August 17, 2017
Engineered polymer solutions specialist Trelleborg will invest in a new, ‘state-of-the-art’ production facility for sealing solutions in Denmark. The investment will see the Swedish company’s Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business area relocate its manufacturing in Denmark to the new site. According to a statement from Trelleborg, the investment in Denmark... [Read More]

August 16, 2017
Rotork has received a substantial order for its pneumatic actuators, the company set to supply 220 of them to the NASR Phase II Full Field Development Project in the UAE. Awarded by Hyundai heavy industries, the order includes spring-return pneumatic actuators to operate 30” and 36” class 1500 ball valves. Specifications state that the maximum actuator output... [Read More]

August 16, 2017
A leading oil and gas operator in South East Asia commissioned NEL to undertake the system design for an allocation metering skid. This system was part of the equipment required for the development of a marginal oil field. However, several unexpected issues were discovered that made it clear that non-ideal conditions would be present at the point of measurement. NEL resolved... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
Pump and valve manufacturer KSB has reported a substantial rise in earnings for the first half of 2017, with increases in both order intake and sales revenue. The Germany headquartered company also more than doubled its consolidated earnings before taxes compared with the same period in 2016. KSB published its half-year financial report in August 2017. It details financial... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
Oil output in North Dakota fell by 1% in June 2017, but experts are optimistic it will remain above 1 million barrels per day for the foreseeable future, according to Reuters. A major problem in the state is a lack of experienced oil industry workers. Today there are only 25 frack crews in North Dakota, less than half the number of rigs. North Dakota is the US’... [Read More]

August 14, 2017
Applications for dewatering pumps vary from clearing floodwater or draining reservoirs, to sewage bypass or ground water dewatering. So, when building a pump portfolio, it’s essential to choose equipment that is versatile, productive, safe and trouble-free. Here, a pump specialist at a portable energy manufacturer shares the five things he considers most important.... [Read More]

August 11, 2017
Shell has launched a methane detector pilot at one of its shale gas sites in Alberta, Canada. The pilot test is part of a wider initiative called the Methane Detectors Challenge, a collaboration between the Environmental Defence Fund (EDF), oil and gas companies, US government agencies and technology developers to develop a next generation methane detection system. It... [Read More]

August 11, 2017
In Northeastern Nevada, the largest gold-mining region in the US, the City of Elko’s wastewater treatment facility has completed its latest investment in Landia’s submersible mixing equipment. At the facility’s ASP (activated sludge process), Landia’s model POP-I mixers have been suspending solids, homogenising the sludge in the anoxic tanks 24/7... [Read More]

August 11, 2017
Netzsch Pumps North America has expanded its executive sales force, hiring Robert LePera as the new vice president of OEM Sales. LePera’s role will be to provide support to Netzsch’s OEM customers, using a dedicated and independent sales organisation to their address their needs. This team will include staff responsible for sales, service and engineering. Working... [Read More]

August 10, 2017
If you are part of the booster set supply chain you have legal obligations to ensure that the booster sets which you place on the market are fully compliant in respect of EU legislation.  In this article, Steve Schofield of the BPMA (British Pump Manufacturers Association) highlights the issue and urges users to ‘buy with confidence’. The European pump... [Read More]

August 10, 2017
New research claims that although pipe line replacements can decrease lead levels in tap water, concentrations spike immediately after line replacement and can remain elevated for months. Lead in drinking water is a long running problem which can pose a serious public health risk. Utilities are replacing segments of old lead pipes that are responsible for contamination,... [Read More]

August 9, 2017
Two engineers have developed a cost saving, more robust alternative to the expensive conductivity probes used to measure fluid properties such as water density. The new device has the potential to save costs in a range of applications that require water measurement and analysis. According to a statement from UC Santa Barbara, Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz, a mechanical engineer... [Read More]

August 9, 2017
Weld purging a variety of pipes of different diameters can prove complex and costly, particularly when whole pipework systems need to be filled with expensive argon gas. One solution traditionally used by welders is to construct homemade foam or paper dams that are placed either side of the weld, constricting the purge volume to make weld purging times shorter. Homemade... [Read More]

August 8, 2017
Netherlands based Bakker & Co. has joined Atlantic Pump’s list of European distributors. The company, which has offices in both the Netherlands and Belgium, will distribute Atlantic’s SlurryPro and Audex pumps. Mark Attride, Atlantic Pumps European Business Development Manager, said: “Bakker & Co are a long established distributor based in Zwijndrecht... [Read More]

August 8, 2017
Alicat Scientific has added Modbus TCP/IP compatibility to its line of mass flow, pressue and liquid instrumentation. The upgrade means that devices running the Modbus industrial automation protocol can be connected to Alicat instruments using an Ethernet cable. Headquartered in Tuscon, Arizona, Alicat produces instruments to monitor and control process parameters in... [Read More]