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Pumps

Floating pumps solve water-level fluctuation problems in Malawi 

5th October 2007 Local pump manufacturer Denorco has developed a pump application designed to overcome the problem of fluctuating water levels in Lake Malawi. 

Sky is the limit for African expansion plan

By: Sylvester Haskins     5th October 2007 The local division of multi-national pump manufacturer company Grundfos South Africa will act as the hub for a strategic African expansion plan that has kicked off with the appointment of Grundfos country managers in Botswana, Sudan and Ghana in the past year. 

New high-pressure pump simplifies hydrocleaning

By: Sylvester Haskins     5th October 2007 The development of a new hydraulic high pressure pump by Italian pumps manufacturer Neron International promises to make hydro pressure cleaning a simpler process. 

American manufacturer branches into Africa with local acquisition

By: Sylvester Haskins     5th October 2007 The Franklin Electric acquisition of Pumps Brands in June this year has provided the North American pump motors company with the leverage with which to launch its strategic expansion into the African pump industry. 

Treadle pumps enrich Africa's agricultural industry

By: Sylvester Haskins     5th October 2007 Participants in the local pump manufacturing industry are making inroads into the African market, which promises good returns in light of the growing trends towards agricultural development, local pump manufacturers disclose. 

Energy-efficient Italian pump enters local market

5th October 2007 Italian pump manufacturing company Lowara Pumps has developed a new range of energy efficient borehole pumps. The new Z6 range distributed locally by Natal Pumps is aimed at meeting the demands of municipalities and site engineers through its low maintenance and easy-to-handle hydraulic system. 

International pump conference focuses on energy efficiency, reduced life-cycle costs

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 The biennial International Pump Users Conference was held at Nasrec during September. 

Life-cycle costing for pumps saves energy, costs

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 Companies could expect significant savings in energy, power and costs, if they were to implement a new approach to pump ownership costing, namely life-cycle costing (LCC) companies can expect significant savings in energy, power and money ITT Flygt group consulting engineer Bob Went said at the... 

Life-cycle costing approach reduces costs and down time

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 At the International Pumps Users conference held during September, Severn Trent Water lead pumping engineer Rick Scutter advised delegates on viable ways of implementing a sound life-cycle costing (LCC) approach to their pumping applications. 

New decalcifying pump removes mineral build-up

5th October 2007 The Romatic 20 decalcifying pump manufactured by German pump tool manufacturer Rothenberger, is a new product designed to decalcify pipes systems. 

Software company plans energy-efficient pump workshop

By: Sylvester Haskins     5th October 2007 Pump engineering software company TAS Online is planning to propose a two-day national workshop on energy-efficient pump use to government and power utility Eskom. 

Water, energy efficiencies increase savings

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 Speaking at the International Pump Users conference keynote speaker and Alliance to Save Energy programme manager Mike Rabe delivered a paper on the the link between water and energy in municipal water systems, termed 'watergy'. 

New range combats corrosive, abrasive environments

20th April 2007 Submersible pumps supplier,ITT Flygt, now adds a range of stainless steel pumps for applications in corrosive and abrasive environments such as mines, industries and public utilities. The new product range consists of both drainage and solids handling pumps. They are especially designed for pumping 

Cost-effective pump design challenges industry

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Cost effective pump design is considered to be one of the biggest challenges in the pump industry in South Africa. Pump manufacturing company, Innovation Pumps MD Eddie Lizemore, says his company has met the challenge by developing a new efficient pump that is now available to the end user. 

Pump rental becomes an attractive prospect

By: Guy Copans     20th April 2007 Pump manufacturer ITT Flygt offers a long-term pump rental service with a full maintenance package, making rental pumps a very attractive prospect, says ITT Flygt national service and rental manager, Rey Nurse. 

Acquisition sees new pump range introduced

20th April 2007 The worldwide acquisition by Grundfos of chemical dosing equipment company Alldos has been completed. It is accompanied by the introduction of a larger range of digital dosing pumps (fully electronic between 4 millilitres/ hour and 940 litres/hour) and a new name - Grundfos Alldos. Apart from... 

Local company adds value to pump industry

20th April 2007 Customers have become more demanding when it comes to pump installations, says CEO of South Africa based CH Warman Pump Group, Dr Jan Lourens. 

Comprehensive pump range offers extended service life

20th April 2007 Becker Alert Pumpmor, part of the Becker Group of Companies, manufactures a comprehensive range of slurry and solids transfer pumps known for enhanced performance and extended service life in diverse industries throughout Southern Africa. 

German pump incorporates range of new features

20th April 2007 Self-venting, fully controllable dosing pumps with integral flow measurement, �slow-mode� operation and PROFIBUS communication are just some of the inclusions in the latest release from Seybert & Rahier [sera] Germany. 

Pump export resolves performance puzzle

By: Guy Copans     20th April 2007 Flocculants and make up equipment company Senmin, recently supplied and installed a new flocculent plant at Finsch Diamond Mine. Owing to flocculent pumps performance problems after installation, Senmin called in South African pump experts, Denorco to assist them, explains product manager for PD... 

Helical-rotor pumps undergo radical design changes

By: Guy Copans     20th April 2007 Local company Cemo Pumps has made radical changes to the established design of helical-rotor pumps widely used in the water and wastewater industries, one of which is the elimination of tie-rods while ensuring alignment along the length of the pump by means of a strengthened and refined rotor... 

Japanese range finds multiple applications in South Africa

20th April 2007 The Tsurumi submersible pump range, manufactured in Japan and distributed locally by Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), continues to be widely used in sewage treatment plants and mine de-watering applications. 

New couplings range ensures flexible pump applications

20th April 2007 Invicta Bearings and Transmission, a distributor of bearings, power transmission, seals and automotive products in the original equipment manufacture sector and after-market industries, now supplies a range of torsionally elastic Fenaflex tyre couplings, which offer different flange combinations... 

Power utility urges pool pump energy-saving plans

20th April 2007 The pump and filtering system of the swimming pool in the backyard do not usually attract a lot of attention, yet these can go a long way towards achieving electricity savings, says South African electricity supplier, Eskom. 

Manufacturer�s efforts lower industrial rotor stator prices

20th April 2007 Factory expansion and improved economies of scale at local manufacturer Cemo Pumps, have led to lower prices on rotor-stator sets across the industrial range. 

Local firm orders five axial-flow pumps

20th April 2007 A local firm of consulting engineers has placed an order on APE Pumps for five stainless steel units of axial-flow design for an aggressive mining application in Central Africa. 

Hydraulic pump reduces noise for in-house production

20th April 2007 An air powered hydraulic pump, designed for easy use in diverse applications, is being distributed by Becker Engineering, exclusive distributors in Southern Africa for Simplex hydraulic and mechanical equipment 

Local company to market German pump systems

20th April 2007 Lightnin Africa is to locally market metering pump systems from Bran and Luebbe, a German company. Bran and Luebbe�s Metering Pump Systems have been accessible to the food and beverage industry in South Africa for more than 35 years. 

Pump project exchanges Sudan�s sand for wheat

20th April 2007 South African manufacturer of engineering pumping solutions, Denorco, continues to supply its Tsunami axial flow pumps to the ongoing River Nile State in Sudan. This project will see the transformation of 50,000 ha of arid desert into arable farmland. 

Pump range finds use in sewage and effluent applications

20th April 2007 A wide range of slurry and solids transfer pumps is now available from Becker Alert Pumpmor, a part of the Becker Group of Companies. The ITT/Goulds range of slurry and solids transfer pumps are used extensively in sewage treatment and effluent plant applications. 

High quality manufacture alleviates 'pirate parts' threat

20th April 2007 Becker Alert Pumpmor�s range of locally manufactured ITT/Goulds slurry and solids transfer pumps is manufactured to stringent OEM specifications, which prevent imitation �pirate� parts. 

Spraying equipment improves productivity

20th April 2007 Agricultural equipment supplier Northmec�s range of agricultural equipment includes Jacto spraying equipment, developed for high performance spray applications in orchards.These units are equipped with a highly efficient Jacto piston pump, known for its reliability, ease of service and low... 

New expansion interface improves functionality

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 The restructured division of ALSTOM Electrical, CHI Control Components has just released an expansion interface for use with its AuCom CSXi Series of compact soft starters. The pump application interface has been developed in response to demand for more input and output functionality,... 

Oil and gas manufacturers benefit from service-based approach

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 New research by global growth consultancy Frost & Sullivan reveals that pump manufacturers in the oil and gas industry are likely to generate substantially higher sales revenue if they offer complete services and solutions with their products. Manufacturers are improving their competitive... 

New displacement pump enters South African market

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Pump manufacturer and distributor Unique Engineering has introduced a new locally designed and manufactured, positive displacement pump into the South African market. The Eco pump was introduced to the industrial market about four months ago, while test work on the agricultural design of the pump... 

Pump manufacturer cuts costs for Kenyan irrigation scheme

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 The distributor of ABS wastewater technology in Kenya, PureSTream, provided new equipment in the contract for the Ahero Irrigation Board. 

Relays provide pump motor protection

20th April 2007 The NewElec�s KC Series motor protection relays provide protection and control in motor pumping applications that would traditionally have used a combination of thermal bimetal, undercurrent and restart timers. 

Pump exhibition attracts international interest

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 The 5th International pumps, valves and pipes exhibition (PVPA) has attracted much attention internationally. Exhibitions Management Services� Serean Thomson says that there have been bookings and enquiries from countries including China, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, India and Taiwan. The PVPA is... 

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