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Pumps News

Furnace vacuum installer observes wet-to-dry trend

By: Dylan Stewart     7th August 2015 Vacuum furnaces are increasingly being upgraded to use dry pumps, says vacuum solutions provider Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum senior process industries marketing manager Uwe Zöllig. 

Company launches new liquid ring compressor

     10th July 2015 New York-listed control products and services provider Flowserve Corporation last month launched a new liquid-ring compressor, the SIHI KPHX, at the 2015 Achema trade show in Germany. Flowserve sales continuous professional improvement VP Erich Mohrdieck says that the KPHX compressor boasts... 

Company launches new liquid ring  compressor
LAUNCHED INTERNATIONALLY Flowserve’s new liquid-ring compressor was launched at this year’s Achema expo in Germany

Company powers two Norwegian subsea compressors

     10th July 2015 New York-listed cabling solutions provider Nexans in April announced that its power umbilicals would be used to power two subsea compressors at Gullfaks oilfield, located off the coast of Norway, which is operated by multinational oil and gas company Statoil. The subsea gas compression station... 

Compressor manufacturer’s KZN branch expands company’s market base

     10th July 2015 The South African subsidiary of German compressor manufacturer Aerzen Airgas in June launched a branch in KwaZulu-Natal, which has been growing the company’s market reach in the province and is already working on two major repair projects. The company states that the branch manager of Aerzen’s... 

Compressor manufacturer’s KZN branch expands  company’s market base
JOCHEN SCHMIDT We emphasise the importance of regular maintenance and planning

Compressor supplier aims to grow market reach outside South Africa

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Cape Town-based industrial equipment supplier Air Compressor Engineering (ACE) is exploring strategies to leverage its 36 years of experience to expand its market share on the African continent. Company representative Geoff Ellis tells Engineering News that, in addition to supplying the local... 

Compressor supplier aims to grow market reach outside South Africa
EFFICIENT SOLUTION Air Compressor Engineering is focused on supplying energy efficient solutions and, thereby, expanding its African footprint

Expos showcase vacuum solutions for food industry

     10th July 2015 Germany-based vacuum systems manufacturer Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has exhibited its energy efficient food-processing vacuum solutions at four renowned exhibitions across Europe. In March, the company attended the CFIA Rennes Expo, in France, as well as the Anuga FoodTec trade fair, in Germany. 

Expos showcase vacuum solutions  for food industry
CAPABILITY ON DISPLAY Oerlikon Leybold has showcased its energy saving capabilities at four European expos this year

Latest range of service-friendly air motors launched

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Germany-based air motors manufacturer Deprag Schulz in December launched its latest Basic Line air vane motor, which features improvements to the flagship product that makes the unit more service friendly and easier to operate. “Even untrained personnel can quickly replace worn vanes using only a... 

Latest range of  service-friendly  air motors launched
SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP Actum Group co-directors Kevin Klaff and Greg Barron

Locally manufactured vacuums offer cost-effective solution

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Steam-powered and high-pressure water-powered ejectors do not require maintenance and regular replacement, compared with regular vacuum pumps and, therefore, save clients time and money that could have been lost as downtime, says local vacuums manufacturer Applied Vacuum MD Geoff Levy. He tells... 

Locally manufactured  vacuums offer  cost-effective solution
MINIMAL MAINTENANCE REQUIRED Applied Vacuum recently sold spare parts to an edible-oil distillery for the first time since the company bought the ejector 12 years ago

New compressed air tech boosts productivity

     10th July 2015 Compressed air and gas systems and solutions provider Ingersoll Rand showcased new and “revolutionary” compressed air and gas technologies, which advance the productivity, reliability and efficiency of compressed air and gas operations,  at the 2015 ComVac trade show, which took place in April in... 

New compressed air tech boosts productivity
RS-SERIES COMPRESSORS Ingersoll Rand has invested in broadening its portfolio, enhancing its energy efficient solutions and building on its proven record of reliability

Distributor signs strategic partnership with pneumatics manufacturer

By: Dylan Stewart     24th April 2015 Global electronic, mechanical and industrial equipment distributor RS Components has significantly expanded its pneumatics, hydraulics and power transmission portfolio by entering into a deep strategic partnership with pneumatic manufacturing company SMC Pneumatics. 

Flexible pulsation dampener to reduce pump noise and vibration

     20th March 2015 Heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing and services provider Flowrox has launched the Flowrox Expulse flexible pulsation dampener, which is designed to assist during pump and dampener maintenance by reducing noise and vibration, which can lead to pipe damage that can cause breakage and incur... 

Flexible pulsation  dampener to reduce  pump noise and vibration
ENERGY EFFICIENCY The Expulse dampener can reduce energy consumption in an operation by up to 10%

Global pumps industry shows renewed interest in local expo

     20th March 2015 The global pumps and valves manufacturing industry is showing renewed interest in this year’s Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa Expo (PVPA), which is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, from May 20 to 22, says event organiser Exhibition Management Services (EMS). The exhibition... 

Local manufacturers impelled to comply with global standards

By: Jonathan Rodin     20th March 2015 The international exposure of South African pumps manufacturers to international contractors is inspiring local pumps companies to supply products that adhere to international specifications and criteria, says foundry group specialist Steloy Castings. Steloy Castings CEO Danie Slabbert says... 

Manufacturer launches optimised submersible pumps range

     20th March 2015 Pumps manufacturer Grundfos recently launched an extended range of high-efficiency medium-sized submersible groundwater pumps that boast increased efficiency and improved wear resistance, which further enhances the reputation that Grundfos’s current submersible pumps (SP) range already has for... 

Polysulfone paddle to monitor flow in larger pipe sizes

     20th March 2015 Germany-based technology company Kobold Instrumentation has manufactured a polysulfone paddle switch (PPS) that can monitor flow for nominal pipe sizes greater than NW 32. Kobold develops, manufactures and sells instruments for monitoring, measuring and regulating the physical quantities of flow,... 

Polysulfone paddle to monitor flow in larger pipe sizes
FLOW MONITORING The paddle switch is made from polysulfone, a thermoplastic polymer known for toughness and stability at high temperatures and reducing maintenance

Pumps industry body elects first female chair, among other strategic moves

     20th March 2015 Among several other positive changes that will complement the local pumps industry and its stakeholders, the Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) recently elected its first female chairperson, in what is generally perceived to be a male-dominated industry. Newly elected... 

Pumps specialist highlights need to mitigate AMD in SA

     20th March 2015 Owing to the current acid mine drainage (AMD) crisis in South Africa, which is contributing to the country’s clean natural resources becoming scarcer, mines are being forced to look at ways to enhance their processes and to recycle and treat their water before reintroducing it to the environment,... 

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow

     20th March 2015 To provide mine and general industry technical staff with the opportunity to view the inside working and dynamics of a slurry pumping system, pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has produced and showcased a fully transparent operational slurry pump loop model. The working model that was... 

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow
RICHARD INGLETT AND MOHAMED TRABELSI The transparent operational slurry pump loop model shows the inside working and dynamics of the slurry pumping system

Twenty submersible slurry pumps supplied to copper mine

     20th March 2015 Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology has supplied 20 Bravo 900 submersible slurry pumps and 20 M20 control panels to copper company Kamoto Copper Company, a subsidiary of Katanga Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “These heavy duty electrical submersible slurry... 

Twenty submersible  slurry pumps supplied  to copper mine
ROBUST RANGE The Grindex Bravo slurry pump range features high-wear resistance and results in reduced operating and maintenance costs

Ressano Garcia’s gas-to-power capacity rises to 400 MW as loop-line is completed

By: Terence Creamer     5th March 2015 The $200-million ‘loop line 1’ project to expand the capacity of the gas pipeline from Mozambique to South Africa has been completed, the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company (Rompco) has confirmed. Rompco is the gas transport joint venture set up in 2004 by JSE-listed energy and... 

Ressano Garcia’s gas-to-power capacity rises to 400 MW as loop-line is completed

Improved range of heat pumps introduced

By: Jonathan Rodin     6th February 2015 Technology group Johnson Controls’ latest offering in its York YLRA pump series – the air-to-water reversible heat pump YLRA – was launched in August last year to replace the discontinued YLAE HP pump. The YLRA heat pump features several new technological advances, including a more ecofriendly... 

Filter unit supports pump system

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Valve manufacturer Omsa has supplied two Mahle water-filtration systems to a local water supplier’s facilities, in Bloemfontein, in the Free State. These systems formed part of a new feed-water-supply system that was recently installed at the supplier’s facilities. “The R550 000 water-filtration... 

Filter unit supports pump system
MAHLE WATER-FILTRATION SYSTEM The system is automated and is used to prime and lubricate the water feed pumps

Good sales growth for electronic water-pressure pump  

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 As of September 1, pumps, motors and electronic systems manufacturer DWT Pumps, Motors and Electronics had sold more than 500 e.sybox pump systems locally and sales are expected to continue, owing to the system’s ease of use and energy efficiency, GM Hein Botha tells Engineering News. “We... 

Good sales growth for electronic water-pressure pump
DWT Pumps, Motors and Electronics GM Hein Botha discusses the company's e.sybox pump system.

Industrial hose pump offers 20% more performance

     3rd October 2014 Alongside pumps technology company Verder Pumps South Africa’s (VPSA’s) existing range of industrial pumps, the company exhibited its new Verderflex Dura 55 peristaltic pump for optimum performance and easy maintenance in heavy-duty applications at the Electra Mining 2014 trade show, in... 

Industrial hose pump offers 20% more  performance
VERDERFLEX DURA 55 PUMP The Dura 55 expands the Dura range’s flow rates from less than 1 ℓ/hr to 15.3 m³/hr at pressures of up to 16 bar

Integrated pump system drives improved efficiencies

     3rd October 2014 The combined use of pumps manufacturer Grundfos’ range of submersible pumps, external frequency converters and multi-pump controller system ensures a reliable way of increasing efficiencies and ease of use of pump systems. “Each product is dedicated to taking up its position in a pumping system.... 

Integrated pump  system drives  improved efficiencies
SIMPLIFICATION SEARCH An integrated engineering approach can end the challenges of complex installation and modification tasks

Integrated pump dispensing system in use

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Flow-measurement equipment supplier Meter Systems, a division of Set Point Group, says the Piusi Pitstop dispenser fluid-handling equipment range is being used by telecommunications company Tesuco at one of its local project sites. Meter Systems MD Warren Erasmus tells Engineering News that... 

Integrated pump dispensing system in use
PIUSI PITSTOP DISPENSER The dispenser is a compact product that can safely pump diesel fuel from a container through a connection to a 12 V battery supply

Local supplier highlights new and long-standing ranges

     3rd October 2014 Local pumps supplier Raptech introduced Chinese pumps and garden equipment manufacturer LEO’s new High Lift Series LGP20-H gasoline water pump to the local market, in July. The LGP20-H features include a new design with a “highly efficient” hydraulic system. 

Local supplier  highlights new and long-standing ranges
LGP20-H GASOLINE WATER PUMP The LGP20-H is designed for use in water supply and drainage applications for factories, mines, municipal facilities and field irrigation

New corrosion-resistant lubricators suitable for use in pumps

     3rd October 2014 Engineering components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG) states that its range of NTN-SNR bearing products was extended to include a new single point lubricator, where the grease is pressurised by a gas generated unit, to provide continuous, reliable, clean and precise lubrication, last month.... 

New corrosion-resistant lubricators suitable for use in pumps
NTN-SNR READY BOOSTER 125 LUBRICATOR The lubricator ensures less friction, which therefore provides for significant energy savings and extended service life of components and equipment

New pump range a cost-effective option

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Water technology provider Xylem Water Solutions South Africa’s range of Lowara e-NSC heavy-duty end-suction pumps are designed to deal with the most challenging water-related applications at the lowest costs, says growth centre manager: applied water systems Ernst Viljoen. He tells Engineering... 

New pump range a cost-effective option
BUILT TO LAST The Lowara e-NSC series’ robust design, different bearing-frame sizes and stainless steel replaceable wear-rings ensure a long service life

Popularity of centrifugal pumps range rises

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Sales of the Sunflo range of medium-duty centrifugal pumps have been positive since independent pump supply and equipment repair company  AESPUMP South Africa was appointed as the new local distribution and service agent for the range in May 2013, the company reports. US-based pumps and... 

Popularity of centrifugal pumps range rises
SUNFLO P-1500 This gear-driven centrifugal pump delivers flows of up to 7.5 m3/h and head heights of 396 m

Pumps and mixers manufacturer expands into North American market 

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 South African mixing equipment and peristaltic pump manufacturer Afromix  has established a sales and after-market service division in Vancouver, Canada, that trades as AFX Mixing and Pumping Technologies, to better service the North American markets. MD Eugene Els tells Engineering News that the... 

Pumps and mixers  manufacturer expands into North American market
Afromix MD Eugene Els discusses the increasing importance of pumps to the company's product offering

Pumps supplier invests R20m in new facility

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Newly established Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology has spent more than R20-million to build, stock and equip its new facility in the new Touchdown Industrial Park, near OR Tambo International Airport, in Gauteng. The company has ambitious plans to make significant inroads... 

Pumps supplier invests R20m in new facility
READY TO SUPPLY Integrated Pump Technology’s warehouse stocks a range of pumps and spares inventory

Reliability contract improves performance

By: Dylan Slater     5th September 2014 A second-term contract to enhance the reliability of 565 pumps at Cape Town-based oil refinery Chevron has been improved through training the site personnel and mechanical seals manufacturer John Crane’s constantly monitoring the pumps. 

Reliability contract improves performance
RELIABLE PUMPING The John Crane Performance Plus team ensured that standards set by the American Petroleum Institute were met at all times

New Eastern Cape dam expected to alleviate water shortages

By: Sashnee Moodley     29th August 2014 The R41-million pumpstation for the Ludeke dam, in the Eastern Cape, is in the process of being commissioned and will soon help alleviate the water shortages being experienced in the Mbizana region.  

New Eastern Cape dam expected to alleviate water shortages
LUDEKE DAM SPILLWAY The dam will supply 20-million litres of safe drinking water a day to more than 266 000 people in the Mbizana area

Slurry pump manufacturer inks BEE deal

By: Natalie Greve     4th August 2014 South African slurry pump manufacturer Pump and Abrasion Technologies has offloaded a 30% stake to Innovative Strategic Investments (ISI) in a black economic-empowerment (BEE) deal that will allow the company to advance its ambition of expanding into Africa. The deal, which was financed by... 

Engineering firm on track to deliver sanitation to informal settlements

By: Sashnee Moodley     25th July 2014 Consulting engineering firm GIBB is on track to deliver sewerage services to 12 700 indigent residents of the Sicelo informal settlement and 10 000 future low-cost houses, in the Sedibeng district of Gauteng, by 2017, says GIBB professional engineer and project leader Carel Davids. 

Energy solutions firm targets larger market share as it opens in Gauteng

By: Sashnee Moodley     27th June 2014 Energy solutions company ThermoWise is offering its clients personal service, backed by local support, with the opening of its Gauteng branch, where it hopes to achieve a market share of 75% in the long-term.  

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