Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

Lewa: Follow-up order of another 20 pumps to Saudi Arabia

Thursday, December 14th, 2017 von admin

Lewa delivered 40 process diaphragm pumps to two large offshore platforms on the Persian Gulf in 2013. Lewa has got now a follow-up order to this 30 Mio Euro order – the largest in the history of Lewa. The follow-up order includes

  • 8 LGB2 Boxer pumps and
  • 12 LDH5 series process pumps

These pumps are used for transferring monoethylene glycol (MEG) from the Tie In Platforms (TP) to the Well Head Platforms (WHP) and on-site MEG injection. This injection is intended to prevent the ice formation in the drill hole that can occur during the formation of methane hydrate. The project will be completed in 2019.

The plant will increase the gas output from 70 million m³ up to 126 million m3 per day.

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LIP-Pfeiffer Vacuum Joint Center for Vacuum Technology established in Lanzhou

Monday, December 11th, 2017 von admin

Pfeiffer Vacuum signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Lanzhou Institute of Physics (LIP) in Asslar, Germany. As one of the founders of the Chinese Vacuum Society, the Lanzhou Institute of Physics is a pioneer in vacuum technology in China. LIP is also one of the first institutes in China which has been directly engaged in satellite and spacecraft development and is therefore a part of the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) since 1968. Pfeiffer Vacuum and LIP will cooperate in research and development to create vacuum solutions for aerospace applications, vacuum metrology, vacuum calibration and other applications.

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Pump Engineer – Study Courses 2018 in German and English

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 von admin

Since 2005 the study programme for pump engineers provides specific training and know-how in terms of academic extra occupational, distance-learning study courses. During these 12 years approximately 30 lecturers have trained more than 300 pump experts coming from different branches – be it manufacturers, operators or planners.

According to Prof. Dr.-Ing Helmut Jaberg, who initiated the pump engineer study programme, the reasons for its success are the following: “The high level of appreciation with regard to our training offers can be measured by the fact that companies, whose employees have already graduated from the study courses, are increasingly encouraging their staff to take this training. Thus, the German study course which started in July 2017 reached the record number of 37 participants. We are really glad to see that companies repeatedly send employees to participate in our programme. Obviously the way it is performed – with a certain rigour and yet with a good sense of proportion – is well received by them.”

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BPMA Announces New President

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 von admin

Duncan Lewis, Managing Director of Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd has been announced as the new President of the British Pump Manufacturers Association Limited (BPMA).

The role was officially passed on at the recent BPMA Annual General Meeting, where Mr Peter Reynolds, Managing Director of Grundfos Pumps Ltd, completed his two-year tenure as President and graciously handed the baton onto his worthy successor.

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How screw pumps work

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 von admin

Blackmer is showing in YouTube videos how its S Series

  • twin screw pumps and
  • triple screw pumps

are working. Offered with or without external timing gears and bearings, the S Series pumps are self-priming, double-ended positive displacement pumps.

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Novozymes and Grundfos kick off collaboration for clean water

Monday, December 4th, 2017 von admin

When you combine biotech with cutting-edge water technology, you might find new solutions to some of the most pressing global issues concerning water scarcity. Thereby, you can make a direct impact on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, aiming at securing universal access to water and sanitation by 2030.

This is the scope, when world’s leading experts in enzymes and microorganisms, Novozymes, and Grundfos, one of the leaders in advanced pump technologies, enter an open innovation collaboration.

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Top 10 posts on Δ p Global Online in November 2017

Friday, December 1st, 2017 von admin

The actual Top 10 posts on Δ p GLOBAL Online:

  1. Allweiler: The basis of rotary positive displacement pump technology
  2. Pfeiffer Vacuum Technical Paper: Vacuum solutions for the European XFEL
  3. OPW: New Dry Disconnect Couplings
  4. Tapflo: New series of diaphragm pumps
  5. Siemens Mechanical Drives Unit to become Flender GmbH
  6. Richter expanded RMA series
  7. KEPL to dispatch indigenously developed API steam turbine
  8. Wilden: New E-Commerce Store
  9. KSB: New mag-drive pump for process engineering applications
  10. Grundfos powers up with new Head of Digital Transformation

The actual Top 10 posts on  Δ p Online in German:

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Inspection software for explosion-protected plants – paperless, seamless

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 von admin

PEC-EX is the latest software module the company R. Stahl introduces exclusively for the plant managers working in the explosion-protected plants. The primary objective of this solution is to optimise the planning execution and documentation of the inspections and tests conducted periodically in a plant.

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Technical Paper: Vacuum solutions for the European XFEL

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 von admin

View inside the XFEL accelerator tunnel (© European XFEL / Heiner Müller-Elsner)

The beginning of September 2017 marked a milestone in the history of nanotechnology research: With the inauguration of the European XFEL (X-Ray Free-Electron Laser), the world´s largest and most powerful X-ray laser was officially put into operation. It will open up completely new areas of research and insights into the nanocosmos that were never achieved before.

The European XFEL is a new international research facility, in which 12 European countries participate. The non-profit society European XFEL GmbH is responsible for the construction and operation of the X-ray laser.

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Sulzer in Glasgow Sets the Standard in Maintenance and Repairs

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 von admin

Increasing pressure to reduce costs and optimise performance is causing many industries to reassess the way in which they tackle maintenance issues. Sulzer’s Glasgow facility has been quick to expand the capabilities and expertise of its staff to ensure additional benefits for customers and help meet these demands.

Scott Tyre took on the Glasgow service centre manager’s role in early 2017, after joining Sulzer as Contracts Manager in June 2016. He comments: “The Glasgow Service Centre is continuously improving to keep pace with its customers’ demands and the staff pride themselves in delivering the best possible technical service. Our challenge is to provide expert engineering support along with concise customer communication and dialogue, 100% of the time.”

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