December 13, 2016
The Region of Peel, Ontario, Canada, has optimised the timing of its system upgrade with new membranes, using GE’s asset performance management solution. At the same time, a unique membrane cassette refurbishment programme will ultimately save the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant over $1.5 million ($1.4m) while minimising environmental impact. Working together, GE Water... [Read More]

December 13, 2016
A ruptured oil pipeline in North Dakota, US, has spilled more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil into the soil and the Little Missouri River tributary, state officials estimate. A segment of the Belle Fourche pipeline began leaking earlier in December, contaminating nearly 6 miles of the Ash Coulee Creek before cleanup workers contained it, Bill Suess, an environmental... [Read More]

December 12, 2016
Iraq has invited energy companies and investors to bid to build and finance the first phase of a pipeline that will eventually connect the southern city of Basra with Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba. The State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), an oil ministry arm overseeing the project, told the Al Arabiya news channel that the first phase includes the engineering,... [Read More]

December 12, 2016
Alicat Scientific has added two new families of electronic pressure controllers specifically for high volume original equipment manufacture. The EPC family with single proportional valves and EPCD family with dual valves provide customised pressure control in embedded systems. The small footprint instruments respond quickly to upstream fluctuations to provide fast, accurate... [Read More]

December 12, 2016
Viega has introduced 12 new reducer and union options for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems for schedule 5 to schedule 40 carbon steel piping systems in sizes 1/2" to 2". The Viega MegaPress system uses modern cold press connections for pipe installation and is a good fit for hydronic heat, chilled water, compressed air, fire sprinkler systems, low-pressure steam,... [Read More]

December 9, 2016
The Kolkata Municipal Corp. (KMC) has awarded Suez a six-year contract worth €30 million to improve water distribution services in the Cossipore district of Kolkata. The contract aims to ensure the 24/7 distribution of quality drinking water to residents of Cossipore district and reduce water losses. In the first three years of contract, the focus will be on minimising... [Read More]

December 9, 2016
Indian process solutions company Praj has entered on Wednesday into a binding agreement for cost sharing with Indian Oil Corp. (IOC) to set up two bioethanol plants. These second-generation (2G) bioethanol plants – one to be located at Panipat, Haryana, and one at Dahej, Gujarat – will have capacity to produce 100,000 litres of ethanol per day. This is a... [Read More]

December 9, 2016
Emerson Automation Solutions expands its vortex flowmeter portfolio with the addition of the Rosemount 8600 utility vortex flowmeter, designed specifically for utility applications. Its application-specific design reduces installation costs, provides accurate and reliable flow measurement, and extends vortex technology into a wider range of applications. The Rosemount... [Read More]

December 9, 2016
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) has introduced PurgElite, a range of low cost tube and pipe purging systems to achieve a clean, oxide free, zero colour weld. As well as vacuum tube and piping, PurgElite can be used in any other industry where stainless steel or titanium is used. Welds in tubing and pipework for vacuum systems should ideally be manufactured from stainless... [Read More]

December 8, 2016
Egypt’s first water treatment facility with an integrated zero liquid discharge (ZLD) plant has been commissioned to protect Egypt’s only life-giving aquifer, the River Nile. The ZLD technology, provided global water purification technology developer Aquatech, has resulted in the plant reduce its fresh water demand by 70%. Aquatech was awarded a contract... [Read More]

December 7, 2016
Recon Technology, China's first listed non-state owned oil and gas field service company, has been awarded a patent for its proprietary Oilfield Wastewater Treatment Device by China's State Intellectual Property Office. Oily wastewater, as the outcome of the oilfield exploitation process, contains water, various oils, chemical polymers, heavy... [Read More]

December 7, 2016
The California State Water Resources Control Board (WRCB) has approved $2.2 million (€2m) of funding to reconfigure the Cascade Shores wastewater treatment operation. WRCB hopes that the provided resources help eliminate two long-standing water quality treatment issues and stabilise and substantially reduce rate payers’ costs over time. The Cascade Shores... [Read More]

December 7, 2016
Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is has introduced two new high temperature, corrosion-resistant internal pipe coatings to its Nap-Gard functional coatings collection. The new Nap-Gard 7-0017HT and 7-0017VHT Black Beauty FBE products are thermosetting epoxy powders designed to provide high chemical resistance when operating in temperatures... [Read More]

December 7, 2016
Gardner Denver, a US industrial equipment company, sold six of its Thunder Series pumps in October, the company’s petroleum and industrial pumps (P&IP) division reports. The company continues to see a strong interest from service companies who are looking to reduce their total cost of ownership. The company initially introduced the Thunder Series... [Read More]

December 6, 2016
Baumer has introduced two new variants to its CleverLevel series of level sensors, the LBFH and LBFI available with qTeach and a 360° output status indicator. In the same way as their predecessors, the level switches are based on frequency deviation technology and are suitable for both hygienic and industrial applications. The level switches offer various programming... [Read More]

December 6, 2016
Hantemp Controls stainless steel float switch line has expanded to include the new SSLLA adjustable float switch. Unique to the SSLLA adjustable float switch is 5” of adjustable range permitting application-tailored switching levels. Applications include precise setting of the fill-level in surge drums, overfeed pumping accumulators, and other instances requiring... [Read More]