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Dec 23, 2020
Armstrong Fluid Technology opens Romanian base
Policy News
Dec 14, 2020
The chemical industry which has factories, plants and offices across the UK has urged the Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission to finalise and sign a free trade agreement. With the deadline to reach a deal before the UK leaves on January 1 being extended, hopes have been raised that agreement can be reached soon. The Chemical Industries Association... [Read More]

Policy News
Dec 11, 2020
The European Union plans to restrict funding for natural gas projects because of the risk they pose to the climate goals. The “TEN-E” rules define which cross-border energy projects can be labelled Projects of Common Interest (PCI), meaning they can receive EU funding and fast-tracked permits. Last year, the EU handed nearly €1 billion to such projects, including... [Read More]

Policy News
Nov 30, 2020
TESTA Analytical Solutions has published a technical report that evaluated a new liquid flowmeter device designed to provide continuous real-time monitoring of the pump flow rate of any liquid chromatography system. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) is one of the most widely used techniques in analytical chemistry. The range of applications soluble using... [Read More]

Policy News
Nov 18, 2020
Specialist bearings supplier SMB Bearings has successfully achieved Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status. This provides businesses with an internationally recognised security standard that certifies a company as a secure supply partner — in adhering to the UK and EU customs control procedures. The AEO status gives customers the reassurance that SMB Bearings... [Read More]

Policy News
Oct 22, 2020
The total value of construction contract awards in September was £5.4 billion (€6 billion) based on a three-month rolling average. This was 21.2% higher than for August and was also 13.8% higher than September 2019. Quarterly analysis indicated that total construction contract awards were valued at £13.5 billion (€15 billion) in the third quarter in the UK. This... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 30, 2020
The Department for International Trade has signed an agreement with the government of Peru to support the crucial reconstruction of public services facilities following severe damage caused by El Nino in Peru in 2017. The UK has been chosen as the delivery partner of the Reconstruction Programme to provide international expertise to rebuild critical infrastructure affected. The... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 29, 2020
British Water is calling on the water and wastewater supply chain to take part in a survey assessing the impact of COVID-19 to find out how businesses have been affected. As lead representative body for the UK water industry supply chain, the association has provided constant support to its members throughout the pandemic, while also monitoring the impact on the industry... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 23, 2020
British Water is calling on the water and wastewater supply chain to take part in a survey assessing the impact of COVID-19 to find out how businesses have been affected. As lead representative body for the UK water industry supply chain, the association has provided constant support to its members throughout the pandemic, while also monitoring the impact on the industry... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 16, 2020
Cook Compression has revealed Zungtech Co as its exclusive distributor and authorised service partner in Taiwan. Its service partners are certified to provide local compressor valve and packing case repair and reconditioning to end-users. Backed by more than a century of service to the gas compression industry, Cook Compression applies extensive technical expertise... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 16, 2020
The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) has formed a new strategic liaison with the LoRa Alliance to advance “smart”, data-driven solutions in water networks. This agreement will build off of each organisation’s membership pool and promote Internet of Things deployments for smart network coverage. As LoRaWAN technology further expands its global footprint, utilities... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 8, 2020
The German pumps and valves manufacturer KSB is continuing with the restructuring of its French service activities by selling three of its companies specialising in maintenance for the nuclear sector to the Orano group. Employing around 200 staff KSB Service Énergie (KSE) and its subsidiary STII are recognised for their expertise in nuclear maintenance. Having continuously... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 24, 2020
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has announced its energy rating (ER) programme database of rated pumps has grown to more than 9,400 products. Based on the US Department of Energy’s Motor Market Assessment pumps can account for 40% of energy usage in industrial fluid systems. The HI energy rating metric represents the greatest potential savings for these and other systems... [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]

Water/Wastewater News
Aug 12, 2019
Pipelines
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule to implement Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), which seeks to increase the transparency and efficiency of the certification process and promote timely review of infrastructure projects. Announced by EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler at the Council of Manufacturing Associations Summer Leadership... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 23, 2019
The UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has revealed plans to encourage individuals to save water and to introduce a personal water consumption target. Defra will carry out a public consultation into how water can be saved by UK individuals, as well as how industry can support customers to use less water. Under a government... [Read More]


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