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Advertisement: Spaix 5 - Latest Pump Selection Software Now Available!
The brand-new software Spaix 5 developed by VSX – ...The brand-new software Spaix 5 developed by VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE for the selection and configuration of centrifugal pumps is now available. In addition to functional enhancements, the new version particularly shines when it comes to the newly designed user interface, its intuitive operating concept as well as the increased performance.

Technical News

Hermetically Sealed All-Ceramic Chemical Pump by Bungartz
The centrifugal pump of type MPCV has some excepti...The centrifugal pump of type MPCV has some exceptional properties. Due to the dry-running, self-regulating and hermetically sealed design, the tried-and-tested vertical pump does not require a minimum volume flow or a large static head. The 3-phase compatible and intrinsically safe special pump is now also available as an all-ceramic version (K-MPCV-AN).

New System by KSB Puts Pumps into the Internet of Things
KSB is presenting a new pump monitoring system cal...KSB is presenting a new pump monitoring system called KSB Guard. Networked vibration and temperature sensors fitted directly to the pump make availability at plant level transparent for the first time. The system ensures that changes in the operating behaviour of the machine are detected at an early stage, and maintenance work can be better planned, without having to be on site with the pump.

Sulzer Introduces the SIL Inline Single Stage Centrifugal Pump Range
The new SIL pump range was developed to meet the p...The new SIL pump range was developed to meet the process requirements in various general and industrial applications. It is designed for clean liquid processes, using Sulzer‘s long experience and in-depth pumping technology knowledge.

Rovatti PTO Pumps for Agricultural Tasks
With increase in the population, the demand for fo...With increase in the population, the demand for food also increasing. Rainfall does not always occur in right amount at the time when crops need water. Thus, there is always a need of irrigation in most parts of India. Indian irrigation infrastructure includes a network of major and minor canals from rivers, groundwater well-based systems, tanks and other rainwater harvesting projects for agricultural activities.

New Fuel Vapor Pump by Pierburg
Today’ strict emission standards govern not only c...Today’ strict emission standards govern not only car emissions, they apply to fuel vapors, too. In most cases, these vapors are trapped in an activated carbon canister mounted close to the fuel tank. This canister needs to be regularly purged. For this purpose, Pierburg GmbH has now developed a compact innovative pump that works even without the intake pipe vacuum necessary until now. The electric pump is the first of its kind and will go into a customer’s series production in 2018.

Atlas Copco Adds High Flow Models to Vastly Expanded Dewatering Pumps Portfolio
Atlas Copco Portable Energy has expanded its offer...Atlas Copco Portable Energy has expanded its offering for the dewatering market with the launch of over thirty new heavy-duty, high capacity pumps. This includes the addition of three high-flow models to its PAS range of centrifugal dry prime pumps. The new pumps are capable of accommodating flows of up to 1400 cubic metres per hour.

Exhibitions + Conferences

IFAT 2018: From Well Construction to Phosphorus Recovery
The first exhibitor announcements at the IFAT Medi...The first exhibitor announcements at the IFAT Media Dialog already showed: IFAT 2018 will cover all aspects of modern water and wastewater management. Expanded by two additional halls, which are fully occupied already, the World s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management will take place at Munich’s exhibition center from May 14 to 18.

Saline Water Conversion Corporation and Hydraulic Institute Partner to Bring Pump Systems Optimization Training to Saudi Arabia
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announces a strategic educational partnership with Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) to help companies in the Middle East assess pumping systems and identify improvement opportunities related to both industrial and commercial pumping systems.

Pumps and Solar Energy - A Feel-Good Movie, Not a Drama
Despite several setbacks, solar energy is ready for a happy end. Pumps for planned large-scale projects also have a leading role to play.

BPMA Training Receives CPD Accreditation
The independent pump training courses, which the BPMA have been successfully running since the mid 1990’s, have helped equip many hundreds of individuals with the knowledge and skills required to assist pump companies to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Books + Papers

Independent White Paper Concludes WMFTGs Quantum Technology ‘Successfully Addresses Many of the Current Limitations Seen in Single-Use Pumps’
Rigorous testing and data analysis from independen...Rigorous testing and data analysis from independent consultant, PDS Sandbox LLC offers conclusive proof that Watson-Marlow’s Quantum 600 peristaltic pump demonstrates an: “…excellent level of precision across a full range of pressures (up to 4 bar) with low shear that is approximately 50% lower than that of the Quattroflow QF1200SU pump from PSG Dover.”


Netzsch Pumps North America Announces Brian Johnson, New Regional Sales Manager for the Central Region
Netzsch Pumps North America, LLC (Exton, PA) has e...Netzsch Pumps North America, LLC (Exton, PA) has expanded its sales force by hiring Brian Johnson as the Regional Sales Manager for the Central Region.


Acquisitions + Mergers

AxFlow Italy Acquired Cinti S.r.l., a Specialist in Installation, Service and Repair of Centrifugal Pumps Based in Northern Italy
The move aims to strengthen AxFlow Italy’s service offering and position it for further growth.

Contracts + Case Stories

New 2018 Sewer Shaft Pump KRSU by Tsurumi Installed for the First Time
Tsurumi has developed a new pump solution for over...Tsurumi has developed a new pump solution for overhauling sewers and pipe systems that allows the pipes to continue operating whilst work is being carried out.

Climaveneta Units for the New HVAC System of Montevergine SpA
Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems, through its brand Climaveneta, has supplied the HVAC system to the Casa di Cura Montevergine S.p.A. in Mercogliano, a private clinic specialized in cardiovascular diseases.

Amarinth Secures Order from Zadoc
Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the de...Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, chemical, industrial and power markets, has secured an order from ZADCO for a super duplex API 610 OH3 pump, and utilising video conferencing significantly reduced project cost.

A Milestone for Hydropower: Successful Startup of Frades II
With its increasing use of solar and wind power, P...With its increasing use of solar and wind power, Portugal has for many years been focusing on the flexible and dynamic potential of pumped storage to stabilize electricity grids. In the north-west of the country, the new pumped storage plant Frades II has been in operation since April 2017.


Spoilt for Choice When Selecting Pumps: What to Bear in Mind Before Buying
Anyone seeking to buy a new pump for their water logistics system will need to answer a lot of questions first before they receive any recommendations from the manufacturers. Here is a brief overview of what to expect:

Review of the 70-year history of the Emile Egger Centrifugal Pump Factory
From potato flake to high-temperature pump.  ...From potato flake to high-temperature pump.