Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

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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Endress+Hauser receives the Swiss Technology Award for flowmeter

Friday, November 17th, 2017 von admin

With the Promass Q, Endress+Hauser has won the Swiss Technology Award in the Innovation Leaders category. The Coriolis-based flowmeter, developed especially for applications in the oil & gas and food & beverage industries, was cited for its outstanding measurement accuracy, even in difficult operating conditions. The prize was awarded on Thursday during the Swiss Innovation Forum.

The Swiss Technology Award is considered Switzerland’s most important innovation and technology prize. Endress+Hauser was one of nine finalists out of 60 applicants who were selected to present their product or technological innovation to the main jury. The winners were chosen and recognized in front of more than 1,000 guests from business, science and government during the Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel, Switzerland.

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Grundfos is expanding in India

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 von admin

Grundfos takes another important step in India with the opening of a new plant in Dantali, Gujarat. From here, Grundfos is going to produce and ship boosters and boxed products to  customers in the Northern regions of India, and it will supply the global Grundfos operations organization with stainless steel components.

“This is also a significant strategic move in the important Indian market. We strengthen our presence and closeness to customers in this region, and we establish ourselves in the vibrant and green frontrunner state Gujarat,” said Stéphane Simonetta, Group Executive Vice President and COO.

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Simplified servicing in beneficiation plant

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 von admin

Until January 2017, a copper beneficiation plant in Zambia was using pumps from six different manufacturers, including units from Netzsch. Attributable to the large number of different models, this resulted in a steadily growing inventory of similar spare parts and maintenance procedures. Thereby, the effort and costs for necessary maintenance of the pumps were constantly increasing as a result. Following a thorough review of the reliability and service life of its pumps, the plant operator decided to simplify its spare parts inventory and maintenance – and only use pumps from Netzsch as a single supplier.

The Zambian company replaced 36 pumps for polymer applications and saved 1 million dollars by reducing its spare parts inventory as well.

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