February 23, 2017
After an incident involving a failed part in large, complicated pumping systems, it can be tempting to replace that part and keep the operation going with as little downtime as possible. If the part failure was the only cause of the incident, the operation goes on with downtime but no lingering effects.  However, sometimes there is an underlying problem or “root... [Read More]

February 23, 2017
Midlands, UK-based valve supplier Ultravalve has increased its number of accredited reduced pressure zone (RPZ) test engineers in the wake of increased demand for the service. The company, which was acquired last year by process valve and actuator specialist Bonomi UK, has recently recruited a further engineer, bringing its dedicated RPZ test team to three. RPZ valves... [Read More]

February 23, 2017
Scottish pump and valve manufacturer Weir expects its sales to pick up in 2017, despite reporting lower revenues from last year due to the low crude oil prices. Weir’s annual revenue fell 11% to £1.58 billion (€1.86bn), with profits clocking in at £170 million, nearly a third lower than last year. The company’s oil and gas operations bore... [Read More]

February 22, 2017
Hugo Vogelsang Maschinenbau, a Germany-based machinery manufacturer, presents the IQ and VX series of rotary lobe pumps from Vogelsang for the chemical paint industry. “Pumps that are used to pump paint, adhesives, and similar chemicals have to satisfy high requirements. To pump viscous or abrasive fluids, or fluids with high solids content, the industry needs highly... [Read More]

February 22, 2017
Austrian fluid handling solutions provider Kral’s precision measuring devices are now capable of operating in temperatures as low as -40°C. Components and assemblies are tested in cold chambers at temperatures down to -40 °C, and Kral equips its Volumeter devices with electronic sensors that are suitable for such deep temperatures. Even at measurements... [Read More]

February 22, 2017
Denmark-based pump manufacturer Desmi has set up its first production facility in India at Adibatla near Hyderabad.  The 3,000m2 unit located at Nadergul village will start with production of booms for oil spill response, besides equipment.  With the facility in place, Desmi will focus on producing oil spill response equipment, assemble pumps, and pumping solutions... [Read More]

February 21, 2017
C&B Equipment recently signed a renewable distribution agreement with Grundfos, a global provider of advanced pump solutions and a water technology developer. With their unique stainless steel construction and advanced electronics, Grundfos pumps are recognised for their value and reliability. C&B Equipment will now be able to provide a broader supply of pumps... [Read More]

February 21, 2017
Armstrong Fluid Technology has unveiled the new Tango line of pumps featuring the next level of innovation in design envelope technology. Ranging from 1hp to 10hp, the new line of Tango pumps is a completely integrated offering designed to further reduce the first installed costs, as well as ongoing lifetime costs by more than 30% over traditional approaches. New features... [Read More]

February 20, 2017
Concoa has introduced a precise, high-purity point-of-use panel designed to provide reliable pressure control and isolation in carbon dioxide and nitrogen incubator applications. Concoa’s 55S Series point-of-use panel provides final line pressure control and individual isolation for up to four streams of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, making it well-suited to supply... [Read More]

February 20, 2017
Flow measurement R&D specialist NEL has appointed Bruno Pinguet, one of the world’s leading experts in multiphase flow measurement, as senior consultant.  With more than 25 years of international experience, Pinguet is recognised as a world authority and he has published over 140 scientific papers and holds a number of patents. His appointment will help... [Read More]

February 17, 2017
Pipe fitting technology developer Viega has introduced its line of Viega ProPress Zero Lead ball valve press x hose thread for copper fittings. The bronze ball valves are full port and designed for potable water applications, available in ½" and ¾" press sizes and ¾" hose sizes. Other features include a lockable metal handle, stainless steel ball,... [Read More]

February 17, 2017
Mass Flow Online, the e-commerce channel of Bronkhorst High-Tech, has released two new models in its Mass-View series, the MV-108 mass flowmeter and MV-308 mass flow regulator. With the introduction of the new models, the Mass-View product line has been extended to gas flow rates up to 500ln/min (N2-equivalent), fulfilling the demand from industrial users e.g. for gas... [Read More]

February 16, 2017
Hifi Engineering, a developer of fibre optic sensing technologies, has released the results of its high-fidelity dynamic sensing HDS leak detection technology as part of a testing programme. The programme was funded by LOOKNorth, a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research hosted by C-CORE, a Canadian R&D corporation. The C-CORE results proved... [Read More]

February 16, 2017
Growing urbanisation and industrialisation in the developing countries and increasing use of water pumps in industries is driving the demand in the water pumps market globally. According to a new market study by Persistence Market Research, Asia Pacific is the largest market for water pumps followed by Europe and North America. Asia Pacific also has the highest growth... [Read More]

February 15, 2017
Triark Pumps, a UK supplier of air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps, has been shortlisted in two categories within the prestigious Pump Industry Awards for 2017. The company has been nominated as a possible recipient of the Distributor of the Year and the Technical Innovation of the Year – Projects awards. Commenting on Triark’s selection as a finalist,... [Read More]