Wilo celebrated laying the foundation stone for its new facility, which will be located in the Jafza (Jebel Ali Free Zone) of Dubai. By investing in the Dubai economic hub, Wilo is acknowledging the region’s growing prominence and responding to the growing requirements of the market. “The role of the city as a platform and logistic hub for trade in the Middle East, Dubai’s efficient infrastructure by land, sea and air and the long-term economic stability offered by this country were the crucial factors tipping the balance in favour of investing here. The construction is scheduled for completion in early 2018”, Carsten Krumm (on the right), COO of Wilo SE explains.
Tapflo Group introduced Green Process, Vic, Australia, as the new distribution point. Green Process is Oceania’s leading provider of mechanical equipment and engineering solutions for municipal and industrial water and wastewater applications.
The KSB Group is mourning the death of Dr Wolfgang Kühborth. Having served for many years as the head of the Frankenthal-based pumps and valves Group, Dr Kühborth died last Tuesday (31 January) at the age of 92 following a brief but serious illness. As a descendant of KSB’s founding family (Klein), he shaped the course of the company’s history, in particular in his capacity as Member and Chairman of the Board of Management of KSB Aktiengesellschaft and in later years as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. “Dr Wolfgang Kühborth was a charismatic entrepreneur,” said the Members of the Board of Management Dr Peter Buthmann and Werner Stegmüller in respectful remembrance of the deceased. “Over a career spanning some 50 years, he greatly influenced the development of the company during the post-war period and steered the KSB Group into a global role.”
This year’s ISH trade fair in Frankfurt will see KSB present a new 230 V version of its motor-mounted PumpDrive Eco variable speed system. Available for motor ratings ranging from 0.12 to 1.1 kW, this new version has been specially tailored to the requirements of HVAC applications.
PumpDrive Eco features sensorless differential pressure control which comes preset for use with Etaline L. All key parameters relating to pump and motor data are also set at the factory. This reduces the time required for pump set commissioning.
Alongside wireless Bluetooth modules for permanent installation supplied optionally, Bluetooth couplers are now also available. These can be plugged onto the service interface of PumpDrive Eco from the outside. This arrangement improves usability by also allowing communication with systems that do not have their own BT interface. The myPumpDrive app enables users to communicate with the system and make settings via smartphone.
The Wilden Advanced FIT pumps feature bolted product containment and easier maintenance. No repiping necessary, the Advanced FIT pumps precisely fit bolt-to-bolt and pipe-to-pipe in existing fluid-handling piping systems. The FIT pumps come equipped with the wetted path that minimizes the number of fasteners and allows for single socket reassembly for faster, easier maintenance. These pumps also come equipped with the energy-efficient Pro-Flo Shift air distribution system.
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As a replacement to conventional submersible pumps, the manufacturer Hermetic supplied two 8-stage, sealless canned motor pumps. The distinctive feature of the transformation was the customized adaptation of the pumps to the existing plant and its vessels. The pumps were designed for easy installation in the existing tank (with a diameter of 500 mm). The customer, a Swiss fine chemicals manufacturer, thus saves the costly, time-consuming conversion of the existing systems in its production plant.
The high-efficiency circulator range Calio SI type series are intended for use in heating, air-conditioning and solar power systems where they facilitate automatic operation with constant-pressure or proportional-pressure control as well as operation with 0-10 V setpoint input or external control via PWM signal in accordance with VDMA-Einheitsblatt [Standard Sheet].
On the HMI, Dual and EcoMatch variants the user can select the required mode of operation via two pushbuttons on the control panel.
Over the past years Wanhua Chemical Group, the world’s largest producer of MDI (Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) has been experiencing rapid domestic and global growth. As one of Wanhua’s top suppliers for critical equipment for more than 10 years, Richter’s global presence has contributed to the expansion of Wanhua with pumps and valves for the most corrosive applications. Reliable quality and top notch service have been key to our long standing cooperation.