April 21, 2017
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group UK has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2017, as part of celebrations for the monarch’s 91st birthday. The award reflects Watson-Marlow’s growth of 76.6% over the judging period. The businesses in the group were named winners by UK Business Secretary Greg Clark. Watson-Marlow Fluid... [Read More]

April 20, 2017
Finland based industrial manufacturing company Metso has supplied 3,000 valves and related devices for Metsä Fibre’s new bioproduct mill. It marks one of Metso’s biggest valve orders in Finland, and will also see the company provide a comprehensive maintenance and replacement parts service. In 2015, Metso was selected as the main supplier of the bioproduct... [Read More]

April 20, 2017
A successful pilot of the Sensus FlexNet communication network has been completed by Vitens, the largest water company in the Netherlands. Vitens provides drinking water to 5.6 million consumers and businesses in the Dutch provinces of Flevoland, Fryslân, Gelderland, Utrecht and Overijssel. Each year, Vitens delivers 350 million m³ of water through 100... [Read More]

April 19, 2017
Xylem, a global water technology company, designed and built a major emergency sewer bypass for Memphis, Tennessee, in just six days, according to a news release from the company. The record breaking feat came following disastrous rainfall in the city. In spring 2016, sixteen inches of rain fell on Memphis, with eight inches of that coming in a two day deluge. The intense... [Read More]

April 19, 2017
IMI Precision Engineering has announced it’s upgrading the connectivity of its IMI Norgren VM and VS ranges of valve islands with PROFINET IRT and EtherNet/IP. The upgrades come in response to customer feedback about the valve islands. The VM Series Valve Islands are available in both 10mm and 15mm valve body widths and provide flow rates of 430 l/m and 1000 l/m... [Read More]

April 18, 2017
The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is scheduled to start transporting oil on 14 May, according to Reuters. Energy Transfer Partners LP has filed a ‘tariff’ with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, laying out details about the pipeline and the quantities of oil it will transport. It marks another landmark in the story of the highly controversial... [Read More]

April 18, 2017
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has developed a new energy labelling program to let manufacturers highlight their most energy efficient products, in turn helping commercial as well as industrial customers to save energy and money. According to a HI press release, over 25% of the electricity used in the US goes to powering pumps. The new HI Energy Rating (ER) Label will identify... [Read More]

April 13, 2017
Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company, has announced its latest addition to the pumps market. The company’s new S Series Screw Pumps are specifically designed for transferring highly viscous liquids, and are ideal for moving bitumen from tankers to distant tank-farm facilities. Liquid bitumen is a constant challenge in the fluid handling industry. Most commonly... [Read More]

April 12, 2017
KSB France has inaugurated its new Service Workshop Centre in Aix-en-Provence. The new facility offers high quality repairs of pumps, valves and rotating equipment of all types and brands. The largest facility of its type in the region, the workshop is located in a central geographical location for surrounding industrial areas such as Vitrolles, Berre, Mede, Lavera, Port... [Read More]

April 12, 2017
Milton Roy has announced a new addition to the PROTEUS metering pump family, the company’s line of intelligent metering pumps. According to a press release, The PROTEUS Communications Model “expands the pump’s intelligence with programmable inputs and outputs.” Support for Modbus RTU and Profibus (Process Field Bus) DP protocols facilitates high... [Read More]

April 11, 2017
The global industrial pumps market is forecast to reach $88.43 billion (EUR 83.4 billion) by 2025, according to a new report by Research and Markets. A number of key insights and predictions about the global industrial pumps market are included in the report. In 2015, centrifugal pumps were the biggest product segment in the market, making up over 70% of the market share.... [Read More]

April 11, 2017
KSB Aktiengesellschaft has launched a new type series of submersible borehole pumps. The UPAchrom 100 series is designed for use in water supply and irrigation applications, and for small systems for drawdown of groundwater levels. According to a press release from Frankenthal based KSB, the UPAchrom 100 series’ integrated, hydraulically optimised check valve prevents... [Read More]

April 10, 2017
Entries for the annual awards, held in association with the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), were submitted throughout the last twelve months. In January, the Pump Industry Awards panel met at the BPMA’s offices to review the entries in each category. After discussion the panel selected the finalists, which were then put to a public vote through the... [Read More]

April 10, 2017
Hayward Flow Control has announced the introduction of a new generation of thermoplastic floating ball valves: the TBH Series True Union Industrial Ball Valve. According to a press release, the TBH Series’ new System2 Sealing Technology uses the upstream seat as a backup to the downstream seat, thereby enhancing the sealing of the downstream seat. This ensures longer... [Read More]

April 7, 2017
A large diameter pipe production facility in Charleston, South Carolina, operated by Agru America has commenced production. The new facility is aimed at meeting the growing international demand for next generation large diameter high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes. Located in Charleston Harbour, along the Cooper River, the impressive new plant is producing AGRULINE... [Read More]

April 7, 2017
Methane gas is highly mobile in groundwater and travels far beyond the shale wells where it is drilled, according to a recently published study from the University of Guelph based Institute for Groundwater Research. Explosive and therefore a safety risk, methane gas also changes the chemistry of groundwater, causing the quality to deteriorate. The research, published... [Read More]