January 12, 2017
Delta Industrial Valves, a member of Weir Group known for its knife gate valves, will cease operations at its Michigan, US, plant by mid-2017. Delta, which has been operating the plant in Niles for about 30 years, said the change in oil prices and the wildfires in Alberta, Canada, prompted the closure. The facility’s about 60 employees manufactured pumps, valves,... [Read More]

January 12, 2017
Japanese pump manufacturer Ebara has donated pumps to a Vietnamese university as part of its international cooperation activities through technical guidance. The Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (IUH) has a department to study the engineering aspects of turbomachinery, such as pumps and chillers, with about 150 enrolled students. Students have had to date few... [Read More]

January 12, 2017
Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in its recent global pumps market for the oil and gas industry report until 2020. Flowserve, ITT, KSB, Sulzer, and Grundofs are expected to have the largest impact on the market during the forecast period. The oil industry is currently in need of improved and enhanced oil recovery processes. The... [Read More]

January 12, 2017
Rapid growth in automobile, textile, food, and chemical industries is projected to upsurge the demand of high pressure pumps through 2026, according to a new market study. Persistence Market Research expects dynamic high pressure pumps to dominate the global high pressure pump market during the forecast period, but positive displacement (PD) pumps are also projected to... [Read More]

January 11, 2017
The Sharjah Executive Council (SEC) in the United Arab Emirates has approved a $73.7 million (€70m) drainage network and water treatment plant in Kalba city. The project was approved during the council’s meeting in early January, where Ali bin Shaheen Al Suwaidi, chairman of Sharjah Public Works Department, stressed the importance of the project in improving... [Read More]

January 11, 2017
Colonial Pipeline Co., a US fuel transfer company, is working to respond to a petrol leak on its Line 19, a 12” line near Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Colonial line 19, which delivers petrol into the Nashville market, sprung a leak that was reported over the last weekend. Crews are working to drain, remove, and replace the affected segment of piping, but Colonial... [Read More]

January 11, 2017
East African countries Uganda and Tanzania have awarded a contract to US-based Gulf Interstate Engineering (GIE) to design a crude oil pipeline running through both countries. The front-end engineering design contract involves helping with project construction specifications, a plan for project execution and schedule, and drafting bid documents to select the developing... [Read More]

January 11, 2017
MV Products has introduced a full line of vacuum inlet traps and filter media for protecting vacuum pumps employed in research and production atomic layer deposition (ALD) processes. MV vacuum inlet traps for ALD processes range from 4" to 16" in diameter with port sizes from NW-25 to ISO-160 for protecting vacuum pumps in applications with vacuum... [Read More]

January 11, 2017
The global liquid ring vacuum pump (LRVP) market is expected to reach a worth of $2,871.3 billion (€2,723.3bn) through 2024, a fresh market study says. According to Persistence Market Research, the market will exhibit promising growth in the first half of the forecast period at 5.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), which will incur a slight dip post-2020 to 4.9%... [Read More]

January 10, 2017
Nordson Corp., an Ohio, US-headquartered machinery manufacturer, has introduced a new patent-pending motorised back pressure valve assembly for extrusion coating and laminating. The new EDI PolyStream is the first such system to provide closed-loop control, minimising human error and the possibility of injury when making manual adjustments, according to a company statement. “The... [Read More]

January 10, 2017
Bournemouth Water in the UK has redesigned much of its network to use intelligent network calming and pressure management valves produced by IVL Flow Control to reduce leakage. Bournemouth Water provides drinking water to nearly half a million people on the southern coast of England. Initially, 13 of the company’s district metering areas (DMAs) were set up, with... [Read More]

January 10, 2017
What to expect when specifying hydraulic ball valves for a project Hydraulic slow closure sanitary ball valves provide small flow resistance coefficient, high degree of automation, wide range of functions, and stable and reliable performance. These features have been applied in all kinds of industries and fields, with the main applications including: Replacing the... [Read More]

January 9, 2017
VSL, the National Metrology Institute in the Netherlands, has proved flare gas flowmeters from Fluenta can operate with an uncertainty of 1.5% even at low flow rates.  Extensive testing at the VSL facility in the Netherlands demonstrated that calibration of the Fluenta 160 flare gas meter can double its accuracy, from 3 to 1.5% uncertainty. Fluenta’s gas flowmeters use... [Read More]

January 9, 2017
Hantemp Controls, a manufacturer of stainless steel liquid control devices, is now offering the model S4At stainless steel solenoid valve. While ideal for ammonia, these solenoid valves can also control CO2, fluorinated refrigerants, glycols, pure water, light oils, and other approved liquids. For ammonia refrigeration systems, they can be used for overfeed/recirculating... [Read More]

January 9, 2017
IMI Precision Engineering has expanded its valve product offering with the addition of the new IMI FAS 6.5mm Flexisol, a direct acting two-way or three-way valve. Developed to deliver optimum performance and all-round efficiency and designed for compact environments and easy installation, Flexisol incorporates a host of functional and practical features. With a footprint... [Read More]

January 9, 2017
Heerema Marine Contractors has chosen Emerson Automation Solutions to provide a valve remote control (VRC) system for the world’s largest semi-submersible offshore crane vessel SSCV Sleipnir, currently under construction at Sembcorp Marine’s shipyard in Singapore, is a 220m long vessel designed for the installation and removal of large offshore structures. These... [Read More]