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Pumps

SA’s first pump rental store to open in Middelburg

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd October 2009 Specialist provider of slurry processing equipment Weir Warman Africa will be opening South Africa’s first pump rental store, in Middelburg, Mpumalanga province, on October 15. 

Cautious optimism for the local pumps industry

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd October 2009 The global economic crisis has lead to a slowdown in the local pump industry with the focus shifting from spending capital expenditure on new equipment to the refurbishment and upgrading of existing equipment. However, opportunities still exist that will benefit the pump industry, says the South... 

Bearings 
manufacturer sees opportunity in underwater 
applications

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd October 2009 With end-users becoming more discerning in the current global economic downturn, self-lubricated bearings manufacturer Vesco Plastics is raising the profile of its range of underwater bushings as the need for reliable and efficient equipment for underwater applications continues. 

Concrete pumps enter local market

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd October 2009 Concrete block, brick and paving machinery manufacturer Pan Mixers has launched the new range of international manufacturer Sermac’s concrete pumps into the local market. 

International manufacturer streamlines SA operations

20th March 2009 Manufacturer of submersible electric motors, and supplier of water pumping and fuelling pumping systems, Franklin Electric, has announced further developments that will streamline business, following its acquisition of South African pump manufacturer Denorco. 

New rental division offers submersible pumps

20th March 2009 To meet the demand for dewatering pumps, Weir Warman Africa has launched a rental division with a comprehensive range of submersible pumps which cover light-slurry, slurry and dewatering applications. 

Dry-pit installations 
improve wastewater pumping standards

20th March 2009 Opting for dry-pit pump installations in wastewater operations is a growing trend, states manufacturer and supplier of submersible pumps ITT Flyght. 

New seal released for old edition pumps

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Seal solution specialist AESSEAL has introduced the thin cross section (TXS) API 682 seal for API 610 edition 10 pumps, which are used in the oil and gas industry. 

Engineering firm to demonstrate new technology

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 Engineering firm BC Engineering will be demonstrating its Discflo pump at the Pumps, Valves & Pipe exhibition at the Gallagher Estate, in Midrand, in June. 

Pump supply contract 
secured

20th March 2009 Pump supplier ITT Water & Wastewater has secured the contract to supply pump stations for phase one of the Ganala sewage treatment works upgrading project at the Kriel water and wastewater treatment plant, in Mpumalanga. 

Manufacturer awaits new pump range delivery

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Provincial Pumps is awaiting the delivery of its new Lowara grinder pump range, which is available on the South African market. 

Manufacturer penetrates rubber-lined-pumps market

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 Equipment manufacturer and supplier Metso Minerals South Africa commissioned and installed its largest order to date for rubber-lined pumps in February 2009. 

Local infrastructure projects buoy pumps industry

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 The South African pumps industry is currently healthy and has positive future prospects owing to ongoing infrastructure projects in the water and power sectors, says South African Pumps Manufacturers Association (Sapma) chairperson Gavin Doran. 

Small furnace installation enables once-off castings 

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Castings specialists Lenreco Foundry has installed and commissioned a specialised medium-frequency M100 induction-melting furnace at its plant in Alrode, Joahnnesburg, which will allow the foundry to carry out one-off castings for the pump industry. 

Company enlarges its range

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Engineering company Walter Meano Engineering’s pump division, VersaFlo, has extended its range of vertical spindle pumps to include a larger vertical spindle pump range. 

Foundry receives Medupi project castings order

20th March 2009 Local foundry group Steloy Castings has received a multimillion-rand order from pump company Sulzer Pumps for the supply of chrome steel castings for pumps for the new Medupi power station at Lepahlale in Limpopo province. 

German manufacturer makes its entrance on SA market

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 German design and manufacturing company Busch Vacuum Pumps & Systems, has opened its doors to the South African market by launching a sales office in Denver, Johannesburg. 

Pump units make inroads in mining industry

20th March 2009 Over the past two years, engineering company Unique Engineering has run test helical rotor positive displacement pump units in the gold and platinum sectors and is now seeing the results of these tests. 

SA pump company celebrates 50 pumps sold

20th March 2009 As industrial pump supplier Verder Group celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, the South African operation celebrates over 50 VF125 pumps sold since the company was established in 2002. 

Restructuring preps company for economic shift

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 Pump and pumping equipment distributor Pumptron, embarked on a company restructuring programme at the end of 2008 to streamline the company to meet the demands of a declining global economy. 

New division channels new pumps into SA

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Multinational pump manufacturer the Grundfos Group plans to launch a number of new pump products into the South African market, through its new division, the DWT Group. 

Local manufacturer focuses efforts on dewatering pumps

3rd October 2008 Pumps manufacturer Weir Warman Africa (WWA), of Ekurhuleni, has supplied two diesel-powered dewatering pump to Northam Platinum says WWA dewatering manager Ian Farquhar. 

Manufacturer supplies six pumps to Russian process plant

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 Pumping solutions provider and manufacturer of Hippo submersible pumps, Hazleton Pumps, will soon complete a contract to supply a Russian process plant with six vertical spindle pumps. 

Scrap exports affect pump supply

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 South African foundries cannot produce castings to meet the pump industry’s demand, South African Pumps Manufacturers Association (Sapma) Chairperson and pump solutions provider Hazleton Pumps MD Mathys Wehmeyer tells Engineering News.  

International brands meet needs of SA market

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 Double-diaphragm pump supplier AQS Liquid Transfer (AQS) has expanded its pumps range to meet the rapidly expanding South African market requirement.  

International supplier launches pressure-powered pump

3rd October 2008 International provider of steam and industrial fluid control systems Spirax Sarco has launched a non-electric pump which transfers high temperature condensate from a low pressure area into a high pressure area. 

Motors to improve imported pumps' efficiency

3rd October 2008 Distributor of pumps and pumping systems for water technology applications, ITT Lowara, a subsidiary of ITT Corporation, has introduced high efficiency-motors for its range of vertical multistage pumps. 

Pumps suppliers only as good as their knowledge

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 The interpretation of a customer's pump requirements has become a contentious issue in the South African pumps industry, Rapid Allweiler Pump and Engineering Company's Internal Sales Director Dennis Miller tells Engineering News.  

Local manufacturer imports Italian submersibles

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 Local end-suction centrifugal pumps manufacturer Rapid Allweiler Pump and Engineering Company has expanded its product offering to include an imported range of solid-waste handling submersible pumps. 

New technology quantifies pump energy efficiency

By: Sylvester Haskins     3rd October 2008 Engineering software developer Technical Application Software (TAS) Online has successfully conducted a pilot project to assess the efficiency of the pump system at a typical municipal water tower pumping station using its PumpMonitor technology. 

Pump supplier receives key power project contract

3rd October 2008 International pump manufacturer Sulzer Pumps has received a large order from power generation service provider Alstom Power for pumps to be installed in the new Medupi coal-fired power station, being built for State-power utility Eskom. 

Local company expands centrifugal pumps range

3rd October 2008 South African pump manufacturer, Denorco, has expanded its Nocchi centrifugal pump range to include multistage centrifugal pumps with wetparts in American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) 316 stainless-steel. 

Manufacturer announces new acquisition

3rd October 2008 Homecare products manufacturer Beige Holdings announced the conclusion of its acquisition of specialised pump company RAP Products for the sum of R14,7-million, in August this year. 

Petrochemicals giant awards pump maintenance contract

3rd October 2008 Petrochemicals company BP has renewed its contract with fuel industry maintenance and black economic-empowerment (BEE) company, Joint Venture Pump Services (JVPS), to continue servicing the pumps at its service stations for a further three years.  

Heavy industry urged to improve pump energy efficiency

3rd October 2008 Heavy industry must clean up its pump systems efficiency in order to meet its 15% energy reduction target by 2015, and maintain steady production at the same time, reports the National Energy Efficiency Agency (NEEA). 

Pumps enable energy-efficient water heating

By: Sylvester Haskins     3rd October 2008 Domestic hot water heat pump company Sirac has supplied platinum producer Impala Platinum (Implats) with 90 solar heat water pumps, and will supply the mining stable with a further 600 additional units in early 2009, Sirac product manager Jason Deane tells Engineering News. 

New pump range launched at local exhibition

By: Sylvester Haskins     3rd October 2008 International pump manufacturer Verder Pumps launched its latest addition to the new Verderflex Dura range at the Electra Mining exhibition which took place at Nasrec, Johannesburg, last month. 

Irrigation pump boosts subsistence farmers’ profits 

By: Sylvester Haskins     3rd October 2008 Non-profit organisation Kickstart International’s has successfully developed and marketed an irrigation pump called the Moneymaker, which has become highly sought-after by subsistence farmers in Africa, Kickstart International co-founder and CEO Martin Fisher tells Engineering News. 

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