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Apr 2, 2020
Kurita Water Industries announces merger of its US subsidiaries
Oil and Gas News
Apr 1, 2020
Pipelines
An American energy firm has confirmed it will proceed with the construction of a crucial pipeline that will boost the economy by $8bn (€7.3bn). TC Energy Corporation is behind the 1,210 mile long Keystone XL Pipeline Project that will be capable of delivering 830,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska. “We appreciate the ongoing... [Read More]

Product News
Mar 31, 2020
AW-Lake Company has unveiled a new flow sensor. The new EDGE Flow Sensor, produced by the Wisconsin-based firm, with optional Bluetooth for use in flow meter applications requiring an analogue, pulse or Modbus signal to a PLC or other control system has come onto the market. Mounted on meters including AW-Lake gear meters and turbine flow meters, the EDGE Flow Sensor... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Mar 31, 2020
Pumps
Wanner’s hydra-cell Metering and dosing pumps offer the advantages of conventional metering pumps with several significant additional benefits. Hydra-Cell pumps are internationally known for their ‘no pulse, no problem’ accuracy and reliability for metering and dosing applications. The virtually pulse-less, linear flow; lowers acquisition costs, due to their compact... [Read More]

Features
Mar 30, 2020
University researchers have developed a new physical model to simulate the behaviour of fluids moving through pipes. Scientists at the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo discovered that by including the possibility of shear-induced bubble formation, they found that, contrary to the assumptions of many previous works, fluids can experience significant... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Mar 27, 2020
Pumps
A global private equity firm has completed the buy-out of a leading manufacturer of precision-engineered and efficient centrifugal pumps and compressors in the US. Sundyne, with its headquarters in Colorado designs and manufactures API compliant pumps and compressors, announced that Warburg Pincus has completed its acquisition from BC Partners Advisors LP and The Carlyle... [Read More]

Product News
Mar 27, 2020
  An iron ore mine in the Northern Cape benefitted from the versatility of a pump which was recently dry-installed for boosting slurry flow. According to Justin Bawden, key account manager at Integrated Pump Technology, the submersible Grindex Bravo 800 pump is best known for operating in a liquid environment. However, it needed to be used as a booster from... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 26, 2020
In light of the recent outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus), the Fluid Handling International team is thinking of all those affected by the virus. We understand that along with the impact on health, the virus is also causing major issues for industries and businesses. We want to update our readers and advertisers on the plans for our Fluid Handling International distribution... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Mar 24, 2020
Pipelines
A leading North American manufacturer of decanter and thickening centrifuges and dewatering systems announced the $67m (61m euros) energy-efficient upgrade at two of New York City’s largest wastewater treatment plants as complete. As part of a series designed to improve pollution control and treatment efficiency, the Department of Environmental Protection chose to... [Read More]

Product News
Mar 24, 2020
Finding a solution for controlling high upstream hydraulic pressure in applications where a constant volume pump is supplying more flow than the system requires can be a challenge. Examples of critical flow systems where excess flows can be a serious problem include flight controls, steering systems and flow dividers in aerospace, aviation, F1 motorsport and oil exploration... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Mar 20, 2020
Pipelines
Garlock's Jim Drago explains how the raised surface profile of PTFE sheet gasket helped a midstream oil and gas processor address leaky pipes Bolted flange-gasket connections in process piping systems are common and given little thought – unless they start to leak. Chronic leakage proved to be an issue for one of our clients, a midstream oil and gas processor and services... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Mar 19, 2020
Pumps
A Swedish global company has completed the purchase of a Michigan firm. Atlas Copco, with about 39,000 employees worldwide that provides compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems, has signed the deal for Dekker Vacuum Technologies. Dekker, established in 1998, is a leading provider of engineered vacuum pumps and systems used... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Mar 19, 2020
Valves
New York City fireboats have been equipped with Rotork’s electric actuators. The boats, Firefighter 2 and Firefighter 343, from the Marine Division of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) are using its IQ range of part-turn devices which will help keep the city safe. The actuators have the important duty of controlling the flow of water to the fire nozzles... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 18, 2020
Pumps
The introduction of five Landia mixers has brought improvements to the biological and dewatering processes at a wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania. Serving six municipalities in Northern Northumberland County, the new-look Milton Regional Sewer Authority (MRSA) wastewater treatment plant has been designed so it is powered by anaerobic treatment of wastewater... [Read More]

Features
Mar 17, 2020
Efficient sludge pumping has an important role to play as water companies gear up for zero carbon, says Mick Dawson, consultancy director of BHR Group, who urges designers and operators to better understand their sludge systems. More efficient pumping of sludge could help water companies in England reach their goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030, along with meeting... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Mar 17, 2020
Pumps
A new and low-cost approach to multiphase metering – the process of determining the make-up of crude oil as it’s pumped from the reservoir – has been demonstrated by engineers from Brunel University London. Crude oil is extracted as a mixture of oil, gas, water and sand, which is separated and processed before making its way downstream to be turned into usable... [Read More]


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