, 2017
Emerson has upgraded one of its handheld communicators with ‘first-of-its-kind’ automatic synchronisation technology. The new upgrades to the AMS Trex Device Communicator connect field service data with asset management experts, utilising Industrial Internet of Things solutions with the aim of improving decision-making. According to a statement from Emerson,... [Read More]

August 7, 2017
Engineering company Weir has published its financial results for the first half of 2017, showing a positive outlook despite losses in its flow control division. Comprised of Oil and Gas, Minerals and Flow Control divisions, Weir designs, engineers and manufactures a range of solutions for a variety of fluid handling applications, including pumps and valves, and pressure... [Read More]

August 4, 2017
An ‘elusive yet fundamental’ property of fluid flow has been documented for the first time, by researchers from the University of Chicago. The findings could eventually go on to be hugely important in a range of fluid handling applications, as they offer valuable insight into viscous fluid flow. By showing that the total helicity (the measure of when two vortex... [Read More]

August 4, 2017
Selwood, a pump rental, sales and plant hire provider, has been awarded certification for chemical industry compliance. The UK based pump distributor and manufacturer has achieved verified supplier certification for the Chemicals and Allied Industries Community, awarded by risk management services supplier Achilles. Applying to Selwood’s range of pumps, accessories,... [Read More]

August 4, 2017
Water specialist Xylem has secured contracts worth $4.8 million for its UV disinfection technology. The UV treatment technologies will be supplied to two major drinking water plants in the City of Columbus, Ohio. Xylem’s solutions will provide an additional treatment barrier for Cryptosporidium at the Dublin Road Water Plant (a 80MGD plant) and the Hap Cremean Water... [Read More]

August 3, 2017
Implico Group has announced that its booth at this year’s Tank Storage Asia trade show is being designed around the slogan “from entrance to exit”. The consulting company will use its stand to demonstrate the ways modern software and cloud solutions can optimise their tank terminal processes. Like last year, Implico will team up with its hardware partner... [Read More]

August 3, 2017
Recruiter for the oil and gas sector Petroplan has teamed up with Bahco, an international tools supplier, to explore health and safety in the industry. In particular, the campaign wants to look at the current state of safety, how things have improved and what progress still needs to be made. The two companies are specifically interested in the opinions of workers ‘in... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
Metals and industrials group Liberty House has completed the purchase of two pipe mills in Hartlepool, UK. Concerns had been growing at the pipe mills in the north-east of England after months of uncertainty. Following the purchase from Tata Steel UK however, Liberty House has announced plans to add around 100 new jobs in a bid to rebuild the struggling operation. The... [Read More]