March 31, 2017
The pipeline behind a 529,830 gallon (2.4 million litres) oil spill in 2016 is still vulnerable to leaks in the future, according to federal pipeline regulators in the US. In December 2015 the Belle Fourche Pipeline system in North Dakota, USA, contaminated five miles of Ash Coulee Creek, which flows into the Little Missouri River. It was one of the biggest oil spills... [Read More]

March 31, 2017
Northern Irish pipe repair specialist Environmental Techniques has been acquired by US based company Aegion. Employing close to 50 people at locations in Lisburn, Dublin, Wakefield and Livingston, Environmental Techniques specialises in carrying out sewerage and water pipe work without needing to dig up roads. Missouri based Aegion boasts annual sales of around $1.2... [Read More]

March 30, 2017
A new company is helping water utilities locate and pinpoint leaks in their distribution networks. FlowNetworx allows companies to find leaks within a foot of their source without having to dig large trenches or disrupt service to customers. FlowNetworx offers leak detection, leak pinpointing and water-pressure control technologies and expertise to help utilities reduce... [Read More]

March 30, 2017
The state of Michigan will pay $87 million (EUR 81 million) to fund the replacement of more than 18,000 lead tainted water lines in the city of Flint by 2020. The commitment comes following the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Flint residents and an environmental group in 2016. The 92-page settlement has been presented to a judge for approval. As part of the agreement,... [Read More]

March 29, 2017
A new report claims that the universal leak detection market is set to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% by 2021. Published by Absolute Reports, the new study, titled 'Leak Detection Industry Report', addresses the present scenario and the growth prospects of the leak detection market for 2016-2021. It was carried out using a combination of primary... [Read More]

March 29, 2017
What is believed to be the world’s largest water gate valve has been created in Texas, USA. Blackhall Engineering, based in West Yorkshire, UK, designed the impressive valve. It is the first of six 40 ft valves weighing 100 tonnes, the same weight as 10 double decker buses.  The gate valve is part of a project to drastically increase the water supply in and... [Read More]

March 28, 2017
Sawtry, Cambridgeshire’s P & M Pumps has joined Achilles UVDB, an online community that enables companies to manage supply chain risk and comply with EU regulations. The move will give P & M a ‘shop window’ with companies in the utilities sector. P & M Pumps is the sole UK distributor of Vaughan Chopper pumps. The new relationship with Achilles... [Read More]

March 28, 2017
Researchers from the Brandeis University claim to have taken the first steps towards creating a liquid which can move on its own without the aid of gravity or human intervention. In their article published in the journal Science, the scientists explain how this self-propelling liquid could be the first step in creating a whole new class of fluids which can flow without... [Read More]

March 27, 2017
Fluid flow equipment manufacturer Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced Pump Manager, a web based service which uses embedded intelligence and connectivity available through its technologically advanced new line of Design Envelope pumps to provide sustained performance and significantly improved reliability. Delivered as a highly secure, cloud based application, Pump... [Read More]

March 27, 2017
US President Donald Trump has signed the presidential permit allowing TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. “It’s going to be an incredible pipeline. Greatest technology known to man. Or woman. And frankly, we’re very proud of it,” said Trump, according to The Guardian. When complete, the 875 mile long Keystone XL pipeline will... [Read More]

March 24, 2017
Calgary’s provincial government has released details of its investigation into the spill that saw 225,000 litres of crude oil flow into the North Saskatchewan River from a pipeline operated by Husky Energy. Oil flowed into the river for seven hours on 21 July 2016 before the pipeline was shut down for scheduled maintenance. According to the provincial government’s... [Read More]

March 24, 2017
In Washington D.C., well-known global water technology company Xylem has presented DC Water with the first North American installation of its Flygt Concertor integrated intelligence wastewater pumping system. Fusing software and hardware, the Flygt Concertor wastewater pumping system senses the operating conditions of its environment and adapts its performance in real... [Read More]

March 24, 2017
Woodcote Media is delighted to welcome Daryl Worthington to the team as assistant editor of Fluid Handling, Bioenergy Insight, Biofuels International and Tank Cleaning Magazine. Daryl will be working across Woodcote Media’s portfolio of publications, with a specific focus on Fluid Handling magazine. Worthington has a wealth of experience in journalism. He joins... [Read More]

March 23, 2017
The global authority on pumps and pumping systems, the Hydraulic Institute, has launched a new Pump Energy Index (PEI) calculator. The free online calculator is available from the Hydraulic Institute’s website. Engineers can use the new PEI calculator to help check that they’re meeting the 2020 compliance and labelling requirements outlined by the Department... [Read More]

March 23, 2017
UK water supplier Thames Water has been hit with a massive £20.3 million (€23. 5 million) fine following massive leaks of untreated sewage into the Thames, the river’s tributaries, and on to land. The fine is the largest ever handed to a water utility company for an environmental disaster. The extended series of leaks had a devastating effect on the region’s... [Read More]