Grundfos: Revised group strategy will create additional growth and higher profit

Monday, September 1st, 2014 by admin Posted in In Gerneral, Industry News

59959First half year of 2014 shows a turnover of 11.1 billion Danish kroner and a growth of eight per cent in domestic currency. This is equivalent to a growth of two per cent in Danish kroner. The result before taxes amounts to 301 million Danish kroner, which is less than the year before. Solidity has increased from 67 per cent to 69 per cent.  “Looking at the global pump market, we have a strong position. At the moment, we experience a positive growth in China of 18 per cent. At the important North American market, we are moving in the right direction with a growth of 12 per cent. But in other countries, things are standing still. This for example applies to certain places in Europe, where the situation in Russia and the Ukraine also affects the result. Put together, we are not satisfied with the result. First of all, our profit is not good enough, says Grundfos’ new Group President”, Mads Nipper.

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Top 10 posts on Δ p Global Online in August 2014

Monday, September 1st, 2014 by admin Posted in In Gerneral

The following posts on Δ p Global Online have been most clicked in last month:

  1. KSB: Major order for Vietnam refinery
  2. Netzsch: 2014 Global Product Leadership Award
  3. PumpBase3 Catalog Builder for Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  4. WEG: New permanent-magnet motor surpasses IE4 standard
  5. Flotronic: 3-A accreditation for air-operated double-diaphragm pump
  6. Andritz: Submersible motor pumps for offshore drilling platforms in China
  7. Prüftechnik: Precision laser shaft alignment
  8. KTR: New subsidiary company in South Africa
  9. Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum: Atex Certificate for Steel Degassing Vacuum Systems
  10. Inpro/Seal: Intelligence in Shaft Grounding

In the same periode on Δ p Online – the German pumps + systems plattform – these posts are most clicked:

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PumpBase3 Catalog Builder for Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Monday, August 25th, 2014 by admin Posted in In Gerneral, Pump Software

Tahoe Design Software’s New PumpBase™3 Catalog Builder version includes many new features of interest to Pump Manufacturers such as complete Catalog Production tools, Graphical Curve Entry and detailed Multi-Stage Analysis.

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Inpro/Seal: Intelligence in Shaft Grounding

Monday, August 18th, 2014 by admin Posted in Component Pump Parts, In Gerneral, Pump Drives

The Smart CDR is an condition monitoring system that provides users with instant feedback on the performance of their Current Diverter Ring® (CDR) in diverting shaft currents away from bearings to ground.

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Netzsch: 2014 Global Product Leadership Award

Monday, August 18th, 2014 by admin Posted in In Gerneral, Industry News

Netzsch will be presented with a highly appreciated 2014 best practices award by Frost & Sullivan for the second time since 2011. In its motivation statement, Frost & Sullivan explains that the 2014 Global Product Leadership Award in Progressive Cavity Pumps for Oil and Gas was issued by evaluating total client experience and strategy implementation excellence us-ing a scorecard, including 10 benchmark criteria for both product leadership and manage-ment culture.

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Pump skid for FPSO shortly before test run

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 by admin Posted in In Gerneral, Industry News, Oil / Gas

abb-1klAt the end of 2012, Wepuko Pahnke was contracted by the Brazilian oil production company Petrobras for the delivery and installation of six three-plunger pumps. These pumps are intended for what is known as “well service” on offshore crude oil production ships – the FPSOs = floating production storage and offloading units. The pumps including the drive unit, lubricant supply and pulsation damping are mounted on a skid weighing a total of 48 tons.

Performance characteristics:

  • Installed power 1,230 KW
  • Maximum operating pressure 278 bar
  • Flow rate 120 m³/ h

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Top 10 posts on Δ p Global Online in July 2014

Friday, August 1st, 2014 by admin Posted in In Gerneral, Industry News

The following posts on Δ p Global Online have been most clicked in last month:

  1. Prüftechnik: Precision laser shaft alignment
  2. KTR: New subsidiary company in South Africa
  3. DAB: Efficient re-use of rainwater
  4. Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum: Atex Certificate for Steel Degassing Vacuum Systems
  5. Xylem: New on-line selection merges brands
  6. Ruhrpumpen: Water injection package for FPSO
  7. KSB: New heat transfer fluid pump in in-line design
  8. KSB: Major order for Vietnam refinery
  9. WEG: New permanent-magnet motor surpasses IE4 standard
  10. Flotronic: 3-A accreditation for air-operated double-diaphragm pump

In the same periode on Δ p Online – the German pumps + systems plattform – these posts are most clicked:

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Friatec Rheinhütte: Chemical pump made of metallic materials

Friday, July 18th, 2014 by admin Posted in Chemical, In Gerneral, Pump Technology, Δ p Video Channel

The RCE pump is a chemical pump made of metallic materials. It is developed for heavy-duty applications in chemically aggressive and abrasive media with or without a solids content, in chemical processing technology, the primary materials industry and other areas of industry. Typical applications are molten salt, pitch, tar, sulphur, etc.

This video shows details of the RCE series:

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Andritz: Dewatering flooded mine tunnels in South Africa

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by admin Posted in In Gerneral, Industry News, Mining, Pump Applications

South Africa is currently dealing with the problem of acid water because underneath the old gold mining city of Johannesburg is a lake which contains heavily contaminated water, which spreads horizontally and vertically into the abandoned pits of the former gold mines.  Meanwhile, the water line has reached a critically high level, as determined by the specialists from Andritz Ritz, which was given the first order to drain the mine water in 2010. The execution of the project was delayed by four years however, and it was only in spring 2014 that two powerful submersible motor pumps were installed in the middle of Johannesburg city centre, in the so-called “Central Basin”, with each pump capable of bringing 1,500 m³/h of water to the surface.

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KSB: Major order for Vietnam refinery

Monday, July 7th, 2014 by admin Posted in In Gerneral, Industry News, Oil / Gas

KSB_RPH_Pump (2)KSB got a contract to supply 189 process pumps for the new Nghi Son refinery in Vietnam. The location is situated around 200 kilometres south of Hanoi in the Tinh Gia district. The plant under construction is Vietnam’s second refinery and is due to enter operation in 2017.  The pumps will be used in crude oil distillation and aromatic compounds production. Depending on the fluid to be handled, the casings will be made of either steel or stainless steel. Impellers, shafts and casing wear rings will be manufactured from corrosion-resistant stainless steels.

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