January 30, 2017
A look into nuclear check valve technology and markets A nuclear check valve is a one-way valve that allows a fluid, either liquid or gas, to flow in a single direction with minimum resistance. The valve consists of a body, bonnet, and disc, with the body comprising two ports, one for the fluid to enter and the other for it to exit. They are used in various nuclear power... [Read More]

January 27, 2017
A UK water company will send remote controlled drones to the skies in a trial to use thermal imaging to detect leaking water pipes. Anglian Water, with nearly 24,000 miles of piping to monitor, is the first UK company to trial the drones. The company hopes that the drones, which will take to flight above Newmarket and Wisbech in eastern England, will help reduce the... [Read More]

January 27, 2017
Tundra Energy Marketing has been confirmed as the operator of an oil pipeline that sprung a leak and spilled 200,000 litres of oil onto Aboriginal land in Saskatchewan, Canada. The leak was detected by a community member late last week, and Tundra Energy confirmed on Wednesday that the pipeline, located some 140km from the city of Regina, had been found to be theirs. "An... [Read More]

January 26, 2017
Declining demand in key markets has spelled doom for hydraulics and power management company Eaton’s plant in Hutchinson, Kansas, which will close come October. The company intends to permanently shutter the plant and to move its 100 jobs and production to Mexico. The facility makes components for piston and gear pumps for use in mobile and industrial hydraulic... [Read More]

January 26, 2017
The market for air, gas, and liquid monitoring equipment is projected to grow robustly, reaching a total worth of $78 billion (€72.7bn) by 2020, a recent market study states. According to the Air and Water Monitoring: World Market report by the McIlvaine Co., machine-to-machine communication will spur significant growth for sensors and other electronics used to measure... [Read More]

January 26, 2017
Ashcroft has introduces the 8008A pressure gauge to industrial original equipment manufacturers looking for a cost effective high quality gauge. The new durable instrument meets the recognised specifications of EN837-1 and ASME B40.100, ensuring accuracy and long-term performance. A corrosion resistant stainless steel case along with liquid fill vibration dampening help... [Read More]

January 26, 2017
Bell Flow Systems, a UK-based instrumentation distributor, has made available the new Qalcosonic-brand ultrasonic heat flowmeters for both heating and cooling applications. The new MID Class 2 approved meter is available in sizes from DN15 to DN50 with BSP threaded and flanged connections. Qp values range from 0.6 to 15m3/hr with R100 dynamic range as standard and... [Read More]

January 25, 2017
Donald Trump, the fresh President of the US, has signed orders paving way for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines rejected by the Obama government. Trump promised during his campaign to approve the pipelines as part of his strategy to revive domestic US energy production and boost the oil and gas industries. The move is expected to benefit oil producers in... [Read More]

January 25, 2017
Water technology company Xylem has won a $1.5 million (€1.39m) contract to provide new pumps for use at a wastewater treatment plant in North Carolina, US. Xylem’s Flygt NP-3400 submersible pumps will be used to replace aging pumps at the central influent pump station of McAlpine Creek wastewater treatment plant in Pineville. The retrofit of ten new pumps... [Read More]

January 25, 2017
Sciemetric Instruments, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, has released the Model 3675, a cost-effective turnkey station to boost the speed and accuracy of leak testing. The 3675 can combine up to three of Sciemetric’s 3520 series leak test units in one stand, controlled by a single sigPOD controller. The turnkey station can be used to conduct a range of leak tests,... [Read More]

January 24, 2017
Busch, German vacuum pump manufacturer, has made an offer of €96.2 per share, totalling at €949 million, to purchase its compatriot Pfeiffer Vacuum. Bush is already holding 27.2% of Pfeiffer’s shares, and it has secured addition stock to bring its ownership to 29.98% before the takeover offer is published. Pfeiffer shares were up 6.4% in early Frankfurt... [Read More]

January 23, 2017
A UK university is developing a solar-powered, low-cost purification system that could provide remote parts of India with clean drinking water for the first time. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are working on a low-energy technology to decontaminate sewage water in villages, using state-of-the-art solar energy and water filtration technologies to develop the... [Read More]

January 23, 2017
Spice pastes, sauces or marinades – in liquid form or as paste-like preparations – often contain shredded ingredients such as herbs or vegetable pieces and even grains of salt. When mixed with the liquid product, these solid ingredients, the grains in particular, represent a special challenge for the hygienic filling process. The dosing components used must... [Read More]

January 23, 2017
Bonomi North America is introducing a new line of high-pressure carbon steel ball valves for use in hydraulic applications. The new valves come in two-way and three-way configurations with a choice of NPT or SAE thread end connections. Both the two-way valves (3200 Series NPT/3300 Series SAE) and the three-way valves (3400 Series NPT/3500 Series SAE) are available in... [Read More]

January 23, 2017
American Control Electronics (ACE) has partnered with Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corp.m which will offer ACE’s premium selection of variable frequency drives (VFDs). The VFDs are offered as a product add-on to Brother’s portfolio of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers. OEM customers benefit by having easy... [Read More]

January 20, 2017
Ruhrpumpen has successfully commissioned a seawater lift pump package in a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel owned and operated by Avant Garde Petroleum Co. Dubai. The package consists of three main pumps – vertically mounted ZW 20x16x30 model – and one startup seawater lift pump, a vertically mounted ZW 12x8x19 (A) model.  In... [Read More]