March 28, 2017
Researchers from the Brandeis University claim to have taken the first steps towards creating a liquid which can move on its own without the aid of gravity or human intervention. In their article published in the journal Science, the scientists explain how this self-propelling liquid could be the first step in creating a whole new class of fluids which can flow without... [Read More]

March 27, 2017
Fluid flow equipment manufacturer Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced Pump Manager, a web based service which uses embedded intelligence and connectivity available through its technologically advanced new line of Design Envelope pumps to provide sustained performance and significantly improved reliability. Delivered as a highly secure, cloud based application, Pump... [Read More]

March 27, 2017
US President Donald Trump has signed the presidential permit allowing TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. “It’s going to be an incredible pipeline. Greatest technology known to man. Or woman. And frankly, we’re very proud of it,” said Trump, according to The Guardian. When complete, the 875 mile long Keystone XL pipeline will... [Read More]

March 24, 2017
Calgary’s provincial government has released details of its investigation into the spill that saw 225,000 litres of crude oil flow into the North Saskatchewan River from a pipeline operated by Husky Energy. Oil flowed into the river for seven hours on 21 July 2016 before the pipeline was shut down for scheduled maintenance. According to the provincial government’s... [Read More]

March 24, 2017
In Washington D.C., well-known global water technology company Xylem has presented DC Water with the first North American installation of its Flygt Concertor integrated intelligence wastewater pumping system. Fusing software and hardware, the Flygt Concertor wastewater pumping system senses the operating conditions of its environment and adapts its performance in real... [Read More]

March 24, 2017
Woodcote Media is delighted to welcome Daryl Worthington to the team as assistant editor of Fluid Handling, Bioenergy Insight, Biofuels International and Tank Cleaning Magazine. Daryl will be working across Woodcote Media’s portfolio of publications, with a specific focus on Fluid Handling magazine. Worthington has a wealth of experience in journalism. He joins... [Read More]

March 23, 2017
The global authority on pumps and pumping systems, the Hydraulic Institute, has launched a new Pump Energy Index (PEI) calculator. The free online calculator is available from the Hydraulic Institute’s website. Engineers can use the new PEI calculator to help check that they’re meeting the 2020 compliance and labelling requirements outlined by the Department... [Read More]

March 23, 2017
UK water supplier Thames Water has been hit with a massive £20.3 million (€23. 5 million) fine following massive leaks of untreated sewage into the Thames, the river’s tributaries, and on to land. The fine is the largest ever handed to a water utility company for an environmental disaster. The extended series of leaks had a devastating effect on the region’s... [Read More]

March 22, 2017
US-based Titan Enterprises has announced a new, high pressure version of the Titan 900 Series turbine flowmeter. The new refrigerant flow sensors are adapted with steel and reinforced polymer components, giving a pressure rating of 40 bar. The new flowmeter joins the US based developer of flowmeters and flow instrumentation’s wide range of flowmeters designed for... [Read More]

March 22, 2017
Non-metallic magnetic drive centrifugal pumps and systems manufacturer Iwaki Air has introduced the 2” TC-X500 series air operated double diaphragm pump. Capable of operating with variable air pressures, the powerful pumps are ideal for both start/stop and fully continuous duty pumping applications. The new pumps boast excellent flow rates and a new, heavy duty... [Read More]

March 21, 2017
HalenHardy, a US safety equipment manufacturer, has unveiled a new system to improve the response to oil and fuel spills. In a recent breakthrough in spill response, the team at HalenHardy has discovered a fiber compound that enables the user to store between 400% and 1,000% more response materials in the same space as traditional spill products. This process, called... [Read More]

March 21, 2017
Endress+Hauser has acquired SensAction, a manufacturer of innovative systems for measuring the concentration of liquids. With this move, the Switzerland-based group intends to strengthen its quality measurement portfolio. SensAction will remain headquartered in Coburg, Germany and keep the current staff of 13 employees. SensAction will operate as a division of the Endress+Hauser... [Read More]

March 21, 2017
Total US crude oil production in 2016 was below its 2015 level, despite increasing crude oil prices throughout most of 2016, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). However, according to the organisation, monthly production began growing in the fourth quarter of the year after declining over the first three quarters. Total 2016 production remained... [Read More]

March 20, 2017
BP is in talks with chemicals giant Ineos to sell the North Sea’s largest and oldest oil pipeline, which is used to transport the crude that prices the global Brent benchmark. The pipeline system is around 100 miles long. It transports oil from the unmanned offshore Unity platform in the North Sea to the onshore terminal at Cruden Bay near Aberdeen. From... [Read More]

March 20, 2017
Flow measurement specialist Krohne has introduced a new Optimass 2000 S400 16-inch Coriolis mass flowmeter. According to the company, the large diameter mass flowmeter is ideal for bulk measurement of petroleum and oil, as well as syrup, molasses and raw chemicals. The meter has been approved for custody transfer of liquids and gases. The Optimass 2000 S400 features... [Read More]

March 17, 2017
Alicat Scientific has been selected by analytical instrumentation manufacturer Valco Instruments Company (VICI) as one of its preferred suppliers for gas flow controls in its Dynacalibrator Calibration Gas Generators. Alicat’s range of Basis OEM mass flow controllers provide the control required by VICI to create gas mixes down to fractions of a nanogram per minute,... [Read More]