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Pumps News

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... 

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... 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.  

Pumps company aims for faster route to market

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 Pumps and pump components supplier Grundfos will expand its service and product offering within the next few months with the launch of their new Automatic Sprinkler Inspection Bureau (ASIB) standard-approved fire pump set test-bed. “While Grundfos has several accreditations, including UL FM,... 

Pumps company aims  for faster route  to market
NEW OPPORTUNITY Grundfos’ new fire pump set test-bed provides a testing solution for the South African fire protection industry

Company gears up for growth in pumps industry

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 Slurry pumps supplier and pumps solution specialist Pump and Abrasion Technologies has introduced several new products to its Battlemax range onto the market over the past few years, including the new 35% Ultra-High chrome alloy and high-abrasion- resistant polyurethane liners, which includes the... 

Company gears up for growth in pumps industry
NEW PRODUCTS Pump and Abrasion’s Battlemax range offers several new products for different applications

New wear-resistant coating for pump components

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 Local components manufacturer Carlmach Engineering has introduced a new wear-and-impact resistant (WAIR) coating, specifically designed for use in abrasive and slurry applications, for pumps components. “The new coating can triple or quadruple a pump’s life cycle,” states Carlmach Engineering... 

New wear-resistant coating for pump components
NEW COATING The hardness of the new coating ensures no brittleness, flaking or distortions

Local foundries key to meeting increased demand

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 As castings comprise the bulk of the cost and material of pumps and valves, local foundries play a significant part in enabling industry to reach competitiveness targets, states specialist foundry group Steloy group sales manager Leon Reeves. Although the current foundry market suffers from the... 

Local foundries key to meeting increased demand
INCREASED DEMAND Foundries are expected to meet the demand for castings, which from part of valves and pumps components

New range of concrete pumps to be distributed

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 Concrete equipment manufacturer and supplier Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) has secured the contract to locally distribute a range of products, including concrete pumps, from Italy-based concrete technology company Turbosol Pumps. The official distribution contract and partnership were announced... 

New range of concrete pumps to be distributed
CONCRETE OPERATION The Turbosol Beton Master pump and PMSA’s Fiori self-loading concrete mixer operate together on a project site in North Africa.

Buy-back and trade-in scheme introduced to industry

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 Slurry pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps has introduced a new buyback and trade-in scheme for submersible slurry pumps for cases where it has become economically unviable to repair these pumps, states Hazleton Pumps MD Thys Wehmeyer. “The decision was taken to introduce the scheme to provide users... 

Buy-back and trade-in scheme introduced to industry
NEW OFFER Hazleton Pumps expects the trading in of old submersible pumps to increase the company’s local pumps sales

Pumps range enjoys success in local market

     21st March 2014 While many South African plants still run on the Warman AH series slurry pumps for highly abrasive mill duties, which are supplied by minerals solutions company Weir Minerals Africa, an increasing number of plant operators in other parts of Africa are recognising that the latest generation Warman... 

Pumps range  enjoys success in local market
SUCCESSFUL RANGE The 200 MCR is one of six sizes of mill circuit pump that is fully manufactured in South Africa by Weir Minerals Africa

Company secures two more packages for mining project

     21st March 2014 In addition to currently installing the major cyclone package at mining and metals company First Quantum Minerals’ new Sentinel copper project, in Northern Zambia, minerals solutions company Weir Minerals Africa has been awarded two more packages – one for Sentinel and the other for Enterprise... 

Company secures two more packages for mining project
ORDERED PRODUCT An Isogate WS knife gate valve, which incorporates a Linatex rubber sleeve, is one of the products to be supplied to the Trident project in Zambia

Pumps specified in company’s cyanide code

     21st March 2014 As cyanide leaching remains the most economically viable and efficient method of recovering gold from gold-bearing ores, pumps technology company Verder Pumps’ Verdermag mag drive pumps, which are economic and cost effective, have been specified in the cyanide code of a global gold mining... 

Upgrades at Malawi pumping station nearing completion

     21st March 2014 Pumps manufacturer APE Pumps has been awarded a €4.1-million rectifying contract to complete upgrades at the town of Walkers Ferry’s raw water and high-lift pumping stations near Blantyre, Malawi. The raw water pumping station, which is located on the Shire river about 40 km north-west of... 

Upgrades at Malawi pumping station nearing completion
RECTIFYING CONTRACT APE Pumps manages the Walker’s Ferry and Chileka pumping stations near Blantyre, Malawi

KSB Pumps

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st March 2014 Manufacturer of pumps, valves and related systems KSB, which was established in South Africa in 1959, provides systems for a wide range of markets, including water, sewage, the industrial sector, which includes chemicals, petrochemicals and steel, as well as the mining, energy and building... 

KSB Pumps

Pumps export market grows by 250%

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 South African pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps registered an increase in export sales of more than 250% in 2013, compared with sales in 2012, states company MD Thys Wehmeyer. “This growth can be attributed to the company’s current, continuous product development that provides unique and reliable... 

Pumps export market grows by 250%
EXPORT GROWTH The Hippo submersible slurry pumps range has contributed to Hazleton Pumps’ increase in export sales

Private-equity boutique sees emergence of black industrialists as natural next step

By: Irma Venter     6th December 2013 The rise of black business and black industrialists in South Africa will be a natural process, believes Medu Capital executive director Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi. “Eleven years ago, when we started our private equity business, we were influenced by experience. So, as more and more people gain a better... 

Private-equity boutique sees emergence of black industrialists as natural next step

Hudaco acquires Dunford Group for R154.3m

By: Natalie Greve     1st November 2013 As part of JSE-listed Hudaco Industries’ key strategy to pursue the acquisition of new businesses in similar fields of activity, the company has signed an agreement to acquire the Dunford Group. 

Law changes seen spurring increase in use of solar heating in commercial buildings

By: Schalk Burger     1st November 2013 The National Building Regulations Act amendments, implemented in January, should drive an increase in the use of large-scale solar water heating in commercial buildings and retrofitting to existing buildings that use large amounts of hot water, says solar water heater importer and distributor... 

    Law changes seen spurring increase in use of solar heating  in commercial buildings

Dry seal for wet applications to launch, suited to plants in water scarce African areas

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 The Type 2874 dry gas seal for pumps from mechanical seals manufacturer John Crane, which John Crane MD Aziz Sallie says is the first dry gas seal of this design to comply with API 682 and ISO 21049 performance capabilities for wet applications, will be launched this month. He notes that many... 

Pumps range expansion response to client demand

     4th October 2013 To meet customer demand for quick and efficient dewatering solutions, international industrial product solutions provider Atlas Copco Portable Energy has introduced five new additions to its WEDA range of professional pumps. The new pump range, which includes the WEDA04 and WEDA08 drainage pumps,... 

Increased demand prompts R7m investment

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 Investment casting producer RelyIntracast has increased the diameter size of its pump impeller range from 250 mm to 400 mm by investing R7-million in casting equipment. “Investment castings are traditionally small, but with the larger capacity wax-injection presses and robotic dipping machines,... 

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