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Disaster Averted in South African Waters with help of Xylem’s Flygt Pumps

When a 230-meter-long ship carrying coal and fuel oil broke in half off the coast of Southern Africa, Xylem pumps stabilized the ship long enough for technicians to safely unload the cargo, ensuring the safety of the surrounding water and local environment. 

Pfieiffer Vacuum Introduces First-Ever Magnetically Coupled and ATEX Certified Roots Pumps

The pump manufacturer's Roots pumps were further developed and tested with magnetic couplings; the resulting pump series is named OktaLine ATEX. 

Quattroflow to Showcase Single-Use Quaternary Diaphragm Pumps at INTERPHEX 2014

The PSG brand will showcase the newest additions to its single-use diaphragm pump product line at INTERPHEX 2014 from March 18-20 in New York, NY.

Greg Towsley Presents Technical Paper at 2014 ASHRAE

Towsley, Grundfos America's Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, will present “Towards the ASHRAE 2020 Vision with an Efficiency Increase to a Pump Product Range” on January 22 at 8 am. 

Graco Acquires QED and EcoQuip

Acquisitions of QED Environmental Systems and EcoQuip have combined annual sales of approxmiately US$30 million. Both acquisitions were completed by the end of 2013. 

NOV Mono Pumps Complete 20-Year Project to Preserve Historic Tudor Warship

After 430 years at the bottom of the Solent straight, the Mary Rose was sprayed continuously with a water/wax mixture powered by NOV Mono Pumps to restore and preserve her waterlogged timbers. 

Wilden's Pro-Flo SHIFT Named a 2013 Product of the Year

Wilden was recognized by Processing Magazine in the 2013 "Breakthrough Product of the Year" category for its Pro-Flo SHIFT Air Distribution System for AODD pumps.

PumpScout Partners with Progressive Cavity Pump Manufacturer, seepex

Pump buyers can now access seepex Progressive Cavity pumps on PumpScout.com. The manufacturer offers a state-of-the-art quality management system consisting of 8 product groups and 27 ranges, providing solutions for nearly any process.

Xylem Awarded $2.7 Million Contract for Storm Water Drainage System on New Jersey Coastline

The drainage system to be installed by Xylem is part of a larger $265 million reconstruction taking place in the area following the damage by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

Denmark Treatment Plant Experiments to Extract Phosphorus from Wastewater

Grundfos, Aarhus Water and others formed a partnership in January 2013 to experiment with extracting phosphorus from wastewater. The limited resource has been extracted successfully in other projects around the world. 

Grundfos Expands Line of Intelligent Pumping Systems for HVAC/R Applications

Grundfos will introduce its expanded line of fully integrated, intelligent pumping systems at the 2014 AHR Expo. The expanded line offers new motor sizes ideal for HVAC/R applications

Watson-Marlow Introduces Food Grade Hose for Bredel Pumps

The new F-NBR hoses are ideal for the food and beverage industry, offering up to 80 percent longer life. 

NETZSCH Wins Processing Magazine’s 2013 Breakthrough Product of the Year

Netzsch's Tornado T2 rotary lobe pump was recognized by Processing Magazine at the 2013 Chem Show in New York for material advances applied to that pump type. 

KSB Receives its First RWE Supplier Award

Pump and valve manufacturer KSB is a strategic supplier of RWE, a European energy company. In November, RWE recognized KSB in the "Quality Global" category at an annual ceremony for supplier awards. 

Heathrow Airport Reduces Energy Use With Xylem’s Flygt Experior System

Xylem's Flygt Experior wastewater pumping system was commissioned to be installed at the Heathrow Airport in 2011. The system has reduced energy use by 50% since its installation and has completely eliminated the need for maintenance call-outs. 

EagleBurgmann Delivers 480mm Agitator Seal to a PTA Plant in China

Weighing in at 1,500 kg, this agitator seal is the largest around. After successful testing, the seal will be delivered to the PTA plant in China and operate for an estimated 2 years without interruption. 

Tapflo Pneumix Drum Mixer System Ensures Cleaner, Safer Work Environment

Pump manufacturer Tapflo recently unveiled its new Pneumix air-operated mixer system. The system combines the mixing and pumping phases of paint, ink, solvent, alcohol, and chemical applications to increase safety and efficiency. 

ITT Funds Engineers Without Borders Project in Ethiopia

 Engineers Without Borders is a nonprofit organization that develops sustainable solutions for basic infrastructure needs in countries around the world. ITT announced its partnership with the nonprofit in April 2013.

Dover’s PSG Group Finalizes Finder Pompe Acquisition

Today, PSG Dover announced the acquisition of Finder Pompe, an Italian pump manufacturer specializing in API pumps and systems for the global energy market.

Grundfos Debuts Concept for Intelligent Chemical Feed at AWT 2013

Grundfos' Dosing Compact System concept features a modular design and intelligent control options that increase usability and feed accuracy. 

Watson-Marlow Opens Direct Sales Office in Austria

The new office will provide direct sales to Austrian customers and supporting sales to customers in Croatia, Slovenia, and Serbia. 

Wilden Unveils EZ-Install TPE Diaphragms

Wilden's new  EZ-Install Diaphragms are uniquely designed with the operator in mind to reduce downtime and lower maintenance costs. 

ITT Opens New Pump Manufacturing Facility in South Korea

ITT Corporation recently opened a new manufacturing, testing, and packaging facility in South Korea under its Goulds Pumps brand. The facility will serve as ITT's Eastern Hemisphere Energy Center of Excellence, expanding the company's global reach.

Maag Unveils 6th Generation Gear Pumps

Maag's 6th Generation gear pumps, launched at K'2013 in Germany, promise to deliver up to 50% higher performance and an industry-leading price/performance ratio. 

Grundfos Shares Expertise at Future of Water Conference in Kansas

Grundfos recently displayed an informational exhibit at the second annual Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas. The company's U.S. sales headquarters have been located in a Kansas City suburb since 2000. 

Ruhrpumpen Supplies 92 Pumps to Cartagena Industrial Refinery

Global centrifugal pump manufacturer Ruhrpumpen recently suppled 92 pumps to a Repsol Industrial Refinery in Cartagena, Spain. The refinery is the 15th largest in the world and proesses 220,000 barrels/day (11 million tons/year).

Watson-Marlow’s Bredel Hose Pump Used in Production of Alternative Fuel

Sapphire Energy uses Watson-Marlow Bredel 2100 hose pumps at its New Mexico facility to transfer of algae for alternative fuel production.

Xylem’s Flygt MultiSmart Controller Increases Pump Station Efficiency

Xylem's Flygt MultiSmart claims it can increase pump station efficiency by 35%. The intelligent pump station controller was displayed at WEFTEC 2013. 

Grundfos Sponsors Water Nonprofit Imagine H2O

Imagine H2O recently announced Grundfos' sponsorship of its Food and Agriculture program at WEFTEC 2013. The program aims to improve water use, treatment, supply, or discharge in the Food and Agriculture sector through its support of emerging water businesses. 

Blackmer Highlights TX Series Sliding Vane Pump at NTTC Seminar

Blackmer will showcase its TX Series sliding vane pump at the 30th annual NTTC Tank Truck Show & Maintenance Seminar from October 28 to 30 in Houston, TX.