April 11, 2017
The global industrial pumps market is forecast to reach $88.43 billion (EUR 83.4 billion) by 2025, according to a new report by Research and Markets. A number of key insights and predictions about the global industrial pumps market are included in the report. In 2015, centrifugal pumps were the biggest product segment in the market, making up over 70% of the market share.... [Read More]

April 11, 2017
KSB Aktiengesellschaft has launched a new type series of submersible borehole pumps. The UPAchrom 100 series is designed for use in water supply and irrigation applications, and for small systems for drawdown of groundwater levels. According to a press release from Frankenthal based KSB, the UPAchrom 100 series’ integrated, hydraulically optimised check valve prevents... [Read More]

April 10, 2017
Entries for the annual awards, held in association with the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), were submitted throughout the last twelve months. In January, the Pump Industry Awards panel met at the BPMA’s offices to review the entries in each category. After discussion the panel selected the finalists, which were then put to a public vote through the... [Read More]

April 10, 2017
Hayward Flow Control has announced the introduction of a new generation of thermoplastic floating ball valves: the TBH Series True Union Industrial Ball Valve. According to a press release, the TBH Series’ new System2 Sealing Technology uses the upstream seat as a backup to the downstream seat, thereby enhancing the sealing of the downstream seat. This ensures longer... [Read More]

April 7, 2017
A large diameter pipe production facility in Charleston, South Carolina, operated by Agru America has commenced production. The new facility is aimed at meeting the growing international demand for next generation large diameter high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes. Located in Charleston Harbour, along the Cooper River, the impressive new plant is producing AGRULINE... [Read More]

April 7, 2017
Methane gas is highly mobile in groundwater and travels far beyond the shale wells where it is drilled, according to a recently published study from the University of Guelph based Institute for Groundwater Research. Explosive and therefore a safety risk, methane gas also changes the chemistry of groundwater, causing the quality to deteriorate. The research, published... [Read More]

April 6, 2017
Recently released figures suggest money is flowing in the US oil industry. Capital expenditure for 44 US onshore focused oil production companies increased by $4.9 billion (EUR 4.6 billion), or 72%, between the fourth quarter of 2015 and the fourth quarter of 2016, according to their public quarterly financial statements. The increase in investment spending is notable... [Read More]

April 6, 2017
AW-Lake Company has revealed its latest Ultra Low Flow Coriolis Mass Meter. The MicroTRICOR TCM-100 mass flow meter is designed to accurately measure extremely low flow rates. It is suitable for use in batching, blending and dosing; for applications such as chemical injection, precision painting and coating, and batch processing associated with liquid or gas handling... [Read More]

April 6, 2017
An innovative new leak detection method which uses aircraft to survey buried pipes has successfully completed its first test. The system is designed to spot leaks in expansive rural areas quickly and inexpensively. Aircraft capture infrared images which are then scanned for signs of soil humidity – a sure sign of a subterranean pipe leak. According to a press release... [Read More]

April 5, 2017
BP has sold the Forties pipeline system to Ineos. Located in the North Sea, the pipeline transports around 450,000 barrels of oil per day, around 40% of the UK’s production. Ineos, an energy company owned by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, has agreed to pay $250 million (£199 million) for the 235 mile long pipeline. In operation since 1975, the Forties... [Read More]

April 5, 2017
Broomfield, Colorado based oil free scroll design and manufacture specialist Air Squared has announced it is developing the world’s first cryogenic scroll pump. Named the CryoScroll, the electrically driven pump is intended for pumping multi-phase cryogenic fluids. The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Air Squared ‘Phase I Small Business Innovation Research... [Read More]

April 4, 2017
A new report on the mechanical seals market suggests the highest growth is expected in the Americas. The analysis, compiled by Future Marketing Insights, suggests the demand for mechanical seals in the Middle East and Africa will remain stable, while the Asia-Pacific region (with the exception of Japan) is expected to offer growth opportunities in the forecast period... [Read More]

April 4, 2017
Peristaltic and sinusoidal pump specialist Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has launched its new Quantum peristaltic pump with patented ReNu single use technology cartridge. The new product is a high pressure feed pump for single use tangential flow filtration, virus filtration and high performance liquid chromatography. It offers high downstream process yields throughout... [Read More]

April 3, 2017
The compact FS10i Flow Switch/Monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI) has obtained hazardous area approvals from a wide range of agencies for a host of liquid or gas monitoring applications which require accurate, reliable flow assurance and alarming. The monitor was specifically designed for operation in rugged, industrial processes. Among the agency approvals... [Read More]

April 3, 2017
An Israeli startup claims its technology can detect leaks as small as an eighth of an inch (33mm), as well as locate potential weaknesses in pipes before they even start to leak. Aging water infrastructure means cities around the world are losing huge amounts of water to leakage, wasting water and money for utilities companies. A 2014 report by NPR claimed a sixth of... [Read More]