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Pumps News

Oil-free compressors display benefits at expo

8th July 2016 At Foodex 2016, in April, in Birmingham, compressor and pump manufacturer Gardner Denver discussed the importance of air purity across all aspects of food and beverage processing, showcasing oil-free models from across its vacuum and pressure range. The company explains that unlike compressed air... 

Rainwater harvesting key for drought-stricken SA

By: Simon Sonnekus     27th May 2016 Owing to constant water supply not being guaranteed, aggravated by the prolonged drought, South Africans have become more proactive in saving water by creating emergency back-up systems and systems that can collect rainwater, says water systems provider Sinvac Plastics, which is based in Pretoria... 

Rainwater harvesting key for drought-stricken SA
ROTOMOULDED TANKS Sinvac has been supplying the South African market since 1962 with rotomoulded products such as water tank

New submersible motor pumps launched

27th May 2016 German pump and valves producer KSB has broadened its local series of pumps with the introduction of the Amarex KRT submersible motor pumps range for handling municipal and industrial waste water in a cost effective manner. The company notes that KSB engineers have further improved on the... 

New submersible motor pumps launched
KSB engineers have further improved on the operating reliability and hydraulic efficiency of previous pumps

New 25 kW submersible pump to raise the bar

22nd April 2016 Electrical submersible pump manufacturer Grindex’s new model, the Maxi H-lite pump with a 25 kW motor and a tried and tested hydraulic function, is set to be implemented in water drainage applications across the world.  

New contracts awarded to ECS

22nd April 2016 Engineering specialists Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) has been contracted to replace a range of screw pumps at water authority Severn Trent Water’s large sewage treatment works in Mansfield, in England. 

New contracts awarded to ECS
SCREW PUMPS Archimedes screw pumps from ECT have greater capacity and are easier to maintain

Variable-frequency drive keeps water flowing

18th March 2016 Power management company Eaton last month announced that the company’s custom variable frequency drive (VFD) solution was recently installed at Mooresville Water Treatment Plant in North Carolina, in the US. The VFD fits within the plant’s space constraints and has been keeping its 600 kW pumps... 

Variable-frequency drive keeps water flowing
SC9000 EP The medium voltage adjustable frequency drive reduces downtime and maintenan

Multinational pumps supplier acquires local pumps company

18th March 2016 Sweden-based pumps supplier AxFlow Holding has acquired the majority share in South African pumps importer and distributor AQS Liquid Transfer, as part of AxFlow’s growth initiative and strategy to expand its business beyond Europe. AxFlow is a major distributor of high quality fluid handling... 

Multinational pumps  supplier acquires local pumps company
ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO Swedish pumps suppliers AxFlow offers a wide variety of process pumps and a stellar maintenance programme

Vacuum pumps effective in manufacturing process

18th March 2016 In order to exclude air bubbles and vapour generated by high temperature and pressure from blood collection tube stoppers, Italy-based rubber components manufacturer Datwyler Pharma Packaging (DPP) makes use of vacuum pumps manufacturer Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems’ Cobra dry screw vacuum pumps... 

Vacuum pumps  effective in  manufacturing process
BLOOD STOPPING Rubber tube stoppers are molded under a vacuum

Vertical spindle range effective for abrasive sludge

18th March 2016 Mining solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa’s Pumpmor vertical spindle (PVS) range of vortex pumps has been designed to efficiently pump sludge and slurries containing large abrasive solids and fibrous materials in light, medium and heavy service industries. The PVS range, which can... 

Vertical spindle  range effective for abrasive sludge
PUMPMOR VERTICAL SPINDLE PUMPS THe PVS pumps achieves up to 87 m heads at about 3000 rpm

Water technology company extends pumps rental hub

18th March 2016 Global water technology company Xylem in January announced the expansion of its pump rental and service portfolio across Europe and South Africa through a multimillion-euro investment. The company believes that this expansion initiative will enable it to better meet the market demand from... 

Water technology company extends pumps rental hub
FOR RENT Xylem is opening pump rental and service hubs across Europe and expanding its pump rental portfolio in South Africa

Pumps distributor extends submersible dewatering range

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 Pumps distributor Integrated Pump Technology (IPT) has introduced the Grindex Maxi H-Lite pump to the African market to address the need for an intermediary pump capable of performing heavy-duty drainage applications, says IPT MD Colin Adams. He notes that the Maxi H-Lite, a lightweight 25 kW... 

Pumps distributor  extends submersible  dewatering range
MAXI H-LITE Integrated Pump Technology has announced the launch of the Grindex Maxi H-Lite drainage pump

Hot water pumps range launched

18th March 2016 German pumps manufacturer Wilo extended its range of domestic hot water pumps last month, by launching the Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z. The Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z is a glandless circulation pump that the company believes will enhance its domestic product offering. Similar to the Wilo-Stratos PICO, this pump... 

Hot water pumps  range launched
WILO-STRATOS The PICO-Z is suitable for use in small commercial buildings such as hospitals, hotels and flats

SA pumps facility to cater for Africa

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 Chinese slurry pump manufacturer Atlas Pump Group opened an office and warehouse facility in Johannesburg, Gauteng, in January, which will cater for the mining and industrial sectors across the African market. Though Atlas supplied parts and pumps to companies on the African continent  prior to... 

SA pumps facility to cater for Africa
SOLID COMMITMENT Chinese pump manufacturer Atlas has decided to commit to the African market by establishing a regional base

Pumps boost water supply in Gauteng

18th March 2016 Pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves is supplying eight ultra-efficient pump sets to State-owned water utility Rand Water’s Palmiet pumping station near Alberton to help boost potable water supply to the Gauteng region. The large diameter pumps are to be installed in tandem on four pumping... 

Pumps boost water supply in Gauteng
BOOSTING PUMPS The large diameter pumps will deliver 200-million litres of water a day

Peristaltic pumps used in biogas solution

18th March 2016 Pumps manufacturer Verder Pumps' VF25 peristaltic pumps are being used as part of a project by UK-based University of Nottingham Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, together with British electrical engineering company Lindhurst Engineering, who have pioneered a new approach to... 

Peristaltic pumps used in biogas solution
VERDERFLEX VF25 The peristaltic pumps transfer the wet slurry into the anaerobic digester

Pumps focus shifting from buying to MRO

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 Amid depressed commodity prices and expected increased interest rates, companies and government entities often spend less on capital projects, resulting in fewer new pumps being bought, but more focus on maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), says industrial components supplier RS Components... 

Pumps focus shifting from buying to MRO
ITT FLOWJET DIAPHRAGM PUMP One of the 400 pumps and accessories stocked by RS Components

Pump trends based on increasing operational efficiencies

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 It is not anticipated that the design of pumps will change drastically any time soon, as most modifications or adaptations will either improve operational efficiencies or be introduced specifically for an application, says pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa dewatering product manager Howard... 

Pump trends based  on increasing  operational efficiencies
HOWARD JONES Current trends in the pumps industry are aimed at improving oprational efficiency

Mather + Platt

By: Zandile Mavuso     18th March 2016 Established in 1952, pump manufacturer and distributor Mather + Platt is a manufacturer of several pump models used in various applications across industries.  

Mather + Platt

Skills development and blue economy prioritised at CIS 2016

By: Simon Sonnekus     12th February 2016 Having identified the lack of training opportunities as a rising concern in the oil industry, the biennial Cape Industries Showcase (CIS), scheduled to take place from July 13 to 15 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will focus on skills development and training in the sector. 

Skills development  and blue economy  prioritised at CIS 2016
JOHN THOMSON The focus on training at the CIS will provide useful networking platforms for employers, government, training organisations and other stakeholders

Supplier introduces a new double-acting high-pressure pump

13th November 2015 Industrial-strength pumps manufacturer and distributor Verder now offers a new, FDA-approved high-pressure, double-acting diaphragm pump, suitable for applications where the discharge pressure is higher than the available compressed air pressure, and for filter-press applications in the brewery... 

Creamer Media publishes Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 research report

12th October 2015 South Africa has an established pumps industry that is considered to be well equipped and highly professional. The quality of pumps produced locally is of a high standard, with several local manufacturers producing pumps in accordance with international standards. Further, it is believed that... 

Creamer Media publishes Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 research report

Locally designed packing seal limits pump maintenance

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Trials of fluid-sealing solutions provider Klinger Mzansi’s dry running capable mechanical packing seal for centrifugal pumps have revealed that the carbon-based braided yarn solution lasts up to three times longer than other mechanical packings. Klinger Mzansi packings product manager Gareth... 

Locally designed packing seal limits pump maintenance
LOCAL INNOVATION Klinger Mzansi’s new carbon-based braided yarn packing seal was designed and manufactured locally by the company

Trash pumps offer significant benefits to construction sites

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Construction machine, equipment and services provider Wacker Neuson recommends that construction sites use its PT range of trash pumps for a maintenance-friendly solution that quickly moves large quantities of water and solids from site work areas. Wacker Neuson sales administrator Rainer Schmidt... 

Pumps supplier enhances sustainable water solutions

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Pumps and pump components supplier Grundfos has further enhanced its sustainable water solutions product offering for use in remote areas, following the launch of the solar-powered AQpure water treatment system at Grundfos South Africa’s open day. The event took place at the company’s facilities... 

Pumps supplier enhances sustainable water solutions
Photo by Duane Daws
THE AQTAP The AQtap water dispenser system is an integrated revenue collection and water management system designed for sustainable water supply

Plant pumps commissioning under way in Limpopo

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa is assisting in commissioning the plant pumps at a platinum mine in Limpopo’s Waterberg area. The project scope includes the supply of several Warman WBH slurry pumps, with pump sizes ranging from 75 mm to 150 mm, notes Weir Minerals Africa... 

Plant pumps  commissioning  under way in Limpopo
RUI GOMES Weir Minerals works closely with end-users to ensure that they receive the best performance from their on-site equipment

Slurry pump scale model receives royal visit

2nd October 2015 During a visit to the engineering business Weir Group’s Weir Advanced Research Centre (WARC) at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, UK monarch Queen Elizabeth was shown a scale model of the Warman slurry pump, says the company. Warman slurry... 

Manufacturer launches low-suction drainage pump

2nd October 2015 Industrial submersible dewatering pumps manufacturer Grindex in September launched its Milli low-suction drainage pump, which is based on the company’s well-established and proven Micro drainage pump. The Micro and Milli share all the main components and functions for the wear parts. Adding a... 

Vesconite bearing significantly reduces pump downtime

2nd October 2015 Vertical turbine booster pumps are commonly used to maintain adequate water pressure in high-rise buildings which is why, when equipment at a large American metropolitan hospital repeatedly failed, US-based water systems solutions provider Municipal Well & Pump responded with a state-of-the-art... 

Longer-lasting Smart Pump launched

2nd October 2015 High-performance, self-priming centrifugal pump specialist Australian Pump Industries, colloquially known as Aussie Pumps, has extended its range of pumps designed for a range of potentially corrosive or difficult-to-handle liquids, with the launch of its new Aussie Smart Pump, which is... 

Local dredging solution applied to African projects

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 South African pump solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology’s (IPT’s) pump rental division is hiring out IPT’s locally designed, engineered and manufactured floating desilting dredge solution, called the SlurrySucker, at a sugar cane farm, in Swaziland, and a mining operation, in Madagascar.... 

Local dredging solution applied to African projects
IPT’S SLURRYSUCKER The design of the SlurrySucker involved fluid dynamic modelling of the dredge head and strength calculation on the float frame

Local pumps manufacturer wins big at Seifsa awards

2nd October 2015 South African pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps International took top honours at the inaugural Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa’s (Seifsa) Awards for Excellence, winning two awards at the ceremony, which took place in May 28 at Emperors Palace, in Ekurhuleni.... 

New cavity pump significantly reduces maintenance downtime

2nd October 2015 Pumping solutions manufacturer Franklin Electric South Africa last month launched its new range of cost-saving Mono EZstrip progressive cavity pumps into the Southern African market.  The new Mono EZstrip transfer pump is easy to install and drastically reduces downtime, as pump maintenance,... 

Pumps manufacturer launches online pump station design app

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 End-users now have the ability to find a purpose built pump station to suit their individual needs, thanks to the launch of pump solutions provider Grundfos’ online Pumping Station Creator, which the company announced last month. Pumping Station Creator provides a quick access point to the full... 

Energy efficiency requirements exceeded

2nd October 2015 Rotating machines service provider Sulzer launched its innovative SNS end suction single stage process pump range last month, which is designed to exceed the highest standards of performance and reliability, and also the design requirements of the ISO 5199 standard. For end-users this means... 

Water solutions provider opens branch in PE

2nd October 2015 Global water technology provider Xylem Water Solutions South Africa’s opened its new branch in Port Elizabeth last month, with the opening of the new facility being intended to extend the service offering to Xylem’s customer-base in the Eastern Cape. This move is in line with Xylem’s commitment... 

Local pumps manufacturers benefit from falling rand

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 While South Africa faces a list of crises, including unstable electrical supply, stumbling economic growth and labour unrest in many sectors, the weak rand presents challenges and opportunities for South African pump companies, says the Southern African Pump Systems Development Association... 

Ekurhuleni pumpstation project commissioned last month

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 The handover of the Zulu pumpstation, in the Tsakane township on the East Rand, to the Ekhuruleni municipality took place last month, following the commissioning of three Kirloskar end-suction pumps, each coupled with 90 kW motors. The completed pump sets were supplied to construction and project... 

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