May 8, 2017
Trond Mohn and Marit Mohn Westlake are featured in the Sunday Times Rich List for 2017. The brother and sister owe much of their fortune to the cargo pumps industry. Ranked at 76 on the run-down of the world’s wealthiest, Trond and sister Marit have moved up eight places from their 2006 position. The Sunday Times estimates the pair’s fortune at £1.62bn... [Read More]

May 8, 2017
A lawsuit has been filed against Italian oil company Eni, by a village in Nigeria. The village of Ikebiri in the Niger Delta is seeking compensation for an oil pipeline explosion in 2010 which affected the village and its surrounding area. According to an article from Reuters, the village is asking Eni for two million euros, and a commitment to clean up the 43 acre (17... [Read More]

May 5, 2017
Trans Mountain has announced a supply deal with Canadian steelmaker EVRAZ North America. In November 2016 the Canadian government granted approval for the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, deciding the estimated $7.4 billion (€6.7 billion) project was in the interests of Canada and its population The 1,150km pipeline was originally built in 1953. The expansion... [Read More]

May 5, 2017
Caterpillar Oil & Gas has launched its new Pump Electronic Monitoring System (PEMS) technology at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference. PEMS is designed to monitor pumps in well service operations, with Caterpillar claiming that the new system can help avoid catastrophic failures, minimise downtime and preserve fluid end and power end components. Available to order... [Read More]

May 4, 2017
Fluenta has launched a new calibration facility, allowing the company’s flowmeters to be calibrated prior to shipment to their final destination. Calibration reduces set-up times while also increasing the level of accuracy in flowmeters. According to Fluenta, the flow calibration facility provides a reference meter uncertainty of 0.28%. Fluenta’s flowmeters... [Read More]

May 4, 2017
Flow control equipment manufacturer IronWeaver is set to begin production in Nigeria, according to an article in The Nation. Representatives from the company said that once they begin operations in Nigeria, they will be the sole local manufacturer of valves in the country as well as the only company providing services and equipment. “Demand for our products is... [Read More]

May 3, 2017
Minneapolis based Wanner Engineering has introduced its new Q155 Series Quintuplex seal less pumps. The new pumps are designed for a range of applications including reverse osmosis in water and wastewater treatment, mine dewatering, salt water disposal, salt water injection, bulk transfer, hydraulic lift and steam generation. Featuring a seal-less, multi-diaphragm design,... [Read More]

May 2, 2017
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Emerson Electric Company’s acquisition of the Switzerland based valves and controls arm of British industrial valve manufacturer Pentair. Conditions have been placed on the deal however, to avoid violations of federal antitrust laws. Both Emerson and Pentair manufacture industrial valves and control products, including... [Read More]

May 2, 2017
Badger Meter has announced the addition of a new product to its portfolio, the RCT1000 Coriolis mass flowmeter. According to a press release from the company, the RCT1000 is ‘especially suited’ to the precise measurement of high viscosity fluids, aggressive media and contaminated fluids, as well as high density gases. Badger Meter states that these measurements... [Read More]

April 28, 2017
A £1 million (€1.2 million) project to replace over 1,700 miles (2700 km) of water pipes in Dolgellau, Wales, has just started. The investment scheme, launched by Welsh Water, aims to ensure the people of Dolgellau and its surrounding area have access to clean, high quality drinking water for “decades to come”, according to the Cambrian News. The... [Read More]

April 28, 2017
Pipelines are still one of the safest ways to transport liquid energy, according to a new report. The American Petroleum Institute (API), along with the Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL), have published the Pipeline Safety Excellence performance Report and Strategic Plan 2017-2019, which summarises the pipeline industry’s record on safety and outlines the steps... [Read More]

April 27, 2017
A long undetected leak in a 12 inch fire plug likely led to over 730 million gallons (3 billion litres) of water being lost in the space of twenty years, according to MidHudsonNews.com. The long lasting leak in the city of Newburgh, New York, was discovered after the city began using new leak detection equipment. It has since been repaired by authorities. “It is... [Read More]

April 27, 2017
Pure Technologies and Xylem have entered a commercial collaboration for select emerging markets. The new venture will see Xylem represent Pure’s products and services to the water sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries – Bahrain, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE, as well as in India, Malaysia and Singapore. Xylem is an international water technology... [Read More]

April 25, 2017
The government of Madhya Pradesh, India, is set to provide nearly 18,500 solar powered water pumps to farmers at subsidised rates. According to the Times of India, the solar pumps are intended to increase the cultivatable land area, reduce dependency on diesel pumps and allow multi cropping. “We are going to make available solar borewell and surface pumps fitted... [Read More]

April 24, 2017
The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion (EUR 15.8 billion) in damage to natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, according to research published in the journal Science. The six year study is the first financial assessment of the damage to natural resources caused by the 134 million gallon (609 million litre) spill, the largest in US history. "This is... [Read More]

April 21, 2017
US pipeline manufacturers and oil producers, including the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, have called into question President Trump’s call for US pipelines to be constructed from domestically produced steel. One of Trump’s campaign pledges was to scrutinise US steel imports and seek a revitalisation of the American steel industry, promising “we... [Read More]