August 7, 2017
Emerson has upgraded one of its handheld communicators with ‘first-of-its-kind’ automatic synchronisation technology. The new upgrades to the AMS Trex Device Communicator connect field service data with asset management experts, utilising Industrial Internet of Things solutions with the aim of improving decision-making. According to a statement from Emerson,... [Read More]

August 7, 2017
Engineering company Weir has published its financial results for the first half of 2017, showing a positive outlook despite losses in its flow control division. Comprised of Oil and Gas, Minerals and Flow Control divisions, Weir designs, engineers and manufactures a range of solutions for a variety of fluid handling applications, including pumps and valves, and pressure... [Read More]

August 4, 2017
An ‘elusive yet fundamental’ property of fluid flow has been documented for the first time, by researchers from the University of Chicago. The findings could eventually go on to be hugely important in a range of fluid handling applications, as they offer valuable insight into viscous fluid flow. By showing that the total helicity (the measure of when two vortex... [Read More]

August 4, 2017
Selwood, a pump rental, sales and plant hire provider, has been awarded certification for chemical industry compliance. The UK based pump distributor and manufacturer has achieved verified supplier certification for the Chemicals and Allied Industries Community, awarded by risk management services supplier Achilles. Applying to Selwood’s range of pumps, accessories,... [Read More]

August 4, 2017
Water specialist Xylem has secured contracts worth $4.8 million for its UV disinfection technology. The UV treatment technologies will be supplied to two major drinking water plants in the City of Columbus, Ohio. Xylem’s solutions will provide an additional treatment barrier for Cryptosporidium at the Dublin Road Water Plant (a 80MGD plant) and the Hap Cremean Water... [Read More]

August 3, 2017
Implico Group has announced that its booth at this year’s Tank Storage Asia trade show is being designed around the slogan “from entrance to exit”. The consulting company will use its stand to demonstrate the ways modern software and cloud solutions can optimise their tank terminal processes. Like last year, Implico will team up with its hardware partner... [Read More]

August 3, 2017
Recruiter for the oil and gas sector Petroplan has teamed up with Bahco, an international tools supplier, to explore health and safety in the industry. In particular, the campaign wants to look at the current state of safety, how things have improved and what progress still needs to be made. The two companies are specifically interested in the opinions of workers ‘in... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
Metals and industrials group Liberty House has completed the purchase of two pipe mills in Hartlepool, UK. Concerns had been growing at the pipe mills in the north-east of England after months of uncertainty. Following the purchase from Tata Steel UK however, Liberty House has announced plans to add around 100 new jobs in a bid to rebuild the struggling operation. The... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) in North Carolina is set to install 22,000 meters of advanced meter infrastructure (AMI), allowing the agency to “streamline processes and better respond to customer inquiries and service requests.” Mueller Systems’ Mi.Net AMI has been chosen as the system for the new project. It will enable OWASA to access... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
Scotland based specialists in flow measurement research and development NEL are leading a major research programme to enhance flow measurement standardisation across Europe between multiphase flow metrology testing facilities. 17 global partners are involved in the three year MultiFlowMet II project, including meter vendors, research specialists and multiphase test... [Read More]

August 1, 2017
Global water technology specialist Xylem has reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2017. Xylem’s net income over the period is reported at $99 million (€84 million), or $0.55 per share, the company delivering a net adjusted income of $106 million or $0.59 per share in the quarter. Year on year for the period, this represents a 23% increase... [Read More]

August 1, 2017
As the primary component of natural gas, methane is a common, problematic by product of oil drilling. A greenhouse gas 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide over the course of a century, methane is a costly challenge for the energy industry. Piping it from remote areas is expensive, so companies burn off about a third of the gas they produce in bright flares that can... [Read More]

July 31, 2017
A new study has revealed “the first direct evidence” that the Flint water crisis was caused by a lack of corrosion control chemicals. University of Michigan researchers studied the service lines in Flint’s damaged drinking water system to confirm the cause of the crisis. Their findings support the generally accepted view that lead leeched into the system... [Read More]

July 31, 2017
Sheffield based precision engineering company Evenort has announced the acquisition of Alexander Comley, a company based in the Midlands that specialises in the production of large flanged products. According to a statement from the two companies, the purchase will better serve customers based both in the UK and abroad by allowing the newly formed group to offer a single... [Read More]

July 28, 2017
New research calls for the implementation of new safeguards for cured in place pipe repair (CIPP), and a study of the potential health and environmental concerns for workers and members of the public who come into contact with emissions from the pipe repair method. CIPP was first invented in the 1970s, and is widely used to repair sewer, stormwater and drinking water... [Read More]