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Shell Leads First-Ever Industrial Scale Application of CCS at Gas Power Station

In cooperation with SSE, Shell aims to capture 10 million tons of CO2 at a gas power station in Ireland over the next ten years - enough to power the equivalent of 500,000 homes each year.

Flygt Mixers Reduce Energy Consumption by 65%

An Italian wastewater treatment plant recently replaced their 10-year-old mixers with Flygt's new energy efficient mixers, saving them nearly $70,000 in annual operating costs. 

Flowserve Pumps Make Flurries at Sochi Winter Olympics

Flowserve pumps play a critical role in the snow-making systems at over 500 ski resorts around the world, including the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Xylem Pump Certified for Government Programs in India

The Saajhi Stepping Pump is part of Xylem's Essence of Life (EOL) Initiative, aimed at helping improve the economic mobility of rural farmers. 

AHR Expo Donates $12,525 to NYC Non-Profit

The Youth Action Youth Build (YAYB), based in East Harlem, provides education, training and leadership opportunities to thousands of low-income young adults. The AHR Expo donates the entry fees from its Innovation Awards competition every year to local non-profit. 

KSB’s to Debut New Etaline Series Pumps

The new Etaline series in-line pumps were designed with efficiency in mind and will be showcased at 2014 SHK Essen and IFH Nuremberg. 

KNOLL America Expands MX Progressive Cavity Pump Line

The new MX30R progressive cavity pump is ideal for high-viscosity fluids and has been proven in dough starter applications. 

Xylem Unveils New Energy Efficient Pumps at 2014 AHR Expo

The redesigned Series 1510 end-suction pump delivers higher pump performance than competitor products while reducing electricity consumption and lowering lifecycle costs. 

New FM Certification for SPP Pumps

Two new pieces of equipment, SPP's FireEye and its model BS16E horizontal split case fire pump, are now approved by Factory Mutual (FM) for fire protection services. 

Weir Signs $98M Maintenance Contract with LUKOIL

Weir recently signed the maintenance contract with LUKOIL to service the West Qurna-2 oilfield in Iraq; one of the world's largest undeveloped oilfields.

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.